Colors of Hope

“LORD,

You’ve planted a vision

Deep inside of me.

Stir up the colors,

Refresh my eyes to see.

Plans for the future,

Guided by Your Son.

“To prosper and not harm me,

You’ve purposed everyone!”

 

“For I know the thoughts

That I think toward you,

Says the LORD,

Thoughts of

Peace and not evil,

To give you a

Future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Photograph captured by denisebalog©2018 – Jerusalem

A Brand New View

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he survives the night, the man he will become.”

“It’s an eleven day journey”

From captivity and blue.

What holds me back from a

Brand new view?

I’ve trekked this mountain

Far too long;

Open up my heart,

For in Your Peace I do long.”

 

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he

survives the night, the man he will become.”

 

Wresting With Jacob – A Night at the ford of Jabbok

A Beginners to Intermediate study on prayer and the power of God’s Word in your daily life.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1542467209

 

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Folds of Peace

“Share my coffee with me Lord.

Let me curl up under Your

Blanket of joy.

Dig in deep beneath Your

Folds of peace;

Beginning this day with the

Words You Speak.”

 

“For I know the thoughts I think toward you,

Says, the Lord,

Thoughts of peace and not evil,

To give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

 

“The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV

 

“For He has clothed me with the garment of Salvation,

He has covered me with the robe of (His) Righteousness.”

Isaiah 61:10 NKJV

 

Love – ahabah – Tav-Aleph

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos by denisebalog©2018

Beauty Shines

“North wind,

Changed today.

Blustery clouds,

Leaves at bay.

 

Warm the air,

Cause the sun to shine.

Flowers to bloom in

Your perfect time.

 

Oh, the

Perfection of Your Beauty,

The whole world does see.

The Radiance of

Your Love

Shining down from Thee.”

“From the rising of the sun to its going down…

The Perfection of Beauty,

God will shine forth.”

Psalm 50:2 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018

 

Released from the Net

After a personal week of silence and in a dry place,

Truth broke through revealing the Light!

 

“If not depression,

This must be deception.

Stealing my joy,

Claiming the day.

Going about “like a lion”

Having its say.

 

Go away nasty nagger,

I’m tired of hearing from you.

Screaming nonsenses,

Repeating regrets;

Snagging my foot in

The “snare of the fowlers net”.

 

Release the grip

On my Joy;

Not another minute

Playing your toy.

 

I’m claiming my

“Hope”

In this season of

“Light”!

Speaking the

Mighty,

Powerful,

Magnificence,

Name of Jesus,

For He conquered darkness

And puts all evil to flight!”

 

“Our soul has escaped as a bird

From the snare of the fowlers;

The snare is broken, and we

Have escaped.” Psalm 124:7 NKJV

 

“Be sober, be vigilant;

Because your adversary the devil

Walks about

Like a roaring lion,

Seeking whom he may devour.

Resist him,

Steadfast in the faith…” 1 Peter 5:7-8 NKJV

 

“Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed,

Because the LORD holds his hand.” Psalm 37:24 HCSB

 

“Then Jesus spoke to them again:

“I AM the Light of the world.

Anyone who follows Me will never

Walk in the darkness

But will have the light of life.”

John 8:12 HCSB

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Kingdom Light

“Nicodemus answered and said to Him,

“How can these things be?” John 3:9 NKJV

 

“Not by might;

Nor by my will,

But by Your Resurrection

I’m born, washed and

Holy Spirit filled.

 

From cursed to blessed;

From lost to found.

You multiplied what

Little faith I had

To exceed and over abound.

 

I knew that I knew,

It was only from You.

No whisper of darkness

Could diminish Your Light.

Leaving one realm of living;

Stepping into

Your Kingdom Life.”

 

“Jesus answered him…

If I have told you earthly things

And you do not believe,

How will you believe if I tell you

Heavenly things?”

John 3:12 NKJV

 

Week 3 – Day 2 of Monday night Bible Study and Fellowship.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2014 – Jerusalem, Israel

 

Pilgrim Story

“Strength to strength;

Glory to Glory

Each day of the journey,

Reveals our pilgrim story.”

 

“Blessed is the man (and woman)

Whose strength is in You,

Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.”

Psalm 84:5 NKJV

 

Week 3 – Day One – “The Quest”

Bible Study and Fellowship on Monday nights.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2014 – Israel – Mosaic tiles found in Jerusalem

 

Goodness and Glory

Continuing with Bible Study –

Week 2 – Day 5 of “The Quest”

Beth prompts the traveler to complete the sentence as one journeys the pages

“Lord, as I move forward…”

‘In Your Goodness and Glory

You continue the story,

Revealing Your Face

In the Light of

Jesus’ Grace.”

 

“In the beginning was the Word,

And the Word was with God, and

The Word was God.”

 John 1:1 NKJV

 

“And the Word became flesh and

Dwelt among us, and we beheld

His Glory,

The Glory as the Only Begotten of the Father,

Full of Grace and Truth.”

John 1:14 NKJV

 

Week 2 – Day 5 of Bible Study and Monday night Fellowship.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Laughter Ahead

“Oh how I laughed

When I heard what

You said,

‘The vision awaits,

“Though it tarries,”

Keep looking ahead.’

 

Then one day without

Knowing its time;

You opened the door,

To the impossible,

By Your Faithful design.”

 

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength

To conceive seed,

And she bore a child when she was past the age,

Because she judged

Him Faithful Who had promised.”

Hebrews 11:11 NKJV

 

“Write the vision

And make it plain on tablets,

That he may run who read its.

For the vision is yet for an

Appointed time;

But at the end it will speak,

And it will not lie.

Though it tarries, wait for it;

Because it will surely come,

It will not tarry.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV

 

Week 2 – Day 3 of Bible Study and Fellowship

 

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Rest and Abide

“While (I) was still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6

“By His Blood I am justified.

Not by toil, work or strive.

With His last breath Jesus cried,

“It is finished!”

Be at peace with God;

Rest and abide.”

 

“So when Jesus had received the sour wine,

He said, “It is finished!”

And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” John 19:30 NKJV

 

“You are already clean because of the Word

Which I have spoken to you.

Abide in Me,

And I in you.

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,

Unless it abides in the Vine,

Neither can you,

Unless you abide in Me.”

John 15:3:4 NKJV

 

Week 2, Day 2 – Bible Study

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos by denisebalog©2014 – Jerusalem, Israel

Where are you going?

Thank you for allowing me the open door to share my personal journey through the pages of “The Quest Bible” study with you.

Today’s post may be a bit different.

About 3 weeks ago, I found myself in a place of ‘stumbling’ and the Lord asked me, “What are you doing here Denise?”

“Where have you come from and where are you going?” Genesis 16:8

So here on page 51 of Week 2 of “The Quest” is my personal responses as I “walked it out” with Jesus at the Well of the One Who sees me. Blessings.

Week 2 – Day 1 “The Quest”

“Where have you come from and

Where are you going?”

 

“Between the wildernesses of Kadesh,

And the hail of “Ber’ed”,

Instead of condemnation,

You loved on me instead.

 

Speaking gently to me

At the “well” of the Word I read.

Keeping my foot from slipping,

And safely in Your stead.”

 

“You are the God Who See me.” Genesis 16:13

“The well was called Beer Lahoi Roi” Genesis 16:14

 

 

 

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2014 the Sea of Galilee, Israel