Good morning LORD,
El Ohiym, Adonai.
You never change, or ever lie.
Bring forth Your justice as the rising sun.
Our world is shaking, rocking, for each and every one.
Cause the evil hearts of men to turn to love instead;
For peace is found in freedom and not in fear and dread.
Lifting up those hurting, sick and displaced.
In Your care Lord, we place them for You alone are
The Creator of the whole human race.
Come Lord Jesus! We wait on You.
Strengthen us as You tarry,
For we place our trust in You.
“For my soul trust in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.”
Psalm 57:1 NKJV
Photograph by dbalog©2022
Poem by dbalog©2022
“Help me move forward;
Light my path and pen.
Embrace our time together,
Before the day’s end “
“By Your Words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.” Psalm 119:105 The Message
“For He sows seeds of light within…and seeds of joy burst forth for the lovers of God.” Psalm 97:11 The Passion Translation
May your path before you burst forth with Light and seeds of joyous purpose today!
Poem by denisebalogc2021
Photo captured by denisebalog
“Good morning Lord. Now that I’m here how do I separate writing and prayer?
Both are written on my heart, but where does the line begin and the prayer start?
Search me, O Lord, and find me new. For I bring this pencil and paper in dedication to You.”
Dedication – Strong’s Hebrew #2598 – chanukah. It was used to show something was officially in service.
“Oh LORD, You have searched me and know me. You know my rising up; You understand my thoughts from afar off…and are acquainted with all my ways ” Psalm 139:1:2 NKJV
“You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence.” Psalm 139:4 The Message
You know every step I take before my journey begins. You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness You follow behind me.” Psalm 139:5 The Passion Translation
May you be blessed to know the kindness of the Lord Who prepares the day ahead and hears the dedications written in our hearts.
“Come out of your glass box,
Too long you’ve been concealed.
Pickup your shield of faith,
Remove your bridal veil!
Slip on your shoes peace,
Declare the Spirit’s Truth.
Walk in your Kingdom Power,
This is the Bridal hour!”
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day…above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darks of the wicked one.” Ephesians 6:13&16 NKJV
Photograph by denisebalog ©2020
Poem by denisebalog ©2021
“All writing is in a sense a prayer – a sending out of hope, a thanksgiving, a celebration, a song sent into the wind that we hope someone will hear.” Quote by Georgia Heard
Writing the words scored on our hearts happens for me in the quiet places of life. In the uninterrupted times when the house is asleep or the rare days of gardening outside in the light.
Raking pass the clutter of the “to do’s”…
Stepping into the ideas, dreams and stories my heart longs to share.
Cutting away the weeds of negativity…
Not listening to the trash talk, “Your not good enough,” or “No one else will care to read.”
“Weeds were wrapped around my head.” Jonah 2:5
Uncovering a nugget of truth.
It takes persistence to break open the time…
Once opened, beauty blooms upward toward the light renewing the passion planted deep inside one’s soul.
“In hope believed.” Romans 4:18
Let it not be said of me, she didn’t find the time to write, to embrace her destiny for if she passes by her heart’s desire as
“…a song sent into the wind…”
“I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40 NKJV
“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45 NKJV
“Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before You, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.” Psalm 139:15 TM
Woven in my soul,
Embroidered in my heart,
Are all Your plans and purposes,
Each one a place to start.
“Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” Luke 13:12
Photograph by denisebalog
Poem by denisebalog
Let the Bridegroom leave His room,
It’s Prophecy’s hour,
In Kingdom Power.
Unsheathe the sword,
You warrior word.
His Bride is here.
Relationship draws near.
“The fig tree and vine
Give their full yield.” Joel 2:22 ESV
“Let the Bridegroom leave His room,
And the Bride her chamber.” Joel 2:16 ESV
“For He is tenderhearted, kind and forgiving.
He has a thousand ways to set you free!
He Himself will redeem you.” Psalm 130:7 TPT
Photography by dbalog©2020
“Go, lay down, its not time yet.”
I heard myself tell Abby, my dog, this morning.
How many times have I asked her to trust me.
Go ahead and rest.
Why does she doubt me?
I’ve always come through for her,
Why doesn’t she believe me?
Thinking these words
, the instruction to myself. my heart heard
“Go lay down, rest your emotions.
It’s not time yet.
I AM Faithful and will work all things for your good according to My glorious plan and purpose.”
“I am convenience that any suffering we endure is less than nothing compared to the magnitude of glory that is about to be unveiled within us.
The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters!” Romans 8:18-19 The Passion Translation
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Resting in Jesus Who loves me,
“You and me, Lord,
Meeting in the morn.
Battle through the night,
Choking hands of scorn.
Steadfast in Your Love;
No thoughts of abandonment.
Your Holy Spirit strong;
Removed the fear and stench.
Waking in Your Presence,
Curling up with You.
No need of internet;
You and me will do.”
“His massive arms are wrapped around you,
You can run under His covering of Majesty and hide.
His arms of faithfulness are Shield
Keeping you from harm.”
The Passion Translation
Poem by dbalog©2021
Photo by dbalog©2019
“Comfort those who mourn.
Compassion on the ill.
Mercy according to Your Loving kindness,
Until Your plans fulfilled.”
“He indeed was forordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.” 1Peter1:20 NKJV
Poem by dbalogc2020
Photo captured looking towards Mount Nebo while traveling in Israel 2018.c dbalog
Today begins the lighting of the first of nine candles celebrating Hanukkah.
Thinking on how this applies to my life as a Christian it occured to me the miracle of the
light that shines in me because of the Holy Spirit (the oil) I can partake of Hanukkah in the spiritual by sharing the Light.
A word of encouragement to a co-worker who has lost hope in their situation. A prayer with a friend fighting a battle of sickness. A kind word of caring to a neighbor who is experiencing their first Christmas after the loss of a spouse or a child.
Surely in prayer and asking, the Father will light a new candle every day and cause His light to shine in darkness.
Celebrating and lighting the first candle of Hanukkah – Day One.
“Let your light so shine…and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NKJV
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,
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