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

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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

How much more?

“How?”

The only way I can think of “How”

Is by Your Power and

In Your Now.”

 

“Now to Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.”

Ephesians 3:20 NKJV

 

Question posed from the Bible Study

Day 5 of Bible Study from Week One

“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 – Captured in the far northern Galilee mountain area. This is the beginning of the waters that feeds the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River.

 

The Gate of Faith

“Why are you afraid?”

Failure and fear

Knock the door near.

Faith at the gate

Believes,

“They” can just dang wait!

 

Take my fear

Far

Away from here;

Replace this space with

Your Power and Grace.”

 

“I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:19 NKJV

 

Question posed from the Bible Study -Day 4

Feeding on the good food, fellowship and the Word at Monday nights Bible study.

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

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

  

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Stirring It Up

“Where are you?”

The question of the “Quest”.

Thinking on this matter;

Stirring up my best.

“No”, I’m not in Egypt

Bound by whip and shame.

You brought me across those waters

To the place

Called by Your Name.

Ankle deep and fearful start;

Bringing me safely to

Your Loving heart.

The place of Hope and Promise land;

Saved by Grace and

Your Faithful hand.”

 

‘Look, the LORD your God

Has set the land before you;

Go up and possess it,

As the LORD God of your fathers has spoken to you;

Do not fear or be discouraged.’

Deuteronomy 1:21 NKJV

 

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

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Day One of our Bible Study

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured by denisebalog©2014 Israel

View of a mountain top from the area of where the headwaters of the Jordan form in northern Galilee.

Beginning the “Quest”

“What do You have in store?

“Romantic” encounters

Behind open doors?

An adventure awaits with

Each turn of the day.

For in this season of “questions”

You teach us to pray. –

“Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your Kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread…” Matthew 6:9 NKJV

As it is in heaven,

Let this time we share be as

Spiritual leaven.”

 

I am beginning the Bible Study

“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©2017