Heart to Understand

 

Lord may my,

“Mind to be opened,

Ear to hear,

Heart to understand;

Hand to receive,

Foot to stand.

For on bended knee in the Garden,

You fulfilled the Father’s plan.”

 

“For I have come down from heaven,

Not to do my own will but

The will of Him Who sent me.” John 6:38

 

Morning prayer poem by denisebalog©

Photos captured in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Israel

Intercession’s Gate

Prayer garden in the Garden of Gethsemane.

“Words are prayers

Sent forth in faith.

Shepherd waiting at

Intercession’s Gate.

Hearing utterances

Of those You know;

Moving powerfully to bestow.

Peace,

Healing,

Action wide.

Intercession,

Your Holy Stride!”

 

“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost

Those who come to God through Him,

Since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

Hebrews 7:25 NKJV

 

“I AM the Door…I have come that they may have life,

And that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

 

Photos captured in the prayer garden next to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem.

Ribbon of Blue

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“Weaving all the shades and hues;

Deepest purple,

Red and blues.

 

Threads of joy,

Love and strife;

Upon the linen of my life.

Stitches only He would know;

In and out the ribbon flows.

 

Drawing Comfort from the One

Who skillfully embroiders each strand

In Love.”


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“All the women…spun yarn with their hands,

 and brought what they had spun,

of blue, purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.”

Exodus 35:25 NKJV


Poem & Photos by denisebalog©

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Have a blessed day!

denise

Hovering Near

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“You are the Order in today.

Hovering across the faces of the waters.

Bringing Peace;

Smoothness across the bay.

Clear my mind;

Calm the storm.

Where Your Presence flows,

I belong.”

“The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2 NKJV


Photo and poem by denisebalog©

 

Position of Peace

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Position of Peace

“Looking into the day, soon to see light.

Darkness surrounds the way,

Before I place one foot in flight.

Position me in safety, upon Your solid ground.

For in You I find my comfort,

And all Peace is surely found.”

 

“God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved.

God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”

Psalm 46:5


Poem and Photo by denisebalog 02/01/17

Humble Bold

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“Good morning Lord,

I come before You

Humble bold.

Share Your thoughts;

Secrets untold.

In this place of praise and prayer,

I bring my heart and bare it there.

Strip away the worldly crust;

The jagged pieces, the bits of rust.

Sing over me Your rejoicing song;

For from Your heart,

A new day is born.”

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“He will rejoice over you with gladness,

He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

2017 Fresh Dew

“Thank You Lord for the year past gone.

2016 a changing song.

Welcome the year brand new;

2017 fresh as dew.

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Waking each day to the morning long.

Mercies new and Your Strong Arm.

Laying my head at the end of each day,

Praising Your Faithfulness to guide the way.

Thank You for this gift of Life,

For in Your Son Jesus,

My heart delights!”

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A Song of Ascents

“Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,

Who stand by night in the house of the LORD!

Lift up your hands to the holy place and

Bless the LORD!

May the LORD bless you from Zion,

He Who made heaven and earth!”

Psalm 134


I think it is “fitting” to find this as the last of the 15 Songs of Ascents.

(Pilgrimage songs believed to be sung as the people made their way up to Jerusalem to worship.)

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May we too, like the pilgrims who on finishing their trip, their night, their journey for the year, they remembered to sing and

“Lift up your hands to the holy place and Bless the LORD!” Psalm 134:2

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May you be blessed abundantly in the coming New Year 2017 as you finish your journey from the old into the Faithfulness of the new!


Poem by densebalog©

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Morning “To-Do”

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“Good morning Lord.

Thank You for the turn of wind;

Southwest warmth blowing in.

Dampness covers morning dew;

Mild temperatures layered through.

Much “to do” in the week ahead.

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Ship that too.

How can I ever complete the “do”?

 

Does this really honor You?

 

With “mind” going one way into the day,

I choose to

Stop,

Drop, and

Pray.

I willingly offer You

“the first” of my week,

From there, I “rest”

For the other stuff You will complete.”

 

“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;

In the morning I will direct it to You,

And I will look up.”

Psalm 5:3 NKJVdscn8044

 

Poem by denisebalog©

In A Place Where Two Ways Met

As we approach the New Year, my heart is now ready to share with my WordPress friends.

After much turmoil of internal school politics, my family and I made the decision in July for me to quit my “loved” position as an elementary secretary.

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We are now enjoying our son’s senior year in high school.

Thank you Faye, from Passionate Creative Christian https://fayerootsauthor.com/   Your comment on July 1, 2016 to my post “The Roar of the Blue” unknowingly guided my feet to find the answer to God’s plan and path for my way.


In A Place Where Two Ways Met

“How could I have known, or ever believed to say,

I found direction and freedom within the Words that day.

One was from the OLD, and the other from the NEW,

But there was no doubt involved,

My heart heard clear from You.

 

In the “donkey and the lion” and “in the place where two ways met”,

You mightily untangled both my feet from within the fowlers net.

 

The “donkey” is a servant,

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But it’s My Peace I give to you,

Not to be ridden hard, whipped and broke in two.

 

The “lion” is your strength, not to cast aside.

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I’ve given you My Power when in Me you do reside.

 

So now you find your peace “in the place where two ways met”.

One way was by Law, 

Law - the stony, hard way.
Law – the stony, hard way.

and the other

Grace by Faith.”

Grace - resting in Jesus Who loves me.
Grace – resting in Jesus Who loves me.

 


Poem by denisebalog©


Mark 11:4 KJV

1 Kings 13:24-25

Psalm 124:7

Psalm 91:34

Whisper Winds of Fall

 

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“Thank You for the rested sleep.

Snuggled beneath the blankets deep.

Dreams of joy within my heart,

Waking to the coffee pot!

Autumn fall leaves within my view,

Whisper winds stir them too.

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Rain drops falling one by one,

“Showers of Blessing”

From the Son.

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Oh, the delight this time with You.

Morning songs and praises new!”

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“Bless the LORD, O my soul!”

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

May my mediations be pleasing to Him,

For I rejoice in the LORD!”

Psalm 104:33-35 (ESV)

 

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“I will cause showers to come down in their season;

They shall be showers of blessing.” Ezekiel 34:26 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

December’s View

“Stepping into season near..”

 

 

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December’s view;

Starting new.

Opened doors planned by You.

Stepping into season near;

Heart wide open,

Your Presence near.

 

Everyday You show me more.

This little piece,

Joined

To that little piece,

Heals my heart of sore.

“I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD”,

As you rest in My Love, and learn to

Trust Me more.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

Dawn of Day

...I held Him, and would not let Him go." Song of Solomon 3:1-4 (ESV)
“…I held Him, and would not let Him go.” Song of Solomon 3:1-4 (ESV)

“A wall of Word

Surrounds my heart.

Protection for the

Week to start.

Beginning at the

Dawn of day,

In You,

All Strength,

I find my way.”

 

“Do not be afraid, for I know you seek Jesus…” Matthew 28:5 NKJV

 

“When wisdom enters your heart,

And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,

Discretion will preserve you;

Understanding will keep you.”

Proverbs 2:10-11 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

Photo – Dawn of day – Sea of Galilee