His Design

“Give me an understanding heart…”Psalm 119:34

“Covered with Your sunlit kisses;

Designed by Your purpose,

And not my futile wishes.”


“Give me an understanding heart so that I can passionately know and obey Your truth.” Psalm 119:34 TPT


Photograph and poem by denisebalogc2021

Prepared

“Nourish Up!

Revive me according to Your Word,”

Promised life,

Your best is yet reserved.”


“The Kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.

“Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner…and all things are ready.

Come to the wedding.”’

Matthew 22:1-4 NKJV


“Revive me according to Your word…

Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.”

Psalm 119:154 & 159 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2021

Photograph by denisbalog©2021

The Path Ahead

“You’re my cave to hide in, my cliff to climb. Be my safe Leader, be my true mountain Guide.”

Psalm 31:3 The Message Translation

Caves on the rocky hillside of the Valley of the Doves in Galilee area in Israel.

Travelers would have past these caves when walking between Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.

Photos by denisebalog

Be Still

“When I awake.”

 

Silencing the sounds.

Peace embraces.

Holy Quiet surrounds.

 

“He will quiet you with His love.” Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV

 

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, Oh God!

When I awake, I am still with You.” Psalm 139:17-18 NKJV

Set Free

“Up early, desiring You.

So many questions,

Answers few.

“Be still and know,”

Remains the same.

Stay close to Me,

For I removed your chains.

Chains of time,

Prison lines

Step upon step,

Heart’s neglect.

Now your set free,

Continue with Me.

For I’m about to show you

Life’s tapestry.

Your heart’s not dead,

Nor your ear to hear.

Continue the safe path

For the way is clear.

Can’t you feel His Breath,

He’s flowing in you.

Stirring your heart,

Empowerment too!

Stay the path,

Follow the lines.

Precept upon precept,

The bud’s on the Vine.

Bursting forth in your identity,

Don’t turn back now!

For whom the Son sets free,

Is free indeed!’

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 ESV

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2021

Photography by denisebalog©2021

Psalm 91:16 – Eyes to See Salvation

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“With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My Salvation.”Psalm 91:16 NJKV

I pray you have been blessed with a journey through Psalm 91 as seen through prayer, my heart and lens for His glory.

I pray your eyes have been blessed to see Jesus our Salvation, ever present help in trouble and lover of our souls.

May God bless you abundantly in His Peace today and always.

Denise

“And His Name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9:6-7 NJKV

Psalm 91:15 – He Will Answer

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“He shall call up Me, and I will answer him; I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91:15 NKJJV

I hear myself answering back to the cat’s cry to go out yet again this morning, “I don’t want to hear it!”

How comforting to know my Father never says the same to me.

“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him.” Amen

May your day be blessed,

Denise

Psalm 91:14 – Attached to His Heart

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“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because He has known My name.” Psalm 91:14 NJKV

He has set” in the Hebrew means to cling, to delight, to long, to love.

#2836 – chashaq in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance, pg 1865.

May your heart be strengthen and blessed as you allow God to delight in you today❤️

Psalm 91:13 – Dancing Power of God

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“You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra…” Psalm 91:13 NKJV

Verse 13 was one of the last Faith Pictures for Psalm 91 left for me to photograph.

I would pray and ask for God’s eye to point me in the right direction, but “Lion and cobra” left me blinded each time.

Interestingly, The Passion Translation notes this on verse 13.

“The Hebrew includes words for “lions,” “snakes,” and “dragons” as the three great symbols of satanic power.” [pg. 875]

Isn’t that just like us in the natural? How do we stomp on lions and cobras when we can’t see anything physical to stomp on.

Today’s picture is of the eclipse that occurred a few years back.

Remember the media and authorities warning us daily to “Don’t look”, “Don’t go out”, you may be blinded or something worse? 

Well, I did go out. No, I didn’t look directly into the sky to see what was happening, but oh how I would have missed seeing the awesome display of God’s power dancing on the paths around my house.

Today, in God’s wisdom and discernment, may we not fear what the world fears, both in the natural and the unseen. Stepping into the Light of His path knowing in our heart, we will “the serpent you shall trample underfoot.” because Jesus “bruised His head” for us at Calvary. Genesis 3:15

Blessings,

Denise

Psalm 91:12 – Precious Value

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“Lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Psalm 91:12 NKJV

As I thought on this verse, Holy Spirit brought the Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl to my mind’s eye.

This is how I believe Jesus sees each of us. We are His treasure, His pearl, worth great value that He gave up His heavenly Kingdom to open the way to bring us, His Bride, to His.

May you each be blessed today knowing, you are “very precious” and an “exquisite pearl” in His eyes.

“Heaven’s kingdom realm is also like a jewel merchant in search of rare pearls. When he discovered one very precious and exquisite pearl, he immediately gave up all he had in exchange for it.” Mathew 13:45-46 The Passion Translation

Psalm 91:12 – Moving Forward

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“In their hands they shall bear you up.” Psalm 91:12 NKJV

This picture was captured from my window seat flying into Washington, DC in early August 2020. My family and I flew in to attend a postponed wedding of March 2020.

I selected this picture for verse 12 because the winding muddy river below. It reminded me of a snake. In the midst of the snake’s plaque upon our Land, the infestation of voices warning us over and over, “Do not go, it’s not safe to travel.”  In the midst of the world’s crazy, with His Word tucked in my heart, we stepped out in faith and moved forward.

Psalm 91 and the faith pictures of His hand of protection upon us brought us safely to the wedding and home again. No plague came near our tent, and for His Word we are forever grateful.

May you step into your day filled with God’s promises, and hand of protection upon you and your family.

Denise