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

It’s Not a Race


“Continue to feed me

With Your Grace;

For it’s a walk of faith

And not a race.”


‘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


Poem be denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Beginning of Grace

“I will stand at my guard post and

Station myself on the

Lookout tower.

I will

Watch and

See what

He will say to me.”

Habakkuk 2:1 NKJV


‘Returning me

To the beginning

Of my season

Of learning about

His Son’s marvelous


Instead of my punishment,

Jesus took my place.’


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured in Upper Galilee area of Israel by denisebalog©2014

Trusting View

“Often times the words

Flow freely from the pencil lead.

Speaking of Your promises;

Void of fear and dread.

But then there is no

“Picture” or

Clear “Visual” to share;

Remaining on the paper

Concealed forever there.

But isn’t this the same

Of what You’ve called our lives to do?

Walking by Your Faithfulness,

Trusting in Your View.”


“For we walk by faith,

Not by sight.”

2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV


Poem be denisebalog©2017

Grace, Grace to it!

“I couldn’t bring myself to do it;

Although the pieces were all in place.

Then I remembered what He spoke to me,

Not by “might or power”,

But by His Holy Grace!”


“This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel:

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’

Says the LORD of Hosts.

‘Who are you, O great mountain?

Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!

And he shall bring forth the capstone

With shouts of Grace, Grace to it!”’”

Zechariah 4:6-7 (NKJV)


Cap stone.


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

Cap stone photo captured in the remnants of what was once the town of Chorazin.


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured by denisebalog©2014 Israel

Holds of Grace

“The very thing that holds you in place,

He finished in Love by His Saving Grace.”


“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul,

A hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

Where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf…” Hebrews 6:19 (ESV)


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Sunrise on the Sea of Galilee – Israel Journey 2011

Thunder Changes Direction – Capernaum Part Nine

What of James and John, the sons of Zebedee?


Jesus passed by their work place and their course of life, and names changed forever.

The Sons of Thunder, James the older and first to die for Jesus name in Jerusalem.

And John, forever to be known as the “one whom Jesus loved”.  Follower, disciple, and writer of the Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Revelation.


John’s is the English spelling for the Hebrew name “Johanan” which means “Jehovah is gracious”; hence, John represents “Grace”.

Grace represents the numeral five (5):

the fifth time Noah’s name is mentioned, it says “But Noah found grace…;”

the fifth time Ruth’s name is mentioned, “…in whose sight I may find favor or (grace);”

the fifth time David’s name is mentioned when we meet him in 1 Samuel 16, “…let David stand before me, for he has found favor (grace) in my sight.”

The Beloved John wrote five (5) books in the Bible;

Yes, John the disciple whom Jesus loved showered us with His Grace.



Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

Bubbling Up


Thank You for this joy of heart.

Where do I begin?

What words can start?

Bubbling up,

Bursting forth,

Your Love for me was from the start.”


“But God demonstrates His own Love toward us,

In that while we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8 NKJV

Mouth of Jordan – Tel Dan, Israel

Poem and photos by denisebalog©

In Fullness Know

“Measure the yeast,

Raise the dough.

Fine Grain Flour

Of Your Fullness

You do bestow

“Grace upon Grace”

And in Your Light

We have come to


Believe, and



“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,

And we behold His glory,

The glory of the Only begotten of the Father,

Full of Grace and Truth.” John 1:14 NKJV



“When anyone brings a grain offering as an offering to the LORD,

his offering shall be of

Fine Flour…

It is a most Holy part of the LORD’s food offering.” Leviticus 2:1 & 3 ESV


 “I AM the Bread of Life.” John 6:33


Poem by denisebalog©

He Waited

Poem to Ponder Day 17

“When I was off doing everything I could,

Jesus waited and understood.”

“Behold, I, 

I myself will search for My sheep and

seek them out…and 

I will rescue them from all places where 

they have been scattered on a 

day of clouds and thick darkness.”

Ezekiel 34:11-13 (ESV)

poem by denisebalog

Poems to Ponder – Day 17

Scattered Rant


“Follow the path leading to Your tent.

Refuge for the weary,

A midst the scattered rant.


The heart of the Shepherd covers all my care.

Shelter for the wanderer,

He always draws me near.”



“Why have I found favor in Your eyes, that You should take notice of me?” Ruth 2:10 ESV

“Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after You; for wherever You go, I will go; and wherever You lodge, I will lodge…” Ruth 1:16 NKJV



Poem by denisebalog©

Taste and See

I woke this morning ‘muttering” this verse…

“Oh, Taste and See that the

LORD is good;

Blessed is the man who

Trust in Him.” Psalm 34:8


“…Israel called its name manna…and the taste of it was like wafer made with honey.” Exodus 16:31



“Taste and See

In the fatness

Of Your Word.

Rich and Full,

More than a

Hundred calories worth!”

Taste – Hebrew word – Ta’am #2938  – perceive – good discernment.

Ta’am or the Hebrew letters – Tet, Ayin, Mem

Taste and See in the Word Pictures….

ט  Tet – snake – encircle, wrap, twisting.

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: – 9th letter Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling

ע  Ayin – eye – to see, to know.

Ayin - 16th letter Word picture - Eye to see, to know, to experience, to understand.
Ayin – 16th letter
Word picture – Eye
to see, to know, to experience, to understand.

ם   Mem – water – movement, Holy Spirit

Mem - 13th Hebrew letter Word picture - Water Meaning - waters, flow, Holy Spirit Can you see the "wave" on the top of the letter? (One of the five letters with a different shape when used at the end of a word)
Mem – 13th Hebrew letter
Word picture – Water
Meaning – waters, flow, Holy Spirit
Can you see the “wave” on the top of the letter?
(One of the five letters with a different shape when used at the end of a word)

 Taste and See…

-Wrapping your eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit!-

Yardinet Baptism site - Jordan River, Israel
Yardinet Baptism site – Jordan River, Israel

And NOT the snake…

Do not look at the twisting chaos of his wake!! –


The snake is all around us…but I want to Wrap my eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit Who is with us wherever we go!!

Thank You Jesus for your finished work of the Cross!

“This Book…shall not depart from your mouth…meditate in it day and night…observe…for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.  Be strong and courageous. Do not be frighten, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you whenever you go.” Joshua 1:8 (ESV)

 “Bless my hand as I

Knead the dough.

Your Holy Spirit

Is my Guide

As I follow Your flow.”

Jesus Calling Devotional - June 28th
Jesus Calling Devotional – June 28th

 When I opened the Jesus Calling Devotional book after this time with the Lord, I about fell out!!

May you Taste and See the Holy Spirit’s movement in all the good plans He has for each of you, in Jesus Holy Name!! Amen!!

Poems by denisebalog©