First Love

Heart beat – secretly in love.


God, You know our every heart-secret…” Psalm 44:21 TPT

“I hear this most gentle whisper from One I never guessed would speak to me. ” Psalm 81:5 TMT

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 NKJV


My heart is discovering as I press into writing and sharing again, more the opening up and sharing, I am more at peace. Focusing on Jesus’ Beauty, Faithfulness and the Love of God has empowered me to step into daily life with a joyful heart of expectation for the future 💜🕊️🙏

Thank you for stopping by and joining me on life’s journey.

Blessings,

Denise

denisebalogc2022

Photographs by denisebalogc2021

Haiku 2-3-2

Psalm 91:14 – Attached to His Heart

Faith Pictures

“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❤️

Follow Your Heart

Follow the tracts...

“Follow the tracts…to the Shepherd’s tent.”

“Where do You rest Your flock?”

“Where do they lie in rest?”

Snags of dry and rock;

Endless days of test.

 

“If you do not know,”

Oh, most beautiful follower of Mine,

The path is right before you,

Follow your heart to Mine.”

 

Song of Solomon 1:7-8 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©

Happy Valentine's Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise
Happy Valentine’s Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise

Weaken Confidence – In A Word

What weakens confidence?

Hebrew word - Confidence - Batech
Hebrew word –
Confidence – Batech

The “twisting” between  

your “heart” and the

“Full Face” of Jesus!

Blows away, steals, strangles, destroy, kills... The "twisting" between your heart and the inner place of safety.
Blows away, steals, strangles, destroy, kills…
The “twisting” between your heart and

your fence of protection,

your inner place of safety,

Jesus

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 NKJV


Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face? Full Face of Jesus is what I see:)
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face? Full Face of Jesus is what I see:)

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27 


blessings,

denise

A New Song of Heart!

The Lord “Who makes all things new” has caused a new song of Hope to rise up in my heart!!

I was really suffering with indecision and doubt of my future plans.

During quiet time, the Holy Spirit brought a woman who within the past 24 hours and a long period of waiting and lost hope, literally had received a heart transplant. As I prayed for her wellbeing and all the complications and difficulties of a delicate surgery…

The Lord spoke to me…

Just like when I put a “new heart” in you, if your BODY rejects it – it dies!!!

I know what the Word has been speaking to my “spirit” man, but as Paul says, my “body” has been warring with my spirit!! I can either accept the Word of Life or reject it!!!

(I won’t say die, because I know Jesus will continue to walk with me even when I am not strong enough to “walk in the spirit” and let my body lead me the long way around.)

Praise Jesus for His Faithfulness – Mercy and Grace!!!

SO…After a LONG season of drought, He has opened the eyes of my heart to see the “new” in the plans and purpose He has for my life!

I look forward to what lies ahead…

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“Just when I put my

“Hope” away,

You reached down and

Spoke,

“This is the day that the Lord has made;

Let us rejoice in it!” Psalm 118:24”

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“…I will…speak tenderly to her.

And there I will give her her vineyards

And make the Valley of Achor a

Door of Hope.”

Hosea 2:14-15 (ESV)

 

Blessings!

Denise


Poem by denisebalog©

The first almond blossoms are a sign of a blessings! Zippori, Israel. The town of Mary's Grandparents. A few miles walking distance from Nazareth.
The first almond blossoms are a sign of a blessings! Zippori, Israel. The town of Mary’s Grandparents. A few miles walking distance from Nazareth.

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The Pondering of the Heart

2015-12-22 Heart Ponder

Asking God to

“stir my heart to the plans

He has for my life,”

I woke thinking about Mary.

“But Mary treasured up all these things,

pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:19 (ESV)

 

Hebrew for “heart” is  the three letter word– lebab (lay-bawb)

Lamed – 

Lamed - #12 Word picture - Staff or Rod Shepherd, to learn, to accompany, Instruction, authority.
Lamed – 12th letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Word picture – Staff or Rod
Shepherd, to learn, to accompany,
Instruction, authority.

Bet

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

Bet – 

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.


 

Rolling the word pictures around,

as peppermint on my tongue,

Suddenly,

Illumination,

Revelation,

bright as the angels

proclaiming

God’s glory,

 

The Shepherd’s, Heart, in my Heart!

 

Like Mary, who pondered

the joy and words of the shepherds

 who came looking for Jesus,

I too am treasuring

His stirring of the heart.

 

The Shepherd,

Whose heart is for me,

Lives within me.

Speaking,

His blessings,

Plans, and

Light into my

Heart and life!

 

“And the angel said,

‘Fear not, for behold,

I bring you good news

Of great joy that will

Be for all the people.”

Luke 2:10 (ESV)

 

 


“Receive instruction from His mouth,

And layup His Words in your heart.”

Job 22:22 (ESV)

Mosaic "hearts" found in Jerusalem
Mosaic “hearts” found in Jerusalem.

The Smile in my heart

"He took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them....did not our hearts burn within us..."Luke 24:30-32 (ESV)
“He took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them….our hearts burn within us…”Luke 24:30-32 (ESV)

“You are my Shepherd.

Keeping watch at the door.

Listening to Your voice,

my feet are safe and sure.

Food from Your hand,

Nourishes my improvised soul.

Liquid from Your lips

Quenches the thirst untold.

Shepherd,

King,

The Smile in my heart.

Speak to me Lord,

A fresh word as we start…”

Poem by denisebalog


“I will instruct you and teach you

In the way you should go…” Psalm 32:8 (ESV)


“When He was at table with them,

He took the bread and blessed and broke it

And gave it to them.

And their eyes were opened,

And they recognized Him…

They said to each other,

“Did not our hearts burn within us

While He talked to us on the road,

While He opened to us the Scriptures?”

"...while He talked with us on the road..."Luke 24:32 (ESV)  Bread cart in Jerusalem...as we walked along the Via  Dolorosa.
“…while He talked with us on the road…”Luke 24:32  Bread cart in Jerusalem…as we walked along the Via Dolorosa.

 

Photo101 – Day 16 – Treasures & Close up – Heart Treasures

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)


“Delight yourself in the LORD,

and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (ESV)

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