You Walked for Me

“From the sands of the sea

Your heart is set on me.

Through the expanse of time the

Cross it does remind.

You walked all the way for me;

From Your heart flowed Calvary.”

 

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

How great is the sum of them!

If I should count them,

They would be more in number than the sand.”

Psalm 139:17-18 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo captured by denisebalog©2012

Love Stepped Forward

“The oil pressed,

Blood poured out.

Love stepped forward.

In Him,

No doubts.”

“…He went out with His disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden…

Judas having procured a band of soldiers…went there…

With lanterns and torches and weapons.

Jesus knowing all that would happen to Him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I AM”… they drew back and fell to the ground.” John 18:1-8 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Photographs by Denise Balog©2014

Excerpt – Day 13

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They Esteemed Him Not

“…he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3

Poems to Ponder

Whom do I put my trust in? To rest at His feet and will.

He poured out His Blood to the point of death.

His fragrance covers me still.

“Now when Jesus was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to Him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?” Matthew 26:6-8

The Scripture clearly points out they were seated “at table” in “the house of Simon the leper”. Obviously, Simon was healed of leprosy, or Jesus and his disciples would not have been sitting in Simon’s home, and eating at his table. Unmistakably, Jesus must have healed Simon. One can only imagine how Jesus felt hearing His own disciples say, “Why this waste?”  They “esteemed him not” and He loved them still.

“…he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photography by denisebalog©2017

Excerpt from Day 10

 

Dust on His Feet

“He drank the cup,

I could not drink.

He walked the road,

Dust on His feet.

He washed me clean,

White,

Brand new.

Opening the door,

To spend time with

You.”

 

“And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem,

and Jesus was walking ahead of them…saying,

“…the Son of man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death…they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” Mark 10:32-34 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Images captured by denisebalog©2018

Nazareth Village in Nazareth, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

She asked again, “What do you seek?”

As the countdown to a real life journey next week to Jerusalem,

May I share the desire of what I seek in the new year 2018.

May you each be blessed in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ as we continue to purse and be sought by Him.

 

She asked again,

“What do you seek?”

 

“I seek a trust,

As between a

Husband and wife.

The maturity to stand firm

Amidst the chaos of life.

 

The desire to blush,

As a new, young bride,

Listening as my Bridegroom

Whispers by my side.

 

Faith that doesn’t question,

And doubt

Every time I hear the enemy going about.

Confidence to know,

You’ll work it all out for my good;

Even when I’m wrong or I’ve misunderstood.

 

May I seek to know

More of Your ways.

Faith to depend

Only

In Your Faithfulness

During the darkest of days.

For in You,

Christ Jesus,

Is the fullness of Life.

For I am blessed to know,

You call me

Your wife.”

 

“And as a Bridegroom rejoices over the bride,

So shall your God rejoice over you.” Isaiah 62:5 NKJV

 

“I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine.” Song of Solomon 6:3 NKJV

 

“As a Bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,

And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2014 in Jaffa, Israel

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

Grace.

Instead of my punishment,

Jesus took my place.’

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

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

Fragrance Laced

‘Take me back to the simplicity of faith.

Breakfast fire;

Fragrance laced.

Quicken my mind to know it is You;

For your Love is deep and

Your Words are true.’

 

“Then, as soon as they had come to land,

They saw a fire of coals there,

And fish laid on it, and bread…

Jesus said to them

“Come and eat breakfast.”

John 21:9 & 12 NKJV

 

“And when he had received meat, he was strengthen.” Acts 9:19 KJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2017

Threads of Pray

“Jesus Christ my Faithful Friend.

You stick with me when I’m at my end.

Working behind the veil of time,

Moving the circumstances entwined with mine.

Bringing together for my good;

Situations and happenings I’ve not understood.

Weaving the colors day by day,

As we spend time together with threads of pray.”

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

Plans for wholeness and not for evil,

To give you a future and a hope.

Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me,

And I will hear you.

You will seek Me with all your heart.

I will be found by you, declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 29:11-14

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos of my Comfort Blanket.

The beginning of the story of my blanket I shared on an earlier post. Follow the link to connect.

https://denisebalog.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/my-comfort-as-th…rround-jerusalem/

Peace of the Son

“Yesterday was hard.

I was looking back with my heart.

But a new day’s begun;

Keeping my eyes on

The Son.”

 

“Peace, I leave with you,

My Peace I give to you;

Not as the world gives do I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled.” John 14:27 (NKJV)

 

“…and the Peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,

Will guard your heart and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2017

He Healed Them All – Last in the Series of Walking about Capernaum

I know on any given day it is next to impossible for me to stop by and visit with each of my WordPress neighbors. The confines of life and time prevent even the most willing of reader and neighbor from doing so. Then there was Jesus.

Two thousand year ago, in His first recorded miracle of changing the water to wine at the wedding in Cana, stepped into Capernaum. Jesus, our Bridegroom, steps into our lives to do the same today. Jesus path to our door. Touching our lives, health, homes, relationships with His miracles of refreshing joyous life, even when our “jars” have gone dry and all hope is lost.

Cana Wedding – Jars displayed in Church located on the site of Jesus first miracle.
Cana Stone Water Jar.

Oh, the marriage supper of the Lamb and His Bride.

“…for He has covered me with the robe of righteousness…and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10

Jesus, drawing all people to Himself to raise the dead, heal, touch, embrace, change lives, give new direction, and touch hearts.  Jesus of Capernaum.  Jesus the same yesterday, today and forevermore.

God Bless and Shalom!

 

“Let us rejoice and exult and give Him glory,

For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and

His Bride has made herself ready…

Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.”

Revelation 19:6-9 (ESV)

 

“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and

I will give your rest.” Matthew 11:28 (ESV)

 

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

 

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©