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 Prays for Us – Capernaum Part Ten

“And when He had sent the multitudes away,

He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23 NKJV

 Mount Arbel is believed to be the location where Jesus would have gone to pray for it is walking distance from the Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, and its vantage point of more than 1000 feet over-looking the Lake.

“Now when evening came,

The boat was in the middle of the sea;

And He was alone on the land.” Mark 6:47 NKJV

 

“Then He saw them straining at rowing,

For the wind was against them.” Mark 6:48 NKJV

 

“Now about the fourth watch of the night,

He came to them…” Mark 6:49 NKJV

 

Right when we think no one cares, all hope is lost,

“He came to them, walking on the sea…” Mark 6:49 NKJV

 

Jesus prays for us.

Sees us in our “rowing” state of mind;

And when the “winds” are blowing hard against us,

Jesus – right on time.

“…since He always lives to make intercession for (us).” Hebrews 7:25 NKJV

 

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

Wisdom’s Rest

“Arise let us go from here.” John 14:31

“Entering into Sunday’s rest.

What this week holds

Jesus knows best.

Begin the day at His feet;

Protection,

Counsel,

And Wisdom

He does bequeath.”

 

Peace I leave with you,

My Peace I give to you;

Not as the world gives do I give you.

Let not your hearts be troubled,

Neither let it be afraid…

Arise let us go from here.”

John 14:27 & 31 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Restoring Oil

“The pain subsides,

In passing time.

New day dawns,

Restores the oil.”

 

“Therefore we do not lose heart.

Even though our outward man is perishing,

Yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

2 Corinthians 4:16 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Image – Google Search

The Word Speaks Peace

Pey – the Word Speaks.

Dove sand images

Word Picture – Mouth –

Pey - 17th Hebrew Letter Word Picture - Mouth Meaning - To speak, a word, to open, etnrance, the, command. Can you see the side of the face and the "mouth" open?
Pey – 17th Hebrew Letter
Word Picture – Mouth
Meaning – To speak, a word, to open, etnrance, the, command.
Can you see the side of the face and the “mouth” open?

 Numerical Value – Eighty


Methuselah – Genesis 5:25

“…when Methuselah had lived one hundred and eighty-seven years…”

He was the Grandfather of Noah, whose name means “rest”.

Eighty – richness, fatness, oil – shine. Used to anoint objects or kings!

Overall richness, strength (as a surplus above the perfect “seven”).

From the Strong’s Hebrew definition #8084 & #8083 of the first mention for “eighty”

Psalm Eighty One: 10 “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”


Noah…”And the dove came back to him (Noah) in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf.”  

 

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Pey – the Word speaks…

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with Peace.

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“God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.” Genesis 9:17

 dove drawing peace earth images

Peace on Earth

Rainbow of the Sea of Galilee
Rainbow of the Sea of Galilee

 

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, 

but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”

John 3:17 ESV

The “Certain Woman”

“How do you walk in the Spirit?”

The question they inquire to know.

Asking myself,

“Where am I in the story?”

And allowing my spirit to go.

 

I traveled from the land of Moab,

All the way to Naomi’s’ Bethlehem.

Gleaning in Boaz’s field, and

Eating bread from my

Kinsman Redeemer’s hand.

 

In the hill country of Ephraim,

Like Hannah,

I’ve cried out to God for a son.

He heard my prayer of sorrow,

And caught my

“tears in a bottle”

Each one.

 

I’ve been the “Certain Woman” with

A dab of oil left to spare.

He stepped into my land of lack,

Multiplying my vessels right there.

 

Like David,

 “Ascending the Mount of Olives,

Weeping, barefoot and head covered in shame;

Looking on me with

Compassion,

Turned and restored my reign.

Gently reminding me, once again,

I’m a daughter of the King

In His Name.

 

So where am I in this story?

LORD let Your Word show me the way.

I’m in need of Your direction and solace,

Let Your Holy Spirit guide me today.

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“Come away by yourself

And rest a while”

Sit with Me,

Here by My side.

For My words are

Wisdom and knowledge.

And in Me your

Perfect Peace does reside.”

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Scripture stories from

The Book of Ruth

1 Samuel 1 & 2

Psalm 56:8

2 Kings 4:1-7

2 Samuel 15:30


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“Come away by yourselves

To a desolate place and rest a while.”

Mark 6:31-32 (ESV)


“You keep him in

Perfect Peace

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3


Photos and Poem by denisebalog©

Sparkles of warmth

“Santa’s long gone,

the elves put away.

Christmas balls packed,

Stashed with his sleigh.

But here in our home,

We bask in its glow.

Bubble lights continue

As

Candle sticks throw,

Sparkles of warmth

Rays of good cheer.

While the calendar

Counts on,

We savor the

New Year!”

Poem by denisebalog©

The rest of the world may continue, we know, but here in our home, we wait on the snow:)
The rest of the world may continue, we know,
but here in our home,
we wait on the snow:)

In a word…haste

 

“The freedom of

Christmas vacation.

Suspended between

Activity and Haste.”


 

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“For you shall not

Go out in haste,

And you shall not go

In flight,

For the LORD will go

Before you,

And the

God of Israel

Will be your

Rear guard.”

Isaiah 52:12

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Haste – protection from the mouth of the enemy.

 Life truth: “The LORD is on my side;

I will not fear.

What can man do to me?”

(and that includes my busy self!) 

Psalm 118:6 NKJV

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blessings from,

denise and my “yea! Mom’s going outside 

for a walk this morning!!” Abby:)

But there is a Friend…

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

“But there is a friend Who sticks closer

than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 (ESV)

  • Jesus, the window in your heart.

 

“I AM the Light of the world. 

Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness,

but will have the Light of life.”

John 8:12 (ESV)

Relax, Let go, Cease, Know…

Good morning Lord,

Here I am pre-dawn.

Pencil in hand,

early morn.

Holy ground,

is where I’m found.

 

Socks removed;

open to You.

Speak a Word

my ears can hear.

Draw me closer

Your presence near.

 

Holy ground,

pre-dawn with You.

Shoes removed,

agenda too.”

poem by denisebalog


“Be still,

and know

that I Am God.”

Psalm 46:11 (ESV)


“Still” – raphah (raw-faw’)

  • A word on man’s head to behold.
Be still and behold
“…I AM God.” Psalm 46:10

Life Truth:

When I cease,

He speaks.

Looking for Peace is Illuminated

As I thought about what profile photo

would best replace the red, white and blue flag

in support of France on my personal Facebook wall,

this photo, taken on Mount Carmel,

was tucked away inside my Israel 2014 trip file.

Looking up the place in Scripture,

it is the site where Elijah confronts

Ahab and the 400 prophets.


 

After posting,

I glanced down the page,

and this verse was “illuminated”.

“How long will you go limping

between two different opinions?”

If the LORD is God, follow Him…”

1 Kings 18:21


 

Yes, in the midst of so much turmoil

and world conflict,

His Word continues to offer peace and direction.


 

“…and the God Who

answers by fire,

He is God.”

1 Kings 18:24


 

The “fire” is the “shadow” of

The Holy Spirit.

And I choose NOT to go

“Limping between two different opinions,”

The LORD is God

and I will follow Him.

In Jesus Name,

Amen