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

A Pilgrims Journey – Part II

“Oh, the glory of what’s in store;

Crayola’s many colors

Beyond the open door.

The green of Galilee’s hillsides.

The orange of the sun.

 

The stillness of the water.

The brown of En Gedi’s run.

 

The aqua of salt shores,

Dead Sea 

Masada’s red cliffs to soar.

The midnight of the City.

Mount Scopes and its view

Open the eyes of wonder,

Beholding only You!

 

October 18th…three months and counting before the group and I begin our 2018 pilgrimage! Looking forward to what lies ahead.

 

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Photos captured by denisebalog@2011 & 2014 – Israel

Fellowship Joined

“Sunday morning;

A beautiful day.

Refresh our house with

Your Presence today.

Guide our hearts and feet along;

Fellowship joined in

Praise and worship songs!”

 

“It is good to give thanks to the LORD,

And to sing praises to Your Name,

O Most High;

To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,

And Your faithfulness every night.”

Psalm 92:1-2 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2016

Think Myself Happy!

“I think myself happy,

That’s what I do.

Keeping my eyes upward;

Focused on You!”

“I think myself happy, King Agrippa…”Acts 26:2 NKJV

 

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal

But mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

Casting down arguments and

Every high thing that exalts itself against the

Knowledge of God,

Bringing every thought into captivity

To the obedience of Christ.”

2 Corinthians 10:5 NKJV

 

Photographs captured in Caesarea, Israel where the Apostle Paul was would have stood before King Agrippa prior to being sent to Rome to stand before Caesar. 

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos by denisebalog©2011

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

Pilgrim’s Journey – I

“There’s joy in pilgrims meeting.

Gathering everyone.

Traveling roads together

In laughter and in fun.

 

Each heart is set on Zion,

Her beauty a delight.

Keep focused on You Lord,

Throughout the travel flight.

Talking with each other.

Taking time to pray.

Safety in our numbers

No not one to stray.”

 

Familiar faces;

Hearts drawing near,

Reaching close to You.

A new smile mixed with tear.”

 

“Happy are the people

Whose strength is in You,

Whose hearts are set on

Pilgrimage.

As they pass through the

Valley of Baca (tears)

They make it a source

Of springwater;

Even the autumn rains

Will cover it with blessings.

They go from

Strength to strength;

Each appear before God

In Zion.”

Psalm 84:5-7 HCSB

 

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Photos captured 2014 

As you can tell, my heart is set on Zion! 

“Next year in Jerusalem!” 2018

In Stillness

“There’s no comfort in this world.

No place to lay one’s head.

Foxes surround the vineyard;

Confusion stirs up dread.

But Peace resides in stillness,

Waiting to speak to me.

Open up the Word

‘Be still’ and ‘Follow Me.’”

 

“O my Dove, in the cleft of the Rock,

In the secret places of the cliff.

Let me see Your Face,

Let me hear Your Voice,

For Your Voice is sweet,

And Your Face is Lovely.”

Song of Solomon 2:14 (NKJV)

 

“Be still, and know

I AM God.” Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2011 – Sea of Galilee 

Dancing Dawn

“Open up the day;

Bring the sun along.

For sorrow tarries in the shadows;

Rejoice, Oh dancing dawn!”

 

“Sing praises to the LORD, O you His saints,

And give thanks to His Holy Name…

Weeping may tarry for the night,

But joy comes with the morning.”

Psalm 30:4-5 (ESV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Place of Time

“Thank you for this Peace of time.

Not my will, but Yours divine.

Guide my hands and bless my bowl;

Open my eyes as Your treasures unfold.

Cause my heart to step in Thine,

For I long to hear Your voice in this place of time.”

 

“…and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12 (NKJV)

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured by denisebalog©2017

Morning Dew Breezes

“It shall be in that day,

‘The tongue’ shall ‘sing’!

Open up the flood gates

For the dry lands shall burst forth in spring!

 

Flowers shall bloom,

Plans arise!

Purpose will take root, and

Prosper before your eyes!

 

Sing, oh daughters of Jerusalem,

“Do not stir up love until it pleases…”

Open your mouth wide

For singing begins on morning dew breezes.”

 

“I charge you,

O daughters of Jerusalem,

By the gazelles or the does of the field,

Do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases.”

Song of Solomon 2:7 NKJV

 

“Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,

O daughters of Jerusalem!”

Zephaniah 3:14 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2017

Open Heart

“Doors wide open;

Summer breathing still.

Open up my heart Lord;

I long to hear Your will.”

 

“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 (NKJV)

Mosaic fishes – Sea of Galilee 2014
Mosaic fishes – Sea of Galilee 2014

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee 2014