A Brand New View

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he survives the night, the man he will become.”

“It’s an eleven day journey”

From captivity and blue.

What holds me back from a

Brand new view?

I’ve trekked this mountain

Far too long;

Open up my heart,

For in Your Peace I do long.”

 

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he

survives the night, the man he will become.”

 

Wresting With Jacob – A Night at the ford of Jabbok

A Beginners to Intermediate study on prayer and the power of God’s Word in your daily life.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1542467209

 

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Folds of Peace

“Share my coffee with me Lord.

Let me curl up under Your

Blanket of joy.

Dig in deep beneath Your

Folds of peace;

Beginning this day with the

Words You Speak.”

 

“For I know the thoughts I think toward you,

Says, the Lord,

Thoughts of peace and not evil,

To give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

 

“The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV

 

“For He has clothed me with the garment of Salvation,

He has covered me with the robe of (His) Righteousness.”

Isaiah 61:10 NKJV

 

Love – ahabah – Tav-Aleph

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos by denisebalog©2018

Beauty Shines

“North wind,

Changed today.

Blustery clouds,

Leaves at bay.

 

Warm the air,

Cause the sun to shine.

Flowers to bloom in

Your perfect time.

 

Oh, the

Perfection of Your Beauty,

The whole world does see.

The Radiance of

Your Love

Shining down from Thee.”

“From the rising of the sun to its going down…

The Perfection of Beauty,

God will shine forth.”

Psalm 50:2 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018

 

Morning Wings

“Can I rise in time to see the sky?

Blink the blush from morning eyes?

Or will the clouds

Conceal the view

For uniquely theirs and

Only You?”

“In my distress I called upon the LORD,

And cried out to my God;

He heard my voice… and

He flew upon the wings of the wind…

He delivered me because He delighted in me.”

Psalm 18:6-19 NKJV

Song of David to the LORD on the day

He “delivered him from all his enemies and the hand of Saul.”

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

Laughter Ahead

“Oh how I laughed

When I heard what

You said,

‘The vision awaits,

“Though it tarries,”

Keep looking ahead.’

 

Then one day without

Knowing its time;

You opened the door,

To the impossible,

By Your Faithful design.”

 

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength

To conceive seed,

And she bore a child when she was past the age,

Because she judged

Him Faithful Who had promised.”

Hebrews 11:11 NKJV

 

“Write the vision

And make it plain on tablets,

That he may run who read its.

For the vision is yet for an

Appointed time;

But at the end it will speak,

And it will not lie.

Though it tarries, wait for it;

Because it will surely come,

It will not tarry.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV

 

Week 2 – Day 3 of Bible Study and Fellowship

 

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Rest and Abide

“While (I) was still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6

“By His Blood I am justified.

Not by toil, work or strive.

With His last breath Jesus cried,

“It is finished!”

Be at peace with God;

Rest and abide.”

 

“So when Jesus had received the sour wine,

He said, “It is finished!”

And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” John 19:30 NKJV

 

“You are already clean because of the Word

Which I have spoken to you.

Abide in Me,

And I in you.

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,

Unless it abides in the Vine,

Neither can you,

Unless you abide in Me.”

John 15:3:4 NKJV

 

Week 2, Day 2 – Bible Study

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos by denisebalog©2014 – Jerusalem, Israel

Where are you going?

Thank you for allowing me the open door to share my personal journey through the pages of “The Quest Bible” study with you.

Today’s post may be a bit different.

About 3 weeks ago, I found myself in a place of ‘stumbling’ and the Lord asked me, “What are you doing here Denise?”

“Where have you come from and where are you going?” Genesis 16:8

So here on page 51 of Week 2 of “The Quest” is my personal responses as I “walked it out” with Jesus at the Well of the One Who sees me. Blessings.

Week 2 – Day 1 “The Quest”

“Where have you come from and

Where are you going?”

 

“Between the wildernesses of Kadesh,

And the hail of “Ber’ed”,

Instead of condemnation,

You loved on me instead.

 

Speaking gently to me

At the “well” of the Word I read.

Keeping my foot from slipping,

And safely in Your stead.”

 

“You are the God Who See me.” Genesis 16:13

“The well was called Beer Lahoi Roi” Genesis 16:14

 

 

 

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2014 the Sea of Galilee, Israel

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

Eyes Set Forward

“No turning back to the former ways.

No stretching the neck in reverse these days.

Eyes straight forward,

Head set firm;

Wisdom beckons onward,

Come listen to My Words and learn.”

“For what had not been told them they shall see,

And what they had not heard they shall consider.”

Isaiah 52:15 (NKJV)

 

 Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

 

Praises Unfold

“Thank You Father for this day.

Open my heart to hear what You would say.

Glide the pencil in time with rhyme.

“Praises” unfold with each stitch of time.”

 

Praise is awaiting You…

You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice…

And the little hills rejoice on every side.

The pastures are clothed in flocks;

They shout for joy, they also sing.”

Psalm 65:1, 8, and 12 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©

Words of Love

 

“Up and off to Church today.

Bring the Word,

Oh Lord, we pray.

Pour upon the listening hearts,

Your Words of Love right from the start.”

 

“So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your Lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise You.

Thus I will bless You while I live;

I will lift up my hands in Your name…

And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.”

Psalm 63:2-5 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017