Strength Us


Good morning LORD,

El Ohiym, Adonai.

You never change, or ever lie.

Bring forth Your justice as the rising sun.

Our world is shaking, rocking, for each and every one.

Cause the evil hearts of men to turn to love instead;

For peace is found in freedom and not in fear and dread.

Lifting up those hurting, sick and displaced.

In Your care Lord, we place them for You alone are

The Creator of the whole human race.

Come Lord Jesus! We wait on You.

Strengthen us as You tarry,

For we place our trust in You.


“For my soul trust in You;

And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,

Until these calamities have passed by.”

Psalm 57:1 NKJV


Photograph by dbalog©2022

Poem by dbalog©2022

Notes Ring


“Windchimes remind me the

South breeze blows.

Notes ring the air,

“Only He knows.”

Changing is coming,

Sure as the breeze.

It may not have happened yesterday,

But according to Your Word Lord, please.”


“God is a just Judge,

And God is angry with the wicked every day.

If He does not turn back,

He will sharpen His sword;

He bends His bow and makes it ready.”

Psalm 7:11&12 NKJV


“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance,

Being predestined according to the purpose of Him

Who works all things according to the

Counsel of His will…”

Ephesians 1:11 NKJV


“…and proclaim liberty throughout all the land

To all its inhabitants…” Leviticus 25:10 NKJV


Amen!

Poem by dbalog©2022

Photos by dbalog©2022

A Good Expectation


“Thank You Lord, for this day.

No expectations, only play.

Snoring dog on pillow resides;

Christmas tree in hope reminds.

This year has nearly come to close,

But here at Your feet,

 A confident expectation of Your good

In the coming new year glows.”


“Out of Zion, the Perfection of Beauty,

God will shine forth.

Psalm 50:2 NKJV

Enjoying the last days of 2021.

Blessings to you and your household from Abby and me.

Denise

Peaceful Heart

“Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness;

Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Let me not borrow pain;

Nor be another’s sorrow.

Thank You for reminding me,

Even when I sleep,

You’re looking out for all my ways,

And in Your health You’ll keep.

Fix my eyes on Your plans;

Peaceful heart and stable land.

Assured You speak the best to me,

For in Christ Jesus,

I’m truly free!”


“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You;

Because he trust in You.”

Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

Home healing from the change of seasons winds.

May you and your household be in perfect peace, and health today.

Blessings,

Denise

Poem by dbalog©2021

Photograph by dbalog©2021

Thankful Goodness

“My heart is filled with wonder, a good and pleasant theme.

Thanksgiving to my Savior, Who never, no, not once, forgot or abandoned me.

Thankful for His goodness, drawing me each day.

His beauty seen in nature; for He is the only way.

Sunrises on the morning,

Light in rainy days,

Protection when darkness hovers,

Correction when I’ve lost my way.

I’m thankful for Your Presence,

Immanuel with me.

For in Your Peace and Kindness,

My heart sings out to Thee!”


I will worship You, Yahweh, with extended hands as my heart erupts with praise!

I will tell everyone everywhere about Your wonderful works!

I will be glad and shout in triumph.

I will sing praise to Your exalted name, O Most High.”

Psalm 9:1&2 The Passion Translation


My family and I are celebrating Thanksgiving today as it is my son’s day off from work.

Blessings to you and your family as we embrace this week of Thanksgiving!

Denise


Morning view to the northwest as the sunrises in the southeast.

Poem by denisebalog©2021

Photographs by dbalog©2021

Pencil and Prayer

“Good morning Lord. Now that I’m here how do I separate writing and prayer?

Both are written on my heart, but where does the line begin and the prayer start?

Search me, O Lord, and find me new. For I bring this pencil and paper in dedication to You.”


Dedication – Strong’s Hebrew #2598 – chanukah. It was used to show something was officially in service.


“Oh LORD, You have searched me and know me. You know my rising up; You understand my thoughts from afar off…and are acquainted with all my ways ” Psalm 139:1:2 NKJV

“You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence.” Psalm 139:4 The Message

You know every step I take before my journey begins. You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness You follow behind me.” Psalm 139:5 The Passion Translation


May you be blessed to know the kindness of the Lord Who prepares the day ahead and hears the dedications written in our hearts.

Blessings, denise

Delightful Plan

“It is your Father’s good pleasure…”Luke 12:32 NKJV

“Good morning Father.

Delight me in Your Word.


Open up Your Truths

So I can clearly see;

For I know Your delight is set on me.


Show me the way to go

For my path is in Your hand.


Cause my feet to walk steady,

And in Your Word I’ll safely stand.”



“The LORD God is my strength;

He will make my feet like deer’s feet”

Habakkuk 3:19 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo by denisebalog©2017

Bridal Hour

“Come out of your glass box,

Too long you’ve been concealed.

Pickup your shield of faith,

Remove your bridal veil!


Slip on your shoes peace,

Declare the Spirit’s Truth.

Walk in your Kingdom Power,

Arise!

This is the Bridal hour!”

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day…above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darks of the wicked one.” Ephesians 6:13&16 NKJV

Photograph by denisebalog©2020

Poem by denisebalog©2021

In the Morning

Included in my prayers Sunday night while the temperatures dropped and the heavy snow continued to come down on the cows and outside animals, I asked the Lord to merciful in the morning.

Oh how my heart rejoiced to see the sun rising. Giving me hope and reassurance He hears my prayers and cares deeply for the concerns of our hearts.

God bless and stay warm as we get ready for the next storm this evening.

Denise

No Internet Needed

“You and me, Lord,

Meeting in the morn.

Battle through the night,

Choking hands of scorn.

Steadfast in Your Love;

No thoughts of abandonment.

Your Holy Spirit strong;

Removed the fear and stench.

Waking in Your Presence,

Curling up with You.

No need of internet;

You and me will do.”

“His massive arms are wrapped around you,

Protecting you.

You can run under His covering of Majesty and hide.

His arms of faithfulness are Shield

Keeping you from harm.”

Psalm 91:5

The Passion Translation

Poem by dbalog©2021

Photo by dbalog©2019

Day 16 – Joshua Journals

Day Sixteen – Bethel – house of God

“…the king of Bethel, one.” Joshua 12:16 NKJV

The Hebrew definition of Beth is a house, especially a family a dwelling place, and yes, according to the definition, a dungeon. Ouch, that one hurt. “El” of Bethel means – strength, might and power.

I wondered as Joshua and the people prepared to move out of camp, did he need to be reminded to encourage and pray for his people? Joshua’s story shares, Joshua would often call them together to encourage and remind them the LORD was with them and fought for them.

“And Joshua called for all Israel…You have seen all that the LORD your God has done…for the LORD your God is He who has fought for you.” Joshua 23:2&3 NKJV

Lord is the “battle of Bethel”, in the remembering to pray for my family, my dwelling place? Reminding them, You are the One who goes with us, lest we forget and become like a “dungeon” of darkness and open to prey. For I am seeing as Joshua’s story unfolds, it’s here in this place called Bethel, we received Your strength, power and victory each day!

“Choose for yourselves this day who you will serve…but as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 NKJV

Thank You Father, You are our dwelling place.

The One we hold tight too.

You keep our feet from slipping,

As we keep our eyes on You.

Thank You for fighting our battles,

For we have no good apart from You!  

“But you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.” Joshua 23:8 NKJV

“For the LORD, your God is He who has fought for you.” Joshua 23:3 NKJV

Thank you fellow journeyers, I appreciate your time in reading this study. As I’ve searched through travel journals reading bits and pieces of memories, I’m reminded, even when I was tired and the days seemed long, it was the Lord God who guided the way, and in Him we found our joy  and strength for the day. God bless.

Denise

From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020

Poems by denisebalog©2020

Photo captured before we began our day’s journey from the shores of Galilee, in Israel 2018.

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

 

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