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©

Fashioned as of old

I can remember laughing as Abraham,

“Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old?

Shall Sara, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” Genesis 17:17

Celebration poem in honor of our son’s birthday today!

“Who would ever imagine

We would ever have a son?

Prayed for,

Wanted so,

Desire of my soul.

Then one day,

As in fashion of the old,

Truth sprouted up,

And his story did unfold.

 

Blessed be his plans even in the strife.

May Your Countenance rest upon him and

Keep him secure through long life.

May Your Loving hand be upon him

As he travels road in bold.

May he keep his eyes upon

You Father,

For Your Love and Faithfulness is more desirable

Than jewels and gold.

 

Order his steps,

As he walks along the way.

Draw his heart towards Yours;

Never may he stray.

 

May he walk in the Light of remembering

Whose son he is;

For he is created in Your image,

And in him

Your Son does live.”

 

“For the LORD will be your confidence

And will keep your foot from being caught.”

Proverbs 3:26 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog

Photo captured by denisebalog.

Movement of Tent

“To move our tents

Beneath the “terebinth’ tree,

To live in the land

You have given to me.

Separate myself from the

World of “Lot” and flesh.

Looking forever upward;

For in You

Is my dwelling and the rest.”

 

“And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him,

“Lift your eye now and look from the place where you are –

Northward, southward,

Eastward, and westward,

 

 

For all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever…

Arise and walk through the land its

Length and width for I give it to you.

 

 

 

Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre.”

Genesis 13:14-18 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Intercession’s Gate

Prayer garden in the Garden of Gethsemane.

“Words are prayers

Sent forth in faith.

Shepherd waiting at

Intercession’s Gate.

Hearing utterances

Of those You know;

Moving powerfully to bestow.

Peace,

Healing,

Action wide.

Intercession,

Your Holy Stride!”

 

“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost

Those who come to God through Him,

Since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

Hebrews 7:25 NKJV

 

“I AM the Door…I have come that they may have life,

And that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

 

Photos captured in the prayer garden next to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem.

Ribbon of Blue

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“Weaving all the shades and hues;

Deepest purple,

Red and blues.

 

Threads of joy,

Love and strife;

Upon the linen of my life.

Stitches only He would know;

In and out the ribbon flows.

 

Drawing Comfort from the One

Who skillfully embroiders each strand

In Love.”


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“All the women…spun yarn with their hands,

 and brought what they had spun,

of blue, purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.”

Exodus 35:25 NKJV


Poem & Photos by denisebalog©

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Have a blessed day!

denise

Hovering Near

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“You are the Order in today.

Hovering across the faces of the waters.

Bringing Peace;

Smoothness across the bay.

Clear my mind;

Calm the storm.

Where Your Presence flows,

I belong.”

“The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2 NKJV


Photo and poem by denisebalog©

 

Humble Bold

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“Good morning Lord,

I come before You

Humble bold.

Share Your thoughts;

Secrets untold.

In this place of praise and prayer,

I bring my heart and bare it there.

Strip away the worldly crust;

The jagged pieces, the bits of rust.

Sing over me Your rejoicing song;

For from Your heart,

A new day is born.”

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“He will rejoice over you with gladness,

He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

Morning “To-Do”

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“Good morning Lord.

Thank You for the turn of wind;

Southwest warmth blowing in.

Dampness covers morning dew;

Mild temperatures layered through.

Much “to do” in the week ahead.

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Ship that too.

How can I ever complete the “do”?

 

Does this really honor You?

 

With “mind” going one way into the day,

I choose to

Stop,

Drop, and

Pray.

I willingly offer You

“the first” of my week,

From there, I “rest”

For the other stuff You will complete.”

 

“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;

In the morning I will direct it to You,

And I will look up.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

Whisper Winds of Fall

 

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“Thank You for the rested sleep.

Snuggled beneath the blankets deep.

Dreams of joy within my heart,

Waking to the coffee pot!

Autumn fall leaves within my view,

Whisper winds stir them too.

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Rain drops falling one by one,

“Showers of Blessing”

From the Son.

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Oh, the delight this time with You.

Morning songs and praises new!”

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“Bless the LORD, O my soul!”

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

May my mediations be pleasing to Him,

For I rejoice in the LORD!”

Psalm 104:33-35 (ESV)

 

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“I will cause showers to come down in their season;

They shall be showers of blessing.” Ezekiel 34:26 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

December’s View

“Stepping into season near..”

 

 

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December’s view;

Starting new.

Opened doors planned by You.

Stepping into season near;

Heart wide open,

Your Presence near.

 

Everyday You show me more.

This little piece,

Joined

To that little piece,

Heals my heart of sore.

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

As you rest in My Love, and learn to

Trust Me more.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

Crouching Donkey

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“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between the sheepfolds.” Genesis 49:14

 

Yesterday, I went looking for the first mention of the word “strong”.

It actually means, “skeleton of the body, and bones.”

I thought this strange.

 

This morning, the verse came to mind again, only the word “crouching”.

In the Hebrew the word is actually #7257 – “lying”.

 

Issachar was Leah’s 5th son.  Five reflects –  Favor and Grace!

“And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son…Issachar.” Genesis 30:17

Of the tribe of Issachar it is said they are

“Mighty men of valor” and “Ready for war”.  1 Chronicles 7:1-5

Of all the tribes, Issachar…

“of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” 1 Chronicles 12:32

 

Back to “crouching.” The word comes from the root Hebrew word #7257 “lying”

“Rabats” or Reysh, Bet, Tsadak.

As I thought on the word picture,

  • Man’s (Reysh) dwelling (Bet – our heart and body) in praise and prayer (Tsadik) – between two sheepfolds.  (Tsadik is one of my favorites because it looks like the one of kneeling or standing in praise)

Issachar is crouched down in a position of praise and prayer between two sheepfolds (our family and the world).

And of “strong” – Issachar knows

To his bone,

down to his core,

to the marrow of his “skeleton”

only through Praise and Prayer, through the Favor and Grace of Jesus Christ,

Protection for our family,

Discernment and understand for the times we live in.

 

And knowing, in this position of prayer and praise,

When troubles come upon us, we know…

What we “ought to do”!! Wisdom and Discernment

 

“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between two sheepfolds.”

Even when the whole world thinks we are a “donkey”; we are Mighty men of valor and ready for war in the position of praise and prayer!!

 

Mighty men and women of God,

Praise on!!


Reysh - 20th Hebrew Letter Word Picture: Head (of a man) Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.
Reysh – 20th Hebrew Letter
Word Picture: Head (of a man)
Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.
Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.
Tsadik the 18th letter of Hebrew Picture of a "fishhook" or "hook" To catch, desire, to grasp, to praise Can you see the man standing, lifted hands in praise? (one of the five letters with different shapes when used at the end of a word)
Tsadik the 18th letter of Hebrew
Picture of a “fishhook” or “hook”
To catch, desire, to grasp, to praise
Can you see the man standing, lifted hands in praise?
(one of the five letters with different shapes when used at the end of a word)

Also, not at the end of a word Tsadik looks like this:

Tsadik - the 18th letter. Word picture of a "fishhook" or "hook" Meaning: to catch, desire to grasp, to praise. Can you see the man, with lifted hands on his knees in praise?
Tsadik – the 18th letter.
Word picture of a “fishhook” or “hook”
Meaning: to catch, desire to grasp, to praise.
Can you see the man, with lifted hands on his knees in praise?