The Place Between Your Care and Burden

“What is a “burden,”

and what is a “care”?

Show me,

Lord,

the difference there.

 

First Mention in Scripture for “burden”.

“…couching down between two burdens.”

Genesis 49:14 KJV

 

The “difference”,

Lord,

that I see,

Is one is done in praise

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)

“Cast your burden on the LORD,

And He will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22(ESV)

 

And one upon the knees.

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?

“…casting all your care upon Him,

For He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV)


 

Blessings dear friends and neighbors:)

It’s Friday!

denise

Where “Bitter” does go

Present day olive tree in Garden of Gethsemane which means "pressed".
Present day olive tree in Garden of Gethsemane
which means “pressed”

“The Teacher is calling you,

“Bitter”.

Mary, oh Mary,

What’s in your name?

Your sister Martha

Was no prettier,

Yet,

The Teacher is

Calling your

Name.

 

Come closer,

My dear one,

“Bitter”.

Choose now to sit

At My feet.

Sweet bread and

Dainties, I’ll deliver,

As you listen to

My Words I now speak.

 

I know of your

Hidden frustration.

The pain you store

Deep inside.

The longing of your heart

For something sweeter,

“Bitter”,

I know all these places

Reside.

 

Lay your head on

My shoulder;

Curl up,

by My side.

Your razor

Sharp edges

Won’t cut,

Your temper

Doesn’t catch

My surprise.

 

Listen dear,

“Bitter”

To My heart.

Let your tears

Of frustration

Freely flow.

I’ll catch each one

In My bottle,

And store them

Where bitter does go.

 

Hear Me now,

dear daughter,

“No longer will I call

You “Bitter”,

For your Precious

And dear to My heart.

I’ll bring you back with

The joy of gladness,

To the land where

We first

shared

Our start.

 

Freshness of dew

For your spirit;

My love will

Wash over you.

The Valley of tears

You’ll not wander,

Forgetting the pain of

Your youth.

You’ll lay down

Your head in

Green pastures.

Drinking freely

From the cup of

My side.

In beauty of

Peace

I’ll anoint you,

At My feet

Where

“Mary”

Resides.”

Prayer garden in the Garden of Gethsemane, Israel
Prayer garden in the
Garden of Gethsemane, Israel

“Martha welcomed Him into

Her house. And she had a sister

Called Mary, who sat

At the Lord’s feet and listened

To His teaching.” Luke 10:38

 


“Marah” – means “bitter” – (Mem, Reysh, Hey)

 – Chaos in man’s head not to see His Grace. 


 

Life truth:

Let “bitter” go,

and “behold” the beauty of His Grace.

Grace – undeserved, unmerited favor.


 

 

Poem by denisebalog

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.

World Prayer Day for Peace in Jerusalem

Sharing from my heart tonight.

In quiet time this morning, I remembered today, Sunday, October 4th,

was a day of world prayer for peace  Jerusalem.

My hand turned to Psalm 137, and as I read the words,

my heart was opened to the tenderness of His Word.

(The parentheses are the Scriptures (ESV) and thoughts that came to my mind)


 

HOW SHALL WE SING THE LORD’S SONG?

By the waters of Babylon

(Babylon, a shadow of this world in which we live and work)

There we sat down and wept,

When we remembered Zion.

 

On the willows there we hung up our lyres.

For there our captors required of us songs,

And our tormentors, mirth saying,

(“…my adversaries taunt me, while they

Say to me continually,

“Where is your God?” Psalm 42:10)

 

“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How shall we sing the LORD’s song

In a foreign land?

(“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called

To go out to a place that he was to receive

As an inheritance…By faith he went to live in the land of promise

As in a foreign land, living in tents”…Hebrews 11:8-9)

 

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,

Let my right hand forget its skill!

Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,

If I do not remember you,

If I do not set Jerusalem above

My highest joy! Psalm 137:1-6

(We have thought on Your steadfast love,

O God,

In the midst of Your temple.

Your right hand is filled with righteousness.

Let Mount Zion be glad!…

Walk about Zion, go around her,

Number her towers,

Consider well her ramparts,

Go through her citadels,

That you may tell the next generation

That this is God,

Our God forever and ever.

He will guide us forever. Psalm 48:9-14)

 

Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem,

Peace in our world.

Praying for the next group of pilgrims to “go out” in January 2016.

 

“Therefore I remember you

From the land of Jordan and of Herman…

By day the LORD commands His steadfast love,

And at night His song is with me,

A prayer to the God of my life.”

Psalm 42:6-8

Good night, and may the LORD bless you from Zion!

Amen

Photo captured by Jasmine James on our February 2011 trip to Israel.