Day 15 – Joshua Journals

Day Fifteen – Makkedah – the place of the shepherds.

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

Joshua and the people are shepherds, herdsman, caregivers walking alongside their often-tender folds in the desert.

Lord, is the lesson of Makkedah found in Joshua spending time with you in “friendship” in Adullam? Did the rest, go slow, and wait, in the place of the shepherds, enable Joshua and his people to proceed in peace and find success in their gait?

I wondered if Joshua and the people, by stopping in Makkedah, found friendships and families renewed. Able to move together in peace, and not dreading the possibilities of battles that may lay up ahead. Step by step from Makkedah, the place of the shepherd, they continued their journey in the kindness of Your wait.

“And all the people returned to the camp, to Joshua at Makkedah – the place of the shepherds, in peace. No one moved his tongue against any of the children in Israel.” Joshua 10:21 NKJV

Lord, this is probably one of the hardest lessons for me to learn. I’m so prone to run up ahead like leading a herd. Please continue to draw me into Your fold. Showing me the lesson of friendship and wait are found only in You, at my Shepherd’s gate.

“Tell me, O You whom I love,

Where You feed your flock,

Where You make it rest at noon…

If you do not know, O fairest among women,

Follow in the footsteps of the flock,

And feed your little goats beside the Shepherd’s tents.”

Song of Solomon 1:7-8 NKJV

Thank you fellow seekers as I’ve shared my heart with you. I pray you have been blessed and refreshed in the place of wait. May we continue together in peace as we follow the path to the place of the Shepherd.

Denise  

From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020

Photo captured on a hillside outside Jerusalem. denisebalog©2018

Be Still in Time

Lord,

You know my flesh and read my mind.

Help me to fall into Your arms,

Instead of the grip of time.”

 

“Be still, and know that I AM God.” Psalm 46:10 NKJV

 

“LORD, You have searched me and known me…

You understand my thought afar off…

And are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:1-3 NKJV

 

“But one thing is needed, and Mary

Has chosen that good part,

Which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©

Wisdom’s Rest

“Arise let us go from here.” John 14:31

“Entering into Sunday’s rest.

What this week holds

Jesus knows best.

Begin the day at His feet;

Protection,

Counsel,

And Wisdom

He does bequeath.”

 

Peace I leave with you,

My Peace I give to you;

Not as the world gives do I give you.

Let not your hearts be troubled,

Neither let it be afraid…

Arise let us go from here.”

John 14:27 & 31 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Craziness Stops Here…

Still waters spring 3747

“Beside still waters,

A quiet,

Settled spot.

A place where

Activity ceases;

Craziness stops.”

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“Come to Me,

all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens,

and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

DSCN3755 (2)David's still waters - Dan, Isarel


Off to women’s retreat for refreshment and rest.

Blessings to my neighbors,

In our friendship,

I am truly blessed.

Denise


Photos captured in the northern region of Galilee;

where the headwaters of the Jordan River begin.

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Fresh rushing waters of Jordan - Tel Dan, Israel
Fresh rushing waters of Jordan – Tel Dan, Israel

Two States Later…

Two states and two stories later, we have made it to our Barnes and Noble pilgrimage. The boy is squirreled up in an aisle reading to his heart delight. Pappa Bear off with grandson to a hobby store. I’m breathing a breath by myself in an easy chair overlooking the world we left behind. We are ready to go home. Oklahoma bound.

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With the flutter of a wing…

In a Word…Heavy – “Kabed”

“…for this thing is too heavy for thee…” Exodus 18:18

“Kabed” With the flutter of a wing, opening the path of the heart to find refuge and rest –

When the burdens of the day, the efforts of a heavy week have physically and mentally been more than one can bear, in a Word He comforts me.

“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (ESV)

 

Hebrew word for Heavy – kabed (kaw-bade’) – Strong’s Concordance # 3515

Kaf –  כ palm (left hand) – to cover, to open, wing of a bird, refuge

Bet –  ב house – within, begin to, heart

Dalet –  ד door – path, entranceway, break forth

 

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