Tag Archives: Be Not Conformed To the World

This Is A Test ~

This is a test . . .
to see if we are willing
to see if we can withstand
their shameful grilling.

It’s a test of our faith,
our hope and our trust
by those who want to take
control over all of us.

This is an experiment . . .
to see if we will obey . . .
to see if from our beliefs
we’re willing to fall away.

It’s a test of our freedoms
our rights and our liberties
by wicked, evil forces
and godless authorities.

This is a test . . .
to see if we will conform
to the word’s ways
so to them we’ll transform!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed
to this world: but be ye
transformed by the
renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what
is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Look At Lot’s Wife ~

Don’t be entrapped,
by worldly things . . .
don’t get caught up
in what wealth brings.

For once Jesus,
comes into your heart
in earthly pleasures
you must not take part.

Don’t lust after things,
with your own eyeballs
lest you might fall into
one of satan’s pitfalls.

For nothing on earth,
is worth loosing your soul
so onto sinful things
let go of your hold.

Don’t think to look back,
on your old way of life . . .
just look at what happen
to Lot’s very own wife!

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Luke 17:32

Remember Lot’s wife.

Genesis 19:26

But his wife looked back
from behind him, and she
became a pillar of salt.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God of The Living ~

God is the God of the living,
for those who are alive . . .
their hope, faith and trust
from Him they do derive.

God is the God of the awake,
for those who are aware . . .
their labor on this earth
will be rewarded elsewhere.

God is the God of the watchful,
for those who are vigilant . . .
their deeds will follow them
for they do remain diligent.

God is the God of the sober,
for those who are alert . . .
from worldly greed and lust
their eyes turn and divert.

God is the God of the living,
for we who think not He’s a whim . . .
He is the God of the dying
when we go home to be with Him!

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Romans 14:7-9

For none of us liveth to himself,
and no man dieth to himself.

For whether we live, we live
unto the Lord; and whether we
die, we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord’s.

For to this end Christ both died,
and rose, and revived, that he
might be Lord both of the
dead and living.

Revelation 14:13

And I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labours;
and their works do follow them
.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Bless Me Lord ~

Bless me Lord,
as I walk Your way
let not the ungodly path
cause my heart to sway.

Let me not lag behind,
but keep my attention
so I may stand strong
when facing contention.

Keep me mediating on,
the truth day and night
so I may be for You
a bright shinning light.

Let me not stagger,
when temptation I meet
but keep the ground solid
beneath my faithful feet.

Bless me Lord,
as a godly life I pursue
keep me delighted
in my thoughts of You!

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Psalm 1.1-2

Blessed is the man
that walketh not in
the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way
of sinners, nor sitteth in
the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law
of the Lord; and in his law doth
he meditate day and night.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.14.21~

Romans 12:2


Be Renewed ~

Each day we need to renew,
in God our faith and trust
as so much bad news on us
everyday they seem to thrust.

We need to read and study,
His life giving Word
so we can rise above
the bad tiding we have heard.

Each day we need to refresh,
in us God’s mercy and grace
so we will have the strength
as more concern’s we face.

We need to pray to God,
without ever once ceasing
so we can maintain our hope
as difficulties keep increasing.

Each day we need to renew,
our hearts and minds . . .
so a right spirit in us
God will be able to find!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew a right
spirit within me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~05.12.21~

Romans 12:2


The Faith You Possess ~

It’s not about how much,
faith you possess . . .
it’s about in Whom you believe
the Savior you profess.

It’s about the True Foundation,
on which you stand . . .
it’s about putting your trust
in God and not man.

It’s not about the evidence,
but a mind that is sound
it’s about being firmly anchored
in the faith that you found.

It’s not about what can be seen,
it’s about hope for the future
it’s about knowing your faith
the Word of God will nurture.

It’s not about how much,
or little faith in your possession
it’s about to the world ways . . .
not making a single concession!

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John 20:29

Jesus saith unto him,
Thomas, because thou
hast seen me, thou hast
believed: blessed are they
that have not seen,
and yet have believed.

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence
of things not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Empowered ~

May your inner man,
be empowered
may you not by sin
be overpowered.

May you be rooted,
by loved grounded
may your heart stay
to Jesus bounded.

May the Holy Spirit,
give to you His might
may by His strength
you stay in the fight.

May you be opened,
to all of God’s fullness
may your heart’s eyes
take in all His goodness.

May your inner man,
be transformed . . .
may to the world
you be not conformed!

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Ephesians 3:16-17

That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might
by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts
by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Now That I am Alive ~

Now that I am alive,
I no longer conform . . .
to the ways of the world
nor to it’s social norms.

For with Christ living in me,
I now have a new life
releasing me from the issues
once causing me strife.

Now that I am dead,
to sin and transgressing
I can see how eternal hope
was once absent and missing.

For now that I am awake,
sober, alert and aware
with the world and its ideals
I’ve no longer a love affair.

Now that I am alive,
with the world behind me
I long for the day . . .
when with Jesus I’ll be!

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1 Corinthians 15:22

For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ shall
all be made alive.

Ephesians 2:3-5

Among whom also we all had
our conversation in times past
in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind; and were by
nature the children of wrath,
even as others.

But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith
he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins,
hath quickened us together with Christ,
(by grace ye are saved;)

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~04.20.21~


Child Of The Day ~

Child of the day,
children of the Light
put our trust in God
with all of our might.

Warriors on this earth,
fighting off evilness
pledge never to return
to our former wretchedness

Holy and righteous are we,
holding on to the Life
even though it causes us
worldly grief and strife.

Awake, sober and alert,
to the powers of darkness
son’s and daughter’s of God
full of awe and awareness.

Child of the Light,
children of the day
put all of our faith in . . .
the Truth, Life and Way!

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Thessalonians 5:4-5

But ye, brethren, are not
in darkness, that that day
should overtake you as a thief.

Ye are all the children of light,
and the children of the day:
we are not of the night,
nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep,
as do others; but let us
watch and be sober.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~02.18.21~


A Taste Of God ~

I have had a taste of God,
and all of His goodness
I have sipped from His cup
of truth and righteousness.

It left me with no appetite,
for the world or its ways
it has given me hope . . .
for peaceful, joyful days.

I have had a taste of God,
His kindness I now savor
for I have found in Him
my Lord and my Savior.

It left me with no craving,
for the world and its lust
it has given me the faith . . .
to put in Him my trust.

I have had a taste of God,
now my thirst is fully satisfied
my hunger pains are no more
once my heart, Jesus occupied!

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Psalm 34:8

O taste and see
that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~01.14.21~

Romans 12:2


Love Not The World ~

Too often our love for God,
grows lackluster and dim . . .
turning cold our desire
to follow after Him.

We lose our focus,
in a world full of greed
till we no longer count
on God to meet our need.

Our eyes start to ache,
after things lustful
till our bodies into sin
eagerly fall and tumble.

Our arrogance and pride,
starts to get in our way
causing us to forget . . .
one day all will pass away.

Too often our love for God,
grows lusterless and dim
but, we who love not the world . . .
will spend eternity with Him!

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1 John 2:15-17

Love not the world,
neither the things
that are in the world.
If any man love the world,
the love of the Father
is not in him.

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride
of life, is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Life Time of Growth ~

A lifetime of growth,
a lifetime of learning
is what it will take . . .
to become discerning.

For it takes insight,
and good judgment too
for the Holy Spirit
to lead and guide you.

A lifetime of lessons,
a lifetime of mistakes
is what it will take . . .
for the truth awake.

For it takes awareness,
deep understanding too . . .
to let God finish
what He began in you.

A lifetime of reshaping,
a lifelong transformation
is our journey on the road
to complete conformation!

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Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


New Things God Wants To Do ~

New things in you,
God wants to do . . .
a true believer He wants
to make out of you.

He wants to take you,
where peaceful waters flow
so into eternity . . .
with Him you will go.

New things in you,
God wants to perform
so to His ways
you’ll want to conform.

Out of this world,
He wants to take you
so white, pearly gates
you may enter through.

New things in you,
God wants to do . . .
so onto streets of gold
with Him you’ll walk too!

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Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not the
former things, neither
consider the things of old

Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in
the wilderness, and rivers
in the desert.

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve gates were
twelve pearls: every several
gate was of one pearl:
and the street of the city
was pure gold, as it were
transparent glass.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~12.31.20~

Romans 12:2


Good Morning Quote ~12.30.20~


Reassure Me Lord ~

Reassure me Lord,
just where is my hope
so that in today’s world
I’ll be equipped to cope.

Remind me once again,
I’m just passing through
on my journey to spend
eternity with you.

Reassure me Lord,
just where is my home
so while on this earth
from You I’ll not roam.

Reaffirm my faith,
my trust, my belief
so that in all the chaos
I can find some relief.

Reassure me Lord,
help me to be diligent
remind me till the end . . .
to remain vigilant!

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Hebrews 6:11

And we desire that every one
of you do shew the same
diligence to the full assurance
of hope unto the end:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Don’t Be Misled ~

Don’t be misled,
don’t be duped . . .
with bad company
don’t be grouped.

For they’ll corrupt,
your biblical thinking
and soon to sin . . .
you too will be winking.

Don’t be tricked,
don’t be fooled
by bad friends
don’t be ruled.

For they’ll pervert,
your Christian mind
and soon you will too
by satan be blind.

Don’t be conned,
don’t be confused . . .
by bad company
don’t be amused!

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1 Corinthians 15.33

Be not deceived:
evil communications
corrupt good manners
.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Blessed Beyond Measure ~

I am blessed,
beyond measure
for God’s counsel
I do treasure.

I shun the world,
tolerate not its way
my heart it cannot
persuade or sway.

I keep no company,
with the ungodly
their sinfulness
I do not embody.

I delight in the truth,
I study and read
I trust God for every
single thing I need.

I am blessed,
beyond measurement
for I do not embrace . . .
the world’s temperament!

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Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walks
not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the way of sinners…

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.27.20~

Romans 12:2


Transformation ~

Transformation,
is a long process
it takes a lot of work
for it to impress.

It needs to set in,
let it roots grow
before a new heart
can begin to show.

Overhauling,
the old into the new
takes a labor of love
for it to come into view.

It needs to learn,
all that it can
about God’s will
His purpose and plan.

Transformation,
can take a lifespan . . .
but God will finish
what He began!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.14.20~

Romans 12:2


God’s Plans Never Mans ~

God’s plans,
never mans . . .
don’t succumb
to their demands.

God’s ways,
mans no how . . .
to their requests
never bow.

God’s desires,
mans resist . . .
to their passions
don’t enlist.

God’s thoughts,
mans no way . . .
don’t ever trust
what they say.

God’s ways,
mans never . . .
from their world
you must sever!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace,
and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

1 John 2:16-17

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~08.16.20~

Romans 12:2


The Hungry, Thirsty Heart ~

The hungry heart,
needs to be filled
with God’s Word
so to be skilled.

Skilled in faith,
trained in trust
so to the world ways
it will not adjust.

The thirsty heart,
needs to find
God’s peacefulness
in heart and mind.

Calm and tranquility,
amidst the mayhem
so their souls too . . .
God will not condemn.

The hungry, thirsty heart,
will not settle for . .
anything that God
loathes and abhors!

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Matthew 5:6

Blessed are they which do
hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they
shall be filled.

Psalm 5:5-6

The foolish shall not stand
in thy sight: thou hatest
all workers of iniquity.

Thou shalt destroy them.
that speak leasing:
the Lord will abhor the
bloody and deceitful man.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Uncompromising ~

Be unshakeable,
in the power of His might
be unbendable
to stand fast and fight.

Be unyielding,
to the wiles of the devil
be uncompromising
to all things evil.

Be unfailing,
in the Word be grounded
be unwavering
so not to be confounded.

Be unflinching,
to your transformation
be unrelenting
in your moderation.

Be unremitting,
to what you know is true
be unfaltering
when satan comes after you.

Hold on to your faith,
be unshakeable
hold on to the truth
and you’ll be unbreakable!

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Ephesians 6:10

Be strong in the Lord
and in the power of
His strength

1Corinthians 16:13

Watch, stand fast
in the faith,
be brave, be strong.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spirit Of Truth ~

Spirit of Truth,
come protect me
to satan lies . . .
let me not agree.

For he skews,
Your every Word
till Your Gospel
is so blurred.

Spirit of Truth,
Jesus incarnate
help me to You
the path navigate.

For the way is wide,
the crowd is deep
filling up fast
with Your lost sheep.

Spirit of Truth,
never leave me
lest from satin’s lies . . .
I too can’t flee!

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John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come.

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Deborah Ann Belka


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