Tag Archives: Be Not Conformed To the World

For Faith To Increase ~

For our faith to increase,
for it to reach out and grow
the more about Jesus
we will need to know.

We will need to learn,
about His love and grace
so that we can keep up
on this earth with His pace.

For our faith to take root,
we need to be transformed
and no longer to this world
be into it or conformed.

We will need to put on,
the new man each day
so we can follow after
the Life, Truth and the Way.

For our faith to be grounded,
so to rise above all things
we will need the strength
that only Jesus can bring!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and for ever.
Amen.

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

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I Trust Jesus ~

I trust Jesus,
more than man
I believe for me
He has a plan.

A plan for me,
to be not conformed
but, rather in Him
to be transformed.

I trust Jesus,
to make a way
through this world
every single day.

A way of hope,
to a place of peace
a way to where all tears
will end and cease.

I trust Jesus,
more than anyone
for I know He’ll finish
what He has begun!

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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.

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

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Sticky Note To God ~03.13.23~

Romans 12:2


A New Creation ~

A new creation,
gone is the old
reborn to be
for Jesus bold.

No more worldly,
or a slave to sin
pride no longer
controls within.

A new heart,
gone is the stone
as into His image
we’re being cloned.

No longer the same,
all things are new
gone is the past life
we formerly knew.

A new creation,
old nature gone . . .
once onto the cross
we nail our sins on!

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Ephesians 4:24

And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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A Faith That Is Life Saving ~

A faith that is life saving,
is brimming with love
it reflects the image
of its creator above.

It walks in the light,
the darkness it shuns
on the narrow way
the faithful race it runs.

A faith that is true,
does what is right
it knows with the world
it is a daily fight.

It knows what is good,
it lives a life pure
it knows for its sins
Jesus is its only cure.

A faith that is life saving,
is full of love and grace
it will have victory . . .
when it finishes the race!

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2 Corinthians 13:5

Examine yourselves,
whether ye be in the faith;
prove your own selves.
Know ye not your own selves,
how that Jesus Christ is in you,
except ye be reprobates?

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Deborah Ann Belka

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A Child Of God ~

A child of God is easy,
to pick out in a crowd . . .
for they are temperate
never tawdry or loud.

They are the ones sober,
gentle is their behavior
for they resemble the life
of their Lord and Savior.

A child of God is easy,
to spot when in a group
for they stand upright
never to sin do they stoop.

They are the ones confident,
for they’ve been transformed
no longer to this world
are they being conformed.

A child of God is easy,
to point out and to find . . .
for they’re the ones to others
who are loving and kind!

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1 John 3:10

In this the children of God are manifest,
and the children of the devil: whosoever
doeth not righteousness is not of God,
neither he that loveth not his brother.

Ephesians 5:1

Be ye therefore followers
of God, as dear children;

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Deborah Ann Belka

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A New Spiritual Sight ~

If the eye is lit,
by the Truth and Light
it will be given . . .
a new spiritual sight.

For the eye reflects,
what’s on the inside
and will mirror Jesus
to all on the outside.

If the eye is enlighten,
to the Life and Way
to the ways of the world
it will not again sway.

For the eye can see,
the cover of darkness . . .
in a world enshrouded
by evil’s blackness.

If the eye is the lamp,
it will shine ever bright
for its body is full . . .
of the One who brings Light!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Earthly Treasures ~

When we treasure more,
things that are worldly . . .
we will look upon them
ever so warm and fondly.

For they brings to us,
such joy and delight
that we don’t notice
how they dim the Light.

When earthly treasures,
our hearts takeover . . .
our pride and egos
we often will fall over.

For we cannot see,
past their seduction
to notice our own
spiritual corruption.

When we treasure,
things of the world more . . .
the fact that they’ll erode
we must not ignore!

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Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will
your heart be also.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Embracing The Cross ~

Everyday we need to be,
the cross embracing . . .
each day we should be
like Jesus behaving.

We need into His image,
keep on transforming
and to the world ways
stop being conforming.

Everyday we need to be,
grace and love’s reflection
so with the unsaved
we can make a connection.

We need to resemble,
Jesus’ saving light
so in man’s foolish heart
our hope will shine bright.

Everyday we need to be,
to the cross adhering
so more can be ready
for His next appearing!

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Luke 10:2

Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great,
but the labourers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest, that he would
send forth labourers
into his harvest.

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Oh, What A Gain ~

Oh, what a gain,
it’s going to be
when my Savior
I finally see.

Though I may lose,
on earth my standing
one day in heaven
I will be landing.

Oh, what a joy,
it’s going to be
when my Father
I’ll at last see.

Though in the world,
I have been hated
God’s love for me
has never abated.

Oh, what a gain,
for me it will be
if living like Christ
means heaven I’ll see!

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Philippians 1:21

For to me
to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Wisely Walking ~

Father I thank You,
today for Your grace
and the wisdom I need
to wisely run the race.

For, I know of the evil,
I will witness today
and to walk cautiously
must be my mainstay.

Father I thank you,
today for Your direction
for the wisdom to have
in the world no connection.

For, though times are dark,
You make it clear to me
how living like a fool
I do not want to be.

Father I thank you,
for helping me to walk wise
so that I can be mindful
of satan’s traps and lies!

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Ephesians 5:15-17

“See then that ye walk circumspectly,
not as fools, but as wise,

Redeeming the time,
because the days are evil.

Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what
the will of the Lord is.”

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Have You Heard The Call ~

Have you heard the call,
from the world to depart
have you heeded to the cry
to its ways don’t be a part?

Have you met the challenge,
that by it you won’t be accepted
have you come to the terms
that you will be by it rejected?

Have you considered you’ll be,
harassed and persecuted
have you thought for your faith
you could be prosecuted?

Have you reflected about,
how by others you’ll be hated
have you pondered
for your belief you’ll be berated?

Is your life a reflection,
of your Father’s from above
is your heart ready to serve
those who hate you with His love?

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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.

John 15:18

If the world hate you,
ye know that it hated
me before it hated you.

2 Timothy 3:12

Yea, and all that will live
godly in Christ Jesus shall
suffer persecution.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Disgust And Dismay~

With all that’s happening
in the world today . . .
it is hard not to feel
disgust and dismay.

For what we are seeing,
no eyes should witness
for it shows the depth
of man’s evilness

With all that’s going on,
in this world everyday
one can’t help to see
the amount of decay.

For what we are seeing,
can never be undone
as it shows the hatred
that’s being homespun.

With all that’s occurring,
in this world on a daily bases
one cannot deny . . . .
the wickedness in high places!

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Ephesians 6:12

For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.08.22~

1 Corinthians 2:14


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.07.22~

Romans 12:2


Afternoon Ponderings ~06.16.22~

James 4:8


Keeping The Faith ~

I’ve fought off temptation,
at every level
I’ve defeated evilness
by resisting the devil.

I’ve fled the world ways,
no longer am I conformed
I’ve severed my ties
so I can be transformed.

I’ve left the path wide,
for the one that is straight
I’ve taken the high road
leading to the narrow gate.

I’ve turned from my past ways,
I’ve confessed and repented
now no longer for my past
am I or haunted or tormented.

I’ve fought the good fight,
my faith is intact . . .
I will finish the race
and never look back!

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2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:

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Deborah Ann Belka

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The More About God ~

The more about God,
I’ve come to know
the more with Jesus
to heaven I want to go.

For I have been taught,
all about His heart
and why in this world
I needn’t take part.

The more about God,
I’ve studied and learned
the less about this life
am I even concerned.

For I have discovered,
it’s all temporary . . .
and over it I needn’t
have a coronary.

The more about God,
I have discovered . . .
that which is acceptable
to Him ~ I’ve uncovered!

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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 ~05.12.22~

Romans 12:2


A Faith Filled Life ~

A faith filled life,
in God has confidence
it trusts and believes
in His providence.

It never waivers,
it’s rooted and grounded
its hope in Jesus
is full and well-rounded.

A faith filled life,
is fully persuaded
it knows its soul
by God was created.

Its mind and heart,
have been transformed
to the world ways
it is not conformed.

A faith filled life,
lives by the Spirit
it knows God’s Kingdom
it will inherit!

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Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness
of God revealed from faith to faith:
as it is written,
The just shall live by faith.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Know ye not that the unrighteous
shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of
themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous,
nor drunkards, nor revilers,
nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5.22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against
such there is no law.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God’s Wise Ways ~

God’s ways are wise,
they’re full of wisdom
for they go against
the world’s system.

They lead and guide,
to the righteous way
not the one followed
so widely today.

God’s ways are holy,
they are profound
nothing about them
are found unsound.

For they are rich,
thoughtful and deep
bringing mercy and hope
when His truths we keep.

God’s ways are wise,
for He has a plan
redemptive and perfect
for all of man!

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Isaiah 55:8

For my thoughts are
not your thoughts,
neither are your ways
my ways, saith the Lord.

Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches both
of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.08.22~

Hebrews 12:14


One Step Forward ~

Sometimes all I can put,
is just one foot forward . . .
for it is all I can do
to keep moving onward.

For I know that I need,
to be diligent and patient
though I am overwhelmed
by today’s environment.

Sometimes I just take,
one step at a time . . .
for it is all I can make
as I see evil on the climb.

For I know I must be,
willing to wait and see
so that fear’s fingers
can’t seize a hold on me.

Sometimes I don’t move,
instead, still I just stand
and say to myself . . .
this is all in God’s hand!

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2 Samuel 22:37

Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me;
so that my feet did not slip.

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the Lord, and wait
patiently for him: fret not
thyself because of him who
prospereth in his way, because
of the man who bringeth
wicked devices to pass.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note To God ~02.01.22~

John 16:33



Set Apart For Jesus ~

Set apart because,
He first loved us . . .
are those who have
in God faith and trust.

A life separated,
from worldly ways
devoted to Jesus
for all our days.

His Spirit within us,
now with Him we abide
no longer is there
an emptiness inside.

A life to God submitted,
holy and consecrated
now understand why
they were even created.

Set apart all because,
we were first loved . . .
now we are the children
of the One who’s Beloved!

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1 John 4:19

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

Matthew 3:17

And lo a voice from heaven,
saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Gems of Truth ~

The Bible is packed,
with truth filled gems
seen through the eyes
of a righteous lens.

For as we look closely,
to the nuggets of grace
the ways of the world
we’ll no longer embrace.

We will live a life,
to God that is pleasing
godly and holy
as grace keeps increasing.

To these gems of truth,
we’ll not wander away
nor follow the path
leading others astray.

The Bible is full,
of hope filled jewels
leading to salvation . . .
if we follow the rules!

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Titus 2:11-13

For the grace of God that bringeth
salvation hath appeared to all men,

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness
and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~12.02.21~


Cut Me Loose Lord ~

Cut me loose Lord,
of all the things
that come with
worldly strings.

Chop away the desire,
whack off the lust
for any of the things . . .
that’ll only turn to rust.

Strip me down Lord,
of all on me weighing
the things keeping me
to the world ways swaying.

Show me just where,
there is still sin hiding
so that back into it
I won’t keep sliding.

Cut me loose Lord,
from all weighing me down
so I may run the race . . .
and gain my victor’s crown!

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Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also
are compassed about with
so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run
with patience the race that
is set before us,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Treasures In Heaven ~

Treasures in heaven,
I have been storing
for it is where my heart
has long been mooring.

For worldly treasures,
will only tarnish and rust
but the ones in heaven
on them I can trust.

Treasures in heaven,
I have been keeping
ever since God ~ first
I started seeking.

For they’re incorruptible,
pure and holy
once I gave Jesus
my heart wholly.

Treasures in heaven,
are worth my amassing
for they hold for me peace
that is truly surpassing!

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Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where
moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves
do not break through
nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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 ~


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