Tag Archives: Be Sober ~ Be Alert ~ Be Ready

Sticky Note From God ~04.25.22~

1 Peter 4:7


Sticky Note To God ~04.25.22~

1 Peter 5:8


The Enemy Is Pouncing ~

Help me Lord,
for the enemy is pouncing
he has my heart
jumping and bouncing.

He wants me to be,
restless and powerless
so that I will feel
desperate and defenseless.

Help me Lord,
for the enemy is lunging
he has my thoughts
plummeting and plunging.

He wants me to be,
hopeless and helpless
so that I will feel
useless and hapless.

Help me Lord,
for the enemy is seeking
to devour my faith
with his lies beseeching!

~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Ready, Sober And Alert ~

This year I am going to be,
ready, sober and alert . . .
I’m not going to let anything
my trust in God to divert.

I will be ever watchful,
by keeping both my eyes
for Jesus in the clouds
descending in the skies.

This year I’m going to pray,
for the strength to escape
those who are trying to . . .
my faith in God reshape.

My ears will be listening,
for that trump to sound
so in the air with Jesus
I too will be found.

This year I’m going to be,
mindful of satan’s snare
so until Jesus comes . . .
I’ll remain alert and aware!

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1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the
trump of God: and the dead in
Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Luke 21:34-36

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares
of this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

For as a snare shall it come on
all them that dwell on the face
of the whole earth.

Watch ye therefore, and pray
always, that ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things
that shall come to pass, and to
stand before the Son of man.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~12.06.21~

1 Peter 5:8


Sticky Note From God ~10.07.21~

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8


In Every Season ~

In every season,
we need to pray
for we do not know
the hour or the day.

We must be watchful,
keep our eyes steady
on the signs of the time
so we will be ready.

In every season,
we need to be praying
for we cannot tell
the time remaining.

We must be sober,
throughout the year
for Jesus at anytime
could suddenly appear.

In every season,
all day and all night
we must always pray
with all of our might!

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Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore,
and pray always, that
ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all
these things that shall
come to pass, and to
stand before the
Son of man.

I Thessalonians 5.17

Pray without ceasing.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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
.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Praying Ceaselessly ~

You need to be praying,
without ever stopping
because your enemy
is always out shopping.

Shopping for more souls,
he can trick and deceive
looking to destroy
how you trust and believe.

You need to hold fast,
for you are at war
and your enemy knows
always where you are.

He see inside your heart,
looks into your mind
to see if there’s doubt
in them for him to find.

You need to be on the alert,
your enemy is always preying
that why you need to be . . .
to Jesus ceaselessly praying!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

1 Peter 5.8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Not Ignorant ~

Be not ignorant my friend,
lest you be deceived . . .
for satan wants to destroy
everything you believe.

He has designs for you,
he is after your soul
over your every thought
he wants to take control.

Be not naive my friend,
lest you be outwitted
for satan want to see you
to his ways submitted.

He has great plans for you,
your mind he wants to remold
over the eyes of your heart
he wants to place a blindfold.

Be not ignorant my friend,
be not naive or oblivious
for satan is known to be . . .
savage and ferocious!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 2:11

Lest Satan should get
an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant
of his devices.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Beware, My Friend, Beware~

There is a battle brewing,
we need to be clear-headed
we must fix our minds on Jesus
so by fear we’re not tormented.

Our adversary is like a lion,
he is looking to devour
our faith and trust in God
by zapping us of our power.

He’s roaming all-around,
he’s as hungry and he is fierce
he is a greedy pursuer
looking for souls he can pierce.

He is filling our minds with lies,
for he is the grand accuser
he is aiming at our hearts
for he is the great seducer.

He is malicious in his pursuit,
he stalks us night and day
he is restless in his hounding
he lets nothing get in his way.

Our purser is the devil himself,
and to him we must be aware . . .
we must be vigilant and sober
so beware, my friend. beware!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

King James Version
Public Domain

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


WOKEN ~

I am woken,
I am enlightened
by the world’s views
I am not frightened

I am alert,
to satan’s lies . . .
I know how he is
the master of disguise.

I am aware,
I am educated
by the world’s ways
I am not captivated.

I am sober,
I see what I’m up against
I know my freedoms
satan wants to repress.

I am cognizant,
I am more than woke
I can see right through . . .
satan’s mirrors and smoke!

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2 Corinthians 11:14-15

And no marvel; for Satan
himself is transformed
into an angel of light.

Therefore it is no great thing
if his ministers also be
transformed as the ministers
of righteousness; whose end
shall be according to their works.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~06.12.20~

1 Peter 5:8-9


Trying Times~

Trying times follow,
times of sweet relief
they come to destroy
our trust and belief.

For satan knows so well,
when we are at rest . . .
it’s the opportune time
to launch his fiery tests.

Tying times follow,
times of peacefulness
they come to disrupt
in God our faithfulness.

For satan understands,
when we are tranquil
it’s his ideal time
our faith to mangle.

Trying times follow,
times of blissfulness
but we who remain sober
do so with steadfastness!

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1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober, be vigilant; because your
adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom
he may devour:

Whom resist stedfast in the faith,
knowing that the same afflictions
are accomplished in your brethren
that are in the world.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Time Is Getting Short ~

The time is impending,
satan is working overtime
we need to be ready . . .
for Jesus could come anytime.

We need to be aware,
of the ticking of the clock
for the devil’s out prowling
to devour up His flock.

The time is approaching,
each day it’s getting clearer
the awaited return of Christ
is getting so much nearer.

We need to be prepared,
as the hours roll on by
for in a second we may see
that twinkling in our eye.

The time is getting short,
each day we’re getting closer
to when Jesus comes again
and we must remain sober!

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Romans 13:11

And that, knowing the time,
that now it is high time
to awake out of sleep:
for now is our salvation
nearer than when we believed.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~06.02.20~

1 Peter 5:8


Guarding Your Heart ~

Guarding your heart,
is a daily must . . .
and the Holy Spirit
you’ll need to trust.

For He’ll alert you to,
satan’s earthly snares
so to his tipsy bait
you will be aware.

Preparing your heart,
is a daily thing . . .
for you never know
the cares it’ll bring.

For a heart ready,
is a warrior sober
and to satan’s lures
it will not trip over.

Guarding your heart,
is a daily to do . . .
for it may be the day
Jesus comes for you!

~~~~~~~

Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~05.29.20~

Luke 21:36


The Devil Knows ~

The devil knows,
just when to come around
he knows what to do
to shoot your faith down.

So he watches for signs,
of defeat and frustration
then fires his lies at you
to increase your vexation.

The devil knows,
your mind’s a minefield
he knows it’s his prime
spiritual battlefield.

So he looks for signals,
of apathy and weariness
then brings in his big guns
of despair and hopelessness.

The devil knows,
when the time is right
so be armed and ready . . .
to stand up and fight!

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Ephesians 6:11-12

Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.

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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~11.01.19~


With Due Diligence ~

 

With due diligence,
we must stay alert
so that satan’s darts
we can safely avert.

For he is the master,
of many disguises
obscuring the truth
is his evil enterprise.

We must keep sober,
we must stay aware
so into satan’s traps
we won’t be snared.

For he is out to kill,
devour and destroy
anyone who doesn’t fall
for the lures he employs.

With due consideration,
we must be forever watchful
for satan distorts the light . . .
and we must remain careful!

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Ephesians 6:16

Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour:

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no marvel; for Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of light.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~06.24.19


Sticky Note to God ~06.07.19~


Sticky Note From God~ 05.30.19~


Afternoon Ponderings~04.18.19


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.01.19~


Sticky Note to God ~01.02.19 ~


Afternoon Ponderings~12.19.18~


Sticky Note to God ~11.27.18 ~


The Time is Brief ~

Now more than ever,
we need to be watchful
we need to stick to . . .
the truths in the Gospel.

For the time is nearing,
when all we will hear
are satan and his lies
shouted in our ears.

Now more than ever,
we need to be strong
we need to discern
right from wrong.

For now is the time,
for us to make a choice
to listen to the world’s
or the Holy Spirit’s voice.

Now more than ever,
the time is getting brief . . .
for in the night Jesus . . .
will come like a thief!

~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:2

“For yourselves know
perfectly that the day
of the Lord so cometh
as a thief in the night.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~10.03.18 ~


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