Tag Archives: Bible

What Have You Got ~

You can peruse your Bible,
all that you want . . .
but if you don’t apply it
what have you got?

For what good does it do,
if you don’t employ and heed
the instruction God gives
to you as you read?

You can read the Word,
all the day long . . .
but if you don’t utilize it
how can you be strong?

For once in the world,
you venture out in . . .
how will you keep from
being tempted by sin?

You can study your Bible,
till your face turns blue
but if you don’t live it . . .
what good is it to you!

~~~~~~~~

Luke 11:28

But he said, Yea rather,
blessed are they that hear
the word of God, and keep it.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


How Would I’ve Known ~

Lord, I know You’re in control,
over all that I do
but, how would I know this . . .
if I didn’t first seek You?

I know I can trust You,
for my every need
but, how would I know this
if Your Word I didn’t read?

I believe You always will,
lead and guide my way
but, how would I know this
if I didn’t stop and pray?

I know for my faith,
with the devil I will fight
but, how would I know this
if I didn’t recognize Your light?

Lord, I know You’re in control,
over all that I do
but, how would I know this . . .
if I never heard about You!

~~~~~~~

2 Timothy 2:15

“Study to shew thyself
approved unto God,

a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed,

rightly dividing
the word of truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Before You Get Up ~

Before you get out,
of your warm bed . . .
make sure God’s Word
you have read.

Then as you rise,
you will be girded
in the truth before
you even get started.

Before you get going,
take up faith’s shield
so to satan’s deceit
you will not yield.

Then as you get ready,
you will be protected
with a breastplate keeping
you and God connected.

Before the door you open,
make sure you put on
the peace you have found
in Christ, Jesus the Son.

Then when you see,
a dart at you come flying
you will know it’s from
the one who’s always lying.

Before you retire,
while warm in your bed . . .
tuck away your Bible
under your trusting head!

~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:14-16

Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of
peace; Above all, taking the shield
of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts
of the wicked

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~12.07.19~


The Bible Is Like A Mirror ~

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects yourself so true
it shows all the hidden sin
yet living inside of you.

But if you never read it,
how will you ever glean
the areas in your life
God still needs to make clean.

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects your heart so true
it shows what is keeping
God disconnected from you.

But if you don’t study it,
God cannot lead or direct
you to see how sinfulness
has an everlasting effect.

The Bible is like a mirror,
His reflection should be in you
but, you must apply it . . .
in your life ~ for this to be true!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 3:2

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be: but we know that, when he
shall appear, we shall be like him;
for we shall see him as he is.

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~10.07.19~


Dig In ~

When I read my Bible,
I dig in . . .
to see how the race
I can win.

I explore,
until I unearth
all the reasons
for my rebirth.

When I study my Bible,
I burrow in
and discover why
God hates sin.

I sift and poke,
I prod all around
so to temptation
I’ll not be spellbound.

When I read my Bible,
I dig, poke and prod
so I’ll not be ashamed
before the Lord, my God!

~~~~~~~

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~10.05.19~


To Know the Fear of God ~

Oh, to know the fear,
of God that is awesome
is to learn how to live
in this world with caution.

For, His Word warns us,
to be not the world’s friend
or with it godless ways
to mix in or to blend.

Oh, to know the wisdom,
of Godly instruction
is to know being of the world
leads to death and destruction.

For, His Word cautions all,
to be alert and sober
for the time Jesus returns
is always getting closer.

Oh, to know the fear,
that makes one respectful
is to honor God . . .
by living a life not regretful!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the LORD is
the instruction of wisdom;
and before honour is humility.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When I Cry to God ~

When I cry to God,
for more understanding
to His Word He sends me
for wisdom upstanding.

I open up my ears,
to what He is saying
over what He tells me
I find myself praying.

I search for the treasures,
He Word holds for me
until silvery ray’s of hope
are all I’m able to see.

As I gain more knowledge,
into my heart I tuck away
how to keep His commands
so not to be led astray.

When I cry to God,
when my ears I incline
I find my heart with His . . .
can’t help but to align!

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Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if thou wilt receive my words
and hide my commandments with thee;
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom,
and apply thine heart to understanding;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest
for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou
understand the fear of the LORD,
and find the knowledge of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~09.21.19~


The School Of Hard-Knocks ~

The school of hard-knocks,
can be oh, so wrenching
but, we must remain . . .
to our Bible’s clenching.

For grueling it can be,
when we’re tried and tested
but, in the Word we must stay
one-hundred percent invested.

The school of hard-knocks,
can be oh, so harrowing
as the righteous road . . .
seems to keep narrowing.

For distressing it can be,
when we are reprimanded
from the lessons we learn
of what Jesus commanded.

The school of hard-knocks,
can be oh, so painful
but we must remain . . .
obediently faithful!

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Hebrews 12:6

For whom the Lord loveth
he chasteneth, and scourgeth
every son whom he receiveth.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All scripture is given by inspiration
of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Our Teacher ~

Jesus is our teacher,
we learn from Him daily
how to live our lives
fearlessly and bravely.

He leads and shows us,
how we should pray
when we need His help
throughout the day.

Jesus is our role model,
of how we need to live
for He shows us how
we can love and forgive.

He gives us the faith,
to believe in His grace
so we can remain strong
in the faithful race.

Jesus is our teacher,
to God our One connector
He is our faith’s . . .
generator and perfecter!

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John 3:2

“The same came to Jesus by night,
and said unto him, Rabbi, we know
that thou art a teacher come from God:
for no man can do these miracles that
thou doest, except God be with him.

Hebrews 12:2

“Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and is set
down at the right hand of the
throne of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Bonding ~

God speaks in the silence,
of each morning’s dawn
He beckons to me . . .
to be willingly drawn.

He awakens my senses,
to His voice oh, so quiet
so my ears can be open
to His guiding Spirit.

God speaks in the hush,
of a gentle wind blowing
with the promise His will
I can be knowing.

He invites me to lean,
into the stillness
so I can be filled
with all of His fullness.

God speaks ever quietly,
upon morn’s dawning
so throughout the day . . .
we can keep bonding!

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Isaiah 50:4

The Lord God hath given me the
tongue of the learned, that I+
should know how to speak a word
in season to him that is weary:
he wakeneth morning by morning,
he wakeneth mine ear to hear
as the learned.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~08.25.19~


What’s In Your Heart ~

What’s in your heart,
what idol has it occupied
what’s causing God . . .
to be small and minimized?

Do you overtly worship,
adore and love it
is it filling up the space
of the Holy Spirit?

What’s on your mind,
what thoughts do you greet
what’s causing Jesus . . .
to take a back seat?

Do you openly fantasize,
on worldly pleasure
is it taking the place
of your eternal treasure?

What is in your heart,
what is on your mind
what is satan using . . .
to keep your soul blind?

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2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God,
should shine unto them.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Irrigated ~

My soul is like a garden,
where God’s Word I grow
I turn it over each day
so faith I can sow.

It’s planted with grace,
hope, mercy and love
provided by God
daily from above.

It often needs weeding,
and a herbicide
so all the bad fruit
can be cast aside.

When it gets too dry,
I have a hardy supply
of Water that is Living
upon my parched out cry.

My soul is like a garden,
daily I tend to it . . .
I keep it irrigated
with the Holy Spirit!

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Jeremiah 31:12

Therefore they shall come and sing
in the height of Zion, and shall
flow together to the goodness of
the Lord, for wheat, and for wine,
and for oil, and for the young of
the flock and of the herd:
and their soul shall be as a
watered garden; and they shall
not sorrow any more at all.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Smooth Sailing ~

Today there’s smooth sailing,
the water’s calm and still
it is such a gorgeous day . . .
to just sit back and chill.

Got nothing on my mind,
my heart seems to be at rest
my worries are but few
I am feeling at my best.

As I go about my morning,
I forget to say my prayers . . .
but, for now it seems okay
for I haven’t me many cares.

The sun outside shines brightly,
calling me to come and read
but, I leave my Bible on the table . . .
for I haven’t any pressing need.

Suddenly there comes a breeze,
stirring up the peaceful water
and I can almost hear God say . . .
don’t drift too far ~ My daughter!

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Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to give
the more earnest heed to the
things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should
let them slip.

Public Domain
King James Version

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Truth Of My Youth~

My faith is simple,
I must admit
the truth I seek
within limits.

If in my Bible,
it’s not found
I know it’s not
Gospel sound.

I don’t believe,
all I hear . . .
for the truth
I do revere.

If God’s Word,
is slightly altered
I don’t accept
what is offered.

My faith is simple,
so is the truth
it’s still the same
as in my youth!

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Psalm 71:5

“For thou art my hope,
O Lord God: thou art
my trust from my youth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


As I Look Around ~

Lord, as I look all around,
I see all You have made
I see the beauty in the sunrise
and the splendor when it fades.

I see the majestic mountain peaks,
and the hills brilliant, amber tops
I see the stars sparkle ever brightly
in a sky that never seems to stop.

Lord, when I look all around,
I see all the things You have done
I see how much I am blessed
by the love and grace of Your Son.

I see Your mercy dispersed,
when a Savior was given
to a world so full of sin
so all could be forgiven.

Lord, when I look all around,
I see Your glorious splendor
and I pray more souls to You . . .
their heart’s will surrender!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Your Light Shine ~

Let your Light shine,
let it glow, let it burst
so that more hearts
after Jesus will thirst.

Let your Light beam.
let it radiate, let it spread
so that more souls
to Jesus will be lead.

Let your Light sparkle,
let it gleam, let it glisten
so that more minds
about Jesus will listen.

Let your Light shimmer,
let it transmit, let it radiate
so more of the lost
to Jesus will migrate.

Let our Light ooze,
let it seep, let it exude
so that Lord, Jesus . . .
we can bring more to You!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God~ 07.07.19~


Sticky Note From God~ 07.05.19~


The Quench Of My Thirst ~

Your Word Lord,
quenches my thirst
especially when
I seek You first.

It fills me with hope,
as it flows through my soul
gives me peace knowing
all things You control.

Your Word Lord,
my thirst nourishes
it inspires my faith
my trust it encourages.

For, it pushes me,
to keep on keeping on
and stimulates me
to be more to You drawn.

Your Word Lord,
my soul it satiates
as my thirst for You
it motivates!

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Proverbs 25:25

As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~07.04.19


If We’d Put Aside ~

If we were to put aside,
all our hate and malice
we would not come across
as so cold and callous.

If we were not filled,
with pride and envy
we would come across
as genuine and friendly.

If we were to behave,
less hypocritical
we would come across
not so judgmental.

If we were not always,
speaking of things evil
we would come across
as being more peaceful.

If we were to crave,
the earnest, true milk
our words would be
as smooth as silk!

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1 Peter 2:1-2

Wherefore laying aside all malice,
and all guile, and hypocrisies,
and envies, and all evil speakings,

As newborn babes,
desire the sincere milk
of the word, that ye may
grow thereby:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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