Tag Archives: Bible

The Best Place To Go ~

Some people look to family,
for their encouragement
some seek their pastors
for spiritual nourishment.

Some people turn to books,
offering them self-care
some search their computer
for their health and welfare.

But, I have found for me,
the best place I can go
is to my Bible daily
where living waters flow.

For between the pages,
there I find my best friend
for Jesus promised me
He’d be there til the end.

Some people turn to people,
some turn to other things
but, my Bible pages I turn
for the peace I know it brings!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let not
your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Life Is Full Of Lessons ~

Life is full of lessons,
some are hard, some not
some we understand quickly
others a lifetime are fought.

We need to examine,
what God wants use to learn
for what we take from them
will decide to whom we turn.

Life is full of experiences,
some easy, some difficult
some we undergo in our youth
others when we’re an adult.

We need to analyze,
to study and to explore
so we can formulate
with Him a daily rapport.

Life is full of lessons,
and God wants us to learn . . .
they are for our own good
so the truth we can discern!

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Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, forget not my law;
but let thine heart keep
my commandments:

For length of days, and long life,
and peace, shall they add to thee.

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withereth,
the flower fadeth:
but the word of our
God shall stand for ever.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hanging On By A Thread ~

Is your faith hanging,
on by a thin thread . . .
are your thoughts filled
with fear and dread?

Then you need to take,
a hold of your hope
and let the Word of God
give you the skills to cope.

Is your trust dangling,
right in front of you
are you warn out and down
by all that you do?

Then you need to take,
a hold of the slack
and let the Word of God
give your strength back.

Is your faith slacking,
is you trust aground
well turn to God’s Word
and your hope will rebound!

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Psalm 119:25

My soul cleaveth
unto the dust:
quicken thou me
according to thy word.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.19.22~

Psalm 31:24


Starting A New Year ~

I’m starting a New Year,
putting the last behind . . .
for, God has a purpose
in this one for me to find.

I don’t know what it’ll be,
not sure where it’ll lead
but, God will guide me
as His word I read.

Not sure what to expect,
don’t yet know the direction
but, God will steer me
if I give Him my attention.

I don’t know what I will do,
so, I’m praying as I go . . .
for, I know God has a plan
and the way He will show.

I’m starting a New Year,
just like the one before . . .
trusting God with the future
whatever may be in store!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Hard To Focus ~

At times it’s hard to focus,
on what God has to say . . .
with all the distractions
disrupting me every day.

I open up my Bible,
but, the pages seem to dull
and though I see the words
they don’t sink into my skull.

At times it’s hard to focus,
on things that really matter
with all the interruptions
my thoughts begin to scatter.

My mind begins to wander,
making it hard to see
the Way, Truth and the Life
that is right in front of me.

At times it’s hard to focus,
so today I will pray . . .
Lord, keep my heart fixed
and my mind on You stayed!

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Psalm 57:7

“My heart is fixed,
O God, my heart is fixed:

I will sing and give praise.”

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he
trusteth in thee.

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Deborah Ann Belka


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 ~


Jesus My Teacher ~

I’m studying the Bible,
Jesus will be my teacher
for I know He is . . .
the true Gospel preacher.

I’m learning all about Him,
how His life He lived
He’s showing me how others
I too must forgive.

He’s teaching me why I need,
to die to myself each day
how not to let my pride
or ego to get in His way.

I’m using the directions,
He daily gives to me
so though Him I’ll believe
in what I cannot see.

I’m studying my Bible,
so I can be transformed . . .
and in the end into His image
I hoping to be conformed!

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2 Timothy 3:16


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

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavenly Mandates ~

Heavenly mandates,
we all surely need . . .
tis why God gave to us
His Word to daily read.

For He knew we needed,
His divine instructions
on how to get over
temporal obstructions.

Heavenly policies,
are found in the Good Book
for God left them to us
as salvation’s handbook.

For inside the pages,
is where you will find
inspirations from God
for both heart and mind.

Heavenly directives,
are for our own good
for they tell us how
to live as we should.

They gives us the tools,
we must have to fight
those worldly-minded
opposing His light.

Heavenly mandates,
not those political . . .
for we must not follow
what is non-biblical!

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2 Timothy 3:16

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Buffet of Hope and Trust ~

Every day is a smorgasbord,
a buffet of renewed pardon
a fresh supply of God’s grace
found in His Word garden.

I hunger after what is holy,
to help me through the day
only in the Word can I find
the Light to lead my way.

My appetites are gratified,
from the verses that I read
for they reassure me
Jesus is all I’ll ever need.

I thirst after the Truth,
reading the Word will bring
it satisfied my hunger pangs
it’s like dining with my King.

I need a steady filling,
of God’s mercy and His love
it’s like manna from heaven
coming down from above.

Every day is a smorgasbord,
a buffet of hope and trust  . . .
for the Word is like a banquet
Jesus set up for each of us!

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Matthew 4:4

“But he answered and said,
It is written, Man shall not
live by bread alone, but by
every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Pick Up Your Bible ~

When you’re feeling down,
and you need a lift
just pick up your Bible
and give yourself a gift.

For inside you’ll find,
God’s promises galore
for you to find and claim
when His Word you explore.

When you’re feeling anxious,
remember this one thing
since God is on our side
what good will worry bring.

For He is our God of peace,
who showers us from above
the gentleness of His mercy
in the tenderness of His love.

When you’re feeling discouraged,
and deep waters begin to flow
cast your cares upon Him
then watch His blessings grow.

For He is your Rock and Anchor,
He will never let you down
He will turn those deep rivers
into dry and solid ground.

All the assurance you need,
is written in the Good Book
but you’ll have to pick it up
and take for yourself a look!

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Proverbs 30:5

“Every word of God is pure:
He is a shield unto them
that put their trust in Him.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Shut The Door On Fear ~

When bad news,
I hear about
I shut the door
on fear and doubt.

Instead I open up,
my trusting heart
so peace into it
God can impart.

Whenever I hear,
things not so great
on my mind
I don’t let them grate.

Instead I open up,
my Bible to read
how to trust God
for all that I need.

When bad news,
I get a whiff of
I fix my heart on . . .
God’s trusting love!

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Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Heart For Jesus ~

A heart for Jesus,
is full of joy and love
its treasure aren’t here
but in heaven above.

Its eyes are open,
to the Life, Truth and Way
it doesn’t care what others
about them might say.

A heart for Jesus,
is one invested wholly
to following the Bible
living a life holy.

Its ears are opened,
to both the old and new
for it does not embrace
or hold a worldly view.

A heart for Jesus,
is a heart trusting
for it has Godly wisdom
and true understanding!

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Matthew 6:20

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

Matthew 13:51-52

Jesus saith unto them,
Have ye understood
all these things?
They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Then said he unto them,
Therefore every scribe which
is instructed unto the kingdom
of heaven is like unto a man
that is an householder,
which bringeth forth out of his
treasure things new and old.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Afraid, Trust ~

I put my trust in God,
whenever I’m afraid
for His Word keeps me
from becoming dismayed.

I’m told in my Bible,
that I daily read . . .
that to fear and dread
I should never heed.

So I call upon my Lord,
for Him to be my shield
so to fearfulness
my heart will not yield.

He gives me the faith,
to rise above my cares
as I release onto Him
my fainthearted prayers.

I put my trust in God,
instead of in my fear
by drawing closer to Him
so to keep Him ever near!

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Psalm 56:3 

What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Into The Light Of Day ~

When all around me,
is cold and bleak . . .
when I’m feeling frail
fragile and weak.

I pick up my Bible,
to warm up my soul
knowing it’s Words
my heart will console.

When all around me,
is dark and dim . . .
when I’m feeling faint
helpless and grim.

I read the Scriptures,
to Lighten my spirits
knowing they’ll give me
hope without limits.

When all around me,
is cold, dark and gray . . .
God’s Word turns the night
into the Light of day!

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the Glory ~


My Light Generator ~

A light unto my path,
a brighter day I’ll see
for Jesus is the beam . . .
shining inside of me.

A lamp unto my feet,
His ways for me to see
for Jesus is the glow . . .
radiating out of me.

A candle in my darkness,
a flicker of hope to see
for Jesus is the sparkle . . .
twinkling all around me.

A lantern to my soul,
a glimmer for all to see
for Jesus is the shimmer . . .
reflecting out of me.

A torch unto my heart,
a spark that I can see
for Jesus is the flame . . .
burning deep in me!

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Psalm 119:105

Thy word is a lamp
unto my feet,
and a light
unto my path.

John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again
unto them, saying,
I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall
not walk in darkness
but shall have the light of life.

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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Light Unto My Way ~

I tuck the Word into my heart,
then I go about my way . . .
knowing I can trust in God
to guide me through my day.

So I rise up before the sun,
to meditate and learn . . .
for, I desire that the Word
be the only lamp I burn.

I get such peace and hope,
as my Bible I read along
with each Scripture I study
I feel myself growing strong.

Before I start out the door,
I pray for God’s guidance
I wait until I can hear Him . . .
breaking through the silence.

I tuck the Word in my heart,
for it renews me day-to-day
it goes with me wherever I go . . .
for it is the light unto my way!

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

King James Version

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Me and My House ~

As for me and my house . . .
I’m asking Jesus to come to live
my heart and my soul to Him
I’m going to open up and give.

But, first I’ll make it ready,
and clean up the dirty mess
I’ll search my heart to see . . .
any hidden sin to confess.

Then I’ll toss out my idols,
keeping me away from Him
the ones new and shiny
all those growing old and dim.

I will toss them all out,
replace them with my Bible
with the books of preachers
whom I know are reliable.

I’m making sure I am ready,
so the Lord I can serve
because me and my house . . .
know it’s what Jesus deserves!

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Joshua 24:15

“And if it seem evil unto
you to serve the Lord,
choose you this day whom
ye will serve; whether the
gods which your fathers
served that were on the
other side of the flood,
or the gods of the Amorites,
in whose land ye dwell:
but as for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord.”

King James Bible
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Deborah Ann Belka


God Still Speaks ~

God still speaks,
He is still heard . . .
whenever we read
His living Word.

For it is alive,
actively speaking
for all those who are
purposefully seeking.

God still talks,
He still is advising
His voice is still . . .
clear and recognizing.

For it is piercing,
sharp and unmistakable
it discerns the hearts
of those unshakable.

God still speaks,
we just need to listen
what about Him . . .
in our Bible is written.

His voice is still discernable,
identifiable and recognizable
and one day to Him . . .
we all will be accountable!

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Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Word Garden ~

There is a place of calm,
for all of us to find . . .
a place to just let go
and find peace of mind.

Mine is in God’s garden,
amongst His Word I do reap
promises of green pastures
the gathering of His sheep.

Strolling along the path,
I bow down to smell a rose
the scent of His undying love
in my heart forever grows.

As I walk the narrow way,
I stop to pick a verse . . .
I’m in awe by His goodness
in His grace I’m immersed.

I stop and sit upon the bench,
under the arbor of my soul
I rest in the knowledge . . .
God is always in control!

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Psalm 119:140

“Thy word is very pure:
therefore thy servant loveth i
t.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Life Lessons ~

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There are many lessons,
each day we can learn
when into our Bibles . . .
we eagerly turn.

For throughout the pages,
flow all the issues of this life
along with the instructions
on how to overcome strife.

These teachings aren’t easy,
some of them are tough
but, they’ll help us to get by
when the going gets rough.

They will direct and lead us,
onto the righteous way
if we are willing to follow
the words they have to say.

There are many lessons,
to be learned and taught
for when we are inclined . . .
God will shape our thought!

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Isaiah 30:21

And thine ears shall hear
a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand,
and when ye turn to the left.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spiritual Eyes ~

When you are given,
spiritual eyes . . .
you will keep them
on the prize.

For eyes focused,
on what isn’t clear
are eyes that know
Jesus’ return is near.

When you are given,
eyes that believe
true understanding
they will receive.

For eyes devoted,
to the Life and Way
are eyes to the Truth
always willing to stay.

When you have eyes,
spiritually discerning
to the world ways . . .
they’ll not be conforming!

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Psalm 119:37

Turn away mine eyes
from beholding vanity;
and quicken thou me
in thy way.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Heart ~

God, my Heart,
my Life, my Soul
You have made me
complete and whole.

For You’ve given me,
a heart of flesh . . .
so my spirit with Yours
could interlock and mesh.

God, my Mind,
my Thought, my Conscience
Your Word has shown me
sin and its consequence.

For it’s active and piercing,
discerning and living
trains and equips me
to keep on daily striving.

God, my Heart,
I’m so glad You I found
for my mind is at peace . . .
knowing I’m heaven bound!

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Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.

Romans 8.5-6

For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Like Honey ~

I hear all kinds of evil,
things spoken and said
but, I don’t let them . . .
into my heart or head.

Instead I read my Bible,
daily the Word I study
for the grace of Jesus
to me is just like honey.

Its sweetness is pure,
it comforts and soothes
closer to God my soul
it motivates and moves.

I hear all sorts of words,
that are meant to offend
but, my faith in Jesus
I will always defend.

For, like a bee to a hive,
to Him I am drawn . . .
His words of hope and peace
I’d much rather dwell upon!

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Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words
are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul
and health to the body.

Psalm 119:165

Great peace have they which
love thy law: and nothing
shall offend them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Way ~

God, my Way,
my Life, my Truthfulness
Your every Word speaks
of Your Trustworthiness.

When faced with fear,
along my journey
Your Word keeps me
courageously sturdy.

God, my Path,
My Route, my Course
You are my competent
Almighty power source.

When I need guidance,
the Scriptures I read
Your Light gives direction
I trust where it leads.

God, My Way
my Destiny, my Future
Your Word my soul
feeds and nurtures!

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Psalm 5:8

Lead me, O Lord,
in thy righteousness because
of mine enemies; make thy
way straight before my face.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Buckle Up ~

Buckle up,
if you want to be safe
make sure you’re secure
in the foundation of faith.

For you can bet on,
a long-bumpy ride
and you’re going to need
the truth by your side.

Buckle up,
if you want to stay
on the narrow . . .
straight, righteous way.

For your going to need,
to trust God’s direction
so you can travel on
the road to perfection.

Buckle up,
for there’s danger up ahead
and you need to make sure
you’re Holy Spirit lead!

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Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the Lord is tried:
he is a buckler to all those
that trust in him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Reason ~

God, my Reason,
my Logic, my Wisdom
Your Word is my . . .
life support system.

For it’s how to obtain,
a Christ like mind
so the narrow way
I’ll continue to find.

God, my Guide,
my Leader, my Mentor
Your Word warns me
of the danger to look for.

For it fills my thoughts,
with Your perspective
on how not to become
one of satan’s captives.

God, my Wisdom,
my Truth, my Light
Your Word keeps
my faith upright!

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Ecclesiastes 7:25

I applied mine heart to know,
and to search, and to seek out wisdom,
and the reason of things, and to know
the wickedness of folly, even of
foolishness and madness:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Growing ~

Faith growing,
takes God knowing
for it to thrive
if it’s to survive.

For without learning,
there’s no discerning
God’s will and plan
are not those of man.

Faith growing,
takes Jesus knowing
for it to flourish
if it’s not to perish.

For without being versed,
about spiritual thirst
water that is living
will just stop flowing.

Faith growing,
takes the Word knowing
for it to multiply
so that it can purify!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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 ~


Perusing God’s Word~

Today I am perusing,
my Bible in my hand
with the intent . . .
to follow its command.

I’m reading carefully,
what God has to say
with the intent . . .
to listen and obey.

Today I’m pouring over,
the verses on the page
with the intent . . .
their wisdom I’ll engage.

I’m studying each word,
looking up their meaning
with the intent . . .
my soul they’ll be feeding.

Today I’m perusing,
my Bible I am scouring
for God’s Word I know . . .
I need to be devouring!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Heart Searched By God ~

A heart searched by God,
feels the pain and sting
as He signals out
every sinful thing.

It weeps and it sobs,
begs for forgiveness
for it’s a heart aware
of its own wickedness.

A heart open to God,
sees its carnal self
how it puts importance
only on and in itself.

It sees the old man,
the prideful disgrace
it prays to God to give
a new heart in his place.

A heart searched by God,
turns from being stony
the day a heart of flesh
makes it meek and lowly!

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Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:

And see if there be any wicked
way in me, and lead me in the
way everlasting.

2 Timothy 3:16

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

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