Tag Archives: CHRISTian Poetry

My Little Sparrows ~

Oh My little sparrows,
I have given you wings to fly
I’ve watched as you learned
to make your way across the sky.

There have been a lot storms,
you have met along the way
I’ve seen you rise above some
others caused your wings to fray.

I’ve seen you soar like an eagle,
as you waited patiently for Me
I’ve seen you spiral downward
into the rough and stormy sea.

I’ve seen you climb new heights,
as you trusted Me in your flight
I’ve seen you start to plummet
when I wasn’t kept in your sight.

I’ve been with you the whole time,
I have seen you rise and fall
I was there to pick you up
when on my name you called.

Oh, my little sparrows,
I have given you wings to fly
through the storms of life . . .
so on Me you’d learn to rely!

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Matthew 10:29

“Are not two sparrows
sold for a farthing? and

one of them shall
not fall on the ground

without your Father.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


You Complete Me Lord ~

You complete me Lord,
You make my life whole
You protect and keep me
preserve my very soul.

You fill me with Your love,
equip me each new day
You give me the power
to stay on the narrow way.

You complete me Lord,
You make my life anew
You give me Your peace
and my mind You renew.

You fill me with mercy,
cover me in Your grace
You are the future hope
my heart can embrace.

You complete me Lord,
You make my heart sing
You provide me comfort
under Your mighty wing.

You fill me with joy,
my life You make complete
tis why I trust in You . . .
with my every heartbeat!

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Colossians 2:10

“And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all
principality and power:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Have You Met My Rock ~

Have you met my Rock,
have you viewed life from the top
have you seen the beauty
from up here on my Rock?

Have you reached my Rock,
have you ascended to the summit
have you felt the power
from up here on my Rock?

Have you scaled my Rock,
have you soared up to its height
have you sensed the love
from up here on my Rock?

Have you discovered my Rock,
have you found to Him the way
have you perceived the peace
from up here on my Rock?

Have you gone to my Rock,
have you asked Him for forgiveness
have you made the one time climb . . .
to meet Jesus this Rock of mine?

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Psalm 62:6

“He only is my rock
and my salvation:
He is my defence;
I shall not be moved.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


May I Never Forget ~

Lord, may I never forget,
the favors You’ve granted me
or how You made a path
across my very own Red Sea.

May my love for You,
keep me humble all my days
may I remember to follow
and to walk in all Your ways.

Lord, may I never complain,
nor forget Your mighty deeds
may I always remember
it’s You who supplies my needs.

May my praise rise each day,
and lay upon my lips at night
may I not forget Your counsel
nor the pillars of Your saving light.

Lord, may I never forget . . .
the wondrous works of Your hand
nor how You made for me a path
leading to the promised land!

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Psalm 106:13-14

“They soon forgat his works;
they waited not for his counsel:
But lusted exceedingly in the
wilderness, and tempted God
in the desert.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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An Anchor That Holds ~

When the winds of adversity,
throw you off course . . .
there’s an Anchor that holds
no matter their force.

When the seas of calamity,
toss you all about . . .
there’s an Anchor that holds
till their strength runs out.

When the storms of life,
start blowing your way . . .
there’s an Anchor that holds
to keep you above the fray.

When the hazards of living,
come straight at you . . .
there’s an Anchor that holds
to help you make it through.

The only Anchor that holds,
is strong, sturdy and sure
Jesus is that Anchor . . .
keeping you safe and secure!

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Hebrews 6:19

“Which hope we have
as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast;”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Understands Your Pain ~

Jesus understands your pain,
He empathizes with your grief
He knows that only His love
can bring your heart relief.

He recognizes your sorrow,
He sees the sadful sting
and the solace of His peace
in your life He wants to bring.

He identifies with your hurt,
the tenderness of your ache
He knows what it feels like
when others your heart breaks.

For He too was rejected,
His life others gladly discarded
He knows the agony inflected
when your cry is disregarded.

Jesus understands your pain,
He wants to give you relief
for He died to put an end to . . .
all your sorrow and your grief!

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Isaiah 53:3

“He is despised
and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows,
and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were
our faces from him;
he was despised,
and we esteemed him not.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Remedy For Bitterness ~

Bitterness is a caustic pill,
that at times we all swallow
causing a pool of self-pity
where misery loves to wallow.

At first the acid taste,
doesn’t bother us so much
for we feel justified in our pain
and to our anger we still clutch.

As we take our daily dose,
sweet revenge turns a little tart
but we don’t seem to notice
the spite budding in our heart.

We take our correct measure,
each morning when we awake
for we are not willing to excuse
and aren’t wanting to forsake.

The remedy for bitterness,
can’t be found in any pill . . .
but you can find a cure for it
when forgiveness you instill!

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Ephesians 4:31

”Let all bitterness,
wrath, anger, clamor, and
evil speaking be
put away from you,
with all malice. “

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In That Secret Place ~

I will dwell in that secret place,
where I know God abides
I’ll make Him my refuge
under His shadow I’ll reside.

There He will protect me,
and keep me from all harm
there He will fortify me
and keep me safe and warm.

There He will strengthen me,
and for my faith He will bless
there He will look out for me
and give me a place to rest.

There I will pray to Him,
to supply my every need
there I will sup with Him
and on His Word I will feed.

I will dwell with You my God,
in that secret place . . . .
there I will put my trust
in Your love and grace!

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Psalm 91: 1-2

“He who dwells in the secret place of
the Most High; Shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty. I will say of
the LORD, “He is my refuge and my
fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Trusting The Lord ~

Trusting the Lord,
with each new day
knowing He’ll show me
His perfect way.

Praying for wisdom,
guidance too
knowing He’ll show me
what I should do.

Waiting for answers,
to my requests
knowing He’ll show me
when the time is best.

Holding on to my hope,
embracing His love
knowing He’ll show me
what He is made of.

Trusting the Lord,
with all of my soul
knowing my life
is in His control!

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Psalm 9:10

“And they that know thy name
will put their trust in thee:
for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken
them that seek thee.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Stepping Stones of Faith ~

The stepping-stones of faith,
we all need to get across . . .
but, first we must believe
Jesus died for us on the cross.

The steps following are easy,
if on Jesus we keep our eyes
for, He will be our Teacher . . .
the One who leads and guides.

The stepping-stones of faith,
will take us into deep water
but, if we believe in the Word
from the truth we’ll not falter.

Each stone is a step of trust,
for the meek and compliant
if we take them one by one
on God we’ll become reliant.

The stepping-stones of faith,
are right in front of us . . .
but, they’ll be stumbling blocks
if in God we do not trust!

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Psalm 86:11

Teach me thy way, O Lord;
I will walk in thy truth: unite
my heart to fear thy name.

1 Peter 2:8

“And a stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offence,
even to them which stumble
at the word, being disobedient:
whereunto also they were appointed.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


From Anxious To Peaceful ~

Be anxious for nothing,
let not anything cause you dread
let go of that worry . . .
filling up in your weary head.

Be concerned for not a thing,
let Jesus take all of your care
let go of all that you fear
and your anxiety He will bear.

Be nervous for naught,
don’t you be stressed out
let go of all your tension
give Jesus all your doubt.

Be not burdened for anything,
let your troubles not alarm
let go of that heavy load
and place it in Jesus’ arms.

For when we’re anxious,
or overly troubled
the peace He has for us . . .
will only become muddled!

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Philippians 4:6

“Be anxious for nothing”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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I Heard From God Today~

Today Lord You showed me,
just how much you care
by giving me the answer
to my beseeching prayer.

You reached down gently,
my soul You touched
told me onto You
to keep my heart clutched.

Today Lord You reminded me,
of just how good You are
how You would never leave
or be from me very far.

Now all my doubt is gone,
there is no more fear . . .
for now I know it is You
who is always close and near.

Today Lord You showed me,
why I needn’t be dismayed
for in You there’s no reason
to be disheartened or afraid!

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Deuteronomy 31:8

And the Lord, he it is that doth
go before thee; he will be with thee,
he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee:
fear not, neither be dismayed.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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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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Flaming Arrows ~

Flaming arrows,
fiery darts . . .
aiming each day
at our hearts.

Evil tricks,
wicked attacks
satan’s war on us
never eases or slacks.

Deceptive schemes,
dishonest lies
daily satan tosses
before our eyes.

Seductive snares,
traps menacing
are things each day
we are wrestling.

But we have the armor,
of God to protect . . .
any type of arsenal
on us satan projects!

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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.

Ephesians 6:11

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Power to Rise Above ~

Lord, lift me up today,
help me to rise and stand
release into my life
the power in Your hand.

Make my mind stronger,
renew Your peace in my soul
remind me You are the one
who is always in control.

Show my weary spirit,
Your might is all I need
how strength comes when
I let You guide and lead.

Reinforce into my life,
the power that dwells inside
remind me You’re the one . . .
who in my heart resides.

Lord, lift me up today,
help me to rise above . . .
make me stronger Lord
in the power of Your love!

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Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ which
strengtheneth me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Have A Plan For You ~

I have a plan for you,
right from the start . . .
when I gave unto you
for Me a new heart.

I knew you would be,
someone who’d loved me
I knew you would believe
in what you can’t see.

I saw you were someone,
My gift would accept
and that My salvation
you would not reject.

I knew you were someone
who was humble and kind
I knew you’d loved Me
with all your soul and mind.

I have a plan for you,
now that you are Mine
a plan for a future hope
all by My divine design!

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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
.

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

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Our Inheritance ~

We have an inheritance,
that we can all claim . . .
a predicted destination
that we can proclaim.

A place that’ll not perish,
spoil, rust or decay . . .
a place where joy and peace
are always on display.

A place that is beautiful,
in every single way
a place where our hopes
will never fade away.

A place imperishable,
perfect and unflawed
a place that will leave us
enraptured and awed.

We have an inheritance,
an open invitation . . .
for those who trust Jesus
for their own salvation!

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Ephesians 1:11

In whom also we have obtained
an inheritance, being predestinated
according to the purpose of him
who worketh all things after the
counsel of his own will:

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Good Fruit Bearing ~

For good fruit to grow,
you will need patience
so to all you will be . . .
polite and gracious.

You will need to be,
caring and loving
so to all you will be . . .
generous and giving.

For good fruit to grow,
you will need self-control
so to all you will be . . .
a gentle, kind soul.

You will need to be,
charitable and helpful
so to all you will be . . .
courteous and graceful.

Good fruit bearing,
is impossible to do
unless the Holy Spirit . . .
produces them in you!

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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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A Life Pleasing To God ~

If you want to live,
a life to God pleasing
you must love others
even if their deceiving.

You need to love them,
just like Jesus loves you
you must be forgiving
with everyone too.

If you want to live,
a life to God purposeful
you must first have a heart
that is too merciful.

Merciful to the poor,
the helpless and needy
you can no longer be
selfish or greedy.

If you want to live,
a life to God delightful
even to your enemies
you can’t be despiteful!

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John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give unto you,
That ye love one another;
as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.

By this shall all men know
that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Our Help Is Here ~

Help comes to the lonely,
when we need comforting
Help comes to relieve the pain
when we are suffering.

Help comes with hope,
when there is dreariness
Help comes with rest
when there is weariness.

Help comes to bring courage,
when we are fearful
Help comes to console
when we are tearful.

Help comes with guidance,
when we need direction
Help comes with a shield
when we need protection.

Help is always with us,
to aid, advise and assist
our help is in Jesus . . .
when on His strength we enlist!

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Psalm 54:4

“Behold, God is mine helper:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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To Live Is Christ ~

To live is Christ,
it is to believe
that eternal life
all can receive.

To live is to witness,
to tell and to preach
it is about the Life
we should all teach.

To live is to share,
to educate and show
that Jesus’ love
everyone can know.

To live is to instruct,
to lead to the Way
it is the Truth
we’re charged to say.

To live is Christ,
it is to proclaim . . .
that salvation comes
from no other name!

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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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Unfailing Waters ~

Unfailing waters,
hope ever flowing . . .
nourishing the soul
this God knowing.

In times of drought,
or those plentiful
God is always . . .
someone dependable.

Springs of water,
pop up everywhere
quenching the thirst
so not to despair.

In times of bounty,
of those of need
strength comes to those
who their Bible’s read.

Unfailing waters,
satisfaction guaranteed
when we let the Holy Spirit
for us intercede!

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Isaiah 58:11

And the Lord shall guide thee
continually, and satisfy thy soul
in drought, and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God’s Strength and Power ~

Strength to the weary,
power to the weak
God will give to all
who His face seek.

He will fill our spirits,
with hope and peace
when on us His might
we ask to be released.

Strength to the lowly,
power to the frail
God will give to all
His might without fail.

He will fill our hearts,
with His powerful might
increasing our strength
to stay in the faithful fight.

Strength to the weary,
to the weak more power
faithful is God to His people
to the very last hour!

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Isaiah 40:29

He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.

Psalm 68:35

O God, thou art terrible out of thy
holy places: the God of Israel is he
that giveth strength and power unto
his people. Blessed be God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Past Sins ~

When your conscience,
plays with your mind
to see what past sins
it can go and find.

Don’t allow satan,
your thoughts to attack
for your confessed sins
are thrown behind God’s back.

When your moral sense,
of what’s right and wrong
satan starts to mess with
remain in Jesus strong.

For satan’s best disguise,
is the angel of light . . .
so He can confuse you when
with temptation you fight.

When your conscience,
starts to beat up on you
know that Jesus is greater
than anything satan can do!

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Isaiah 38:17

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness:
but thou hast in love to my soul delivered
it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast
cast all my sins behind thy back.

2 Corinthians 11:14

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

1 John 4:4

Ye are of God, little children,
and have overcome them:
because greater is he that is
in you, than he that is in the world.

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Look Up Into the Heavens ~

When you’re feeling dreary,
when you’re sad and blue
look up into the heavens
your hope will shine through.

For, when we focus in on,
our destiny that’s above
our despair will turn to joy
in the light of eternal love.

Where you’re feeling lonely,
when you are all alone
look up into the heavens
envision God’s holy throne.

For, when we gaze upon,
the future God has in store
our feelings of emptiness
will be with us no more.

When you’re feeling dejected,
desperate for a friend
look up into the heavens
where peace will never end.

For, when we fix our eyes,
on the Kingdom yet to come
everything else will appear
a lot less grim and glum!

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Titus 2:13

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

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Abundant Life ~

Abundant life,
Jesus came to give
a life purposeful
for you to now live.

A life filled with hope,
for what He’s prepared
a life with the old one
that can’t be compared.

Abundant life,
one without measure
a life where heaven
is now your treasure.

A life of freedom,
beyond imagination
a life of eternal joy
filled with jubilation.

Abundant life,
Jesus came to provide
a life unfathomable
when in Him you abide!

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John 10:10

The thief cometh not,
but for to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy: I am come
that they might have life,
and that they might have it
more abundantly.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Step Out In Faith~

Sometimes in faith,
we need to just step out
regardless if we have
any fear or doubt.

We need to claim victory,
before we even begin
by using the strength . . .
that to us Jesus has given.

Sometimes in faith,
we need to take a leap
even though the waters
may seem so very deep.

We need to take the risk,
no matter how terrifying
by using the power . . .
Jesus will be supplying.

Sometimes in faith,
a step out we need to make
but, first off our feet . . .
our doubts we need to shake!

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Matthew 14:28-31

And Peter answered him and said,
Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto
thee on the water.

And he said, Come. And when Peter
was come down out of the ship,
he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

And immediately Jesus stretched
forth his hand, and caught him,
and said unto him, O thou of little faith,
wherefore didst thou doubt?

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Deborah Ann Belka

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I Will Never Leave You ~

I am with you always,
from you I’ll never leave
onto this promise . . .
let your heart so cleave.

Whenever you need Me,
I’ll be there for you
when you need guidance
I’ll tell you what to do.

I am always with you,
with you I’m right there
believe me when I say . . .
I want your every care.

Whenever you need help,
I’ll come to your aid
when you need comfort
I’ll be your source of shade.

I am always with you,
leave you I never will . . .
whenever you are anxious
your heartbeat I will still!

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Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God’s Wonders Are All Around ~

God’s wonders are all around,
so many blessings for you to see
just use your imagination . . .
come now take a look with me.

You’ll see one as the sun sets,
another when it’s on its rise
casting its beauty upon us
splendor right before our eyes.

You’ll hear one in the finch’s song,
listen to the tune he sings
melodies that take on flight
soaring high on golden wings.

You’ll smell one in the sweet breeze,
blowing across the garden path
blossoms budding and spilling forth
the same scents filling up your bath.

You’ll taste one on a Sunday night,
when mom has something in the oven
and the family is gathered all around
to feast on her home cooked lovin.

It’s not too hard to find the blessings,
that come disguised to us each day
just look past all the chaos . . .
and you’ll find them beyond the fray!

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Psalm 40:5

“Many, O Lord my God,
are thy wonderful works
which thou hast done,
and thy thoughts which
are to us-ward: they cannot
be reckoned up in order
unto thee: if I would declare
and speak of them, they are
more than can be numbered.”

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On The True Vine ~

On the True Vine,
I’m going to abide
and live by faith
so not to backslide.

I want to be,
with Jesus as one
for I believe He is
God’s begotten Son.

On the True Vine,
I want to remain
so I can boldly
from sin refrain.

I want to produce,
fruit righteous
so I may be seen
in His likeness.

On the True Vine,
I am going to stay
that is why I need . . .
everyday to pray!

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John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear
fruit of itself, except it abide
in the vine; no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


With All That I’ve Got ~

With all that I’ve got,
I love the Lord
with this one thought
all of me is on board.

For with all my soul,
my trust belongs . . .
with the only One
who makes me strong.

With all that’s in me,
I love all that He is
with this in my thoughts
I am glad to be His.

For with all of my mind,
my faith now dwells
with the only One . . .
who makes my heart swell.

With all of my might,
everything that’s in me . . .
I will love the Lord
til with Him I finally be!

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Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Hear, O Israel:
The Lord our God is one Lord:

And thou shalt love the Lord
thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might.

King James Version
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Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~