Tag Archives: CHRISTianity

Finishing Well ~

Whatever you begin,
finish it well . . .
let the power of God
rise in you and swell.

Be faithful all the way,
as you run the race
hold on to the hope
of the Gospel of grace.

Whatever you start,
finish it well . . .
let the Holy Spirit
your fears quell.

Trust and believe,
Jesus is your strength
to go the distance
no matter the length.

Whatever you do,
finish it joyfully . . .
so you may complete
the course triumphantly!
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Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me,
neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might
finish my course with joy,
and the ministry, which I have
received of the Lord Jesus,
to testify the gospel of
the grace of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Pressing Through ~

You got to press through,
unanswered prayers
you got to believe
God still cares.

You got to know,
He’s working things out
you got to stand firm
in faith and not doubt.

You got to press on,
through the ups and downs
you got to keep trusting
till His answer resounds.

You got to understand,
it’s all about His timing
you got to hold on tight
while the answer He’s priming.

You got to believe and trust,
you got to press through
while God is preparing . . .
the right answer for you!

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Luke 18:1

And he spake a parable unto them
to this end, that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint;

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Deborah Ann Belka


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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Cup Is Full ~

I’ve got a cup,
it’s fills with more grace
each time I seek
God’s almighty face.

He pours into it,
mercy anew
upon morning’s
dewy debut.

I’ve got a cup,
it overflows
the more God
I get to know.

He dispenses into it,
faith, joy and peace
everlasting assurance
that’ll never cease.

I’ve got a cup,
full of hope’s promise
it warms my soul . . .
with eternal solace!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.

Psalm 23:5
My cup runneth over.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Holy Spirit Power ~

There is a longing,
that runs so deep
a feeling I have
and want to keep.

It fills a need,
it burns a desire
to be filled with
power and fire.

There is a yearning,
that is compelling
a thirst I have for
a deeper indwelling.

It invigorates,
it profoundly provokes
a feeling of strength
it fiercely evokes.

There is a longing,
a deep yearning . . .
to feel the Holy Spirit
power in my life burning!

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Acts 1:8

But ye shall receive power,
after that the Holy Ghost
is come upon you:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Pressing ~

When your life,
is but a mess
when bombarded
by all the stress.

Let God have,
the weightiness
so He can take
the heaviness.

When your life,
is upside down
when each day
is a letdown.

Let Jesus take,
your despair
so He can have
all your care.

When your life,
has you stressing
into Jesus keep . . .
onward pressing!

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Romans 15:13

“Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope,
through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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Immorality ~

The immoral are many,
their transgressions abound
they have no fear of God
their minds, Satan has bound.

They lust after each other,
their full of arrogance and pride
their self-serving gratification
they do not try to hide.

Their words are deceiving,
full of hatred for the opposing
for they do not care about . . .
the immorality they’re imposing.

Their beds are defiled,
with the adversary they sleep
dreaming of ways to quite . . .
those who are God’s sheep.

But, we mustn’t be silenced,
we must speak against all sin
for, if we do not say a word
we just let the Satan win!

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Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest,
which are these; Adultery, fornication,
uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,
emulations, wrath, strife, seditions,
heresies,

Envyings, murders, drunkenness,
revellings, and such like:
of the which I tell you before,
as I have also told you in time past,
that they which do such things
shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka


No Greater Love Known ~


No greater love than this,
that Jesus would die for me
no greater Friend . . .
in this world will I ever see.

No greater love will come,
than the one He freely gives
no greater joy . . .
knowing my Savior lives.

No greater love is there,
from a Father to a Son
no greater promise . . .
His will shall been done.

No greater love will I find,
than the one Jesus gives
no greater hope . . .
knowing my sins He forgives.

No greater love than this,
to the world from their King
no greater comfort . .
than the peace He will bring!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have
everlasting life.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


No One But Jesus ~

No one but Jesus,
can save you . . .
no one besides
can you go to.

No one else,
can deliver you . . .
no one other
love is this true.

No one but Jesus,
can offer liberty . . .
no one otherwise
can end your misery.

No one else,
just Jesus alone . . .
no one other
your sin’s can atone.

No, not one,
no god made by man
can save you . . .
only Jesus can!

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Psalm 55:16

As for me, I will call upon God;
and the Lord shall save me.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Process of Grief ~

Grief is a process,
time it does not know
it keeps its own rhythm
tis why it ebbs and flows.

It swells like a wave,
rising in your chest
you never know when
it will rise or crest.

Grief is a phase,
time means not a thing
it keeps its own beat
tis why it’s so cutting.

It stuns like a blow,
hitting in your face
you never know when
for one you should brace.

Grief is a transition,
time has no meaning
but, we who trust God . . .
know joy will be coming!

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2 Peter 3:8

“But, beloved, be not ignorant
of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day.

Psalm 30:5

Weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Rise Up ~

Some people are paralyzed,
with fear and dread . . .
some are just hanging on
by a thin thread.

But, Jesus wants to heal,
our guilt and our shame
just like He did for . . .
the sick and the lame.

Some people are crippled,
by the sins of their past
some are hampered by
their wanderings so vast.

But, Jesus wants to cure,
our spiritual sickness
by offering us the gift
of grace and forgiveness.

Some people are immobilized,
by guilt, shame, fear and dread
but, Jesus wants us to rise up . . .
and have faith in Him instead!

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Mark 2:11

I say unto thee,
Arise, and take up thy bed,
and go thy way into thine house.

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


No Matter What ~

No matter what,
you are loved
by our Father
up above.

There is nothing,
that you might do
that could make Him
stop loving you.

No matter what,
His back He won’t turn
He will celebrate
when you return.

He is merciful,
full of patience
He is beyond
more than gracious.

No matter what,
your Father loves you
so He sent His Son
to prove how true!

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Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love
toward us,

in that, while we were
yet sinners,

Christ died for us.

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Thirst ~

We all thirst,
we all want more . . .
more hope, more love
we all yearn for.

We all need,
spiritual refreshment
we all need in Jesus
to make an investment.

We all thirst,
we all want more
more joy, more bliss
we all hunger for.

We all need,
to come to the well
where in Living Water
Jesus’ Spirit dwells.

We all have,
deep burning desires
but only Jesus’ love . . .
can quench the fires!

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John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall
never thirst; but the water that
I shall give him shall be in him
a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Grouchy-Ville ~

Some people live in,
grouchy-ville . . .
where every day looks
to them all up hill.

They are always in,
a grumpy mood
over every thing
they like to brood.

Some people live in,
happiness-ville . . .
where every day looks
to them all down hill.

They are always giving,
God their worldly care
over everything they go
daily to Him in prayer.

Some people live in,
the mood of their choice
but the best place to dwell  . . .
is in the ville-of-rejoice!

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Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always:
and again I say, Rejoice.

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Deborah Ann Belka


If We’re Not To Judge ~

If others we are not,
to call out or judge
then why do we still hold
against people a grudge?

If we’re not to condemn,
but rather to show grace
then why do we criticize
other’s right to their face?

If we’re not to deplore,
but rather understand
then why do we still hold
the gavel in our hand?

If we’re not to accuse,
or bear false witness
then why is our nose
in others business?

If we believe God,
will have the final say
judgment for others
we’ll save for that day!

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James 4:12

There is one lawgiver,
who is able to save and
to destroy: who art thou
that judgest another?

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Deborah Ann Belka


Under The Umbrella Of God’s Love ~

Under God’s umbrella,
of His merciful love
all of us He protects
from His throne above.

He shields our weary hearts,
covers our worried minds
so that His perfect peace
we can always come to find.

Under God’s umbrella,
of Jesus’ forgiving grace
are the spokes of trust
to keep us going in the race.

He gives us the faith,
everyday to help us cope
by giving us His Spirit
of abounding, living hope.

Under God’s umbrella,
of His mercy above
there is a plethora . . .
of hope, peace and love!

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Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength
and my shield; my heart
trusted in him,
and I am helped:

therefore my heart
greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song
will I praise him.

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Future Homecoming ~

Father, thank You for the mercy,
each day on me You bestow
thank You for the kindness
that to me You daily show.

Thank You for the grace,
and the love of a Savior
thank You for showering me
with Your pity and favor.

Father thank You for the hope,
each day that I receive
thank You for the faith
helping me hourly to believe.

Thank You for the trust,
I’ve put into Your Son and You
for without it I don’t know
what in this world I would do.

Father thank You for the peace,
today’s and what’s forthcoming
thank You for the promise . . .
of a future homecoming!

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Psalm 107:1

O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.

John 14:2
“In my Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Trusting God’s Timing ~

Faith is like an airport,
with extended delays
holdups and long waits
turbulence that dismays.

Cancellations and deferments,
can throw our faith in a tailspin
but, if we trust God’s plans . . .
we can have His peace within.

Faith is like a freeway,
there’s going to be traffic
sometimes all goes smooth
other times it’s pure havoc.

Postponements and deters,
can set our faith back . . .
but, if we trust God’s pacing . . .
our confidence will not lack.

Faith is an eventful journey,
we can go along just for the ride
or we can trust God’s timing . . .
and learn in Him how to abide!

 

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Acts 1:7

And he said unto them,
It is not for you to know
the times or the seasons,
which the Father hath put
in his own power.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it; because it will
surely come, it will not tarry.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Forgiveness Is Like An Eraser,

 Forgiveness is like an eraser,
God wipes our sins away
once we confess and repent
for them we don’t have to pay.

For, the slate He rubs clean,
of our every offense
tis why He sent Jesus . . .
to come to our defense.

God doesn’t keep a notebook,
filled up with all our failures
He doesn’t use a magic marker
to highlight our bad behaviors.

For, the only list He is keeping,
are names in the Book of Life
tis why He sent Jesus . . .
to bear the brunt of our strife.

Forgiveness is like an eraser,
the slate has been wiped cleaned
ever since Jesus gave His own life
so ours could be redeemed!

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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.

Isaiah 44:22

I have blotted out, as a thick cloud,
thy transgressions, and, as a cloud,
thy sins: return unto me;
for I have redeemed thee.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Ensconced In Prayer ~

Lord, I don’t want to sound,
like a record that’s broken
to You I know these words
I have already spoken.

But, I am still expecting,
answers to my prayers
so again I’m giving You
the weight of my cares.

Lord, I don’t want to sound,
like a faucet dripping
nor come across to You
as if I just nagging.

But, I was wondering,
if I needed to repeat
my laying this burden
once more at Your feet.

Lord, I’m still waiting,
on Your response
so I guess in prayer . . .
I’ll stay ensconced!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Purging and Pruning ~

He deletes,
He rids, He clears
those who have
no Godly fear.

He prunes,
He snips, He trims
so we who remain
can be more like Him.

He purges,
He cuts, He chops
so He can grow
a righteous crop.

He tests,
He exams, He tries
to find those willing
to self to die.

He prunes,
He snips, He pares
so more fruit
for Him we’ll bear.

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John 15:2

Every branch in me that beareth
not fruit he taketh away:
and every branch that beareth
fruit, he purgeth it, that it may
bring forth more fruit.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Wise Ears ~

Wise ears listen,
they hear, they heed
they know God’s Word
each day they need.

Wise ears garner,
they reap, they gather
the wisdom given
by their Father.

Wise ears pick up,
they find, they receive
in Godly wisdom
they trust and believe.

Wise ears surface,
they rise up, they emerge
to understanding
they have an urgent urge.

Wise ears listen,
they’re perked and alert
from the truth . . .
they don’t ever divert!

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Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear,
and will increase learning;
and a man of understanding
shall attain unto wise counsels:

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


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