Tag Archives: CHRISTianity

Heavenly Minded People ~

Saintly people,
right on earth here
waiting for Jesus . . .
to again appear.

Human bodies,
echoing God’s love
biding our time . . .
til we’re with Him above.

Earthly beings,
living in unity
awaiting to spend . . .
with Jesus eternity.

Foreigners and aliens,
born again anew
ready for Jesus . . .
to make all things new.

Heavenly minded people,
a body of one
reflecting the Life, the Truth
the Way of the Son!

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John 17:21

That they all may be one;
as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also
may be one in us: that the
world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Waiting Room ~

In God’s waiting room,
I sometimes have to stay
it where He teaches me
the whys for His delay.

He wants me to know,
waiting has its due season
and soon I will gather
the answers to His reason.

He uses this waiting time,
for me to focus on His face
so that I can experience . . .
the full measure of His grace.

He wants me to learn,
how to depend on Him
why my pride and conceit
He has to pare and trim.

In God’s waiting room,
I’ve learned all about delay . . .
it’s where He taught me to trust Him
for my tomorrows and today!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage, and he

shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on

the Lord.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Walk Worthy Of My Talk ~

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it resonate You . . .
in all I say and do.

May it be suitable,
to You applaudable
may it be observed
as a walk reserved.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it bring to You . . .
the glory You are due.

May it be regarded,
as a walk discarded
of a list of regulations
for one of regeneration.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may there be unity . . .
in their pursuit of purity!

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Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord,
beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Give Me a Sense of Humor ~

Lord, give me a sense of humor,
a spirit that is light . . .
so when I feel the dreariest
my heart can sparkle bright.

Let me learn to giggle,
when something tickles me
like my baby grandson
as I bounce him on my knee.

Let me learn to chuckle,
like I did as a little girl
even when life’s tangles
pull at my thinning curls.

Let me learn to laugh aloud,
even if only to myself . . .
like when a child is playing
with no one but them self.

Let me learn to smile,
when I prefer to wear a frown
like a toddler thick in mischief
and thinks no one is around!

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Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things;

so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Purity ~

God, my Purity,
my Moral Compass
following Your ways
brings true holiness.

For Your directions,
make it all so clear
how the wide way
I need to greatly fear.

God, my Wholeness,
my Decency, my Dignity
Your Word shows me how
to live a life of Integrity.

For every Scripture,
is full of Your Goodness
on how to be clothed
in Your righteousness.

God, my Purity,
my Sanctity, my Morality
Your Word brings . . .
Virtuousness into clarity!

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Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;

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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 ~


Keep Me Humble Lord~

Humble me Lord,
into submission
prepare my heart
for the transition.

Take away the pride,
still inside of me
so more like You
I can meekly be.

Humble me Lord,
remove my smug ego
so my self-assurance
I can at last forgo.

Teach me to have,
modest obedience
so I can pledge to you
my full allegiance.

Keep me humble Lord,
so I may bring You honor
keep my spirit meek . . .
so my pride I can conquer!

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Proverbs 29.23

A man’s pride
shall bring him low:
but honour shall uphold
the humble in spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Repentant Tears ~

Repentant tears,
begin to fall . . .
as soon as one
hears the call.

From the Spirit,
of the Holy One
who gave His life
for everyone.

Down somewhere,
in the heart deep
a soul can’t help
but to sob and weep.

For once it encounters,
Jesus’ love and grace
tears flow thankfully
down it’s grateful face.

Repentant tears,
never stop falling
for they always hear
repentance calling!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A New Life In Christ~

A new life in Christ,
works needed no more
now grace and love
opens heaven’s door.

For all things old,
no longer acceptable
once Jesus became . . .
our sin’s receptacle.

A new life in Christ,
death to the law
no longer under
it’s working claw.

For Jesus died,
to set us all free
so under bondage
we’d no longer be.

A new life if Christ,
a matter of the heart
a gift to each of us . . .
only God can impart!

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Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Romans 10:10

For with the heart man believeth
unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Patience ~

God, my Patience,
my Stamina, My Fortitude
my heart for You . . .
is filled with deep gratitude.

For Your mercy gives me,
the willpower to run
each day the faithful race
so that it can be won.

God, My Endurance,
my Strength, my Tenacity
Your power gives me
resilience and vitality.

For You bring into my life,
the faith to trust in You
regardless of the situations
You may have me go through.

God, my Patience,
my Calm, my Perseverance
may You find me faithful . . .
upon Your reappearance!

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Romans 8:25

But if we hope
for that we see not,
then do we with patience
wait for it.

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience,
that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive
the promise.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Totally Surrendered ~

Totally surrendered,
God wants it all
all that you have
nothing is too small.

You need to give Him,
all of your heart
He wants the whole of it
not just a tiny part.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to see
how much you want
like Jesus to be.

You need to submit,
to His perfect will
you must be willing
to wait and be still.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to know
how much you want
in Him to grow.

You have to let go,
of your selfish desires
you must be ready
for all He requires.

Totally surrendered,
God wants all of you
but you must want . . .
all of Him too!

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Romans 12:1

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Unto God ~

Unto God,
we’re set apart
each of us
to do our part.

Some be a sower,
others to water
some are reapers . . .
and harvest spotters.

Unto God,
we are to gather
sheep for His fold
wherever scattered.

Some to go out,
some to stay home
but all looking to return
those on the roam.

Unto God,
we’re set apart
so in the harvest
we can all take part!

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Psalm 4:3

But know that the Lord hath
set apart him that is godly
for himself:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spiritual Temperature ~

We all need to take,
our spiritual temperature
we all need to see . . .
daily how it registers.

For the sin of lukewarmness,
lies dormant in all of us
we only first notice it
as it tempers in God our trust.

We all need to check,
out spiritual thermometer
we all need to record . . .
when our faith is lackluster.

For the disease of apathy,
makes our faith listless
and to God we are seen
as complacently spiritless.

We all need to watch,
our spiritual attitude . . .
lest out of God’s mouth
in the end we are spewed!

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Revelation 3:-15-16

I know thy works,
that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Loves You Just As You Are ~

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
each major blemish
every minor scar.

He is aware,
of the battles you fight
He sees the tears
you cry in the night.

God loves you,
He knows your pain
He sees your struggle
is not fought in vain.

He is mindful,
of how you’re feeling
He knows your wounds
are in need of healing.

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
He’s perfecting you
with each little scar!

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Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect
that which concerns me.
thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth for ever:
forsake not the works
of thine own hands.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Truth ~

God, my Truth,
my Reality, my World
my faith in You . .
is tied up and furled.

For to You I’m tethered,
my heart is trussed
there is no other . . .
in whom I can trust.

God, my Foundation,
my Cornerstone, My Rock
my soul is anchored
on hope’s secured dock.

For to You I’m bound,
locked into Your ways
may Your plans for me
I follow all of my days.

God, my Truth,
my Freedom, My Liberation
thank you saving me . . .
form eternal damnation!

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John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Transformation ~

Transformation,
is a long process
it takes a lot of work
for it to impress.

It needs to set in,
let it roots grow
before a new heart
can begin to show.

Overhauling,
the old into the new
takes a labor of love
for it to come into view.

It needs to learn,
all that it can
about God’s will
His purpose and plan.

Transformation,
can take a lifespan . . .
but God will finish
what He began!

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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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I’ll Send to God My Praise ~

I’ll praise God when I’m happy,
I’ll praise Him when I’m sad
I’ll praise God when things go right
I’ll praise Him when they are bad.

I’ll praise God when I’m in pain,
I’ll praise Him when I’m not
I’ll praise Him when I’m elated
I’ll praise Him when I’m fraught.

I’ll praise God when I’m strong,
I’ll praise Him when I’m weak
I’ll praise God when I’m sturdy
I’ll praise Him when I’m meek

I’ll praise God with a smile,
I praise Him through my tears
I’ll praise God when I’m hopeful
I’ll praise Him despite my fears.

I’ll praise God while I’m here,
I’ll praise Him until the end
as long as I have life and breath
my praise to God I will send!

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Psalm 71:8

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise
and with thy honour all the day.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Sea of Faith ~

Life is like a fish bowl,
we keep swimming around
in circles we revolve . . .
just like a merry-go-round.

At times we get dizzy,
and we’re left in a daze
it’s like we’re spinning
in a sea of milky-haze.

So many worries,
whirling all around . . .
it’s as if our problems
will never calm down.

But, if we looked over,
and see past the rim . . .
we’d see Jesus telling us
to put our faith in Him.

Life is like a fish bowl.
but it needn’t be . . .
if God we would only
put our trust in Thee!

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Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,

O ye of little faith?
Then he arose,

and rebuked the winds
and the sea;

and there was
a great calm.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Chill Is In The Air ~

Lord, I can feel a chill,
a bitterness in the air . . .
there’s a storm coming
I don’t know from where.

Dark clouds of hostility,
are widening and expanding
they’re bleakly intimidating
ominous and menacing.

Lord, I can feel a coldness,
sending icy shivers to my core
there’s something brewing
I don’t know what’s in store.

The winds of adversity,
are vigorously thrusting
they are life-threatening
alarming and unsettling.

Lord, I can feel a chill,
I know not what it indicates
but, I know I need to pray . . .
for these once United States!

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Hebrews 12:15

Looking diligently
lest any man fail
of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness
springing up trouble you,
and thereby many be defiled;

Romans 3:12-16

They are all gone out of the way,
they are together become unprofitable;
there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Their throat is an open sepulchre;
with their tongues they have used deceit;
the poison of asps is under their lips:

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

Their feet are swift to shed blood:

Destruction and misery are in their ways:

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Deborah Ann Belka

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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 ~


God’s Plans Never Mans ~

God’s plans,
never mans . . .
don’t succumb
to their demands.

God’s ways,
mans no how . . .
to their requests
never bow.

God’s desires,
mans resist . . .
to their passions
don’t enlist.

God’s thoughts,
mans no way . . .
don’t ever trust
what they say.

God’s ways,
mans never . . .
from their world
you must sever!

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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.

1 John 2:16-17

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Searching Glance ~

God’s searching glance,
never ceases . . .
over all the universe
it stretches and reaches.

There is no secret place,
that He can’t see into
no screen or cover
He can’t look through.

God’s searching gaze,
is penetrating . . .
thoughts and intentions
He’s always calculating.

He scans the whole world,
all day and all night
watches the good fight evil
right before His sight.

God’s searching glance,
constantly looks to find . . .
all those who trust Him
will a whole heart and mind!

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Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
beholding the evil and the good.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Midst Of A Storm ~

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is there . . .
He is ready to take
our fear, our care.

He hears our cries,
for His aid and relief
His ready to help us with
our lingering disbelief.

In the middle of the turmoil,
Jesus is waiting . . .
He is able to ease
our apprehensions grating.

He hears our lamenting,
our weeping and wailings
for He understands . . .
our weaknesses and failings.

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is right there . . .
in the center of its eye
He hears our every prayer!

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Matthew 8:26-27

And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,
O ye of little faith? Then he arose,
and rebuked the winds and the sea;
and there was a great calm.

But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and
the sea obey him!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


That Worn Out Feeling ~

Feeling worn out,
more than just tired
as soon you rise up . . .
you again want to retire?

Well don’t you give up,
or sink into depression
instead look to God
for revitalization.

Feeling burned out,
stress got you down
does your world seem
to be spinning around?

Well don’t you give in,
to your crumbling situation
instead let Jesus become
your concrete foundation.

Feeling more than exhausted,
depleted and downcast
then onto Jesus . . .
all your weariness cast!

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Psalm 142:3

When my spirit was
overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God, My Need~

God, my Need,
my Want, My Desire
let Your Spirit in me
urge and inspire.

Quench my thirst,
feed my inner hunger
give me an appetite . . .
to absorb Your wonder.

God my Longing,
my Yearning, my Passion
let me take in every ounce
of Your loving compassion.

Provide for me each day,
my spiritual bread
so by Your spirit  . . .
I’ll be constantly fed.

God, my Need,
My Dependence, my Reliance
may I always look to You
for counsel and guidance!

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Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all
your need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God’s Plans ~

Our plans,
are never the best
only God’s plans
bring eternal rest.

For our dreams,
when alone made
will like a flower
wither and fade.

Our wishes,
are never greater
only the desires
of our Creator.

For our hopes,
can’t compare
to God’s design
for our welfare.

Our plans,
we need to scrap
so the ones of God
into we can tap!

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Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts
are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways
my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens
are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher
than your ways,
and my thoughts
than your thoughts.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Potholes ~

When potholes fill your path,
with their groves and ruts
and you feel that with each divot
you’re being hit right in the guts.

Take the time and slow down,
for God promises to lead us
and make our path a straight one
if over the bumps in Him we trust.

When chuckholes out number,
the smooth and even road
and the more of them you see
the heavier seems your load.

Know that God will guide you,
through and around each one
so just keep your eyes on
how the faithful race is won.

When the road ahead is bumpy,
and the going is jarring . . .
know that God is in control
if you let Him do the steering!

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Isaiah 26:7

The way of the just
is uprightness:
thou, most upright,
dost weigh the path
of the just.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

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God, My Assurance ~

God my Assurance,
my Promise, my Future
you are my Confidence
my Mountain Mover.

Create in me a heart,
clean and blue true
so that I may draw
nearer to You.

God, my Guarantee,
my Recourse, my Remedy
Your mercy has given me
pardon and clemency.

Your blood atoning,
has delivered me . . .
from my sins that once
kept me away from Thee.

God, my Assurance,
my Hope, my Blessedness
I’m so thankful You saved me
from my past wickedness!

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Hebrews 10:22

Let us draw near
with a true heart in full assurance
of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hamster Wheel Faith ~

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel . . .
and the faster they go
the more their faith reels.

They never stop spinning,
around and around . . .
for their faith isn’t rooted
on the firm, solid ground.

Some Christians don’t see,
their in a spiritual rut
or notice by sin . . .
their still firmly stuck.

The same old things,
they just keep on doing
to their old worldly ways
they keep on pursuing.

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel
for running the good race
causes them to squeal!

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Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is
set before us,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Defense~

God, my Defense,
my Shield, my Defender
may to Your power
my life I surrender.

For You are my Guard,
my Tower, my Protector
Your Word is to me
satan’s arrow deflector.

God, my Defense,
my Buckler, my Foothold
onto Your foundation
may I build my household.

For You are my Fortress,
my Security, my Safeguard
when Your righteous way
I  heed and regard.

God, my Defense,
my Rock, my Foundation
You are my only hope . . .
for peace and salvation!

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Zechariah 9:15

The Lord of hosts
shall defend them;

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Mind Renewal ~

Sometimes with myself,
I get sick and tired . . .
especially since the old man
I thought had expired.

But, he seems to come back,
every now and then . . .
and I have to figure out
how to get rid of him again.

So whenever I find myself,
with the old man in a battle
on the Word I stand my ground
so my faith he can’t rattle.

For, he would love to see me,
once again in his control . . .
but, I refuse to allow him
back into my heart and soul.

Sometimes I have to fight,
the old man off with the new
that’s why I keep the spirit . . .
of my mind daily renewed!

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Ephesians 4:22-23

That ye put off concerning
the former conversation
he old man, which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit
of your mind;

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Faint Not ~

Faint not,
do not tire
don’t forget
satan’s a liar.

Keep on,
keeping on
for your Father
and His Son.

Faint not,
do not pass out
don’t let satan
cause any doubt.

Press on,
pressing on
soon the harvest
will be drawn.

Faint not,
do not surrender
keep on pressing on . . .
into heaven’s splendor!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary
in well doing: for in
due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.

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God Is Still Able ~

When life gets hard,
and the road gets rough
when all that lies ahead
seems difficult and tough.

Remember God is still able,
to turn things around . . .
so keep on trusting Him
to avoid a breakdown.

When all that you see,
is hardship and adversity
when all that you feel
is the fear of uncertainty.

Remember with God,
nothing is too troubling
just keep on believing Him
so to keep from unraveling.

When life gets tough,
when the road seems long
remember God will give you . . .
the faith to make you strong!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea,
I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.

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My Warts and All ~

I kissed me a prince,
but he turned into a toad
then he sent me packing . . .
down the lonely road.

So I went out searching,
looking for someone to love . . .
thought he’d be here on earth
instead He came from above.

With all of my ugly warts,
Jesus saw what was inside
for He discovered in me . . .
what other’s tossed aside.

He peered into my soul,
looked deep into my heart
so I took a leap of faith and found
my True Love from the start.

So if you are out there looking,
for a Prince to forever love . . .
stop chasing after all the toads
and just look to Jesus up above!

~~~~~~~~

1 Samuel 16:7

“But the Lord said unto Samuel,
Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature;
because I have refused him:
for the Lord seeth not
as man seeth; for man looketh
on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

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God, My Comforter ~

God, my Comforter,
my Helper, my Aide
when I am fired tested
You provide me shade.

Your wings cover me,
under them I stay
while the storms of life
steady blow my way.

God my Comforter,
my Calmness, my Peace
on me Your mercy
each day You release.

When I am troubled,
You make me for You strong
so I may help others
when trials too come along.

God my Comforter,
my Guard, my Protector
may I be for You . . .
a comfort injector!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be God,
even the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of
mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which
are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith
we ourselves are comforted of God.

Psalm 71:21

Thou shalt increase my greatness,
and comfort me on every side.

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Filled With God Goodness ~

I want to know God,
in all of His Fullness
so I can understand
all of His Goodness.

I want to discover,
the power He imparts
so that it can change
every inch of my heart.

I want to know Jesus,
His gift of eternal life
so I can be set free
of my earthly strife.

I want to be steadfast,
strong and consistent
so to fleshly desires
I’ll be readily resistant.

I want to understand God,
His Fullness, His Goodness
I want to take hold of Jesus
His Love, His Forgiveness!

~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 3:19

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
That you may be filled to the

measure of all the fullness of God.

Romans 13:14

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for
the flesh, to gratify its desires.

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The Light of Salvation~

My eyes have seen,
salvation’s Light
they have been given
a new glorious sight.

For once they were closed,
to the Truth and the Way
but now they observe
God’s mercy each day.

My eyes were shown,
Jesus’ Love and Grace
they have seen the light
now the Life they embrace.

For once they were shut,
but now they clearly see
the promise of peace
God has awaiting for me.

My eyes have observed,
the Light of salvation
and now they hold hope
in Christ’s resurrection!

~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith,
Awake thou that sleepest
and arise from the dead
and Christ shall give thee light.

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Be Still My Soul ~

Be still my soul,
be still and rest
know for you
God has the best

Wrestle not,
with your fear
believe oh, soul
God is near.

Be calm my heart,
be clam and quiet
soak in the peace
of His Spirit.

Grapple not,
with your doubt
believe oh, heart
He’ll work things out.

Be still my soul,
oh, heart be unruffled
trust in God . . .
and be untroubled!

~~~~~~

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 62:5

My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.

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God Gazes From Above ~

God gazes from above,
He’s looking to find
those searching for Him
with all their heart and mind.

He sees not a one,
not one who is seeking
all have turned aside
no one for Him is looking.

God looks to the East,
their souls to Him are idle
He scans to the West
they are their own idols.

He looks to the South,
no – not even one
He looks to the North
their hearts He has none.

God looks and He looks,
all across the seas . . .
but love for the Lord
isn’t in the hearts of these!

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the Lord
are in every place,

beholding the evil
and the good.”

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God, My Strength ~

God, my Strength,
my Power, my Might
You make me fit . . .
for the battles I fight.

Through all the storms,
that have come my way
You give me the courage
to face them each day.

God, my Muscle,
my Vitality, my Vigor
You inspire me to be
for You a crown winner.

When spiritual battles,
I have to daily face
You give me resilience
to run the faithful race.

God, my Strength,
my Rock, my Song
thought I am weak . . .
You make me strong!

~~~~~~~~~~

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever
thou goest.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly therefore
will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.

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God Knows Your Heart ~

God knows your heart,
better than you . . .
He knows what your thinking
before even you do.

Before to Him you call out,
He knows what you’ll say
before you can form the words
He knows what you’ll pray.

God knows your mind,
better then you . . .
He knows your every thought
even before you do.

Before to Him you make a plea,
He knows what will be said
before you can make a sentence
He knows what’s in your head.

God know your heart,
He knows your mind too . . .
that is why He is always
thinking ahead of you!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 65:24

And it shall come to pass,
that before they call,
I will answer; and while
they are yet speaking,
I will hear.

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God’s Awesome Power ~

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome power
strikes in the darkness
in this gloomy hour.

Troubles may be brewing,
but His awesome love
beams down brightly
from His throne above.

Times may be testing,
but His awing peace
to all of His believers
will never fail or cease.

The tempest is a blowing,
but His amazing trust
keeps His faithful standing
against the strongest gust.

The earth is a trembling,
but His loving flock
knows He will not forsake
those clinging to the Rock.

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome wonder
is shaking up the world
amidst His mighty thunder!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder
was in the heaven:

the lightnings lightened the world:
the earth trembled and shook.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


My Heart’s Attentions ~

Some heart’s affections,
are in worldly things
others are in the joy
living a full life brings.

But, my heart’s yearnings,
are in the things to come
when Jesus returns . . .
to set up His kingdom.

Some heart’s emotions,
are in the here and now
others are on the ooh
the aha and the wow.

But, my heart’s attentions,
are in the second coming
when Jesus returns . . .
as our Savior and King.

Some heart’s affinities,
are in worldly measures
but, my heart’s affections
are in my heavenly treasure!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like unto treasure hid in
a field; the which when a man
hath found, he hideth, and for
joy thereof goeth and selleth
all that he hath, and buyeth
that field.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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If It Be Your Will Lord ~

God if this is Your will,
so let it be done . . .
if this is Your desire
I’ll do it for Your Son.

If this is how it’s to be,
let me not protest
if this is what You want
help me the truth to digest.

God if this is Your will,
so let it commence
if this is Your design
it’s done at Jesus’ expense.

If this is what You think,
will be the best for me
if this for me is Your plan
let me faithfully obey Thee.

God if this is Your will,
so let it be performed . . .
if this is what it takes for me
to be like Jesus transformed!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with open face
beholding as in a glass the
glory of the Lord, are changed
into the same image from glory
to glory, even as by the
Spirit of the Lord.

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God, My Friend ~

God, my Friend,
my Helper, my Aide
when I am with you
I’m never afraid.

You remove my fear,
erase all my doubt
on me I believe
You’ll never walk out.

God, my Supporter,
my Backer, my Ally
by me I know . . .
You’ll always standby.

You make my way,
straight as can be
whenever You walk
along side of me.

God my Champion,
my Pal, my Friend
I know You’re with me
until the very end!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 18:24

A man that hath friends must shew
himself friendly: and there is a
Friend that sticketh closer
than a brother.

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The Good Ground ~

A seed once fell,
on the good ground
and oh how my life . . .
it has turned around.

It slowly sprang up,
began to bear  fruit
for it in Jesus . . .
grew up and took root.

A seed was cultivated,
out of a conversation
about how Jesus . . .
was the way to salvation.

It was full of truth,
this I could not refute
and out of a stony heart
it produced an offshoot.

For now I am a sower,
of that good seed too
and I pray dear Jesus
I can lead more to You!

~~~~~~~

Luke 8:8

And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundredfold. And when he
had said these things,
he cried, He that hath ears
to hear, let him hear.

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Stress Test ~

Today God gave me,
a spiritual stress test
to see if my soul . . .
could remain at rest.

So He sent to me,
a hand-wringing situation
to see if my heart . . .
could handle the agitation.

He wanted to know,
how I would proceed
whether if to the strain
I’d win or would concede.

It took all of His strength,
for me not to succumb
for I knew I could trust Him
with the power to overcome.

Today God sent to me,
a test that was stressing
but I’m happy to say . . .
I’m patiently resting!

~~~~~~~~~~

James 1:3

Knowing this,
that the trying
of your faith
worketh patience.

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One-By-One ~

When my cares,
are too much to bear
I give Jesus each one
in a separate prayer.

I weep, I cry,
I sob, I moan
as I cast them . . .
onto the throne.

I sit, I wait,
I kneel, I pace
as I request
more of His grace.

I sing, I praise,
I smile, I grin
as humbly I shed . . .
them right onto Him.

When from my cares,
I want to be set free
I let Jesus take them . . .
one-by-one from me!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Now Is The Time ~

Now is not the time,
to fold or to crumble
though the whole earth
has started to rumble.

Now is the time,
to hold on fast
to the truth and hope
that will out last.

Now is not the time,
to give up or abandon
and become to the world
a friend or companion.

Now is the time,
to be tough and strong
for the Word of God
will right all the wrong.

Now is not the time,
to cave in or to fold
for now is the time . . .
God wants us to be bold!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 3:12

In whom we have boldness
and access with confidence
by the faith of him.

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God, My Joy ~

God, my Joy,
my Cheer, my Delight
You fill my soul
with Truth and Light.

God, my Elation,
my Gladness, my Glee
You give me strength
just knowing Thee.

God, my Jubilation,
my Thrill, my Blissfulness
You fill my heart
with true happiness.

God, my Serenity,
my Contentment, my Rapture
I am so thankful
my heart You captured.

God, my Joy,
my Blessedness, my Pleasure
You fill my soul with  . . .
the peace of Your splendor!

~~~~~~~

John.15:11

These things have I
spoken unto you,
that my joy might
remain in you,
and that your joy
might be full.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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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!

~~~~~~~

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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Our Hope ~

Hope paints a lovely picture,
of our future glory
it displays all the details
of God’s eternal story.

It’s etched in our hearts,
engraved on our minds
it understands the will of God
His plans and His designs.

Hope is our confidence,
our faithful expression
it leaves on our souls
a lasting impression.

It is everlasting peace,
a future so glorious
when with Jesus we stand
as His saint’s victorious.

So just close your eyes,
and use your imagination
let your hope in Jesus bring . . .
a glorious transformation!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:18

“The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling,

and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Bargain With God ~

Some people think,
with God they can bargain
some think to their terms
He will gladly hearken.

But, God will not make,
with us any kind of deal
He only wants us to know . . .
what’s for us is His perfect will.

Some people say to God,
if You do this ~ I’ll do that . . .
some will haggle with Him
and take Him to the mat.

But, we cannot entice,
God to do anything . . .
for He is in control
of absolutely everything.

Some people with God,
think they can bargain
but to our haggling
He will not harken!

~~~~~~~~~~

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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Have Pity On Us Father ~

Have pity on us Father,
for the error of our ways
rain down on us Your mercy
and we’ll shower You with our praise.

Forgive us of our wanderings,
for going from You astray
give us Your compassion
and our gratefulness to you we’ll display.

Have pity on us Father,
for we have seen the True Light
have favor on our souls
and we’ll laud You with all our might.

Forgive us of our every sin,
for all the wrongs we’ve done
cover us with Your loving grace
and our gratitude we’ll show to Your Son.

Have pity on us Father,
let us to You draw near
have empathy for our life’s . . .
and we’ll praise You with holy fear!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 103:13

Like as a father pitieth
his children, so the Lord
pitieth them that fear him.

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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!

~~~~~~~

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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It’s Easy To Say ~

It’s easy for people to say,
give Jesus your every care
it’s easy for them to relay
I’ll say for you a daily prayer.

But, when they leave,
they sometimes forget
to pass on to God
what has you so upset.

It’s easy for people to say,
I will pray for you . . .
but, isn’t always something
they go off and really do.

For they get distracted,
with the busyness of life
and soon forget to pray
for your daily strife.

It’s easy for people to say,
they will pray for you. . .
so, if these words you speak
make sure you go and do!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 2:1

I exhort therefore, that,
first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks,
be made for all men;

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Someone To Talk To ~

Whenever I want to talk,
I have me a loyal Friend
He is someone always . . .
on whom I can depend.

Our conversations are,
exciting and uplifting
He always lets me know
if from Him I’m drifting.

We discuss many things,
be at night or in the day
He is always ready . . .
to hear what I’ve to say.

I can tell Him anything,
there is no holding back
He encourages me
when faith in Him I lack.

I have me a special Friend,
with whom I can always talk
whenever I need advice . . .
I just go with Jesus for a walk!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:20

For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look for the
Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

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Born To Conquer ~

Born to grow,
mature and ripen
born so my faith
in Jesus can deepen.

Born to know,
understand and believe
born so my strength
in God I’d receive.

Born to think,
recognize and detect
born so my life
Jesus would reflect.

Born to tell apart,
to discern and define
born so I would follow
God’s divine design.

Born to grow,
to divide and conquer
born to prove to satan . . .
He that’s in me is stronger!

~~~~~~~

Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might
be filled with the knowledge
of his will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;

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God, My Faith ~

God, my Faith,
my Founder, my Finisher
Your love for me
to my soul ministers.

For the more about You,
I come to learn and know
the more my trust continues
in You to upwards grow.

God, my faith,
my Trustor, my Petitioner
thank You for being
hope’s only distributor.

Eternal life is mine,
now that in me You live
as more of myself to You
I wholeheartedly give.

God, my Faith,
my Creator, my Foundation
Your mercy and grace
is my only salvation!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

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