Tag Archives: CHRISTianity

My Cup Is Never Empty ~


My cup is never empty,
is it full to the brim
with wonderful thoughts
of starting today with Him.

For I am filled,
with all of God’s goodness
as I have found my true rest
in His mercy and forgiveness.

My cup is running over,
it’s never half gone
for I fill it each day
with the Light of the Son.

If I were to need a refill,
of God’s grace and love
all I ever have to do . . .
is look to the heaven above.

Is your cup ready,
to be filled with peace
then today make sure . . .
for your Bible you reach!

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Psalm 23:5

“My cup runneth over.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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I am Not Afraid ~

I am not afraid,
of the evil things I see
even my own death
will not put a scare in me.

For, You my Lord,
are always near by
and will always be
until the day I die.

I am not dismayed,
by the valley ahead
for I believe through it
I will be Spirit lead.

For, when the time comes,
for me to go on home
it’ll be the happiest day
I have ever known.

I am not afraid,
I have nothing to fear
for Jesus my heart
will comfort and cheer!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


How Troubling to God ~

I wonder how troubling,
to God, that it is . .
that when we need advice
we don’t go to Him, for His?

I wonder if He scratches,
His head in amazement
to how with waiting on Him
we’ve become so impatient.

I wonder how disturbing,
to God, that it is . . .
that when we need strength
we don’t go to Him, for His

I wonder if He shakes,
His head in utter confusion
as to why we think we can do
anything without His inclusion.

I wonder how distressing,
to God, that it is . . .
that when we need direction
we don’t go to Him, for His?

I wonder if He moves,
His head from side to side
thinking how much we need
to learn in Him to abide.

I wonder how we would be,
if in God we would just trust
I wonder if then we’d see . . .
just how much He loves us!

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Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good,
a strong hold
in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them
that trust in him.”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Knows All About Us ~

God knows,
each one of us
He knows if we doubt
or in Him trust.

He knows our names,
each and every one
He knows those who put
their faith in His Son.

God knows,
all of our needs
He knows if we believe
in His awesome deeds.

He knows our troubles,
the sum of our woes
He knows those who will
follow where He shows.

God knows,
our comings and goings
our future and our fate
He knows those heading
straight for the gate!

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Romans 9:21

“Hath not the potter power
over the clay,
of the same lump
to make one vessel unto honour,
and another unto dishonour?”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Adding To Your Faith ~

Once you have faith,
you mustn’t stop there
you need to add to it
more things with care.

To your faith add virtue,
and you will be pure
for faith and virtue
is ungodly living’s cure.

To virtue add knowledge,
it is the wisdom of life
for faith with knowledge
will cause you no strife.

To knowledge add self-control
in all the things you do
for faith and self-control
lets the light of God shine through.

To self-control add perseverance,
you will need it to faithfully run
for faith and perseverance
is the only way the race is won.

To perseverance add godliness,
in all that you say and do
then charity and brotherly kindness
will ooze right out of you!

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2 Peter 1:5-7

“And beside this, giving all diligence,
add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge;

And to knowledge temperance;
and to temperance patience;
and to patience godliness;

And to godliness brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness charity.

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Deborah Ann Belka


When In Need Of Protection ~

When I need protection,
from the world outside
I go to the One . . .
who in my heart abides.

Jesus is my security,
He is my Strength and Shield
He’s the only One to whom
my life, I’m willing to yield.

When I am afraid,
when I need a hiding place
I go to the One . . .
who has sufficient grace.

Jesus is my Stronghold,
He is my Rock and Defender
He is the only One to whom
my fears I will surrender.

When I need a shielding,
when I need protecting
I go to my Savior . . .
for Refuge and sheltering!

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Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


So Many Needs ~

So many needs,
so many cares
causing His sheep
so much despair.

When will they seek,
when will they come
to the One who will
bear every one?

So many problems,
so many concerns
causing His sheep
thoughts to churn.

When will they know,
when will they find
Jesus is waiting
to comfort their mind?

So many doubts,
so many questions
causing His sheep
bouts of depression.

When will they see,
when will they hear
Jesus is wanting
to calm their fear?

So many defeated,
so many gone astray
so many we can lead . . .
back to Jesus today!

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Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep
have gone astray;
we have turned
every one to
his own way;
and the Lord
hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

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On The Righteous Path ~

Jesus leads me,
on the righteous path
He steers me from knowing
His Father’s wrath.

He wants nothing more,
than for me to be
faithful and trustful
as He guides me.

Jesus leads me,
for the sake of His name
He wants me to see
how without Him I’m lame.

He knows I am weak,
feeble at best
He knew without grace
I’d have no eternal rest.

Jesus leads me,
it is I who must follow
for my life absent of Him
is meaningless and hollow!

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Psalm 23.3

He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Stir Our Hearts Lord ~

Stir our hearts Lord,
awaken our desire
to learn to do
all that You require.

Stir up our prayer life,
our thoughts stimulate
keep us on our knees
lest we become stagnate.

Stir our minds Lord,
excite us to press on
keep us watchful
till the race is won.

Stir up our faith life,
arouse our holy dullness
so we may be filled with
the Holy Spirit’s fullness.

Stir our souls Lord,
evoke a new awakening
let us have a resurgence
of Your Spirit’s enlightening!

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Psalm 43:3-4

“O send out thy light and thy truth:
let them lead me; let them bring me
unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Isaiah 57:15

“For thus saith the high and lofty One
that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high
and holy place, with him also that is
of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble,
and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


There’s Nothing So Hard ~

 

There is no heart so hard,
that God cannot transform
there is no soul so dark
that mercy cannot reform.

There is nothing so hard,
that God will have us to do
there are no circumstances
that He can’t strengthen you.

There is no trial too hard,
that God can’t help us bear
there is no test so daunting
that grace won’t meet us there.

There is no road too hard,
that God may have for us
there is no path so tough
that we can’t learn to trust.

There’s nothing so hard,
that God cannot do . . .
there is no heart so powerless
when He lives inside of you!

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Jeremiah 32:27

“Behold, I am the Lord,
the God of all flesh:
is there any thing
too hard for me?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Prayers For You My Friend ~

God put you my friend,
on my heart today
He told me for you
He wanted me to pray.

So I went to Him,
while on my knees
and sent up for you
theses heartfelt pleas.

Oh, Father whatsoever,
is Your perfect will
till my friend knows
help them to be still.

Take away their fears,
guard their heart and mind
so that on this journey
your peace they can find.

Be with them always,
do not leave their side
let the Light in Your Word
be their constant guide.

Give them Your power,
the courage to press on
let them claim victory
in the name of Your Son.

Help them not to get tired,
in the battle they must fight
let them feel energized
with the Holy Spirit’s might.

Oh, Father I believe,
you listen to our prayers
and so I come to You  . . .
with my friend’s earthly cares!

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James 5:16

“Confess your faults one to another,
and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer
of a righteous man availeth much.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Will Save You ~

If right now things,
are looking down
and you don’t have
God’s peace around.

Then on God’s Word,
you will need to focus
so your trust in Him
can rise to the surface.

If Your situation seems,
bleak and hopeless
and you are feeling
weary and helpless.

Then on God’s strength,
you will need to call
for He will save you
before you can fall.

If right now you feel,
weak and defenseless
know that God will never
leave you powerless!

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Psalm 55:16

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Those Still Waters ~

When my spirit,
is weighted down
from the tension
that is all around.

My Good Shepherd,
brings to me
those still waters
where peace flows free.

When my spirit,
feels weary and spent
from all the cares
today I have met.

My Good Shepherd,
leads me to
those calming waters
where peace runs true.

When my spirit,
feels out of control
it’s in those still waters
Jesus calms my soul!

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Psalm 23:2

” He leadeth me beside
the still waters.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Lift Me Higher Lord ~

When my troubles,
are overwhelming
before my cares
become unrelenting.

I look to Jesus,
to lift me higher
so His peace
I might acquire.

When my worries,
are too heavy
before my tears
become steady.

I go to Jesus,
my High Rock
and in the storm
with Him I walk.

When my fears,
begin to transpire
I look to Jesus
to lift me higher!

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Psalm 61:2

“From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
When my heart
is overwhelmed:
lead me to the Rock
that is higher than I.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Isn’t A Feeling ~

Some days I just plain feel,
my faith it isn’t with it
sometimes I don’t feel
led by the Holy Spirit.

But, then God reminds me,
faith isn’t about how I feel
it’s about trusting Him . . .
so His truths He can reveal.

Some days I feel anxious,
caught up in my fear
some days it’s so hard
to feel God is ever near.

But, then God reminds me,
faith isn’t about how I feel
faith is believing Jesus . . .
my anxieties He will heal.

Some days my heart,
feels so burdened down
sometimes I don’t feel
or sense any hope around.

But, then God reminds me,
faith is not about a feeling
faith is about my future
and all He will be revealing!

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Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Soul Restored ~

My soul God restores,
whenever I stray
He leads me straight back
onto the narrow way.

He tells me where,
I have gone wrong
shows me the places
I do not belong.

My soul God restores
with His mercy and grace
for, His arms long to keep me
in His loving embrace.

He knows I’m weak,
He knows I’m frail
He knows sin in my life
must not ever prevail.

My soul God restores,
He brings it to repentance
for, His love for me . . .
is fierce and relentless!

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Psalm 23.3

“He restoreth my soul:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Dew of God’s Spirit ~

God sends His Spirit,
like the dew from above
to cover us each day
with His mercy and love.

Glistening beads of hope,
to soften the hard crust
so we may put in Him
every ounce of our trust.

He refreshes us daily,
with tiny drops of dew
so our faith may grow
in the things that are true.

Dew drops from heaven,
seeping into our hearts
so more of His grace
each day He can impart.

Restoring dew drops,
soak up our daily strife
filling us with His peace
and the joy of new life.

God sends His Spirit,
like sweet drops of dew
so each day our hearts
He can repair and  renew!

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Psalm 133:3

“As the dew of Hermon,
and as the dew that descended
upon the mountains of Zion:
for there the Lord commanded
the blessing, even life for evermore.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When Confident ~

When we’re confident,
when our faith is strong
we can bet on this . . .
satan will come along.

He wants to shake us,
right off of our foundation
by saying we’re not worthy
of grace, unto salvation.

When we’re confident,
in the God whom we trust
we can be sure of this . . .
satan will come after us.

He wants us to believe,
God doesn’t hear our prayers
nor does He want to listen
all about our earthly cares.

When we’re confident,
know satan will attack
so we need to be sure
our whole armor is intact!

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Ephesians 6:10-11

“Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Finding Rest ~

The Lord Shepherds me,
to find in Him rest
whenever I feel
physically stressed.

He tells me to lay down,
my troubles at His feet
with promises to comfort
when emotionally beat.

The Lord takes me,
into places of peace
where all of my troubles
seem so far out of reach.

It’s there with Him I lie,
in the quietness provided
praying to still waters . . .
I will be led and guided.

The Lord Shepherds me,
to find spiritual stability
so whenever I’m troubled
I’ll have His tranquility!

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Psalm 23.2

“He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


What Mighty Things ~

Oh Lord, what mighty things,
today are You going to show
what new things about You
am I going to get to know?

What is it that You will bring,
into my life today
so that I may experience
true joy along my way.

Oh Lord, what new heights,
today will my faith take
what exciting adventure
together will we make?

What will You be sending,
so I can trust You more
what awesome works of grace
have You for me in store?

Oh Lord, what mighty things,
today have You for me
oh, what glorious things
will these eyes of mine see?

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Jeremiah 33:3

” Call unto me,
and I will answer thee,
and show thee great
and mighty things,
which thou knowest not.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thing’s I Can’t Handle ~

I’ve heard people simply say,
God will not give me
anything I can’t handle . . .
but, with them I don’t agree.

For, I’ve looked in my Bible,
and saw how I’d be tested
once my life in Jesus . . .
became fully invested.

He said I’d face tribulation,
that I would be persecuted
and for my faith in Him
I could even be executed.

He said I’d have trials,
many worries and cares
that my very own cross
daily I’d have to bear.

So, when people tell me this,
I look right into their eyes . . .
and tell them I can’t handle things
unless His strength I excise!

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Philippians 4:13

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


All My Soul Needs ~

The Lord is my Shepherd,
I want nothing more
then the joy and glory
for me He has in store.

He satisfies my thirst,
my hunger He fills
my anxiety and fears
He calms and stills.

The Lord is my Shepherd,
I want not a thing
for my heart is set
on the peace He’ll bring.

He is my saving Light,
He is my High Rock
I’m so blessed to be
a part of His flock.

The Lord is my Shepherd,
there’s nothing I lack
my faith in Him is all . . .
He want’s me to give back!

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Psalm 23.1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


If It’s The Lord’s Will ~

If it’s the Lord’s will,
I shall
if it’s His plan
it’ll prevail.

If it’s the Lord’s will,
it will be
if it’s His vision
I’ll see.

If it’s the Lord’s will,
I can
if it’s His purpose
He’ll plan.

If it’s the Lord’s will,
He’ll show
if it’s His design
I’ll go.

If it’s the Lord’s will,
I’ll be excepting
if it’s His time
it’ll be a blessing!

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James 4:15

“For that ye ought to say,
If the Lord will,
we shall live,
and do this, or that.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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