Tag Archives: Comfort

Sometimes God Nudges Me ~

Sometimes God nudges me,
to see if I am listening
to that still small voice
inside me whispering.

He wants to see if I’ll heed,
to His inaudible leading
to see if to His guidance
I’m willing to be yielding.

He applies gentle pressure,
in my heart and on my mind
to see if His plans for me
I’m willing to go and find.

He wants to see if I’ll ask,
to be by Him directed
and if by His wisdom
I’m willing to be perfected.

Sometimes God nudges me,
with whispers calm and sill
to see if I am willing . . . .
to really know His will!

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Ephesians 5:17

 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.

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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Keeping My Eyes Alert ~

I’m keeping my eyes,
set on Jesus’ coming
tis why this faith race
I keep on running.

For I want to be,
one of the first to see
Jesus in the clouds
coming for me.

I’m keeping my eyes,
watching for the signs
listening to the rumbles
of these the end times.

For I yearn to be,
with my Lord and Savior
and to be with Him
in the land of forever.

On Jesus’ next coming,
I’m keeping my eyes
for He is to me . . .
the real true prize!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 4:17

Then we which are alive
and remain shall be caught
up together with them
in the clouds, to meet the
Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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On This Thanksgiving Day ~

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I am so thankful for . . .
the Bread of Life
who opened to me the door.

And now today I sup,
at the table of His kindness
my soul He nourishes
as I feast upon His goodness.

A heaven sent like manna,
full of God’s mercy and favor
is the love and grace
of Jesus Christ my Savior.

My hunger pangs no more,
my thirst He quenches. . .
now that the Holy Spirit
my heart entrenches.

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I feast on the Bread of Life
who fills me with the peace
of a blissful afterlife!

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John 6:35

And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me
shall never hunger;
and he that believeth on me
shall never thirst.

Psalm 107:9

For he satisfieth
the longing soul,
and filleth
the hungry soul
with goodness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY


This Lowly Body ~

One day this lowly body,
will be transformed
no longer by sin effects
will it be deformed.

It will be like Jesus,
beautiful and glorious
it will rise with Him
jubilant and victorious.

One day this lowly body,
will be made whole
no longer will satan be
gunning for my soul.

I will have a new one,
when Jesus comes again
no longer this vile body
will I have to restrain.

One day this lowly body,
will be totally sin free . . .
when in the clouds
with Jesus I go to be!

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Philippians 3.21

Who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like
unto his glorious body,
according to the working
whereby he is able even to
subdue all things unto himself.

Matthew 24:30

And then shall appear the sign
of the Son of man in heaven:
and then shall all the tribes of
the earth mourn, and they shall
see the Son of man coming in
the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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The Things I Do ~

Sometimes I do,
what I shouldn’t do
for I know it’s not . . .
what Jesus would do.

Sometimes I act,
how I shouldn’t act
for I know it’s not . . .
how Jesus would act.

Sometimes I say
what I shouldn’t say
for I know it’s not . . .
what Jesus would say.

Sometimes I behave,
how I shouldn’t behave
for I know it’s not . . .
how Jesus would behave.

Sometimes I struggle,
Jesus to be like You . . .
and I hate saying and doing
what You wouldn’t say or do!

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Romans 7:15

For that which I do I allow not:
for what I would, that do I not;
but what I hate, that do I.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Drawing Near To God ~

Drawing near to God,
is our daily choice
if we truly want . . .
to hear His voice.

We’ll need to remain,
quiet, calm and still
till we understand
just what is His will.

Drawing God nearer,
is the only way
we will ever hear
what He has to say.

We’ll need to give God,
ears open and waiting
as His plan for us . . .
He’s purposely shaping.

Drawing near to God,
God drawing us nearer
so that His voice . . .
can be heard clearer!

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Psalm 73:28

But it is good for me to draw
near to God: I have put my
trust in the Lord God, that I
may declare all thy works.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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I Have Me A Friend ~

I have me a friend,
better than any brother
for I am never to Him
a pest or a bother.

He always makes time,
to be alone with me
He is never to busy
for me to come and see.

He is a friend who will,
give me good advice
He speaks only the truth
and is always concise.

He’ll stop what He’s doing,
come straight to my aid
comfort and reassure me
whenever I am afraid.

My friend is called Jesus,
He can be yours too . . .
for I know He’ll stick . . .
like a brother to you!

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Proverbs 17:17

A friend loveth at all times,
and a brother is born for
adversity.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God’s Forgiveness Plan ~

God’s forgiveness plan,
you need never doubt
when on His name
you contritely call out.

For He hears the cries,
of a heart regretful
for no sin to Him . . .
is too dire or dreadful.

God’s forgiveness plan,
is just a breath away
when you confess your sins
He’ll make clear the way.

For you to receive,
His mercy and grace
when you penitently seek
His forgiving face.

God’s forgiveness plan,
is for one and all
all it takes is for you
on Jesus’ name to call!

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1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On Christ Alone ~

On Christ alone,
my mind is set,
so closer to Him,
my heart can get.

For He is the One,
who has saved me,
giving me the hope,
for what I can’t see.

In Christ alone,
my faith clings,
for by His grace,
salvation brings.

He is my Savior,
God’s eternal plan,
His love filled in,
the empty span.

On Christ alone,
my redemption lies,
my eyes He keeps . . ,
fixated on the prize!

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Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation
in any other: for there is none
other name under heaven
given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Fire In My Bones ~

I feel my bones,
they are hot with fire
sparking me to raise
my voice even higher.

For the flame inside,
I can no longer contain
for I see a world filled
for God, with a disdain.

This fire is being fueled,
by rampant immorality
kindled by the flames
of gender based depravity.

For the torch was lit,
by progressive behavior
inflamed by their denial
of the need for a Savior.

I feel in my bones,
a fire burning hot
it’s like we’re living . . .
today in the land of Lot!

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Jeremiah 20:9

Then I said, I will not make mention of him,
nor speak any more in his name.
But his word was in mine heart as a
burning fire shut up in my bones,
and I was weary with forbearing,
and I could not stay.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Gracious Gratitude ~

Not just on Thanksgiving,
but every day of the year
give God your heartfelt praise
and it’ll bring your heart cheer.

For when we are thankful,
the entire year through
joy will flood our souls
spilling over in all we do.

Every minute of the day,
thank God for His grace
every second you’re alive
praise His holy face.

Give Him your thanksgiving,
with a heart that’s forthright
and in the eyes of the Lord
you’ll be a pleasing delight.

So, everyone let’s show God,
our gracious gratitude . . .
today and all year through
have a thankful attitude!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

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God’s Goodness ~

I am so thankful,
for God’s goodness
so blessed to know
His loving kindness.

Grateful and glad,
He is always forgiving
as with Him I travel
in the land of the living.

I am so thankful,
for God’s mercy and grace
so grateful He gives me
strength for the race.

Confident and sure,
I’ve nothing to fear
for God goes with me
and is always near.

I am so thankful,
for God’s goodness
I am so grateful
for His faithfulness!

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Psalm 27.13

I had fainted, unless I had
believed to see
the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Why I’m Not Fearful ~

Though today’s world,
is full of darkness
I’m not fearful . . .
by its absurdness.

For Jesus is the Light,
living inside of me
so I do not dread
all the wickedness I see.

Though today’s world,
is full of evilness
I’m not frighten
by its ungodliness.

For Jesus is the Light,
of my salvation
no man can cause me
to fall into temptation.

Though today’s world,
is dark and wicked
it is to Jesus’ Light
that I am committed!

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Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light
and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength
of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Jesus Said Come To Me ~

To the broken-hearted,
to Me, Jesus said to come
and to their heartache
they will not succumb.

To those who are weary,
to Him, He said to run
and He’d give His rest
to each and every one.

To those heavy-laden,
loaded down with sin
Jesus said He’d give
them each peace within.

To those perishing,
new life He said He’d give
for their trespasses
He’d promised He’d forgive.

To the broken and weary,
to the heavy laden . . .
Jesus said to come to Him
for they’ll not be forsaken!

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Matthew 11.28

Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Along The Righteous Path ~

Along the righteous path,
there are promise galore
for us to discover . . .
to search and explore.

For God promised to lead us,
on the road that is straight
and to show us the Way . . .
to get to the narrow gate.

He said we could ask Him,
for His guidance, divine
and to give us the endurance
to make it to the finish line.

God said it wouldn’t be easy,
there would be lots of stress
but He’d give us the grace
to continue to onward press.

He said we’d find His favor,
His mercy and goodness . . .
to reveal His purposes and plans
so to prove to us His kindness.

Along the righteous path,
God promised He’d lead
and we will find them all . . .
if our Bible’s we would read!

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Psalm 25.10

All the paths of the Lord
are mercy and truth unto
such as keep his covenant
and his testimonies.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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The Fruit Of My Lips ~


May the fruit of my lips,
produce bountiful praise
to God for His faithfulness
and His wondrous ways.

May my lips create music,
generate songs to sing
making a joyful noise
honoring my eternal King.

May the fruit of my lips,
deliver my thankfulness
with hearty hallelujahs
showing my gratefulness.

May my lips dance about,
jump with joy and delight
expressing to the world
the hope found in His light.

May the fruit of my lips,
produce bountiful praise
may my gratitude to God
I never stop to raise!

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Psalm 51:15

“O Lord, open thou my lips;
and my mouth shall shew
forth thy praise.”

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A New Spiritual Sight ~

If the eye is lit,
by the Truth and Light
it will be given . . .
a new spiritual sight.

For the eye reflects,
what’s on the inside
and will mirror Jesus
to all on the outside.

If the eye is enlighten,
to the Life and Way
to the ways of the world
it will not again sway.

For the eye can see,
the cover of darkness . . .
in a world enshrouded
by evil’s blackness.

If the eye is the lamp,
it will shine ever bright
for its body is full . . .
of the One who brings Light!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Earthly Treasures ~

When we treasure more,
things that are worldly . . .
we will look upon them
ever so warm and fondly.

For they brings to us,
such joy and delight
that we don’t notice
how they dim the Light.

When earthly treasures,
our hearts takeover . . .
our pride and egos
we often will fall over.

For we cannot see,
past their seduction
to notice our own
spiritual corruption.

When we treasure,
things of the world more . . .
the fact that they’ll erode
we must not ignore!

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Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

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

For where your treasure is, there will
your heart be also.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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That Old Man ~




Sometimes that old man,
sneaks his way back in
for our souls he wants
to repossess and win.

So he taunts us with our past,
dangling in front of us
the delights we once found
in our former worldly lusts.

He tells us we needn’t be,
so committed to God’s Word
that we can still find delight
if the truth could be blurred.

He tantalizes us with things,
once giving us such pleasure
telling us they’re more rewarding
then our heavenly treasure.

Sometimes that old man,
in our lives creeps back in
but we who are saved . . .
know he is all about the sin!

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Ephesians 4:22-23

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

Romans 7.18

For I know that in me
(that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me;
but how to perform that
which is good I find not.

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Fear Not This Life ~

Fear not this life,
be not dismayed
do not let anxiety
your mind invade.

Instead remember,
God is with you
and with His strength
you will get through.

Fear not the things,
you cannot control
do not let anguish
penetrated your soul.

Instead remember,
God will uphold you
and help you with
what you must do.

Fear not this life,
instead grab God’s hand
He’ll give you the strength
so you can make your stand!

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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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In Everything By Prayer ~

In everything by prayer,
with a thankful plea . . .
make your requests known
on bended, grateful knee.

Then the peace of God,
will fill your heart and mind
with a tranquil calmness
like no other you could find.

In everything by prayer,
tell God your every care
ask Him to help you with
each burden that you bear.

Then the peace of God,
will lift the weight off you
for there is not anything
to heavy for God to do.

In everything by prayer,
with praise and thanksgiving
ask God for a peace . . .
past your understanding!

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Philippians 4:6-7

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made
known unto God.
And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.”

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Perfected By God ~

Every day we are being,
patiently by God perfected . . .
and our attitudes so often
need to be corrected.

So He teaches us how,
like Jesus to be . . .
by taking us down
on our prideful knee.

Every day we are being,
patiently by God instructed
how our lives now
need to be conducted.

He want us to grasp onto,
the meaning of obedience
without giving Him any
lip-service or resistance.

Every day we get closer,
as into perfection we progress
but, God knows that it is . . .
for us a life-time process!

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Hebrews 5:9

And being made perfect,
he became the author of
eternal salvation unto
all them that obey him;

James 1:4

But let patience have
her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect
and entire, wanting nothing.

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One Glorious Surprise ~

There is no one,
who has ever seen
nor anyone who’s eyes
have been able to glean.

What God has in store,
for those who believe
the crown of life . . .
one day they’ll receive.

There is no one,
who has ever heard
nor who’s imagination
has been so stirred.

What God has in store,
for those who wait
to enter into heaven
through the pearly gate.

No one’s ears have ever heard,
no one has seen with their eyes
but, I believe His sheep are in . . .
for one big, glorious surprise!

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Isaiah 64.4

For since the beginning
of the world men have not heard,
nor perceived by the ear, neither
hath the eye seen, O God, beside
thee, what he hath prepared for
him that waiteth for him.

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard, neither have entered
into the heart of man, the things which
God hath prepared for them that love him.

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A Constant Reminder ~

A thorn in the flesh,
one only I can see . . .
an affliction running
throughout all of me.

A constant reminder,
of my own weakness
a steady remembrance
of God’s goodness.

A thorn in the flesh,
making me stronger
pulling me to Jesus
even more closer.

A constant reminder,
of His great power
a changeless recalling
He’s with me every hour.

A thorn in the flesh,
causing me to seek . . .
the strength of Jesus
when I’m too weak!

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2 Corinthians 12:7

And lest I should be exalted
above measure through the
abundance of the revelations,
there was given to me a thorn
in the flesh, the messenger of
Satan to buffet me, lest I should
be exalted above measure.

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My Daily Praise I Raise~

Each new day I rise to,
I start it off with praise
to the Lord my God . . .
my gratitude I raise.

I thank Him daily,
for all He has supplied
I can’t tell Him enough
how much I am obliged.

My gratitude is ongoing,
as I go about my day
for the many blessings
He showers on my way.

I’m grateful for His mercy,
His every good, perfect gift
unto my Lord and Savior
my thankfulness I lift.

As I thank God for being,
my powerful, wise creator
my gratefulness to Him . . .
grows ever-more greater!

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Psalm 35:28

“And my tongue shall
speak of thy righteousness
and of thy praise
all the day long.”

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Mountain Casting Faith ~

I’m taking this mountain,
casting it as far as I can see
before its weight comes . . .
crashing down on top of me.

But, first my faith I’ll need,
to gather up and muster
for this mountain to me . . .
looks like a real gut buster.

I know that with Jesus,
all things are truly possible
but, to me this mountain
seems massively impossible.

I’ll be asking Him to help me,
because I do believe . . .
in exchange for my weakness
His strength I will receive.

I’m moving this mountain,
with the grain of a seed
for Jesus told me . . .
it’s all the faith I’ll need!

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Matthew 17:20

And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye shall
say unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.

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May God Bless You ~

May God bless you,
each and every day
may His truths light up
the path along your way.

May His purposes,
and plans for your life
help you to overcome
all your inner strife.

May God’s strength,
you daily pursue
may His tender mercy
help to empower you.

May your mind find,
His peace and calm
may His Word be used
as your healing balm.

May you seek God,
with all your mind and heart
may you find His mercy
upon each day’s new start!

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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.”

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Jesus Came To Give ~

Jesus came to give,
to all abundant life
to deliver us from
work’s toil and strife.

And so He became,
the Door to the Way
for He saw how some
led His flock astray.

Jesus knew the thieves,
would rob and steal
His sheep from Him
so to destroy and kill.

And so He became,
the Good Shepherd
to settle with the robbers
salvation’s record.

Jesus came to save,
His sheep from the wolves
so they could recognize
the sound of their hooves!

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John 10:8-12

All that ever came before me
are thieves and robbers:
but the sheep did not hear them.

I am the door: by me if any man
enter in, he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out,
and find pasture.

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.

I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd giveth
his life for the sheep.

But he that is an hireling,
and not the shepherd,
whose own the sheep are not,
seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth
the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf
catcheth them,
and scattereth the sheep.

Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets,
which come to you in sheep’s
clothing, but inwardly they
are ravening wolves.

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Thank You Jesus ~

Thank you Jesus,
for all You do . . .
tis why I sing
my praise to You.

When I’m all alone,
You’re always near
when I’m afraid
You calm my fear.

Thank you Jesus,
for first loving me
for giving me hope
in what I can’t see.

When I need faith,
You give me more
when trust I need
You help me soar.

Thank you Jesus,
for all You are
tis why I worship . . .
You from afar!

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Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with
thanksgiving, and into his
courts with praise: be thankful
unto him, and bless his name.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Whirlwinds Of Life ~

Everywhere I look,
there’s a storm brewing
reminding me just why
my faith needs renewing.

For in the whirlwinds,
life so often brings . . .
I need to be reminded
God controls all things.

Everywhere I turn,
a tempest is being forecast
reminding me just why
I need to hold on fast.

For in the thunder’s roar,
comes fear and dismay
and so I remind myself
I need not be afraid.

Everywhere I look,
there is a storm gusting
reminding me on Jesus . . .
I need to keep trusting!

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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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