Tag Archives: Crown of Life

Hold On Fast ~

Hold on fast,
give up never
from your hope
do not sever.

Don’t let anyone,
take from you
the crown that is
to you due.

Hold on fast,
don’t you release
your grip on
eternal peace.

Don’t let anything,
drag you away
from the truth
do not go astray.

Hold on fast,
don’t you let go
Jesus is coming
before you know!

~~~~~

Revelation 3:11

Behold, I come quickly:
hold that fast which thou
hast, that no man take
thy crown.

King James Version
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Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Remain Steadfast ~

When under pressure,
steadfast remain . . .
then from temptation
you will abstain.

Then the crown of life,
you will surely win
for you stood the test
over besetting sin.

When you suffer,
rejoice in your hope
and God will give you
the grace to cope.

Then the character,
God wants in you to see
will be the one . . .
you’re not ashamed to be.

When under pressure,
and you need assurance
ask Jesus to give you . . .
the faith of endurance!

~~~~~~

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that endureth
temptation: for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to
them that love him.

Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory in
tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and
experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts by the
Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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!

~~~~~~~~

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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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Hands That Molded You ~

The hands that molded you,
will never let you fall . . .
they’ll always lift you up
when on them you call.

They will uphold you,
when you’re feeling weak
in love they’ll enfold you
when comfort you seek.

The hands that formed you,
are strong and steady
when trials come along
they’ll help you to be ready.

They will wrap around you,
in them courage you will find
they’ll defend and protect you
bring to you peace of mind.

The hands that molded you,
will never let you down . . .
they’ll be the same ones
handing you life’s crown!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O Lord, thou art our father;
we are the clay, and thou our potter;
and we all are the work of thy hand.”

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that endureth
temptation: for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to
them that love him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On A Road Trip ~

I’ve been on a road trip,
for many of years . . .
some days filled with joy
others soaked in tears.

It hasn’t been an easy ride,
God knows its been hard
but His love left me . . .
by the pain unscarred.

At times it was a struggle,
others were but a breeze
and often I found myself
down on both my knees.

I know it is not over,
until God says so . .
so I’m going to endure
till it’s time for me to go.

I’ve been on a road trip,
filled with up and downs
but, I won’t give up . . .
until I get my life’s crown!

~~~~~~~~

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that endureth
temptation: for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to
them that love him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~06.05.22~

James 1:12


Be A Contender ~

Lord, let me be a contender,
a competitor in the race
so I may be a testament
of Your life-saving grace.

Help me to finish well,
so the prize I can earn
by guiding me around
each bend, every turn.

Let me be a front-runner,
to living a life sinless
so I may be for You
everyday a witness.

If You should ever see me,
fall off the narrow track
I pray You will quickly
guide me to You back.

Lord, let me be a contender,
one who runs with dignity
let me be a champion
of love and charity!

~~~~~~~~

Jude 1:3

Beloved, when I gave all diligence
to write unto you of the common
salvation, it was needful for me to
write unto you, and exhort you that
ye should earnestly contend for the
faith which was once delivered
unto the saints.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Pray Your Today ~

I pray your today,
will be a victorious
I pray it will not be
in vain or laborious.

I pray it will be,
one serenity filled
I pray your heart
in trust will be stilled.

I pray your faith,
grows abundantly
I pray God’s Word
you follow hungrily.

I pray your hope,
keeps you in the fight
I pray you reflect
the salvation of His Light.

I pray your today,
will be a faithful one
I pray you will be courageous
so your crown can be won!

~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born
of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that
overcometh the world,
even our faith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Cut Me Loose Lord ~

Cut me loose Lord,
of all the things
that come with
worldly strings.

Chop away the desire,
whack off the lust
for any of the things . . .
that’ll only turn to rust.

Strip me down Lord,
of all on me weighing
the things keeping me
to the world ways swaying.

Show me just where,
there is still sin hiding
so that back into it
I won’t keep sliding.

Cut me loose Lord,
from all weighing me down
so I may run the race . . .
and gain my victor’s crown!

~~~~~

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,

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.15.21~

James 1:12


Afternoon Ponderings ~08.30.21~

James 1:12


Afternoon Ponderings ~08.23.21~

James 1.12


Winning Life’s Crown ~

When you’re discouraged,
feeling down in the dumps
you need to give yourself
in Jesus a joy jump.

For He can bring you out,
of that pit you are in . . .
once you start to focus
on the Goodness of Him.

When you’re disenchanted,
with the world around you
you need to give yourself
a more heavenly view.

For God has a mansion,
filled with numerous rooms
where tears, sorrows and death
no longer lurks or looms.

When you’re feeling sad,
discouraged and down
just think about Jesus . . .
and winning Life’s Crown!

~~~~~~~~

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised
to them that love him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.14.21~

Romans 12:2


Good Morning Quote ~07.14.21~


Sticky Note to God ~07.14.21~

Matthew 25:21


Afternoon Ponderings ~10.15.20~

James 1:12


Sticky Note to God ~09.12.20~

James 1:12


Sticky Note From God ~08.12.20~

James 1:12

 


Sticky Note From God ~04.16.20~

James 1:12


Sticky Note From God ~09.28.19~


Hat Juggling ~

We all wear various hats,
of miscellaneous kinds
we all have certain roles
tossing around in our minds.

But, when for the Lord,
we perform our tasks
He’ll help us balance them
when for His help we ask.

We all wear assorted hats,
of differing forms
we all have vast duties
each day we perform.

But, when for the Lord,
our commitments we fill
He will help us juggle them
with the strength to do His will

We all wear varying hats,
of different sorts and sizes
and in the end the Crown of Life
will be the one we prize!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~12.22.18~


Guilty Sinners ~

Guilty sinners,
deserving disgrace
instead are saved
by Jesus’ grace.

Worthy of hell,
its perishing heat
instead their Savior
in heaven will meet.

Guilty sinners,
not meriting favor
instead eternity
they will savor.

Worthy of humiliation,
for their sin
instead the crown of life
they will win.

Guilty sinners,
saved by Jesus’ grace
for He was cursed
in their place!

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Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned,
and come short of
the glory of God;”

Galatians 3:13

“Christ hath redeemed us from
the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us: for it
is written,
Cursed is every one
that hangeth on a tree:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~08.20.18~


Afternoon Ponderings~08.12.18~


Sticky Note From God ~03.11.18~


The Daughter of A King ~

I am a daughter of a King,
royalty flows through my veins
I am the child of a Prince
in my heart He lives and reigns.

I am an heir to a mansion,
with walls of pure gold
where precious gem stones
shine brilliant and bold.

I am a daughter of a King,
I have a royal destiny
my citizenship is in heaven
tis where I’ll spend eternity.

I have an eternal treasure,
that is waiting just for me
the crown of life I will wear
when with my Lord I’ll be.

I am a daughter of a King,
waiting for my inheritance
I am the child of a Prince
I can say with all assuredness!

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Galatians 3:26

“For ye are all the children
of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

1 Peter 1:4

” To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you”

Revelation 21:18-19

And the building of the wall
of it was of jasper:
and the city was pure gold,
like unto clear glass.

And the foundations of the wall
of the city were garnished
with all manner of precious stones.”

James 1:12

“Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised
to them that love him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~03.11.18~


Sticky Note From God ~02.21.18~


Waiting ~

Lord, You have given me,
these mighty eagles wings
said they’d give me strength
in the problems life brings.

You said for me to wait,
for Your Son to return
until such time to give
You all of my concern.

You said there would be,
no weariness or fatigue
to wait until the day
the crown of life I’ll receive.

You said I would walk,
without ever fainting
to focus on the future hope
You have for me awaiting.

Lord, You have given me,
these powerful eagle wings
and so I patiently wait . . .
for the newness of all things!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40.31

“But they that wait
upon the Lord shall
renew their strength;
they shall mount up
with wings as eagles;
they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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