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Afternoon Ponderings ~01.18.22~

John 3:16


The Faces of Grace ~

There are many faces,
to God’s grace . . .
and each one of them
we need to embrace.

For everlasting peace,
grace will impart
right into the flesh
of every new heart.

Grace provides training,
we need to consider
for it’s the God’s Truth
and Life transmitter.

For eternal hope,
grace will convey
by showing us the things
that will lead us astray.

There are many sides,
to the face of grace . . .
and we need them all
if we are to win the race!

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Titus 2:11-13

For the grace of God that bringeth
salvation hath appeared to all men,

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness
and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Ready, Sober And Alert ~

This year I am going to be,
ready, sober and alert . . .
I’m not going to let anything
my trust in God to divert.

I will be ever watchful,
by keeping both my eyes
for Jesus in the clouds
descending in the skies.

This year I’m going to pray,
for the strength to escape
those who are trying to . . .
my faith in God reshape.

My ears will be listening,
for that trump to sound
so in the air with Jesus
I too will be found.

This year I’m going to be,
mindful of satan’s snare
so until Jesus comes . . .
I’ll remain alert and aware!

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1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the
trump of God: and the dead in
Christ shall rise first:

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.

Luke 21:34-36

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares
of this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

For as a snare shall it come on
all them that dwell on the face
of the whole earth.

Watch ye therefore, and pray
always, that ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things
that shall come to pass, and to
stand before the Son of man.

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Still The Wise Seek Him ~

Still the wise seek Him,
they look to the Morning Star
they follow where He may lead
no matter how near or far.

They come to praise Him,
to worship and to adore
the wise still seek will Him
as the ones did from before.

The wise still offer Him,
gifts from their hearts
their faith, trust and hope
on Him they impart.

They hunger and thirst,
after His righteousness
they seek the Life and Way
with wholeheartedness.

Still the wise seek Him,
this Babe, the Child, their Savior
for they know He is God’s gift . . .
of His love, mercy and favor!

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Matthew 2:9-10

“When they had heard
the king, they departed; and,

lo, the star, which they saw
in the east, went before them,

till it came and stood
over where the young child was.

When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding
great joy.”

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In Christ I’m United ~

In Christ I’m united,
with Him I am one
for He has made me
with Him a son.

Together we share,
a common destiny
one that will be
blissfully heavenly.

In Christ I’m a heir,
to mercy and grace
once His life and blood
I fully embraced.

Together we have,
a priesthood holy
once I put my trust
in Him wholly.

In Christ I’m united,
in nature divine
together we’re one
by God’s own design!

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1 John 5:11

And this is the record,
that God hath given
to us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.

According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things
that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him
that hath called us to glory and virtue:

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Good Morning Quote ~12.21.21~


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.20.21~

Psalm 16:11


The Word Was Made Flesh ~

The Word was made flesh,
all things became new
the Light of the world
illuminating the view.

A new life was given,
one filled with peace
as truth and grace
was being released.

The Word became man,
guiding all who believed
the promise of His Spirit
one day would receive.

A hope like no other,
a mystery revealed
as the glory of God
was being unsealed.

The Word was made flesh,
Jesus became a man
for this was His Father’s . . .
final salvation plan!

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John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory,

the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.

1 Timothy 3:16

And without controversy great
is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit, seen of angels,
preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world,
received up into glory.

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God’s Favor For Us ~

God’s favor for us,
will not go away
His grace and love
are here to stay.

But we must have,
a contrite heart . . .
so mercy into it
He can impart.

God’s favor for us,
He daily releases
His blessings for us
He only increases.

But we must have.
a humble spirit . . .
so more of His grace
He can put into it.

God’s favor for us,
is our certainty
His grace and love
are for all of eternity!

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Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God
are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart,
O God, thou wilt not despise.

James 4:6

But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith, God
resisteth the proud, but giveth
grace unto the humble.

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Christmas Glitz ~

I don’t want the glitz,
I only want the glory
I don’t want the folly
of salvation story.

I don’t need to see,
tree lights shimmering
I only want to witness . . .
Jesus’ love glimmering.

I don’t want the bling,
I only want the splendor
I don’t want the triviality
only Jesus’ grandeur.

I don’t want to listen to,
hollow holiday greeting
I only want to hear how . . .
in Jesus lives are changing.

I don’t want the pizzazz,
I only want the majesty
I don’t want the frivolity
of the glory of Calvary!

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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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Purchased Possessions ~

Salvation purchased,
now His possession
forgiveness of sin
upon our confession.

The riches of God’s,
mercy and favor
resting solely upon
the grace of a Savior.

The ransom was paid,
no longer in debt
thanks to Jesus . . .
blood soaked sweat.

The curse was lifted,
no longer under it
once dead in sin
now full of His spirit.

Purchased possessions,
now in God hands
are those believing
in salvation’s plan!

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Ephesians 1:7

In whom we have
redemption through
his blood, the forgiveness
of sins, according to
the riches of his grace;

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I Do Believe ~

Lord, I believe,
You’re the King of Kings
You’re above all things
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You came to save all of man
You are salvation’s only plan
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You died for each one of us
Your are worthy of our trust
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You are full of sovereignty
You are our eternal certainty
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You’re coming back one day
You’ll take Your faithful away
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Oh, yes I do believe!

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Mark 1:15

“And saying, The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

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Sticky Note to God ~12.02.21

John 15:13


The Love Of Jesus ~

May the love of Jesus,
be your heart’s thrill
may the joy He brings
you always feel.

May His grace bring,
your soul elation
may you accept
His gift of salvation.

May the love of Jesus,
your mind excite
may the hope He brings
your faith ignite.

May His life and death,
your spirit behold
may your trust in Him
not grow weak or cold.

May by the birth of Jesus,
your heart be captured . . .
may in the clouds with Him
you be too raptured!

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life.

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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I Speak The Truth ~

I speak the truth,
I know it’s true
for God it comes
right from You.

Your Word is inspired,
by Your own Spirit
and so I believe
every word in it.

I speak the truth,
I know it’s right
for Jesus it brings
to Life, Your Light.

You instill in us,
to grow in grace
so Your image
we may embrace.

I speak the truth,
all in love . . .
about my faith
in God above!

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Ephesians 4:15

But speaking the truth in love,
may grow up into him in all things,
which is the head, even Christ:

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God Is The Beginning ~

God is the beginning,
He is the end . . .
He is my Shepherd
He is my eternal Friend.

He is the Lord,
He is the King
He is to me . . .
my everything.

Jesus is the author,
He is the finisher
He is my salvation
He is my Helper.

He is the Son of God,
He is the Savior
He is my hope
He is my Father’s favor.

God is the beginning,
Jesus is the finisher
for them I will be . . .
a truth mimicker!

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Revelation 22:13

I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end,
the first and the last.

Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the
joy that was set before
him endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.

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Sticky Note to God ~11.17.21

Romans 6:23


I Love God ~

I love God,
I love Him even more
ever since He opened
to me heaven’s door.

For He sent His Son
to set me from sin free
so one day with Him
I could forever be.

I love Jesus,
I love Him even deeper
ever since He became
my soul’s keeper.

For without His grace,
I would still be doomed
but now up in heaven
He’s prepared me a room.

I love God,
I too love His Son . . .
and I’m so thankful
for all they have done!

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Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith
he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins,
hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

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Pleasing God Daily ~

It is God I want,
to daily please
it is only Him
I want to appease.

And so I write,
about His Son
each day upon
the rising sun.

It’s about Jesus,
all He is to me
that I want others
to read and see.

And so I compose,
my poems of His grace
so to encourage others
to stay in the race.

It’s about my Savior,
all for me He’s done
so I write about Him
until the setting sun!

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Galatians 1:15-16

But when it pleased God,
who separated me from
my mother’s womb, and
called me by his grac
e,

To reveal his Son in me,
that I might preach him
among the heathen;
immediately I conferred
not with flesh and blood:

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Let Us Look To Jesus ~

Let us look to Jesus,
not the things that rust . . .
let us place in Him only
all our faith and trust.

Let us not look unto man,
for guidance and direction
let us instead look to Him
as we strive for perfection.

Let us lay aside unbelief,
and everything that hinders
let us not allow our hope
to slip through our fingers.

Let us cast behind us,
the things of the past
let us remain in faith
unwavering and steadfast.

Let us look to Jesus,
and all for us He endured
let us in our faith in Him
be confident and assured!

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Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the joy
that was set before him
endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down
at the right hand of the
throne of God.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If I Were More Like My Master ~

If I were more like my Master . . .
I’d walk miles in the sand
just to lend someone
a helping, loving hand.

I’d be compassionate and kind,
gracious and merciful too
I’d give godly instructions
and show them what to do.

I’d calm down the waves,
walk on the turbulent sea
I’d encourage others to have
the faith to follow after me.

I’d see the lost and unsaved,
all the hungry people to feed
I would let them all know . . .
salvation was what they need.

I’d travel to every city,
spread the Good News around
I’d speak of Jesus’ forgiveness
how new life can be found.

If I were more like my Master . . .
I’d have a spirit of servitude
humility and meekness
would be my constant attitude!

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1 John 2:6

“He that saith he abideth in him
ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.”

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Just Passing Through ~

I’m not meant for this world,
I am just passing through
until up in heaven Lord
I come to rest with You.

So before that day comes,
I will keep on keeping on
and to the Truth and Way
I will continue to be drawn.

I am just an outsider,
traveling on planet earth
nothing that it offers me
has to me any real worth.

For, my treasure isn’t here,
nor is my yearning heart
it’s on the day when I’ll . . .
from this place depart.

I’m not meant for this world,
my home is with the saints
where my true citizenship . . .
for me thankfully awaits!

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Ephesians 2:19

Now therefore ye are no more
strangers and foreigners,
but fellow citizens with the saints,
and of the household of God;

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In The Wilderness of My Soul ~

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are valleys deep and low . . .
and sometimes I wander in them
not sure the direction I should go.

In my doubt I meet with despair,
and my thoughts turn to giving up
for in my desperation . . .
I don’t see Your grace in my cup.

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are mountains high and wide
and sometimes all I want to do
is just to run away and hide.

In my fear I meet with dread,
with each obstacle I come to
but, I know I must get past them
if I want to get closer to You.

Lord, there’s a wilderness in my soul,
a vast land of empty spaces
long roads for me to travel on
with plenty of rough places.

But, I know I’m on the path,
leading me straight to You . . . .
and with Your strength and help
I know I’ll make it through!

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Luke 3:4

“The voice of one crying
in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Treasures In Heaven ~

Treasures in heaven,
I have been storing
for it is where my heart
has long been mooring.

For worldly treasures,
will only tarnish and rust
but the ones in heaven
on them I can trust.

Treasures in heaven,
I have been keeping
ever since God ~ first
I started seeking.

For they’re incorruptible,
pure and holy
once I gave Jesus
my heart wholly.

Treasures in heaven,
are worth my amassing
for they hold for me peace
that is truly surpassing!

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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.

Philippians 4:7

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 ~


Sticky Note From God ~10.18.21~

Hebrews 11:6


Good Morning Quote ~10.18.21~


A Place For Everyone ~

Jesus has prepared,
for everyone a place
all due to His mercy
His love and His grace.

For He made a Way,
to His Father throne
for all He regards
as one of His own.

Jesus has made ready,
heaven for all of us
for anyone who has
put in Him their trust.

For in our fallen state,
we were without Life
so He put onto Himself
all of our sinful strife.

Jesus has prepared,
a place for us to meet . . .
where each of us by name
into heaven He will greet!

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John 14:3

And if I go and prepare
a place for you, I will come
again, and receive you unto
myself; that where I am,
there ye may be also.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Is God Loosing His Patience ~

I wonder if God,
is loosing His patience
I wonder if He lacks
needing more evidence?

For surely He can see,
the mass of confusion
how man’s wickedness
is not just an illusion.

I wonder if God,
has lost His forbearance
I wonder if He can see
the void of transparence?

For He has made it clear,
nothing escapes His eyes
He can see right through
the deceptions and the lies.

I wonder if God,
is over the cruelty of evil
I wonder if now is the time . . .
for Jesus to defeat the devil!

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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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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Look At Lot’s Wife ~

Don’t be entrapped,
by worldly things . . .
don’t get caught up
in what wealth brings.

For once Jesus,
comes into your heart
in earthly pleasures
you must not take part.

Don’t lust after things,
with your own eyeballs
lest you might fall into
one of satan’s pitfalls.

For nothing on earth,
is worth loosing your soul
so onto sinful things
let go of your hold.

Don’t think to look back,
on your old way of life . . .
just look at what happen
to Lot’s very own wife!

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Luke 17:32

Remember Lot’s wife.

Genesis 19:26

But his wife looked back
from behind him, and she
became a pillar of salt.

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I See The Light ~

I see the Light,
I see it glowing . . .
I see the shadows
on sin it’s throwing.

It shines the Truth
upon the Way
it radiates Hope
of a more joyful day.

It reflects Love,
strength and power
its radiance makes
the darkness scour.

It glistens with grace,
it illuminates life
it opens the eye
to everlasting strife.

I see the Light,
I see it glowing . . .
and I know from Jesus
is where it is flowing!

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John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have
the light of life.

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them
from darkness to light, and from
the power of Satan unto God,
that they may receive forgiveness
of sins, and inheritance among
them which are sanctified by
faith that is in me.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sparkling Gemstones ~

Sparkling gemstones,
rubies of love . . .
are the brilliant mercies
God sends from above.

Golden nuggets,
a gift of eternal life
pearls of Wisdom
to end earthly strife.

Diamonds of grace,
daily dispersed
from the heart of Jesus
like a glorious sunburst.

Emeralds of hope,
shine of His light
eyes glistening of
a heavenly sight.

Sparkling gemstones,
multidimensional . . .
God’s salvation plan
to all is accessible!

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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:

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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