Tag Archives: Faith & Trust

My On Going Devotion ~

Lord, may all my days,
I give You praise
may my thanks
to You I raise.

May for all things,
my thanks I give
may it be for You
that I should live.

May all the time,
I worship You
may I be grateful
for all You do.

May my devotion,
be in my attitude
may to You it be
one of gratitude.

Lord, may each new day,
my praise to You I sing
may the fruit of my lips
to You thanksgiving bring!

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Hebrews 13:15

By him therefore let us offer
the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit of
our lips giving thanks to his name.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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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!

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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.

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Set Apart For Jesus ~

Set apart because,
He first loved us . . .
are those who have
in God faith and trust.

A life separated,
from worldly ways
devoted to Jesus
for all our days.

His Spirit within us,
now with Him we abide
no longer is there
an emptiness inside.

A life to God submitted,
holy and consecrated
now understand why
they were even created.

Set apart all because,
we were first loved . . .
now we are the children
of the One who’s Beloved!

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1 John 4:19

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

Matthew 3:17

And lo a voice from heaven,
saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.

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The Long Road To Humility ~

It’s a long road,
this one of humility
it takes quite a time . . .
to see it visually.

It’s an uphill climb,
getting rid of pride
it takes quite awhile . . .
to train a meek stride

It’s a long pathway,
to take on your ego
it takes quite a fight . . .
to finally let it go.

It’s a slippery slope,
on the way to meekness
it takes quite a spell . . .
to admit your weakness.

On the road to meekness,
on our pride we’ll stumble
but God will give to us . . .
the grace to be humble!

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1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves
unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject
one to another, and be clothed with humility:
for God resisteth the proud,
and giveth grace to the humble.

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Pray As We Wait ~

As life’s storms,
we come upon
as more troubles
they bring on.

We need to pray,
as we sit and wait . . .
with forbearance
until they abate.

When life’s storms,
keep coming around
causing our worries
to teem and abound.

We need to hold fast,
to our future hope
as we sit and wait . . .
to help us to cope.

When life’s storms,
come at us straight
we’ll need God’s help
to sit and wait!

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Psalm 32:6

For this shall every one
that is godly pray unto
thee in a time when thou
mayest be found: surely
in the floods of great waters
they shall not come nigh unto him.

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We All Need A Helper ~

We all need a helper,
who is always there
one who can assist us
with our daily care.

We need that one person,
to go with us the length
someone who will give us
the power and the strength.

We need their guidance,
on what we should do
we need them to tell us
just how and when to.

We need their words,
of comfort and solace
we need their love
perfect and flawless.

We all need a helper,
so Jesus saw to it . . .
for He gave to each of us
the comfort of His Spirit!

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John 14:16-17

And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another
Comforter, that he may abide
with you for ever;

Even the Spirit of truth; whom
the world cannot receive,
because it seeth him not,
neither knoweth him:
but ye know him; for he dwelleth
with you, and shall be in you.

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Focus On Eternity ~

This year my mind,
will focus on eternity
for I know and believe
it’s my eternal destiny.

I’m not giving thought,
to all the turmoil
I won’t let the chaos
my anxieties embroil.

This year my heart,
calmness will savor
for I know and believe
Jesus is my Savior.

I’m not going to feel,
troubled or distressed
instead I’m going to be
with God at rest.

This year my life,
will be at perfect peace
for each day onto Jesus
all my worries I’ll release!

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John 17:3

And this is life eternal,
that they might know thee
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent.

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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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A Storm Stiller ~

We all need,
a storm stiller
we all want
a peace instiller.

That is why,
to God I turn
to take from me
my concern.

We all need,
a calm supplier
we all want
a hope provider.

That is why,
to Jesus I run
to give me faith
when I have none.

We all need,
faith, peace and hope
we all need God . . .
and Jesus to cope!

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Psalm 107:29-30

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because
they be quiet; so he bringeth
them unto their desired haven.

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It’s A Matter Of Life ~

It’s a matter of life,
over one of death
it’s a matter of hope
on ones dying breath.

It’s a heart of flesh,
over one that’s stone
it’s a matter of trust
Jesus our sin atones.

It’s a mind believing,
over one that does not
it’s a matter of control
over our every thought.

It’s living in peace,
over residing with evil
it’s a matter of knowing
the schemes of the devil.

It’s a matter of hope,
over having none . . .
it’s a matter of believing
Jesus is God’s Son!

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Romans 8:5-6

For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the Spirit
the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

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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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If We Are Called ~

If we are called,
to like Jesus walk
then why doesn’t it . . .
reflect in our daily talk?

If God’s Spirit,
dwells within us
then why don’t we . . .
His guidance trust?

If Christ is our example,
on how we’re to live
then why aren’t we . . .
more willing to forgive?

If we like Jesus,
are to resemble
then why aren’t we . . .
more meek and gentle?

If we are called,
in Jesus to abide
there would be fruit . . .
growing daily inside!

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John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear
fruit of itself, except it abide
in the vine; no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

Romans 8:9

But ye are not in the flesh,
but in the Spirit, if so be that
the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the
Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

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2022 New Year Prayer ~

Lord, may next year,
be one different . . .
from the distressing one
that is now current.

Make it one of peace,
not hatred and division
make it one where hope
everyone can envision.

Lord, may next year,
be one contrary . . .
to the one we now have
if You should tarry.

Make it one where we,
can put away our disputes
so we may focus on
Your many attributes.

Lord, may next year,
You do something new
may more people turn . . .
their lives over to You!

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Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not the
former things,
neither consider
the things of old.

Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way
in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.

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Blessed By God ~

Blessed by God,
blessed with His grace
blessed to be running
in the faithful race.

Blessed with hope,
blessed with His love
blessed in knowing
my Father above.

Blessed by God,
blessed with His favor
blessed in the peace
of my living Savior.

Blessed in faith,
blessed with His trust
blessed in the truth
knowing God is just.

Blessed by God,
blessed by Jesus
blessed in believing
He loves each of us!

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Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

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Gems of Truth ~

The Bible is packed,
with truth filled gems
seen through the eyes
of a righteous lens.

For as we look closely,
to the nuggets of grace
the ways of the world
we’ll no longer embrace.

We will live a life,
to God that is pleasing
godly and holy
as grace keeps increasing.

To these gems of truth,
we’ll not wander away
nor follow the path
leading others astray.

The Bible is full,
of hope filled jewels
leading to salvation . . .
if we follow the rules!

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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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With God You Can Do It ~

When you feel like,
you’re not enough
and the road ahead
seems way to tough.

Turn straight to God,
He’ll give you strength
to go the distance
no matter the length.

When at first you think,
you just can’t do it
and before you start
you just want to quit.

Know that God,
is right there with you
and with His guidance
you’ll know what to do.

When you start to think,
the climb you can’t make
ask God for the power
to do what it takes!

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Exodus 3:11

And Moses said unto God,
Who am I, that I should go
unto Pharaoh, and that I
should bring forth the
children of Israel out of Egypt?

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Hope Envisioned ~

Father, may next year,
be one so different . . .
from this troubling one
that is now current.

Make it one of peace,
not hatred and division
make it one where hope
we all can envision.

Lord, may next year,
be one contrary
to the one we now have
if You should tarry.

Make it one where we,
can put away our disputes
so we may focus on . . .
Your many attributes.

Father, I pray next year,
won’t be like this one . . .
I pray more will find faith
in Jesus, Christ Your Son!

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Matthew 5:44

But I say unto you,
Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which
despitefully use you,
and persecute you;

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Walking And Abiding ~

Humble obedience,
walking and abiding
letting the Holy Spirit
to do all the guiding.

Submitting our life,
with Christ in fellowship
so He can with power
our lives equip.

A learned obedience,
by Jesus Himself taught
so we may go and do
the things that we ought.

Maturing in grace,
growing in knowing
the fruit of the Spirit
is worth our sowing.

Humble obedience,
we must all reach
so that we may too . . .
faithfulness teach!

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Psalm 119:30

O I have chosen
the way of truth:
thy judgments have
I laid before me.

John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear
fruit of itself, except it abide
in the vine; no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

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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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A Purposeful Plan ~

A purposeful plan,
in Christ centered
once into the world
Jesus entered.

A pattern for us,
on how we’re to live
one that teaches us how
to love and forgive.

A life reflecting,
His grace and goodwill
one desiring knowing
and doing God’s will.

A spiritual walk,
in every one of His ways
willing to be Spirit led
for the rest of our days.

A life filled with purpose,
like Jesus we’re to be
so that His Spirit in us
others would too see!

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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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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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I see The Anger ~

I see the anger,
I see the hate
I see the narrowing
of the straight gate.

I see the rage,
I see the violence
I see the decline
in God’s reliance.

I see the wrath,
I see the dissent
I see a nation
needing to repent.

I see the threat,
I see the horror
I see the tears
of evil’s terror.

I see the anger,
but I am wise
for I know it is . . .
satan in disguise!

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Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger,
and forsake wrath:
fret not thyself in
any wise to do evil.

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no marvel;
for Satan himself is
transformed into an
angel of light.

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God’s Call For Repentance ~

God’s given a call,
for all to repent . . .
He wants His mercy
everyone to accept.

He wants us to put,
away lust and greed
He wants us to know
He is all that we need.

God’s given a call,
for all to return . . .
He wants everyone’s
doubt and concern.

He want us to be,
with Him again one
He wants us to be back
in love with His Son.

God is giving a call,
to heal and restore . . .
so to the wayward ones
He left open the Door!

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Luke 15.24

For this my son was dead,
and is alive again; he was lost,
and is found. And they began
to be merry.

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock: if any man hear
my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will
sup with him, and he with me.

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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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Spiritual Indifference ~

Spiritual shortsightedness,
is at a high
for satan has deceived
many an eye.

Eyes that once saw,
the Truth and the Way
now care more about
what others might say.

Spiritual deafness,
is out of control
for satan has mislead
many a soul.

Ears that once heard,
doctrine firm and sound
now follow any convenient
gospel that comes around.

Spiritual indifference,
brings about apathy
and with it there’ll be . . .
many a casualty!

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2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when
they will not endure sound
doctrine; but after their own
lusts shall they heap to themselves
teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their
ears from the truth, and shall
be turned unto fab
les.

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Flesh-Focused Lives ~

Flesh-focused eyes,
see what’s forbidden
they forget just why
they’ve been forgiven.

They lust after things,
temporal and worldly
becoming friends with
the sinful and ungodly.

Flesh-focused hearts,
have a greedy appetite
even though they once
followed the Light.

Now they only desire,
that which will kill
for they’ve allowed satan
their minds to steal.

Flesh-focused lives,
need to resist . . .
for satan will devour
if they persist!

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Genesis 2:17

But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not
eat of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

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Complete and Alive ~

Complete in Christ,
no more lacking
ever since with Him
I started walking.

For He directs,
all of my steps
so I may follow
all of His concepts.

Alive in Christ,
to self now dead
ever since I agreed
to be Spirit led.

For He guides,
all of my days
so I may follow
all of His ways.

Complete in Christ
in Him alive and well
ever since His spirit . . .
came into me to dwell!

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Colossians 2:9-10

For in him dwelleth
all the fulness of the
Godhead bodily.

And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all
principality and power:

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Our Realities ~

Sometimes our realities,
leaves us doubting . . .
sometimes they cause us
for relief shouting.

But, if we’re to trust God,
we must do so patiently
and wait for His answers
with a faith steadfastly.

Sometimes our situations,
leaves us questioning . . .
sometimes they leave us
with fearfulness, trembling.

But, if we’re to believe Jesus,
our burdens came to bear
then we will find His peace
as we give Him our care.

Sometimes our challenges,
leaves us wondering . . .
but, then God lets us know
He is never slumbering!

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Psalm 121:4

Behold, he that keepeth
Israel shall neither slumber
nor sleep.

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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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God’s Gift To Believers ~

God’s gift to believers,
is Jesus inside of you . . .
His strength and might
for everything you do.

For without Him inside,
we would be powerless
to fight off the rulers
of the present darkness.

God’s gift to believers,
is His Spirit living in you . . .
to help you hold on to
all that is pure and true.

For without His guidance,
we would be helpless
to battle the authorities
of today’s evilness.

God’s gift to believers,
is having eternal hope . . .
to help us each day
with the enemy to cope!

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Ephesians 6:12

For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

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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!

~~~~~

Ephesians 1:7

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

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

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