Tag Archives: Faith & Trust

God Is Always Searching ~

God is always moving,
looking all around . . .
looking to find hearts
He can turn around.

He’s on the look out,
searching far and wide
from His eyes no one
can run away or hide.

God is always active,
looking here and there
looking to find hearts
to give Him their care.

He is on the watch,
be it night or day
to lead back hearts
that have gone astray.

God is always exploring,
searching and pursuing
for the hearts and minds
in need of His renewing!

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1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord
are over the righteous,
and his ears are open
unto their prayers:
but the face of the Lord
is against them that do evil.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Age Of Aggression ~

We are living in,
the age of aggression
a time God’s faithful
are facing rejection.

It’s a era of change,
a time of redirection
to the Life and Truth
a loss of connection.

It’s a movement,
without any reflection
on seeking God’s face
or His protection.

It’s a period of shifting,
from God a secession
a hateful rebellion
full of provocation.

We are living in,
the age of oppression . . .
but, we who have faith
won’t fall into depression!

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Job 34:37

For he addeth rebellion
unto his sin, he clappeth
his hands among us,
and multiplieth his
words against God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spiritual Air ~

Some times a spiritual breath,
we all need to take in . . .
to expel the soot and grime
of living in a world full of sin.

We need to slowly inhale,
the promises of God Word
so we can draw upon . . .
the truth we have heard.

Sometimes we all need,
to come up for spiritual air . . .
so God our hearts and minds
He can renew and repair.

We need to oxidize our souls,
with all of God’s goodness
till we’re at peace and rest
with His almightiness.

Sometimes we all need,
to take a long breather . . .
so we can remind ourselves
just why we are a believer!

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Job 33:4

The spirit of God
hath made me,
and the breath
of the Almighty
hath given me life.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Who Is Hindering Your Faith ~

Who is hindering your faith,
who is standing in the way
what is holding you back
why are you running away?

Who is causing you to doubt,
who is robbing you of peace
what has a grip on you
why can’t from it you release?

Who is messing with your trust,
who is making you confused
what has you in a turmoil
why is your mind consumed?

Who is keeping you in fear,
who is behind your dread
what is playing with your beliefs
why is it messing up your head?

Satan is that who,
he’s that what and one . . .
but, if you submit and resist him
from you he will flee and run!

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Galatians 5:7

Ye did run well;
who did hinder you
that ye should not
obey the truth?

James 4:7

Submit yourselves
therefore to God.
Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Love Not The World ~

Too often our love for God,
grows lackluster and dim . . .
turning cold our desire
to follow after Him.

We lose our focus,
in a world full of greed
till we no longer count
on God to meet our need.

Our eyes start to ache,
after things lustful
till our bodies into sin
eagerly fall and tumble.

Our arrogance and pride,
starts to get in our way
causing us to forget . . .
one day all will pass away.

Too often our love for God,
grows lusterless and dim
but, we who love not the world . . .
will spend eternity with Him!

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1 John 2:15-17

Love not the world,
neither the things
that are in the world.
If any man love the world,
the love of the Father
is not in him.

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride
of life, is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


For Grace To Grow ~

For grace to grow,
it needs to be fed . . .
our Bibles must be
everyday read.

For without knowledge,
of our Lord and Savior
will never be able to
duplicate His behavior.

For grace to bloom,
it needs to be watered
lest on the straight way
we will surely faltered.

For without understanding,
on our spiritual path
one day we’ll encounter
God’s righteous wrath.

For grace to grow,
our faith we need to nourish
for it to increase . . .
in Jesus it must flourish!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be
glory both now and for ever.
Amen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Life Time of Growth ~

A lifetime of growth,
a lifetime of learning
is what it will take . . .
to become discerning.

For it takes insight,
and good judgment too
for the Holy Spirit
to lead and guide you.

A lifetime of lessons,
a lifetime of mistakes
is what it will take . . .
for the truth awake.

For it takes awareness,
deep understanding too . . .
to let God finish
what He began in you.

A lifetime of reshaping,
a lifelong transformation
is our journey on the road
to complete conformation!

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Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Will Follow Jesus ~

I will follow Jesus,
wherever He leads
be it fields of clover
or ones full of weeds.

I will go after Him,
leave all behind me
so I can trust Him . . .
for what I cannot see.

I will follow Jesus,
my own cross I will bear
be it on stormy seas
or ones calm and fair.

I will stick by Him,
wherever He goes . . .
deny my very own life
for the one for me He chose.

I will follow Jesus,
right into His light
together the darkness
we will expose and fight!

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Luke 5:11

And when they had brought
their boats to land, they left
everything and followed him.

Mark 8:34

And calling the crowd to him
with his disciples, he said to them,
“If anyone would come after me,
let him deny himself and take up
his cross and follow me.

John 8:12

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me
will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Abiding Faith ~

Saving faith,
is pretty simple
once you admit
you are sinful.

Then through faith,
in Jesus’ grace
you’ll enter into
the faithful race.

Abiding faith,
is not as easy
it will keep you
in the Word busy.

Then through trust,
in the Holy Spirit
you’ll make Him
your reasoning critic.

Living faith,
is just the start . . .
but, abiding faith
lives in your heart!

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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:

1 John 2:27

But the anointing which ye
have received of him abideth
in you, and ye need not that
any man teach you: but as the
same anointing teacheth you
of all things, and is truth,
and is no lie, and even as it
hath taught you,
ye shall abide in him.

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


New Things God Wants To Do ~

New things in you,
God wants to do . . .
a true believer He wants
to make out of you.

He wants to take you,
where peaceful waters flow
so into eternity . . .
with Him you will go.

New things in you,
God wants to perform
so to His ways
you’ll want to conform.

Out of this world,
He wants to take you
so white, pearly gates
you may enter through.

New things in you,
God wants to do . . .
so onto streets of gold
with Him you’ll walk too!

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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.

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve gates were
twelve pearls: every several
gate was of one pearl:
and the street of the city
was pure gold, as it were
transparent glass.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Snowflake ~

Today I saw a snowflake,
on my window land . . .
it was if it was put there
by God’s very own hand.

For it reminded me,
of my own uniqueness
how delicately I was made
with such preciseness.

It remained on the pane,
for only a short while . . .
as it slipped down the glass
I couldn’t help but smile.

For it reminded me,
just how short life is
filling my heart with joy . . .
knowing I am His.

Today I saw a snowflake,
land then melt away . . .
reminding me with Jesus
I will be with Him one day!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


What More Do I Need ~

The Lord is my Shepherd,
what more do I need . . .
whenever I am hungry
on His Word I feed.

He renews my spirit,
my soul He repairs
sends me into the world
knowing I’ll be prepared.

The Lord is my Shepherd,
I trust Him to guide . . .
and give me the strength
to keep up with His stride.

Through times are troubled,
I have nothing to fear
for I know my Lord
will always be near.

The Lord is my Shepherd,
I have all that I need . . .
He steady’s my feet
so to His ways I’ll heed.

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Psalm 23:1

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

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Let’s Agree To Disagree ~

Can we agree,
to disagree . . .
can we concur
our differences
to defer.

For we’ll never see,
eye to eye . . .
for my love
for Jesus
I’ll not deny.

Can we agree,
not to offend . . .
can we decide
our rifts
to suspend.

For we’ll never see,
things the same . . .
for my faith
is in Jesus
His peace my aim.

Can we agree,
to disagree . . .
so we can
from bitterness
be set free!

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Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness,
and wrath, and anger,
and clamour, and evil
speaking, be put away
from you, with all malice:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


2021 A Year of Contentment ~

This year I’m going to be,
peacefully content . . .
no matter what happens
I’m not going to lament.

Instead I will be,
hopefully satisfied
so my faith in Jesus
can be magnified.

This year I’m going to be,
faithfully trusting . . .
for nothing on this earth
leaves me wanting.

Rather I will be,
firmly unwavering
as the world around me
continues unraveling.

This year I am going to br,
joyfully content . . .
regardless of the turmoil
or to what its extent!

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1 John 2:15-18

Love not the world,
neither the things
that are in the world.
If any man love the world,
the love of the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and
the lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life, is not of the
Father, but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof: but he
that doeth the will of God
abideth for ever.

Little children, it is the last time:
and as ye have heard that antichrist
shall come, even now are there many
antichrists; whereby we know that
it is the last time.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


WOKEN ~

I am woken,
I am enlightened
by the world’s views
I am not frightened

I am alert,
to satan’s lies . . .
I know how he is
the master of disguise.

I am aware,
I am educated
by the world’s ways
I am not captivated.

I am sober,
I see what I’m up against
I know my freedoms
satan wants to repress.

I am cognizant,
I am more than woke
I can see right through . . .
satan’s mirrors and smoke!

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2 Corinthians 11:14-15

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

Therefore it is no great thing
if his ministers also be
transformed as the ministers
of righteousness; whose end
shall be according to their works.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Earthy Battles ~

Earthy battles,
we all have to fight
in the light of day
or the dark of night.

But we who believe,
have a battle plan
for we know victory
is in God’s hand.

Spiritual warfare,
raging out of control
desirous of our hearts
anxious for our souls.

But we who are strong,
keep on in God trusting
for we know the powers
of those we’re wrestling.

Areas of hostility,
in places high and low
wanting to oppose us
wherever we might go.

But we who have faith,
have a solid stronghold
for onto our Rock . . .
we have a firm foothold!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Kinder Place ~

I wish the world was,
a much kinder place . . .
I wish more would know
the power of God’s grace.

I wish it was filled,
with peace not strife
I wish more would find
in Jesus eternal life.

I wish the world was,
a better place to live . . .
I wish people would be
more willing to forgive.

I wish it were full,
of love and not hate
I wish more would find
the straight, narrow gate.

I wish the world was,
a much more kinder place . . .
I wish more heart’s were
tenderized by God’s grace!

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Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind
one to another,
tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God
for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Reassure Me Lord ~

Reassure me Lord,
just where is my hope
so that in today’s world
I’ll be equipped to cope.

Remind me once again,
I’m just passing through
on my journey to spend
eternity with you.

Reassure me Lord,
just where is my home
so while on this earth
from You I’ll not roam.

Reaffirm my faith,
my trust, my belief
so that in all the chaos
I can find some relief.

Reassure me Lord,
help me to be diligent
remind me till the end . . .
to remain vigilant!

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Hebrews 6:11

And we desire that every one
of you do shew the same
diligence to the full assurance
of hope unto the end:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Gift of Jesus ~

A Child, a Babe,
today is born
the Son of Man
Salvation’s horn.

Our Mighty God,
the Sacrificial Lamb
fulfills the Word
of the great I AM.

A Carpenter, a King,
brings Good Cheer . . .
of His Kingdom
soon coming here.

Our Counselor, Our Rock,
our Father Everlasting
long ago Wise Men
were heard forecasting.

A Child is born,
God’s gift to you and I
for the Morning Star
has risen in the sky!

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Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government
shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be
called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

Have a Merry CHRISTmas and a Blessed New Year


Good Morning Quote ~12.23.20~


God’s Love For You ~

God’s love for you,
is intense . . .
it is everlasting
it is immense.

For each soul,
He does cherish
He would have . . .
not one to perish.

God’s love for you,
is unconditional . . .
it is by design
divinely integral.

For in the womb,
He knew your frame
and in His book . . .
He wrote your name.

God’s love for you,
is fiercely extreme . . .
for your very soul
Jesus came to redeem!

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Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord hath appeared
of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee
with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Let The Truth Guide You ~

Let the truth guide you,
let it lead your way . . .
so on the narrow path
you’ll continue to stay.

For, without the truth,
there are only lies
causing you to take
your eyes off the prize.

Let the truth be your rule,
let it be your banner
so into the straight gate
you’ll be able to enter.

For, without the truth,
satan will try to deceive
making you doubt
everything you believe.

Let the truth guide you,
let it direct you too
listen and follow . .
Jesus’ voice in you!

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John 10:27-28

My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:

And I give unto them
eternal life; and they
shall never perish,
neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


One Truth ~

There’s only one truth,
that I’ve come know
there’s only one way
that I choose to go.

Though there are many,
who don’t think so . . .
I know God’s truth
is the one line to toe.

There’s only one truth,
that I can swallow
there’s only one path
that I will follow.

Through there are many,
roads that I could take
I’ll take the one leading
right to the straight gate.

There’s only one truth,
that I believe in . . .
there’s only one sure way
this faithful race I can win!

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2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father,
but by me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Light and Salt ~

If we’re to be the light,
where is our shine . . .
if we’re to expose evil
then where is our spine?

If we know with God,
all things are possible
then why aren’t we sharing
every sin is washable?

If we’re to be the salt,
then where is our grit . . .
if we’re to help save others
why are they still in the pit?

If we know Jesus,
is the Truth, Life and Way
then why are these words
so hard for us to say?

If we’re to be the light,
then let’s light up and glow
if we’re to be the salt . . .
then let us ~ let it flow!

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Matthew 5:14

Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth:
but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it
be salted? it is thenceforth
good for nothing, but to be
cast out, and to be trodden
under foot of men.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Gift of Light ~

God’s gift of Light,
hopes everlasting ray
shines the Truth . . .
upon our path, the Way.

It pierces the dark,
with its saving glow
illuminates where
Life giving waters flow.

God’s gift of Light,
cannot be concealed . . .
for once it enlightens
all sins are revealed.

It’s drawing effects,
brings about clarity
the judgment to come
and its severity.

God’s gift of Light,
shines bright and true
only it can . . .
the darkness subdue!

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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.

John 1:5

And the light shineth
in darkness; and the
darkness comprehended
it not.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~12.05.20~

1 Corinthians 2:5


God’s Enduring Mercy ~

God’s mercy,
never runs dry . . .
it’ll never decline
nor will it ever die.

For God’s kindness,
is everlasting
it is bottomless
non exhausting.

God’s compassion,
never gets tired
it’ll never drain out
nor can it be retired.

For God’s love,
is perpetual
it’ll last forever
for it is eternal.

God’s mercy,
never runs out . . .
till the end it’ll endure
on this have no doubt!

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Psalm 136:26

O give thanks
unto the God
of heaven:
for his mercy
endureth for ev
er.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~11.08.20~

Proverbs 12:25


Sticky Note From God ~07.03.20~

Romans 10:17


Afternoon Ponderings ~06.18.20~

Hebrews 11:1

 


Good Morning Quote ~04.21.20~


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