Tag Archives: Faith

God’s Preparing The Way ~

God’s working everyday,
in the believer’s life
every experience
be it victory or strife.

He has a purpose,
behind all He exercises
He warns and corrects us
so our sin will recognize.

God tests where we’ll put,
our faith and trust
so He sends us trials
to see how we’ll adjust.

He has a reason,
for the storms that blow
and He wants to see
where we’ll choose to go.

God is preparing us,
working in us each day
for our future glory . . .
He is purifying the way!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:11

“In whom also we have obtained
an inheritance, being
predestinated according to
the purpose of him who worketh
all things after the counsel
of his own will:

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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The Crack of Dawn ~

I wake up at dawn,
along with the dew
and rise up my Lord
to get close to You.

My morning I start,
with You in prayer
so to be ready
to give You my care.

Just like a bird early,
who gets the worm
I study Your Word
to keep my faith firm.

I dress in my armor,
make sure it’s on tight
I pray each verse I read
fills me Your might.

Each morning I awake,
with the crack of dawn
so my soul to You Lord
daily may be drawn!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 5:3

“My voice shalt thou hear
in the morning, O Lord;
in the morning will I
direct my prayer unto thee,
and will look up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Heart ~

A new heart,
is made of flesh
with Jesus’ own
it now does mesh.

It is confident,
its been forgiven
by faith its made
this decision.

A new spirit,
is one at rest
it’s one where grace
has truly blessed.

It’s filled with hope,
joy and elation
it knows Jesus
is its salvation.

A new heart and spirit,
God wants to give
so into our soul . . .
He can come and live!

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Ezekiel 36:26

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take
away the stony heart out of
your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~08.10.18~


Unrepentant ~

 

 

Unrepentant,
hearts not yielding
in sin they still
are abiding.

Unremorseful,
minds unfit
to their lusts
they commit.

Unashamed,
souls not saved
care not how
they behave.

Unabashed,
darkness driven
see no need
to be forgiven.

Unrepentant,
need not be
if they’d only let . . .
Jesus set them free!

~~~~~

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Hand of God ~

Sometimes my heart,
seems to just melt
when upon it . . .
the hand of God is felt.

His love for me,
defrosts the icy parts
as mercy and grace
into it He imparts.

Some times my mind,
just simply evaporates
when in it . . .
the hand of God penetrates.

The hope He has for me,
keeps me before Him humble
causing my pride an ego
to dissolve into a puddle.

Sometimes my heart,
and my mind liquidate . . .
when the hand of God
on them permeate!

~~~~~

1 Peter 5.6

“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Unclean Things ~

Unclean things,
evil thrills
follow own
not God’s will.

Need saving,
God’s pity
mercy, grace
& charity.

Unclean things,
scarred and bruised
their own souls
they’ve abused.

Lust and greed,
earthy pride
rags of filth
they can’t hide.

Like a leaf,
blown away
from the Truth
they still stray.

Unclean things,
made snow-white
if they could only
see the Light!

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Isaiah 64:6

“But we are all as an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are as
filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf;
and our iniquities, like the wind,
have taken us away.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah A Belka


Faith Muscles ~

If we’re to have,
spiritual grit . . .
we must keep
our faith muscle fit.

God’s Word we must engage,
so trust can develop
then joy, peace and hope
our lives will envelop.

If we’re to be,
spiritually strong . . .
we’ll need to stop doing
what we know is wrong.

We’ll need to workout,
the sin that is hidden
and to all of our idols
we must say good-ridden.

The muscle of our faith,
we all need to exercise
for it is the very heart . . .
of our eternal prize!

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1 Timothy 4:8

“For bodily exercise profiteth little:
but godliness is profitable unto
all things, having promise of the
life that now is, and of that which
is to come.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s No Snap ~

It isn’t easy,
this being strong
it’s really hard
when all’s going wrong.

It isn’t a snap,
this having courage
it’s difficult
not getting discouraged.

It isn’t comfortable,
this waiting and waiting
it’s laborious
to keep from fainting.

It isn’t painless,
this being perfectly still
it’s grueling
finding out God’s will.

But those who take heart,
to God’s timing
on eagle’s wings
you’ll find soaring!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Get God Involved ~

So often we have problems,
we try to fix alone . . .
when what we should do
is take them to the throne.

We know that in God,
we need to place our trust
but when troubles come
this doesn’t resonate in us.

So we think we’ve the power,
our worries we can overcome
and doing things ourselves
becomes the rule of thumb.

We know Jesus said,
our burden’s He would bear
and instead of letting go
we hold on to our care.

We set out our anchor,
in the sea of faithlessness
making for ourselves
an even bigger mess.

So often we have problems,
alone we try to resolve . . .
when we should be asking
for God to get involved!

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Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~08.03.18~


When Faithfulness You Befriend ~

When you trust in the Lord,
you’ll want to do what is right
and pleasing Him will become
what you’ll do day and night.

You will dwell in peace,
your heart will be at rest
and you’ll touch others
so they too can feel blessed.

When faithfulness you befriend,
you’ll find an easier road
so you too can help others
with their burden and load.

When you daily follow God,
your path will be straight
so you too can lead others
to the narrow gate.

When you trust in the Lord
and you befriend faithfulness
to others your love for Him
you will always express!

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Psalm 37:3

“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~08.03.18


God Has His Best For You ~

God knows your needs,
He sees your desires
He knows when fear
inflames doubt’s fires.

God understands,
the conditions you’re under
He hears your thirst
He knows of your hunger.

God hears your pleas,
He listens to your cries
He knows you have
some unanswered why’s.

God understands,
the situation you’re in
He knows you need
to hear back from Him.

God has your best,
interests at heart
so wait and be still
until them He imparts!

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Philippians 4:19

“But my God shall supply
all your need according
to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Lost With Jesus ~

Lost in thought,
the Lord and me
so looking forward
to what I can’t see.

Knowing the peace,
passing understanding
keeps me for Him
eagerly awaiting.

Lost in reminiscing,
days without hope
wondering how
I ever did cope.

Thankful and grateful,
each and every day
my Father hears me
when ever I pray.

Lost in thought,
Jesus and me  . . .
oh, how behind closed doors
with Him, I love to be!

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Matthew 6:6

“But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut
thy door, pray to thy
Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth
in secret shall reward thee openly.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Spirit Of God ~

Spirit of God,
mighty and holy
teach us to live
for You wholly.

Bring to us,
power and might
let us be
for You a light.

Spirit of God,
lead and guide
teach us how
we can abide.

Help us to remain,
on the narrow way
to the left or right
help us not to stray.

Spirit of God,
rest upon us
with holy fear
may You we trust!

~~~~~

Isaiah 11:2

“And the spirit
of the Lord shall
rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom
and understanding,
the spirit of counsel
and might,
the spirit of knowledge
and of the fear
of the Lord;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Night Sky ~

When I look out,
on the sky at night
I stand gaping . . .
at the starry sight.

I recall the days,
when I was young
and the many wishes
on them I made upon.

But, now when I see,
their starry twinkling
they have me on . . .
eternal life thinking.

Instead of wishing,
for things worldly
now my prayer is to see
gates white and pearly.

When I look out,
on the starry night
now I see my name
twinkling in their light!

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Psalm 147:4

“He telleth the number of the stars;
he calleth them all by their names.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Fake Good News ~

There’s a lot of fake news,
going around today . . .
there’s also a fake Good News
leading many astray.

It’s a gospel that tells you,
with material wealth you’ll be blessed
it’s about living well here and now
and not about eternal rest.

It’s a gospel of tolerance,
with plenty of leeway
to do what you want
not what the Scriptures say.

It’s a gospel that preaches,
if it feel good just do it
don’t worry about being
convicted by the Holy Spirit.

There’s a fake Good News,
from the pulpits being spewed
for the real Gospel of Jesus
by man has been skewed!

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2 Peter 2:1

“But there were false prophets
also among the people, even
as there shall be false teachers
among you, who privily shall
bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the Lord that
bought them, and bring upon
themselves swift destruction.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Resting With My Father ~

Today I am resting,
alone with my Father
none of my worries
my soul will bother.

I am going to soak up,
the peace He imparts
I am going to let it fill
the whole of my heart.

Today I’m taking it,
with my Father easy
none of my troubles
will make me queasy.

I’m fixing my eyes,
on my treasure up above
where I’ll be surrounded
by the glory of His love.

Today I am relaxing,
with my Father all alone
I’m going to be resting
at the foot of His throne!

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Mark 6:31

“And he said unto them,
Come ye yourselves apart
into a desert place,
and rest a while:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Pedal to the Metal ~

Sometimes God puts,
the pedal to the metal
He wants to see if we have
the fortitude or the mettle.

So He sends us situations,
to see how we’ll react
testing to see whether
our faith will stay intact.

Sometimes God puts,
speed traps in our day
to see if we’ll race off
or stay on the narrow way.

So He sends us warnings,
to see if Him we’ll obey
or if we’ll race by them
and not do as they say.

Sometimes God puts,
the pedal to the metal . . .
and sends to us obstacles
to see just where we’ll settle!

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1 Peter 4:12

“Beloved, think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial
which is to try you,
as though some strange
thing happened unto you:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Soaring On Eagle Wings ~

We all fly on,
broken wings
we all cry over
lost things.

We all fall,
into despair
we all think
no one cares.

We all lose,
our way
we all feel
not another day.

We all fight,
with unrest
we all try
to do our best.

But we who fly,
on eagle wings
can soar . . .
above these things!

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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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessed Are Those Who Trust ~

Blessed are those,
whose trust is sure
who in the Lord
their faith’s secure.

They wait on the Lord,
they do not faint
they run the race
without complaint.

Blessed are those,
who are pure and meek
they know it’s God
they must first seek.

They are strong,
they are brave
they are known
by the way they behave.

Blessed are those,
whose hope is based
on their faith in Jesus
and His saving grace!

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Jeremiah 17:7-8

“Blessed is the man
who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


For Those Who Love God ~

For those who love God,
we know He is working
His purpose in our lives
for the good He’s preparing.

He uses our weary moans,
and our thankful sighs
He uses our lowest lows
and our highest highs.

For those who love God,
we know there’s a reason
we know He is working
in us in every season.

He uses the sunny days,
and long stormy nights
He uses the dark times
and the one shining bright.

For those who love God,
we know He has a purpose
for with a great price . . .
our lives He has purchased!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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