Tag Archives: Faith

Oh, My Little Flock ~

Oh, My little flock
you’ve nothing to fear
for I’ve promised you
I would always be near.

You see I’ve a kingdom,
I want to lead you to
and I know you need Me
to direct and guide you.

Oh, my little flock,
you’ll need to be resilient
to My prodding
you mustn’t be indifferent.

For it is My intention,
and brings Me great pleasure
to take you to where you’ll find
your eternal treasure.

Oh My little flock,
you’ve nothing to fear
for your future destination
to Me is very dear!

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Luke 12:32

“Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father’s
good pleasure to give you
the kingdom.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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The Most Beautiful Love Song ~

There is a love song,
more beautiful than any other
lyrics so glorious
you will get lost in all its wonder.

The melody is soothing,
all your fears it will calm
to your soul it will be . . .
just like a healing balm.

It is a song sung,
with joy and gladness
over hearts awakening
from spiritual blindness.

The tune is gentle,
the rhythm is easy . . .
the message is offered
to everyone freely.

There is a joyous love song,
Jesus sings from above . .
whenever someone accepts
His life-saving love!

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Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord thy God in the midst
of thee is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love,
he will joy over thee with singing.”

Matthew 11:28

“Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Without Jesus ~

You may have breath,
your heart may beat
but, you don’t have Life
until Jesus you meet.

You may have sight,
your eyes may perceive
but, you don’t have Life
if in God you don’t believe.

You may have reason,
your ears may detect
but, you don’t have Life
if Jesus you reject.

You may have vitality,
your body may go
but, you don’t have Life
until Jesus you know.

You may have breath,
but, you don’t have Life
for without Jesus . . .
there’s only eternal strife!

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1 John 5:11-12

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

He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son
of God hath not life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Because ~

Tell someone you love them,
just because . . .
let them see your appreciation
just because.

You don’t need to buy a gift,
or a card from a store
just tell someone how much
them you cherish and adore.

Tell someone you love them,
just because . . .
let them see you truly care
just because.

You don’t need a special day,
to show them your affection
everyday you can make
this your heartfelt confession.

Tell someone you love them
just because . . . .
for Jesus loved us first
just because!

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 1 John 4:19

We love him,
because
he first loved us.

John 13:34-35

“A new commandment I give unto you,
That ye love one another; as I have
loved you, that ye also love one another.

By this shall all men know that
ye are my disciples, if ye have
love one to another.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus My Peace ~

Jesus is my Peace,
my hope’s assurance
He is my calm
giving me endurance.

Jesus is my love,
my faith’s objective
He is my purpose
giving me perspective.

Jesus is my anchor,
my trust’s serenity
He is my Rock
giving me tranquility.

Jesus is my Advocate,
my sin absorber
He is my Refuge
giving me a safe harbor.

Jesus is my peace,
my happy ever after
Jesus is to me . . .
all that really matters!

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Isaiah 26:3

“Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he
trusteth in thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Sees and Hears ~

God sees your tears,
He hears your cries
He knows the sound
of sorrows sighs.

He sees your heart,
the pain, your break
He sees your frame
the tremble, the shake.

God hears your pleas,
the why, the hows
He hears your prayers
the what, the nows.

God sees your mind,
the fear, the fright
He sees  your thoughts
the shock, your fight.

God sees your pain,
the jolt, your shutter
He hears the words
you can’t seem to utter.

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Psalm 42:3

“My tears have been
my meat day and night,
while they continually
say unto me,
Where is thy God?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Look Back ~

Lord, on the road to Life,
there are a lot of dark places
filled with dangerous curves
with treacherous open spaces.

But, with Your Word as my Light,
I know I will find my way
as it’ll give me the direction
so from You I will not stray.

Lord on the road to Life,
there’s a lot of scary things
situations so repulsive . . .
that living in this world brings.

But, with Your Word as my guide,
I know I will not get lost
for I’m aware of my options
and their hellish eternal cost.

Lord, on the road to Life,
there are plenty of hazards
and I fear what will happen
if I should look backwards!

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Genesis 19:26

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Giver Of All Things Good~

Everyday is a gift from God,
a present for us to unfold
the blessings of His splendor
in the green pastures of His fold.

It is there where we will find,
a Shepherd to lead us
into valleys peaceful
filled with strength, faith and trust.

Everyday is a gift from God,
a treasure for us to explore
the bounty of His goodness
to soak in and to absorb.

It is there where we will find,
all that is good and perfect
coming from the Father of lights
for us daily on which to reflect.

Everyday is a gift to us,
from the Giver of all things
a treasure trove of blessings
that each new morning brings!

James 1.17

“Every good gift and every
perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the
Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


First Hand Experience ~

Jesus offers rest,
from our weariness
something we all need
first hand to experience.

For when we seek,
the comfort He imparts
His peace will start flowing
straight into our hearts.

Jesus offers relief,
from our daily burdens
something we all need
to heed and to hearken.

For when we release,
the weight of our care
His calm will alleviate
the load that we bear.

Jesus offers comfort,
relief and rest . . .
to all who are burdened
weary or stressed!

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Matthew 11:28-29

“Come unto me, all ye that
labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and
learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Seasons ~

I’ve suffered through seasons,
with pain too much to bear
periods of ongoing grief
where tears became my prayer.

I’ve sailed though seasons,
with carefree, untroubled days
weeks, months and even years
singing nothing but my praise.

I’ve struggled through seasons,
with doubt propelling me
to question why I believed
in the things I couldn’t see.

I’ve strolled through seasons,
with faith so unshakeable
my hope and trust in God
was clearly unbreakable.

I’ve been through many,
different kinds of seasons
and through them all I found
God had for each a reason!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under the heaven:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When You Pray to God ~

When to God you pray,
reflect on each word
think about their effect
before they are heard.

Don’t be in a hurry,
or go off on a rant
don’t use empty phrases
or offer a vague chant.

When to God you pray,
engage your heart wholly
let its reflections embody
all that’s scared and holy.

Don’t try to manipulate,
or use undo persuasion
don’t utilize the time
as a casual occasion.

When you pray to God,
don’t be long winded
don’t let your prayers
get stiff and rigid!

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Matthew 6:7

“But when ye pray, use not
vain repetitions, as the
heathen do: for they think
that they shall be heard
for their much speaking.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have Bouts ~

We all have difficulties,
some frailties, some weakness
we all have bouts . . .
of despair and bleakness.

We all have limitations,
some mental, some physical
we all have bouts . . .
of feeling measly pitiful.

We all have challenges,
some prolonged, some brief
we all have bouts . . .
of sadness and grief.

We all have deficiencies,
some flaws, some cracks
we all have bouts . . .
of feeling out of whack.

But we who have Jesus,
all things can overcome
because we know just where
our power comes from!

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2 Corinthians 12:9

“And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly
therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the
power of Christ may rest upon me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Patient And Kind ~

God is patient and kind,
He wants to bless us
with the power we need
for our faith to trust.

So He sends us mercy,
each morning anew
so our hearts and minds
He can daily renew.

God’s love is enduring,
He wants us to know
He is more than willing
His righteous way to show.

So He sends us grace,
sufficient for each day
so on the narrow path
we’ll be able to stay.

God is patient and kind,
His love is unceasing
each day mercy and grace
on us He keeps releasing!

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Hebrews 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Loom of Gloom ~

When my heart feels hopeless,
when desperation sets in
as I become anxious from . . .
the turmoil twirling within.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I plea
for His perfect peace
to wash over me.

When my mind feels helpless,
when gloom is on the loom
as I become anxious from . .
incoming thoughts of doom.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I pray
for His Spirit of peace
to quickly come my way.

When my heart and mind,
feel hopeless and anxious
I drop to my knees . . .
and think on things precious!

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Philippians 4:8-9

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

Those things, which ye have
both learned, and received,
and heard, and seen in me,
do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Looking ~

God looks and He looks,
hoping to find . . .
those who love Him
with whole hearts and minds.

He scans the whole earth,
His eyes wander around
seeks everywhere . . .
but so few are found

God eyes keep moving,
they run all about
looking to find souls
who to Him are devout.

He looks hard to locate,
hearts that are perfect
those who have for Him
holy fear and respect.

God looks and He looks
but finds hardly a one
for so many now  . . .
reject and deny His Son!

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2 Chronicles 16:9

“For the eyes of the Lord run
to and fro throughout the whole earth,
to shew himself strong in the behalf
of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Warning ~

Don’t be fooled,
though saved by grace
to these truths . . .
we must embrace.

Do not go down the road,
of sexual temptation
rather to immorality
have no association.

Don’t continue to sin,
or stay on the wide way
rather confess and repent
right now without delay.

Do not drift or fall back,
into godless living
rather into righteousness
keep yourself pressing.

Don’t fall victim,
to satan’s attacks
rather flee for your life . . .
and don’t look back!

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Titus 2:11-12

“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;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Prisoner of Hope ~

I’m a prisoner of hope,
for Jesus captured me
the day when from this world
He came and set me free.

I’m a prisoner of love.
for Jesus gave me life
the day when upon Himself
He took my worldly strife.

I am a prisoner of faith,
for Jesus convicted me
of the hidden sin in my life
that only He could see.

I’m a prisoner of trust,
for Jesus gave me light
the day when He filled me
with the Holy Spirit’s might.

I’m a prisoner of hope,
love, faith and trust . . .
for Jesus showed me
He is always fair and just!

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Zechariah 9:12

Turn you to the strong hold,
ye prisoners of hope:
even to day do I declare
that I will render
double unto thee;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Old Creature Gone ~

Old creature gone,
exchanged for the new
the day Lord, Jesus
we came to follow You.

Old dirty habits,
old thoughts and ways
redeemed for the new
for the rest of our days.

Old bitter resentment,
old tempers and demands
substituted for the new
as we obey Your commands.

Old greedy desires,
old habits and lusts
converted for the new
when we began to trust.

Old creature gone,
exchanged for the new
all because Lord, Jesus
we’re beholden to You!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold,
all things are become new.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


To Be That Person ~

We all need someone,
to lift us up when down
a special person
who is always around.

We all need an ear,
on which to rely
we all need a shoulder
to lay our heads and cry.

We all need a friend,
in which to run to
we all need a supporter
to help get us through.

We all need Jesus,
to encourage us
to be that person
someone else can trust.

We all need someone,
some times, some way
we all need each other
to lift us up and pray!

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“Two are better than one;
because they have a good
reward for their labour.

“For if they fall, the one will
lift up his fellow:
but woe to him that is
alone when he falleth;
for he hath not another
to help him up.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thread of Hope ~

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for doubt and fear
not to breed.

For all it takes,
is one little strand
for God’s power
to be in your hand.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for trust and faith
to be freed.

For all it asks,
is for you to believe
God’s mighty strength
you will receive.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for faith to grow
from a mustard seed!

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Matthew 17:20

“And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye shall say
unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~01.25.19~


Put Jesus First ~

When you put Jesus,
first on your list
there He will be
right in the midst.

For when you meet,
with Jesus each day
He will by your side
unfailingly stay.

When you make Jesus,
your top priority
His Word you will keep
with all authority.

For when Jesus is taken,
more seriously
the more you will train
for the race rigorously.

When you trust Jesus,
fully and completely
you will go to Him
each day more routinely!

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Matthew 6:33

“But seek ye first
the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness;
and all these things
shall be added unto you.”

John 14:23

“Jesus answered and said unto him,
If a man love me, he will keep my
words: and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him,
and make our abode with him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~01.23.19~


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