Tag Archives: Faith

K.I.S.S. ~

Keep It Simple Saints,
don’t get bogged down
in all the rhetoric
that keeps going around.

Keep It Simple Saints,
don’t listen to the heresy
just look into your Bible
and do what it has to say.

Keep It Simple Saints,
childlike faith is all you need
trust in your First Love
and let the Holy Spirit lead.

Keep It Simple Saints,
don’t get caught in the lies
discern for yourself the truth
and then only those apply.

Keep It Simple Saints,
some make salvation hard
and their misguided opinions
you will need to disregard.

Keep It Simple Saints,
it’s so easy to get tied down
by all the Scripture arguments
that for centuries . . .
have been going around!

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2 Peter 2:1-2

“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.

And many shall follow
their pernicious ways;
  by reason of whom the
way of truth shall be
evil spoken of.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Take Back Your Joy ~

Lord, give back Your joy,
to those stumbling . . .
let them feel Your love
once again humbling.

Reignite in them the hope,
when they first meet You
let again Your saving light
in their life’s break through.

Let their repentant heart,
once again feel Your calm
let the joy of being saved
be again their soothing balm.

Restore in them the trust,
as when You they first accepted
renew Your mercy and grace
so again You’ll be connected.

Lord, let the contrite take back,
the joy of their salvation . . .
return unto them their state
of everlasting elation!

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Psalm 51:12

“Restore unto me the joy
of thy salvation; and uphold
me with thy free spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Rejoicing Always ~

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
when things aren’t going right
it hard to give God thanks . . .
with so many battles to fight.

It’s hard to see God’s hand,
in the middle of the pain
it hard to be grateful
when all your joy is drained.

But we who have Jesus,
living inside of us
know how important it is
in Him to always trust.

For, to always be rejoicing,
takes prayer continually
and then our thanks to God
will come unceasingly.

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
with all that life brings . . .
but, we know it’s God will
to be thankful for all things!

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.”


The Heart-Felt Cry ~

God hears your cries,
He hears your pleas
He is aware of . . .
your cares and needs.

He knows when you are,
feeling out and down
He knows you need
to sense He’s around.

So, if you’re hurting,
thinking God doesn’t care
believe me I know . . .
to your pain He’s aware.

For I have been,
just where you are
convincing myself
God from me was afar.

But, I have found this to be,
one of satan’s lies
for, God promises to hear
our heart-felt cries!

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Psalm 18:6

“In my distress I called upon the Lord,
and cried unto my God:
he heard my voice out of his temple,
and my cry came before him,
even into his ears.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is All I Need ~

 

I said to myself,
Jesus is all I need
now that from sin
I have been freed.

He said unto my soul,
I am hope eternal
tis why I saved you
from hell’s infernal.

I said to myself,
Jesus is my Lord
now that my life
and His is in accord.

He said unto my soul,
I’m Your Savior
thanks to My Father’s
mercy and favor.

I said to myself,
where would I be
if not for His grace
being shed on me.

He said unto my soul,
you would be lost
and so My life I gave
to you at not a cost.

I said to myself,
Jesus is all I need
He said unto my soul
it is I in you . . .
who’s been freed!

 

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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:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Your Heart’s Desires ~

If you want God to give you,
your heart’s desires . . .
then for Him your soul
must fan grateful fires.

You need to be elated,
with His loving kindness
you need to be delighted
in all of His goodness.

You need to take pleasure,
in the righteous way of living
you need in all things
to give Him your  thanksgiving.

You need to be excited,
by the joy of your salvation
you need to be exuberant
He saved you from damnation.

If you want God to give you,
your heart’s desires . . .
you can’t become complacent
with doing what He requires!

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Psalm 37:4

“Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Saving Light ~

If I could gather,
all the rays of God’s light
I know now blinded eyes
would receive a new sight.

For within each beam,
the blinded eye would see
how the grace of Jesus
came to set them free.

If I could reap,
every ounce of God’s light
everyone would be full
of His power and His might.

For within each burst,
His love would crystallize
and His mercy for them
they would personalize.

If I could gather,
each beam and every ray
I’d forever shine God’s glory
on the Truth and the Way!

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2 Corinthians 4:6

” For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God
in the face of Jesus Christ.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thankful, Grateful Heart ~

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is appreciative
one that to all Your blessings
is attuned and sensitive.

Let it be a heart,
that sings its daily praise
let it be my heartfelt gratitude
that to You I earnestly raise.

Let me have a heart,
truly thankful for all things
no matter what in my life
You should choose to bring

Let my heart flow with,
the rivers of Your peace
so my appreciation to You
I may continually release.

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is steadily hopeful
let it be the heart of one . . .
who is truly, forever grateful!

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1 Chronicles 16:34

” O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In My Bible ~

Somethings in my Bible I’ve found  . . .

the Word of Life
the end to strife
the mind of God
the road that’s broad
the state of man
the eternal plan
the heart of Jesus
the grace that frees us
the true Vine
the new wine
the gift of salvation
the doom of damnation
the way of hope
the how to cope
the river of pleasure
the everlasting treasure
the guidance needed
the laws to be heeded
the mercy-seat
the Savior’s feet
the schemes of the devil
the powers in high-levels
the Light
the fight
the path
the wrath
the Way
the escape
from
judgment day!

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2 Timothy 2:15

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


One Blessed, Single Plateful ~

On Thanksgiving day this year,
before the turkey starts roasting
my thanks, I will be singing
for the dinner I’ll be hosting.

I will set the dining table,
with the gratitude I feel
before anyone comes
to feast upon the meal.

I will spread the hope,
that I’m feeling inside
before I even serve . . .
the food that God supplied.

I will polish up on all,
the reasons I’m thankful
before I even dish up
one blessed, single plateful.

On Thanksgiving day this year,
before the food I present
I will let everyone know . . .
just why I am so content!

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1 Timothy 6:8

“And having food and raiment
let us be therewith content.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Everlasting ~

Everything around us,
eventually will be gone
but the peace of Jesus
will eternally carry on.

For He’s everlasting,
His love is unchanging
His grace for each of us
is tirelessly unfailing.

All that we possess,
will someday vanish
but our hope in Jesus
will not ever perish.

For Jesus is the same,
yesterday and today
to His Father’s throne
He’s still the only doorway.

Everything around us,
will one day be but gone
but life everlasting . . .
we can joyfully count on!

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Psalm 93:2

“Thy throne is established of old:
thou art from everlasting.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Song ~

A new song,
God’s put in my heart
of how His mercy
came to do its part.

He took my sorrow,
turned it into hope
gave me the grace
each day to cope.

A new song,
I’m going to sing
so others to Him . . .
my grief might bring.

He’s given to me,
a brand new melody
and for my heartache
joy is now its remedy.

A new song,
God’s given to me
thru grief I’ve a glimpse
of eternal glee!

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Psalm 40:3

“And he hath put
a new song in my mouth,
even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear,
and shall trust in the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

In Loving Memory
of my son
Glenn Swindell


Making My Life Count ~

One day to God,
I will give account
of all of my doings
and my where’s-about.

So each day I try,
in His presence to live
and my attention
to Him, I hourly give.

For, His eyes see all,
they are everywhere
as He travels with me
on life’s thoroughfare.

So I pray every day,
God’s ways I will know
for I don’t want to journey
where He would not go.

For, Jesus abides in me,
and I need to be wary
for I do not know . . .
how long He may tarry.

So I live my life,
knowing I’ll give account
tis why all my days for Him
I want to make count!

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Romans 14:12

“So then every one of us
shall give account of
himself to God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Thank God ~

I thank God,
for all He’s done
for the gift
of His Son.

I thank God,
for what He will do
for His mercy
making all things new.

I thank God,
for what’s to come
for the hope
of His Kingdom.

I thank God,
for His peace
for the day
evil will cease.

I thank God,
for today
for the Truth
Life and Way!

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Psalm 107:1

“O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful For the Right Reasons ~

Lord, as I enter into,
the season of Thanksgiving
may I do so without . . .
any qualms or misgivings.

May I be grateful,
for all You’ve given me
especially for the things
I am still yet to see.

May I be satisfied,
with all I have got
may I be content
with what I have not.

May I be appreciative,
for Your every blessing
may I be at peace with . . .
those I’ll not be getting.

Lord, as I enter into,
Thanksgiving’s season
may I be truly thankful
for all the right reasons!

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Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Heals the Broken Heart ~

God can do wonders
with broken hearts
He can heal and mend
all the injured parts.

But, you must give Him,
your heart as it breaks
each little piece of it
and all the little flakes.

God can perform miracles,
on hearts that are damaged
He can undo the impact
where grief has ravaged.

But, you must go to Him,
with a heart surrendered
so He can do the repairs
without being hindered.

God can do wonders,
miracles He still performs
for, on hearts that are broken
He mercifully transforms!

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Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Storehouse ~

God has a storehouse,
filled to the brim
for all those who believe
and trust in Him.

There’s an endless supply,
of mercy and grace
awaiting those who by faith
His goodness embrace.

God has a storehouse,
He wants to provide
all things that are good
you’ll not be denied.

It’s full of forgiveness,
hope, peace and rest
with the riches and glory
in Jesus you’ll blessed.

God has a storehouse,
He wants for you to share
so other people burdens . . .
you too, may help to bear!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In The Right Direction ~

Sometimes God,
needs to get my attention
so He can reestablish
with Him a connection.

So He sends into my life,
trials and tribulations
to see if I will trust Him
with all their complications.

Sometimes God,
needs to redirect my life
by giving me things
that will cause me strife.

He wants to know,
how deep my faith goes
so that my weaknesses
to me He can expose.

Sometimes God,
has to get my attention
so He can keep me going
in the right direction!

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1 Peter 1:6-7

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season,
if need be, ye are in
heaviness through
manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious
than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire,
might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at
the appearing of Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


An Everlasting Treasure ~

I got me a treasure,
it’s something I cherish
for it is everlasting
it will never perish.

It will not tarnish,
nor corrode from decay
it will not fade out
nor will it rot away.

I got me a treasure,
no one can rob me of
I store it in my heart
for the God that I love.

It is full of faith,
hope, joy, peace and trust
I hold it dear to me
so I know it won’t rust.

I have got me a treasure,
it is something I savor . . .
for it’s full of God’s glory
and the grace of my Savior!

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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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Every Hair By Number ~

If God calls,
each star by their name
would He not for His children
do the very same?

If God feeds,
the birds on the fly
would He not for His children
their daily needs supply?

If God considers,
all the lilies of the field
would He not for His children
be their protective shield?

If God knows,
when a sparrows about to fall
would He not for His children
hear them when they call?

If God keeps,
each creature in His sight
would He not for His children
lead them with His light?

If God counts,
every hair by number
then we as His children . . .
these question needn’t ponder!

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Luke 12:7

But even the very hairs
of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore:
ye are of more value
than many sparrows.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In His Arms ~

In His arms,
is where I find
peace and rest
for heart and mind.

I snuggle there,
for quite a while
after all I am . . .
still His child.

I curl up,
in His loving arms
He keeps me safe
from all that harms.

I feel all warm,
cozy and secure
His embrace
helps me to endure.

In His arms,
no better place
to cuddle up
in His grace!

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Isaiah 40:11

“He shall feed his flock
like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs
with his arm,
and carry them
in his bosom,
and shall gently lead
those that are with young.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Hopefully, Joyful ~

Lord, once again
You proved to be faithful
and once again to You
I am truly grateful.

For, You have taught me,
how to cast my cares
onto You with my pleas
and my thankful prayers.

Lord, once again,
You proved to be trusting
and to my aide today
You faithfully came rushing.

You assured me,
for me You’d be here
to ease all my anxiety
and alleviate my fear.

Lord, once again,
You proved to be loyal
tis why today . . .
I’m hopefully, joyful!

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Romans 12:12

“Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Trembling With Fear ~

 

You can pursue God’s Word,
whenever you want
but if you don’t apply it
what have you got?

You can study your Bible,
all night and all day
but if you don’t obey it
you’ll just lose your way.

You can go to church,
sit in your Sunday pew
but, the rest of the week
what is it that you do?

You can go to small groups,
share all you know
but, if you don’t live it
it is all done for show.

You can read and study,
sermons you can hear
but, is God working in you
trembling and fear?

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Philippians 2:12

“Wherefore, my beloved,
as ye have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only,
but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation
with fear and trembling.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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