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Afternoon Ponderings~04.22.18~

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Good Morning Quote ~04.22.18~


Fear’s Canvas ~

When night turns,
thoughts anxious
casting shadows
on fear’s canvas.

Turn to God,
to ease your mind
and His peace
you will find.

When night’s dread,
long fingers wrap
and your heart
it has in a trap.

Turn to God,
to release its grasp
and onto His calm
let your heart clasp.

When the night turns,
your thoughts anxious
cast them onto God . . .
and watch them vanish!

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1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.”

King James Version
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Jesus’ Promise To Us ~

Holy Spirit,
Jesus’ promise to us
may in Your strength
we learn to always trust.

You are our adviser,
our staunch advocate
our fears You help
to fully dissipate.

Holy Spirit,
our soul’s Comforter
may Your power
we fall under.

You bring us hope,
fill us with grace
the joy of our salvation
in You we embrace.

Holy Spirit,
our ever-present Helper
may we always have
Your mighty temper!

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Romans 15:13

“Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope,
through the power of the Holy Ghost.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into God’s Capable Hands ~

When we put our troubles,
into God’s mighty hands
He in return gives us faith
in all things to withstand.

For, when our trust is put,
in the One who is in control
fear, doubt and trepidation
will not enter into the soul.

When we give to God,
our worries and our cares
He in return gives us grace
so not to crumble in despair.

For, when our hope is in,
the One who formed us
there too will we put
every ounce of our trust.

When we put our troubles,
into hands capable
God in return gives us  . . .
a way escapable!

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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


Afternoon Ponderings~04.19.18~


We’re In This Boat Together ~

I’m riding out these waves,
no matter how big they get
I will stick out this storm
and over it I’ll not fret.

For, Jesus is with me,
we’re in this boat together . . .
and He has promised to me
any storm we could weather.

As the winds barrel down,
I’m going to coast along
they’ll not blow me away
regardless of how strong.

For, Jesus is my Anchor,
onto Him I’ll keep my hold
for, we’re in this boat together
no matter how hard we’re rolled.

I’m riding out these waves,
I’ve the perfect ship mate . . .
for, Jesus is in this boat with me
and I trust Him with my fate!

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Psalm 107:29

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~04.18.18~


Singing In The Dark ~

It’s easy to sing,
when the day is trouble free
it’s easier to give accolades
to God, when full of glee.

It’s easy to sing,
when all is looking bright
it’s easier to praise God
when bathed in His light.

It’s easy to sing,
when all is going well
it’s easier to let our gratitude
for God, to grow and swell.

It’s easy to sing,
when  happy and content
it’s easier for us to God
our thanksgiving present.

But, they who still sing,
in the darkness of the night
are those who praise God . . .
no matter what’s in their sight!

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Job 35:10

“But none saith,
Where is God my maker,
who giveth songs
in the night;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~04.17.18~


The Seeds You Sow ~

May the seeds you sow,
grow and multiply
may hope to all
they daily supply.

May they be rich,
in truth and mercy
watered with love
to quench the thirsty.

May they take root,
and find nourishment
so they can be seeds
also of encouragement.

May they grow in faith,
to sin, no longer bound
so they too can spread
the Good News around.

May the seeds you sow,
lay not dormant or inactive
but, multiply and grow . . .
into seeds Jesus attractive!

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Luke 8:8

“And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundredfold. And when he
had said these things,
he cried, He that hath
ears to hear, let him hear.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Restarts and Retakes ~

God is a God,
of new beginnings
for He is a God
who is forgiving.

When we sin,
repent and confess
He gives us more grace
to onward press.

God is a God,
of fresh, clean starts
for He is a God
who knows our hearts.

When we fall,
or should we stumble
He helps us to be
more meek and humble.

God is a God,
of restarts and retakes
for God pardons . . .
all of our mistakes!

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James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud,
but giveth grace unto the humble.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Until My Last Breath ~

I trust the Lord,
each night long
for, I know He will
make me strong.

I trust the Lord,
for my every day
I know His light
will lead my way.

I trust the Lord,
with all my soul
for, I know it’s His
to keep and control.

I trust the Lord,
my life to Him I give
for, I know He knows
just how long I’ll live.

I’ll trust the Lord,
until my last breath
for I know in Him . . .
there is no death!

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Romans 14:8

“For whether we live,
we live unto the Lord;
and whether we die,
we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord’s.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Fruit Developing ~

It’s hard sometimes,
having self-control
it’s not easy to let
restraint into your soul.

But, it needn’t be,
as hard as you think
when with the Holy Spirit
your life is in sync.

It’s hard sometimes,
to be peaceful
it’s not easy to let
hope make you joyful.

But, it needn’t be,
that difficult to do
when the Holy Spirit
works inside of you.

It’s hard sometimes,
to be good and kind
it’s not easy to let
gentleness fill your mind.

But, it needn’t be,
too problematic
for, with the Holy Spirit
it becomes automatic.

It’s hard sometimes,
developing these fruits
unless the Holy Spirit . . .
establishes their roots!

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Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~04.12.18~


My Spiritual Wants ~

My spiritual wants,
every day are met
over them I’ve no need
to worry or fret.

For when I’m hungry,
on the Word I feed
it supplies my soul
with the faith I need.

When I am thirsty,
I go to the water of Life
for it gives me hope
in the drought of strife.

When I’m famished,
I feed on God’s promise
not to ever leave
neither forsake us.

When I am dry,
to the living Fountain I go
knowing more grace
out of it will flow.

My spiritual wants,
are met everyday
for Jesus is my Life
my Truth and my Way!

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John 6.35

Jesus said to them,
“I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me
shall not hunger, and
whoever believes in me
shall never thirst.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Tell Me What You See ~

Lord search my heart,
tell me what You see . . .
let me know if any evil
is still left inside of me.

Take a real close look,
for any sin yet hidden
any idols I hold onto
keeping me still smitten.

Once You point them out,
let me be finally rid of . . .
anything that still keeps me
from knowing Your prefect love.

Then put me on the path,
that leads to the everlasting
where I can learn the meaning
of peace without understanding.

Lord search my heart,
tell me what you see . . .
let me know how I can live
a life pleasing to only Thee!

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Psalm 139:23-24

“Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:

And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Came To Save ~

Jesus came not to condemn,
but to save us from our sin
to free us from the bondage
of the evilness that lives within.

But, the flesh fights the spirit,
and works its way into our life
bringing us upheaval in this world
and into the next one endless strife.

The works of the flesh are clear,
fornication and uncleanness,
idolatry, witchcraft, lasciviousness
envy, hatred and drunkenness.

Add to these adultery and wrath,
selfishness, strife and greed
impurity, murder and covertness
from which we all need to be freed.

Jesus, came not to condemn,
but to save those who confess
repent and turn from their sins
and no longer transgress!

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John 3:17

“For God sent not his Son
into the world to condemn
the world;
but that the world
through him might be saved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


With Jesus At Last ~

I know up in heaven,
there’ll be no more tears
painful moans and groans
will turn to joyful cheers.

Death will be defeated,
grief will finally cease
broken souls will be filled
with God’s eternal peace.

Cries will be heard no more,
only singing and praise
to our heavenly Father
and the Son that He raised.

Sorrow and heartache,
will no more be heard of
for there up in heaven
there’ll only be God’s love.

I know up in heaven,
former things will have passed
but, the best part about it . . . .
is being with Jesus at last!

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Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there
be any more pain:
for the former things
are passed away.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will Always Love you ~

Jesus loves you,
He always will
though at times
this you may not feel.

He made a promise,
to take care of you
by giving believers
His Spirit in His lieu.

He’s your comforter,
your helpful friend
never will He leave
He’s there till the end.

He will guide you,
in truth and light
give you the power
of His holy might.

You may wander,
but He won’t go away
He’ll not let you
completely go astray.

Jesus loves you,
on this you can rely
this truth I pray
you will not deny!

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John 15:13

Greater love hath
no man than this,
that a man lay down
his life for his friends.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


His Sufficient Grace ~

When I’m weak,
and oh so weary
when the road ahead
is long and dreary.

To my Lord,
I cry for more grace
so what’s before me
I can bravely face.

When I’m anxious,
feeling low and down
when my world
comes crashing down.

To my Lord,
I cry for more power
to take me through
every troubled hour.

When I’m tested,
to my very limit
when afflicted
in soul and spirit.

To my Lord,
for my grace I cry . . .
for, He has all I need
to help me get by!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Satan Deceives ~

When satan whispers,
calmly in your ear
God’s has left you
see, He’s not here.

Don’t you indulge,
in this wily deceit
for God promised
to be your retreat.

When satan wails,
loudly in your ear
See, all your prayers
God does not hear.

Don’t you believe,
in this cunning lie
for God listens to
your every cry.

When satan comes,
with whispers to deceive
wail right back at him . . .
just in whom you believe!

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1 John 4:4

“Ye are of God, little children,
and have overcome them:
because greater is he that is in you,
than he that is in the world.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Spring’s Sunshine~

Lord, as the buds,
begin to re-form
in Spring’s sunshine
bright and warm.

May I too,
open up to You
to be restored
and made anew.

Lord, as the birds,
take up their song
as in the breeze
they glide along.

May I too,
sing out to You
my song of praise
for all You do.

Lord, as Spring,
blooms and sings . . .
may I too emerge
on faithful wings!

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Song of Solomon 2:11-12

“For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds
is come, and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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