Tag Archives: Faith

Faith Invincible ~

Faith Invincible,
is a faith strong
it rejoices even when
things go wrong.

It is unbeatable,
nothing tears it down
it rejoices even when . . .
troubles come around.

Faith invincible,
is a faith robust
for it knows in God
to always put its trust.

It is unstoppable,
when satan attacks
it is indestructible
for hope it never lacks.

Faith invincible,
is a faith durable
it rejoices in all things . . .
for it is unmovable!

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James 1:3

Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always:
and again I say, Rejoice.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Silenced By Love ~

Silenced by love,
surrounded by calm
letting God be . . .
my healing balm.

Just me and Him,
together all alone
a quiet confidence
in the unknown.

Silenced by hope,
encircled in trust
examining our hearts
just the two of us.

Stilled meditations,
whispers at His feet
a time of joyfulness
when we both meet.

Silenced by love,
resting in peace . . .
letting God on me
His joy release!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Like Jesus ~

Lord, help me to be,
just like You . . .
so that I may be
a light shinning true.

Give me humility,
a servant attitude
let my life reflect
one of gratitude.

Lord, let me react,
just like You . . .
so that I may live
a life pleasing too.

May my actions be,
kind and gracious
may my faith be
to others contagious.

Lord, help me to act,
just like You . . .
for You’re the model
I need to look to!

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John 13:15

For I have given you an example,
that ye should do as
I have done to you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God, My Praise ~

 

God, my Praise,
My Hope, my Song
in my weakness
You make me strong.

Though I’m surrounded,
by earthly care
them onto Yourself
are willing to bear.

God, my Praise,
my Salvation, my Pardon
may to You my heart
never become harden.

Mercy You send me,
each day to renew
so I may worship
the goodness of You.

God, my Praise,
my Trust, my Confidence
thank You for blessing me
with Your providence!

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Psalm 107:8

Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of men!

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Deborah Ann Belka

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A Tranquility To Find~

There is a tranquility,
a calm to be found
when your every care
onto Jesus you unbound.

Then His peace will bind,
your heart and mind
and all your anxiety
will begin to unwind.

There is a tranquility,
a peace to receive
when your every worry
onto Jesus you relieve.

Then His calm will take,
control of your life
as you feel the easing
of your daily strife.

There is a tranquility,
a peace to discover
one that with Jesus . . .
will last now and forever!

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Psalm 29:11

The Lord will give strength
unto his people; the Lord
will bless his people
with peace.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Anchored In Peace ~

Anchored in peace,
held down by hope
a future that helps us
everyday to cope.

A trust secure,
a hope resilient
a joy that keeps
our faith consistent.

Anchored in love,
bound up in grace
a destiny that helps us
to stay in the race.

A faith grounded,
a truth rooted
a rest empowering us
to remain devoted.

Anchored in peace,
in Jesus entrenched
the Cornerstone keeping
our thirst quenched!

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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.

Isaiah 28:16

Therefore thus saith
the Lord God, Behold,
I lay in Zion for a foundation
a stone, a tried stone,
a precious corner stone,
a sure foundation:
he that believeth
shall not make haste
.

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God, My Savior ~

God, my Savior,
my Lord, my King
grant me the peace
only You can bring.

Fill my soul with hope,
put fear in my heart
Your mercy and grace
into my spirit impart.

God, my Savior,
My Lord, my Shepherd
keep me to You
securely tethered.

Fill my mind with love,
joy and delight
so that I may keep You
always in my sight.

God, my Savior,
my Lord, my Song
keep my faith in You
til eternity strong!

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Acts 16:31-32

And they said,
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved,
and thy house.

And they spake unto him the word
of the Lord, and to all that
were in his house.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God Loves The Yielding Heart ~

God loves the little sparrows,
all the flowers in the fields
He loves a repentant heart
that to Him at last yields.

He loves the morning hour,
when the sun is on the rise
He loves a searching heart
that is seeking to be wise.

God loves the daily warmth,
the cool breeze in the air
He loves the burdened heart
giving to Him all its care.

God loves the evening time,
when the sun slowly sets
He loves when a hungry heart
appetites in Him are whet.

God loves the moon shinning,
the twinkling in the sky
He loves a prayerful heart
that holds a jubilant cry.

God loves His little sparrows,
His faithful lilies of the field
He loves whatever the time . . .
hearts to Him relent and yield!

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Romans 6:13

“But yield yourselves unto God,
as those that are alive from the dead,
and your members as instruments
of righteousness unto God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Say My Faith~

Some say my faith,
has made me blind
some say it too . . .
messed up my mind.

But, I say my faith,
opened up my eyes
for it has made me . . .
to God’s ways wise.

Some say my faith,
is a laughable joke
some add to it too . . .
it’s a fearsome yoke.

But, I say my faith,
is as real as can be
for from the world . . .
it has set me free.

Some say my faith,
makes me a moron
but, I say my faith . . .
keeps me pressing on.

For Lord I know,
You are the only One
who I need to follow
if this race is to be won!

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Philippians 3:13-14

Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those
things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those
things which are before,
I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Some Believers ~

Some believers,
refuse in grace to grow
about their life of sin
they don’t want to know.

They don’t want to be,
to God responsible
they don’t want to hear
they’ll be accountable.

Some believers,
refuse in faith to mature
they don’t want to know
what makes them impure.

They don’t want to follow,
the  straight-narrow way
instead on the wide one
they rebelliously stay.

Some believers,
refuse in Christ to grow
some to heaven . . .
may never get to go!

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Matthew 7:21-23

Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have
cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is Waiting For You~

Jesus is waiting,
for you at the well  . . .
He wants you to sit
with Him for a spell.

He knows you’re thirsty,
for your soul, He is too
He wants to give you
life from another view.

Jesus is waiting,
for you to dip down in
the water that’s living . . .
and become one with Him.

He wants you to drink,
from His love and grace
so your life of sin
you’ll no longer embrace.

Jesus is sitting,
at the well He’s waiting . . .
to forgive you of the sin
on your soul weighing!

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John 4.10

Jesus answered and said unto her,
If thou knewest the gift of God,
and who it is that saith to thee,
Give me to drink; thou wouldest
have asked of him, and he would
have given thee living water.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Jesus Is Enough ~

Jesus is enough,
there’s nothing you can do
Jesus is the only One
who can save you.

Jesus is enough,
He is above everything
Jesus is the one absolute
He is the sum of all things.

Jesus is enough,
no need to add or take away
Jesus is the only One
leading to the Life, Truth and Way.

Jesus is enough,
He is the One constant and true
Jesus grace is sufficient
there’s nothing more to pursue.

Jesus is enough,
everything else put aside
for no works of our labor . . .
can salvation provide!

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Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation
in any other:
for there is none other name
under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavenly Father~

Heavenly Father
hearer of my prayer
keep me safe
in Your loving care.

If I should see,
yet another day
help me to stay
on the righteous way.

Heavenly Father,
hearer of my plea
keep me close
and near to Thee.

If I should see,
yet another night
help me to keep
to the faithful fight.

Heavenly Father,
if today Jesus I see . . .
I pray to heaven
He will take me!

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Matthew 21:22

And all things,
whatsoever ye shall ask
in prayer, believing,
ye shall receive.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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The City of No Mores ~

In the City of No Mores,
is where I long to be . . .
oh, how I can hardly wait
until Jesus returns for me.

On the street of No More Tears.
we’ll never again weep or cry
for there will only be bliss
as every eye will be dry.

On the road of No More Pain,
we’ll be complete and whole
for we’ll have a new body
and a new glorified soul.

Down the path of No More Sin,
we will leap, jump and run
for our battle against satan
will be finally won.

On the way of No More Death,
there’ll be a jubilant parade
for from the devil evil-doings
we’ll never again be afraid.

In the City of No Mores,
is where we’ll spend eternity
and dwell in the mansion . . .
of No More Agony!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Our All in All ~

In Christ,
a new creation
through Him
our salvation.

In Jesus,
a new beginning
through Him
comes forgiving.

In Christ,
our peace
through Him
sin’s release.

In God’s Son,
our redemption
through Him
our election.

In Christ,
our All whose in All
because of Jesus . . .
all saved from the fall!

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Colossians 3:11

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew,
circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free:
but Christ is all, and in all.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Be Uncompromising ~

Be unshakeable,
in the power of His might
be unbendable
to stand fast and fight.

Be unyielding,
to the wiles of the devil
be uncompromising
to all things evil.

Be unfailing,
in the Word be grounded
be unwavering
so not to be confounded.

Be unflinching,
to your transformation
be unrelenting
in your moderation.

Be unremitting,
to what you know is true
be unfaltering
when satan comes after you.

Hold on to your faith,
be unshakeable
hold on to the truth
and you’ll be unbreakable!

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Ephesians 6:10

Be strong in the Lord
and in the power of
His strength

1Corinthians 16:13

Watch, stand fast
in the faith,
be brave, be strong.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hope For The Best ~

I hope for the best,
a new day can bring
but, I am prepared for . . .
just about anything.

For I do not know,
what may come my way
tis why each morning
to God I bow and pray.

I hope for the greatest,
outcome He might send
but, I am braced for . . .
what’s around the bend.

For I trust and believe,
irrespective of . . .
whatever God decides
is out of His love.

I hope for the best,
the greatest day there is
but, I am ready for . . .
anything because I’m His!

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Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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The Old Man Crucified ~

Is the old man crucified,
is he nailed to the tree
have you to your past sins
finally been set him free?

For when the old man,
you finally crucify . . .
your old sinful nature
you’ll not want to satisfy.

Is your old man dead,
did he die to self and pride
have you now a heart
where Jesus can abide?

For when the new man,
you put on and wear
to the Holy Spirit wooing
you will be aware.

Is the old man truly,
in your life crucified
or has the new man . . .
been pushed aside?

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Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

Romans 6:6

Knowing this, that our old man
is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed,
that henceforth we should
not serve sin.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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In These Uncertain Times ~

In these times,
of uncertainty
one thing I know
with all clarity.

God has all things,
in His control
He has the power
to hold or unfold.

In these times,
of instability
one thing I know
with all sensibility.

God has all things,
under His command
He has the power
to delay or expand.

In these times,
of unpredictability
I know I can trust . . .
God unquestionably!

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Psalm 24:1

The earth is the Lord’s,
and the fulness thereof;
the world, and they that
dwell therein.

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I Trust God and Jesus Too ~

I trust God,
with all things
leave my fears
under His wings.

I find comfort,
in just knowing
on me His mercy
He keeps sowing.

I trust Jesus,
for His peace
my cares on Him
I daily release.

I find hope,
in just knowing
His grace in me
keeps on growing

I trust God,
I trust Jesus too
for everyday . . .
my faith they renew!

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Psalm 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall
bring it to pass.

Luke 17:5

And the apostles said unto
the Lord, Increase our faith.

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Answers Delayed~

Sometimes when we pray,
we don’t want any delay
to our pleas we want . . .
God to answer right away.

But as the days go by,
our tears do not dry
and we start to question
oh God, oh God, why.

Our heart grows faint,
the longer we wait . . .
our prayer soon turns
into our complaint.

We grumble and we groan,
we sniffle and we moan
causing us to wonder if. . .
our prayers reach His throne.

Sometimes when we pray,
God answers with delay
to see if our faith in Him . . .
will stand fast or fall away!

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1Corinthians 16:13

Watch ye, stand fast
in the faith,
quit you like men,
be strong.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Trying Times~

Trying times follow,
times of sweet relief
they come to destroy
our trust and belief.

For satan knows so well,
when we are at rest . . .
it’s the opportune time
to launch his fiery tests.

Tying times follow,
times of peacefulness
they come to disrupt
in God our faithfulness.

For satan understands,
when we are tranquil
it’s his ideal time
our faith to mangle.

Trying times follow,
times of blissfulness
but we who remain sober
do so with steadfastness!

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1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober, be vigilant; because your
adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom
he may devour:

Whom resist stedfast in the faith,
knowing that the same afflictions
are accomplished in your brethren
that are in the world.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Are You Ready To Go ~

Are you ready to go,
with Jesus to the Cross
are you ready . . .
for that bridge to cross?

Are you ready to go,
and repent and confess
are you ready . . .
to be eternally blessed?

Are you ready to go,
deep within your heart
are you ready . . .
for a new life to start?

Are you ready to go,
into the depth of your soul
are you ready . . .
for Jesus to make you whole?

Are you ready to go,
can this bridge you get across
are you ready to be saved . . .
by the power of the Cross?

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1 Corinthians 1:18

 

‘For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Wise Eyes ~

Wise eyes,
they look not
at things . . .
that are fraught.

Fraught with sin,
riddled with evil
for wise eyes know . . .
the works of the devil.

Wise eyes,
they look away
at things . . .
that cause decay.

Decay of hearts,
corruption of minds
for wise eyes know . . .
how satan blinds.

Wise eyes,
are full of light . . .
that is why darkness
they can fight!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

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My Hope Doesn’t Disappoint ~

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
it never lets me down
it allows me to keep . . .
both heart and mind sound.

It gives me reasons,
to rejoice and to sing
it encourages me
in the storms life brings.

My hope doesn’t disappear,
it never goes away
it enables me to stay
on the narrow pathway.

It gives me confidence,
equips me for warfare
to satan and his army
it keeps me daily aware.

My hope doesn’t derail,
when trials come to test me
for Lord my hope and trust . . .
I have place in only Thee!

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Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man that trusteth
in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

Isaiah 26:3

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Labor Pains ~

We all have,
labor pains . . .
we all at times
feel the strain.

But, we know,
God will send
more grace
till they end.

We all have,
periods of trouble
we all at times
have to struggle.

But, we know,
God will provide
more faith
in which to abide.

We all have,
new-birth pangs
but our hope
on Jesus hangs!

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1 Peter 4:19

Wherefore let them that suffer
according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their
souls to him in well doing,
as unto a faithful Creator.

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When God’s Silent ~

Is it God who is silent,
or am I just not hearing . . .
that tiny whispered breath
of the Holy Spirit stirring?

Is it God who is distant,
or am I the one far away . . .
is it why His influence
cannot rest on me today?

Is it God who is quiet,
or am I way too active . . .
to let the Holy Spirit
take my thoughts captive?

Is it God, who is still,
or am I not taking note . . .
is it why His small voice
seems so far and remote?

Is it God who is silent,
or am I just too into me
is that why dear Father . . .
You’re not hearing my plea?

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Psalm 22:2

O my God,
I cry in the day time,

 but thou hearest not;
and in the night season,

and am not silent.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Mind Focused In On Jesus ~

A mind focused,
in on Jesus . . .
is a heart rested
on forgiveness.

For it acknowledges,
it’s once fallen state
how Jesus saved it
from damnation’s fate.

A life centered,
on the cross
is a soul aware
it was once dross.

For it recognizes,
without the resurrection
there would be no hope
for eternal salvation.

A mind focused,
on their Savior
is a heart resting on
God’s mercy and favor!

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Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation
in any other:for there is
none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby
we must be saved.

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Look For Peace ~

We all look for,
some kind of peace
we all need
some sort of release.

We all want,
just a little rest
we all desire
a lot less stress.

We all seek,
a gentle calmness
we all wish for
a stilling solace.

We all require,
some kind of quiet
we all request
a tranquil climate.

We all look for,
a real genuine peace
but only Jesus . . .
true peace can release!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Children of Knowledge ~

The children of knowledge,
walk in the Light . . .
yet everyday darkness
they still have to fight.

They wear the breastplate,
of their faith and love
to protect themselves
from wicked powers above.

The children of awareness,
are watchful and wise
they can see right through
satan’s disguises and lies.

They wear the helmet,
of eternal hope
the Word of God
is their righteous robe.

The children of Light,
walk in all of God’s ways
they do not fear . . .
the end time days!

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1Thessalonians 5:8

But let us, who are of the day,
be sober, putting on the breastplate
of faith and love; and for an helmet,
the hope of salvation.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Time Is Getting Short ~

The time is impending,
satan is working overtime
we need to be ready . . .
for Jesus could come anytime.

We need to be aware,
of the ticking of the clock
for the devil’s out prowling
to devour up His flock.

The time is approaching,
each day it’s getting clearer
the awaited return of Christ
is getting so much nearer.

We need to be prepared,
as the hours roll on by
for in a second we may see
the twinkling in our eye.

The time is getting short,
each day we’re getting closer
to when Jesus comes again
and we must remain sober!

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Romans 13:11

And that, knowing the time,
that now it is high time
to awake out of sleep:
for now is our salvation
nearer than when we believed.

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Long To Dwell ~

I long to dwell,
in eternal peace . . .
where fear and death
will forever cease.

Where things are seen,
through tearless eyes
where joyous shouts
are the only cries.

I long to dwell,
on the other side
where with God
believer’s reside.

Where sorrow stops,
as mourning ends
to spend eternity
with my forever Friend.

I long to dwell,
far from this place
where tears no longer
stream down our face!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Opens Hearts ~

Jesus opens hearts,
and doors too . . .
He knows where to look
for you and you.

You cannot hide,
behind your wall
He knows your name
you’ll hear His call.

You may run,
but, He’s ahead of you
you may be unfaithful
but, His love is true.

You might wander,
and go astray
but, He will find you
again one day.

He will never, ever,
let you go
the way back to Him
He’ll gladly show.

For, He opens doors,
He’ll hear you knock
and when you return . . .
Jesus will be your Rock!

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John 10:9

“I am the door:
by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out,
and find pasture.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Guarding Your Heart ~

Guarding your heart,
is a daily must . . .
and the Holy Spirit
you’ll need to trust.

For He’ll alert you to,
satan’s earthly snares
so to his tipsy bait
you will be aware.

Preparing your heart,
is a daily thing . . .
for you never know
the cares it’ll bring.

For a heart ready,
is a warrior sober
and to satan’s lures
it will not trip over.

Guarding your heart,
is a daily to do . . .
for it may be the day
Jesus comes for you!

~~~~~~~

Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

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Signs Of The Times ~

Signs of the times,
everywhere you look
all once foretold . . .
in the Good Book.

Rebellion rampant,
morality unbridled
unbelievers in God
defiance entitled.

Seductive beguilers,
lovers of gratification
lust and sin loaded
reeking of corruption.

Hatred unrestrained,
ingrates thankless
pleasure seekers
unruly and godless.

Covetousness amok,
seducers worsening
all because satan . . .
is evil and deceiving!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Timothy 3:1-13

This know also, that in
the last days perilous
times shall come.

For men shall be lovers
of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers
of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures
more than lovers of God;

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Oh, To Hear His Voice ~

Oh, to hear His voice in clarity,
confusion to come to cease
to rid our life of all anxiety
with the infusion of His peace.

To know His voice of wisdom,
all foolishness put to an end
to listen for His instructions
on life’s every path and bend.

To know His voice of counsel,
all bad advice to be banished
to oust the voice of darkness
until wickedness has vanished.

To know His voice of rest,
all fear brought to its knees
to drive out the enemy
and watch him as he flees.

To know His voice of truth,
all deception put to bed
to cast out satan’s trickery
so we can be Spirit lead.

Oh, to hear His voice in clarity,
is our Shepherd’s prayer
to rid our lives of anxiety . . .
so to find rest in His care!

~~~~~~~~~~~

“And other sheep I have,
which are not of this fold:

them also I must bring,
and they shall hear my voice;

and there shall be one fold,
and one shepherd.”

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When Today I See A Rainbow ~

When today I see a rainbow,
in the rainy, cloudy skies . . .
I have to ponder if it’s formed
from all of our tears and cries.

For, a rainbow can’t be seen,
unless the Son shines too
and I wonder if it holds . . .
God, surrendered hearts to You.

When today I see a rainbow,
I see a commitment once made
I have to ponder if it’s formed
of lost sheep that have strayed.

For, a rainbow can’t be seen,
unless the Son comes out too
and I wonder if it holds . . .
God, those coming back to You.

When today I see a rainbow,
I sit and I ponder . . .
the promise that God made
and I marvel at its wonder!

~~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 9:12-13

And God said, This is the token
of the covenant which I make
between me and you and every
living creature that is with you,
for perpetual generations:

I do set my bow in the cloud,
and it shall be for a token
of a covenant between me
and the earth.

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God Has It All Figured Out ~

If you live by faith,
you’ll not have doubt
that everything God
has all figured out.

For you understand,
He is omnipotent
and all that He does
is divinely significant.

If you live by faith,
in God you do trust
you know He’s always
holy, fair and just.

For you believe,
He is omniscient
and you recognize
He’s always consistent.

If you live by faith,
God you will not doubt
for you know He knows
how things will work out!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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Christ Preached ~

If more preachers,
Christ would preach
more sinners  . . .
they could reach.

If Jesus’ message,
from pulpits they’d tell
less unsaved . . .
would go to hell.

If more preachers,
Christ would preach
more lost sheep . . .
they could teach.

If the moral law,
they were to read
less wanderers . . .
they would breed.

If more preachers,
Christ would preach
more unbelievers . . .
may heed their speech!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Timothy 4:2

Preach the word;
be instant in season,
out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all
long suffering and doctrine.

Romans 6:23

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

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Spirit Of Truth ~

Spirit of Truth,
come protect me
to satan lies . . .
let me not agree.

For he skews,
Your every Word
till Your Gospel
is so blurred.

Spirit of Truth,
Jesus incarnate
help me to You
the path navigate.

For the way is wide,
the crowd is deep
filling up fast
with Your lost sheep.

Spirit of Truth,
never leave me
lest from satin’s lies . . .
I too can’t flee!

~~~~~~~

John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come.

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Through All Of Life’s Challenges~

Through all of life’s challenges,
times of means and of lean
on my Lord and Savior . . .
I have continued to lean.

For He has not forsaken,
nor left me on my own
He has always given me
access to His holy throne.

Through all of life’s trials,
when I called out His name
to my defense and rescue
He always faithfully came.

In His mighty hand He kept,
me safe from the fiery tests
always having for me
His good and honest best.

Through life’s many troubles,
on my Lord and Savior I’ve clung
trusting Him for all things . . .
no matter what life at me flung!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

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Only Jesus ~

There’s no other name like Jesus,
no other One we can call on
no other person that can help us
to be to His Father drawn.

There’s no other name in heaven,
no other name given unto man
no other person who has for us
the way to salvation’s plan.

There’s no other name like Jesus,
no other One with such power
no other One we can rely on
no matter the given hour.

There’s no other name we know,
no other One that loves us
no other name that spells out
in whom we can always trust.

There is no other name that shines,
no other One has the light
no other name helping us
in the battles we fight.

There is no other name like Jesus,
no other name that we can call
no other person can save us
It’s only Jesus ~ or no one at all!

~~~~~~~~~

Acts 4:12

“Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

King James Bible
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Deborah Ann Belka


Perfect Vision~

Oh, if you had the insight,
that Jesus has today
you’d see how His death
prepared for all the way.

Then you’d understand,
the richness of His grace
how the steps of salvation
Jesus had to embrace.

Oh, to be enlightened,
to have the wisdom
to see through God’s eyes
with a perfect vision.

Then you’d see how glorious,
your inheritance will be
when the day in heaven
His magnificent you see.

Oh, to have eyes open,
hearts filled with His love
then all of us could spend
eternity with God above!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the
heart of man, the things which
God hath prepared for them
that love him.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Living On The Vine ~

Living on the Vine,
takes obedience
it takes a faith
full of resilience.

It takes meekness,
zeal and devotion
it takes a life
under submission.

Living on the Vine,
takes enduring
it takes a trust
securely assuring.

It takes training,
divine direction
it takes a heart
open to instruction.

A life on the Vine,
takes faithful abiding
if good fruit . . .
it want’s to be providing!

~~~~~~~

John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot
bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Training~

We all need,
grace training
so we can be
more forgiving.

Then like Jesus,
we’ll transform
as acts of love
we perform.

We all need,
to grow in grace
so compassion
we can embrace.

Then like Jesus,
we’ll reflect
as His goodness
we project.

We all need,
to be more kind
we all need . . .
extra grace to find!

~~~~~~

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.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Oh What A Privilege ~

Oh what a privilege,
to be called God’s child
oh, what a blessing
to be with Him reconciled.

Oh, what a pleasure,
to be in the Body of Christ
oh, what a benefit
to partake in His sacrifice.

Oh, what a opportunity,
to be Holy Spirit filled
oh, what a investment
on the Foundation to build.

Oh, what a reward,
to endure until the end
oh, what an opportunity
to know Jesus as our Friend.

Oh, what a privilege,
to be called God’s children
oh, what a blessing . . .
to be a part of the pilgrim!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 1:12

But as many as received him,
to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them
that believe on his name:

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Spirit of God ~

Spirit of God,
full of truth and love
brings His peace
on wings of a dove.

Sent from heaven,
as our Comforter
in times of need
our mighty Helper.

Spirit of God,
full of knowledge
to understanding
there’s no shortage.

Wisdom You bring,
to all who desire
strength You give
to all who inquire.

Spirit of God,
Jesus’ promise to us
may in You we put
all of our trust!

~~~~~~~

John 14:26

But the Comforter,
which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send
in my name, he shall teach
you all things, and bring
all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Walk By Faith ~

I walk by faith,
not by sight
because Jesus
is my light.

His Word my path,
illuminates
so His step
I can duplicate.

His Spirit dwells,
inside of me
so I can trust
what I can’t see.

His guidance helps,
me finally find
peace for both
heart and mind.

I walk by faith,
in His light
for I trust Jesus . . .
for my sight!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith,
not by sight

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Deborah Ann Belka


Working Your Way to Heaven ~

Some people they think,
because they are good
to heaven they’ll get . . .
as all nice people should.

They say their deeds,
are their sure way in
how their good acts
will atone their sin.

Some people they feel,
it’s up to them to obtain
their way into heaven
on a performance campaign.

Their credentials point to,
all of their good doings
and the actions of . . .
their own choosing.

But, Jesus I don’t believe,
there’s any acts we can do
to earn our salvation . . .
other than faith in You.

For it is by Your Life,
Your blood, grace and love
that we even can get . . .
to heaven above!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that
not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Not of works,
lest any man should boast.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Life And Light ~

Life and Light,
Jesus gives
new man now
in you lives.

Shame and guilt,
now of the past
when onto Him
your sins cast.

Love and Grace,
Jesus grants
old man gone
a new chance.

Pride and ego,
resides no more
once you open
to Him the door.

Faith and Trust,
replaces fear
once His Light
becomes clear!

~~~~~~

John 1:4

In him was life;
and the life was
the light of men.

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have Earthly Woes ~

We all have earthly battles,
all our nerves get rattled
but we who have true faith . . .
don’t become by fear shackled.

We all have earthly trials,
all our hearts get hurt
but we who Jesus know . . .
from the Light don’t divert.

We all have earthly tests,
all our minds get confused
but we who have His Spirit
to His guidance don’t refuse.

We all have earthy woes,
all our souls get bewildered
but we who in God trust . . .
know we will be delivered.

We all have earthly cares,
all believers get dismayed
but we who have eternal hope . . .
from the truth aren’t dissuaded!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory
in tribulations also: knowing
that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is
shed abroad in our hearts by
the Holy Ghost which is
given unto us.

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Deborah Ann Belka


God of Great Things ~

God of great things,
Holy and True
all the universe
is tended by You.

Caring and Loving,
towards every mortal
to heaven You are
the only One portal.

Merciful and Faithful,
the Light of Salvation
Your Word brings Life
eternal redemption.

Kind and Benevolent,
Powerful and Mighty
Your Divine Righteousness
is Gloriously Almighty.

God of great things,
Holy is Your Wondrous name
may our awesome fear . . .
remain for You the same!

~~~~~~~~~~

Luke 1:49-50

For he that is mighty hath done
to me great things;
and holy is his name.

And his mercy is on them
that fear him from
generation to generation.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Eyes of My Faith ~

The eyes of my faith,
have seen many things
they have witnessed
what trusting God brings.

They’ve stared right into,
the pit of my soul
they have observed Jesus
taking in me control.

The eyes of my faith,
have watched in unbelief
the world reject God
in utter disbelief.

They’ve spotted the falling,
of man away from God
they’ve seen the advancing
of satan’s ravaging squad.

They eyes of my faith,
keep waiting and watching
for Jesus to return . . .
in a moment’s twinkling.

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:52

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be
raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Joy Comes On Morning’s Light ~

Joy comes,
to heart’s broken
joy returns
in words unspoken.

Joy arises,
from out of the pits
joy emerges
with strength and grit.

Joy enters,
with peace and calm
joy becomes
the soul’s healing balm.

Joy reaches,
into mind’s affected
Joy arrives
when least expected

Joy follows,
weeping nights
joy arises
on morning’s light!

~~~~~~

Psalm 30:5

For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may
endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

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Deborah Ann Belka


There Are No Shortcuts ~

There are no shortcuts.
to spiritual maturity . . .
there are no easy ways
to learning humility.

It takes a lifetime,
for our faith to grow
it takes years and years
for our fruit to show.

There are no quick steps,
to finding God’s peace
there are no round abouts
to make our trust increase.

It takes a lot of time,
for God to finish . . .
what He has began
for our doubts to diminish.

There are no shortcuts,
no real time savers
for us to be made into . . .
the image of our Savior!

~~~~~~~

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


Make My Way Straight Lord ~

Make my way straight Lord,
let not my feet stray
from the truth I know
let not my heart sway.

Let my mind not wander,
from the path I’m on
let me to Your ways
be faithfully drawn.

Make my way straight Lord,
let not my faith shift
from Your guidance
let not my trust drift.

Let my hope not waver,
from depending on You
let me heed Your direction
in everything I do.

Make my way straight Lord,
let me on You be dependent
in all of Your ways Lord
let me be obedient!

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 3:6

In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Calm That Doesn’t Cease ~

Today I’m resting,
my hope will sustain
for in my Lord
my faith shall remain.

Though I’ve troubles,
cares and worries too
trusting in my Lord
is all I need to do.

Today I’m at peace,
my hope will provide
for in my Lord
I know I can confide.

Through I’ve concerns,
difficulties and woes
I know all my ills
my Lord already knows.

Today I’m resting,
soaking up His peace
for the Lord’s given me
a calm that doesn’t cease!

~~~~~~~~~~

Acts 2:26

Therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad;
moreover also my flesh
shall rest in hope:

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Heart Searched By God ~

A heart searched by God,
feels the pain and sting
as He signals out
every sinful thing.

It weeps and it sobs,
begs for forgiveness
for it’s a heart aware
of its own wickedness.

A heart open to God,
sees its carnal self
how it puts importance
only on and in itself.

It sees the old man,
the prideful disgrace
it prays to God to give
a new heart in his place.

A heart searched by God,
turns from being stony
the day a heart of flesh
makes it meek and lowly!

~~~~~~~~~~

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.

2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by inspiration
of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

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Ours To Share ~

God’s peace,
ours to know
His love
ours to sow.

God’s trust,
ours to take
His joy
ours to make.

God’s grace,
ours to elect
His light
ours to project.

God’s ways,
ours to pursue
His mercy
ours to renew.

God’s favor,
ours to accept
His image
ours to reflect.

God’s judgement,
ours to bear
His salvation
ours to share!

~~~~~

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary
in well doing:
for in due season
we shall reap,
if we faint not.

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