Tag Archives: Faith

In God’s Holy Presence ~

In God’s holy presence,
there’s joy in its fullness
pleasures circulating
His everlasting goodness.

There is peace and hope,
a spreading of refreshing
an ongoing revolving
of life-changing blessings.

In God’s holy presence,
there’s mercy restoring
upon the Holy Spirit’s
heart filling outpouring.

There’s an internal calm,
an outgoing of favor
the ongoing flowing
of grace from a Savior.

In God’s holy presence,
here and above . . .
there’s an effortless flow
of steadfast love!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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CHRISTmas Is Coming ~

CHRISTmas is coming,
I can feel the stress
the joy of the season
is becoming less and less.

I can see the crankiness,
impatience and frustration
saying Merry CHRISTmas
only brings more irritation.

CHRISTmas is coming,
I can feel the strain
the hope of the season
is going down the drain.

I can sense the pressure,
the tension and weariness
tidings of peaceful cheer
are met with dreariness.

CHRISTmas is coming,
but, through the stress I’ll cope
for the season still fills me . . .
with joy, peace and hope!

~~~~~~~

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


Good Morning Quote ~12.07.18~


Bold Praise ~

I can’t carry a tune,
don’t have a great voice
but for my Savior
I still sing and rejoice.

I don’t know the melody,
haven’t got me the ear
but it doesn’t stop God
my praises to hear.

I can’t read the music,
don’t recognize the chords
but I still carry on
worshiping my Lord.

I don’t have the rhythm,
can’t understand the beat
but I keep on rejoicing
at my Savior’s feet.

I can’t carry a tune,
a note I can’t hold
but, my praise to God
is still always bold!

~~~~~

Psalm 105:2

Sing unto him,
sing psalms unto him:
talk ye of all his
wondrous works.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Beloved Son ~

God has a gift for you,
He sent it long ago
for on you His grace
He wanted to bestow.

He planned carefully,
just what He should get
and so His Beloved Son
He was willing to forfeit.

So He sent from heaven,
a Lamb and a King
so that peace and hope
to you He could bring.

He knew that you needed,
a Savior for your soul
someone who could heal
and make your heart whole.

God has a gift for you,
I pray you will open it
for inside you will find
the essence of His Spirit!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 9:15

“Thanks be unto God
for his unspeakable gift.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


From The Belly Of A Fish ~

If God can hear cries,
from a fish’s belly
I know He hears mine
also loud and clearly.

For wherever I am,
no matter my plight
God in my darkness
will too send His light.

If God can answer,
prayers out of distress
I know mine also
He’ll likewise address.

For it doesn’t matter,
where I might be
my pleas He will hear
and too answer me.

If God answers cries,
from a fish’s belly
I believe mine as well . . .
He’ll too hear readily!

~~~~~~~~~

Jonah 2:1-2

“Then Jonah prayed unto
the Lord his God out of
the fish’s belly,

And said, I cried by reason
of mine affliction unto the Lord,
and he heard me;
out of the belly of hell cried I,
and thou heardest my voice.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Don’t Recognize CHRISTmas ~

CHRISTmas has become,
more of a pagan holiday
now not even the manger
can some put on display.

They’ve done a good job taking,
CHRIST out of the big picture
even the cards they make and sell
now seldom have a scripture.

CHRISTmas has become,
just another time to gather
at parties and at homes
where Jesus doesn’t matter.

There’s always plenty of food,
and lots of drinks to go around
but, Jesus’ name isn’t mentioned
unless someone has a meltdown.

I don’t recognize CHRISTmas,
for me it is just not the same
now that I offend so many . . .
when I say my Saviors name!

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John 1:14

“And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

pagan:

noun: a person who does not acknowledge God
adjective: not acknowledging the God of Christianity


I Must Admit ~

I admit . . .
I am old-fashioned
for Jesus is
my one true passion.

I know people think,
I am out of it
when I say I’m filled
with His spirit.

I acknowledge,
I’m old-school
for I let Jesus
my heart rule.

I know people feel,
I’m a dinosaur
for holy living
I still stand up for.

I accept . . .
what they think of me
for still believing in
what I can’t see!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus The True Light ~

May this Christmas,
you find the one True Light
so that Jesus
can give you a new sight.

May you discover,
your own personal Savior
by accepting the gift
of God’s ultimate favor.

May this Christmas,
you find the True Way
and the truth behind
Jesus’ birth this day.

May you discover,
God’s glorious love
delivered to you
from up above.

May this Christmas,
you open your heart
so God into it . . .
grace can impart!

~~~~~~~

John 1:9-10

“That was the true Light,
which lighteth every man
that cometh into the world.

He was in the world,
and the world was made by him,
and the world knew him not.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


By God’s Grace ~

Sometimes life . . .
can be so unfair
and we anguish over
the depth of our despair.

We become disoriented,
with God’s plans for us
forgetting why we even
in Him place our trust.

Sometimes life . . .
throws us a curve ball
making us wonder
if there’s a God at all.

We become disillusioned,
about God’s will for us
ignoring the fact He is
always fair and just.

Sometimes life . . .
it just to hard to face
but, we who keep trusting
do so by God’s grace!

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Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with
all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.’

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My God Promises ~

My God is bigger,
than my fear
for my God promises
to always be near.

My God is greater,
than my dread
for my God promises
me daily bread.

My God is mightier,
than my plight
for my God promises
to lead with His light.

My God is bolder,
than my doubt
for my God promises
I’ll not go without.

My God is stronger,
than my concern
for my God promises
He will return!

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Jeremiah 32:27

“Behold, I am the Lord,
the God of all flesh:
is there any thing
too hard for me?”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace Imparted ~

 

Sometimes my mind,
I can’t seem to still
and often my troubles
it begins to fill.

They crawl in and out,
of the deep, dark spaces
but, I won’t allow them
rob me of God’s graces.

Sometimes my heart,
I can’t seem to quiet
and often my worries
alters its calm climate.

They work their way in,
denying me of my hope
but, I won’t let them steal
the trust I need to cope.

Sometimes into my mind,
my cares drop into my heart
but, Jesus comes to the rescue
and peace again He imparts!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan Doesn’t Care ~

Satan does not care,
who his victim is . . .
all he cares about
is who he can call his.

He will take anyone,
who you are is no big deal
as long as your heart and soul
from God he can steal.

Satan does not care,
how he gets a hold of you
all he cares about
is how your mind he can skew.

He will use any method,
to confuse and deceive
so that he can get you
not in God to believe.

Satan does not care,
who he catches or devours
so be ever watchful . . .
lest you succumb to his powers!

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1 Peter 5:8

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

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Creator Of All Things ~

God made and keeps,
all things in order
everything moves
within His border.

The sun and moon,
are set high in the sky
their course plan
is controlled by His eye.

The earth and plants,
revolve by His design
His purpose for them
are perfectly in line.

The stars and cosmos,
come out at His will
He says when to shoot
or to remain sky still.

God is the creator,
of all things we see . . .
by faith I even believe
His image is in me!

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Hebrews 11:3

“Through faith we understand
that the worlds were framed
by the word of God, so that
things which are seen were not
made of things which do appear.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Silent People ~

Silent people,
are all around
you may see them
but they make no sound.

For they are in,
an emotional prison
oh, how they need
someone to just listen.

Silent sufferers,
need to be heard
but they say not
one single word.

We need to be,
to them more aware
and open our ears
to hearing their care.

Silent, suffering people,
everywhere we go
oh, how about Jesus . . .
we need to let them know!

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Psalm 32:10

“Many sorrows shall be
to the wicked: but he
that trusteth in the Lord,
mercy shall compass
him about.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~11.24.18~


God’s Timing Not Mine ~

I have found,
God’s timing’s the best
on this fact
I have come to rest.

For His plan is always,
the only perfect one
so I’ve learned to wait
until He is done.

I have found,
God not to ever push
so I know not to be
in a hurry or a rush.

For He has a hand,
on all He does
so I stay still . . .
simply because.

I have found,
God’s timing to be
perfectly fitting
and suitable just for me!

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Psalm 37:7

“Rest in the Lord,
and wait patiently
for him:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sometimes God ~

Sometimes God,
sends us a detour
to see if our faith
in Him is mature.

Sometimes God,
puts up a roadblock
to see what way
we’ll choose to walk.

Sometimes God,
sends us delays
so our faith in Him
He can appraise.

Sometimes God,
puts up a barrier
to see if we’ll trust
or remain a worrier.

Sometimes God,
sends nothing at all
to see if on Him   . . .
we will even call!

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2 Corinthians 4:8

“We are troubled on every side.
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed,
but not in despair;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~11.23.18~


Beyond Thanksgiving’s Dinner ~

Lord, give me gratitude,
sustaining and stable
not just for the yummy food
on today’s Thanksgiving table.

Let me give my thanks,
for all of Your blessings
not just for the yams
and corn bread dressing.

Let me be thankful,
to You for all things
not just for my favorite
crispy turkey wings.

Let me be grateful,
for all You have given
not just for the silver
and fancy table linen.

Lord, let me be appreciative,
for the bounty on my plate
not just for tonight’s dinner
but for each new one I’ll create!

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Psalm 106:1

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~


The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving ~

The sacrifice of Thanksgiving,
was made once and for all
it was always in God’s plans . . .
ever since mankind took a fall.

The offering of God’s peace,
came to us through His Son
as Jesus sacrificed His life . . .
for each and every one.

To have a thankful heart,
one must be with God united
in His ways and to His truths
one must be joyfully delighted.

To give thanks to God always,
and for all things . . . .
only comes when we accept
the gift that salvation brings.

For the good and the bad,
will only work together
when to God’s love and will
our lives we totally surrender.

The sacrifice of Thanksgiving,
came when God’s mercy sent
to the world a Savior . . .
now it’s up to us to repent!

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Leviticus 7:12

“If he offer it for a thanksgiving,
then he shall offer with the sacrifice
of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled
with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed
with oil, and cakes mingled with oil,
of fine flour, fried.”

Luke 22:17-20

“And he took the cup,
and gave thanks, and said,
Take this, and divide it
among yourselves:

For I say unto you
I will not drink of the
fruit of the vine,
until the kingdom
of God shall come.

And he took bread,
and gave thanks,
and brake it,
and gave unto them,
saying, This is my body
which is given for you:
this do in remembrance of me.

Likewise also
the cup after supper,
saying, This cup is
the new testament
in my blood, which is
shed for you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Draw Nigh Lord ~

Draw nigh Lord,
to those who are in need
for You in their lives
to guide and lead.

Come closer Lord,
to those calling out
for Your truth
instead of their doubt.

Move nearer Lord,
into the lives of those
needing their nerves
for You to compose.

Pull in Lord,
those who’ve gone astray
show them again
the Truth, Life and Way.

Drawn nigh Lord,
come close and near
pull those deeper into You
till they no longer fear!

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James 4:8

“Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Warriors Know ~

Warriors know,
to God they need to pray
if they’re to face
the battles of the day.

So before they go,
out into the field
courage in their armor
they know to wield.

Warriors prepare,
for the fight ahead
by wearing their helmet
upon their head.

They carefully suit up,
so to stand firm
on the truths in the Bible
that they have learned.

Warriors know,
God’s armor a must
for it’s God’s power . . .
not their own they trust!

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Ephesians 6:11

“Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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