Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Steadfast Love ~

God’s love is steadfast,
it is firm and unyielding
it’s constant and resolute
for it is unwavering.

God’s love never changes,
it’s unflinching and unmovable
it is undeterred and dead set
for it is unshakable.

God’s love is relentless,
it is decisive and unfailing
it is unfaltering and steady
for it is unchanging.

God’s love is fervent,
it’s passionate and untiring
it is sincere and relentless
for it is unwearying.

God’s love is steadfast,
it is devoted and dedicated
it is focused and committed
it can never be exaggerated!

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Jeremiah 31:3

“The Lord hath appeared
of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee
with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Life Without Jesus ~

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

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

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

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

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

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1 John 5:11-12

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

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Warning ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Titus 2:11-12

“For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men,

Teaching us that, denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly,
in this present world;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Prisoner of Hope ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Zechariah 9:12

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Difficult People ~

Difficult people,
are everywhere
they can be at home
or out anywhere.

They are not easy,
around to even be . . .
yet, God’s love in us
we must let them see.

Difficult people,
are conflict driven
they don’t really care
about your opinion.

They are gunning,
to get on our nerves
yet, God’s mercies
on them we need to serve.

Difficult people,
each day we must face
and we must extend . . .
to them God’s grace!

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Proverbs 15:1

“A soft answer turneth away wrath:
but grievous words stir up anger.”

Luke 6:36

“Be ye therefore merciful,
as your Father also is merciful.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We’re All Guilty ~

We all have,
laundry filthy
we all are in
God’s eyes guilty.

We all need,
to be disinfected
and be to God
more subjected.

We all have,
concealed  sin
we all know
the evil within.

We all need,
to come clean
so God’s glory
we can glean.

We all have,
wicked thoughts
we all have into
satan’s lies bought.

We all need,
to scour our mind
so God’s Mercy
we can find.

We all have . . .
fallen short
we all need Jesus
to cleanse our heart!

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Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned,
and come short of
the glory of God;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~01.19.19~


A Needful Reminder ~

Sometimes I forget,
why I am so very blessed
why my heart is at ease
and my soul is at rest.

Then I remind myself,
as to why I feel this way
for, my hope is in Jesus
returning soon one day.

Sometimes I overlook,
why my spirit is so settled
why I am not surprised
by the works of the devil.

Then I remind myself,
as to why I am at peace
for until Jesus returns
evil will never cease.

Sometimes I forget,
just why I am so blessed
then I remind myself . . .
it’s on Jesus I do rest!

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Ecclesiastes 4:6

“Better is an handful with quietness,
than both the hands full with travail
and vexation of spirit.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Offended ~

When you find yourself,
for Jesus being mocked
and your faith in God
is always getting knocked.

Don’t be offended,
by what people might do
rather let God’s peace
be what they see in you.

When you find yourself,
endlessly put down
and you’re tormented
for the truth you found.

Don’t be taken back,
by what people say
rather let Jesus help you
to show them the way.

When you’re attacked,
for your Godly belief . . .
don’t let it cause you
one iota of grief!

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Exodus 14:14

“The Lord shall fight for you,
and ye shall hold your peace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Putting On Mercy ~

Lord, help me to put on,
Your tender mercy
to all those who are
hungry and thirsty.

Help me to be kind,
to those who are needy
keep me always humble
not selfish and greedy.

Lord, help me to put on,
Your loving, forgiving heart
so when I am wronged
forgiveness I can impart.

Help me to be gracious,
give me Job like patience
to all who You send or bring
into my acquaintance.

Lord, help me to put on,
Your mercy every day
so for You I can lead . . .
others to the Truth and Way!

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Colossians 3:12-13

“Put on therefore,
as the elect of God,
holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness,longsuffering;

Forbearing one another,
and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel
against any: even as Christ
forgave you, so also do ye.”

James 5:11

” Behold, we count them happy which endure.
Ye have heard of the patience of Job,
and have seen the end of the Lord;
that the Lord is very pitiful,
and of tender mercy.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Consider the Joy ~

Consider the Joy,
that today brings
consider the gladness
above all other things.

Consider the Hope,
mingling with Love
consider the Glory
that came from above.

Consider the Rest,
the promise of Peace
consider the Praise
never to cease.

Consider the Babe,
the Messiah the King
consider the justice
that He will bring.

Consider the Life,
the Truth and Way
consider these things
every single day!

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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


Afternoon Ponderings~12.24.18~


Jesus Said So ~

Jesus said,
I don’t condemn
and for sinner’s
that’s quite a gem.

For, He’d rather save,
then to sentence
as He’d rather see
man’s true repentance.

Jesus said,
go and sin no more
to temptation
don’t open the door.

But for some,
this they don’t get
and to His warning
they opt to forget.

We must from sin,
clearly turn and go . . .
I know this to be true
because Jesus said so!

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John 8:11

When Jesus had lifted
up himself, and saw none
but the woman,
he said unto her,
Woman, where are those
thine accusers?
hath no man
condemned thee?

She said, No man, Lord.
And Jesus said unto her,
Neither do I condemn thee:
go, and sin no more.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~12.19.18~


CHRISTmas Wonder ~

May you feel the wonder,
of God’s gift of a Savior
may His love and grace
you hold on to and savor.

May you feel the thrill,
of the hope of His birth
may your heart overflow
with joy, cheer and mirth.

May you feel the wonder,
of the coming of a King
may you trust and believe
in the peace He’s soon to bring.

May you feel the excitement,
of Him who was and is to come
may you be eager and ready
for Him to set up His kingdom.

May you feel the wonder,
of God’s blessed assurance
as you await the day . . .
of His next appearance!

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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.”

Hebrews 9:28

“So Christ was once offered
to bear the sins of many;
and unto them that look for
him shall he appear the
second time without
sin unto salvation.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Hope For The Future ~

Hope for the future,
and for now and today
comes when God’s plans
we follow and obey.

Hope brimming with joy,
and of peacefulness
comes when we walk
a life of faithfulness.

Hope filled with trust,
and blessed assurance
comes when we live
a life full of pureness.

Hope heart stilling,
and mind calming
comes when into sin
we keep from falling.

Hope for the future,
is our hope for the day
for we know to follow . . .
the Life, Truth and Way!

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Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.”

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


So It Be Done ~

So it be written,
so it be done . . .
so unto the world
God sent His Son.

So it be told,
so it be said
so by a star
the Magi’s were led.

So it be stated,
so it be completed
so to a manger
shepherd’s retreated.

So it be scripted,
so it be transcribed
so for man’s sin
Jesus lived and died.

So it be written,
so it be done . . .
so Jesus was born
to save everyone!

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Isaiah 14:24

“The Lord of hosts hath sworn,
saying, Surely as I have thought,
so shall it come to pass;
and as I have purposed,
so shall it stand:”

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


Love That Inspires ~

Let us not love in idle words,
that simply roll off our tongues
let us love in truthful actions
and deeds that are left unsung.

Let us not love with conditions,
that requires more of another
let us love in a forgiving measure
bracing and lifting up each other.

Let us not love over factors,
that causes us to clash and fight
let us love with assuring hearts
filled with joy and His delight.

Let us not love in competition,
that causes one to win or to lose
let us love with honest declarations
His truths be in the terms we choose.

Let us not love with a lofty heart,
that brings or puts another down
let us love with hope and bold faith
so others can see the truth we’ve found.

Let us love with pure, honest deeds,
so our conduct awes and inspires
another life to turn to our Lord
for that is what His heart desires!

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Philippians 2: 1-3

“Therefore if there is
any consolation in Christ,

if any comfort of love,
if any fellowship of the Spirit,

if any affection and mercy,
fulfill my joy by being

like-minded, having the same love,
being of one accord,

of one mind.
Let nothing be done through
selfish ambition

or conceit, but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem

others better than himself.”

1 John 2:10

“He that loveth his brother
abideth in the light,
and there is none occasion
of stumbling in him.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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


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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sowing and Reaping ~

If we are to plant,
we must also water
and trust the growing
to our heavenly Father.

If we want to reap,
we need to sow
and from doing good
weary we can’t grow.

If we want to shout,
with joy and glee
then seeds of faith
we need to set free.

If we want to gather,
fruit for His vine
we need to be patient
loving and kind.

If we want to reap,
there will be pruning
for God the harvest  . . .
is always fine tuning!

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Galatians 6:9
And let us not be weary
in well doing:
for in due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.

Psalm 126:6
He that goeth forth and weepeth,
bearing precious seed,
shall doubtless
come again with rejoicing,
bringing his sheaves with him.”

James 5:7
Be patient therefore,
brethren, unto the coming
of the Lord. Behold, the
husbandman waiteth for
the precious fruit of the earth,
and hath long patience for it,
until he receive the early
and latter rain.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We Better Know ~

 

If we’re to follow the Way,
the Truth we better know
and then the life of Jesus
in our own will begin to show.

If we’re to be His light,
the darkness we better hate
so we can guide others
straight to the narrow gate.

If we’re to have trust,
the Word of God we better read
so more of His lost sheep
back to their Shepherd we can lead.

If we’re to have hope and joy,
the world we better not be in
so more of the unsaved
can be turned from their sin.

If we’re to follow the Truth,
we better know the Way
for we never know . . .
whose life we may sway!

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Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Creation Awaits ~

When you ask Jesus
into your heart
deliverance from sin
will spontaneously start.

When for your trespasses,
you ask Jesus to atone
living a sinful life
you’ll no longer condone.

When you ask Jesus,
to pardon your sin
regeneration
will promptly begin.

When for your sins,
you ask Jesus to forgive
your former way of life
you will not want to relive.

When you ask Jesus,
into your heart . . .
a new creation awaits
right from the start!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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