Tag Archives: Forgiveness

My True Love ~

I searched this world over,
but true love I found not
for there is none greater
than the one for me God’s got.

I sought wide and far,
for love that was forgiving
but love unconditional
no one was giving.

I looked high and low,
scanned about everywhere
but real love like God’s . . .
wasn’t to be found anywhere.

I scoured deep and broad,
scraped down into the barrel
but all I came up with
was love cold and sterile.

I searched and I searched,
for my one true love . . .
and I found it only comes
from God up above!

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1 John 3:1

“Behold, what manner of love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the sons of God: therefore
the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

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The Compassion of Jesus ~

The compassion of Jesus,
in all of its fullness . . .
is yours if you’ll grasp
onto all of His goodness.

For it is full of pity,
and loving concern
its merciful and gracious
asks naught in return.

It’ll give you confidence,
support you when weak
its healing and calming
gentle, caring and meek.

It comforts the bereaved,
it feeds the hungry
brings daily refreshment
to those who are thirsty.

It provides the rest,
for minds that agonize
with hearts laden down
it sees and sympathies.

The compassion of Jesus,
and all of its richness . . .
is yours to claim today
in all of its fullness!

Matthew 9:36

“But when he saw the multitudes,
he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were scattered
abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Fool’s Mouth ~

A fool could care less,
about knowing God’s will
a fool to his own ways
will never be still.

A fools mouth,
never quits running
a fool doesn’t care
for whom he is gunning.

A fool loves to vent,
rant and to rage
a fool has no real
temperature gage.

A fool despises advice,
other than his own
a fool’s instruction
are always home-grown.

A fools argument,
is fierce and intense
a fools furry is always at
other peoples expense.

A fool doesn’t see,
the need for salvation
A fool can’t believe . . .
Jesus brings redemption!

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Proverbs 18:7

“A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
and his lips
are a snare to his soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Shepherd Knows Me ~

 

My Shepherd knows me,
and I know His voice
so I follow Him . . .
it is my choice.

When I need comfort,
on His staff I lean
so His peace and calm
my heart can glean.

When in a valley,
He guides me along
when I get weary
He makes me strong.

When a mountain,
I have to face
He provides me with
more of His grace.

The Lord’s my Shepherd,
He knows me oh, so well
I choose to follow Him . . .
so not to end up in hell!

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John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me.”

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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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~04.13.18~


Thank You Father, For My Risen Savior ~

My Father who’s in heaven,
today I bring my praise
my thankfulness to You
I just want to raise.

I thank You for Your Son,
who died on the cross for me
I’m grateful for His grace
that from sin has set me free.

I thank you for the Holy Spirit,
my seal of redemption
when back to Your throne
Jesus made His ascension.

I thank You for the lively hope,
that has taken over me
for the call to holy living
until in heaven with You l be.

My Father who’s in heaven,
to You I sing my praise
I am so thankful that today
my Savior’s life You raised!

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1 Peter 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again unto
a lively hope by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy RESURRECTION Day


His Stripes ~

His stripes,
my forgiven sin
His chastisement
my peace within.

His wounds,
my transgression
His death
my redemption.

His bruising,
my iniquity
His crown
my victory.

His sorrow,
my corruption
His grief
my adoption.

His stripes,
my healing
His Spirit
my sealing!

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Isaiah 53:4-5

“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.

“But he was wounded
for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace
was upon him;
and with his stripes
we are healed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gospel of Grace ~

The Gospel of Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and by faith alone . . .
I believe only through Jesus’ blood
the sins of mankind are atoned.

I believe grace cleanses,
the effects of evil and sin
I believe Jesus our very souls
died so them He could win.

I believe grace pardons,
the guilty and shamed face
I believe Jesus upon Himself
took the brunt of our disgrace.

I believe graces heals,
the hurt, the pain, the ache
I believe Jesus our hearts
can soften, reform and remake.

I believe grace gives rest,
to the depressed and friendless
I believe Jesus came to save
all who are lonely and hopeless.

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and nothing more . . .
I believe God’s gift of grace
redeems, heals and restores!

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Ephesians 2:8

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.20.18~


Look At Me Jesus ~

Look at me Jesus,
look at what You’ve done
You took this sinner
made me with You one.

You took this hard heart,
once made of cold stone
put into me one of flesh
and made it Your home.

Look at me Jesus,
look at all You did for me
you’ve taken blinded eyes
so Your love I could see.

You took away my shame,
dried up tears, repentant
so that on Your grace
I’d become dependent.

Look at me Jesus,
look at my thankful soul
for in You it is now . . .
made complete and whole!

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Colossians 2:9-10

“For in him dwelleth
all the fulness of
the Godhead bodily.

And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all
principality and power”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Repent, Repent, Repent ~

What ever happened to,
the old man on the street . . .
holding his sign warning
everyone that he’d meet?

There was a truth to be told,
a new kingdom was to come
and he was not too worried
about offending anyone.

Most people mocked him,
but, he didn’t feel any shame
for he wasn’t seeking after
worldly fortune or fame.

He wasn’t a rich man,
in fact he looked quite poor
but the riches that he had
were eternal and forever more.

What happened to the old man,
whose message rang a bell?
Repent ~ Repent ~ Repent
or you’ll go straight to hell!

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Mark 1:15

“And saying, The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Life In Christ ~

I am happy for you,
I am so very excited
now that into your life
Jesus you invited.

I want to help you,
in your faith walk
I’ll be here for you
if you need to talk.

I know it’s not easy,
this  Christian living
so don’t be hard on yourself
but, like Jesus be forgiving.

If you should ever need,
a shoulder on which to cry
mine will be there for you
until all your tears dry.

I am so excited for you,
now that Jesus is your Savior
and I pray each day . . .
He blesses you with His favor!

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Romans 12:15

” Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.04.18~


My Faith Keeps Me Hoping ~

My faith keeps me hoping,
it keeps me alert
so from the narrow way
I will not divert.

For, what I hope for,
isn’t found on this earth
nothing it provides
has everlasting worth.

My faith keeps me hopeful,
it keeps me vigilant
so on the narrow path
I may remain diligent.

For, my hope isn’t in,
the world’s offering
all that it  can render
is eternal suffering.

My faith gives me hope,
in the things I can’t see
my hope is my faith . . .
that Jesus lives in me!

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Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things
not seen.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Child Of The World ~

Oh, child of the world,
to its ways you bow
to its wickedness
you’ve taken a vow.

But, God still sees you,
as one of His unsaved
and your condition to Him
is sinful and grave.

Oh, child of the world,
to its pleasures you run
to its evilness
you don’t think to shun.

But, God still sees you,
as one of His own
to you His mercy
He wants to make known.

Oh, child of the world,
where are you off too . . .
will you follow the same path
of those before you?

Into this ungodly world,
you don’t have to proceed
if your heart to Jesus . . .
today you concede.

Oh, child of the world,
before you too get lost
consider the love and grace
of Jesus, on Calvary’s cross!

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Ephesians 5:11

“And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works
of darkness,
but rather reprove them.”

Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth
his love toward us,
in that, while we were
yet sinners,
Christ died for us.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


At Jesus’ Feet ~

I found God’s grace,
at Jesus’ feet
I found forgiveness
there at His feet.

I found redemption,
at Jesus’s feet
I found perfect love
there at His feet.

I found pity,
at Jesus’ feet
I found mercy
there at His feet

I found Truth,
at Jesus’ feet
I found eternal joy
there at His feet.

I found Life,
at Jesus’ feet
I found the Way
there at His feet.

I found hope,
at Jesus’ feet
I found healing
at my Savior’s feet!

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Matthew 15:30

“And great multitudes came unto him,
having with them those that were lame,
blind, dumb, maimed, and many others,
and cast them down at Jesus’ feet;
and he healed them:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.01.18~


No Rocket-Scientist Needed ~

It doesn’t take,
a rocket-scientist
it doesn’t take
the sciences.

Faith is just,
an act of trust
it’s believing
God loves us.

It doesn’t take,
a philosopher
it doesn’t take
an astrologer.

Faith is easier,
than you think
for grace is . . .
the saving-link.

It doesn’t take,
an anthropologist
it doesn’t take
a theologist.

Faith is believing,
Jesus died for you
faith is grace . . .
pure and true!

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Ephesians 2:8

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This is My Savior ~

This is My Savior ~ CHRIStian poetry by deborah ann

This is my Savior,
He can be yours too
if you’d only let Him
work inside of you.

He will instruct you,
show you the way
He will bring light
to your darkest day.

He will make you,
into someone new
your every thought
He will renew.

This is my Savior,
He wants to be yours too
oh, just you watch
the things He can do.

He will bring you joy,
amidst your pain
in Him there’s no loss
only endless gain.

He will be there,
when your all alone
He has ready for you
an eternal home.

He is your strength,
when you’re weak
and His salvation
He wants you to seek.

God is my Savior,
He can be yours too
if you’d just let Jesus
dwell inside of you!

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Luke 1:47

“And my spirit hath rejoiced
in God my Saviour.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


His Shoulders ~

His shoulders,
my burden
His grace
my certain.

His pity,
my sin
His love
my win.

His peace,
my regret
His death
my debt.

His forethought,
my lack
His intercession
my back.

His shoulders,
my life
His sorrow
my strife!

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2 Corinthians 5:21

“For he hath made him to be sin for us,
who knew no sin; that we might be made
the righteousness of God in him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Old Things Gone ~

Old things gone,
no more desire
for worldly wealth
to acquire.

No more need,
to seek greed out
satisfied now
to do without.

Old things dead,
no more pleasure
worldly practices
no longer treasure.

No more wants,
indulgences filled
to old thoughts
no longer thrilled.

Old things gone,
all things new
self removed . . .
Christ now in you!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation.
The old has passed away;
behold, the new has come.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Path Into My Heart ~

One day I heard a voice,
calling out to me . . .
it said if you follow
I will set you free.

Free from the struggle,
free from the strife
for I will lead you
to find eternal life.

The voice that I heard,
at first seemed so far away
but, as I listened
it grew closer everyday.

From out of the wilderness,
my soul it was beckoning
saying I’ve prepared a way
worth your pursuing.

So I made a path,
for Jesus into my heart
and ever since that day
we have never been apart!

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Luke 3:4

“As it is written in the book
of the words of Esaias the prophet,
saying, The voice of one crying
in the wilderness, Prepare ye
the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:6

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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