Tag Archives: Forgiveness

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

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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


Onward Press ~

Lord, today,
I must confess
it was truly
one big mess.

I bit the dust,
fell flat on my face
I couldn’t get up
if not for Your grace.

Lord, today,
I really blew it
failed to rely on
the Holy Spirit.

On my own,
I went off to fight
without relying
on Your might.

Lord, today,
was truly a mess
but I’m determined . . .
to onward press!

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Philippians 3:14

“I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Cracked ~

God gave me this body,
and at first it was intact
but as it grew older
I saw it began to crack.

Once the cracks started,
they could not be stopped
for the more I sinned . . .
out more of them popped.

The cracks started to chip,
piece by piece they fell
and the more I tried to hide them
the more in sin I would dwell.

As they started to fall off,
I began to see the real me
and the more that I sinned
the more damage I could see.

And so I called upon God,
and His awesome power
to fill me with His mercy
so my sins He could scour.

God gave me this body,
to be used as His vessel
and now with His strength
with sin I no longer wrestle.

2 Corinthians 4:7

“But we have this treasure
in jars of clay, to show that
the surpassing power
belongs to God and not to us”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Need A Savior ~

We all need the blood,
to wash away our sin
we all need cleansing
from the grime within.

We all need forgiveness,
for the evil we’ve done
we all need the grace
of God’s begotten Son.

We all need to confess,
Jesus is our Savior
we all need to believe
He’s the gift of God’s favor.

We all need a heart,
trusting and believing
we all need a peace
eternal and unending.

We all need salvation,
if God were going to see
we all need Jesus . . .
to set our souls free!

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Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Guilty Sinners ~

Guilty sinners,
deserving disgrace
instead are saved
by Jesus’ grace.

Worthy of hell,
its perishing heat
instead their Savior
in heaven will meet.

Guilty sinners,
not meriting favor
instead eternity
they will savor.

Worthy of humiliation,
for their sin
instead the crown of life
they will win.

Guilty sinners,
saved by Jesus’ grace
for He was cursed
in their place!

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Romans 3:23

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

Galatians 3:13

“Christ hath redeemed us from
the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us: for it
is written,
Cursed is every one
that hangeth on a tree:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Hand Is Not To Short ~

The hand of God,
is not too short
His plans no man
can ever thwart.

They are powerful,
they are strong
they can make right
all that is wrong.

The hand of God,
can pluck and save
those who are to sin
its worldly slave.

They are freeing,
they are liberating
they can bring change
that is life-saving.

The hand of God,
reaches wide and far
He can touch you
right where you are!

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Isaiah 59:1

“Behold, the Lord’s hand
is not shortened,
that it cannot save;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Needy People ~

Needy people,
are all around
not too hard
to be found.

Needing saving,
from addiction
needing Jesus
not rejection.

Needy people,
are everywhere
burdened down
by desperate care.

Needing hope,
from destitution
needing Jesus
not persecution.

Needy people,
needing God’s favor
the love and grace
of a risen Savior!

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Psalm 82:3-4

“Defend the poor and fatherless:
do justice to the afflicted
and needy.

Deliver the poor and needy:
rid them out of the hand of
the wicked.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Washed In The Blood ~

Jesus’ blood,
washed over me
now His love
has set me free.

Free from quilt,
free from blame
for, upon Himself
He took my shame.

Jesus’ blood,
flooded over me
flushing out sin’s
grit and debris.

At not a cost,
His grace I attained
now through faith
I’m no longer sin-stained.

Jesus’s blood,
washed over me
giving me a life . . .
now sin free!

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Revelation 1:5-6

“And from Jesus Christ,
who is the faithful witness,
and the first begotten
of the dead, and the prince
of the kings of the earth.
Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our
sins in his own blood,

And hath made us kings
and priests unto God
and his Father;
to him be glory
and dominion
for ever and ever.”
Amen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sheep Needing Feeding ~

The harvest is getting closer,
so many sheep need feeding
it’s time to go into the field
for so many are needing.

Needing to know God,
His mercy and favor
needing to find hope
the grace of a Savior.

Needing to be set free,
from satan’s deceit
needing the Gospel truth
about the judgment seat.

Needing the blood of Christ,
the Truth, Way and Life
needing to find freedom
from their sinful strife.

Harvest time is coming,
the sheep still need feeding
and it’s up to you and I . . .
to fulfill Jesus’ heeding!

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John 21.17

“He saith unto him the third time,
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?
Peter was grieved because he said
unto him the third time,
Lovest thou me?
And he said unto him, Lord,
thou knowest all things;
thou knowest that I love thee.
Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Foot Has Slipped ~

My foot has slipped,
more than I can tally
on mountain tops
or while in a valley.

But no matter where,
I would slip
Jesus on me
always had a grip.

My foot has skidded,
time and time again
it’s plunged into
treacherous terrain.

But, no matter when,
I would slide
Jesus was always
at my side.

My foot has slipped,
down many slopes
but, by the grace of God
I never lost my hope!

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Psalm 94:18

“When I said, My foot slippeth;
thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Need Jesus ~

 

We all need grace,
sufficient and amble
we need a full dose
not just a small sample.

We all need mercy,
tender and abundant
we need a taste of it
glorious and triumphant.

We all need compassion,
precious and priceless
we need an infusion
of God’s forgiveness.

We all need love,
eternal and everlasting
we need an injection
of peace that’s surpassing.

We all need Jesus,
each and every one of us
we need someone whom
with our soul we can trust!

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Hebrews 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Will Use You ~

God will use you,
to testify for Him
by causing your joy
to fill to the brim.

Then your faith,
will spill right over
bringing to Him
others much closer.

God will employ you,
to do His business
by causing your hope
to be a witness.

Then your trust,
in Jesus will flow
and others the Way
you will show.

God will use you,
any way He can
to bring the lost . . .
to the Son of Man!

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Luke 19:10

” For the Son of man is come
to seek and to save that which
was lost.:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Reach ~

There is not a life,
that God can’t save
there’s nothing done
that to Him is so grave.

There is not an eye,
that God can’t open
there’s none so blind
that He can’t put hope in.

There is not an ear,
that God can’t unseal
there’s none so deaf
that He can’t heal.

There is not a heart,
that God can’t affect
there’s none so cold
that He can’t connect.

There is not a soul,
that God’s can’t reach
there’s not a life . . .
that He can’t teach!

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Isaiah 59:1

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy
that it cannot hear:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Greater Purpose ~

God’s purpose is greater,
than this one of mine
for His intentions are . . .
of an eternal design.

God’s plans are smarter,
than the ones I make
for His concepts are . . .
for my soul’s own fate.

God’s ways are better,
than the ones I attempt
for His commands are . . .
righteously correct.

God’s directions are wiser,
than the ones I seek
for His instructions are . . .
to make me wise and meek.

God’s greater purpose,
I’ve come to believe . . .
for without His Son
grace I’d never receive!

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2 Timothy 1:9

“Who hath saved us,
and called us with an holy calling,
not according to our works,
but according to his own purpose
and grace, which was given us
in Christ Jesus before the world began,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Before God ~

One day before God,
you will give an account
as to why you shunned Him
and shut His Son out.

One day you will be,
to God accountable
and for your rebellion
be held responsible.

One day judgement’s seat,
you will have to face
and tell God why you rejected
His gift of love and grace.

One day Jesus.
will determine your fate
and open up to you the pit
and not the narrow gate.

One day before God,
you will bow . . .
one day Jesus’ name
you will avow!

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Romans 14:11

“For it is written,
As I live, saith the Lord,
every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall
confess to God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Knocked, Jesus Opened ~

I knocked,
He opened the door
then my life
Jesus began to explore.

I heard,
once Jesus was in
Him telling me
all about my sin.

I asked,
what I needed to do
Jesus answered
a holy life pursue.

I knew,
I needed His grace
by the reflection
I saw on Jesus’ face.

I sought,
a new life I found
and now by faith
I’m heaven bound!

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Matthew 7:7

“Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”

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