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Afternoon Ponderings~06.16.19

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Grieve Not ~

Father may my words,
not cause grief to You
rather let them bring praise
for all for me You do.

Let my speech be used,
solely for edifying
let my remarks be
purposely purifying.

Father may my lips,
evil not ever speak
rather let them strengthen
those who are weak.

Let my mouth not be,
like a gurgling cesspool
let it be more like . . .
a forgiving whirlpool.

Father may my words,
be of holy thought
so Your Spirit . . .
I may grieve not!

~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:30

And grieve not the holy Spirit
of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Hearts In Harmony ~

Hearts in harmony,
have the same tone
for they know Jesus
their sins did atone.

Hearts in unity,
have the same feeling
for they know His grace
brings inner healing.

Hearts in unison,
have the same pitch
for they know His love
makes the poor rich.

Hearts in cohesion,
have the same flavor
for they know the hope
of having a Savior.

Hearts in harmony,
have the same melody
for they know their future
will be heavenly!

~~~~~~

Philippians 2:2

Fulfil ye my joy,
that ye be likeminded,
having the same love,
being of one accord,
of one mind.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Everlasting Life ~

When your mind is dry,
and your heart is parched
when you feel as if . . .
your soul’s been scorched.

Go to the well of life,
where hope flows freely
and Jesus will quench
the need you have deeply.

When your mind is panting,
and you heart is famished
when you feel as if . . .
your soul has been ravished.

Go to the well of life,
where grace freely streams
and accept Jesus’ gift
to forgive and redeem.

When your heart is heavy.
and your soul is laden in sin
the well of everlasting life . . .
will cleanse you from within!

~~~~~~~

John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Put On Your Grace Face ~

When other people’s walls,
you cannot bring down
and all they offer you
is a big, grumpy frown.

Put on your grace-face,
give them a smile
despite if they remain
to you hostile

When other people’s defenses,
you can’t break through
and bitter, cranky words
they throw at you.

But on your grace-face,
and to them be kind
even if they don’t pay
you back any mind.

When other people’s coldness,
you cannot penetrate
put on your grace-face . . .
and let Jesus’ love radiate!

~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Just As Is ~

A little bit worn,
frayed and ripped
a little bit old
tattered and nicked.

A little bit used,
aged and weathered
a little bit sagged
faded and withered.

A little bit marked,
scuffed and grazed
a little bit confused
puzzled and dazed.

A little bit broken,
cracked and chipped
a little bit sheared
pruned and clipped.

But, Jesus loves me,
just as is . . .
and I’m so thankful
I am still one of His!

~~~~~~

Isaiah 46:4

“And even to your old age I am he;
and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made, and I will bear;
even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When You’ve Fallen~

When you’ve fallen,
don’t you keep down
instead turn to God
right back around.

For we all have fallen,
in some kinda of way
but, it’s not where God
wants us to ever stay.

When you’ve blown it,
don’t you feel deflated
instead turn back to God
and He will be elated.

For the devil desires,
that we shouldn’t rise
but, a heart repentant
is a blessing to God’s eyes.

When you have fallen,
turn back to God right away
and He will put you back
on the straight pathway!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 24:16

For a just man falleth
seven times,
and riseth up again:
but the wicked shall fall
into mischief.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Salvation’s Healing Balm ~

He takes the broken strings,
wrapped around our heart
binds them with His love
and offers us a new start.

He knows our inward pain,
He sees our troubled mind
and gives the repented one
a new life in Him to find.

He takes our dishonor,
the sum of our disgrace
and wraps around our souls
the arms of His loving grace.

He offers consolation,
remembers our sins no more
heals us from our carnal wounds
then opens up pardon’s door.

He reconciles us to Him,
fills our stony hearts with calm
He soothes our shamefulness
with salvation’s healing balm!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Changes Us ~

God changes us,
from the inside out
dispels the fear
alleviates the doubt.

He gives a new heart,
full of hope and trust
so His very own Spirit
He can put into us.

God changes us,
from the outside in
till we no longer
 desire to commit sin.

He gives us faith,
in grace and grace alone
so we may trust Jesus
our sins will atone.

God changes us,
so He can abide
in the new Spirit ….
we now have inside!

~~~~~~~~~

Ezekiel 11:19

And I will give them one heart,
and I will put a new spirit within you;
and I will take the stony heart
out of their flesh, and will give them
an heart of flesh:

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.


King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, To Know Your Future ~

Oh, to know your destiny,
is one full of peace
is to know your future
will never end or cease.

To realize the plans,
God for you has declared
is to know your future
Jesus has prepared.

Oh, to know all things,
for good will work out
is to know your future
holds no fear or doubt.

To discover the Way,
is the Truth and the Life
is to know your future
brings no eternal strife.

Oh, to know your destiny,
your future welfare
is to come to know Jesus . . .
will too be with you there!

~~~~~~~~

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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Into Jesus ~

Into Jesus,
I’m pressing in
I’m confident
this race I’ll win.

I’m moving on,
going for the goal
I’m letting God
my life control.

Into Jesus,
I’m going farther
I’m growing faith
trusting harder.

I’m pressing on,
marching onward
I’m keeping my eyes
looking forward.

Into Jesus,
I’m going deeper
I’m making Jesus
my soul’s keeper!

~~~~~~

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 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


All Things Will Be New ~

All things new,
all things bright
all things perfect
all things right.

All things dark,
no longer to see
all things evil
no longer to flee.

All things good,
all things glorious
all things lovely
all things victorious.

All things wicked,
no longer to battle
all things vile
no longer to shackle.

All things to be made new,
all things will be bright
all things will be bathed
in Jesus’ perfect Light!

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:5

And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write: for
these words are true and faithful.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~05.01.19~


Beyond The Cross ~

Beyond the cross,
there’s a glorious view
for in Jesus’ death . . .
all things are made new.

New beginnings,
fresh clean starts
eternal hope
to fill our hearts.

Beyond the cross,
there is new life
the end to sin
and worldly strife.

No more battles,
no more struggles
no more satan
causing troubles.

Beyond the cross,
there are no fears
no death, no pain
and no more tears.

Despair will end,
suffering will cease
there will only be
everlasting peace.

Beyond the cross,
hope springs anew
all because Jesus . . .
died for me and you!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:2

“Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross,

despising the shame,
and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


It Is Finished ~

“It is finished”
words of agony from Jesus’ lips
“It is finished
no greater love will again eclipse.

“It is finished”
these words aloud Jesus said
and for the sins of everyone
His soul hemorrhage and bled.

“It is finished”
but, what really had just begun
was that grace and forgiveness
were freely given by God’s Son.

“It is finished”
but, for you it can be a new start
if you repent now of your sin
and give Jesus your whole heart.

“It is finished”
Jesus died so that you’d be free
let His death on  Calvary’s cross
take your soul to its knees.

“It is finished”
but, it’s not the end of the story
not until the day all of mankind
stands before God’s in all His glory.

“It is finished”
words of hope from Jesus’ lips
“It is finished”
don’t let His love for you eclipse!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 19:30

“So when Jesus had received the sour
wine, He said, “It is finished!” And
bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


It Started With Just One Nail ~

One nail was all it took,
to crucify Christ that day
it started with just one nail
for the crowd to get their way.

One blow upon that nail,
got the crowd to cheer and yell
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”
put the hammer to that nail.

One nail was all it took,
for them to secure His fate
one large, iron nail became
the spike of their distaste.

One bang upon that nail,
their voices swelled and soared
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”
as they began to nail the Lord.

One nail was all it took,
though they used all three
but, it started with that one nail
so all sinners could go free.

All it took was that first nail,
for the crowd to be satisfied
just one strike upon that nail . . .
and our Savior they crucified!

~~~~~~~

Mark 15:13-14

“And they cried out again, Crucify him.”

Then Pilate said unto them,
Why, what evil hath he done?

” And they cried out the more exceedingly,
Crucify him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank God It’s Good Friday ~

I thank God,
it’s Good Friday
I’m so grateful
for this one day.

For my Savior,
endured for me
the pain, the shame
to set me free.

I thank God,
for Jesus dying breath
for it saved me
from eternal death.

For my sins,
on the cross He bore
so I could have life
with Him forever more.

I thank God,
it’s Good Friday
for Jesus is to Him . . .
the only pathway!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 


It’s About You Lord ~

It’s all about You Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about what You did
on Calvary’s tree.

It’s all about Your love,
the gift of Your grace
it’s all about that day
my sins You erased.

It’s all about Your life,
Your Truth, the Way
it’s all about giving You
my faith each day.

It’s all about Your strength,
Your might and power
it’s all about trusting You
my every waking hour.

It’s all about Your mercy,
Your compassion and affection
it’s all about making You . . .
the image in my reflection.

It’s all about You Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about Your blood
setting me free!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 5:15

“And that he died for all,
that they which live
should not henceforth
live unto themselves,
but unto him which died
for them, and rose again.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Faith To Trust ~

Thank you God
for Your beloved Son
who sheds His grace
on each and everyone.

Thank You Father,
for mercy new each day
for Your Word
lighting up our way.

Thank You God,
for hope everlasting
for opening our hearts
to divine understanding.

Thank You Father,
for Your peace unceasing
for giving us the wisdom
we need for believing.

Thank You Lord,
for all for us You do
thank You for giving us
faith to trust in You!

~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:2

Elect according to the foreknowledge
of God the Father, through sanctification
of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling
of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Breaking The Chain of Pain ~

Living in the past,
is so easy to do . . .
it’s not hard to recall
the bad things done to you.

Letting go is not so simple,
there’s no effort in hanging on
and to forget the past images
takes an awful lot of brawn.

So, we live with the despair,
the heartaches and the pain
and the peace God promised
our misery will only drain.

It’s not until we come,
to a place where we forgive
that we find the tranquility
in which God wants us to live.

So, if you are in the shackles,
which bind you to the past
let Jesus release your burden
and you’ll be free at last!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You Father ~

Father, thank You for the Cross,
for all Jesus did for me
for opening my eyes
so my fallen state I could see.

Thank You for Your mercy,
the scourging of my sin
for opening my ears
to Your wooing voice within.

Thank You for Your favor,
the thorns of righteousness
for opening my mouth
so my wrongs I could confess.

Thank You Father for Your love,
the lashings of my shame
for opening my heart
so I could call upon Your name.

Thank You for the blood,
that poured out from Your Son
for the gift of salvation . . .
You granted to every one!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 2:9

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower
than the angels for the suffering of death,
crowned with glory and honour; that he by the
grace of God should taste death for every man.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


My Sin ~

My sin,
Jesus’ life
my evil
His strife.

My hope,
Jesus’ death
my trust
His last breath.

My peace,
Jesus’ grace
my faith
His abase.

My light,
Jesus’ way
my soul
His today.

My heart,
Jesus’ home
my future
in Him alone!

~~~~~

John 11:25

“Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection,
and the life: he that
believeth in me, though
he were dead,
yet shall he live:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~04.01.19~


The Spirit-Led Heart ~

A Spirit-led heart,
lives in each of us
teaching us how
in God to trust.

It shows us how,
we are to live
so hope to the lost
by faith we can give.

A Spirit-led life,
leads us to know
the way to Jesus
we need to show.

It encourages us,
to be a witness
for Jesus’ grace
and forgiveness.

A Spirit-led soul,
is bold and daring
the Good News . . .
it can’t help sharing!

~~~~~

Luke 19:10

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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