Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Jesus Died for All ~

Jesus gave Himself for me,
He gave Himself for you
He gave Himself for each
one in the world too.

Jesus died for our sins,
He gave up His life
so we’d be delivered
from its damning strife.

Jesus gave Himself for all,
He gave Himself to set free
He gave Himself to break
on us, satan’s authority.

Jesus became the ransom,
His life was the price
so one day with Him
we could be in paradise.

Jesus gave Himself for you,
He gave Himself for me . . .
so from sin we’d be freed
if we so choose to be!

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1 John 2:2

“And he is the propitiation
for our sins: and not for
ours only, but also for
the sins of the whole world.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have A Past ~

We all have a past,
filled with painful things
we all cringe . . .
at the memories they bring.

We all need to find,
God’s favor and grace
we all need God’s mercy
so the past we can face.

We all have feelings,
of resentment and ill-will
we all wince . . .
at how others make us feel.

We all need to find,
God’s healing peace
we all need God’s mercy
so our pain He can release.

We all have suffered,
the heartache of rejection
we all recoil . . .
when the past we mention.

We all need to find,
God’s way to forgiveness
we all need God’s mercy
so we can be rid of bitterness.

We all have a past,
filled with painful things
we all need God’s mercy
and the grace that it brings!

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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.”

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Jesus’ Home ~

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My heart,
Jesus’ home
my soul
God’s throne.

God’s peace
my strife
my salvation
Jesus’ life.

My eyes,
Jesus’  light
my weakness
God’s might.

God’s Word,
my ways
my thoughts
Jesus sways.

My sinfulness,
God’s favor
my hope . . .
my Savior!

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Ephesians 3:17

“That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,”

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God of The Repentant ~

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God of the lonely,
God of the rejected
may Your mercy be
in our lives injected.

God of the depressed,
God of the dispirited
give us Your favor
though unwarranted.

God of the guilty,
God of the hopeless
may Your grace
hold us blameless.

God of the repentant,
God of the mournful
may we be for our sins
truly remorseful!

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Matthew 9:13

“But go ye and learn
what that meaneth,
I will have mercy,
and not sacrifice:
for I am not come
to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.”

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Unlimited Love ~

Grace abounding,
mercy unmerited
God’s love for us
is unlimited.

Favor everlasting,
hope eternally
God’s peace for us
will be perpetually.

Forgiveness overflowing,
serenity ceaseless
for all those who believe
their Savior is Jesus.

Rejoicing continual,
jubilation unrelenting
God’s bliss for us
will be unending.

Grace abounding
mercy undeserved
love astounding
for all who persevered!

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Romans 5:8

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

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A New Comandment ~

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A new commandment,
for you to do . . .
to love others as much
as Jesus loves you.

You must put away,
envy, greed and strife
if others are to see
Jesus’ love in you life.

You need to be the light,
exposing the true way
love must be the motive
behind the words you say.

You need to be honest,
about Jesus’ great love
how much He hates sin
as does His Father above.

A new commandment,
we were all given . . .
with love we need to tell
why it is we are forgiven!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

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God Get’s You ~

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God gets you,
He knows what you’re all about
He sees into your heart
He knows you from the inside out.

God gets you,
He sees through all the layers
He knows what’s going on
for, He is an intention surveyor.

God gets you,
He has got you pegged
no matter how hard you try
you cannot pull His leg.

God gets you,
He knows your shortcomings
He knows that you have
over them some misgivings.

God gets you,
He can read you like a book
He tracks your every move
knows the wrong turns you took.

God gets you,
yet, He loves you anyway
for He understands you
in every single way!

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Psalm 139:1-3

O lord, thou hast searched me,
and known me.

Thou knowest my downsitting
and mine uprising,
thou understandest my
thought afar off.

Thou compassest my path
nd my lying down, and art
acquainted with all my ways.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


May Christ Dwell ~

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May Christ dwell,
in your heart today
may His Life
be your Truth and Way.

May Christ make,
your heart His home
may you let Him
make it His throne.

May Christ abide,
in your heart always
may He be the one
to walk its hallways.

May Christ’s love be,
in your heart rooted
may your love for Him
be firmly grounded.

May Christ dwell,
in your heart today
may your faith in Him
always be on display!

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Ephesians 3:17

“That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,”

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Song of Salvation ~

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With an open heart,
I want to sing
about my Lord
my God, my King

I want to share,
what’s on my soul
songs of the One
who made me whole.

I want to sing,
of God’s favor
how in His death
He became our Savior.

I want to chime,
eternity’s bell
and save a soul
from the fires of hell.

With an open heart,
I want to sing
till in your own
the truth will ring!

I want to tell,
of His loving grace
till in your own heart
His mercy you embrace!

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Isaiah 12:2

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the Lord Jehovah is my
strength and my song;
he also is become my salvation.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A New Heaven and Earth ~

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A new heaven,
a new universe
where in God’s peace
all will be immersed.

New stars there’ll be,
new galaxies too
all of God’s glory
will shine through

A new earth,
pristine and fresh
no scars on it
from acts of the flesh.

A new city,
with streets of gold
gates of pearls
opening to His fold.

A new relationship,
between God and man
for all who’ve trusted
in salvation’s plan.

A new condition,
broken hearts no more
no sorrow, no death
only bliss galore.

A new Heaven,
a new earth too . . .
oh, won’t that be
a glorious view!

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2 Peter 3:13

“Nevertheless we,
according to his promise,
look for new heavens
and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth
righteousness.”

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God’s Adoption Plan ~

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Jesus conquered the grave,
defeated death . . .
so we don’t have to fear
our dying breath.

The victory is His,
to which we are a heir
one day in Heaven
we will see Jesus there.

A free gift we were given,
when satan, Jesus defeated
and now by His grace
our faith is completed.

Blameless and holy,
before God, we will stand
for, Jesus’ death fulfilled
His Father’s adoption plan.

Jesus conquered,
what we could not do . . .
through His precious blood
in Him, we’re made new!

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Ephesians 1:4-5

” According as he hath chosen
us in him before the foundation
of the world, that we should
be holy and without blame
before him in love:

Having predestinated us
unto the adoption of children
by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure
of his will,”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Heart Full of Gladness ~

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When I think of all the things,
this year for which I’m thankful
there are a few that stand out
that leave me eternally grateful.

I’m thankful for God’s mercy
for His unmerited favor
I am grateful for His gift
of Christ Jesus, my Savior

I am thankful for His grace,
for the love Jesus showed
I am forever appreciative
for the hope in me He bestowed.

I am thankful for my faith,
the forgiveness of my sin
I am grateful over satan
the battle God and I can win.

So, with a shout of gratitude,
I will close out this year . . .
with a heart full of gladness
having nothing to fear!

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Psalm 26:7

“That I may publish
with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


CHRISTmas Morn Is Here ~

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CHRISTmas morn is here,
I hear the angels sing
rise up and come . . .
greet your newborn King.

Bow to your knees,
praise His mighty name
for, because of this Babe
nothing will be the same.

Oh, how Wonderful He is,
I hear the saints join in
a Savior to the world
forgiveness for our sin.

Love has come down,
from His heavenly place
hearken to the gift
of God’s mercy and grace.

Christmas morn is here,
sing ~ hallelujah ~ sing
open up your hearts . . .
to the truth Jesus brings!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

Merry CHRISTmas


Sticky Note From God 12.12.16

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Sticky Note to God 12.12.16

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Prepped for Perfection ~

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I am being prepped,
for perfection
my heart is showing
Jesus’ reflection.

The more about Him,
I get to know
the more of His grace
I’m able to show.

I’m getting closer,
to His image being
the more of His love
in me I am seeing.

The more I study,
how Jesus lived
the more I’m able
others to forgive.

God’s prepping me,
for perfection . . .
ever since on my heart
Jesus left His impression!

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Matthew 5:48

“Be ye therefore perfect,
even as your Father which
is in heaven is perfect.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


An Apple In God’s Eye ~

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An apple in God’s eye,
to Him I am a treasure
He loves me with a love
that I cannot measure.

Precious in His sight,
more valuable than gold
on my soul He keeps
an everlasting hold.

Wonderful things for me,
my Father has in store
when Jesus I finally meet
upon heaven’s shore.

Peace everlasting,
bliss like none I’ve known
one day all His glory
on me will be shone.

An apple in God’s eye,
precious in His sight
more valuable than gold
much to my delight!

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Psalm 37:11

“But the meek shall
inherit the earth;
and shall delight
themselves in
the abundance
of peace.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Has A Hold of Me ~

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God has a hold of me,
He has me in His hand
if someone trips me up
He’ll help me again to stand.

God has His eyes on me,
He knows wherever I go
if any one misleads me
the way back He will show.

God has His ears on me,
He hears my every cry
if I fall for satan’s tricks
my regrets He’ll not deny.

God has a heart for me,
He loves me for who I am
if anybody steers me wrong
He’ll get me out of the jam.

God has a hold of me,
from His hand I can not slip
there’s not one person who  . . .
can snatch me from His grip!

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John 10:29

My Father,
which gave them me,
is greater than all; and no man
is able to pluck them out of
my Father’s hand.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


On The Path To Perfection ~

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I’m on the path to perfection,
I’ve got a long way to go
but, one day I know I’ll be
to God as good as gold.

I’ve had plenty of struggles,
on the path to perfection
there’s been a lot of battles
against sin and temptation.

I’ve left behind many tears,
on the path to perfection
but, each drop God gathered
and added to His collection.

I’ve had quite a few regrets,
on the path to perfection
for, I didn’t always seek God
for His will and direction.

It’s not been an easy-going,
on the path to perfection
but, it’s the only way I know
that leads to sanctification!

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1 Peter 1:6-7

” Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season,
if need be, ye are in heaviness
through manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious than
of gold that perisheth, though
it be tried with fire, might be
found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing
of Jesus Christ:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Once Blinded Eye ~

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Once blinded eyes,
they couldn’t see . . .
through the darkness
surrounding me.

But, since they’ve seen,
Jesus through His light
they now recognize evil
upon first sight.

Once blinded eyes,
didn’t see the wickedness
nor the penalty
for their recklessness.

But, since they’ve set,
their gaze on above
they can see the things
in the world not to love.

Once blinded eyes,
the dark couldn’t perceive
until in Jesus . . .
they came to believe!

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Psalm 146:8

“The Lord openeth the eyes
of the blind: the Lord raiseth
them that are bowed down:
the Lord loveth the righteous:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Key to Life ~

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The key to life,
is in your hands
when the Bible
in it lands.

It opens the door,
to life, eternal
gets you up and over
sin’s every hurdle.

It holds the meaning,
to what life is about
it gives you hope
takes away the doubt.

It brings Light,
whether night or day
by shining Truth
on the Life and Way.

Jesus is the key,
to eternal life
He is the door . . .
that will end your strife!

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Revelation 3:20

“Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock: if any man hear
my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Words Spoken in Deeds ~

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Acts of kindness,
words of hope
we all need them
to help us cope.

Acts of compassion,
words of forgiveness
we should all make
our daily business.

Acts of love,
words of encouragement
helps us through
our own discouragement.

Acts of gentleness,
words of appreciation
seen in our actions
and communication.

Acts of generosity
words of helpfulness
leaves no room
for our own selfishness.

Acts of kindness,
words spoken in deed
we all should give . . .
but, we also need!

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Ephesians 4:32

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


From Places Up High ~

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Spiritual blessings,
from places up high . . .
are ours to behold
and daily apply.

The blessings of grace,
redemption and forgiveness
the blessing of being filled
with all of God’s richness.

From the Father’s right hand,
passed on to His Son
are all of His blessings
for us to draw upon.

The blessings of joy,
rest and eternal peace
the blessing of faith
with a hope not to cease.

The blessings of power,
strength and victory
the blessing of trust
in all of God’s mystery.

All spiritual blessings,
from places up high . . .
are ours to withdraw
on this we can rely!

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Ephesians 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with
all spiritual blessings
in heavenly places in Christ:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


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