Tag Archives: God

The Bible Is Like A Mirror ~

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects yourself so true
it shows all the hidden sin
yet living inside of you.

But if you never read it,
how will you ever glean
the areas in your life
God still needs to make clean.

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects your heart so true
it shows what is keeping
God disconnected from you.

But if you don’t study it,
God cannot lead or direct
you to see how sinfulness
has an everlasting effect.

The Bible is like a mirror,
His reflection should be in you
but, you must apply it . . .
in your life ~ for this to be true!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 3:2

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be: but we know that, when he
shall appear, we shall be like him;
for we shall see him as he is.

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Plate of Grace ~

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there’ll be no turkey with dressing
I’m only going to serve a plate
of gratitude for God’s blessings.

As a substitute for candied yams,
we’ll feast on His loving kindness
taste the sweetness of His favor
as we reflect on His righteousness.

There’ll be no rolls and butter,
instead, we’ll eat of the Bread of Life
with gratitude we’ll give our thanks
to Jesus for bearing our strife.

In place of mashed potatoes,
there’ll be praise piled just as high
we’ll sing our adoration
in place of having pumpkin pie.

The only beverage we will drink,
will be from the one True Vine
with humility on our lips
our thanks will be as sweet as wine.

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there’ll be no traditional dinner
instead I’ll serve a plate of grace
to anyone who is a sinner!

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Psalm 7:17

I will praise the Lord
according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name
of the Lord most high.

Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Mightier ~

God is mightier than the battle,
you are facing right now . . .
He’s greater than your struggle
your defeat He won’t allow.

For His peace will overrule,
all your inner conflict
and His mercy will surpass
the hurt life can inflict.

God is stronger than the burden,
that is weighing you down
He’s more powerful than the storm
that’s swirling all around.

His balm is ever soothing,
it will heal all of your pain
His touch is life transforming
when in His hands you remain.

God is mightier than the battle,
that today you have to face
His sufficiency is copious
for abundant is His grace!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 93:4

“The Lord on high is mightier
than the noise of many waters,
yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


No Greater Love Known ~


No greater love than this,
that Jesus would die for me
no greater Friend . . .
in this world will I ever see.

No greater love will come,
than the one He freely gives
no greater joy . . .
knowing my Savior lives.

No greater love is there,
from a Father to a Son
no greater promise . . .
His will shall been done.

No greater love will I find,
than the one Jesus gives
no greater hope . . .
knowing my sins He forgives.

No greater love than this,
to the world from their King
no greater comfort . .
than the peace He will bring!

~~~~~~~

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have
everlasting life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Everyday Can Be A Struggle ~

Everyday can be a struggle,
when from God’s Word we stray
every hour is more miserable
when we don’t trust and  pray.

Everything will look impossible,
when His hope is not there
every problem looks bleaker
when we don’t believe He cares.

Every worry seems unbearable,
when His mercy we don’t claim
every care is more insufferable
when we don’t call upon His name.

Every mountain seems higher,
when we climb it all alone
every valley is a little deeper
when we wander off on our own.

Everyone who goes about,
doing whatever it is they will . . .
will never know the kind of peace
that only God can instill!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Diamonds of His Grace ~

Do your tears downpour,
when you confess your sin
do they fall like raindrops
as they drip off your chin?

Is your heart remorseful,
of your every evil deed
will you give up your pride
and let the Holy Spirit lead?

Do your tears well up inside,
and come from deep within
do they drip like dewdrops
when you cry out to Him?

Will you come to the Light,
to have your heart reformed
will you call upon His name
so your life can be transformed?

Have you looked into God’s eyes,
and wept from your disgrace
do you know your tears to Him . . .
are the diamonds of His grace?

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Psalm 30:5

For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may
endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are
a broken spirit: a broken
and a contrite heart,
O God, thou wilt not despise.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Called To Freedom ~

Called to freedom,
not worldly bondage
called to understanding
wisdom and knowledge.

Called to liberation,
not worldly dependence
called into holy living
moral transcendence.

Called to empowerment,
not worldly subjection
called to be the Light
of Jesus’ reflection.

Called to separation,
not worldly servitude
called to be discerning
with minds daily renewed.

Called to freedom,
not worldly conformation
called into a new life
a holy transformation!

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Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore in
the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free,
and be not entangled again
with the yoke of bondage.

Romans 12:1-2

“I beseech you therefore, brethren,
by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your
reasonable service.

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Wanderer’s Wandering ~

Wanderer’s wandering,
roaming around
looking and searching
for what can’t be found.

Rootless and fruitless,
wanderers they are
faithless and godless
in their travels afar.

Roving and drifting,
wanderers they be
smug and ungrateful
from righteousness flee.

Nomadic problematic,
wanderers go off
leaving and parting
as God they scoff.

Wanderer’s wandering,
God wants you home
He wants your steps
to no longer roam.

Return returners,
Oh, thou to Me
come back and revisit
My love for thee.

Arrive and survive,
Oh, thou My roving rover
I will forgive your heart
a thousand times over!

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2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray,
and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will
heal their land.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~02.07.19~


Good Morning Quote ~12.05.18~


Sticky Note From God ~11.13.18~


Afternoon Ponderings~08.06.18~


Afternoon Ponderings~08.01.18~


This Hurts ~

Lord this hurts,
even after all these years
this empty, void space
still brings me to tears.

Like a knife,
my heart its cut through
so I’ll continue to give . . .
this pain over to You.

Lord this hurts,
in every single way
it still is painful
no matter what they say.

Like a vise,
my heart its crushed
so onto You my grief
I will continue to thrust.

Lord this hurts,
it’s more than I can take
only with Your strength
can another year I make!

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Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and my heart faileth:
but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

In loving memory
of my son Glenn
1974-2014


Afternoon Ponderings~04.18.18~


Despicable Me ~

Lord, when compared to You,
who am I . . .
for, I am but despicable
in Your watchful eye.

I am minuscule,
compared to Your greatness
I am but a vapor
in all of Your grandness.

Lord, when compared to You,
what am I . . .
for, I am pitiful
in Your zealous eye.

I am flawed,
compared to Your pureness
I am ignorant to
Your complete awareness.

Lord, when compared to You,
who really am I  . . .
for, without Jesus I’d never be
perfect in Your eye!

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2 Chronicles 16:9

“For the eyes of the Lord
run to and fro throughout
the whole earth, to shew
himself strong in the behalf
of them whose heart
is perfect toward him.”


Our Bodyguard ~

God is our defender,
our bodyguard
when to His ways
we regard.

God is our anchor,
our safety-net
when in His ways
we are set.

God is our rescuer,
our life-saver
when to His ways
we don’t waiver.

God is our protector,
our safety-shield
when to His ways
we humbly yield.

God is our bunker,
our bodyguard
when after His ways
we follow hard!

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Psalm 84:11

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Conversing With God ~

You can pray to God,
from anywhere . . .
whether you’re outside
or home in your chair.

God is always listening,
His ear is always near
He has the capacity
for every prayer to hear.

You can pray to God,
about everything
He is receptive . . .
to hear anything.

God is always willing,
to listen to your heart
in your supplications
He wants to take part.

You can pray to God,
He loves to converse
you can just let it go
no need to rehearse.

God is available,
morning, noon or night
it doesn’t matter . . .
the time is always right.

You can pray to God,
have a real conversation
whether out in the open
or in quiet mediation!

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Psalm 55:17

“Evening, and morning,
and at noon, will I pray,
and cry aloud: and he
shall hear my voice.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is ~

God is . . .

Our Shadow in the heat,
our Calm in the wave
our Refuge in the storm
the only One who can save.

Our Peace surpassing,
our Stillness unreal
our Hope never-ending
the One to whom we kneel.

Our Buckler of Trust,
our Horn of Salvation
our Rock of Strength
the Judge of every nation.

Our Cloud in the Night
our Light unto the Way
our very Present Help
the Potter of the clay.

Our Shield of Faith,
our High Lofty Tower
our Fortress of Peace
the Almighty full of Power!

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Isaiah 25:4

“For thou hast been
a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy
in his distress,
a refuge from the storm,
a shadow from the heat,
when the blast of the
terrible ones is as
a storm against the wall.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


It Takes Work ~

It takes work,
this Jesus believing
it takes time
a lot of studying.

It takes days,
months, even years
to get rid of
our doubts and fears.

It takes praying,
this Jesus believing
it takes time
a lot of Bible reading.

It takes faith,
trust and desire
for the Word of God
in us to inspire.

It takes work,
this Jesus believing
it takes a heart . . .
opened to receiving!

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John 6:28-29

“Then said they unto him,
What shall we do,
that we might work
the works of God?

Jesus answered and said
unto them, This is
the work of God,
that ye believe
on him whom he hath sent.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Mercy of God is Powerful ~

The Mercy of God is potent,
it can loosen every chain
holding one of His children
in the torment of their pain.

The mercy of God is powerful,
it breaks the sinful binds
it restores and it can heal
His children’s hearts and minds.

The mercy of God is delivering,
it weakens wickedness’ grasp
it gives His children strength
from satan’s hold, to unclasp.

The mercy of God is freeing,
it separates good from evil
His children it will save
from the schemes of the devil.

The mercy of God is bountiful,
it’s sufficient and plenteous
His children know intimately
just how much, He is gracious!

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Psalm 103:8

“The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s In Control ~

When I look out at the world,
and all God has created . . .
I see everything He’s made
though this fact often is debated.

But, I will not contend,
with what I know to be true
for the earth and the heavens
Lord, I know belong to You.

When I see all the beauty,
I know it’s not man-made
to all the other theories
I cannot be swayed.

For, I know God is powerful,
and what is His will, will be
though man fights this reality
in the end the truth, all will see.

When I look out at the world,
I see the earth, to us on loan
and I believe with all my soul
God controls it from His throne!

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1 Chronicles 29:11

“Thine, O Lord is the greatness,
and the power, and the glory,
and the victory, and the majesty:
for all that is in the heaven
and in the earth is thine;
thine is the kingdom,
O Lord, and thou art
exalted as head above all.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A World Out of Control ~

In a world,
spinning out of control
I am so glad I gave
Jesus, my heart and soul.

In a world,
filled with so much confusion
I am so very happy
I’ve the Holy Spirit’s infusion.

In a world,
full of panic and chaos
I’m so blessed to have
God, as my peaceful oasis.

In a world,
that is lustful and greedy
I’m so thankful I can bank on
God’s favor, grace and mercy.

In a world,
that will meet a fiery end
I’m so grateful . . .
Jesus, is my eternal Friend!

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Revelation 20:7-9

“And when the thousand years are expired,
Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

And shall go out to deceive the nations
which are in the four quarters of the earth,
Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle:
the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

And they went up on the breadth of the earth,
and compassed the camp of the saints about,
and the beloved city:
and fire came down from God
out of heaven, and devoured them.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Give Me The Wisdom ~

Oh, Lord give me wisdom,
to know what to say
so others I may guide
to the righteous way.

Help me to redeem,
the time allotted me
to help blinded eyes
Your saving light to see.

Oh, Lord keep me seasoned,
let me not lose my flavor
so I may lead others
to also find their Savior.

Help me to choose,
the words that will bring
answers to their doubt
You created everything.

Oh, Lord give me wisdom,
so others I can inform
how their hearts and minds
You can change and transform!

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Colossians 4:5-6

” Walk in wisdom
toward them
that are without,
redeeming the time.

Let your speech be
always with grace,
seasoned with salt,
that ye may know
how ye ought to answer
every man.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When The Thief Comes ~

When the thief comes,
it could be day or night
for all he cares about
is stealing Jesus’ light.

He has up his sleeve,
a life gripping plan
for, he wants to snatch you
right out of God’s hand.

His purpose is clear,
in hell he wants you
for, he’s out to destroy
your heavenly view.

He will discourage you,
he wants you defeated
for, he wants you to feel
you have been cheated.

When the thief comes,
you may be awake or asleep
for, all satan cares about . . .
is stealing Jesus’ sheep!

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John 10:10

“The thief cometh not,
but for to steal,
and to kill,
and to destroy:

I am come that they
might have life,
and that they might
have it more abundantly.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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