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Lord Of My Strength ~

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Lord, my strength isn’t in my bones,
for they’re too weak and frail . . .
my strength is in the knowledge
Your Spirit in me will never fail.

My strength does not come,
from anything that I can do
for, I have very little power
if it does not come from You.

Lord, my strength can’t be found,
by going to the gym or spa . . .
it shows up when I exercise
to You, my holy awe.

My strength is thin and feeble,
and sometimes I cannot stand
but, when I draw close to You
I feel the power of Your hand.

Lord, my strength doesn’t measure up,
when compared to Your own . . .
my burdens would be too heavy
if I had to carry them alone!

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Philippians 4:13

I can do all things
through Christ which
strengtheneth me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Love October ~

I love October . . .
with all its golden leaves
I love watching them flutter
to the ground upon a breeze.

Once brilliantly green,
dangling happily to a tree
now falling like snowflakes
to form a golden sea.

Fresh and crisp underfoot,
my feet love to walk . . .
on top of October’s path
so I can hear the leaves talk.

As summer drifts to sleep,
fall changes its golden color
and the full beauty of Autumn
unfolds all of its fiery wonder.

I love October . . .
with all its glorious leaves
I love how they remind me
to Jesus, I must always cleave!

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Acts 11:23

“Who, when he came,
and had seen the grace of God,
was glad, and exhorted them all,
that with purpose of heart
they would cleave
unto the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka


For God So Loved ~

For God so loved the world,
He gave to all His only Son . . .
who came to save and heal
the heart and soul of everyone.

It doesn’t matter your race,
or the color of your skin . . .
Jesus wants to forgive you
and cleanse you from your sin.

It doesn’t matter if you’re rich,
or if you’re poor and meek
you are still bankrupt . . .
if His grace you do not seek.

It doesn’t matter who you are,
all are equal in His eyes . . .
so He came to show the Way
to see through satan’s lies.

For God so loved the world,
He gave to all His only Son . . .
who came to forgive and to give
His life for each and everyone!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Fearfully, Wonderfully Made ~

Look at me,
I am wonderfully made
I am so delighted to be
skillfully, splendidly formed
into marvelous, wonderful me.

Look at me,
I am fearfully made
I am so thrilled to be
brilliantly, amazingly formed
Lord, into the likeness of Thee.

Look at yourself,
look at what God has made
I am so excited for you
magnificently, superbly formed
into fearfully, wonderful you.

Look at us,
look who we’ve become
since Jesus our lives transformed
we’re so very blessed to be . . .
fearfully, wonderfully made and formed!

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Psalm 139:14

I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul
knoweth right well.

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


She Loves Her Lord ~

She loves Her Lord,
she worships Him
and her heart sings . . .
salvation’s joyful hymn.

She knows Her Lord,
she prays morning and night
and she know by doing so . . .
she’ll live a life upright.

She understands Her Lord,
she reads and studies His Word
and her ears are open . . .
to the truth that she has heard.

She trusts Her Lord,
she puts her life in His hand
and her feet willingly go . . .
wherever He has planned.

She believes in Her Lord,
she has faith in all His ways
and she will follow Him . . .
for the rest of her living days.

She loves Her Lord,
with all her heart and soul
for she know He makes . . . .
her life complete and whole!

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Psalm 32:11

Be glad in the Lord,
and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy,
all ye that are upright in heart.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


To Be Glory Worthy ~

My life was made to praise You,
to lift You up with song . . .
my soul was made to worship You
to glorify You all the day long.

My mind was made to seek You,
to claim Your perfect peace
my heart was made to find You
so my love for You I’d release.

My ears were made to hear You,
Your quiet voice to listen for
my eyes were made to see You
waiting for me at the Door.

My feet were made to follow You,
to walk in Your very steps
my legs were made to pursue You
and obey Your righteous concepts.

My mouth was made to declare You,
as my Savior, Lord and King
my lips were made to confess You
and the joy You’re going to bring.

My life was made to please You,
to be glory worthy . . .
my soul was made to share
Your favor, grace and mercy!

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1 Thessalonians 2.12

That ye would walk
worthy of God,
who hath called you
unto his kingdom and glory.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If Only We Would ~

If we the people of
the good old USA
would only be humble
before God and pray . . .

Then He would forgive us,
of our rebellion and sin
and bless once more
these States we live in.

If all we the people,
were to seek His face
confessing and repenting
of our sinful disgrace.

Then God would heal,
our divided land
and United under Him
we would again stand.

If we the people,
would pledge our trust
and see that God’s laws
are fair and just.

Then God would,
give us a new start
and restore to Him
our Nation’s heart.

If we the people,
of the USA
would only be humble
and to God pray . . .

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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 Bible
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to God be the Glory ~


~ Shine His Light ~

In a world full of darkness,
shine His light . . .
in these times of uncertainty
be His light.

In the lives of those lost,
radiate the Light . . .
in the souls that are dying
expose the Light.

In the hearts that are hurting,
exude the Light . . .
in the minds that are unraveling
refract the Light.

In those who are unsure,
transmit the Light . . .
in the one who is wandering
broadcast the Light.

In a world that is perverse,
shine His light . . .
in an earth that is corrupt
be His light!

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Philippians 2:15

”That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of a
crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Potter’s Hands ~

The Potter’s hands are strong,
as He molds us in His love
He crafts each single vessel
with His mercy from above.

No two vessels look-alike,
each is unique in His sight
He sculpts us individually
for His joy and His delight.

The Potter takes our souls,
spins them on His wheel
so He can shape into us
what is His perfect will.

Each one of us is different,
as we are wonderfully made
not one single quality in us
would He exchange or trade.

Each vessel is a work of art,
made in the labor of His grace
He lovingly knows each of us
by the silhouette of our face!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O LORD, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is All I Need ~

All that I need, Jesus is it,
all that I was, He has seen
all of the pieces finally fit
for He is all I need.

All that I desire, He gives,
all that I want, He has got
all of my sins, He forgives
for He is all I need.

All that I am, He holds,
all that I can be, He knows
all of my life, He unfolds,
for He is all I need.

All that I must do, He has done,
all that I can do, is to believe
all of my hope, is in Jesus . . .
for He is all I need!

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Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Thirst & Hunger ~

I hunger for the truth,
like a lion I search all day
for God’s provisions
to uphold me on my way.

I get down on my knees,
seek to find His face
I ask Him to sustain me
in the bounty of His grace.

I thirst for His wisdom,
like a deer I pant all day
for God to encourage me
along the narrow way.

I desire to know His will,
to be in His love sated
so the joy of my salvation
will keep me forever elated.

I hunger for the truth,
after wisdom I do thirst
I pray God will fill me . . .
with faith until I burst!

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Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those
who hunger and thirst
for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Renewed Daily ~


Each day I’m being renewed,
in the recess of my mind
as I find in my Bible
blessings of every kind.

As my faith is restored,
my trust in God improves
I can see through my life
how the Holy Spirit moves.

A new man in me He makes,
as I put off the former things
my strength is refreshed
as I grow my eagle wings.

A clean heart He bestows,
His spirit now lives in me
the joy of my salvation
I want every one to see.

Though my body is perishing,
I’m being renewed day by day
and the inward man is rejoicing
singing hallelujah and hooray!

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2 Corinthians 4:16

““For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man
perish,yet the inward man is
renewed day by day.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All for Joy ~

Count it all for joy,
each trial you go through
give it not a second thought
then watch what God will do.

Count it all for joy,
when tested for your belief
patience will be your reward
and His peace your relief.

Count it all for joy,
as He performs His work in you
let His perfection complete
and make you someone new.

Count it all for joy,
lest you be tossed about
seek by faith all your needs
and in God never doubt.

Count it all for joy,
for His wisdom is yours to gain
ask believing without fear
and in your life He will reign.

Count it all for joy,
no matter your despair
let His love fill you up . . .
and your life He’ll repair!

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James 1:2-3

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall
into divers temptations;

Knowing this,
that the trying of your faith

 worketh patience.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

To GOD Be The GLORY!


Here I AM ~

Here I AM,
looking out for you
counting your every step
guiding you all the way
each and every day.

Here I AM,
feeling all your hurt
healing all your pain
taking away the sting
shielding you with My wing.

Here I AM,
always besides you
never leaving, never parting
for I AM always here
I AM forever near.

Here I AM,
seeing you worry
giving you My peace
watching your concern
bringing you new hope
helping you to cope.

So, if you ever wonder,
where I can be found
all you have to do
is take a look around . . .
For I AM here!

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Exodus 3:14

“And God said to Moses,
“I AM WHO I AM.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Earthly Treasures ~

I once set my sights,
on worldly things . . .
hoping true happiness
to me they would bring.

But, they soon corroded,
and all turned into rust
that is why it’s only God
in whom I put my trust.

I once relied on people,
to bring me pleasure
but they couldn’t convey
love I could treasure.

For, too often my bubble,
they would only bust
tis why it is in God
I have come to trust.

I once put my trust,
in people and things
but, now I look to God . . .
for the joy salvation brings!

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Matthew 6:20

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves do not
break through nor steal:

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


~ Where Old Path’s Lead ~

Lord, lead me to the old paths,
the ones tried and true . . .
so I may follow Your ways
in all I set out to do.

Let me not forget Thy grace,
the election of my inheritance
let me not lose sight of You
due to my prideful arrogance.

Let me not be caught up in,
the gospel of convenience
one that doesn’t include
from sin any abstinence.

Help me to stand and see,
to consider and to compare
the path of Your righteousness
so to false teachers I’ll be aware.

Let me not be deceived,
by the spirit of this age
in the church of the godless
where You have been upstaged.

Lord, may I walk the old paths,
for I know they lead to You . . .
let me not walk on the paths
that the heathen people do!

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Jeremiah 6:16

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways,
and see, and ask for the old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein,
and ye shall find rest for your souls.
But they said, We will not walk therein.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ To GOD be The Glory ~


Word Garden ~

There is a place of calm,
for all of us to find . . .
a place to just let go
and find peace of mind.

Mine is in God’s garden,
amongst His Word I do reap
promises of green pastures
the gathering of His sheep.

Strolling along the path,
I bow down to smell a rose
the scent of His undying love
in my heart forever grows.

As I walk the narrow way,
I stop to pick a verse . . .
I’m in awe by His goodness
in His grace I’m immersed.

I stop and sit upon the bench,
under the arbor of my soul
I rest in the knowledge . . .
God is always in control!

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Psalm 119:140

“Thy word is very pure:
therefore thy servant loveth i
t.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


In God’s Waiting Room ~

In God’s waiting room,
I sometimes have to stay
it where He teaches me
the whys for His delay.

He wants me to know,
waiting has its due season
and soon I will gather
the answers to His reason.

He uses this waiting time,
for me to focus on His face
so that I can experience . . .
the full measure of His grace.

He wants me to learn,
how to depend on Him
why my pride and conceit
He has to pare and trim.

In God’s waiting room,
I’ve learned all about delay . . .
it’s where He taught me to trust Him
for my tomorrows and today!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage, and he

shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on

the Lord.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Totally Surrendered ~

Totally surrendered,
God wants it all
all that you have
nothing is too small.

You need to give Him,
all of your heart
He wants the whole of it
not just a tiny part.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to see
how much you want
like Jesus to be.

You need to submit,
to His perfect will
you must be willing
to wait and be still.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to know
how much you want
in Him to grow.

You have to let go,
of your selfish desires
you must be ready
for all He requires.

Totally surrendered,
God wants all of you
but you must want . . .
all of Him too!

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Romans 12:1

“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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Awesome Power ~

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome power
strikes in the darkness
in this gloomy hour.

Troubles may be brewing,
but His awesome love
beams down brightly
from His throne above.

Times may be testing,
but His awing peace
to all of His believers
will never fail or cease.

The tempest is a blowing,
but His amazing trust
keeps His faithful standing
against the strongest gust.

The earth is a trembling,
but His loving flock
knows He will not forsake
those clinging to the Rock.

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome wonder
is shaking up the world
amidst His mighty thunder!

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Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder
was in the heaven:

the lightnings lightened the world:
the earth trembled and shook.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Light ~

God, my Light,
my Beacon, my Ray
give me Your clarity
upon each new day.

Be my earthly guide,
help me to navigate
as I make my journey
into the narrow gate.

God, my Light,
my Lamp, my Beam
may Your Word be to me
a life-giving stream.

As I travel onward,
my every step direct
so I too can Your Love
in the darkness reflect.

God, my Light,
My Illuminator, my Reflector
help me be for You . . .
a Light Generator!

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Ephesians 5:8

For ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~07.16.20~

Daniel 12:3


Sticky Note to God ~07.10.20~

Isaiah 26:3


His Light Bearers ~

Bible preachers, mercy teachers,
sharing with all the Good News
power keepers, soul reapers
doing our best to fill His shoes.

Love producers, peace makers,
helping those who are in need
trust imparters, faith informers
looking for His lost sheep to feed.

Hope distributors, calm givers,
paving the way with His light
God seekers, Jesus searchers
living the good and faithful fight.

Sin stoppers, temptation busters,
leading others from the gate of hell
truth tellers, one day heaven dwellers
with the greatest love story to tell.

Light bearers, problem sharers,
coming together in healing prayer
Bible holders, His soldiers
confessing Jesus because we dare!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:15

“That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the
sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of

a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom
ye shine as lights
in the world.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


I Want To Be That Eagle ~

I want to be that eagle,
that knows when to soar
who patiently waits . . .
for guidance from the Lord.

Then I would discover,
how to spread my wings
then I’d be able to conquer
all the storms life brings.

I want to have the wisdom,
to be able to discern . . .
how to fly over the clouds
not faint in my concern.

Then I’d have His strength,
to mount up and rise
trusting in His foresight
not what’s before me eyes.

I want to be that eagle,
who never gets weary
I want it to be the Lord . . .
who I can trust clearly!

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Isaiah 40:31

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew
their strength; they shall mount up with wings
as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Looking Unto Jesus ~

As troubles come,
as they most surely will
when the road ahead of you
looks all up hill.

When you are at a loss,
as to what to do
and you’ve no answers
not even a clue.

Look unto Jesus,
He knows how high the climb
He’ll help you over it
in His perfect time.

As hardships come,
as they seem to do
when they start to get
the very best of you.

When the pit you’re in,
is beyond waist deep
and all your cares
make you want to weep.

Look unto Jesus,
He will never let you sink
He is not as far away
as you may think.

As burdens come,
as they begin to occur
and in your mind
everything’s a big blur.

When nothing seems,
to make much sense
and you start to feel
nervous and tense.

Look unto Jesus,
He’ll give to you a new sight
and you’ll start to see . . .
everything through His light!

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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.

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Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Ocean’s Shore ~

As I stroll along,
the ocean’s shore
I feel blessed
to my very core.

Though I don’t know,
the water’s depth
I’m sure the Lord guides
my every step.

As I listen to,
the waves that roar
I trust God’s Spirit
over storms to soar.

Just like the warm sand,
and cool sea must meet
I know God’s the strength
beneath my feet.

And like a pebble,
in the soft sand
my faith can’t be crushed
by the foot of man.

As I watch the eagles,
land on the dock
I too find safety . . .
in the Lord, my Rock!

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Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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 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 its truth . . .
in your life for this to be true!

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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
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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!

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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
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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!

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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


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