Tag Archives: God’s Goodness

Winning Life’s Crown ~

When you’re discouraged,
feeling down in the dumps
you need to give yourself
in Jesus a joy jump.

For He can bring you out,
of that pit you are in . . .
once you start to focus
on the Goodness of Him.

When you’re disenchanted,
with the world around you
you need to give yourself
a more heavenly view.

For God has a mansion,
filled with numerous rooms
where tears, sorrows and death
no longer lurks or looms.

When you’re feeling sad,
discouraged and down
just think about Jesus . . .
and winning Life’s Crown!

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James 1:12

Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised
to them that love him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~05.21.21~

Psalm 34:8


God’s Good Pleasure ~

Father, when I consider,
the good pleasure of Your will
it causes me to pause . . .
to be quiet and be still.

For out of Your goodness,
You sent Your beloved son
to offer redemption
to each and everyone.

Jesus, when I consider,
the richness of Your grace
it causes me to reflect
so Your life I can embrace.

For You came to fulfill,
Your Father’s adoption plan
gave up Your very own life
for all the children of man.

Father when I consider,
the depth of Your good pleasure
I see how much You love us all
without limits or measure!

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Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~02.17.21~


A Taste Of God ~

I have had a taste of God,
and all of His goodness
I have sipped from His cup
of truth and righteousness.

It left me with no appetite,
for the world or its ways
it has given me hope . . .
for peaceful, joyful days.

I have had a taste of God,
His kindness I now savor
for I have found in Him
my Lord and my Savior.

It left me with no craving,
for the world and its lust
it has given me the faith . . .
to put in Him my trust.

I have had a taste of God,
now my thirst is fully satisfied
my hunger pains are no more
once my heart, Jesus occupied!

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Psalm 34:8

O taste and see
that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~02.11.21~

Psalm 31:19


Sticky Note to God ~02.07.21~

Psalm 84:11


May The Lord Bless You ~

May the Lord bless you,
keep you in His stead
may He keep you safe
in the days ahead.

May His goodness,
you be reminded of
may His arms wrap you
in His forever love.

May the Lord bless you,
keep you in His watch
may He keep you secure
under His wing’s notch.

May His face shine down,
with rays of hope on you
may His gracious mercy
your heart and mind renew.

May the Lord bless you,
bring to you His peace
as all your cares . . .
onto Him you release!

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Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless thee,
and keep thee:

The Lord make his face
shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee:

The Lord lift up
his countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~01.24.21~

Psalm 31:19


Afternoon Ponderings ~01.24.21~

Psalm 107:1


Spiritual Air ~

Some times a spiritual breath,
we all need to take in . . .
to expel the soot and grime
of living in a world full of sin.

We need to slowly inhale,
the promises of God Word
so we can draw upon . . .
the truth we have heard.

Sometimes we all need,
to come up for spiritual air . . .
so God our hearts and minds
He can renew and repair.

We need to oxidize our souls,
with all of God’s goodness
till we’re at peace and rest
with His almightiness.

Sometimes we all need,
to take a long breather . . .
so we can remind ourselves
just why we are a believer!

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Job 33:4

The spirit of God
hath made me,
and the breath
of the Almighty
hath given me life.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I am Thankful ~

Today I am thankful,
for my daily bread
for the Holy Spirit
by whom I am lead.

For the abundance,
of faith and grace
for Jesus’ strength
to stay in the race.

Today I am grateful,
to my Father above
for His tender mercy
His wondrous love.

For His Goodness,
all He provides
for the power
He daily supplies.

Lord, today I’m thankful,
oh, so grateful too . . .
for all You bless me with
for all ~ for me You do!

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Psalm 118:24

This is the day which
the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and
be glad in it.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

Have A Blessed Thanksgiving


Searching For Truth ~

Some people search,
high and low . . .
yet the truth
they never know.

For they look to man,
for ways to cope
instead of to God
for faith and hope.

Some people seek,
all over the place
yet true peace . . .
they never embrace.

For they look to people,
for their happiness
instead of to God
for His goodness.

Some people search,
where ever they will
but only God’s love . . .
can their hearts still!

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Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me,
and find me, when ye
shall search for me
with all your heart.

John 17:17

Sanctify them through
thy truth: thy word is truth.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 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
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Trust

God, my Trust,
my Assurance, my Certainty,
You bring into my life
understanding and clarity.

For Your Word is precise,
detailed and clear . . .
how to obtain eternal
joy, bliss and cheer.

God, my Trust,
my Reliance, my Confidence,
in You I have found
a faithful dependence.

For nothing is impossible,
with You all is achievable
through Your mighty power
all things are conceivable.

God, my Trust,
my Salvation, my Sureness
Your mercy for me . . .
is out of Your Goodness!

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Psalm 13:5

But I have trusted
in thy mercy;
my heart shall rejoice
in thy salvation.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Purity ~

God, my Purity,
my Moral Compass
following Your ways
brings true holiness.

For Your directions,
make it all so clear
how the wide way
I need to greatly fear.

God, my Wholeness,
my Decency, my Dignity
Your Word shows me how
to live a life of Integrity.

For every Scripture,
is full of Your Goodness
on how to be clothed
in Your righteousness.

God, my Purity,
my Sanctity, my Morality
Your Word brings . . .
Virtuousness into clarity!

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Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Filled With God’s Goodness ~

I want to know God,
in all of His Fullness
so I can understand
all of His Goodness.

I want to discover,
the power He imparts
so that it can change
every inch of my heart.

I want to know Jesus,
His gift of eternal life
so I can be set free
of my earthly strife.

I want to be steadfast,
strong and consistent
so to fleshly desires
I’ll be readily resistant.

I want to understand God,
His Fullness, His Goodness
I want to take hold of Jesus
His Love, His Forgiveness!

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Ephesians 3:19

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
That you may be filled to the

measure of all the fullness of God.

Romans 13:14

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for
the flesh, to gratify its desires.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~08.24.20~

Psalm 31:19


God, My Praise ~

 

God, my Praise,
My Hope, my Song
in my weakness
You make me strong.

Though I’m surrounded,
by earthly care
them onto Yourself
are willing to bear.

God, my Praise,
my Salvation, my Pardon
may to You my heart
never become harden.

Mercy You send me,
each day to renew
so I may worship
the goodness of You.

God, my Praise,
my Trust, my Confidence
thank You for blessing me
with Your providence!

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Psalm 107:8

Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of men!

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


May You Know God’s Fullness ~

May you know the glory,
of God’s richness
may to His power
you be made a witness.

May Christ abide in you,
in faith may you find
His strength that guards
both the heart and mind.

May you be anchored,
in His love entrenched
may your soul to Jesus
remain always clenched.

May you know Jesus’ love,
the vast expanse of it
may your inner man
be filled with His Spirit.

May you be filled fully,
with all of God’s fullness
may you find the wisdom
in knowing His goodness!

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Ephesians 3:16-19

That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by
his Spirit in the inner man;

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

May be able to comprehend with all
saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all
the fulness of God.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 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


Sticky Note to God ~10.19.19~


Afternoon Ponderings~05.05.19


May I Soon Not Forget ~

Lord, may I not soon forget,
the favors You’ve granted me
nor how You made a path . . .
across my own Red Sea.

May my praises for You,
keep me humble all my days
may I not forget to walk
and follow all Your ways.

Lord, may I not complain,
nor forget Your mighty deeds
may I always acknowledge
it’s You who supplies my needs.

May my praise rise each day,
and lay upon my lips at night
may I not forget Your counsel
nor the pillars of Your light.

Lord, may I not forget,
the works of Your mighty hand
nor how a path for me . . .
You made to the promised land!

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Psalm 106:13-14

“They soon forgat his works; they waited not
for his counsel: But lusted exceedingly in the
wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~01.13.19~


Wide Awake ~

When in the morning,
when I am wide awake
I read the Good News . . .
and not listen to the fake.

For when I turn on,
and tune in my television
there’s so much evil
streaming into my vision.

But, when I read my Bible,
the airwaves are full of love
peace, joy and eternal hope
airing to me from above.

The Scriptures broadcasts,
the wonder of God’s goodness
and I don’t need a satellite
to transmit to me His kindness.

When in the morning,
I rise from my warm bed
I shun my television
and read the Good News instead!

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Romans 15:4

“For whatsoever things
were written aforetime
were written for our learning,
that we through patience
and comfort of the
scriptures might have hope.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~11.12.18 ~


Afternoon Ponderings~08.29.18~


Peace Abounding ~

May God give you peace,
of both heart and mind
may He lead you always
His tranquility to find.

May He guide you to,
His water’s calm and still
may their quiet ripples
His peacefulness instill.

May God give you peace,
beyond your reasoning
so your faith in Him
can keep on increasing.

May He direct you into,
pastures lush and green
so on His gentleness
you may rest and lean.

May God give you peace,
surreal and astounding
so the hope in your heart
continues abounding!

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Romans 15:33

” Now the God of peace
be with you all.”
Amen.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


As The New Year Unfolds ~

As the old year departs,
and the new one arrives
let us all show our thanks
to the One who provides.

Let us all worship,
His almighty name
so to His goodness
our lips will proclaim.

As the calendar peels,
one page after another
let us all give praise
to our heavenly Father.

Let us all sing,
over each new season
lest we forget
our blessing of freedom.

As the new year unfolds,
as the old one leaves us . . .
lets forge onward
with the One we trust!

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Psalm 103:1-2

“Bless the Lord, O my soul:
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Satisfied ~

Today I don’t need,
a feast on my table
for God’s goodness
is my everyday staple.

For, I am content,
sated and satisfied
as God’s lovingkindness
leaves me gratified.

Today I don’t desire,
a big turkey feed
for God’s generosity
is all that I need.

For, I am blessed,
pleased and satisfied
now that in Jesus
I have been sanctified.

Today I don’t need,
to consume or to eat
for, my hunger and thirst
in Jesus are complete!

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John 6:35

“And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me shall
never hunger;
and he that believeth on me
shall never thirst.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Have A Blessed
Thanksgiving Day


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