Tag Archives: God’s Grace

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 ~


What Can Man Do To Me ~

What can man do to me,
what of mine can he control
he may take my livelihood
but, never, ever my soul.

He may knock me down,
spit right into my face
but, he can never shame me
out of my faith in grace.

What can man say to me,
what hateful things can he state
he can take away my freedoms
but, never, ever my eternal fate.

He may chase after me,
with a disgust that could kill
but, he can never stop me
from remaining in God’s will.

What can man do to me,
what can he ever, ever say . . .
to make me stop believing
Jesus is the Life, Truth and Way!

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Psalm 118:6

The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~01.12.21~


Where Grace Abounds ~

Where grace abounds,
salvation springs . . .
where salvation prevails
more grace it brings.

Where grace expands,
hope flourishes
where hope teems
more grace nourishes.

Where grace thrives,
righteousness expands
where virtue grows
more grace demands.

Where grace permeates.
trust infiltrates
where trust exists
more grace penetrates.

Where grace abounds,
more grace is given
where Jesus is found . . .
more grace is taken.

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John 1:16

And of his fullness
have all we received,
and grace for grace.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Guides My Feet ~

God guides my feet,
over mountain tops
onto high ground . . .
in faith, they do hop.

He leads my steps,
through jagged spaces
to prove to me . . .
significant is His grace.

He shines His light,
ahead of my steps
my soles He secures . . .
His love they project.

He takes me to places,
never before explored
to show me why it is . . .
I call Him my Lord.

He sets me up high,
gives me a glorious view
so His mercy my soul . . .
He can restore and renew!

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Psalm 18:33

He makes my feet
like the feet of deer,
And sets me on
my high places.

King James Bible
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.26.20~

Proverbs 15:13


#throwbackpoem ~ Crucified for Me ~

Into Our Death used with permission IBible Verses

Crucified for me,
for my sinful self . . .
oh, how in His death
there is eternal wealth.

Jesus died for me,
so that I might live
all of my transgressions
He came to forgive.

His death is my life,
in it I became new
for in Him . . .
I am crucified too.

Dying everyday,
to the greed and lust
in the world I no longer
pledge my faith or trust.

Grace and mercy,
are now my hearts anthem
ever since Jesus became . . .
my soul’s eternal ransom!

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Galatians 2:20

“I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;

yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me:

and the life which I now live
in the flesh
I live by
the faith of the Son of God,

who loved me, and gave
himself for me.”

King James Bible
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~02.26.20~

Romans 8:1


Sticky Note to God ~06.01.19~


Afternoon Ponderings~05.06.19


Sticky Note From God ~01.10.19~


Sticky Note From God ~04.05.18~


Good Morning Quote ~ 01.15.18


On The Rock ~

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I’m building my house on the Rock,
it’s going up brick by brick
the Word will be the mortar I use
so my faith in God will stick.

The Rock will be my anchor,
when a tempest comes my way
I’ll hold onto His power
until the tempter goes away.

When the winds attack me,
my house will never fall
for the Rock is the strength
that dwells inside each wall.

If floodwaters were to rise,
my house will not go under
for God’s grace is its foundation
and a testament to His wonder.

I’m building my house on the Rock,
not on a pile of sand . . .
I’m trusting God to keep it strong
so before Him I can stand!

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Matthew 7: 23-24

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings
of Mine, and does them, I will liken
him to a wise man who built his house
on the rock: and the rain descended,
the floods came, and the winds blew and
beat on that house; and it did not
fall, for it was founded on the rock.


Designed to Shine ~

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Designed to shine,
to be the Light
made to make
the world bright.

Made to illuminate,
Jesus’ reflection
designed to be
hope’s projection.

Designed to filter,
light from above
made to expose
to all God’s love

Made to transmit,
God’s mercy and favor
designed to broadcast
the way to the Savior.

Designed to reveal,
dark evil places
made to reveal
God’s saving graces.

Made to shine,
just like the sun
designed to radiate . . .
the Light of God’s Son!

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Matthew 5:14

“Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s About the Grace ~

It’s all about the grace,
not about the works . . .
it’s all about freedom
with eternal perks.

For grace is liberating,
it’s soul freeing too
and it’s not something
you get, by what you do.

It’s all about grace,
God’s mercy and favor
it’s all about having faith
in Christ, Jesus our Savior.

For grace is forgiving,
there is no cost to you
Jesus paid the price in full
leaving us nothing left to do.

It’s all about grace,
the confession of sin
it’s all about repentance
that comes from deep within.

For grace will set you free,
from the inside out . . .
it’ll cast out every fear
take away all the doubt.

It’s all about the grace,
liberating and freeing
it will turn you away from
the sinful life you’re living!

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Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Where Is God’s Grace Now ~

Where is God's Grace Now ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

America, America . . .
what has happened to you?
You once were a country proud,
of the red, white and blue.

Your hills previously golden,
are now brown and dry
for you have forsaken . . . .
the unborn babies cry.

America, America,
where are you heading too?
You once were a country strong
in God’s righteousness point of view.

Your fruitful plains of freedom,
are now separated by division
all because of the ungodly . . .
court’s supreme decision.

America, America . . .
where is God’s grace now?
You have chased Him out,
and to get Him back . . .

I am not sure how!

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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY

Proverbs 14:34

“Righteousness exalteth a nation:
but sin is a reproach to any people.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Mommy’s Sweet Little Sheep

Mother's Day by Brandon Johnson free -photo # 5824

Demands knocking on the door,
in the early morning hours . . .
needing drinks, something to eat
zapping mommy’s sleep and power.

Toasting, pouring, filling cups,
hungry baby begins to scream
washer started, dryer going, folding never!
Welcome to mommy’s daily chaotic theme.

Feeling tired, needing coffee,
breakfast strewed across the kitchen floor
little boys jumping, running, shrieking . . .
naked out the front room door!

Washing, scrubbing, water running,
dishes piling high ~ higher in the sink
dirty diapers, dirty hampers, dirty hands
mommy’s sanity always tested to the brink.

Shopping, stopping, going crazy,
with three little rascals in mommy’s tow
fighting, crying, yelling ~ Silence Now!
Mommy’s temper starts to boil and blow.

Stashing, storing, putting away,
lunchtime madness nearly here . . .
paying bills, wiping spills
nap time cries ~ mommy prays to hear.

Dinner planning, making, baking,
playtime promises, park time bliss
running, jumping, falling down
two little knees that need mommy’s kiss.

Daddy working, coming home soon,
six little feet ~ eagerly wait to greet
act as if they’ve not been a problem
for daddy they are ~ angle sweet.

Daddy’s home, gives out love and hugs,
asks mommy dear ~ how was her day
wild, crazy, frantic, hectic . . . . name it!
Daddy knows he best, stay out of her way.

Three little roaring, howling tigers,
now sleeping like sweet little sheep
mommy thanks God for her blessings . . .
and for the peace and quiet while they sleep!

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Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy Mother’s Day 🙂


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