Tag Archives: God’s Love

Truly Thankful ~

When we’re truly thankful,
in and for all things . . .
we will begin to realize
the joy to God it brings.

For, whatever might be,
our personal situation
He still wants us to show
to Him our adoration.

When we are truly thankful,
wherever in life we are
we’ll begin to understand
God from us is never far.

For, when we’re grateful,
no matter our positions
we’ll begin to see God’s love
comes without conditions.

When we are truly thankful,
despite of our circumstance
it’s because we know with God
nothing comes by happenstance!

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Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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His Radiant Grace ~

When Jesus you invite,
into your life . . .
you’ll no longer be filled
with worldly strife.

For His love will fill,
the cold, stony place
that once was your heart
with His radiant grace.

When you decide,
Jesus to follow . . .
you’ll no longer feel
empty and hollow.

For His love will flow,
into the recesses
of a heart once filled
with worldly excesses.

When you accept Jesus,
as the Life of your soul
satan will no longer . . .
over you have control!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 6:14

For sin shall not have dominion
over you: for ye are not under
the law, but under grace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Counting My Blessings ~

If I could add up,
all of my blessings
the total sum of them . . .
I’d only be guessing.

For, God sends to me,
new ones each day
yet, I don’t notice them
as they come my way.

If I’d only slow down,
I know I would see
the many blessings
He bestows on me.

For, God delivers to me,
mercy on a daily bases
and often I miss seeing . . .
the abundance of His graces.

If I could all my blessings,
harness and gather . . .
I know I would never stop
giving praise to my Father!

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Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all your need
according to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Abiding In God’s Love ~

Abiding in God’s love,
is something you must do
now that the Holy Spirit
lives inside of you.

For, He has called you,
to walk in all His ways
and when you step out
His love you must display.

Abiding in God’s love,
is a choice you need to make
your past attitudes
you will need now to forsake.

For He has called you,
into a fruitful living
so that you will learn
the meaning of forgiving.

Abiding in God’s love,
we all need to do . . .
for Father we know
it brings glory to You!

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John 15:7-10

If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what
ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit;
so shall ye be my disciples.

As the Father hath loved me,
so have I loved you:
continue ye in my love.

If ye keep my commandments,
ye shall abide in my love;
even as I have kept my Father’s
commandments, and abide in his love.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Sun On The Horizon ~

Give me the sun on the horizon,
a sherbet color morning sky above
give me a clear, cloudless, warm day
then you’ll know why with God I’m in love.

Give me the shade of a willow tree,
the Good Book for me to read
give me a sweet tea to sip on
and I will have close to all I need.

Give me a creek’s mesmerizing flow,
chirps coming from a robin’s nest
give me green pastures with my Lord
well now you can picture the rest.

Give me the sound of children playing,
the laughs and giggles of youth
give me the peace of a summer’s sigh
found around a lemonade booth.

Give me the soft breeze off the ocean,
the sun painting its dazzling set
give me the coolness of the moonlight
and I’ll be close to heaven as I can get.

Give me a day in the radiant Son shine,
let me bask in God’s glorious love
give me a warm summer day to reflect . . .
on the splendor God’s sends from above!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,

and a time to every
purpose under the heaven:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Quench Of My Thirst ~

Your Word Lord,
quenches my thirst
especially when
I seek You first.

It fills me with hope,
as it flows through my soul
gives me peace knowing
all things You control.

Your Word Lord,
my thirst nourishes
it inspires my faith
my trust it encourages.

For, it pushes me,
to keep on keeping on
and stimulates me
to be more to You drawn.

Your Word Lord,
my soul it satiates
as my thirst for You
it motivates!

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Proverbs 25:25

As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Spiritually Poor ~

The ungodly,
are spiritually poor
the lack the faith
to open the Door.

They have not any,
true understanding
the Truth to them
is not damning.

The ungodly,
have blinded eyes
the can’t see
through satan’s lies.

They’ve no wisdom,
of the Light
for the darkness
stole their sight.

The ungodly,
live in poverty
the Life to them
is a mockery.

The Way to them,
can’t make them worldly rich
and therein lies . . .
the real point and glitch!

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2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should
shine unto them.

Revelation 3:17

Because thou sayest,
I am rich, and increased
with goods, and have need
of nothing; and knowest not
that thou art wretched,
and miserable, and poor,
and blind, and naked:

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Because I am Loved ~

Because I am loved,
I am humble . . .
under my cares
I don’t crumble.

Because I am humble,
I am set free
from the devil
I am able to flee.

Because I am free,
I am forgiven
to holy living
I am driven.

Because I am forgiven,
I am saved
to the world’s ways
I’m no longer a slave.

Because I am saved,
I am strong
no more desire
I have to do wrong.

Because I was loved,
by Jesus first . . .
after righteousness
I hunger and thirst!

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1 Peter 5:6-10

Humble yourselves therefore under
the mighty hand of God, that he
may exalt you in due time:

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.

1 John 4:19
We love him,
because he first loved us.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~06.30.19~


Awesome Blossoms ~

Awesome blossoms,
buds of hope on a stem
my summer garden grows . . .
like my faith I have in Him.

In my flower beds,
each bloom provides
reminders to praise God
for all He supplies.

White and yellow daisies,
petals picked one by one
let know me how I am loved
by my Father and His Son.

Lavender branches,
tied up with some string
keepsakes of the future
and the peace He’s to bring.

Pink and blue forget-me-nots,
spread across the ground
reminding me to share
the Savior I have found.

Awesome blossoms,
summer arranged in a vase
each flower a memento . . .
of God’s love and grace!

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1 Timothy 1:14

“And the grace of our Lord
was exceeding

abundant with faith
and love which is in
Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Is Freeing ~

Grace is freeing,
liberating too
grace makes
all things new.

Grace erases,
shames past
graces brings
hope that lasts.

Grace allows,
a clean slate
grace gives
a new birth date.

Graces delivers,
a fresh start
grace softens
a stony heart.

Grace is freeing,
absolving too
grace puts faith
right into you!

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Romans 6:14

For sin shall not have dominion
over you: for ye are not under
the law, but under grace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Great Expectations ~

Great is my expectation,
Jesus will soon return
vehement is my hope
from this world I’ll adjourn.

Great is my anticipation,
with the saints I will be
robust is my soul’s desire
a twinkling I’ll soon see.

Great is my determination,
to be sober and diligent
confident is my belief
Jesus’ return is imminent.

Great is my excitement,
I’ll hear the trumpet blow
intense is my eagerness
when He calls me to go.

Great is my expectation,
Jesus will soon reappear
great is my prospect . . .
in the clouds we’ll disappear!

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Matthew 24:27

For as the lightning cometh out
of the east, and shineth even
unto the west; so shall also
the coming of the Son of man be.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~06.19.19


It’s Hard to Love ~

It’s hard to love people,
who are always difficult
it’s not easy to show grace . . .
when you they insult.

It’s hard to love people,
who publicly hate you
it’s not easy to be meek . . .
to those who evil do.

It’s hard to love people,
who are openly ungodly
it’s not easy to show mercy . . .
when wickedness they embody.

It’s hard to love people,
who are your sworn enemy
it’s not easy to be humble . . .
when they mock you steadily.

But as Christian we know,
like Jesus we must love them too
for that is what He commanded . . .
us to go, live and do!

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Galatians 5:14

For all the law is fulfilled
in one word, even in this;
Thou shalt love thy neighbour
as thyself.

John 13:34

A new commandment
I give unto you,
That ye love one another;
as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We Are All Sinners ~

We’re all sinners,
each and every one
we all need the grace
of Christ Jesus, the Son.

We’re all fallen,
we all come up short
we all need the love
of Jesus in our heart.

We’re all evil,
filled with wickedness
we all need Jesus
to heal our sickness.

We’re all rebellious,
we all have gone astray
we all need the Life
the Truth and the Way.

We’re all sinners,
and the biggest one is me
but, from satan’s  hold
Jesus has set me free!

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Romans 3:23-24

For all have sinned,
and come short of the
glory of God;

Being justified freely by
his grace through the
redemption that is in
Christ Jesus:

1 Timothy 1:15

This is a faithful saying,
and worthy of all acceptation,
that Christ Jesus came into
the world to save sinners;
of whom I am chief.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Grieve Not ~

Father may my words,
not cause grief to You
rather let them bring praise
for all for me You do.

Let my speech be used,
solely for edifying
let my remarks be
purposely purifying.

Father may my lips,
evil not ever speak
rather let them strengthen
those who are weak.

Let my mouth not be,
like a gurgling cesspool
let it be more like . . .
a forgiving whirlpool.

Father may my words,
be of holy thought
so Your Spirit . . .
I may grieve not!

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Ephesians 4:30

And grieve not the holy Spirit
of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking In That Valley ~

When I walk in that valley,
I’m not walking it alone
for Jesus will be with me
before He takes me home.

There will nothing to doubt,
not a shedding of a tear
for Jesus will be with me
to calm my every fear.

When into that valley,
I have to travel through
the only thing I’m keeping
will be heaven in my view.

No evil will be lurking,
in the shadows for me
for Jesus like a Shepherd
in front of me, will be.

When I go to that valley,
I’ll not walk it alone
for Jesus will see me
to my eternal home!

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Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


His Unfailing Love ~

When morning comes,
into God’s Word I go
I pray asking of Him
today’s way to show.

I trust Him to give me,
His holy instructions
knowing it’s up to me
to heed their directions.

When morning comes,
my life I do entrust
to the One I know
who’s always fair and just.

I put my faith into,
the hand of my Savior
knowing it’s up to me
to temper my behavior.

When morning comes,
I lift my soul to God above
so He can fill it . . .
with more of His unfailing love!

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Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness
in the morning; for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein
I should walk; for I lift up my soul
unto thee.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Hearts In Harmony ~

Hearts in harmony,
have the same tone
for they know Jesus
their sins did atone.

Hearts in unity,
have the same feeling
for they know His grace
brings inner healing.

Hearts in unison,
have the same pitch
for they know His love
makes the poor rich.

Hearts in cohesion,
have the same flavor
for they know the hope
of having a Savior.

Hearts in harmony,
have the same melody
for they know their future
will be heavenly!

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Philippians 2:2

Fulfil ye my joy,
that ye be likeminded,
having the same love,
being of one accord,
of one mind.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


All I am Able ~

When I consider,
the God of my hope
I find I am able . . .
every hour to cope.

For, His hope brings me,
strength new each day
as I go about . . .
going along my way.

When I consider,
the love of my Savior
I find I am able . . .
all moments to savor.

For, His love gives me,
a reason to trust
as I go about . . .
doing all that I must.

When I consider,
all that I’m able
it’s because my faith
in Jesus is stable!

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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 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Into The Heart Of Me ~

Lord, let me not forget,
how You can always see
whenever I am going . . .
wherever it is I be.

Let me be found faithful,
in doing what is Your will
let all I do be done
with the Holy Spirit’s zeal.

Lord, let me be pleasing,
not in man’s rebellious eyes
but in Your divine ones
so I can be seen as wise.

Let me be found obedient,
in my service to You
let me not be deceived
by the world’s point of view.

Lord, may I not forget,
how You can always see . . .
through my outward facade
right into the heart of me!

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Ephesians 6:6

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers;
but as the servants of Christ,
doing the will of God from the heart

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Everlasting Life ~

When your mind is dry,
and your heart is parched
when you feel as if . . .
your soul’s been scorched.

Go to the well of life,
where hope flows freely
and Jesus will quench
the need you have deeply.

When your mind is panting,
and you heart is famished
when you feel as if . . .
your soul has been ravished.

Go to the well of life,
where grace freely streams
and accept Jesus’ gift
to forgive and redeem.

When your heart is heavy.
and your soul is laden in sin
the well of everlasting life . . .
will cleanse you from within!

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John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Fearing Praise ~

God-fearing praise,
releases in our life
wisdom to overcome
the world and it’s strife.

It frees us to be wise,
prudent and informed
so to the world ways
will not be conformed.

God-fearing praise,
gives a rightful place
to the redeeming value
of His mercy and grace.

It frees us to surrender,
our life to God each day
so on the righteous path
we will continue to stay.

God-fearing praise,
helps us to be . . .
from self-centeredness
finally set free!

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Proverbs 15:16

Better is little with the fear
of the Lord than great
treasure and trouble therewith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Put On Your Grace Face ~

When other people’s walls,
you cannot bring down
and all they offer you
is a big, grumpy frown.

Put on your grace-face,
give them a smile
despite if they remain
to you hostile

When other people’s defenses,
you can’t break through
and bitter, cranky words
they throw at you.

But on your grace-face,
and to them be kind
even if they don’t pay
you back any mind.

When other people’s coldness,
you cannot penetrate
put on your grace-face . . .
and let Jesus’ love radiate!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When At Last Jesus Returns ~

When at last Jesus returns,
He’ll bring with Him all the angels
up to the clouds He will call
the saints throughout the ages.

There’ll be a reuniting,
of all His sleeping saints
from the grave their bodies
and souls will reacquaint.

When at last Jesus returns,
there’ll be a loud command
the sounding of a trumpet
will be heard across the land.

Those who’ve been waiting,
will join their Savior in the air
as soon as they hear . . . .
the trumpet’s final warning blare.

When at last Jesus returns,
to paradise with Him we’ll go
where bliss and peace eternally
will gloriously forever flow!

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1 Corinthians 15:52

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet shall
sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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