Tag Archives: God’s Love

My Future Home ~

I like interactions,
about my future life
not about this one . . .
full of daily strife.

For up in heaven,
is where I long to be
so that I can at last
Jesus finally see.

I like to converse,
about life eternal
not about this one
full of upheaval.

For I look forward,
to that glorious day
when in the clouds
Jesus takes me away.

I like discussions,
about my future home
for it’s where my mind . . .
often drifts and roams!

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Philippians 3:20

For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look for the
Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Given Peace ~

God gave me peace,
when I had nearly none . . .
He gave it to me
through His beloved Son.

Once I accepted,
Jesus as my Savior
my heart became full
of His grace and favor.

God gave me hope,
when I had mostly nothing . . .
He gave me faith
filled with truthful trusting.

Once I received,
His gift of salvation
I knew right then
I was a new creation.

God gave me peace,
when the old things passed
He gave me hope
with a belief steadfast!

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2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now the Lord of peace himself
give you peace always by all means.
The Lord be with you all.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold,
all things are become new.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Shut The Door On Fear ~

When bad news,
I hear about
I shut the door
on fear and doubt.

Instead I open up,
my trusting heart
so peace into it
God can impart.

Whenever I hear,
things not so great
on my mind
I don’t let them grate.

Instead I open up,
my Bible to read
how to trust God
for all that I need.

When bad news,
I get a whiff of
I fix my heart on . . .
God’s trusting love!

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Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Day of The Lord ~

Scoffers are coming,
they’ll be mocking you
all because you hold
a Biblical worldview.

For you believe,
Jesus is coming again
to finish what God
a long time ago began.

Scoffers are here,
they’re here right now
looking down at you
with a frowned brow.

For you believe,
there’s a judgment day
the old heaven and earth
will both too pass away.

Scoffers are coming,
right now they are here
and the Day of the Lord
they do not even fear!

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2 Peter 3:3-4

Knowing this first,
that there shall come in
the last days scoffers,
walking after their own lusts,

And saying, Where is the promise
of his coming? for since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as
they were from the beginning
of the creation.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Gym Of Trust ~

Sometimes my faith,
God has to exercise
to see how I’ll handle
problems as they arise.

So He sends me to the gym,
of trusting Him, to workout
where He has me confront
all my fears and doubt.

He knows I need the grit,
of the power of His might
so He drills it into me . . .
these enemies I must fight.

As I get down on the mat,
His sufficient grace I exert
and from my convictions
I do not turn or divert.

Sometimes my faith,
gets stretched and strained
due to its own weakness . . .
so His strength I can obtain!

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2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will
I rather glory in my infirmities
that the power of Christ may
rest upon me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


None But The Hungry ~

None but the hungry soul,
can be satisfied
none but the thirsty ones
will have peace inside.

None but the longing heart,
can be fulfilled
none but the willful ones
will have faith instilled.

None but the seeking mind,
can be transformed
none but the desiring ones
will to God be reformed.

None but the selfless life,
can be made anew
none but the meek ones
will Jesus come to.

None but the hungry soul,
can see the Light
none but the thirsty heart
will stay in the fight!

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Psalm 107:9

For he satisfieth
the longing soul,
and filleth the hungry
soul with goodness.

1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Mystery Of God’s Love ~

Lord, I cannot illustrate,
the mystery of Your love
for it rises higher
then the moon above.

I cannot measure it,
not the distance or the length
I cannot grasp it
not its power or its strength.

I cannot describe it,
not how near or how far
I cannot spell out it
not even with all the stars.

I cannot calculate it,
not the width or the depth
I cannot fathom it
not its expanse or its breadth.

I cannot imagine it,
beyond what my eyes see
and yet I am amazed
to infinity You love me.

Lord, I cannot illustrate,
this mystery from above
yet I am determined . . .
it is an everlasting love!

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Ephesians 3:17-19

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~06.20.21~


I Shudder To Think ~

I shudder to think,
just where I would be
if I did not have . . .
Jesus’ peace in me.

I bet you I would be,
a big restless mess
if I couldn’t give Him
my every day stress.

I cannot imagine,
just what I would do
if I did not have . . .
Jesus to cling to.

I can tell you right now,
I would just fall apart
if I didn’t let Him be
the guard of my heart.

I shudder at the thought,
I tremble imagining . . .
just where I’d be without Jesus
with all in the world happening!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


It Is You Lord ~

Lord, it is You who keeps,
my lamp burning . . .
it is for Your guidance
my heart stays yearning.

It is You who gives,
me hope and trust
it is in Your Word
my soul stays trussed.

Lord, it is You who keeps,
my faith steady
it is for Your return
my mind stays ready.

It is Your eternal love,
I keep my eyes on
it is Your Way and Life
to which I am drawn.

Lord, It is You who keeps,
my life full of Light
it is for You I will win
the good and faithful fight!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Will Your Faith Remain ~

Will your faith remain,
or will it be shaken
will it be asleep
or in Jesus awaken?

Will your trust stay,
on the vine abiding
or will it be found
on it to be dying?

Will your hope be,
eternal and everlasting
or will it be without
truth and understanding?

Will your belief hold,
or will it be moved
will the Word of God
still need to be proved?

Will your faith remain,
or will it be upended
will it be on Jesus . . .
your salvation is depended?

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Hebrews 12:26-27

Whose voice then shook the earth:
but now he hath promised, saying,
Yet once more I shake not the
earth only, but also heaven.

And this word, Yet once more, signifieth
the removing of those things that are
shaken, as of things that are made,
that those things which cannot be
shaken may remain.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Heart For Jesus ~

A heart for Jesus,
is full of joy and love
its treasure aren’t here
but in heaven above.

Its eyes are open,
to the Life, Truth and Way
it doesn’t care what others
about them might say.

A heart for Jesus,
is one invested wholly
to following the Bible
living a life holy.

Its ears are opened,
to both the old and new
for it does not embrace
or hold a worldly view.

A heart for Jesus,
is a heart trusting
for it has Godly wisdom
and true understanding!

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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:

Matthew 13:51-52

Jesus saith unto them,
Have ye understood
all these things?
They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Then said he unto them,
Therefore every scribe which
is instructed unto the kingdom
of heaven is like unto a man
that is an householder,
which bringeth forth out of his
treasure things new and old.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heart Guarding ~

Heart guarding,
you must do
lest satan gets. . .
a hold of you.

For he’ll set a trap,
in which to ensnare
so that your faith
he can impair.

Heart vigilance,
is a daily must
lest satan steals
in God your trust.

For he’ll entangle,
you in his snare
and your soul
he’ll not spare.

Heart guarding,
will make you aware
with satan you’re in
a spiritual warfare!

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Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole
armour of God,
that ye may be able
to stand against
the wiles of the devil.

Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day come
upon you unawares.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Build A Bridge of Hope ~

Build a bridge of truth and hope,
repair the broken span . . .
restore and renew someone’s life
to the Son of Man.

Build the bridge with mercy,
help them to see God’s will
bring back a wandering soul
to the One who longs to heal.

Build the bridge with grace,
let them see what love is about
show them the way to their Savior
guide them through their doubt.

Build the bridge with glee and joy,
let them see your delight
lead them through the darkness
into His eternal light.

Build a bridge of salvation,
to the Cross that sets them free
tell them why Jesus had to die
for them that day at Calvary!

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John 3:16-17

“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.

For God sent not
his Son into the world

to condemn the world;
but that the world
through him might be saved.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep The Fire Burning ~

Lord, keep the fire burning,
inside each of us . . .
so we may give to You
our complete trust.

Keep us on the road,
to righteous living
so we won’t go back
to a life of sinning.

Keep our love for You,
internally burning
so to Your ways . . .
we can keep learning.

Keep our hope in You,
ablaze and flaming . . .
so for the crown of life
we may remain aiming.

Lord, keep our heart’s burning,
with the Holy Spirit’s fire
so that Your own Words
will continue to inspire!

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Luke 24:32

And they said one to another,
Did not our heart burn within us,
while he talked with us by the way,
and while he opened to us the scriptures?

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you with water
unto repentance. but he that
cometh after me is mightier than I,
whose shoes I am not worthy to bear:
he shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost, and with fire:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Staying Loyal ~

I am standing fast,
staying to Jesus loyal
right to the finish line
I will remain hopeful.

Though all around me,
people are falling away
from my faith in Him
I’ll not be led astray.

I am holding fast,
staying to Jesus faithful
up to my dying breath
I will remain trustful.

Though the world is,
more evil every day
I’ll stay to the course
of the Life, Truth and Way.

I am standing firm,
I will not be shameful
for my salvation . . .
I will remain grateful!

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Jude 1.24

Now unto him that is able to keep
you from falling, and to present you
faultless before the presence of
his glory with exceeding joy,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Still & Know ~

Stop what you’re doing,
I want you to be awed
be still and know
that I am your God.

Quit trying,
let Me take care of you
quit stumbling
I know just what to do.

Quick fretting,
let Me work this out
quit worrying
give Me all your doubt.

Quit panicking,
I have your back
quit struggling
I know your lack.

Quit resisting,
your life is in My hand
quit refusing
your days I have planned.

Be still . . .
and know I am God
stop what you’re doing
and in Me be awed
!

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Psalm 46:10

“Be still,
and know
that I am God”
 

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Deborah Ann Belka

to GOD be the GLORY!


A Purified Heart ~

A purified heart,
is a washed one
forgiven by God
cleansed by His Son.

It’s a penitent heart,
one once crimson
now as white as snow
with grace it glistens.

A purified heart,
is one renewed within
obedient to living
a life without sin.

It’s a anointed heart,
filled with the Spirit
one where pasts lusts
doesn’t go back to visit.

A purified heart,
is a heart blessed . . .
for its sins to God
it has confessed!

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Matthew 5:8

Blessed are
the pure in heart:
for they shall
see God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavenly Guidance ~

Heavenly guidance,
we all need to seek
for it will give strength
whenever we’re weak.

But it will take us,
some doing on our part
to hear the Holy Spirit
speaking to our heart.

Heavenly counseling,
we all need to pray for
for it will lead us
straight to heaven’s door.

But we need to learn,
to wait and be still
and not budge an inch
until we know God’s will.

Heavenly guidance,
we all need to find
for it brings peace
to both heart and mind!

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Psalm 32:8


I will instruct thee
and teach thee
in the way which
thou shalt go:
I will guide thee
with mine eye.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Not Downcast ~

Don’t be discouraged,
be not overly concerned
for while you’re waiting
there’s much to be learned.

For waiting brings about,
lessons of obedience
so that you may have
for Jesus a radiance.

Don’t be disheartened,
be not too disquieted
God is not done with you
His work isn’t completed.

For He has a lot of things,
He has to remold in you
so while you sit and wait
let go and let God do.

Be not discouraged,
neither be downcast
for God is teaching you . . .
how to have faith steadfast!

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Psalm 37:7a

Rest in the Lord,
and wait patiently for him:

Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this
very thing, that he which
hath begun a good work
in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Eyes ~

We’re all sinners,
in God’s eyes . . .
we all have fallen
for satan’s lies.

But, we who repent,
are since redeemed
and from our sins
we are now cleaned.

We all have strayed,
on the narrow path
we all are headed
to knowing His wrath.

But, we who have faith,
in mercy and grace
His righteous judgment
will not have to face.

We all have fallen,
short of God’s glory
but Jesus came to put . . .
and end to that story!

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Romans 3:23

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Remember Me Lord ~

Remember me oh God,
for all the good I’ve done
for all the things I say . . .
about the love of Your Son.

Remember my good works,
the seeds I have sown
the hope I have brought
as faith in You was grown.

Remember my acts and deeds,
done out of hope and charity
to bring into a lost soul
the gift of eternal certainty.

Remember my many prayers,
for all of mankind
how much I wanted them
Your mercy and grace to find.

Remember me oh, God,
for all the good I say and do
how in this evil world I still . . .
unashamedly speak up for You!

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Nehemiah 5:19

Think upon me, my God,
for good, according to all
that I have done for this people
.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O Lord, my strength,
and my redeemer.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus My Anchor ~

Jesus my Lord,
my Rock, my Anchor
You give me strength
my fears, You conquer.

Though the night be,
dark and stormy
I trust in Your might
to make the journey.

Jesus, my Hope,
my Comfort, my Peace
You give me faith
my doubts You cease.

Though the day be,
chaotic and lawless
my trust in You
remains flawless.

Jesus, my Rock,
my Lord, and Savior
my sureness steadfast . . .
my soul’s Anchor!

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Hebrews 6:19a

Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul, both sure
and stedfast,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Peace Surpassing ~

May you have the peace,
surpassing understanding
may you be at perfect rest
worries notwithstanding.

May you feel the blush,
of God’s soothing calm
may your soul soak it in
like the healing of a balm.

May you retain the peace,
guarding your heart and mind
may you through Jesus
the bliss of tranquility find.

May you sense the purge,
of all things troubling
may you feel the vibrant rush
of hope inside bubbling.

May you have the peace,
comprehension surpassing . . .
may for everything you pray
with pleas of thanksgiving!

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Philippians 4:6-7

Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~05.31.21~

Lamentations 3:22-23


The Height Of God’s Love ~

Have you considered,
God’s love and it’s height
have you been drawn . . .
to Jesus the true Light?

Do you know His love,
and its immensity
do you know Jesus died
for you unselfishly?

Do you comprehend,
God’s love unbiased
do you realize . . .
it is love at its highest?

Have you ever thought,
how could He ever love me
would you consider letting Him
from sin to set you free?

Can’t you feel the height,
the width, length and breadth
of God’s eternal love for you . . .
upon Jesus’ dying breath?

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1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and
to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness.

Ephesians 3:17-19

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~05.31.21~

Psalm 63:3


Do Not Be Stirred Up ~

Do not be stirred up,
nor by this world thrown
instead look to Jesus . . .
who sits upon His throne.

For He has urged us,
to live not out of fear
nor to be troubled . . .
by the bad news we hear.

Do not be confused,
nor alarmed or disturbed
by the ways of this world
that are beyond absurd.

Instead keep your eyes,
on Jesus firmly fixed
for He has promised us
to always be in our midst.

Be not grief stricken,
tremble not your heart
instead let Jesus . . .
peace into it impart!

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John 14:1

Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Word Of Life ~

The Word of Life,
has been with us
from the beginning
this we can trust.

Some with their eyes,
espied Him on their own
while others Himself
have not seen or known.

The World of Life,
walked among some
with the Good News
He was God’s only Son.

Some with their hands,
reached out and touched
while others His hem
never felt or brushed.

The Word of Life,
was and is not seen
but, life eternal . . .
is for all to glean!

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1 John 1:1-2

That which was from the beginning,
which we have heard, which we have
seen with our eyes, which we have
looked upon, and our hands
have handled, of the Word of life;

(For the life was manifested,
and we have seen it, and bear witness,
and shew unto you that eternal life,
which was with the Father, and
was manifested unto us;)

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things
not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Oh, To Discover God ~

Oh, to discover,
the riches of wisdom
is to have a life
with God in rhythm.

To seek and to find,
the meaning of grace
is to have your soul
His mercy embrace.

Oh, to be a searcher,
of God’s counsel
is to have a heart
quiet and peaceful.

To find the direction,
in which you should go
is to have a mind
ready for Him to show.

Oh, to really discover,
what God is all about . . .
is to trust in Him . . .
without having any doubt!

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Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and
knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are
his judgments, and his
ways past finding out!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, I love You ~

Lord have I told You lately,
just how much I love You . . .
have I expressed my gratitude
for all, for me You do?

Have I sung to You my praise,
for Your mercy and Your grace
have I told you I can’t wait
till I can thank You face to face?

Lord have I stressed to You,
the faith in You I have found
have I said I appreciate You
for keeping my heart sound?

Have I expressed You keep me,
pressing on each new day
have I told You how delighted
You’re my Light, Truth and Way?

Lord if I have neglected,
telling You these things lately
I want to make it clear right now
it’s how I feel about You daily!

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1 John 4:19

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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Encouragement devotional prayers

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