Tag Archives: God’s Plans & Purpose

A New Year Is Here ~

A new year is here,
a time to sigh . . .
and wish the old one
a fond good bye.

A time to put,
the past behind
for the new one
God has designed.

A New Year has come,
a fresh new start . . .
one to receive
with an open heart.

A time for God,
to reveal to us
why this one to Him
we must trust.

A new year is here,
a time to sing . . .
for all the wisdom
God will bring!

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Psalm 98:1

O sing unto the Lord a new song;
for he hath done marvellous things:
his right hand, and his holy arm,
hath gotten him the victory.

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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~11.29.22~


Sometimes God Nudges Me ~

Sometimes God nudges me,
to see if I am listening
to that still small voice
inside me whispering.

He wants to see if I’ll heed,
to His inaudible leading
to see if to His guidance
I’m willing to be yielding.

He applies gentle pressure,
in my heart and on my mind
to see if His plans for me
I’m willing to go and find.

He wants to see if I’ll ask,
to be by Him directed
and if by His wisdom
I’m willing to be perfected.

Sometimes God nudges me,
with whispers calm and sill
to see if I am willing . . . .
to really know His will!

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Ephesians 5:17

 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Striving For Perfection ~

I strive for perfection,
and many times I fail . . .
but, whenever I do
I get back on the trail.

For what I know is good,
is worth my going for
and when I need strength
I ask Jesus to give me more.

I strain to find God’s will,
but, it I don’t always see
but, I am not deterred
to find His plan for me.

For what is acceptable,
is worth my pursuing
and when I need a push
I ask Jesus for renewing.

I strive for perfection,
I know I can achieve it
for, I know its attainable
through the Holy Spirit!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.

Matthew 5:48

Be ye therefore perfect,
even as your Father which
is in heaven is perfect.

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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Let God Take You ~

Let God direct your steps,
let Him take you to . . .
all the different places
He has planned for you.

For He knows just where,
He would have you to be
and all of His purposes
for you He wants you to see.

Let God direct your steps,
let Him show to you
all the things He’s planned
for you to go and do.

For He already knows,
what is for you His will
so take the time to stop
to listen and be still.

Let God direct your steps,
and give to Him you ways
so He may lead and guide you
for the rest of your days!

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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 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note To God ~02.24.22~

Proverbs 16:3



Starting A New Year ~

I’m starting a New Year,
putting the last behind . . .
for, God has a purpose
in this one for me to find.

I don’t know what it’ll be,
not sure where it’ll lead
but, God will guide me
as His word I read.

Not sure what to expect,
don’t yet know the direction
but, God will steer me
if I give Him my attention.

I don’t know what I will do,
so, I’m praying as I go . . .
for, I know God has a plan
and the way He will show.

I’m starting a New Year,
just like the one before . . .
trusting God with the future
whatever may be in store!

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Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.”

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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note To God ~01.20.22~

Jeremiah 29:11



God Equips Us ~

God equips His vessels,
according to His will
all He wants them to do
is to wait and be still.

He has a purpose,
for each vessels use
and until He is done
He’ll not set them loose.

God shapes His vessels,
as He sees fit
He molds each one
of them bit by bit.

He has a plan,
for forming each one
as He works into them
the image of His Son.

God equips His vessels,
with all things pleasing
as the power of Jesus
He begins releasing!

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Hebrews 13:21

Make you perfect in every
good work to do his will,
working in you that which is
well pleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom
be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Working Together ~

If we know all things,
work for our own good
why don’t we trust God
as we know we should?

For if we love Him,
no matter what happens
it’s so that our faith
He can hone and sharpen.

If we believe all things,
by God are appointed
why are we cast down
whenever disappointed?

For if we are called,
to knowing His perfect will
regardless what transpires
our heart’s will remain still.

If all things have a purpose,
if God is working them together
it’s for our own good . . .
so we can be with Him forever!

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Romans 8:28

And we know that all things
work together for good to
them that love God, to them
who are the called according
to his purpose.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Resolutions ~

This year I’m not making,
any new resolutions . . .
instead I’ll look to God
for all of my solutions

For I know I can trust,
His recommendations
with the understanding
there’s no negotiations.

This year I’m not concerned,
with what with it I’ll do
instead I’m going to see
what God would have me to.

For I know God’s thoughts,
are not the same as mine . . .
so this year I’ll make sure
in me His will shine.

This year I’m looking to God,
for His resolutions . . .
only because I know
He has all the best solutions!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~10.25.19


Good Morning Quote ~09.22.19~


Afternoon Ponderings~03.05.19~


Creator Of All Things ~

God made and keeps,
all things in order
everything moves
within His border.

The sun and moon,
are set high in the sky
their course plan
is controlled by His eye.

The earth and plants,
revolve by His design
His purpose for them
are perfectly in line.

The stars and cosmos,
come out at His will
He says when to shoot
or to remain sky still.

God is the creator,
of all things we see . . .
by faith I even believe
His image is in me!

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Hebrews 11:3

“Through faith we understand
that the worlds were framed
by the word of God, so that
things which are seen were not
made of things which do appear.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Open Your Bible ~

Open your Bible,
it’s active and alive
filled with Godly wisdom
for your soul to thrive.

Read your Bible,
it’s God very own breath
and out of it flows
issues of life or death.

Study your Bible,
it’s filled with inspiration
for it builds faith and trust
on a solid foundation.

Pick up your Bible,
place it right in your hand
read it and you will find . . .
for your life God’s plan.

Open your Bible,
for in it you’ll find written
all of mankind will live by . . .
each word God has spoken!

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Matthew 4:4

“But he answered and said,
It is written,
Man shall not live
by bread alone,
but by every word
that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Dependent of God ~

If on God we’re dependent,
we’ll want to know His will
before we go do this or that
we’ll gladly remain still.

We will pray for direction,
for guidance in all things
waiting until we receive
His reverent blessings.

If on God we’re to rely,
we’ll seek His holy counsel
whatever is not of His will
we will happily cancel.

We’ll need to understand,
His plans are not our own
once we see everything
is controlled from His throne.

If on God we’re dependent,
we’ll need to be submissive
to His will for our lives . . .
we must not be dismissive!

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James 4:15

“For that ye ought to say,
If the Lord will,
we shall live,
and do this, or that.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Adorn ~

Lord, let me adorn,
the spirit You gave me
with Your holy Word
till it’s You in me I see.

May you find in me,
a spirit incorruptible
let it not ever be . . .
to Your hand untouchable.

Lord, let my spirit be,
peaceful and tranquil
one that is to You
grateful and thankful.

Let me be in Your sight,
some one You cherish
let me have a spirit where
meekness can flourish.

Lord, may my spirit,
with love I adorn
so that Your very own . . .
finds no cause to mourn!

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1 Peter 3:4

“But let it be the hidden man of the heart,
in that which is not corruptible,
even the ornament of a meek and quiet
spirit, which is in the sight of God
of great price.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Heart Open ~

A heart open,
to God’s searchings
is a heart ready
for His teachings.

It’s a heart willing,
for God to make known
His plans and purposes
the way to be shown.

A heart open,
is one that will pray
it doesn’t matter
if it’s night or day.

It’s a heart knowing,
God’s will is the best
if it wants to have
true peace and rest.

A heart open,
to God’s eternal good
is a heart working for Jesus
just as it should!

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Jeremiah 17:10

“I the Lord search the heart,
I try the reins, even to give
every man according to his ways,
and according to the fruit
of his doings.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Hopelessly Impossible ~

Got a huge problem,
don’t know what to do
no finger nails left . . .
on which to chew?

Pulling your hair,
biting your lip
beginning to lose . . .
on life your grip?

Well don’t you let,
what you can’t do
take away what God
has planned for you.

For, what to you is,
hopelessly impossible
with God it is . . .
effortlessly possible.

So turn your problem,
over to His care . . .
for, there’s no concern
He’s not willing to bear!

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Mark 10:27

“And Jesus looking upon them saith,
With men it is impossible,
but not with God:
for with God
all things are possible.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~03.28.18~


Sticky Note to God ~03.28.18~


If We Train Our Children~

If we train our children,
God, to always fear
then they will sense
His Spirit close and near.

If we raise our children,
to have Godly restraint
then with this world
they’ll not want to acquaint.

If we educate our children,
God, to always love
then they will lay
their treasures above.

If we teach our children,
to follow God’s plans
then they will know
their times are in His hands.

If we instruct our children,
to follow God’s ways
then His laws they’ll obey
for the rest of their days.

If we train our children,
right from the start
then from His ways . . .
they will not depart!

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Proverbs 22.6

Train up a child
in the way he should go:
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


If It’s The Lord’s Will ~

If it’s the Lord’s will,
I shall
if it’s His plan
it’ll prevail.

If it’s the Lord’s will,
it will be
if it’s His vision
I’ll see.

If it’s the Lord’s will,
I can
if it’s His purpose
He’ll plan.

If it’s the Lord’s will,
He’ll show
if it’s His design
I’ll go.

If it’s the Lord’s will,
I’ll be excepting
if it’s in His time
it’ll be a blessing!

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James 4:15

“For that ye ought to say,
If the Lord will,
we shall live,
and do this, or that.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Not Mine, But God’s ~

God’s strength, not mine,
my sin, His forgiveness
God’s power, not mine
my battles, His fight.

God’s desires, not mine,
my needs, His supply
God’s demands, not mine
my weakness, His might.

God’s faithfulness, not mine,
my defiance, His mercy
God’s compassion, not mine
my rebellion, His favor.

God’s plans, not mine,
my bad, His good
God’s time, not mine
my life, His design.

God’s kindness, not mine
my shame, His grace
God’s Son, my salvation
my guilt, His redemption.

God’s strength, not mine,
my hope, His promise
God’s peace, not mine
my trust, His alone!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Man’s Plans ~

You may have plans,
you want to pursue
you may have ideas
brand spanking new.

But God’s purposes,
are the ones to prevail
and His intentions
you won’t be able to derail.

You may have a vision,
you want to maintain
you may have dreams
you want to attain.

But God’s designs,
cannot be thwarted
His will for your life
cannot be aborted.

You may have plans,
but only God will decide
the steps you will take
when He is your guide!

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Proverbs 16:9

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Wrestling With God ~

Some people wrestle,
with God’s will
some find it so hard
to wait and be still.

But, those who stop,
their endless struggling
will find God’s will
isn’t really so puzzling.

Some people scuffle,
when disappointed
some end up being
with God disjointed.

But, those who quit,
their constant battling
will find God’s ways
aren’t really so baffling.

Some people wrestle,
with God and His ways
but, those who trust Him
are blessed all their days!

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Genesis 32:24-26

” And Jacob was left alone;
and there wrestled a man
with him until the breaking
of the day.

And when he saw that he
prevailed not against him,
he touched the hollow of
his thigh; and the hollow
of Jacob’s thigh was out
of joint,
as he wrestled with him.

And he said, Let me go,
for the day breaketh.
And he said, I will
not let thee go
except thou bless me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


You Are Unique ~

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You are unique,
you are one of a kind
God molded your heart
your soul and your mind.

You are amazing,
God created every part
He put you together
right from the start.

You are invaluable,
God designed all of you
He has a purpose and plan
for all that you do.

You are special,
God fashioned each crease
He shaped you into
His beautiful masterpiece.

You are unique,
marvelous in every way
tis why you should sing
to God your praise today!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Isn’t Fair ~

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God’s purposes are bigger,
than all of our troubles
He has His reason
for each of our struggles.

God uses our problems,
to temper our hearts
so His grace and mercy
in them He can impart.

God uses our worries,
to help us focus on
why He sent into this world
His own begotten Son.

God uses our burdens,
so we can learn to be
dependent on Jesus
not in what we can see.

God’s purposes are grander,
than our every care . . .
that’s why in the Bible
you won’t hear, life is fair!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 10.13.16

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I Can Remain ~

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I cannot change,
what God has planned
but I can remain . . .
faithful in my stand.

I cannot change,
what is God’s will
but I can remain . . .
peaceful and still.

I cannot change,
God’s directions
but I can remain . . .
ready for corrections.

I cannot change,
God’s heart divine
but I can remain . . .
clinging to the vine.

I cannot change,
what God may send
but I can remain . . .
faithful to the end!

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2 Timothy 4:7

“I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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