Tag Archives: Grace

Sticky Note From God ~11.18.22~

Ephesians 1:7


Gracious Gratitude ~

Not just on Thanksgiving,
but every day of the year
give God your heartfelt praise
and it’ll bring your heart cheer.

For when we are thankful,
the entire year through
joy will flood our souls
spilling over in all we do.

Every minute of the day,
thank God for His grace
every second you’re alive
praise His holy face.

Give Him your thanksgiving,
with a heart that’s forthright
and in the eyes of the Lord
you’ll be a pleasing delight.

So, everyone let’s show God,
our gracious gratitude . . .
today and all year through
have a thankful attitude!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


May God Bless You ~

May God bless you,
each and every day
may His truths light up
the path along your way.

May His purposes,
and plans for your life
help you to overcome
all your inner strife.

May God’s strength,
you daily pursue
may His tender mercy
help to empower you.

May your mind find,
His peace and calm
may His Word be used
as your healing balm.

May you seek God,
with all your mind and heart
may you find His mercy
upon each day’s new start!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


We All Need God’s Help ~

We all need God’s help,
in the things we do
we all need His grace
to help us get through.

We need God’s guidance,
to continue as we go
we need His power
in our lives to flow.

We need God’s support,
as we go about the day
we need His favor
along the righteous way.

We need God’s assistance,
for the load we’re carrying
we need His strength
if He should keep tarrying.

We all need God’s help,
in the things we have to do
we all need His mercy . . .
in our lives each day anew!

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Psalm 121:2

“My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.”

Hebrews 10:37

For yet a little while, and he
that shall come will come,
and will not tarry.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~10.07.22~


Sticky Note To God ~10.07.22~

1 Peter 5:7


The Hands That Molded You ~

The hands that molded you,
will never let you fall . . .
they’ll always lift you up
when on them you call.

They will uphold you,
when you’re feeling weak
in love they’ll enfold you
when comfort you seek.

The hands that formed you,
are strong and steady
when trials come along
they’ll help you to be ready.

They will wrap around you,
in them courage you will find
they’ll defend and protect you
bring to you peace of mind.

The hands that molded you,
will never let you down . . .
they’ll be the same ones
handing you life’s crown!

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Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O Lord, thou art our father;
we are the clay, and thou our potter;
and we all are the work of thy hand.”

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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Choose Words Consoling ~

Choose words consoling,
let them be wise and kind
use words that will bring
to someone peace of mind.

Use your words carefully,
think before you speak
pray before you say a thing
to be humble and meek.

Use words that will inspire,
encourage and support
let them be full of tenderness
always offering up comfort.

Control your own impulses,
use words filled with grace
let others hear loving words
their heart’s can embrace.

Our words can be healing,
bringing relief and peace
or they can be toxic . . .
by the poison they release!

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Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are
as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones
.

James 3:8

“But the tongue
can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Through It All ~

Through the mountain,
God led me . . .
through the hardships
He supplied me.

Through the darkness,
God directed me . . .
through the uncertainties
He never left me.

Though the high waters,
God brought me . . .
through the sorrow
He comforted me.

Through the storms,
God protected me . . .
through the heartache
He cared for me.

Through the desert,
God guided me . . .
through the loneliness
He loved me.

Through the valley,
God carried me . . .
through the grief
He shouldered me.

Through the wilderness,
God was with me . . .
through all of my doubts
He waited for me!

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Psalm 136:16

“To him which led his people
through the wilderness:
for his mercy endureth for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Cry Out To the Lord ~


When upset and troubled,
with all of the daily stress
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He will surely bless.

No matter where you’re at,
no matter how close or far
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He’ll go to where you are.

When your overwhelmed
by the storms all around
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He won’t let you down.

No matter how deep the water,
no matter how low the tide
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He’ll be right at your side.

For Jesus is your High Tower,
the Rock that is higher
who promises to lift us out
from under all the mire!

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Psalm 61:2

“From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
when my heart
is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock
that is higher than I.”

Psalm 69:14

Deliver me out of the mire,
and let me not sink: let me
be delivered from them that
hate me, and out of the
deep waters.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Each New Day ~

Each new day is a chance,
to renew your mind
each new dawn given you
there’s new hope to find.

Each new day is a chance,
your Bible to explore
each new dawn given you
God can heal and restore.

Each new day is a chance,
to grow in His grace
each new dawn given you
seek first to find God’s face.

Each new day is a chance,
to listen and to learn
every new dawn given you
give to God your concern.

Each new day is a chance,
to give God your strife
every new dawn given you
trust Jesus with your life!

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Ephesians 4:23

“And be renewed in the
spirit of your mind;”

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Wisely Walking ~

Father I thank You,
today for Your grace
and the wisdom I need
to wisely run the race.

For, I know of the evil,
I will witness today
and to walk cautiously
must be my mainstay.

Father I thank you,
today for Your direction
for the wisdom to have
in the world no connection.

For, though times are dark,
You make it clear to me
how living like a fool
I do not want to be.

Father I thank you,
for helping me to walk wise
so that I can be mindful
of satan’s traps and lies!

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Ephesians 5:15-17

“See then that ye walk circumspectly,
not as fools, but as wise,

Redeeming the time,
because the days are evil.

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note To God ~08.09.22~

2 Timothy 2:1


Water’s Troubling ~

I’ve been through water’s troubling,
in the turbulence of my mind
I’ve been tossed and shaken
by thoughts of every kind.

I’ve been blown all around,
in this whirlwind called life . . .
I’ve been in many storms
leaving me full of strife.

I’ve been through tumultuous times,
that were lengthy and prolonged
I’ve been through mind twisters
where anxious thoughts spawned.

I’ve been in deep dark waters,
with no sure way to get out
I’ve been in Satan’s cesspool
filled with dread, fear and doubt.

I’ve been through water’s troubling,
of every type and every kind . . .
but, Jesus has been the bridge
guarding my heart and mind!

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Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,

shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Soaking Up All Of God’s Peace ~

Sometimes I want to stand,
on top of the highest hill
raise my hands to the Lord
tell Him how I really feel.

I want to shout my love out,
hear His echo back at me
I want to close my eyes tight
hoping His glory I might see.

Sometimes I want to sit,
on the tallest mountain top
sing my praises to the Lord
and never let them stop.

I want to shower on Him,
my heartfelt gratitude
I want Him to see in me
for Him a thankful attitude.

Sometimes I just want to stand,
soak up all of God’s peace . . .
I want to raise my hands up high
and my praise to Him release!

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Psalm 71:8 

Let my mouth be filled
with thy praise and with
thy honour all the day.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Measure Of Faith ~

A measure of faith,
God’s given to all
for some it is vast
for others it’s small.

But, no matter how much,
faith we are given . .
every ounce of it
is by God grace driven.

A measure of faith,
God has allotted to us
and over how much
we shouldn’t make a fuss.

For, our faith we ought not,
with others compare
for God doles out . . .
to each their own share.

A measure of faith,
to all God has appointed
and over what others have
we must not get disjointed!

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Romans 12:3

For I say, through the grace given unto me,
to every man that is among you, not to think
of himself more highly than he ought to think;
but to think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to every man the measure of faith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Fear Not My Child ~

Fear not My child,
for I’m always with you
do not be afraid . . .
I’ll help get you through.

Fear not My child,
for I am your Savior
do not be alarmed . . .
for you have My favor.

Fear not My child,
for I will not forsake thee
do not be troubled . . .
for I still can calm the sea.

Fear not My child,
for you’re safe in My hand
do not be frightened . . .
I have for you a plan.

Fear not My child,
for My goodness never fails
do not be anxious . . .
for My mercy never pales!

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Psalm 27:1

The Lord  is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord  is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

King James Version
Public Domain

by Deborah Ann Belka
Copyright 2011 Revised 2022

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Know And Be Still ~

Stop what you’re doing,
I want you to be awed
know and be still . . .
by the fact I am God.

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

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

Quit panicking,
your future is in My hand
quit struggling
your days I have planned.

Be still My Child,
for I want you to know
that I am God . . .
and I love you so!

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Psalm 46:10

”Be still,
and know
that I am God”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

King James Version
Public Domain

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My God Is So Big ~

My God is so big . . .
He can conquer anything
He can turn a dry river
into a life-giving stream.

My God is so big . . .
He can carry my heavy load
He can lift from me my burdens
send them packing down the road.

My God is so big . . .
He can turn water into wine
He can bring back a lost soul
who’s fallen from His vine.

My God is so big . . .
He can do the utmost impossible
He can move the largest mountain
for nothing to Him is insolvable.

My God is so big . . .
He can part the Red Sea
He can heal the lame and sick
make blind eyes able to see.

My God is so big . . .
He can take my every fear
He can remove all my worries
for my God makes all things clear.

My God is so big . . .
how big is that one of yours?
mine will forgive your sin
when you open to Jesus the door!

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Revelation 3:20

“Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock:
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


You Can’t Take It With You ~

Hearses don’t pull trailers,
filled with earthly treasures
they don’t tow your assets
or your worldly pleasures.

They don’t carry the living,
with their prized possessions
they only bring along coffins
to the grave side processions.

You can’t take it with you,
all you’ve got will turn to rust
what you adore and cherish
will be left behind in the dust.

You can’t haul away your stuff,
there’s no place in heaven for it
one day all you own and love
you will be forced to forfeit.

There is no trailer hitch,
attached to that black hearse
all your valuables down here
others one day will disperse.

You can’t take it with you,
so you might as well let it go
for where your heart is . . .
to the world it will show!

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Matthew 6:20-21

“But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not
break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Give Me Grace Lord ~

Give me grace Lord,
when all is going right
give me more of it . . .
when up against a fight.

Give me grace Lord,
when the sunshine is out
give me more of it . . .
when there’s clouds of doubt.

Give me grace Lord,
when it’s time to sing
give me more of it . . .
when life begins to sting.

Give me grace Lord,
when I’m happy as a lark
give me more of it . . . .
when all is looking dark.

Give me grace Lord,
when I am sitting pretty
give me more of it . . .
when life becomes gritty.

Give me grace Lord,
amble and sufficient
for I know it will be . . .
perfect and efficient!

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2 Corinthians 12:9a

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be A Son Beam ~

May the Light of the World,
brighten up your day . . .
may it shine so ever brightly
so others to it you may sway.

May you be a shining beacon,
of hope, love and peace
may the Light of the World
you every day release.

May the Light of  the World,
in your heart always glow
may the joy of your salvation
out of you continually flow.

May you be a Son beam,
of mercy, faith and favor
may the Light of God’s grace
lead others to your Savior.

May the Light of the World,
brighten up your day . . .
may it shine so ever brightly
on the Life, Truth and Way!

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Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I am Amazed ~

I fear God for one reason,
and it’s not that I’m afraid
I fear His mighty power . . .
for, it leaves me amazed.

I stare in astonishment,
at the works of His hand
how all came together
just by His command.

I worship Him and marvel,
as I gaze out into space
in awe I stand in wonder
of His mercy and His grace.

I tremble and I shake,
my understanding fails me
for, it’s hard to comprehend
all I can and cannot see.

I fear God for one reason,
but, it’s not that I am fearful
I fear Him because I know . . .
He is mightily powerful!

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Psalm 33:8

“Let all the earth fear the Lord:
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ To GOD be the GLORY ~~


A Love Letter From God ~

Today I received,
from God a love letter
I opened up my Bible
here is what I read . . .

I am your Creator,
I formed and molded you
before you were born . . .
I knitted you together too.

I’m the remedy to your needs,
I am your soothing balm
I’m the peace in your storm
I am that voice in the calm.

I’m all the grace you need,
in Me there’s eternal life
I came so that I could bear
the burden of your strife.

I am your staff of comfort,
I will shield and protect you
through life’s complexities
together we’ll get through.

I am the anchor of your soul,
a safe place to run and hide
for I will never forsake you . . .
I’ll always be at your side.

I’m the lamp unto your way,
with my Word I will guide
I am the One who you feel
stirring up deep inside.

I am your Creator,
I knew you from the start
that is why I gave to you . . .
for Me a loving heart!

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1 John 4:16

And we have known and
believed the love that God
hath to us. God is love; and
he that dwelleth in love
dwelleth in God, and God in him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Missing Piece ~

He repairs hearts,
fills in the holes
heals the spirit
restores the soul.

His love reaches,
the deep recesses
where pain hides
and sin depresses.

He gives wholeness,
to the fraught mind
surpassing anything
we could ever find.

To those in need,
grace He freely gives
for only He knows . . .
how to truly forgive.

He fills in the hole,
He’s the missing piece
only Jesus can bring
true rest and peace!

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Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.

Philippians 4:7

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Deep Murky Waters ~

Deep waters,
swallowing up souls
sinking into sins
bottomless hole.

Stuck in the muck,
with no way out
too many questions
fueling their doubt.

Waters of affliction,
bitter ~ so bitter
once faithful souls
now God quitters.

Rivers of worries,
lakes of mistakes
these drowning souls
forgot sin’s high stakes.

Sinking in despair,
going down and down
too frighten to turn
back to God around.

Deep waters,
life-giving streams
sin flooded souls . . .
Jesus wants to redeem!

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Isaiah 57:20

But the wicked are like the
troubled sea, when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

James 5:20

Let him know, that he which
converteth the sinner from
the error of his way shall
save a soul from death,
and shall hide a
multitude of sins.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Us Close Lord ~

Lord, keep us close to You,
each and every day . . .
may it be the first thing
we ask as we pray.

Remind us of Your hope,
how it will not pass away
build up our confidence
to help us not to stray.

Fill us with Your peace,
quiet our troubles inside
take away the barriers
so with You we may abide.

Whisper in our ears,
how much for us You care
tell us a over and over
You will always be there.

Lord, keep our hearts,
each and every day . . .
so on the right path
by Your side we’ll stay!

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Proverbs 7:25

“Let not thine heart
decline to her ways,
go not astray in her paths.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Time To Let God ~

A time for patience,
and for some rest
a time to let God do . . .
what He knows is best.

A time for His Spirit,
to lead from above
a time to linger . . .
and abide in His love.

A time for endurance,
to run the good race
a time to stop running
and abound in His grace.

A time for calmness,
when composure is gone
a time to discover
how to be closer drawn.

A time to be quiet,
to sit and be still
a time to actively seek
what is God’s perfect will.

A time for silence,
of both mind and heart
a time for God only . . .
nothing keeping us apart.

A time to lie down,
in pastures green
a time to be protected
under His almighty wing.

A time to know and believe,
He’ll never leave or forsake
a time for God . . .
we all need to make!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Afternoon Ponderings ~03.07.22~

Romans 3:24


If The Lord’s Our Shepherd ~

If the Lord is our Shepherd,
why then do we still want?
If He supplies all our needs,
why do our lacks still taunt?

If besides still waters He leads,
why then do we still fear?
If He fills us with quietness,
why don’t we hold Him near?

If green pastures bring peace,
why then are we still stressed?
If He leaves us not lacking,
why don’t we feel blessed?

If He restores our souls,
why then do we still doubt?
If He satisfies our deep thirst,
why is their still a drought?

If in righteousness He guides,
why then do we still wander?
If the Lord is truly our Shepherd,
we needn’t these things ponder!

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Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside
the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Stepping Out In Faith ~

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m walking with my Lord
I found Him faithful yesterday
He’ll be true again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m seeking to find His peace
I found His calm yesterday
He’ll quiet me again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m trusting Him with my heart
I found Him reliable yesterday
He’ll be trustworthy again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today
I’m asking Him to heed my prayer
I found Him listening yesterday
He’ll hear my pleas again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m trusting Him for what I can’t see
I found His guidance yesterday . . .
I know He’ll lead me again today!

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2 Corinthians 5:7

“For we walk by faith,
not by sight:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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