Tag Archives: Grace

A New Creation Awaits ~

When you ask Jesus
into your heart
deliverance from sin
will spontaneously start.

When for your trespasses,
you ask Jesus to atone
living a sinful life
you’ll no longer condone.

When you ask Jesus,
to pardon your sin
regeneration
will promptly begin.

When for your sins,
you ask Jesus to forgive
your former way of life
you will not want to relive.

When you ask Jesus,
into your heart . . .
a new creation awaits
right from the start!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Joyful Are We ~

Joyful are we,
who are saved by grace
who Jesus’ love
our hearts embrace.

Happy are we,
who trust in the Lord
who know His peace
will be our reward.

Blessed are we,
who hope in a future
where Jesus will be
our King and ruler.

Grateful are we,
who in faith believe
the Spirit of Jesus
is ours to receive.

Joyful are we,
who know God’s favor
who believe Jesus is
our risen Savior!

~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again
unto a lively hope by the
resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

 

 


We Who Have True Faith ~

We who have true faith,
know God’s trustworthy
no matter what comes our way
He is always praiseworthy.

For we know He has for us,
only His absolute best
we understand He’s with us
through every trial and test.

We who have true trust,
know God will never leave
how all things are possible
because Jesus we believe.

For we know the Holy Spirit,
daily equips us for the fight
filling us with the power
of His awesome holy might.

We who have true faith,
know that God is deserving
and our thanksgiving to Him
we constantly are serving!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Press ~

Lord, today,
I must confess
it was truly
one big mess.

I bit the dust,
fell flat on my face
I couldn’t get up
if not for Your grace.

Lord, today,
I really blew it
failed to rely on
the Holy Spirit.

On my own,
I went off to fight
without relying
on Your might.

Lord, today,
was truly a mess
but I’m determined . . .
to onward press!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:14

“I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Day’s End ~

Heavenly Father,
my day is drawing to an end
and I just want to thank You
for all the blessings You send.

I thank You for Your presence,
whether felt or not
for showing me compassion
when feeling over fraught.

Heavenly Father,
thank You for protecting me
with heaven-sent angels
those that I can and can’t see.

Thank you for Your wisdom,
giving me the heart to hear
but mostly I thank you . . .
for always being ever near.

Heavenly Father,
as tonight I close my eyes
I pray for Your mercy new
tomorrow when I rise!

~~~~~~~

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The World’s Fate ~

When I think about,
the world around me
and all the chaos
I daily see.

I can not help,
but to wonder
how it will last
too much longer.

When I think about,
this world I’m in
and all I see
is evil and sin.

I can not help,
but to ponder
oh dear Lord
how much longer?

When I think about,
the world’s fate
for Jesus’ return
I can not wait!

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Romans 8:6

“For to be carnally minded
is death; but to be
spiritually minded is
life and peace.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Cracked ~

God gave me this body,
and at first it was intact
but as it grew older
I saw it began to crack.

Once the cracks started,
they could not be stopped
for the more I sinned . . .
out more of them popped.

The cracks started to chip,
piece by piece they fell
and the more I tried to hide them
the more in sin I would dwell.

As they started to fall off,
I began to see the real me
and the more that I sinned
the more damage I could see.

And so I called upon God,
and His awesome power
to fill me with His mercy
so my sins He could scour.

God gave me this body,
to be used as His vessel
and now with His strength
with sin I no longer wrestle.

2 Corinthians 4:7

“But we have this treasure
in jars of clay, to show that
the surpassing power
belongs to God and not to us”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Heart of My Soul ~

Lord help me to keep,
on my heart a watchful eye
so that it may not for You
shrivel up and dry.

Let me be meticulous,
as to what I let into it
so it is always opened
to the wisdom of Your spirit.

Lord, help me to guard,
the heart of my soul
so that it’ll always be
in Your righteous control.

Let me be scrupulous,
as to what I hold dear
so that it may be filled
with holy awe and fear.

Lord, help me to keep,
my heart to Your keeping
so that my life will be . . .
to You always pleasing!

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Proverbs 4:23

“Keep thy heart
with all diligence;
for out of it are
the issues of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Need A Savior ~

We all need the blood,
to wash away our sin
we all need cleansing
from the grime within.

We all need forgiveness,
for the evil we’ve done
we all need the grace
of God’s begotten Son.

We all need to confess,
Jesus is our Savior
we all need to believe
He’s the gift of God’s favor.

We all need a heart,
trusting and believing
we all need a peace
eternal and unending.

We all need salvation,
if God were going to see
we all need Jesus . . .
to set our souls free!

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Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Guilty Sinners ~

Guilty sinners,
deserving disgrace
instead are saved
by Jesus’ grace.

Worthy of hell,
its perishing heat
instead their Savior
in heaven will meet.

Guilty sinners,
not meriting favor
instead eternity
they will savor.

Worthy of humiliation,
for their sin
instead the crown of life
they will win.

Guilty sinners,
saved by Jesus’ grace
for He was cursed
in their place!

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Romans 3:23

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

Galatians 3:13

“Christ hath redeemed us from
the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us: for it
is written,
Cursed is every one
that hangeth on a tree:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~09.30.18~


God’s Hand Is Not To Short ~

The hand of God,
is not too short
His plans no man
can ever thwart.

They are powerful,
they are strong
they can make right
all that is wrong.

The hand of God,
can pluck and save
those who are to sin
its worldly slave.

They are freeing,
they are liberating
they can bring change
that is life-saving.

The hand of God,
reaches wide and far
He can touch you
right where you are!

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Isaiah 59:1

“Behold, the Lord’s hand
is not shortened,
that it cannot save;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Stay In Love With God ~

Stay in love with God,
do not run off
at Jesus’ grace
do not mock or scoff.

Stay enthralled with God,
pray to Him each day
ask Him to lead you
on the righteous way.

Stay in touch with God,
read the Word He’s given
so that it will remind you
just why you are forgiven.

Stay smitten with God,
let Him hear your praise
keep your worship for Him
searing and ablaze.

Stay in love with God,
don’t let worldly strife
keep you from having . . .
with Jesus eternal life!

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Luke 10:27

“And he answering said,
Thou shalt love the Lord
thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy strength,
and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbour as thyself.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


No One Is Perfect ~

No one is perfect,
all have flaws
all need to obey
God’s ten laws.

All have sinned,
no one is undefiled
all need to be
by Jesus justified.

All have erred,
no one is pure
all need Jesus
their heart to cure.

All have wandered,
no one is yielding
all need Jesus
His Spirit’s sealing.

No one is perfect,
all have missed the mark
all would be without Jesus
left out in the dark!

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Romans 3:23

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Needy People ~

Needy people,
are all around
not too hard
to be found.

Needing saving,
from addiction
needing Jesus
not rejection.

Needy people,
are everywhere
burdened down
by desperate care.

Needing hope,
from destitution
needing Jesus
not persecution.

Needy people,
needing God’s favor
the love and grace
of a risen Savior!

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Psalm 82:3-4

“Defend the poor and fatherless:
do justice to the afflicted
and needy.

Deliver the poor and needy:
rid them out of the hand of
the wicked.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Have A Vision ~

 

I have a vision,
of better days . . .
it’s full of glory
worship and praise.

I can see faces,
filled not with fear
eyes that no longer
hold a single tear.

I can see hearts,
flowing with grace
I can see saints
who braved the race.

I can see souls,
no longer in pain
I can see where death
has given up its reign.

I have a vision,
where all things are new
whenever heaven . . .
comes into my view!

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Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Not I, But CHRIST ~

Not I, but Christ,
is why I have grace
to keep to the course
to stay in the race.

For without Jesus,
I’d couldn’t go the distance
and to temptation
I’d have no resistance.

Not I, but Christ,
is why I can cope
to remain steadfast
to maintain the hope.

For, without Jesus,
I’ve not the might
nor the power
to sustain the fight.

Not I, but Christ,
makes all possible
for with Jesus . . .
I am unstoppable!

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John 3:30

“He must increase,
but I must decrease.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Washed In The Blood ~

Jesus’ blood,
washed over me
now His love
has set me free.

Free from quilt,
free from blame
for, upon Himself
He took my shame.

Jesus’ blood,
flooded over me
flushing out sin’s
grit and debris.

At not a cost,
His grace I attained
now through faith
I’m no longer sin-stained.

Jesus’s blood,
washed over me
giving me a life . . .
now sin free!

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Revelation 1:5-6

“And from Jesus Christ,
who is the faithful witness,
and the first begotten
of the dead, and the prince
of the kings of the earth.
Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our
sins in his own blood,

And hath made us kings
and priests unto God
and his Father;
to him be glory
and dominion
for ever and ever.”
Amen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sheep Needing Feeding ~

The harvest is getting closer,
so many sheep need feeding
it’s time to go into the field
for so many are needing.

Needing to know God,
His mercy and favor
needing to find hope
the grace of a Savior.

Needing to be set free,
from satan’s deceit
needing the Gospel truth
about the judgment seat.

Needing the blood of Christ,
the Truth, Way and Life
needing to find freedom
from their sinful strife.

Harvest time is coming,
the sheep still need feeding
and it’s up to you and I . . .
to fulfill Jesus’ heeding!

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John 21.17

“He saith unto him the third time,
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?
Peter was grieved because he said
unto him the third time,
Lovest thou me?
And he said unto him, Lord,
thou knowest all things;
thou knowest that I love thee.
Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Foot Has Slipped ~

My foot has slipped,
more than I can tally
on mountain tops
or while in a valley.

But no matter where,
I would slip
Jesus on me
always had a grip.

My foot has skidded,
time and time again
it’s plunged into
treacherous terrain.

But, no matter when,
I would slide
Jesus was always
at my side.

My foot has slipped,
down many slopes
but, by the grace of God
I never lost my hope!

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Psalm 94:18

“When I said, My foot slippeth;
thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Taking Up My Cross ~

First thing in the morning,
before I get out of bed
I take up my cross . . .
so by Jesus I can be lead.

For, when I pick it up,
it gives me the grace
to keep my arrogance
in its rightful place.

First thing in the morning,
I disrobe myself of pride
I lift up my cross
and let it be my guide.

For when I pick it up,
it gives me liberty
from vanity holding me
in conceit’s captivity.

First thing in the morning,
before I get up and get dressed
I take up my cross . . .
so with humility I’ll be blessed!

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Luke 9:23

“And he said to them all,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and
take up his cross daily,
and follow me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~09.02.18~


We All Need Jesus ~

 

We all need grace,
sufficient and amble
we need a full dose
not just a small sample.

We all need mercy,
tender and abundant
we need a taste of it
glorious and triumphant.

We all need compassion,
precious and priceless
we need an infusion
of God’s forgiveness.

We all need love,
eternal and everlasting
we need an injection
of peace that’s surpassing.

We all need Jesus,
each and every one of us
we need someone whom
with our soul we can trust!

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Hebrews 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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