Tag Archives: Grace

In God’s Waiting Room ~

In God’s waiting room,
I sometimes have to stay
it where He teaches me
the whys for His delay.

He wants me to know,
waiting has its due season
and soon I will gather
the answers to His reason.

He uses this waiting time,
for me to focus on His face
so that I can experience . . .
the full measure of His grace.

He wants me to learn,
how to depend on Him
why my pride and conceit
He has to pare and trim.

In God’s waiting room,
I’ve learned all about delay . . .
it’s where He taught me to trust Him
for my tomorrows and today!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage, and he

shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on

the Lord.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Repentant Tears ~

Repentant tears,
begin to fall . . .
as soon as one
hears the call.

From the Spirit,
of the Holy One
who gave His life
for everyone.

Down somewhere,
in the heart deep
a soul can’t help
but to sob and weep.

For once it encounters,
Jesus’ love and grace
tears flow thankfully
down it’s grateful face.

Repentant tears,
never stop falling
for they always hear
repentance calling!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Loves You Just As You Are ~

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
each major blemish
every minor scar.

He is aware,
of the battles you fight
He sees the tears
you cry in the night.

God loves you,
He knows your pain
He sees your struggle
is not fought in vain.

He is mindful,
of how you’re feeling
He knows your wounds
are in need of healing.

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
He’s perfecting you
with each little scar!

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Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect
that which concerns me.
thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth for ever:
forsake not the works
of thine own hands.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Truth ~

God, my Truth,
my Reality, my World
my faith in You . .
is tied up and furled.

For to You I’m tethered,
my heart is trussed
there is no other . . .
in whom I can trust.

God, my Foundation,
my Cornerstone, My Rock
my soul is anchored
on hope’s secured dock.

For to You I’m bound,
locked into Your ways
may Your plans for me
I follow all of my days.

God, my Truth,
my Freedom, My Liberation
thank you saving me . . .
form eternal damnation!

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John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Sea of Faith ~

Life is like a fish bowl,
we keep swimming around
in circles we revolve . . .
just like a merry-go-round.

At times we get dizzy,
and we’re left in a daze
it’s like we’re spinning
in a sea of milky-haze.

So many worries,
whirling all around . . .
it’s as if our problems
will never calm down.

But, if we looked over,
and see past the rim . . .
we’d see Jesus telling us
to put our faith in Him.

Life is like a fish bowl.
but it needn’t be . . .
if God we would only
put our trust in Thee!

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Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,

O ye of little faith?
Then he arose,

and rebuked the winds
and the sea;

and there was
a great calm.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Light of Salvation~

My eyes have seen,
salvation’s Light
they have been given
a new glorious sight.

For once they were closed,
to the Truth and the Way
but now they observe
God’s mercy each day.

My eyes were shown,
Jesus’ Love and Grace
they have seen the light
now the Life they embrace.

For once they were shut,
but now they clearly see
the promise of peace
God has awaiting for me.

My eyes have observed,
the Light of salvation
and now they hold hope
in Christ’s resurrection!

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Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith,
Awake thou that sleepest
and arise from the dead
and Christ shall give thee light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Gazes From Above ~

God gazes from above,
He’s looking to find
those searching for Him
with all their heart and mind.

He sees not a one,
not one who is seeking
all have turned aside
no one for Him is looking.

God looks to the East,
their souls to Him are idle
He scans to the West
they are their own idols.

He looks to the South,
no – not even one
He looks to the North
their hearts He has none.

God looks and He looks,
all across the seas . . .
but love for the Lord
isn’t in the hearts of these!

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Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the Lord
are in every place,

beholding the evil
and the good.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Awesome Power ~

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome power
strikes in the darkness
in this gloomy hour.

Troubles may be brewing,
but His awesome love
beams down brightly
from His throne above.

Times may be testing,
but His awing peace
to all of His believers
will never fail or cease.

The tempest is a blowing,
but His amazing trust
keeps His faithful standing
against the strongest gust.

The earth is a trembling,
but His loving flock
knows He will not forsake
those clinging to the Rock.

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome wonder
is shaking up the world
amidst His mighty thunder!

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Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder
was in the heaven:

the lightnings lightened the world:
the earth trembled and shook.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Good Ground ~

A seed once fell,
on the good ground
and oh how my life . . .
it has turned around.

It slowly sprang up,
began to bear  fruit
for it in Jesus . . .
grew up and took root.

A seed was cultivated,
out of a conversation
about how Jesus . . .
was the way to salvation.

It was full of truth,
this I could not refute
and out of a stony heart
it produced an offshoot.

For now I am a sower,
of that good seed too
and I pray dear Jesus
I can lead more to You!

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Luke 8:8

And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundredfold. And when he
had said these things,
he cried, He that hath ears
to hear, let him hear.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Faith ~

God, my Faith,
my Founder, my Finisher
Your love for me
to my soul ministers.

For the more about You,
I come to learn and know
the more my trust continues
in You to upwards grow.

God, my faith,
my Trustor, my Petitioner
thank You for being
hope’s only distributor.

Eternal life is mine,
now that in me You live
as more of myself to You
I wholeheartedly give.

God, my Faith,
my Creator, my Foundation
Your mercy and grace
is my only salvation!

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Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Glory Declared~

The heavens declare God’s glory,
the stars twinkle of His grace
the sun shines of His mercy
the moon glows upon His face.

They universe is His handiwork,
all was formed by His finger tips
everything came into concert
by the words from His own lips.

The planets are in constant motion,
as the earth moves around the sun
the world was created so mankind
would know the love of His Son.

The day was made out of the dark,
by the power of the Father of Light
He gave us all His joyful radiance
so that we may have spiritual sight.

God established order in the world,
day and night will come to cease
the upheaval that the earth is in
will soon be washed in His peace.

The heavens declare God’s glory,
everything is bathed in His grace
Jesus’ Light shines out of the dark . . .
one day all will confess to His face!

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Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare
the glory of God

 and the firmament
sheweth his handywork.

Philippians 2:11

And that every tongue
should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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May You Be Enlightened~

May the eyes of your faith,
be so enlightened . . .
may the hope of Jesus
be in you heightened.

For there is great power,
when in God we do trust
for He has put His spirit
right into each one of us.

May your confidence,
be filled with God’s might
so the hope of your calling
may inflame and ignite.

For there is no other One,
on whom we can rely
only God our strength
and power can supply.

May the eyes of your faith,
be flooded with His light
for it is on His power
we are called to fight!

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Ephesians 1:18-21

The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his calling,
and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness
of his power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power,

Which he wrought in Christ,
when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand
in the heavenly places,

Far above all principality, and power,
and might, and dominion, and every
name that is named, not only in this
world, but also in that which is to come:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Growing ~

Faith growing,
takes God knowing
for it to thrive
if it’s to survive.

For without learning,
there’s no discerning
God’s will and plan
are not those of man.

Faith growing,
takes Jesus knowing
for it to flourish
if it’s not to perish.

For without being versed,
about spiritual thirst
water that is living
will just stop flowing.

Faith growing,
takes the Word knowing
for it to multiply
so that it can purify!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of
our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now
and for ever. Amen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Awake I Lay ~

Sometimes in bed,
I lay awake . . .
and I think about
all the heartbreak.

The sorrow, the loss,
of all who don’t believe
and I pray that Jesus
they would receive.

Sometimes in bed,
I lay sleepless . . .
and think about
all the bleakness.

The malice, the violence,
of all who darkness sow
and I pray that Jesus
they would come to know.

Sometimes in bed,
awake I lay . . .
and I pray more lives
would see the Way!

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Matthew 5:44

But I say unto you,
Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them
that hate you,
and pray for them which
despitefully use you,
and persecute you;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faithfully God Sends ~

Faithfully God sends,
new mercy each day
lovingly He shines
a light on our way.

Diligently God provides,
for our every need
gently green pastures
He sends us to feed.

Generously God gives,
guidance when asked
openly He bestows
strength for the task.

Dependably God grants,
the power to trust
trustingly He watches
over each of us.

Faithfully God comforts,
with His grace lovingly
kindly He bestows . . .
new mercies tenderly!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Like Jesus ~

Lord, help me to be,
just like You . . .
so that I may be
a light shinning true.

Give me humility,
a servant attitude
let my life reflect
one of gratitude.

Lord, let me react,
just like You . . .
so that I may live
a life pleasing too.

May my actions be,
kind and gracious
may my faith be
to others contagious.

Lord, help me to act,
just like You . . .
for You’re the model
I need to look to!

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John 13:15

For I have given you an example,
that ye should do as
I have done to you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Anchored In Peace ~

Anchored in peace,
held down by hope
a future that helps us
everyday to cope.

A trust secure,
a hope resilient
a joy that keeps
our faith consistent.

Anchored in love,
bound up in grace
a destiny that helps us
to stay in the race.

A faith grounded,
a truth rooted
a rest empowering us
to remain devoted.

Anchored in peace,
in Jesus entrenched
the Cornerstone keeping
our thirst quenched!

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Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in
perfect peace,
whose mind is
stayed on thee:
because he
trusteth in thee.

Isaiah 28:16

Therefore thus saith
the Lord God, Behold,
I lay in Zion for a foundation
a stone, a tried stone,
a precious corner stone,
a sure foundation:
he that believeth
shall not make haste
.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Loves The Yielding Heart ~

God loves the little sparrows,
all the flowers in the fields
He loves a repentant heart
that to Him at last yields.

He loves the morning hour,
when the sun is on the rise
He loves a searching heart
that is seeking to be wise.

God loves the daily warmth,
the cool breeze in the air
He loves the burdened heart
giving to Him all its care.

God loves the evening time,
when the sun slowly sets
He loves when a hungry heart
appetites in Him are whet.

God loves the moon shinning,
the twinkling in the sky
He loves a prayerful heart
that holds a jubilant cry.

God loves His little sparrows,
His faithful lilies of the field
He loves whatever the time . . .
hearts to Him relent and yield!

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Romans 6:13

“But yield yourselves unto God,
as those that are alive from the dead,
and your members as instruments
of righteousness unto God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~06.24.20~


Jesus Is Waiting For You~

Jesus is waiting,
for you at the well  . . .
He wants you to sit
with Him for a spell.

He knows you’re thirsty,
for your soul, He is too
He wants to give you
life from another view.

Jesus is waiting,
for you to dip down in
the water that’s living . . .
and become one with Him.

He wants you to drink,
from His love and grace
so your life of sin
you’ll no longer embrace.

Jesus is sitting,
at the well He’s waiting . . .
to forgive you of the sin
on your soul weighing!

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John 4.10

Jesus answered and said unto her,
If thou knewest the gift of God,
and who it is that saith to thee,
Give me to drink; thou wouldest
have asked of him, and he would
have given thee living water.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is Enough ~

Jesus is enough,
there’s nothing you can do
Jesus is the only One
who can save you.

Jesus is enough,
He is above everything
Jesus is the one absolute
He is the sum of all things.

Jesus is enough,
no need to add or take away
Jesus is the only One
leading to the Life, Truth and Way.

Jesus is enough,
He is the One constant and true
Jesus grace is sufficient
there’s nothing more to pursue.

Jesus is enough,
everything else put aside
for no works of our labor . . .
can salvation provide!

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Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation
in any other:
for there is none other name
under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The City of No Mores ~

In the City of No Mores,
is where I long to be . . .
oh, how I can hardly wait
until Jesus returns for me.

On the street of No More Tears.
we’ll never again weep or cry
for there will only be bliss
as every eye will be dry.

On the road of No More Pain,
we’ll be complete and whole
for we’ll have a new body
and a new glorified soul.

Down the path of No More Sin,
we will leap, jump and run
for our battle against satan
will be finally won.

On the way of No More Death,
there’ll be a jubilant parade
for from the devil evil-doings
we’ll never again be afraid.

In the City of No Mores,
is where we’ll spend eternity
and dwell in the mansion . . .
of No More Agony!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Our All in All ~

In Christ,
a new creation
through Him
our salvation.

In Jesus,
a new beginning
through Him
comes forgiving.

In Christ,
our peace
through Him
sin’s release.

In God’s Son,
our redemption
through Him
our election.

In Christ,
our All whose in All
because of Jesus . . .
all saved from the fall!

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Colossians 3:11

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew,
circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free:
but Christ is all, and in all.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Trust God and Jesus Too ~

I trust God,
with all things
leave my fears
under His wings.

I find comfort,
in just knowing
on me His mercy
He keeps sowing.

I trust Jesus,
for His peace
my cares on Him
I daily release.

I find hope,
in just knowing
His grace in me
keeps on growing

I trust God,
I trust Jesus too
for everyday . . .
my faith they renew!

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Psalm 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall
bring it to pass.

Luke 17:5

And the apostles said unto
the Lord, Increase our faith.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Are You Ready To Go ~

Are you ready to go,
with Jesus to the Cross
are you ready . . .
for that bridge to cross?

Are you ready to go,
and repent and confess
are you ready . . .
to be eternally blessed?

Are you ready to go,
deep within your heart
are you ready . . .
for a new life to start?

Are you ready to go,
into the depth of your soul
are you ready . . .
for Jesus to make you whole?

Are you ready to go,
can this bridge you get across
are you ready to be saved . . .
by the power of the Cross?

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1 Corinthians 1:18

 

‘For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Labor Pains ~

We all have,
labor pains . . .
we all at times
feel the strain.

But, we know,
God will send
more grace
till they end.

We all have,
periods of trouble
we all at times
have to struggle.

But, we know,
God will provide
more faith
in which to abide.

We all have,
new-birth pangs
but our hope
on Jesus hangs!

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1 Peter 4:19

Wherefore let them that suffer
according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their
souls to him in well doing,
as unto a faithful Creator.

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Mind Focused In On Jesus ~

A mind focused,
in on Jesus . . .
is a heart rested
on forgiveness.

For it acknowledges,
it’s once fallen state
how Jesus saved it
from damnation’s fate.

A life centered,
on the cross
is a soul aware
it was once dross.

For it recognizes,
without the resurrection
there would be no hope
for eternal salvation.

A mind focused,
on their Savior
is a heart resting on
God’s mercy and favor!

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Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation
in any other:for there is
none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby
we must be saved.

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Long To Dwell ~

I long to dwell,
in eternal peace . . .
where fear and death
will forever cease.

Where things are seen,
through tearless eyes
where joyous shouts
are the only cries.

I long to dwell,
on the other side
where with God
believer’s reside.

Where sorrow stops,
as mourning ends
to spend eternity
with my forever Friend.

I long to dwell,
far from this place
where tears no longer
stream down our face!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Opens Hearts ~

Jesus opens hearts,
and doors too . . .
He knows where to look
for you and you.

You cannot hide,
behind your wall
He knows your name
you’ll hear His call.

You may run,
but, He’s ahead of you
you may be unfaithful
but, His love is true.

You might wander,
and go astray
but, He will find you
again one day.

He will never, ever,
let you go
the way back to Him
He’ll gladly show.

For, He opens doors,
He’ll hear you knock
and when you return . . .
Jesus will be your Rock!

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John 10:9

“I am the door:
by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out,
and find pasture.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Christ Preached ~

If more preachers,
Christ would preach
more sinners  . . .
they could reach.

If Jesus’ message,
from pulpits they’d tell
less unsaved . . .
would go to hell.

If more preachers,
Christ would preach
more lost sheep . . .
they could teach.

If the moral law,
they were to read
less wanderers . . .
they would breed.

If more preachers,
Christ would preach
more unbelievers . . .
may heed their speech!

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2 Timothy 4:2

Preach the word;
be instant in season,
out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all
long suffering and doctrine.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Through All Of Life’s Challenges~

Through all of life’s challenges,
times of means and of lean
on my Lord and Savior . . .
I have continued to lean.

For He has not forsaken,
nor left me on my own
He has always given me
access to His holy throne.

Through all of life’s trials,
when I called out His name
to my defense and rescue
He always faithfully came.

In His mighty hand He kept,
me safe from the fiery tests
always having for me
His good and honest best.

Through life’s many troubles,
on my Lord and Savior I’ve clung
trusting Him for all things . . .
no matter what life at me flung!

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Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


Perfect Vision~

Oh, if you had the insight,
that Jesus has today
you’d see how His death
prepared for all the way.

Then you’d understand,
the richness of His grace
how the steps of salvation
Jesus had to embrace.

Oh, to be enlightened,
to have the wisdom
to see through God’s eyes
with a perfect vision.

Then you’d see how glorious,
your inheritance will be
when the day in heaven
His magnificent you see.

Oh, to have eyes open,
hearts filled with His love
then all of us could spend
eternity with God above!

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1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the
heart of man, the things which
God hath prepared for them
that love him.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Training~

We all need,
grace training
so we can be
more forgiving.

Then like Jesus,
we’ll transform
as acts of love
we perform.

We all need,
to grow in grace
so compassion
we can embrace.

Then like Jesus,
we’ll reflect
as His goodness
we project.

We all need,
to be more kind
we all need . . .
extra grace to find!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both
now and for ever. Amen.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~05.19.20~


Working Your Way to Heaven ~

Some people they think,
because they are good
to heaven they’ll get . . .
as all nice people should.

They say their deeds,
are their sure way in
how their good acts
will atone their sin.

Some people they feel,
it’s up to them to obtain
their way into heaven
on a performance campaign.

Their credentials point to,
all of their good doings
and the actions of . . .
their own choosing.

But, Jesus I don’t believe,
there’s any acts we can do
to earn our salvation . . .
other than faith in You.

For it is by Your Life,
Your blood, grace and love
that we even can get . . .
to heaven above!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that
not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Not of works,
lest any man should boast.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


God of Great Things ~

God of great things,
Holy and True
all the universe
is tended by You.

Caring and Loving,
towards every mortal
to heaven You are
the only One portal.

Merciful and Faithful,
the Light of Salvation
Your Word brings Life
eternal redemption.

Kind and Benevolent,
Powerful and Mighty
Your Divine Righteousness
is Gloriously Almighty.

God of great things,
Holy is Your Wondrous name
may our awesome fear . . .
remain for You the same!

~~~~~~~~~~

Luke 1:49-50

For he that is mighty hath done
to me great things;
and holy is his name.

And his mercy is on them
that fear him from
generation to generation.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Ours To Share ~

God’s peace,
ours to know
His love
ours to sow.

God’s trust,
ours to take
His joy
ours to make.

God’s grace,
ours to elect
His light
ours to project.

God’s ways,
ours to pursue
His mercy
ours to renew.

God’s favor,
ours to accept
His image
ours to reflect.

God’s judgement,
ours to bear
His salvation
ours to share!

~~~~~

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary
in well doing:
for in due season
we shall reap,
if we faint not.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Do You Hear Jesus ~

Do you hear it,
do you hear the rapping
on the door to your heart
do you hear Jesus tapping?

Do you hear Him,
asking you to invite Him in
do you hear Him saying
I will forgive you of your sin?

Do you hear His plea,
to open up your soul
do you hear Him telling you
how He can make you whole?

Do you hear Him,
calling you to believe
do you hear Him stating
how His grace you’ll receive?

Do you hear Jesus,
do you hear Him asking
do you hear Him saying . . .
I am the life everlasting!

~~~~~~~

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Easer Of My Care ~

Lord of my comfort,
easer of my care . . .
I praise You for always
being for me there.

Through all the trials,
the concern and worry
You give me the faith
to make the journey.

Lord of my grace,
forgiver of my sin
Your perfect peace
I now have within.

Though I am weak,
you’ve made me strong
no longer are You angry
for the things I did wrong.

Lord of my life,
reliever of my fear
You give me hope . . .
just knowing You’re near!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 12:1

And in that day thou shalt say,
O Lord, I will praise thee:
though thou wast angry with me,
thine anger is turned away,

and thou comfortedst me.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Help Us to Run ~

Lord, help us to run,
this race we are in
help us to finish well
so the prize we can win.

Give us the stamina.
the patience for endurance
give us the spiritual muscle
to keep going the distance.

Lord, help us to run,
right past temptation
help us to keep our eyes
on our true destination.

Give us strength,
keep us fit and strong
so we’ll not be dismayed
when things go wrong.

Lord, help us to run,
so that we may win . . .
this race before us
over evil and sin!

~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 9:24

Know ye not that they
which run in a race run all,
but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Fools For Chirst ~

Hurting CHRISTians all around,
I hear your pain, I know the sound
I see the battle that you fight . . .
being for Jesus His saving light.

I know your hurts are for real,
you cannot help how you feel
in the world you are despised
but you’re precious in God’s eyes.

In this world that takes and takes,
there’s no forgiveness for mistakes
if you believe and in God trust
in Jesus’s name you’ll be cussed.

We’re not perfect God knows this,
and the mark we’ll often miss
people can be so mean and cruel . . .
but, for Christ’s sake we’ll be a fool.

Our Lord Jesus saves us from,
the pounding beat of satan’s drum
for it is His wisdom that we seek . . .
tis why His Strong the world calls weak!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for Christ’s sake,
but ye are wise in Christ;
we are weak, but ye are strong;
ye are honourable,
but we are despised.

King James Bible
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Deborah Ann Belka


#throwbackpoem ~ Thank You For the Cross ~

Father, thank You for the Cross,
for all Jesus did for me
thank You for opening my eyes
so my fallen state I could see.

Thank You for Your mercy,
the scourging of my sin
thank You for opening my ears
to Your voice deep within.

Thank You for Your grace,
the thorns of righteousness
thank You for opening my mouth
so my evil ways I could confess.

Thank You for Your love,
the lashings of my shame
thank You for opening my heart
so I may call upon Your name.

Thank You for the sacrificial blood,
that poured out from Your Son . . .
thank You for the gift of salvation
for my soul, Christ has won!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 2:9


“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower
than the angels for the suffering of death,
crowned with glory and honour; that he by the
grace of God should taste death for every man.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka

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#throwbackpoem ~ Crucified for Me ~

Into Our Death used with permission IBible Verses

Crucified for me,
for my sinful self . . .
oh, how in His death
there is eternal wealth.

Jesus died for me,
so that I might live
all of my transgressions
He came to forgive.

His death is my life,
in it I became new
for in Him . . .
I am crucified too.

Dying everyday,
to the greed and lust
in the world I no longer
pledge my faith or trust.

Grace and mercy,
are now my hearts anthem
ever since Jesus became . . .
my soul’s eternal ransom!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 2:20

“I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;

yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me:

and the life which I now live
in the flesh
I live by
the faith of the Son of God,

who loved me, and gave
himself for me.”

King James Bible
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Deborah Ann Belka


My Faith ~

My faith,
His grace
my life
His embrace.

My heart,
His Spirit
my soul
His merit.

My hope,
His light
my trust
His might.

My eyes,
His Word
My ears
His gird.

My faith,
His affection
my life
His reflection!

~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Greatest Blessing of All ~

Blessings come great,
they too come small
and we need to be . . .
thankful for them all.

They come suddenly,
they come unexpected
they come anticipated
or when unsuspected.

Blessings come many,
they too come few
and we need to be . . .
grateful for them too.

They come in the morning,
when new mercies fall
they sometimes just come
when on God’s name we call.

They come in the warmth,
they come in the gloom
they come in winter’s chill
or on summer’s bloom.

Blessings come great,
they too come small
and Jesus is the greatest . . .
blessing of them all!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings in heavenly
places in Christ:

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


A Song Of Deliverance ~

Everyone needs a song,
of deliverance . . .
everyone needs Jesus
to make a difference.

Everyone needs a victory,
over the enemy
everyone needs a fortress
that is heavenly.

Everyone needs a defense,
a rock to cling on
everyone needs Jesus
to depend upon.

Everyone needs a tower,
they can run into
everyone needs a trust
that they can pursue.

Everyone needs a song,
of their redemption. . .
everyone needs Jesus
for their salvation!

~~~~~

Isaiah 12:2

Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the Lord Jehovah
is my strength
and my song;
he also is become
my salvation.

Psalm 18:1-2

I will love thee, O Lord,
my strength.

The Lord is my rock,
and my fortress,
and my deliverer;
my God, my strength,
in whom I will trust;
my buckler,
and the horn of my salvation,
and my high tower.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


I’ve Been Redeemed~

I’ve been liberated,
Jesus has set me free
He paid the penalty
the day He died for me.

I’ve been redeemed,
Jesus paid the ransom
to make room for me
in His Father’s mansion.

I’ve been rescued,
Jesus has delivered me
He paid the price
there upon Calvary’s tree.

I’ve been saved,
Jesus bought my freedom
one day with Him I’ll reside
in His Father’s kingdom.

I’ve been redeemed,
Jesus paid the deficit
so the hope of my salvation . . .
would be sure and definite!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:3-5

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,

To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Who are kept by the power of God
through faith unto salvation ready
to be revealed in the last time.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Ever Mindful ~

God is ever mindful,
for each one of us He cares
He bows His ears to hear
our petitions and our prayers.

He blesses us with answers,
grants our heart’s desires
showing our delight to Him
He something He admires.

God is ever mindful,
He watches after each of us
He grants to us the faith
to believe in Him and trust.

He gives us the directions,
to live a peaceful life
He uses His own Word
to guide us away from strife.

God is ever mindful,
He blessed us with His Son
to prove His love is . . .
for each and everyone!

~~~~~~~~~~

 Psalm 115:12

The Lord hath been mindful of us:
he will bless us;

John 3:16

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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Without The Blood ~

 

Without Your blood,
Lord, we’d still be lost
without Your truth . . .
we’d still be dross.

Without Your grace,
we’d still be hopeless
without Your mercy . . .
we’d still be worthless.

Without Your atonement,
Lord, we’d still be doomed
without Your forgiveness . . .
we’d still by sin be consumed.

Without Your love,
we’d still be lifeless
without Your crucifixion
we’d still be helpless.

Lord, without Your blood,
we’d still be sinners
without Your sacrifice . . .
there’d be no crown winners!

~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 9:12

Neither by the blood of goats
and calves, but by his own blood
he entered in once into the
holy place, having obtained
eternal redemption for us.

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
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


His Light Bearers ~

Bible preachers, mercy teachers,
sharing with all the Good News
power keepers, soul reapers
doing our best to fill His shoes.

Love producers, peace makers,
helping those who are in need
trust imparters, faith informers
looking for His lost sheep to feed.

Hope distributors, calm givers,
paving the way with His light
God seekers, Jesus searchers
living the good and faithful fight.

Sin stoppers, temptation busters,
leading others from the gate of hell
truth tellers, one day heaven dwellers
with the greatest love story to tell.

Light bearers, problem sharers,
coming together in healing prayer
Bible holders, His soldiers
confessing Jesus because we dare!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:15

“That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the
sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of

a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom
ye shine as lights
in the world.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Gulf of Grief ~

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
where the sorrows of this life
leaves us begging for relief.

The hurting soul can’t calm,
or remove the heartbreak
it needs the healing touch
of the One who won’t forsake.

We thirst for healing waters,
for a peaceful resting place
where we can purge the pain
that’s too unbearable to face.

The grieving soul can’t let go,
nor cause the ache to part
only God can relieve . . .
the throbbing in its heart.

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
and only Jesus can bring
the heartbroken true relief!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:7

“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


Restless ~

Restless hearts,
are everywhere
burdened down
by all their care.

Worry lines spread,
across their face
etched with the need
to find God’s grace.

Restless souls,
are all around
fear and dread
keeps them bound.

Furrowed brows,
show their vexation
oh, how they need
to find salvation.

Restless people,
restless minds . . .
oh, how they need
Jesus to find!

~~~~~

Isaiah 57:20-21

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

There is no peace,
saith my God,
to the wicked.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Without Grace ~

Grace and faith,
a winning combination
for it is the key . . .
to eternal salvation.

You can’t have one,
with out the other
for faith without grace
your sins won’t cover.

Grace and faith,
are a reckoning source
when added together
they’re a powerful force.

For grace is the channel,
faith is the condition
without both of them
there is no redemption.

Grace and faith,
is the lone connection
and it comes from only . . .
one divine direction!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


All Things Created ~

All things held together,
by God’s mighty hands
all things come together
according to His plans.

All things in heaven,
by God were fashioned
all things here on earth
He wisely sanctioned.

All things that are seen,
and all that which are not
were conceived by God
and the power of His thought.

The thrones and the rulers,
the mandates that be
were all formed and made
to give glory to Thee.

All things by God,
were created and established
so His plan for salvation . . .
could be accomplished!

~~~~~~~

Colossians 1:16-18

For by him were all things created,
that are in heaven,
and that are in earth,
visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones, or dominions,
or principalities, or powers:
all things were created by him,
and for him:

And he is before all things,
and by him all things consist.

And he is the head of the body,
the church: who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead;
that in all things he might have
the preeminence.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Cloud of Past Sin ~

When the cloud of past sin,
darkens up your way . . .
remember God wiped out
misdeeds of yesterday.

He remembers never more,
the wicked things once done
now He only sees you through
the grace of His Son.

When the cloud of former sin,
moves across your path . . .
remember you no longer
will have to face God’s wrath.

He forgets all about,
your former wickedness
now He only sees you through
the eyes of righteousness.

When the cloud of ancient sin,
starts to descend down upon you
remember God has blotted out . . .
your past from His eternal view!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 44:22

I have blotted out,
as a thick cloud,
thy transgressions,
and, as a cloud, thy sins:
return unto me;
for I have redeemed thee.

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Deborah Ann Belka


New Mercies Afresh ~

God sends to us,
afresh each day . . .
tender mercies
as we go our way.

Pity and favor,
merge at our feet
when the morning
at first we greet.

Blessings of peace,
whenever needed
rest is guaranteed
to heart’s yielded.

Confidence to near,
the throne of grace
when Jesus’ life
our soul’s embrace.

God’s tender mercies,
bless us each day anew . . .
to heal and restore
as they repair and renew!

~~~~~~~~

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.

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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Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Is An Infusion ~

Grace is an infusion,
of God’s love and mercy
it is given freely . . .
to all who are thirsty.

It cannot be bought,
borrowed or purchased
only by Jesus . . .
to you is it furnished.

Grace is an transfusion,
of Christ’s saving blood
it cleanses our souls
as it flows and floods.

It is a connection,
to everything just
it quickens the heart
in it’s power to trust.

Grace is a transfusion,
of hope, love and peace
grace is an infusion . . .
only Jesus can release!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

John 6:54

Whoso eateth my flesh,
and drinketh my blood,
hath eternal life;
and I will raise him
up at the last day.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Happy CHRISTian ~

The happy CHRISTian,
reads the Scriptures
the grace of Jesus
their mind pictures.

They find their pleasure,
not in worldly things
but in the peace and joy
His salvation brings.

They shun the world,
find in it no delight
the Word they meditate
both the day and night.

They are like a tree,
that is rooted well
for inside their soul
the Holy Spirit dwells.

The happy CHRISTian,
pursues the right way
that is why they read . . .
God’s Word every day!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree planted
by the rivers of water, that bringeth
forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Dying Breath ~

Don’t you wait,
till your last breath
turn to Jesus today . . .
before your death.

For He can give you,
a life worth living
once you discover
He is forgiving.

Don’t you wait,
til your death bed
turn to Jesus today . . .
before your dead.

For by His grace,
He will save you . . .
if you have the faith
to believe in Him too.

Don’t you wait,
til you have no more air
turn to Jesus now . . .
and your soul He’ll spare!

~~~~~~~~

Joel 2.32

And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call
on the name of the Lord
shall be delivered:

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