Tag Archives: Heaven

On This Thanksgiving Day ~

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I am so thankful for . . .
the Bread of Life
who opened to me the door.

And now today I sup,
at the table of His kindness
my soul He nourishes
as I feast upon His goodness.

A heaven sent like manna,
full of God’s mercy and favor
is the love and grace
of Jesus Christ my Savior.

My hunger pangs no more,
my thirst He quenches. . .
now that the Holy Spirit
my heart entrenches.

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I feast on the Bread of Life
who fills me with the peace
of a blissful afterlife!

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John 6:35

And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me
shall never hunger;
and he that believeth on me
shall never thirst.

Psalm 107:9

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY


Afternoon Ponderings ~11.11.22~

Proverbs 4:18


One Glorious Surprise ~

There is no one,
who has ever seen
nor anyone who’s eyes
have been able to glean.

What God has in store,
for those who believe
the crown of life . . .
one day they’ll receive.

There is no one,
who has ever heard
nor who’s imagination
has been so stirred.

What God has in store,
for those who wait
to enter into heaven
through the pearly gate.

No one’s ears have ever heard,
no one has seen with their eyes
but, I believe His sheep are in . . .
for one big, glorious surprise!

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Isaiah 64.4

For since the beginning
of the world men have not heard,
nor perceived by the ear, neither
hath the eye seen, O God, beside
thee, what he hath prepared for
him that waiteth for him.

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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~11.03.22~


God’s Finger Painting ~

I love when God,
starts to finger paint . . .
Autumn’s glorious colors
with no holds or restraint.

The colors splash about,
vibrant shades of orange-red
mingled with shiny slivers
of a brilliant golden thread.

As the rain begins to fall,
the colors appear to run
smeared across the horizon
as the clouds hide the sun.

The streets get all blotted,
with crispy yellow leaves
as they do their wind dance
to soggy roads they cleave.

I love when God,
fingers begin their painting
it reminds me of the glory . . .
He has for me awaiting!

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Jeremiah 5:24

Neither say they in their heart,
Let us now fear the Lord our God,
that giveth rain, both the former
and the latter, in his season: he
reserveth unto us the appointed
weeks of the harvest.

Copyright 2016 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Walking After The Spirit ~

Those who are walking,
after the Holy Spirit . . . .
are those who one day
will heaven inherit.

For the lusts of the flesh,
they have put to bed
now that they’re willing
to be by Him led.

Those who continue to walk,
after that which is holy
are those who have given
to Jesus their hearts wholly.

For they confessed their sins,
and have been transformed
now to the world and its way
they’re no longer conformed.

Those walking in the Spirit,
in Christ are accepted
they’ll be not condemned
nor in heaven rejected!

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Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no
condemnation to them which
are in Christ Jesus, who walk
not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Eyes Are Set On ~

I have my eyes set on,
being with my Lord
it is something . . .
I joyfully look towards.

It’s my earthly goal,
one I will achieve
for it’s by my faith
in His grace, I believe.

I have my eyes set on,
an eternal destiny
how it’s going to be
perfectly heavenly.

It’s a destination,
I’m faithfully going for
for it will be a haven
of peace forevermore.

I have my eyes set on,
where I keep my heart . . .
and there isn’t anything
that can pry the two apart!

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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.

Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


One Simple Step ~

One simple step,
we all need to take
one timely one
we all need to make.

For us to find,
in Jesus our freedom
so we can enter into
His Father’s kingdom.

All that it takes,
is a single little seed
and the grace of Jesus
is all we will need.

For us to be,
saved and forgiven
we need to have faith
in a Savior risen.

Taking one simple step,
of faith in His grace
will enroll you into . . .
the good and faithful race!

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Hebrews 11:1

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

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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Groan For The Day ~

I groan for the day
Jesus returns . . .
I moan for the ones
who cannot discern.

I groan for the day,
when they’ll be no tears
I moan for the ones
who God do not fear.

I groan for the day,
of peaceful bliss
I moan for the ones
who eternity will miss.

I groan for the day,
I will be with the saints
I moan for the ones
who in the race did faint.

I groan for the day,
when with Jesus I’ll be
I moan it’s not to late
for blind eyes to see!

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Romans 8:23

And not only they, but ourselves also,
which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
waiting for the adoption, to wit,
the redemption of our body.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Oh, What A Gain ~

Oh, what a gain,
it’s going to be
when my Savior
I finally see.

Though I may lose,
on earth my standing
one day in heaven
I will be landing.

Oh, what a joy,
it’s going to be
when my Father
I’ll at last see.

Though in the world,
I have been hated
God’s love for me
has never abated.

Oh, what a gain,
for me it will be
if living like Christ
means heaven I’ll see!

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Philippians 1:21

For to me
to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~08.21.22~

Revelation 21:3


Good Morning Quote ~08.21.22~


Clouds Of Hopelessness ~

When clouds of hopelessness,
gather above your head . . .
when skies turn thunderous
as darkness they spread.

Look past the gloominess,
the misery and despair
and the hope you’ve found
to the heavens declare.

When shadows of dismay,
start to mess with your head
when shades of their distress
fill your thoughts with dread.

Look past the grimness,
the bleakness and gloom
and keep in mind that hope
in heaven you have a room.

When clouds of hopelessness,
cast shadows of desperation . . .
just keep your hope focused
on your eternal destination!

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Galatians 5:5

For we through the Spirit
wait for the hope of
righteousness by faith

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~07.13.22~

Psalm 37:11


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 ~


Tears Fall From Up In Heaven ~

Tears fill up their ducts,
with deep sorrow they fall from
for His eyes see the sadness . . .
of the days still yet to come.

They well within their rims,
till they begin to overflow
for His eyes see the grief . . .
of what only He could know.

They trickle down His cheeks,
as they slowly start to run
for His eyes see the world . . .
without the love of His Son.

They flood from their brims,
and puddle onto the floor
for His eyes see the day . . .
this world will be no more.

Tears fall from up in heaven,
like a thunderous mighty rain
so many still live their lives . . .
in futileness and in vain.

God cries for the unsaved,
the lost, the unforgiven . . .
His tears reflect those who reject
what His Son has so freely given!

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Psalm 78:40

How oft did they provoke him
in the wilderness,
and grieve him in the desert!

Luke 19:41

“And when He was come near,
He beheld the city, and wept over it.”

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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Harvest Is Nearly Here ~

The seed has been planted,
for each nation to hear
the fields are now ready
harvest time is nearly here.

The season is turning ripe,
the time is drawing close
soon our Savior will come
but the hour no one knows.

The Word has gone out,
the desert rose is a bloom
in God’s heavenly mansion
there’s still plenty of room.

The showers have increased,
the outpouring is on the rise
the day Jesus comes will be
like a twinkling in our eyes.

The soil has been prepared,
the sacrifice has been made
time is running out
for lost souls to be swayed.

The message of hope continues,
it will to the very end . . .
still we don’t how much longer
the time God plans to extend!

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Revelation 14:15

And another angel came out
of the temple, crying with a
loud voice to him that sat on
the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle,
and reap: for the time is come
for thee to reap; for the harvest
of the earth is ripe.

Matthew 24:36

“But of that day and hour
knoweth no man,
no, not the angels
of heaven,
but my Father only.”

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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Mind of Jesus ~

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
to truly love one and all . . .
to forgive those who stumble
and lift up the ones who fall.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d see others deepest need
I’d minister to their lost souls
and to a faith in Him I’d lead.

Oh, to have the life of Christ,
to see all in His saving light
to heal the contrite heart
and give to all eternal sight.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d take His Word across the land
I’d lead the lost to His Kingdom
deliver the unsaved into His hand.

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
beating deep inside me . . .
would be to  think just like Jesus
oh, how wonderful that would be!

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Philippians 2:5

“Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Happily Ever After ~

There is a happily,
ever after . . . .
a place filled with joy
eternal laughter.

But until we’re in heaven,
troubles there will be
but, Jesus says until then
to have peace in Me.

There will be a happy,
forevermore . . .
a place where death
will be no more.

But, until Jesus comes,
to rule and to reign
we will experience
sorrow, grief and pain.

There can’t be happiness,
in this world we’re living
but, one day there will be
not one eye found crying!

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John 16:33

These things I have spoken
unto you, that in me ye might
have peace. In the world ye
shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.

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 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Why I am Hopeful ~

When others ask,
about the hope inside me
I tell them it’s from . . .
believing in what I can’t see.

They look at me puzzled,
til to them I explain . . .
how Jesus on my soul
left an invisible bloodstain.

I confess how He became,
my Lord and Savior
how His love for me is full
of mercy, grace and favor.

I tell them from my sins,
once I turned and repented
how Jesus’ very own Spirit
to me was presented.

And now He guides me,
each and every day
helping me to remain
on the narrow way.

My hope is set on,
the day in heaven I will be
and that is why I say . . .
I believe in what I can’t see!

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1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:
and be ready always to give an answer
to every man that asketh you a reason
of the hope that is in you
with meekness and fear:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spiritual Grit ~

We all need to have,
spiritual grit . . .
we all need strength
not to give up or quit.

We all need to have,
a strong resolve . . .
we need to trust God
our troubles will solve.

We all need to have,
a firmness of mind . . .
we need to believe
God’s peace we’ll find.

We all need to have,
our heart’s renewed . . .
we need to keep heaven
constantly in our view.

We all need to have,
courage and boldness . . .
we Jesus need to guide us
on life’s eternal voyage!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for
a moment, worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which
are seen, but at the things which are
not seen: for the things which are seen
are temporal; but the things which
are not seen are eternal.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~02.02.22~

Hebrews 11:1


The Promises Awaiting Me ~

Further than the stars,
that my eyes can see
is the promise of rest . . .
God has awaiting for me.

Higher than the moon,
hanging in the night sky
is the promise of peace . . .
coming from up high.

Wider than the ocean,
deeper than the blue sea
is the promise of calm . . .
standing by for me.

Beyond the sunny rays,
beaming from above
is the promise of bliss . . .
bathed in eternal love.

Beyond all that I envision,
further than all I can see
is the promise of heaven . . .
Jesus has prepared for me!

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John 14:3

“And if I go and prepare
a place for you ,
I will come again
and receive you
unto myself
that where I am,
there ye may be also.”

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Copyright 2016 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Do Believe ~

Lord, I believe,
You’re the King of Kings
You’re above all things
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You came to save all of man
You are salvation’s only plan
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You died for each one of us
Your are worthy of our trust
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You are full of sovereignty
You are our eternal certainty
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You’re coming back one day
You’ll take Your faithful away
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Oh, yes I do believe!

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Mark 1:15

“And saying, The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Passing Through ~

I’m not meant for this world,
I am just passing through
until up in heaven Lord
I come to rest with You.

So before that day comes,
I will keep on keeping on
and to the Truth and Way
I will continue to be drawn.

I am just an outsider,
traveling on planet earth
nothing that it offers me
has to me any real worth.

For, my treasure isn’t here,
nor is my yearning heart
it’s on the day when I’ll . . .
from this place depart.

I’m not meant for this world,
my home is with the saints
where my true citizenship . . .
for me thankfully awaits!

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Ephesians 2:19

Now therefore ye are no more
strangers and foreigners,
but fellow citizens with the saints,
and of the household of God;

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Place For Everyone ~

Jesus has prepared,
for everyone a place
all due to His mercy
His love and His grace.

For He made a Way,
to His Father throne
for all He regards
as one of His own.

Jesus has made ready,
heaven for all of us
for anyone who has
put in Him their trust.

For in our fallen state,
we were without Life
so He put onto Himself
all of our sinful strife.

Jesus has prepared,
a place for us to meet . . .
where each of us by name
into heaven He will greet!

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John 14:3

And if I go and prepare
a place for you, I will come
again, and receive you unto
myself; that where I am,
there ye may be also.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~10.14.21~

Ephesians 2:8-9


“Blesseds” From God ~

“Blesseds” from God,
are all over the place
blessings filled with . . . .
His love and grace.

For the meek and humble,
those poor and the pure
are blessings of hope
to help you endure.

For the thirsty and hungry,
the peacemakers too
are blessings of mercy
God bestows onto you.

For those persecuted,
the ones who are steadfast
are blessings of peace
when with Jesus at last.

For the mournful,
those meek and merciful
are blessings of gladness
in rewards too joyful.

For the world’s rejected,
for His name sake . . .
is the blessing of life
with a heavenly fate.

“Blesseds” from God,
thru the Bible they span
blessings imparted . . .
thru the Son of Man!

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Matthew 5:3-12

Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted
.

Blessed are the meek:
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do
hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.

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

Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the
children of God.

Blessed are they which are
persecuted for righteousness’ sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall
revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil
against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:
for great is your reward in heaven:
for so persecuted they the prophets
which were before you.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~08.26.21~


God of The Living ~

God is the God of the living,
for those who are alive . . .
their hope, faith and trust
from Him they do derive.

God is the God of the awake,
for those who are aware . . .
their labor on this earth
will be rewarded elsewhere.

God is the God of the watchful,
for those who are vigilant . . .
their deeds will follow them
for they do remain diligent.

God is the God of the sober,
for those who are alert . . .
from worldly greed and lust
their eyes turn and divert.

God is the God of the living,
for we who think not He’s a whim . . .
He is the God of the dying
when we go home to be with Him!

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Romans 14:7-9

For none of us liveth to himself,
and no man dieth to himself.

For whether we live, we live
unto the Lord; and whether we
die, we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord’s.

For to this end Christ both died,
and rose, and revived, that he
might be Lord both of the
dead and living.

Revelation 14:13

And I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labours;
and their works do follow them
.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Future Home ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Philippians 3:20

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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GODs Team! Be encouraged.

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