Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Totally Surrendered ~

Totally surrendered,
God wants it all
all that you have
nothing is too small.

You need to give Him,
all of your heart
He wants the whole of it
not just a tiny part.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to see
how much you want
like Jesus to be.

You need to submit,
to His perfect will
you must be willing
to wait and be still.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to know
how much you want
in Him to grow.

You have to let go,
of your selfish desires
you must be ready
for all He requires.

Totally surrendered,
God wants all of you
but you must want . . .
all of Him too!

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Romans 12:1

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Transformation ~

Transformation,
is a long process
it takes a lot of work
for it to impress.

It needs to set in,
let it roots grow
before a new heart
can begin to show.

Overhauling,
the old into the new
takes a labor of love
for it to come into view.

It needs to learn,
all that it can
about God’s will
His purpose and plan.

Transformation,
can take a lifespan . . .
but God will finish
what He began!

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Romans 12:2

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faint Not ~

Faint not,
do not tire
don’t forget
satan’s a liar.

Keep on,
keeping on
for your Father
and His Son.

Faint not,
do not pass out
don’t let satan
cause any doubt.

Press on,
pressing on
soon the harvest
will be drawn.

Faint not,
do not surrender
keep on pressing on . . .
into heaven’s splendor!

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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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Comforter ~

God, my Comforter,
my Helper, my Aide
when I am fired tested
You provide me shade.

Your wings cover me,
under them I stay
while the storms of life
steady blow my way.

God my Comforter,
my Calmness, my Peace
on me Your mercy
each day You release.

When I am troubled,
You make me for You strong
so I may help others
when trials too come along.

God my Comforter,
my Guard, my Protector
may I be for You . . .
a comfort injector!

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be God,
even the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of
mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which
are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith
we ourselves are comforted of God.

Psalm 71:21

Thou shalt increase my greatness,
and comfort me on every side.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If It Be Your Will Lord ~

God if this is Your will,
so let it be done . . .
if this is Your desire
I’ll do it for Your Son.

If this is how it’s to be,
let me not protest
if this is what You want
help me the truth to digest.

God if this is Your will,
so let it commence
if this is Your design
it’s done at Jesus’ expense.

If this is what You think,
will be the best for me
if this for me is Your plan
let me faithfully obey Thee.

God if this is Your will,
so let it be performed . . .
if this is what it takes for me
to be like Jesus transformed!

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2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with open face
beholding as in a glass the
glory of the Lord, are changed
into the same image from glory
to glory, even as by the
Spirit of the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Friend ~

God, my Friend,
my Helper, my Aide
when I am with you
I’m never afraid.

You remove my fear,
erase all my doubt
on me I believe
You’ll never walk out.

God, my Supporter,
my Backer, my Ally
by me I know . . .
You’ll always standby.

You make my way,
straight as can be
whenever You walk
along side of me.

God my Champion,
my Pal, my Friend
I know You’re with me
until the very end!

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Proverbs 18:24

A man that hath friends must shew
himself friendly: and there is a
Friend that sticketh closer
than a brother.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Buckle Up ~

Buckle up,
if you want to be safe
make sure you’re secure
in the foundation of faith.

For you can bet on,
a long-bumpy ride
and you’re going to need
the truth by your side.

Buckle up,
if you want to stay
on the narrow . . .
straight, righteous way.

For your going to need,
to trust God’s direction
so you can travel on
the road to perfection.

Buckle up,
for there’s danger up ahead
and you need to make sure
you’re Holy Spirit lead!

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Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the Lord is tried:
he is a buckler to all those
that trust in him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~07.27.20~

 

 


The Hungry, Thirsty Heart ~

The hungry heart,
needs to be filled
with God’s Word
so to be skilled.

Skilled in faith,
trained in trust
so to the world ways
it will not adjust.

The thirsty heart,
needs to find
God’s peacefulness
in heart and mind.

Calm and tranquility,
amidst the mayhem
so their souls too . . .
God will not condemn.

The hungry, thirsty heart,
will not settle for . .
anything that God
loathes and abhors!

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Matthew 5:6

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

Psalm 5:5-6

The foolish shall not stand
in thy sight: thou hatest
all workers of iniquity.

Thou shalt destroy them.
that speak leasing:
the Lord will abhor the
bloody and deceitful man.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~07.06.20~

Romans 8:26-27


God, My Hope ~

God, my Hope,
my Future, my Home
from Your righteous way
let not my steps roam.

Make straight my way,
be my guiding light
keep me looking upwards
as earthly battles I fight.

God, my Hope,
my Eternity, my Rest
with Your loving mercies
each day my soul bless.

Keep my eyes focused,
on Your saving grace
so that I may for You
finish the faithful race.

God, my Hope,
my Strength, my Power
may my trust in You be . . .
right up to my final hour!

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Romans 15:13

Now the God of hope
fill you with all joy
and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope,
through the power
of the Holy Ghost.

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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.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When God’s Silent ~

Is it God who is silent,
or am I just not hearing . . .
that tiny whispered breath
of the Holy Spirit stirring?

Is it God who is distant,
or am I the one far away . . .
is it why His influence
cannot rest on me today?

Is it God who is quiet,
or am I way too active . . .
to let the Holy Spirit
take my thoughts captive?

Is it God, who is still,
or am I not taking note . . .
is it why His small voice
seems so far and remote?

Is it God who is silent,
or am I just too into me
is that why dear Father . . .
You’re not hearing my plea?

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Psalm 22:2

O my God,
I cry in the day time,

 but thou hearest not;
and in the night season,

and am not silent.”

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Copyright 2014 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Children of Knowledge ~

The children of knowledge,
walk in the Light . . .
yet everyday darkness
they still have to fight.

They wear the breastplate,
of their faith and love
to protect themselves
from wicked powers above.

The children of awareness,
are watchful and wise
they can see right through
satan’s disguises and lies.

They wear the helmet,
of eternal hope
the Word of God
is their righteous robe.

The children of Light,
walk in all of God’s ways
they do not fear . . .
the end time days!

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1Thessalonians 5:8

But let us, who are of the day,
be sober, putting on the breastplate
of faith and love; and for an helmet,
the hope of salvation.

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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


Guarding Your Heart ~

Guarding your heart,
is a daily must . . .
and the Holy Spirit
you’ll need to trust.

For He’ll alert you to,
satan’s earthly snares
so to his tipsy bait
you will be aware.

Preparing your heart,
is a daily thing . . .
for you never know
the cares it’ll bring.

For a heart ready,
is a warrior sober
and to satan’s lures
it will not trip over.

Guarding your heart,
is a daily to do . . .
for it may be the day
Jesus comes for you!

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Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, To Hear His Voice ~

Oh, to hear His voice in clarity,
confusion to come to cease
to rid our life of all anxiety
with the infusion of His peace.

To know His voice of wisdom,
all foolishness put to an end
to listen for His instructions
on life’s every path and bend.

To know His voice of counsel,
all bad advice to be banished
to oust the voice of darkness
until wickedness has vanished.

To know His voice of rest,
all fear brought to its knees
to drive out the enemy
and watch him as he flees.

To know His voice of truth,
all deception put to bed
to cast out satan’s trickery
so we can be Spirit lead.

Oh, to hear His voice in clarity,
is our Shepherd’s prayer
to rid our lives of anxiety . . .
so to find rest in His care!

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“And other sheep I have,
which are not of this fold:

them also I must bring,
and they shall hear my voice;

and there shall be one fold,
and one shepherd.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Spirit Of Truth ~

Spirit of Truth,
come protect me
to satan lies . . .
let me not agree.

For he skews,
Your every Word
till Your Gospel
is so blurred.

Spirit of Truth,
Jesus incarnate
help me to You
the path navigate.

For the way is wide,
the crowd is deep
filling up fast
with Your lost sheep.

Spirit of Truth,
never leave me
lest from satin’s lies . . .
I too can’t flee!

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John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Living On The Vine ~

Living on the Vine,
takes obedience
it takes a faith
full of resilience.

It takes meekness,
zeal and devotion
it takes a life
under submission.

Living on the Vine,
takes enduring
it takes a trust
securely assuring.

It takes training,
divine direction
it takes a heart
open to instruction.

A life on the Vine,
takes faithful abiding
if good fruit . . .
it want’s to be providing!

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John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot
bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Oh What A Privilege ~

Oh what a privilege,
to be called God’s child
oh, what a blessing
to be with Him reconciled.

Oh, what a pleasure,
to be in the Body of Christ
oh, what a benefit
to partake in His sacrifice.

Oh, what a opportunity,
to be Holy Spirit filled
oh, what a investment
on the Foundation to build.

Oh, what a reward,
to endure until the end
oh, what an opportunity
to know Jesus as our Friend.

Oh, what a privilege,
to be called God’s children
oh, what a blessing . . .
to be a part of the pilgrim!

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John 1:12

But as many as received him,
to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them
that believe on his name:

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Spirit of God ~

Spirit of God,
full of truth and love
brings His peace
on wings of a dove.

Sent from heaven,
as our Comforter
in times of need
our mighty Helper.

Spirit of God,
full of knowledge
to understanding
there’s no shortage.

Wisdom You bring,
to all who desire
strength You give
to all who inquire.

Spirit of God,
Jesus’ promise to us
may in You we put
all of our trust!

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John 14:26

But the Comforter,
which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send
in my name, he shall teach
you all things, and bring
all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Walk By Faith ~

I walk by faith,
not by sight
because Jesus
is my light.

His Word my path,
illuminates
so His step
I can duplicate.

His Spirit dwells,
inside of me
so I can trust
what I can’t see.

His guidance helps,
me finally find
peace for both
heart and mind.

I walk by faith,
in His light
for I trust Jesus . . .
for my sight!

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2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith,
not by sight

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have Earthly Woes ~

We all have earthly battles,
all our nerves get rattled
but we who have true faith . . .
don’t become by fear shackled.

We all have earthly trials,
all our hearts get hurt
but we who Jesus know . . .
from the Light don’t divert.

We all have earthly tests,
all our minds get confused
but we who have His Spirit
to His guidance don’t refuse.

We all have earthy woes,
all our souls get bewildered
but we who in God trust . . .
know we will be delivered.

We all have earthly cares,
all believers get dismayed
but we who have eternal hope . . .
from the truth aren’t dissuaded!

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Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory
in tribulations also: knowing
that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is
shed abroad in our hearts by
the Holy Ghost which is
given unto us.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~04.16.20~

Romans 8:16


Holy Spirit Descend on Me~

Holy Spirit,
enclose me
so I maybe . . .
guided by Thee.

Be my ears,
be my eyes
with Your wisdom
make me wise.

Holy Spirit
envelope me
so more like You
I may be.

Feed my soul,
with truthfulness
increase in me
true faithfulness.

Holy Spirit,
descend upon me
give me faith . . .
for what I can’t see!

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John 16:13

Howbeit when he,
the Spirit of truth
is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall
not speak of himself
but whatsoever he shall hear
that shall he speak
and he will shew you
things to come.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~04.15.20~

James 1:5


Good Morning Quote ~03.18.20


The Wind of The Spirit ~

The wind of God’s Spirit,
is relentlessly active . . .
where it chooses to blow
no one can keep track of.

It can’t be viewed by the eye,
only detected by the ear
but you can feel its power
whenever it comes near.

The wind of God’s Spirit,
is like a breeze whispering
or it can be like a gust
as it swiftly comes rushing.

It’s an ongoing indwelling,
a constant infilling
of God’s holy power
a continuous refilling.

The mighty wind of God,
isn’t seen but it’s heard . . .
and those born of the Spirit
know when it’s being stirred!

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John 3:8

The wind bloweth where it listeth,
and thou hearest the sound thereof,
but canst not tell whence it cometh,
and whither it goeth: so is every one
that is born of the Spirit.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~03.08.20~


Perfect Purposeful Love ~

Perfect love,
drives out fear
it encourages
eyes not to tear.

It is mighty,
and purposeful
it is potent
and powerful.

Perfect love,
is immeasurable
it is genuine
and substantial.

It is resilient,
infinity reaching
it is faith . . .
mountain moving.

Perfect love,
is fear’s demise
for God’s power
it supplies!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not
made perfect in love.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Fullness of Jesus ~

Lord, give me the fullness,
found in only You . . .
give me the completeness
of being one with You.

Give me the inner dwelling,
of Your Spirit’s peace
keep Your grace flowing
so my hope will never cease.

Lord, give me the wholeness,
found in only You . . .
give me the righteousness
to be the life of You.

Reveal to me the liberty,
found in Your redemption
give me the final victory
of eternal salvation.

Lord, give me the fullness,
found in only You . . .
give me the stillness
of the blessedness of You!

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John 1.16

And of his fulness have all
we received,
and grace for grace.

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Deborah Ann Belka


When In A Tailspin~

When life has you,
scrambling around
and you feel as if . . .
you will breakdown.

Know that God,
will provide for you
with the strength
to power through.

When life pulls you,
into a tailspin
and it feels as if . . .
you’ve no grit within.

Know that Jesus,
is there with you
to give you the grace
for all you got to do.

When life throws you,
into a nose dive . . .
put your faith in Jesus
into overdrive!

 

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1 Corinthians 2:5

That your faith should not stand
in the wisdom of men, but in
the power of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Our Help For Today ~

Our help for today,
tomorrow too . . .
our forever strength
in all we do.

Our constant assistant,
to employ each day
our faithful supporter
as we go our way.

Our power supplier,
now and always
our encourager
for all of our days.

Our motivator,
any day of the week
our confidence builder
when we’re too weak.

Our help for today,
our whole life too . . .
our present strength
God is found in You!

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Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not;
for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand
of my righteousness.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~01.25.20~


Sticky Note to God ~01.21.20~


What Will We Do ~

Another year is upon us,
what with it will we do . . .
how are we going to let
the love of Jesus through?

How are we going to be,
the salt and the light
how are we going to win
this good and faithful fight?

How will we show the Way,
to the Life everlasting
how will we act when others
stones at us our casting?

How are we going to live,
in a world full of evil
how will we break through
the chains of the devil?

Another year is upon us,
what with it will we do . . .
Lord, how can we bring hope
if we don’t have any too!

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Proverbs 23:18

For surely there is an end;
and thine expectation shall
not be cut off.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Looking Unto Jesus ~

As troubles come,
as they most surely will
when the road ahead of you
looks all up hill.

When you are at a loss,
as to what to do
and you’ve no answers
not even a clue.

Look unto Jesus,
He knows how high the climb
He’ll help you over it
in His perfect time.

As hardships come,
as they seem to do
when they start to get
the very best of you.

When the pit you’re in,
is beyond waist deep
and all your cares
make you want to weep.

Look unto Jesus,
He will never let you sink
He is not as far away
as you may think.

As burdens come,
as they begin to occur
and in your mind
everything’s a big blur.

When nothing seems,
to make much sense
and you start to feel
nervous and tense.

Look unto Jesus,
He’ll give to you a new sight
and you’ll start to see . . .
everything through His light!

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Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Ocean’s Shore ~

As I stroll along,
the ocean’s shore
I feel blessed
to my very core.

Though I don’t know,
the water’s depth
I’m sure the Lord guides
my every step.

As I listen to,
the waves that roar
I trust God’s Spirit
over storms to soar.

Just as the soft sand,
and sea must meet
I know God’s the strength
beneath my feet.

And unlike a pebble,
in the warm sand
my faith can’t be crushed
by the foot of man.

As I watch the eagles,
land on the dock
I too find safety
in the Lord my Rock!

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Proverbs 16:9

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

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Joy Entered The World ~

Joy entered the world,
Truth found its way in
Grace penetrated through
all barrier’s of sin.

Love came down from heaven,
a Father’s Gift revealed
Light infiltrated into hearts
by His stripes they’re now healed.

The Way emergencies,
Jesse’s Branch shoots forth
a Savior materializes
out of a Virgin’s birth.

Peace broke though,
Flesh took on form
God’s Mercy establishes
Salvation’s only platform.

Hope descended,
God’s Favor comes to Rest
Eternal Life in His Son
finally manifests.

Joy entered the world,
a Messiah to all is born
tis why we celebrate  . . .
on this CHRISTmas morn!

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John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory
as of the only begotten
of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Before You Get Up ~

Before you get out,
of your warm bed . . .
make sure God’s Word
you have read.

Then as you rise,
you will be girded
in the truth before
you even get started.

Before you get going,
take up faith’s shield
so to satan’s deceit
you will not yield.

Then as you get ready,
you will be protected
with a breastplate keeping
you and God connected.

Before the door you open,
make sure you put on
the peace you have found
in Christ, Jesus the Son.

Then when you see,
a dart at you come flying
you will know it’s from
the one who’s always lying.

Before you retire,
while warm in your bed . . .
tuck away your Bible
under your trusting head!

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Ephesians 6:14-16

Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of
peace; Above all, taking the shield
of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts
of the wicked

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Making My List ~

It’s that time of year,
to start again planning
the season’s festivities
which are so demanding.

So, I’m making my list,
checking it anew . . .
making sure Jesus
it first includes You.

For with all the to do’s,
amidst the busyness
I don’t want to forget
the truth of CHRISTmas.

So, I’m taking a time out,
to pause and to ponder
to rejoice and to revere in
this time of great wonder.

It’s that time of year,
to list all the reasons
why I truly celebrate . . .
the CHRISTmas season!

~~~~

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall
be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

Luke 2:19

But Mary kept all these things,
and pondered them in her heart.

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A Callous Heart ~

A callus heart,
edges are rough
getting through to it
is more than tough.

But there’s one thing,
that is for sure
God it’s coarseness
can heal and cure.

A callus heart,
is thick and dense
being cynical
is its only defense.

But God can make it,
soft and pliable
so that it can be
for Him viable.

A callus heart,
is crass, coarse and cold
but God can turn it
into a heart of gold!

~~~~~~~~

Ezekiel 36:26

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within
you: and I will take away the stony
heart out of your flesh, and I wil
l give you an heart of flesh.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I am Thankful ~

I am thankful for,
God’s love steadfast
how He lift’s me up
when I’m downcast.

I am grateful for,
God’s mercy tender
how a new life He gave
upon my surrender.

I am appreciative for,
God’s gift of a Savior
how He gave my soul
His grace and favor.

I am delighted for,
God’s holy commands
how He keeps me safe
in His mighty hands.

I am thankful for,
God’s love enduring
for the Holy Spirit’s
continuous outpouring!

~~~~~

1 Chronicles 29:13

Now therefore, our God,
we thank thee, and praise
thy glorious name.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~11.13.19


Sticky Note to God ~11.13.19~


Take the Plunge ~

Go ahead,
dive right in
be washed
from your sin

Take the plunge,
into the waters
that are Living
without borders.

Go ahead,
jump into the Well
save yourself
form the pit of hell.

Take the leap,
into the Spring
life everlasting
to you it’ll bring.

Go ahead,
drink thereof . . .
the Living Waters
of God’s love!

~~~~~

John 4:10-11

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.

The woman saith unto him,
Sir, thou hast nothing to
draw with, and the well is deep:
from whence then hast thou
that living water?

John 4:14

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never
thirst; but the water that I shall
give him shall be in him a well of
water springing up into everlasting life.

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Deborah Ann Belka


To Busy To Be Still ~

Often we find ourselves,
too busy to stay still
that we become careless
searching for God’s will.

Our lives are so chaotic,
obsessively constricted
that our time alone with God
is neglectfully restricted.

Often we find ourselves,
on God not at all waiting
and our lives become
discouragingly frustrating.

Our days run together,
weeks become but a blur
that we cannot even sense
when the Holy Spirit stirs.

Often we find ourselves,
in a headlong, frantic rush
when God would rather instill . . .
His stillness into us!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:10a

Be still,
and know
that I am God:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Prayer Simply Said ~

Sometimes my prayers,
are really pretty simple . . .
for what I have to say
takes a word single.

Help,
is all my spirit can express
for I know God knows
the true depth of my distress.

Sometimes my prayers,
run really pretty deep
for what is on my heart
reduces me to weep.

I pour out to the Lord,
my worry and my care
and not a single word
do I reserve or spare.

Prayer doesn’t have to be,
too simple or too deep
for God hears no matter
how many words we speak!

~~~~~~~

Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray for as
we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession
for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth,
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~10.27.19~


For Jesus Created ~

Hand molded by God,
for Jesus ~ created
knowing by the world
we would be hated.

Old man to new one,
awarded a rebirth
good works to do
here on the earth.

Guided and led,
by Spirit of knowledge
to His power and might
there is no stoppage.

Bearing good fruit,
full of God’s goodness
tempered with patience
of our faithfulness.

Created by God,
by His own hands . . .
the intricate design
of His eternal plans!

~~~~

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto
good works, which God hath
before ordained that we
should walk in them.

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Is All Around ~

Lord, You are inside me,
You’re in my heart . . .
new mercy each day
You give me to start.

You are over me,
You too are below
on me each morning
blessings You bestow.

Lord, You are around me,
You’re in my mind
every day Your hope
is mine to go find.

Lord, You are beneath me,
You are also above
each day You give me
peace, grace and love.

Lord, You are inside me,
You are beside me too
Your Spirit is in me . . .
and mine is within You!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:6

One God and Father of all,
who is above all,
and through all,
and in you all.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Face of Autumn ~

Lord it is time again,
to see the season change
to watch as Your beauty
the landscape rearrange.

So with wonder and awe,
I watch the face of Autumn
alter it’s many colors
ending Summer’s blossom.

Lord, it is time again,
to harvest the seeds sown
to see which ones for You
have ripened, matured and grown.

So with a grateful heart,
I gather up Autumn’s fruit
which over the span of time
have in You taken root.

Lord, it is time again,
for me to sit and reflect
how I can help to reach . . .
all those who You still reject!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 9:37-38

Then saith he unto his disciples,
The harvest truly is plenteous,
but the labourers are few;

Pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest, that he will
send forth labourers into
his harvest.

Jeremiah 8:20

The harvest is past,
the summer is ended,
and we are not saved.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Beauty of Salvation ~

May the beauty of your salvation,
cause you to be jubilant
may the wonder of it all
make and keep you exuberant.

May the greatness of God’s mercy,
bow your grateful, thankful knees
may the vastness of His love
your whole heart, happily seize.

May the grandeur of your hope,
make you permanently indebted
may the elation that you feel
forever in your soul be embedded.

May the splendor of Jesus’ grace,
always keep you humble and meek
may your gleeful gratitude
be in every word you speak.

May the beauty of your salvation,
bring to you God’s eternal peace
may your delighted exuberance
to Him you jubilantly release!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 149:4

For the Lord taketh pleasure
in his people: he will beautify
the meek with salvation.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


God Knows My Tomorrow ~

God knows my tomorrow,
He’s planned it out for me
He knows what will happen
before daylight I even see.

I know I can trust Him,
to meet me along the way
tis why I have no fear
when I greet another day.

God knows beforehand,
the challenges I will face
I know He will give me
sufficient amounts of grace.

I believe He will lead me,
on the road He has chosen
I trust He has a purpose
for the path He’s woven.

God knows my tomorrow,
so I will seek Him first thing
for I know not what . . .
He’s considering to bring!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:33-34

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.

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Deborah Ann Belka


On A Roll ~

Hope is the fuel,
of my soul . . .
it keeps my life
in God’s control.

It powers me,
to onward press
gives the oomph
not to stress.

Hope is the fuel,
in my step . . .
it revs my trust
renders me pep.

It propels me,
to safely stay
close to the Truth
the Life and Way.

Hope is the fuel,
of my soul . . .
it keeps my faith
on a constant roll!

~~~~~~~~~~

Titus 2:13

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka


To Know the Fear of God ~

Oh, to know the fear,
of God that is awesome
is to learn how to live
in this world with caution.

For, His Word warns us,
to be not the world’s friend
or with it godless ways
to mix in or to blend.

Oh, to know the wisdom,
of Godly instruction
is to know being of the world
leads to death and destruction.

For, His Word cautions all,
to be alert and sober
for the time Jesus returns
is always getting closer.

Oh, to know the fear,
that makes one respectful
is to honor God . . .
by living a life not regretful!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the LORD is
the instruction of wisdom;
and before honour is humility.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Unclouded ~

Faith that is foggy,
makes it hard to find
the road to having
eternal peace of mind.

For, we can’t navigate,
the turns and the bends
unless on Jesus . . .
we learn to depend.

Faith that is misty,
makes it hard to know
how the Holy Spirit
the way out will show.

For we can’t see through,
the haze lying ahead
so that we can be . . .
by Him guided and led.

Faith that is unclouded,
clear and pristine
is faith that believes . . .
beyond things unseen!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:1

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


White-Knuckled Faith ~

White-knuckled faith,
holds on tightly to fear
has a hard time . . .
getting trust into gear.

It becomes panicky,
when danger is met
rather having peace
it knows only how to fret.

White-knuckled faith,
struggles often with hope
has a hard time . . .
knowing just how to cope.

It’s filled with the dread,
that scares and terrifies
over every concern
it panics and agonizes.

White-knuckled faith,
can be only cured
if into fear’s snare. . .
it stops being lured!

~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in
the Lord shall be safe.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Swells ~

Faith rises,
on top the waves
for our Savior
we know will save.

Then when life,
comes crashing down
in troubles waters
we will not drown.

Faith swells,
in the surges
where hope in God
onward urges.

Then when challenges,
are all surrounding
our confidence
will keep abounding.

Faith rises,
above the swirling  swells
it comes from where . . .
the Holy Spirit dwells!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 14:30-31

But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

And immediately Jesus stretched forth
his hand, and caught him, and said
unto him, O thou of little faith,
wherefore didst thou doubt?

Psalm 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Mercy and Truth Merges ~

Mercy and truth have merged,
redemption found on the cross
righteousness and peace kissed
God’s justice cleanses the dross.

Truth was raised from the earth,
from death came resurrection
eternal life rose from the grave
bringing to God reconciliation.

Love looked down from above,
forgiveness imparted to each soul
hope shall make way for His steps
so in Him all can be made whole.

For those who are beholden,
to the Life, Truth and the Way
will jubilantly celebrate
with Jesus in heaven one day.

Mercy and truth came together,
righteousness and peace have kissed
all who by grace through faith believe
will have glorious, eternal bliss!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 85:10-12

“Mercy and truth
are met together;

righteousness and peace
have kissed each other.

Truth shall spring
out of the earth;

and righteousness shall
look down from heaven.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


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