Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

What My Heart Feels ~

Sometimes Lord,
I don’t know what to say
when before You I come
to entreat and to pray.

My words can’t gather,
what my heart feels
to provide to You
my pleas and appeals.

Sometimes Lord,
I can’t seem to convey
what is leaving me
with feelings of dismay.

My thoughts can’t collect,
what my mind decries
and to You my petitions
I cannot comprise.

Sometimes Lord,
all I can do is stutter
and let Your Spirit . . .
my prayer to You utter!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Reflecting God’s Love ~

Reflecting God’s love,
is mirroring His Sons
as we show our own
to each and everyone.

It’s letting His Spirit,
come alive in you
so His love can be seen
in all that we do.

Expressing God’s love,
is echoing Jesus’ too
by showing others
how He abides in you.

It’s being kind to all,
merciful and gracious
by always being polite
warm and courteous.

Reflecting God’s love,
we all need to do
for it will reproduce
Jesus image in you!

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1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us,
we ought also to love one another.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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All Things Are Possible With God ~

All things are possible,
when in God you trust
all things are feasible
when you see He is just.

All things have meaning,
when in God you believe
all things have a purpose
when His mercy you receive.

All things are a blessing,
when God you obey
all things come together
when to Him you pray.

All things are achievable,
when in God you rely
all things are workable
when faith you apply.

All things are attainable,
when God is your hope
all things are brighter
when He helps you to cope.

All things work together,
when your life to Jesus you give
all things are beautiful . . .
when He’s the reason you live!

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Luke 1:37

“For with God nothing
shall be impossible.”

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things
work together for good to
them that love God, to them
who are the called according
to his purpose.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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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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God Supplies The Grace ~

God supplies the grace,
for all that we do . . .
it flows right from Him
into me and you.

He delivers His strength,
whenever we are weak
He gives extra power
when more of it we seek.

God grants us mercy,
each day it’s renewable
so we may learn to be
on Him dependable.

He builds up our faith,
regenerates our hope
He provides the means
each day for us to cope.

God supplies the grace,
we give Him back our trust
as we let His Spirit . . .
work in and through us!

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2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly
therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the
power of Christ
may rest upon me.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Holy Spirit Work In Us ~

Holy Spirit,
work in us
teach us how
to in You trust.

Tell us how,
we’re to live
show us also
how to forgive.

Holy Spirit,
change us too
so we may be
just like You.

Lead and guide,
us to find
peace for both
heart and mind.

Holy Spirit,
in us transform
so to Your ways
we will conform!

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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

Romans 8:29

For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate to
be conformed to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~02.14.22~


To Win The Faithful Race ~

The faithful race,
isn’t an easy course
it’s rough and bumpy
and at times coarse.

For us to stay on track,
takes a lot of grit . . .
and we need the power
of the Holy Spirit.

The faithful race,
isn’t an simple route
it’s trying and difficult
full of fear and doubt.

For we know there’ll be,
plenty of resistance
and without His strength
we can’t go the distance.

To win the faithful race,
we need to have endurance
and holding fast to Jesus
is our only assurance!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Quite Confidence ~

When on the outside,
there is but turbulence
on the inside . . .
I’ve a quiet confidence.

For I do not trust,
all the things I hear
I only trust the things
God whispers in my ear.

When on the outside,
there is but stress
on the inside
I have perfect rest.

For I do not believe,
everything I see
I only believe in what
Jesus reveals to me.

When on the outside,
there is but confusion
I’m so thankful to have . . .
the Holy Spirit’s infusion!

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Proverbs 3:26

For the Lord shall be
thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.

Isaiah 30:15

For thus saith the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel; In returning
and rest shall ye be saved;
in quietness and in confidence
shall be your strength:
and ye would not.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Not Ashamed ~

I am not ashamed,
of the hope I hold
for it has rendered
my faith strong and bold.

For I’ve experienced,
test and trials galore
and grew in patience
amidst their uproar.

I am not ashamed,
of God’s love for me
for I am convinced
in what I cannot see.

For I’ve been through,
countless storms in life
and found the patience
to endure their strife.

I am not ashamed,
of placing in God my hope
for His Spirit gives to me . . .
the patience I need to cope!

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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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Put On the New Man ~

Lord, You offered me this new man,
and asked me to put him on . . .
You challenged me to grow in him
and be willing to be Spirit drawn.

You told me my life was worthless,
and my heart was as dry as dust
how my mind was full of darkness
overflowing with greed and lust.

You asked me to give to You,
the worldly joys in my possession
You told me in return for them
You’d forgive me my transgression.

You made me open up my eyes,
to the useless things I do
showing me they are fruitless
when not being done for You.

You revealed to me my pain,
was from the emptiness inside
and why this old and new man . . .
can’t live happily side by side.

Lord, You asked me to make a choice,
a heart dark for one full of light . . .
so I chose to put on the new man
and to give the old one a holy fight!

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Ephesians 4:24

“And that ye
put on the new man,

which after God
is created in righteousness

and true holiness.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Walking And Abiding ~

Humble obedience,
walking and abiding
letting the Holy Spirit
to do all the guiding.

Submitting our life,
with Christ in fellowship
so He can with power
our lives equip.

A learned obedience,
by Jesus Himself taught
so we may go and do
the things that we ought.

Maturing in grace,
growing in knowing
the fruit of the Spirit
is worth our sowing.

Humble obedience,
we must all reach
so that we may too . . .
faithfulness teach!

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Psalm 119:30

O I have chosen
the way of truth:
thy judgments have
I laid before me.

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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Purposeful Plan ~

A purposeful plan,
in Christ centered
once into the world
Jesus entered.

A pattern for us,
on how we’re to live
one that teaches us how
to love and forgive.

A life reflecting,
His grace and goodwill
one desiring knowing
and doing God’s will.

A spiritual walk,
in every one of His ways
willing to be Spirit led
for the rest of our days.

A life filled with purpose,
like Jesus we’re to be
so that His Spirit in us
others would too see!

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1 John 2:6

He that saith he abideth
in him ought himself also
so to walk, even as he walked.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note To God ~12.11.21~

Colossians 2:10


God’s Gift To Believers ~

God’s gift to believers,
is Jesus inside of you . . .
His strength and might
for everything you do.

For without Him inside,
we would be powerless
to fight off the rulers
of the present darkness.

God’s gift to believers,
is His Spirit living in you . . .
to help you hold on to
all that is pure and true.

For without His guidance,
we would be helpless
to battle the authorities
of today’s evilness.

God’s gift to believers,
is having eternal hope . . .
to help us each day
with the enemy to cope!

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Ephesians 6:12

For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Rightly Dividing ~

Rightly dividing,
the truth of the Word
rightly believing
in the facts heard.

Either it’s the true Gospel,
Holy Spirit inspired
or the one that’s diluted
that you now desire.

Rightly understanding,
what the cross is about
rightly receiving
our Savior without doubt.

Either you believe Jesus,
died for everyone’s sin
or you reject Him and go
with a different spin.

Rightly dividing,
rightly discerning . . .
for the true Word of God
is worth our perusing!

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2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself
approved unto God,
a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the
word of truth.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Bread Of Life ~

Bread of Life,
spirit’s nourishment
feeds our hearts
with encouragement.

For when we thirst,
He fills us with hope
to help us each day
to adapt and cope.

Bread of Life,
leads us the Way
so to the truth
we will not stray.

For when we hunger,
after righteousness
He will transform us
into His likeness.

Bread of Life,
nourishment spiritual
feeds us the truth
that is scriptural!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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In The Wilderness of My Soul ~

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are valleys deep and low . . .
and sometimes I wander in them
not sure the direction I should go.

In my doubt I meet with despair,
and my thoughts turn to giving up
for in my desperation . . .
I don’t see Your grace in my cup.

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are mountains high and wide
and sometimes all I want to do
is just to run away and hide.

In my fear I meet with dread,
with each obstacle I come to
but, I know I must get past them
if I want to get closer to You.

Lord, there’s a wilderness in my soul,
a vast land of empty spaces
long roads for me to travel on
with plenty of rough places.

But, I know I’m on the path,
leading me straight to You . . . .
and with Your strength and help
I know I’ll make it through!

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Luke 3:4

“The voice of one crying
in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord Of My Strength ~

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Lord, my strength isn’t in my bones,
for they’re too weak and frail . . .
my strength is in the knowledge
Your Spirit in me will never fail.

My strength does not come,
from anything that I can do
for, I have very little power
if it does not come from You.

Lord, my strength can’t be found,
by going to the gym or spa . . .
it shows up when I exercise
to You, my holy awe.

My strength is thin and feeble,
and sometimes I cannot stand
but, when I draw close to You
I feel the power of Your hand.

Lord, my strength doesn’t measure up,
when compared to Your own . . .
my burdens would be too heavy
if I had to carry them alone!

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Philippians 4:13

I can do all things
through Christ which
strengtheneth me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Me Steadfast ~

Lord, keep me steadfast,
in my pursuit to abide in Thee
keep my heart faithful
so Your love will dwell in me.

Lord, keep me patient,
in my quest to walk like Thee
keep my feet established
so Your Spirit can lead me.

Lord, keep me faithful,
in my search to become like Thee
keep my branches trimmed
so Your fruit will mature in me.

Lord, keep me loyal,
in my endeavor to follow Thee
keep my mind established
so Your peace will be seen in me.

Lord, keep me steadfast,
so my works will glorify Thee
keep my faith abounding
so Your Spirit can encourage me!

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1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always abounding in the work
of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not
in vain in the Lord.

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Humble Obedience ~

Complete surrender,
not my strength, but His
yielded absolutely
not my will, but His.

Humble obedience,
not my flesh, but His
perfect compliance
not my spirit, but His.

Fully submitted,
not my control, but His
resigned utterly
not my desires, but His.

Completely yielding,
not my wants, but His
entirely devoted
not my pleasures, but His.

Complete surrender,
not my life, but His
thoroughly in love . . .
now that my heart is His!

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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

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Good Morning Quote ~08.07.21~


Good Morning Quote ~06.18.21~


A Purified Heart ~

A purified heart,
is a washed one
forgiven by God
cleansed by His Son.

It’s a penitent heart,
one once crimson
now as white as snow
with grace it glistens.

A purified heart,
is one renewed within
obedient to living
a life without sin.

It’s a anointed heart,
filled with the Spirit
one where pasts lusts
doesn’t go back to visit.

A purified heart,
is a heart blessed . . .
for its sins to God
it has confessed!

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Matthew 5:8

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Heavenly Guidance ~

Heavenly guidance,
we all need to seek
for it will give strength
whenever we’re weak.

But it will take us,
some doing on our part
to hear the Holy Spirit
speaking to our heart.

Heavenly counseling,
we all need to pray for
for it will lead us
straight to heaven’s door.

But we need to learn,
to wait and be still
and not budge an inch
until we know God’s will.

Heavenly guidance,
we all need to find
for it brings peace
to both heart and mind!

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Psalm 32:8


I will instruct thee
and teach thee
in the way which
thou shalt go:
I will guide thee
with mine eye.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Intercessory Prayer ~

Intercessory prayers,
where would we be without them
for there’s healing and hope
in each beseeching gem.

Petitioning God,
holding others up in prayer
praying with thanksgiving
God to take away the despair.

Pleading hearts,
asking for God’s speed
to come to His saints aid
to help with their need.

Imploring souls,
requisitions for sickness
entreating Jesus to heal
by His stripes their illness.

Begging minds,
requesting mercy’s relief
for the deeply distraught
those sickened by grief.

Intercessory prayers,
even when we can’t speak
His Spirit intercedes . . .
when we’re too weary or weak!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Empowered ~

May your inner man,
be empowered
may you not by sin
be overpowered.

May you be rooted,
by loved grounded
may your heart stay
to Jesus bounded.

May the Holy Spirit,
give to you His might
may by His strength
you stay in the fight.

May you be opened,
to all of God’s fullness
may your heart’s eyes
take in all His goodness.

May your inner man,
be transformed . . .
may to the world
you be not conformed!

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Ephesians 3:16-17

That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might
by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts
by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~05.04.21~


Renewed Daily ~


Each day I’m being renewed,
in the recess of my mind
as I find in my Bible
blessings of every kind.

As my faith is restored,
my trust in God improves
I can see through my life
how the Holy Spirit moves.

A new man in me He makes,
as I put off the former things
my strength is refreshed
as I grow my eagle wings.

A clean heart He bestows,
His spirit now lives in me
the joy of my salvation
I want every one to see.

Though my body is perishing,
I’m being renewed day by day
and the inward man is rejoicing
singing hallelujah and hooray!

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2 Corinthians 4:16

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Denying Ourselves ~

If we are in Jesus,
to believe and trust
faith in ourselves
we’ll need to adjust.

For when we’re on Him,
completely reliant
then to our own means
we’ll be less dependent.

If we are in Jesus,
to completely obey
then our self-interests
we’ll need to put away.

For to take up the cross,
we must ourselves deny
then to our old ways
we’ll no longer comply.

If we are in Jesus,
to trust and to believe
then through His Spirit . . .
the new man we’ll receive!

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Matthew 16:24

Then said Jesus unto his
disciples, If any man will
come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross,
and follow me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Lord, Remind Me Once Again ~

Remind me Lord again,
why You have me here . . .
come whisper Your plans
into my waiting ear.

Give to me the road map,
charting out the course
teach me to use Your Word
as my navigation source.

Remind me Lord again,
of Your purposes for me
draw out Your blueprint
for my eager eyes to see.

Tell me where I could go,
show me what I should do
instruct me how to put
all my faith and trust in You.

Remind me Lord again,
of Your purposes and plans
be my earthly guide . . .
for my life is in Your hands!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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