Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The Faith To Trust ~

Thank you God
for Your beloved Son
who sheds His grace
on each and everyone.

Thank You Father,
for mercy new each day
for Your Word
lighting up our way.

Thank You God,
for hope everlasting
for opening our hearts
to divine understanding.

Thank You Father,
for Your peace unceasing
for giving us the wisdom
we need for believing.

Thank You Lord,
for all for us You do
thank You for giving us
faith to trust in You!

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1 Peter 1:2

Elect according to the foreknowledge
of God the Father, through sanctification
of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling
of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Thank You Father ~

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

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

Thank You for Your favor,
the thorns of righteousness
for opening my mouth
so my wrongs I could confess.

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

Thank You for the blood,
that poured out from Your Son
for the gift of salvation . . .
You granted to every one!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep On Persisting On ~

Faith feeling sluggish,
got no get up and go
are you starting to get
for the race too slow?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on keeping on . . .
and on Jesus’ strength
persist drawing upon.

Trust feels lacking,
lost that staying power
are you beginning to sense
your hope has soured?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on persisting on . . .
and on God’s holy might
maintain drawing upon.

Is your faith sluggish,
is your trust listless . . .
well keep on holding on
to the life ~ righteous!

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1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Blessed Is She ~

Blessed is she who believes,
who mediates and prays
for she is able to hear
the things God has to say.

Blessed is she who has faith,
who is Holy Spirit filled
for she can understand
what is God’s perfect will.

Blessed is she who trusts,
God in and for all things
for she knows His favor
into her life He will bring.

Blessed is she who hopes,
whose thoughts are higher
for her joy is in knowing
the future will be brighter.

Blessed is she who believes,
whose hope and trust glows
for her heart leaps and bounds
because her Savior she knows!

~~~~~~~~~

Luke 1:45

“And blessed is she that believed:
for there shall be a performance
of those things which were told
her from the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Pathway ~

Forget the past things,
leave them behind
don’t let your failures
come back to remind.

Instead forge ahead,
plow into the new
and see where God
want’s to guide you.

No matter your past,
there’s a new direction
that God has already
set for you in motion.

He has a plan brimming,
with proven solutions
a destiny filled with peace
not one full of confusion.

So commit to the new,
your future is today
forget the former things . . .
think not of yesterday!

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Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not
the former things,
neither consider
the things of old.

Behold, I will do
a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way
in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Gifts Intertwined ~

Our spiritual gifts,
God’s given to us
and in them we need
to put all our trust.

He gave various talents,
for us to use side by side
but with the same Spirit
we are all occupied.

God’s given us strengths,
different levels of skill
and we must all seek
what for them is His will.

He has bestowed on us,
a variety of abilities
aptitudes filled with . . .
all kinds of capabilities.

God’s given us gifts,
according to His design
to use for His glory . . .
when them we combine!

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1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Now there are diversities of gifts,
but the same Spirit.

And there are differences of
administrations, but the same Lord.

And there are diversities of
operations, but it is the same
God which worketh all in all.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking In the Spirit ~

When you walk in the Spirit,
you will live in Jesus’ light
all things will be clearer
everything will look bright.

For the Spirit will change you,
your mind He will capture
fill it with secure thoughts
of the upcoming rapture.

When you walk in the Spirit,
you’ll have a worldly guide
someone who will help you
to keep faith in your stride.

For the Spirit will lead you,
on the path of righteousness
helping you to live a life
in the power of faithfulness.

When you walk in the Spirit,
you’ll repel the darkness
for the Light of Jesus . . .
will help keep you sinless!

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Galatians 5:25

“If we live
in the Spirit,
let us also walk
in the Spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Called To Freedom ~

Called to freedom,
not worldly bondage
called to understanding
wisdom and knowledge.

Called to liberation,
not worldly dependence
called into holy living
moral transcendence.

Called to empowerment,
not worldly subjection
called to be the Light
of Jesus’ reflection.

Called to separation,
not worldly servitude
called to be discerning
with minds daily renewed.

Called to freedom,
not worldly conformation
called into a new life
a holy transformation!

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Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore in
the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free,
and be not entangled again
with the yoke of bondage.

Romans 12:1-2

“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.

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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.20.19


God’s Not Finished With Me ~

God’s not finished with me,
I know this to be true . . .
for, I can see all the things
that He has yet to do.

I realize He got started,
on me a long time ago
but, I also know there’s still
a lot of room for me to grow.

God’s not done with me,
all things beautiful take time
but, first He needed to chisel
away sin’s grit and grime.

I know when I came to Him,
my life was a big mess
but, a masterpiece takes time
and a lot of divine finesse.

God’s not finished with me,
He has a long way to go . . .
but, I am confident in this
when He is done, I will know!

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Ecclesiastes 3:11

He hath made every thing
beautiful in his time:

Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very
thing, that he which hath
begun a good work in you
will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ:

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Bold As Lions ~

Bold as lions,
are those who are righteous
they’ve nothing to fear
for they are virtuous.

Their conscience is clear,
they’ve no reason to doubt
for from the curse of darkness
they have found their way out.

Brave as lions,
are those who are Godly
they’ve nothing to dread
for they’ve ceased their folly.

Their hearts are right,
their evilness was replaced
with the love and mercy
of their Savior’s grace.

Bold and brave,
like lions are we . . .
for to our wicked ways
we were able to flee!

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Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee when
no man pursueth:
but the righteous are
bold as a lion.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Just One Contrite Heart ~

You don’t need the masses,
for a revival to erupt . . .
you don’t need a large crowd
just one soul that’s not corrupt.

You don’t need a building,
for a revival to begin . . .
you don’t need a church pew
to light a fire burning within.

You don’t need a mega church,
for a revival to get lit . . .
you don’t need loud music
just you and the Holy Spirit.

You don’t need a Sunday service,
for a revival to ignite . . .
you don’t need an assembly
for a soul to flame and incite.

You don’t need the masses,
for a revival to start
all you need is just one . . .
lowly and contrite heart!

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Isaiah 57:15

“For thus saith the high
and lofty One that inhabiteth
eternity, whose name is Holy;
I dwell in the high and holy place,
with him also that is of
a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble,
and to revive the heart
of the contrite ones.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~02.22.19~


When Confused ~

When you’re confused,
unsure of the way . . .
when you don’t trust
what others have to say.

Read your Bible,
to clear any confusion
and God will show you
His perfect solution.

When you are unsure,
about the course to take
don’t let others push you
to the wrong choice make.

So if you want directions,
that are clear and true
pick up your Bible
and let God guide you.

For, God won’t mislead you,
like so many might . . .
so when you’re confused
go to the One True Light!

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Psalm 119:169

“Let my cry come near before thee,
O Lord: give me understanding
according to thy word.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~02.21.19~


Mountain Moving ~

God gave me this mountain,
and told me to believe . . .
His strength and might
from Him I would receive.

So, I gathered up my faith,
though I admit it was small
compared to this mountain
that seemed seven-miles tall.

I looked at the obstacles,
I knew were in my way
and then I paraphrased
what Jesus had to say . . .

If you do not doubt,
you can save a lot of time
and pick that mountain up
instead of making the climb.

So, I mustered up the power,
that Jesus left for me . . .
picked that mountain up
and now I’m burden free!

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Matthew 17:20

“And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a
grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Shake Me Up Lord ~

Shake me up Lord,
loosen up in me
the strength to speak
boldly about Thee.

Arouse me up Lord,
from my idle sleep
so I can encourage
more of Your sheep.

Fire me up Lord,
ignite in me Your power
so I may be Spirit filled
my every waken hour.

Charge me up Lord,
spark in me Your might
so I can be for You
truth’s illuminating light.

Shake me up Lord,
generate in me a flame
so on my lips . . .
will always be Your name!

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Acts 4:31

“And when they had prayed,
the place was shaken where
they were assembled together;
and they were all filled with
the Holy Ghost, and they spake
the word of God with boldness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


First Hand Experience ~

Jesus offers rest,
from our weariness
something we all need
first hand to experience.

For when we seek,
the comfort He imparts
His peace will start flowing
straight into our hearts.

Jesus offers relief,
from our daily burdens
something we all need
to heed and to hearken.

For when we release,
the weight of our care
His calm will alleviate
the load that we bear.

Jesus offers comfort,
relief and rest . . .
to all who are burdened
weary or stressed!

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Matthew 11:28-29

“Come unto me, all ye that
labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and
learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~02.04.19~


A Prisoner of Hope ~

I’m a prisoner of hope,
for Jesus captured me
the day when from this world
He came and set me free.

I’m a prisoner of love.
for Jesus gave me life
the day when upon Himself
He took my worldly strife.

I am a prisoner of faith,
for Jesus convicted me
of the hidden sin in my life
that only He could see.

I’m a prisoner of trust,
for Jesus gave me light
the day when He filled me
with the Holy Spirit’s might.

I’m a prisoner of hope,
love, faith and trust . . .
for Jesus showed me
He is always fair and just!

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Zechariah 9:12

Turn you to the strong hold,
ye prisoners of hope:
even to day do I declare
that I will render
double unto thee;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Old Creature Gone ~

Old creature gone,
exchanged for the new
the day Lord, Jesus
we came to follow You.

Old dirty habits,
old thoughts and ways
redeemed for the new
for the rest of our days.

Old bitter resentment,
old tempers and demands
substituted for the new
as we obey Your commands.

Old greedy desires,
old habits and lusts
converted for the new
when we began to trust.

Old creature gone,
exchanged for the new
all because Lord, Jesus
we’re beholden to You!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold,
all things are become new.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thread of Hope ~

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for doubt and fear
not to breed.

For all it takes,
is one little strand
for God’s power
to be in your hand.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for trust and faith
to be freed.

For all it asks,
is for you to believe
God’s mighty strength
you will receive.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for faith to grow
from a mustard seed!

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Matthew 17:20

“And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye shall say
unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying In This Boat ~

I’m staying in this boat,
I’m going with the flow
for Jesus will steer me
in the way I should go.

I will not be afraid,
I’ve nothing to fear
for in this boat with me
Jesus too is here.

I’m sticking with this ship,
perish I will not . . .
with Jesus at my side
I’ve no dread of thought.

I’m not going to sink,
my faith will keep me afloat
there’s no way I’ll go down
for Jesus controls this boat.

I’m keeping with this boat,
in it I’m going to stay
for I know the winds and sea
Jesus’ commands will obey!

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Matthew 8:23-27

“And when he was entered into a ship,
his disciples followed him.

And, behold, there arose a great tempest
in the sea, insomuch that the ship was
covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

And his disciples came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

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.

But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and the sea obey him!

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Loves You Too ~

Jesus loves me,
I know this to be true
in fact I also know
He loves you too.

For in His Word,
He tells us why
how for our salvation
He was willing to die.

Jesus loves me,
I have no doubt
for in my life
I didn’t shut Him out.

I heard Him knock,
He came right in
forgave me at once
for all of my sin.

Jesus loves me,
He loves you too
so much that He gave
His life for you!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Some Needed Changing ~

This year in my life,
they’ll be some rearranging
and I will let Jesus
do the needed changing.

I am going to give Him,
my heart to reshape
until faith and trust
is its only landscape.

This year in my life,
Jesus will be occupied
working on the things
keeping me preoccupied.

I’m going to give Him,
free access into my head
so nothing will keep me
from being Spirit lead.

This year in my life,
they’ll be some reshaping
but only if I let Jesus . . .
institute the changing!

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Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it? I will
even make a way in the
wilderness, and rivers
in the desert.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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