Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

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.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2022
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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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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Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
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,

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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 ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.15.21~

Psalm 51:12


Man’s Heart of Stone ~

Man has a heart of stone,
for God there’s no desire
the Bible is meaningless
not a word does it inspire.

But Jesus can remove,
the stiffness and hardness
till it is a heart of flesh
resembling His likeness.

Man is dead in sin,
lives in utter darkness
sees no need for God . . .
due to his heart’s roughness.

But Jesus can fill,
every heart with His light
if only man no longer
this truth would fight.

Man’s heart is granite like,
it is as cold as stone
but God can carve it . . .
into one of His own!

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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 will
give you an heart of flesh.

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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Life Time of Growth ~

A lifetime of growth,
a lifetime of learning
is what it will take . . .
to become discerning.

For it takes insight,
and good judgment too
for the Holy Spirit
to lead and guide you.

A lifetime of lessons,
a lifetime of mistakes
is what it will take . . .
for the truth awake.

For it takes awareness,
deep understanding too . . .
to let God finish
what He began in you.

A lifetime of reshaping,
a lifelong transformation
is our journey on the road
to complete conformation!

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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:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Holy Conversion ~

A new life in Christ,
a holy conversion . . .
one saving us from
lust filled perversion.

Once dead in trespasses,
now in hope are we alive
no longer are our souls
from eternity deprived.

Born-again and appointed,
to a new divine life . . .
the natural man gone
taking with him our strife.

Free from satan’s grip,
chained to sin no more
now the children of God
through Jesus the Door.

A new life in Christ,
born of water and Spirit
are those who believe . . .
His kingdom they’ll inherit!

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John 3:5

Jesus answered, Verily, verily,
I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of
water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the
kingdom of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Captive Thoughts ~

Capture my thoughts Lord,
gird me in Thy truth
let me follow Thy Word
as in the days of my youth.

With childlike faith,
take custody of my mind
keep me close to Thee
so Thy ways I can find.

Control and restrain me,
release not me from Thy hold
may my heart for Thee
turn not luke-warm or cold.

Let me not be disillusioned,
by the wisdom of man
seize upon my belief
show me Thy perfect plan.

Capture my thoughts Lord,
in my mind be in  control
I give to Thee my life . . .
let not man conquer my soul!

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2 Corinthians 10:5

“Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Still Speaks ~

God still speaks,
He is still heard . . .
whenever we read
His living Word.

For it is alive,
actively speaking
for all those who are
purposefully seeking.

God still talks,
He still is advising
His voice is still . . .
clear and recognizing.

For it is piercing,
sharp and unmistakable
it discerns the hearts
of those unshakable.

God still speaks,
we just need to listen
what about Him . . .
in our Bible is written.

His voice is still discernable,
identifiable and recognizable
and one day to Him . . .
we all will be accountable!

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Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Entering Into The Faithful Race ~

 

I’m putting on my sneakers,
entering into the faithful race
so I’m cushioning my soul
with God’s mercy and His grace.

The contest that’s before me,
seems a million-miles long
but I will trust in Jesus . . .
to help me finish strong.

With Him running with me,
I’ll focus in on winning
the confidence He’ll provide
will keep me from sinning.

I’ll have a sense of purpose,
hope will be in my stride
I’ll stay true to the course
knowing He is at my side.

I’ll run with Jesus’ strength,
He’ll provide the assurance . . .
the crown of life will be my prize
for He’ll give me the endurance!

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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.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Restore My Joy Lord ~

Restore my joy Lord,
give back to me . . .
the jubilation I had
when I first meet Thee.

Give me back the hope,
like that in my youth
when no one refuted
or challenged my truth.

Restore my faith Lord,
give back unto me
the spirit of meekness
to follow after Thee.

Give me back the trust,
like when I first believed
before satan advanced
to confuse and deceive.

Restore my joy Lord,
give back to me . . .
the faith and trust
of a spirit set free!

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Psalm 51:12

“Restore unto me the joy
of thy salvation; and uphold
me with thy free spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spirit Of God ~

Spirit of God,
Spirit of our Salvation
brings into our soul
a spiritual revelation.

For He convicts us of,
our need for a Savior
helps us to see our sin
needs His grace and favor.

Spirit of God,
Spirit of Regeneration
brings into our hearts
a moral rejuvenation.

For He indwells in us,
makes all things new
help us to see our lives
from His point of view.

Spirit of God,
Spirit of Sanctification
leads and guides us . . .
through our transformation!

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Titus 3:5

Not by works of righteousness
which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us,
by the washing of regeneration,
and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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