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God Has A Purpose ~

God has a purpose,
He had a plan
before our lives
even began.

He knows all things,
for our own good
will work out
as He said they would.

But, we must love,
God and His ways
we must have a heart
that yields and obeys.

We need to know,
what is God’s will
we need to wait
and to be still.

God has a purpose,
but, it’s up to us
to heed the calling
of faith and trust!

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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


When My Heart is Troubled ~

When my heart is troubled,
when my mind has cares
I gratefully go to God
with my pleas and prayers.

When my heart is faint,
when my mind has unrest
I pray for God’s peace
upon my first request.

When my heart is heavy,
when my mind has doubt
I pray ceaselessly believing
God will work things out.

When my heart is weary,
when my mind’s full of fear
I pray asking my Father
to drawn me close and near.

When my heart is troubled,
when my mind has cares
at Jesus’ feet I leave them
with my thankful prayers!

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Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by
prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let
your requests be made
known unto God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Stood ~

I stood,
I knew it was a test
I knew when it was over
I would be blessed.

I hung on,
I did not break down
I knew I had to keep
my heart and mind sound.

I was firm,
I did not move
I knew my faith in God
He wanted me to prove.

I endured,
I did not waiver
I held on tight
to my Lord and Savor.

I persevered,
I did not let go
I knew my trust in God
He needed me to show.

I stood,
I kept on solid ground
I remained steadfast
I did not fall down!

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1 Corinthians 10:12

“Wherefore let him that
thinketh he standeth
take heed lest he fall.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


In The Spring Of Life ~

In the Spring of life,
all things become new
for those who Lord  . . .
put their trust in You.

For, the season of Spring,
is a time for cleansing
a time for heavy hearts
to do some purging.

In the Spring of life,
there comes a newness
for those who Lord . . .
soak in all of Your goodness.

For, the season of Spring,
is a time for renewing
a time for weary souls
to receive their healing.

In the Spring of life,
all things become new
for those who Lord . . .
give their heart’s 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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Died for All ~

Jesus gave Himself for me,
He gave Himself for you
He gave Himself for each
one in the world too.

Jesus died for our sins,
He gave up His life
so we’d be delivered
from its damning strife.

Jesus gave Himself for all,
He gave Himself to set free
He gave Himself to break
on us, satan’s authority.

Jesus became the ransom,
His life was the price
so one day with Him
we could be in paradise.

Jesus gave Himself for you,
He gave Himself for me . . .
so from sin we’d be freed
if we so choose to be!

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1 John 2:2

“And he is the propitiation
for our sins: and not for
ours only, but also for
the sins of the whole world.”

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My Shepherd’s Care ~

He goes ahead of me,
my safety comes first
He leads me to springs
to quench my thirst.

He keeps His eyes out,
for any danger ahead
He guides me to pastures
where I can be fed.

He knows where I’m at,
if I should get lost
He will seek me out
no matter the cost.

He knows if I’m tired,
He sees my weakness
He cares and loves me
for my own uniqueness.

 He is my Shepherd,
He can be yours too
if you will let Jesus . . .
lead and guide you!

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John 10:14

“I am the good shepherd,
and know my sheep,
and am known of mine.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


It’s Not About the Storms ~

It’s not about the storms,
we find ourselves in
it’s about if they help us
to avoid every kind of sin.

It’s not about the winds,
that blow us around
it’s about if they help us
to keep our minds sound.

It’s not about the rains,
flooding through our life
it’s about if they help us
to give God our daily strife.

It’s not about the tempests,
on us being thrust
it’s about if they help us
in God to rely and trust.

It’s not about the weather,
the wind, rain or tempest
it’s about if they help us
to find God’s peace and rest.

It’s not about the storms,
nor how wind-whipped our boat
it’s about whether we used . . .
our Bible, to help keep us afloat!

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

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Springtime Is In The Air ~

Springtime is in the air,
I can feel its warming trend
though it’s not really here
I know it’s around the bend.

Each day I eagerly await,
for the blessings of Spring
knowing in my weary soul
God will do a new thing.

Springtime is in the air,
I can see its early bloom
melting away the aches
of winter’s chilly gloom.

For Springtime brings,
re-birth and revival
a heart rendering calm
upon its sunny arrival.

Springtime is in the air,
I hope you can feel it too
for it’s God’s promise . . .
the winter soul He’ll renew!

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Song of Solomon 2: 11-12

“For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds
is come, and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land;”

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have A Past ~

We all have a past,
filled with painful things
we all cringe . . .
at the memories they bring.

We all need to find,
God’s favor and grace
we all need God’s mercy
so the past we can face.

We all have feelings,
of resentment and ill-will
we all wince . . .
at how others make us feel.

We all need to find,
God’s healing peace
we all need God’s mercy
so our pain He can release.

We all have suffered,
the heartache of rejection
we all recoil . . .
when the past we mention.

We all need to find,
God’s way to forgiveness
we all need God’s mercy
so we can be rid of bitterness.

We all have a past,
filled with painful things
we all need God’s mercy
and the grace that it brings!

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Hebrews 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Connected To God ~

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Connected to God,
unlimited minutes
our prayers to Him
have no time limits.

A clear connection,
reliable services
our prayers to God
have no time formulas.

No over charges,
unlimited resources
our prayers to God
are our best recourse.

No roaming fees,
no lines cutting out
our prayers to God
are always in route.

Prayer is the link,
our divine connection
to God and His throne
for unlimited direction!

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Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto all
them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him
in truth.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God of The Repentant ~

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God of the lonely,
God of the rejected
may Your mercy be
in our lives injected.

God of the depressed,
God of the dispirited
give us Your favor
though unwarranted.

God of the guilty,
God of the hopeless
may Your grace
hold us blameless.

God of the repentant,
God of the mournful
may we be for our sins
truly remorseful!

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Matthew 9:13

“But go ye and learn
what that meaneth,
I will have mercy,
and not sacrifice:
for I am not come
to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Unlimited Love ~

Grace abounding,
mercy unmerited
God’s love for us
is unlimited.

Favor everlasting,
hope eternally
God’s peace for us
will be perpetually.

Forgiveness overflowing,
serenity ceaseless
for all those who believe
their Savior is Jesus.

Rejoicing continual,
jubilation unrelenting
God’s bliss for us
will be unending.

Grace abounding
mercy undeserved
love astounding
for all who persevered!

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Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A New Comandment ~

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A new commandment,
for you to do . . .
to love others as much
as Jesus loves you.

You must put away,
envy, greed and strife
if others are to see
Jesus’ love in you life.

You need to be the light,
exposing the true way
love must be the motive
behind the words you say.

You need to be honest,
about Jesus’ great love
how much He hates sin
as does His Father above.

A new commandment,
we were all given . . .
with love we need to tell
why it is we are forgiven!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Place to Hide ~

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When I need a place,
to go and to hide
a place to escape
the upheaval outside.

I go to the refuge,
God has supplied
for in His Word I find
a safe place to abide.

When I need to get away,
from all the confusion
when I need to find
a place for seclusion.

I take refuge in Jesus,
knowing fully well
He’ll provide a haven
for my heart to dwell.

Whenever I need a place,
I can sneak off to
Lord, it’s no wonder I choose
to hide away with You!

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Psalm 142:5

“I cried unto thee, O Lord:
I said, Thou art my refuge
and my portion in the land
of the living.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Shelter In The Storm ~

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In life there are storms,
we all have to go through
finding a refuge from them
is the first thing we must do.

We need to trust God,
until the storm passes on
for He will keep us safe
till each drop of rain is gone.

In life there are storms,
we know they’ll be coming
we just don’t know the ones
that’ll bring heavy flooding.

We don’t know how long,
each storm will be or last
but, we can count on God
for His promises of the past.

In the storms of life,
as the winds blow . . .
God has for us a shelter
under His wing’s shadow!

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Psalm 57:1

“Be merciful unto me, O God,
be merciful unto me:
for my soul trusteth in thee:
yea, in the shadow of thy wings
will I make my refuge,
until these calamities be overpast.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Eternal Love ~

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Every day God shows,
to us His undying love
every day He showers
His mercies from above.

Every day God says,
child I love you
every day His grace
makes everything new.

Every day God gives,
us His loving solace
every day His peace
is perfect and flawless.

Every day God tends,
to us with loving care
every day He offers us
our burdens to bear.

Every day God sends,
blessings from above
every day He showers us
with His eternal love!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Need A Friend ~

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We all need a friend,
to encourage us
we all need someone
who in God truly trusts.

We all need a partner,
with whom we can pray
someone who will help us
stay on the narrow way.

We all need a mentor,
in whom we can share
someone who understands
the weight of our care.

We all need a confidant,
to help our faith grow
someone who believes
God’s will we can know.

We all need a friend,
a faithful supporter
we all need God’s Spirit
to be our shock absorber!

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John 14:16

“And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another
Comforter, that he may abide
with you for ever;”

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Need A Shepherd~

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Every one is broken,
some how, some where
every one needs Jesus
to bear their care.

Every one has suffered,
some pain, some grief
every one needs Jesus
to bring them relief.

Every one has worries,
some great, some slight
every one needs Jesus
His love, His light.

Every one is weary,
some more, some less
every one needs Jesus
their lives to bless.

Every one needs Jesus,
every minute, every day
every one needs a Shepherd
to show, the way!

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John 10:11

“I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd giveth
his life for the sheep.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sifted ~

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Reaped from the field,
ready was I . . .
to meet my Savior
and give faith a try.

Just like wheat,
needing to be threshed
I found myself separating
from the things of the flesh.

Little did I know,
I too needed to be sifted
until every imperfection
was raised and lifted.

Then along came satan,
my faith he tested
but on Christ Jesus
my salvation rested.

Reaped from the field,
now I’m fully converted
for to satan lies . . .
I’ve been amply alerted!

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Luke 22:31-32

“And the Lord said,
Simon, Simon,
behold,
Satan hath desired
to have you,

that he may sift
you as wheat:

But I have prayed
for thee,

that thy faith fail not: and
when thou art converted,
strengthen thy brethren.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


To Keep Pressing On ~

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To keep pressing on,
to Jesus we need to press in
to keep on, keeping on
we need to run away from sin.

To reach the high calling,
on God we must keep our eyes
to reach up to heaven
we need to focus on the prize.

To get to the goal,
to our Savior we need to cling
to get to the finish line
we must grow our eagle wings.

To obtain the reward,
on the Holy Spirit we need to rely
to obtain the treasure
our worldly desires we must deny.

To keep pressing on,
to Jesus we must give Him our all
to keep on, keeping on
on God’s power we need to call!

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Philippians 3:13-15

” Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those
things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto
those things which are before,

I press toward the mark for
the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.

Let us therefore, as many
as be perfect, be thus minded:
and if in any thing ye be
otherwise minded, God shall
reveal even this unto you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God is Smiling ~

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God is smiling,
down on you today
His grace and favor
are for you on display.

He sent you the sun,
shining from above
to remind you of
the warmth of His love.

Each morning He brings,
to you mercies anew
each day He proclaims
your faith He’ll renew.

Beams of everlasting hope,
blissful eternal rays
reflect His future promise
of more peaceful days.

God is smiling,
down on you today
blessings from heaven
just to brighten your day!

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Numbers 6:25-26

“The Lord make his face
shine upon thee, and be
gracious unto thee:

The Lord lift up his
countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Committing To The Narrow Way ~

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Having a hard time,
staying on the narrow way
too many obstacles
to get over each day?

Too many trials,
testings and tribulations
keeping you from striving
to your eternal destination?

Feeling you’ll never get,
through the narrow gate
too many challenges keeping
you from going straight?

Too many worries,
troubles and cares
too many burdens
for you to have to bear?

Well don’t get discourage,
to the narrow way commit
and be happy that you  . . .
were even able to find it!

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Matthew 7:14

“Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Slow To Anger ~

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Slow to anger,
forgives swiftly
God our Father
loves us fiercely.

Patiently merciful,
favor unending
God’s compassion
for us is unrelenting.

Goodness ample,
grace abounding
God’s love for us
is perfectly astounding.

Peace abundant,
kindness plentiful
God gives hope
to the pitiful.

Slow to anger,
pursues persistently
God loves us . . .
unconditionally!

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Psalm 103:8

“The Lord is merciful
and gracious,
slow to anger,
and plenteous in mercy.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


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