Tag Archives: Jesus

While The Lord Is Still Near ~

Seek the Lord while He’s still near,
while His mercy can still be found
pray for Him to direct you . . .
while His Spirit is still around.

Give to the Lord your whole heart,
call on Him while you still can
appeal to Him to renew your faith
while He still hears the prayers of man.

Search the Lord while He is nearby,
ask Him to direct you His way
study the Word He has left you
while Light still shines on your day.

Call on the Lord while He’s still close,
ask Him to keep you from temptation
inquire that He shows you His will
while there’s still a way to salvation.

Seek the Lord while He’s still present,
for one day soon He won’t be near . . .
pray that you will heed His calling
while His grace and mercy are still here!

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Isaiah 55:6

“Seek ye the Lord
while he may be found, call

ye upon him while
he is near:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


~ Be Thou Faithful ~

Be thou faithful,
be ever patient
God is working
for your benefit.

For your times,
are in His hands
so be still and wait
till you know His plans.

Be thou hopeful,
be also trusting
God is working
in you something.

For your life,
is in His hold
so be at peace
as you He molds.

Be thou faithful,
be trustworthy too
while God is doing . . .
something new in you!

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Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Is My Truth ~

This is what it’s about,
this is faith, not doubt
this is believing . . .
without really seeing.

This is the one thing,
that hope can bring
knowing that eternity
isn’t some absurdity.

This is what I believe,
this is what I receive
God’s the only true One
and Jesus is His Son.

This is real salvation,
the legit foundation
this is to have trust . . .
only Jesus can save us.

This is my truth,
this is my reality
this is my belief
in totality!

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John 17:3

And this is life eternal,
that they might know thee
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


What’s Wrong With People ~

Lord, what’s wrong with people,
wishing other’s dead . . .
who’s controlling the thoughts
going on in their head?

Why are they so full of hate,
disdain and antipathy
who’s is causing them to have
this bold lack of empathy?

Lord, what is wrong with people,
who have no compassion
who’s hardened their hearts
in this brazen fashion?

Why are they so unsympathetic,
hardhearted and unfeeling
who’s has a hold of their minds
that make them so uncaring?

Lord, what is wrong with people,
with nothing good to say . . . .
who’s keep them from finding
the Life, Truth and Way?

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Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil:
pride, and arrogancy, and the evil
way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should
shine unto them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All Lives Count To God~

To God,
all of our lives count . . .
He doesn’t care about
the arguments we mount.

For He knows we are,
all embedded with sin
it doesn’t matter to Him
the color of our skin.

To God,
all lives are relevant
no matter who we are
He holds no prejudice.

For He knows we are,
all created equally . . .
what matters most to Him
is treating others decently.

To God,
all lives are viable
everyone matters . . .
to Him all are valuable!

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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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Living By Faith ~

Living by faith,
and not by sight
can give some us
an awful fright.

But Jesus said,
for us not to be afraid
nor by what we can’t see
to ever be dismayed.

Living by faith,
and not what is seen
is sometimes hard
for us to glean.

But Jesus knew,
what we would face
so He gave to us
strength for the race.

Living by faith,
and not what is observed
is the only way to keep . . .
our assurance preserved!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance
of things hoped for,
the conviction of things
not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~10.16.20~

Philippians 1:6


God, My Father ~

God, my Father,
my Lord, my Savior
thank You for Your mercy
forever grace and favor.

For though I was a sinner,
You still loved me . . .
now by faith I believe
in things I cannot see.

God, my King,
my Prince, my Redeemer
Your blood became
my transgression cleaner.

For my sins You forgave,
so that I may receive
eternal salvation
now that in You I believe.

God, my Father,
my Savior, my Christ
I am eternally grateful
for Your sacrifice!

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John 8:29

And he that sent me is with me:
the Father hath not left me alone;
for I do always those things
that please him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Taking It Easy and Slow ~

Today I am resting,
taking it easy and slow
for tomorrow . . .
may deal me a big blow.

So today I’ll relax,
decompress and unwind
for tomorrow . .
may be to me unkind.

Today I am recuperating,
from the wear and tear
for tomorrow . . .
may arrive like a bear.

So today I’m renewing,
both my heart and mind
for tomorrow . . .
could put me in a bind.

Today I am resting,
taking it slow and steady
so that tomorrow . . .
for anything I’ll be ready!

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Matthew 6:34

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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Till He Comes For Me ~

Till for me He comes,
alone, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here next to me.

I will wait for Him,
without dread or fear
for my Lord and Savior
is always close and near.

Till for me He comes,
afraid, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here inside of me.

He will keep me safe,
as He makes His way
His peace I will claim
right up until that joyful day.

Till for me He comes,
fainthearted, I will not be
for His Spirit is always . . .
power and strength to me!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

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


Heavenly Minded People ~

Saintly people,
right on earth here
waiting for Jesus . . .
to again appear.

Human bodies,
echoing God’s love
biding our time . . .
til we’re with Him above.

Earthly beings,
living in unity
awaiting to spend . . .
with Jesus eternity.

Foreigners and aliens,
born again anew
ready for Jesus . . .
to make all things new.

Heavenly minded people,
a body of one
reflecting the Life, the Truth
the Way of the Son!

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John 17:21

That they all may be one;
as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also
may be one in us: that the
world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Waiting Room ~

In God’s waiting room,
I sometimes have to stay
it where He teaches me
the whys for His delay.

He wants me to know,
waiting has its due season
and soon I will gather
the answers to His reason.

He uses this waiting time,
for me to focus on His face
so that I can experience . . .
the full measure of His grace.

He wants me to learn,
how to depend on Him
why my pride and conceit
He has to pare and trim.

In God’s waiting room,
I’ve learned all about delay . . .
it’s where He taught me to trust Him
for my tomorrows and today!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage, and he

shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on

the Lord.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


A Walk Worthy Of My Talk ~

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it resonate You . . .
in all I say and do.

May it be suitable,
to You applaudable
may it be observed
as a walk reserved.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it bring to You . . .
the glory You are due.

May it be regarded,
as a walk discarded
of a list of regulations
for one of regeneration.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may there be unity . . .
in their pursuit of purity!

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Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord,
beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Give Me a Sense of Humor ~

Lord, give me a sense of humor,
a spirit that is light . . .
so when I feel the dreariest
my heart can sparkle bright.

Let me learn to giggle,
when something tickles me
like my baby grandson
as I bounce him on my knee.

Let me learn to chuckle,
like I did as a little girl
even when life’s tangles
pull at my thinning curls.

Let me learn to laugh aloud,
even if only to myself . . .
like when a child is playing
with no one but them self.

Let me learn to smile,
when I prefer to wear a frown
like a toddler thick in mischief
and thinks no one is around!

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Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things;

so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Like Honey ~

I hear all kinds of evil,
things spoken and said
but, I don’t let them . . .
into my heart or head.

Instead I read my Bible,
daily the Word I study
for the grace of Jesus
to me is just like honey.

Its sweetness is pure,
it comforts and soothes
closer to God my soul
it motivates and moves.

I hear all sorts of words,
that are meant to offend
but, my faith in Jesus
I will always defend.

For, like a bee to a hive,
to Him I am drawn . . .
His words of hope and peace
I’d much rather dwell upon!

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Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words
are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul
and health to the body.

Psalm 119:165

Great peace have they which
love thy law: and nothing
shall offend them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Repentant Tears ~

Repentant tears,
begin to fall . . .
as soon as one
hears the call.

From the Spirit,
of the Holy One
who gave His life
for everyone.

Down somewhere,
in the heart deep
a soul can’t help
but to sob and weep.

For once it encounters,
Jesus’ love and grace
tears flow thankfully
down it’s grateful face.

Repentant tears,
never stop falling
for they always hear
repentance calling!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A New Life In Christ~

A new life in Christ,
works needed no more
now grace and love
opens heaven’s door.

For all things old,
no longer acceptable
once Jesus became . . .
our sin’s receptacle.

A new life in Christ,
death to the law
no longer under
it’s working claw.

For Jesus died,
to set us all free
so under bondage
we’d no longer be.

A new life if Christ,
a matter of the heart
a gift to each of us . . .
only God can impart!

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Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Romans 10:10

For with the heart man believeth
unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Patience ~

God, my Patience,
my Stamina, My Fortitude
my heart for You . . .
is filled with deep gratitude.

For Your mercy gives me,
the willpower to run
each day the faithful race
so that it can be won.

God, My Endurance,
my Strength, my Tenacity
Your power gives me
resilience and vitality.

For You bring into my life,
the faith to trust in You
regardless of the situations
You may have me go through.

God, my Patience,
my Calm, my Perseverance
may You find me faithful . . .
upon Your reappearance!

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Romans 8:25

But if we hope
for that we see not,
then do we with patience
wait for it.

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience,
that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive
the promise.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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


God Loves You Just As You Are ~

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
each major blemish
every minor scar.

He is aware,
of the battles you fight
He sees the tears
you cry in the night.

God loves you,
He knows your pain
He sees your struggle
is not fought in vain.

He is mindful,
of how you’re feeling
He knows your wounds
are in need of healing.

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
He’s perfecting you
with each little scar!

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Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect
that which concerns me.
thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth for ever:
forsake not the works
of thine own hands.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Truth ~

God, my Truth,
my Reality, my World
my faith in You . .
is tied up and furled.

For to You I’m tethered,
my heart is trussed
there is no other . . .
in whom I can trust.

God, my Foundation,
my Cornerstone, My Rock
my soul is anchored
on hope’s secured dock.

For to You I’m bound,
locked into Your ways
may Your plans for me
I follow all of my days.

God, my Truth,
my Freedom, My Liberation
thank you saving me . . .
form eternal damnation!

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John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~09.14.20~

 

 


In The Sea of Faith ~

Life is like a fish bowl,
we keep swimming around
in circles we revolve . . .
just like a merry-go-round.

At times we get dizzy,
and we’re left in a daze
it’s like we’re spinning
in a sea of milky-haze.

So many worries,
whirling all around . . .
it’s as if our problems
will never calm down.

But, if we looked over,
and see past the rim . . .
we’d see Jesus telling us
to put our faith in Him.

Life is like a fish bowl.
but it needn’t be . . .
if God we would only
put our trust in Thee!

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Matthew 8:26

“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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.05.20~

Philippians 4:19


Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Assurance ~

God my Assurance,
my Promise, my Future
you are my Confidence
my Mountain Mover.

Create in me a heart,
clean and blue true
so that I may draw
nearer to You.

God, my Guarantee,
my Recourse, my Remedy
Your mercy has given me
pardon and clemency.

Your blood atoning,
has delivered me . . .
from my sins that once
kept me away from Thee.

God, my Assurance,
my Hope, my Blessedness
I’m so thankful You saved me
from my past wickedness!

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Hebrews 10:22

Let us draw near
with a true heart in full assurance
of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water.

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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 ~


My Warts and All ~

I kissed me a prince,
but he turned into a toad
then he sent me packing . . .
down the lonely road.

So I went out searching,
looking for someone to love . . .
thought he’d be here on earth
instead He came from above.

With all of my ugly warts,
Jesus saw what was inside
for He discovered in me . . .
what other’s tossed aside.

He peered into my soul,
looked deep into my heart
so I took a leap of faith and found
my True Love from the start.

So if you are out there looking,
for a Prince to forever love . . .
stop chasing after all the toads
and just look to Jesus up above!

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1 Samuel 16:7

“But the Lord said unto Samuel,
Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature;
because I have refused him:
for the Lord seeth not
as man seeth; for man looketh
on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Filled With God Goodness ~

I want to know God,
in all of His Fullness
so I can understand
all of His Goodness.

I want to discover,
the power He imparts
so that it can change
every inch of my heart.

I want to know Jesus,
His gift of eternal life
so I can be set free
of my earthly strife.

I want to be steadfast,
strong and consistent
so to fleshly desires
I’ll be readily resistant.

I want to understand God,
His Fullness, His Goodness
I want to take hold of Jesus
His Love, His Forgiveness!

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Ephesians 3:19

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
That you may be filled to the

measure of all the fullness of God.

Romans 13:14

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for
the flesh, to gratify its desires.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Light of Salvation~

My eyes have seen,
salvation’s Light
they have been given
a new glorious sight.

For once they were closed,
to the Truth and the Way
but now they observe
God’s mercy each day.

My eyes were shown,
Jesus’ Love and Grace
they have seen the light
now the Life they embrace.

For once they were shut,
but now they clearly see
the promise of peace
God has awaiting for me.

My eyes have observed,
the Light of salvation
and now they hold hope
in Christ’s resurrection!

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Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith,
Awake thou that sleepest
and arise from the dead
and Christ shall give thee light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Gazes From Above ~

God gazes from above,
He’s looking to find
those searching for Him
with all their heart and mind.

He sees not a one,
not one who is seeking
all have turned aside
no one for Him is looking.

God looks to the East,
their souls to Him are idle
He scans to the West
they are their own idols.

He looks to the South,
no – not even one
He looks to the North
their hearts He has none.

God looks and He looks,
all across the seas . . .
but love for the Lord
isn’t in the hearts of these!

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Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the Lord
are in every place,

beholding the evil
and the good.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Awesome Power ~

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome power
strikes in the darkness
in this gloomy hour.

Troubles may be brewing,
but His awesome love
beams down brightly
from His throne above.

Times may be testing,
but His awing peace
to all of His believers
will never fail or cease.

The tempest is a blowing,
but His amazing trust
keeps His faithful standing
against the strongest gust.

The earth is a trembling,
but His loving flock
knows He will not forsake
those clinging to the Rock.

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome wonder
is shaking up the world
amidst His mighty thunder!

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Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder
was in the heaven:

the lightnings lightened the world:
the earth trembled and shook.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


My Heart’s Attentions ~

Some heart’s affections,
are in worldly things
others are in the joy
living a full life brings.

But, my heart’s yearnings,
are in the things to come
when Jesus returns . . .
to set up His kingdom.

Some heart’s emotions,
are in the here and now
others are on the ooh
the aha and the wow.

But, my heart’s attentions,
are in the second coming
when Jesus returns . . .
as our Savior and King.

Some heart’s affinities,
are in worldly measures
but, my heart’s affections
are in my heavenly treasure!

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Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like unto treasure hid in
a field; the which when a man
hath found, he hideth, and for
joy thereof goeth and selleth
all that he hath, and buyeth
that field.

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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 ~


The Good Ground ~

A seed once fell,
on the good ground
and oh how my life . . .
it has turned around.

It slowly sprang up,
began to bear  fruit
for it in Jesus . . .
grew up and took root.

A seed was cultivated,
out of a conversation
about how Jesus . . .
was the way to salvation.

It was full of truth,
this I could not refute
and out of a stony heart
it produced an offshoot.

For now I am a sower,
of that good seed too
and I pray dear Jesus
I can lead more to You!

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Luke 8:8

And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundredfold. And when he
had said these things,
he cried, He that hath ears
to hear, let him hear.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Stress Test ~

Today God gave me,
a spiritual stress test
to see if my soul . . .
could remain at rest.

So He sent to me,
a hand-wringing situation
to see if my heart . . .
could handle the agitation.

He wanted to know,
how I would proceed
whether if to the strain
I’d win or would concede.

It took all of His strength,
for me not to succumb
for I knew I could trust Him
with the power to overcome.

Today God sent to me,
a test that was stressing
but I’m happy to say . . .
I’m patiently resting!

~~~~~~~~~~

James 1:3

Knowing this,
that the trying
of your faith
worketh patience.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Now Is The Time ~

Now is not the time,
to fold or to crumble
though the whole earth
has started to rumble.

Now is the time,
to hold on fast
to the truth and hope
that will out last.

Now is not the time,
to give up or abandon
and become to the world
a friend or companion.

Now is the time,
to be tough and strong
for the Word of God
will right all the wrong.

Now is not the time,
to cave in or to fold
for now is the time . . .
God wants us to be bold!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 3:12

In whom we have boldness
and access with confidence
by the faith of him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Joy ~

God, my Joy,
my Cheer, my Delight
You fill my soul
with Truth and Light.

God, my Elation,
my Gladness, my Glee
You give me strength
just knowing Thee.

God, my Jubilation,
my Thrill, my Blissfulness
You fill my heart
with true happiness.

God, my Serenity,
my Contentment, my Rapture
I am so thankful
my heart You captured.

God, my Joy,
my Blessedness, my Pleasure
You fill my soul with  . . .
the peace of Your splendor!

~~~~~~~

John.15:11

These things have I
spoken unto you,
that my joy might
remain in you,
and that your joy
might be full.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~08.10.20~

John 16:24


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!

~~~~~~~

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.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Our Hope ~

Hope paints a lovely picture,
of our future glory
it displays all the details
of God’s eternal story.

It’s etched in our hearts,
engraved on our minds
it understands the will of God
His plans and His designs.

Hope is our confidence,
our faithful expression
it leaves on our souls
a lasting impression.

It is everlasting peace,
a future so glorious
when with Jesus we stand
as His saint’s victorious.

So just close your eyes,
and use your imagination
let your hope in Jesus bring . . .
a glorious transformation!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:18

“The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling,

and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~08.08.20~

Jeremiah 29:11


Have Pity On Us Father ~

Have pity on us Father,
for the error of our ways
rain down on us Your mercy
and we’ll shower You with our praise.

Forgive us of our wanderings,
for going from You astray
give us Your compassion
and our gratefulness to you we’ll display.

Have pity on us Father,
for we have seen the True Light
have favor on our souls
and we’ll laud You with all our might.

Forgive us of our every sin,
for all the wrongs we’ve done
cover us with Your loving grace
and our gratitude we’ll show to Your Son.

Have pity on us Father,
let us to You draw near
have empathy for our life’s . . .
and we’ll praise You with holy fear!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 103:13

Like as a father pitieth
his children, so the Lord
pitieth them that fear him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Someone To Talk To ~

Whenever I want to talk,
I have me a loyal Friend
He is someone always . . .
on whom I can depend.

Our conversations are,
exciting and uplifting
He always lets me know
if from Him I’m drifting.

We discuss many things,
be at night or in the day
He is always ready . . .
to hear what I’ve to say.

I can tell Him anything,
there is no holding back
He encourages me
when faith in Him I lack.

I have me a special Friend,
with whom I can always talk
whenever I need advice . . .
I just go with Jesus for a walk!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:20

For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look for the
Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Born To Conquer ~

Born to grow,
mature and ripen
born so my faith
in Jesus can deepen.

Born to know,
understand and believe
born so my strength
in God I’d receive.

Born to think,
recognize and detect
born so my life
Jesus would reflect.

Born to tell apart,
to discern and define
born so I would follow
God’s divine design.

Born to grow,
to divide and conquer
born to prove to satan . . .
He that’s in me is stronger!

~~~~~~~

Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might
be filled with the knowledge
of his will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Faith ~

God, my Faith,
my Founder, my Finisher
Your love for me
to my soul ministers.

For the more about You,
I come to learn and know
the more my trust continues
in You to upwards grow.

God, my faith,
my Trustor, my Petitioner
thank You for being
hope’s only distributor.

Eternal life is mine,
now that in me You live
as more of myself to You
I wholeheartedly give.

God, my Faith,
my Creator, my Foundation
Your mercy and grace
is my only salvation!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Glory Declared~

The heavens declare God’s glory,
the stars twinkle of His grace
the sun shines of His mercy
the moon glows upon His face.

They universe is His handiwork,
all was formed by His finger tips
everything came into concert
by the words from His own lips.

The planets are in constant motion,
as the earth moves around the sun
the world was created so mankind
would know the love of His Son.

The day was made out of the dark,
by the power of the Father of Light
He gave us all His joyful radiance
so that we may have spiritual sight.

God established order in the world,
day and night will come to cease
the upheaval that the earth is in
will soon be washed in His peace.

The heavens declare God’s glory,
everything is bathed in His grace
Jesus’ Light shines out of the dark . . .
one day all will confess to His face!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare
the glory of God

 and the firmament
sheweth his handywork.

Philippians 2:11

And that every tongue
should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

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As Long As I Breathe~

As long as I live,
I will be thankful . . .
to God for all things
I will be grateful.

For my salvation,
my hope, my trust
my praise to God
will not be hushed.

As long as I breathe,
I will be indebted . . .
to God my thanksgiving
will not be neglected.

For my Redeemer,
my Lord, my Savior
my praise to God
I will always savor.

As long as I have air,
I will be obliged . . .
my praise to God
will never subside!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 44:8

In God we boast
all the day long,

and praise thy name
for ever. Selah.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


May You Be Enlightened~

May the eyes of your faith,
be so enlightened . . .
may the hope of Jesus
be in you heightened.

For there is great power,
when in God we do trust
for He has put His spirit
right into each one of us.

May your confidence,
be filled with God’s might
so the hope of your calling
may inflame and ignite.

For there is no other One,
on whom we can rely
only God our strength
and power can supply.

May the eyes of your faith,
be flooded with His light
for it is on His power
we are called to fight!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:18-21

The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his calling,
and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness
of his power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power,

Which he wrought in Christ,
when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand
in the heavenly places,

Far above all principality, and power,
and might, and dominion, and every
name that is named, not only in this
world, but also in that which is to come:

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, Help Me to Find~

Lord, help me to find,
peace for my mind . . .
help me to be
at rest in Thee.

Slow my heart beat,
as this new day I greet
oh, Lord hear my prayer
as my burdens I bare.

Lord, help me to know,
how your peace can flow
help me to see
Your calm inside me.

Make my thoughts clear,
remove all the fear
Oh, Lord hear my plea
as I give them to Thee.

Lord, help me to find,
peace for heart and mind
the kind that exceeds
the worry that impedes!

~~~~~~

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Stabilizing ~

Faith stabilizing,
is faith energizing
it’s strong and robust
for in God it trusts.

It believes in things,
it can’t possibly see
it knows Jesus still . . .
calms the storms at sea.

Faith steadying,
is faith unshaken
it’s firm and secure
in truth it’s awaken.

It believes God’s Word,
from it, it waivers not . . .
it remains truehearted
in its mind and thought.

Faith revitalizing,
constantly is renewing
as the narrow way . . .
it keeps on pursuing!

~~~~~~~

James 1:6

But let him ask in faith,
nothing wavering. For he
that wavereth is like a
wave of the sea driven
with the wind and tossed.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Awake I Lay ~

Sometimes in bed,
I lay awake . . .
and I think about
all the heartbreak.

The sorrow, the loss,
of all who don’t believe
and I pray that Jesus
they would receive.

Sometimes in bed,
I lay sleepless . . .
and think about
all the bleakness.

The malice, the violence,
of all who darkness sow
and I pray that Jesus
they would come to know.

Sometimes in bed,
awake I lay . . .
and I pray more lives
would see the Way!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:44

But I say unto you,
Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them
that hate you,
and pray for them which
despitefully use you,
and persecute you;

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


There Is No Profit ~

There is no profit,
to be made . . .
all earthly wealth
will rust and fade.

There is no gain,
to be gotten . . .
all worldly things
will just get rotten.

There is no future,
to be obtained . . .
all earthy wealth
can’t be retained.

There is no hope,
to be secured . . .
all worldly things
will be obscured.

There is no profit,
in worldly things
no earthly wealth . . .
can salvation bring!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Born To Witness ~

Born to scatter,
seeds to sow
born to spread
harvest and grow.

Born to disperse,
the Good News
born to follow
in Jesus’ shoes.

Born to light up,
worldly darkness
born to soften
hearts of hardness.

Born to witness,
to water and feed
born to share
why God others need.

Born to broadcast,
water, feed and sow
born so others
salvation may know!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 13:23

But he that received seed into
the good ground is he that heareth
the word, and understandeth it;
which also beareth fruit,
and bringeth forth,
some an hundredfold,
some sixty, some thirty.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Rested ~

When in God,
we find our rest
we’ll be ready
for any test.

For our faith,
will be strong
for whatever may
come along.

When in God,
we’re at peace
our trust in Him
will increase.

For when we’re calm,
though trials come
to their desperation
we won’t succumb.

When by God,
we are tested . . .
our calm composure
will keep us rested!

~~~~~~

James 1:3

Knowing this,
that the trying of your
faith worketh patience.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavy On My Mind ~

When my cares,
on me weigh . . .
that’s when to God
I kneel and pray.

For when they stay,
heavy on my mind
there is no peace
that I can find.

When my worries,
creep into my life
that’s when onto Jesus
I give Him my strife.

For when they linger,
in my thoughts
they leave me weary
and oh, so fraught.

When my concerns,
weigh me down
I turn to God
for a heart sound.

For I know no other,
thing for me to do
but cast my cares . . .
Lord onto You!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care
upon him;
for he careth for you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Relentless ~

God is relentless,
in His steady seeking
to find the souls . . .
who salvation are needing.

For it’s His desire,
not one should perish
every life to Him . . .
is one to cherish.

God is on a quest,
looking all about
to find more hearts . .
He can rid of doubt.

For it’s His concern,
to bring lost sheep back
His patience for them . .
won’t ease up or slack.

God is relentless,
He’s fiercely unrelenting
looking for anyone . . .
confessing and repenting!

~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning
his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering
to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all
should come to repentance.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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!

~~~~~~~

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 ~


Heal Our Land Lord ~

Lord, this country . . .
is so in need of healing
before the day every knee
will be to You kneeling.

For the time will come,
when every one will confess
how they did or didn’t . . .
contribute to the mess.

Lord, we need to turn back,
our trust over to You
so You can restore our hearts
and our faith in You renew.

For the darkness now spreads,
across all the land . . .
and we need to return
our life’s into Your hand.

Lord, this country . . .
is so in need of restoration
every single soul needs
forgiveness unto salvation!

~~~~~~~

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray,
and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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