Tag Archives: Joy

Finishing Well ~

Whatever you begin,
finish it well . . .
let the power of God
rise in you and swell.

Be faithful all the way,
as you run the race
hold on to the hope
of the Gospel of grace.

Whatever you start,
finish it well . . .
let the Holy Spirit
your fears quell.

Trust and believe,
Jesus is your strength
to go the distance
no matter the length.

Whatever you do,
finish it joyfully . . .
so you may complete
the course triumphantly!
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Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me,
neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might
finish my course with joy,
and the ministry, which I have
received of the Lord Jesus,
to testify the gospel of
the grace of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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My Cup Is Full ~

I’ve got a cup,
it’s fills with more grace
each time I seek
God’s almighty face.

He pours into it,
mercy anew
upon morning’s
dewy debut.

I’ve got a cup,
it overflows
the more God
I get to know.

He dispenses into it,
faith, joy and peace
everlasting assurance
that’ll never cease.

I’ve got a cup,
full of hope’s promise
it warms my soul . . .
with eternal solace!

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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.

Psalm 23:5
My cup runneth over.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


No Greater Love Known ~


No greater love than this,
that Jesus would die for me
no greater Friend . . .
in this world will I ever see.

No greater love will come,
than the one He freely gives
no greater joy . . .
knowing my Savior lives.

No greater love is there,
from a Father to a Son
no greater promise . . .
His will shall been done.

No greater love will I find,
than the one Jesus gives
no greater hope . . .
knowing my sins He forgives.

No greater love than this,
to the world from their King
no greater comfort . .
than the peace He will bring!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have
everlasting life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


No One But Jesus ~

No one but Jesus,
can save you . . .
no one besides
can you go to.

No one else,
can deliver you . . .
no one other
love is this true.

No one but Jesus,
can offer liberty . . .
no one otherwise
can end your misery.

No one else,
just Jesus alone . . .
no one other
your sin’s can atone.

No, not one,
no god made by man
can save you . . .
only Jesus can!

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Psalm 55:16

As for me, I will call upon God;
and the Lord shall save me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Process of Grief ~

Grief is a process,
time it does not know
it keeps its own rhythm
tis why it ebbs and flows.

It swells like a wave,
rising in your chest
you never know when
it will rise or crest.

Grief is a phase,
time means not a thing
it keeps its own beat
tis why it’s so cutting.

It stuns like a blow,
hitting in your face
you never know when
for one you should brace.

Grief is a transition,
time has no meaning
but, we who trust God . . .
know joy will be coming!

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2 Peter 3:8

“But, beloved, be not ignorant
of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day.

Psalm 30:5

Weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Thirst ~

We all thirst,
we all want more . . .
more hope, more love
we all yearn for.

We all need,
spiritual refreshment
we all need in Jesus
to make an investment.

We all thirst,
we all want more
more joy, more bliss
we all hunger for.

We all need,
to come to the well
where in Living Water
Jesus’ Spirit dwells.

We all have,
deep burning desires
but only Jesus’ love . . .
can quench the fires!

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John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall
never thirst; but the water that
I shall give him shall be in him
a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Grouchy-Ville ~

Some people live in,
grouchy-ville . . .
where every day looks
to them all up hill.

They are always in,
a grumpy mood
over every thing
they like to brood.

Some people live in,
happiness-ville . . .
where every day looks
to them all down hill.

They are always giving,
God their worldly care
over everything they go
daily to Him in prayer.

Some people live in,
the mood of their choice
but the best place to dwell  . . .
is in the ville-of-rejoice!

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Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always:
and again I say, Rejoice.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Under The Umbrella Of God’s Love ~

Under God’s umbrella,
of His merciful love
all of us He protects
from His throne above.

He shields our weary hearts,
covers our worried minds
so that His perfect peace
we can always come to find.

Under God’s umbrella,
of Jesus’ forgiving grace
are the spokes of trust
to keep us going in the race.

He gives us the faith,
everyday to help us cope
by giving us His Spirit
of abounding, living hope.

Under God’s umbrella,
of His mercy above
there is a plethora . . .
of hope, peace and love!

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Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength
and my shield; my heart
trusted in him,
and I am helped:

therefore my heart
greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song
will I praise him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Future Homecoming ~

Father, thank You for the mercy,
each day on me You bestow
thank You for the kindness
that to me You daily show.

Thank You for the grace,
and the love of a Savior
thank You for showering me
with Your pity and favor.

Father thank You for the hope,
each day that I receive
thank You for the faith
helping me hourly to believe.

Thank You for the trust,
I’ve put into Your Son and You
for without it I don’t know
what in this world I would do.

Father thank You for the peace,
today’s and what’s forthcoming
thank You for the promise . . .
of a future homecoming!

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Psalm 107:1

O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.

John 14:2
“In my Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When Faith Hibernates ~

Sometimes my faith feels,
as if it’s in hibernation . . .
like it decided to take off
on some wintry vacation.

Thought I know it’s alive,
I don’t feel it growing
it’s as if the living water
in it just stopped flowing.

Sometime my faith feels,
as if it’s been frozen . . .
like it just iced over
numbing my devotion.

Though I know it’s aware,
I don’t feel the fullness
it’s as if the well of life
lost its true brilliance.

Sometimes my faith needs,
a vivid reawakening
to bring it back from its . . .
self-inflected hibernating!

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Ephesians 4:23

And be renewed
in the spirit
of your mind;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Keeps His Promises ~

God keeps His promises,
His Word never fails
His promises He keeps
right down to the details.

Promises of new life,
that His Son brings
promises of hope
to work out all things.

Promises of comfort,
when trails we face
promises of new mercy
and sufficient grace.

Promises of blessings,
of every spiritual kind
promises of His peace
to guard heart and mind.

Promises to finish,
all that He has begun
promises of salvation
through the gift of His Son.

God keeps His promises,
they are solid as a Rock
He promises us Jesus . . .
will return for His flock!

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Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering;
for he is faithful that promised;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Let Your Light Saturate My Soul ~

Lord, let Your Light,
saturate my soul
let over my body
it take control.

Let it bring me,
truth and wisdom
let it beam into me
just like a prism.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine down on me
let it help me
Your ways to see.

Let it bring me,
closer to You
let it sear me
all the way through.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine, beam and sear
so that to you Lord
I’ll always be near!

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2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face
of Jesus Christ.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Truly Thankful ~

When we’re truly thankful,
in and for all things . . .
we will begin to realize
the joy to God it brings.

For, whatever might be,
our personal situation
He still wants us to show
to Him our adoration.

When we are truly thankful,
wherever in life we are
we’ll begin to understand
God from us is never far.

For, when we’re grateful,
no matter our positions
we’ll begin to see God’s love
comes without conditions.

When we are truly thankful,
despite of our circumstance
it’s because we know with God
nothing comes by happenstance!

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Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


If There Be ~

If there be any praise,
let that be your song
if there be any hope
let that make you strong.

If there be any truth,
let that be your trust
if there be any honesty
let that make you just.

If there be any purity,
let that be your sentiment
if there be any virtue
let that make you resonant.

If there be any good,
let that be your testament
if there be any loveliness
let that make you celebrant.

If there be anything at all,
that you think about . . .
let it be the things
that work your faith out!

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Life In The Pasture ~

Life in the pasture,
isn’t always green . . .
for nothing appears
always as it seems.

Though the grass is soft,
underneath my feet
often with a dry patch
my footsteps still meet.

That is why I pray,
for Jesus to lead me
around the rough patches
before them I even see.

For He is my Shepherd,
who I trust avidly
to be my guide be it
victory or tragedy.

Life in the pasture,
isn’t always green
but when Jesus returns . . .
is will be pristine!

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Psalm 23:1-2

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures: he leadeth
me beside the still waters.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Awesome Blossoms ~

Awesome blossoms,
buds of hope on a stem
my summer garden grows . . .
like my faith I have in Him.

In my flower beds,
each bloom provides
reminders to praise God
for all He supplies.

White and yellow daisies,
petals picked one by one
let know me how I am loved
by my Father and His Son.

Lavender branches,
tied up with some string
keepsakes of the future
and the peace He’s to bring.

Pink and blue forget-me-nots,
spread across the ground
reminding me to share
the Savior I have found.

Awesome blossoms,
summer arranged in a vase
each flower a memento . . .
of God’s love and grace!

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1 Timothy 1:14

“And the grace of our Lord
was exceeding

abundant with faith
and love which is in
Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Hearts In Harmony ~

Hearts in harmony,
have the same tone
for they know Jesus
their sins did atone.

Hearts in unity,
have the same feeling
for they know His grace
brings inner healing.

Hearts in unison,
have the same pitch
for they know His love
makes the poor rich.

Hearts in cohesion,
have the same flavor
for they know the hope
of having a Savior.

Hearts in harmony,
have the same melody
for they know their future
will be heavenly!

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Philippians 2:2

Fulfil ye my joy,
that ye be likeminded,
having the same love,
being of one accord,
of one mind.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Everlasting Life ~

When your mind is dry,
and your heart is parched
when you feel as if . . .
your soul’s been scorched.

Go to the well of life,
where hope flows freely
and Jesus will quench
the need you have deeply.

When your mind is panting,
and you heart is famished
when you feel as if . . .
your soul has been ravished.

Go to the well of life,
where grace freely streams
and accept Jesus’ gift
to forgive and redeem.

When your heart is heavy.
and your soul is laden in sin
the well of everlasting life . . .
will cleanse you from within!

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John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Put On Your Grace Face ~

When other people’s walls,
you cannot bring down
and all they offer you
is a big, grumpy frown.

Put on your grace-face,
give them a smile
despite if they remain
to you hostile

When other people’s defenses,
you can’t break through
and bitter, cranky words
they throw at you.

But on your grace-face,
and to them be kind
even if they don’t pay
you back any mind.

When other people’s coldness,
you cannot penetrate
put on your grace-face . . .
and let Jesus’ love radiate!

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Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When At Last Jesus Returns ~

When at last Jesus returns,
He’ll bring with Him all the angels
up to the clouds He will call
the saints throughout the ages.

There’ll be a reuniting,
of all His sleeping saints
from the grave their bodies
and souls will reacquaint.

When at last Jesus returns,
there’ll be a loud command
the sounding of a trumpet
will be heard across the land.

Those who’ve been waiting,
will join their Savior in the air
as soon as they hear . . . .
the trumpet’s final warning blare.

When at last Jesus returns,
to paradise with Him we’ll go
where bliss and peace eternally
will gloriously forever flow!

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1 Corinthians 15:52

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet shall
sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The God Of Hope ~

May the hope of God,
be your heart’s reasoning
to keep your trust
from ever weakening.

May the joy of believing,
be to you palpable
to keep your faith
in all things intangible.

May the peace of God,
be  your soul’s solace
to keep your confidence
secure and flawless.

May the power of God,
in your mind abound
so your every thought
be righteous and sound.

May God’s hope, joy and peace,
be your life’s premise
so you may be full of . . .
the Holy Spirit’s presence!

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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.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~05.23.19~


Scatter Seeds Of Kindness ~

Scatter seeds of kindness,
as today you make your way
you don’t know just how much
they could make someone’s day.

Spread a wide old-grin,
get someone else to smile
it could make them feel
useful and worthwhile.

Extend a happy greeting,
sing out a bright hello
it may bring a little joy
to someone you don’t know.

Disperse some generosity,
it can go a long, long way
to energize and cheer up
someone sad you meet today.

Scatter seeds of kindness,
let goodwill be what you sow
how they make other’s feel
you may never really know!

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Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.


King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, To Know Your Future ~

Oh, to know your destiny,
is one full of peace
is to know your future
will never end or cease.

To realize the plans,
God for you has declared
is to know your future
Jesus has prepared.

Oh, to know all things,
for good will work out
is to know your future
holds no fear or doubt.

To discover the Way,
is the Truth and the Life
is to know your future
brings no eternal strife.

Oh, to know your destiny,
your future welfare
is to come to know Jesus . . .
will too be with you there!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Work Out Your Own Salvation ~

You can exercise,
every day at the gym
you can lift weights
to keep fit and trim.

But, if you’re not living,
a Godly life . . .
your soul will experience
eternal strife.

You can go to a clubhouse,
in the day or at night
you can keep your physic
noticeable strong and tight.

But, if you’re not working,
out your own salvation
you could be headed
for eternal damnation.

You can run a marathon,
or any other race
you can groom yourself
to take first place.

But, if you’re not training,
each day for Godliness
you just might miss out on . . .
having everlasting bliss!

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1 Timothy 4:8

“For bodily exercise profiteth little:
but godliness is profitable unto all
things, having promise of the life
that now is, and of that which is to come.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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