Tag Archives: Joy

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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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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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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The Fear Factor ~

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Fear plugs the heart,
stops the flow of peace
it clogs up the calm
only God can release.

Fear hijacks the hope,
we need to be still
it robs the soul
of knowing God’s will.

Fear rips the faith,
right out from under us
it cripples the mind
of its eternal sureness.

Fear disables the joy,
of our salvation
it shuts down the bliss
of our future elation.

Fear stifles the peace,
of a mind that’s sound
it zaps the power
that in God we found!

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Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.”

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Remember Your First Love ~

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Remember your First Love,
how you once felt
how the sound of His name
made your heart melt?

Remember the hope,
how it lifted up your soul
when by His stripes
you were made whole?

Remember the joy,
how much you were elated
when your life to Jesus
you first dedicated?

Remember the grace,
how it washed over you
how God’s loving mercy
made everything new?

Remember your First Love,
how Jesus made you feel?
If not, it is time for you
to get back your zeal!

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Revelation 2:4

“Nevertheless I have
somewhat against thee,
because thou hast left
thy first love.”

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May Christ Dwell ~

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May Christ dwell,
in your heart today
may His Life
be your Truth and Way.

May Christ make,
your heart His home
may you let Him
make it His throne.

May Christ abide,
in your heart always
may He be the one
to walk its hallways.

May Christ’s love be,
in your heart rooted
may your love for Him
be firmly grounded.

May Christ dwell,
in your heart today
may your faith in Him
always be on display!

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Ephesians 3:17

“That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,”

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Heaven Is Surreal ~

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Heaven is going to be,
awesome and surreal
for it will be a place
peacefully ideal.

It will be in Heaven,
from burdens we’ll be free
it’ll be our true happy place
full of laughter and glee.

Heaven will be a place,
where all will be healed
it is where God’s glory
will be fully revealed.

It will be in Heaven,
from our labors we’ll rest
it’ll be a place of joy
for those once oppressed.

Heaven is going to be,
filled with happiness
life will be never-ending
in the place of gladness!

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1 Corinthians 2:9

“But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard,
neither have entered
into the heart of man,
the things which God
hath prepared for them
that love him.”

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God Is Our Shelter ~

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God is our shelter,
in the storms of stress
He brings comfort
to us in our duress.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of sorrow
He gives us the joy
to face the morrow.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of fear
He brings peace
by drawing to us near.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of grief
He gives us strength
brings our hearts relief.

God is our shelter,
in all the storms of life
He brings the calm
in the midst of our strife!

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Psalm 91:2

“I will say of the Lord,
He is my refuge and my
fortress: my God;
in him will I trust.”

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In God’s Training Room ~

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In God’s training room,
there’s a lot for us to learn
for, He wants to teach us
He’s with us at every turn.

We wrestle with the pain,
weep long into the night
so God can show us
the joy in His morning light.

We confront our sorrow,
the source of our fears
so God can collect for us
in His bottle all our tears.

We struggle with our past,
we scramble with its strife
so God can help us see
the temperance of this life.

In God’s training room,
He’s teaching us to know
all thing work for good
to them who love Him so!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

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When You’re Delighted ~

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When you’re delighted,
to walk in God’s ways
that’s the time you’ll have
more peaceful days.

When you’re committed,
to seeking God first
that’s the time after Him
you genuinely thirst.

When you give God,
all your heart desires
that’s the time you’re doing
just what He requires.

When you trust God,
for everything
that’s the time you’ll see
each blessing He brings.

When in God’s ways
you’re truly delighted
that’s the time to be
joyfully excited!

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Psalm 37:4-5

“Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he
shall bring it to pass.”

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God’s Adoption Plan ~

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Jesus conquered the grave,
defeated death . . .
so we don’t have to fear
our dying breath.

The victory is His,
to which we are a heir
one day in Heaven
we will see Jesus there.

A free gift we were given,
when satan, Jesus defeated
and now by His grace
our faith is completed.

Blameless and holy,
before God, we will stand
for, Jesus’ death fulfilled
His Father’s adoption plan.

Jesus conquered,
what we could not do . . .
through His precious blood
in Him, we’re made new!

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Ephesians 1:4-5

” According as he hath chosen
us in him before the foundation
of the world, that we should
be holy and without blame
before him in love:

Having predestinated us
unto the adoption of children
by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure
of his will,”

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Whatever is Lovely ~

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Whatever things are lovely,
that which is positive
think about such things
everything else is just negative.

For, that which is uplifting,
is full of righteousness
and will bring to your heart
contentment and quietness.

Whatever things are calming,
that which is tranquil
think about these things
your worries they will still.

For, that which is hopeful,
that which brings confirmation
will give you Godly confidence
full of love and not frustration.

Whatever things are lovely,
in your mind let them flow
and then the peace of God
you will come to know!

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Philippians 4:8

” Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are . . .

whatsoever things are lovely,
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.”

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Light Unleashed ~

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Love unfettered,
Grace unfolded
Light unleashed
Mercy unbridled.

Hope untethered,
Sin unshackled
Peace unbounded
Death unchained.

Favor unimpeded,
Joy unrestrained
Freedom unhampered
Eternity unrestricted.

Jesus unobstructed,
God unchangeable
Salvation undiminished
Holy Spirit unmistakable.

Love unconditional,
Light uninhibited
Faith undeniable
Trust unlimited!

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Romans 8:38-39

” For I am persuaded,
that neither death,
nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities,
nor powers,
nor things present,
nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us
from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Feel The Joy ~

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May this CHRISTmas,
find you joyful
may to the true reason
you remain hopeful.

May you not get caught,
in the season’s rush
but, instead let the joy
cause a peaceful hush.

May you be full of joy,
as you stop and ponder
how this time of year
is full of God’s wonder.

May you not lose your joy,
in all of the chaos
may the season’s madness
not make you lose focus.

May this CHRISTmas,
joy, be all you feel
may it cause in you
a delightful squeal!

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Psalm 32:11

“Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice,
ye righteous: and shout for joy,
all ye that are upright in heart.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Making Room For Jesus ~

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Every year for Christmas,
we prepare for our guests
making sure they only see
our homes at their best.

We scrub and we scour,
room by room we go
making sure every space
has a sparkling glow.

We remove the clutter,
tidy up all of the mess
we dust everything in hopes
to pass the white glove test.

But, what about our hearts,
for Jesus, are they prepared
or in the holiday madness
have they become ensnared?

So, this year let’s first check,
to see if we have room
in our hearts for Jesus
and if not, let’s take a broom.

Let’s sweep away the junk,
clear out a perfect space
so Jesus can fill it up
with His love and grace.

Then let’s open up our homes,
and invite our guests in . . .
and maybe what they see in us
they too, will want within!

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Luke 2:7

“And she brought forth
her firstborn son,
and wrapped him
in swaddling clothes
and laid him in a manger;
because there was
no room for them in the inn.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Twelve Days of CHRISTmas ~

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On the first day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
faith in what I cannot see.

On the second day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the third day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see

On the fourth day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the fifth day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
hope everlasting
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the sixth day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
a Wonderful Counselor
hope everlasting
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the seveth day of CHRISTmas.
My Father gave to me . . .
the Captain of my Salvation
a Wonderful Counselor
hope everlasting
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the eighth day of CHRISTmas.
my Father gave to me . . .
joy perpetually
the Captain of my Salvation
a Wonderful Counselor
hope everlasting
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the ninth day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
my Good Shepherd
joy perpetually
the Captain of my Salvation
a Wonderful Counselor
hope everlasting
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the tenth day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
love unconditional
my Good Shepherd
joy perpetually
the Captain of my Salvation
a Wonderful Counselor
hope everlasting
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the eleventh day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
a Babe in a manger
love unconditional
my Good Shepherd
joy perpetually
the Captain of my Salvation
a Wonderful Counselor
hope everlasting
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see.

On the twelfth day of CHRISTmas,
my Father gave to me . . .
His begotten Son
a Babe in a manger
love unconditional
my Good Shepherd
joy perpetually
the Captain of my Salvation
a Wonderful Counselor
hope everlasting
my Lord and Savior
peace eternally
a Light unto the world
and faith in what I cannot see!

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Luke 2:11

“For unto you is born
this day in the city
of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.”

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Getting Ready for CHRISTmas ~

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I’m getting ready,
to celebrate CHRISTmas
I’m preparing my heart
to be for God a witness.

I’m going to be sharing,
the only true reason
why there even is  . . .
a CHRISTmas season.

I’m calling it CHRISTmas,
not a happy holiday
I’ll not be embarrassed
when Jesus’ name I say.

If I offend anyone,
Jesus I know I will not
for CHRISTmas is God’s gift
not the ones store bought.

I’m getting ready,
to celebrate CHRISTmas
for my Savior I will be . . .
a witness that is fearless!

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Isaiah 9:6

“For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon
his shoulder: and his name
shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.”

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Star Search ~

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A single star shinning,
on a moonless night
God’s gift to the world
wrapped up in One Light.

Wise men make the journey,
from places east and far
in search for what they know
will be the Morning Star.

With gifts they travel,
to the town of Bethlehem
knowing there they’d find
the Babe, the Christ, the Lamb.

And so they came to be,
face to face with their King
knowing He was the Price
who eternal peace would bring.

One single, solitary star,
still beckons the world today
to follow the Light that leads . . .
to the Truth, Life and Way!

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John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Gift That Keeps Giving ~

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You can give a gift,
without any misgiving
for, it’s the only one
that keeps on giving.

You needn’t spend,
one single dime
but, it will be a gift
that lasts a life-time.

It’s free for the giving,
so why don’t you try
giving the perfect gift
no one has to buy.

For, Jesus was born,
to save the lost
and for this to you
there is not a cost.

If you want to give a gift,
that just keeps giving
share the gift of salvation
among all who are living!

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Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Dwelling On God’s Word ~

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Let the words of Jesus,
teach you how to be wise
let them dwell in your heart
and your mind they’ll advise.

Let His words reflect,
daily in your attitude
for they are full of grace
joy, hope and gratitude.

Let Jesus’ life become,
one you are willing to live
for it will bring you peace
as you learn how to forgive.

Let us come together,
with our thankful hymns
let the melody of our words
reflect our love for Him.

Let the words of Jesus,
inspire in all of us . . .
to share with all we know
why in God we do trust!

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Colossians 3:16

“Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and admonishing one
another in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs, singing
with grace in your hearts
to the Lord.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Joy’s Eternal Yield ~

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I came across a field,
it look like all the rest
the weeds and thistles
grew without contest.

But, as I explored,
this grassland full of tares
I came upon a plot
sans any thorny snares.

The patch was pasture green,
where not a single weed grew
is was like a lush meadow
meant to restore and renew.

It was in this patch of land,
that I finally discovered
Jesus loves me even though . . .
with thorns I was covered.

I packed away my misgivings,
and bought into that field
for the treasure I had found . . .
brought joy, as its eternal yield!

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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


Grateful Every Day ~

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We don’t need a special day,
to show we are thankful
for every day to God . . .
we need to be grateful.

We can come together,
any day of the year
and share the cause behind
our joy and good cheer.

We can give our thanks,
no matter the season
a special holiday
needn’t be our only reason.

We can enter into,
the gates of thanksgiving
anytime, anywhere
without a single misgiving.

For, God doesn’t care,
when or how we show
our thankfulness to Him
He just wants to know!

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Psalm 100:4

“Enter into his gates
with thanksgiving,
and into his courts
with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Bread, Way, Truth and Life ~

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As we gather,
on Thanksgiving Day
lets not make light
when our thanks we pray.

We need to be,
genuinely grateful
for all things
we must be truly thankful.

We need to express,
our thanksgiving
with praise and joy
sans any misgiving.

We need to thank,
our Father above
for sending His Son
out His pure love.

We need to express,
our joy and elation
for the freedoms
of our salvation.

We need to convey,
to God each day
our thanks for the Bread
the Truth, Life and Way!

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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.”

John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


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