Tag Archives: Knowing God’s Will

A Soul Conquering~

It takes courage,
a spirit willing to go the length
it takes confidence
letting God supply the strength.

It takes commitment,
a determination to do God’s will
it takes patience
a willingness to wait and be still.

It takes persistence,
a resolve to keep pressing on
it takes diligence
for the faithful race to be won.

It takes perseverance,
a heart willing to go the distance
it takes a dedicated mind
able to handle the resistance.

It takes focus,
eyes always kept on the goal
it takes Jesus . . .
to have a conquering soul!

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Philippians 3:14

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

Hebrews 12:1-2

Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin
which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience
the race that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Am Just A Vapor ~

I am just a vapor,
a puff of steam in the air
so, I give to the Lord
all on earth I have to bear.

I may be here today,
but tomorrow I might not be
so, I lay up my treasures
in a place I cannot see.

I know not His will,
for the days of my life
so, I give to the Lord
all of my daily strife.

God could have me live,
to a hundred or more
but, then again tomorrow
I could be at heaven’s door.

I am just a vapor,
my days are in His hands
so, I rest in the comfort
of His eternal plans!

~~~~~~


James 4:14

“Whereas ye know not
what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life?
It is even a vapour,
that appeareth for
a little time,
and then vanisheth away.”

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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Merge ~

Lord, show me Your will,
keep me on the right course
teach me to trust You
as my navigation source.

Lead me in Your truth,
guide me all my days
give me Your direction
in all of my ways.

Instruct me to wait,
until Your ready for me
grant me Thy patience
till it’s Your will I see.

Train me to follow,
after Your every deed
offer me Your wisdom
to see You’re all I need.

Enlighten my soul,
to Your every urge . . .
keep me in Your sight
until our paths merge!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 25:4-5

“Shew me thy ways,
O Lord; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavenly Guidance ~

Heavenly guidance,
we all need to seek
for it will give strength
whenever we’re weak.

But it will take us,
some doing on our part
to hear the Holy Spirit
speaking to our heart.

Heavenly counseling,
we all need to pray for
for it will lead us
straight to heaven’s door.

But we need to learn,
to wait and be still
and not budge an inch
until we know God’s will.

Heavenly guidance,
we all need to find
for it brings peace
to both heart and mind!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 32:8


I will instruct thee
and teach thee
in the way which
thou shalt go:
I will guide thee
with mine eye.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Working Out My Salvation ~

Lord, may I continue,
to act on and work out
my salvation until . . .
I’ve not one ounce of doubt.

No doubt You won’t do,
in my life Your good pleasure
so I may discover
Your mercy is without measure.

Lord may I remain,
in Your Word submersed
until I’m completely
schooled and well versed.

Versed in Your love and grace,
the daily care for my soul
so that Your will for my life
will keep me in control.

Lord, may I with holy fear,
use care and due diligence
to work out my salvation . . .
with a trembling willingness!

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Philippians 2:12-13

Wherefore, my beloved,
as ye have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only,
but now much more in my
absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling.

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Thirst & Hunger ~

I hunger for the truth,
like a lion I search all day
for God’s provisions
to uphold me on my way.

I get down on my knees,
seek to find His face
I ask Him to sustain me
in the bounty of His grace.

I thirst for His wisdom,
like a deer I pant all day
for God to encourage me
along the narrow way.

I desire to know His will,
to be in His love sated
so the joy of my salvation
will keep me forever elated.

I hunger for the truth,
after wisdom I do thirst
I pray God will fill me . . .
with faith until I burst!

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Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those
who hunger and thirst
for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Never Depleted ~

Though I am weary,
I am never depleted
for my Lord supplies me
with strength when needed.

He always leads me to find,
waters running still
whenever I follow
after knowing His will.

Though I am tired,
I am never exhausted
for, it’s in my Shepherd
all these years I’ve trusted.

He renews my soul daily,
my heart He hourly repairs
whenever I give to Him
the bulk of my earthly cares.

Though I am fatigued,
I am never powerless
for, my Lord keeps me . . .
from being weak and helpless!

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Psalm 23:1-3

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.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When God You Ask ~

When you ask God,
to take over control
make sure you give Him
your whole heart and soul.

For without given Him,
your complete trust . . .
your faith cannot remain
in Him rich and robust.

When you ask Jesus,
to be Lord of your life
you must give to Him
all your worldly strife.

For if you want Him,
to lead and guide you
your worries and cares
you must cast on Him too.

When God you ask,
in Jesus’ name believe
and all of His answers . . .
you will surely receive!

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Matthew 21:22

And all things,
whatsoever ye
shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall
receive
.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~08.16.20~

Romans 12:2

 


Afternoon Ponderings ~08.16.20~

Psalm 46:10


Bargain With God ~

Some people think,
with God they can bargain
some think to their terms
He will gladly hearken.

But, God will not make,
with us any kind of deal
He only wants us to know . . .
what’s for us is His perfect will.

Some people say to God,
if You do this ~ I’ll do that . . .
some will haggle with Him
and take Him to the mat.

But, we cannot entice,
God to do anything . . .
for He is in control
of absolutely everything.

Some people with God,
think they can bargain
but to our haggling
He will not harken!

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Ephesians 1:11

In whom also we have obtained
an inheritance, being predestinated
according to the purpose of him who
worketh all things after the counsel
of his own will:

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
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!

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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;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.26.20~

Ephesians 5:17

 


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.02.20~

Psalm 37:7

 


Divine Design ~

For you God has,
a divine design . . .
if you let your will
with His entwine.

Then for you His plans,
you will begin to find
as you open up to Him
your heart and mind.

For you God has,
a divine life . . .
if you give to Him
your earthly strife.

Then He will guide you,
on the narrow way
as you discover what is
His purpose each day.

For you God has,
a divine outcome . . .
as long as to satin’s lies
you don’t succumb!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~01.03.20~


Our Wants, God’s Will ~

Our wants,
God’s will
our fears
He stills

Our desires,
God’s plans
our hopes
His hands.

Our longings,
God’s grace
our dreams
His face.

Our trust,
God’s way
our chance
now today.

Our hearts,
God’s will
our souls
He fills!

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Ephesians 5:17

Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~08.21.19~


Afternoon Ponderings~07.27.19~


Good Morning Quote ~06.19.19~


Sticky Note to God ~06.19.19~


Like Clay In His Hands ~

When God’s plans for you,
He begins to unfold . . .
you’ll see there’s nothing
from you He’ll withhold.

For all of His planning,
will reveal to you
the exact endeavors
He wants you to pursue.

When God’s purposes for you,
He begins to unveil . . .
you’ll find your life to Him
you will want to avail.

For all of His purposes,
will expose to you His will
and the designs He has
you will want to fulfill.

When God’s begins to disclose,
His purposes and plans
you’ll find yourself becoming . . .
just like clay in His hands!

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Isaiah 64.8

But now, O Lord, thou art our father;
we are the clay, and thou our potter;
and we all are the work of thy hand.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Out Of Whack ~

When your life,
is out of whack
it’s time to take
a step back.

You need to look,
at all that you do
asking Jesus . . .
is this done for You?

When your life,
is lopsided
it’s time to stop
being blindsided.

You need to see,
satan for what he is
and not let him
make you one of his.

When your life,
is out of control
it’s time to look
deep into your soul!

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Matthew 16:26

For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul?

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~04.13.19~


Blessed Is She ~

Blessed is she who believes,
who mediates and prays
for she is able to hear
the things God has to say.

Blessed is she who has faith,
who is Holy Spirit filled
for she can understand
what is God’s perfect will.

Blessed is she who trusts,
God in and for all things
for she knows His favor
into her life He will bring.

Blessed is she who hopes,
whose thoughts are higher
for her joy is in knowing
the future will be brighter.

Blessed is she who believes,
whose hope and trust glows
for her heart leaps and bounds
because her Savior she knows!

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Luke 1:45

“And blessed is she that believed:
for there shall be a performance
of those things which were told
her from the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~02.04.19


Yes, No, Maybe So ~

Often we say yes,
when we should say no
because it’s easier
just to say and do so.

But, sometimes God,
wants us to say no
so that a bigger yes
He can reveal and show.

Often we say no,
when we should say yes
because we don’t want
to jump into the mess.

But, sometimes God,
wants us to say yes
so that others for Him
we can truly bless.

Sometimes we say yes,
other times it’s a no . . .
but, if we seek God’s will
it’ll never be a maybe so!

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Ephesians 6:6

Not with eyeservice,
as menpleasers; but as
the servants of Christ,
doing the will of God
from the heart;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Some Food For Thought ~

The thief comes not to give,
rather to steal and take
so that you will not care
about your eternal fate.

He comes not to save,
but, to destroy and kill
so that you will not care
about knowing God’s will.

The thief comes not to bring,
endless peace and harmony
rather to take you with him
into hell’s perpetual agony.

He comes not to bring,
life abundantly
but rather to eat away
at your faith constantly.

The thief your salvation,
doesn’t give a squat
so I pray this will be . . .
some food for thought!

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John 10:7, 9-10

“I am the door: by me if any man
enter in, he shall be saved, and
shall go in and out, and find pasture.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy: I am come
that they might have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly.”

1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~12.31.18~


Crossroads~

Often at a crossroad,
we decide the way
we think we should go
before we even pray.

We trust our intuition,
so we make the choice
without listening to . . .
the Holy Spirit’s voice.

We start off down the path,
we thought was best for us
forgetting it’s God’s will
and not ours we should trust.

We grow more unsure,
with each step we take
until we start wishing
the choice we didn’t make.

So next time at a crossroad,
before you make a decision . . .
pray and ask God to give you
His guidance and wisdom!

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James 1:5

“If any of you lack wisdom,
let him ask of God,
that giveth to all
men liberally, and
upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Advantage Point ~

Today I prayed,
asking God what to do
and He responded . . .
My will you need to pursue.

I asked Him how,
His will I may know
and He answered
My Word the way will show.

So I bowed my head,
and opened up my mind
to the truth I knew
I was about to find.

And there it was in print,
what He wanted of me
as my eyes opened up
His answer I could see.

Today I prayed,
and God did not disappoint
for He showed me what to do
from His advantage point!

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Ephesians 5:17

“Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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