Tag Archives: Mercy

For God So Loved ~

For God so loved the world,
He gave to all His only Son . . .
who came to save and heal
the heart and soul of everyone.

It doesn’t matter your race,
or the color of your skin . . .
Jesus wants to forgive you
and cleanse you from your sin.

It doesn’t matter if you’re rich,
or if you’re poor and meek
you are still bankrupt . . .
if His grace you do not seek.

It doesn’t matter who you are,
all are equal in His eyes . . .
so He came to show the Way
to see through satan’s lies.

For God so loved the world,
He gave to all His only Son . . .
who came to forgive and to give
His life for each and everyone!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Fearfully, Wonderfully Made ~

Look at me,
I am wonderfully made
I am so delighted to be
skillfully, splendidly formed
into marvelous, wonderful me.

Look at me,
I am fearfully made
I am so thrilled to be
brilliantly, amazingly formed
Lord, into the likeness of Thee.

Look at yourself,
look at what God has made
I am so excited for you
magnificently, superbly formed
into fearfully, wonderful you.

Look at us,
look who we’ve become
since Jesus our lives transformed
we’re so very blessed to be . . .
fearfully, wonderfully made and formed!

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Psalm 139:14

I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul
knoweth right well.

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Jesus Is All You Have ~

When all you have is anguish,
when there’s nothing more to do
and all of your pain and suffering
has taken the very best from you. 

When trials turn into desperation,
when they start to overburden you
and the pressure of your troubles
you can no longer alone get through.

When your misery turns to despair,
when you feel hopelessness inside
and another raging, internal storm
you don’t have the strength to ride.

When Jesus is all you have,
when you finally come to your knees
and you give Him all your hardships
you’ll find He will meet all your needs.

For Jesus is your burden bearer,
and He will never disappoint . . .
so cast your cares upon Him
before you reach your breaking point!

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1 Peter 5:7

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


No Wonder We Need ~

Life is full of storms,
valleys plenty deep
no wonder we need . . .
a Good Shepherd’s keep.

With all the uncertainty,
each day we must face
no wonder we need . . .
a sufficient dose of grace.

Our fears can be many,
our worries limitless
no wonder we need . . .
God’s mercy measureless.

With all the challenges,
we daily go through
no wonder we need . . .
God our hearts to renew.

Life is full of storms,
with winds so unexpected
no wonder we need . . .
to run until perfected!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Je
sus

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Copyright 2015 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Unwavering ~

Lord, Give me faith unwavering,
so I may stand steadfast . . .
give me strength unfaltering
so temptation I may outlast.

Give me faith unshakable,
so I may walk faithfully
give me hope unmistakable
so I may tread gracefully.

Give me faith unquestionable,
so I may remain true
give me trust unflinching
so I’ll stay close to You.

Give me faith unending,
so I may see eternity
give me faith undoubting
so I may live with certainty.

Lord, give me faith unequivocal,
give me strength, give me power
give me trust unconditional
give me faith till my final hour!

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Romans 1:17

“For in it the righteousness
of God is revealed
from faith to faith; as it is written,
“The just shall live by faith.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


To Be Glory Worthy ~

My life was made to praise You,
to lift You up with song . . .
my soul was made to worship You
to glorify You all the day long.

My mind was made to seek You,
to claim Your perfect peace
my heart was made to find You
so my love for You I’d release.

My ears were made to hear You,
Your quiet voice to listen for
my eyes were made to see You
waiting for me at the Door.

My feet were made to follow You,
to walk in Your very steps
my legs were made to pursue You
and obey Your righteous concepts.

My mouth was made to declare You,
as my Savior, Lord and King
my lips were made to confess You
and the joy You’re going to bring.

My life was made to please You,
to be glory worthy . . .
my soul was made to share
Your favor, grace and mercy!

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1 Thessalonians 2.12

That ye would walk
worthy of God,
who hath called you
unto his kingdom and glory.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Buffet of Hope and Trust ~

Every day is a smorgasbord,
a buffet of renewed pardon
a fresh supply of God’s grace
found in His Word garden.

I hunger after what is holy,
to help me through the day
only in the Word can I find
the Light to lead my way.

My appetites are gratified,
from the verses that I read
for they reassure me
Jesus is all I’ll ever need.

I thirst after the Truth,
reading the Word will bring
it satisfied my hunger pangs
it’s like dining with my King.

I need a steady filling,
of God’s mercy and His love
it’s like manna from heaven
coming down from above.

Every day is a smorgasbord,
a buffet of hope and trust  . . .
for the Word is like a banquet
Jesus set up for each of us!

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Matthew 4:4

“But he answered and said,
It is written, Man shall not
live by bread alone, but by
every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God”

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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Work In Progress ~

I am a work in progress,
you probably are one too
each day Jesus is working
in us something new.

His grace is forming us to be,
His warriors and His saints
He’s shaping us to live a life
with principles and restraints.

He is molding our hearts,
to be sober and clean
so the likeness of Him
in our souls we can glean.

He knows all the lumps,
that need to be reformed
He is shaping us each day
till in Him we’re transformed.

We have unlimited potential,
He’ll never be finished with us
and you and I must believe
His remolding is always just.

I am a work in progress,
you too might be one . . .
every day God is shaping us
into the image of His Son!

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Philippians 1.6

“Being confident of this very thing, that he
which hath begun a good work in you will
perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Build A Bridge of Hope ~

Build a bridge of truth and hope,
repair the broken span . . .
restore and renew someone’s life
to the Son of Man.

Build the bridge with mercy,
help them to see God’s will
bring back a wandering soul
to the One who longs to heal.

Build the bridge with grace,
let them see what love is about
show them the way to their Savior
guide them through their doubt.

Build the bridge with glee and joy,
let them see your delight
lead them through the darkness
into His eternal light.

Build a bridge of salvation,
to the Cross that sets them free
tell them why Jesus had to die
for them that day at Calvary!

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John 3:16-17

“For God so loved
the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

For God sent not
his Son into the world

to condemn the world;
but that the world
through him might be saved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


~ Shine His Light ~

In a world full of darkness,
shine His light . . .
in these times of uncertainty
be His light.

In the lives of those lost,
radiate the Light . . .
in the souls that are dying
expose the Light.

In the hearts that are hurting,
exude the Light . . .
in the minds that are unraveling
refract the Light.

In those who are unsure,
transmit the Light . . .
in the one who is wandering
broadcast the Light.

In a world that is perverse,
shine His light . . .
in an earth that is corrupt
be His light!

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Philippians 2:15

”That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of a
crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Potter’s Hands ~

The Potter’s hands are strong,
as He molds us in His love
He crafts each single vessel
with His mercy from above.

No two vessels look-alike,
each is unique in His sight
He sculpts us individually
for His joy and His delight.

The Potter takes our souls,
spins them on His wheel
so He can shape into us
what is His perfect will.

Each one of us is different,
as we are wonderfully made
not one single quality in us
would He exchange or trade.

Each vessel is a work of art,
made in the labor of His grace
He lovingly knows each of us
by the silhouette of our face!

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Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O LORD, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

King James Version
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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Where Faith and Love Dwells ~

Sometimes I wander through,
 the valleys of my soul . . .
lingering near the streams of life
when I felt well and whole.

I ponder the times Jesus filled in,
the empty and void space
where His love for me flowed
like a river full of endless grace.

As I stroll along the rugged clefts,
I can see the hard times too
as I roam all around them
His mercy for me shines through.

I come across the mountains,
that I had to hike up to . . .
some of them I never thought
the hard climb I could ever do.

But I remember seeing Jesus,
standing upon the crest
calling down to me
“Come, I’ll give you rest.”

Sometimes I like to wander,
through life’s hills and dells
and go deep into my soul . . .
where faith and love dwells!

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Ephesians 3:17

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

Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the Glory ~


I’m Completely Convinced ~

I am convinced I belong to God,
that nothing can separate us
I am sure and I am confident . . .
and so in Him I put all my trust.

Storms may toss and blow my way,
but I will not be swept out to sea
for I am sure and I am confident . . .
through each one God is with me.

There’s nothing man can say,
to break God’s and my alliance
I am sure and I am confident . . .
for on Him I put my full reliance.

The earth may shake and quiver,
yet my faith in God will stand
for I am sure and I am confident . . .
nothing can snatch me out of His hand.

I am convinced I belong to God,
my victory is in Christ alone
I am sure and I am confident . . .
one day He will take me home!

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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.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka


You Are God’s Masterpiece ~

You are God’s masterpiece,
a portrayal of true love
for you’re put together
by your Creator above.

You are a work of art,
God knew just what to do
so He put His image
right there inside of you.

You are a work of mastery,
God made you wonderfully
every detail about you
He thought out fearfully.

You are picture perfect,
you look like no other one
for God created you . . .
in the likeness of His Son.

You are God’s masterpiece,
a stunning, striking success . . .
for God wove you in the womb
with delicacy and finesse!

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Psalm 139:14

“I will praise thee; for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka


I See God’s Glory ~

I see God’s wonder,
I see His Light . . .
it does not fade
into the night.

It shines brighter,
than the morning sun
it radiates the Light
of His begotten Son.

I see the distance,
between God and man
I see His love . . .
fill the empty span.

I see the future,
forever it goes on
I see a hereafter
when all evil is gone.

I see God’s glory,
making all things new
and I pray you see it . . .
for yourself too!

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Psalm 72:19

“And blessed be
his glorious name for ever:

and let the whole earth
be filled with his glory;

Amen, and Amen.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


~ Where Old Path’s Lead ~

Lord, lead me to the old paths,
the ones tried and true . . .
so I may follow Your ways
in all I set out to do.

Let me not forget Thy grace,
the election of my inheritance
let me not lose sight of You
due to my prideful arrogance.

Let me not be caught up in,
the gospel of convenience
one that doesn’t include
from sin any abstinence.

Help me to stand and see,
to consider and to compare
the path of Your righteousness
so to false teachers I’ll be aware.

Let me not be deceived,
by the spirit of this age
in the church of the godless
where You have been upstaged.

Lord, may I walk the old paths,
for I know they lead to You . . .
let me not walk on the paths
that the heathen people do!

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Jeremiah 6:16

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways,
and see, and ask for the old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein,
and ye shall find rest for your souls.
But they said, We will not walk therein.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ To GOD be The Glory ~


Beautiful Feet ~

How beautiful are the feet,
traveling across each nation
who share the Good News . . .
about God and His creation.

How faithful are the lives,
journeying into the streets
who bring the love of Jesus
to the sinners that they meet.

How gracious are the ones,
willing to leave their own home
so they can bring back to God
just one sheep on the roam.

How loyal are the steps,
of those going out each day
to share salvation’s story
to all they meet along the way.

How beautiful are the feet,
entering the faithful race . . .
proclaiming the good tidings
of salvation’s gift of grace!

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Isaiah 52:7

“How beautiful
upon the mountains are the feet

of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good,

that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

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~ To God Be The Glory ~


God’s Amazing Light ~

Lord, give me a warm heart,
a spirit that is bright . . .
let me see everything
through Your amazing light.

Let me see morning’s dawn,
even when it’s bleak
let me see Your splendor
whenever You I seek.

Let me be grateful,
for each new day given
let me be thankful
even when storm driven.

Let me see the sunshine,
even when there’s rain
let me see the blue skies
even when I am in pain.

Lord, keep my heart warm,
uphold my spirit bright . . .
so when the night turns dark
I’ll see Your amazing light!

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1 John 1:5

“This then is the message
which we have heard of him,
and declare unto you,
that God is light, and in him
is no darkness at all.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Word Garden ~

There is a place of calm,
for all of us to find . . .
a place to just let go
and find peace of mind.

Mine is in God’s garden,
amongst His Word I do reap
promises of green pastures
the gathering of His sheep.

Strolling along the path,
I bow down to smell a rose
the scent of His undying love
in my heart forever grows.

As I walk the narrow way,
I stop to pick a verse . . .
I’m in awe by His goodness
in His grace I’m immersed.

I stop and sit upon the bench,
under the arbor of my soul
I rest in the knowledge . . .
God is always in control!

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Psalm 119:140

“Thy word is very pure:
therefore thy servant loveth i
t.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


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:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
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.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2020
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


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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
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!

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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,”

King James Version
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