Tag Archives: Peace

In The Wilderness of My Soul ~

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are valleys deep and low . . .
and sometimes I wander in them
not sure the direction I should go.

In my doubt I meet with despair,
and my thoughts turn to giving up
for in my desperation . . .
I don’t see Your grace in my cup.

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are mountains high and wide
and sometimes all I want to do
is just to run away and hide.

In my fear I meet with dread,
with each obstacle I come to
but, I know I must get past them
if I want to get closer to You.

Lord, there’s a wilderness in my soul,
a vast land of empty spaces
long roads for me to travel on
with plenty of rough places.

But, I know I’m on the path,
leading me straight to You . . . .
and with Your strength and help
I know I’ll make it through!

~~~~~

Luke 3:4

“The voice of one crying
in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


He Heals The Soul ~

He repairs hearts,
fills in the holes
mends the spirit
heals the soul.

His love reaches,
the deep recesses
where painful thoughts
hide and depresses.

He gives grace,
to those in need
His tender mercies
vastly exceed.

He steadies the nerves,
calms down the mind
so our fragile past
we can leave behind.

Jesus fills in the hole,
He’s the missing piece . . .
He is the only One
who can bring true peace!

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Philippians 4:7

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Shine Your Light ~

Your light can shine,
without saying a word
volumes it can speak
without being heard.

The light of your smile,
says I’ll brighten your day
the light of your touch
says I’ll help show the way.

The light in your eyes,
says Jesus loves you
the light of your hug
says I’ll stay with you too.

The light of your mind,
says I’ll show you mercy
the light of your tears
says to God were all worthy.

You don’t have to say,
not a word of any kind
just let Jesus’ light shine
so His love others may find!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Autumn Blessings ~

Autumn brings the soul relief,
as hot Summer days slip to an end
God sent the season to weary hearts
so He can restore, repair and mend.

Just as with the Autumn winds,
there comes a new refreshing rain
God sent the season for fraying hearts
so they can mature, grow and gain.

Unlike the Autumn trees,
that shed their changing leaves
God sent the season for wary hearts
so to Him they’d adhere and cleave.

The Autumn sun is slow to climb,
dipping much earlier into the night
God sent the season for sleepy hearts
to rise, shine and awake in His light.

God gave to us the Autumn season,
so we could have a respite and rest . . .
for it is the season for our beset souls
to see how much we are truly blessed!

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Psalm 16:9

“Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest
in hope.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~09.29.21~

2 John 1:3


Keep Me Steadfast ~

Lord, keep me steadfast,
in my pursuit to abide in Thee
keep my heart faithful
so Your love will dwell in me.

Lord, keep me patient,
in my quest to walk like Thee
keep my feet established
so Your Spirit can lead me.

Lord, keep me faithful,
in my search to become like Thee
keep my branches trimmed
so Your fruit will mature in me.

Lord, keep me loyal,
in my endeavor to follow Thee
keep my mind established
so Your peace will be seen in me.

Lord, keep me steadfast,
so my works will glorify Thee
keep my faith abounding
so Your Spirit can encourage me!

~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always abounding in the work
of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not
in vain in the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled ~

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not worry start your day
for Jesus came to give you
a new and peaceful way.

Let not concern unsettle you,
let not stress take its toll
for Jesus will bring you calm
and quietness to your soul.

Let not your mind be burdened,
let not anguish weigh you down
for on Jesus you can depend
His tranquility will be around.

Let not your spirit fail you,
let not despair be what you feel
for Jesus wants your whole heart
to restore so He can heal.

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not it be afraid today . . .
for Jesus will bring you peace
and your anxiety will fade away!

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2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;

While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen
are eternal.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY


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.”

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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!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 2.12

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Pick Up Your Bible ~

When you’re feeling down,
and you need a lift
just pick up your Bible
and give yourself a gift.

For inside you’ll find,
God’s promises galore
for you to find and claim
when His Word you explore.

When you’re feeling anxious,
remember this one thing
since God is on our side
what good will worry bring.

For He is our God of peace,
who showers us from above
the gentleness of His mercy
in the tenderness of His love.

When you’re feeling discouraged,
and deep waters begin to flow
cast your cares upon Him
then watch His blessings grow.

For He is your Rock and Anchor,
He will never let you down
He will turn those deep rivers
into dry and solid ground.

All the assurance you need,
is written in the Good Book
but you’ll have to pick it up
and take for yourself a look!

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Proverbs 30:5

“Every word of God is pure:
He is a shield unto them
that put their trust in Him.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If I Only Had Wings ~

Oh, if I had wings,
I’d fly off without delay
and from my all troubles
I would get far, far away.

I’d glide above the storm,
sail on the howling wind
oh, if I only had wings . . .
I’d fly up to be with Him.

Oh, if I had wings,
I’d escape all I fear
and sense true peace
as to Jesus I drew near.

I’d soar just like a dove,
find my true resting place
oh, if I only had wings . . .
I’d fly on the breeze of grace.

Oh, Lord if I only had wings,
I’d fly right up to Your throne
where You would welcome me
into my eternal home!

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Psalm 55:6

And I said, Oh that I had wings
like a dove!
for then would I fly away,
and be at rest.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Keep Jesus In Your Sight ~

Fix your eyes on Jesus,
keep Him in your sight
focus in on the Goodness
radiating from His Light.

Fasten your mind to Jesus,
His Word everyday read
be secure in knowing
He’ll supply your every need.

Attach your heart to Jesus,
cling and cleave to His life
restrain not from giving Him
all of your daily strife.

Adhere your ears to Jesus,
listen to what He has to say
stick to His commandments
and He will guide your day.

Fix your eyes on Jesus,
don’t let Him out of your sight
focus in on His peace . . .
trust Him with all your might!

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Isaiah 26:3

“Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace, whose

 mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth

in thee.”

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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:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Shudder To Think ~

I shudder to think,
just where I would be
if I did not have . . .
Jesus’ peace in me.

I bet you I would be,
a big restless mess
if I couldn’t give Him
my every day stress.

I cannot imagine,
just what I would do
if I did not have . . .
Jesus to cling to.

I can tell you right now,
I would just fall apart
if I didn’t let Him be
the guard of my heart.

I shudder at the thought,
I tremble imagining . . .
just where I’d be without Jesus
with all in the world happening!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Still & Know ~

Stop what you’re doing,
I want you to be awed
be still and know
that I am your God.

Quit trying,
let Me take care of you
quit stumbling
I know just what to do.

Quick fretting,
let Me work this out
quit worrying
give Me all your doubt.

Quit panicking,
I have your back
quit struggling
I know your lack.

Quit resisting,
your life is in My hand
quit refusing
your days I have planned.

Be still . . .
and know I am God
stop what you’re doing
and in Me be awed
!

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Psalm 46:10

“Be still,
and know
that I am God”
 

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Deborah Ann Belka

to GOD be the GLORY!


Good Morning Quote ~06.02.21~


~ 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;”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Being Faithful ~

Life isn’t about our dreams,
ambitions or desires . . .
it’s about being faithful
no matter what transpires.

It’s believing in what’s right,
trusting the unseen evidence
embracing the Gospel truth
without doubt or hesitance.

It’s being certain and sure,
Jesus will do what He said
the confidence in knowing
by His Spirit we’ll be led.

It’s about our conviction,
to seize and embrace
the hope of our future glory
through the gift of grace.

Life isn’t about our wants,
it’s about our eternal need
it’s about if God’s Word . . .
we choose to obey and heed!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Greatest Blessing ~

The greatest blessing,
Lord, I can think of . . .
is knowing I have
Your undying love.

For it is amazing,
a sinner like me
Lord, can be loved
by likes of Thee.

With Your grace,
I’m richly blessed
tis why my soul
is at perfect rest.

All of my needs,
You daily furnish
so every good work
in me can flourish.

The greatest blessing,
Lord, is knowing . . .
Your love for me
never stops flowing!

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2 Corinthians 9:8 

And God is able to make all
grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all
sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every good work:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All for Joy ~

Count it all for joy,
each trial you go through
give it not a second thought
then watch what God will do.

Count it all for joy,
when tested for your belief
patience will be your reward
and His peace your relief.

Count it all for joy,
as He performs His work in you
let His perfection complete
and make you someone new.

Count it all for joy,
lest you be tossed about
seek by faith all your needs
and in God never doubt.

Count it all for joy,
for His wisdom is yours to gain
ask believing without fear
and in your life He will reign.

Count it all for joy,
no matter your despair
let His love fill you up . . .
and your life He’ll repair!

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James 1:2-3

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall
into divers temptations;

Knowing this,
that the trying of your faith

 worketh patience.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

To GOD Be The GLORY!


Adjusting My Armor ~

Sometime my armor,
needs to be adjusted . . .
for with inattentiveness
it starts to get encrusted.

So with the Word of God,
my whole armor I lubricate
and with faithfulness
I grease up my breastplate.

Sometimes my armor,
needs fortification . . .
for I start to lose for God
my heartfelt appreciation.

So I take all the Verses,
enriched with gratitude
and enshroud my helmet
with a praise filled attitude.

Sometime my armor,
gets bent all out of shape . . .
so I apply the Gospel of Truth
so from satan I may escape.

I straighten up my shield,
with steadfast faith and trust
so when his fiery darts hit me . . .
my armor will not combust!

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Ephesians 6:13-17

Wherefore take unto you
the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to withstand
in the evil day, and having done all,
to stand
.

Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness
;

And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace;

Above all, taking the shield
of faith, wherewith ye shall
be able to quench all the fiery
darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ 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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


HE IS ~

Faith is knowing HE IS,
it’s believing HE WILL
faith is trusting HE CAN
our fears calm and still.

Faith is learning HE IS,
it’s realizing HE WILL
faith is finding HE CAN
our needs and wants fulfill.

Faith is detecting HE IS,
it’s discovering HE WILL
faith is claiming HE CAN
with peace our heart’s fill.

Faith is finding HE IS,
it’s proclaiming HE WILL
faith is agreeing HE CAN
hope in our minds instill.

Faith is trusting HE IS,
it’s knowing HE WILL
faith is believing HE CAN
always be with us ~ until!

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Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe
all things whatsoever I
have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always
even unto the end
of the world.
Amen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Bold Attitude ~

Be of good courage,
have a bold attitude
ask God to give you
strength and fortitude.

For He wants to make,
your faith in Him strong
so you won’t be defeated
when problems come along.

Be of good courage,
let your mind be at rest
be confident in knowing
God’s has for you His best.

For He wants you to live,
in a victorious way
then with grace you can face
the worries of each day.

Be of good courage,
be bold and and be brave
trust the Lord Himself . .
from your troubles will save!

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Psalms 31:24

“Be strong and good courage,
and he shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the Lord. “

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Ray’s Of Glory ~

Rays of glory,
hope’s eternal beam
open up my eyes
to new things not seen.

A new heart,
a new birth
a new heaven
a new earth.

Showers of mercy,
hope’s melody
open up my ears
to things heavenly.

A bliss eternal,
a peace ceaseless
a joy unyielding
a completeness.

Glory shines down,
mercy breaks through
giving my hope . . .
a new glorious view!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Shaken I’ll Not Be ~

I will not be shaken,
nothing can rattle me
Lord, I will let no man
sway me away from Thee.

I will not tremble,
what is there to fear
even when I’m alone
You are always near.

I will not be moved,
I will not go astray
for, my love for You
I will never betray.

I will not waiver,
on the Rock I will stand
for I know my salvation
He holds in His hands.

I will not be shaken,
nothing can move me
from the faith and hope
I’ve found Lord in Thee!

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Psalm 62:1-2

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.
“He only is my rock and my
salvation; he is my defence;
I shall not be greatly moved.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fear’s Repellent ~

The perfect love of God,
fear drives back
it gives believers . . .
the faith they lack.

It removes all doubt,
thwarts uncertainty
it gives us assurance . . .
of heaven’s eternity.

The perfect love of God,
knows no dread
it makes believers . . .
in Him instead.

It holds no torment,
no trepidation
it gives us certainty
of our salvation.

The perfect love of God,
is fear’s repellent
it makes believers . . .
out of those repentant!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth
out fear: because fear
hath torment. He that
feareth is not made
perfect in love.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


An Upward Look ~

An upward look,
will save you
bring heaven
right into view.

Just one glace,
at Jesus alone
for your sins
to be atoned.

A vertical glimpse,
into the Light
will bring His glory
into your sight.

Just one peek,
at His undying grace
so by faith His love
you may embrace.

An upward look,
a turn of your eyes
a repentant heart . . .
a lost soul’s cries!

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Luke 5:32

I came not to call
the righteous,
but sinners to
repentance.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


New Things God Wants To Do ~

New things in you,
God wants to do . . .
a true believer He wants
to make out of you.

He wants to take you,
where peaceful waters flow
so into eternity . . .
with Him you will go.

New things in you,
God wants to perform
so to His ways
you’ll want to conform.

Out of this world,
He wants to take you
so white, pearly gates
you may enter through.

New things in you,
God wants to do . . .
so onto streets of gold
with Him you’ll walk too!

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Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not the
former things, neither
consider the things of old

Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in
the wilderness, and rivers
in the desert.

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve gates were
twelve pearls: every several
gate was of one pearl:
and the street of the city
was pure gold, as it were
transparent glass.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~