Tag Archives: Repentance of our Sins

Afternoon Ponderings ~07.07.22~

Romans 12:2


Good Morning Quote ~07.07.22~


The Poor In Spirit ~

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
those with no self-esteem
those who know for their sins
only Jesus can redeem.

For they know they’re nothing,
without God’s mercy and favor
they believe He sent His Son
to be their Lord and Savior.

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
those who rely on God’s grace
for their spiritual short-comings
they’re willing to fully embrace.

Blessed are those who know,
just how badly they’re wretched
those who know for their salvation
to Jesus are wholly indebted.

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
who to sin are no longer a victim . . .
for they know they can do nothing
to enter into God’s kingdom!

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Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Something Wonderful ~

God takes broken things,
makes them beautiful . . .
He can make them for Him
functional and usable.

For when He mends,
the despair inside
all the regret and pain
has no place to reside.

God takes contrite hearts,
and makes them whole
He can turn the repentant
into a peaceful soul.

For when He takes,
the sorrow they feel
their lives He will begin
to restore and to heal.

God turns our brokenness,
into something wonderful
He takes our sin and shame
making us to Him ~ beautiful!

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Isaiah 61:3

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
to give unto them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning, the garment
of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of
righteousness, the planting of the Lord,
that he might be glorified.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Came To Seek ~

Jesus came to seek,
to look, to find
the lost souls
of all of mankind.

He came to call,
all to repentance
took upon Himself
their penitence.

Jesus came to save,
all who were lost
to bring them to God
no matter the cost.

He sought to find,
hearts willing
to be filled with
His indwelling.

Jesus came to seek,
He looked, He sought
all of mankind . . .
who sought Him not!

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Luke 19:10

For the Son of man is come
to seek and to save that
which was lost.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hidden Sin ~

Hidden sin separates,
it divides and conquerors
the blood of Jesus
it wastes and squanders.

It is toxic,
noxious and deadly
it keeps you living
in this world worldly.

Hidden sin destroys,
it ruins and it kills
it keeps you away
from doing God’s will.

It is deceptive,
corrupt and misleading
the more you conceal it
the more it keeps breeding.

Hidden sin is not really,
concealed from all eyes . . .
for there’s no way from God
can our sins we disguise!

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Psalm 19:12

Who can understand his errors?
cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Proverbs 28:13

He that covereth his sins
shall not prosper:
but whoso confesseth
and forsaketh them
shall have mercy.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~04.09.22~

Matthew 4:17


Why I am Hopeful ~

When others ask,
about the hope inside me
I tell them it’s from . . .
believing in what I can’t see.

They look at me puzzled,
til to them I explain . . .
how Jesus on my soul
left an invisible bloodstain.

I confess how He became,
my Lord and Savior
how His love for me is full
of mercy, grace and favor.

I tell them from my sins,
once I turned and repented
how Jesus’ very own Spirit
to me was presented.

And now He guides me,
each and every day
helping me to remain
on the narrow way.

My hope is set on,
the day in heaven I will be
and that is why I say . . .
I believe in what I can’t see!

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1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:
and be ready always to give an answer
to every man that asketh you a reason
of the hope that is in you
with meekness and fear:

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Deborah Ann Belka

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The Object of God’s Goodness ~

Lord as I reflect upon,
the love You have for me
I can’t help but to think . . .
without it where would I be.

For I know that I am,
the object of Your goodness
and I know I don’t deserve
Your mercy and kindness.

Lord, as I meditate upon,
the nature of Your Spirit
I can’t help but to see
Your grace I didn’t merit.

For I know that I am,
a first-class offender
tis why my heart and soul
to You I did surrender.

Lord, I know I’m a sinner,
deserving not of forgiveness
and I’m forever grateful . . .
You love me regardless!

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Psalm 103:10

He hath not dealt with us
after our sins; nor rewarded
us according to our iniquities.

Romans 2:4

Or despisest thou the riches
of his goodness and forbearance
and longsuffering; not knowing
that the goodness of God leadeth
thee to repentance?

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~02.11.22~


Sticky Note From God ~12.17.21~

Acts 3:19


God’s Call For Repentance ~

God’s given a call,
for all to repent . . .
He wants His mercy
everyone to accept.

He wants us to put,
away lust and greed
He wants us to know
He is all that we need.

God’s given a call,
for all to return . . .
He wants everyone’s
doubt and concern.

He want us to be,
with Him again one
He wants us to be back
in love with His Son.

God is giving a call,
to heal and restore . . .
so to the wayward ones
He left open the Door!

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Luke 15.24

For this my son was dead,
and is alive again; he was lost,
and is found. And they began
to be merry.

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock: if any man hear
my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will
sup with him, and he with me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.17.21~

1 John 1:9


Good Morning Quote ~11.21.21~


Afternoon Ponderings ~11.08.21~

1 Corinthians 6:9-10


There’s No Guarantee ~

Don’t put off til tomorrow,
what you can do today . . .
for if it does not arrive
you can’t meet God halfway.

You need to go to Him,
while you are still here
and your repentant cries
He will be able to hear.

Don’t put off til tomorrow,
for you have no guarantee
if in this sinful world . . .
you are still going to be.

You need to find God’s mercy,
while you still can
you need to give your life
to the Son of Man.

Don’t put off til tomorrow,
it just may be too late
come to Jesus now . . .
and enter the straight gate!

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Proverbs 27:1

Boast not thyself of to morrow;
for thou knowest not what
a day may bring forth.

Matthew 7:13

Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad
is the way, that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in thereat:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


What I Really Mean ~

When I say I’m born again,
I mean that God has changed me
from the inside out . . .
in ways you might not see.

When I tell you I’ve repented,
I mean to God I have turned back
from my old sinful ways . . .
that kept me off the narrow track.

When I speak to you of God’s mercy,
I’m saying it’s something I don’t deserve
it’s only out of His abundant goodness
that for me He had some on reserve.

When I talk about my faith in Jesus,
I’m telling you it’s all about His grace
for without the Holy Spirit’s power
I would have no strength for this race.

When I say I am a new creature,
what to you I am really saying
Jesus knew that the old one was . . .
worth Him dying for and saving!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~07.02.21~

Acts 3:19


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.02.21~

Mark 14:62 


A Purified Heart ~

A purified heart,
is a washed one
forgiven by God
cleansed by His Son.

It’s a penitent heart,
one once crimson
now as white as snow
with grace it glistens.

A purified heart,
is one renewed within
obedient to living
a life without sin.

It’s an anointed heart,
filled with the Spirit
one where pasts lusts
doesn’t go back to visit.

A purified heart,
is a heart blessed . . .
for its sins to God
it has confessed!

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Matthew 5:8

Blessed are
the pure in heart:
for they shall
see God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Eyes ~

We’re all sinners,
in God’s eyes . . .
we all have fallen
for satan’s lies.

But, we who repent,
are since redeemed
and from our sins
we are now cleaned.

We all have strayed,
on the narrow path
we all are headed
to knowing His wrath.

But, we who have faith,
in mercy and grace
His righteous judgment
will not have to face.

We all have fallen,
short of God’s glory
but Jesus came to put . . .
and end to that story!

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Romans 3:23

For all have sinned,
and come short of
the glory of God;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~06.06.21~

Hebrews 10:30


False Teachers ~

False teachers,
today can be heard
feeding heresies
to their sleepy herd.

Denying to the masses,
the need for repentance
making all feel safe
with their acceptance.

False teachers,
bringing destruction
misleading the sheep
with their deception.

Rejecting the Lord’s call,
to go and sin no more
allowing tolerance
to enter the True Door.

False teachers,
preaching every Sunday
no longer advocating . . .
just how narrow is the Way!

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2 Peter 2:1-2

But there were false prophets
also among the people, even
as there shall be false teachers
among you, who privily shall
bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the Lord that
bought them, and bring upon
themselves swift destruction.

And many shall follow their
pernicious ways; by reason
of whom the way of truth
shall be evil spoken of.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

Here is an excellent article and video on False Prophets from Wings of the Wind

https://chrisreimersblog.com/2021/05/25/i-did-not-send-these-prophets/


Got Me An Inheritance ~

I’ve got an inheritance,
that is enduring . . .
it is a permanent one
that is everlasting.

It will not rust or erode,
nor will it fade away
it is an assurance
to heaven a gateway.

I’ve got an inheritance,
that is indestructible
it is a resilient one
that is untouchable.

It will not corrode or rot,
nor will it disintegrate
it is worth more than gold
it will never de-valuate.

I’ve got an inheritance,
in heaven it’s reserved
and without Jesus
it’s one I don’t deserve!

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1 Peter 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
according to his abundant mercy
hath begotten us again unto a
lively hope by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you,

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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~04.06.21~

2 Peter 3:9


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.02.20~

Luke 33:3


If You Will Seek ~

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If to God you draw near,
He will hear your cry
if you confess your sins
your heart He’ll purify.

If you will seek His face,
He will hear your prayer
if you call on His name
your life He will repair.

If you return to God,
you will be restored
if with your whole heart
make Him again your Lord.

If you seek His presence,
His mercy will be found . . .
if your idols you’d remove
to Him you would be bond.

If you were to God,
draw once more near . . .
nothing in this world
would you again hold dear!

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James 4:8

Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord,
and he will have mercy upon him;
and to our God, for he will
abundantly pardon.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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 ~


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