Tag Archives: Repentance of our Sins

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 a 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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Copyright 2021
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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Copyright 2021
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,

King James Version
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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
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 ~


Good Morning Quote ~06.29.20~


Good Morning Quote ~06.26.20~


Afternoon Ponderings~10.08.19


Afternoon Ponderings~07.25.19~


Sticky Note From God ~03.17.19~


A Warning ~

Don’t be fooled,
though saved by grace
to these truths . . .
we must embrace.

Do not go down the road,
of sexual temptation
rather to immorality
have no association.

Don’t continue to sin,
or stay on the wide way
rather confess and repent
right now without delay.

Do not drift or fall back,
into godless living
rather into righteousness
keep yourself pressing.

Don’t fall victim,
to satan’s attacks
rather flee for your life . . .
and don’t look back!

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Titus 2:11-12

“For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men,

Teaching us that, denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly,
in this present world;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s The Zeal ~

Where’s the zeal,
where did it go . . .
where’s the burning desire
the narrow way to show?

Where’s the zest,
where’s the utterance
why do we now have
for sin tolerance?

Where’s the willingness,
where’s the dedication
where’s the readiness to lead
others to true salvation?

Where’s the eagerness,
where’s the thirst
why is the word sin
now on the blacklist?

Where’s the salt and light,
where did they go . . .
why has repentance
hit a new low!

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1 Timothy 4:1

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times some shall
depart from the faith, giving heed
to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~02.16.18~


Scripture Mutations ~

Scripture Mutaltion ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I hear about God’s love,
and tolerance
I hear about wealth
and being prosperous.

But, what I don’t hear,
theses days any more . . .
is the repentance of sin
lest it cause an uproar.

I hear about God’s love,
and stewardship
I hear about the greed
among the leadership.

But what I don’t hear,
is about sin’s liberation
for the Scriptures now have
too many mutations.

I hear all about God’s love,
but never about His wrath
for few preachers these days . . .
want to go down this path!

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Matthew 15:9

“But in vain they do worship me,
teaching for doctrines
the commandments of men.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Take Back Your Joy ~

Lord, give back Your joy,
to those stumbling . . .
let them feel Your love
once again humbling.

Reignite in them the hope,
when they first meet You
let again Your saving light
in their life’s break through.

Let their repentant heart,
once again feel Your calm
let the joy of being saved
be again their soothing balm.

Restore in them the trust,
as when You they first accepted
renew Your mercy and grace
so again You’ll be connected.

Lord, let the contrite take back,
the joy of their salvation . . .
return unto them their state
of everlasting elation!

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Psalm 51:12

“Restore unto me the joy
of thy salvation; and uphold
me with thy free spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 10.05.17


Don’t Be a Sellout ~

You can tell God you’re sorry,
ask Him for forgiveness . . .
but, without true repentance
sin, still will be your weakness.

You can try to conquer sin,
but, it is impossible to do
unless you have the Holy Spirit
and His power helping you.

You can beg and you can plea,
for your sins to be forgiven
but, without turning from them
to sin, you’ll still be driven.

You can try to stay away,
from all evil and wickedness
but, without the Light in your life
you’ll still be drawn to the darkness.

You can cry, you can weep,
over your besetting sin
but, without true remorse
over them you’ll never win.

You can try to keep sin at bay,
you can try to cut it out . . .
but, without true repentance
to sin you will still sellout!

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Luke 5:32

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In The Lord’s House ~

In the my Father’s house,
I’m going to forever dwell
there is no way . . .
I’m willing to go to hell.

For, my sins I’ve confess,
repented and turned from
by grace through faith is how
I’ll enter His kingdom.

In Your house Lord,
is where I want to be
so, for the rest of my days
I’ll faithfully follow Thee.

For, the world is full darkness,
but, You have brought me Light
Your mercy and goodness
are now always in my sight.

In the my Father’s house,
I’m going to live forever
oh, how I cannot wait . . .
for us to be together!

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Psalm 23:6

“Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days
of my life: and I will dwell
in the house of the Lord for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sin is Still Sin ~

Oh, my worldly friends,
don’t you be deceived
the meaning of sin
is often misconceived.

Sin is still sin,
no matter what some may say
changes to the Word of God
won’t stand up on judgment day.

Sin is still dark and evil,
it’s full of greed and pride
don’t you believe for a minute
sin from God you can hide.

Sin is still vile and wicked,
it’s coveting and lusting
and in the eyes of God  . . .
all of it to Him is disgusting.

Repentance is,
what you need to do
so Jesus from your sin
can forgive and free you.

So, my worldly friends,
repent and sin no more
lest with satan your soul . . .
will till the end, be at war!

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Matthew 4:17

“From that time
Jesus began to preach,
and to say,
Repent:
for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 07.02.17


The Heart that Cries ~

The heart cries,
from deep within
with the tears of joy
from the shame of sin.

It knows to God,
it deserves nothing
but, has found now
He is its everything.

The heart weeps,
deep from the soul
with tears of joy
God now consoles.

It recognizes,
the need for God’s favor
sees His mercy through
the grace of a Savior.

For, the heart mournful,
over its evil sins . . .
is the heart that Jesus
saves and wins!

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2 Corinthians 7:10

“For godly sorrow
worketh repentance
to salvation
not to be repented of:
but the sorrow of the
world worketh death.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When You Walk in The Light ~

There’s a lot of temptation,
that we must daily fight
there is a lot of confessing
when you walk in the light.

There’s a lot of acknowledging,
the sinfulness we daily fight
there is a lot of repenting
when you walk in the light.

There’s a lot of recognizing,
the evil we daily fight
there is a lot of conviction
when you walk in the light.

There’s a lot of fessing up.
to  the vices we daily fight
there is a lot to let go of
when you walk in the light.

There’s a lot of temptation,
that we must daily fight
there is true repentance
when you walk in the light!

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1 John 1:7-9

“But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ
his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Microscope of Grace ~

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Under the microscope of grace,
God sees our imperfection
and we must be willing to open . . .
up our hearts for His inspection.

Through the lens of His mercy,
He can spot our hidden sin
and we must let Him search
the crevices within.

His light will focus in on,
the darkness still inside
and we must realize from Him
there’s nothing we can hide.

With compassion and pity,
God sees us who we are
He can spot in a second
those close to Him or far.

God looks for His Son’s image,
to be reflected back at Him
and under grace’s microscope . . .
He sees through our secret sin!

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1 Corinthians 4:5
King James Version

“Therefore judge nothing
before the time,

until the Lord come,
who both will bring to light

the hidden things of darkness,
and will make manifest

the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every
man have praise of God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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