Tag Archives: Rest

No One Is Perfect ~

No one is perfect,
all have flaws
all need to obey
God’s ten laws.

All have sinned,
no one is undefiled
all need to be
by Jesus justified.

All have erred,
no one is pure
all need Jesus
their heart to cure.

All have wandered,
no one is yielding
all need Jesus
His Spirit’s sealing.

No one is perfect,
all have missed the mark
all would be without Jesus
left out in the dark!

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Romans 3:23

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Washed In The Blood ~

Jesus’ blood,
washed over me
now His love
has set me free.

Free from quilt,
free from blame
for, upon Himself
He took my shame.

Jesus’ blood,
flooded over me
flushing out sin’s
grit and debris.

At not a cost,
His grace I attained
now through faith
I’m no longer sin-stained.

Jesus’s blood,
washed over me
giving me a life . . .
now sin free!

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Revelation 1:5-6

“And from Jesus Christ,
who is the faithful witness,
and the first begotten
of the dead, and the prince
of the kings of the earth.
Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our
sins in his own blood,

And hath made us kings
and priests unto God
and his Father;
to him be glory
and dominion
for ever and ever.”
Amen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~08.28.18~


A Warm Summer Day ~

Give me a warm summer day,
a cool breeze on my face
and I’ll tell you all about . . .
my Father’s mercy and grace.

For when I’m basking in,
the warmth of His love
I find myself engulfed
in His peace from above.

Give me a long lazy day,
with nothing else to do
and I’ll tell you just how
Jesus making all things new.

For when I’m just chilling,
His favor consumes me
and all I can think about
are the things I can’t see.

Give me a warm summer day,
far from the heat of things
and I’ll tell you all about . . .
the hope my Savior brings!

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Song of Solomon 1:7

“Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth,
where thou feedest, where thou makest
thy flock to rest at noon:

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Walk By Faith ~

Walking by faith,
and not on feeling
will have us on . . .
our knees kneeling.

For when we see,
joy is a choice
whatever our care
we will rejoice.

Walking by faith,
and not on emotion
sets the Holy Spirit’s
power into motion.

For when we discover,
no matter our worry
His strength will give us
a thankful journey.

Walking by faith,
to know God’s will
cannot our praises
stop or still!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus, My Rock ~

Jesus, my Rock
my salvation, my refuge
with You there is peace
under worries deluge.

You are my strength,
when my own is spent
in You there’s safety
from all that torments.

My God, My Rock,
shield me from evil
protect me from
the world’s upheaval.

Be my earthly guide,
let me not fall prey
to satan’s deceitfulness
and his unrighteous way.

Jesus, My Rock,
on You I will depend
to keep me sheltered
until You come again!

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Psalm 62:7

“In God is my salvation
and my glory:
the rock of my strength,
and my refuge, is in God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Heart ~

A new heart,
is made of flesh
with Jesus’ own
it now does mesh.

It is confident,
its been forgiven
by faith its made
this decision.

A new spirit,
is one at rest
it’s one where grace
has truly blessed.

It’s filled with hope,
joy and elation
it knows Jesus
is its salvation.

A new heart and spirit,
God wants to give
so into our soul . . .
He can come and live!

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Ezekiel 36:26

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take
away the stony heart out of
your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Unclean Things ~

Unclean things,
evil thrills
follow own
not God’s will.

Need saving,
God’s pity
mercy, grace
& charity.

Unclean things,
scarred and bruised
their own souls
they’ve abused.

Lust and greed,
earthy pride
rags of filth
they can’t hide.

Like a leaf,
blown away
from the Truth
they still stray.

Unclean things,
made snow-white
if they could only
see the Light!

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Isaiah 64:6

“But we are all as an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are as
filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf;
and our iniquities, like the wind,
have taken us away.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah A Belka


It’s No Snap ~

It isn’t easy,
this being strong
it’s really hard
when all’s going wrong.

It isn’t a snap,
this having courage
it’s difficult
not getting discouraged.

It isn’t comfortable,
this waiting and waiting
it’s laborious
to keep from fainting.

It isn’t painless,
this being perfectly still
it’s grueling
finding out God’s will.

But those who take heart,
to God’s timing
on eagle’s wings
you’ll find soaring!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has His Best For You ~

God knows your needs,
He sees your desires
He knows when fear
inflames doubt’s fires.

God understands,
the conditions you’re under
He hears your thirst
He knows of your hunger.

God hears your pleas,
He listens to your cries
He knows you have
some unanswered why’s.

God understands,
the situation you’re in
He knows you need
to hear back from Him.

God has your best,
interests at heart
so wait and be still
until them He imparts!

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Philippians 4:19

“But my God shall supply
all your need according
to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Lost With Jesus ~

Lost in thought,
the Lord and me
so looking forward
to what I can’t see.

Knowing the peace,
passing understanding
keeps me for Him
eagerly awaiting.

Lost in reminiscing,
days without hope
wondering how
I ever did cope.

Thankful and grateful,
each and every day
my Father hears me
when ever I pray.

Lost in thought,
Jesus and me  . . .
oh, how behind closed doors
with Him, I love to be!

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Matthew 6:6

“But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut
thy door, pray to thy
Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth
in secret shall reward thee openly.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Night Sky ~

When I look out,
on the sky at night
I stand gaping . . .
at the starry sight.

I recall the days,
when I was young
and the many wishes
on them I made upon.

But, now when I see,
their starry twinkling
they have me on . . .
eternal life thinking.

Instead of wishing,
for things worldly
now my prayer is to see
gates white and pearly.

When I look out,
on the starry night
now I see my name
twinkling in their light!

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Psalm 147:4

“He telleth the number of the stars;
he calleth them all by their names.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~07.27.18~


Resting With My Father ~

Today I am resting,
alone with my Father
none of my worries
my soul will bother.

I am going to soak up,
the peace He imparts
I am going to let it fill
the whole of my heart.

Today I’m taking it,
with my Father easy
none of my troubles
will make me queasy.

I’m fixing my eyes,
on my treasure up above
where I’ll be surrounded
by the glory of His love.

Today I am relaxing,
with my Father all alone
I’m going to be resting
at the foot of His throne!

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Mark 6:31

“And he said unto them,
Come ye yourselves apart
into a desert place,
and rest a while:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~07.27.18~


Sticky Note to God ~07.27.18


Afternoon Ponderings~07.26.18~


Soaring On Eagle Wings ~

We all fly on,
broken wings
we all cry over
lost things.

We all fall,
into despair
we all think
no one cares.

We all lose,
our way
we all feel
not another day.

We all fight,
with unrest
we all try
to do our best.

But we who fly,
on eagle wings
can soar . . .
above these things!

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Isaiah 40:31

“But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with
wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessed Are Those Who Trust ~

Blessed are those,
whose trust is sure
who in the Lord
their faith’s secure.

They wait on the Lord,
they do not faint
they run the race
without complaint.

Blessed are those,
who are pure and meek
they know it’s God
they must first seek.

They are strong,
they are brave
they are known
by the way they behave.

Blessed are those,
whose hope is based
on their faith in Jesus
and His saving grace!

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Jeremiah 17:7-8

“Blessed is the man
who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.

But they that wait upon the
Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings
as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they
shall walk, and not faint.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


For Those Who Love God ~

For those who love God,
we know He is working
His purpose in our lives
for the good He’s preparing.

He uses our weary moans,
and our thankful sighs
He uses our lowest lows
and our highest highs.

For those who love God,
we know there’s a reason
we know He is working
in us in every season.

He uses the sunny days,
and long stormy nights
He uses the dark times
and the one shining bright.

For those who love God,
we know He has a purpose
for with a great price . . .
our lives He has purchased!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Heavenly Conversation ~

Today I decided,
to have a conversation
with God in heaven
about His expectations.

So I inquired of Him,
what He wanted from me
He responded simply with
believe in what you can’t see.

As we continued to converse,
I told Him about my fears
He said keep to trusting Him
for in heaven there’s no tears.

I asked Him how in paradise,
with Him I could forever be
He said by the grace of His Son
and the faith dwelling inside me.

Today God and I,
had an honest discussion
and to His kingdom . . .
He gave me the instructions!

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Philippians 3:20

“For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look
for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~07.22.18~


Look Not ~

 

Look not to the past,
don’t stop and turn your head
instead look to the future
with Jesus up ahead.

Don’t reminisce,
on that which is already done
rather let your heart
to Jesus be eternally drawn.

Look not to the past,
remember not your regrets
instead look to the future
and the soon coming events.

Don’t agonize,
over what once gave you pleasure
rather let your mind
dwell on your heavenly treasure.

Look not to the past,
don’t look to where you’ve been
instead look onto the cross . . .
and the washing of your sin!

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Philippians 3:13-14

“Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things
which are behind,
and reaching forth unto
those things which are before,

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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