Tag Archives: Salvation

With All My Heart and Soul ~

I shall love the Lord,
with every part of my soul
my mind on Him will dwell
so my heart He can control.

I shall seek the Lord,
His mercy will be my guide
with all my heart and soul
in His Word I will abide.

I shall trust the Lord,
I will search until I find
His peace filling up . . .
both my heart and mind.

I shall follow the Lord,
wherever He takes me
I will with all of my soul
believe in what I can’t see.

I shall love the Lord,
with all of my power
with all of my might
my every waking hour!

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Deuteronomy 6:5

“And thou shalt love
the Lord thy God with
all thine heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might.”

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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 ~

 


My New Heart ~

My heart,
God’s hands
my love
He commands.

My time,
God’s ways
my fruit
He weighs.

My soul,
God’s grace
my sin
He erased.

My hope,
God’s plan
my trust
He can.

My faith,
God’s aid
my life
Jesus saved!

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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. 

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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 ~


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 ~


Praying Ceaselessly ~

You need to be praying,
without ever stopping
because your enemy
is always out shopping.

Shopping for more souls,
he can trick and deceive
looking to destroy
how you trust and believe.

You need to hold fast,
for you are at war
and your enemy knows
always where you are.

He see inside your heart,
looks into your mind
to see if there’s doubt
in them for him to find.

You need to be on the alert,
your enemy is always preying
that why you need to be . . .
to Jesus ceaselessly praying!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

1 Peter 5.8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Only Takes One-Step ~

It only takes one-step,
to follow in Jesus shoes
it just takes one heart . . .
to spread the Good News.

It only takes one word,
to set a soul afire
it just takes one flame
for your faith to inspire.

It only takes one voice,
to make up God’s choir
it just takes one mind
to become a Gospel crier.

It only takes one Christian,
to make a real difference
it just takes one believer
willing to go the distance.

It only takes one-step,
to start up a revival
it just takes one follower . . .
for an awakening to spiral!

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Acts 1:8

But ye shall receive power,
after that the Holy Ghost is
come upon you: and ye shall
be witnesses unto me both
in Jerusalem, and in all
Judaea, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost
part of the earth.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Less Of Me Lord~

More of You Lord, more of You,
in all the things I say and do . . .
less of me Lord, less of me
so more like You I can be.

Lord, I give You all my doubts,
with them You can have my fear
take from me my worldliness
move me close and draw me near.

More of You Lord, more of You,
oh Dear Jesus, can’t You see . . .
I need You to take in me control
so there’s more of You and less of me.

Lord, I give You all my love,
take my heart, it’s all Yours too
let it be You in my reflection
turn me into that someone new.

More of You Lord, more of You,
in all the things I say and do . . .
I need less of me Lord, less of me
so more like You I will finally be!

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Philippians 1:21

“For to me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.”

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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 ~


If Only We Would ~

If we the people of
the good old USA
would only be humble
before God and pray . . .

Then He would forgive us,
of our rebellion and sin
and bless once more
these States we live in.

If all we the people,
were to seek His face
confessing and repenting
of our sinful disgrace.

Then God would heal,
our divided land
and United under Him
we would again stand.

If we the people,
would pledge our trust
and see that God’s laws
are fair and just.

Then God would,
give us a new start
and restore to Him
our Nation’s heart.

If we the people,
of the USA
would only be humble
and to God pray . . .

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2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called
by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and
seek my face, and turn from
their wicked ways; then will
I hear from heaven, and will
forgive their sin, and will
heal their land.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to God be the Glory ~


Forget The Past ~

There are many things,
we need to forget . . .
lest our soul’s will become
besieged by regret.

We need to wash our sins,
in the blood of grace
we need after former things
no longer pursue or chase.

We need to put the past,
behind us once and for all
we need on our failures
to cease on them to recall.

We need to banish our pride,
into the wilderness
we need to claim in Jesus
His love and forgiveness.

There are many things,
God has forgotten about us
now in His mercy . . .
we need to learn to trust!

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Hebrews 8:12

For I will be merciful
to their unrighteousness,
and their sins and their
iniquities will I remember
no more.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Am Just A Vapor ~

I am just a vapor,
a puff of steam in the air
so, I give to the Lord
all on earth I have to bear.

I may be here today,
but tomorrow I might not be
so, I lay up my treasures
in a place I cannot see.

I know not His will,
for the days of my life
so, I give to the Lord
all of my daily strife.

God could have me live,
to a hundred or more
but, then again tomorrow
I could be at heaven’s door.

I am just a vapor,
my days are in His hands
so, I rest in the comfort
of His eternal plans!

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James 4:14

“Whereas ye know not
what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life?
It is even a vapour,
that appeareth for
a little time,
and then vanisheth away.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Water’s Healing~

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
where the sorrows of life
makes us beg for relief.

The hurting soul can’t calm,
or remove its own heartbreak
it needs the healing touch
of the One who won’t forsake.

We thirst for water’s healing,
a peaceful resting place
where we can forget the pain
that’s so unbearable to face.

The grieving soul can’t let go,
nor cause the ache to part
only God can relieve . . .
the throbbing in its heart.

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
and only Jesus can bring
the anguished soul true relief!

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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 ~


Despisers Of Truth ~

You can talk until,
you’re blue in the face
but, some don’t want
to hear about grace.

You can tell them about,
God and His mercy and love
but, they still won’t believe
in His kingdom above.

You can speak your mind,
all that you want
but, their transgressions
will not their soul’s haunt.

You can tell them Jesus,
died for their sin
but, their lives they won’t
ever give over to Him.

You can talk until,
your face turns blue . . .
but, for some Jesus we know
will still despise You!

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Acts 13:41

Behold, ye despisers, and wonder,
and perish: for I work a work in
your days, a work which ye shall
in no wise believe, though a
man declare it unto you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Given Peace ~

God gave me peace,
when I had nearly none . . .
He gave it to me
through His beloved Son.

Once I accepted,
Jesus as my Savior
my heart became full
of His grace and favor.

God gave me hope,
when I had mostly nothing . . .
He gave me faith
filled with truthful trusting.

Once I received,
His gift of salvation
I knew right then
I was a new creation.

God gave me peace,
when the old things passed
He gave me hope
with a belief steadfast!

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2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now the Lord of peace himself
give you peace always by all means.
The Lord be with you all.

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 ~


Merge ~

Lord, show me Your will,
keep me on the right course
teach me to trust You
as my navigation source.

Lead me in Your truth,
guide me all my days
give me Your direction
in all of my ways.

Instruct me to wait,
until Your ready for me
grant me Thy patience
till it’s Your will I see.

Train me to follow,
after Your every deed
offer me Your wisdom
to see You’re all I need.

Enlighten my soul,
to Your every urge . . .
keep me in Your sight
until our paths merge!

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Psalm 25:4-5

“Shew me thy ways,
O Lord; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

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Will Your Faith Remain ~

Will your faith remain,
or will it be shaken
will it be asleep
or in Jesus awaken?

Will your trust stay,
on the vine abiding
or will it be found
on it to be dying?

Will your hope be,
eternal and everlasting
or will it be without
truth and understanding?

Will your belief hold,
or will it be moved
will the Word of God
still need to be proved?

Will your faith remain,
or will it be upended
will it be on Jesus . . .
your salvation is depended?

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Hebrews 12:26-27

Whose voice then shook the earth:
but now he hath promised, saying,
Yet once more I shake not the
earth only, but also heaven.

And this word, Yet once more, signifieth
the removing of those things that are
shaken, as of things that are made,
that those things which cannot be
shaken may remain.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Shepherd Speaks ~

My Shepherd speaks,
unto my weary heart
so His love into it
He can impart.

He beckons me,
to rest and know
not to worry
but, to just let go.

He says my name,
so I can hear
the words I long
“I’m always here.”

He reassures,
my every doubt
to trust in Him
to work things out.

My Shepherd speaks,
His voice I know . . .
I follow it because
the way He’ll show.

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John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:

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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.”

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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 ~06.06.21~


Intercessory Prayer ~

Intercessory prayers,
where would we be without them
for there’s healing and hope
in each beseeching gem.

Petitioning God,
holding others up in prayer
praying with thanksgiving
God to take away the despair.

Pleading hearts,
asking for God’s speed
to come to His saints aid
to help with their need.

Imploring souls,
requisitions for sickness
entreating Jesus to heal
by His stripes their illness.

Begging minds,
requesting mercy’s relief
for the deeply distraught
those sickened by grief.

Intercessory prayers,
even when we can’t speak
His Spirit intercedes . . .
when we’re too weary or weak!

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Romans 8:26

 ”Likewise the Spirit also
helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we
should pray for as we ought:
but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us
with groanings which
cannot be uttered.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Trust Jesus ~

When we’re in the dark,
Jesus sends us His light
when we’re in a battle
He’s there to help us fight.

When we are weak,
Jesus sends us assurance
when we are faint
He gives us endurance.

When we are alone,
Jesus draws us near
when we are frightened
He takes away our fear.

When we are worried,
Jesus makes us still
when we are unsure
He shows us His will.

When we’re loved as much,
as Jesus loves us . . .
it’s so very easy
in Him to just trust!

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Psalm 56:3

“What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is My Shepherd

Jesus is my Shepherd,
His voice I do hear . . .
I follow It so to Him
I can stay close and near.

I listen for Him to tell me,
where He wants me to go
then with confidence
I let Him the way show.

I take my cues from Him,
not to wander or to stray
for by His side is indeed
the safest place to stay.

I entrust Him with my life,
for He gave His own for me
my faith in Him goes beyond
all I can and cannot see.

Jesus is my Shepherd,
His voice I listen to . . .
right now He is telling me
He wants you, to hear Him too!

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John 10:27

“My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Word Of Life ~

The Word of Life,
has been with us
from the beginning
this we can trust.

Some with their eyes,
espied Him on their own
while others Himself
have not seen or known.

The World of Life,
walked among some
with the Good News
He was God’s only Son.

Some with their hands,
reached out and touched
while others His hem
never felt or brushed.

The Word of Life,
was and is not seen
but, life eternal . . .
is for all to glean!

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1 John 1:1-2

That which was from the beginning,
which we have heard, which we have
seen with our eyes, which we have
looked upon, and our hands
have handled, of the Word of life;

(For the life was manifested,
and we have seen it, and bear witness,
and shew unto you that eternal life,
which was with the Father, and
was manifested unto us;)

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 ~


~ 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 ~


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/


The Evidence Of Charity ~

Justified by faith,
the good works we do
when Jesus we follow
the Gospel of You.

From works of the law,
we are no longer bound
now that our salvation
in You we have found.

Justified by faith,
to produce good fruit
when in You, Lord
they grow and take root.

Then kindness will be,
out of our hearts flowing
as acts of mercy
we continue showing.

Justified by faith,
the evidence of . . .
good works of charity
because Jesus we love!

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James 2:14

What doth it profit, my brethren,
though a man say he hath faith,
and have not works?
can faith save him?

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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

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I Will Carry You ~

When you’re feeling over burdened,
and the answers are far and few
when your troubles are too heavy
I will carry you ~

When you’re feeling overwhelmed,
and you don’t know what to do
when your worries weigh you down
I will carry you ~

When your life becomes unraveled,
and your world seems askew
when you are at your wits end
I will carry you ~

When you’re tired and weary,
and you’ve no energy to get through
when you feel weak and faint
I will carry you ~

When your path becomes uncertain,
and yet, yesterday the way you knew
when your journey comes to an end . . .
it’s because I’ve carried you!

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Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is All I Need ~

All that I need, Jesus is it,
all that I was, He has seen
all of the pieces finally fit
for He is all I need.

All that I desire, He gives,
all that I want, He has got
all of my sins, He forgives
for He is all I need.

All that I am, He holds,
all that I can be, He knows
all of my life, He unfolds,
for He is all I need.

All that I must do, He has done,
all that I can do, is to believe
all of my hope, is in Jesus . . .
for He is all I need!

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Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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Proclaiming the good news of Jesus and His return

GODs Team! Be encouraged.

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You Think Too Much!

thoughts and sermons from Jeff Voegtlin

Generation 23:00

Bible prophecy and news headlines show we're in the last hour...

Carol J German

United in Love

Here I Am, Lord - - tqministries.com

"Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom of God."

Berkley Evangelistic Association

Spreading The Gospel Of Jesus Around The World

Feeling God's Pleasure

Reflections on life, family, ministry and my gospel journey

Clear the Murk

Helping Seekers & People of Faith Gain Clarity

Broken and Gracefully Loved

Women of Faith on a Christ-led Journey

Simply True

Short pieces on Christian Themes by Grant Thorpe