Tag Archives: Salvation

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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
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 ~


The Breadth Of God’s Grace ~

Do you know the breadth,
of God’s love for you
do you know the magnitude
of what Jesus went through?

Have you considered,
the scope of God’s grace
has your heart fully . . .
the richness of it embraced?

Do you comprehend,
how it’s all-encompassing
can your mind appreciate
just how far it’s reaching?

Have you considered,
the awe of it’s broadness
has your soul grasped onto . . .
the scale of it vastness?

Do you ever consider,
can you really comprehend . . .
the depth of God’s love
and how faraway it extends?

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Ephesians 3:18 -19

May be able to comprehend
with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all the
fulness of God.

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

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any
man should boast.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Amazing Grace ~

It’s a thing of beauty,
a thing of hope and love
it’s a thing of wonder
this grace from God above.

It’s a thing of strength,
when we’re feeling faint
it’s a thing of confidence
it’s our spiritual restraint.

It’s a thing we should seek,
something we must grow
it’s a thing for us to share
with every one we know.

It’s a thing of praise,
a thing to adore
it’s an amazing thing
a gift we can’t ignore.

This grace covers our past,
our today, our future
this grace we all need . . .
to cultivate and nurture!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be
glory both now and
for ever. Amen.

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:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Thirst & Hunger ~

I hunger for the truth,
like a lion I search all day
for God’s provisions
to uphold me on my way.

I get down on my knees,
seek to find His face
I ask Him to sustain me
in the bounty of His grace.

I thirst for His wisdom,
like a deer I pant all day
for God to encourage me
along the narrow way.

I desire to know His will,
to be in His love sated
so the joy of my salvation
will keep me forever elated.

I hunger for the truth,
after wisdom I do thirst
I pray God will fill me . . .
with faith until I burst!

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Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those
who hunger and thirst
for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Rubbish or Not ~

To some the Word of God,
is nothing but rubbish
they think it is ludicrous
and consider it foolish.

But we who have ears,
think it is full of power
for we understand satan
is out to devour.

To some Jesus was a man,
but, just a carpenter
they don’t see the cross
as a harbinger.

But, we who have eyes,
see the cross as a signal
for we know in His death
we now have life eternal.

To some the Word of God,
is nothing but useless tripe . . .
but, we who have ears and eyes
know we’re healed by each stripe!

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1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Renewed Daily ~


Each day I’m being renewed,
in the recess of my mind
as I find in my Bible
blessings of every kind.

As my faith is restored,
my trust in God improves
I can see through my life
how the Holy Spirit moves.

A new man in me He makes,
as I put off the former things
my strength is refreshed
as I grow my eagle wings.

A clean heart He bestows,
His spirit now lives in me
the joy of my salvation
I want every one to see.

Though my body is perishing,
I’m being renewed day by day
and the inward man is rejoicing
singing hallelujah and hooray!

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2 Corinthians 4:16

““For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man
perish,yet the inward man is
renewed day by day.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Beware, My Friend, Beware~

There is a battle brewing,
we need to be clear-headed
we must fix our minds on Jesus
so by fear we’re not tormented.

Our adversary is like a lion,
he is looking to devour
our faith and trust in God
by zapping us of our power.

He’s roaming all-around,
he’s as hungry and he is fierce
he is a greedy pursuer
looking for souls he can pierce.

He is filling our minds with lies,
for he is the grand accuser
he is aiming at our hearts
for he is the great seducer.

He is malicious in his pursuit,
he stalks us night and day
he is restless in his hounding
he lets nothing get in his way.

Our purser is the devil himself,
and to him we must be aware . . .
we must be vigilant and sober
so beware, my friend. beware!

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1 Peter 5:8

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

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

King James Version
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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Here I AM ~

Here I AM,
looking out for you
counting your every step
guiding you all the way
each and every day.

Here I AM,
feeling all your hurt
healing all your pain
taking away the sting
shielding you with My wing.

Here I AM,
always besides you
never leaving, never parting
for I AM always here
I AM forever near.

Here I AM,
seeing you worry
giving you My peace
watching your concern
bringing you new hope
helping you to cope.

So, if you ever wonder,
where I can be found
all you have to do
is take a look around . . .
For I AM here!

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Exodus 3:14

“And God said to Moses,
“I AM WHO I AM.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
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 ~


Nothing Can Move Me ~

Nothing can move me,
no gale can blow me away
no storm can overtake me . . .
or cause me to go astray.

No cloud is too menacing,
no tempest can take me down
no burst of wind can take
the faith in Jesus I’ve found.

No downpour can blind side me,
no squall is too big of a deluge
no turbulence can carry me off
for, Jesus is my Rock and Refuge.

No lightning or thunder strike,
no bolt can knock me to the ground
no cloudburst is so overwhelming
that in Jesus I can’t rebound.

Nothing can move me,
no storm, no gale, no bolt, no gust
will take from me the faith I have
for, with my life it’s Jesus I trust!

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Psalm 16:8

“I have set the Lord always before me:
because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If Today You Would Hear ~

Today if you would hear,
if your ears you’d open
you will hear the truth
be told and spoken.

For God will speak,
right to your heart
closing the chasm
keeping you apart.

Today if you would listen,
you’d will be able to hear
Jesus calling you
to come close and near.

For He wants you to know,
for your sin’s He died
how He is waiting for you
with arms stretched out wide.

Today if you would hear,
what God has to say . . .
you will discover the Truth
to the new Life and Way!

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John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again
unto them, saying, I am
the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall
not walk in darkness, but
shall have the light of life.

King James Version
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Copyright 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.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka


Earthly Treasures ~

I once set my sights,
on worldly things . . .
hoping true happiness
to me they would bring.

But, they soon corroded,
and all turned into rust
that is why it’s only God
in whom I put my trust.

I once relied on people,
to bring me pleasure
but they couldn’t convey
love I could treasure.

For, too often my bubble,
they would only bust
tis why it is in God
I have come to trust.

I once put my trust,
in people and things
but, now I look to God . . .
for the joy salvation brings!

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Matthew 6:20

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves do not
break through nor steal:

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Taste Of God ~

I have had a taste of God,
and all of His goodness
I have sipped from His cup
of truth and righteousness.

It left me with no appetite,
for the world or its ways
it has given me hope . . .
for peaceful, joyful days.

I have had a taste of God,
His kindness I now savor
for I have found in Him
my Lord and my Savior.

It left me with no craving,
for the world and its lust
it has given me the faith . . .
to put in Him my trust.

I have had a taste of God,
now my thirst is fully satisfied
my hunger pains are no more
once my heart, Jesus occupied!

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Psalm 34:8

O taste and see
that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Early Morning Praise ~

Early in the morning,
before the sun is ablaze
give a shout of pure joy
a song of heartfelt praise.

Make a sweet melody,
show God your gratitude
sing out your praises
with a joyful attitude.

Early in the morning,
as the sun begins to rise
remember God’s kindness
as He lightens up the skies.

Clap your hands together,
lift your arms in praise
give your day to the Lord
thanking Him for His ways.

While the dew is still set,
on the morning lawn
while the house is yet dark
before it becomes dawn.

Show your thankfulness,
to the Lord up above
lift up your heart-song
praising Him for His love.

When your day is finally over,
as the sun dims its blazing light
thank God for His faithfulness
all though the starry night!

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Psalm 92:1-2

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
and to sing praises to Your name, O Most
 High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the
morning, and Your faithfulness every night.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Man’s Heart of Stone ~

Man has a heart of stone,
for God there’s no desire
the Bible is meaningless
not a word does it inspire.

But Jesus can remove,
the stiffness and hardness
till it is a heart of flesh
resembling His likeness.

Man is dead in sin,
lives in utter darkness
sees no need for God . . .
due to his heart’s roughness.

But Jesus can fill,
every heart with His light
if only man would stop
and ask Him for new sight.

Man’s heart is granite like,
it is as cold as stone
but God can carve it . . .
into one of His own!

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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 2021
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.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


What Can Man Do To Me ~

What can man do to me,
what of mine can he control
he may take my livelihood
but, never, ever my soul.

He may knock me down,
spit right into my face
but, he can never shame me
out of my faith in grace.

What can man say to me,
what hateful things can he state
he can take away my freedoms
but, never, ever my eternal fate.

He may chase after me,
with a disgust that could kill
but, he can never stop me
from remaining in God’s will.

What can man do to me,
what can he ever, ever say . . .
to make me stop believing
Jesus is the Life, Truth and Way!

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Psalm 118:6

The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Springs Forth ~

Faith springs from the heart,
as mercy falls from above
the earth becomes enriched
by the grace of Jesus’ love.

Hope dwells internally,
the seed has been planted
all who willing come to Jesus
eternal salvation is granted.

Truth descends from heaven,
peace to earth Jesus brings
the world opens up its arm
to receive its King of Kings.

Righteousness sprinkles down,
on a land parched and dry
the God of all creation hears
His creature’s thirsty cry.

Faithfulness springs forward,
the earth receives a new start
mercy and truth have kissed . . .
warming the coldest of hearts!

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Psalm 85.10-12

Mercy and truth are met
together; righteousness
and peace have kissed
each other.

Truth shall spring out
of the earth; and
righteousness shall
look down from heaven.

Yea, the Lord shall give
that which is good; and
our land shall yield
her increase.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~01.20.21~


God Is Always Searching ~

God is always moving,
looking all around . . .
looking to find hearts
He can turn around.

He’s on the look out,
searching far and wide
from His eyes no one
can run away or hide.

God is always active,
looking here and there
looking to find hearts
to give Him their care.

He is on the watch,
be it night or day
to lead back hearts
that have gone astray.

God is always exploring,
searching and pursuing
for the hearts and minds
in need of His renewing!

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1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord
are over the righteous,
and his ears are open
unto their prayers:
but the face of the Lord
is against them that do evil.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Age Of Aggression ~

We are living in,
the age of aggression
a time God’s faithful
are facing rejection.

It’s a era of change,
a time of redirection
to the Life and Truth
a loss of connection.

It’s a movement,
without any reflection
on seeking God’s face
or His protection.

It’s a period of shifting,
from God a secession
a hateful rebellion
full of provocation.

We are living in,
the age of oppression . . .
but, we who have faith
won’t fall into depression!

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Job 34:37

For he addeth rebellion
unto his sin, he clappeth
his hands among us,
and multiplieth his
words against God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


What More Do I Need ~

The Lord is my Shepherd,
what more do I need . . .
whenever I am hungry
on His Word I feed.

He renews my spirit,
my soul He repairs
sends me into the world
knowing I’ll be prepared.

The Lord is my Shepherd,
I trust Him to guide . . .
and give me the strength
to keep up with His stride.

Through times are troubled,
I have nothing to fear
for I know my Lord
will always be near.

The Lord is my Shepherd,
I have all that I need . . .
He steady’s my feet
so to His ways I’ll heed.

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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 ~


Where Grace Abounds ~

Where grace abounds,
salvation springs . . .
where salvation prevails
more grace it brings.

Where grace expands,
hope flourishes
where hope teems
more grace nourishes.

Where grace thrives,
righteousness expands
where virtue grows
more grace demands.

Where grace permeates.
trust infiltrates
where trust exists
more grace penetrates.

Where grace abounds,
more grace is given
where Jesus is found . . .
more grace is taken.

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John 1:16

And of his fullness
have all we received,
and grace for grace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~01.02.21~

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