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Good Morning Quote ~07.07.21~


Afternoon Ponderings ~06.17.21~

1 John 3:8


The Things I Have Seen ~

I have seen morality fade,
the withering of man’s ethics
I have seen people lives canceled
by the pundits and skeptics.

I have seen a government,
become by greed corrupt
I have seen the rage of hate
on city streets erupt.

I have seen earthy riches,
turn cold the heart of man
I have seen lawlessness
disperse across the land.

I have seen the propaganda,
the promoting of hypocrisy
I have seen the erosion
of freedom and democracy.

I have seen the falling away,
of those who once believed
I have seen how the children
by education are deceived.

I have seen the fruit plummet,
far from the True Vine
I have seen the Gospel truth
become dull and benign.

But what I have yet to see,
are all the things eternal
and I know till Jesus come
all I see now is temporal!

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2 Corinthians 4:18

While we look not at
the things which are seen,
but at the things which are
not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not
seen are eternal.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afraid Of The Dark ~

When I was young girl.
of the darkness I was afraid
my bed became for me
from danger a barricade.

I would pull the covers,
up over my head . . .
tremble beneath them
with fear and dread.

I imagined a boogie man,
was coming after me
though my own eyes
never once did it see.

My father would come,
quietly into my room . . .
to calm the anxiety
that over me loomed.

His words of assurance,
there is nothing to fear
reverberated right into
my frightened young ear.

Now that I am much older,
by man’s evilness I’m dismayed
but, now it’s God my Father . . .
telling me not to be afraid!

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Romans 1:29-32

Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy,
murder, debate, deceit,
malignity; whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of God,
despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things,
disobedient to parents,

Without understanding,
covenantbreakers, without
natural affection, implacable,
unmerciful:

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~01.27.21~

Ephesians 6:12-13


God’s Gift of Peace ~

God’s gift of peace,
brings the heart cheer
for it knows eternity
is drawing near.

Though we are flanked,
with disorder and strife
Jesus promised to us
His strength for this life.

God’s gift of Peace,
overcomes our fears
with the assurance
of no more pain or tears.

Through we’re entrenched,
with anguish and despair
Jesus promised one day
we’d meet Him in the air.

God’s gift of peace,
brings a calm joyfulness
for Jesus has overcome . . .
this world’s turbulence!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 16:33

These things I have
spoken unto you,
that in me ye might
have peace. In the world
ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.

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Sticky Note From God ~11.24.20~

Matthew 24:24


Holding On To The Truth ~

Jesus didn’t say to go in fear,
or to fret throughout our day
He didn’t say to sit and worry
or to follow the anxious way.

He didn’t say to pursue after,
what this world has to offer
He didn’t say to be conformed
or to be a faith scoffer.

He didn’t say He’d leave us,
or that we’d be all alone
He didn’t say He didn’t care
or be left ever on our own.

He didn’t say to be lustful,
or to have eyes like the greedy
He didn’t say we would lack
be deprived, poor, or needy.

But, satan loves to skew,
and turn Jesus’ words around . . .
so we must hold on to the truth
not the lies, he uses to confound!

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John 8:44b

When he speaketh a lie,
he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar,
and the father of it.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


What’s Wrong With People ~

Lord, what’s wrong with people,
wishing other’s dead . . .
who’s controlling the thoughts
going on in their head?

Why are they so full of hate,
disdain and antipathy
who’s is causing them to have
this bold lack of empathy?

Lord, what is wrong with people,
who have no compassion
who’s hardened their hearts
in this brazen fashion?

Why are they so unsympathetic,
hardhearted and unfeeling
who’s has a hold of their minds
that make them so uncaring?

Lord, what is wrong with people,
with nothing good to say . . . .
who’s keep them from finding
the Life, Truth and Way?

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil:
pride, and arrogancy, and the evil
way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should
shine unto them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~10.09.20~

1 John 3:8


Sticky Note From God ~08.08.20~

John 10:10


Born Into Rebellion ~

Born into rebellion,
rotten to the core
too evil to hear . . .
the knock on the door.

Rioting and destroying,
burning and stealing
too wicked to see . . .
the need for healing.

Prideful and lustful,
immoral and impure
too depraved to heed . . .
the call of a Savior.

Angry and destructive,
factious and divisive
too caught up being . . .
one of satan’s devices.

Born into rebellion,
bad to the bone
too rebellious to not . . .
cast the first stone!

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Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest,
which are these; Adultery, fornication,
uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath,
strife, seditions, heresies,

Envyings, murders, drunkenness,
revellings, and such like:
of the which I tell you before,
as I have also told you in time past,
that they which do such things
shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Signs Of The Times ~

Signs of the times,
everywhere you look
all once foretold . . .
in the Good Book.

Rebellion rampant,
morality unbridled
unbelievers in God
defiance entitled.

Seductive beguilers,
lovers of gratification
lust and sin loaded
reeking of corruption.

Hatred unrestrained,
ingrates thankless
pleasure seekers
unruly and godless.

Signs of the times,
love for pleasures worsening
all because satan . . .
is evil and deceiving!

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2 Timothy 3:1-13

This know also, that in
the last days perilous
times shall come.

For men shall be lovers
of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers
of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures
more than lovers of God;

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Truly Loathsome~

All we humans,
are truly loathsome
we are all to God . . .
far from wholesome.

But, we who repent,
have been forgiven
and to evil we are . . .
no longer driven.

We are all wicked,
utterly revolting
we are all to God
wrath provoking.

But, we who confess,
our every transgression
are no longer filled
with sin’s obsession.

All we humans,
are detestable beings
but, we who love Jesus . . .
in heaven we’ll be seeing!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ezekiel 20:43

And there shall ye remember your ways,
and all your doings, wherein ye have
been defiled; and ye shall lothe
yourselves in your own sight for
all your evils that ye have committed.

Acts 3:19

Repent ye therefore, and be converted,
that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall
come from the presence of the Lord.

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The Bluster of Fluster ~

Some times my joy,
I need to muster . . .
whenever I’m feeling
the bluster of fluster.

For, I can get so caught up,
in the world’s fallen state
that my eternal happiness
from me it starts to shake.

Sometimes my hope,
I need to summon . . .
as I start to feel
downcast and sullen.

For, I can see the darkness,
overshadowing the Light
that my eternal peace
is hard to keep in sight.

Sometimes my faith,
I need to boost and buoy . . .
and so my thoughts, Lord
I just turn over to You!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things
are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things
are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

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Worthy ~

Sometimes we don’t feel,
we are worthy of . . .
God’s mercy and favor
let alone His gift of love.

But, that is just a lie,
satan likes to tell . . .
for he wants to drag us
straight with him into hell.

Sometimes we don’t feel,
we are deserving of . . .
Jesus’ saving grace
let alone His undying love.

But, that is just the devil,
trying to get into us . . .
for, he is out to destroy
in God our faith and trust.

Sometimes satan will,
unsettle us with worry
but, we must believe . . .
to God we are worthy!

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1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you:
but ye are washed, but ye
are sanctified, but ye are
justified in the name of
the Lord Jesus, and by the
Spirit of our God.

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I fear, lest by any means,
as the serpent beguiled Eve
through his subtilty,
so your minds should be
corrupted from the
simplicity that is in Christ.

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Santa’s List ~

It’s not santa’s list,
I am concerned about
for he doesn’t hold
with me any clout.

I’m more mindful,
with my name being
listed in the book
God is keeping.

It’s not santa checking,
if I’m nice or naughty
for he is regardless . . .
always happy and jolly.

I’m more concerned with,
any sin I’ve got hidden
so I can repent now . . .
and for them be forgiven.

I don’t really care,
what santa may think
for I know God . . .
at sin doesn’t wink!

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Revelation 20:15

And whosoever was not found
written in the book of life was
cast into the lake of fire.

Acts 17:30

And the times of this ignorance
God winked at; but now commandeth
all men every where to repent:

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From The Get-Go ~

From the beginning,
God loved His creation
it brought to His heart
pure joy and elation.

But, then one evil day,
satan into it entered in
introducing to man
temptation and sin.

From the get-go,
man always had a choice
to walk with God
or listen to satan’s voice.

But man chose to follow,
the ways of the devil
bringing grief to God’s heart
on every single level.

From the beginning,
God knew the mind of man
so He gave His only Son . . .
to fulfill salvation’s plan!

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Genesis 3:2-4

And the woman said unto the serpent,
We may eat of the fruit of the trees
of the garden:

But of the fruit of the tree which is
in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it,
neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

And the serpent said unto the woman,
Ye shall not surely die:

Genesis 6:6

And it repented the Lord
that he had made man on
the earth, and it grieved
him at his heart.

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How Much Longer God ~

Sometimes the reality,
of a world gone haywire
takes away all my joy
in the hairs of its crossfire.

For with all the evil I see,
and all the horror I hear
all I can do is ask . . .
why Jesus, aren’t You here?

Sometimes the truth,
of a world gone amok
takes away my peace
leaving me awestruck.

For with all the tragedy,
the death and the disasters
I can’t help but to wonder . . .
why Lord, can’t You come faster?

Sometimes the horror,
of a world gone roughshod
I can’t help but to ask . . .
how much longer, oh my God!

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Psalm 10:1

Why standest thou afar off,
O Lord?
why hidest thou thyself
in times of trouble?

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Deborah Ann Belka


This Fight Is Yours Lord ~

Lord, this fight is Yours,
I give the conflict to You
for I am not sure . . .
what with it I should do.

The opposition,
is way too aggressive
outright obstinate
overtly progressive.

Lord, this contest is Yours,
I need You to take charge
the battleground for me
is just way too large.

The conflict that I am in,
is too overwhelming
my opponents are many
and oh, so unrelenting.

Lord this fight is Yours,
come save me . . .
from satan’s arrogance
and his prideful army!

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Deuteronomy 20:4

For the Lord your God is he that
goeth with you, to fight for you
against your enemies, to save you.

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A Penitent Soul ~

Once you repent,
fruit you will bear
for all of your sins
will be laid out bare.

For a contrite heart,
will forsake all evil
follow no longer
the ways of the devil.

Once you profess,
you are a sinner
worldly conforming
no longer will hinder.

For a penitent soul,
desires no more
of what the world
has for it in store.

Once you repent,
you’ll bear the fruit
of true repentance
so sin can’t take root!

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Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore
fruits meet for repentance:

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My Heart’s Response ~

My mind said to me,
look at what you can do
my heart responded . . .
Lord, not without you.

My mind told me,
all this could be yours
my heart answered . . .
don’t open those doors.

My mind stressed to me,
see all you can enjoy
my heart advised . . .
don’t fall for satan’s ploy.

My mind reasoned with me,
you needn’t be concerned
my heart spoke clearly . . .
that’s not what you’ve learned.

My mind said to me,
ah, go ahead and just do it
my heart told me . . .
don’t listen to that evil spirit!

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Matthew 4:8-10

Again, the devil taketh him up into
an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth
him all the kingdoms of the world,
and the glory of them;

And saith unto him, All these things
will I give thee, if thou wilt fall
down and worship me.

Then saith Jesus unto him,
Get thee hence, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship
the Lord thy God, and him only
shalt thou serve.

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Take the Plunge ~

Go ahead,
dive right in
be washed
from your sin

Take the plunge,
into the waters
that are Living
without borders.

Go ahead,
jump into the Well
save yourself
form the pit of hell.

Take the leap,
into the Spring
life everlasting
to you it’ll bring.

Go ahead,
drink thereof . . .
the Living Waters
of God’s love!

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John 4:10-11

Jesus answered and said unto her,
If thou knewest the gift of God,
and who it is that saith to thee,
Give me to drink; thou wouldest
have asked of him, and he would
have given thee living water.

The woman saith unto him,
Sir, thou hast nothing to
draw with, and the well is deep:
from whence then hast thou
that living water?

John 4:14

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never
thirst; but the water that I shall
give him shall be in him a well of
water springing up into everlasting life.

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Itchy Ears ~

Itchy ears,
God, no longer fear
don’t want anymore
the truth to hear.

Sound teaching,
causes them to run
straight to preachers
who to sin will shun.

Itchy ears,
God, no longer follow
His Words to them
all now just hollow.

Gospel’s altered,
is what they want
so their sinful lusts
don’t come to haunt.

Itchy ears,
satan has deafened
to the truth . . .
hearts now deadened!

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2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when
they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they
heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears; And they shall
turn away their ears from the truth,
and shall be turned unto fables.

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If Today You Hear ~

If today you hear,
God’s beseeching voice
it will cause His people
to cheer and rejoice.

For one more sheep,
in His green pasture
is one more soul
satan can’t capture.

If today you heed,
Jesus’ invitation
you’ll receive the gift
of eternal salvation.

For one more person,
in His flock gleaned
is one more life
from satan redeemed.

If today you pray,
for God your heart to heal
one more rejoicing knee . . .
to Him will bow and kneel!

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Psalm 95:6-7

O come, let us worship
and bow down: let us
kneel before the Lord
our maker.

For he is our God;
and we are the people
of his pasture, and the
sheep of his hand.
To day if ye will
hear his voice,

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Through Life’s Trials ~

Through life’s many trials,
there can be no denials
for those who in God trust
well knowing He is just.

Victory we can claim,
when we call upon His name
though tested are we still
we yet seek to know His will.

Through life’s tribulations,
come various temptations
for those with a Savior
redeemed by grace and favor.

Victorious we can be,
for God helps us to see
the evil in the darkness
so to flee its wickedness.

Through life’s many upsets,
there can be no regrets . . .
for those who Jesus believe
satan cannot deceive!

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1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Satan Is Like A Spider ~

Satan is like a spider,
who spins a web silken
in hopes of capturing
any of God’s children.

He stealthily awaits,
for his poor clueless prey
so into his sticky trap
he can cunningly sway.

His legs are like soldiers,
they are deft and skillful
at keeping you enmeshed
in doing what is sinful.

So subtle and clever he is,
you won’t see the snare
until he has you trapped
once inside of there.

Satan is like a spider,
who spins a web of lies
he doesn’t care just who . . .
in his web of evil dies!

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Genesis 3:13

And the Lord God
said unto the woman,
What is this that thou hast done?
And the woman said,
The serpent beguiled me,
and I did eat.
 

John 8:44

Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father
ye will do. He was a murderer
from the beginning, and abode
not in the truth, because
there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie,
he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar,
and the father of it.

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Good Morning Quote ~10.21.19~


With Due Diligence ~

 

With due diligence,
we must stay alert
so that satan’s darts
we can safely avert.

For he is the master,
of many disguises
obscuring the truth
is his evil enterprise.

We must keep sober,
we must stay aware
so into satan’s traps
we won’t be snared.

For he is out to kill,
devour and destroy
anyone who doesn’t fall
for the lures he employs.

With due consideration,
we must be forever watchful
for satan distorts the light . . .
and we must remain careful!

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Ephesians 6:16

Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.

1 Peter 5:8

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

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no marvel; for Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of light.

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Bogus Light ~

For Jesus I try not,
to let my light dim
so that I can be . . .
a True Light like Him.

So I’m very leery,
with all that I hear
for wolves like sheep
are too many I fear.

For Jesus I keep,
my light daily lit
it’s in the Scriptures
where I keep my faith fit.

So I’m very wary,
with all that I read . . .
and to false teaching
I refuse to heed.

For Jesus is the True Light,
all others are bogus . . .
tis why I keep this truth
always in my focus!

~~~~~~~~~

John 1:9

That was the true Light,
which lighteth every man
that cometh into the world.

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no marvel;
for Satan himself
is transformed into
an angel of light.

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What’s In Your Heart ~

What’s in your heart,
what idol has it occupied
what’s causing God . . .
to be small and minimized?

Do you overtly worship,
adore and love it
is it filling up the space
of the Holy Spirit?

What’s on your mind,
what thoughts do you greet
what’s causing Jesus . . .
to take a back seat?

Do you openly fantasize,
on worldly pleasure
is it taking the place
of your eternal treasure?

What is in your heart,
what is on your mind
what is satan using . . .
to keep your soul blind?

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2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God,
should shine unto them.

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Deborah Ann Belka


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