Tag Archives: Savior

Oh, What A Gain ~

Oh, what a gain,
it’s going to be
when my Savior
I finally see.

Though I may lose,
on earth my standing
one day in heaven
I will be landing.

Oh, what a joy,
it’s going to be
when my Father
I’ll at last see.

Though in the world,
I have been hated
God’s love for me
has never abated.

Oh, what a gain,
for me it will be
if living like Christ
means heaven I’ll see!

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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 ~


Behold, This Is God’s Son ~

Behold, this is the Babe
this is the Boy
this is the Son of God
who brings eternal joy.

This is the Redeemer,
this is the Cornerstone
this is the Deliverer
who sits on the throne.

This is the Way,
this is the Bread of Life
this is the Truth
who died for our strife.

This is the Word,
this is the Lamb
this is the Image of God
who is the great I AM.

Behold, this is my Lord,
this is my Savior . . .
this is the One reason
I have God’s favor!

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Matthew 17:5

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud
overshadowed them: and behold a voice
out of the cloud, which said,
This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased;
hear ye him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Fear Not My Child ~

Fear not My child,
for I’m always with you
do not be afraid . . .
I’ll help get you through.

Fear not My child,
for I am your Savior
do not be alarmed . . .
for you have My favor.

Fear not My child,
for I will not forsake thee
do not be troubled . . .
for I still can calm the sea.

Fear not My child,
for you’re safe in My hand
do not be frightened . . .
I have for you a plan.

Fear not My child,
for My goodness never fails
do not be anxious . . .
for My mercy never pales!

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Psalm 27:1

The Lord  is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord  is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

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by Deborah Ann Belka
Copyright 2011 Revised 2022

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My God Is So Big ~

My God is so big . . .
He can conquer anything
He can turn a dry river
into a life-giving stream.

My God is so big . . .
He can carry my heavy load
He can lift from me my burdens
send them packing down the road.

My God is so big . . .
He can turn water into wine
He can bring back a lost soul
who’s fallen from His vine.

My God is so big . . .
He can do the utmost impossible
He can move the largest mountain
for nothing to Him is insolvable.

My God is so big . . .
He can part the Red Sea
He can heal the lame and sick
make blind eyes able to see.

My God is so big . . .
He can take my every fear
He can remove all my worries
for my God makes all things clear.

My God is so big . . .
how big is that one of yours?
mine will forgive your sin
when you open to Jesus the door!

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Revelation 3:20

“Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock:
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Cup Is Brimming ~

God’s cup is brimming,
with His mercies and grace . .
He desires nothing more
than to see us finish the race.

So He gives us strength,
whenever ours is weak
keeping us humble
so we may remain meek.

He renews our faith,
so like eagles we’ll soar
in storms He helps us
to rise over the roar.

His anger is slow,
as we stumble along
His love is steadfast
to keep our trust strong.

He forgives and forgets,
our sins and our shame
He provides salvation
to all who call on His name.

God’s cup is brimming,
with compassion and favor
so He sent His own Son . . .
to be our personal Savior!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassion’s fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be A Son Beam ~

May the Light of the World,
brighten up your day . . .
may it shine so ever brightly
so others to it you may sway.

May you be a shining beacon,
of hope, love and peace
may the Light of the World
you every day release.

May the Light of  the World,
in your heart always glow
may the joy of your salvation
out of you continually flow.

May you be a Son beam,
of mercy, faith and favor
may the Light of God’s grace
lead others to your Savior.

May the Light of the World,
brighten up your day . . .
may it shine so ever brightly
on the Life, Truth and Way!

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Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Like A River Tree ~

I want my faith to grow,
like a river tree . . .
so my life will reflect
Lord, my love for Thee.

I want my hope to tap,
into the blood of life
so I will not wither . . .
underneath all the strife.

I want my assurance,
to always represent
my hope and belief
in the new covenant.

I want my trust to form,
and be firmly grounded
so my fruit will be . . .
abundant and well-rounded.

I want my faith to grow,
like a tree by the river
always giving thanks . .
Lord, to You my life-saver!

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Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit
in his season; his leaf also
shall not wither; and whatsoever
he doeth shall prosper.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Missing Piece ~

He repairs hearts,
fills in the holes
heals the spirit
restores the soul.

His love reaches,
the deep recesses
where pain hides
and sin depresses.

He gives wholeness,
to the fraught mind
surpassing anything
we could ever find.

To those in need,
grace He freely gives
for only He knows . . .
how to truly forgive.

He fills in the hole,
He’s the missing piece
only Jesus can bring
true rest and peace!

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Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.

Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


New Life ~

I see new life,
I see it springing
I can hear the song
it is singing.

Song’s of salvation,
coming alive
with words that restore
heal and revive.

I see new life,
I see it growing
I can attest
rebirth it’s bringing.

Former things no more,
now from death to life
gone is the old
no more eternal strife.

Upon Calvary’s cross,
a new life I see . . .
all because Jesus
died for you and for me!

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Romans 6:11

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves
to be dead indeed unto sin,
but alive unto God through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Storms Are Just A Part of Life ~

Storms are a part of life,
it’s just the way it goes . . .
and often we get tossed
by the wind as it blows.

We need to remain calm,
so we’re not blown about
otherwise we’ll be thrown
into the sea of doubt.

Storms can sneak up on us,
leaving us blind-sided
and often our trust in God
becomes misguided.

We need to remain faithful,
on Jesus keep our eyes
lest through the storm
we’ll fall for satan’s lies.

Storms are part of life,
it’s just the way it goes . . .
but we know God controls
just where the wind blows!

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Luke 8:24-25

“And they came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Master, master, we perish.
Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and the raging of the water:
and they ceased, and there was a calm.

And he said unto them,
Where is your faith?
And they being afraid wondered,
saying one to another,
What manner of man is this!
for he commandeth even the
winds and water, and they obey him.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Us Close Lord ~

Lord, keep us close to You,
each and every day . . .
may it be the first thing
we ask as we pray.

Remind us of Your hope,
how it will not pass away
build up our confidence
to help us not to stray.

Fill us with Your peace,
quiet our troubles inside
take away the barriers
so with You we may abide.

Whisper in our ears,
how much for us You care
tell us a over and over
You will always be there.

Lord, keep our hearts,
each and every day . . .
so on the right path
by Your side we’ll stay!

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Proverbs 7:25

“Let not thine heart
decline to her ways,
go not astray in her paths.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If The Lord’s Our Shepherd ~

If the Lord is our Shepherd,
why then do we still want?
If He supplies all our needs,
why do our lacks still taunt?

If besides still waters He leads,
why then do we still fear?
If He fills us with quietness,
why don’t we hold Him near?

If green pastures bring peace,
why then are we still stressed?
If He leaves us not lacking,
why don’t we feel blessed?

If He restores our souls,
why then do we still doubt?
If He satisfies our deep thirst,
why is their still a drought?

If in righteousness He guides,
why then do we still wander?
If the Lord is truly our Shepherd,
we needn’t these things ponder!

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Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside
the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

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Deborah Ann Belka


It’s All About God’s Grace ~

It’s all about God’s grace,
not about what you do
it’s all about Jesus . . .
and what He did for you.

For grace is forgiving,
it frees you from your sin
it’s not something earned
or anything you can win.

It’s all about God’s grace,
His mercy and favor . . .
it’s all about having faith
in Christ, Jesus your Savior.

For grace is liberating,
there is no cost to you
Jesus paid the full price
there’s nothing left to do.

It’s all about God’s grace,
the confession of sin
it’s all about repentance
to be cleansed from within.

For grace will set you free,
from under satan’s claws
all you need is faith . . . .
for grace erased the laws.

It’s all about grace,
liberating and freeing
it is a gift from God . . .
well worth your receiving!

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Ephesians 2:8

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Storms Are Not Meant ~

Storms are not meant,
to blow us over . . .
they come so we may
run to God for cover.

They are not meant,
to take us down . . .
they arise so we may
turn our lives around.

Storms are not meant,
to make us weak . . .
they arrive so we may
learn to God first seek.

They are not meant,
to make us shake . . .
they descend so we can
from apathy awake.

Storms are not meant,
to blow through us . . .
they come so we may
put in God our trust!

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Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord
is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth
into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 10:25

“As the whirlwind passeth,
so is the wicked no more:
but the righteous is an
everlasting foundation.”

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Copyright 2016 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Blessed By God ~

Blessed by God,
blessed with His grace
blessed to be running
in the faithful race.

Blessed with hope,
blessed with His love
blessed in knowing
my Father above.

Blessed by God,
blessed with His favor
blessed in the peace
of my living Savior.

Blessed in faith,
blessed with His trust
blessed in the truth
knowing God is just.

Blessed by God,
blessed by Jesus
blessed in believing
He loves each of us!

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Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On This CHRISTmas Morn ~

A promise to the world,
a child to be given
so many years foretold
so all could be forgiven.

Moonless night shining,
with the Morning Star
calling watchful shepherds
to come from afar.

Wise Men carry gifts,
meant for only a King
angels up in heaven
Glory ~ Glory ~ sing.

God became a man,
the Good News is born
begotten Son arrives
on this Christmas morn.

Our mighty God concedes,
to the wickedness of man
the Prince of Peace comes
to bridge the empty span.

Wonderful is His name,
Counselor to the meek
the Son was born of flesh
to give power to the weak.

Our everlasting Father,
knows our fallen state
so He sent His only Son
to save us from our fate.

A promise to the world,
our Lord and Savior is born
sing ~ Praises to His Glory ~
on this Christmas morn!

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Isaiah 9:6

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is
given: and the government shall be upon his
shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ Wishing you and yours a very Merry CHRISTmas and a blessed, safe and healthy New Year ~


Rejoice On This CHRISTmas Day ~

Unto us a Son was given,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
a gift from God to you and I
the Truth, the Light, the Way.

To the world a Savior’s born,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
He fills the soul’s hunger pain
the Bread, the Life, the Way.

To every heart bound in sin,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
the gift of grace will set you free
the Christ, the Lord, the Way.

To thirsty souls everywhere,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
drink from the Fountain of Life
the Grace, the Mercy, the Way.

To all those who are heavy-laden,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
for He is the Prince of our Peace
the Door, the Lamb, the Way.

Rejoice on this CHRISTmas day,
your Lord and Savior is here
rejoice, I say again rejoice
let His birth bring your heart cheer!

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Luke 2:11
“For unto you is born this day in the city of
David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Still The Wise Seek Him ~

Still the wise seek Him,
they look to the Morning Star
they follow where He may lead
no matter how near or far.

They come to praise Him,
to worship and to adore
the wise still seek will Him
as the ones did from before.

The wise still offer Him,
gifts from their hearts
their faith, trust and hope
on Him they impart.

They hunger and thirst,
after His righteousness
they seek the Life and Way
with wholeheartedness.

Still the wise seek Him,
this Babe, the Child, their Savior
for they know He is God’s gift . . .
of His love, mercy and favor!

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Matthew 2:9-10

“When they had heard
the king, they departed; and,

lo, the star, which they saw
in the east, went before them,

till it came and stood
over where the young child was.

When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding
great joy.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.16.21~

Romans 5:1-2


CHIRSTmas’ True Meaning

Let CHRISTmas’ true meaning,
rise up in you today . . .
may you see the splendor
of Jesus’ birth on this day.

May His beauty and grandeur,
cause your heart to sing
may the gift of His excellence
become your eternal spring.

May His majesty you behold,
with all dignity and honor
may the fullness of His truth
glorify His heavenly Father.

May the wonder of His grace,
reveal its magnificence in you
may the gratefulness you feel
be in all you say and do.

Let CHRISTmas’ true meaning,
bring your Savior near today
may you see the need for Him
in your life each and everyday!

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John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

 ~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


I Do Believe ~

Lord, I believe,
You’re the King of Kings
You’re above all things
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You came to save all of man
You are salvation’s only plan
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You died for each one of us
Your are worthy of our trust
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You are full of sovereignty
You are our eternal certainty
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You’re coming back one day
You’ll take Your faithful away
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Oh, yes I do believe!

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Mark 1:15

“And saying, The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is The Beginning ~

God is the beginning,
He is the end . . .
He is my Shepherd
He is my eternal Friend.

He is the Lord,
He is the King
He is to me . . .
my everything.

Jesus is the author,
He is the finisher
He is my salvation
He is my Helper.

He is the Son of God,
He is the Savior
He is my hope
He is my Father’s favor.

God is the beginning,
Jesus is the finisher
for them I will be . . .
a truth mimicker!

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Revelation 22:13

I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end,
the first and the last.

Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the
joy that was set before
him endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~11.19.21

John 3:16


Sing To God Your Praise ~

O, sing of God’s goodness,
sing of His grace . . .
sing about His mercies
for all to embrace.

Sing in the morning,
sing into the night
sing of God’s wonder
sing of His saving light.

Sing to God’s honor,
sing of His name
sing how forever
He’s always the same.

Sing in the storm,
sing in the calm
sing about His peace
sing of His healing balm.

Give God His glory,
give Him your praise
O, sing of the Savior
for you He has raised!

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Psalm 96:1-3


“O sing
unto the Lord a new song:
sing unto the Lord,all the earth.
Sing unto the Lord,bless his name;
shew forth his salvation
from day to day.
Declare his glory among
the heathen, his wonders
among all people.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If I Were More Like My Master ~

If I were more like my Master . . .
I’d walk miles in the sand
just to lend someone
a helping, loving hand.

I’d be compassionate and kind,
gracious and merciful too
I’d give godly instructions
and show them what to do.

I’d calm down the waves,
walk on the turbulent sea
I’d encourage others to have
the faith to follow after me.

I’d see the lost and unsaved,
all the hungry people to feed
I would let them all know . . .
salvation was what they need.

I’d travel to every city,
spread the Good News around
I’d speak of Jesus’ forgiveness
how new life can be found.

If I were more like my Master . . .
I’d have a spirit of servitude
humility and meekness
would be my constant attitude!

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1 John 2:6

“He that saith he abideth in him
ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


He Heals The Soul ~

He repairs hearts,
fills in the holes
mends the spirit
heals the soul.

His love reaches,
the deep recesses
where painful thoughts
hide and depresses.

He gives grace,
to those in need
His tender mercies
vastly exceed.

He steadies the nerves,
calms down the mind
so our fragile past
we can leave behind.

Jesus fills in the hole,
He’s the missing piece . . .
He is the only One
who can bring true peace!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Shine Your Light ~

Your light can shine,
without saying a word
volumes it can speak
without being heard.

The light of your smile,
says I’ll brighten your day
the light of your touch
says I’ll help show the way.

The light in your eyes,
says Jesus loves you
the light of your hug
says I’ll stay with you too.

The light of your mind,
says I’ll show you mercy
the light of your tears
says to God were all worthy.

You don’t have to say,
not a word of any kind
just let Jesus’ light shine
so His love others may find!

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Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


For God So Loved ~

For God so loved the world,
He gave to all His only Son . . .
who came to save and heal
the heart and soul of everyone.

It doesn’t matter your race,
or the color of your skin . . .
Jesus wants to forgive you
and cleanse you from your sin.

It doesn’t matter if you’re rich,
or if you’re poor and meek
you are still bankrupt . . .
if His grace you do not seek.

It doesn’t matter who you are,
all are equal in His eyes . . .
so He came to show the Way
to see through satan’s lies.

For God so loved the world,
He gave to all His only Son . . .
who came to forgive and to give
His life for each and everyone!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Fearfully, Wonderfully Made ~

Look at me,
I am wonderfully made
I am so delighted to be
skillfully, splendidly formed
into marvelous, wonderful me.

Look at me,
I am fearfully made
I am so thrilled to be
brilliantly, amazingly formed
Lord, into the likeness of Thee.

Look at yourself,
look at what God has made
I am so excited for you
magnificently, superbly formed
into fearfully, wonderful you.

Look at us,
look who we’ve become
since Jesus our lives transformed
we’re so very blessed to be . . .
fearfully, wonderfully made and formed!

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Psalm 139:14

I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul
knoweth right well.

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Jesus Is All You Have ~

When all you have is anguish,
when there’s nothing more to do
and all of your pain and suffering
has taken the very best from you. 

When trials turn into desperation,
when they start to overburden you
and the pressure of your troubles
you can no longer alone get through.

When your misery turns to despair,
when you feel hopelessness inside
and another raging, internal storm
you don’t have the strength to ride.

When Jesus is all you have,
when you finally come to your knees
and you give Him all your hardships
you’ll find He will meet all your needs.

For Jesus is your burden bearer,
and He will never disappoint . . .
so cast your cares upon Him
before you reach your breaking point!

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1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


To Be Glory Worthy ~

My life was made to praise You,
to lift You up with song . . .
my soul was made to worship You
to glorify You all the day long.

My mind was made to seek You,
to claim Your perfect peace
my heart was made to find You
so my love for You I’d release.

My ears were made to hear You,
Your quiet voice to listen for
my eyes were made to see You
waiting for me at the Door.

My feet were made to follow You,
to walk in Your very steps
my legs were made to pursue You
and obey Your righteous concepts.

My mouth was made to declare You,
as my Savior, Lord and King
my lips were made to confess You
and the joy You’re going to bring.

My life was made to please You,
to be glory worthy . . .
my soul was made to share
Your favor, grace and mercy!

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1 Thessalonians 2.12

That ye would walk
worthy of God,
who hath called you
unto his kingdom and glory.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2011 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~