Tag Archives: Sin

All Lives Count To God~

To God,
all of our lives count . . .
He doesn’t care about
the arguments we mount.

For He knows we are,
all embedded with sin
it doesn’t matter to Him
the color of our skin.

To God,
all lives are relevant
no matter who we are
He holds no prejudice.

For He knows we are,
all created equally . . .
what matters most to Him
is treating others decently.

To God,
all lives are viable
everyone matters . . .
to Him all are valuable!

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Romans 5:8

But God commendeth
his love toward us,
in that, while we were
yet sinners,
Christ died for us.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Return ~

Everywhere I look,
everywhere I turn . . .
Lord, I see the need
for so many to return.

Return from wandering,
from going astray
return back to . . .
the Life, Truth and Way.

Everywhere I step,
everywhere I go
Lord, I notice those
just going with the flow.

Flowing with the world,
conforming to its ways
following that wide path
leading from You away.

Lord, everywhere I look,
everything I see . . .
shows me all the hearts
needing to return to Thee!

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Jeremiah 24:7

And I will give them an heart
to know me, that I am the Lord:
and they shall be my people,
and I will be their God:
for they shall return unto
me with their whole heart.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Blessed Beyond Measure ~

I am blessed,
beyond measure
for God’s counsel
I do treasure.

I shun the world,
tolerate not its way
my heart it cannot
persuade or sway.

I keep no company,
with the ungodly
their sinfulness
I do not embody.

I delight in the truth,
I study and read
I trust God for every
single thing I need.

I am blessed,
beyond measurement
for I do not embrace . . .
the world’s temperament!

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Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walks
not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the way of sinners…

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Satan The Deceiver ~

Satan the deceiver,
the blinder of eyes
stealer of souls . . .
the spewer of lies.

The nemesis of evil,
a curse to all things good
dictator of wickedness
the ruler of falsehood.

The adversary of God,
a enemy of His people
the culprit of chaos
the master of upheaval.

The prince of darkness,
heart and mind corrupter
a legion of demons
immorality’s instructor.

Satan the deceiver,
the downfall of man
one day this world . . .
by him won’t be ran!

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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 ligh
t 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 ~


Repentant Tears ~

Repentant tears,
begin to fall . . .
as soon as one
hears the call.

From the Spirit,
of the Holy One
who gave His life
for everyone.

Down somewhere,
in the heart deep
a soul can’t help
but to sob and weep.

For once it encounters,
Jesus’ love and grace
tears flow thankfully
down it’s grateful face.

Repentant tears,
never stop falling
for they always hear
repentance calling!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spiritual Temperature ~

We all need to take,
our spiritual temperature
we all need to see . . .
daily how it registers.

For the sin of lukewarmness,
lies dormant in all of us
we only first notice it
as it tempers in God our trust.

We all need to check,
out spiritual thermometer
we all need to record . . .
when our faith is lackluster.

For the disease of apathy,
makes our faith listless
and to God we are seen
as complacently spiritless.

We all need to watch,
our spiritual attitude . . .
lest out of God’s mouth
in the end we are spewed!

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Revelation 3:-15-16

I know thy works,
that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Plans Never Mans ~

God’s plans,
never mans . . .
don’t succumb
to their demands.

God’s ways,
mans no how . . .
to their requests
never bow.

God’s desires,
mans resist . . .
to their passions
don’t enlist.

God’s thoughts,
mans no way . . .
don’t ever trust
what they say.

God’s ways,
mans never . . .
from their world
you must sever!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace,
and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

1 John 2:16-17

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Assurance ~

God my Assurance,
my Promise, my Future
you are my Confidence
my Mountain Mover.

Create in me a heart,
clean and blue true
so that I may draw
nearer to You.

God, my Guarantee,
my Recourse, my Remedy
Your mercy has given me
pardon and clemency.

Your blood atoning,
has delivered me . . .
from my sins that once
kept me away from Thee.

God, my Assurance,
my Hope, my Blessedness
I’m so thankful You saved me
from my past wickedness!

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Hebrews 10:22

Let us draw near
with a true heart in full assurance
of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hamster Wheel Faith ~

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel . . .
and the faster they go
the more their faith reels.

They never stop spinning,
around and around . . .
for their faith isn’t rooted
on the firm, solid ground.

Some Christians don’t see,
their in a spiritual rut
or notice by sin . . .
their still firmly stuck.

The same old things,
they just keep on doing
to their old worldly ways
they keep on pursuing.

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel
for running the good race
causes them to squeal!

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Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is
set before us,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Have Pity On Us Father ~

Have pity on us Father,
for the error of our ways
rain down on us Your mercy
and we’ll shower You with our praise.

Forgive us of our wanderings,
for going from You astray
give us Your compassion
and our gratefulness to you we’ll display.

Have pity on us Father,
for we have seen the True Light
have favor on our souls
and we’ll laud You with all our might.

Forgive us of our every sin,
for all the wrongs we’ve done
cover us with Your loving grace
and our gratitude we’ll show to Your Son.

Have pity on us Father,
let us to You draw near
have empathy for our life’s . . .
and we’ll praise You with holy fear!

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Psalm 103:13

Like as a father pitieth
his children, so the Lord
pitieth them that fear him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Glory Declared~

The heavens declare God’s glory,
the stars twinkle of His grace
the sun shines of His mercy
the moon glows upon His face.

They universe is His handiwork,
all was formed by His finger tips
everything came into concert
by the words from His own lips.

The planets are in constant motion,
as the earth moves around the sun
the world was created so mankind
would know the love of His Son.

The day was made out of the dark,
by the power of the Father of Light
He gave us all His joyful radiance
so that we may have spiritual sight.

God established order in the world,
day and night will come to cease
the upheaval that the earth is in
will soon be washed in His peace.

The heavens declare God’s glory,
everything is bathed in His grace
Jesus’ Light shines out of the dark . . .
one day all will confess to His face!

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Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare
the glory of God

 and the firmament
sheweth his handywork.

Philippians 2:11

And that every tongue
should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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May You Be Enlightened~

May the eyes of your faith,
be so enlightened . . .
may the hope of Jesus
be in you heightened.

For there is great power,
when in God we do trust
for He has put His spirit
right into each one of us.

May your confidence,
be filled with God’s might
so the hope of your calling
may inflame and ignite.

For there is no other One,
on whom we can rely
only God our strength
and power can supply.

May the eyes of your faith,
be flooded with His light
for it is on His power
we are called to fight!

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Ephesians 1:18-21

The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his calling,
and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness
of his power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power,

Which he wrought in Christ,
when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand
in the heavenly places,

Far above all principality, and power,
and might, and dominion, and every
name that is named, not only in this
world, but also in that which is to come:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is Waiting For You~

Jesus is waiting,
for you at the well  . . .
He wants you to sit
with Him for a spell.

He knows you’re thirsty,
for your soul, He is too
He wants to give you
life from another view.

Jesus is waiting,
for you to dip down in
the water that’s living . . .
and become one with Him.

He wants you to drink,
from His love and grace
so your life of sin
you’ll no longer embrace.

Jesus is sitting,
at the well He’s waiting . . .
to forgive you of the sin
on your soul weighing!

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John 4.10

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~06.23.20~

2 Corinthians 5:21


The City of No Mores ~

In the City of No Mores,
is where I long to be . . .
oh, how I can hardly wait
until Jesus returns for me.

On the street of No More Tears.
we’ll never again weep or cry
for there will only be bliss
as every eye will be dry.

On the road of No More Pain,
we’ll be complete and whole
for we’ll have a new body
and a new glorified soul.

Down the path of No More Sin,
we will leap, jump and run
for our battle against satan
will be finally won.

On the way of No More Death,
there’ll be a jubilant parade
for from the devil evil-doings
we’ll never again be afraid.

In the City of No Mores,
is where we’ll spend eternity
and dwell in the mansion . . .
of No More Agony!

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Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes;

and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow,
nor crying,

neither shall there be
any more pain:

for the former things
are passed away.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Are You Ready To Go ~

Are you ready to go,
with Jesus to the Cross
are you ready . . .
for that bridge to cross?

Are you ready to go,
and repent and confess
are you ready . . .
to be eternally blessed?

Are you ready to go,
deep within your heart
are you ready . . .
for a new life to start?

Are you ready to go,
into the depth of your soul
are you ready . . .
for Jesus to make you whole?

Are you ready to go,
can this bridge you get across
are you ready to be saved . . .
by the power of the Cross?

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Opens Hearts ~

Jesus opens hearts,
and doors too . . .
He knows where to look
for you and you.

You cannot hide,
behind your wall
He knows your name
you’ll hear His call.

You may run,
but, He’s ahead of you
you may be unfaithful
but, His love is true.

You might wander,
and go astray
but, He will find you
again one day.

He will never, ever,
let you go
the way back to Him
He’ll gladly show.

For, He opens doors,
He’ll hear you knock
and when you return . . .
Jesus will be your Rock!

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John 10:9

“I am the door:
by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out,
and find pasture.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Guarding Your Heart ~

Guarding your heart,
is a daily must . . .
and the Holy Spirit
you’ll need to trust.

For He’ll alert you to,
satan’s earthly snares
so to his tipsy bait
you will be aware.

Preparing your heart,
is a daily thing . . .
for you never know
the cares it’ll bring.

For a heart ready,
is a warrior sober
and to satan’s lures
it will not trip over.

Guarding your heart,
is a daily to do . . .
for it may be the day
Jesus comes for you!

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Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

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Deborah Ann Belka


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.

Covetousness amok,
seducers 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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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~05.25.20~

Romans 6:23


Spirit Of Truth ~

Spirit of Truth,
come protect me
to satan lies . . .
let me not agree.

For he skews,
Your every Word
till Your Gospel
is so blurred.

Spirit of Truth,
Jesus incarnate
help me to You
the path navigate.

For the way is wide,
the crowd is deep
filling up fast
with Your lost sheep.

Spirit of Truth,
never leave me
lest from satin’s lies . . .
I too can’t flee!

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John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Eyes of My Faith ~

The eyes of my faith,
have seen many things
they have witnessed
what trusting God brings.

They’ve stared right into,
the pit of my soul
they have observed Jesus
taking in me control.

The eyes of my faith,
have watched in unbelief
the world reject God
in utter disbelief.

They’ve spotted the falling,
of man away from God
they’ve seen the advancing
of satan’s ravaging squad.

They eyes of my faith,
keep waiting and watching
for Jesus to return . . .
in a moment’s twinkling.

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1 Corinthians 15:52

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be
raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Joy Comes On Morning’s Light ~

Joy comes,
to heart’s broken
joy returns
in words unspoken.

Joy arises,
from out of the pits
joy emerges
with strength and grit.

Joy enters,
with peace and calm
joy becomes
the soul’s healing balm.

Joy reaches,
into mind’s affected
Joy arrives
when least expected

Joy follows,
weeping nights
joy arises
on morning’s light!

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Psalm 30:5

For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may
endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Life Is Like A Journey ~

Life is like a journey
into a vast wilderness
so often we get lost
due to our own willfulness.

But when we let God,
guide us with His Light
our pride and ego
we can wisely fight.

Life is like a journey,
into a dark abyss
so often we get stuck
and the mark we miss.

But when we trust God,
as our strength and shield
to sin and temptation
we won’t want to yield.

Life is like a journey,
into a wasteland sprawling
but we who know God . . .
into living water keep drawing!

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Isaiah 58:11

And the Lord shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make
fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a
watered garden, and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Redeemer Is Alive ~

My Redeemer lives,
He is alive and well
for in my heart . . .
His Spirit now dwells.

He loves me with,
such a deep affection
His death the epitome
of mercy’s perfection.

My Redeemer lives,
my faith in Him I place
He gave His life for mine
saved me with His grace.

His joy is everlasting,
it is mine now to claim
for He forgives my sin
when I call on His name.

My Redeemer lives,
He is alive in me today . . .
to His Father in Heaven
He is the true pathway!

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Ephesians 1:7

“In whom we have redemption
through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches
of his grace;”

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Deborah Ann Belka


#throwbackpoem ~ Thank You For the Cross ~

Father, thank You for the Cross,
for all Jesus did for me
thank You for opening my eyes
so my fallen state I could see.

Thank You for Your mercy,
the scourging of my sin
thank You for opening my ears
to Your voice deep within.

Thank You for Your grace,
the thorns of righteousness
thank You for opening my mouth
so my evil ways I could confess.

Thank You for Your love,
the lashings of my shame
thank You for opening my heart
so I may call upon Your name.

Thank You for the sacrificial blood,
that poured out from Your Son . . .
thank You for the gift of salvation
for my soul, Christ has won!

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Hebrews 2:9


“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower
than the angels for the suffering of death,
crowned with glory and honour; that he by the
grace of God should taste death for every man.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka

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Deliverance ~

Deliverance,
atonement for sin
forgiveness divine
new life to begin.

Cancellation of debt,
remembering no more
new heart given to all
at salvation’s Door.

Redemption,
condemnation free
peace with God
unto eternity.

Reconciliation,
rebellion’s settlement
by grace through faith
the only requisite.

Deliverance,
God’s way to deal
with sin’s affects
so Jesus all could heal!

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Psalm 107:20

He sent his word,
and healed them,
and delivered them
from their destructions.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Wicked High Places ~

Spiritual wickedness,
we all have to fight
but first we must pray
with all of our might.

For we won’t know,
how we’re to win . . .
or have the strength
to overcome sin.

Spiritual wickedness,
aiming for our hearts
with satan we battle
unending fiery darts.

For he wants us to lose,
the hope of our salvation
by luring us into . . .
his pit of temptation.

Wicked high places,
everywhere you look . . .
but God has a battle plan
for us in the Good Book!

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Ephesians 6:12-13

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you
the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Some People Think ~

Some people look down,
their angelic noses . . .
when to others they give
their saintly diagnosis.

They eagerly point out,
things once done in sin
while they boast about
their own restraint within.

Some people think,
they have done no wrong
but will happily talk about
your mistakes all day long.

They brag all about,
the good they have done
from the time they rise
to the setting of the sun.

Some people have forgotten,
we’re all sinners in God’s eyes
and if you were to tell them . . .
it would be a big surprise!

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Romans 3:23

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~03.21.20~

1 John 1:7


Without The Blood ~

 

Without Your blood,
Lord, we’d still be lost
without Your truth . . .
we’d still be dross.

Without Your grace,
we’d still be hopeless
without Your mercy . . .
we’d still be worthless.

Without Your atonement,
Lord, we’d still be doomed
without Your forgiveness . . .
we’d still by sin be consumed.

Without Your love,
we’d still be lifeless
without Your crucifixion
we’d still be helpless.

Lord, without Your blood,
we’d still be sinners
without Your sacrifice . . .
there’d be no crown winners!

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Hebrews 9:12

Neither by the blood of goats
and calves, but by his own blood
he entered in once into the
holy place, having obtained
eternal redemption for us.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive the
crown of life, which
the Lord hath promised
to them that love him.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Freely God Gave ~

Freely God gives,
His mercy to all
openly He hears
His name when we call.

Kindly God provides,
for our every need
richly He blesses
when His will we heed.

Gladly God renders,
His strength and power
willingly He became
our high strong tower.

Abundantly God bestows,
peace and stillness
selflessly He grants us
all of His goodness.

Lovingly God gave,
His one Son to all . . .
freely He gives grace
when on His name we call!

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Romans 8:32

He that spared not his own Son,
but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also
freely give us all things?

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Deborah Ann Belka


His Light Bearers ~

Bible preachers, mercy teachers,
sharing with all the Good News
power keepers, soul reapers
doing our best to fill His shoes.

Love producers, peace makers,
helping those who are in need
trust imparters, faith informers
looking for His lost sheep to feed.

Hope distributors, calm givers,
paving the way with His light
God seekers, Jesus searchers
living the good and faithful fight.

Sin stoppers, temptation busters,
leading others from the gate of hell
truth tellers, one day heaven dwellers
with the greatest love story to tell.

Light bearers, problem sharers,
coming together in healing prayer
Bible holders, His soldiers
confessing Jesus because we dare!

~~~~~~~~~~

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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Love Released Me ~

Love released me,
from the mire
took my life
lifted me higher.

It picked me up,
when I was down
it stood me up
on firm ground.

Love pulled me,
out of the pit
took my heart
raised my spirit.

It hoisted me,
in faith and hope
It boosted me
in trust to cope.

Love removed,
my doubt and fear
Love came down . . .
to draw me near!

~~~~~~~

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.

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Restless ~

Restless hearts,
are everywhere
burdened down
by all their care.

Worry lines spread,
across their face
etched with the need
to find God’s grace.

Restless souls,
are all around
fear and dread
keeps them bound.

Furrowed brows,
show their vexation
oh, how they need
to find salvation.

Restless people,
restless minds . . .
oh, how they need
Jesus to find!

~~~~~

Isaiah 57:20-21

But the wicked are like
the troubled sea,
when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up
mire and dirt.

There is no peace,
saith my God,
to the wicked.

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Faith Without Grace ~

Grace and faith,
a winning combination
for it is the key . . .
to eternal salvation.

You can’t have one,
with out the other
for faith without grace
your sins won’t cover.

Grace and faith,
are a reckoning source
when added together
they’re a powerful force.

For grace is the channel,
faith is the condition
without both of them
there is no redemption.

Grace and faith,
is the lone connection
and it comes from only . . .
one divine direction!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

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

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The Cloud of Past Sin ~

When the cloud of past sin,
darkens up your way . . .
remember God wiped out
misdeeds of yesterday.

He remembers never more,
the wicked things once done
now He only sees you through
the grace of His Son.

When the cloud of former sin,
moves across your path . . .
remember you no longer
will have to face God’s wrath.

He forgets all about,
your former wickedness
now He only sees you through
the eyes of righteousness.

When the cloud of ancient sin,
starts to descend down upon you
remember God has blotted out . . .
your past from His eternal view!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 44:22

I have blotted out,
as a thick cloud,
thy transgressions,
and, as a cloud, thy sins:
return unto me;
for I have redeemed thee.

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From Guilt to Shameless ~

Come unto Me,
rest is what I’ll give
when you ask of Me
your past to forgive.

Come let Me wash,
your sins away
from all those years
you went astray.

Come unto Me,
My burden is painless
with Me you’ll go . . .
from guilt to shameless.

Come let Me take,
your shame and disgrace
so I may free you
with My love and grace.

Come unto Me,
rest is what you’ll find
not just for your heart
but too for your mind!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness.

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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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Dying Breath ~

Don’t you wait,
till your last breath
turn to Jesus today . . .
before your death.

For He can give you,
a life worth living
once you discover
He is forgiving.

Don’t you wait,
til your death bed
turn to Jesus today . . .
before your dead.

For by His grace,
He will save you . . .
if you have the faith
to believe in Him too.

Don’t you wait,
til you have no more air
turn to Jesus now . . .
and your soul He’ll spare!

~~~~~~~~

Joel 2.32

And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call
on the name of the Lord
shall be delivered:

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Perfect In God’s Sight ~

Lord, help me to be,
in Your sight perfect
on Your holiness
may I daily reflect.

Let me not be blind,
to that which I know
keeping Your wisdom
from in me to flow.

Lord, help me to live,
a life to You pleasing
let my heart reflect
one in Your keeping.

Let me not be deaf,
to Your imploring
to where hidden flaws
I am still storing.

Lord, help me to be,
in Your sight faultless
help me to be  . . .
like Jesus flawless!

~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 1:28

Whom we preach, warning every man,
and teaching every man in all wisdom;
that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:

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Good Morning Quote ~02.06.20~


Playing Hide-and-Seek ~

Some people with God,
play hide-and-seek . . .
they pray to Him only
when their feeling weak.

But, oh when their strong,
without Him they reckon
they can do anything
without first seeking Him.

Some people with God,
like to play games
they only seek Him
for material gains.

But, oh when their down,
and out of their luck
under their arms
their Bibles they tuck.

Some people with God,
think their sins they can hide
but, oh how God sees . . .
right through their pride!

~~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 3:8-10

And they heard the voice
of the Lord God walking
in the garden in the cool
of the day: and Adam and his
wife hid themselves from
the presence of the Lord God
amongst the trees of the garden.

And the Lord God called
unto Adam, and said unto him,
Where art thou?

And he said, I heard thy voice
in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid myself.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~02.02.20~


Lying Lips ~

Loose tongues,
lying lips
don’t care
what slips.

Saying things,
evil and mean
don’t care
how unclean.

Deceiving mouths,
cunning words
don’t care
what is heard.

Speaking falsehoods,
telling untruths
don’t care
how uncouth.

Lying lips,
God hates . . .
need to care
for what awaits!

~~~~~

Proverbs 12:22

Lying lips are abomination
to the Lord: but they that
deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not
be unpunished, and he that
speaketh lies shall perish.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Only One Thing To Do~

The past is gone,
can’t bring it back
for our mistakes . .
we musn’t keep track.

For we all error,
slip-up and fumble
we all teeter
stagger and stumble.

The past is over,
it we must forget
and give to God
all that we regret.

For we’re all broken,
chipped and marred
we’re all injured
damaged and scarred.

The past is history,
only one thing to do
is Lord to keep on . . .
pressing into You!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:13

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~01.22.20~


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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Deborah Ann Belka


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!

~~~~~~~

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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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.22.19~


Harden Your Heart Not ~

Harden not your heart,
to your spiritual condition
let it not turn cold
by your selfish ambition.

Let it not turn callous,
like the rebellious one
let it not become distant
by a grumbling tongue.

Harden not your heart,
to the Spirit’s leading
let it not turn frigid
by the sins you’re keeping.

Let it not become rigid,
by carelessly drifting
let it not be stubborn
by the life you’re living.

Harden not your heart,
by disbelief or doubt
let it not turn icy
by shutting God’s Word out.

Let it not turn you away,
from the hope of eternal peace
let it not turn to stone . . .
lest your faith in God may cease!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 3:13

“But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day;

lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Bible Is Like A Mirror ~

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects yourself so true
it shows all the hidden sin
yet living inside of you.

But if you never read it,
how will you ever glean
the areas in your life
God still needs to make clean.

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects your heart so true
it shows what is keeping
God disconnected from you.

But if you don’t study it,
God cannot lead or direct
you to see how sinfulness
has an everlasting effect.

The Bible is like a mirror,
His reflection should be in you
but, you must apply it . . .
in your life ~ for this to be true!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 3:2

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be: but we know that, when he
shall appear, we shall be like him;
for we shall see him as he is.

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Deborah Ann Belka


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!

~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~

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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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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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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Deborah Ann Belka


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!

~~~~~

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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Deborah Ann Belka


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!

~~~~~~

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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Grace Is A Mender ~

Grace is a mender,
of flaws running deep
it is a collector
of the tears we weep.

Grace is a healer,
of vessel’s broken
it is a free gift
God set into motion.

Grace is a liberator,
of evil and oppression
it is a deliver
of earthly transgression.

Grace is a giver,
of eternal redemption
it is a perfecter
of faith and salvation.

Grace is God’s mercy
pity and favor . . .
grace is God’s free gift
of Jesus our Savior!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


In This Believer’s Eyes ~

In this believer’s eyes,
God’s beauty I behold
about a time to come
once long ago foretold.

I see a world receding,
as darkness turns to light
I see the glory of my Lord
and no more gloom of night.

I envision a paradise,
like none I’ve ever seen
I foresee a new earth
where everything is pristine.

I visualize a new heaven
where fear will have no reign
I can picture a place with . . .
no tears, no death, no pain.

In this believer’s mind,
I behold a coming day . . .
where all the former things
will have passed away!

~~~~~~~

Revelation 22:5

And there shall be no night there;
and they need no candle, neither
light of the sun; for the Lord God
giveth them light: and they shall
reign for ever and ever.

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be
any more pain: for the former
things are passed away.

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