Tag Archives: Sin

Strength Everlasting ~

Everlasting strength,
the Lord gives to us
when it is in Him . . .
that we put our trust.

Strength to be courageous,
to be bold and dauntless
strength that will make us
in all things fearless.

Strength that never gives up,
nor never gives in
to the demands of evil
or the temptation of sin.

Strength for the unlikely,
the hard and impossible
strength to do the things
once unimaginable.

Strength everlasting,
is given to those who trust
a promise from the Lord . . .
to everyone of us!

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Isaiah 26:4

Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord Jehovah is
everlasting strength:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Will Always Mend ~

I have lived a life of losses,
with hardship as my friend . . .
but I’ve come to understand
how God will always mend.

For there is not a problem,
too great for Him to take
not a soul He can’t change
regenerate or remake.

There isn’t a broken heart,
Jesus cannot repair . . .
not a soul He won’t save
from the depth of despair.

For there is not a worry,
which for Him is too small
no trouble is too imposing
for He came to bear them all.

So no matter what your loss,
no matter where you’ve been
let God repair and mend . . .
the effects of pain and sin!

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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


A Place For Everyone ~

Jesus has prepared,
for everyone a place
all due to His mercy
His love and His grace.

For He made a Way,
to His Father throne
for all He regards
as one of His own.

Jesus has made ready,
heaven for all of us
for anyone who has
put in Him their trust.

For in our fallen state,
we were without Life
so He put onto Himself
all of our sinful strife.

Jesus has prepared,
a place for us to meet . . .
where each of us by name
into heaven He will greet!

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John 14:3

And if I go and prepare
a place for you, I will come
again, and receive you unto
myself; that where I am,
there ye may be also.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Look At Lot’s Wife ~

Don’t be entrapped,
by worldly things . . .
don’t get caught up
in what wealth brings.

For once Jesus,
comes into your heart
in earthly pleasures
you must not take part.

Don’t lust after things,
with your own eyeballs
lest you might fall into
one of satan’s pitfalls.

For nothing on earth,
is worth loosing your soul
so onto sinful things
let go of your hold.

Don’t think to look back,
on your old way of life . . .
just look at what happen
to Lot’s very own wife!

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Luke 17:32

Remember Lot’s wife.

Genesis 19:26

But his wife looked back
from behind him, and she
became a pillar of salt.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, Make Yourself Known ~

Lord make Yourself known,
to all who need You
reveal to their hearts
all for them You can do.

Make Yourself recognizable,
help them in You to believe
so the plan of salvation
they may be able to receive.

Lord, make Yourself real,
to those full of darkness
let them see that in You
they not be hopeless.

Open up their eyes,
pry open their minds
so that Your peace
they will be able to find.

Lord, make Yourself known,
make to all Your love real
so that their lives . . .
You can repair, mend and heal!

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John 14:9-10

Jesus saith unto him,
Have I been so long time
with you, and yet hast thou
not known me, Philip? he
that hath seen me hath seen
the Father; and how sayest
thou then, Show us the Father?

Believest thou not that I am in
the Father, and the Father in me?
the words that I speak unto you
I speak not of myself: but the
Father that dwelleth in me,
he doeth the works.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father,
but by me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I See The Light ~

I see the Light,
I see it glowing . . .
I see the shadows
on sin it’s throwing.

It shines the Truth
upon the Way
it radiates Hope
of a more joyful day.

It reflects Love,
strength and power
its radiance makes
the darkness scour.

It glistens with grace,
it illuminates life
it opens the eye
to everlasting strife.

I see the Light,
I see it glowing . . .
and I know from Jesus
is where it is flowing!

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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.

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them
from darkness to light, and from
the power of Satan unto God,
that they may receive forgiveness
of sins, and inheritance among
them which are sanctified by
faith that is in me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Mystery Of God’s Grace ~

What is this mystery,
this thing called grace
what must one do . . .
to meet their maker’s face?

How can One Man,
die for all of mankind
how can He open eyes
to Him that are blind?

What is this mystery,
this thing called mercy
how can One Man
make everyone worthy?

What is this work,
this One Man has done
what can one do . . .
to be with Him one?

What is this mystery,
what is this saving grace
it is Jesus Christ himself . . .
that one must embrace!

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Ephesians 3:1-4

And the glory which
thou gavest me I have
given them; that they
may be one, even as
we are one:

If ye have heard of the
dispensation of the grace
of God which is given me
to you-ward:

How that by revelation
he made known unto me
the mystery; (as I wrote
afore in few words,

Whereby, when ye read,
ye may understand my
knowledge in the mystery
of Christ)

John 17.22

And the glory which
thou gavest me I have
given them; that they

may be one, even as
we are one:

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Only One Gospel ~

There is no other Gospel,
than the one of Christ . . .
there is none that comes
with such an enormous price.

For the Gospel of Christ,
is the Life, Truth and Way
no other one for our sins
could ever bear or pay.

There is no other Gospel,
anyone could ever preach
there is none that assures
how heaven we can reach.

For the Gospel of Christ,
is the only true One
for it leads us to salvation
by the grace of God’s Son.

There is but one Gospel,
all others are perversions
only the Gospel of Jesus . . .
is the true and trusted version!

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Galatians 1:6-7

I marvel that ye are so
soon removed from him
that called you into the
grace of Christ
unto another gospel:

Which is not another;
but there be some that
trouble you, and would
pervert the gospel of Christ.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Happy Are Those Who Find ~

Happy are those who find,
understanding and wisdom
delighted are they whose Bible
is their life-support system.

For they know God’s Word,
is the light unto their path
as it will lead them away
from His righteous wrath.

Happy are those who know,
all about the Tree of Life
for they will not ever see
the hell of eternal strife.

For they believe God’s Son,
is their Deliverer and Savior
for they found for their sins
in Him grace, mercy and favor.

Happy are those with wisdom,
forever they’ll be delighted . . .
for they have understanding
that with Jesus they are united!

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Proverbs 3.13

Happy is the man
that findeth wisdom,
and the man that getteth
understanding.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Hope Of Jesus ~

I pray for all the eyes,
that still need opening
so on the hope of Jesus
they can start focusing.

For when they open,
up to Him their eyes
they’ll see right through
all of satan’s lies.

I pray for the hearts,
that need enlightening
so they will see the sin
that they’re entertaining.

For when they open up,
the heart of their mind
the grace and love of Jesus
they will be able to find.

I pray for all the eyes,
of every heart and soul
who need Jesus’ healing
so they can be made whole!

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Ephesians 1:18

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,

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Satin Is Alive and Well ~

Satan is alive,
he is living well
for in many hearts
today he dwells.

You can hear him clearly,
in how people talk
for the Gospel of Christ
they love to mock.

Satan is active,
he is keenly aware
of minds he can catch
in his waiting snare.

You can see him,
in what people do
for this world’s god
they eagerly pursue.

Satin is alive,
right here on this planet
he is living well . . .
causing eternal havoc!

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12 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 the
m.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~06.17.21~

1 John 3:8


In God’s Eyes ~

We’re all sinners,
in God’s eyes . . .
we all have fallen
for satan’s lies.

But, we who repent,
are since redeemed
and from our sins
we are now cleaned.

We all have strayed,
on the narrow path
we all are headed
to knowing His wrath.

But, we who have faith,
in mercy and grace
His righteous judgment
will not have to face.

We all have fallen,
short of God’s glory
but Jesus came to put . . .
and end to that story!

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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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


~ Shine His Light ~

In a world full of darkness,
shine His light . . .
in these times of uncertainty
be His light.

In the lives of those lost,
radiate the Light . . .
in the souls that are dying
expose the Light.

In the hearts that are hurting,
exude the Light . . .
in the minds that are unraveling
refract the Light.

In those who are unsure,
transmit the Light . . .
in the one who is wandering
broadcast the Light.

In a world that is perverse,
shine His light . . .
in an earth that is corrupt
be His light!

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Philippians 2:15

”That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of a
crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Hope Is In The Lord ~

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
it never lets me down . . .
my hope is in the Lord
it’s always to be found.

It keeps me in perfect peace,
when around me there’s distress
it keeps me in God trusting
my faith it does not suppress.

My hope I’m not ashamed of,
it is my Life and my Way
my hope cannot be moved
by what other people say.

It keeps me focused,
on my eternal destiny
it fills my heart with joy
with vision’s heavenly.

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
it is my eternal goal . . .
my hope is the only thing
saving this wretched soul!

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Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man
that trusteth in the Lord,
and whose hope the Lord is.

Isaiah 26:3-4

Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he
trusteth in thee.

Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord Jehovah
is everlasting strength:

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed
of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God
unto salvation to every
one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and
also to the Greek.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Not Ignorant ~

Be not ignorant my friend,
lest you be deceived . . .
for satan wants to destroy
everything you believe.

He has designs for you,
he is after your soul
over your every thought
he wants to take control.

Be not naive my friend,
lest you be outwitted
for satan want to see you
to his ways submitted.

He has great plans for you,
your mind he wants to remold
over the eyes of your heart
he wants to place a blindfold.

Be not ignorant my friend,
be not naive or oblivious
for satan is known to be . . .
savage and ferocious!

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2 Corinthians 2:11

Lest Satan should get
an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant
of his devices.

1 Peter 5:8

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Came Back ~

Jesus came back,
as He said He would
He said He’d return
and there He stood.

With eyes open wide,
they watched in dismay
for only three days ago
He had gone away.

Jesus appeared again,
as if out of the blue
telling them I promised
I would come back to you.

With mouths agape,
they became afraid
for there Jesus was
resurrected and raised.

Jesus came back once,
He will come once more . . .
just like He assured
He would do before!

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Mark 16:5-7

And entering into the sepulchre,
they saw a young man sitting on
the right side, clothed in a long
white garment; and they were affrighted.

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted:
Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was
crucified: he is risen; he is not here:
behold the place where they laid him
.

But go your way, tell his disciples
and Peter that he goeth before you
into Galilee: there shall ye see him,
as he said unto you.

Hebrews 9:28

So Christ was once offered
to bear the sins of many;
and unto them that look for him
shall he appear the second time
without sin unto salvation.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Seed of Sin ~

The seed of sin,
is in every heart
it’s been that way
from the very start.

Once sin took hold,
it became rooted
with pride and envy
it’s now embedded.

The seed of sin,
grows just like a weed
as it cultivates
more lust and greed.

There is no heart,
that is not included
each one by sin
has become polluted.

But we who have faith,
can have victory over sin . . .
through the grace of Jesus
and His strength within!

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Romans 5:12

Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and
death by sin; and so death
passed upon all men,
for that all have sinned:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~04.02.21~


Forsaken Cries ~

Lord, I can envision,
the compassion in Your eyes
I can hear You calling . . .
out Your forsaken cries.

I can picture the thorns,
wrapped around Your head
I can see my sin
for which You died and bled.

Lord, I can visualize,
the angry crowd yelling
crucify, crucify Him . . .
amidst tempers swelling.

But, I can only fathom,
Your suffering and agony
as Your love for the world
was displayed at Cavalry.

Lord, I cannot describe,
how You felt that day . . .
but, I know to Your Father
You are the only Way!

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Matthew 27:46

And about the ninth hour Jesus
cried with a loud voice, saying,
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
that is to say, My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me?

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Came To Free Us ~

Jesus came to free us,
free us from all fear
He came with a promise . . .
to be always to us near.

He came to liberate us,
liberate us from our debt
He came with a promise . . .
to give us a new mindset.

Jesus came to free us,
free us from all sin
He came with a promise . . .
there is a crown to win.

He came to deliver us,
deliver us from our shame
He came with a promise . . .
we won’t suffer any blame.

Jesus came to free us,
to deliver and liberate
He came with a promise . . .
to give us a clean slate!

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Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore
in the liberty wherewith
Christ hath made us free,
and be not entangled again
with the yoke of bondage

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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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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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Deborah Ann Belka


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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Beautiful Feet ~

How beautiful are the feet,
traveling across each nation
who share the Good News . . .
about God and His creation.

How faithful are the lives,
journeying into the streets
who bring the love of Jesus
to the sinners that they meet.

How gracious are the ones,
willing to leave their own home
so they can bring back to God
just one sheep on the roam.

How loyal are the steps,
of those going out each day
to share salvation’s story
to all they meet along the way.

How beautiful are the feet,
entering the faithful race . . .
proclaiming the good tidings
of salvation’s gift of grace!

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Isaiah 52:7

“How beautiful
upon the mountains are the feet

of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good,

that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

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~ To God Be The Glory ~


God’s Gift of Light ~

God’s gift of Light,
hopes everlasting ray
shines the Truth . . .
upon our path, the Way.

It pierces the dark,
with its saving glow
illuminates where
Life giving waters flow.

God’s gift of Light,
cannot be concealed . . .
for once it enlightens
all sins are revealed.

It’s drawing effects,
brings about clarity
the judgment to come
and its severity.

God’s gift of Light,
shines bright and true
only it can . . .
the darkness subdue!

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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.

John 1:5

And the light shineth
in darkness; and the
darkness comprehended
it not.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Me and My House ~

As for me and my house . . .
I’m asking Jesus to come to live
my heart and my soul to Him
I’m going to open up and give.

But, first I’ll make it ready,
and clean up the dirty mess
I’ll search my heart to see . . .
any hidden sin to confess.

Then I’ll toss out my idols,
keeping me away from Him
the ones new and shiny
all those growing old and dim.

I will toss them all out,
replace them with my Bible
with the books of preachers
whom I know are reliable.

I’m making sure I am ready,
so the Lord I can serve
because me and my house . . .
know it’s what Jesus deserves!

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Joshua 24:15

“And if it seem evil unto
you to serve the Lord,
choose you this day whom
ye will serve; whether the
gods which your fathers
served that were on the
other side of the flood,
or the gods of the Amorites,
in whose land ye dwell:
but as for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord.”

King James Bible
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Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Gift Of Faith ~

God’s gift of faith,
is offered to everyone
to all who will receive
the love of His Son.

For those who accept,
Jesus died for their sin
the battle for their soul
with satan they’ll win.

God’s gift of faith,
is for all to obtain
when from wickedness
they chose to abstain.

For those who receive,
the Spirit’s indwelling
will no longer find . . .
sinful thing’s compelling.

God’s gift of faith,
is given to everybody . . .
when they let Jesus
their own lives embody!

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Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved
me, and gave himself for me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Oh, My Unrepentant Friend ~

Oh my unrepentant friend,
don’t think you are good
for not one person . . .
does as they should.

That hate that you have,
embedded in your heart
will keep you and God
distant and far apart.

Oh, my tolerant friend,
don’t you be deceived
for everyone by sin
is sick and diseased.

By your liberal thinking,
you are being lead astray
the road you’re now on
is not the narrow way.

Oh, my progressive friends,
for you it’s not too late . . .
to turn back to the truth
leading to the straight gate!

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Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad
is the way, that leadeth to
destruction, and many there
be which go in thereat:

Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.

King James Version
Public Domain

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Deborah Ann Belka

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