Tag Archives: Strength

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled ~

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not worry start your day
for Jesus came to give you
a new and peaceful way.

Let not concern unsettle you,
let not stress take its toll
for Jesus will bring you calm
and quietness to your soul.

Let not your mind be burdened,
let not anguish weigh you down
for on Jesus you can depend
His tranquility will be around.

Let not your spirit fail you,
let not despair be what you feel
for Jesus wants your whole heart
to restore so He can heal.

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not it be afraid today . . .
for Jesus will bring you peace
and your anxiety will fade away!

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2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;

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

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~ to GOD be the GLORY


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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


No Wonder We Need ~

Life is full of storms,
valleys plenty deep
no wonder we need . . .
a Good Shepherd’s keep.

With all the uncertainty,
each day we must face
no wonder we need . . .
a sufficient dose of grace.

Our fears can be many,
our worries limitless
no wonder we need . . .
God’s mercy measureless.

With all the challenges,
we daily go through
no wonder we need . . .
God our hearts to renew.

Life is full of storms,
with winds so unexpected
no wonder we need . . .
to run until perfected!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Je
sus

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Unwavering ~

Lord, Give me faith unwavering,
so I may stand steadfast . . .
give me strength unfaltering
so temptation I may outlast.

Give me faith unshakable,
so I may walk faithfully
give me hope unmistakable
so I may tread gracefully.

Give me faith unquestionable,
so I may remain true
give me trust unflinching
so I’ll stay close to You.

Give me faith unending,
so I may see eternity
give me faith undoubting
so I may live with certainty.

Lord, give me faith unequivocal,
give me strength, give me power
give me trust unconditional
give me faith till my final hour!

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Romans 1:17

“For in it the righteousness
of God is revealed
from faith to faith; as it is written,
“The just shall live by faith.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is My Everything ~

Jesus is my everything,
He gives me peace and calm
to my soul He is just like . . .
a healing, soothing balm.

Whenever I am fearful,
with feelings of dismayed
He whispers in my ear
Child be ye not afraid.

Jesus is my everything,
He gives me tranquility
into my life He brings
everlasting stability.

When I am fainthearted,
when feeling overwhelmed
He whispers in my ear
Child I’m still at the helm.

Jesus is my everything,
He is my one true hope
I pray to Him each day . . .
give me the strength to cope!

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1 Corinthians 15:28

And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall
the Son also himself be subject
unto him that put all things under
him, that God may be all in all.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Buffet of Hope and Trust ~

Every day is a smorgasbord,
a buffet of renewed pardon
a fresh supply of God’s grace
found in His Word garden.

I hunger after what is holy,
to help me through the day
only in the Word can I find
the Light to lead my way.

My appetites are gratified,
from the verses that I read
for they reassure me
Jesus is all I’ll ever need.

I thirst after the Truth,
reading the Word will bring
it satisfied my hunger pangs
it’s like dining with my King.

I need a steady filling,
of God’s mercy and His love
it’s like manna from heaven
coming down from above.

Every day is a smorgasbord,
a buffet of hope and trust  . . .
for the Word is like a banquet
Jesus set up for each of us!

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Matthew 4:4

“But he answered and said,
It is written, Man shall not
live by bread alone, but by
every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Pick Up Your Bible ~

When you’re feeling down,
and you need a lift
just pick up your Bible
and give yourself a gift.

For inside you’ll find,
God’s promises galore
for you to find and claim
when His Word you explore.

When you’re feeling anxious,
remember this one thing
since God is on our side
what good will worry bring.

For He is our God of peace,
who showers us from above
the gentleness of His mercy
in the tenderness of His love.

When you’re feeling discouraged,
and deep waters begin to flow
cast your cares upon Him
then watch His blessings grow.

For He is your Rock and Anchor,
He will never let you down
He will turn those deep rivers
into dry and solid ground.

All the assurance you need,
is written in the Good Book
but you’ll have to pick it up
and take for yourself a look!

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Proverbs 30:5

“Every word of God is pure:
He is a shield unto them
that put their trust in Him.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


With All My Heart and Soul ~

I shall love the Lord,
with every part of my soul
my mind on Him will dwell
so my heart He can control.

I shall seek the Lord,
His mercy will be my guide
with all my heart and soul
in His Word I will abide.

I shall trust the Lord,
I will search until I find
His peace filling up . . .
both my heart and mind.

I shall follow the Lord,
wherever He takes me
I will with all of my soul
believe in what I can’t see.

I shall love the Lord,
with all of my power
with all of my might
my every waking hour!

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Deuteronomy 6:5

“And thou shalt love
the Lord thy God with
all thine heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


If I Only Had Wings ~

Oh, if I had wings,
I’d fly off without delay
and from my all troubles
I would get far, far away.

I’d glide above the storm,
sail on the howling wind
oh, if I only had wings . . .
I’d fly up to be with Him.

Oh, if I had wings,
I’d escape all I fear
and sense true peace
as to Jesus I drew near.

I’d soar just like a dove,
find my true resting place
oh, if I only had wings . . .
I’d fly on the breeze of grace.

Oh, Lord if I only had wings,
I’d fly right up to Your throne
where You would welcome me
into my eternal home!

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Psalm 55:6

And I said, Oh that I had wings
like a dove!
for then would I fly away,
and be at rest.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


God Equips Us ~

God equips His vessels,
according to His will
all He wants them to do
is to wait and be still.

He has a purpose,
for each vessels use
and until He is done
He’ll not set them loose.

God shapes His vessels,
as He sees fit
He molds each one
of them bit by bit.

He has a plan,
for forming each one
as He works into them
the image of His Son.

God equips His vessels,
with all things pleasing
as the power of Jesus
He begins releasing!

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Hebrews 13:21

Make you perfect in every
good work to do his will,
working in you that which is
well pleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom
be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Less Of Me Lord~

More of You Lord, more of You,
in all the things I say and do . . .
less of me Lord, less of me
so more like You I can be.

Lord, I give You all my doubts,
with them You can have my fear
take from me my worldliness
move me close and draw me near.

More of You Lord, more of You,
oh Dear Jesus, can’t You see . . .
I need You to take in me control
so there’s more of You and less of me.

Lord, I give You all my love,
take my heart, it’s all Yours too
let it be You in my reflection
turn me into that someone new.

More of You Lord, more of You,
in all the things I say and do . . .
I need less of me Lord, less of me
so more like You I will finally be!

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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 ~


Be Still & Know ~

Stop what you’re doing,
I want you to be awed
be still and know
that I am your God.

Quit trying,
let Me take care of you
quit stumbling
I know just what to do.

Quick fretting,
let Me work this out
quit worrying
give Me all your doubt.

Quit panicking,
I have your back
quit struggling
I know your lack.

Quit resisting,
your life is in My hand
quit refusing
your days I have planned.

Be still . . .
and know I am God
stop what you’re doing
and in Me be awed
!

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Psalm 46:10

“Be still,
and know
that I am God”
 

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Deborah Ann Belka

to GOD be the GLORY!


Intercessory Prayer ~

Intercessory prayers,
where would we be without them
for there’s healing and hope
in each beseeching gem.

Petitioning God,
holding others up in prayer
praying with thanksgiving
God to take away the despair.

Pleading hearts,
asking for God’s speed
to come to His saints aid
to help with their need.

Imploring souls,
requisitions for sickness
entreating Jesus to heal
by His stripes their illness.

Begging minds,
requesting mercy’s relief
for the deeply distraught
those sickened by grief.

Intercessory prayers,
even when we can’t speak
His Spirit intercedes . . .
when we’re too weary or weak!

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Romans 8:26

 ”Likewise the Spirit also
helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we
should pray for as we ought:
but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us
with groanings which
cannot be uttered.”

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Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus My Anchor ~

Jesus my Lord,
my Rock, my Anchor
You give me strength
my fears, You conquer.

Though the night be,
dark and stormy
I trust in Your might
to make the journey.

Jesus, my Hope,
my Comfort, my Peace
You give me faith
my doubts You cease.

Though the day be,
chaotic and lawless
my trust in You
remains flawless.

Jesus, my Rock,
my Lord, and Savior
my sureness steadfast . . .
my soul’s Anchor!

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Hebrews 6:19a

Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul, both sure
and stedfast,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Trust Jesus ~

When we’re in the dark,
Jesus sends us His light
when we’re in a battle
He’s there to help us fight.

When we are weak,
Jesus sends us assurance
when we are faint
He gives us endurance.

When we are alone,
Jesus draws us near
when we are frightened
He takes away our fear.

When we are worried,
Jesus makes us still
when we are unsure
He shows us His will.

When we’re loved as much,
as Jesus loves us . . .
it’s so very easy
in Him to just trust!

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Psalm 56:3

“What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Amazing Grace ~

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

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

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

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

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

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2 Peter 3:18

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

2 Corinthians 9:8

“And God is able to make
all grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all
sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every
good work:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Empowered ~

May your inner man,
be empowered
may you not by sin
be overpowered.

May you be rooted,
by loved grounded
may your heart stay
to Jesus bounded.

May the Holy Spirit,
give to you His might
may by His strength
you stay in the fight.

May you be opened,
to all of God’s fullness
may your heart’s eyes
take in all His goodness.

May your inner man,
be transformed . . .
may to the world
you be not conformed!

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Ephesians 3:16-17

That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might
by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts
by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Being Faithful ~

Life isn’t about our dreams,
ambitions or desires . . .
it’s about being faithful
no matter what transpires.

It’s believing in what’s right,
trusting the unseen evidence
embracing the Gospel truth
without doubt or hesitance.

It’s being certain and sure,
Jesus will do what He said
the confidence in knowing
by His Spirit we’ll be led.

It’s about our conviction,
to seize and embrace
the hope of our future glory
through the gift of grace.

Life isn’t about our wants,
it’s about our eternal need
it’s about if God’s Word . . .
we choose to obey and heed!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~04.23.21~


Renewed Daily ~


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

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

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

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

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

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2 Corinthians 4:16

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Where Faith and Love Dwells ~

Sometimes I wander through,
 the valleys of my soul . . .
lingering near the streams of life
when I felt well and whole.

I ponder the times Jesus filled in,
the empty and void space
where His love for me flowed
like a river full of endless grace.

As I stroll along the rugged clefts,
I can see the hard times too
as I roam all around them
His mercy for me shines through.

I come across the mountains,
that I had to hike up to . . .
some of them I never thought
the hard climb I could ever do.

But I remember seeing Jesus,
standing upon the crest
calling down to me
“Come, I’ll give you rest.”

Sometimes I like to wander,
through life’s hills and dells
and go deep into my soul . . .
where faith and love dwells!

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Ephesians 3:17

That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,

Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the Glory ~


Nothing Can Move Me ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Psalm 16:8

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

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


When Overwhelmed ~

When you’re overwhelmed,
with trepidation and fear
no harm will come your way
if you draw Me close and near.

For he who makes Me,
his safe, dwelling place
will be sheltered under
the wings of My grace.

When your heart is laden,
from life’s strain and stress
no injury will befall you
when into Me you press.

For he who abides in Me,
I will shield and protect
so with My peace and rest
you’ll be able to connect.

When you’re inundated,
with the problems you encounter
come to Me for your strength . . .
so with it you I may empower!

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Psalm 91:14-16

Because he hath set
his love upon me,
therefore will I deliver
him: I will set him on high,
because he hath known my name.

He shall call upon me,
and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him.

With long life will I satisfy him,
and shew him my salvation.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~03.04.21~

Psalm 18:39


A Bold Attitude ~

Be of good courage,
have a bold attitude
ask God to give you
strength and fortitude.

For He wants to make,
your faith in Him strong
so you won’t be defeated
when problems come along.

Be of good courage,
let your mind be at rest
be confident in knowing
God’s has for you His best.

For He wants you to live,
in a victorious way
then with grace you can face
the worries of each day.

Be of good courage,
be bold and and be brave
trust the Lord Himself . .
from your troubles will save!

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Psalms 31:24

“Be strong and good courage,
and he shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the Lord. “

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~02.05.21~

Colossians 1:11


What More Do I Need ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Into The Light Of Day ~

When all around me,
is cold and bleak . . .
when I’m feeling frail
fragile and weak.

I pick up my Bible,
to warm up my soul
knowing it’s Words
my heart will console.

When all around me,
is dark and dim . . .
when I’m feeling faint
helpless and grim.

I read the Scriptures,
to Lighten my spirits
knowing they’ll give me
hope without limits.

When all around me,
is cold, dark and gray . . .
God’s Word turns the night
into the Light of day!

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the Glory ~


My Light Generator ~

A light unto my path,
a brighter day I’ll see
for Jesus is the beam . . .
shining inside of me.

A lamp unto my feet,
His ways for me to see
for Jesus is the glow . . .
radiating out of me.

A candle in my darkness,
a flicker of hope to see
for Jesus is the sparkle . . .
twinkling all around me.

A lantern to my soul,
a glimmer for all to see
for Jesus is the shimmer . . .
reflecting out of me.

A torch unto my heart,
a spark that I can see
for Jesus is the flame . . .
burning deep in me!

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Psalm 119:105

Thy word is a lamp
unto my feet,
and a light
unto my path.

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 Bible
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Deborah Ann Belka