Tag Archives: Strength

We Who Have True Faith ~

We who have true faith,
know God’s trustworthy
no matter what comes our way
He is always praiseworthy.

For we know He has for us,
only His absolute best
we understand He’s with us
through every trial and test.

We who have true trust,
know God will never leave
how all things are possible
because Jesus we believe.

For we know the Holy Spirit,
daily equips us for the fight
filling us with the power
of His awesome holy might.

We who have true faith,
know that God is deserving
and our thanksgiving to Him
we constantly are serving!

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Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests
 be made known unto God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Onward Press ~

Lord, today,
I must confess
it was truly
one big mess.

I bit the dust,
fell flat on my face
I couldn’t get up
if not for Your grace.

Lord, today,
I really blew it
failed to rely on
the Holy Spirit.

On my own,
I went off to fight
without relying
on Your might.

Lord, today,
was truly a mess
but I’m determined . . .
to onward press!

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Philippians 3:14

“I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Cracked ~

God gave me this body,
and at first it was intact
but as it grew older
I saw it began to crack.

Once the cracks started,
they could not be stopped
for the more I sinned . . .
out more of them popped.

The cracks started to chip,
piece by piece they fell
and the more I tried to hide them
the more in sin I would dwell.

As they started to fall off,
I began to see the real me
and the more that I sinned
the more damage I could see.

And so I called upon God,
and His awesome power
to fill me with His mercy
so my sins He could scour.

God gave me this body,
to be used as His vessel
and now with His strength
with sin I no longer wrestle.

2 Corinthians 4:7

“But we have this treasure
in jars of clay, to show that
the surpassing power
belongs to God and not to us”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Free To Be Content ~

Free from the love of money,
from the lust of having things
free to accept daily . . .
the blessings Jesus brings.

Free from the love of pleasure,
from the desire to have more
free to open up my heart
and let Jesus in the door.

Free from the love of leisure,
from worldly delight
free to follow Jesus
the Truth, Way and Light.

Free from the love of luxury,
from all earthly pleasure
free to be storing in heaven
all of my heart’s treasure.

Free from the love of money,
free to be satisfied
content in knowing . . .
Jesus is always at my side!

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Hebrews 13:5

“Let your conversation be
without covetousness;
and be content with such
things as ye have:
for he hath said,
I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Heart of My Soul ~

Lord help me to keep,
on my heart a watchful eye
so that it may not for You
shrivel up and dry.

Let me be meticulous,
as to what I let into it
so it is always opened
to the wisdom of Your spirit.

Lord, help me to guard,
the heart of my soul
so that it’ll always be
in Your righteous control.

Let me be scrupulous,
as to what I hold dear
so that it may be filled
with holy awe and fear.

Lord, help me to keep,
my heart to Your keeping
so that my life will be . . .
to You always pleasing!

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Proverbs 4:23

“Keep thy heart
with all diligence;
for out of it are
the issues of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Enduring The Storm ~

Though the storm outside,
is swirling all about . . .
inside of me there’s not
one single drop of doubt.

For, I know God’s in control,
of the thunder overhead
and there isn’t anything
for me to fear or dread.

The winds may be gusting,
tearing things apart
but, there’s a calming breeze
sweeping through my heart.

For, I know God’s out there,
keeping His eyes on things
and He will give me the strength
to endure the storms He brings.

I do not know just how long,
this storm is going to last
but, my faith will keep me trusting
until its final blast!

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Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good,
a strong hold in
the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them
that trust in him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life Willing ~

Lord give me a life,
full of only You
with a faith
through Your view.

Let the Holy Spirit,
do all the leading
so I may be to You
faithfully pleasing.

Lord give me a heart,
that is always willing
to be compassionate
merciful and giving.

Let me not live a life,
stubbornly self-centered
but one that is to You
steadfastly surrendered.

Lord, give me a life,
eager to do Your will
a heart empty of me
so Your love it can fill!

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Matthew 25:21

“His lord said unto him, Well done,
thou good and faithful servant:
thou hast been faithful over a
few things, I will make thee
ruler over many things: enter
thou into the joy of thy lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Feeling Restless ~

 

When you are restless,
feeling uneasy
when your faith starts going
from strong to measly.

That is when you will need,
to surrender your unrest
to a God who is waiting
to give you perfect rest.

When you feel anxious,
and nervous are your thoughts
when fear starts to churn
your stomach into knots.

That is when you will need,
your heart and mind to adjust
in a God who is able
to strengthen your hope and trust.

When anxiousness comes,
making you feel restless
ask God to bring to you
His peace that is endless!

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Psalm 16:9

“Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~09.27.18 ~


Never Forgotten ~

When your friends,
have moved on . . .
and your family
is all but gone.

Know you have,
a Friend around
one who’ll never
let you down.

When You find,
yourself all alone
sitting in . . .
your lonesome home.

Know there is someone,
who’ll never leave
and onto Him
you can always cleave.

When you feel as if,
you’ve been deserted
and with thought’s lonely
you’re being bombarded.

Know that you are,
never truly forgotten
for, Jesus forsakes not
those downtrodden!

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Proverbs 18:24

“A man that hath friends must
shew himself friendly: and there
is a friend that sticketh closer
than a brother.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Tip-Toe Faith ~

God has taken me,
into valley’s low and deep
with obstacles so hard
all I wanted to do was weep.

But instead I found,
what true trust was about
as I learned to give Jesus
all my fears and doubt.

God has placed me,
high on mountain tops
with many challenges
that made me want to stop.

But instead He showed me,
what true hope was about
once I found to Jesus
I could always reach out.

God has brought me through,
many highs and lows
to show me true faith
isn’t walked on tip-toes!

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Psalm 18:36

“Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me,
that my feet did not slip.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


After God’s Own Heart ~

I want to have a heart,
after God’s own heart
so that into it . . .
His mercy He’ll impart.

I want to be humble,
reverent and respectful
I want to be for my sins
repentant and regretful.

I want to be trusting,
fearless and faithful
I want to be obedient
thankful and grateful.

I want to be considerate,
loving and compassionate
I want to be devoted
fervent and passionate.

I want a heart like David’s,
one willing to go and do
anything that God asks . . .
I want to be loyal and true!

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Acts 13:22

“And when he had removed him,
he raised up unto them David
to be their king; to whom also
he gave their testimony, and said,
I have found David the son of Jesse,
a man after mine own heart,
which shall fulfil all my will.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Way of the Upright ~

Teach me Lord,
to do Thy will
help me to be
patient and still.

Show me the way,
of the upright
give me wisdom
a holy insight.

Educate me Lord,
to know Your desire
help me to do
all You require.

Lead me along,
the path of goodness
help me to live
a life of pureness.

Teach me Lord,
the ways of Your will
with Your power
may my life You fill!

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Psalm 143:10

“Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God:
thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land
of uprightness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Your Wall Will Fall ~

Your wall will come down,
it too can fall
if on God’s power
you willingly call.

Your wall will crumble,
it too can come apart
it you trust God
with all your soul and heart.

Your wall will topple,
it too can collapse
if you will give God
your circumstance.

Your wall will weaken,
it too can flatten out
if you give to God
all your fear and doubt.

Your wall will fall,
it too will be demolished
if you believe God . . .
anything can be accomplished!

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Joshua 6:20

“So the people shouted when
the priests blew with the trumpets:
and it came to pass, when the people
heard the sound of the trumpet,
and the people shouted with a great shout,
that the wall fell down flat,
so that the people went up into the city,
every man straight before him,
and they took the city.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Power Of God ~

The power of God,
is inside of you
there isn’t anything
that you cannot do.

But, you must believe,
He will give the might
for every battle
that you have to fight.

The power of God,
is in His Son
there is enough
for everyone.

But, you must have faith,
His Spirit is in you
if the impossible
you really want to do.

The power of God,
is available to all
if on His strength
we remember to call!

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Ephesians 6:10

“Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Not I, But CHRIST ~

Not I, but Christ,
is why I have grace
to keep to the course
to stay in the race.

For without Jesus,
I’d couldn’t go the distance
and to temptation
I’d have no resistance.

Not I, but Christ,
is why I can cope
to remain steadfast
to maintain the hope.

For, without Jesus,
I’ve not the might
nor the power
to sustain the fight.

Not I, but Christ,
makes all possible
for with Jesus . . .
I am unstoppable!

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John 3:30

“He must increase,
but I must decrease.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Foot Has Slipped ~

My foot has slipped,
more than I can tally
on mountain tops
or while in a valley.

But no matter where,
I would slip
Jesus on me
always had a grip.

My foot has skidded,
time and time again
it’s plunged into
treacherous terrain.

But, no matter when,
I would slide
Jesus was always
at my side.

My foot has slipped,
down many slopes
but, by the grace of God
I never lost my hope!

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Psalm 94:18

“When I said, My foot slippeth;
thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Taking Up My Cross ~

First thing in the morning,
before I get out of bed
I take up my cross . . .
so by Jesus I can be lead.

For, when I pick it up,
it gives me the grace
to keep my arrogance
in its rightful place.

First thing in the morning,
I disrobe myself of pride
I lift up my cross
and let it be my guide.

For when I pick it up,
it gives me liberty
from vanity holding me
in conceit’s captivity.

First thing in the morning,
before I get up and get dressed
I take up my cross . . .
so with humility I’ll be blessed!

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Luke 9:23

“And he said to them all,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and
take up his cross daily,
and follow me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Eternally Secured ~

You may try,
but, I can’t be moved
for my soul to Jesus
is irreversibly glued.

You may attempt,
but, I can’t be pried
for my heart to Jesus
is indefinitely tied.

You may endeavor,
but, I won’t be persuaded
for my life to Jesus
is securely barricaded.

You may aspire,
but, I cannot be lured
for my mind to Jesus
is eternally secured.

You may try,
every trick in the book
but my soul to Jesus . . .
is permanently hooked!

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Psalm 62:1-2

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.
“He only is my rock and my salvation;
he is my defence;
I shall not be greatly moved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Shy ~

Don’t be shy,
don’t hesitate
your prayers to God
do resonate.

For whatever we ask,
God promises to hear
so get rid of your doubt
and over your fear.

Don’t be bashful,
don’t vacillate
your prayers to God
do captivate.

For whatever we need,
God promises to supply
so stop questioning Him
with if, but and why.

Don’t be shy,
don’t be timid
let your prayers
to God be lifted!

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1 John 5:15

“And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that
we have the petitions that we
desired of him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Quicken Me Lord ~

Quicken me Lord,
kindle in me Your will
reignite in me
my First Love’s thrill.

Quicken me Lord,
fast-track my hope
in my troubles give me
the strength to cope.

Quicken me Lord,
stir up my desire
set my soul for You
passionately on fire.

Quicken me Lord,
my heart revitalize
so to Your ways
I’ll not be desensitize..

Quicken me Lord,
expedite Your peace
so my trust in You . . .
may never end or cease!

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Psalm 143:11

“Quicken me, O Lord,
for thy name’s sake:
for thy righteousness’
sake bring my soul
out of trouble.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~08.29.18 ~


Walk By Faith ~

Walking by faith,
and not on feeling
will have us on . . .
our knees kneeling.

For when we see,
joy is a choice
whatever our care
we will rejoice.

Walking by faith,
and not on emotion
sets the Holy Spirit’s
power into motion.

For when we discover,
no matter our worry
His strength will give us
a thankful journey.

Walking by faith,
to know God’s will
cannot our praises
stop or still!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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