Tag Archives: The Word of God

Starting A New Year ~

I’m starting a New Year,
putting the last behind . . .
for, God has a purpose
in this one for me to find.

I don’t know what it’ll be,
not sure where it’ll lead
but, God will guide me
as His word I read.

Not sure what to expect,
don’t yet know the direction
but, God will steer me
if I give Him my attention.

I don’t know what I will do,
so, I’m praying as I go . . .
for, I know God has a plan
and the way He will show.

I’m starting a New Year,
just like the one before . . .
trusting God with the future
whatever may be in store!

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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.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~01.11.22~

Psalm 130:5


Sticky Note From God ~01.05.22~

Proverbs 4:23


Hard To Focus ~

At times it’s hard to focus,
on what God has to say . . .
with all the distractions
disrupting me every day.

I open up my Bible,
but, the pages seem to dull
and though I see the words
they don’t sink into my skull.

At times it’s hard to focus,
on things that really matter
with all the interruptions
my thoughts begin to scatter.

My mind begins to wander,
making it hard to see
the Way, Truth and the Life
that is right in front of me.

At times it’s hard to focus,
so today I will pray . . .
Lord, keep my heart fixed
and my mind on You stayed!

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Psalm 57:7

“My heart is fixed,
O God, my heart is fixed:

I will sing and give praise.”

Isaiah 26:3

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

King James Version
Public domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~01.05.22~

Psalm 119:105


Gems of Truth ~

The Bible is packed,
with truth filled gems
seen through the eyes
of a righteous lens.

For as we look closely,
to the nuggets of grace
the ways of the world
we’ll no longer embrace.

We will live a life,
to God that is pleasing
godly and holy
as grace keeps increasing.

To these gems of truth,
we’ll not wander away
nor follow the path
leading others astray.

The Bible is full,
of hope filled jewels
leading to salvation . . .
if we follow the rules!

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Titus 2:11-13

For the grace of God that bringeth
salvation hath appeared to all men,

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness
and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Still The Wise Seek Him ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Matthew 2:9-10

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

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

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

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~11.29.21~

John 16:13


Rightly Dividing ~

Rightly dividing,
the truth of the Word
rightly believing
in the facts heard.

Either it’s the true Gospel,
Holy Spirit inspired
or the one that’s diluted
that you now desire.

Rightly understanding,
what the cross is about
rightly receiving
our Savior without doubt.

Either you believe Jesus,
died for everyone’s sin
or you reject Him and go
with a different spin.

Rightly dividing,
rightly discerning . . .
for the true Word of God
is worth our perusing!

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2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself
approved unto God,
a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the
word of truth.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Life-Vest

I got me a Life-vest
it’s on snug and tight
it’s helping me to stay
in the faithful fight.

When storms start to kick up,
my Life-vest won’t deflate
for the Holy Spirit is . . .
my shield and breastplate.

I keep it on all the time,
so I won’t ever capsize
for Jesus upon each wave
is always there to advise.

In the Word it’s inflated,
my heart it will protect
so when satan’s arrows fly
each one I can deflect.

I’ve got me a Life-vest,
Jesus keeps me a float
for together we are riding
in this wind blown boat!

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Luke 8:24-25

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

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


O, Taste and See ~

I’ve tasted the goodness,
from God’s banquet table
I’ve feasted on His Word
and now it’s a daily staple.

I’ve supped on the truth,
with my Lord and Savior
and now His Way of Life
I’ve come to truly savor.

I’ve been to the buffet,
of God’s benevolence
and now I understand
the meaning of excellence.

I’ve had my hunger satisfied,
by my faith supplier
and now I know just who is
my daily bread Provider.

I’m blessed beyond measure,
for I’m full of God’s fullness
now that I have feasted . . .
upon all of His goodness!

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Psalm 34:8

“O taste and see
that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus My Teacher ~

I’m studying the Bible,
Jesus will be my teacher
for I know He is . . .
the true Gospel preacher.

I’m learning all about Him,
how His life He lived
He’s showing me how others
I too must forgive.

He’s teaching me why I need,
to die to myself each day
how not to let my pride
or ego to get in His way.

I’m using the directions,
He daily gives to me
so though Him I’ll believe
in what I cannot see.

I’m studying my Bible,
so I can be transformed . . .
and in the end into His image
I hoping to be conformed!

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2 Timothy 3:16


All scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Redeeming My Time ~

Lord, help me to make,
You my top priority . . .
let me in everything
seek Your authority.

Help me to put You,
first and foremost
let Your Word be to me
my earthly guidepost.

Lord, help me to give You,
my full consideration
over the issues of life
without hesitation.

Help me to place You,
in the center of my thought
so that I may follow
everything You have taught.

Lord, help me to make You,
in my life supreme . . .
so my time on this earth
I may faithfully redeem!

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Ephesians 5:16

Redeeming the time,
because the days are evil.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When The Beast Comes ~

When the beast raises,
at last its ugly head . . .
you’ll either take his mark
of else you’ll be dead.

For without the number,
of six-six-six imbedded
with satan you will be
eternally embedded.

When the beast comes,
on this earth to dwell
they’ll be no escaping
his most bloody hell.

For when the antichrist,
the whole world rules
satan will take out . . .
his most deadly of tools.

They only way to survive,
the coming destruction
is to turn to God now for . . .
your life-saving instructions!

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Revelation 13:16-18

And he causeth all, both
small and great, rich and
poor, free and bond, to
receive a mark in their r
ight hand, or in their
foreheads:

And that no man might
buy or sell, save he that
had the mark, or the name
of the beast, or the number
of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that
hath understanding count
the number of the beast:
for it is the number of a man;
and his number is
Six hundred threescore and six.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.27.21~

2 Timothy 2:15


Good Morning Quote ~09.27.21~


Establishing My Faith~

Establishing my faith,
pressing closer into . . .
the higher calling
found Jesus in You.

Gaining a perception,
of godly discernment
giving understanding
my full commitment.

Striving for perfection,
growing spiritually
working out my faith
uncompromisingly.

Holding on to my hope,
trusting You for all things
letting Your Word
pull on my heart strings.

Establishing my faith,
going for the goal . . .
the hope of Your glory
propelling my soul!

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Colossians 1:27

To whom God would make
known what is the riches of
the glory of this mystery among
the Gentiles; which is Christ in you,
the hope of glory:

Philippians 3:13-14

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,

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Knowing And Believing ~

I know and believe,
God loves me . . .
that is why my eyes
are open to see.

See how His mercy,
comes alive each day
see how His Word
will show me the way.

I know and believe,
Jesus lives in me . . .
tis why I trust Him
in what I can’t see.

See how His grace,
in me keeps growing
see how He is worth
my closer knowing.

I know and believe,
God dwells in me . . .
as more of His image
I’m able to see!

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1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that dwelleth
in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~09.13.21~

2 Timothy 3:16-17


Heavenly Mandates ~

Heavenly mandates,
we all surely need . . .
tis why God gave to us
His Word to daily read.

For He knew we needed,
His divine instructions
on how to get over
temporal obstructions.

Heavenly policies,
are found in the Good Book
for God left them to us
as salvation’s handbook.

For inside the pages,
is where you will find
inspirations from God
for both heart and mind.

Heavenly directives,
are for our own good
for they tell us how
to live as we should.

They gives us the tools,
we must have to fight
those worldly-minded
opposing His light.

Heavenly mandates,
not those political . . .
for we must not follow
what is non-biblical!

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2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by
inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


She Loves Her Lord ~

She loves Her Lord,
she worships Him
and her heart sings . . .
salvation’s joyful hymn.

She knows Her Lord,
she prays morning and night
and she know by doing so . . .
she’ll live a life upright.

She understands Her Lord,
she reads and studies His Word
and her ears are open . . .
to the truth that she has heard.

She trusts Her Lord,
she puts her life in His hand
and her feet willingly go . . .
wherever He has planned.

She believes in Her Lord,
she has faith in all His ways
and she will follow Him . . .
for the rest of her living days.

She loves Her Lord,
with all her heart and soul
for she know He makes . . . .
her life complete and whole!

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Psalm 32:11

Be glad in the Lord,
and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy,
all ye that are upright in heart.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

King James Version
Public Domain

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Place Of Quiet ~

A place of quiet,
is all I need . . .
for me to open
my Bible and read.

No upheaval,
no stir, no confusion
for me to feel . . .
His Spirit’s infusion.

A tranquil place,
is all I desire
so God’s Word
can in me inspire.

No commotion,
no fury, no uproar
just the Good News
for me to explore.

A place serene,
is all I want to find . . .
so the peace of God
can guard my mind!

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Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace,

whose mind is
stayed on thee:
because he trusteth
in thee.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~08.17.21~

John 16:33


Sticky Note From God ~08.15.21~

Matthew 24:35


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”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~08.15.21~

2 Timothy 3:16-17


Good Morning Quote ~08.15.21~


Sticky Note to God ~08.15.21~

John 17:17


Sticky Note From God ~08.10.21~

2 Timothy 3:16


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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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