Tag Archives: TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Snippet of The Day ~07.28.20~

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From The Poem: To God Be The Glory

 


A Plate of Grace ~

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there’ll be no turkey with dressing
I’m only going to serve a plate
of gratitude for God’s blessings.

As a substitute for candied yams,
we’ll feast on His loving kindness
taste the sweetness of His favor
as we reflect on His righteousness.

There’ll be no rolls and butter,
instead, we’ll eat of the Bread of Life
with gratitude we’ll give our thanks
to Jesus for bearing our strife.

In place of mashed potatoes,
there’ll be praise piled just as high
we’ll sing our adoration
in place of having pumpkin pie.

The only beverage we will drink,
will be from the one True Vine
with humility on our lips
our thanks will be as sweet as wine.

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there’ll be no traditional dinner
instead I’ll serve a plate of grace
to anyone who is a sinner!

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Psalm 7:17

I will praise the Lord
according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name
of the Lord most high.

Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Rejoice, Rejoice In the Lord ~

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
be glad and shout out with joy
for He will uplift you . . .
and your doubts He’ll destroy.

For those who trust in the Lord,
haven’t anything to fear
because they know to them
He is always close and near.

Rejoice all who love the Lord,
with delight give Him your praise
His power and strength is yours
when the shield of faith you raise.

Stand up against the wicked one,
don’t believe in his lies
for God blesses all who trust
with a heart that is wise.

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
and again I say rejoice . . .
lift up your jubilant praise
let God hear your joyous voice!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:4

“Rejoice
in the Lord alway:
[and] again

I say, Rejoice.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Carry Me Lord ~

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face . . .
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me freely flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies to me from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name that I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
help me to put my trust in Thee.

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep Your wings for me still moving!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:4

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~04.06.19~


My Morning Song ~

Early in the morning,
before the sun is ablaze
I give a shout of joy
with a song of heartfelt praise.

I make a sweet melody,
to show God my gratitude
as I sing out my praises
with a joyful attitude.

Early in the morning,
before the sun begins to rise
I thank God for His kindness
under the darken skies.

I clap my hands together,
lift my arms up in praise
as I give my day to the Lord
I thank Him for His ways.

While the dew is still set,
on the morning lawn
while the house is dark
before there is a new dawn.

I show my thankfulness,
to the Lord up above
and lift up my heart-song
to honor His steadfast love.

When my day is over,
as the sun dims its blazing light
I thank God for His faithfulness
all though the starry night!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 92:1-2

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
and to sing praises to Your name, O Most
 High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the
morning, and Your faithfulness every night.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~10.28.18 ~


To God Be The Glory ~

To God Be the Glory,
this is why I write . . .
to His honor
for His delight.

Sharing my needs,
up lifting yours
so together our hope
we can explore.

To God be the glory,
to Him be the praise
for knowing His Word
to following His ways.

Praying to God,
learning to be still
so we can understand
His most perfect will.

To God be the glory,
this is why I do write . . .
using the grace given me
to shine His saving light!

~~~~~

Romans 12:6

“Having then gifts differing
according to the grace that
is given to us,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 07.26.17


God’s In Control ~

When I look out at the world,
and all God has created . . .
I see everything He’s made
though this fact often is debated.

But, I will not contend,
with what I know to be true
for the earth and the heavens
Lord, I know belong to You.

When I see all the beauty,
I know it’s not man-made
to all the other theories
I cannot be swayed.

For, I know God is powerful,
and what is His will, will be
though man fights this reality
in the end the truth, all will see.

When I look out at the world,
I see the earth, to us on loan
and I believe with all my soul
God controls it from His throne!

~~~~~~~

1 Chronicles 29:11

“Thine, O Lord is the greatness,
and the power, and the glory,
and the victory, and the majesty:
for all that is in the heaven
and in the earth is thine;
thine is the kingdom,
O Lord, and thou art
exalted as head above all.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 05.29.17


Give A Joyful Shout ~

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May you give a joyful shout,
on this Thanksgiving Day
may your elation be seen
as you go about your way.

May gladness fill your heart,
for all God has given
may you remind yourself
just why you are forgiven.

May your thankfulness flow,
in a chorus of gratitude
may the joy of your salvation
reflect in your attitude.

May your praise be heard,
across Thanksgiving’s table
may you proclaim to all
God supplies our every staple.

May you give a joyful shout,
one filled with gratefulness
may you give God due thanks
for His loving graciousness!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 32.11

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Kind of Hope ~

hopeeternal-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My hope is built on,
things I cannot see . . .
not on the troubles
today, surrounding me.

On them I don’t focus,
I’m looking forward to
the day God’s glory . . .
comes shinning  thru.

Today’s sufferings,
don’t compare to the day
when everyone’s tears . . .
will all be wiped away.

I’m eagerly awaiting,
for Jesus to return
when for this world . . .
I’ll haven’t one concern.

My hope is built on,
things I cannot see
especially the day  . . .
Jesus comes for me!

~~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is
the substance of things
hoped for,

the evidence of things
not seen.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Words of Encouragement ~

Words of Encouragement ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ photo Creation Swap

Early in the morning
to God I pray . . .
for words of encouragement
He would have me to say.

Before the dawn breaks,
while I am still in bed
thoughts of comfort and hope
dance around in my head.

I rise up with His Son,
His Word I begin to read
to places of mercy and grace
I let the Holy Spirit lead.

I write for His glory,
I write hoping you will find
peace and tranquility . . .
to fill your heart and mind.

When I go to bed at night,
to God I pray . . .
that He will bless someone
with what, He gave me to say!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank you to all my faithful friends in Jesus.
It is truly my desire that the words God gives me
will be of a blessing to each of you and will
bring some comfort to your day!

~ Deborah Ann ~


Sticky Note From God 02.23.15

CHRISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ Sticky Note From God ~ 02..23.15 ~


Sticky Note to God 11.30.19

Sticky Note To God 11.30.14


Everday Opportunities ~

serve-one-anotherused with permission IBibel Verses

Lord, thank You for today,
help me, to use it wisely
let my faith in You . . .
shine ever so brightly.

Bring to me today,
a chance to give You glory
whether it be clear skies
or ones dark and stormy.

Let me use my gifts,
so others may truly see
the trust I have in You . . .
is because, You dwell in me.

Give me the right words,
let them reveal and show
the many reason why . . .
I need and love You so.

Lord, thank You for today,
for the daily opportunity
to do or say something  . . .
that will last, for eternity!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 4:10

“As every man hath received the gift,
even so minister the same one to another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Shine ~

Shine ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann

Shine on me Lord Jesus,
shine on me Your grace
let the joy I found in You
radiant off my grateful face.

Shine on me Your  love,
Your mercies ever tender
shine on me Your goodness
till I glow in Your splendor.

Shine on me Lord Jesus,
shine on me Your faithfulness
let the love I have for You
beam of my thankfulness.

Shine on me Your glory,
all Your wonderfulness
shine on me Your brilliance
till I emit Your excellence!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version 
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Psalm of Peace ~

Joy Comes  in the Morning ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboranann ~ used with permission IBIble Verser

Mourning ~ greets me,
with a peaceful Psalm
washing over me . . .
like a healing balm.

The soothing effect,
brings my heart relief
God’s tender mercies
helps me in my grief.

The ointment of peace,
repairs daunting dreams
a Psalm of peace leads me
to quiet, calming streams.

My soul finds its comfort,
in a God who’ll not forsake
who’s peace flows within me
the moment that I awake.

The salve of restoration,
mends the damage done
renews me each new day
with the rising of the Son.

Morning greets me,
with a peaceful Psalm
joy washes over me . . .
like a healing calm!

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Psalm 30:5

“Weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


To God Be The Glory ~

Lord, I want to bring You glory,
I want to do right by You . . .
I want the light of salvation
in my life to shine through.

I want to be the salt,
the flavor of Your grace
I want my soul to reflect
the wonder of Your face.

I want to move mountains,
to part the ocean wave
I want to be Your soldier
for You, Your Gospel slave.

I want to taste Your manna,
sip the nectar off Your vine
I want to be Your branch
I want our lives to intertwine.

I want to be Your vessel,
the clay upon Your wheel
I want to see Your image,
to know Your godly will.

Lord, I want to bring You glory,
I want to sing to You my praise . . .
I want the world to know
that for You my heart’s ablaze!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 60:1-2

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the
glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For,
behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
and gross darkness the people: but the
Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory
shall be seen upon thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Carry Me ~

RAVEN ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann Picture by Jonatha Ashcraft Creation Swap used with permission

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me begin to flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
let hope help me to trust in Thee.

Keep me close and near to You,
help me with everything I must do
and when I’m not sure where to go
let Your Spirit, lead and show.

Lord, carry me upon Your wings,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep for me Your wings moving!

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Psalm 91:4
King James Version

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Prayer Request ~

Dear faithful friends and bloggers . . .

It is with a heavy heart that I put these words together
My 39-year-old son committed suicide early this morning.
He leaves behind his wife and four children ages 18,16,5 and 3.
I pray that you will keep them in your hearts and prayers.

Our God is a good and gracious God full of tender mercy and grace
His loving kindness never ceases and His peace is unimaginable.
He is my strength and my might. I trust Him with all my heart
and feel His presence in my life as He takes me through this journey.

I will return with more poetry soon,
I am sure He will use this time to give me more words
to bring Him glory and praise.

deborah ann


Through the Lens of Faith ~

Through the Lens of Fatih ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Through the lens of faith,
I have a perfect view . . .
for when I look through it
all things become new.

I can see my heavenly Father,
sitting on His throne
promising to me
one day He’ll bring me home.

I can look into the future,
see Jesus coming again
I can see the hope He’ll bring
to a universe full of pain.

I can look past right now,
and see everlasting peace
I can see the joys of heaven
that will never end or cease.

Through the lens of faith,
I have a perfect view . . .
and I pray that it includes
every one of you!

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


One Day ~

thy_kingdom_come

One day every knee shall bow,
before Jesus, the King of Kings
one day every person will face
the judgment that He brings.

One day every mouth will confess,
Jesus is the Lord over every nation
one day God will get His due glory
for being the Author of all creation.

One day those who have loved Him,
will offer Him songs of praise
one day those who have refused Him
will account for their evil ways.

One day every person in the world,
will bow down and confess
Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior
every tongue, His name will profess.

One day Jesus will come again,
to rule and set up His Kingdom
one day the world will know peace
and the meaning of true freedom!

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Philippians 2:10-11
King James Version

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth,
and things under the earth; And that every tongue
should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love Like This ~

Love Like This ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When my days are weary,
and my nights seem so long
where there is but a whimper
when there should be a song.

Let me remember the cross,
and all Jesus did for me
let me always be mindful
He is the reason, I am free.

When my soul is aching,
and my heart cries out in pain
let me not forget, in His death
there is everlasting gain.

Let His endless supply of grace,
always help to remind
love like this  . . .
nowhere else will I ever find!

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John 3:16
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

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His Love For You ~

His Love for You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

You are precious to God,
to Him you are prized
His love for you . .
cannot be compromised.

You are valuable to Him,
worth more than gold
His love for you . . .
is yours to behold.

You are important to Him,
in His sight, you are dear
His love for you . . .
is genuine and sincere.

You are unique to Him,
you are awesomely made
His love for you . . .
will never cease or fade.

You are precious to God,
you are His truly beloved
to Him you are a treasure
and you’re eternally loved!

~~~~~~~~~

John 3:16
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Loss for Words ~

worship1_bmp

Lord, my words can barely,
come together
to collaborate
to rally up
and gather
worthy expressions
of my deepest desire for You.

For they seem weak,
feeble at best
frail and faint
limping and stumbling
on themselves
to adequately convey
what You mean to me.

Words get caught,
in my throat
choking me up
they can not sufficiently
articulate
communicate
demonstrate
my love for You!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 63:3
King James Version

“Because thy lovingkindness
is better than life,

my lips shall praise thee.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Looking Up ~

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I’m looking up,
morning, noon and night
I’m keeping my eyes on Jesus
looking straight into His light.

I’m not going to look within,
I’ll just be disappointed
I’m not going to look back
I’ll just get all disjointed.

I’m not looking around me,
I’ll just be distracted
I’m not going to look forward
I’ll just get sidetracked.

So, I’ll just keep looking up,
with praise and gratitude
morning, noon and night
with a thankful attitude!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 5:3
King James Version

” My voice shalt thou hear in the morning,
O Lord; in the morning will I direct my
prayer unto thee, and will look up.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Not Anxious ~

be-not-anxious CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Be anxious for nothing,
let not worry rule the day
give your cares to the Lord
before you go your way.

For, Jesus promises,
through everything in prayer
you will find His rest when . . .
thanksgiving is also there.

Don’t get overly nervous,
don’t fuss and fret about
lest your anxiety will cast . . .
those tiny seeds of doubt.

For, Jesus knows you need,
Him to take away your fear
and a thankful heart will . . .
bring Him close and near.

Don’t let your anxiety,
rob you of your peace
instead let thankfulness . . .
be what you release!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6
King James Version

” Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer

and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests

be made known unto God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Jesus Come In ~

Be Free by Marian Trindad free photo

A heart full of wounds,
that no longer can feel
needs the touch of Jesus
who knows how to heal.

A life that’s been shattered,
heading nowhere
needs the hand of the Lord
to lead them somewhere.

A body that is broken,
beaten up and is bare
needs the love of Jesus
who will always care.

A sinner, a beggar,
a rich man or thief
needs a merciful God
to bring eternal relief.

No matter your station,
or place in this life
you need a Savior
to overcome your strife.

So, open your mind,
shut out the depression
let Jesus come in . . .
and make His impression!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Acts 4:12
King James Version

“Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


Finding Christ in CHRISTmas ~

 

I can’t find Christ in CHRISTmas,
it’s like they erased away His name
replacing Him with some greetings
that just don’t mean the same.

Happy Holidays,
is just too bland and generic
although it’s sounds pleasant
it doesn’t capture the true spirit.

Season Greetings,
doesn’t express or say anything
about the life-saving reason
the season we are celebrating.

Merry Xmas,
can it get any worse?
Yet, people can say Jesus Christ
when they swear and curse.

I can’t find Christ in CHRISTmas,
the world continues to resist
the Savior born on CHRISTmas
it’s as if He doesn’t even exist!

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Isaiah 9:6
King James Version

“For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:

and the government
shall be upon his shoulder:

and his name shall
be called Wonderful
Counsellor,
The mighty God,

The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Glory to My Lord ~

Glory To My Lord ~ CHRISTIan poetry by deborah ann

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
for His awesome grace
mercy He has given me
despite my own disgrace.

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
for abundant is His love
generously He grants me
blessings from above.

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
for His mercifulness to me
assurance I didn’t work for
but, given to me for free.

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
for His riches do exceed
treasures I don’t deserve
yet, meet my every need.

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
I hail and praise His name
today, tomorrow, forever . . .
His love remains the same!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 10:17
King James Version

“But he that glorieth,
let him glory in the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


From Our Lips to God’s Ears ~

Worship by Lucindy Garcia

From our lips to God’s ears,
our praise for Him He hears
glorious, wonderful words of praise
from our lips to God’s ears.

The children of God rejoice,
they find delight in His name
for He is the everlasting Light
that keeps their hearts aflame.

Those who trust in the Lord,
raise up their voices and sing
they gather from all around
to worship and praise their King.

They clap their hands with joy,
and lift up their arms in praise
on their lips there is gratitude
for the Savior He has raised.

Their hearts are filled with His love,
they hold not on to their fears
glorious, wonderful words of praise
from our lips to God’s ears!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 95:1
King James Version

“O come, let us sing unto the Lord:
let us make a joyful noise to the
rock of our salvation.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God ~ I Give You All the Glory

Father, how shall I show my appreciation,
for all You have done for me?
Should I kneel in this space of time,
unmoving on bended knee?

Shall I lift my arms to the heavens,
never to let them fall to my side?
Should I raise my hands up even higher,
and never allow them to subside?

Shall I shout from my rooftop,
about Your mercies I have seen?
Should I scream over the oceans roar,
of how much to me, You mean?

Shall I praise Your Holy name,
from the highest mountain top?
Should I exalt You night and day,
and never for a moment stop?

God, I will give You all the glory,
for the miracles You have done
for You’ve given me the gift of hope
through the healing touch of Your Son.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 104:33
King James Version

“I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live:
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


He is Worthy . . .

Worthy by Meliza Celeridad free photo #14942

He is worthy of our praise,
of our song of trust
He is worthy, oh so worthy
because we know, He is just.

Let us not forget,
the chorus of His grace
let His love humble us
when we seek His face.

He is worthy of our affection,
of our heart and soul
He is worthy, oh so worthy
because of Him, we are whole.

Let us not forget,
mercies everlasting refrain
the words of undying love
until Jesus comes again.

He is worthy of our praise,
of our song of trust
He is worthy, oh so worthy
may His glory shine in us!

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2 Samuel 22.4
King James Version

I will call upon the Lord,
who is worthy to be praised.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Desert Bloom

Desert Land 3668 by Natanis Davidsen free photo 5802

The desert land is now a bloom,
with fruit clinging to the vine
what once was barren ~ is fruitful
and flows with everlasting wine.

Years of drifting in the wilderness,
have finally come to an end . . .
darkness now is full of joyful light
for all  ~ finally have an eternal Friend.

The bud of love, blossoms into grace,
stirring the strings of the arid heart
mercy praises they now sing . . .
a song of a new and abundant start.

The weaken hand is made strong,
the feeble knee now too stands
for they have found God’s justice
and place their trust in His hands.

Once blind eyes now can see,
deaf ears now can hear the sound
of the once mute song of praise
as the lame leap ~ an eternal bound.

Hands held high overhead,
giving God the glory He is due
rejoice, rejoice, and again rejoice
for Jesus came to save you!

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Isaiah 35:1
King James Version

“The wilderness and the solitary place
shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice,
and blossom as the rose.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rest, My Soul, Rest ~

let go let God by Daniel Sauceda free photo #15590

Rest, my soul rest,
return to your state of peace
give your fears to the Lord
onto Him your anxieties release.

Revisit His loving kindness,
dwell in the calmness of His ease
retire thyself in His fullness
let His grace bow your weary knees.

Go back to thy youthful days,
remember His patience bountiful
reclaim your right to His respite
for His mercies are plentiful.

Rest, my soul rest,
let God comfort and console
return to your state of peace
let serenity take control!!

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Psalm 116:7
King James Version

“Return unto thy rest,
O my soul;

for the LORD hath dealt
bountifully with thee.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


On This Christmas Morn ~

A promise to the world,
a child to be given
so many years foretold
so all could be forgiven.

Moonless night shining,
with the Morning Star
calling watchful shepherds
to come from afar.

Wise Men carry gifts,
meant for only a King
angels up in heaven
Glory ~ Glory ~ sing.

God became a man,
the Good News is born
begotten Son arrives
on this Christmas morn.

Our mighty God concedes,
to the wickedness of man
the Prince of Peace comes
to bridge the empty span.

Wonderful is His name,
Counselor to the meek
the Son was born of flesh
to give power to the weak.

Our everlasting Father,
knows our fallen state
so He sent His only Son
to save us from our fate.

A promise to the world,
our Lord and Savior is born
sing ~ Praises to His Glory ~
on this Christmas morn.

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 9:6
King James Version

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is
given: and the government shall be upon his
shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Little Baby Jesus ~

Christmas by Rode Pannell free photo #17366

Little baby Jesus,
so soft and so sweet
one day would have nails
pounded into His feet.

Tightly swaddled now,
in His mother’s loving arms
one day He would wear
a crown of prickly thorns.

Small cooing sounds,
He now softly sighs
one day to His Father
He’ll moan forsaken cries.

Wise Men bring to Him,
gifts meant for a King
one day to a cross
His life will painfully cling.

Little baby Jesus,
so soft and so sweet
came into the world
so Satan He could defeat!

~~~~~~~

Luke 2:11
King James Version

“For unto you
is born this day in the city of

David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord”

Luke 23:21
King James Version

” But they cried,
saying, Crucify him,
crucify
him.”

~~~~~~~

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


The Threads of My Life

All My Life by Hosh Maynard free photo #8878

Lord, with needle and thread,
held in my aging hands
I see the pattern of my life
before You ~ as it stands.

I draw the threads of my youth,
and weave into my past
ever so thankful to You
that those days did not last.

I pull on the threads of faith,
and they come raveling apart
reminding me of the days
when You weren’t in my heart.

I tug at the threads of doubt,
that were interlocked in my life
and see that they are woven
with the fibers of my strife.

I yank at the many stitches,
that were made for me to fit
into Your plans to keep me
from the bottomless, fiery pit.

Then suddenly I see,
silver threads coming though
reminding me of the days
when I started to trust in You.

There I can see the seam,
where we became as one
on that day I accepted You
as your Father’s begotten Son.

Lord, I look at the threads of my life,
and I see how You put us together
how the fabric of my heart and soul
became to You ~ forever tethered.

And now I am working on,
those threads spun in eternal gold
so that one day I may rise with You
and all of Your glory I will behold!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 27:21
King James Version

“As the fining pot for silver,
and the furnace for gold;
so is a man to his praise.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


A Plate of Grace ~

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there will be no turkey with dressing
there will only be a plate of gratitude
served with God’s many blessings.

As a substitute for candied yams,
we are going to feast on His kindness
and taste the sweetness of His favor
as we reflect on His loving guidance.

There will be no rolls and butter,
instead, we’ll eat of the Bread of Life
and with gratitude we’ll give our thanks
that we no longer live in hopeless strife.

In the place of creamy mashed potatoes,
there will be praise piled just as high
and we will sing to Him our adoration
instead of eating pumpkin pie.

The only beverage we will drink,
will be from the one True Vine
and with sanctification on our lips
Jesus’ sacrifice will be as sweet as wine.

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
I’m not making a traditional dinner
I’ll only be serving the grace of God . . .
to those I know ~ who are still a sinner!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 12:9
King James Version

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient
for thee: for my strength is made perfect in
weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Rejoice, Rejoice In the Lord

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
be glad and shout out with joy
for He promises to uplift you
and your doubts He’ll destroy.

For those who trust in the Lord,
are covered by His mercies
all those who believe in Him
shall conquer their adversities.

Rejoice all who love the Lord,
with delight offer Him your praise
He will shield and protect you
and your fears He will raise.

Stand up against the wicked one,
don’t you believe in his lies
all who affirm the work of the Lord
will be blessed with a heart that is wise.

Rejoice in His wonder and glory,
let His splendor embrace you
rejoice and be glad in the Lord
and His love will encircle you too.

For those who rejoice in the Lord,
and give Him their praise each day
are the ones who always trust Him
with His answers when they pray.

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
again I say rejoice . . .
always lift Him up in praise
and let Him hear your voice.
~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:4
King James Version

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again
I say, Rejoice.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


The Pied Piper from Chicago

Now the pied piper of Chicago,
a few years ago picked up his flute.
And played a mesmerizing tune,
that left most people mute.

The tune was very cleaver,
as he piped his way along.
Even the young schoolchildren,
began to sing his song.

He piped about transparency,
in a land he said was full of haze.
And the people trusted him,
for he had them in a daze.

Now the pied piper from Chicago,
used Saul Alinsky as his socialist teacher.
And Rev. White, “God damn America,”
was his Sunday morning preacher!

He studied hard under them,
and copied all that he had heard.
And piped all their lyrics perfectly,
right down to every single word.

On the road to the White House,
he piped and piped and piped.
All his followers adored and loved him,
as their tears for him they wiped.

The flute must have been magical,
for the piper no one really knew.
For some his tune was Marxist old,
but to most it was something new.

His pipe was full of dreams,
of jobs, and homes, and loans.
But after all the stimulus bills,
he still hears the people’s groans.

Some say he is the anti-Christ,
but this I don’t believe.
For when the true one comes,
ALL the people he’ll deceive.

The pied piper from Chicago,
is only just a peek.
Of the one who will be coming,
and this man I do not seek.

Do you hear what I hear,
or are you still deaf and mute?
If not then in November 2012,
give the piper the good old boot!

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


All That I Need ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ All You Need is Jesus- IBible Verses

All that I need, God is it,
all that I was, He has seen.
All of the pieces finally fit,
for He is all that I need.

All that I desire, He gives,
all that I want, He has got.
All of my sins, He forgives,
for He is all that I need.

All that I am, He holds,
all that I can be, He knows.
All of my life, He unfolds,
for He is all that I need.

All that I must do, He has done,
all that I can do, is to believe.
All of my hope, is His Son,
for He is all that I need!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:1
King James Version

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

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Clap Your Hands Together ~

He is the God of forever,
great is His Holy name . . .
today, tomorrow, for always
His glory burns like a flame.

Clap your hands together,
lift your voice in praise
let the power of His Spirit
set your heart, for Him ablaze.

Blessed are they who trust,
who put their life in His hand
for their joy shall be complete
when before Jesus they stand.

Sing your praises to the Lord,
exalt your mighty King . . .
praise Him for the peace
He is coming soon to bring.

Joy shall cover the whole earth,
His glory will shine like a flame
all His faithful will be in awe
as they praise His Holy name!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 47:1

“O clap your hands,
all ye people; shout unto God
with the voice of triumph.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Morning Song of Praise ~

Morning Song of Praise ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Early in the morning,
before the sun is ablaze
give a shout of pure joy
a song of heartfelt praise.

Make a sweet melody,
and show your gratitude
sing out your praises
with a joyful attitude.

Early in the morning,
before the sun begins to rise
remember His loving-kindness
under the darken skies.

Clap your hands together,
lift your arms up in praise
give your day to the Lord
and thank Him for His ways.

While the dew is still set,
on the morning lawn
while the house is dark
before there is a new dawn.

Show your thankfulness,
to the Lord up above
lift up your heart-song
and praise Him for His love.

When your day is finally over,
and the sun dims its blazing light
thank God for His faithfulness
all though the starry night!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 92:1-2
King James Version

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
and to sing praises to Your name, O Most
 High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the
morning, and Your faithfulness every night.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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