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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
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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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
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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 ~


Wounded ~

Wounded ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Christ Crucified - IBible Verse

Insulted and ridiculed,
poked and made fun of
for me Jesus was affronted
in the name of eternal love.

Bruised for my rebellion,
cursed and  spit upon
for my own wickedness
Jesus was severely beaten on.

Wounded for my sins,
whipped and cruelly lashed
for my transgressions
Jesus was brutally slashed.

Pierced and stabbed,
left hanging on the cross
because of me, Jesus became
no better than a pile of dross.

My punishment He took,
my peace, He finally sealed
tis why by His stripes today
my soul to God is healed!

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Isaiah 53:5

“But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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Everday Opportunities ~

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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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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 Your salvation
in my life to shine brightly 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 of 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 Your praise . . .
I want the world to know
that for You, my heart’s ablaze!

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

Isaiah 60:1-2
King James Version

“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.”

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 it be Your joy, that I may know.

When I need a  hand to hold,
give me Yours, so I can 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 all gets too much for me
let Your truth, 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 that life brings
and when You see me losing air . . .
promise me, You’ll always be there!

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

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 ~

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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 ~

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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.

Some people get all nervous,
they fuss and fret about
then anxiousness takes root
growing the seeds of doubt.

But, Jesus promises us,
through everything in prayer
we can find His peace
when thanksgiving is also there.

So, don’t be concerned,
don’t let your heart worry
instead ~ first go to God
and give Him, His due glory!

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

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


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