Tag Archives: Winning the Race

Afternoon Ponderings ~08.05.22~

Galatians 5:7


The Race I Entered ~

When the race I entered,
I didn’t know the distance
nor that there would be
so much resistance.

I didn’t think how far,
I would be running
nor how satan after me
would still be coming.

I didn’t think how much,
courage it would take
as I kept aiming
for the narrow gate.

I didn’t think how few,
had the faith to hold fast
nor how many of them
I could actually outlast.

When I entered the race,
I didn’t know it was so long
and it’s only because of Jesus
that I’ve kept going strong!

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1 Corinthians 9:24

Know ye not that they which
run in a race run all,
but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Faces of Grace ~

There are many faces,
to God’s grace . . .
and each one of them
we need to embrace.

For everlasting peace,
grace will impart
right into the flesh
of every new heart.

Grace provides training,
we need to consider
for it’s the God’s Truth
and Life transmitter.

For eternal hope,
grace will convey
by showing us the things
that will lead us astray.

There are many sides,
to the face of grace . . .
and we need them all
if we are to win the race!

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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 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.30.21~

1 Corinthians 9:24


Need Some Meat ~

Lord I need some meat,
on my spiritual bones . . .
I need to have the muscle
that my faith in You tones.

I need to have willpower,
a winner’s determination
I need the sustenance
of Your fortification.

Lord I need some brawn,
on my spiritual vertebra
I need a spine that won’t
from You breakaway.

I need to have self-control,
courage and fortitude
so that I can have in You
a can and will do attitude.

Lord I need some meat,
some muscle, some grit
on my spiritual bones . . .
so the race I won’t quit!

~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 3:2

I have fed you with milk,
and not with meat:
for hitherto ye were not
able to bear it, neither yet
now are ye able.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.27.21~

Ephesians 6:10-18


Afternoon Ponderings ~01.09.21~

2 Timothy 4:7


One Truth ~

There’s only one truth,
that I’ve come know
there’s only one way
that I choose to go.

Though there are many,
who don’t think so . . .
I know God’s truth
is the one line to toe.

There’s only one truth,
that I can swallow
there’s only one path
that I will follow.

Through there are many,
roads that I could take
I’ll take the one leading
right to the straight gate.

There’s only one truth,
that I believe in . . .
there’s only one sure way
this faithful race I can win!

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2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father,
but by me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~12.18.19~


Sticky Note From God ~02.20.18~


I’ve Not The Power ~

In myself,
I haven’t the power
to outrun satan
when he’s out to devour.

So, my spiritual sneakers,
I am putting on . . .
to insure this race
can be victoriously won.

I’ll pull up my laces,
God’s Word will be the knot
so to satan’s snares
off guard, I’ll not be caught.

With my Bible verses,
I’ll plan each of my steps
so I can remain diligent
in following the concepts.

In myself,
I haven’t the power
but, with God’s strength
satan, I will overpower!

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1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:”

Philippians 3:14

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

Psalm 119:32

I will run the way
of thy commandments,
when thou shalt
enlarge my heart.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 05.18.16

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 05.18.16 ~


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