Tag Archives: Worship

To Be Glory Worthy ~

My life was made to praise You,
to lift You up with song . . .
my soul was made to worship You
to glorify You all the day long.

My mind was made to seek You,
to claim Your perfect peace
my heart was made to find You
so my love for You I’d release.

My ears were made to hear You,
Your quiet voice to listen for
my eyes were made to see You
waiting for me at the Door.

My feet were made to follow You,
to walk in Your very steps
my legs were made to pursue You
and obey Your righteous concepts.

My mouth was made to declare You,
as my Savior, Lord and King
my lips were made to confess You
and the joy You’re going to bring.

My life was made to please You,
to be glory worthy . . .
my soul was made to share
Your favor, grace and mercy!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 2.12

That ye would walk
worthy of God,
who hath called you
unto his kingdom and glory.

King James Version
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Copyright 2011 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Amazing Grace ~

It’s a thing of beauty,
a thing of hope and love
it’s a thing of wonder
this grace from God above.

It’s a thing of strength,
when we’re feeling faint
it’s a thing of confidence
it’s our spiritual restraint.

It’s a thing we should seek,
something we must grow
it’s a thing for us to share
with every one we know.

It’s a thing of praise,
a thing to adore
it’s an amazing thing
a gift we can’t ignore.

This grace covers our past,
our today, our future
this grace we all need . . .
to cultivate and nurture!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be
glory both now and
for ever. Amen.

2 Corinthians 9:8

“And God is able to make
all grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all
sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every
good work:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Early Morning Praise ~

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

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

Early in the morning,
as the sun begins to rise
remember God’s kindness
as He lightens up the skies.

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

While the dew is still set,
on the morning lawn
while the house is yet dark
before it becomes dawn.

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

When your day is finally over,
as the sun dims its blazing light
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 Bible
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Give God Your Praise ~

Give thanks to God,
no matter how you feel
give to Him your praise
as before Him you kneel.

Show Him your gratitude,
in whatever you do
no matter your situation
your praise will uplift you.

Give thanks to the Lord,
for His loving kindness
give to Him your praise
for all of His goodness.

Show Him your appreciation,
through good times and bad
no matter your circumstance
for His mercy always be glad.

Give God your thanks,
in your prayer and pleas
whether you are standing
or down on your knees!

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Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,

and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea;

though the waters thereof
roar and be troubled,

though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof.

Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth
and with my song will I praise him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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


Father, How Can I Show My Gratitude ~

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You’ve done
how can I show my thankfulness
for the eternal gift of Your Son?

What can I do to repay You,
for the kindness You’ve shown me
what can I give back to You
so my appreciation You can see?

How can I render my thanksgiving,
the sense of my true gratification
how can I ever prove to You
the full delight of my satisfaction?

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You do
how can I show my thankfulness
if I am not always praising You?

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Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever ye do
in word or deed, do all
in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God
and the Father by him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I’ll Praise Him No Matter What ~

Lord, I’ll praise You in the quietness,
when my soul is at rest
I’ll praise You in the tranquil times
when I’m feeling oh, so blessed.

I’ll praise You while in the valley,
when my spirit is feeling low
I’ll praise You in darker times
when I’m not sure which way to go.

I’ll praise You from the mountain top,
when my heart with You is right
I’ll praise You for each victory
when I’m soaking in Your light.

I’ll praise You in the gusts that blow,
when my soul is tossed about
I’ll praise You in the stormy sea
when I am struggling with doubt.

Lord, I’ll praise You no matter what,
be it I am blessed or stressed
I will praise You regardless . . .
if  I am anxious or at rest!

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Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,

and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea;

though the waters thereof
roar and be troubled,

though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof. Selah.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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


In The Name of Jesus ~

In The Name of Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I thank God,
for being there
for listening to
my every care.

I thank Him,
for staying true
for lifting me up
when I am blue.

I thank God,
for never leaving
for keeping me
on Him cleaving.

I thank Him,
for mercy anew
for helping me
a day get through.

In Jesus’ name,
I thank God . . .
praise Him with
my heartfelt laud!

~~~~~

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Life’s Demands ~

Lord, sometimes I get exhausted,
with all of life’s demands
sometimes I get so tired
following everyone’s commands.

For, I would much rather,
just spend time alone with You
with my Bible and commentary
the only two things in view.

Lord, sometimes I get fatigued,
just thinking of all I’ve to do
sometimes I am overwhelmed
meeting time lines, coming due.

For, I would so much rather,
just sit and listen to . . .
praise and worship songs
about my love for You.

Lord, sometimes I get weary,
thinking about the day ahead
for, I would so much rather  . . .
just stay praying to You in bed!

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Jeremiah 31:25

” For I have satiated
the weary soul,
and I have replenished
every sorrowful soul.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Every Living Thing ~

One day the heavens,
will begin to sing . . .
their praises to God
along with every living thing.

One day every nation,
and all the people of
will worship their Creator
for His mercy, grace and  love.

One day all the sheep,
will jubilantly sing their praise
to God their Father
for the Son He did raise.

One day the meek and needy,
will stand with the strong
and sing their praises
to God all the day long.

One day everything,
moving or breathing . . .
to Jesus their Savior
will their praise sing !

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Revelation 5:13

“And every creature
which is in heaven,
and on the earth,
and under the earth,
and such as are in the sea,
and all that are in them,
heard I saying, Blessing,
and honour, and glory,
and power, be unto him
that sitteth upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb
for ever and ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Faithful ~

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God’s faithful,
are peaceful
to God’s Word
they are heedful.

God’s faithful,
are prayerful
in their works
they are careful.

God’s faithful,
are thankful
for their gifts
they are grateful.

God’s faithful,
are joyful
in their service
they are gleeful.

God’s faithful,
are lovable
for to Him . . .
they are usable!

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Matthew 25:23

“His lord said unto him,
Well done,
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
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


New Songs of Joy ~

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New songs of joy,
to You, Lord I raise
songs of thanksgiving
worship and praise.

New songs of hope,
afresh and anew
songs of the love
I have Lord, for You.

New songs of faith,
dance in my head
whether I be up
or still in my bed.

New songs of trust,
to You, Lord I sing
gleefully I proclaim
You as my King.

New songs of joy,
Lord, to You I raise
for You are worthy
of my jubilant praise!

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Psalm 149. 1-5

” Praise ye the Lord.
Sing unto the Lord
a new song, and his
praise in the
congregation of saints.

Let Israel rejoice in him
that made him: let the
children of Zion be
joyful in their King.

Let them praise his name
in the dance: let them
sing praises unto him
with the timbrel and harp.

For the Lord taketh
pleasure in his people:
he will beautify
the meek with salvation.

Let the saints be joyful
in glory: let them
sing aloud upon their beds.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Giving My Praise ~

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I praise God in the good times,
I even praise Him in the bad
I praise God when I am happy
I even praise Him when I’m sad.

In and out of every season,
no matter the time of year
I praise my Savior for always
being close and ever near.

I praise the Lord when I rise,
I praise Him when I go to sleep
I praise Him in the valley low
I praise Him on the hillside steep.

In and out of every storm,
no matter the raging sea
I praise my Savior for always
being right there for me.

I praise my Father in heaven,
I praise His begotten Son
whether the day be cloudy
or brightly lit from the sun!

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Psalm 95:1

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Lyric’s of My Heart ~

The Lyric's of My Heart ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord . . .

With what words shall I compose,
the lyrics of my heart?
I hear them in my mind,
yet, I’m not sure where to start.

Shall I arrange them in perfect order,
from the time when we first met?
Or open with the refrain of the day,
You took upon Yourself, my debt?

Shall I begin with my appreciation,
with the gratitude I have for You?
Or, perhaps I should open with my love,
ah, yes ~ that is what I ought to do.

For, to capture from within my soul,
the melody of my full expression
I would have to come up with the tune
of how Your love left its true impression.

Oh, to know what I now understand,
and to see how my love  has grown
you would have to one day meet . . .
this Man I have loved and known.

For God loved the world so,
He gave to all His only begotten Son
and that is the greatest love song . . .
this heart can sing to anyone!

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Psalm 108:1

” O God, my heart is fixed;
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.”

King James Version 
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Amazed ~

Amazed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I fear God for one reason,
and it’s not that I’m afraid
I fear His mighty power . . .
for, it leaves me amazed.

I stare in astonishment,
as I view the works of His hand
how all has come together
at His direction and command.

I worship Him and marvel,
as I gaze out into space
I stand in awesome wonder
of His mercy and His grace.

I tremble and I shake,
my understanding fails me
it’s hard to comprehend
all that I can and cannot see.

I fear God for one reason,
but,  it’s not that I am fearful
I fear Him because I know . . .
He’s absolute and oh so powerful!

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Psalm 33:8

“Let all the earth fear the Lord:
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain


Why I am Happy ~

Why I am Happy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Lord, You make me happy,
in You my life is complete
You bring my heart glee
whenever I’m downbeat.

Lord, You make me content,
in You I find true rest
You bring me peace
whenever I feel stressed.

Lord, You make me blissful,
in You there is only hope
You bring up my spirits
whenever I cannot cope.

Lord, You make me cheerful,
in You there’s joy all around
You bring me happiness
whenever I’m feeling down.

Lord, You make me joyful,
in You there are only smiles
You bring my life gladness
no matter what be my trials!

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Psalm 4:7

” Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
more than in the time that their corn
and their wine increased.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You Father ~

Be Givers of Thanks used with permission IBible Verses

Father, I thank You for Jesus,
the Anchor of my soul
my Rock unto which I cling
my Comforter who consoles.

I thank You for His blood,
the forgiveness of my sin
I thank You for His grace
that now flows deep within.

I thank You for His love,
the power I received
the strength He has given me
since the first day, I believed.

I thank You for my Redeemer,
His gentle, peaceful Spirit
I thank You for His kingdom
that one day I will inherit.

Father, I thank You for Jesus,
for His healing my blindness
I thank You for showing me
Your mercy and kindness!

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2 Corinthians 4:6

“For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Joy in Suffering?

whatjoy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

How could there be joy in suffering,
what good can come from pain?
How can there be rejoicing,
when there’s only loss, and not gain?

How could there be thanksgiving,
what good can come from tribulation?
How can there be gratefulness,
when there’s only deep affliction?

How could there be praise,
what good can come from misery?
How can there be worship,
when there’s no longer liberty?

How could there be gladness,
what good can come from persecution?
How can there be happiness,
when there’s some facing execution?

How could there be joy in suffering,
what good can come from all this pain?
Ah, is it because we believe . . .
one day, Jesus will come to reign?

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1 Peter 1:6-7

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season,
if need be, ye are in heaviness
through manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious
 than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire,
might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the
appearing of Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
by Public Domain


A Shout of Joy~

Sing Praises used with permission IBible Verses

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
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 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


The Children of God ~

Our Hope is in Jesus CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The children of God,
place their trust
in the One we know
who truly loves us.

The children of God,
have great hope
we’re filled with joy
you won’t see us mope.

The children of God,
praise and sing
we worship and adore
our King of Kings.

The children of God,
cannot be beat
in Jesus we’re strong
you won’t find us weak.

The children of God,
have perfect peace
in Him we have rest
that will never cease.

The children of God,
are His delight . . .
for, our hope is found
in His saving light!

~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 3:26
King James Version

“For ye are all the children of God
by faith in Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Another Year is Here!

All things New by Michael McFatridge free photo #11721

Another year has come,
and there she goes again
all of my new resolutions
I once more didn’t obtain.

As I look over my list,
I feel as if I failed . . .
so many good intentions
but, on them I truly bailed.

Who would have thought,
that only a year ago . . .
I believed I would have
so much more to show.

Well, that is it for me,
there’ll be no more list
this old one I’m holding
I’m crumbling in my fist.

This year my resolution,
will be only one thing . . .
each day I will praise my Lord
and bring glory to my King.

Yep, another year is gone,
and here she comes again
but this year’s declaration
my heart is fixen to attain!

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Psalm 145:1-3
King James Version

“I will extol thee, my God, O king;
and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless thee;
and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Like Wise Men ~

Star used with permission Creation Swap

This Christmas . . .

Let us be as the Wise Men,
who came from afar
let us each search for God
right here, where we are.

He’ll lead us with His Word,
His Spirit will show us the way
just as the star led the Wise Men
to baby Jesus, Christmas day.

Let’s give our hearts to Jesus,
like Wise Men, offer up our praise
as we worship and adore Him
let our treasures, to Him be raised.

Let’s surrender to Him our life,
give Jesus everything we hold
our worldly sacrifices for Him
are more precious than any gold.

Let’s bring to Him our prayers,
our hopes, plans and dreams
let the aroma of frankincense
rise up to the King, who redeems.

Let’s give Him all our pain,
heartache, grief and suffering
let the fragrance of  myrrh
be our thankful offering.

Let us be as the Wise Men,
who came from afar . . .
let us give unto Jesus
all we have ~ all we are!

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

Matthew 2:10-11
King James Version

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child
with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
and when they had opened their treasures,
they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Wise Still Seek Him ~

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The wise still seek Him,
they look to the Morning Star
they follow where He may lead
no matter just how far.

They come to praise Him,
to worship and adore
the wise still seek will Him
wherever they are.

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

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

The wise still 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
Deborah Ann Belka


Sing to Me Lord, Jesus ~

Sint To Me Lord Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Today is a new day,
yesterday is gone
tomorrow He promises
He’ll bring a new song.

Sing to me Lord Jesus,
sing to my soul
songs that enlighten
songs which console.

Sing of Your coming,
sweet music to my ears
sing of forgiveness
the drying of tears.

Sing, oh my Lord Jesus,
songs that will save
sing about the new life
You so lovingly gave.

~~~

Sing with the Lord Jesus,
the song of His love
sing of His compassion
flowing down from above.

Lift up your voices,
be a voice in His choir
sing until every lost soul
burns with heaven’s desire.

Lift up your voices,
rise up and sing . . .
rejoice in the new song
He’s coming to bring!

~~~

Psalm 33:3
King James Version

“Sing unto him a new song;
play skilfully with a loud noise.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Things ~

Don't lose sight used with permission IBible Verses

Things, we all possess them,
most of them have a hold on us
demanding all of our attention
oh, how over them we love to fuss.

Things, cluttering up our lives,
stuffed away in crammed drawers
lying out in the open spaces
locked away behind closed doors.

Things, keeping us so very busy,
taking us here and there
requiring all our leisure moments
leaving no time for God to spare.

Things, the need for this and that,
longing after the newest toy
always needing to upgrade
oh, how they give us so much joy.

Things, we gotta have them all,
tucking them deep inside our heart
playing with them in our minds
keeping us from God far apart.

Things, we all have lots of them,
we need them for our survival
oh, how we worship and adore them
but to God ~ they’re all just an idol!

~~~~~~~

1 John 5:21
King James Version

“Little children, keep yourselves from
idols. Amen.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


How Can I Show My Gratitude?

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You’ve done
how can I show my thankfulness
for the eternal gift of Your Son?

What can I do to repay You,
for the kindness You’ve given me
what can I give back to You
so my appreciation You can see?

How can I render my thanksgiving,
the sense of my true gratification
how can I ever prove to You
the full delight of my satisfaction?

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You do
how can I show my thankfulness
if I am not always praising You?

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Psalm 42:4
King James Version

“When I remember these things, I pour out my
soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude,
I went with them to the house of God, with
the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude
that kept holyday.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


If With Our Mouths?

Love In Action used wth permision IBible verses

If with our mouths we confess,
our faith in God above . . .
then why don’t we show others
unconditional love?

If with our mouths we declare,
Jesus is our salvation
then why with this world
do we still have a flirtation?

If with our mouths we admit,
we’ve been set free from sin
then why does Satan’s armies
still end up with the win?

If with our mouths we profess,
Jesus is the Lord of our life
then why do we still live
with discord, turmoil, and strife?

If with our mouths we assert,
we walk everyday with the Lord
then why in our hearts and minds
isn’t His Word carefully stored?

If with our own lips we worship,
and give honor to our King . . .
then why are we so detached
from the lyrics that we sing?

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 15.7-8

“Ye hypocrites,
well did Esaias prophesy of you,
saying,
This people draweth nigh
unto me with their mouth,
and honoureth me with their lips;
but their heart is far from me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

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


His Instrument ~

Heart Strings by Dioroama Studios free photo # 3414

Lord I am Your instrument,
play me as You will . . .
keep me in tune to You Lord
give me a musician’s skill.

Let my heart honor Thee,
with songs and melodies
let my soul worship Thee
while I bow on my knees.

May my ears hear the tone,
of the love in Your voice
may You compose in my mouth
the words that bring rejoice.

May my tongue confess,
the song of Your salvation
conduct in me an orchestra
that brings Your heart elation.

Give me the voice of an angel,
to sing of heavenly things
so I may resonate the peace
Your mercy and grace brings.

Lord I am Your instrument,
play me as You will . . .
strum my heart-strings
so my song will never still!

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

Psalm 111:1

“Praise ye the Lord.
I will praise the Lord with my whole heart,
in the assembly of the upright,
and in the congregation”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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