Nana, Why Can’t We See Angels?

"Nana, why can't we see angels?"
 My grandson one day asked me.
 "Why if they are here with us . . .
 their wings we cannot see?"
I took him by the hand,
 and we walked my garden path
 and the innocence of his question
 gave my heart a happy, little laugh.
I knew I had to give an answer,
 that his tender heart could hold
 for God gave me my own angel
 so his soul ~ I could help to mold.
"Although you can't see angels,
 they're right here in front of you
 and no matter where you go
 they surround you in all you do.
They rush to your side,
 when you need a friend and helper
 and when you get into trouble
 they become for you, God's shelter.
They wrap their arms around you,
 when you go to bed each night
 they keep your heart close to Jesus
 until you see the morning light.
They are given to you by God,
 to keep you safe and warm
 and it is their duty and obligation
 to keep you from Satan's harm.
All you have to do is to believe,
 that angels are for real . . .
 and if you always trust in God
 in your heart, their wings you will feel."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:11
 King James Version
" For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
  to keep thee in all thy ways."
Copyright 2012
 Deborah Ann Belka

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“God is love,
Jesus is His forgiveness
The Holy Spirit is His witness.”

deborah ann

Abba ~ My Father ~


 Abba ~ my Father,
 has adopted me . . .
 into His royal family
 so I could be . . .
An heir to salvation,
 a daughter of light
 a child that brings
 to Him great delight.
I'm no longer an orphan,
 I'm no longer a stray
 I've inherited a room
 in His mansion I'll stay.
Abba ~ my Father,
 has adopted me . . .
 into His royal family,
 so I can be free . . .
Free from the guilt,
 of my wandering ways
 free from the darkness
 that once filled my days.
The adoption became final,
 that day on the Cross
 when Jesus died for me
 and all those who are lost.
Abba ~ my Father,
 has adopted me . . .
 into His royal family
 so I might see . . .
See His glory,
 in the middle of my pain
 see His grace fall
 like sweet drops of rain.
The inheritance is mine,
 I'm claiming my right
 and now I have privilege
 to His power and might.
Abba ~ my Father,
 has adopted me . . .
 into His royal family,
 I willingly flee . . .
~~~~~~~~~
Psalm 37:18
 King James Version
"The Lord knoweth the days of the upright:
  and their inheritance shall be for ever.
Copyright 2012
 Deborah Ann Belka

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Heaven Bound ~

Loved completely,
 that's what we are
 no matter how near
 no matter how far.
Comforted forever,
 that's what we hold
 no matter young
 no matter how old.
Blessed assurance,
 that's what we own
 no matter how new
 no matter how grown.
Forgiven eternally,
 that's what we hope in
 no matter our works,
 no matter our sin.
Heaven bound,
 that's where we'll be
 no matter how burdened,
 no matter how free!
~~~~~~~~~
Philippians 3:20-21
"For our conversation is in heaven; from
  whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord
  Jesus Christ:"
Copyright 2012
  Deborah Ann Belka

Give Me Faith ~

Give me faith unwavering,
 so I may stand steadfast
 give me strength astounding
 so rough seas I may outlast.
Give me faith unshakable,
 so I may walk faithfully
 give me hope unfaltering
 so I may tread gracefully.
Give me faith undoubting,
 so I may be committed
 give me power unflinching
 so my sins may be acquitted.
Give me faith unending,
 so I may see eternity
 give me grace eternal
 so I may die in certainty.
Give me faith everlasting,
 give me faith, give me power
 give me faith everlasting
 give me faith ~ until my final hour!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Romans 1:17
"For in it the righteousness of God is revealed
 from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just
 shall live by faith."
Kings James Bible
 By Public Domain
Copyright 2012
  Deborah Ann Belka

The World’s Greatest Love Letter ~

lovebeyond used with permission IBible Verses
For God so loves the world,
 that He gave to all His only Son
 who came to mend and heal
 the heart and soul of everyone.
It doesn't matter your race,
 or the color of your skin
 Jesus just wants to forgive you
 if you'd confess to Him your sin.
You may be rich and happy,
 you may be poor and weak
 but to Jesus we're all bankrupt
 if His truth we do not seek.
It doesn't matter your fortune,
 or your station in this life
 for He knows without His love
 we'll live with everlasting strife.
You may be blind or deaf,
 but that won't stand in His way
 for He came to teach and show
 how sin causes death and decay.
It doesn't matter your position,
 all are equal in His eyes
 but He knows without His truth
 we won't see through Satan's lies.
You may be a thief or a murderer,
 an idolaters or an oppressor
 but that won't stop His promise
 to set free every transgressor.
It doesn't matter your offense,
 to Him ~ all sin is the same
 what matters most to Jesus
 is that we believe in His name.
For God so loves the world,
 that He gave to all His only Son
 who came to forgive and breathe
 new life into each and everyone!
~~~~~~~~~
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 2012
  Deborah Ann Belka

Putting On the New Man ~



You offered to me this new man,
 and asked me to put him on . . .
 You challenged me to grow in Him
to be willing to be Spirit drawn.
You told me my life was useless,
 and my heart was as dry as dust
 that my mind was full of darkness
 overflowing with the sin of lust.
You asked me to give to You,
 the worldly joys in my possession
 You told me that in return for them
 You'd give me Your pure perfection.
You made me open up my eyes,
 and see the uselessness in what I do
 showing me no matter how hard I try
 they're fruitless when done without You.
You revealed to me that all my pain,
 was from the emptiness deep inside
 and why this old and new man
 can't live peacefully side by side.
You asked me to make a choice,
 a dark heart for one full of light
 I chose to put on the righteous man
 and to give the old one a holy fight!
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ephesians 4:24
 King James Version
And that ye put on the new man,
 which after God is created in righteousness
 and true holiness.
Copyright 2012
 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,
 that leaves them 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 poor man's thief
 needs God's forgiveness
 to overcome their grief.
No matter your station,
 or place in this life
you need the Savior
 to overcome the 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!

The Mystery of God’s Love ~



God is Love CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Lord, I cannot illustrate,
 the mystery of Your love
 for it rises higher than the moon
 hanging onto the skies above.
I cannot measure it,
 not the distance or the length
 I cannot grasp it
 not its power or its strength.
I cannot calculate it,
 not the width or the depth
 I cannot fathom it
 without holding in my breath.
I cannot explain it,
 not how near or how far
 I cannot clarify it
 for it is the Morning Star.
I cannot imagine it,
 beyond what my eyes can see
 and yet I am amazed
 that to infinity ~ You love me.
Lord, I cannot illustrate
 Your mystery from above
 and yet I cannot live without
 Your everlasting love!
~~~~~~~~
Jeremiah 31:3
"The Lord hath appeared of old unto me,
 saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an
 everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness
 have I drawn thee."
King James Bible
 by Public Domain
Copyright 2012
  Deborah Ann Belka

Ten Laws You Mustn’t Break

Exodus 20

And God spake all these words, saying,

I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage

1.     Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

 2.    Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water  under the earth. 

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and  fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

3.     Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain;   for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

4.     Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

5.     Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

6.     Thou shalt not kill.

7.      Thou shalt not commit adultery.

8.     Thou shalt not steal.

9.     Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

10.    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

and the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.

An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

King James Version (KJV)
Public Domain

God Is My Refuge



God is my refuge,
 a retreat for my soul
 where life and its pressures
 cannot take their toll.
His wings watch over me,
 a shelter they provide
 whenever I am weary
 a perfect place to hide.
He will protect me,
 I will not be harmed
 for, He has me encased
 in His everlasting arms.
God is my refuge,
 a safe harbor to which I flee
 when I’m being tossed
 upon the stormy sea.
When I need strength,
 for the troubles I get in
 I always turn to the Lord
 my refuge from within!
~~~~~~~~~~
Psalm 46:1
 King James Version
“God is our refuge and strength,
 a very present help in trouble.”
Copyright 2011
 Deborah Ann Belka

God Is My Refuge ~

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God is my refuge,
  a retreat for my soul
  where life and its pressures
  cannot take their toll.
His wings watch over me,
  a shelter they provide
  whenever I am weary
  a perfect place to hide.
He will protect me,
  I will not be harmed
  for He has me encased
  in His everlasting arms.
God is my refuge,
  a safe harbor to which I flee
  when I'm being tossed
  upon the stormy sea.
When I need strength,
  for the troubles I get in
  I always turn to the Lord
  my refuge from within!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Psalm 46:1
"God is our refuge and strength,
  a very present help in trouble."
Copyright 2012 
  Deborah Ann Belka

Peace Of Mind ~



Direct my Paths used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook
There is a place of calm,
for all of us to find
a place to just let go
and have peace of mind.
Mine is in God's garden,
amid His Word I do reap
promises of green pastures
the gathering of His sheep.
As I walk along the path,
I bow to smell a rose
the scent of His undying love
in my heart forever grows.
I wander down the way,
and stop to pick a verse
I'm awed by His goodness
and find myself immersed.
I sit upon the bench,
under the arbor of my soul
and rest in the knowledge,
God is always in control!
~~~~~~~~
Isaiah 26:3
King James Version
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.
Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

Peace Of Mind ~



Peace with God used with permission Doorstop verses
There is a place of calm,
  for all of us to find
  a place to just let go
  and have peace of mind.
Mine is in God's garden,
  amid His Word I do reap
  promises of green pastures
  the gathering of His sheep.
As I walk along the path,
  I bow to smell a rose
  the scent of His undying love
  in my heart forever grows.
I wander down the way,
  and stop to pick a verse
  I'm awed by His goodness
  and in His beauty I'm immersed.
I sit upon the bench,
  under the arbor of my soul
  and rest in the knowledge
  He is always in control!

~~~~~~~~~~~
Isaiah 26:3
King James Version

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

Copyright 2011
  Deborah Ann Belka

God Has His Reasons ~


for everything, there is a season
  for every trial, God has a reason
a time to be tested, a time to be still
 a time to hurt, a time to heal
a time to fail, a time to grow
 a time to doubt, a time to know
a time of suspicion, a time of belief
 a time of pain, a time of relief
to everything, there is a season
  for every worry, God has a reason
a time to be weak, a time to be strong
 a time to be right, a time to be wrong
a time to be sorry, a time to be glad
 a time to be happy, a time to be sad
a time to be anxious, a time to rest
 a time to release, a time to digest
to everything, there is a season
  for every battle, God has a reason
a time to fight, a time to make peace
 a time to let go, a time to reach
a time to lose, a time to win
 a time to be wrong, a time to give in
a time to turn away, a time to follow
 a time to trust, a time to wallow
to everything, there is a season
  for every soul, God has a reason
a time to die, a time to be reborn
 a time to rejoice, a time to mourn
a time to squelch, a time to express
 a time to hold back, a time to confess
a time of death, a time to live
 a time of shame, a time to forgive
to everything, there is a season
  for every man, God has a reason!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ecclesiastes 3:1
  King James Version
To every thing there is a season,
  and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
by Deborah Ann Belka
 Copyright 2011

For Every Beginning . . .



For every beginning,
there must be an end
just like a rainbow
must have a bend.
But, He who has begun,
a good work in you
will be there to help
and see you through.
For what He begins,
will not fade away
what He has started
 He'll complete one day.
His love set in motion,
is constant and true
 He'll never cease
taking care of you.
His comfort is steady,
to soothe and to ease
 He is always eager
to satisfy and to please.
His hope is ceaseless,
forever it goes on
just like a new day
must have a dawn.
His faithfulness persists,
no matter the season
 He'll always forgive you
no matter the reason.
His gentle, kind mercies,
are eternally bound
forever they will comfort
they are yours to be found.
His truth sets us free,
from Satan's deception
for He liberated us all
on the Day of Redemption.
For those who endure,
will be saved to the end
and you'll find in Jesus,
you have no better a friend
So, give your life to Jesus,
and you'll find perfect rest
 Just like the sun . . .
must set in the west.
 ~~~~~~~~~~
Philippians 1:6
 King James Version
"Being confident of this very thing,
 that he which hath begun a good work
 in you will perform it until the day of
 Jesus Christ:"
By Deborah Ann Belka
 Copyright 2011

I Wait ~

I wait on Your name Lord,
 for I know that it is just
 I know that You're someone
 I can lean on and to trust.
I wait on Your name Lord,
 for I know that it is true
 I know that Your Word
 is what I need to cling to.
I wait on Your name Lord,
 for I know that it is pure
 I know that Your grace
 Is my souls only cure.
I wait on Your name Lord,
 for I know that it is right
 I know I can count on You
 to guide me in Your light!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
 And in His word I do hope.
Deborah Ann Belka
 copyright 2011

His Wing’s Shadow

On the shadow of Your wings,
where no sun or rain will blind
where Thy loving-kindness waits
to fill hearts with peace of mind.
On the shadow of Your wings,
where no storm or wind will meet
where Thy grace inspires calm
to give the weary heart retreat.
On the shadow of Your wings,
where no fear or doubt will soar
where Thy steadfast love exists
to help grieving hearts restore.
On the shadow of Your wings,
where no pain or hurt will be
where Thy goodness is prepared
to bring broken hearts to Thee.
On the shadow of Your wings,
where no star or moon will fade
where Thy mercies reach forever
to heal hearts that are afraid.
Oh, precious is Your loving kindness,
where our trust can mount and rise
where unfailing love gives assurance
Your wing’s shadow protects our cries.
~~~~~~~~~~
Psalm 36:7
King James Version
“How excellent is thy lovingkindness,
O God! therefore the children of men
put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”
Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

The Lyrics of My Heart ~

Make Music used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

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 He loved the world so,
  and gave to all His only Son.
  And that is the greatest love song,
  this heart can sing to anyone.
~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
By Deborah Ann Belka
 Copyright 2010 ©
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