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 ~



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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 ~

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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 ©

God, I Give You All the Glory ~



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."
 
by Deborah Ann Belka
 Copyright 2010

His Wings 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 stars 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
"How excellent is thy lovingkindness,
 O God! therefore the children of men
 put their trust under the shadow of thy wings."
King James Version
 by Public Domain
by Deborah Ann Belka
 Copyright 2010

The Potter’s Hands ~



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The Potter’s hands are calm,
while He molds us in His love
He crafts each single vessel
with His blessings from above.
No two vessels look-alike,
each is seen uniquely in His sight
He sculpts us out individually
for His joy and His delight.
The Potter takes our souls,
and turns them on His wheel
until He shapes each one of us
to know His perfect will.
Each vessel is a work of art,
made in the labor of His grace
He lovingly knows each one of us
by the silhouette of our face.
~~~~~~~~~
Isaiah 64:8
King James Version
“But now, O LORD, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.
Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka

I am Not Ashamed ~

Lord, I am not ashamed,
  of the hope that lives in me
  I wear my faith openly
  for all the world to see.
You asked me to be the light,
  to shine Your Word upon my path
 so, I share Your truth knowing,
  at me they'll scorn and laugh.
I am not intimidated,
  by the words and thoughts of man
 instead, I rejoice in the knowledge
  You will finish what You began.
You asked me to be the salt,
  to spread Your favor on the earth
 so, I tell the story on my way
  of their sin, Your life, new birth.
I am not afraid,
  or concerned what man may do
 for I know that I am Yours
  and they can't take me from You.
You asked me to follow You,
  in my every act and deed
  I do so willingly because I know
  You will help me as I need.
I am not beaten,
  although man may think he's won
 for I've seen the Crown of victory
  upon my Lord, the Christ, Your Son.
You asked me to be faithful,
  my trust in You remains
  I know You will walk with me
  on the narrowest of these plains.
Lord, I am not ashamed,
  despite how man wants me to feel
 the Good News is my life
  and Your love I can't conceal!
~~~~~~~~~~
Mark 8:38
 King James Version
“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me
 and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation;
 of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed,
 when he cometh in the glory of his Father
 with the holy angels.”
By Deborah Ann Belka
  Copyright 2010

All That I Need ~

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.
~~~~~~~~~~~
2 Peter 1:3
King James Version
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things
that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge
of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”
By Deborah Ann Belka
  Copyright 2011

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 01.08.18

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Monday, January 08, 2018

This Evening’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Thy love is better than wine.”
~
Song of Solomon 1:2 ~

Nothing gives the believer so much joy as fellowship with Christ. He has enjoyment as others have in the common mercies of life, he can be glad both in God’s gifts and God’s works; but in all these separately, yea, and in all of them added together, he doth not find such substantial delight as in the matchless person of his Lord Jesus. He has wine which no vineyard on earth ever yielded; he has bread which all the corn-fields of Egypt could never bring forth. Where can such sweetness be found as we have tasted in communion with our Beloved?

In our esteem, the joys of earth are little better than husks for swine compared with Jesus, the heavenly manna. We would rather have one mouthful of Christ’s love, and a sip of his fellowship, than a whole world full of carnal delights. What is the chaff to the wheat? What is the sparkling paste to the true diamond? What is a dream to the glorious reality? What is time’s mirth, in its best trim, compared to our Lord Jesus in His most despised estate? If you know anything of the inner life, you will confess that our highest, purest, and most enduring joys must be the fruit of the tree of life which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.

No spring yields such sweet water as that well of God which was digged with the soldier’s spear. All earthly bliss is of the earth earthy, but the comforts of Christ’s presence are like Himself, heavenly. We can review our communion with Jesus, and find no regrets of emptiness therein; there are no dregs in this wine, no dead flies in this ointment. The joy of the Lord is solid and enduring. Vanity hath not looked upon it, but discretion and prudence testify that it abideth the test of years, and is in time and in eternity worthy to be called “the only true delight.” For nourishment, consolation, exhilaration, and refreshment, no wine can rival the love of Jesus. Let us drink to the full this evening.

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Change Me Lord ~



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Change me Lord . . .
I know that I should be
a different kind of person
than the one that I call me.
Change me Lord . . .
there’s so much You can do
take this old life of mine
and make me someone new.
Change me Lord . . .
from the inside out
to trust in only You
and never again to doubt.
Change me Lord . . .
make my heart grow true
help me to see the sin
in the things I say and do.
Change me Lord . . .
show me the things I do wrong
take away my weakness
and make me, in You strong.
Change me Lord . . .
so I can see You’re all I need
to live my life like my Savior
in my every act and deed.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ezekiel 18:31
King James Version
“Cast away from you all your transgressions,
whereby ye have transgressed;
and make you a new heart and a new spirit:”
Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

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His Saving Light ~

 

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I fight not against the bait,
that is placed upon the hook
but rather by Satan, who wants
to keep me out of life's book.
I wrestle not against the helm,
that fights the winds at sea
but rather by the gusts of sin
that takes me far from Thee.
I struggle not against the will,
that is battled with each day
but rather by its raging power
that from God, forces me away.
I resist not against a world,
that can't see my point of view
but rather by their defiance
of a Man they never knew.
I am up against a universe,
made by God for man's delight
yet opts to live in the darkness
then to dwell in His saving light.
~~~~~~~~~
1 Timothy 6:12
New King James Version
"Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
to which you were also called
and have confessed the good confession
in the presence of many witnesses."
Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka
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