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

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Saturday, January 03, 2015

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“I will give thee for a covenant of the people.”—Isaiah 49:8.

ESUS Christ is Himself the sum and substance of the covenant, and as one of its gifts, He is the property of every believer. Believer, canst thou estimate what thou hast gotten in Christ? “In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Consider that word “God” and its infinity, and then meditate upon “perfect man” and all his beauty; for all that Christ, as God and man, ever had, or can have, is thine—out of pure free favour, passed over to thee to be thine entailed property forever. Our blessed Jesus, as God, is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent. Will it not console you to know that all these great and glorious attributes are altogether yours? Has he power? That power is yours to support and strengthen you, to overcome your enemies, and to preserve you even to the end. Has He love?

Well, there is not a drop of love in His heart which is not yours; you may dive into the immense ocean of His love, and you may say of it all, “It is mine.” Hath He justice? It may seem a stern attribute, but even that is yours, for He will by His justice see to it that all which is promised to you in the covenant of grace shall be most certainly secured to you. And all that He has as perfect man is yours. As a perfect man the Father’s delight was upon Him. He stood accepted by the Most High. O believer, God’s acceptance of Christ is thine acceptance; for knowest thou not that the love which the Father set on a perfect Christ, He sets on thee now? For all that Christ did is thine. That perfect righteousness which Jesus wrought out, when through His stainless life He kept the law and made it honourable, is thine, and is imputed to thee. Christ is in the covenant.

“My God, I am thine—what a comfort divine!
What a blessing to know that the Saviour is mine!
In the heavenly Lamb thrice happy I am,
And my heart it doth dance at the sound of His name.”

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Friday, January 02, 2015

This Evening’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Let the people renew their strength.”—Isaiah 41:1.

LL things on earth need to be renewed. No created thing continueth by itself. “Thou renewest the face of the earth,” was the Psalmist’s utterance. Even the trees, which wear not themselves with care, nor shorten their lives with labour, must drink of the rain of heaven and suck from the hidden treasures of the soil. The cedars of Lebanon, which God has planted, only live because day by day they are full of sap fresh drawn from the earth.Neither can man’s life be sustained without renewal from God. As it is necessary to repair the waste of the body by the frequent meal, so we must repair the waste of the soul by feeding upon the Book of God, or by listening to the preached Word, or by the soul-fattening table of the ordinances.

How depressed are our graces when means are neglected! What poor starvelings some saints are who live without the diligent use of the Word of God and secret prayer! If our piety can live without God it is not of divine creating; it is but a dream; for if God had begotten it, it would wait upon Him as the flowers wait upon the dew. Without constant restoration we are not ready for the perpetual assaults of hell, or the stern afflictions of heaven, or even for the strifes within. When the whirlwind shall be loosed, woe to the tree that hath not sucked up fresh sap, and grasped the rock with many intertwisted roots.When tempests arise, woe to the mariners that have not strengthened their mast, nor cast their anchor, nor sought the haven.

If we suffer the good to grow weaker, the evil will surely gather strength and struggle desperately for the mastery over us; and so, mayhap, a painful desolation, and a lamentable disgrace may follow. Let us draw near to the footstool of divine mercy in humble entreaty, and we shall realize the fulfillment of the promise, “They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.”

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Morning Song of 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,
 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
 and 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!
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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 2015
 Deborah Ann Belka

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Friday, January 02, 2015

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Continue in prayer.”—Colossians 4:2.

T is interesting to remark how large a portion of Sacred Writ is occupied with the subject of prayer, either in furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing promises. We scarcely open the Bible before we read, “Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord;” and just as we are about to close the volume, the “Amen” of an earnest supplication meets our ear. Instances are plentiful. Here we find a wrestling Jacob—there a Daniel who prayed three times a day—and a David who with all his heart called upon his God. On the mountain we see Elias; in the dungeon Paul and Silas. We have multitudes of commands, and myriads of promises. What does this teach us, but the sacred importance and necessity of prayer? We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives.

If He has said much about prayer, it is because He knows we have much need of it. So deep are our necessities, that until we are in heaven we must not cease to pray. Dost thou want nothing? Then, I fear thou dost not know thy poverty. Hast thou no mercy to ask of God? Then, may the Lord’s mercy show thee thy misery! A prayerless soul is a Christless soul. Prayer is the lisping of the believing infant, the shout of the fighting believer, the requiem of the dying saint falling asleep in Jesus. It is the breath, the watchword, the comfort, the strength, the honour of a Christian. If thou be a child of God, thou wilt seek thy Father’s face, and live in thy Father’s love.

Pray that this year thou mayst be holy, humble, zealous, and patient; have closer communion with Christ, and enter oftener into the banqueting-house of His love. Pray that thou mayst be an example and a blessing unto others, and that thou mayst live more to the glory of thy Master. The motto for this year must be, “Continue in prayer.”

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

This Evening’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“We will be glad and rejoice in Thee.”—Song of Solomon 1:4.

E will be glad and rejoice in Thee. We will not open the gates of the year to the dolorous notes of the sackbut, but to the sweet strains of the harp of joy, and the high sounding cymbals of gladness. “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise unto the rock of our salvation.” We, the called and faithful and chosen, we will drive away our griefs, and set up our banners of confidence in the name of God. Let others lament over their troubles, we who have the sweetening tree to cast into Marah’s bitter pool, with joy will magnify the Lord. Eternal Spirit, our effectual Comforter, we who are the temples in which Thou dwellest, will never cease from adoring and blessing the name of Jesus. We WILL, we are resolved about it, Jesus must have the crown of our heart’s delight; we will not dishonour our Bridegroom by mourning in His presence. We are ordained to be the minstrels of the skies, let us rehearse our everlasting anthem before we sing it in the halls of the New Jerusalem. We will BE GLAD AND REJOICE: two words with one sense, double joy, blessedness upon blessedness. Need there be any limit to our rejoicing in the Lord even now?

Do not men of grace find their Lord to be camphire and spikenard, calamus and cinnamon even now, and what better fragrance have they in heaven itself? We will be glad and rejoice IN THEE. That last word is the meat in the dish, the kernel of the nut, the soul of the text. What heavens are laid up in Jesus! What rivers of infinite bliss have their source, ay, and every drop of their fulness in Him! Since, O sweet Lord Jesus, Thou art the present portion of Thy people, favour us this year with such a sense of Thy preciousness, that from its first to its last day we may be glad and rejoice in Thee. Let January open with joy in the Lord, and December close with gladness in Jesus.

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New Year Prayer ~

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Lord, this year help me,
 to walk watchfully . . .
 let my every footstep
 be made cautiously.
Let me choose the path,
 of the least resistance
 from the foolish way
 let me keep my distance.
Let me make the most,
 of each day before me
 help me to take time
 to spend only with Thee.
Let me be ever watchful,
 of Satan’s wicked tricks
 so into His evil snares
 I’ll not fall or trip.
Lord, this year help me,
 to wait and to be still
 until I understand . . .
 what is Your perfect will!
~~~~~~~
Ephesians 5:15-17
“See then that ye walk circumspectly,
  not as fools, but as wise,
  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
  Wherefore be ye not unwise,
  but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”
King James Version
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Copyright 2014
 Deborah Ann Belka

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“They did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.”—Joshua 5:12.

SRAEL’S weary wanderings were all over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce Amalekites, and howling wildernesses: they came to the land which flowed with milk and honey, and they ate the old corn of the land. Perhaps this year, beloved Christian reader, this may be thy case or mine. Joyful is the prospect, and if faith be in active exercise, it will yield unalloyed delight. To be with Jesus in the rest which remaineth for the people of God, is a cheering hope indeed, and to expect this glory so soon is a double bliss. Unbelief shudders at the Jordan which still rolls between us and the goodly land, but let us rest assured that we have already experienced more ills than death at its worst can cause us. Let us banish every fearful thought, and rejoice with exceeding great joy, in the prospect that this year we shall begin to be “for ever with the Lord.”
A part of the host will this year tarry on earth, to do service for their Lord. If this should fall to our lot, there is no reason why the New Year’s text should not still be true. “We who have believed do enter into rest.” The Holy Spirit is the earnest of our inheritance; He gives us “glory begun below.” In heaven they are secure, and so are we preserve in Christ Jesus; there they triumph over their enemies, and we have victories too. Celestial spirits enjoy communion with their Lord, and this is not denied to us; they rest in His love, and we have perfect peace in Him: they hymn His praise, and it is our privilege to bless Him too. We will this year gather celestial fruits on earthly ground, where faith and hope have made the desert like the garden of the Lord. Man did eat angels’ food of old, and why not now? O for grace to feed on Jesus, and so to eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan this year!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon

“They did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.”—Joshua 5:12.

SRAEL’S weary wanderings were all over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce Amalekites, and howling wildernesses: they came to the land which flowed with milk and honey, and they ate the old corn of the land. Perhaps this year, beloved Christian reader, this may be thy case or mine. Joyful is the prospect, and if faith be in active exercise, it will yield unalloyed delight. To be with Jesus in the rest which remaineth for the people of God, is a cheering hope indeed, and to expect this glory so soon is a double bliss. Unbelief shudders at the Jordan which still rolls between us and the goodly land, but let us rest assured that we have already experienced more ills than death at its worst can cause us. Let us banish every fearful thought, and rejoice with exceeding great joy, in the prospect that this year we shall begin to be “for ever with the Lord.”

A part of the host will this year tarry on earth, to do service for their Lord. If this should fall to our lot, there is no reason why the New Year’s text should not still be true. “We who have believed do enter into rest.” The Holy Spirit is the earnest of our inheritance; He gives us “glory begun below.” In heaven they are secure, and so are we preserve in Christ Jesus; there they triumph over their enemies, and we have victories too. Celestial spirits enjoy communion with their Lord, and this is not denied to us; they rest in His love, and we have perfect peace in Him: they hymn His praise, and it is our privilege to bless Him too. We will this year gather celestial fruits on earthly ground, where faith and hope have made the desert like the garden of the Lord. Man did eat angels’ food of old, and why not now? O for grace to feed on Jesus, and so to eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan this year!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

This Evening’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Knowest thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end?”—2 Samuel 2:26.

F, O my reader! thou art merely a professor, and not a possessor of the faith that is in Christ Jesus, the following lines are a true ketch of thine end.
You are a respectable attendant at a place of worship; you go because others go, not because your heart is right with God. This is your beginning. I will suppose that for the next twenty or thirty years you will be spared to go on as you do now, professing religion by an outward attendance upon the means of grace, but having no heart in the matter.

Tread softly, for I must show you the deathbed of such a one as yourself. Let us gaze upon him gently. A clammy sweat is on his brow, and he wakes up crying, “O God, it is hard to die. Did you send for my minister?” “Yes, he is coming.” The minister comes. “Sir, I fear that I am dying!” “Have you any hope?” “I cannot say that I have. I fear to stand before my God; oh! pray for me.” The prayer is offered for him with sincere earnestness, and the way of salvation is for the ten-thousandth time put before him, but before he has grasped the rope, I see him sink. I may put my finger upon those cold eyelids, for they will never see anything here again.

But where is the man, and where are the man’s true eyes? It is written, “In hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torment.” Ah! why did he not lift up his eyes before? Because he was so accustomed to hear the gospel that his soul slept under it. Alas! if you should lift up your eyes there, how bitter will be your wailings. Let the Saviour’s own words reveal the woe: “Father Abraham, send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.” There is a frightful meaning in those words. May you never have to spell it out by the red light of Jehovah’s wrath!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.”—Ecclesiastes 7:8.

OOK at David’s Lord and Master; see His beginning. He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Would you see the end? He sits at His Father’s right hand, expecting until His enemies be made his footstool. “As He is, so are we also in this world.”

You must bear the cross, or you shall never wear the crown; you must wade through the mire, or you shall never walk the golden pavement. Cheer up, then, poor Christian. “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.” See that creeping worm, how contemptible its appearance! It is the beginning of a thing. Mark that insect with gorgeous wings, playing in the sunbeams, sipping at the flower bells, full of happiness and life; that is the end thereof. That caterpillar is yourself, until you are wrapped up in the chrysalis of death; but when Christ shall appear you shall be like Him, for you shall see Him as He is.

Be content to be like Him, a worm and no man, that like Him you may be satisfied when you wake up in His likeness. That rough-looking diamond is put upon the wheel of the lapidary. He cuts it on all sides. It loses much—much that seemed costly to itself. The king is crowned; the diadem is put upon the monarch’s head with trumpet’s joyful sound. A glittering ray flashes from that coronet, and it beams from that very diamond which was just now so sorely vexed by the lapidary. You may venture to compare yourself to such a diamond, for you are one of God’s people; and this is the time of the cutting process.

Let faith and patience have their perfect work, for in the day when the crown shall be set upon the head of the King, Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, one ray of glory shall stream from you. “They shall be Mine,” saith the Lord, “in the day when I make up My jewels.” “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.”

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This CHRISTmas ~

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

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Jesus Knows Your Pain ~

jesuscomforter-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Jesus knows your pain,
 He understands your grief
 He knows that only His love
 can bring your heart relief.
He recognizes your sorrow,
 He sees the spiteful sting
 and the grace He has for you
 in your life, He wants to bring.
He's aware of your rejection,
 He hears others put you down
 and His favor and His mercy
 will be your victory crown.
He identifies with your hurt,
 the tenderness of your ache
 and He will bring you comfort
 that no man could ever break.
For He too ~ was rejected,
 His life others gladly discarded
 and He knows the agony inflected
 when your cry is disregarded.
Jesus knows your pain,
 He wants to give you relief
 so He died to put an end to
 your sorrow and your grief.
~~~~~~~~
Isaiah 53:3
  King James Version
"He is despised and rejected of men;
  a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
  and we hid as it were our faces from him;
  he was despised, and we esteemed him not."
Copyright 2012
 Deborah Ann Belka

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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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a Quote

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

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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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There are many reasons to close your Facebook account here is a link to a video as to why

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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~ The Mystery of God’s Love ~

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:
herefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.”

King James Bible
by Public Domain

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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