Monthly Archives: May 2013

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 . . .

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Psalm 37:18
King James Version

“The Lord knoweth the days of the upright:
and their inheritance shall be for ever.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

Praise the Lord!

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Every Circumstance ~

Every Moment ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When I am happy,
my praise to God I sing
and I thank Him for . . .
the joy that He brings.

When I’m having troubles,
I seek Him and I pray
and I thank Him for . . .
the peace He’ll send my way.

When I am hurting,
I trust my pain He’ll heal
and I thank Him for . . .
the Holy Spirit’s seal.

When I am doubtful,
I give to Him my fear
and I thank Him for . . .
always being close and near.

Regardless of how I feel,
I praise Him in advance
and I thank the Lord . . .
no matter my circumstance!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:18
King James Version

In every thing
give thanks
:

for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus
concerning you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Sweating It !

Praying Hands by Megan Isaacson free ohoto #13320

“Don’t sweat the small stuff,”
people often scoff . . .
but I just think they’re giving me
the good old brush off.

What may be small to them,
could be something big to me
they would understand this . . .
if through my eyes, they could see.

You may be the one,
who could make all the difference
and be the person who helps me
to go the full course and distance.

I guess what I am saying,
is something for all to hear . . .
when someone has a problem
give them your prayerful ear.

Encourage them in all things,
no matter how big or small
for even God cares about . . .
the tiny sparrow’s fall!

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

1 Thessalonians 5:11
King James Version

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together,
and edify one another, even as also ye do.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Dry Seasons ~

Dry seasons . . .
times of spiritual drought
times of sobering doubt

times God’s voice we can’t hear
times of significant fear

times of self-inflected pain
times with no spiritual gain

times of weakness not of strength
times we keep God at arm’s length

times of desperation and lack
times we turn on God our back

times to reflect from within
times to confess known sin

times that we learn and grow
times for God’s mercy to show

times to meditate and pray
times to hear what He’s to say

Dry seasons . . .
times of spiritual growth
times made by God ~ for you both!

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Psalm 107:9
King James Version

“For he satisfieth
the longing soul,

and filleth
the hungry soul
with goodness.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I am What I am!

All things New by Michael McFatridge free photo #11721

I am what I am,
a child of God ~ he’s made me
I’m just another sinner
who my Savior has set free.

I am what I am,
now that Jesus lives in me
justified and sanctified
by the cross of Calvary.

I am what I am,
saved by mercy and grace
a new creature in my Lord
running the faithful race.

I am what I am,
redeemed from the enemy
delivered from the powers of dark
into a light that’s heavenly.

I am what I am,
an imitator of Jesus’ life
the salt and light of the world
a laborer against man’s strife.

I am what I am,
all my needs have been met
blessed with all spiritual blessings
for His stripes have paid my debt.

I am what I am,
strong in His power and might
I can do all things when I walk
by faith and not by sight.

I am what I am,
a child of God, Jesus made me
just another sinner who’s found grace
and trusting Him ~ for what I can’t see!

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Romans 8:14
King James Version

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
they are the sons of God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Beam of Pride ~

The Beam of Pride ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

One day in the mirror,
I was shocked at what I saw
I had not seen it before
but now I saw the flaw.

How long it had been there,
I really did not know . . .
I was really surprised
it took this long to show.

Now that I’m getting older,
my eyesight isn’t very good
but it was looking at me
right there where I stood.

It wasn’t a pretty sight,
in other’s I’ve noticed it
but in my own eye . . .
I didn’t think it would fit.

One day in the mirror,
I saw something broad and wide
and on it was written . . .
“this is beam of you own pride!”

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Matthew 7:3-5
King James Version

“And why beholdest thou
the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,

but considerest not the beam
that is in thine own eye?”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Real Awakening!

Holy Spirit by George Webster free photo #8684

Lord . . .

I need a hallelujah push,
a Holy Spirit thrust
so that my faith in You
I will learn to always trust.

I need Your love to move me,
I need to set it in motion
so I can start to show You
the true depth of my devotion.

Lord I need a heavenly shove,
off this pedestal I am on
I need a new revelation
so any doubts will  be gone.

Lord . . .

I need a hallelujah spur,
a Holy Spirit quaking
I need my love for You
to have a real awakening!

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

2 Timothy 1:7
King James Version

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Sit!

Burning Both Ends  by Mark Robinson free photo #3964

Lord, some days, I’m just too busy,
with everything that I must do
and I don’t have much time
to spend alone with you.

I’ve got a list of to-do’s,
that is at least a mile long
I work my finger to the bones
so my time with You ~ I prolong.

Lord, I get so distracted,
with all the noises in my head
voices telling me ~ before You
they must always, be put ahead.

They yell and scream at me,
they order me what  to do
leaving me no quiet time . . .
to spend with only You.

Lord,  I’m so exhausted,
at the end of my busy day
I find it hard to concentrate
when I go to bed and pray.

My mind really isn’t in it,
I know that this is wrong
but, I’m still working on that list
and now its a million miles long.

Lord, teach me what’s important,
and what I need to omit . . .
for I just want to be with You
and would be delighted to ~ just sit!

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Luke 10:40-42
King James Version

“But Martha was cumbered about much serving,
and came to him, and said, Lord,
dost thou not care that my sister
hath left me to serve alone?
bid her therefore that she help me.

And Jesus answered and said unto her,
Martha, Martha, thou art careful
and troubled about many things:

But one thing is needful:
and Mary hath chosen that good part,
which shall not be taken away from her.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep on Keeping On ~

Keep On ~ Keeping On ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some days it is so easy,
to run the faithful race
for I know at the finish line
I’m going to see Jesus’ face.

When my eyes are on the goal,
of meeting Jesus at the end
I run with confidence
around every twist and bend.

Then there are the days,
when I am not up to the race
for I’m running in my pride
not in the favor of His grace.

It’s funny how on those days,
every hurdle becomes a trap
and I feel like giving up
before I make another lap.

I know to run the good race,
on Jesus, I need to concentrate
if I’m going to see the insides
of heaven’s pearly gates.

I know to be dedicated,
to keep on ~ keeping on . . .
I’ll need God’s strength
and the Holy Spirit’s brawn!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:14
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Will Carry You ~

I Will Carry You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When you’re feeling over burdened,
and the answers are far and few
when your troubles cause you to stumble
I will carry you ~

When you’re feeling overwhelmed,
and you don’t know what more to do
when your worries take you to your knees
I will carry you ~

When you’re beaten up and broken,
and you have no one else to turn to
when you feel weak and faint
I will carry you ~

When your life becomes unraveled,
and everything seems to be askew
when your cares cause you to collapse
I will carry you ~

When you’re tired and oppressed,
and another day you can’t make through
when your agony causes you to cave in
I will carry you ~

When your path becomes uncertain,
and yet, yesterday the way you knew
when your journey comes to an end . . .
it’s because I’ve carried you!

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Psalm 55:22
King James Version

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Season’s Reasons ~

April Thunderstrom by M Jones free photo #14564

There’s a reason for each season,
whether it be good or bad
there is a divine purpose
and a lesson to be had.

Some days God sends sunshine,
with a beautiful, clear blue sky
days filled with the knowledge
in Him, we can always rely.

Some days God rolls out the clouds,
once blue skies start to gray
days filled with wind and rain
and over storms we must pray.

Some days God sends a rainbow,
amidst the clouds above
to remind us in any season
we can find rest in His love.

Sometimes the days are calm,
sometimes the wind blows about
but in each season God send us  . . .
a reason why in Him we needn’t doubt!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Daniel 2:21
King James Version

“And he changeth the times
and the seasons:

he removeth kings,
and setteth up kings:

he giveth wisdom
unto the wise,

and knowledge to them
that know understanding:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


To Know God ~

To Know God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Oh, to know the love of God,
in all its awesome wonder
there would not be one soul
to Him, that wouldn’t surrender.

For, if each person really knew,
the compassion He has for all
upon His holy name
everyone, would come to call.

Oh, to know the grace of God,
and the debt that was paid
there would not be one soul
whose heart, couldn’t be swayed.

For, the gift of His unmerited favor,
to the world God has given
and Jesus lived, so He could die
so the sins of all would be forgiven.

Oh, to know the mercy of God,
the tenderness of His heart
there would not be one soul
that from Him, would ever part.

For, God created every creature,
for His pleasure and delight
and there is not one soul
who He could not make aright.

Oh, to know the peace of God,
to put an end to the terrors of war
then every soul would stand
with Jesus on heaven’s shore!

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John 17:3
King James Version

“And this is life eternal,
that they might know thee
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where There’s Forgiveness ~

Where There Is Forgiveness ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah amm

Where there is forgiveness,
there is relief
where there is forgiveness
there is belief.

For, when you forgive someone,
God will set your heart free
and from the pain and hurt
He will heal your memory.

Where there is forgiveness
there is love
where there is forgiveness
there is a God above.

For, when you forgive another,
God’s love you will release
and the anguish that you feel
will turn to everlasting peace.

Where there is forgiveness,
there is light
where there is forgiveness
there is new sight.

For, when you forgive someone,
God’s own heart will shine through
and you’ll see all the reasons
why Jesus died for you!

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2 Corinthians 2:10
King James Version

“To whom ye forgive any thing,
I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing,
to whom I forgave it, for your sakes
forgave I it in the person of Christ;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God Still Moves . . .

hands free photo

He still moves mountains,
He will remove yours too
He can do the impossible
because . . .  He loves you.

He parts the sea,
He turns water into wine
He can restore your life
by making you, His vine.

He heals the sick,
He helps blind men to see
He can open up your eyes
just like He did . . . for me.

He makes the lame walk,
He can turn your life around
He can show you the way
guide you, to solid ground.

Yes, God can change you,
right where you are
He can make you complete
heal every ugly scar.

He still does miracles,
He will perform one today
for He is the Potter . . .
and you are His clay!

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Isaiah 64:8
King James Version

“But now, O Lord , thou art our father;
we are the clay, and thou our potter;
and we all are the work of thy hand.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Spirit Lead ~

Spirit Lead ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Each day when I wake up,
I get out of my bed
place my feet on the floor
and pray to be Spirit lead.

I make my way to the kitchen,
pour myself a cup of coffee
and I ask the Lord . . .
“Make Your ways clear to me.”

I go upstairs to my office,
turn on my desk light
picking up my Bible . . .
I pray for clarity of sight.

I don’t want to read,
His Word for the sake of it
I want my eyes to be opened
so in Christ, I’ll be a better fit.

I pray as I study,
over what God has to say
I carry what I’ve learned
in my heart through the day.

Each night when I retire,
I lay down in my bed
and I pray to the Lord . . .
“Tomorrow may I be Spirit lead!”

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Galatians 5:16
King James Version

“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit,
and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


From Our Lips to God’s Ears ~

Worship by Lucindy Garcia

From our lips to God’s ears,
our praise for Him He hears
glorious, wonderful words of praise
from our lips to God’s ears.

The children of God rejoice,
they find delight in His name
for He is the everlasting Light
that keeps their hearts aflame.

Those who trust in the Lord,
raise up their voices and sing
they gather from all around
to worship and praise their King.

They clap their hands with joy,
and lift up their arms in praise
on their lips there is gratitude
for the Savior He has raised.

Their hearts are filled with His love,
they hold not on to their fears
glorious, wonderful words of praise
from our lips to God’s ears!

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Psalm 95:1
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Friendship ~

The Friendship Effect byClint Doggett free photo #5322

God sent me your friendship,
for He knew that I would need
someone just like you . . .
who’s willing to guide and lead.

You’ve shown me His grace,
by being loving and kind
a friendship such as ours
is a very precious find.

When we are not together,
my thoughts turn to you
and I thank the dear Lord
for all the things you do.

We laugh and we pray,
we giggle and we weep
we’ve found that the two of us
make up a flock of His sheep.

Friendships like the one we have,
now-a-days are so very rare
and the reason we’re so close
is because Jesus we can share.

So thank you my sweet friend,
for being there for me . . .
you have opened up my heart
to what true friendship outta be!

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Proverbs 27:9
King James Version

“Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart:
so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend
by hearty counsel.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Waters of Faith ~

The Waters of Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Faith is like a stream,
it has its ups and downs
but, when you trust in Jesus
it can turn your life around.

One day it may rise,
the next day it may fall
but, every day it’s for certain
on Jesus, you can always call.

Faith is like an ocean,
it comes and goes in waves
but, when anchored unto Jesus
from the raging tide, it saves.

Sometimes it is powerful,
other times it ebbs in and out
but, when it’s secure in Jesus
it will rise above your doubt.

Faith is like a river,
it can be quiet or rumbling
but, when you hold on to Jesus
you’ll walk without stumbling.

It may be dry one day,
but, it never will cease to flow
for, when you trust in Jesus
your faith will only grow!

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Matthew 21:21
King James Version

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this
which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto
this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
it shall be done.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Me Lord ~

Hold On by Marian Trinidad free photo #8554

Lord, keep me on Your course,
don’t let me get off the track
keep me looking forward
help me not to look back.

Lord, keep me going straight,
in the right and true direction
keep me seeking for my shelter
in the arms of Your protection.

Lord, keep me walking closely,
on the path You’ve laid for me
keep me searching for only You
until it’s Your light that I see.

Lord, keep me on the narrow,
no matter how small it gets
keep me from falling far away
so I have no life’s regrets.

Lord, keep me moving onward,
until I catch up with You
keep me holding Your hand
on my journey to be with You.

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Psalm 40:11
King James Version

“Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me,
O Lord: let thy lovingkindness
and thy truth continually preserve me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is Always There!

Through all the pain and sorrow,
the ones we own, the ones we borrow
the ones we make, the ones we bear
Jesus is always there!

Within all the grief of our tears,
the ones of love, the ones of fears
the ones we cause, the ones we share
Jesus is always there!

During all the trials and tribulations
the ones of hope, the ones of frustrations
the ones we conceal, the ones we declare
Jesus is always there!

In all the uncertainties that lay ahead,
the ones we know, the ones we dread
the ones we risk, the ones we dare
Jesus is always there!

Throughout the storms of this life,
the ones of calm, the ones of strife
the ones we cede, the ones we fare
Jesus is always there!

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Hebrews 13:5
King James Version

“Let your conversation be without
covetousness; and be content with such things
as ye have: for he hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Hiding Place ~

My Hiding Place ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, You are my hiding place,
my harbor in any storm . . .
You are the only one I know
who keeps me from all harm.

You are my safe haven,
my retreat when I am weary
You are the only one I know
who my burdens will carry.

 You are my soul’s refuge,
my sanctuary when I need a break
You are the only one I know
who understands every ache.

 You are my hideaway,
my shelter when I need peace
You are the only one I know
who’s love for me will never cease.

Lord, You are my hiding place,
my port into which I sail . . .
You are the only one I know
whom will never disappoint or fail!

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Psalm 32:7
King James Version

“Thou art my hiding place;
thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about
 with songs of deliverance. Selah.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Glory, Glory, Glory ~

thy_kingdom_come

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome power
strikes in the darkness
at this gloomy hour.

Troubles may be brewing,
but His awesome love
beams down brightly
from His throne above.

Times may be testing,
but His awesome peace
to all of His believers
will never fail or cease.

The tempest is a blowing,
but His awesome trust
keeps His faithful standing
in the strongest gust.

The earth is a trembling,
but His loving flock
knows He will not forsake
those clinging to the Rock.

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome wonder
is shaking up the world
to wake it from its slumber!

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Psalm 29:3
King James Bible

” The voice of the Lord is upon the waters:
 the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is
upon many waters.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Be Not Far Away ~

Lord, Be Not Far ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, be not far from me,
be not very far away
come close and hold me
be one with me today.

Lord, be not removed,
be not from me too far
come close and lead me
be my guiding Star.

Lord, be not in the distance,
be not from me apart
come close and love me
be the beat within my heart.

Lord, be not detached,
be not from me silent
come close and still me
be my peace and quiet.

Lord, be not separated,
be not from me away
come close and stir my heart
be my hope for today!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 35:22
King James Version 

” This thou hast seen,
O Lord: keep not silence:
O Lord, be not far from me.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Guilt Defeated . . .

Guilt is just a word,
that gets in our way
we often trip upon it
as we go about the day.

It’s Satan’s wisest tool,
in his shed of endless blame
it’s meant to provoke in us
a sense of regret and shame.

He takes out his pick,
and chips away at our soul
uncovering all our faults
is his deceitful goal.

He uses guilt to remind us,
of the mistakes we have made
not wanting us to forget them
nor let their memories fade.

With his axe and shovel,
he digs for us a pit
telling us as Christians
we’re not really fit.

So, the next time you feel,
guilt tugging at your feet
call out the name of Jesus
and Satan you’ll defeat!

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Psalm 103:12
King James Version

“As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed
our transgressions from us.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Count All Your Blessings ~

Count all your blessings,
each and every blessed one
add them all together
and be grateful for the sum.

Be thankful for all you have,
demonstrate your gratitude
let your appreciation
reflect in your attitude.

Appreciate your wealth,
no matter how great or small
present your gratefulness
to God who supplies it all.

Let your thankfulness,
spread across the land
show your indebtedness
by lending a helpful hand.

Count all your blessings,
so many have not a one . . .
with someone share yours
and give glory to His Son!

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Proverbs 22:16
King James Version

“He that oppresseth the poor
to increase his riches,
and he that giveth to the rich,
shall surely come to want.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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