Monthly Archives: July 2013

Encourage One Another ~

Listen used with permission from Doorpost Verses on facebook

Encourage one another,
hold someone up in prayer
let others know how much
for them you really care.

Listen to their problems,
feel their aches and pains
help them to see that Jesus
has His hand on the reins.

Bring comfort to a friend,
lift up how their feeling
remind them that God
is still into inner healing.

Help them to be stronger,
in their trust and belief
assure them the Holy Spirit
will bring their soul relief.

Encourage one another,
support the down trodden
people just need to know
they haven’t been forgotten!

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

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

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Use Me Lord ~

The Harvest used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook
Use my eyes Lord,
so that I might see
all those who are
seeking after Thee.

Use my ears Lord,
so that I may hear
the crying out of those
who live in fear.

Use my tongue Lord,
so that I may confess
and tell the world
of Your Righteousness.

Use my arms Lord,
so I may reach out
and gather up those
filled with doubt.

Use my legs Lord,
let them run free
to bring lost sheep
back unto Thee.

Use me Lord,
use all of me . . .
a part of Your harvest
I labor to be!

~~~~~~

Luke 10:2
King James Version

“Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great,

but the labourers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest,
that he would
send forth labourers
into his harvest.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Sweet Release ~

His Compassions used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Lord, tonight I am tired,
weary and sleepy too
but, I know in the morning
I will start afresh in You.

But, for now I need rest,
on Your mercy I’ll lay my head
as I turn down the blankets
Your grace will cover my bed.

I’ll think of Your goodness,
Your compassion and Your love
visions of eternal life with You
will be all I’ll be dreaming of.

Sweet release will be mine,
from the hardships of the day
for I trust Your faithfulness
tomorrow will not go away!

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

Lamentations 3:22-23
King James Version

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Living In The Light ~

Living in the Light ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Living in the light,
brings about true freedom
it will give you access
to God’s eternal kingdom.

It exposes the sin,
that is enslaving you
as it directs you to the cross
it will show you what to do.

Living in the light,
gives new purpose to life
no more aimless drifting
no more fighting daily strife.

It will guide and lead you,
closer to God every day
for the truth will shine
grace and mercy on your way.

Living in the light,
brings joy and vitality
gone are the gloomy days
for there is a new reality.

No more living in fear,
no more feeling all alone
living in the light
is trusting in God’s Son.

Living in the light,
isn’t very hard to do
but, following Jesus
is all up to you!

~~~~~~~~~

John 8:12
King James Version

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,
I am the light of the world: he that followeth me
shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Resting in the Lord ~

Be Still and Know used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook
I’m resting,
I’m waiting on the Lord
some people say . . .
I look a little bored.

But, I’m trusting,
see how I am still
it’s because I know
it’s all about His will.

Yep, that me,
looking sweet as a lamb!
Only because I know . . .
He sees me as I am.

Waiting, anticipating,
nothing to worry about
I have faith in my Lord
what is there to doubt?

God’s timing is perfect,
so I am just hanging
He’s teaching me to be still
and I’m not even panting!

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

Psalm 46:10
King James Version

“Be still, and know that I am God:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Day by Day ~

In the Morning used with permissoin Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Day by day, I pick up my cross,
carry it wherever I go
and I pray with all of my heart
each day ~ God’s ways I will know.

Hour by hour, I must die to self,
all of my earthly desires
and I pray with all of my might
each hour ~ I’ll do what He requires.

Minute by minute, I’m being tested,
to deny my own self-worth
and I pray with all of my mind
each minute ~ for a spiritual rebirth.

Moment by moment, I’m exposed,
to my old-self, my sin, the shame
and I pray with all of my soul
each moment ~ a new life in His name.

Day to-day, I travel the road,
to give God my complete surrender
and I pray with all of my heart
each day ~ my life to God I’ll render.

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

Luke 9:23
King James Version

“And he said to hem all, If any man will come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his
cross daily, and follow me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Sick and I’m Tired!

The End by Matthew Scribner free photo #4754
I’m sick of all the murder,
I’m sick of all the death
I’m sick of all the killers
taking away another’s breath.

I’m sick of all the pedophiles,
I’m sick of all the abuse
I’m sick of all the child incest
for which there is no excuse.

I’m sick of sexual orientation,
I’m sick of alternative lifestyle
I’m sick of being called a bigot
for not being tolerant and versatile.

I’m sick of the pornography,
I’m sick of the sexual deviant
I’m sick of the government
making new laws lenient.

I’m sick of abortion,
I’m sick of Roe vs. Wade
I’m sick of killing babies
the “Great Slaughter” of our decade.

I’m sick of those on the left,
I’m sick of what they think is right
I’m sick of living in the darkness
and having to battle for God’s light.

Lord, I’m sick and I’m tired,
of sin of every kind
but what really makes me ill . . .
is how Satin controls the mind!

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

Ecclesiastes 12:14
King James Version

“For God shall bring every work into judgment,
with every secret thing, whether it be good,
or whether it be evil.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Cries From the Heart . . .

Bleeding Heart by Brian Cole free photo #2389

When the heart cries to be heard,
yet it shares not a single word
when it yearns to speak to another
yet its voice it can’t uncover.

When the heart needs someone else,
another person stronger than itself
when it feels the tug of deep emotion
and has the need for true devotion.

When the heart ceases its futile search,
and comes down from its high perch
it will see its looked in all the wrong places
for man can’t fill the need for God’s graces.

For the heart that cries and is not heard,
needs to cleave onto the Good Word . . .
there they will find God has an ear
and cries from the heart . . . He’ll always hear.

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

Psalm 116:1-2
King James Version

“I love the Lord, because he hath heard my
voice and my supplications. Because he hath
inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call
upon him as long as I live.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Left Behind!

Two Women from Doorposr Verses on Facebook used with permission

Will I be her?
Will I be the one
who’s left behind . . .
will I be that one?

It’s a question,
we all need to raise
are you, will you . . .
be the one who stays?

What does it take,
for us to be taken?
What do we need to do
so we’re not the one forsaken?

Will you remain,
are you sure, you are going?
Or will you be left behind
abandoned, and never knowing?

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8
King James Version

“For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Will Sing ~


I will sing to You my Lord,
about Your faithfulness
I will praise You all my days
to show my gratefulness.

I will lift up my voice,
sing my hearty praise
I will hold my head up high
as my gratitude I raise.

I will sing to You my Lord,
about Your loving kindness
I will praise Your holy name
to show to You my fondness.

I will lift up my arms,
sing my heart out to You
for You are so good to me
in all the things You do.

I will sing to You my Lord,
about your grace bountiful
I will sing of Your mercy
abundant and plentiful!

~~~~~~

Psalm 13:6
King James Version

“I will sing unto the Lord,
because he hath dealt
bountifully with me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Just A Touch Of His Hem . . .

Encounters by Cameron Smith  free photo Creationswap

When I saw Him from a distance,
I ran and followed after Him
I believed all that I needed
was just a touch ~  of His hem.

For years I have been shunned,
turned away by those around me
so I hid myself in the crowd
praying my shame ~ He wouldn’t see.

As He passed  by I reached down,
and took from Him, my cure
for this man that they call Jesus
I knew He’d heal, if my faith was pure.

He stopped and called me His daughter,
when my belief in Him I revealed
and from that very moment
from my disease I was healed.

He bid to me to go in good comfort,
saying my faith had made me whole
I believe  as  I touched His hem . . .
He imparted His favor onto my  soul.

There is a moral to my story,
never be too ashamed of your illness or sin
for Jesus still  heals our weaknesses
if you just let Him touch you ~ from within!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Matthew 9:20-22
King James Version

“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased
with an issue of blood twelve years, came
behind him, and touched the hem of his
garment: For she said within herself, If I
may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he
saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good
comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.
And the woman was made whole from that hour. “

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rejection’s Tears . . .

Tears by John Emery free photo #14718

Tears drip,
from swollen eyes
rejection again . . .
the heart cries.

Loss of arm,
or another limb
would hurt no more
or be less grim.

To feel the pain,
of denial
then to have to . . .
force a smile.

There can be,
no greater grief
but God’s mercy
will bring relief!

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

Psalm 56:8
King James Version

“Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Sin of Bitterness~

Bitterness is A Sin ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I saw the look of bitterness,
staring at me in the face
it held no compassion
nor any mercy or no grace.

It’s beady, steely eyes,
look right past my soul
making it clear to me
resentment was its goal.

I could see into the gaze,
of someone who can’t forgive
and the cause of the problem
how they constantly relive.

They say if looks could kill,
right now I’d be dead . . .
for the look of bitterness
has an evil, toxic head.

Bitterness is a sin,
destructive in every way
its roots need to be destroyed
for hearts and souls are its prey!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:15
King James Version

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you,
and thereby many be defiled;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I May Be Daffy . . . But!

How Many Are Your Work used with permission DoorPost Verses on Facebook

I believe God created me,
some think that makes me daffy
but I don’t care what they say
for in Jesus I am happy.

I believe in Creation,
others have their own theory
when I say that’s not the way
it only brings out their fury.

I know God created everything,
His works I will not deny
all the other assumptions
are just a product of Satin’s lie.

I believe God did it all,
in just seven days . . .
and that is why today
I trust the wisdom of His  ways!

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

Psalm 104:24
King James Version

“O Lord, how manifold are thy works!
in wisdom hast thou made them all:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Man and His Dog!

Let us love one another used with permission from DoorPost Verses on Facebook

Yesterday ~ I met a man and his dog,
out on the street . . .
he was worn and ragged
said his dog needed a treat.

He scared and alarmed me,
when I said I had nothing to give
he cussed and swore at me
for the life, he had to live.

I quickly walked to my car,
he followed closely after me
screaming and yelling . . .
“Are your eyes to blind to see?”

I started to drive away,
ready to call the police . . .
when a still voice spoke to me
and gave me much peace.

I didn’t have much money,
but I gave it all to the man
and said I was sorry . . .
his troubles I didn’t understand.

I told him about God,
about new life in His Son
where mercy and grace
would undo the sins he’d done.

I don’t know if he heard,
don’t know if he cares
but the man and his dog,
will always be in my prayers!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 4:7
King James Version

“Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


His Staff and His Rod ~

Fear used with permission DoorPost Verses on Facebook

Salvation is just the beginning.
of a relationship with God
soon thereafter, you’ll meet
His staff and His rod.

For inviting Jesus into your life,
doesn’t stop right there . . .
it will take a whole lot more
than a simple quoted prayer.

In order to be saved,
to know the truth and the way
you will need to change
the things you do and say.

Grace will be granted,
to those who surrender
and to Jesus your life
you’ll have to totally render.

Then His staff and rod,
will guide and lead you
and the fear of God . . .
will awe and inspire you too!

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

1 Samuel 12:24
King James Version

“Only fear the Lord,
and serve him in truth with all your heart:
for consider how great things he hath done for you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rust Or Dust ~

Do Not Store used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

I am saving up for the future
got my treasures stored
I am investing in the day
when I’ll meet my Lord.

Though, I may not be rich,
I give to God what I can
and I am always willing
to lend a helping hand.

I don’t own a lot of things,
some say that I am nuts . . .
but, to deny worldly pleasures
takes an awful lot of guts.

I’m keeping my life simple,
so little time to spend here
and I’ll just bide my time
till His trumpet call I hear.

Rust to rust,
material things just decay
but dust to dust
means I’ll see resurrection day!

~~~~~

Matthew 6:19-20
King James Version

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Strength For the Task!

Grant Me used with permision from DoorPost Verses on Facebook
I don’t want much,
there’s so little that I ask
but I do need God to give me
strength for the task.

Temptation is so real,
I sit in front of it every day
and I really have to learn
how to look the other way.

At times I linger around,
for what I think I need
and on the attraction . . .
I wait to feast and feed.

Oh, that God would grant me,
the power to overcome
for my hope is one day . . .
all temptation ~ I’ll outrun!

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

Job 6:8
King James Version 

“Oh that I might have my request;
and that God would grant me
the thing that I long for!”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


How Precious Am I!

How Precious used with permission from Doorpost Verses on Facebook
Numerous are Your thoughts for me,
I cannot count them all
but, I know they are tender
ever constant and practical.

The notion that You think of me,
more than all the grains of sand
is so hard for me to fathom
let alone to understand.

Your attention never fails,
as my counselor, You are wise
Your thoughts for me outnumber
all the stars in the skies.

I am always on Your mind,
You take such delight in me
Your thoughts  I cannot measure
for their deeper than the sea.

Your timing is always perfect,
I’m forever under Your care
You watch out for all my needs
and answer my every prayer.

Your thoughts for me are so many,
I hold them precious and dear
no wonder my thoughts towards You
grow more and more each year!

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

Psalm 139. 17-18
King James Version

“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me,
O God! how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


He Is My Shepherd ~

My Sheep used with perrmison Doorpost Verses on Facebook
He is my Shepherd,
I am His lamb . . .
He loves me
just as I am.

I will follow Him,
wherever He goes
for I am confident
the way He knows.

I’ll never leave Him,
beside Him I will stay
from Him I’ll never
wander or stray.

I’ll remain by Him,
He’ll be at my side
I’ll always trust Him
to lead and to guide.

Jesus is my Shepherd,
His voice I do hear . . .
as long as I follow Him
I’ll have nothing to fear!

~~~~~~~~~

John 10:27
King James Version

“My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me.”.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Is Your Enemy ~

 

Fear Is Your Enemy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Fear leaves you in the dark,
like a room without light
it will rob you of your peace
like a thief in the night.

Fear will strike you down,
like a thunderbolt
it will fill you with dread
like a lightning clapping volt.

Fear takes away your freedom,
just like a jailer’s key
it’ll scare and frighten you
like the anger of the sea.

Fear steals your joy,
like a runner at first base
it will cause you to go awry
like an astronaut lost in space.

Fear is your spirit’s enemy,
it will make your faith weak
but God will cast it out of you
when perfect love you seek!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 4:18
King James Version

” There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth

is not made perfect in love.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Warts and All !

Kiss A Toad used with permission Doorpost Versers on Facebook
I kissed me a prince,
but ~ he turned into a toad
sent me packing . . .
down the lonely road.

So I went looking,
for my true love . . .
thought he’d be here on earth
instead, He came from above.

With all of my warts,
Jesus saw what was inside
my true love found in me
what other’s only denied.

He peered into my heart,
He looked deep into my soul
so I took a leap of faith . . .
and now I’m complete and whole.

If you are out there looking,
for a  Prince to  forever love . . .
then the moral to my story
is to ~ just look above!

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

1 Samuel 16:7
King James Version

“But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him:
for the Lord seeth not as man seeth;
for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


When I Consider ~

I Consider used with permision DoorPost Verses on Facebook

God, when I consider,
all that You’ve made
how the sun slowly rises
as the moon begins to fade.

I’m in awe,
of  all the beauty I see
in this amazing universe
You’ve set before me.

When I consider,
the trillion stars in the sky
hanging on the dark backdrop
placed so ever, ever high.

I’m in awe,
of the works of Your hand
in the heavens so far above
from down here where I stand.

When I consider,
the stars, moon and the sun
I know beyond them . . .
is Your Kingdom yet to come.

I’m in awe,
of the splendor of my view
starlit glimpses of eternity
when I’ll be home with You!

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

Psalm 8:3
King James Version

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Things, Things, Things!

Things, things, things . . .
they are everywhere
their causing me grief
misery and despair.

Things, taking up my time,
running my life too
things that are keeping me
from the “thing” I should do.

Things, cluttering up my mind,
taking over my thoughts
things people give me
things that I have bought.

Things, taking me from God,
spending more time with them
things ruining my relationship
idols God would condemn.

Things, things, things,
who needs them anymore
I’m getting rid of all the things
so that God ~ I’ll not ignore!

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

Colossians 3:2
King James Version

“Set your affection on things above,
not on things on the earth.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Pray, I Say Pray ~

Pray Without Ceasing ~ CHRISTian poetryby deborah ann
Pray without ceasing,
don’t you ever stop
pray, I say pray . . .
’til on your knee you drop.

Never give up,
never you let go
the answer is coming
the way God will show.

Pray without end,
pray without doubt
pray, I say pray . . .
as God works things out.

Pray laying down,
pray while standing
pray for peace
beyond understanding.

God has the solution,
it’s coming your way
pray, I say pray . . .
be it all night or day!

~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:17
King James Version

“Pray without ceasing.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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