Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Seed of Faith ~

Life by Cody Davenpoert free photo #13853

He asks from us our faith,
a seed to grow within
yet we fail to tender it
and continue in our sin.

We dig in our own fear,
plow in some self-doubt
until the seed withers
and raises not a sprout.

The root to all our evil,
is the lust of earthly things
all the worldly trappings
that our greed often brings.

We fail to grow in faith,
the truth we do not heed
to flourish in the Lord
He must be all we ever need!

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

Mark 4:15
King James Version

“And these are they by the way side,
where the word is sown;
but when they have heard,
Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away
the word that was sown in their hearts.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Summer’s End . . .

The Grass withers Used with permission DoorPost Verses on facebook

The rose has all but paled,
the sweet-pea has gone to seed
where the daffodils once swayed
is now covered with a deadly weed.

The daisy has lost its last petal,
in a fight for love or not
and the last of the pansies
are looking a little fraught.

The lavender has now faded,
along with its aromatic scent
by the looks of the gardenia
it too, will soon be spent.

As I look around my garden,
I see summer’s timely end
and I sense Jesus’ second coming
is just around the bend!

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

Isaiah 40:8
King James Version

“The grass withereth,
the flower fadeth:
but the word of our God
shall stand for ever.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Commit ~

God Plans for You used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Commit your ways to the Lord,
trust Him to complete in you . . .
everything He has started
all that He has yet to do.

Place your life in His hands,
trust Him to mold and to form
and your heart and your mind
He will begin to transform.

Give to the Lord all your ways,
trust Him to lead and to guide
give to Him your every step
walk with faith in your stride.

Give to Him all your worries,
trust Him to give you His peace
relinquish your fears and doubts
for a calmness never to cease.

Commit your ways to the Lord,
let Him do what He must do . . .
give to Him your days and nights
then let Him take care of you!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 29:11
King James Version

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


His List ~

I am the Vine used with premission from Doorpost Verses on Facebook

When I wake up in the morning,
before I get out of bed . . .
the plans I’ve made for the day
start dancing in my head.

Do this, do that, and this-that too,
the list goes on and on
the plans I’ve made for the day
begin with the crack of dawn.

Before I arise and get moving,
to do all that I have to do
I reach for my Bible to see if God . . .
has any plans for me too.

As I read through the verses,
my head starts shaking
for all that I have to do . . .
are not of His making.

I put my Bible down,
toss the covers off my bed
I give God my list of this and that
and do what’s on His list instead!

~~~~~~~~~

John 15:5
King James Version

“I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth
forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Again!

Thanks Be To God used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Again, I come before You,
again, I’m unsure what to do
again, I kneel and pray
again, I hear You say . . .

Again, you come before me,
again, I hear your plea.

Again, I will not forsake you
again, I will help you through.

Again, I will hold you tight,
again, I will be your light

Again, I will take your fear,
again, I will draw near.

Again, you come before me,
again, I will be with thee.

Again, You comfort me,
again, You fill my need . . .
for when I seek Your face
I always find your grace!

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

1 Corinthians 15:57
King James Version

“But thanks be to God
,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Show Me Thy Ways ~

Show Me Thy Ways ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, show me Thy ways,
reveal them to me
lead my soul
to where I should be.

Show me Thy light,
be by my side
the road is rough
the path is wide.

Show me Thy ways,
help me to know
guide my life
the way it should go.

Show me Thy truth,
hold on to my hand
the hills are too steep
the mountains so grand.

Show me Thy ways,
each day direct me
the valleys are deep
the path I can’t see.

Lord, show me Thy truth,
teach me Thy ways
let Thy light lead me
for the rest of my days!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 32:8
King James Version

“I will instruct thee and teach thee
in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Press On ~

Run the Race used with permission from Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Forget what is behind you,
no need to look back
for Jesus has forgiven you
your past He doesn’t track.

Don’t think about the past,
or what you’ve done wrong
let go of your weaknesses
press on, and be strong.

Don’ let your past losses,
cause you anguish or pain
count them all as victories
for your Savior’s gain.

Press on, and move forward,
the goal is quite clear
give the past to Jesus
without having any fear.

Forget what is behind you,
make Jesus your Lord . . .
press on, towards Heaven
and receive your true reward!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:14

“I press toward
the mark for the prize

of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.”

King James Bible
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Encourage Me Today ~

Be Strong used with permission Doorpost Verses on facebook

Lord, encourage me today,
lead me with Your hand
hold me up and lift me
for I’m too weak to stand.

Be my quiet confidence,
the whisper in my soul
let Your Spirit sustain me
till in You I am whole.

Be the voice in my head,
the calm that ever stills
give me words of comfort
that restores and heals.

Be my heart’s inspiration,
move and arouse my trust
motivate and inspire me
as my life to You, I adjust.

Lord, encourage me today,
as I seek to do Your will
teach me to be strong
for I’m too weak to be still!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Joshua 1:9
King James Version

“Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,
neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


On His Sparrow’s Wing~

How Great A Love used permission DoorPost Verses on facebook

I heard upon the morning song, the sweetest words fly by “I am always with you, forever by your side.”

As the words soared onward, my heart began to sing for I heard the voice of Jesus on His sparrows wing.

The tender tune picked up, my aching soul within it was as if His tiny sparrow sailed off with my every sin.

As the day moved forward, the sparrows little lilt . . . flew by my heart once more and took with him my guilt!

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

Titus 2:11 King James Version

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men”

Copyright 2013 Deborah Ann Belka


Trust and Believe ~

Trust and Believe ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Trust in the Lord,
with all your life
for He understands
about your strife.

Lean on Him,
when the going gets rough
for He will make you
in Him strong and tough.

Trust and lean,
let Him take your load
for He will guide you
down the narrow road.

Believe in Him,
to get you through
for He knows exactly
what you should do.

Acknowledge Him,
as you start your day
for He is the Light
that brightens the way.

Trust and believe,
your life is in God’s hands
for He will lead you . . .
and show you His plans!

—————-

Proverbs 3:5-6
King James Version

“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;

and lean not unto
thine own understanding.

In all thy ways
acknowledge him,

and he shall
direct thy paths”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Merge ~

Merge ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, show me Your will,
keep me on course
teach me to trust You
as my salvation’s source.

Lead me in Your truth,
guide me all my days
give me Your direction
in all of my ways.

Instruct me to wait,
until Your ready for me
grant me Thy patience
till Your path I see.

Train me to follow,
after Your every deed
offer me Your wisdom
to see my own greed.

Enlighten my soul,
to Your every urge
keep me in Your sight
until our paths merge!

~~~~~

Psalm 25:4-5

King James Version

“Shew me thy ways,
O Lord; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Did Not Know!

Be Still used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook 2

How often did I not hear,
the Lord’s voice when He was near
with all the noises in my head
I must admit ~ I did not regard it!

How often did I not see,
where the Lord was leading me
with all the things I must do,
I must admit ~ I did not notice it!

How often did I not embrace,
the Lord’s loving touch of grace
with all the confusion inside me
I must admit ~ I did not feel it!

How often did I not detect,
the Lord just wanting to protect
with all the commotion going on
I must admit ~ I did not sense it!

How often did I not discern,
what the Lord wanted me to learn
with all the different points of view
I must admit ~ I did not recognize  it!

How often now do I hear,
the voice of my Lord drawing near
now that I have learned to be still . . .
I must admit ~ I finally listen to it!

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

Psalm 46:10
King James Version

“Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Trust ~

Just Trust ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When we are in the dark,
Jesus sends His light
when we are in a battle
He helps us to fight.

When we are weak,
Jesus sends us assurance
when we are tired
He gives us endurance.

When we are alone,
Jesus draws us near
when we are frightened
He takes away our fear.

When we are worried,
Jesus makes us still
when we are unsure
He shows us His will.

When we are struggling,
Jesus gives us power
when we need help
He’s there every hour.

When we are loved,
as much as He loves us
it’s so very easy . . .
in Jesus to just trust!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 56:3
King James Version

“What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


His Healing Touch ~

Hand-of-JESUS

Jesus’ healing touch,
is just a brush away
when you go to Him
on your knees and pray.

He‘ll touch your heart,
mend the breaks within
He’ll pick up the pieces
so a new life you can begin.

He‘ll touch your soul,
take away your fear
fill it with His trust
so to stay to Him near.

He’ll touch your mind,
restore to you its health
take away all your worries
give you eternal wealth.

When you are in need,
of Jesus’ healing touch
let Him know you believe
then show Him how much!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,

that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:

by whose stripes ye were healed.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Do Not Tire!

For His Glory by Chris Reinecke free photo #8400

do not tire in doing
that which is pleasing

In
His
Sight

for He is working
in and through you

Every
Good
Work

so that you may be
complete unto His Glory

Through
Jesus
Christ

forever and ever . . .
Amen!

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

Hebrews 13:21
King James Version

“Make you perfect in every good work to do his will,
working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rest Assured ~

Sometimes it’s hard to understand,
and harder still to know . . .
the will and the way in which
God would have us to go.

Sometimes it’s not easy to welcome,
and harder still to accept . . .
the answers to our prayers
when the response isn’t what we expect.

Sometimes it’s looks impossible,
and harder still to see . . .
the hand of God at work in us
when the result isn’t what we want it to be.

Sometimes it’s difficult,
and tougher then we think . . .
to know the purpose of God’s intentions
when we are tested to the brink.

But, we can rest assured
God understands how we feel
and for all of our misgivings
it’s our doubts He wants to heal!

~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 17:10
King James Version

“I, the LORD, search the heart,
I test the mind, Even to give every man
according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his doings.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Calm ~

ANCHOR BY MATT GRUBER FREE PHOTO #720

My anchor is set in the Word,
my feet are firmly on the ground
though the sea may be churning
I will not get tossed around.

The waves of disappointment,
keep coming into my boat
but, I know my faith in Jesus
will help  keep my hope afloat.

Discouragement sprays at my face,
rain falls like sheets of fear
but, I am not disheartened
for Jesus is ever near.

The darkness surrounds me,
don’t know what lies ahead
but, my light comes from Jesus
and I know I’ll be Spirit lead.

I know not where I’m going,
for the compass is in His hand
but I know it’ll be in His strength
that this storm I will withstand!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:29
King James Version

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


May God Bless ~

May God Bless ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

May God bless you,
every single day
may His truth
light your way.

May His plans,
for your life
pale in comparison
to your strife.

May God’s strength,
you pursue
may His grace
empower you.

May your soul,
be calm and still
may you strive
to do His will.

May God’s peace,
rest upon you
may His Word
encourage too.

May you seek
with all your heart
His love and mercy
as each day starts!

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

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


In Due Season ~

In Due Season ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Rest in the Lord while you wait,
for the answer to your prayers
you mustn’t grow faint or weary
or think He no longer cares.

Keep your heart focused on Jesus,
immerse yourself in His Word
rest and have faith like a child
believe your requests He’s heard.

Trust the Lord and hold fast,
He is the God who is never late
He has your best interest in mind
and has His purpose for the wait.

Believe He’s working things out,
accept that He has His own reason
if you’re not reaping answers now
they’ll be harvested in due season!

~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 3:1
King James Version

“To every thing
there is a season,

and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Salvation’s Hill ~

Shadow Feet by Scarlet Plocher free photo #5029

Lord, let my feet walk the path,
where Your steps once laid
so that I may come to know
the road on which You prayed.

I know that it won’t be easy,
to keep up with Your pace
but, I know You will help me
as Your footprints, I try to trace.

Lead me in my hearts pursuit,
as I seek to follow You
for I know the way is narrow
and not all are getting through.

Lord, keep and guide my footsteps,
on the path for me You paved
so our feet can one day meet
on the hill where I was saved.

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

Luke 23:33
King James Version

“And when they were come to the place,
which is called Calvary,
there they crucified him,”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Window of Your Soul ~

Window Art by Mariane Trinidad free photo #8793

If God should look into,
the window of your soul . . .
will He see a loving heart
or spot an empty hole?

As He peers into the glass,
smeared with the streaks of sin
will He see His strength inside
or find weakness deep within?

As He peeks into the cracks,
of a broken windowpane
will He see delight and joy
or sight the shattered pain?

As He pulls away the curtain,
and unveils the hidden man
will He see a life close to Him
or will there be an empty span?

If God should look into,
the window of your soul . . .
will He see a heart of flesh
or will it be stony cold?

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

Ezekiel 36:26
King James Version

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Perfect Storm ~

Storm Coming free photo by Danielle Hartland #1375 Creation Swap

There is a perfect calm,
ahead of each new storm
if you look to Jesus before ~
the clouds begin to form.

Don’t let the early breezes,
catch you off your guard
go to Jesus before they gust
so you’ll not be blown too hard.

Don’t wait around and worry,
when the rains may appear
go to Jesus before they start
so He may still your fear.

When the lightning comes,
as it strikes in the skies
go to Jesus with each clap
and let Him hear your cries.

Whilst the thunder roars,
with its frightening sound
go to Jesus with each rumble
and feel His power all around.

The tempest may be out there,
we never know when it will hit
but, when you look to Jesus first
you’ll see Him in the midst of it!

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

Psalm 107:29
King James Version

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Heard From God Today ~

I Heard From God Today ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I heard from God today,
He told me to keep believing
He told me to hold fast . . .
His peace I’d be receiving.

I heard from God today,
He told me to take all to Him
He told me to always trust
to wait for His calm to set in.

I heard from God today,
He told me I shouldn’t doubt
He told me with His mercy
He’s working all things out.

I heard from God today,
He told me to have no fear
He told me to be strong
to count on Him to be near.

I heard from God today,
He told me to pray for you . . .
He told me that you needed
to hear from Him too!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 118:5
King James Version 

“I called upon
the Lord in distress:

the Lord answered me,
and set me in a large place.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Believe ~

Sinful ones, God sees from high,
don’t believe, don’t know why
living off sin, lust and greed
don’t believe, don’t see the need.

Foolish ones, God knows you,
don’t believe, don’t want to
working on your own defense
don’t believe, don’t see the sense.

Haughty ones, God sees you all,
don’t believe, don’t have the gall
going about your wicked day
don’t believe, don’t see the way.

Prideful ones, God calls your name,
don’t believe, don’t feel the same
moving in your careless fashion
don’t believe, don’t see His passion.

Wandering ones, God wants you back,
don’t believe, don’t see your lack
leaving behind His loving grace
don’t believe, no longer seek His face!

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 2:14
King James Version

“But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God:

for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,

because they are spiritually discerned.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Without Christ ~

Without CHRIST ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I have a nice home,
a car, a computer and a TV
but, without Christ . . .
what do they really get me?

I have a family room,
one to rumpus all around
but, without Christ . . .
I’d never be heaven bound.

I have sterling silver,
crystal adorns my shelf
but, without Christ . . .
I’m still my tarnished, sinful self.

I’ve many wonderful things,
and an awful lot of stuff
but, without Christ . . .
in this world it’s not enough.

I can travel abroad,
I can get from here to there
but, without Christ . . .
who really cares to where.

I have family all around me,
many people I call my friend
but, without Christ . . .
my life, will come to a godless end.

I been given a lot in this life,
that can be seen externally
but, without Christ. . .
what would I have eternally?

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

1 John 2:15-17
King James Version

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Meditate on Me ~

Come all weary by Jason Harper free photo # 3244 Creationswap

Meditate on Me,
put aside some time
to spend alone
and ponder Me.

Moan to Me,
groan and whimper
and express
your heart to Me.

Mutter to Me,
sigh and cry
and whisper
your love for Me.

Talk to Me,
hum sweet words
and murmur
your praise to Me.

Pray to Me,
beseech and plea
and implore
your need for Me.

Meditate on Me,
put aside some time
and lose yourself
. . .  in Me!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 19:14
King James Version

“Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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