Monthly Archives: November 2013

His Faithful ~

Under His Wings Refuge used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

He lives inside of you,
in that secret place
where His faithful go
to seek His loving face.

He sits upon the throne,
of the faithful at heart
there’s no where they go
where He is not a part.

He dwells in the recesses,
and corners of the mind
where His faithful know
His strength they will find.

He reigns in the souls,
of those who are faithful
He knows that in all things
to Him they are grateful.

He offers a safe haven,
for His faithful to find rest
He knows they need a refuge
a time to feel blessed.

He abides in the secret places,
of the faithful and true
the shadow of the Almighty
is under ~ all that they do!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:1
King James Version

“He who dwells in the secret place of the
Most High Shall abide under the shadow
of the Almighty.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s The Joy ~

Where's The Joy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There are too many Christians,
with long and mopey faces
who go around as if . . .
they don’t know about God’s graces.

When you meet them on the street,
they are always looking down
they walk as if . . .
they don’t carry God’s joy around.

Their smiles are thin and forced,
their eyes are dull and gray
their faces look as if . . .
they haven’t rejoiced a single day.

When you sit and talk to them,
their voices are low and depressed
they speak as if . . .
their happiness has been suppressed.

They can’t seem to understand,
the joy that you feel
they think as if . . .
you took some kind of a happy pill.

But as Christians ~ we’re to be joyful,
no matter what comes our way
for we know there are no “ifs” about
the One who strengthens us each day!

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

Nehemiah 8:10
King James Version

“For the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Slow in Your Anger ~

Remain In Love

Be slow in your anger,
be slow to show your wrath
for you are called to peace
with self-control as your path.

Be not puffed up with pride,
be not filled with malice
for you’re called to be gentle
not thick-skinned and callous.

Put off all bitterness and hate,
put off the grudge inside you
for you are called to temperance
in everything you say and do.

Take off that old sinful man,
take off the old wicked nature
for you are called in His love
to bring hope for the future.

Be kind to one another,
be tenderhearted and forgiving
for Jesus is God’s example
of how we should be living!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted,

forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake

hath forgiven you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Seek First ~

Seek and You Will FInd used with permission IBible Verses

If you were to seek the Lord,
with a heart that’s open wide
you’ll find He is next to you
and will never leave your side.

If you were to seek His face,
in all the things you do
you will find His strength
living deep inside of you.

If you were to seek God first,
no matter where you are
you’ll find His love and mercy
and He’ll bless you from afar.

If you were to seek the Lord,
right here, right now, today
you will find His eternal peace
touching upon your day.

If you were to humbly seek,
with all your heart and soul
you will find He will heal you
till you’re complete and whole.

If you seek the Lord your God,
with a heart that is true
you’ll find His joy and glory
and all things will become new!

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

Matthew 6:33
King James Version

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Joyful, Thankful Heart ~


Lord, a joyful, thankful heart,
I bring to Thanksgiving’s table
a soul forever grateful
for all that You are able.

You make my plate complete,
when from Your Word I reap
the full bounty of Your grace
in Your kindness I do steep.

You fill me with such peace,
Your tender mercies overflow
Your love fills me to the brim
Your compassion in me grows.

You supply all my needs,
bless me with even more
You fulfill my every dream
with promises of life ~ evermore.

Lord, a joyful, thankful heart,
I bring to You not just on today
a soul full of hope and gratitude
for all You’ve done along the way!

~~~~~~

Colossians 3:15
King James Version

 “And let the peace
of God rule in your hearts,

to the which also ye are
called in one body;
and be ye

thankful.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Gracious Gratitude ~

Give Thanks by Matt Gruber free photo #6710

Not just on Thanksgiving,
but every day of the year
give God your heartfelt praise
and it will bring you cheer.

For when we are thankful,
the entire year through
joy will flood our hearts
spilling over in all we do.

Every minute of the day,
thank God for His grace
every second you’re alive
praise His holy face.

Give Him your thanksgiving,
with a heart that’s forthright
and in the eyes of the Lord
you’ll be a pleasure and delight.

So, everyone let’s show Him,
our gracious gratitude . . .
today and all year through
with a thankful attitude!

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

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


Thankful ~

Lord, I am so very thankful,
for all You’ve given me
for giving me the eyes of faith
so Your blessings I could see.

Thankful for each season,
You have brought me though
thankful for the cross
that keeps me close to You.

Thankful for the Good Word,
so I may study and read
thankful that I have learned
it’s only You I really need.

Thankful for the good days,
and the bad ones too
thankful that no matter what
they all led me right to You.

Thankful You’re always there,
to listen to my prayers
thankful I can talk to You
and give You all my cares

Thankful for Your grace,
for Your love bountiful
and I want You to know
I think Your wonderful!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 105:1-5
King James Version

“O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name:
make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him:
talk ye of all his wondrous works.
Glory ye in his holy name:
let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Seek the LORD, and his strength:
seek his face evermore.
Remember his marvellous works that he hath done;
his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Shepherd’s Care ~

My Sheep ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Besides still waters, He leads me,
to pastures green, He guides
my Shepherd’s care for me
never wanes, ebbs or subsides.

He feeds me the Good News,
with words that sustain me
He fills me with wisdom
so His truths I can see.

To the land of milk and honey,
where heavenly manna flows
my Shepherd takes me to where
my love for righteousness grows.

He corrects with tender affection,
sometimes with His rod
but, I know His staff of love
will steer me to the throne of God.

Into the valley He takes me,
where I can sip from His well
the spring of Life-Giving waters
keeps my soul from the pit of hell.

Besides still waters, He guides,
to pastures green, He leads me
my Shepherds’ care will never cease
until with Him in heaven I’ll be.

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:2
King James Version

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Do You Know Him?

Do You Know Him by Thomas Roberts free photo2

Do you know Him,
He’s the Prince of Peace
did you know . . .
His love will never cease?

Do you know Him,
He’s God’s only Son
did you know . . .
He loves everyone?

Do you know Him,
He’s eternally steadfast
did you know . . .
His love will always last?

Do you know Him,
He’s the greatest story told
did you know . . .
His love is yours to behold?

Do you know Him,
He’s the centerpiece of life
did you know . . .
His love overcomes all strife?

Do you know Him,
if not let me introduce you
He is my Lord and Savior
and oh, how He loves you too!

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

John 3:16

King James Version

“For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes
in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Just As You Are ~

Because of Your Love by Marian Trinidad free photo #9276

God loves you,
just as you are
every blemish
each little scar.

God loves you,
He sees your fight
He hears your battle
long into the night.

God loves you,
He knows your pain
He sees your struggle
is not fought in vain.

God loves you,
He understands
all of your wounds
are in His hands.

God loves you,
has His eye on you
He’ll not let you fall
if Him you cling too.

God loves you,
just as you are
He’s perfecting you
with each little scar!

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

Psalm 138:8
King James Version

“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God Will Mend ~

God Will Mend ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I have lived a life of losses,
with hardship as my friend
and I’ve come to understand
that God will always mend.

For there is not a problem,
too great for Him to take
it’s when we don’t go to Him
we make our first mistake.

There isn’t a broken heart,
which He cannot repair
not a soul He won’t save
if they come to Him in prayer.

No trouble is too imposing,
no worry is too small
for Jesus came to heal
and restore one and all.

So no matter what your loss,
no matter where you’ve been
let God repair and mend
the effects of pain and sin!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 41:4
King James Version

“I said, Lord, be merciful unto me:
heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


As The Lord Giveth . . .

As the Lord giveth,
He can take it away  . . .
when His plans change
He’ll make another way.

One day your fine,
the next one ~ not so much
when God’s plans change
it’s by His design and touch.

One moment you have,
the next one ~ you have naught
when God’s plans change
there’s a lesson to be taught.

As the Lord giveth,
sometimes He takes it away
when His plans change
your heart too ~ He will sway.

One second it’s all yours,
the next one ~ it’s all gone
when God’s plans change
to Him you will be drawn.

For when God changes His plans,
be willing to change yours too
for He has mightier things . . .
that He wants you to do!

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

Job 1:21
King James Version

“And said, Naked came I out of my
mother’s womb, and naked shall I return
thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord
hath taken away; blessed be the name of
the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Plate of Goodness ~

I love this time of year,
with Thanksgiving just ahead
it reminds me of some facts
in the Bible I have read . . .

In all things be grateful,
let joy and praise flow out of you
for everything be thankful
give God the glory He is due.

Make peacefulness your habitation,
let your gentleness be known
be kind, tender-hearted and forgiving
never be the first to cast a stone.

Extend a hand to the needy,
let charity be your perfect gift
help all those who have not
bring back to God those adrift.

Show others your appreciation,
let them see your gratitude
bless them for their helpfulness
be not selfish in your attitude.

Reach out to the sick and hurting,
let them see Jesus’ true compassion
show all acts of grace and mercy
let not the sun go down on your passion.

Be content with all that you have,
rejoice in whatever is your state
be satisfied with all of the goodness
God places each day on your plate.

In everything be thankful,
let your praise be heard by all
in everything be grateful
let your joy be seen by all!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:20
King James Version

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Old Paths ~

I Will Follow used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, lead me to the old paths,
the ones tried and true
so I may follow Your ways
in all I set out to do.

Let me not forget Thy grace,
the election of my inheritance
let me not lose sight of You
because of pride or arrogance.

Let me not be caught up in,
the gospel of convenience
one that doesn’t include a cross
or to me, any inconvenience.

Help me to stand and see,
to consider and compare
the path of righteousness
so false prophets I’ll be aware.

Let me not be deceived,
by the spirit of this age
in the church of the godless
where You have been upstaged.

Lord, may I walk the old paths,
for I know they lead to You
let me not walk on the paths
that the heathen people do!

~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 6:16
King James Version

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways,
and see, and ask for the old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein,
and ye shall find rest for your souls.
But they said, We will not walk therein.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Every Footstep ~

Where are You used with perrmission CreationSwap

Lord, You know of my wanderings,
all the places I have been
You know of all my goings out
the times I’d come back in.

You know my every footstep,
each footprint I have made
saw the ones that flourished
foretold the ones that would fade.

You know of all my ramblings,
the drifting that took me away
You know to every place I roamed
the reasons why I would stray.

You know my every footfall,
the demons I had to chase
You know of each wayward step
yet from me, You never hid Your face.

Instead, You collected up my tears,
wrote my name in Your book
for You foresaw the day I’d return
and had the patience that it took!

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

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


From Works to Freedom ~


I tithe and go to church,
I help the needy and poor
but nothing I do . . .
will open heaven’s door.

I read and study,
my Bible every day
I get on my knees
whenever I pray.

I follow the golden rule,
I share the Good Word
but none of this makes me
a sheep in heaven’s herd.

I don’t cuss or swear,
I am gentle and kind
and the peace of God
fills up my heart and mind.

I am faithful and devoted,
I am loyal and just
but none of these actions
are a heaven’s must.

My salvation doesn’t come,
from the good things I do
my own efforts . . .
won’t make heaven come true.

All I need is God’s grace,
to enter into His Kingdom
and faith in Jesus to go . . .
from works to eternal freedom!

~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 2:16
King James Version

“Knowing that a man
is not justified by the works of the law,

but by the faith of Jesus Christ,
even we have believed in Jesus Christ,

that we might be justified
by the faith of Christ,

and not by the works of the law:
for by the works

of the law shall no flesh
be justified.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


This Hope ~

Thy Kingdom COme used with perrmission IBible Verses

There’s a hope that is perfect,
it doesn’t rust or fade
it never spoils, won’t perish
it is not man-made.

This hope is based on fact,
it’s not just wishful thinking
this hope is the Gospel truth
and will have you rethinking.

This hope holds the promise,
of an expectation yet to come
in a house with many rooms
in our Father’s kingdom.

This hope isn’t a work of fiction,
it comes with an eternal plan
Jesus has prepared a place
for every child, woman and man.

This hope is in our Savior,
it is given to all who believe
and it is yours to behold
if  Jesus ~ you’ll receive!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:4-5
King James Version

“To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth not away,
reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by
the power of God through faith unto
salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Soul Pants ~

The Soul Pants ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The soul pants,
after pastures green
living waters . . .
life-giving streams.

This thirst needs,
spiritual blessings
wrapped in the truth
not just the dressings.

Hunger pains,
not being satisfied
needing more of Jesus
and why He died.

Those deaf ears,
don’t want to hear
no longer willing
to heed or adhere.

Blinded eyes,
can’t really see . . .
if Jesus doesn’t live
inside of thee.

Stony hearts,
wrenched souls
need more than ever
to be consoled.

The soul pants,
for the truth . . .
as in the days
of its youth!

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Psalm 42:1
King James Version

“As the hart panteth
after the water brooks,

so panteth my soul
after thee, O God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Fruit of My Lips ~

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May the fruit of my lips,
produce many a praise
to God for His faithfulness
and His wondrous ways.

May my lips create music,
generate songs to sing
making a joyful noise
honoring my eternal King.

May the fruit of my lips,
deliver my thankfulness
with hearty hallelujahs
showing my gratefulness.

May my lips dance about,
jump with joy and delight
expressing to the world
hope found in His light.

May the fruit of my lips,
produce many a praise
may my gratitude to God
I forever raise!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 51:15
King James Version

“O Lord, open thou my lips;
and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I am A Student ~

I am Just a Student ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I am just a student,
I study to become wise
I look for the truth
with wonder in my eyes.

I pray every morning,
for the Holy Spirit’s leading
so He’ll open up my mind
to everything I’ll be reading.

I consider and I examine,
every Word and every line
I look for God’s promises
and claim them all as mine.

As I look up the meaning,
to the Words I highlight
I see my own darkness
while blessed in His light.

There’s something to be said,
when you study on your own
and one day to all my questions
I know God, will make known.

But for now, I am His student,
I read my Bible every day
the Holy Spirit is my teacher
who guides me along the way!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Timothy 2:15
King James Version

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s All About You, Lord ~

It's All About You Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s all about you Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about what You did
so that I could be free.

It’s all about Your love,
the gift of eternal grace
it’s all about that day
my sins You erased.

It’s all about Your life,
the Truth and the Way
it’s all about surrendering
to You each new day.

It’s all about Your strength,
the might and the power
it’s all about trusting
You every single hour.

It’s all about Your mercy,
the pity and the compassion
it’s all about making
Your heart my passion.

It’s all about you Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about Your blood
that I must die to me!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 5:15
King James Version

“And that he died for all,
that they which live

should not henceforth
live unto themselves,

but unto him which
died for them,
and rose again.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Let Them . . .

Whom shall I fear used with permission IBible Verses

Let them see the tears,
the pain in these eyes
let them hear Your Word
my broken heart cries.

Let them ridicule me,
call me every name
even if they laugh at me
I won’t feel any shame.

Let them know the hurt,
the loss for them I feel
I want them to understand
Your love for them is real.

Let them run after me,
pursue me to the end
they can’t take You from me
for You’re my forever friend.

Let them hear me praise You,
so they can see You’re ever near
let them see how You rejoice
when from them ~ I don’t fear!

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

Psalm 118:6
King James Version

“The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Song of Trust ~

There is a song,
rising up in me
it’s full of joy
happiness and glee.

It’s melody,
is one that I hum
and on my heart stings
I can feel it strum.

My two hands,
can’t seem to stay still
they rise and clap
with the gladness I feel.

My arms lift up,
as I feel God’s power flow
and in my soul
I sense His Spirit’s glow.

My song is Jesus,
and every day I sing
my praises to Him
for the hope, He brings.

So, rise up with me,
let all your troubles go
sing my song of trust
and His joy you will know!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 55:12
King James Version

“For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth
with peace: the mountains and the hills shall
break forth before you into singing, and all
the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In Everything Give Thanks ~

In Evertyhing Give Thanks ~ CHRSITian poetryby deborah ann

In everything give thanks,
to God our Father up in Heaven
in Jesus name give praise
for all that we’ve been given.

In everything give thanks,
for the good things we own
for the temporal needs He meets
for each gift from His throne.

In everything give thanks,
for our spiritual blessings
for the Life, the Truth, the Way
for forgiveness in confessing.

In everything  give thanks,
for the mercy God has given
for grace, election, redemption
for the adoption of the forgiven.

In everything  give thanks,
for the adversities of  this life
for peace, joy and comfort
for renewal from daily strife.

In everything  give thanks,
for this is God’s will for you
in Jesus name give praise
and His light will shine through!

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

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


Be of Good Cheer ~

but-take-heart_thumb used with permission IBible Verses

In this fallen world,
we’ll have pain and sorrow
but Jesus came to give us
a brighter tomorrow.

Oh, there’ll be days of defeat,
trials along with persecution
but Jesus came to overcome
the turmoil and confusion.

He knew we’d have troubles,
many worries and cares
but He came to comfort
and our burdens He does bear.

We’ll have grief and tragedy,
illnesses and disease
but He came to restore
and to set our minds at ease.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have pain and sorrow
but be of good cheer . . .
Jesus overcame our tomorrow!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 16:33
King James Version

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Deadly Weapon ~

Take Control used with permission IBible Verses

The tongue is a deadly weapon,
we use it for our own gain
like an arrow we shoot it off
to inflict on others a taste of pain.

Gossip is just another way,
for it to hit its intended mark
the lies it chooses to project
leaves not a soul in the dark.

The busybody likes to spin tales,
into stories somewhat true
it takes another gossip-monger
to make the rumors stick like glue.

The idle tongue loosely jabbers,
while it travels on its scandalous quest
telling all those who will listen
“I need to get something off my chest.”

The bitter arrows fly at will,
they know the target in their sight
for the lying lips behind the gossip
don’t care if they are wrong or right.

With bitter words and acid talk,
the tongue will bend and sway
but rest assured my prattling friend
our words will return to us one day.

It’s true the tongue holds great power,
it can bring about life or even death
so tame it while you still can . . .
or learn to hold your bloody breath!

~~~~~~~~~~~

James 3:8
King James Version

“But the tongue can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In My Prayer Garden ~

Direct my Paths used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Sometimes, when the day is over,
and the shadows turn to night
when I’m tired from all the worry
and there seems no end in sight.

When my problems seem too big,
and the answers seem so few
when the days are just impossible
and the nights too hard to get through.

When I have no strength left in me,
and I can’t go on another mile
when tomorrow holds no promise
and the darkness steals away my smile.

When I am feeling down and out,
and no one else can appease
I go into my prayer garden . . .
and I fall down on my knees.

It is there I meet the Lord,
and I make my heartfelt plea
for some respite and comfort
from the worries surrounding me.

It’s there that I find rest,
where I have a sense of peace
it’s when I am with the Lord
my fears begin to cease.

In my prayer garden,
sometimes, I just want to stay . . .
for while I am there with Jesus
my weariness fades away!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:6
King James Version

“But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet,

and when thou
hast shut thy door,

pray to thy Father
which is in secret;

and thy Father
which seeth in secret
shall reward thee openly.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In Everything . . . with Prayer ~

Praying with Bible used with permission Creation Swap

In everything by prayer,
with a thankful plea
let your requests be made known
on bended, grateful knee.

And the peace that God possess,
though you might not understand
will fill your hearts and minds
and you’ll find rest in hands.

For, God knows our every need,
each worry, every care
but we must always offer Him
our constant, thankful prayer.

He understands our wants,
sees our hearts truest desires
before we even come to Him
yet, our prayers He still requires.

For, God wants us to know,
the richness of His grace
and He will lavish it on those
who humbly seek His face.

Then we’ll know our peace,
is the privilege of our salvation
when we make known our requests
with heartfelt praise and adoration!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6-7
King James Version

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts
and mins through Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Looking Unto Jesus ~

Looking Unto Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m looking unto Jesus,
I’m keeping my eyes on Him
for this race I am running
I know together we will win.

The track that’s before me,
keeps going round and round
but with Jesus as my coach
each obstacle I can bound.

If I’m to go the distance,
then I’ll need a place to rest
so I’ll turn to my Savior
for strength to do my best.

As I come upon the hurdles,
thrown at me each day
I will rely on Jesus
to move them out of the way.

This race is long and hard,
there is no easy road
but with Jesus at my side
He’ll help me with my load.

I’m looking unto Jesus,
I got to keeping going straight
for if I take my eyes off Him . . .
I might miss the narrow gate!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us
lay aside every weight, and
the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is
set before us,”

King James Vernon
by Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


An Attitude of Gratitude ~

An Attitude of Gratitude ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

An attitude of gratitude,
is content in every way
it knows material wealth
only brings spiritual decay.

It sees worldly things,
cannot really satisfy
nor can they fill the void
or the emptiness inside.

No matter how it feels,
it never acts hard pressed
it may feel down and out
but never truly stressed.

An attitude of gratitude,
knows God’s in control
it finds true contentment
and joy fills its very soul.

It can be hungry,
but not have hunger’s pain
it may be thirsty
but never feels the strain.

It wants to share,
with everyone that it can
the Good News it has found
in God’s eternal plan.

An attitude of gratitude,
is an act of faith with grace
you’ll know the ones who have it
by the smiles on their face!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:8-10
King James Version

“We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed; we are perplexed,
but not in despair; Persecuted,
but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about
in the body the dying

of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also

of Jesus might be made
manifest in our body.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pure Heart ~

God Looks at the heart used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, create in me a pure heart,
a conscience that is clear
a mind confident in You
not one, full of doubt or fear.

Let me not succumb,
to my own selfishness
so I may come to You
with a clean consciousness.

Lord, give me eyes to see,
ears so that I may hear
the Holy Spirit showing me
whenever temptation nears.

Help me to live honestly,
not breaking Your moral laws
let my ethics be principled
not full of worldly flaws.

Lord, whenever I backslide,
may I repent and confess
so on my very soul
a pure heart You can impress!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:8
King James Version

“Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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