Monthly Archives: December 2013

Your Red Sea Too Will Part ~

god-will-make-a-way_used with permission IBible Verses

One day, your Red Sea will part,
and you will walk right thru
one day, you will see God’s plan
and all He has in store for you.

One day, He will lead you out,
and you’ll be in the promised land
one day, you’ll come to understand
your times have been in His hand.

One day, He will send His light,
and you’ll see His mighty power
one day, you’ll know He has been
with you in your darkest hour.

One day, He will rescue you,
and you’ll be free at last . . .
one day, you will praise Him
for the things He brought to past.

One day, He will send His manna,
and you will be filled with peace
one day, these waters will too part
and your joy will never cease.

One day, you will look back,
and tell of your wilderness story
one day, you will be thankful
and you’ll give God all the glory!

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Isaiah 43:19
King James Version

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Borrowed Time !

time used with permission IBible Verses

I’m living, on borrowed time,
right now I am in my prime
don’t know how many more days
till this old body slips away.

God’s given me another year,
I had better get into gear
got myself some work to do
before my time here is through.

I’m going to need God’s strength,
to go run the final length
got to get my act together
so these last years I can weather.

My times are in Gods’ hands,
don’t know what are His exit plans
but I need to use my days wisely
can’t take even one second lightly.

We’re all living on borrowed time,
even if you’re not in your prime
we must sacrifice worldly things . . .
if we want what eternal life brings!

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

John 12:25
King James Version

“He that loveth his life shall lose it;
and he that hateth his life in this world
shall keep it unto life eternal.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What God Do You Believe In?

idol

Some people don’t believe in God,
they can’t see the proof of His creation
they think all the beauty before them
came from the book of evolution.

Some people can’t be sure of God,
they think perhaps there may be one
but since they can’t see or feel Him
they think perhaps there may be none.

Some people don’t want to know God,
they love the darkness not His light
and upon their beds they plan
all the evil deeds they do in His sight.

Some think god and nature are one,
that he has no eyes, no ears, no face
they say he has no heart to love you
therefore, he can’t impart eternal grace.

Some people think they are god,
they don’t want to be told what to do
they are ruled by their pride and ego
and their arrogance they love to spew.

Some people think any god will do,
that one god is just as good as another
and no matter the religious path you take
it’s gonna lead us all to come together.

Some people believe in the one true God,
for He is the self-revealing God of man
and through the gift of salvation we believe
Jesus will finish ~ what He began!

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Deuteronomy 6:14
King James Version

“Ye shall not go after other gods,
of the gods of the people which are
around about you;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Place Called Hard ~

A Place Called Hard ~  CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Lord, I have me a mountain,
I need You to remove
I have me a situation
only You can improve.

I got me a dilemma,
that needs to be resolved
I have me a problem
I need You to be involved.

Lord, I have me a river,
it’s as wide as it is deep
I have me a complication
that I don’t want to keep.

 I have a clear view,
of the storm that’s ahead
I have me an idea
it’s going to be widespread.

Lord, I’m between a rock,
and a place called hard
I am going to need You
to be my safeguard!

~~~~~~~~

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


Another Year is Here!

All things New by Michael McFatridge free photo #11721

Another year has come,
and there she goes again
all of my new resolutions
I once more didn’t obtain.

As I look over my list,
I feel as if I failed . . .
so many good intentions
but, on them I truly bailed.

Who would have thought,
that only a year ago . . .
I believed I would have
so much more to show.

Well, that is it for me,
there’ll be no more list
this old one I’m holding
I’m crumbling in my fist.

This year my resolution,
will be only one thing . . .
each day I will praise my Lord
and bring glory to my King.

Yep, another year is gone,
and here she comes again
but this year’s declaration
my heart is fixen to attain!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 145:1-3
King James Version

“I will extol thee, my God, O king;
and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless thee;
and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Comforter ~

My Comforter

I have me a companion,
a Friend that is constant
someone who will come
to my aid in an instant.

Someone I can lean on,
when I need to be soothed
someone I can trust
when I need the truth.

Someone who will cry,
right along with me
someone who understands
my deepest, soulful need.

Someone who is strong,
whenever I am weak
someone who brings joy
whenever I feel bleak.

Jesus gave to me,
His Spirit as my Helper
and I always run to Him
whenever I need shelter!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 14:16
King James Version

“And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


My Resolution Solution ~

Fireworks by Joe Mclean free photo Creation Swap

Lord, I’m going to navigate,
through another year
and I am going to need You . . .
to stay close and near.

I am going to chart,
a new course for every day
and I am going to need You . . .
to shed light on my way.

I am going to steer,
the obstacles that I am able
and I am going to need You . . .
to keep my faith stable.

I am going to weather,
all the storms out at sea
and I am going to need You . . .
to keep Your eyes on me.

Lord, I am going to make,
a new resolution for the year
and I’m counting on You  . . .
to give me faith over fear!

~~~~~~~~~~

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


Getting My House In Order!

As For Me and My House used with permission Doorstop Verses

I’m getting my house in order,
I’m cleaning up the grime
gonna get rid of the things
that are just a waste of time.

I’m clearing out the closets,
throwing away all my stuff
gonna toss out the frivolity
and get rid of the useless fluff.

I’m going from room to room,
until all my idols I uncover
gonna give every one away
so my God ~ I can rediscover.

Then I’m going to spend,
my free time in the Word
I’ll be picking up my Bible
and getting closer to my Lord.

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2 Kings 20:1
King James Version

“. . . Thus saith the Lord, Set thine
house in order; . . .”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


If God is the Potter ~

You Are God Masterpiece used with permission IBible Verses

If God is the potter,
shouldn’t we be more pliable
so He could mold us to Him
to be more flexible?

If God is the potter,
shouldn’t we rest in His hands
so He could mold into us
His purpose and plans?

If God is the potter,
shouldn’t we be more adaptable
so He could mold us to be
for Him more workable?

If God is the potter,
shouldn’t we trust Him in all things
so He could mold into us hope
no matter what this life brings.

If God is the potter,
shouldn’t we me more bendable
so He can mold us to see
on Him we need to be dependable?

If God is the potter,
shouldn’t we be the obedient clay
so He can mold into us all
His truths and His way?

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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


Don’t Boast!

for-what-is-your-life_used with permission IBible Verses

Don’t boast about tomorrow,
or brag about today
don’t plan your course of action
or go off in your own way.

Don’t say I will do this,
or try a little bit of that
don’t show off your deeds
or give yourself a pat.

For arrogance to the Lord,
is really just a sin
for all that you accomplish
it’s all rubbish if not for Him.

But if you seek God’s will first,
He will lead you from here on
for your life is but a vapor
and one day . . .
it’ll just vanish and be gone!

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James 4:13-17
King James Version

“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow
we will go into such a city, and continue
there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life? It is even a vapour,
that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will,
we shall live, and do this, or that.

But now ye rejoice in your boastings:
all such rejoicing is evil.

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good,
and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What Lies Ahead ~

No Eye Has Seen used with permission Doorpost Verses on Face book
I do not know,
what lies ahead
but this I do know
I won’t be mislead.

What I cannot see,
with my own eyes
those of God’s
will make me wise.

God has shown me,
salvation’s truest light
as I read my Bible
I sense His holy might.

Though I have ears,
I can’t hear Him speak
but I heed none less
when His will I seek.

I’ve taken note,
of His divine revelation
and made the Gospels
my true foundation.

I don’t know what God,
has out there for me
but I know if I wait
His glory I will see!

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Isaiah 64:4-5
King James Version

“For since the beginning
of the world men have not heard,

nor perceived by the ear,
neither hath the eye seen,

O God, beside thee,
what he hath prepared for him

that waiteth for him.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Hate The Sin ~

I Hate The Sin ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I love the Lord,
but, I hate the sin
that keeps me from
getting closer to Him.

It’s not the sin,
that’ll be cast into hell
but, it’s where the sinner
for eternity will dwell.

I love the Lord,
and other people too
it is the sin I hate
the evil that we do.

Without His grace,
we’d stand condemned
before God throne . . .
our sins we can’t defend.

I despise my sin,
I loathe the evilness
I pray all will turn . . .
from sin’s wickedness!

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1 Corinthians 6:9-11
King James Version

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus,
and by the Spirit of our God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


There is a Hollow ~

lovebeyond used with permission IBible Verses

There is a vast hollow,
an empty space I feel
and I know it’s a void
that only God can fill.

So, I turn my face to Him,
I lift up my barren soul
I pray to Him asking
to fill up the gaping hole.

He gives me His peace,
then offers up more grace
now true contentment
fills up the lonely space.

No longer is there a hollow,
I’m focused on God above
the gaping void now overflows
with the fullness of His love!

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Ephesians 3:18-19
King James Version

“May be able to comprehend with all saints what is
the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Christmas’ True Meaning

Believe by Aaron Ufema free photo # 6285

Let Christmas’ true meaning,
rise up in you today . . .
may you see the real splendor
of Jesus’ birth on this day.

May His beauty and grandeur,
cause your heart to sing
may the gift of His excellence
become your eternal spring.

May His majesty you behold,
with all dignity and honor
may the fullness of His truth
glorify His heavenly Father.

May the wonder of His grace,
reveal its magnificence in you
may the gratefulness you feel
be in all you say and do.

Let Christmas’ true meaning,
bring your Savior near today
may you see the need for Him
today . . . and every day.

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John 1:14
King James Version

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Rejoice This Christmas Day

Rejoice This CHRISTas Day ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Unto us a Son was given,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
a gift from God to you and I
the Truth, the Light, the Way.

To the world a Savior’s born,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
He fills the soul’s hunger pain
the Bread, the Life, the Way.

To every heart bound in sin,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
the gift of grace will set you free
the Christ, the Lord, the Way.

To thirsty souls everywhere,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
drink from the Fountain of Life
the Grace, the Mercy, the Way.

To all those who are heavy-laden,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
for He is the Prince of our Peace
the Door, the Lamb, the Way.

Rejoice on this CHRISTmas day,
your Lord and Savior is here
rejoice, I say again rejoice
let His birth bring your heart cheer.

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Luke 2:11
King James Version

“For unto you is born this day in the city of
David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord”

 Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


All I Want for Christmas Is ~

All I Want for Christmas ~ CHRISTmas poetry by deborah ann

All I want for Christmas is joy,
happiness, delight and glee
all I want for Christmas is . . .
Jesus’ light radiating out of me.

All I want for Christmas is hope,
faith, trust and desire
all I want for Christmas is . . .
the Holy Spirit to inspire.

All I want for Christmas is love,
adoration, worship and praise
all I want for Christmas is . . .
to set hearts for Jesus ablaze.

All I want for Christmas is peace,
calm, harmony and tranquility
all I want for Christmas is . . .
to continue in my word ministry.

All I want for Christmas is joy,
hope, faith, love and desire
all I want for Christmas is . . .
to save the lost from hell’s fire!

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Romans 6:23
King James Version

“For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What if There Was No CHRISTmas ~

Christmas Chaos byJeff Boriss free photo #2242

What if there was no CHRISTmas,
no Babe lying in the manger
what if the Savior wasn’t born
to heal the world’s hurt and anger?

There would be no Good Friday,
no Palm Sunday or Resurrection Day
there would be no souls to show
the Truth, the Light or the Way.

What if there was no CHRISTmas,
no freedom from our strife
no hope or any anticipation
of having a blissful eternal life?

There would be no everlasting joy,
no chance of a never-ending love
there would be no glorious meeting
with our Savior one day above.

What if there was no CHRISTmas,
no trust, no faith, no peace
no virgin birth, no Immanuel
so our pain and tears would cease?

There would be no Prince of Life,
no eternal Lord and King
there would be no motive
for the CHRISTmas songs we sing.

What if Jesus wasn’t born,
on CHRISTmas Day
what then would be the reason
to even celebrate today?

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Isaiah 7:14
King James Version

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel.”

 Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s Your Peace?

the-prince-of-peace used with permission IBible Verses

Where is your gift of peace,
where do you keep it . . .
is it found in a bottle of booze
or that cigarette you just lit?

Where is your gift of peace,
how many pills does it take
how many drugs do you need
till you no longer shake?

Where is your gift of peace,
when will the violence end
when will you stop hurting
your family and your friends?

Where is your gift of peace,
how much longer will you look
to the world for the answers
and not in the Good Book?

Where is your gift of peace,
where do you keep it . . .
how much longer from God
will you keep your sin a secret?

Jesus, is the Prince of Peace,
He’s your strength in all things
but you must turn to Him . . .
and confess to Him everything.

Then you will find the calm,
of God’s eternal peace . . .
and from these worldly things
in Jesus, you will be released!

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Isaiah 9:6
King James Version

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Joy ~

do-not-fear used with permission IBible Verses

This CHRISTmas . . .
I wish you a merry day
with family and close friends
whether near or far away.

I wish you true happiness,
a day filled with sheer delight
a time to snuggle closely
by the warming fire light.

I wish you contentment,
a heart full of gladness
a soul filled with glee
and of cheerfulness.

I wish you true peace,
a home filled with tranquility
surrounded in the perfect love
of God’s amazing serenity.

But mostly I wish you joy,
lasting all the year through
so the light of your salvation
will reflect inside of you!

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Psalm 35:9
King James Version

“And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord:
it shall rejoice in his salvation”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Making Room For Jesus ~

jesus-the-reason-we-celebrate used with perrmission IBible Verses

Making room for Jesus,
this time of the year . . .
seems almost impossible
amid all the holiday cheer.

There’s the office parties,
the children’s seasonal plays
shopping at the crowded malls
shipping and delivery delays.

Cooking, baking, sampling,
buying and trimming trees
decorating halls and hearths
let alone the outside eaves.

Taking family pictures,
printing, stamping, mailing
wrapping up all the gifts
before the big unveiling.

Cleaning, dusting, mopping,
making everything tidy
oops, don’t forget the silver
also needs to be shiny.

Then comes the big day,
out the door we go in a rush
running from house to house
for time, we’re in a crush.

Where does one find the time,
the room to fit Jesus in . . .
if not within our heart and soul
where would one begin?

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Luke 1:46-47
King James Version

“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessings of the Season ~

goodnews used with permission IBible Verses

May the blessing of joy abide in you,
and your delight in the Lord be for real
may the happiness that dwells inside you
bring others to know God’s perfect will.

May the blessing of peace rest upon you,
and your calm a witness to your belief
may those you greet see the Spirit’s stillness
so they too, will want God’s eternal relief.

May the blessing of love flow through you,
and your adoration for God shine bright
may the praise you have, be heard by all
so they too, can know of God’s saving light.

May the blessing of eternal hope fill you,
and your message of faith be loud and clear
may the truth that lives in your heart
bring others to see their Savior is here.

May the joy, peace, and love of God,
and the hope of the season . . .
be what you share and give to others
in this age of reason!

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

Romans 15:13
King James Version

“Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope,
through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Copyright 2013

Deborah Ann Belka


Like Wise Men ~

Star used with permission Creation Swap

This Christmas . . .

Let us be as the Wise Men,
who came from afar
let us each search for God
right here, where we are.

He’ll lead us with His Word,
His Spirit will show us the way
just as the star led the Wise Men
to baby Jesus, Christmas day.

Let’s give our hearts to Jesus,
like Wise Men, offer up our praise
as we worship and adore Him
let our treasures, to Him be raised.

Let’s surrender to Him our life,
give Jesus everything we hold
our worldly sacrifices for Him
are more precious than any gold.

Let’s bring to Him our prayers,
our hopes, plans and dreams
let the aroma of frankincense
rise up to the King, who redeems.

Let’s give Him all our pain,
heartache, grief and suffering
let the fragrance of  myrrh
be our thankful offering.

Let us be as the Wise Men,
who came from afar . . .
let us give unto Jesus
all we have ~ all we are!

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

Matthew 2:10-11
King James Version

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child
with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
and when they had opened their treasures,
they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gift That Keeps Giving ~

Christmas Memories used with Permission IBible Verses

I have for you a gift,
that keeps on giving
I bet it’s like no other
that you’ll be getting.

It takes a whole lifetime,
to discover its full measure
ah, but what is inside
you will forever treasure.

There is no real price,
anyone can put on it
it’s so enormous in value
that everyone it fits.

It’s bundled up and swaddled,
in mercy and eternal grace
wrapped up so ever tightly
is God’s love for you to embrace.

Please won’t you take it,
this gift is for just for you
open it up and you will see
salvation makes all things new.

It will keep on giving,
each day you’ll find more
of Jesus’ undying love
to unwrap and explore!

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Matthew 1:21
King James Version

“And she shall bring forth a son,
and thou shalt call his name Jesus:
for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Silence The Night!

Silent Night used with permission IBible Verses

Silence the children
from singing the truth
omitting the words
so not to suffer reproof.

Don’t want to offend,
those who don’t believe
and for those who do . . .
this message receive.

Don’t sing of a Holy Infant,
or of a Virgin’s Birth
don’t tell us of a Savior
who came to this earth.

We don’t want to hear it,
don’t push it in our face
this gift that you call . . .
sweet saving grace.

Silence the Children,
silence the Pure Light
silence the Christ Jesus
silence the . . . Night!

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

This is in response to an article I read
about how a school in Long Island
had the children sing a new version
of one of the most precious Christmas Hymns
“Silent Night”

Read more here:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/19/school-removes-christ-savior-from-silent-night/

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Christmas Time ~

Christmas time
is in the air
the perfect time
to give and share . . .

There are presents to buy
gift-wrap and tie
lots of good goodies to make
in hot ovens, they bake

Need to go out and get a tree
put up the lights for all to see
cards to address and send in the mail
gotta rush to the mall, for yet another big sale

With all the planning, that still needs to be done
this indeed is the season, which keeps us on the run
for there’s still the Christmas play and costumes to sew
by now, our heads are spinning and our tempers start to blow

Yes, this is the perfect time of sharing and giving
but, sometimes we find our attitudes quite unforgiving
for we forget of the true meaning and the glory it holds
the birth of our precious Savior so long ago foretold

In all of the rush of getting ready for the season
we often don’t have time to reflect on the true reason
we’re too busy, too hassled, too tired, and yes too broke
making it  hard to see past all the holiday mirrors and smoke.

We put lights up on our home and our Christmas tree
but, instead let the light of Christ in you, be what others see
we give presents and gifts to those that we love
but, instead let us give the free Gift, that comes from above

We bake cookies, pies and all kinds of other sweets
but, instead give your passion for the Lord, to those you meet
for this is the season that is to be filled with complete joy
and praise for the gift God gave us . . . Mary’s sweet baby boy

So if you want to make a difference this year
forget about the sales and the holiday cheer
and remember the real reason
behind the Christmas season.

~ Merry CHRISTmas ~

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Chosen By God ~

Chosen by God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

We are chosen by God,
handpicked for His Vine
to serve and worship Him
share in His glory divine.

We have been adopted,
embraced for His pleasure
a child of His mercy . . .
grace without measure

We’re being molded,
to be holy and blameless
into the image of Jesus
till we become flawless.

We are His possession,
He has great plans for us
into His mighty hands
we freely place our trust.

We live daily for Jesus,
to please and satisfy
no matter what we do
the Lord, we gladly gratify.

We are chosen by God,
an heir unto salvation
the Word is our living hope
our eternal foundation!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:4-6
King James Version

“According as he hath chosen us in him
before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy and without
blame before him in love:

Having predestinated us unto the adoption
of children by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his will,

To the praise of the glory of his grace,
wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Eternal Gift ~

The birth of baby Jesus,
our Lord and precious Savior
holds a special place
in hearts that don’t waver.

For we embrace the light,
He brought to us this day
we know Christ is the truth
and to God . . . the only way.

We relish in the eternal joy,
of what His life means to us
our greatest pleasure comes
when in Him, we put our trust.

We know mercy’s fragrance,
the aroma of God’s grace
and we can hardly wait
till we meet Him face to face.

For our Prince of Peace,
came to save us from our sin
through His almighty power
His Spirit now lives within.

Each of us ~ who treasures,
the offer of His everlasting love
keeps their hearts and minds
on the eternal gift from above!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 1:18
King James Version

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this
wise: When as his mother Mary was
espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Cry ~

true-prayer used with permission IBible Verses

I cry at night,
when I lay in bed
I pray to my Savior
from verses read.

I cry for the widow,
whose loved one is gone
I pray to my Savior
to Him, she’ll be drawn.

I cry for the homeless,
with nowhere to go
I pray to my Savior
His love will flow.

I cry for the hungry,
with nothing to eat
I pray to my Savior
their needs He’ll meet.

I cry for the sick,
those who are ailing
I pray to my Savior
to heal without delaying.

I cry for the sinner,
who is lost and alone
I pray to my Savior
their life He’ll atone.

I cry for a lost world,
every single night
I pray to my Savior
to shine His light.

I cry for you,
and yes, I cry for me
I pray to my Savior
to hear each plea!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 1:9
King James Version

“For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit
in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing
I make mention of you always in my prayers;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus is The Reason ~

Jesus is The Reason ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Counting my blessings,
beaming in delight
Jesus is the reason
my heart’s full of light.

Believing in God,
moving His way
Jesus is the reason
I live for each day.

Walking with joy,
leaping in hope
Jesus is the reason
each day I can cope.

Trusting in God,
moving closer each day
Jesus is the reason
I see the true way.

Realizing I am loved,
aware I am free . . .
Jesus is the reason
my heart’s full of glee!

~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 4:10
King James Version

“For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach,
because we trust in the living God,
who is the Saviour of all men,
specially of those that believe.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thousand Anxieties ~

anxiety-500x500 used with permissions

A thousand anxieties,
more than a million prayers
for the relief from our pain
the weight of our cares.

A thousand worries,
too many fears to number
so many disturbing thoughts
robbing us of our  slumber.

A thousand burdens,
some too heavy to bear
a multitude of troubles
leave their wear and tear.

A thousand concerns,
a million more to come
but with faith in Jesus
we shall overcome!

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

Philippians 4:13
King James Version

“I can do all things
through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Joyfully Awed ~

Joy banishes all fear,
removes any doubt
joy that is everlasting
cannot be cast out.

Joy is the Good News,
a Savior has come
joy opens the door
to His eternal kingdom.

Joy that is great,
brings endless gladness
joy that is mighty
brings to all happiness.

Joy is for everyone,
to have and behold
this kind of joy
is heavenly gold.

Joy sets free a sinner,
brings glory to God
all who come to Jesus
will be joyfully awed!

~~~~~~~~~

Luke 2:10
King James Version

“And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

~~~~~~~~~~

Inspired by Greg Lane
http://calvinistview.com/2013/12/15/twelve-days-of-christmas-day-3/


The Day Jesus Found Me ~

IWillCome In used with permission IBible Verses

Wondering and thinking . . .
where would I be?
If Jesus didn’t come
looking for me.

I would still be lost,
still roaming around
going whichever way
my sorry soul found.

Stumbling on happiness,
always ending up sad
so many heartaches
were mine to be had.

Caught up in regret,
fraught with pain
my rebellion and pride
were sin’s ugly stain.

Always looking for pity,
in spite of the shame
that is until Jesus . . .
called out my name.

Now I am loved
from the world I’m free
ever since that day . . .
Jesus came looking for me!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 3:20
King James Version

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Wise Still Seek Him ~

the-wise-still-seek-him-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

The wise still seek Him,
they look to the Morning Star
they follow where He may lead
no matter just how far.

They come to praise Him,
to worship and adore
the wise still seek will Him
wherever they are.

The wise still offer Him,
gifts from their hearts
faith, trust and hope
on Him they impart.

They hunger and thirst,
after His righteousness
they seek the Life and Way
with wholeheartedness.

The wise still seek Him,
this Babe, the Child, their Savior
for they know He is God’s gift
of His love, mercy and favor!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 2:9-10

“When they had heard
the king, they departed; and,

lo, the star, which they saw
in the east, went before them,

till it came and stood
over where the young child was.

When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding
great joy.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace, Peace!

he-is-our-peace-thumb-used with permission IBible Verses

Peace, peace the world cries,
we can live in perfect harmony
let’s claim a common ground
and rid the earth of its irony.

Peace, peace I hear them cry,
we can have total tranquility
just tolerate who and what I am
don’t speak about God‘s morality.

Peace, peace I hear them shout,
on the streets in high protest
cursing those who believe in Christ
as they beat dissent upon their chest.

Peace, peace I hear them scream,
the world can be as one
we believe in the evolution of man
not the gift of some god’s Son.

Peace, peace I hear them yell,
let us not go to war and fight
for we believe our true enemies are
those who walk in His light.

Peace, peace the world cries,
no matter where they are from
but they’re not interested in the fact
only in Jesus ~ will true peace come!

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

Ephesians 2:14
King James Version

“For he is our peace, who hath made both one,
and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Every Day is Christmas ~

Christmas by Rode Pannell free photo #17366

Every day is Christmas,
if the Gift ~ you receive
every day there is a present
if in the Gift ~ you believe.

Every day brings new life,
if the Gift ~ you except
every day is a miracle
if the Gift ~ you don’t reject.

Every day you are offered,
the One true Gift from above
every day you can decide
to open this gift of love.

Every day comes a new hope
if you’d just ask Jesus in
every day He will love you
and bring you peace within!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:7
King James Version

“But unto every one of us is given grace
according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Getting Old ~

gold used with permission IBible Verses

My mind is still young,
my body’s getting old . . .
God keeps refining me
from silver into gold.

My strength is weak,
my hips they ache
God’s still trying in me
His image to make.

My hair is thinning,
my knees bump and knock
God continues to work
on me against the clock.

My fingers are swollen,
my toes are bent
God always reminds me
why His Son was sent.

My spine is crooked,
my ankles are swollen
God is letting me know
soon . . . I’ll be golden!

~~~~~~~

Zechariah 13:9
King James Version

“And I will bring the third part through
the fire, and will refine them as silver
is refined, and will try them as gold is
tried: they shall call on my name, and I
will hear them: I will say, It is my
people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Finding Christ in CHRISTmas ~

 

I can’t find Christ in CHRISTmas,
it’s like they erased away His name
replacing Him with some greetings
that just don’t mean the same.

Happy Holidays,
is just too bland and generic
although it’s sounds pleasant
it doesn’t capture the true spirit.

Season Greetings,
doesn’t express or say anything
about the life-saving reason
the season we are celebrating.

Merry Xmas,
can it get any worse?
Yet, people can say Jesus Christ
when they swear and curse.

I can’t find Christ in CHRISTmas,
the world continues to resist
the Savior born on CHRISTmas
it’s as if He doesn’t even exist!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 9:6
King James Version

“For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:

and the government
shall be upon his shoulder:

and his name shall
be called Wonderful
Counsellor,
The mighty God,

The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Wings of A Dove ~

Dove used with permission Creation Swap

Sweet Savior Jesus,
perpetual love . . .
sends me His Spirit
on the wings of a dove.

Whispers my name,
on His soaring flight
cooing to me
to be His delight.

Spreading His wings,
to shelter me in
nuzzles my heart
to get closer to Him.

Lands on my soul,
nudges me the way
I follow after Him
all of my days.

Sweet Savior Jesus,
eternal love . . .
sends me His peace
on the wings of a dove!

~~~~~~~~

Song of Solomon 2:14
King James Version

O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock,
in the secret places of the stairs,
let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice;
for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus is Coming Again ~

Believe by Aaron Ufema free photo # 6285

Oh, you better watch out,
you better not lie
you better not doubt
I’m telling you why.

Jesus, is coming again . . .

He’s making a plea,
He’s got an escape plot
He’s gonna find out
who believes or not.

Jesus, is coming again  . . .

He sees you when you’ve sinned,
He knows when you’ve confessed
He knows when you’ve been guilty or not
so believe in Him – for your own sake.

So, you better watch out,
you better not lie
you better not doubt
I’m telling you why.

Jesus, is coming again . . .

Little lost sheep,
little Satan’s charms
baa-moot-moot
and don’t fall in his arms.

Jesus, is coming again . . .

Little Satan’s toy’s,
that follow and do
lusty, greedy,
and gluttonous too.

Jesus, is coming again . . .

Those who play in Satan’s band,
will have a fiery festivity
they’re gonna play his sinful gig
in the depth of hell’s captivity.

Oh, you better watch out,
you better not lie
you better not doubt
I’m telling you why.

Jesus, is coming . . .
Jesus, is coming . . .
Jesus, is coming . . .
Again!

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Seek ~

Seek and you shall find,
whenever you’re in doubt
turn to the Good Book
to find the answers out.

For in the Bible you’ll see,
what God wants of you
seek and you shall find
His light shining through.

Seek and you shall find,
love that is everlasting
when in uncertain times
all else is so contrasting.

Come to the throne of grace,
God is always the same
seek and you shall find
the power in His name.

Seek and you shall find,
the answers to your prayers
then find rest in knowing
Jesus has all your cares.

For Jesus came to save you,
from daily fear and strife
seek and you shall find
for yourself eternal life!

~~~~~~

Jeremiah 29:13
King James Version

“And ye shall seek me,
and find me,

when ye shall search
for me with all your heart.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Day ~

unfailinglove used with permission IBible Verses

Restore my soul Lord,
each and every day
establish my paths
along the way.

Rebuild my life Lord,
every morning anew
determine my course
so as I may follow you.

Repair my heart Lord,
at dawns early light
prove its intent is true
pleasing in Your sight.

Renew my mind Lord,
upon the rise of the sun
strengthen my awareness
so Your will may be done.

Refresh my spirit Lord,
as the stars slowly fade
as this is a new day
for me ~ You have made!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 143:8
King James Version 

“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning;
for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way
wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gift of Love ~

For God So Loved used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Before, I received the gift,
that forever changed my life
there was no hope or peace
only torment, conflict and strife.

I walked this earth alone,
I felt lost and forsaken
it was as if I were dead
my soul someone had taken.

I lived in constant fear,
my mind was full of doubt
I felt as if the whole world
had locked and shut me out.

But, then Jesus came,
and offered to me this gift
and as I accepted it
all my worries began to lift.

He gave me hope and faith,
as my heart opened to His love
He poured down grace and mercy
from the heavens up above.

Now I walk as one of His,
no longer am I in despair
for I know my Lord loves me
and my burdens He now bares.

Before, I embraced the gift of Jesus,
I was doomed for eternal hell
now I know with my Savior
in eternity with Him, I will dwell.

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

John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Before Cell Phones!

Cell Phone

Homes were different,
not so long ago . . .
everyone took the time
to stop and say hello.

Dad went to work,
everyday eight to five
mom stayed at home
to flourish and thrive.

She made breakfast,
served it at the table
all gave thanks to God
for their morning staple.

Off to the school bus,
the children all went
and if they had to walk
there was no argument.

They bowed their heads,
in class rooms they’d pray
to God and their country
giving their allegiance away.

When school time was over,
homework was done
and when daddy got home
he played ball with his son.

Mom and her daughter,
prepared the family supper
when they were all finished
the kids helped with the clutter.

The family all gathered,
after the dishes were done
to talk about their day
or play games to have fun.

Off to bed they would go,
mom still tucked them all in
she listened to her children
confess to God their sin.

Life is very different,
today in our homes . . .
now that everyone has
their own cell-phones!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 22:6
King James Version

“Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Perfect Gift ~

The Gift of Grace used with permission IBible Verses

I got you a fantastic gift . . .
it didn’t cost me a thing
but oh, what joy and happiness
to you it’s going to bring.

I hope you’ll accept it,
I pray you’re willing to receive
this special gift of mine
and that in it, you will believe.

The wrapping is nothing special,
but oh, wait till you see what’s inside
I’m encouraging you to take it
not to toss it or push it aside.

For in it you will find grace,
mercy, hope and favor
bundled up within all the goodness
is our Lord and precious Savior.

You see this is a perfect gift,
that I once too was given
I couldn’t believe it when I found
for my sin’s I was forgiven.

So please won’t you accept,
this gift I have for you
and in faith look inside and see
how much Jesus loves you too!

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

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


Not I ~

One Grace used with permission IBible Verses

Unmerited favor,
deserving, not I
mercy and redemption
not worthy, not I.

Pitiful old soul,
not worthy, not I
saved only by grace
deserving, not I.

Eternal salvation,
deserving, not I
justified freely
not worthy, not I

Miserable sinner,
not worthy, not I
unmerited love
deserving, not I

Immeasurable gift,
deserving, not I
incomprehensible grace
not worthy, not I

Undeserved favor,
mine to claim
by the mercy of God
in Jesus’ name!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:6
King James Version

“All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”


A Free Gift ~

You Can't Earn Your Way to Heaven used with permission IBible Verses

There is a CHRISTmas gift,
that needs not be wrapped
a present that is free . . .
won’t leave you strapped.

You can’t find it at the mall,
nor see it on TV
there’s no place on-line
where this gift you’ll see.

It’s available all year through,
not just at CHRISTmas time
and the best thing about it
it won’t cost you a dime.

It’s a gift undeserving,
you could never earn it
but when you try it on
it will be the perfect fit.

If you’d like this gift,
ask Jesus into your life
confess to Him your sins
put an end to your strife.

For God has given to you,
the gift of eternal grace
in our Lord and Savior
and it’s yours to embrace!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

King James Version
Public Domain”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


A Humble Heart ~

Blessed are The Meek used with permission IBible Verses

Jesus, give me a humble heart,
teach me to have a meek attitude
take from me, my selfish pride
fill my soul with eternal gratitude.

Disrobe me of my self-importance,
strip my conceit and arrogance
remove the smugness on my face
rip away any self-imposed relevance.

Cloth me in Your righteousness,
wrap me in Your truth and love
cover me with the Holy Spirit
bind me to Your Father up above.

Jesus, give me a holy humbleness,
dispose of any remaining selfish debris
take from me my self-centerness
let humility bend my prideful knee!

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

James 4:6
King James Version

“But He gives more grace. Therefore He
says: ” God resists the proud, But
gives grace to the humble.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Grow in Grace ~

Grow In Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Lord, help me to grow in grace,
by being more kind and respectful
help me to be more giving . . .
without being rude or resentful.

Help me to be more pleasing,
let me bring to others pleasure
help me to be less selfish
so my time with them I’ll treasure.

Help me to be a reflection,
of a life living with You near
help me to seek Your will
with godly reverence and fear.

Help me to be more grateful,
thankful to You for all things
help me to grow in grace . . .
no matter what this life brings!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18
King James Version

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Hearses Don’t Pull Trailers ~

Hearses Don't Pull Trailers ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Hearses don’t pull trailers,
loaded with earthly treasures
they don’t tow your worth
or your worldly measures.

They don’t carry the living,
with their prized possessions
they only bring along coffins
to the grave side processions.

You can’t take it with you,
all you’ve acquire will turn to rust
what you adore and cherish
will be left behind in the dust.

You can’t haul away your stuff,
there’s no place in heaven for it
one day all you own and love
to the world you’ll have to forfeit.

There is no trailer hitch,
attached to that black hearse
but, you can lay up your treasures
if you read and apply God’s verse.

So, don’t cling onto the things,
that you have saved up and stored
let go of them and turn to God . . .
and your soul He will reward!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:20-21
King James Version

“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Speak to Me Lord ~

Listening by Julio Pirieda free photo #5712

Speak to me ~ Lord ~ speak to me,
tell me what I want to hear . . .
tell me You will never leave me
tell me You’ll always be near.

Speak to me ~ Lord ~ speak to me,
tell me the things I should know
tell me all there is about You
tell me how much more I can grow.

Speak to me ~ Lord ~ speak to me,
tell me about Your mercy and love
tell me where I can go to find You
tell me about my home up above.

Speak to me ~ Lord ~ speak to me,
tell me how I can be closer to You
tell me everyday where You want me
tell me what I should say and do.

Speak to me ~ Lord ~ speak to me,
tell me what I want to hear . . .
tell me how much You adore me
whisper Your love for me in my ear!

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

Proverbs 30:5
King James Version

“Every word of God is pure:
he is a shield unto them
that put their trust in him.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


No ~ Not Even One!

10 Comandments used with permission Creation Swap

Her heart was filled with lust,
her spirit was broken down
she was sought by the men
who lived all through her town.

She lived her life in darkness,
she knew she would be stoned
yet, she carried on in her sin
till her secret was made known.

They caught her red-handed,
right in the sinful act
and they brought her to Jesus
with all the details of the fact.

They asked Him to judge her,
to indict her for her sin
they even called Him their Master
in hopes a ruling they would win.

He knew she was an adulterous,
told the blood thirsty crowd so
then He said, “You without sin”
go ahead and cast the first throw.

They caught her in her sin,
they saw the crime she had done
but they could not condemn her
no ~ not even one!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 8: 7
King James Bible

“So when they continued asking Him, He
raised Himself up and said to them, “He
who is without sin among you, let him
throw a stone at her first.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Willing Living Sacrifice ~

wearelight used with permission IBible Verses
Father, I give unto You,
this body You gave to me
my heart, my mind, my soul
so, I can learn to be . . .

A holy, living sacrifice,
to heed to Your good will
an open, willing vessel
to offer You my skill.

A light unto the world,
to shine in the darkness
a tiny grain of salt
to rid it of its harshness.

A voice in the wilderness,
to those who are lost
a witness to salvation
bringing glory to the cross.

A tiny mustard seed,
to spread the Gospel Word
a branch on the True Vine
to feed Your hungry herd.

Father, grant me Your mercies,
I need each and every one
if I am to be of Your service
and lead others to Your Son!

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

Romans 12:1
King James Version

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Perfect Love ~

Gods Perfect Love by Hillary Grantham free photo #10676

Love casts out all fear,
it removes every doubt
for Love that is perfect
takes all the worry out.

Love heals the heart,
it soaks up the pain
for Love that is perfect
is not given out in vain.

Love mends the mind,
it gives everlasting hope
for Love that is perfect
helps the soul to cope.

Love restores faith,
removes all the stress
for Love that is perfect
can and will only bless.

Love give us power,
it keeps us secure
for God’s love is perfect
it’s our eternal future!

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

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


The Believer in You ~

Be Givers of Thanks used with permission IBible Verses

Praising God in our trials,
turns burdens into blessings
giving thanks for everything
makes life, less depressing.

Holding on to our hope,
turns our sorrows into joy
being grateful for our woes
is misery’s best decoy.

Praying for our enemies,
turns angry hearts around
forgiving one another
helps our faith to abound.

Offering the other check,
turns pride into meekness
following the golden rule
shows our own weakness.

Thanking God in all things,
is not an easy thing to do
but when we put our trust in Him
it’ll make a believer out of you!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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


In Hopeless Times ~

In Hopeless TImes ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In hopeless times,
put your faith in God
for your trust in Him
He will applaud.

For desperate times,
requires His strength
to go the distance
no matter its length.

In hopeless times,
seek God’s help and aid
keep your faith intact
so not to be dismayed.

For bleak times,
require His grace
to go the distance
no matter the race.

In hopeless times,
turn to your Father
to Him you’ll not be
a pest or bother.

For troubling times,
will be more peaceful
when you let God know
in Him you’re needful.

In hopeless times,
let prayer surround you
put your faith in God
trust what He will do!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 50:15
King James Version

“And call upon me
in the day of trouble: I will

deliver thee, and thou
shalt glorify me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus is There For You ~

God will Lift You Up used with permission IBible Verses

We rush and we fuss,
but we get nowhere
so much to do
it doesn’t seem fair.

No one to support us,
or give a helping hand
sometimes it feels . . .
like we’re in quicksand.

But, lift up your head,
and open your eyes
look for His saving light
in those dark skies.

For, Jesus is there,
watching out for you
He’s there to help us
in whatever we do.

So no need to panic,
fuss, rush, or sink
Jesus is our helper
the strongest link.

Things will get better,
as they always do . . .
when you let His Spirit
guide and lead you!

~~~~~~

Psalm 30:10
King James Version

“Hear, O Lord,
and have mercy upon me:

Lord, be thou my helper.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Burden of Religion ~

The Burden of Religion ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, please set me free . . .
from the burden of religion
cast aside the smoke and mirrors
that are clouding up my vision.

Break down the wall of greed,
shatter the egotistical foundation
that is in Your church today
so I’ll not be led into temptation.

Sever the chains of works,
tear apart the man-made laws
crush under Your foot
each statute and every clause.

Pull me out from under,
all the whistles and the bells
take way all my earthly idols
lest I may find myself in hell.

Lord, please set me free . . .
from being just religious
for I know without repentance
there will be no forgiveness!

~~~~~~~~

Revelation 3:19
King James Version

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten:
be zealous therefore, and repent.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Revive Me, O’ Lord

Holy Spirit by Michaela Baltazar free photo #4686

Revive me O’ Lord,
fill my heart with a fiery passion
give me a hunger and a thirst
to put Your love into action.

Revive me O’ Lord,
bring about a true restoration
open my eyes to the truth
let Your love be my inspiration.

Revive me O’ Lord,
I need a spiritual awakening
bring Your Spirit into my life
give me a genuine quickening.

Revive me O’ Lord,
give me a zeal for only You
fill my heart with Your purpose
let Your love be in all I do.

Revive me O’ Lord,
fill me with Your power
revive me O’ Lord . . .
right here, right now, this hour!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 51:12
King James Version

“Restore unto me the joy of thy
salvation; and uphold me with
thy free spirit.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Lively Hope ~

Beleive used with permission IBible Verses

I’ve got me a lively hope,
a perpetual supply of grace
for I know one glorious day
I’m going to see God face to face.

I’ve got me a transforming hope,
an abundant supply of favor
mercy beyond all cost or measure
in the Lord my eternal Savior.

I’ve got me an active hope,
and I’m full of anticipation
for the day my Lord will come
is my confident expectation.

I’ve got me a breathing hope,
it is permanent and undying
my future blessings are a fact
and on Christ Jesus I am relying.

I got me an incorruptible hope,
an inheritance that’s all mine
nothing that I have earned at all
but one that is of God’s design.

I’ve got me a living hope,
an everlasting supply of love
for I know one glorious day
I’m going to be with my Lord above!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:3
King James Version

“Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

which according to his
abundant mercy hath begotten us

again unto a lively
hope by the resurrection of

Jesus Christ from the dead”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Fret Not!

Worry used with permission IBible Verses

Do not fret,
it will rob your faith from you
do not let it in your heart
nor be a force in what you do.

Do not fret,
it only causes one to doubt
trust always in the Lord
and leave all your worry out.

Do not fret,
it will only make you fear
delight instead in the Lord
and He will draw you near.

Do not fret,
it makes the soul grow ill
commit your ways to the Lord
and let Him show you His will.

Do not fret,
it will steal away your peace
rest assured in the Lord
and His calm will never cease.

Do not fret,
it will only cause you harm
let it have no place in your heart
fret not, and do not be alarmed!

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

Psalm 37:7
King James Version

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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