Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sticks and Stones ~

Tongues of Fire by Johannes Stafuffer free photo #5906

Sticks and stones,
indeed break bones
but, names still hurt
when they are thrown.

Hot, fiery words,
meant to cause pain
for years and years
the flames remain.

Bones they mend,
bones they heal
but, names poison
the way we feel.

They penetrate,
deep, so deep
wounded souls
weep and weep.

Before you cast,
an angry word
think of the ones
you too have heard.

For sticks might break,
stones can miss their mark
but names, oh names . . .
always hits ~ the heart!

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

James 3:6
King James Version

“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
so is the tongue among our members,
that it defileth the whole body,
and setteth on fire the course of nature;
and it is set on fire of hell.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Battle with ALS is Over

To those who were fortunate to know Greg some sad . . . but happy news ~

Greg, please keep your eyes open for me when I get to heaven. I want to give you a real-time “heavenly hug.” I am sadden that your time here is over but rejoicing with the heavenly hosts at your arrival into God’s Kingdom.

Knowing you are with Jesus right now brings me happiness but I am so sad at the same time.

My prayer will be with Nita and the rest of your family as they learn how to live here on earth without you. May our Lord bring you peace and comfort.

Thank you for being a part of my “blogging life’ and for teaching me so much about God’s amazing grace.

I love you and will miss you.

Your blogging bud, pal and friend in Jesus ~

Debby

Through the Eyes of This Calvinist

The Battle with ALS is Over

A tribute post in honor and memory of Greg Lane.  He loved his fellow bloggers.  “If ever there was a man that was ready to sit and talk to God, it was Greg.”

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You Can Climb Your Mountain ~

Mountain BanffRon by Ron Manke free photo #5744

I’ve climbed that mountain,
I’ve been to the top
I saw the valley below
I saw how far the drop.

I made it anyway,
I was able to overcome
all the obstacles before me
I was able to overrun.

I didn’t do it alone,
God was with me all the way
He gave me  the power
for which I praise Him today.

You can climb your mountain,
you too can reach the peak
just take Jesus with you
so to be strong and not weak!

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

2 Corinthians 12:10
King James Version

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities,
in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions,
in distresses for Christ’s sake:
for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Heart Full of Grace ~

Grace by Nathan Furr free photo #12440

When a heart is full of grace,
it is a heart that is kind
compassion for others
it always tries to find.

It puts on humility,
wears the cloak of patience
it dresses itself with modesty
wears the robe of justice.

It is wrapped in peace,
It’s covered in forgiveness
drapes itself with love
it’s swathed in gentleness.

When a heart is full of grace,
gratitude is its garment
the Word of God . . .
is its wardrobe requirement!

~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:12
King James Version

Put on therefore, as the elect of God,
holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness, longsuffering;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Burden Bearer ~

cast-all-your-burdens-to-the-lord CHRISTian poetry by deborah belka

Lord, our burden bearer,
take from us our care
take away the heaviness
our tired hearts wear.

Take from us our weariness,
take from us our trouble
take away the listlessness
our tired souls battle.

Take from us our load,
take from us the heavy weight
take away the problems
on our tired minds that grate.

Take from us our pain,
take from us the deep ache
take away all the sorrow
and heal our heartbreak!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:22
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Trust Fund ~

trustlord-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Got me a trust fund,
use it every day
I can always count on it
especially when I pray.

God is the grantor,
His assets are all mine
it’s just like having
an eternal credit line.

I withdraw from it often,
but I never take a loss
for the rates are based on
the finished work of the cross.

Jesus is my inheritance,
I trust Him with all my heart
for I am the beneficiary
of the grace that He imparts.

My trust fund is secure,
the dividends keep growing
I am very confident  . . .
to heaven ~ I’ll be going!

~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 3:5
King James Version

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; “

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My King is Coming ~

the-joy-of-seeing-jesus CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My King is coming,
He will soon be here
I cannot wait
for Him to near.

He will reign,
upon His throne
the world’s sins
He’ll not condone.

He will take over,
be in complete control
the universe is His
as well as every soul.

There will be peace,
the drying of tears
no longer Satan
will we have to fear.

The father of lies,
will be cast into hell
and his followers
with him will dwell.

But for those of us,
who sins are forgiven
with Jesus we will be
in a new earth and heaven.

My King is coming,
all things will be new
and He wants to be
your King too!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:1
King James Version

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:
for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Everything ~

My Everthing CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Jesus ~ You’re my everything,
You are my all in all
there is such peace
when on Your name I call.

You fill me with hope,
You give my life purpose
may all You’re doing in me
continue to rise to the surface.

You’re my joy and happiness,
You are always around
in Your grace and mercy
I have learned to abound.

You are my helper,
You bring me great comfort
trusting in You . . .
takes of me, so little effort.

Jesus ~ You’re my everything,
You’re my beginning and end
You are my Lord, my Savior
my eternal Friend.

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:28
King James Version

“And when all things shall be subdued unto him,
then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him
that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Delay ~

salvation-CHRISTian poetry by deborah nn

God is long-suffering,
He would have not one perish
each soul He treasures
every heart He does cherish.

But, no one knows how long,
He’ll put out His invitation
to except His free Gift . . .
of eternal salvation.

Today, you may hear Him calling,
but, you’ve decided it could wait
never thinking for a moment
tomorrow may be too late.

Now is the time to listen,
now is the time to believe
that Jesus died for your sins
so His grace you can receive.

Through the power of His Spirit,
He will make all things new
In Him, you will find strength
unlike anything you ever knew.

So, don’t put off till tomorrow,
what you need to do today . . .
except God’s gift of salvation
right now without delay!

~~~~~~~~~ 

2 Peter 3:9

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise,
as some men count slackness;
but is longsuffering to us-ward,
not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Joy of Knowing Jesus ~

The Joy Of Jesus ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There’s nothing quite like,
the joy of knowing Jesus
how in every circumstance
He is always with us.

No matter the situation,
Jesus is always there
our happiness is in knowing
our burdens He will bear.

In times of want and need,
whatever be our condition
our gladness is in knowing
He’ll supply each provision.

When feeling overwhelmed,
by so many troubling things
our peace comes from knowing
the joy ~ Jesus brings!

~~~~~~~~

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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Son of Prediction ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

Son of prediction,
man of deceit
on the world’s stage
all will bow at his feet.

World arbitrator,
charismatic and alluring
lies all lies
will be so reassuring.

Deluder of the masses,
with signs and wonders
every one under him
marked with his numbers.

Duper of the generation,
brings about world peace
a false sense of hope
but soon it will cease.

Epitome of sin,
the devil incarnate
wicked and evil
every soul his target.

The falling away,
has already begun
the door is now open
for this beast to come!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
King James Version

“Let no man deceive you by any means:
for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away first,
and that man of sin be revealed,
the son of perdition;”


Narrow-Minded!

narrow-is-the-gate_CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some say I’m narrow-minded,
they tell me I’m not at all tolerant
but I know what my Bible says
I’m OK if they think I am ignorant.

Just because I don’t agree,
with the new-age spirituality
doesn’t mean I’m being judgmental
I just understand God’s mentality.

Just because I don’t agree,
with the ruling for same sex-marriage
doesn’t mean I am full of hate
but, to God’s law it is a miscarriage.

Just because I don’t agree,
with abortion for any reason
doesn’t mean I am being unreasonable
but, to God it is a murderous season.

Just because I don’t agree,
with making marijuana legal
doesn’t mean I am uninformed
but, to God it is one of Satan’s evil.

Some say I am small-minded,
politically incorrect too . . .
but, I know the gate is narrow
and I must be ~ if I’m to make it through!

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

Matthew 7.14
King James Version

“Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Living God ~

hope-in-living-god CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I worship a living God,
the only one there is
every nation, every man
in the universe are His.

There’s no mother nature,
trees don’t have a soul
nor rocks or birds in the air
over Him have control.

He’s a God of power,
mighty are His works
unlike the other gods
who have worldly perks.

The vanities of other gods,
are full of nothingness
believing in them brings
only eternal emptiness.

Today there are millions,
of different gods and idols
but my hope is in the only God
who is living and not idle!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Because of His Grace ~

shoulder-your-cross CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I have decided,
to take up my cross
to wear it, to bear it
no matter the loss.

I am persuaded,
it’s the right thing to do
to lift it, to carry it
all my days through.

I am convinced,
the cross is the only way
Jesus lived and He died
on it, for me that day.

I am determined,
my cross, I will embrace
lift it and bear it
all because of His grace!!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 16:24
King James Version

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross,
and follow me.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Narrow Gate ~

jesusonlyway CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There’s only one direction to go,
only one road to take . . .
but few will discover the path
leading to the narrow gate.

It takes a lot of effort to find it,
determination to enter through
it takes more than going to church
sitting every Sunday in a pew.

For, wide is the road,
leading to death and destruction
and satan paves it with
worldly greed and seduction.

There’s only one finish line,
for us to race towards to win
there’s only one goal to have
but Heaven not all will enter in.

The gate we choose to take,
will determine our eternal fate
and we must decide if it be wide
or the one that is straight!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 7.14
King James Version

“Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Path of Praise ~

PraiseTheLord-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
The path of praise is paved,
with songs of joyousness
glorious hallelujahs
sung with thankfulness.

Praise fills the hearts,
of those who seek the Lord
they sing salvation’s song
with gratitude in each chord.

Trusting voices raise offerings,
of praise and adoration
to their almighty God
they sing their admiration.

Faithful lips sing the words,
of devotion to their Savior
praising and thanking Him
for His grace and favor.

The path of praise is paved,
with hallelujahs galore
filled with joyous thankfulness
to the One who they adore!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 135:1
King James Version

“Praise ye the Lord.
Praise ye the name of the Lord;
praise him, O ye servants of the Lord.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Have A Cure!

i_am_not_ashamed_of_the_gospel CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I have a fever,
I’m burning up inside
I have a condition
that isn’t going to subside.

I have an illness,
a heart sickening sense
and there is a reason
my affliction is so tense.

I have a malady,
a God-given Holy fear
that the end for some
will soon be very near.

I have an infection,
a real spiritual need
to tell of a treatment
all sinners must heed.

I have a diagnosis,
an analysis to man’s pride
I use the Word of God
as my verdicts guide.

I have a cure,
the only way to get well
is to accept Jesus as your Savior
so not to be tormented in Satan’s hell!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 5:24
King James Version

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word,
and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life,
and shall not come into condemnation;
but is passed from death unto life.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Instant Gratification ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

We live in a world,
of want, want and want
and what we can’t have
just comes back to taunt.

Some have an attitude,
“of gotta’ have it now ”
no matter what it costs
“gonna get it some how.”

Borrow on the mortgage,
pay with a credit card
finding money somewhere
just isn’t very hard.

Some just cannot wait,
they need instant gratification
much to the devil’s delight
he has their full cooperation.

We live in a greedy world,
Satan will use any device
to get us what we want . . .
but oh, what the price!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 16:26
King James Version

“For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give
in exchange for his soul?”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


With Fear and Trembling ~

cannot-compare-to-the-glory CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Be merciful towards me Lord,
I’m working out my salvation
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m going to win every temptation.

Be gracious towards me Lord,
I’m working to remain in Your love
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m storing my treasures up above.

Be patient towards me Lord,
I’m working to find true peace
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m looking for grace to increase.

Be gentle towards me Lord,
I’m working out Your written Word
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m practicing the truth I’ve heard.

Be compassionate towards me Lord,
I’m working hard to comprehend
with fear and trembling . . .
the fullness of You, my eternal Friend.

Be long-suffering toward me Lord,
I’m laboring to enter into Your rest
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m giving to You, my very best.

Be merciful towards me Lord,
I am working out my salvation
with fear and trembling . . .
till the day of Your glorious perfection!

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

Philippians 2:12
King James Version

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Wrong Side of The Bed ~

your-spirit-is-strong-in-me_CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, this morning I woke up,
on the wrong side of the bed
my mind was overwhelmed
with the day that was ahead.

I grabbed a cup of coffee,
picked up a good devotional
but I really wasn’t into it
didn’t find it to be consolable.

I gathered up my Bible,
read a verse or two . . .
but I really wasn’t focused
for the truth to get through.

My day didn’t get better,
it showed in my attitude
I wasn’t very kind or patient
didn’t give too much latitude.

Now that the evening’s here,
as I reflect upon my day
I can see how weak I am
when to Your Word I disobey.

Lord, this morning I woke up,
on the wrong side of the bed
so tonight, I’ll try the other side
and pray tomorrow, I’ll be spirit lead!

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

Ephesians 4:30
King James Version

“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God,
whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Dawn ~

Brand New Day by Gary Brower free photo #1088

Every day is a chance,
to renew your mind
every new dawn given
there’s new hope to find.

Every day is a chance,
for your Bible to explore
every new dawn given
let God heal and restore.

Every day is a chance,
to grow in His grace
every new dawn given
seek to find His face.

Every day is a chance,
to grow and to learn
every new dawn given
give God your concern.

Every day is a chance,
to get closer to the Lord
every new dawn given
to Jesus, look toward.

Every day is a chance,
to give God your strife
every new dawn given
let Jesus into your life!

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

Ephesians 4:23
King James Version

“And be renewed in the
spirit of your mind;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Growing Old ~

growing-old-gracefully CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When your pain is unrelenting,
and no pill will make it ease
when your bones start to creak
and moving is no longer a breeze.

When you lift up your arms,
and a twinge runs down your spine
when your hips throb at night
and all you do is wince and whine.

When your knees cannot bend,
and your feet are too sore to hold you up
when your fingers are too stiff to move
and someone has to lift your coffee cup.

When sleep and rest does not come,
and you wake up in a deep thick fog
when the only fun you seem to have
is writing something witty on your blog.

When your body starts to go downhill,
and your sanity follows it along
that’s when you know you’re getting old,
and let’s face it ~

in my book, that’s just plain wrong!

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

Isaiah 46:4
King James Version

“And even to your old age I am he;
and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made, and I will bear;
even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Power of Forgiveness ~

Forgiveness used with permission Doorpost Verses

There is nothing quite like,
the power of forgiveness
nothing is so freeing
as letting go of bitterness.

There nothing quite like,
forgiving and forgetting
undoing the damage done
without doubt or regretting.

There is nothing quite like,
a heart willing to believe
the words ~ I am sorry
so peace it can receive.

There is nothing quite like,
mending hurt feelings
resolving lifelong issues
to bring inner healing.

There is nothing quite like,
the attitude of humility
letting go and letting God
turn discord into tranquility.

There is nothing quite like,
the power of God’s grace
the pure joy of release
when forgiveness we embrace!

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

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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Hope ~

my-hope-is-in-you CHRISTian poetry be deborah ann

While my flesh,
withers away
my hope is in
a better day.

The time coming,
when I’ll be at peace
while I’m waiting
my hope won’t cease.

Pressing on,
forward I go
perfect hope
in my soul flows.

As I wait,
for the Lord to come
on my heart-strings
my hope will strum.

Looking onward,
Jesus in my sight
eternal life . . .
hopes greatest delight.

While my flesh,
withers away
my hope rests in
that glorious day!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 39:7
King James Version

“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Hold On To The Truth ~

Guide Me in Truth used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Jesus didn’t say to go out in fear,
or to fret throughout our day
He didn’t say to sit and worry
or to follow the anxious way.

He didn’t say to lay our treasures,
in what this world has to offer
He didn’t say to hide our riches
or save them in a banker’s coffer.

He didn’t say He wouldn’t be there,
or that we would be all alone
He didn’t say He didn’t care
or that we’d be left on our own.

He didn’t say to seek after lust,
or to have eyes like the greedy
He didn’t say we would lack
be deprived, or poor, or needy.

But, Satan loves to turn,
Jesus’ words all around . . .
we must hold on to the truth
not the lies he uses to confound!

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

John 8:44
King James Version

When he speaketh a lie,
he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking Humbly ~

micah-walk-humbly CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I want to walk with God,
through the glens and dells
up and down the hills
through the valley’s swells.

I want to place each step,
in the truest of directions
I want my walk to have
the holiest of intentions.

I want to hold His hand,
as I climb the mountain top
I want Him to tell me . . .
when to go, when to stop.

I want to do God justice,
doing what He requires
I want to make Him proud
of my wants and desires.

I want to walk humbly,
so I don’t trip on my pride
I want God’s grace in my steps
His mercy in my stride!

~~~~~~~~~~

Micah 6:8
King James Version

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;
and what doth the LORD require of thee,
but to do justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with thy God?”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Special Gift ~

we-belong-to-one-another_CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Each of us has a purpose,
we just need to find it
each has a talent to apply
so together we can fit.

Each of us has a measure,
of faith to utilize
each has a job to do
if our part we’d realize.

Each of us has a role,
a service to perform
each has a function
whether a leg or an arm.

Each of us has a portion,
of grace for us to use
each has a dose of love
that we need to infuse.

Each of us has a duty,
to serve God in some way
each of us has a special gift
everyone, a role to play!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 12:5-6
King James Version

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.

Having then gifts differing according
to the grace that is given to us;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Crying out to God ~

Crying out to God  CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Sometimes, I cry out to God,
when being pushed to my limit
I pray asking Him to bring me
the full strength of His Spirit.

Whenever I am frighten,
when I’m knee-deep in my fears
I cry out for His light to shine
till the darkness disappears.

When my troubles hang on,
when they won’t let go of me
I cry out for His mighty power
so I can make Satan flee.

When illness comes my way,
when the pain keeps on growing
I cry out for His healing touch
in my life to keep flowing.

When sad and depressed,
when I become withdrawn
I cry out for His help
to keep on, pressing on.

Crying out to God,
is so natural to do . . .
for when it becomes a habit
prayer becomes a part of you!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6
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.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Rescued ~

isaiah-41-10-hand-of-god-god-says used with permission Darrell Creswell

He came with a tender heart,
extended a loving hand
from my own misery
He helped me up to stand.

He saw that I was lost,
how my life lacked direction
He knew in the darkness
I couldn’t see the separation.

I was soiled, I was stained,
with the grime of my sin
He knew that I needed
to be cleansed from within.

He shined His light on me,
broke through the hard crust
showed me how much I needed
in Him, to believe and trust.

He was the voice of hope,
His promises I could hear
to His voice I listened
till He took away my fear.

He came with a tender heart,
rescued me with His loving hand
He gave me the gift of grace
now by faith ~ I firmly stand!

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

Isaiah 41:10
King James Version

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;
for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love Letter from God ~

Love Letter from God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Today I received,
a love letter from God
I opened up my Bible
here is what I read . . .

I am your Creator,
before you were born
I molded and formed you
just like the dew in the morn.

I’m the remedy to your needs,
I am your soothing balm
I’m the peace in your storm
I am the voice that is calm.

I’m all the grace you need,
in Me, there is eternal life
I came so that I could bear
the burden of your strife.

I am your staff of comfort,
I will shield and protect you
through life’s complexities
together we’ll journey through.

I am the anchor of your soul,
a safe place to run and hide
I will never forsake you . . .
I am always at your side.

I’m the lamp unto your way,
with my Word I will guide
I am the One who you feel
stirring up deep inside.

I am your Creator,
I knew you from the start
that is why I gave to you
for Me ~ a loving heart!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Come, My Beloved ~

Come My Beloved ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo CreationSwap

Come, My beloved one,
come and follow Me
for there is no better day
come and move My way.

Come, My beloved one,
come and lean on Me
for there is an empty place
come so I may fill the space.

Come, My beloved one,
come and draw near to me
for there is an untold need
come and let My Spirit lead.

Come, My beloved one,
come and be one with Me
come, My beloved one
for you belong to Me.

~~~~~~~~~

John 13:23
King James Version

“Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom
one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Heart ~

create-in-me-a-clean-heart CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord ~ create in me a heart,
one devoted to only You
take away what keeps . . .
You from getting through.

Give me a heart that’s wise,
let me seek You for directions
help me to fully understand
Your tweaks and corrections.

Change what You want,
do whatever You can
so, I may come to know
for me, Your perfect plan.

Renew in me Your spirit,
repair the decay of my sin
cleanse me inside out
till only You reign within.

Give me a heart with a soul,
full of love and affection
let it be a heart that shines
with You, in its reflection.

Lord ~ I give You my heart,
in favor of Your pursuing
for I know You I can trust
in whatever You’ll be doing!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalms 51.10
King James Version

“Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love and Marriage?

therefore-what-god-has-joined-together-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Spouse not listening,
doesn’t hear what you say
thinking of parting . . .
going off your own way?

Wife doesn’t get you,
always nagging and complaining
thinking of finding . . .
a relationship more sustaining?

Husband mad and angry,
always yells and screams
thinking of looking . . .
for the man of your dreams?

Children too stubborn,
rebellious and defiant
thinking of going . . .
so they’ll be more compliant?

In-laws causing problems,
always meddling in your life
thinking of departing. . .
to put an end to the strife?

Every marriage,
brings irritation and frustration
but if  you call it quits . . .
it’ll bring spiritual starvation.

For, what God has put together,
He doesn’t want to see fall apart
your marriage He can heal . . .
if you let Him, take hold of your heart!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 19:6
King James Version

“Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together,
let not man put asunder.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Jesus Come In ~

Be Free by Marian Trindad free photo

A heart full of wounds,
that no longer can feel
needs the touch of Jesus
who knows how to heal.

A life that’s been shattered,
heading nowhere
needs the hand of the Lord
to lead them somewhere.

A body that is broken,
beaten up and is bare
needs the love of Jesus
who will always care.

A sinner, a beggar,
a rich man or thief
needs a merciful God
to bring eternal relief.

No matter your station,
or place in this life
you need a Savior
to overcome your strife.

So, open your mind,
shut out the depression
let Jesus come in . . .
and make His impression!

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

Acts 4:12
King James Version

“Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


The Greatest Love ~

The Greatest Love Sotry ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo Creation Swap

So great is God’s love,
the whole world it embraces
so He gave the greatest gift
to every nation, to all the races.

God’s one and only Son,
came with the greatest invitation
those who puts their faith in Him
would be saved from damnation.

With the greatest certainty,
He guaranteed no eternal loss
promised salvation would come
from the One upon the cross.

With the greatest of assurance,
God grants us peace eternally
when Jesus, His greatest gift
we invite to live internally!

~~~~~~~~~~

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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Roses Aren’t Always Red ~

Roses Aren't Always Red ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Roses aren’t always red,
violets can be white or blue
but what never changes ~ Lord
is the love coming from You.

I know I’m not perfect,
but You love me any way
Your love is like the sunshine
that brightens up my day.

You love me like no other,
what more could I need
for Your love comes with . . .
a satisfaction guaranteed.

Your love is in my heart,
I can feel it in each beat
without it my life . . .
would be incomplete.

Roses sometimes are red,
violets may come blue
but Your love for me ~ Lord
remains constantly true!

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 John 4:16
King James Version

“And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that dwelleth
in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Soaking Up God’s Peace ~

praise-on-green-hills frre photo

Sometimes ~ I just want to stand,
on top of the highest hill
raise my hands to the Lord
tell Him how I really feel.

I want to shout out my love,
hear His echo back at me
I want to close my eyes tight
until His glory is all I see.

Sometimes ~ I want to be alone,
on the tallest mountain top
sing my praise to the Lord
never wishing for them to stop.

I want to cry my eyes out,
have Him wipe away my tears
I want to give Him any doubt
so He can take away my fears.

Sometimes ~ I just want to stand,
and soak up all His peace . . .
I want to raise my hands upward
until I feel His sweet release!

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:6-7
King James Version

“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


He Gets Me . . .

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He gets me,
when no one else does
He loves me . . .
for no reason but ~ because.

He knows me,
like no other ever could
He understands me
just like I knew He would.

He sees me,
wrestling with temptation
He hears me
calling out for redemption.

He acquits me,
when to Him I relent
Jesus forgives me
when from sin I repent.

He gets me,
even when I don’t
He loves me . . .
even when other’s won’t!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 4:15
King James Version

“For we have not an high priest which cannot
be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are,
yet without sin.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love Came to Conquer ~

Conquerors ~ CHRISTian poetry be deborah ann

Love came to conquer,
Love came to deploy
mercy and grace . . .
so sin it could destroy.

Love came to stop,
the adulterer and murderer
the thug and the thief
the blasphemous, perjurer.

Love came to overcome,
the anxious and worried
the fearful and the afraid
the troubled and wearied.

Love came to defeat,
the back biter and gossiper
the arrogant and the conceited
the prideful, ego worshiper.

Love came to overpower,
the rebellious and greedy
the contentiously, belligerent
the sordid and seedy.

Love came to conquer,
each and every sin
Love came to save
Love came to win!

~~~~~~

Romans 8:37
King James Version

“Nay, in all these things
we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Only Love ~

Jesus Died for You CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann


Know Greater Love ~

Know Greater Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

They say love makes,
this world go around
but now a days . . .
it’s harder to be found.

We want to find love,
lasting and real
love that goes deeper
than just how we feel.

We search for it,
in all sorts of places
we look to find it
on stranger’s faces.

Seldom do we see,
the love that we need
to our worldly lusts
we so often heed.

But, if we want to know,
a love that is greater
we needn’t look past
our Lord and Savior.

For, there’s no better love,
on which we can depend
then the one that comes
from our eternal Friend!

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

John 15:13
King James Version

“Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love One Another ~

Love One Another ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

You know how much . . .
My Father loves you
I have shown the world
the same love too.

Now that I’m gone,
to be with my Father
you must continue
to love one another.

When you’re offended,
turn the other cheek
remember My love
is humble and meek.

When you’ve been hurt,
and all you feel is pain
do not think to retaliate
let forgiveness be your aim.

When others disappoint,
give them encouragement
for My love is full of grace
free from punishment.

When those you know,
turn their back on you
remember this one thing
My love remains true.

You know how much . . .
My Father and I love you
now you must go
and show the world it too!

~~~~~~~

John 15:9
King James Version

“As the Father hath loved me,
so have I loved you:
continue ye in my love.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Heart Matters ~

Heart Matters ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ photo/Creation/Swap

There isn’t a heart too cold,
that God can’t melt
there isn’t one too stony
where He can’t be felt.

There isn’t a heart too cynical,
that God can’t shake
there isn’t one too hardened
that He can’t break.

There isn’t a heart too rigid,
that God can’t move
there isn’t a heart too rough
that He can’t smooth.

There isn’t a heart too lost,
that God can’t find
there isn’t a heart too far off
that He’d leave behind.

There isn’t a heart too broken,
that God can’t love
there isn’t a heart in the world
that He would ever let go of.

~~~~~~~~~

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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

 


God’s Love in Motion ~

God's Love In Motion ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s love in motion,
goes round and round
reaches out to the lost
and saves the found.

It is perpetual,
it can never be stopped
God’s love in motion
will never be topped.

It is everlasting,
continues into eternity
God’s love in motion
brings infinite serenity.

It is unconditional,
there are no qualifications
God’s love in motion
arrives at its destinations.

God’s love in motion,
is constant and true
there isn’t a heart . . .
He can’t get through!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 86:15
King James Version

“But thou, O Lord,
art a God full of compassion,
and gracious, long suffering,
and plenteous in mercy and truth.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Where There is Love ~

Where There is Love ~ CHRISTian oetry by deborah ann ~ photo/Doorpost Verses

Where there is light,
there is love
where there is hope
there is love
where there is truth
there is love
where there is faith
there is love
where there is trust
there is love . . .

Where there is joy
there is love
where there is happiness
there is love
where there is goodness
there is love
where there is gentleness
there is love
where there is kindness
there is love . . .

Where there is forgiveness
there is love
where there is grace
there is love
where there is mercy
there is love
where there is peace
there is love
where there’s a cross
there is God’s love . . !

~~~~~~~~~~~

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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thread of Faith ~

by-believing CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It only takes a thread of faith,
to keep you from unraveling
it only takes one strand of trust
so God can do some dazzling.

It only takes one single cord,
to have patience in all things
it only takes a fiber of hope
to see the strength God brings.

It only takes a wisp of conviction,
to believe in what you can’t see
it only takes a little string of truth
to see how great God can be.

It only takes a remnant of belief,
and a willingness to pray
it only takes one heartfelt cry
for God to save the day.

It only takes a thread of faith,
to weave your salvation story
it only takes one strand of trust
for God to have all the glory!

~~~~~~~~~~

Joshua 2:18
King James Version

“Behold, when we come
into the land,

thou shalt bind
this line of scarlet thread

in the window which
thou didst let us down by:

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Who Can Comprehend?

Who Can Comprehend ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Who can comprehend,
this love that is world-wide
who can grasp onto
this call to be His bride?

Who can comprehend,
a love that is without end
who can figure out
the true passion of a Friend?

Who can comprehend,
love going into eternity
who can stretch their hearts
into this place of serenity.

Who can comprehend,
love reaching deep within
who can see the real need
for forgiveness of their sin.

Who can comprehend,
the love God has for us
who can fully understand it . . .
those who completely trust!

~~~~~~~~~

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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Friend and Savior ~

absolute-surrender CHRIStina poetry by deborah ann

Oh Lord, I long to know You,
to feel the wonder of Your love
to marvel in Your grace
so to be called, Your beloved.

May my heart be filled,
with praise and adoration
for You, my Friend and Savior
are the hope of my salvation.

Oh, Lord may I be fruitful,
as I tell others of Your kingdom
may I lead and show the way
to everlasting peace and freedom.

May my heart be surrendered,
to the call You have for me
may I gladly submit to Your will
as I place all my trust in Thee.

Oh, Lord I yearn to follow You,
to make You my priority . . .
give to You my heart and soul
resign over, complete authority!

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

James 4:10
King James Version

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


God is Love ~

 

God is Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God is love,
it’s undeniably true
He wants you to know
how much He loves you.

God loves you,
for who you are
He loves you up close
and from afar.

His love is forever,
it will never depart
He loves you today
with all of His heart.

God loves you right now,
tomorrow too. . .
for, His love is eternal
it will always be true.

God is love,
this you mustn’t deny
He brings new life
on this you can rely!

~~~~~~~

1 John 4:8
King James Version

“He that loveth not knoweth not God;
for God is love.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


With All of My Heart ~

God Looks at the heart used with permission IBible Verses

With all of my flaws,
where sin hit its mark
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my doubt,
that has kept us apart
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my pain,
and every weak part
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my fears,
I had from the start
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my scars,
where sin did its part
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my heart,
I come to you Lord
praying for the day
with You ~ I will part!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:16
King James Version

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing,
the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Only on The Cross ~

Only on the Cross ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Only on the cross,
will you find forgiveness
only on the cross will love
strengthen your weakness.

Only on the cross,
will you find happiness
only on the cross will love
ease your loneliness.

Only on the cross,
will you find inner peace
only on the cross will love
cause faith to be released.

Only on the cross,
will you find eternal grace
only on the cross will love
cause your sins to be erased

Only on the cross,
will you find love that is real
only on the cross . . .
can love restore and heal!

~~~~~~~~

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.”

~ Amen and Amen ~

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Need A Faith Lift ~

The testing of Your faith used with permission Doorpost Verses

Lord, I need a faith lift,
perhaps a nip and tuck . . .
an implant of more grace
to get me out of this rut.

I need to liposuction,
the lack of trust out of me
so I can keep my confidence
believing in what I can’t see.

Perhaps some perseverance,
will cure the funk I’m in
an infusion of joy . . .
to bring back my gleeful grin.

I need to give to You,
my worries and my cares
so You can come and do
the restoring and repairs.

Lord, I need a faith lift,
for mine is getting shabby
I’ll need a nip and tuck
before it gets too flabby!

~~~~~~~~

James 1:3
King James Version

“Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Love-Hate Problem ~

unworthyloved-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

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

I love others,
as God wants me too
it is the sin I hate
the evil that I do.

A love-hate problem,
I simply can’t ignore
for my sins I know
God greatly abhors.

But Jesus died,
so I could live
on the cross of Calvary
He came to forgive.

Without His grace,
I’d stand condemned
before the throne
God, I would offend.

I despise my sin,
I loathe my brokenness
if not for Jesus’ love
there’d be no wholeness!

~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 6:16-19
King James Version

“These six things doth the Lord hate:
yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

A proud look, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,

An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,
feet that be swift in running to mischief,

A false witness that speaketh lies,
and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Fruits of Love ~

Rooted by Jeff Boriss free photo#5262

Plant your roots in the Bible,
water them every single day
feed upon the Word of God
grow in the righteous way.

Nurture yourself in the Bible,
let Jesus’ grace take a firm hold
then you’ll produce fruits of love
beautifully, bountifully bold.

Establish yourself in the Bible,
firmly set down your foundation
let the roots of your faith
be grounded in your salvation.

Plant your treasures in heaven,
be rooted in the Kingdom to come
pray for the Holy Spirit’s indwelling
so to root-rot you won’t succumb!

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

Ephesians 3:17
King James Version

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


With All of My Might ~

Trust the Lord with all Your Heart used with pemission IBible VErses

I shall love the Lord,
with every part of my soul
my mind on Him will dwell
so my heart, He can control.

I shall seek the Lord,
His mercy will be my guide
with all my heart and soul
in His Word, I will abide.

I shall trust the Lord,
I will search until I find
His light filling up . . .
any darkness in my mind.

I shall love the Lord,
with all of my heart and soul
with all my might I’ll dwell . . .
for on Jesus ~ I am sold!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Deuteronomy 6:5
King James Version

“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Love Stays True ~

God's Love Stays True ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s love never fails,
it won’t wither or pale
God’s love stays true
makes everything new.

God’s love is firm,
though we may squirm
God’s love is patient
when we’re complacent.

God’s love is kind,
though we’re resigned
God’s love is gentle
when we’re temperamental.

God’s love is just,
though we may not trust
God’s love is pure
when we’re insecure.

God’s love never ceases,
though we fall to pieces
God’s love is hope
when we can’t cope.

God’s love never pales,
though we may fail
God’s love stays true
whilst making us new!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 31:3
King James Version

“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:
 therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


True Love ~

Love CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

True love does not boast,
it’s not embedded with pride
love that is forthright
hasn’t anything to hide.

It is not offensive,
carefully choosing its words
it’s pleasing and uplifting
joy and happiness it stirs.

It doesn’t act haughty,
or say things causing pain
love that is agape . . .
has nothing for it to gain.

Love that comes from Jesus,
is filled with truth and light
love that is not self-seeking
is pleasing in God’s sight!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 13:4
King James Version

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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