Monthly Archives: May 2014

Forever Be ~

God's Light ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My mind is fixed,
on Thee my Lord
my heart, it too
is faithfully aboard.

Not man or death,
will separate us
the hope I have . . .
is because, You I trust.

Your peace flows,
through my veins
in my life . . .
You hold the reins.

I will follow,
wherever You take me
knowing in the shadows
Your light will  ~ forever be!

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

Luke 1:79
King James Version

“To give light to them that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


This Peace ~

peace-be-still CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I never knew this peace,
that God has imparted
I never knew this calm
keeping my heart guarded.

I truly don’t understand,
or know how to explain
why I don’t feel grievous
or have unbearable pain.

I could never imagine,
a mind that is not fraught
or how sadness hasn’t captured
my each and every thought.

I cannot describe,
this unimaginable peace
or the power of my faith
that has been released.

But, I can tell you this for sure,
it is true what Jesus said . . .
our hearts and our minds
He keeps, in His loving stead!

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

Philippians 4:7
King James Version

“And the peace of God
which passes all understanding
will keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Prayer Request ~

Dear faithful friends and bloggers . . .

It is with a heavy heart that I put these words together
My 39-year-old son committed suicide early this morning.
He leaves behind his wife and four children ages 18,16,5 and 3.
I pray that you will keep them in your hearts and prayers.

Our God is a good and gracious God full of tender mercy and grace
His loving kindness never ceases and His peace is unimaginable.
He is my strength and my might. I trust Him with all my heart
and feel His presence in my life as He takes me through this journey.

I will return with more poetry soon,
I am sure He will use this time to give me more words
to bring Him glory and praise.

deborah ann


Here’s My Heart ~

Take My Heart ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, here is my heart,
take it and mold it
form it into something
that Your life, will fit.

Lord, here is my heart,
it’s Yours to hold
do with it something
that for You, is bold.

Lord, here is my heart,
turn it into pure gold
make it into a heart
that for You, won’t turn cold.

Lord, here is my heart,
You can have my soul too
take me, form me, mold me
to be more like You!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 119:10
King James Version

“With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not wander from thy commandments.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Why My Heart Sings ~

My heart shall not tremble,
though I have my fear . . .
my heart shall not shake
for my God, is always near.

My spirit calls on His name,
searches for His face
my spirit takes its cover
in the arms of grace.

My soul shall find rest,
as it learns how to soar
my soul shall be blessed
with His mercy evermore.

I shall trust in the Lord,
His strength I will seek
I shall trust in His power
to help when I’m weak.

To eternity I will abide,
under His mighty wings
forever with Him I’ll dwell
tis . . why my heart sings!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:1
King James Version

“He that dwelleth
in the secret place of the

most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty.

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Worldly Home ~

Going Home by Doug Shelton free photo from CreationSwap

In this, our worldly home,
there is misery and pain
we toil and we labor . . .
but, it’s all done in vain.

We fight off the weariness,
from being disillusioned
we try not to faint under
the constant confusion.

All of our grueling work,
never seems to pay off
at times at our own selves
we can’t help but to scoff.

We still have hunger pangs,
our thirst is never satisfied
all our disappointments
are eternally magnified.

We feel the throb of sorrow,
we know the sting of grief
from sickness and death
we know there’s no relief.

In this, our worldly home,
the curse of sin always reigns
but, in our heavenly home . . .
nothing will cause us any pain!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 22:3
King James Version

“And there shall be no more curse:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Stairway to My Soul ~

Stairway by Laura Macky http://lauramacky.wordpress.com/

The stairway to my soul,
once was long and dark
to Satan, I was indeed
just another easy mark.

He hid in the shadows,
waiting around for me
for, God’s eternal light
he didn’t want me to see.

Each step I would climb,
he’d throw a fiery arrow
he knew how to keep me
off the straight and narrow.

Still, I kept my sights on,
the safe landing at the top
knowing his attacking me
would never end or stop.

The stairway to my soul,
now floods with God’s light
though, Satan’s still after me
I stand ready for the fight!

~~~~~

Ephesians 6:16
King James Version 

” Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


His Heart’s Desire ~

Love candle by Russell Matin free photo #1004

Let us not love with idle words,
that simply roll off our tongues
let us love in truthful actions
and deeds that are left unsung.

Let us not love with conditions,
that requires more of another
let us love in a forgiving measure
bracing and lifting up each other.

Let us not love over factors,
that causes us to clash and fight
let us love with reassuring hearts
filled with joy and God’s eternal light.

Let us not love with a lofty heart,
that brings or puts another down
let us love with hope and bold faith
so others can see the truth we’ve found.

Let us love with pure, honest deeds,
so our conduct awes and inspires . . .
someone to turn their life to our Lord
for, that is what His heart desires!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2: 1-3
King James Version

“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ,
if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit,
if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being
like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord,
of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition
or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem
others better than himself.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


A Shout of Joy~

Sing Praises used with permission IBible Verses

Early in the morning,
before the sun is ablaze
give a shout of pure joy
a song of heartfelt praise.

Make a sweet melody,
and show your gratitude
sing out your praises
with a joyful attitude.

Early in the morning,
before the sun begins to rise
remember His loving-kindness
under the darken skies.

Clap your hands together,
lift your arms up in praise
give your day to the Lord
thank Him for His ways.

While the dew is still set,
on the morning lawn
while the house is dark
before there is a new dawn.

Show your thankfulness,
to the Lord up above
lift up your heart-song
and praise Him for His love.

When your day is finally over,
and the sun dims its blazing light
thank God for His faithfulness
all though the starry night!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 92:1-2
King James Version

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
and to sing praises to Your name, O Most
High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the
morning, and Your faithfulness every night.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Transforming ~

Surrounded By Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ I Bible Verses Photo

God’s grace is transforming,
if you want it to be
it will change your life
till it’s Jesus others see.

It’s living inside of you,
you have the power within
it’s working right now
to triumph over your sin.

You might be poor,
but, it will make you rich
for grace freely given
comes without a hitch.

It has no drawbacks,
you have all that you need
there is no hindrance
when to pride you concede.

It will teach and train you,
how to live out your days
it will lead you down the path
of the true, righteous way.

God’s grace is transforming,
it’s alive and living in you
and if you will let it . . .
it’ll come bounding through!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 5:20
King James Version

“Moreover the law entered,
that the offence might abound.

But where sin abounded,
grace did much more abound:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Pick Up Your Cross ~

Sinners Wanted by Douglas Shelton free photo @5722

A life-long position is open,
you can apply for it today
hours are quite flexible
it is available night or day.

No experience required,
no “works” quota to meet
breaks are long and plentiful
the pay, just can’t be beat.

Wonderful daily perks,
amazing long-term pension
those who are in charge
are too generous to mention.

There are no restrictions,
this job has no restraints
you will be treated fairly
if you have any complaints.

If you’re a willing applicant,
Jesus will be your boss
but, you must be able . . .
to pick up your own cross!

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

Luke 9:23
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Listening ~

heart-of-hearing CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I wish God would come,
and speak right to me
I wish I could hear Him
audibly answer my plea.

I wish He would speak,
with words I could hear
I wish He would reply
directly into my ear.

I wish God would talk,
like He did in the day
I wish I could listen to
the words He has to say.

I wish God would verbalize,
articulate loud and clear . . .
but, I know He’s the small voice
whispering into my ear!

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

Matthew 11:15
King James Version

“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Through the Lens of Faith ~

Through the Lens of Fatih ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Through the lens of faith,
I have a perfect view . . .
for when I look through it
all things become new.

I can see my heavenly Father,
sitting on His throne
promising to me
one day He’ll bring me home.

I can look into the future,
see Jesus coming again
I can see the hope He’ll bring
to a universe full of pain.

I can look past right now,
and see everlasting peace
I can see the joys of heaven
that will never end or cease.

Through the lens of faith,
I have a perfect view . . .
and I pray that it includes
every one of you!

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4
King James Version

“And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes;

and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow,

nor crying, neither shall there
be any more pain:

for the former things
are passed away.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Breath of Life ~

God Breathed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ IBible Verses

I just want to breathe in,
nothing but fresh air . . .
pure, life-giving, clean
but, finding it is rare.

Instead, all I do is gasp,
at the smut, filth and muck
choking back the grime
in a world that’s gone amok.

At times, I take in a deep breath,
but find myself wheezing
so many things in the atmosphere
that to God,  are not pleasing.

The pollution man’s created,
makes it impossible to inhale
for lust, greed, and immorality
I constantly have to expel.

I just want to breathe in,
nothing but God’s fresh clean air
pure, life-giving, unpolluted
but, there’s so little left ~ out there!

~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 2:7
King James Version

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Tears Mixed With Laughter ~

whatjoy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Sometimes I just cry,
when lost for words to say
sometimes I just weep
be it night or day.

Sometimes I just laugh,
at things not even funny
sometimes I just chuckle
to keep from going rummy.

Sometimes I just cry,
when I should be laughing
sometimes my tears and giggles
become overlapping.

Sometimes I just laugh,
when I know I should cry
sometimes I just do both
without understanding why.

When my tears mix with laughter,
a joyful story they do tell
for when they mingle together . . .
with my soul ~ all is well!

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

Luke 6:21
King James Version

Blessed are ye that weep now:
for ye shall laugh.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Just God and Me ~

Quietness ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ IBible Verses used with permission

Sometimes, I want to be,
with God all alone
I want peace and quiet
throughout my entire home.

I want hushed silence,
to be all around
I don’t want to listen to
one single little sound.

I just want calmness,
to be all that I hear
I just want to sense God
and His presence near.

I want total tranquility,
to be all that I feel
I want complete solitude
so before Him, I can kneel.

I want to hear His voice,
while  down on my knees
I want to sing my praises
as He listens to my pleas.

Sometimes, I want to be,
with God all alone
but, peace and quiet . . .
they don’t live in my home!

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

Psalm 23:2
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Unshakable ~

My Faith Rests in Christ ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ IBible Verses

Unshakable,
I want to be
steadfast
till Jesus I see.

Unstoppable,
in my pursuit
relentless
aware and astute.

Unbeatable,
nothing in my way
persistent
both night and day.

Untouchable,
Satan cannot win
insistent
not to fall into sin.

Unyielding,
full of love and grace
uncompromising
until I see Jesus’ face!

~~~~~~~~

Romans 4:20
King James Version

” He staggered not at the promise of God
through unbelief; but was strong in faith,
giving glory to God;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Open Me ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann photo by lauramacky.wordpress.com diablo summit

Open Me,
don’t be afraid of what’s inside
come on in . . .
so in your heart, I can  abide.

Open Me,
I’m the door to everlasting peace
enter right here . .
into a love, that will never cease.

Open Me,
I’m the door to eternal life
walk  on in  . . .
let me put an end to your strife.

Open Me,
I am here for you both night and day
step right in . . .
let Me show you the heavenly way.

Open Me,
don’t you, for a minute hesitate
hurry now . . .
there’s a new life , for us to celebrate!

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

John 10:9
King James Version

“I am the door: by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved, and shall go in
and out, and find pasture.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Fruit Off The Vine ~

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

I can do nothing without God,
even though He knows I try
but, when I sow on my own
I’m usually left high and dry.

There’s not one thing I can do,
that will last or succeed
for without God’s directions
all my seeds turn into weeds.

I may think I can do it,
for my plans seem so right
but without God’s assistance
there’s always a spiritual fight.

I can do nothing without God,
but, when to His will I resign
I can harvest all of the fruit
right off His one True Vine!

~~~~~~~~

John 15:5
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Go To God ~

God is Faithfull  by Nathan Vanhorn CreationSwap

When facing adversity,
when problems are all about
don’t try on your own
to figure them all out.

Don’t worry over them,
or guess at what to do
don’t come up with a scheme
or reason your way through

Instead ~ go to God,
trust Him with your cares
believing He will answer
the desires of your prayers.

Then walk out in faith,
and see where He will lead
sing to Him your praises
till He satisfies your need!

~~~~~~~~~~~


Psalm 9:10
King James Version

“And they that know thy name
will put their trust in thee:
for thou, Lord, hast not
forsaken them that seek thee.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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