Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dear Child ~

I Know Everything ~CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Dear Child,

You may not know me,
but before you were conceived
I knew you . . .

for I knitted you
together in your mother’s womb.

You are my offspring,
I made you in My image
I was there on the day you were born

you are fearfully
and wonderfully made.

I rejoice over you with singing,
you are My treasured possession
I know all there is to know about you

I even know the exact number
of hairs on your head.

I know when you sit down
and when you rise up
I am familiar with all your ways

your name is written down
in the book of life.

I love you,
with an everlasting love
I am the provider of all your needs

I have thoughts about you
plans of peace, hope and eternal life.

Dear Child,

I know everything there is about you
can you say the same . . .

about Me?

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 139:1

“O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

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A Psalm of Peace ~

Joy Comes  in the Morning ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboranann ~ used with permission IBIble Verser

Mourning ~ greets me,
with a peaceful Psalm
washing over me . . .
like a healing balm.

The soothing effect,
brings my heart relief
God’s tender mercies
helps me in my grief.

The ointment of peace,
repairs daunting dreams
a Psalm of peace leads me
to quiet, calming streams.

My soul finds its comfort,
in a God who’ll not forsake
who’s peace flows within me
the moment that I awake.

The salve of restoration,
mends the damage done
renews me each new day
with the rising of the Son.

Morning greets me,
with a peaceful Psalm
joy washes over me . . .
like a healing calm!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 30:5

“Weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Living Water ~

Water Bottle by Daniel R free photo #10215

Are you happy,
are you satisfied
does your life now
leave you gratified?

Or are you wanting,
something else
something you can’t find
within yourself?

Are you comfortable,
are you content
have all that you need
in any event?

Or are you finding,
there has to be more
though you have it all
you still feel poor?

Then my friends . . .
I know what you need
there are living waters
that will never recede.

All you have now,
will turn into rust . . .
but, Jesus is someone
you can always trust.

He’ll quench your thirst,
with hope He’ll fill you
and a new life He’ll breath
right into you too.

So come my friends,
be filled with His fullness
from the water of grace
drink in Jesus’ goodness!

~~~~~~~~~

John 7:37

“In the last day, that great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried, saying,
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink”

King James Version by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


For Evermore ~

Heaven 2 by Jon Kenney free photo #5361

When my worries are final over,
and I stand in peace galore
all my fears and trepidation
will not trouble me ~ for evermore.

When my soul is full of His light,
and I stand on freedom’s moor
all my struggles and trepidation
will not beset me ~ for evermore

When my heart stops to beat,
and I stand at mercy’s door
all my pain and all that hurt me
will not afflict me ~ for evermore.

When my days on earth are done,
and I stand under grace’s arbor
all my sins and transgressions
will not shame me ~ for evermore

When my last breath is taken,
and I stand on heaven’s shore
all my tears and all my sorrows
will not grieve me ~ for evermore!

~~~~~~~~

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


Look To Jesus ~

jesus-christ-desperate-need ~CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Though the nights,
be long and dreary
and your eyes
are red and teary.

Don’t surrender,
to your fear
look to Jesus
for He is near.

Though the days,
be dark as night
and your eyes
can’t see the Light.

Don’t surrender,
to your despair
look to Jesus
for He is there.

Though the way,
may be rough
and your troubles
more than tough.

Don’t surrender,
to your doubt
look to Jesus
for your way out.

Though so many,
have let you down
and you can’t count
on those around.

Don’t surrender,
to your loneliness
look to Jesus
for your hopefulness.

Though right now,
you are troubled
and your worries
have but doubled.

Don’t surrender,
to your plight
just keep Jesus . . .
in your sight!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 9:9-10
King James Version

“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
a refuge in times of trouble. 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


There’s A Conspiracy ~

Satan's Plan by Shad Fos free ophoto #2507

There is a conspiracy,
a plot is in the air . . .
if you’d really look into it
it’ll give you quite a scare.

There is a heist,
a robbery of our senses
one day you and I . . .
will be left with no defenses.

There is a plot,
a scheme to dominate
our invaders are full
of nothing, but pure hate.

There is a storm,
an incursion to override
life and liberty . . .
till we are all polarized.

There is an attack,
an invasion of our rights
we’ll be left unprotected
with no means in which to fight.

There is a plan,
to take away our freedom
and soon they’ll usher in
an evil One-World kingdom!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Daniel 7:23
King James Version

“Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be
the fourth kingdom upon earth,
which shall be diverse from all kingdoms,
and shall devour the whole earth,
and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Time for God ~

A Time for God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

A time for patience,
and for some rest
a time to let God . . .
do what is best.

A time for endurance,
to run the good race
a time to stop running
and abound in His grace.

A time for serenity,
in the midst of the buzz
a time to find harmony
as God always does.

A time to listen,
and to be still
a time to wait
for His perfect will.

A time for calmness,
when composure is gone
a time for quietness
and to God, be drawn.

A time to trust,
without any fear
a time for the Lord
to bring us near.

A time for the Spirit,
to lead from above
a time to linger
and abide in His love.

A time for silence,
and an open heart
a time for God only
nothing keeping us apart.

A time to lie down,
in pastures green
a time to be protected
under His wing.

A time to know,
He won’t leave or forsake
a time for God . . .
we all need to make!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 3:1
King James Version

“To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


You Are A Blessing to Me ~

friendship-is-blessing~ CHRISTian poetrybydeborahann~used with permission IBible Verses

Have I told you lately,
you are a blessing to me
have I expressed how much
in you, God’s grace I can see.

Have I let you know recently,
how much I appreciate you
have I conveyed in actual words
my gratitude for all you do.

Have I voiced my pleasure,
of just having you around
have I said, you lift me up
whenever I’m feeling down.

Have I uttered my thanks,
for your kindness and love
have I spoken I believe . . .
you’re my angel from above.

Have I told you lately,
what a blessing you are to me
have I expressed just how much
of Jesus ~ in you, I do see!

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

Colossians 3:10
King James Version

“And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that created him:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s All About Jesus ~

givemejesus CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s not about the disease,
or the sickness in your soul
it’s about the Healer . . .
making your heart whole.

It’s not about the problem,
or the crisis you are in
it’s about the Deliverer . . .
forgivingyour every sin.

It’s not about the burden,
or the weight of the load
it’s about the Comforter . . .
helping you down the road.

It not about the worries,
or the fears in your head
it’s about the Lord . . .
and being Holy Spirit led.

It’s not about the troubles,
or the difficulties that impede
it’s about the Savior . . .
knowing your every need.

It’s not about the storm,
or the seas that are raging
it’s about the Christ . . .
who knows you need saving.

It’s not about the trials,
or the struggles in this life
it’s all about Jesus . . .
who came to bear your strife!

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

Hebrews 13:8
King James Version

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Abundant Mercy ~

May you find God’s  mercy,
His peace and love for you
may you find His grace
being multiplied in you too.

May you find God’s strength,
through the storms of this life
may you find His healing touch
in the midst of your strife.

May you find God’s peace,
in the heaviness of your heart
may you find His assurance
He will never leave or depart.

May you find God’s renewal,
in the weariness of your days
may you find His promise
to show you all of His ways.

May you find the abundance,
of God’s mercy and grace
may you find His favor too
as another day you face!

~~~~~~~~

Jude 1:2
King James Version

“Mercy unto you, and peace,
and love, be multiplied.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Lost Sheep ~

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One night the Lord spoke to me,
while I was half asleep
He told me I must go
and find His lost sheep.

I told Him I was busy,
tending to the ones of my own
they were not quite ready
to leave my nest and home.

He said it didn’t matter,
I didn’t need to travel far
for they lived closed to me
I didn’t even need my car.

They were wandering,
up and down my own street
I just needed to go outside
so with them I could meet.

When I got up that morning,
I knew what I had to do
and that is why my neighbor
I came looking,  just for you!

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

Mark 16:15
King James Version

“And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel
to every creature.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Lord ~

In the Morning used with permissoin Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Good morning Lord,
it’s nice to start my day
seeking Your advice
before I go my way.

How are You Lord,
are You sad just like me
with all the suffering
every day that I see?

Where would I be,
if I didn’t trust in You
I think I would be lost
not knowing what to do.

Thank you Jesus,
for Your endless grace
help me to spread it
as this day I embrace.

Good Morning Lord,
it’s so nice knowing
into the world with me . . .
You will be going!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 5:3
King James Version

“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning,
O Lord; in the morning will I direct
my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


To God Be The Glory ~

Lord, I want to bring You glory,
I want to do right by You . . .
I want the light of Your salvation
in my life to shine brightly through.

I want to be the salt,
the flavor of Your grace
I want my soul to reflect
the wonder of Your face.

I want to move mountains,
to part the ocean wave
I want to be Your soldier
for You, Your Gospel slave.

I want to taste Your manna,
sip the nectar of Your vine
I want to be Your branch
I want our lives to intertwine.

I want to be Your vessel,
the clay upon Your wheel
I want to see Your image,
to know Your godly will.

Lord, I want to bring You glory,
I want to sing Your praise . . .
I want the world to know
that for You, my heart’s ablaze!

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

Isaiah 60:1-2
King James Version

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the
glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For,
behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
and gross darkness the people: but the
Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory
shall be seen upon thee.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Love of God ~

The Love  of God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

May you know the love of God,
in all of its glory and fullness
may you uncover its very depth
and the meaning of His richness.

May you discover the love of God,
in all of its purity and loveliness
may you perceive its very height
and be filled with His faithfulness.

May you sense the love of God,
in all of its peace and kindness
may you feel its very breadth
and be calmed by His tenderness.

May you discern the love of God,
in all of its grace and gentleness
may you detect its very length
and behold all of His mercifulness.

May you love the Lord, your God,
with all of your heart and soul
may you come to Him right now
and let Him make your life whole!

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

Ephesians 3:17-19
King James Version

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


Seek and Find ~

Seek and You Will Find

All we need to do is seek,
and Jesus we will find
all we need to do is search
with all our heart and mind.

All we need to do is trust,
and Jesus will show the way
all we need to do is believe
He will return for us one day.

All we need to do is look,
and Jesus will be there
all we need to do is request
for Him, to take our cares.

All we need to do is ask,
and Jesus will answer us
all we need to do is accept
in faith, to always trust.

All we need to do is seek,
and Jesus we will discover
all we need to do is find . . .
Jesus loves us like no other!

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

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


Jesus Is ~

Jesus is ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~
Jesus is . . .
my eternal Friend
the Deliverer of my soul
the One who completes me
the One who makes me whole.

Jesus is . . .
my Redeemer
the Forgiver of my wrongs
the One who blesses me
the One who keeps me strong.

Jesus is . . .
my Helper
the Comforter of my heart
the One who I always turn to
the One who’ll never depart.

Jesus is . . .
my Shepherd
the Light in which I see
the One whose Word is Truth
the One who leads and guides me.

Jesus is . . .
my Healer
the  Hope living inside me
the One who perfects me
the One whose image, I pray to be.

Jesus is . . .
my Savior
the Risen Lord and my King
the One who promises to everyone
I will make new all things!

~~~~~~

Revelation 21:5
King James Version

“And he that sat upon the throne said,
Behold, I make all things new.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Mercy Anew ~

New Day-New Mercy ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, You are my Rock,
my only safe harbor
in You, I can find rest
under mercy’s arbor.

Your great faithfulness,
shall never leave me
Your compassion comes
with this one guarantee . . .

When I rise in the morning,
You’ll always be there
with merciful hands
to take upon my cares.

You will be my hope,
as the sun appears
collecting in Your bottle
all of my nightly tears.

Lord, You are my portion,
I claim my stake in You
as I quietly seek . . .
Your mercy anew!

~~~~~~~~~~

Lamentations 3:22-25
King James Version

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassion’s fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.

The Lord is my portion,
saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.

The Lord is good unto them
that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Forgive You ~

Forgive ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

God forgives me,
and you, I do too
though I’m not happy
with the things, you do.

But, by His grace,
and mercies ever tender
a forgiving heart to you
I am willing to render.

God forgives me,
I am not without sin
daily over kindness
there’s a battle, to win.

But, in His strength,
I fight off the attack
turning to Jesus for
the meekness, I lack.

God forgives you,
for what you’ve done
I forgive you too . . .
because of His Son!

~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:13
King James Version

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Grace ~

 

He Knows How To Run ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, I need a refill,
my reserve is getting low
I need a Holy Spirit stir
from my head to my toe.

Going to need a boost,
a shot of endurance
I need more strength
and some temperance.

Lord, I need a lift,
a spiritual transformation
a real pick-me-up
an increase of inspiration.

Going to need a daily dose,
of all the Gospel’s truths
if I am to fight off Satan
and all his deadly troops.

Lord, I need a refill,
of Your daily grace . . .
I need some renewing
to stay in the race!

~~~~~~~.

Isaiah 40:31
King James Version 

“But they that wait
upon the Lord shall renew
their strength;

they shall mount up
with wings as eagles;

they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Beauty For Ashes ~

Beauty for Ashes ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Is your heart heavy,
are you in pain
do your troubles . . .
fall like acid rain?

Are you in mourning,
is your heart broken
do you feel as if . . .
time has been frozen?

Are you in despair,
haven’t a notion
are you just going . . .
through the motions?

Do you feel hopeless,
times hitting you hard
has anguish left you . . .
despondent and scarred.

Well don’t you give up,
don’t fall into a heap
joy will come after
all the tears you weep.

God’s making something,
beautiful out of you . . .
just give Him your cares
and all things He’ll make new!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 61:3
King James Version

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
to give unto them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Holy Might ~

Light of the World ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ IBible Verses

Lord, You’ve opened my eyes,
to the darkness of mankind
now let it be Your holy light
flooding my heart and mind.

Let me turn away from,
that which cause’s You offense
let me not be like those who
straddle compromise’s fence.

Let me be bold in the battle,
steadfast in my daily fight
let me be for You a soldier
full of Your holy might.

Though mankind may scoff,
and turn away from me
let it be Your love . . .
mercy and grace they see!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:14
King James Version

“Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pink-Lemonade Sky ~

Birch Bay WA outside my window!

Give me the sun on the horizon,
a pink-lemonade sky above . . .
give me a partly cloudy day
and I’ll tell you why Jesus I love.

Give me the shade of the elm,
the Good Book for me to read
give me something cool to drink
and I’ll have close to all I need.

Give me the creek’s soft humming,
chirps coming from a mother’s nest
give me the green grass to lay in
well ~ you can picture the rest.

Give me a Scripture to mediate on,
a soft breeze blowing across my face
give me a day dwelling upon
God’s amazing, wonderful grace.

Give me the aromas of a barbecue,
my mom’s homemade apple pie
give me laughter around an open fire
the warm sounds of a summer’s sigh.

Give me a day in the radiant Son shine,
so I can reflect on God’s perfect love
give me a day to spend basking . . .
in the goodness that comes from above!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:8

” Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be
any virtue, and if there be
any praise, think on these things.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Life’s Burdens ~

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

When difficulties come at you,
and troubles are all around
when worried about life’s burdens
and their hurdles you can’t bound.

That’s when you need to take a grip,
hold on to God’s righteous hand
for, Jesus won’t let you fall
and in His strength you will stand.

When problems can’t be solved,
and you have nowhere else to turn
when others try to help you out
but your fears they can’t discern.

That’s when you need to take hold,
of God’s mighty right hand
for, Jesus won’t let you down
all your anxieties He’ll understand.

When life hands you a lemon,
but you don’t like lemonade . . .
when all those around you
fail to come to your aid.

That’s when you need to give up,
and rest in His loving hands
for, Jesus wants you to grasp
He has for you, His own plans!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 41:10
King James Version

“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Nothing Can Shake Me ~

Nothing Can Shake Me ~  CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Nothing can shake me,
no gale will ever blow me away
no storm can overtake me . . .
nor cause my love for Jesus to sway.

No cloud is overly menacing,
no tempest can take me down
no burst of wind will take from me
the faith in Jesus, I have found.

No downpour will blind side me,
no rainstorm is to big of a deluge
no turbulence will carry me off
for, Jesus is my Rock and Refuge.

Nothing can shake me,
no storm, no gale, no wind gust
will take from me the faith I have
for, with my life Jesus I trust!

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

Psalm 16:8
King James Version

“I have set the Lord always before me:
because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


REST ~

REST ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann belka

Psalm 62:5
King James Version

“My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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