Category Archives: CHRISTian Living Poems

That’s Why ~

The world is full of people,
dishonest and unfaithful
that is why to God . . .
I am forever grateful.

For God is trustworthy,
in every single way
that is why I give Him
my praise night and day.

The world is full of people,
selfish and two-faced
that is why in God . . .
my trust is only placed.

For God is dependable,
in every single way
that is why from Him
I will never stray.

The world is full of people,
greedy and self-centered
that is why to Jesus . . .
my life, I’ve surrendered!

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Philippians 2:21

“For all seek their own,
not the things which
are Jesus Christ’s.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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God Will Stop At Nothing ~

God will use everything,
to draw us to Him nearer
He’ll do anything
to make His image clearer.

He will use our pain,
to take us that much deeper
He’ll use our sorrow
to make us a true believer.

God will use our guilt,
to make us more grateful
He will use our shame
to make us forever thankful.

He’ll use our weaknesses,
to make us even stronger
He will take our frailties
to make our faith tougher.

God will use anything,
to bring His image out in us
He will stop at nothing . . .
until He has all of our trust!

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Colossians 3:10

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Seesawing Faith ~

Is your faith teetering,
is it hard to keep upright
do find yourself struggling
in doing what is right?

Does your joy get deflated,
at the first sight of trouble
do trials burst right through
your confidence bubble?

Is your trust like a seesaw,
that goes up and down
are you still trying to find
that piece of solid ground?

Does your hope seep out,
when temptation you face
do you forget all about . . .
Jesus’ love and grace?

Is your faith teetering,
seesawing from hot to lukewarm
they pray and ask God . . .
your mind again to transform!

Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Offend Me Lord ~

Offend me Lord,
with Your Word
let me be convicted
by the truth heard.

Insult me Lord,
with Your commands
so with false teachers
I’ll not shake hands.

Offend me Lord,
let me feel the sting
that Your reproof
in my life will bring.

Shock me Lord,
let my ears hear
no sinner in heaven
will You let near.

Outrage me Lord,
go ahead and offend
so with the world . . .
I’ll not be a friend!

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John 6.61

“When Jesus knew in himself that his
disciples murmured at it,
he said unto them,
Doth this offend you?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Heaven Getting ~

Lord, let me not honor You,
with my lips only
but with a heart that is . . .
devoted to You solely.

Let me not profess,
my undying love to You
only to go into the world
and follow what others do.

Let me not disobey,
the commands You taught
by living a life of hypocrisy
and doing whatever I want.

Let me not think,
it’s all about heaven getting
but, about right here and now
and any sin that is besetting.

Lord, let me not fool myself,
thinking hidden sin You can’t see
lest I hear You say one day . . .
you never really knew Me!

~~~~~~

Matthew 7:21-23

“Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which
is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have
cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Strive For Peace ~

Don’t let your bitterness,
make you sour . . .
lest it’ll take from you
the Holy Spirit’s power.

For, bitterness will cause,
discontentment to grow
propelling your temper
to erupt and blow.

Don’t let any resentment,
enter into your soul
lest anger and frustration
will start to take control.

For resentment ignites,
the fires of animosity
and begrudging others
only inflames hostility.

Don’t let your bitterness
stir up resentment and strife
but rather strive to find . . .
God’s peace in your life!

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Hebrews 12:14-15

“Follow peace with all men,
and holiness, without which
no man shall see the Lord:

Looking diligently lest any man
fail of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness
springing up trouble you,
and thereby many be defiled;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Victorious Life ~

A life victorious,
is a life that overcomes
for, to the old man it dies
and the new one it becomes.

A life triumphant,
is a life that’s no longer
engrossed with the world
and all it has to offer.

A life unbeaten,
is a life that’s defeated
the desires of the flesh
from its hearts are deleted.

A life confident.
is a life that’s conquered
picking up its own cross
no longer feels awkward.

A life victorious,
is a God-fearing one
for it’s a life that reflects
the life of His Son!

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1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory
that overcometh the world,
even our faith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Is My Cross ~

This is my cross,
it is mine to carry
and it is up to me
the old man to bury.

This is my death,
this is my demise
so that a new life
in Christ can arise.

This is my cross,
this is me dying
this is me on myself
no longer relying.

This is me denying,
all my own plans
this is me leaving
all in God’s hands.

This is my cross,
this is my funeral
this is me becoming  . . .
for Jesus usable!

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Mark 8:34

“And when he had called the people
unto him with his disciples also,
he said unto them, Whosoever will
come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Silencing of the Sheep ~

There’s a silencing today,
of many of the Lord’s sheep
for the mention of sin . . .
under the carpet they sweep.

There’s a dumbing-down today,
sheep don’t say what they should
for what they know is bad
they now call fine and good.

There’s a suppressing today,
the sheep are now mute
immorality no longer
is something they dispute.

There’s a muzzling today,
truth sheep no longer speak
for the true Word of God . . .
they irredeemably tweak.

There’s a shushing today,
of those on the narrow path
for the sheep have forgotten
evil will meet with God’s wrath.

In God’s flock today,
there is a silencing
and this sheep thinks . . .
it’s woefully frightening!

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Isaiah 5:20

“Woe unto them that call evil good,
and good evil; that put darkness
for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Today’s Idols ~

Today’s idols,
are made of many things
and oh the joy . . .
to us that they all bring.

We cradle them in our arms,
with them we sit, we walk, we stand
we’d never think to leave our home
without one of them in our hand.

Today’s idols.
are made of plastic and steel
and oh the joy . . .
from using them that we feel.

We connect to them each day,
when our morning’s begin
and when we retire at night
with them we’re still plugged in.

Today’s idols,
are just like the one’s of old
for to their idleness . . .
each one of us has been sold.

They are made up by man,
to keep us all connected
so that with God . . .
we’ll become disconnected!

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Psalm 135:15

“The idols of the heathen
are silver and gold,
the work of men’s hands.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Finger Pointers ~

If we’re not to be,
finger pointers . . . .
then why are we still
reputation spoilers?

If we’re not to gossip,
or stab in the back
then why do we still
let our lips smack?

If our tongues,
we need to bite
then why are they still
in a rush to fight?

If our lips,
we need to restrain
they why do we still
lash out in disdain?

If we we’re to see past,
our own smugness . . .
our fingers would point
right back at us!

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Psalm 34:13

“Keep thy tongue from evil,
and thy lips from speaking guile.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sounding Brass ~

Sounding brass,
sharp and shrill
the call to charity
they can’t fill.

They seem to appear,
so strong and wise
but yet so oblivious
to charity’s cries.

Tinkling cymbals,
sound so sweet
but give no charity
to those they meet.

They look sincere,
so meek and small
yet still can’t hear
charity’s needy call.

Sounding brass,
tinkling cymbals
have not agape love . . .
plain and simple!

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1 Corinthians 13:1

“Though I speak with
the tongues of men
and of angels,
and have not charity,
I am become as
sounding brass, or a
tinkling cymbal.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Wholly, Holy Living ~

Wholly, holy living,
righteous and true
is what Jesus calls . . .
for all to be and do.

Wholly submitted,
not just in part
Jesus wants the all . . .
of each soul and heart.

Wholly, holy living,
pure and undefiled
are those who in Jesus
have been reconciled.

Wholly committed,
not partly submersed
in Jesus we’re to be
completely immersed.

Wholly, holy living,
faithful and steadfast
is what Jesus calls . . .
the world’s outcasts!

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Isaiah 56:8

“The Lord God, which gathereth
the outcasts of Israel saith,
Yet will I gather others to him,
beside those that are gathered unto him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Restarts and Retakes ~

God is a God,
of new beginnings
for He is a God
who is forgiving.

When we sin,
repent and confess
He gives us more grace
to onward press.

God is a God,
of fresh, clean starts
for He is a God
who knows our hearts.

When we fall,
or should we stumble
He helps us to be
more meek and humble.

God is a God,
of restarts and retakes
for God pardons . . .
all of our mistakes!

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James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud,
but giveth grace unto the humble.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Tell Me What You See ~

Lord search my heart,
tell me what You see . . .
let me know if any evil
is still left inside of me.

Take a real close look,
for any sin yet hidden
any idols I hold onto
keeping me still smitten.

Once You point them out,
let me be finally rid of . . .
anything that still keeps me
from knowing Your prefect love.

Then put me on the path,
that leads to the everlasting
where I can learn the meaning
of peace without understanding.

Lord search my heart,
tell me what you see . . .
let me know how I can live
a life pleasing to only Thee!

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Psalm 139:23-24

“Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:

And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Love of The World ~

The love of the world,
is but foolishness . . .
all it has to offer
is truly meaningless.

It’s full of vanities,
prideful, greedy lust
one day all it offers
will tarnish and rust.

The love of the world,
is empty, grim and grave
once you desire of it
to it you’ll be a slave.

It teaming with sin,
too godless to mention
it’s where satan reigns
with all his henchman.

The love of the word,
is foolishness for sure
and the Light of Jesus . . .
is it’s only saving cure!

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1 John 2:15-17

“Love not the world,
neither the things
that are in the world.
If any man love the world,
the love of the Father
is not in him.

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


An Albatross ~

Some say I am,
an out-dated albatross
because I still cling
to Jesus on the cross.

They say I am,
liberation’s hindrance
because I believe
in Jesus’ saving grace.

They say I am,
progression’s impediment
because I have
a Godly temperament.

They say I am,
an obstacle in the way
because I follow
the Life, Truth and Way.

But, I do not care,
what they have to say
for nothing will cause me  . . .
from God’s Word to stray!

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2 Timothy 3:16-17

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Risky Business ~

It’s risky business,
thinking God can be mocked
it’s deceiving thinking
His wrath can be stopped.

It’s foolishness to think,
you won’t reap what you sow
it’s pure folly thinking
you sins, God will never know.

It’s ignorant to believe,
God sin will never judge
it’s hypocrisy
from your ways not to budge.

It’s unwise to keep on living,
conformed to this world
it’s arrogant to think
with God you can even quarrel.

It’s risky business,
thinking God you can mock
and on your sinful living . . .
it is time to take stock!

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Galatians 6:7

“Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth
that shall he also reap.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s Your Cross ~

Where is your cross,
did you forget it somewhere
did you put it down
was it just too heavy to bear?

Where did your cross go,
did you leave it behind
was it too big of a burden
for your heart and mind?

Where is your cross,
did you cast is aside
did you think in Jesus
it was too hard to abide?

Where did you discard it,
did it become an obstacle
was continuing to carry it
becoming for you impossible?

Where is your cross,
when will you retrieve it?
For it is your very soul . . .
that without it, you’ll forfeit!

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Matthew 16:24-26

“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.

For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: and whosoever
will lose his life for my sake
shall find it.

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?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, So Willing ~

Lord, You know we can’t do,
anything without You
You also know . . .
we’ll still try to.

You know in our flesh,
we’re so very weak
You also know . . .
it’s our own will we seek.

Lord, You know we want,
to always follow after You
You also know . . .
sometimes it’s hard to do.

You know our spirit,
is oh, so willing
You also know . . .
what our heart is feeling.

Lord, You know us,
better than we do
tis why we all need to . . .
surrender all to You!

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Mark 14:38

“The spirit truly is ready,
but the flesh is weak.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


If Our Right Eye Offends ~

If our right eye offends,
then why do we keep looking
if it’s not to desire things of the world
then why are they still so alluring?

If our right eye offends,
then why do we look with the left one
if it’s not to regard the lusts of the world
then why is it not focusing on the Son?

If the right eye offends,
then why do we seek what’s morally wrong
if it’s not to be conformed to the world
then why after it do we still long?

If our right eye offends,
then why do we not look the other way
if it’s not to seek the world’s riches
then why to them do we still sway?

If our right eye offends,
then why does it roam all about
if it sees things so alluring and deceitful . . .
then why don’t we just pluck it out!

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Mark 4:19

“And the cares of this world,
and the deceitfulness of riches,
and the lusts of other things
entering in, choke the word,
and it becometh unfruitful.

Matthew 5:29

“And if thy right eye offend thee,
pluck it out, and cast it from thee:
for it is profitable for thee that
one of thy members should perish,
and not that thy whole body should
be cast into hell.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Humility ~

Humility ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If you want humility,
you will need to find
a way to unveil haughtiness
in your heart and mind.

For, when you reveal,
the smugness deep within
humility will start . . .
to trickle right on in.

If you want humility,
you will need to see
just how self-absorbed
you can truly be.

For, when you uncover,
your self-righteousness
humility with expose . . .
God’s righteousness.

If you want humility,
you’ll need to discover
just how arrogant
you can be to others.

For, when you explore,
your self-obsessed feelings
humility will have you . . .
before God kneeling!

~~~~~

Proverbs 18:12

“Before destruction the heart
of man is haughty,
and before honour is humility.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Marathon To Run ~

I have entered,
a marathon
and my eyes
are set upon . . .

To run with grace,
and perseverance
to not let sin
be an interference.

To go for the goal,
to push, to strain
so my reward
I’ll be able to gain.

To be faithful,
to the very end
to with this world
not be its friend.

To stay the course,
to claw, to fight
to win the battle
with God’s might.

To be peculiar,
to finish well
lest for eternity
I’ll spend in hell.

 I’ve entered a marathon,
I am racing toward . . .
the day I will meet Jesus
my Savior and Lord!

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Hebrews 12:1-2

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

Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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