Category Archives: CHRISTian Living Poems

I Will Strengthen You ~

I Will Strengthen You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I will strengthen thee,
how simple this sounds
but, it can be so hard
when our troubles abound.

For, often we fail to take,
a hold on God’s promise
perhaps because in us . . .
there’s a little doubting Thomas.

I will strengthen you,
how easy this would be
if our pride we’d let go
His strength we could see.

But, we are too busy,
keeping our ego’s inflated
that God’s strength and power
often becomes deflated.

I will strengthen thee,
is God’s promise to us
if only we would . . .
in Him place our trust!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 41:10

“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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Doing God’s Business ~

Each New Year,
I’m given a fresh start
three-hundred sixty-five days
on me, God imparts.

There’s no guarantee,
I’ll live out each one
so I need to be sure
I live them for His Son.

Each day I must be willing,
to do all I can
to share salvation’s story
with all of man.

Each second counts,
in these final hours
so I’ll need to call upon
God and His powers.

Each New Year,
has 525,600 minutes
for me to go around . . .
doing God’s business!

~~~~~

John 6:28-29

“Then said they unto him,
What shall we do,
that we might work
the works of God?”

Jesus answered and said unto them,
This is the work of God,
that ye believe on him
whom he hath sent.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life Selfless ~

This coming year,
make a resolution new
to put aside . . .
any bitterness still in you.

Make up a list,
of what gives you strife
then ask God to renew
His peace in your life.

This coming year,
make it your ambition
to see the Holy Spirit
gifts come to fruition.

Write down the things,
that are impairing
you from being kind . . .
forgiving and caring.

This coming year,
let your resolution be
a life selfless . . .
so to set bitterness free!

~~~~~~

Philippians 2:3

“Let nothing be done through
strife or vainglory;
but in lowliness of mind
let each esteem other
better than themselves.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Walk In The Light ~

If we’re to shine the Light,
then why more like Jesus aren’t we
why is His reflection in us . . .
so hard for others to see?

If we’re to act as the Light,
then why don’t we share
why to the Good News
don’t we make more people aware?

If we’re to live in the Light,
then why aren’t we a witness
why aren’t we spreading the truth
to those still living in darkness?

If we’re to be the Light,
then where is our power
why do we let satan . . .
our strength erode and devour?

If we walk in the Light,
our hope would radiate
and Jesus’ love for the world
we would always advocate!

~~~~~~

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Foundation ~

This coming New Year,
I’m redoing my Foundation
for it has started to creak
and its turning my faith weak.

I am going to rebuild it,
from the ground floor straight on up
Jesus will be the Corner Stone
so by every wind, I won’t get blown.

This coming New Year,
I’m getting back to the basics
all the wood, hay and stubble I keep
I’ll put into a rubbish-heap.

I’ll get back to the Gospel Truths,
then I’ll lay them upon the Rock
I’ll make sure they’re God proven
not ones construed by some human.

This coming New Year,
my Foundation will be transformed
and I pray it will bear the fire . . .
so I’ll be saved when I expire!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:20

“And are built upon the foundation
of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being
the chief corner stone;”

1 Corinthians 3:11-15

“For other foundation can no man lay
than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if any man build upon this foundation
gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

Every man’s work shall be made manifest:
for the day shall declare it, because
it shall be revealed by fire; and the
fire shall try every man’s work of
what sort it is.

If any man’s work abide which he
hath built thereupon,
he shall receive a reward.

If any man’s work shall be burned,
he shall suffer loss: but he himself
shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Gift of Love ~

God's Gift of Love ~ CHRSTian poetry by deborah ann

A manger’s crib,
a virgin’s birth
a Babe is born
peace on earth.

Angels above,
glory, glory sing
over the coming
of the King of Kings.

A new hope,
a new day
a Savior born
to show the way.

Wise men travel,
from afar
to find the truth
behind the Star.

A new covenant,
a new joy
all wrapped up in
Mary’s little Boy!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 2:10-11

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

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying On the Righteous Path ~

I’ve traveled many roads,
much to my dismay . . .
I walked along the path
of sin and decay.

I’ve climbed over mountains,
in my own egotistical pride
I walked in valley’s deep
with conceit as my guide.

But, I grew so very weary,
on the pathway’s of leeway
and the latitude I gave myself
on my soul began to weigh.

So, I began a new journey,
one that was Spirit lead
and now all the other routes
fill me with fear and dread.

For in God’s Word,
I discovered the path
guaranteed to keep me
from knowing God’s wrath!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 2:20

“That thou mayest walk
in the way of good men,
and keep the paths
of the righteous.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Was Hungry ~

I was hungry . . .
but you fed me not
from my thirst
I was pale and gaunt.

I had nowhere,
to lay my head
the clothes on my back
were mere threads.

I was sick,
but to me you didn’t come
you didn’t care in prison
if I was treated like scum.

I was a stranger,
but you looked away
hungry and thirsty
with no place to stay.

I needed a friendly hand,
for I’m meek and poor
but never once to ME . . .
did you open the door!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 25.45

“Then shall he answer them,
saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one
of the least of these,
ye did it not to me.”

King James Version
By Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gospel of Life ~

Thank you Lord,
for the Gospel of Life
for giving hope
instead of strife.

For the light,
of Your love
for Your Spirit
from above.

Thank you Lord,
for true liberty
for over sin
having victory.

For forgiveness,
and Your grace
for the chance
to seek Your face.

Thank you Lord,
for life eternal
for saving me from . . .
hell’s infernal!

~~~~~

2 Corinthians 3:6

“Who also hath made us able
ministers of the new testament;
not of the letter,
but of the spirit:
for the letter killeth,
but the spirit giveth life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Your Heart’s Desires ~

If you want God to give you,
your heart’s desires . . .
then for Him your soul
must fan grateful fires.

You need to be elated,
with His loving kindness
you need to be delighted
in all of His goodness.

You need to take pleasure,
in the righteous way of living
you need in all things
to give Him your  thanksgiving.

You need to be excited,
by the joy of your salvation
you need to be exuberant
He saved you from damnation.

If you want God to give you,
your heart’s desires . . .
you can’t become complacent
with doing what He requires!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:4

“Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Making My Life Count ~

One day to God,
I will give account
of all of my doings
and my where’s-about.

So each day I try,
in His presence to live
and my attention
to Him, I hourly give.

For, His eyes see all,
they are everywhere
as He travels with me
on life’s thoroughfare.

So I pray every day,
God’s ways I will know
for I don’t want to journey
where He would not go.

For, Jesus abides in me,
and I need to be wary
for I do not know . . .
how long He may tarry.

So I live my life,
knowing I’ll give account
tis why all my days for Him
I want to make count!

~~~~~~~


Romans 14:12

“So then every one of us
shall give account of
himself to God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Storehouse ~

God has a storehouse,
filled to the brim
for all those who believe
and trust in Him.

There’s an endless supply,
of mercy and grace
awaiting those who by faith
His goodness embrace.

God has a storehouse,
He wants to provide
all things that are good
you’ll not be denied.

It’s full of forgiveness,
hope, peace and rest
with the riches and glory
in Jesus you’ll blessed.

God has a storehouse,
He wants for you to share
so other people burdens . . .
you too, may help to bear!

~~~~~~

Philippians 4:19

“But my God shall supply
all your need according
to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Called~

Called out of the dark,
into His Light
called out of blindness
into new sight.

Called out of sin,
into holy living
called out of selfishness
into thanksgiving.

Called out of wanting,
into being satisfied
called out of despair
into being gloried.

Called out of the world,
into everlasting life
called out of fear and doubt
into giving Jesus our strife.

Called out of trepidation,
into hope and peace
called out of uselessness
into being God’s mouthpiece.

Called out of the darkness,
into His marvelous Light
called out of weakness
into His power and might!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 2:9

” But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood,
an holy nation,
a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth
the praises of him who
hath called you out
of darkness
into his marvellous light;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Look For The Light ~

I look for the Light,
I search it out
for in its truth
I never doubt.

I seek the Son,
I look for a ray
of hope to shine
upon my day.

I look for the Light,
I watch for a glimpse
of the promise
of eternal bliss.

I seek the Life,
I look for the path
leading away
from God’s wrath.

I seek the Light,
I search out the Way
the Fountain of Life
I follow each day!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 36:9

“For with thee is
the fountain of life:
in thy light shall
we see light.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Trembling With Fear ~

 

You can pursue God’s Word,
whenever you want
but if you don’t apply it
what have you got?

You can study your Bible,
all night and all day
but if you don’t obey it
you’ll just lose your way.

You can go to church,
sit in your Sunday pew
but, the rest of the week
what is it that you do?

You can go to small groups,
share all you know
but, if you don’t live it
it is all done for show.

You can read and study,
sermons you can hear
but, is God working in you
trembling and fear?

~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:12

“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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Holding Fast ~

Lord, help me to hold fast,
give me the stability
to grasp onto my faith
with grace and humility.

Help me to be steadfast,
give me quiet persistence
let me not grow weary
when I meet resistance.

Lord, help me to be firm.
so that I will not waiver
let me cling to the hope
You are my found Savior.

Help me to be secure,
keep me peacefully steady
with encouraging words
let me always be ready.

Lord, help me to hold fast,
to the trust in You I’ve found
keep me calmly resilient . . .
in spreading my faith around!

~~~~~~

Galatians 6:9

“And let us not be weary
in well doing:
for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


With Their Lips Only ~

Some say they love Jesus,
but, it’s with their lips only
for their actions do not match
what their words say so boldly.

They tell you they believe,
but, it’s not with their heart
for deep inside of them
sin still plays an ugly part.

Their faith and trust in God,
they will openly declare
but, with the things of this world
they still have a love affair.

Their mouths sing the songs,
of the joy of their salvation
but, to them they hold no real
life-changing revelations.

Some say they love Jesus,
their lips mouth their devotion
but, their hearts are only . . .
going through the motion!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 29:13

“Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people
draw near me with their mouth,
and with their lips do honour me,
but have removed their heart far
from me, and their fear toward
me is taught by the precept of men:”

King James Version
Public Domain

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Train Our Children~

If we train our children,
God, to always fear
then they will sense
His Spirit close and near.

If we raise our children,
to have Godly restraint
then with this world
they’ll not want to acquaint.

If we educate our children,
God, to always love
then they will lay
their treasures above.

If we teach our children,
to follow God’s plans
then they will know
their times are in His hands.

If we instruct our children,
to follow God’s ways
then His laws they’ll obey
for the rest of their days.

If we train our children,
right from the start
then from His ways . . .
they will not depart!

~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 22.6

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


How Troubling to God ~

I wonder how troubling,
to God, that it is . .
that when we need advice
we don’t go to Him, for His?

I wonder if He scratches,
His head in amazement
to how with waiting on Him
we’ve become so impatient.

I wonder how disturbing,
to God, that it is . . .
that when we need strength
we don’t go to Him, for His

I wonder if He shakes,
His head in utter confusion
as to why we think we can do
anything without His inclusion.

I wonder how distressing,
to God, that it is . . .
that when we need direction
we don’t go to Him, for His?

I wonder if He moves,
His head from side to side
thinking how much we need
to learn in Him to abide.

I wonder how we would be,
if in God we would just trust
I wonder if then we’d see . . .
just how much He loves us!

~~~~~~

Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good,
a strong hold
in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them
that trust in him.”

King James Version
Public Domain.

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Adding To Your Faith ~

Once you have faith,
you mustn’t stop there
you need to add to it
more things with care.

To your faith add virtue,
and you will be pure
for faith and virtue
is ungodly living’s cure.

To virtue add knowledge,
it is the wisdom of life
for faith with knowledge
will cause you no strife.

To knowledge add self-control
in all the things you do
for faith and self-control
lets the light of God shine through.

To self-control add perseverance,
you will need it to faithfully run
for faith and perseverance
is the only way the race is won.

To perseverance add godliness,
in all that you say and do
then charity and brotherly kindness
will ooze right out of you!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 1:5-7

“And beside this, giving all diligence,
add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge;

And to knowledge temperance;
and to temperance patience;
and to patience godliness;

And to godliness brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness charity.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Walk In The Light ~

If we walk in the Light,
like Jesus we will be
and His reflection off us
others will be able to see.

If we act as the Light,
the Gospel we will share
and to the blood of Jesus
we’ll make others aware.

If we live in the Light,
we will be God’s witness
and shine His every truth
on the lies of the darkness.

If we are to be the Light,
God will give us power
to save others from satan
before he can devour.

If we walk in the Light,
our hope will radiate
and the love of Jesus
to others we’ll illustrate!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 1:7

” But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light,
we have fellowship
one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ
his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Vengeful ~

Do not be vengeful,
don’t try to get even
do not hold a grudge
for any kind of reason.

Do not be spiteful,
don’t be merciless
do not be cruel
or become heartless.

Do not be resentful,
don’t be envious
don’t be embroiled
in others pettiness.

Do not be hateful,
don’t be critical
do not be unforgiving
nor become cynical.

Do not be vengeful
don’t hold a grudge
for God one day . . .
every thought will judge!

~~~~~~~~~

Leviticus 19:18

“Thou shalt not avenge,
nor bear any grudge
against the children
of thy people,
but thou shalt
love thy neighbour
as thyself: I am the Lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Perhaps ~

Sometimes I look,
but I don’t always see
the plans God has
awaiting just for me.

Perhaps I’m too busy,
focusing on my pain
or maybe it’s in my life
there’s been so much rain.

Sometimes I find myself,
wrap up in just me
that God purposes
are just too hard to see.

Perhaps I’m spending,
too much time away
from the Word of God
to see what He’s to say.

Sometimes to be honest,
I worry way too much
and I remain blind  . . .
to Jesus’ healing touch!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 9:27-29

“And when Jesus departed thence,
two blind men followed him,
crying, and saying,
Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

And when he was come
into the house, the blind men
came to him: and Jesus saith
unto them, Believe ye that I am
able to do this?
They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

Then touched he their eyes, saying,
According to your faith be it unto you.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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