Category Archives: CHRISTian Living Poems

Masks ~

Some hide behind,
masks of every kind
some wear disguises
if only in their mind.

Some camouflage,
who they truly are
some cover up
life’s many battle scars.

Some keep hidden,
the agony they feel
some their heartache
they want to conceal.

Some pretend to be,
happy when they’re not
some try to obscure
the problems they’ve got.

Some gloss over,
their heart’s insecurities
some try to cloak
their personal disabilities.

But, behind the masks,
from God we can’t hide
for He sees everything
going on, on the inside.

So, take off the disguise,
you are hiding behind
and let God transform . . .
your heart and mind!

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Job 34:21

“For his eyes
are upon the ways of man,
and he seeth all his goings.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Landmine of Pride ~

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The landmine of pride,
we all step on it
we all think at times
God we can outwit.

We fall into the snare,
of becoming self-reliant
but, what we really are
is being to God defiant.

The landmine of pride,
is  satan’s human trap
he knows it will go off
when our ego’s we tap.

We don’t see the danger,
until after it explodes
and all of our arrogance
God in our life exposes.

The landmine of pride,
will blow up in our face
unless we let God defuse it
with His saving grace!

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Proverbs 16:18

“Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

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To Keep Pressing On ~

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To keep pressing on,
to Jesus we need to press in
to keep on, keeping on
we need to run away from sin.

To reach the high calling,
on God we must keep our eyes
to reach up to heaven
we need to focus on the prize.

To get to the goal,
to our Savior we need to cling
to get to the finish line
we must grow our eagle wings.

To obtain the reward,
on the Holy Spirit we need to rely
to obtain the treasure
our worldly desires we must deny.

To keep pressing on,
to Jesus we must give Him our all
to keep on, keeping on
on God’s power we need to call!

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Philippians 3:13-15

” Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those
things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto
those things which are before,

I press toward the mark for
the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.

Let us therefore, as many
as be perfect, be thus minded:
and if in any thing ye be
otherwise minded, God shall
reveal even this unto you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


To Be An Overcomer ~

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To be an overcomer,
we must see sin is the problem
our faith and trust in Jesus
must remain firm and solemn.

To be an overcomer,
we must confront the obstructions
that leads to the wide road
of everlasting destruction.

To be an overcomer,
we must tackle the world head on
we constantly must be
to the Holy Spirit drawn.

To be an overcomer,
we must be willing to defeat
Satan and his armies
so not to fall for his deceit.

To be an overcomer,
we can’t stand in the shadows
we must shed God’s light
so the darkness we can expose!

~~~~~~~~~

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.

Who is he that overcometh the
world, but he that believeth
that Jesus is the Son of God?”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Committing To The Narrow Way ~

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Having a hard time,
staying on the narrow way
too many obstacles
to get over each day?

Too many trials,
testings and tribulations
keeping you from striving
to your eternal destination?

Feeling you’ll never get,
through the narrow gate
too many challenges keeping
you from going straight?

Too many worries,
troubles and cares
too many burdens
for you to have to bear?

Well don’t get discourage,
to the narrow way commit
and be happy that you  . . .
were even able to find it!

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Matthew 7:14

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

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May Christ Dwell ~

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May Christ dwell,
in your heart today
may His Life
be your Truth and Way.

May Christ make,
your heart His home
may you let Him
make it His throne.

May Christ abide,
in your heart always
may He be the one
to walk its hallways.

May Christ’s love be,
in your heart rooted
may your love for Him
be firmly grounded.

May Christ dwell,
in your heart today
may your faith in Him
always be on display!

~~~~~

Ephesians 3:17

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

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Near-Sighted ~

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Lord, may my eyes not be,
short or near-sighted
may they not become
from the world blighted.

May on Your light,
my focus always be
not on the things going on
right in front of me.

Lord, may my vision,
never get cloudy
may my eyes on You
be fixed soundly.

May in the distance,
I clearly see You
not with a marred
or distorted view.

Lord, may I not develop,
near or short-sightedness
so I may be full of . . .
the light, of Your likeness!

~~~~~

Matthew 6:22

“The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.”

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When You’re Delighted ~

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When you’re delighted,
to walk in God’s ways
that’s the time you’ll have
more peaceful days.

When you’re committed,
to seeking God first
that’s the time after Him
you genuinely thirst.

When you give God,
all your heart desires
that’s the time you’re doing
just what He requires.

When you trust God,
for everything
that’s the time you’ll see
each blessing He brings.

When in God’s ways
you’re truly delighted
that’s the time to be
joyfully excited!

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Psalm 37:4-5

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

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he
shall bring it to pass.”

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With All of My Heart and Soul ~

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Lord may I love You,
forever to You, may I cleave
may my heart and soul
from Your ways never leave.

May my heart obey You,
diligently may I conform
may my love for You
never grow lukewarm.

May I always trust You,
and the power of Your might
may I draw all of my strength
from the greatness of Your light.

May I remain faithful,
may the joy of my salvation
cause me to be full of hope
filled with peaceful jubilation.

Lord, with all my heart and soul,
I love You more each day . . .
may You continue to guide me
to walk in all your ways!

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Joshua 22:5

“But take diligent heed
to do the commandment and the law,
which Moses the servant of the Lord
charged you, to love the Lord
your God, and to walk in all his
ways, and to keep his commandments,
and to cleave unto him, and to
serve him with all your heart
and with all your soul.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


New Discoveries ~

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Each day is a new adventure,
God gives us to explore
each day He wants us . . .
to get to know Him more.

Every place that you look,
new discoveries are everywhere
no matter where you turn
God is waiting for you there.

Every year God has for us,
something new and exciting
each day He wants us to be
in His Word exploring.

Every verse you read,
has something just for you
each Scripture you study
your faith it will renew.

Every day is a new adventure,
God has for us to investigate
and it’s up to us . . .
to use His Word to navigate!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Yearly Check-Up ~

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Today I had my yearly check-up,
heard my life was just a breath
was told that any day  . . .
I could face my earthly death.

Found my days were numbered,
along with all my hair
and the fleeting of my time
was the ground work to prepare.

All throughout the exam,
as the evaluation was going on
I wondered if my heartbeat
reflected the one of the Son.

When the assessment was over,
I knew my habits had to change
and the priorities in my life
I would need to rearrange.

Today, I had a check-up,
found out life was just a vapor
so until my dying breath . . .
I’m living it for my Savior!

~~~~~

James 4:14

“Whereas ye know not
what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life?
It is even a vapour,
that appeareth for a little time,
and then vanisheth away.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever Is Of A Good Report ~

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Whatever is of a good report,
that which brings God praise
think about such things
and your spirit’s they will raise.

For, that which is mindful,
of God’s mercy and grace
are thoughts that our souls
daily need to embrace.

Whatever is eternal,
our minds should think of
visions of what is everlasting
are full of God’s power and love.

For, that which brings strength,
to our faith and hope
are the things that will help us
in this world to better cope.

Whatever is of a good report,
that which brings us cheer
if we think about such things
God to us, will always be near!

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Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brethren, . . .
whatsoever things are
of good report;
think on these things.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever is Lovely ~

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Whatever things are lovely,
that which is positive
think about such things
everything else is just negative.

For, that which is uplifting,
is full of righteousness
and will bring to your heart
contentment and quietness.

Whatever things are calming,
that which is tranquil
think about these things
your worries they will still.

For, that which is hopeful,
that which brings confirmation
will give you Godly confidence
full of love and not frustration.

Whatever things are lovely,
in your mind let them flow
and then the peace of God
you will come to know!

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Philippians 4:8

” Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are . . .

whatsoever things are lovely,
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever Is Pure ~

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Whatever things are pure,
that which is holy . . .
think about such things
with your heart, wholly.

For, any other thoughts,
to God are never pleasing
only to our fleshly appetites
are they really appeasing.

Whatever things are unpolluted,
that which is clean
think about such things
all else, to God is obscene.

For, that which is corrupt,
soils and defiles the soul
with things that are hard
for our minds to control.

Whatever things are eternal,
that which is everlasting
think about such things
all else, is God distracting.

For, the lusts of the world,
will only cause us grief
as they’ll pervert and distort
our faith and our belief.

Whatever things are pure,
on such things, think
any other thoughts . . .
to God, will only stink!

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Philippians 4:8

” Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are pure . . .
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever Is Just ~

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Whatever things are just,
in your mind let them sink in
for in the end it will be
God’s justice that will win.

For, God is full of mercy,
and gave to us His ways
so that we may have hope
for more peaceful days.

Whatever things are just,
these things think about
and they will bring comfort
when your fears incite doubt.

For, God works are flawless,
all has a perfect order
and He will make things right
amidst the chaos and horror.

Whatever things are just,
let your heart hold on to
for God’s moral excellence
will one day be coming true!

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren . . .
whatsoever things are just . . .
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever is Honest ~

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On whatsoever is honest,
let your mind be ruled
so to the world’s ways
you will not be fooled.

For, that which is honest,
will see through the deceit
and the lies others tell you
with the truth, you’ll defeat.

Whatever things are honest,
in your heart let them root
and God’s righteousness
will be your soul’s pursuit.

For, that which is honest,
brings spiritual purity
and you will be blessed
with eternal security.

Whatever things are honest,
let them fill your mind
though others may despise you
God’s peace you will find!

~~~~~

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren . . .
whatsoever things are honest . . .
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever is True ~

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Whatever things are true,
let them fill your mind
and the mercy of God
in them you will find.

For, that which is true,
is born out of God’s favor
and crowned with the grace
of Christ Jesus, our Savior.

Whatever things are true,
let them fill your heart
and from God’s ways
you will not depart.

For, that which is true,
is found in God’s Word
and promises to be
the righteous man’s gird.

 Whatever things are true,
such things, think about
then give God your praise
with a joyful shout!

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Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true . . .
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Prepped for Perfection ~

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I am being prepped,
for perfection
my heart is showing
Jesus’ reflection.

The more about Him,
I get to know
the more of His grace
I’m able to show.

I’m getting closer,
to His image being
the more of His love
in me I am seeing.

The more I study,
how Jesus lived
the more I’m able
others to forgive.

God’s prepping me,
for perfection . . .
ever since on my heart
Jesus left His impression!

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Matthew 5:48

“Be ye therefore perfect,
even as your Father which
is in heaven is perfect.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


If We’re to Be Meek ~

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If we’re to be meek,
but still be strong . . .
then we must believe
God won’t stir us wrong.

If we’re to be humble,
but still be bold . . .
then we must let God
into our heart’s to mold.

If we’re to be poor,
but still be wealthy
then we must remain . . .
to God’s ways healthy.

If we’re to be gentle,
but still be confident . . .
then we must trust God
is always competent.

If were to be meek,
humble, poor and gentle . . .
then we must live a life
of self-denial!

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Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Grace To The Humble ~

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When trials blow,
me to the ground
when my cares
take me down.

Before I rise,
back to my feet
I pray to God
my needs to meet.

When storms blow,
through my door
when my worries
take me to the floor.

Before I get,
to my legs back
I pray to God
for the grace I lack.

For, in my life,
to God I’ve found
to humble myself
when I am down!

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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.”

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On The Path To Perfection ~

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I’m on the path to perfection,
I’ve got a long way to go
but, one day I know I’ll be
to God as good as gold.

I’ve had plenty of struggles,
on the path to perfection
there’s been a lot of battles
against sin and temptation.

I’ve left behind many tears,
on the path to perfection
but, each drop God gathered
and added to His collection.

I’ve had quite a few regrets,
on the path to perfection
for, I didn’t always seek God
for His will and direction.

It’s not been an easy-going,
on the path to perfection
but, it’s the only way I know
that leads to sanctification!

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1 Peter 1:6-7

” Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season,
if need be, ye are in heaviness
through manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious than
of gold that perisheth, though
it be tried with fire, might be
found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing
of Jesus Christ:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Seeking God First ~

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When in the morning,
when God you first seek
ask Him to make you strong
in the places you are weak.

Ask Him to reveal to you,
what is His perfect will
ask Him to give you calm
in the areas you aren’t still.

Ask Him to shine His light,
on the righteous way
ask Him to be your eyes
before you start your day.

Ask Him to fill your heart,
with His mercy and His love
ask Him to be your ears
so to hear His voice above.

When in the evening,
when to God you start to pray
ask Him to remind you . . .
to seek Him first, the next day!

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Psalm 5:3

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Getting Through the Narrow Gate ~

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If we’re to get through,
the narrow gate . . .
we need to work on
our stance and gait.

We need to keep,
our heads held high
we need to keep
Jesus in our eyes.

We need to run,
with endurance
we need to walk
with assurance.

We need to hold,
our shoulder’s back
we need to ward off
satan’s every attack.

We need to keep,
sin’s weight off
we need not care
if others scoff.

If we’re to get through,
the narrow gate . . .
we must keep our souls
pointing straight!

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Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad
is the way, that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in thereat:

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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