Category Archives: CHRISTian Living Poems

Look At Lot’s Wife ~

Don’t be entrapped,
by worldly things . . .
don’t get caught up
in what wealth brings.

For once Jesus,
comes into your heart
in earthly pleasures
you must not take part.

Don’t lust after things,
with your own eyeballs
lest you might fall into
one of satan’s pitfalls.

For nothing on earth,
is worth loosing your soul
so onto sinful things
let go of your hold.

Don’t think to look back,
on your old way of life . . .
just look at what happen
to Lot’s very own wife!

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Luke 17:32

Remember Lot’s wife.

Genesis 19:26

But his wife looked back
from behind him, and she
became a pillar of salt.

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Shine Your Light ~

Your light can shine,
without saying a word
volumes it can speak
without being heard.

The light of your smile,
says I’ll brighten your day
the light of your touch
says I’ll help show the way.

The light in your eyes,
says Jesus loves you
the light of your hug
says I’ll stay with you too.

The light of your mind,
says I’ll show you mercy
the light of your tears
says to God were all worthy.

You don’t have to say,
not a word of any kind
just let Jesus’ light shine
so His love others may find!

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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.”

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Keep Me Steadfast ~

Lord, keep me steadfast,
in my pursuit to abide in Thee
keep my heart faithful
so Your love will dwell in me.

Lord, keep me patient,
in my quest to walk like Thee
keep my feet established
so Your Spirit can lead me.

Lord, keep me faithful,
in my search to become like Thee
keep my branches trimmed
so Your fruit will mature in me.

Lord, keep me loyal,
in my endeavor to follow Thee
keep my mind established
so Your peace will be seen in me.

Lord, keep me steadfast,
so my works will glorify Thee
keep my faith abounding
so Your Spirit can encourage me!

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1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always abounding in the work
of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not
in vain in the Lord.

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Establishing My Faith~

Establishing my faith,
pressing closer into . . .
the higher calling
found Jesus in You.

Gaining a perception,
of godly discernment
giving understanding
my full commitment.

Striving for perfection,
growing spiritually
working out my faith
uncompromisingly.

Holding on to my hope,
trusting You for all things
letting Your Word
pull on my heart strings.

Establishing my faith,
going for the goal . . .
the hope of Your glory
propelling my soul!

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Colossians 1:27

To whom God would make
known what is the riches of
the glory of this mystery among
the Gentiles; which is Christ in you,
the hope of glory:

Philippians 3:13-14

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Thread Of Humility ~

The thread of humility
today is running thin . . .
for so many are caught
in the pride of their sin.

Their hearts are hardened,
there is no gentility
instead there is only
the backlash of hostility.

The thread of humility,
today is running bare . . . .
for so many think God
is no longer out there.

Instead they belittle,
those who remain meek
because His righteousness
they still willingly seek.

The thread of humility,
only God can repair . . .
for a heart that is humble
will never fall in despair!

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Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the Lord
is the instruction of
wisdom; and before
honour is humility.

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Living Victoriously ~

Through life’s up and downs,
all the highs and the lows
the way to having hope
God’s Word always shows.

For we will find His grace,
is more than sufficient
for when our own strength
grows weak and deficient.

Through life’s many battles,
those we lose, those we fight
overcomers we will be
through His saving Light.

For His Light reveals Truth,
it exposes the Life and Way
it unveils how to live
victoriously everyday.

Through life’s joys and woes,
all the wins and defeats . . .
it’s comforting knowing
His grace never depletes!

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2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly therefore
will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.

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An Open Heart ~

An open heart,
Jesus can remake
for in His riches
it will partake.

It excepts His love,
His mercy and grace
for an open heart
His life can embrace.

An open mind,
wholeness will receive
for it no longer
His Spirit grieves.

It desires godly wisdom,
it seeks holy living
its thoughts are now full
of hope and thanksgiving.

An open heart,
takes a willing spirit too
so Jesus its mind . . .
can restore and renew!

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Ephesians 4:23

And be renewed
in the spirit of your mind;

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Humble Obedience ~

Complete surrender,
not my strength, but His
yielded absolutely
not my will, but His.

Humble obedience,
not my flesh, but His
perfect compliance
not my spirit, but His.

Fully submitted,
not my control, but His
resigned utterly
not my desires, but His.

Completely yielding,
not my wants, but His
entirely devoted
not my pleasures, but His.

Complete surrender,
not my life, but His
thoroughly in love . . .
now that my heart is His!

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Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies
of God, that ye present
your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your
reasonable service.

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If Only More People ~

If only more people,
would others forgive
oh, what a better world . . .
in which we would live.

Then there would be,
no more sorrow and grief
for bitterness would be
short lived and brief.

If only more people,
would turn the other cheek
oh, how this world . . .
would be so less bleak.

For, then there would be,
less death and devastation
for peace would replace
reproach and condemnation.

If only more people,
would love one another
then we’d have a world . . .
where no one has to suffer!

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John 13:34

A new commandment
I give unto you,
That ye love one another;
as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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We All Have Enemies ~

We all have enemies,
of different kinds
they all want to mess
with our earthly minds.

But we who love God,
our thoughts control
for we trust Him with
all our heart and soul.

We all know people,
who cause us pain
we all see how hatred
in their hearts reign.

But we who love God,
needn’t be concerned
for their wrath for us
will be returned.

We all have enemies,
who are cruel and merciless
but we who love God . . .
have eternal joyfulness!

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Romans 12:19

Dearly beloved, avenge not
yourselves, but rather give
place unto wrath: for it is written,
Vengeance is mine;
I will repay, saith the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Set Apart ~

Set apart,
unto our Savior
are the hearts
who His grace savor.

For He loved us,
while yet sinners
so to makes us
His crown winners.

Set apart,
unto Holiness
are the souls
seeking Godliness.

Virtue and honor,
to God they bring
a life separated
from worldly things.

Set apart,
each one of us
who in God . . .
place their trust!

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Psalm 4:3

But know that the Lord
hath set apart him that
is godly for himself: the
Lord will hear when
I call unto him.

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Clothed In Humility ~

Clothed in humility,
the garment of grace
are the hearts . . .
dressed for the race.

Gone is the pride,
and the self-interest
now that in Jesus
they are invested.

Clothed in humility,
cloaked in modesty
are the hearts . . .
who deal honestly.

Gone is the arrogance,
the nerve and conceit
now that in Jesus
they are made complete.

Clothed in humility,
are the hearts void of
selfish needs and desires
for with God they’re in love!

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1 Peter 5:5b

Be clothed with humility
for God resisteth the proud,
and giveth grace to the humble.

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Bless Me Lord ~

Bless me Lord,
as I walk Your way
let not the ungodly path
cause my heart to sway.

Let me not lag behind,
but keep my attention
so I may stand strong
when facing contention.

Keep me mediating on,
the truth day and night
so I may be for You
a bright shinning light.

Let me not stagger,
when temptation I meet
but keep the ground solid
beneath my faithful feet.

Bless me Lord,
as a godly life I pursue
keep me delighted
in my thoughts of You!

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Psalm 1.1-2

Blessed is the man
that walketh not in
the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way
of sinners, nor sitteth in
the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law
of the Lord; and in his law doth
he meditate day and night.

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Be Renewed ~

Each day we need to renew,
in God our faith and trust
as so much bad news on us
everyday they seem to thrust.

We need to read and study,
His life giving Word
so we can rise above
the bad tiding we have heard.

Each day we need to refresh,
in us God’s mercy and grace
so we will have the strength
as more concern’s we face.

We need to pray to God,
without ever once ceasing
so we can maintain our hope
as difficulties keep increasing.

Each day we need to renew,
our hearts and minds . . .
so a right spirit in us
God will be able to find!

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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.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew a right
spirit within me.

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His Life, Not Mine ~

Lost in Jesus,
His life, not mine
His will for me
now to go fine.

Lost in Jesus,
for His own sake
so from the world
I’d make a break.

Lost in His love,
cursed no longer
His grace for me
makes me stronger.

Lost in His hope,
my cross to bear
my life now
rests in His care.

Lost in Jesus,
not my life to live
now that my heart
to Him I give!

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Matthew 10:38-39

And he that taketh
not his cross,
and followeth after me,
is not worthy of me.

He that findeth his life
shall lose it: and he that
loseth his life for
my sake shall find it

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As An Green Olive Tree ~

Today I stand and watch,
the world erode around me
but I will remain to God
as green as an olive tree.

For, my roots are established,
His mercy their tapped into
for I believe this world . . .
I am just passing through.

Today I stand and witness,
mankind’s falling away
but, my faith is grounded
in the Life, Truth and Way.

For, it is by God’s strength,
I’m able to stand steadfast
I don’t care if in this world
I am considered an outcast.

Today, I stand and witness,
the world decay around me
but, I have become for God . . .
as sturdy as an olive tree!

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Psalm 52:8

But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God:
I trust in the mercy of God
for ever and ever.

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Remember Me Lord ~

Remember me oh God,
for all the good I’ve done
for all the things I say . . .
about the love of Your Son.

Remember my good works,
the seeds I have sown
the hope I have brought
as faith in You was grown.

Remember my acts and deeds,
done out of hope and charity
to bring into a lost soul
the gift of eternal certainty.

Remember my many prayers,
for all of mankind
how much I wanted them
Your mercy and grace to find.

Remember me oh, God,
for all the good I say and do
how in this evil world I still . . .
unashamedly speak up for You!

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Nehemiah 5:19

Think upon me, my God,
for good, according to all
that I have done for this people
.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O Lord, my strength,
and my redeemer.

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~ Shine His Light ~

In a world full of darkness,
shine His light . . .
in these times of uncertainty
be His light.

In the lives of those lost,
radiate the Light . . .
in the souls that are dying
expose the Light.

In the hearts that are hurting,
exude the Light . . .
in the minds that are unraveling
refract the Light.

In those who are unsure,
transmit the Light . . .
in the one who is wandering
broadcast the Light.

In a world that is perverse,
shine His light . . .
in an earth that is corrupt
be His light!

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Philippians 2:15

”That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of a
crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;”

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The Evidence Of Charity ~

Justified by faith,
the good works we do
when Jesus we follow
the Gospel of You.

From works of the law,
we are no longer bound
now that our salvation
in You we have found.

Justified by faith,
to produce good fruit
when in You, Lord
they grow and take root.

Then kindness will be,
out of our hearts flowing
as acts of mercy
we continue showing.

Justified by faith,
the evidence of . . .
good works of charity
because Jesus we love!

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James 2:14

What doth it profit, my brethren,
though a man say he hath faith,
and have not works?
can faith save him?

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Now That I am Alive ~

Now that I am alive,
I no longer conform . . .
to the ways of the world
nor to it’s social norms.

For with Christ living in me,
I now have a new life
releasing me from the issues
once causing me strife.

Now that I am dead,
to sin and transgressing
I can see how eternal hope
was once absent and missing.

For now that I am awake,
sober, alert and aware
with the world and its ideals
I’ve no longer a love affair.

Now that I am alive,
with the world behind me
I long for the day . . .
when with Jesus I’ll be!

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1 Corinthians 15:22

For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ shall
all be made alive.

Ephesians 2:3-5

Among whom also we all had
our conversation in times past
in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind; and were by
nature the children of wrath,
even as others.

But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith
he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins,
hath quickened us together with Christ,
(by grace ye are saved;)

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Rise Up Again ~

We all take misguided steps,
causing us to stumble . . .
we all take a nose dive
when into sin we tumble.

But, we who have faith,
can rise up again . . .
for we know we need
from all evil to abstain.

We all say things we shouldn’t,
causing an avalanche . . .
of words we don’t mean
in the heat of circumstance.

But, we who have the Holy Spirit,
can tame our tongues
by letting Him take control
of our words before they come.

We all stumble at times,
we all use words carelessly
but, we who love God . . .
pray not to do so fervently!

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Psalm 20:8

They are brought down
and fallen: but we are
risen, and stand upright.

James 3:5

Even so the tongue is a little member,
and boasteth great things. Behold,
how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

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My Soul Aches ~

My soul aches,
to be compliant
it longs to be
on God reliant.

For I am in awe,
of His holiness
making me aware
of my lowliness.

My heart yearns to be,
onto God cleaving
so I may serve Him
through righteous living.

For to be obedient,
I need to walk
the voice I hear
when to me He talks.

My souls pines,
to keep God’s commands
my heart strives . . .
to do what He demands!

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Deuteronomy 13:4

Ye shall walk after
the Lord your God,
and fear him, and keep
his commandments,
and obey his voice,
and ye shall serve him,
and cleave unto him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Say No To Negative Thoughts ~

Negative thoughts,
have no real place
in hearts and minds
flowing with grace.

For they will plug up,
and stop the flow
making being sober
harder for you to know.

Negative thoughts,
play with the mind
until a sound one
you no longer find.

For they’ll pull you down,
take complete control
and suck all the hope
right out of your soul.

To negative thoughts,
just say no . . . .
so the grace of God
can continue to flow!

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1 Peter 1:13

Wherefore gird up the loins
of your mind, be sober, and
hope to the end for the grace
that is to be brought unto
you at the revelation of
Jesus Christ;

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Child Of The Day ~

Child of the day,
children of the Light
put our trust in God
with all of our might.

Warriors on this earth,
fighting off evilness
pledge never to return
to our former wretchedness

Holy and righteous are we,
holding on to the Life
even though it causes us
worldly grief and strife.

Awake, sober and alert,
to the powers of darkness
son’s and daughter’s of God
full of awe and awareness.

Child of the Light,
children of the day
put all of our faith in . . .
the Truth, Life and Way!

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Thessalonians 5:4-5

But ye, brethren, are not
in darkness, that that day
should overtake you as a thief.

Ye are all the children of light,
and the children of the day:
we are not of the night,
nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep,
as do others; but let us
watch and be sober.

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The Meaning To Life ~

Life has more meaning,
when in God you believe
it is more enjoyable . . .
when Jesus you receive.

It is more peaceful,
when others you forgive
it is more compatible
when love is what you give.

Life has more to offer,
when God you daily seek
it is more agreeable
when humble and meek.

It is more pleasant,
when you’re being kind
it is more courteous
when peace fills your mind.

Life is just plain better,
when in God you trust
it is just simply easier . . .
when Jesus lives in us!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold,
all things are become new.

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Denying Ourselves ~

If we are in Jesus,
to believe and trust
faith in ourselves
we’ll need to adjust.

For when we’re on Him,
completely reliant
then to our own means
we’ll be less dependent.

If we are in Jesus,
to completely obey
then our self-interests
we’ll need to put away.

For to take up the cross,
we must ourselves deny
then to our old ways
we’ll no longer comply.

If we are in Jesus,
to trust and to believe
then through His Spirit . . .
the new man we’ll receive!

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Matthew 16:24

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.

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I Still Love You ~

I may not like,
what it is you do
but, I still need . . .
to be kind to you.

How I believe,
may make you upset
but, I’ll still treat . . .
you with respect.

I may not like,
what you say
but, I still need . . .
for you to pray.

You may laugh,
poke fun at me
but, Jesus’ light . . .
in me you’ll see.

We may not have,
the same point of view
but, I want you to know . . .
I still love you!

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Matthew 5:43-48

But I say unto you,
Love your enemies, bless
them that curse you, do good
to them that hate you,
and pray for them which
despitefully use you,
and persecute you;

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A Bold Attitude ~

Be of good courage,
have a bold attitude
ask God to give you
strength and fortitude.

For He wants to make,
your faith in Him strong
so you won’t be defeated
when problems come along.

Be of good courage,
let your mind be at rest
be confident in knowing
God’s has for you His best.

For He wants you to live,
in a victorious way
then with grace you can face
the worries of each day.

Be of good courage,
be bold and and be brave
trust the Lord Himself . .
from your troubles will save!

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Psalms 31:24

“Be strong and good courage,
and he shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the Lord. “

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The Halves and Half Nots ~

Some people’s glass,
always seems filled
while others only see . . .
what from it spilled.

Some people are happy,
with what from God they get
others over their portion . . .
grumble, bemoan and fret.

Some people’s glass,
is always brimming
while others only view . . .
how much is missing.

Some people are all right,
with their God given share
while others only think . . .
what is or is not fair.

Some people’s glass,
is always adequate
while others only watch . . .
how fast theirs dissipates.

But, we who trust in God,
don’t care how full the glass
for it is in heaven where . . .
our treasures we amass!

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Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation
be without covetousness;
and be content with such
things as ye have: for he
hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee.

Matthew 6:20

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

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God’s Good Pleasure ~

Father, when I consider,
the good pleasure of Your will
it causes me to pause . . .
to be quiet and be still.

For out of Your goodness,
You sent Your beloved son
to offer redemption
to each and everyone.

Jesus, when I consider,
the richness of Your grace
it causes me to reflect
so Your life I can embrace.

For You came to fulfill,
Your Father’s adoption plan
gave up Your very own life
for all the children of man.

Father when I consider,
the depth of Your good pleasure
I see how much You love us all
without limits or measure!

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Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.

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True Love From God ~

True love comes from God,
then passed down to man
so we may too love . . .
as only Jesus can.

For our love is weak,
whereas His is strong
it shows us how to forgive
whenever we’re wronged.

True love comes from God,
is given freely to all
it brings redemption
when on Jesus we call.

For our love condemns,
but Jesus’ love atones
it shows us how not to be
the first to cast a stone.

True love comes from God
passed on to His Son
so we too like Him . . .
may love every one!

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only
begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

John 13:34

A new commandment
I give unto you, That ye
love one another; as I
have loved you, that ye
also love one another.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~