Category Archives: CHRISTian Living Poems

Do It All In Love ~

Whatever you do,
out of love perform it
for love can brighten
someone else’s spirit.

For love set in action,
is an amazing thing
for joy and happiness
to others it will bring.

Whatever you say,
out of love speak it
let your words together
be by love knitted.

For love in motion,
goes a long, long way
for hope and peace
will fill someone’s day.

Whatever you say and do,
by charity be inspired
for this is what Jesus’ . . .
very own heart required!

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Colossians 3:14

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

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Give Me Patience Lord ~

Give me patience Lord,
to go the distance
be there for me
when I need assistance.

Help me to be strong,
steady and consistent
so that my trust in You
can be firmly persistent.

Give me endurance Lord,
to go the full length
be there for me . . .
when I need more strength.

Help me to be for You,
a willing able soul
so that my life You can
have complete control.

Give me patience Lord,
and endurance too
be there for me until . . .
the day I’m with You!

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Romans 8:25

But if we hope for
that we see not,
then do we with
patience wait for it.

Romans 15:4

For whatsoever things were
written aforetime were written
for our learning, that we through
patience and comfort of the
scriptures might have hope.

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I’m Just Passing Through ~

This world is not my home,
I am just passing through
and I am convinced . . .
not to weaken to its view.

Yet, it’s thrust before me,
whether I like it or not
but, I must not concede
to the lies that are taught.

It seems wherever I go,
I find much opposition
but, I refused to be
dragged into submission.

Often I’m called names,
for not giving my approval
so every day my mind
I keep in constant renewal.

This world is not my home,
Lord, I’m just passing through
and I am determined . . .
to stay on the path to You!

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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.”

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The Works Of Your Hands ~

If to God you commit,
the works of your hands
He will show you
just what are His plans.

If your whole heart,
is in the right place
God will give you
strength for the race.

If God’s kingdom,
you will first seek
His power He’ll give
when you are weak.

If all of your mind,
to God you would give
He will guide you
how for Him to live.

If to God you commit,
your heart and mind . . .
the path of righteous
you will surely find!

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Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works
unto the Lord,
and thy thoughts
shall be established.

Proverbs 16:9

 A man’s heart deviseth
his way: but the Lord
directeth his steps.

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To Others Be Forgiving ~

To others be forgiving,
be tenderhearted too
for that is what Jesus
would have us to do.

For He was our example,
as to how we should be
so that His life in ours
others may always see.

To others be humble,
be compassionate too
let them see kindness
exude out of you.

For Jesus was merciful,
patient and kindhearted
and we too need to be
loving and warmhearted.

To others be forgiving,
be kind and loving too
just as Jesus has been
to me and all of you!

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Ephesians 4:32

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

Colossians 3:12-13

Put on therefore, as the elect of God,
holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness, longsuffering;

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

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The Brave And The Bold ~

To the brave and the bold,
the heroic and the courageous 
I pray each day you will stay
on the road of the righteous.

I pray you will always be,
by the Holy Spirit led
and on the Word of God
your soul is continually fed.

To the daring and fearless,
the valiant and the strong
I pray the Lord will lead you
all of your life long.

I pray you will be protected,
under the shadow of His wings
I pray you will rise above
all that to you life brings.

To the brave and heroic,
the strong and the fearless
I pray you will always know
the power of God’s goodness!

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Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong
and of a good courage;
be not afraid,
neither be thou dismayed:
for the Lord thy God is
with thee whithersoever
thou goest.

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A New Creation ~

A new creation,
gone is the old
reborn to be
for Jesus bold.

No more worldly,
or a slave to sin
pride no longer
controls within.

A new heart,
gone is the stone
as into His image
we’re being cloned.

No longer the same,
all things are new
gone is the past life
we formerly knew.

A new creation,
old nature gone . . .
once onto the cross
we nail our sins on!

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Ephesians 4:24

And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

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Die To Sin ~

Some people make grace,
look gaudy and cheap
they think to their sin
they can hold on and keep.

They are not willing,
to die to their sin . . .
they still think the race
of the faithful they’ll win.

Some people think grace,
comes to them at no cost
so they continue to sin
not thinking their still lost.

They are not convinced,
of their need to repent
for their transgressions
they don’t really regret.

Some people think grace,
to sin is an open door . . .
but, Jesus made it clear
to go and sin no more!

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Romans 6:1-2

 What shall we say then?
Shall we continue in sin,
that grace may abound?

God forbid. How shall we,
that are dead to sin,
live any longer therein?

John 8:11

She said, No man, Lord.
And Jesus said unto her,
Neither do I condemn thee: go,
and sin no more.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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A Child Of God ~

A child of God is easy,
to pick out in a crowd . . .
for they are temperate
never tawdry or loud.

They are the ones sober,
gentle is their behavior
for they resemble the life
of their Lord and Savior.

A child of God is easy,
to spot when in a group
for they stand upright
never to sin do they stoop.

They are the ones confident,
for they’ve been transformed
no longer to this world
are they being conformed.

A child of God is easy,
to point out and to find . . .
for they’re the ones to others
who are loving and kind!

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1 John 3:10

In this the children of God are manifest,
and the children of the devil: whosoever
doeth not righteousness is not of God,
neither he that loveth not his brother.

Ephesians 5:1

Be ye therefore followers
of God, as dear children;

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Understanding God’s Will ~

If you are searching,
to understand God’s will
you must be willing
to wait and be still.

For, into His image,
you’ll first be conformed
so your heart of stone
can be transformed.

If you are searching,
to comprehend God’s will
then with the Holy Spirit
your life you must fill.

Then with the good fruit,
your faith will start to grow
and they will lead you . . .
in the way you should go.

If you are investigating,
what God’s will is for you
obey Him in everything
that you say or do!

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Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever ye do in word
or deed, do all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to
God and the Father by him.

James 1:22

But be ye doers of the word,
and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves.

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Righteous Living ~

Righteous living,
needn’t be a struggle
it doesn’t have to be
something you juggle.

For when we allow,
the Spirit to guide us
He’ll help us become . . .
virtuous and just.

Righteous living,
takes a contrite heart
for it to be given
a fresh new start.

For when we let,
the Holy Spirit in
He will keep us
from turning to sin.

Righteous living,
on your own you can’t do
unless you have . . .
His Spirit living in you!

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2 Corinthians 5:21 

For he hath made him
to be sin for us,
who knew no sin;
that we might be made
the righteousness of
God in him.

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Edifying One Another ~

If we’re to edify others,
then why do we put them down
if they come to us with a smile
why do they leave with a frown?

If we’re to encourage others,
then why do we them berate
if they come to us with delight
why do we their joy deflate?

If we’re to uplift others,
then why do their bubbles we burst
if they come to us satisfied
why do they depart from us with thirst?

If we’re to motivate others,
then why do we make them sad
if they come to us elated
then why do they go off feeling bad?

If we’re to edify others,
with God we need to be at peace
so that with encouragement . . .
other’s hearts we may reach!

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Romans 14:19

Let us therefore follow after
the things which make for peace,
and things wherewith one may
edify another.

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Loving Our Enemies ~

If our enemies we’re to love,
God’s help we will need
and to Him our pride . . .
we will have to concede.

For we need to show them,
God will forgive them too . . .
no matter of the evil things
that they are compelled to do.

If for our persecutors we’re to pray,
we’ll need Jesus to intercede
and to Him our ego’s . . .
we will have to concede.

For to pray for those who hurt us,
is not something easy to do . . .
but, we still need to show them
that Jesus loves them too.

We can love our adversaries,
and pray for our oppressors
but, mostly we need to implore
for those who are transgressors!

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Matthew 5:44

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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For God’s Pleasure ~

You were created,
for God’s pleasure
your faith and trust
to Him is a treasure.

For He molded you,
into His likeness
making you a portrait
of His kindness.

God created you,
to give Him praise
for His glory
all of your days.

For He formed you,
to give Him honor
by gracing you with
His mercy and favor.

You were created,
for God’s joy and delight
to bring praise to Him . . .
with a heart contrite!

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Revelation 4:11

Thou art worthy, O Lord,
to receive glory and honour
and power: for thou hast
created all things,
and for thy pleasure
they are and were created.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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I’m Living For Christ ~

I’m living for Christ,
myself I’m denying
everyday more to Him
I find myself dying.

I’m carrying my cross,
no matter the cost
in sin no longer . .
is my soul lost.

I’m living for Christ,
His light I want to be
so others can see
His life inside of me.

I’m studying His Word,
using my God given gift
encouraging others
with words that uplift.

I’m living for Christ,
like Him I am striving
and everyday my life
He is modifying!

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Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

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Candle-Holders ~

Light-bearers,
candle-holders
are those who are
truth beholders.

Bearing witness,
to the Life and Way
shines His Light
both night and day.

Trust-sharers,
faith-builders
are those who are
hope wielders.

Proclaiming peace,
vocalizing their love
let their light radiate
God’s own from above.

Candle-holders,
Light-bearers
are those who are
Jesus sharers!

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Proverbs 20:27

The spirit of man
is the candle of the Lord,
searching all the inward
parts of the belly.

John 1:8

He was not that Light,
but was sent to bear
witness of that Light.

Luke 8:16

No man, when he hath lighted
a candle, covereth it with a vessel,
or putteth it under a bed;
but setteth it on a candlestick,
that they which enter in may
see the light.

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The Things I Do ~

Sometimes I do,
what I shouldn’t do
for I know it’s not . . .
what Jesus would do.

Sometimes I act,
how I shouldn’t act
for I know it’s not . . .
how Jesus would act.

Sometimes I say
what I shouldn’t say
for I know it’s not . . .
what Jesus would say.

Sometimes I behave,
how I shouldn’t behave
for I know it’s not . . .
how Jesus would behave.

Sometimes I struggle,
Jesus to be like You . . .
and I hate saying and doing
what You wouldn’t say or do!

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Romans 7:15

For that which I do I allow not:
for what I would, that do I not;
but what I hate, that do I.

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A New Spiritual Sight ~

If the eye is lit,
by the Truth and Light
it will be given . . .
a new spiritual sight.

For the eye reflects,
what’s on the inside
and will mirror Jesus
to all on the outside.

If the eye is enlighten,
to the Life and Way
to the ways of the world
it will not again sway.

For the eye can see,
the cover of darkness . . .
in a world enshrouded
by evil’s blackness.

If the eye is the lamp,
it will shine ever bright
for its body is full . . .
of the One who brings Light!

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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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Earthly Treasures ~

When we treasure more,
things that are worldly . . .
we will look upon them
ever so warm and fondly.

For they brings to us,
such joy and delight
that we don’t notice
how they dim the Light.

When earthly treasures,
our hearts takeover . . .
our pride and egos
we often will fall over.

For we cannot see,
past their seduction
to notice our own
spiritual corruption.

When we treasure,
things of the world more . . .
the fact that they’ll erode
we must not ignore!

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Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

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

For where your treasure is, there will
your heart be also.

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Walking After The Spirit ~

Those who are walking,
after the Holy Spirit . . . .
are those who one day
will heaven inherit.

For the lusts of the flesh,
they have put to bed
now that they’re willing
to be by Him led.

Those who continue to walk,
after that which is holy
are those who have given
to Jesus their hearts wholly.

For they confessed their sins,
and have been transformed
now to the world and its way
they’re no longer conformed.

Those walking in the Spirit,
in Christ are accepted
they’ll be not condemned
nor in heaven rejected!

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Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no
condemnation to them which
are in Christ Jesus, who walk
not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit.

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It’s God Way ~

It’s God way,
or the ways of man
it’s the wide road
or the narrow span.

It’s a spiritual life,
or one that’s carnal
it’s a heart of flesh
or one that’s normal.

It’s through our faith,
or through work’s toil
it’s the grace of Jesus
or the things that spoil.

It’s things that are good,
or those that are evil
it’s pursuing righteousness
or following the devil.

It’s God’s way,
for no other one . . .
will lead us to the Life
or the Way to His Son!

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Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the Lord is tried:
he is a buckler to all those
that trust in him.

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Garments Of Grace ~

Garment’s of grace,
not worn on the sleeve
but wrapped on the Vine
onto Whom we cleave.

Garments of kindness,
we all need to wear
to show to others
how much we care.

Garments of mercies,
we need to put on
so we can reflect
the love of His Son.

Garments of humbleness,
we need to wear too
so others oh, Lord . . .
we can lead to You.

Garments of meekness,
humility’s covering . . .
are the garments worn
by those longsuffering!

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Colossians 3:12-13

Put on therefore,
as the elect of God,
holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness
of mind, meekness,
longsuffering;

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

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Embracing The Cross ~

Everyday we need to be,
the cross embracing . . .
each day we should be
like Jesus behaving.

We need into His image,
keep on transforming
and to the world ways
stop being conforming.

Everyday we need to be,
grace and love’s reflection
so with the unsaved
we can make a connection.

We need to resemble,
Jesus’ saving light
so in man’s foolish heart
our hope will shine bright.

Everyday we need to be,
to the cross adhering
so more can be ready
for His next appearing!

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Luke 10:2

Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great,
but the labourers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest, that he would
send forth labourers
into his harvest.

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.

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Choose Words Consoling ~

Choose words consoling,
let them be wise and kind
use words that will bring
to someone peace of mind.

Use your words carefully,
think before you speak
pray before you say a thing
to be humble and meek.

Use words that will inspire,
encourage and support
let them be full of tenderness
always offering up comfort.

Control your own impulses,
use words filled with grace
let others hear loving words
their heart’s can embrace.

Our words can be healing,
bringing relief and peace
or they can be toxic . . .
by the poison they release!

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Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are
as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones
.

James 3:8

“But the tongue
can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.”

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For My Soul ~

I do not trust,
those in control . . .
I won’t give them
a piece of my soul.

For it is God,
on whom I depend
and my faith in Him
to death I’ll defend.

I do not believe,
in what they say
I won’t be lead . . .
down that wide way.

For I do not fear,
what man can do
for my life oh Lord
I have given You.

To God my soul,
belongs solely . . .
for I’m on the side
of all things holy!

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Psalm 118:6

The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?

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Life In The Narrow Lane ~

Life in the narrow lane,
needs to be taken slow
and you must be willing
to go with the flow.

You’ll need to keep up,
with the stressful pace
if you want to finish
the faithful race.

Life in the narrow lane,
leads to the gate
that will determine
your eternal fate.

You’ll need to be aware,
of the bumps in the way
that may cause you
from the truth to stray.

Life in the narrow lane,
was paved before us
by the saints who put . . .
in Jesus all their trust!

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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.

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Oh, What A Gain ~

Oh, what a gain,
it’s going to be
when my Savior
I finally see.

Though I may lose,
on earth my standing
one day in heaven
I will be landing.

Oh, what a joy,
it’s going to be
when my Father
I’ll at last see.

Though in the world,
I have been hated
God’s love for me
has never abated.

Oh, what a gain,
for me it will be
if living like Christ
means heaven I’ll see!

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Philippians 1:21

For to me
to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.

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Those Who Love Jesus ~

Those who love Jesus,
are on the same path
for they know to turn
away from God’s wrath.

They have a fellowship,
of peace, hope and grace
together life’s challenges
they are willing to face.

Those who love Jesus
know He is in the midst
they understand the devil
they will need to resist.

They have a kinship,
of brotherly love
for they all are related
to their Father above.

Those who love Jesus,
to each other cleave
and just like Him . . .
promise never to leave!

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Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are
gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man’s mouth
are as deep waters, and the
wellspring of wisdom as a
flowing brook

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Blessed Are The Pure In Heart ~

Blessed are the souls,
that have been purified
for their hearts have been . . .
changed from the inside.

For they are committed,
to a lifestyle of holiness
and strive to achieve
a lifetime of godliness.

Blessed are the souls,
whose thoughts and desires
are to do everything
that God so requires.

For the lusts of the flesh,
brings them no pleasure
for it is up in heaven . . .
they store their treasure.

Blessed are the pure in heart,
for God ~ they shall see
they gladly live a life holy
with delightful joy and glee!

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Matthew 5.8

Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.

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Blessed Are Those Merciful ~

Blessed are the merciful,
those who do believe
it is better to be forgiving
then to injure or aggrieve.

For they know they must be,
kind, gentle and polite
so that for Jesus . . .
they can reflect His light.

Blessed are those merciful,
those who are generous
for their deeds of charity
are done with reverence.

For they know they should be,
compassionate and caring
for the love of God . . .
they are always bearing.

Blessed are those merciful,
those who do believe
for their acts of kindness . . .
mercy from God they’ll receive.

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Matthew 5.7

Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.

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Show Someone Some Grace ~

Show someone today,
some grace, regardless . . .
so it can work through
your own heart’s hardness.

Think about Jesus,
and what He did for you
then His love will flow . . .
from right inside of you.

Show them some mercy,
even if it, you don’t feel
so that any bitterness
in your soul it can heal.

Think about your Father,
how daily it He releases
then watch how your own
forgiveness increases.

In others time of need,
show some grace and mercy
even if you don’t think . . .
of it, they are even worthy!

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Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in
time of need.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

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