Category Archives: CHRISTian Living Poems

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!

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Psalm 37:4

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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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!

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Romans 14:12

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

King James Version
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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!

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Philippians 4:19

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

King James Version
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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!

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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
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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!

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Psalm 36:9

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

King James Version
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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?

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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
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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!

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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
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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!

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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
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King James Version
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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!

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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!

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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
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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!

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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
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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!

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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
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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!

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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
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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!

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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
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Patient, Be Kind ~

Be patient with others,
be kind to them too
show them the same mercy
God has shown to you.

Be not resentful,
be not quarrelsome
don’t let anger dim
the Light of the Son.

Be loving, be nice,
have self-control
let others see
the fruits of your soul.

Be not moody,
be not testy or rude
let God’s grace
out of you exude.

Be patent with others,
be forgiving too
just like Jesus . . .
has been with you!

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Colossians 3:13

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Were to Listen ~

If we were to listen,
and to really hear . . .
more often than not
we’d give others our ear.

We would let them say,
all they needed too
before we gave them
our own pointed view.

If we were slower,
with our observations
with others we’d have
much better relations.

We would think about,
what they have said
discern for ourselves
if they’re spirit lead.

If we’re to hold back,
our bursts of anger . . .
our tongues we’d need
in this verse to anchor!

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James 1:19

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak, slow to wrath:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Decluttering ~

Today I’m decluttering,
my heart and my mind
dumping all the things
I keep dragging behind.

I’ll be getting rid of,
any bitterness I see
and if there be envy
I’ll purge it right out of me.

I’ll toss away the guilt,
dispose of the shame
free any need to point
to others any blame.

I’ll remove all the fear,
eradicate any doubt
eliminate the dread
so to block anxiety out.

Today, I’m decluttering,
so I can stay on track
I’ll destroy the dead weight
that’s been holding me back!

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Hebrews 12:1

“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,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking the Talk ~

I really like talking,
all about the walk . . .
but, I’m not always great
at walking the talk.

For, often I stumble,
on the words I say
and my walk falters
as I talk along the way.

I find it easy to talk,
about what to do
but, sometimes Lord
my walk isn’t in You.

For, when I’m tested,
my walk betrays my talk
especially when I think
Your will I can balk.

I really like talking,
all about the walk
but, at times I need help
walking . . . what I talk!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Waiting ~

Lord, You have given me,
these mighty eagles wings
said they’d give me strength
in the problems life brings.

You said for me to wait,
for Your Son to return
until such time to give
You all of my concern.

You said there would be,
no weariness or fatigue
to wait until the day
the crown of life I’ll receive.

You said I would walk,
without ever fainting
to focus on the future hope
You have for me awaiting.

Lord, You have given me,
these powerful eagle wings
and so I patiently wait . . .
for the newness of all things!

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Isaiah 40.31

“But they that wait
upon the Lord shall
renew their strength;
they shall mount up
with wings as eagles;
they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Came Into This World A Sinner ~

I came into the world,
with not one single thing
and when I go to see Jesus
there’s nothing I can bring.

For, my treasures on earth,
will rust from corruption
but, in heaven they’ve been
everlasting from conception.

I have a lot of stuff,
making my life comfortable
but, they are all to God . . .
worthless and corruptible.

For, God has for me,
eternal life as my treasure
where peace and joy
will flow without measure.

I came into this world,
as a sinner, but I will leave
as someone who in Jesus
has trusted and believed!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Leaving My Footprint ~

Lord, may the footprint,
on this world I leave
be the steps of one
who in You believed.

May it be Your imprint,
long after I am gone
that keeps others
to You being drawn.

Lord, may the footprint,
be a lasting imprint
of one who lived a life
full of the Holy Spirit.

May Your impression,
be left in all I say
let the words I write
continue hearts to sway.

May the footprint I leave,
be not a carbon one . . .
let it be the faithful steps
of one who followed Your Son!

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Psalm 37:23

“The steps of a good man
are ordered by the Lord:
and he delighteth in his way.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The World’s Ways ~

The world offers us,
options of every kind
but, I would rather have . . .
God and peace of mind.

The world presents us,
with many ways to have fun
but, I would rather have . . .
God and the gift of His Son

The world acquaints us,
with wicked things to do
but, I would rather have . . .
God and a heavenly view.

The world introduces us,
to life in all its fullness
but, I would rather have . . .
God and all His goodness.

The world offers us,
many roads and paths
but, I would rather stay off . . .
those leading to God’s wrath!

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Psalm 84:10

“For a day in thy courts
is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a doorkeeper
in the house of my God,
than to dwell in
the tents of wickedness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Fill Me Up Lord ~

Fill me up Lord,
till I overflow
with Your love
keep my heart aglow.

Fill me up Lord,
till I burst inside
with Your power
help me to abide.

Fill me up Lord,
till I bust all out
with Your peace
rid me of my doubt.

Fill me up Lord,
till I gush and spew
with Your grace
restore and renew.

Fill me up Lord,
till I over-spill . . .
with Your love
let me have my fill!

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Matthew 5:6

‘Blessed are they which do hunger
and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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