Category Archives: CHRISTian Living Poems

Lord, May I Too ~

Lord, give me a faith,
just the same as Yours . . .
so I may too cross the sea
and meet You where You are.

Give me an attitude,
absent of any doubt
so I may too trust You
from my boat to come out.

Lord, give me a faith,
steadfast and true
so I may too be brave
to cross over to You.

Give me a nature,
bold and unafraid
so I may too embrace
how not to be dismayed.

Lord, give me a faith
just like You profess . . .
so I may too my fears
in Your name suppress!

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Matthew 14:25-29

And in the fourth watch
of the night Jesus went
unto them, walking on the sea.

And when the disciples saw
him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying,
It is a spirit; and they cried
out for fear.

But straightway Jesus
spake unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer;
it is I; be not afraid.

And Peter answered
him and said, Lord,
if it be thou, bid me
come unto thee on the water.

And he said, Come.
And when Peter was
come down out of the ship,
he walked on the water,
to go to Jesus.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Amazing Light ~

Lord, give me a warm heart,
a spirit that is bright . . .
let me see everything
through Your amazing light.

Let me see morning’s dawn,
even when it’s bleak
let me see Your splendor
whenever You I seek.

Let me be grateful,
for each new day given
let me be thankful
even when storm driven.

Let me see the sunshine,
even when there’s rain
let me see the blue skies
even when I am in pain.

Lord, keep my heart warm,
uphold my spirit bright . . .
so when the night turns dark
I’ll see Your amazing light!

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1 John 1:5

“This then is the message
which we have heard of him,
and declare unto you,
that God is light, and in him
is no darkness at all.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Misled ~

Don’t be misled,
don’t be duped . . .
with bad company
don’t be grouped.

For they’ll corrupt,
your biblical thinking
and soon to sin . . .
you too will be winking.

Don’t be tricked,
don’t be fooled
by bad friends
don’t be ruled.

For they’ll pervert,
your Christian mind
and soon you will too
by satan be blind.

Don’t be conned,
don’t be confused . . .
by bad company
don’t be amused!

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1 Corinthians 15.33

Be not deceived:
evil communications
corrupt good manners
.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Count All Your Blessings ~

Count all your blessings,
every single blessed one . . .
add them all together
be grateful for the sum.

Be thankful for all you have,
convey your gratitude
let your appreciation
reflect in your attitude.

Appreciate your wealth,
no matter how great or small
show your gratefulness
to God who supplies it all.

Let your thankfulness,
reach across the whole land
freely give to others
what God’s put in your hand.

Count all your blessings,
so many have not any. . .
give to them all you can
even if it’s your last penny!

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Mark 12:41-44

And Jesus sat over against
the treasury, and beheld
how the people cast money
into the treasury: and many
that were rich cast in much.

And there came
a certain poor widow,
and she threw in two mites,
which make a farthing.

And he called unto him his
disciples, and saith unto them,
Verily I say unto you,
That this poor widow
hath cast more in, than all
they which have cast into
the treasury:

For all they did cast in of
their abundance; but she
of her want did cast in all
that she had, even all her living.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Entering Into The Faithful Race ~

 

I’m putting on my sneakers,
entering into the faithful race
so I’m cushioning my soul
with God’s mercy and His grace.

The contest that’s before me,
seems a million-miles long
but I will trust in Jesus . . .
to help me finish strong.

With Him running with me,
I’ll focus in on winning
the confidence He’ll provide
will keep me from sinning.

I’ll have a sense of purpose,
hope will be in my stride
I’ll stay true to the course
knowing He is at my side.

I’ll run with Jesus’ strength,
He’ll provide the assurance . . .
the crown of life will be my prize
for He’ll give me the endurance!

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1 Corinthians 9:24

“Know ye not that they
which run in a race run all,

 but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Numbering Our Days ~

When we learn,
to number our days
we will discover . . .
God’s righteous ways.

For then we will be,
well-advised and wise
how to keep our eyes
on the one real prize.

When we learn,
just how weak we are
we’ll find God’s strength
is never too far.

For then we will see,
without His power
we are nothing but . . .
cowering cowards.

When we learn,
our days our numbered
by our own foolish ways
we’ll not be encumbered!

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Psalm 90:12

So teach us
to number our days,
that we may apply
our hearts unto wisdom.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Return ~

Everywhere I look,
everywhere I turn . . .
Lord, I see the need
for so many to return.

Return from wandering,
from going astray
return back to . . .
the Life, Truth and Way.

Everywhere I step,
everywhere I go
Lord, I notice those
just going with the flow.

Flowing with the world,
conforming to its ways
following that wide path
leading from You away.

Lord, everywhere I look,
everything I see . . .
shows me all the hearts
needing to return to Thee!

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Jeremiah 24:7

And I will give them an heart
to know me, that I am the Lord:
and they shall be my people,
and I will be their God:
for they shall return unto
me with their whole heart.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spiritual Eyes ~

When you are given,
spiritual eyes . . .
you will keep them
on the prize.

For eyes focused,
on what isn’t clear
are eyes that know
Jesus’ return is near.

When you are given,
eyes that believe
true understanding
they will receive.

For eyes devoted,
to the Life and Way
are eyes to the Truth
always willing to stay.

When you have eyes,
spiritually discerning
to the world ways . . .
they’ll not be conforming!

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Psalm 119:37

Turn away mine eyes
from beholding vanity;
and quicken thou me
in thy way.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Humble Me Lord ~

Humble me Lord,
into submission
help me to make
a heartfelt transition.

Teach me all about,
true obedience
so I may give to You
my full allegiance.

Humble me Lord,
no matter the pain
break me free from
sin’s cursing chain.

Show me how to live,
a life lowly and meek
give me the strength
to turn the other cheek.

Humble me Lord,
until I’m fully submitted
so I may tender to You . . .
a heart that is committed!

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Psalm 25:8-9

Good and upright is the Lord:
therefore will he teach
sinners in the way.

The meek will he guide in judgment:
and the meek will he teach his way.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavenly Minded People ~

Saintly people,
right on earth here
waiting for Jesus . . .
to again appear.

Human bodies,
echoing God’s love
biding our time . . .
til we’re with Him above.

Earthly beings,
living in unity
awaiting to spend . . .
with Jesus eternity.

Foreigners and aliens,
born again anew
ready for Jesus . . .
to make all things new.

Heavenly minded people,
a body of one
reflecting the Life, the Truth
the Way of the Son!

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John 17:21

That they all may be one;
as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also
may be one in us: that the
world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Walk Worthy Of My Talk ~

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it resonate You . . .
in all I say and do.

May it be suitable,
to You applaudable
may it be observed
as a walk reserved.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it bring to You . . .
the glory You are due.

May it be regarded,
as a walk discarded
of a list of regulations
for one of regeneration.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may there be unity . . .
in their pursuit of purity!

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Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord,
beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Me Humble Lord~

Humble me Lord,
into submission
prepare my heart
for the transition.

Take away the pride,
still inside of me
so more like You
I can meekly be.

Humble me Lord,
remove my smug ego
so my self-assurance
I can at last forgo.

Teach me to have,
modest obedience
so I can pledge to you
my full allegiance.

Keep me humble Lord,
so I may bring You honor
keep my spirit meek . . .
so my pride I can conquer!

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Proverbs 29.23

A man’s pride
shall bring him low:
but honour shall uphold
the humble in spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Totally Surrendered ~

Totally surrendered,
God wants it all
all that you have
nothing is too small.

You need to give Him,
all of your heart
He wants the whole of it
not just a tiny part.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to see
how much you want
like Jesus to be.

You need to submit,
to His perfect will
you must be willing
to wait and be still.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to know
how much you want
in Him to grow.

You have to let go,
of your selfish desires
you must be ready
for all He requires.

Totally surrendered,
God wants all of you
but you must want . . .
all of Him too!

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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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Deborah Ann Belka


Spiritual Temperature ~

We all need to take,
our spiritual temperature
we all need to see . . .
daily how it registers.

For the sin of lukewarmness,
lies dormant in all of us
we only first notice it
as it tempers in God our trust.

We all need to check,
out spiritual thermometer
we all need to record . . .
when our faith is lackluster.

For the disease of apathy,
makes our faith listless
and to God we are seen
as complacently spiritless.

We all need to watch,
our spiritual attitude . . .
lest out of God’s mouth
in the end we are spewed!

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Revelation 3:-15-16

I know thy works,
that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hamster Wheel Faith ~

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel . . .
and the faster they go
the more their faith reels.

They never stop spinning,
around and around . . .
for their faith isn’t rooted
on the firm, solid ground.

Some Christians don’t see,
their in a spiritual rut
or notice by sin . . .
their still firmly stuck.

The same old things,
they just keep on doing
to their old worldly ways
they keep on pursuing.

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel
for running the good race
causes them to squeal!

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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
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


It’s Easy To Say ~

It’s easy for people to say,
give Jesus your every care
it’s easy for them to relay
I’ll say for you a daily prayer.

But, when they leave,
they sometimes forget
to pass on to God
what has you so upset.

It’s easy for people to say,
I will pray for you . . .
but, isn’t always something
they go off and really do.

For they get distracted,
with the busyness of life
and soon forget to pray
for your daily strife.

It’s easy for people to say,
they will pray for you. . .
so, if these words you speak
make sure you go and do!

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1 Timothy 2:1

I exhort therefore, that,
first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks,
be made for all men;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Hungry, Thirsty Heart ~

The hungry heart,
needs to be filled
with God’s Word
so to be skilled.

Skilled in faith,
trained in trust
so to the world ways
it will not adjust.

The thirsty heart,
needs to find
God’s peacefulness
in heart and mind.

Calm and tranquility,
amidst the mayhem
so their souls too . . .
God will not condemn.

The hungry, thirsty heart,
will not settle for . .
anything that God
loathes and abhors!

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Matthew 5:6

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

Psalm 5:5-6

The foolish shall not stand
in thy sight: thou hatest
all workers of iniquity.

Thou shalt destroy them.
that speak leasing:
the Lord will abhor the
bloody and deceitful man.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Like Jesus ~

Lord, help me to be,
just like You . . .
so that I may be
a light shinning true.

Give me humility,
a servant attitude
let my life reflect
one of gratitude.

Lord, let me react,
just like You . . .
so that I may live
a life pleasing too.

May my actions be,
kind and gracious
may my faith be
to others contagious.

Lord, help me to act,
just like You . . .
for You’re the model
I need to look to!

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John 13:15

For I have given you an example,
that ye should do as
I have done to you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Old Man Crucified ~

Is the old man crucified,
is he nailed to the tree
have you to your past sins
finally been set him free?

For when the old man,
you finally crucify . . .
your old sinful nature
you’ll not want to satisfy.

Is your old man dead,
did he die to self and pride
have you now a heart
where Jesus can abide?

For when the new man,
you put on and wear
to the Holy Spirit wooing
you will be aware.

Is the old man truly,
in your life crucified
or has the new man . . .
been pushed aside?

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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.

Romans 6:6

Knowing this, that our old man
is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed,
that henceforth we should
not serve sin.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Wise Eyes ~

Wise eyes,
they look not
at things . . .
that are fraught.

Fraught with sin,
riddled with evil
for wise eyes know . . .
the works of the devil.

Wise eyes,
they look away
at things . . .
that cause decay.

Decay of hearts,
corruption of minds
for wise eyes know . . .
how satan blinds.

Wise eyes,
are full of light . . .
that is why darkness
they can fight!

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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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Deborah Ann Belka


Living On The Vine ~

Living on the Vine,
takes obedience
it takes a faith
full of resilience.

It takes meekness,
zeal and devotion
it takes a life
under submission.

Living on the Vine,
takes enduring
it takes a trust
securely assuring.

It takes training,
divine direction
it takes a heart
open to instruction.

A life on the Vine,
takes faithful abiding
if good fruit . . .
it want’s to be providing!

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John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot
bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Oh What A Privilege ~

Oh what a privilege,
to be called God’s child
oh, what a blessing
to be with Him reconciled.

Oh, what a pleasure,
to be in the Body of Christ
oh, what a benefit
to partake in His sacrifice.

Oh, what a opportunity,
to be Holy Spirit filled
oh, what a investment
on the Foundation to build.

Oh, what a reward,
to endure until the end
oh, what an opportunity
to know Jesus as our Friend.

Oh, what a privilege,
to be called God’s children
oh, what a blessing . . .
to be a part of the pilgrim!

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John 1:12

But as many as received him,
to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them
that believe on his name:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Ours To Share ~

God’s peace,
ours to know
His love
ours to sow.

God’s trust,
ours to take
His joy
ours to make.

God’s grace,
ours to elect
His light
ours to project.

God’s ways,
ours to pursue
His mercy
ours to renew.

God’s favor,
ours to accept
His image
ours to reflect.

God’s judgement,
ours to bear
His salvation
ours to share!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Help Us to Run ~

Lord, help us to run,
this race we are in
help us to finish well
so the prize we can win.

Give us the stamina.
the patience for endurance
give us the spiritual muscle
to keep going the distance.

Lord, help us to run,
right past temptation
help us to keep our eyes
on our true destination.

Give us strength,
keep us fit and strong
so we’ll not be dismayed
when things go wrong.

Lord, help us to run,
so that we may win . . .
this race before us
over evil and sin!

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1 Corinthians 9:24

Know ye not that they
which run in a race run all,
but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Fools For Chirst ~

Hurting CHRISTians all around,
I hear your pain, I know the sound
I see the battle that you fight . . .
being for Jesus His saving light.

I know your hurts are for real,
you cannot help how you feel
in the world you are despised
but you’re precious in God’s eyes.

In this world that takes and takes,
there’s no forgiveness for mistakes
if you believe and in God trust
in Jesus’s name you’ll be cussed.

We’re not perfect God knows this,
and the mark we’ll often miss
people can be so mean and cruel . . .
but, for Christ’s sake we’ll be a fool.

Our Lord Jesus saves us from,
the pounding beat of satan’s drum
for it is His wisdom that we seek . . .
tis why His Strong the world calls weak!

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1 Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for Christ’s sake,
but ye are wise in Christ;
we are weak, but ye are strong;
ye are honourable,
but we are despised.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Spirit of Power ~

God has not given us,
a spirit of fear . . .
but, one of His power
to keep us to Him near.

No worry shall cause,
us to tremble or shake
not even the enemy
can author us to faint.

God has not given us,
a spirit of neglect . . .
but, one of His love
with regard and respect.

We shall speak the truth,
for in God we do trust
we care about others
because, He first loved us.

God has not given us,
a spirit of trepidation . . .
but, of a sound mind
not filled with irritation.

We are full of His peace,
there’s a calm deep inside
our tranquilly declares . . .
His Spirit is our guide.

God has given us a spirit,
not full of dread or fear . . .
but of power, love and peace
hope, gladness and good cheer!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~03.11.20~

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From The Poem: Rusty and Corrupt

 


Drawing A Line ~

There is a line,
we mustn’t cross
nor is it one over
which we can gloss.

For It separates,
the dark from the light
and we must choose
which battle to fight.

There is a line,
we mustn’t straddle
nor is it on one
we should travel.

For it divides,
where our treasures lay
be it up in heaven
or on the wide way.

There is a line,
we all need to make . . .
and we need to decided
what road to take!

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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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Deborah Ann Belka


More Aware of Jesus~

Sometimes we can get,
so extremely busy . . .
that we find ourselves
going into a hissy-tizzy.

We become frantic,
with all we have to do
that Lord we forget . . .
to take time out for You.

Sometimes we neglect,
what is our real service
and our lives become . . .
just like a three-ring circus.

We become preoccupied,
with the show we must put on
that Lord we don’t notice You
until everyone is gone.

Sometimes we need to be,
more aware Lord of You . . .
and not be so loaded down
in the work we have to do!

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Luke 10:40-42

But Martha was cumbered about much serving,
and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou
not care that my sister hath left me to serve
alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

And Jesus answered and said unto her,
Martha, Martha, thou art careful and
troubled about many things:

But one thing is needful:
and Mary hath chosen that good part,
which shall not be taken away from her.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Feeble Feet ~

Some feet are feeble,
they slip and they slide
into the darkness . . .
they easily glide.

But, God will not let,
His saint’s feet fall away
if from His Word . . .
they opt never to stray.

Some feet are frail,
they falter and trip
onto the world . . .
their toes keep a grip.

But, God’s Word,
is a lamp to the feet
for those who keep
to the narrow beat.

Some feet are weak,
they wander all about . . .
but, feet that are strong
on God never walkout!

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1 Samuel 2:9-10

He will keep the feet of his saints,
and the wicked shall be silent in
darkness; for by strength shall
no man prevail.

The adversaries of the Lord
shall be broken to pieces;
out of heaven shall he thunder
upon them: the Lord shall judge
the ends of the earth;
and he shall give strength
unto his king, and exalt
the horn of his anointed.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Playing Hide-and-Seek ~

Some people with God,
play hide-and-seek . . .
they pray to Him only
when their feeling weak.

But, oh when their strong,
without Him they reckon
they can do anything
without first seeking Him.

Some people with God,
like to play games
they only seek Him
for material gains.

But, oh when their down,
and out of their luck
under their arms
their Bibles they tuck.

Some people with God,
think their sins they can hide
but, oh how God sees . . .
right through their pride!

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Genesis 3:8-10

And they heard the voice
of the Lord God walking
in the garden in the cool
of the day: and Adam and his
wife hid themselves from
the presence of the Lord God
amongst the trees of the garden.

And the Lord God called
unto Adam, and said unto him,
Where art thou?

And he said, I heard thy voice
in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid myself.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~02.05.20~

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From The Poem: Masks

 


Snippet of The Day ~01.17.20~

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From The Poem: Open Eyes

 


Seeking God’s Kingdom~

Seeking God’s kingdom,
is a daily must
for all of those
who believe and trust.

Whether we’re at home,
or be far away
we need to please Him
in every single way.

Seeking God’s kingdom,
is to walk worthy
to remain faithful
throughout our journey.

For us to live is Christ,
to die is our gain
the prize of our calling
is our souls only aim.

Seeking God’s kingdom,
while here on the earth
is joy unto salvation
to all who had a rebirth!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom
of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be
added unto you.

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Helping One Another ~

Helping one another,
burdens to bear
we all need to do
to exhibit we care.

Showing them Jesus’,
love and grace
is something we all
need to embrace.

Assisting someone,
in their time of need
is something we all
should daily heed.

We can aid a neighbor,
tend to a friend unwell
or just hold a hand
till their fears unravel.

Helping one another,
needn’t be laborious . . .
we can simply just share
in God our faith and trust!

~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 6:2

Bear ye one another’s burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.

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Snippet of The Day ~01.07.20~

Snippet of The Day ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann belka 01.07.20 free to use

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From The Poem: Be Patient ~ Be Kind

 


Our Heart’s Desires ~

If we want to have,
our heart’s desires
we need to do . . .
all God requires.

For He wants us to be,
to Him fully submitted
to the Truth and Way
wholly committed.

If we want to have,
the wants of our heart
from righteousness
we must not depart.

For God wants us to be,
drawn to the Light
so the world can see
in Him our delight.

Our heart desires,
God will bring to us . . .
if in Him we commit
delight and trust!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:4-6

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.

And he shall bring forth thy
righteousness as the light,
and thy judgment as the noonday.

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Deborah Ann Belka


#throwbackpoem# Recipe For A Happy New Year

Take a cup of Forgiveness,
stir in some of God’s grace
then fold it into your heart
and this recipe you’ll embrace.

But, you’ll need to keep adding,
more ingredients as you go
if you plan on having a year
where Love can rise and grow.

You’re going to need Patience,
at least a cup or two . . .
if you want to have Meekness
bubbling up inside of you.

You’ll need to slowly blend in,
a heaping spoonful of Goodness
then beat it into the mixture
so you can whip up Gentleness.

Don’t forget to add a pinch of Joy,
and as you whisk it into Peace
add a dollop of Faith and Trust
and Hope you will release.

If you live in the Spirit,
you’ll need to walk in it too . . .
and if you follow this recipe
it’ll produce His fruit in you!

~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.

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Greet Me At The Gate ~

Give me peace Lord,
fill me with serenity
so that I may face
today’s uncertainty.

Help me to keep,
focused in on You
so my eternal aim
is always in view.

Keep my feet Lord,
from the truth slipping
keep my hands Lord
on my Bible gripping.

Give me wisdom,
for what’s lying ahead
help me to trust You
so not to get misled.

Give me peace Lord,
as my life I navigate
for my aim is for You . . .
to greet me at the gate!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 118:20

This gate of the Lord,
into which the righteous
shall enter.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~12.18.19~

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From The Poem: Lasting Pleasure

 


Lay Your Treasure ~

Put no value in the things,
living in this world brings
for they will only just corrupt
and in the end self-destruct.

Lay instead your treasure,
in things you cannot measure
things like faith, hope and trust
for they’ll never turn into rust.

Put no worth in material things,
things like cars and diamond rings
for that which we now hold dear
will one day all just disappear.

Lay up instead things eternal,
and the things that are internal
things like morality and integrity
against which there is no penalty.

Put no value on worldly things,
instead lay in your heart of heart
the things that will in the end . . . .
not corrode, rot or fall apart!

~~~~~~~

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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Deborah Ann Belka


A Penitent Soul ~

Once you repent,
fruit you will bear
for all of your sins
will be laid out bare.

For a contrite heart,
will forsake all evil
follow no longer
the ways of the devil.

Once you profess,
you are a sinner
worldly conforming
no longer will hinder.

For a penitent soul,
desires no more
of what the world
has for it in store.

Once you repent,
you’ll bear the fruit
of true repentance
so sin can’t take root!

~~~~~

Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore
fruits meet for repentance:

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The Thorn of Pride ~

I got me this thing,
it’s stuck in my side
it looks just like . . .
the thorn of pride.

It’s making me feel,
rather unconformable
it’s making me weak
to satan vulnerable.

It’s bringing me down,
not in a humble way
I’m more haughty
the longer it stays.

It’s a disgrace to me,
so full of arrogance
it makes me believe
in my own intelligence.

I got me this thorn,
its got me feeling low
I know it’s my pride . . .
and God wants it to go!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 12:7

And lest I should be exalted above
measure through the abundance of
the revelations, there was given
to me a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan to buffet me,
lest I should be exalted above measure.

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A Callous Heart ~

A callus heart,
edges are rough
getting through to it
is more than tough.

But there’s one thing,
that is for sure
God it’s coarseness
can heal and cure.

A callus heart,
is thick and dense
being cynical
is its only defense.

But God can make it,
soft and pliable
so that it can be
for Him viable.

A callus heart,
is crass, coarse and cold
but God can turn it
into a heart of gold!

~~~~~~~~

Ezekiel 36:26

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within
you: and I will take away the stony
heart out of your flesh, and I wil
l give you an heart of flesh.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Heart’s Response ~

My mind said to me,
look at what you can do
my heart responded . . .
Lord, not without you.

My mind told me,
all this could be yours
my heart answered . . .
don’t open those doors.

My mind stressed to me,
see all you can enjoy
my heart advised . . .
don’t fall for satan’s ploy.

My mind reasoned with me,
you needn’t be concerned
my heart spoke clearly . . .
that’s not what you’ve learned.

My mind said to me,
ah, go ahead and just do it
my heart told me . . .
don’t listen to that evil spirit!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 4:8-10

Again, the devil taketh him up into
an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth
him all the kingdoms of the world,
and the glory of them;

And saith unto him, All these things
will I give thee, if thou wilt fall
down and worship me.

Then saith Jesus unto him,
Get thee hence, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship
the Lord thy God, and him only
shalt thou serve.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Tongue Control ~

We all need,
tongue control
we all should
our lips patrol.

For the words,
we choose to use
can light a fire
with their fuse.

We all need,
to think ahead
before the words
that are said.

For the tongue,
can be unruly
spewing its own
poison cruelty.

We all need,
to give over the rein
of our tongues
to Jesus, to tame!

~~~~~~

James 3:3-10

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Very Best Of Me ~

Oh, God I want to give You,
the very best of me
so go ahead and search
and tell me what You see.

If there be anything,
You want to alter
my whole life to You
I willingly offer.

Oh, God I want You to be,
in my life clearly greater
so go ahead and try me
till I simulate my Savior.

If in my heart You find,
anything to You grievous
purge it now from my life
so I’ll be more like Jesus.

Oh, God I want to give You,
the whole heart of me . . .
so search, test and try
till more of You I see!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 139:23

Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
try me, and know
my thoughts:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Light Walking ~

Light walking,
is more than just talking
it’s knowing . . .
when our sins are showing.

It requires from all of us,
in Jesus blood to trust
to help us not to stray
while on the narrow way.

Light walking,
is more than just a calling
it’s a willingness
to avoid all evilness.

Then a real community,
of non conformity
will come together
as hearts to God surrender.

Light walking,
takes more than just talking . . .
it takes with Jesus a relationship
to form a true light fellowship!

~~~~~~~~

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Gold in Silence ~

Lord may my mouth,
to You be pleasing
may my words never . . .
be to You grieving.

May my speech reflect,
the Life and the Way
may I tell the Truth
in all I have to say.

Lord, may my mouth,
heed Your instructions
let my lips not speak
words of destruction.

May I discover,
the gold in silence
may I give my words
to You for guidance.

Lord, may my mouth,
keep it’s lips tight
so that my words
embody Your Light!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 13:3

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth
his life: but he that openeth wide
his lips shall have destruction.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Putting Faith Into Practice ~

Lord, help me to put,
my faith into practice
so I don’t appear
phony, fake or plastic.

Help me to live,
with hope abounding
so like a skeptic
I am not sounding.

Lord, help me to put,
faith into my behavior
so other’s will see
the love of my Savior.

Help me to perform,
my faith in You out
so I may be a witness
to a world full of doubt.

Lord, let not Your Words,
pass right through my ears
but let them go and do
everything they hear!

~~~~~~

James 1:22

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


To Know the Fear of God ~

Oh, to know the fear,
of God that is awesome
is to learn how to live
in this world with caution.

For, His Word warns us,
to be not the world’s friend
or with it godless ways
to mix in or to blend.

Oh, to know the wisdom,
of Godly instruction
is to know being of the world
leads to death and destruction.

For, His Word cautions all,
to be alert and sober
for the time Jesus returns
is always getting closer.

Oh, to know the fear,
that makes one respectful
is to honor God . . .
by living a life not regretful!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:33

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Lips Zipped ~

If more people would keep,
their lips zipped . . .
less hearts would be
torn apart and ripped.

If more people would use,
their words carefully . . .
less hearts would feel
so dreadfully.

If more people would hold,
their angry words at bay
less hearts would be
hurt by want they say.

If more people would use,
their words thoughtfully . . .
less hearts would be
feeling so awfully.

If more people would keep,
their lips zipped and sealed
more hearts to Jesus . . .
could be won and healed!

~~~~~~

Psalm 141:3

Set a watch, O Lord,
before my mouth;
keep the door of my lips.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


A Cheery Giver~

God loves a giver,
cheerful and cheery
He loves when we help
the weak and weary.

He loves a donor,
who gives freely
in the name of Jesus
gifts of charity.

God loves a giver,
happy and joyful
He loves when we aid
the poor and woeful.

He loves a supplier,
without any strings
for they seek no return
for the gifts they bring.

God loves a giver,
cheery and cheerful
He loves seeing us give
with a heart joyful!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 9:7

Every man according as he purposeth
in his heart, so let him give; not
grudgingly, or of necessity:
for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Acts 20:35

I have shewed you all things,
how that so labouring ye ought
to support the weak, and to
remember the words of the
Lord Jesus, how he said,
It is more blessed to give
than to receive.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sandpaper Christians ~

Sandpaper Christians,
grate on your nerves . . .
their abrasive thoughts
they don’t conserve.

Raspy and rough,
full of harshness
need God to replace
their heart of hardness.

Sandpaper Christians,
rub the wrong way
thinking not before
the words they say.

Like an emery board,
that’s lost its grit
forget they are filled
with the Holy Spirit.

Sandpaper Christians,
gruff and so bold
need to learn just how
their peace to hold.

Outspoken and snarly,
their words are brutal
need to seek how to make
their lips more fruitful.

Sandpaper Christians,
on the nerves grate . . .
need God’s wisdom
to set them straight!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 11:12

He that is void of wisdom
despiseth his neighbour:
but a man of understanding
holdeth his peace.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Finishing Well ~

Whatever you begin,
finish it well . . .
let the power of God
rise in you and swell.

Be faithful all the way,
as you run the race
hold on to the hope
of the Gospel of grace.

Whatever you start,
finish it well . . .
let the Holy Spirit
your fears quell.

Trust and believe,
Jesus is your strength
to go the distance
no matter the length.

Whatever you do,
finish it joyfully . . .
so you may complete
the course triumphantly!
~~~~~~~~

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me,
neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might
finish my course with joy,
and the ministry, which I have
received of the Lord Jesus,
to testify the gospel of
the grace of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Rise Up ~

Some people are paralyzed,
with fear and dread . . .
some are just hanging on
by a thin thread.

But, Jesus wants to heal,
our guilt and our shame
just like He did for . . .
the sick and the lame.

Some people are crippled,
by the sins of their past
some are hampered by
their wanderings so vast.

But, Jesus wants to cure,
our spiritual sickness
by offering us the gift
of grace and forgiveness.

Some people are immobilized,
by guilt, shame, fear and dread
but, Jesus wants us to rise up . . .
and have faith in Him instead!

~~~~~~~

Mark 2:11

I say unto thee,
Arise, and take up thy bed,
and go thy way into thine house.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Smooth Sailing ~

Today there’s smooth sailing,
the water’s calm and still
it is such a gorgeous day . . .
to just sit back and chill.

Got nothing on my mind,
my heart seems to be at rest
my worries are but few
I am feeling at my best.

As I go about my morning,
I forget to say my prayers . . .
but, for now it seems okay
for I haven’t me many cares.

The sun outside shines brightly,
calling me to come and read
but, I leave my Bible on the table . . .
for I haven’t any pressing need.

Suddenly there comes a breeze,
stirring up the peaceful water
and I can almost hear God say . . .
don’t drift too far ~ My daughter!

~~~~~~~

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to give
the more earnest heed to the
things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should
let them slip.

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Deborah Ann Belka


If We’re Not To Judge ~

If others we are not,
to call out or judge
then why do we still hold
against people a grudge?

If we’re not to condemn,
but rather to show grace
then why do we criticize
other’s right to their face?

If we’re not to deplore,
but rather understand
then why do we still hold
the gavel in our hand?

If we’re not to accuse,
or bear false witness
then why is our nose
in others business?

If we believe God,
will have the final say
judgment for others
we’ll save for that day!

~~~~~~~~

James 4:12

There is one lawgiver,
who is able to save and
to destroy: who art thou
that judgest another?

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Deborah Ann Belka


Purging and Pruning ~

He deletes,
He rids, He clears
those who have
no Godly fear.

He prunes,
He snips, He trims
so we who remain
can be more like Him.

He purges,
He cuts, He chops
so He can grow
a righteous crop.

He tests,
He exams, He tries
to find those willing
to self to die.

He prunes,
He snips, He pares
so more fruit
for Him we’ll bear.

~~~~~~~~

John 15:2

Every branch in me that beareth
not fruit he taketh away:
and every branch that beareth
fruit, he purgeth it, that it may
bring forth more fruit.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Knitted Together ~

Knitted together,
with the strands
of love and grace
held in God’s hands.

Hearts joined,
with assurance
to run the race
with endurance.

Stitched collectively,
to become one
with the riches found
in Father and Son.

Clothed in righteousness,
the fabric of our life
so to encourage others
through worldly strife.

Knitted together,
by God’s hand . . .
so we may become
one single strand!

~~~~~~~

Colossians 2:2

That their hearts might be comforted,
being knit together in love,
and unto all riches of the full
assurance of understanding,
to the acknowledgement of
the mystery of God,
and of the Father,
and of Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka


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