Category Archives: CHRISTian Living Poems

Negative Thoughts ~

Negative thoughts,
coming from nowhere
bombarding our hearts
with distrust and despair.

From out of the blue,
they attack our mind
robbing us of our hope
leaving anxiety behind.

Negatives thoughts,
blown in like a whirlwind
til under their control
we find ourselves pinned.

From places unknown,
they come to the surface
assaulting our knowledge
of God and His purpose.

Negative thoughts,
we must take captive
to them we cannot be
inactive or passive!

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2 Corinthians 10:5

“Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that
exalteth itself against
the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
every thought to the
obedience of Christ;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Putting On Mercy ~

Lord, help me to put on,
Your tender mercy
to all those who are
hungry and thirsty.

Help me to be kind,
to those who are needy
keep me always humble
not selfish and greedy.

Lord, help me to put on,
Your loving, forgiving heart
so when I am wronged
forgiveness I can impart.

Help me to be gracious,
give me Job like patience
to all who You send or bring
into my acquaintance.

Lord, help me to put on,
Your mercy every day
so for You I can lead . . .
others to the Truth and Way!

~~~~~~~~~

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.”

James 5:11

” Behold, we count them happy which endure.
Ye have heard of the patience of Job,
and have seen the end of the Lord;
that the Lord is very pitiful,
and of tender mercy.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Some Needed Changing ~

This year in my life,
they’ll be some rearranging
and I will let Jesus
do the needed changing.

I am going to give Him,
my heart to reshape
until faith and trust
is its only landscape.

This year in my life,
Jesus will be occupied
working on the things
keeping me preoccupied.

I’m going to give Him,
free access into my head
so nothing will keep me
from being Spirit lead.

This year in my life,
they’ll be some reshaping
but only if I let Jesus . . .
institute the changing!

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Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it? I will
even make a way in the
wilderness, and rivers
in the desert.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Wide Awake ~

When in the morning,
when I am wide awake
I read the Good News . . .
and not listen to the fake.

For when I turn on,
and tune in my television
there’s so much evil
streaming into my vision.

But, when I read my Bible,
the airwaves are full of love
peace, joy and eternal hope
airing to me from above.

The Scriptures broadcasts,
the wonder of God’s goodness
and I don’t need a satellite
to transmit to me His kindness.

When in the morning,
I rise from my warm bed
I shun my television
and read the Good News instead!

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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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Crown of Glory and Honor ~

Lord, You gave me a crown,
of Your glory and honor
to wear on my head
while here on earth I labor.

But, often it slips,
right over my eyes
and I come up short
going for the prize.

As I push it back,
to it is proper place
I dash right back out
to keep going in the race.

But, sometimes I feel,
it only shows me down
and I question if it is
for me the right crown.

Child, I have given you,
My crown of glory to wear
but, keeping it on . . .
is not yours alone to bear.

If you want your crown,
to stay in its correct place
it needs to be secured . . .
by My mercy, love and grace!

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Psalm 8:4-6

“What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than
the angels, and hast crowned him with
glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion
over the works of thy hands; thou
hast put all things under his feet:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Said So ~

Jesus said,
I don’t condemn
and for sinner’s
that’s quite a gem.

For, He’d rather save,
then to sentence
as He’d rather see
man’s true repentance.

Jesus said,
go and sin no more
to temptation
don’t open the door.

But for some,
this they don’t get
and to His warning
they opt to forget.

We must from sin,
clearly turn and go . . .
I know this to be true
because Jesus said so!

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John 8:11

When Jesus had lifted
up himself, and saw none
but the woman,
he said unto her,
Woman, where are those
thine accusers?
hath no man
condemned thee?

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Love That Inspires ~

Let us not love in idle words,
that simply roll off our tongues
let us love in truthful actions
and deeds that are left unsung.

Let us not love with conditions,
that requires more of another
let us love in a forgiving measure
bracing and lifting up each other.

Let us not love over factors,
that causes us to clash and fight
let us love with assuring hearts
filled with joy and His delight.

Let us not love in competition,
that causes one to win or to lose
let us love with honest declarations
His truths be in the terms we choose.

Let us not love with a lofty heart,
that brings or puts another down
let us love with hope and bold faith
so others can see the truth we’ve found.

Let us love with pure, honest deeds,
so our conduct awes and inspires
another life to turn to our Lord
for that is what His heart desires!

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Philippians 2: 1-3

“Therefore if there is
any consolation in Christ,

if any comfort of love,
if any fellowship of the Spirit,

if any affection and mercy,
fulfill my joy by being

like-minded, having the same love,
being of one accord,

of one mind.
Let nothing be done through
selfish ambition

or conceit, but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem

others better than himself.”

1 John 2:10

“He that loveth his brother
abideth in the light,
and there is none occasion
of stumbling in him.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Seek To Please God ~

When you seek to please,
God in all you do
nothing people say
will phase or daze you.

You will walk upright,
in a worthy manner
you will become known
as that faithful runner.

You won’t pay attention,
to what people may think
to their cruel ridicule
you won’t even blink.

You will stand up tall,
to evil you’ll not cower
for you know you’re filled
with God’s almighty power

When you seek to please,
God first in your life . . .
what others say or do
won’t cause you any strife!

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Galatians 1:10

” For do I now persuade men, or God?
or do I seek to please men?
for if I yet pleased men,
I should not be the servant of Christ.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Must Admit ~

I admit . . .
I am old-fashioned
for Jesus is
my one true passion.

I know people think,
I am out of it
when I say I’m filled
with His spirit.

I acknowledge,
I’m old-school
for I let Jesus
my heart rule.

I know people feel,
I’m a dinosaur
for holy living
I still stand up for.

I accept . . .
what they think of me
for still believing in
what I can’t see!

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2 Timothy 2:15

“Study to shew thyself approved
unto God, a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing
the word of truth.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking Wisely ~

 

Oh, Father I thank you,
today for Your grace
and the wisdom I need
for the world I’ll face.

For I know of the evil,
I will witness today
and walking wisely
must be my mainstay.

Oh, Father I thank you,
for Your constant guidance
as I strive for perfection
in a world filled with defiance.

For, I know the perversion,
that is going out there
for to its ungodliness
Your Word keeps me aware.

Oh, Father I thank you,
for the wisdom You give
for without it I don’t know . . .
how in this world I’d live!

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Ephesians 5:15-17

“See then that ye walk circumspectly,
not as fools, but as wise,

Redeeming the time,
because the days are evil.

Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what
the will of the Lord is.”

King James Version
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A Life-Giving Stream ~

Lord help me to be,
a life-giving stream
where love flows endless
without border or seam.

Let me be like a river,
flowing with peace
so worldly darkness
Your light can breach.

Lord help be to be,
like a babbling brook
flowing with the truth
found in Your Good book.

Let me be like a creek,
even if it be a small trickle
for I never know how . . .
You might use that ripple.

Lord, help me to be like a river,
a stream, brook or creek
keep Your Spirit flowing in me
whether strong or weak!

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John 7:37-38

In the last day,
that great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried,
saying, If any man thirst,
let him come unto me, and drink.

He that believeth on me,
as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow
rivers of living water.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Humbled ~

Humble me Lord,
show me my pride
I know it from You
I cannot hide.

Let me see where,
my ego’s overblown
so from its pedestal
it can be dethroned.

Humble me Lord,
take me to my knees
so that all the glory
I can give to Thee.

Let my eyes be opened,
to my narcissist ways
for You are the only One
worthy of my praise.

Humble me Lord,
as only You can do
for all of my praise . . .
belongs to only You!

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Matthew 23:12

“And whosoever shall exalt himself
shall be abased;
and he that shall humble himself
shall be exalted.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann


Into His Holy, Glorious Light ~

 

May God strengthen you,
with the power of His might
until with the saints you enter
into His holy, glorious light.

May you have endurance,
to run the faithful race
may you have a heart full
of praise, joy and grace.

May you hold onto the faith,
with patience and endurance
may all you say and do
be done with temperance.

May your life always be,
to your Father pleasing
may knowledge from His Word
you always be gleaning.

May God strengthen you,
in works that are good and right
may your fruits bring others
into His holy, glorious light!

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Colossians 1:10-12

“That ye might walk worthy
of the Lord unto all pleasing,
being fruitful in every good work,
and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering
with joyfulness;

Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance
of the saints in light:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Press ~

Lord, today,
I must confess
it was truly
one big mess.

I bit the dust,
fell flat on my face
I couldn’t get up
if not for Your grace.

Lord, today,
I really blew it
failed to rely on
the Holy Spirit.

On my own,
I went off to fight
without relying
on Your might.

Lord, today,
was truly a mess
but I’m determined . . .
to onward press!

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Philippians 3:14

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Free To Be Content ~

Free from the love of money,
from the lust of having things
free to accept daily . . .
the blessings Jesus brings.

Free from the love of pleasure,
from the desire to have more
free to open up my heart
and let Jesus in the door.

Free from the love of leisure,
from worldly delight
free to follow Jesus
the Truth, Way and Light.

Free from the love of luxury,
from all earthly pleasure
free to be storing in heaven
all of my heart’s treasure.

Free from the love of money,
free to be satisfied
content in knowing . . .
Jesus is always at my side!

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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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Heart of My Soul ~

Lord help me to keep,
on my heart a watchful eye
so that it may not for You
shrivel up and dry.

Let me be meticulous,
as to what I let into it
so it is always opened
to the wisdom of Your spirit.

Lord, help me to guard,
the heart of my soul
so that it’ll always be
in Your righteous control.

Let me be scrupulous,
as to what I hold dear
so that it may be filled
with holy awe and fear.

Lord, help me to keep,
my heart to Your keeping
so that my life will be . . .
to You always pleasing!

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Proverbs 4:23

“Keep thy heart
with all diligence;
for out of it are
the issues of life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life Willing ~

Lord give me a life,
full of only You
with a faith
through Your view.

Let the Holy Spirit,
do all the leading
so I may be to You
faithfully pleasing.

Lord give me a heart,
that is always willing
to be compassionate
merciful and giving.

Let me not live a life,
stubbornly self-centered
but one that is to You
steadfastly surrendered.

Lord, give me a life,
eager to do Your will
a heart empty of me
so Your love it can fill!

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Matthew 25:21

“His lord said unto him, Well done,
thou good and faithful servant:
thou hast been faithful over a
few things, I will make thee
ruler over many things: enter
thou into the joy of thy lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Not I, But CHRIST ~

Not I, but Christ,
is why I have grace
to keep to the course
to stay in the race.

For without Jesus,
I’d couldn’t go the distance
and to temptation
I’d have no resistance.

Not I, but Christ,
is why I can cope
to remain steadfast
to maintain the hope.

For, without Jesus,
I’ve not the might
nor the power
to sustain the fight.

Not I, but Christ,
makes all possible
for with Jesus . . .
I am unstoppable!

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John 3:30

“He must increase,
but I must decrease.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Taking Up My Cross ~

First thing in the morning,
before I get out of bed
I take up my cross . . .
so by Jesus I can be lead.

For, when I pick it up,
it gives me the grace
to keep my arrogance
in its rightful place.

First thing in the morning,
I disrobe myself of pride
I lift up my cross
and let it be my guide.

For when I pick it up,
it gives me liberty
from vanity holding me
in conceit’s captivity.

First thing in the morning,
before I get up and get dressed
I take up my cross . . .
so with humility I’ll be blessed!

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Luke 9:23

“And he said to them all,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and
take up his cross daily,
and follow me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Eternally Secured ~

You may try,
but, I can’t be moved
for my soul to Jesus
is irreversibly glued.

You may attempt,
but, I can’t be pried
for my heart to Jesus
is indefinitely tied.

You may endeavor,
but, I won’t be persuaded
for my life to Jesus
is securely barricaded.

You may aspire,
but, I cannot be lured
for my mind to Jesus
is eternally secured.

You may try,
every trick in the book
but my soul to Jesus . . .
is permanently hooked!

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Psalm 62:1-2

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.
“He only is my rock and my salvation;
he is my defence;
I shall not be greatly moved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Muscles ~

If we’re to have,
spiritual grit . . .
we must keep
our faith muscle fit.

God’s Word we must engage,
so trust can develop
then joy, peace and hope
our lives will envelop.

If we’re to be,
spiritually strong . . .
we’ll need to stop doing
what we know is wrong.

We’ll need to workout,
the sin that is hidden
and to all of our idols
we must say good-ridden.

The muscle of our faith,
we all need to exercise
for it is the very heart . . .
of our eternal prize!

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1 Timothy 4:8

“For bodily exercise profiteth little:
but godliness is profitable unto
all things, having promise of the
life that now is, and of that which
is to come.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Faithfulness You Befriend ~

When you trust in the Lord,
you’ll want to do what is right
and pleasing Him will become
what you’ll do day and night.

You will dwell in peace,
your heart will be at rest
and you’ll touch others
so they too can feel blessed.

When faithfulness you befriend,
you’ll find an easier road
so you too can help others
with their burden and load.

When you daily follow God,
your path will be straight
so you too can lead others
to the narrow gate.

When you trust in the Lord
and you befriend faithfulness
to others your love for Him
you will always express!

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Psalm 37:3

“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Look Not ~

 

Look not to the past,
don’t stop and turn your head
instead look to the future
with Jesus up ahead.

Don’t reminisce,
on that which is already done
rather let your heart
to Jesus be eternally drawn.

Look not to the past,
remember not your regrets
instead look to the future
and the soon coming events.

Don’t agonize,
over what once gave you pleasure
rather let your mind
dwell on your heavenly treasure.

Look not to the past,
don’t look to where you’ve been
instead look onto the cross . . .
and the washing of your sin!

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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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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