Category Archives: Spiritual Growth Poems

For Grace To Grow ~

For grace to grow,
it needs to be fed . . .
our Bibles must be
everyday read.

For without knowledge,
of our Lord and Savior
will never be able to
duplicate His behavior.

For grace to bloom,
it needs to be watered
lest on the straight way
we will surely faltered.

For without understanding,
on our spiritual path
one day we’ll encounter
God’s righteous wrath.

For grace to grow,
our faith we need to nourish
for it to increase . . .
in Jesus it must flourish!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be
glory both now and for ever.
Amen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Life Time of Growth ~

A lifetime of growth,
a lifetime of learning
is what it will take . . .
to become discerning.

For it takes insight,
and good judgment too
for the Holy Spirit
to lead and guide you.

A lifetime of lessons,
a lifetime of mistakes
is what it will take . . .
for the truth awake.

For it takes awareness,
deep understanding too . . .
to let God finish
what He began in you.

A lifetime of reshaping,
a lifelong transformation
is our journey on the road
to complete conformation!

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Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, Help Me With My Armor ~

Lord, help me with my armor,
help me to daily put it on
so to all of satan’s lies . .
I will not be swayed or drawn.

Help me with my breast plate,
so my heart I can defend
so into satan’s wicked ways . . .
I will not fall or descend.

Help me with my boots,
so I can stand firm and strong
so with satan and his army . . .
I can combat them head on.

Help me with my shield,
so my mind I can protect
so that to satan’s disguises . . .
I can easily detect.

Help me with my helmet,
so I may protect my head
so onto satan’s wide path . . .
I will not be enticed or lead.

Lord, help me with my armor,
so that to Your Spirit I may yield
the power of Your Word . . .
when I go out into the battle field!

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Ephesians 6:11-12

Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Transformation ~

Transformation,
is a long process
it takes a lot of work
for it to impress.

It needs to set in,
let it roots grow
before a new heart
can begin to show.

Overhauling,
the old into the new
takes a labor of love
for it to come into view.

It needs to learn,
all that it can
about God’s will
His purpose and plan.

Transformation,
can take a lifespan . . .
but God will finish
what He began!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If It Be Your Will Lord ~

God if this is Your will,
so let it be done . . .
if this is Your desire
I’ll do it for Your Son.

If this is how it’s to be,
let me not protest
if this is what You want
help me the truth to digest.

God if this is Your will,
so let it commence
if this is Your design
it’s done at Jesus’ expense.

If this is what You think,
will be the best for me
if this for me is Your plan
let me faithfully obey Thee.

God if this is Your will,
so let it be performed . . .
if this is what it takes for me
to be like Jesus transformed!

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2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with open face
beholding as in a glass the
glory of the Lord, are changed
into the same image from glory
to glory, even as by the
Spirit of the Lord.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Born To Conquer ~

Born to grow,
mature and ripen
born so my faith
in Jesus can deepen.

Born to know,
understand and believe
born so my strength
in God I’d receive.

Born to think,
recognize and detect
born so my life
Jesus would reflect.

Born to tell apart,
to discern and define
born so I would follow
God’s divine design.

Born to grow,
to divide and conquer
born to prove to satan . . .
He that’s in me is stronger!

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Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might
be filled with the knowledge
of his will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Trying Times~

Trying times follow,
times of sweet relief
they come to destroy
our trust and belief.

For satan knows so well,
when we are at rest . . .
it’s the opportune time
to launch his fiery tests.

Tying times follow,
times of peacefulness
they come to disrupt
in God our faithfulness.

For satan understands,
when we are tranquil
it’s his ideal time
our faith to mangle.

Trying times follow,
times of blissfulness
but we who remain sober
do so with steadfastness!

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1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober, be vigilant; because your
adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom
he may devour:

Whom resist stedfast in the faith,
knowing that the same afflictions
are accomplished in your brethren
that are in the world.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Labor Pains ~

We all have,
labor pains . . .
we all at times
feel the strain.

But, we know,
God will send
more grace
till they end.

We all have,
periods of trouble
we all at times
have to struggle.

But, we know,
God will provide
more faith
in which to abide.

We all have,
new-birth pangs
but our hope
on Jesus hangs!

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1 Peter 4:19

Wherefore let them that suffer
according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their
souls to him in well doing,
as unto a faithful Creator.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


There Are No Shortcuts ~

There are no shortcuts.
to spiritual maturity . . .
there are no easy ways
to learning humility.

It takes a lifetime,
for our faith to grow
it takes years and years
for our fruit to show.

There are no quick steps,
to finding God’s peace
there are no round abouts
to make our trust increase.

It takes a lot of time,
for God to finish . . .
what He has began
for our doubts to diminish.

There are no shortcuts,
no real time savers
for us to be made into . . .
the image of our Savior!

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Philippians 1:6

Being confident
of this very thing,

that he which hath begun
a good work in you
will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


A Heart Searched By God ~

A heart searched by God,
feels the pain and sting
as He signals out
every sinful thing.

It weeps and it sobs,
begs for forgiveness
for it’s a heart aware
of its own wickedness.

A heart open to God,
sees its carnal self
how it puts importance
only on and in itself.

It sees the old man,
the prideful disgrace
it prays to God to give
a new heart in his place.

A heart searched by God,
turns from being stony
the day a heart of flesh
makes it meek and lowly!

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Psalm 139:23-24

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

And see if there be any wicked
way in me, and lead me in the
way everlasting.

2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by inspiration
of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


When Feeling The Heat ~

When feeling the heat,
of God’s anger
know your faith
may be in danger.

For when the fires,
start testing you
God want to see
what you will do.

When feeling the heat,
of fiery affliction
know your heart
needs conviction.

For when the nightly fuel,
of sin beings to flame
you’ll need to confess
them in Jesus’ name.

When feeling the heat,
of tears remorseful
in the morning’s light . . .
you’ll again be joyful!

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 Psalm 30:5

For his anger endureth
but a moment;
in his favor is life:
weeping may endure
for a night,
but joy cometh
in the morning.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


With A Love That’s True ~

I love you Lord,
more than I know
I love You more . . .
as my faith grows.

For the closer,
I become to You . . .
I see how much
for me that You do.

I love you Lord,
more than I think
I love you more . . .
as my ego shirks.

For the nearer,
to You I become . . .
the more to You
my pride succumbs.

I love You Lord,
with a love that’s true . . .
the more I grow
Lord, down into You!

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Colossians 2:7

Rooted and built up in him,
and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught,
abounding therein with
thanksgiving.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Perfect In God’s Sight ~

Lord, help me to be,
in Your sight perfect
on Your holiness
may I daily reflect.

Let me not be blind,
to that which I know
keeping Your wisdom
from in me to flow.

Lord, help me to live,
a life to You pleasing
let my heart reflect
one in Your keeping.

Let me not be deaf,
to Your imploring
to where hidden flaws
I am still storing.

Lord, help me to be,
in Your sight faultless
help me to be  . . .
like Jesus flawless!

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Colossians 1:28

Whom we preach, warning every man,
and teaching every man in all wisdom;
that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Fullness of Jesus ~

Lord, give me the fullness,
found in only You . . .
give me the completeness
of being one with You.

Give me the inner dwelling,
of Your Spirit’s peace
keep Your grace flowing
so my hope will never cease.

Lord, give me the wholeness,
found in only You . . .
give me the righteousness
to be the life of You.

Reveal to me the liberty,
found in Your redemption
give me the final victory
of eternal salvation.

Lord, give me the fullness,
found in only You . . .
give me the stillness
of the blessedness of You!

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John 1.16

And of his fulness have all
we received,
and grace for grace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~02.08.20~

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From The Poem: I Shall Not Want

 


Aside From Jesus ~

Aside from Jesus,
I’m totally worthless
without Him all I do
is utterly pointless.

The more I grow in Him,
I see my nothingness
the more I know about Him
I see my hopelessness.

Aside from Jesus,
my life is fruitless
without His Spirit
I’m more than useless.

The more He grows in me,
I see my own weakness
the more He means to me
I see my helplessness.

Aside from Jesus,
I’m totally bankrupt
without His grace . . .
I completely corrupt!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace, and in the
knowledge of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now
and for ever. Amen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


As I Get Older ~

Though I’m getting older,
I just keep growing . . .
for much greater things
God keeps on showing.

I never get tired,
uninterested or bored
for I’m always learning
more about my Lord.

Though I’m getting older,
I just keep thriving
as the Word of God
becomes more exciting.

I never get weary,
reading and knowing
for the wisdom I’m getting
keeps my faith flowing.

Though I’m getting older,
the more I can see
the greater things  . . .
God keeps teaching me!

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Proverbs 1:5A

A wise man will hear,
and will increase learning;

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~01.26.20~

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From The Poem: Thunderstruck

 


Snippet of The Day ~01.25.20~

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From The Poem: Help Is Here

 


Snippet of The Day ~01.24.20~

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From The Poem: Press On

 


God Gave Me Ears and Eyes ~

God gave me my ears,
He made them able to hear
His voice in His Word
so the truth can be heard.

He wants them to learn,
He wants them to discern
what for me He desires
to do what He requires.

God gave me my eyes,
He made then to be wise
so His way I could see
clearly in front of me.

He wants them to apply,
He wants them to rely
on Him for all things
till eternal hope springs.

God gave me my eyes,
so to Him I’d be wise
He gave me my ears . . .
so His voice I could hear!

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Proverbs 20:12

The hearing ear,
and the seeing eye,
the Lord hath made
even both of them.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~01.23.20~

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From The Poem: Lord, Tell Me What You See

 


Snippet of The Day ~01.22.20~

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From The Poem: A Changed Heart

 


More of You Lord ~

More of You Lord, more of You,
in the things I say and do
less of me Lord, less of me
so more like You I can be.

Lord, I give You my doubts,
take with them all my fear
move me closer to You
so I can draw to You near.

More of You Lord, more of You,
oh Dear Lord, can’t You see
I want to live just for You
and die to all of me.

Lord, I give You all my love,
take my heart and mind too
be my soul’s true reflection
till all I see is all of You.

More of Your will, less of mine,
give me eyes no longer blind
show me Your saving Light
so more of You I can find!

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Philippians 1:21

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The School Of Hard-Knocks ~

The school of hard-knocks,
can be oh, so wrenching
but, we must remain . . .
to our Bible’s clenching.

For grueling it can be,
when we’re tried and tested
but, in the Word we must stay
one-hundred percent invested.

The school of hard-knocks,
can be oh, so harrowing
as the righteous road . . .
seems to keep narrowing.

For distressing it can be,
when we are reprimanded
from the lessons we learn
of what Jesus commanded.

The school of hard-knocks,
can be oh, so painful
but we must remain . . .
obediently faithful!

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Hebrews 12:6

For whom the Lord loveth
he chasteneth, and scourgeth
every son whom he receiveth.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All scripture is given by inspiration
of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Everyday Can Be A Struggle ~

Everyday can be a struggle,
when from God’s Word we stray
every hour is more miserable
when we don’t trust and  pray.

Everything will look impossible,
when His hope is not there
every problem looks bleaker
when we don’t believe He cares.

Every worry seems unbearable,
when His mercy we don’t claim
every care is more insufferable
when we don’t call upon His name.

Every mountain seems higher,
when we climb it all alone
every valley is a little deeper
when we wander off on our own.

Everyone who goes about,
doing whatever it is they will . . .
will never know the kind of peace
that only God can instill!

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Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Stuck In Regret ~

Trapped in bitterness,
can’t break free
reliving the way
things use to be?

Stuck in regret,
can’t shake loose
yesterday sorrows
hang on like a noose?

Trapped in misery,
can’t seem to let go
past disappointments
on your face show?

Paralyzed by resentment,
loathing and disgust
can’t find anything or one
anymore you can trust?

Well don’t let the past,
make you its hostage . . .
instead let Jesus free you
from yesterday’s bondage!

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Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Work Out Your Own Salvation ~

You can exercise,
every day at the gym
you can lift weights
to keep fit and trim.

But, if you’re not living,
a Godly life . . .
your soul will experience
eternal strife.

You can go to a clubhouse,
in the day or at night
you can keep your physic
noticeable strong and tight.

But, if you’re not working,
out your own salvation
you could be headed
for eternal damnation.

You can run a marathon,
or any other race
you can groom yourself
to take first place.

But, if you’re not training,
each day for Godliness
you just might miss out on . . .
having everlasting bliss!

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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
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking In the Spirit ~

When you walk in the Spirit,
you will live in Jesus’ light
all things will be clearer
everything will look bright.

For the Spirit will change you,
your mind He will capture
fill it with secure thoughts
of the upcoming rapture.

When you walk in the Spirit,
you’ll have a worldly guide
someone who will help you
to keep faith in your stride.

For the Spirit will lead you,
on the path of righteousness
helping you to live a life
in the power of faithfulness.

When you walk in the Spirit,
you’ll repel the darkness
for the Light of Jesus . . .
will help keep you sinless!

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Galatians 5:25

“If we live
in the Spirit,
let us also walk
in the Spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m A Work In Progress ~

I’m a work in progress,
you likely are one too . . .
each day Jesus is working
in us something new.

His grace is transforming us,
to be sin fighting saints
He’s shaping us to live a life
with principles and restraints.

He is molding our minds,
to be clean and spotless
He shaping our hearts
to live pure and flawless.

He knows all the lumps,
that need to be reformed
He’s modeling our lives
till in Him we’re transformed.

We have unlimited potential,
He’ll never be finished with us
but, you and I must believe
His remolding is always just.

I’m a work in progress,
you likely too are one . . .
each day God is shaping us
into the image of His Son!

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Philippians 1:6

“Being confident of this very thing, that he
which hath begun a good work in you will
perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Not Finished With Me ~

God’s not finished with me,
I know this to be true . . .
for, I can see all the things
that He has yet to do.

I realize He got started,
on me a long time ago
but, I also know there’s still
a lot of room for me to grow.

God’s not done with me,
all things beautiful take time
but, first He needed to chisel
away sin’s grit and grime.

I know when I came to Him,
my life was a big mess
but, a masterpiece takes time
and a lot of divine finesse.

God’s not finished with me,
He has a long way to go . . .
but, I am confident in this
when He is done, I will know!

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Ecclesiastes 3:11

He hath made every thing
beautiful in his time:

Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very
thing, that he which hath
begun a good work in you
will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ:

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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