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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!

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Proverbs 11:12

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Childlike Faith ~

Childlike Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Give me faith like a child,
without fear and doubt
where the Word of God
can root, grow and sprout.

Give me an attitude,
that believes readily
where happiness and joy
overflows steadily.

Give me childlike faith,
pure and simple . . .
one that is steadfast
not unsure or fickle.

Give me a mindset,
that to God is reachable
a mind that is open
hungry and teachable.

Give me a heart,
that is willing to obey
that humbly follows
without going astray.

Give me a soul,
that is calm and quiet
one that on God
is always reliant.

Give me faith like a child,
innocent and sweet
eagerly anticipating the day
when  Jesus and I will meet!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:25
King James Version

“At that time Jesus
answered and said,

I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,

because thou hast hid these
things from the wise
and prudent,

and hast revealed
them unto babes.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Plate of Goodness ~

I love this time of year,
with Thanksgiving just ahead
it reminds me of some facts
in the Bible I have read . . .

In all things be grateful,
let joy and praise flow out of you
for everything be thankful
give God the glory He is due.

Make peacefulness your habitation,
let your gentleness be known
be kind, tender-hearted and forgiving
never be the first to cast a stone.

Extend a hand to the needy,
let charity be your perfect gift
help all those who have not
bring back to God those adrift.

Show others your appreciation,
let them see your gratitude
bless them for their helpfulness
be not selfish in your attitude.

Reach out to the sick and hurting,
let them see Jesus’ true compassion
show all acts of grace and mercy
let not the sun go down on your passion.

Be content with all that you have,
rejoice in whatever is your state
be satisfied with all of the goodness
God places each day on your plate.

In everything be thankful,
let your praise be heard by all
in everything be grateful
let your joy be seen by all!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:20
King James Version

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Smile!

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Lord, make me willing,
to go that extra mile
let me put away my frown
and while I go, wear a smile.

These little interruptions,
that come into my day
are the things You created
so I can go about Your way.

My time is not so precious,
if it’s not spent for You
so help me to be willing
to do what You want me to.

Let me put off today,
that which is self-serving
I want to be Your servant
and to be more observing.

So, if there is someone,
You know who needs me
I’ll go that extra mile
and promise to  ~  just smile!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:13
King James Version

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;
only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh,
but by love serve one another.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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