Tag Archives: Be Not Conformed To the World

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.14.20~

Romans 12:2


God’s Plans Never Mans ~

God’s plans,
never mans . . .
don’t succumb
to their demands.

God’s ways,
mans no how . . .
to their requests
never bow.

God’s desires,
mans resist . . .
to their passions
don’t enlist.

God’s thoughts,
mans no way . . .
don’t ever trust
what they say.

God’s ways,
mans never . . .
from their world
you must sever!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace,
and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

1 John 2:16-17

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~08.16.20~

Romans 12:2


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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Uncompromising ~

Be unshakeable,
in the power of His might
be unbendable
to stand fast and fight.

Be unyielding,
to the wiles of the devil
be uncompromising
to all things evil.

Be unfailing,
in the Word be grounded
be unwavering
so not to be confounded.

Be unflinching,
to your transformation
be unrelenting
in your moderation.

Be unremitting,
to what you know is true
be unfaltering
when satan comes after you.

Hold on to your faith,
be unshakeable
hold on to the truth
and you’ll be unbreakable!

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Ephesians 6:10

Be strong in the Lord
and in the power of
His strength

1Corinthians 16:13

Watch, stand fast
in the faith,
be brave, be strong.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spirit Of Truth ~

Spirit of Truth,
come protect me
to satan lies . . .
let me not agree.

For he skews,
Your every Word
till Your Gospel
is so blurred.

Spirit of Truth,
Jesus incarnate
help me to You
the path navigate.

For the way is wide,
the crowd is deep
filling up fast
with Your lost sheep.

Spirit of Truth,
never leave me
lest from satin’s lies . . .
I too can’t flee!

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John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come.

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I Don’t Trust Man~

I don’t trust man,
to tell me how to live
I don’t have confidence . . .
in the reasons they give.

For man will say,
do whatever you want
or your regrets
will come back to haunt.

But, I know God,
will have the final say
on how I choose . . .
to live out my days.

So I put my faith,
in God’s living Word
so by man’s opinion
I’m not swayed or lured.

I don’t trust man’s,
worldly sentiment . . .
in this Gospel truth
I am confident!

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Psalm 118:8

“It is better to trust in the Lord,
than to put confidence in man.”

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Abiding ~

If you want the Lord,
to abide in you
then you must . . .
act as in Him too.

If you desire the Lord,
to remain in you
then you gotta . . .
reside in Him too.

If you wish the Lord,
to stay in you
then you should . . .
behave like Him too.

If you trust the Lord,
to live in you
then you better . . .
persist in Him too.

If you want the Lord,
to abide in you
then you must . . .
walk as Him too!

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1 John 2:6

He that saith he abideth
in him ought himself also
so to walk, even as he walked.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~03.10.20~

Romans 12:2

 


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


Afternoon Ponderings ~01.22.20~

Romans 12:2


Afternoon Ponderings ~01.08.20~


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.31.19 ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.29.19 ~


Good Morning Quote ~12.16.19~


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!

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Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore
fruits meet for repentance:

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Afternoon Ponderings~10.14.19


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!

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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.

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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!

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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


Our True Independence ~

True independence comes,
when from sin we are set free
when from temptation
we are able to flee.

Then we will not lust,
after worldly things
instead we will desire
the freedom Jesus brings.

True liberation comes,
when sin no longer binds
when the Holy Spirit enters
our hearts and minds.

Then we will not please,
the things of the flesh
rather we will desire
God’s Word each day afresh.

True liberty comes,
when with God we’re in love
when we store our treasure
with Him in heaven above!

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Romans 8:21

Because the creature itself also
shall be delivered from the bondage
of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God.

1 John 2:15-16

Love not the world,
neither the things
that are in the world.

If any man love the world,
the love of the Father
is not in him.

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Because I am Loved ~

Because I am loved,
I am humble . . .
under my cares
I don’t crumble.

Because I am humble,
I am set free
from the devil
I am able to flee.

Because I am free,
I am forgiven
to holy living
I am driven.

Because I am forgiven,
I am saved
to the world’s ways
I’m no longer a slave.

Because I am saved,
I am strong
no more desire
I have to do wrong.

Because I was loved,
by Jesus first . . .
after righteousness
I hunger and thirst!

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1 Peter 5:6-10

Humble yourselves therefore under
the mighty hand of God, that he
may exalt you in due time:

Matthew 6:33

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

1 John 4:19
We love him,
because he first loved us.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Double Standards ~

Double standards,
double-minded
to God’s ways
oh, so blinded.

Indecisive,
volatile and fickle
finding themselves
often in a pickle.

Double talk,
double attractions
easily allured
by sinful distractions.

Fly-by-night,
and seat of pants
always willing
to take a chance.

Hearts unstable,
minds doubled
are souls who are
deeply troubled!

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James 1:8

A double minded man
is unstable in all his ways.

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Afternoon Ponderings~04.27.19


Sticky Note to God ~02.09.19~


Afternoon Ponderings~02.02.19


Good Morning Quote ~12.10.18~


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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Walking Wisely ~

 

Oh, Father I thank you,
today for Your grace
for the wisdom I need
in this 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 full of 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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Clean, New Heart ~

 
A clean heart Lord,
create in us
one free of sin
evil and lust.
 
Free of worldliness,
free of selfish greed
free to see You are
everything we need.
 
A renewed Spirit Lord,
put into us
one that will always
in You put its trust.
 
Alert and resistant,
to the lies satan tells
one where Your own Spirit
abides and dwells.
 
A clean heart create,
a right spirit bestow
Lord in our lives
so Your will we may know!

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Psalm 51:10

“Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew a right
spirit within me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


We Better Know ~

 

If we’re to follow the Way,
the Truth we better know
and then the life of Jesus
in our own will begin to show.

If we’re to be His light,
the darkness we better hate
so we can guide others
straight to the narrow gate.

If we’re to have trust,
the Word of God we better read
so more of His lost sheep
back to their Shepherd we can lead.

If we’re to have hope and joy,
the world we better not be in
so more of the unsaved
can be turned from their sin.

If we’re to follow the Truth,
we better know the Way
for we never know . . .
whose life we may sway!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~10.21.18 ~


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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~10.05.18 ~


Sticky Note From God ~10.03.18~


A New, Clean Heart ~

A new, clean heart,
in me God created
ever since my desires
for the world abated.

Now my hopes,
are set on things above
not on my possessions
that I once so  loved.

A new heart of flesh,
God put into me
with the grace to believe
in what I can’t see.

Now my wants,
are heaven centered
once to Jesus my life
I fully surrendered.

A new, clean heart,
once cold and stony
now sees right through . . .
all of satan’s baloney!

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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 will give
you an heart of flesh.”

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Sticky Note From God ~07.01.18~


Sticky Note From God ~06.13.18~


Offend Me Lord ~

Offend me Lord,
with Your Word
let me be convicted
by the truth heard.

Insult me Lord,
with Your commands
so with false teachers
I’ll not shake hands.

Offend me Lord,
let me feel the sting
that Your reproof
in my life will bring.

Shock me Lord,
let my ears hear
no sinner in heaven
will You let near.

Outrage me Lord,
go ahead and offend
so with the world . . .
I’ll not be a friend!

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John 6.61

“When Jesus knew in himself that his
disciples murmured at it,
he said unto them,
Doth this offend you?”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Heaven Getting ~

Lord, let me not honor You,
with my lips only
but with a heart that is . . .
devoted to You solely.

Let me not profess,
my undying love to You
only to go into the world
and follow what others do.

Let me not disobey,
the commands You taught
by living a life of hypocrisy
and doing whatever I want.

Let me not think,
it’s all about heaven getting
but, about right here and now
and any sin that is besetting.

Lord, let me not fool myself,
thinking hidden sin You can’t see
lest I hear You say one day . . .
you never really knew Me!

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Matthew 7:21-23

“Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which
is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have
cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Victorious Life ~

A life victorious,
is a life that overcomes
for, to the old man it dies
and the new one it becomes.

A life triumphant,
is a life that’s no longer
engrossed with the world
and all it has to offer.

A life unbeaten,
is a life that’s defeated
the desires of the flesh
from its hearts are deleted.

A life confident.
is a life that’s conquered
picking up its own cross
no longer feels awkward.

A life victorious,
is a God-fearing one
for it’s a life that reflects
the life of His Son!

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1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory
that overcometh the world,
even our faith.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~05.09.18~


Today’s Idols ~

Today’s idols,
are made of many things
and oh the joy . . .
to us that they all bring.

We cradle them in our arms,
with them we sit, we walk, we stand
we’d never think to leave our home
without one of them in our hand.

Today’s idols.
are made of plastic and steel
and oh the joy . . .
from using them that we feel.

We connect to them each day,
when our morning’s begin
and when we retire at night
with them we’re still plugged in.

Today’s idols,
are just like the one’s of old
for to their idleness . . .
each one of us has been sold.

They are made up by man,
to keep us all connected
so that with God . . .
we’ll become disconnected!

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Psalm 135:15

“The idols of the heathen
are silver and gold,
the work of men’s hands.”

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The Holy Spirit’s Power ~

Holy Spirit,
we all need You
to help us daily
to battle through.

Without Your strength,
to overcome
to each temptation
we would succumb.

Holy Spirit,
God’s gift to us
in Your power
we need to trust.

Without Your courage,
to make us willing
to the world ways
we’d still be living.

Holy Spirit,
who dwells within
only You can give us . . .
power over sin!

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Acts 1:8

“But ye shall receive power,
after that the Holy Ghost
is come upon you:”

1 Corinthians 10:13

“There hath no temptation taken you
but such as is common to man:
but God is faithful, who will
not suffer you to be tempted
above that ye are able;
but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape,
that ye may be able to bear it.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The World’s Wilderness ~

The world is a wilderness,
with strange and eerie places
and I could not travel in it . . .
without Jesus and His graces.

I know I would get lost,
in the darkness in front of me
for, without His saving light
the wickedness I’d not see.

The world is a wilderness,
with dark and scary pathways
and I would stumble on them
if Jesus wasn’t with me always.

For, I would not be able to see,
the clear and present danger
of following after those . . .
who were to Him a stranger.

The world is a wilderness,
I need to navigate through
tis why I keep my Shepherd
and His flock in my view!

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Psalm 78:52

“But made his own people
to go forth like sheep,
and guided them in the
wilderness like a flock.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Risky Business ~

It’s risky business,
thinking God can be mocked
it’s deceiving thinking
His wrath can be stopped.

It’s foolishness to think,
you won’t reap what you sow
it’s pure folly thinking
you sins, God will never know.

It’s ignorant to believe,
God sin will never judge
it’s hypocrisy
from your ways not to budge.

It’s unwise to keep on living,
conformed to this world
it’s arrogant to think
with God you can even quarrel.

It’s risky business,
thinking God you can mock
and on your sinful living . . .
it is time to take stock!

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Galatians 6:7

“Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth
that shall he also reap.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Faith Keeps Me Hoping ~

My faith keeps me hoping,
it keeps me alert
so from the narrow way
I will not divert.

For, what I hope for,
isn’t found on this earth
nothing it provides
has everlasting worth.

My faith keeps me hopeful,
it keeps me vigilant
so on the narrow path
I may remain diligent.

For, my hope isn’t in,
the world’s offering
all that it  can render
is eternal suffering.

My faith gives me hope,
in the things I can’t see
my hope is my faith . . .
that Jesus lives in me!

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Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things
not seen.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Child Of The World ~

Oh, child of the world,
to its ways you bow
to its wickedness
you’ve taken a vow.

But, God still sees you,
as one of His unsaved
and your condition to Him
is sinful and grave.

Oh, child of the world,
to its pleasures you run
to its evilness
you don’t think to shun.

But, God still sees you,
as one of His own
to you His mercy
He wants to make known.

Oh, child of the world,
where are you off too . . .
will you follow the same path
of those before you?

Into this ungodly world,
you don’t have to proceed
if your heart to Jesus . . .
today you concede.

Oh, child of the world,
before you too get lost
consider the love and grace
of Jesus, on Calvary’s cross!

~~~~~

Ephesians 5:11

“And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works
of darkness,
but rather reprove them.”

Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth
his love toward us,
in that, while we were
yet sinners,
Christ died for us.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


If Our Right Eye Offends ~

If our right eye offends,
then why do we keep looking
if it’s not to desire things of the world
then why are they still so alluring?

If our right eye offends,
then why do we look with the left one
if it’s not to regard the lusts of the world
then why is it not focusing on the Son?

If the right eye offends,
then why do we seek what’s morally wrong
if it’s not to be conformed to the world
then why after it do we still long?

If our right eye offends,
then why do we not look the other way
if it’s not to seek the world’s riches
then why to them do we still sway?

If our right eye offends,
then why does it roam all about
if it sees things so alluring and deceitful . . .
then why don’t we just pluck it out!

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Mark 4:19

“And the cares of this world,
and the deceitfulness of riches,
and the lusts of other things
entering in, choke the word,
and it becometh unfruitful.

Matthew 5:29

“And if thy right eye offend thee,
pluck it out, and cast it from thee:
for it is profitable for thee that
one of thy members should perish,
and not that thy whole body should
be cast into hell.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


It’s Hard Work ~

Lord, its not easy
following after You
it’s hard work
staying to You true.

It’s not easy,
giving up my pride
it’s hard work
in You to abide.

Lord, it’s not easy,
staying on the narrow way
it’s hard work
bearing my cross everyday.

It’s not easy.
being patient in the race
it’s hard work
relying on Your grace.

Lord, it’s not easy,
staying to You committed
it’s hard work
keeping my life submitted.

But, I know it will be,
all worth it in the end
so from You I’ll not leave
to become the world’s friend!

~~~~~~~~

John 6:66

“From that time many
of his disciples went back,
and walked no more with him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
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!

~~~~~~~

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
Public Domain

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Carnal Life ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~transform- IBible Verses

Having a hard time,
living the truth and way
is your spiritual compass
up and down every day?

Aggravated one day,
the next, loving and kind
are the fruits of the Spirit
in your life hard to find?

Fighting with temptation,
battling with hidden sin . . .
is the enemy of your soul
on the constant win?

Needing others approval,
seeking worldly ambition
none of God’s plan for you
seem to come to fruition?

Looking for happiness,
but, ending up with strife
could it be that . . .
you’re living a carnal life?

~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 3:3

” For ye are yet carnal: for whereas
there is among you envying, and strife,
and divisions, are ye not carnal,
and walk as men?

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


My Friends Think I’m Peculiar

My Friends Think I'm Peculiar ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My friends think I’m peculiar,
some say I am a little odd
most think that I’m just weird
because I still trust in God.

They too were once believers,
but now they walk in the dark
the light once shinning in them
has become cold and stark.

They no longer hunger,
or thirst for the righteous way
they no longer see the truth
in what the Bible has to say.

For most they have given up,
the narrow way was too hard
and with every bump and jolt
their faith in God was jarred.

Now their hearts are set upon,
the worldly things of the flesh
they tell me that my  beliefs
and their desires do not mesh.

My friends think I’m peculiar,
some say I am a little odd . . .
but I pray for them everyday
to turn back and trust in God.

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 2:9
King James Version

“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;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Away With The Manager ~

Away With The Manger ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

 Away with the manger,
no need for a bed
the birth of our Savor
is best left unsaid.

The unbeliever’s of the world,
look down from their nose
when the name of our Lord Jesus,
on them we impose.

The masses are in agreement,
saying Christmas is a mistake
but covetousness for the season
they will never forsake.

We love thee materialism,
we love thee so much
and to their credit card idols
they bow down and clutch.

Be clear to say happy holidays,
season greetings to you
but don’t mention the babes name
or you they may sue.

They bless all of their goodies,
their toys and their playthings
but want nothing to do with the gift
that the sweet baby Jesus brings.

Away with the manger,
and the nativity
for too many hearts today
are in satan’s captivity!

~~~~~~~

Luke 2:12
King James Version

“And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes,

lying in a manger.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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