Tag Archives: Church

Out On The Streets ~

Church isn’t just a place,
for us to gather and meet
nor is it the only roof
for the unsaved to greet.

For outside its walls,
is a world that’s awaiting
and the Kingdom of God . .
we need to be proclaiming.

Church isn’t just a place,
where you go once a week
nor is it the only roof
for the lost to find and seek.

For outside its doors,
are people needing to know
and the Life, Truth and Way
we need to live and show.

Church isn’t just a place,
for us to gather and meet
the real church of Jesus . . .
is out there on the street!

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Matthew 28:19

“Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the
name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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I Don’t Want Religion ~

a-good-church CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I don’t want a religion,
that’s cold and impersonal
I want an experience
that’s eternally, irreversible.

I don’t want a church,
that’s entertaining and fun
I want a place to learn
how from Satan, I can run.

I don’t want a pastor,
that’s witty and amusing
I want a man of God . . .
who’s Holy Spirit consuming.

I don’t want a friendship,
with the world and its ways
I want to have fellowship
with those who worship and praise.

Lord, I don’t want to be religious,
just to go through the motions
I don’t want a religion . . .
where sinning is ever an option!

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Acts 20:28

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves,
and to all the flock, over the which
the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers,
to feed the church of God, which he hath
purchased with his own blood.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Truth, Life and Way ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Jesus is the Way - IBible Verses

Don’t believe in a God,
think there’s more than one
believe Jesus was a carpenter
but, not God’s begotten Son?

Know about the Bible,
but, you’ve never read it
think people are plain crazy
when they pray in the Spirit?

Heard about the end times,
in the Book of Revelation
but, don’t believe it’s you . . .
who’s gonna need salvation?

Have a gnawing feeling,
thinking maybe you’re wrong
feeling a little less sure . . .
of just where you belong?

Then go to a church,
speak to a Pastor today
he will help you to see . . .
the truth, life and way!

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John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s the Meat ?

a-good-church CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m sitting here at church,
listening to the same old thing
how God wants to bless me
with lots of material bling.

Don’t want to hear my pastor,
tell another funny joke
I would rather have my soul
be stirred up and holy stoked.

Need more than just milk,
flowing through my veins
need to hear how in this world
from sin, I need to abstain.

I am ready for some fire,
with some brimstone thrown in
and if I’m to fight off Satan
I’ll need a battle plan to win.

I don’t know about you,
but I’m hungry for the meat
otherwise I’m not sure . . .
why I’m sitting in this seat!

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1 Corinthians 3:2
King James Version

“I have fed you with milk, and not with meat:
for hitherto ye were not able to bear it,
neither yet now are ye able”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Run Away Bride!

Run away Bride used with permission Creation Swap

Where has Your church gone,
where are Your chosen ones?
Your name is no longer,
on their lips and tongues.

Where is their devotion,
where are their words of praise?
On their lips and tongues,
their love for You, they don’t raise.

Where have all the faithful gone,
where are they now?
On their lips and tongues,
they no longer keep their vow.

Where are the godly teachers,
who speak against immorality?
One their lips and tongues,
they preach a new-age reality.

Where has Your bride gone,
to where has it run off?
On their lips and tongues,
Your holy Word they now scoff!

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Psalm 12:1
King James Version

“Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth;
for the faithful fail from among the children of men.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Be A Foghorn . . .

newhaven-lighthouse-wave

The beacon’s light has faded,
the foghorn is now but mute
the lighthouse stands alone
on the hill of ill-repute.

Silenced now, from the left,
the warning sounds no more
the lighthouse is in the dark
upon this nation’s shaken shore.

Once a beam unto the world,
a responsibility we all shared
now the people of this republic
are caught up in Satan’s snare.

In the past we stood in honor,
to the God in whom we trust
now we offend and discriminate
with His truth on greed and lust.

The church once held the beacon,
in the palm of its blessed hand
but it no longer wants or cares
to take a bold and daring stand.

It’s time to wake up the masses,
and shine His light on our grime
for to hold back the Gospel’s truth
is a spiritual sin and crime.

Let me be perfectly honest,
my God I will always defend
for I rather be a foghorn . . .
then to be ~ this world’s friend!

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James 4:4
King James Version

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses,
know ye not that the friendship of the world
is enmity with God? whosoever therefore
will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

Picture Credit:
newhaven lighthouse, sussex coast, england – reuters


The Old Paths ~

I Will Follow used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, lead me to the old paths,
the ones tried and true
so I may follow Your ways
in all I set out to do.

Let me not forget Thy grace,
the election of my inheritance
let me not lose sight of You
because of pride or arrogance.

Let me not be caught up in,
the gospel of convenience
one that doesn’t include a cross
or to me, any inconvenience.

Help me to stand and see,
to consider and compare
the path of righteousness
so false prophets I’ll be aware.

Let me not be deceived,
by the spirit of this age
in the church of the godless
where You have been upstaged.

Lord, may I walk the old paths,
for I know they lead to You
let me not walk on the paths
that the heathen people do!

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Jeremiah 6:16
King James Version

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways,
and see, and ask for the old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein,
and ye shall find rest for your souls.
But they said, We will not walk therein.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Didn’t Know!

God Has A Purpose used with permission IBible Verses

I didn’t know back then,
God had a plan for me
I didn’t know the designs
He had in store for me.

I wasn’t lead to the Word,
to see it with my own eyes
I didn’t know I had a future
to this ~ I wasn’t made wise.

I didn’t know to pray,
to ask Him for direction
I didn’t know my ignorance
would cause our separation.

I didn’t know I was to study,
the Bible or to read the Word
and when I went to church
these needs I never heard.

I wasn’t aware He declared,
the path He wanted me on
I wasn’t aware I was lost
til many years were gone.

I wish when I were young,
someone would have told me
there was a path God designed
and a purpose He had for me!

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Jeremiah 29:11
King James Version

“For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord , plans for welfare
and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Desperately Seeking Jesus

jesus-writing-in-the-sand-2 free photo

Today in the  church,
it’s hard for me to find
those who are seeking Jesus
with all their hearts and minds.

I listen to  the preacher’s sermons,
I read the teacher’s blogs
but sometimes it feels as if
I am in a decomposing bog.

It seems  the truth is decaying,
there’s no fine line in the sand
and I wonder if Jesus . . .
for their foolishness would stand.

I know all about forgiveness,
and the gift of His eternal grace
but to continue on in sin . . .
is to God ~ a disgrace.

Years ago, Jesus told the women,
He’d not condemn her for her sin
but then He warned her . . .
not to go and sin again.

Sin is sin,
no matter how you look at it
and today in the  church
the sinner comfortably sits.

It’s no longer popular,
to speak against sinful things
it’s all about God’s love . . .
and the wealth that it brings.

But, God is more than love,
He has another side of Him too
and one day He’ll bring His wrath
upon the sin that His people do.

So, I am desperately seeking Jesus,
in the new age church of today and
if I cannot find the truth I think . . .
I’ll just stay away!

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John 8:10-11
King James Version

“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:
and sin no more.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Take Him off The Couch

Fan of Follower by Aaron Dailey free photo #15423

Lord, take him off the couch,
and put him in the game
let him suit up and come to church
so he can be in Your hall of fame.

I know he’s ready to play,
so put him in the opening string
let him make the first throw
so he’ll come to church and sing.

Lord, give him the red flag,
let him see his every passing foul
give him some time-outs too
so he can see he’s gone afoul.

Give him the football,
let him run up and down the field
just get him to church today
so his heart  ~ to You he will yield.

Lord, let him make the last catch,
the last play or the final goal
Lord, just get him off the couch
so You can win ~ his heart and soul!

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Every women’s prayer for their
unsaved or lost . . . football loving,hubby!


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