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Man’s Heart of Stone ~

Man has a heart of stone,
for God there’s no desire
the Bible is meaningless
not a word does it inspire.

But Jesus can remove,
the stiffness and hardness
till it is a heart of flesh
resembling His likeness.

Man is dead in sin,
lives in utter darkness
sees no need for God . . .
due to his heart’s roughness.

But Jesus can fill,
every heart with His light
if only man no longer
this truth would fight.

Man’s heart is granite like,
it is as cold as stone
but God can carve it . . .
into one of His own!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Holy Conversion ~

A new life in Christ,
a holy conversion . . .
one saving us from
lust filled perversion.

Once dead in trespasses,
now in hope are we alive
no longer are our souls
from eternity deprived.

Born-again and appointed,
to a new divine life . . .
the natural man gone
taking with him our strife.

Free from satan’s grip,
chained to sin no more
now the children of God
through Jesus the Door.

A new life in Christ,
born of water and Spirit
are those who believe . . .
His kingdom they’ll inherit!

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John 3:5

Jesus answered, Verily, verily,
I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of
water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the
kingdom of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Living By Grace ~

grace-reigns-in-life_CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Living by grace,
isn’t a license to sin
instead it’s a purging
of the old man within.

It’s life changing,
altering and evolving
each day our hearts
need to be transforming.

Saved by grace,
isn’t a pass to sinfulness
instead it’s a path
to Godly righteousness.

It’s a call to holiness,
a life of victory
it’s having the power
over Satan’s trickery.

Living by grace,
isn’t a pass or license
to keep on sinning . . .
is abiding in defiance!

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Romans 6:1

“What shall we say then?
Shall we continue in sin,
that grace may abound?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Once I Was ~

i-was-blind-now-i-see CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann belka

Once I was blind
myself, was all I could see
until the day, I heard Jesus
had died for me.

He opened my eyes,
made me look at my sin
and a spiritual revelation
took place within.

Once I was deaf,
I was unable to hear
until the day, I heard Jesus
wanted me to come near.

He spoke to me,
through the Good News
now I’m enlightened
my fears He’s diffused.

Once I was dumb,
I couldn’t understand
until the day, I heard Jesus
had for me eternity’s plan.

He showed me the path,
lit the way with His light
now I can see everything
through His glorious sight.

Once I was lame,
I just stumbled about
until the day, I heard Jesus
would clear up my doubt.

He took these feet,
made of mire and clay
showed me how to keep them
on the straight narrow way.

Once I was dead,
but now all I live for . . .
is the day with Jesus
I’ll be  ~ forever more!

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John 9:25
King James Version

“He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no,
I know not: one thing I know, that,
whereas I was blind, now I see.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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