Tag Archives: Freedom

Called To Freedom ~

Called to freedom,
not worldly bondage
called to understanding
wisdom and knowledge.

Called to liberation,
not worldly dependence
called into holy living
moral transcendence.

Called to empowerment,
not worldly subjection
called to be the Light
of Jesus’ reflection.

Called to separation,
not worldly servitude
called to be discerning
with minds daily renewed.

Called to freedom,
not worldly conformation
called into a new life
a holy transformation!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore in
the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free,
and be not entangled again
with the yoke of bondage.

Romans 12:1-2

“I beseech you therefore, brethren,
by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your
reasonable service.

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Afternoon Ponderings~07.15.18~


Jesus Is All I Need ~

 

I said to myself,
Jesus is all I need
now that from sin
I have been freed.

He said unto my soul,
I am hope eternal
tis why I saved you
from hell’s infernal.

I said to myself,
Jesus is my Lord
now that my life
and His is in accord.

He said unto my soul,
I’m Your Savior
thanks to My Father’s
mercy and favor.

I said to myself,
where would I be
if not for His grace
being shed on me.

He said unto my soul,
you would be lost
and so My life I gave
to you at not a cost.

I said to myself,
Jesus is all I need
He said unto my soul
it is I in you . . .
who’s been freed!

 

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Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that
not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Freed Indeed ~

I am free,
freed of rules and regulations
free to follow Jesus
without any lawful stipulations.

I am free,
freed of doubt and fear
free to follow Jesus
with joyousness and cheer.

I am free,
freed from sin and temptation
free to follow Jesus
on the road to salvation.

I am free,
freed of stress and strife
free to follow Jesus
now that I’ve given Him my life.

I am free,
freed I am indeed
free to follow Jesus
for He is all I need!

~~~~~

John 8:36

“If the Son therefore
shall make you free,
ye shall be free indeed.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Harvest is Now ~

The Harvest is Now ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The harvest like sheep,
is plentiful
the fields like wheat
are bountiful.

The harvest is ripe,
with the spiritually lost
like sheep they need
to be lead to the cross.

The harvest is ready,
to be taken in
so many needing
freedom from sin.

The harvest is now,
today is the day
to guide aimless sheep
to the Life and Way.

The harvest like sheep,
is bountiful
the workers, like reapers
are but, plentiful!

~~~~~~

Matthew 9:35-38

“And Jesus went about all
the cities and villages,
teaching in their synagogues,
and preaching the gospel
of the kingdom, and healing
every sickness and every
disease among the people.

But when he saw
the multitudes, he was moved
with compassion on them,
because they fainted,
and were scattered abroad,
as sheep having no shepherd.

Then saith he unto his disciples,
The harvest truly is plenteous,
but the labourers are few;

Pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest, that he will
send forth labourers into
his harvest.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace to The Rescue ~

Grace To The Resuce ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Grace restores,
the broken pieces
fills in the cracks
smooths the creases.

Grace heals,
the heart that aches
mends the wounds
patches the scrapes.

Grace renews,
the mind unraveled
reinforces the thoughts
that have been tangled.

Grace reaffirms,
the soul wanting
provides the strength
brings the calming.

Grace restores,
heals and renews
Grace always comes
to our rescue!

~~~~~

Romans 3:24

“Being justified freely
by his grace through
the redemption that
is in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s About the Grace ~

It’s all about the grace,
not about the works . . .
it’s all about freedom
with eternal perks.

For grace is liberating,
it’s soul freeing too
and it’s not something
you get, by what you do.

It’s all about grace,
God’s mercy and favor
it’s all about having faith
in your Lord and Savior.

For grace is forgiving,
there is no cost to you
Jesus paid the price in full
leaving us nothing left to do.

It’s all about grace,
the confession of sin
it’s all about repentance
that comes from deep within.

For grace will set you free,
from the inside out . . .
it’ll cast out every fear
take away all the doubt.

It’s all about the grace,
liberating and freeing
it will turn you away from
the sinful life you’re living!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 03.17.15

CHRISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ Sticky Note From God ~ 03.17.15 ~


Sticky Note to God 03.17.15

CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ Sticky Note To God ~ 03.17.15 ~


There’s Nothing I Can Do ~

There's Nothing I Can Do ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There is nothing I can do,
no magic door to enter in
if I want to get to heaven
there’s no lottery, I can win.

There is nothing I can do,
I couldn’t purchase my way
even if I had a trillion dollars
to compensate for my stay.

There is nothing I can do,
to reserve a room for me
none of my works on earth
comes with such a guarantee.

There is nothing I can do,
to enter into God’s kingdom
no way for me to earn
the access or the freedom.

There is nothing I can do,
for Jesus paid the full price
I believe He became for me
the final sacrifice!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:5
King James Version

“But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Free Indeed ~

he-set-the-captives-free CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

He sets the captive free,
from the blindness within
releases the binds of guilt
the shamefulness of our sin.

He loosens the chains,
makes love out of hate
unshackles our burdens
eases the heavy weight.

He heals the backslidden,
freedom is now in sight
the yoke of oppression
we no longer have to fight

He scours out the darkness,
in His light, there is power
with grace and mercy
our lives, He empowers.

No longer are we slaves,
to man and his laws
now we come before God
with holy fear and awe.

Oh, what a privilege,
no longer are we bound
free indeed at last . . .
our liberty in Jesus found!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 8:32
King James Version

“And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

 


The Sweetest Word I Know!

Will Your Forgive Me by Jason Sheveland free photo #6130

There is no other sweeter word,
that I have yet to hear . . .
there is no other sound of hope
that has fallen on my guilty ear.

There is no other pardon,
that’ll remove my crimson stain
there is no other sure release
to which my soul will ever gain.

There is no other freedom,
that I have yet to find . . .
there is no other liberation
of my soul, heart and mind.

There is nothing else like it,
nothing my ears have ever heard
 . . . forgiveness . . .
is that sweet blessed word!

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

Ephesians 1:7
King James Version

“In whom we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins, according to the
riches of his grace;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Unto Eternity ~

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Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My peace
and unto eternity . . .
it will not end or cease.

I have empowered you,
with My eternal grace
but it is up to you
to seek My faithful face.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I will not let you fall
and unto eternity . . .
I’ll hear your every call.

I have given you freedom,
to fly off anywhere
but it is up to you
to trust me with your care.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My calm
and unto eternity . . .
I will hold you in My palm.

But you must learn to fly,
on your own faithful wings
for you are not My puppet . . .
I hold not, your worldly strings!

~~~~~~~~

Romans 12:2
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Mercy Me!

psalm-63-4 by darrell creswell used with permission

Lord of my comfort,
has set me free
from this life of misery
healed my heart
then went beyond
and now we have
an eternal bond.

Oh, how I love Him,
Mercy me . . .
my precious Jesus
has set me free.

Lord of my comfort,
has given to me
a blessed ~ joyous glee
healed my body
restored my soul
now I am finally
complete and whole.

Oh, how I love Him,
Mercy me . . .
my precious Jesus
has set me free.

Lord of my comfort,
bestowed upon me
a new life ~ so that I could be
wrapped up in His Spirit
caught up in His love
now I know what my life
has been devoid of.

Oh, how I love Him,
Mercy me
my precious Jesus
has set me free!

~~~~~

Romans 6:22
King James Version

“But now being made free from sin,
and become servants to God,
ye have your fruit unto holiness,
and the end everlasting life.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


True Independence ~

American Flag by Matt Gruber free photo Creastionswap

There once was a flag that flew high,
now it’s draped on freedoms grave
it once stood for the love of God
and the home of the faithful and brave.

In the wind, it waved in all its glory,
shedding hope and peace, in God’s light
the stars would sparkle ever so brightly
and gave confidence long into the night.

It sung of a song that we would flourish,
as it twisted and twirled in the wind
it claimed our trust and dependence
in God’s mercy, so our battles we’d win.

Now the flag of our liberty is no more,
for they have ripped ~ God from the seam
and the stars and stripes we have known
no longer stand for the american dream.

There once was a flag that flew high,
and God’s strength was its banners goal
now it flies in a state of true independence
for God is no longer ~ this countries soul!

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I pray God will have mercy on our country.
That He will turn us back to Him. I pray the leaders
will not continue in the direction they are leading us
and for all to put their trusts back into God. Amen!

~ Happy Dependence Day in God ~


Oh, My Little Sparrow ~

Oh, My Little Sparrow ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My peace
and unto eternity . . .
it will not end or cease.

I have empowered you,
with My eternal grace
but it is up to you . . .
to seek My faithful face.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I’ll always love you so
and unto eternity
I will never let you go.

I’ve given you freedom,
to go off anywhere
but it is up to you . . .
to come to Me in prayer.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My calm
and unto eternity
I will hold you in My palm.

But you must fly,
on your own faithful wings
for you aren’t My puppet
I hold not to your strings!

~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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