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Fruit Producing ~

fruit-bearing-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Filled with the Spirit,
producing His fruit
now that in my heart
God’s love took root.

As I continue to grow,
more joy and peace
I find being patient
is easier to release.

As I’m cultivating,
the seeds of gentleness
it’s becoming natural
to sow deeds of goodness.

Tempering my faith,
with lots of meekness
is helping me to serve
with true humbleness.

Filled with the Spirit,
growing His fruit . . .
praying with God’s help
they will all take root!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Thanksgiving Dinner ~

Thanksgiving Dinner ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Every year at this same time,
we sit at our dining tables . . .
feasting upon what has become
Thanksgiving Day staples.

We gobble down the turkey,
mashed potatoes and candy yams
then we sit back and disclaim . . .
I can’t believe how full I am.

But, this year I am not serving,
the traditional Thanksgiving fare
instead a healthy fruit salad . . .
is all I’m planning to share.

I’m going take some gentleness,
stuff it full of God’s love
along side of it will be the peace
that comes only from above.

I’ll pile high on each plate,
some joy and some goodness
right next to them I will place
some faith and some meekness.

I’ll top it off with patience,
and for the piece of resistance
I’ll pray for those whom I serve. . .
to have a lot of temperance!

~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
 joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:
 against such there is no law.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

~ Have a Joyous Thanksgiving ~


Give a Fruit Basket This Year ~

fruit used with permission IBible Vereses

This year give a fruit basket,
to everyone you know . . .
fill it with Love and affection
until it begins to overflow.

Pack it with a bunch of Peace,
put into it, some tenderness
don’t forget to stock it with . . .
a whole lot of Gentleness.

Be sure to add your  Faith,
calmness and some Patience
when you mix it all together . . .
it’ll release a pleasing fragrance.

Place into it Self-Control.
pile on high, a lot of Meekness
top it off with endless Joy . . .
for a basket full of Goodness.

This year make up a fruit basket,
then pass it all around
tell others of the hope . . .
that in Jesus, you have found!

~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
 meekness, temperance: “

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


What Are You Sowing?

Wheat 2 by Simeon Hughes free photo #2858

Some sow to the spirit,
some sow to the flesh . . .
some will be found in the wheat
some will be left in the thresh.

Some sow seeds of goodness,
some sow seeds of evil . . .
some will be found faithful
some will be left for the devil.

Some sow seeds of love,
some sow seeds of hate . . .
some will be found victorious
some will be left at the wide gate.

Some sow seeds of generosity,
some sow seeds of greed and lust
some will be in the Book of Life
some will burn in their disgust.

Some sow seeds of repentance,
some sow seeds of sin’s design . . .
some will be found up in heaven
some will be left behind!

~~~~~~~~~~

Luke 3:17

“Whose fan is in his hand,
and he will throughly purge his floor,
and will gather the wheat into his garner;
but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Godly Devotion ~

the-fruit-of-the-spirit ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

If you want peace,
true Godly contentment
you must put away
all your resentment.

If you want love.
true Godly raw devotion
you much be willing
to control your emotions.

If you want hope.
true Godly assurance
you must pray for strength
so you’ll have endurance.

I you want tranquility,
truly Godly calm
you must be to others
like a soothing balm.

If you want to be meek,
true Godly humbleness
you must in all things . . .
show your thankfulness!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Shine ~

Shine ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann

Shine on me Lord Jesus,
shine on me Your grace
let the joy I found in You
radiant off my grateful face.

Shine on me Your  love,
Your mercies ever tender
shine on me Your goodness
till I glow in Your splendor.

Shine on me Lord Jesus,
shine on me Your faithfulness
let the love I have for You
beam of my thankfulness.

Shine on me Your glory,
all Your wonderfulness
shine on me Your brilliance
till I emit Your excellence!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version 
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Works of the Flesh ~

fruit used with permission IBible Vereses

Having a hard time,
loving one another
feeling shades of green
looking at your brother?

Not very patient,
with your friends or family
finding your spoken words
being said, more angrily?

Looking at the world,
through rose-colored glasses
thinking it’s not so bad
to follow the masses?

Wondering when real joy,
will pop back into your life
tired of all the problems
causing everyday strife?

Well, stop for a minute
and ask yourself this . . .
“Am I letting the Spirit lead
or do I constantly resist?”

For the fruit of the Spirit,
we can only produce . . .
when to the works of the flesh
we become a recluse!

~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:25

“If we live in the Spirit,
let us also walk in the Spirit.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pink-Lemonade Sky ~

Birch Bay WA outside my window!

Give me the sun on the horizon,
a pink-lemonade sky above . . .
give me a partly cloudy day
and I’ll tell you why Jesus I love.

Give me the shade of the elm,
the Good Book for me to read
give me something cool to drink
and I’ll have close to all I need.

Give me the creek’s soft humming,
chirps coming from a mother’s nest
give me the green grass to lay in
well ~ you can picture the rest.

Give me a Scripture to mediate on,
a soft breeze blowing across my face
give me a day dwelling upon
God’s amazing, wonderful grace.

Give me the aromas of a barbecue,
my mom’s homemade apple pie
give me laughter around an open fire
the warm sounds of a summer’s sigh.

Give me a day in the radiant Son shine,
so I can reflect on God’s perfect love
give me a day to spend basking . . .
in the goodness that comes from above!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:8

” Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be
any virtue, and if there be
any praise, think on these things.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Where There is Love ~

Where There is Love ~ CHRISTian oetry by deborah ann ~ photo/Doorpost Verses

Where there is light,
there is love
where there is hope
there is love
where there is truth
there is love
where there is faith
there is love
where there is trust
there is love . . .

Where there is joy
there is love
where there is happiness
there is love
where there is goodness
there is love
where there is gentleness
there is love
where there is kindness
there is love . . .

Where there is forgiveness
there is love
where there is grace
there is love
where there is mercy
there is love
where there is peace
there is love
where there’s a cross
there is God’s love . . !

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Wonder!

Bear Much Fruit used with permission Doorpost Verse on facebook

Sometimes I have to wonder,
if God wears a big old frown
if He mumbles and grumbles
as He drives from town to town.

If He wakes up drained and tired,
if He complains throughout the day
if He gets perturbed and frustrated
when things don’t go His way.

I wonder if He gets angry,
if He gets just plain annoyed
if He is more than a little agitated
and He feels a joyless, hopeless void.

If He needs His own space,
if He wants to be left all alone
If He wishes no one would visit Him
or call Him on the phone.

I only wonder these things . . .
because as His child ~ I should be
an imitator of His love . . .
but that’s not what others always see!

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

Galatians 5:22-23
King James Version

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is the Salt of Life ~

Jesus is the Salt of Life ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord ~ You’re the salt of my life,
You add to it so much flavor
I’m so grateful that I made You
my Lord and eternal Savior.

Everything else around me,
seems so very bittersweet
You are the only One I know
who makes me feel complete.

When I think of Your great love,
I find to You I am indebted
I’m so thankful that Your grace
in my heart is forever embedded.

Lord, You are the salt of my life,
all Your goodness I truly savor
I’m so glad You are the One . . .
that gives my life so much flavor!

~~~~~~

Psalm 34:8
King James Version

“O taste and see that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Fruit of The Spirit ~

Bear Much Fruit used with permission Doorpost Verse on facebook

Within each of us,
the Holy Spirit lives
and His awesome power
in our lives He wants to give.

But, we must feel the fire,
the burning of desire
to call upon His strength
so His might we’ll acquire.

Once we have received,
this supernatural gift
our souls will belong to Him
and our spirit’s He will lift.

For, He’ll anchor us in His love,
in all things, we’ll have peace
and His unexplainable joy
in our life’s will never cease.

We’ll have patience for everyone,
to others we’ll be kind
His gentleness and goodness
will fill our hearts and minds.

People will see that our faith,
is humble and full of justice
for our meekness will shine
as they learn to trust us.

Within each of us,
the Holy Spirit lives
and all of His fruits  . . .
He wants to give!

~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23
King James Version

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Sing Your Praise ~

Sing Your Praise ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

O sing of God’s goodness,
sing of His grace
sing about His mercies
for all to embrace.

Give God the glory,
give Him your praise
sing of the Savior
for you He raised.

Sing in your car,
sing in your home
sing in your shower
sing on the phone.

Sing in the morning,
sing in the night
sing of God’s wonder
sing of His light.

O sing to God’s honor,
sing of His name
today, tomorrow, forever
He’s always the same.

Sing while you work,
sing while you play
sing in the evening
sing through the day.

Sing in the storm,
sing in the calm
sing about His peace
sing of His healing balm.

O sing of God’s goodness,
sing ~ go ahead and sing
sing of His mercies
and the love He brings.

Give God the glory,
make Him your song
sing about your Savior
all the day long!

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Psalm 96:1-3
King James Version

“O sing
unto the Lord a new song:
sing unto the Lord,
all the earth.
Sing unto the Lord,
bless his name;
shew forth his salvation
from day to day.

Declare his glory among
the heathen, his wonders
among all people.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s the Fruit ~

Where's The Fruit ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If the fruit of the Spirit is love,
then where is it in the church?
I see so many believers there,
who leave other’s in the lurch.

If the fruit of the Spirit is joy,
then where is it in people’s life?
I see so many believers living,
in the misery of their strife.

If the fruit of the Spirit is peace,
then why is there so much conflict?
I see so many believers who gossip,
and on other’s their venom inflict.

If the fruit of the Spirit is longsuffering,
then where is the perseverance?
I see so many believers without any,
and are nothing but an interference.

If the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness,
then where are those who are kind?
I see so many believers who only care,
about their own peace of mind.

If the fruit of the Spirit is goodness,
then where is the generosity?
I see so many believers who don’t know,
the meaning of true Christianity.

If the fruit of the Spirit is faith,
then why do we act like we have none?
I see so many believers who doubt,
all the things that God has done.

If the fruit of the Spirit is meekness,
then where is all the humbleness?
I see so many believers who aren’t living
with a heart of submissiveness.

If the fruit of the Spirit is temperance,
then why are so many out of control?
I see so many believers who can’t see,
they’re broken and need to be whole.

If the fruit of the Spirit is of God,
why aren’t believers more sublime?
The last time I looked in the Bible,
to reap these fruits  is no big crime!

~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-24
King James Version

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


His Wing’s Shadow ~

Under the shadow of Your wings,
where no sun or rain will blind
where Thy loving-kindness waits
to fill hearts with peace of mind.

Under the shadow of Your wings,
where no storm or wind will meet
where Thy grace inspires calm
to give the weary heart retreat.

Under the shadow of Your wings,
where no fear or doubt will soar
where Thy steadfast love exists
to help grieving hearts restore.

Under the shadow of Your wings,
where no pain or hurt will be
where Thy goodness is prepared
to bring broken hearts to Thee.

Under the shadow of Your wings,
where no star or moon will fade
where Thy mercies reach forever
to heal hearts that are afraid.

Oh, precious is Your loving kindness,
where our trust can mount and rise
where unfailing love gives assurance
Your wing’s shadow protects our cries.

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 36:7
King James Version

“How excellent is thy lovingkindness,
O God! therefore the children of men
put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rest, My Soul, Rest ~

let go let God by Daniel Sauceda free photo #15590

Rest, my soul rest,
return to your state of peace
give your fears to the Lord
onto Him your anxieties release.

Revisit His loving kindness,
dwell in the calmness of His ease
retire thyself in His fullness
let His grace bow your weary knees.

Go back to thy youthful days,
remember His patience bountiful
reclaim your right to His respite
for His mercies are plentiful.

Rest, my soul rest,
let God comfort and console
return to your state of peace
let serenity take control!!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 116:7
King James Version

“Return unto thy rest,
O my soul;

for the LORD hath dealt
bountifully with thee.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


A Cup of Kindness ~

Offer a cup of kindness,
to someone hurting today
offer them a sip of grace
tell them things will be okay.

Offer a cup of compassion,
to someone who needs a lift
offer them a sip of love
share with them your gift.

Offer a cup of gentleness,
to someone who is down
offer them a sip of mercy
it will take away their frown.

Offer a cup of helpfulness,
to someone who lives alone
offer them a sip of hope
show them your eternal home

Offer a cup of forgiveness,
to those who have hurt you
offer them a sip of peace
you’ll please God if you do.

Offer a cup of kindness,
to someone you meet today
offer them a sip of joy
it’s yours to give away!

~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23
King James Version 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace,
longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Fix Your Eyes on Jesus ~

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Fix your eyes on Jesus,
never let Him out of your sight
focus in on all of the goodness
that radiates from His Light.

Fasten your mind to Jesus,
in His Word find your peace
join together with Him
in a love, that’ll never cease.

Attach your heart to Jesus,
cling and cleave to His life
secure yourself in knowing
He will overcome your strife.

Adhere your ears to Jesus,
listen to what He has to say
stick to His commandments
let your heart to Him sway.

Fix your eyes on Jesus,
never let Him out of your sight
focus in on His peace . . .
trusting Him with all your might!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:3
King James Version

“Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace, whose

 mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth

in thee.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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