Tag Archives: Heart

Harden Your Heart Not ~

Harden not your heart,
to your spiritual condition
let it not turn cold
by your selfish ambition.

Let it not turn callous,
like the rebellious one
let it not become distant
by a grumbling tongue.

Harden not your heart,
to the Spirit’s leading
let it not turn frigid
by the sins you’re keeping.

Let it not become rigid,
by carelessly drifting
let it not be stubborn
by the life you’re living.

Harden not your heart,
by disbelief or doubt
let it not turn icy
by shutting God’s Word out.

Let it not turn you away,
from the hope of eternal peace
let it not turn to stone . . .
lest your faith in God may cease!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 3:13

“But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day;

lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Bible Is Like A Mirror ~

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects yourself so true
it shows all the hidden sin
yet living inside of you.

But if you never read it,
how will you ever glean
the areas in your life
God still needs to make clean.

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects your heart so true
it shows what is keeping
God disconnected from you.

But if you don’t study it,
God cannot lead or direct
you to see how sinfulness
has an everlasting effect.

The Bible is like a mirror,
His reflection should be in you
but, you must apply it . . .
in your life ~ for this to be true!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 3:2

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be: but we know that, when he
shall appear, we shall be like him;
for we shall see him as he is.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Salvation’s Healing Balm ~

He takes the broken strings,
wrapped around our heart
binds them with His love
and offers us a new start.

He knows our inward pain,
He sees our troubled mind
and gives the repented one
a new life in Him to find.

He takes our dishonor,
the sum of our disgrace
and wraps around our souls
the arms of His loving grace.

He offers consolation,
remembers our sins no more
heals us from our carnal wounds
then opens up pardon’s door.

He reconciles us to Him,
fills our stony hearts with calm
He soothes our shamefulness
with salvation’s healing balm!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


So Many Needs ~

So many needs,
so many cares
causing His sheep
so much despair.

When will they seek,
when will they come
to the One who will
bear every one?

So many problems,
so many concerns
causing His sheep
thoughts to churn.

When will they know,
when will they find
Jesus is waiting
to comfort their mind?

So many doubts,
so many questions
causing His sheep
bouts of depression.

When will they see,
when will they hear
Jesus is wanting
to calm their fear?

So many defeated,
so many gone astray
so many we can lead . . .
back to Jesus today!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep
have gone astray;
we have turned
every one to
his own way;
and the Lord
hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

King James Version
Public Domain


Jesus Is ~

Jesus is ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~
Jesus is . . .
my eternal Friend
the Deliverer of my soul
the One who completes me
the One who makes me whole.

Jesus is . . .
my Redeemer
the Forgiver of my wrongs
the One who blesses me
the One who keeps me strong.

Jesus is . . .
my Helper
the Comforter of my heart
the One who I always turn to
the One who’ll never depart.

Jesus is . . .
my Shepherd
the Light in which I see
the One whose Word is Truth
the One who leads and guides me.

Jesus is . . .
my Healer
the  Hope living inside me
the One who perfects me
the One whose image, I pray to be.

Jesus is . . .
my Savior
the Risen Lord and my King
the One who promises to everyone
I will make new all things!

~~~~~~

Revelation 21:5
King James Version

“And he that sat upon the throne said,
Behold, I make all things new.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Here’s My Heart ~

Take My Heart ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, here is my heart,
take it and mold it
form it into something
that Your life, will fit.

Lord, here is my heart,
it’s Yours to hold
do with it something
that for You, is bold.

Lord, here is my heart,
turn it into pure gold
make it into a heart
that for You, won’t turn cold.

Lord, here is my heart,
You can have my soul too
take me, form me, mold me
to be more like You!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 119:10
King James Version

“With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not wander from thy commandments.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Endless Love ~

Endless Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s love is endless,
we cannot measure it
in the entire universe
not all of it, would fit.

The expansiveness,
of the world around us
can’t contain all His love
it would ooze and gush.

Even in the vastness,
of the space above
could the totality of it
be filled with His love.

The earth and seas,
and all that is below
could not hold His love
for it would overflow.

God’s love is endless,
the lost cannot fathom it
but for those who know Him
it is a perfect fit!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 3:18-19
King James Version

“May be able to comprehend with all saints
what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Captured Thoughts ~

taking-every-thought-captive CHRISTIAN poetry by deborah ann

Capture my thoughts Lord,
gird me in the truth
let me follow Thy Word
as in the days of my youth.

With childlike faith,
take into custody my mind
keep me close to You
so Your ways I can find.

Control and restrain me,
release me not from Thy hold
may my heart for You
not turn luke-warm or cold.

Let me not be disillusioned,
by the wisdom of man
seize upon my belief
show me Your perfect plan.

Capture my thoughts Lord,
in my mind be in  control
I give to You my life . . .
let not man conquer my soul!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 10:5
King James Version

“Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

Copyright
Deborah Ann Belka


S. O. S. ~

Peace that Surpasses used with permission IBible Verses on Facebook

Save us ~ Oh Lord,
Save Our Souls, in every storm
save us from the darkness
let Your light, heal and transform.

Save us from our enemy,
save our hearts, for only You
save us from temptation
let Your way, bring us through.

Save us from all danger,
save our minds, when in stress
save us from being weary
let Your love, be our compass.

Save us ~ Oh Lord,
save our heart, soul, and mind
save us from every storm
so Your peace, we can find!

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

Philippians 4:7
King James Version

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


From God’s Point of View ~

God Looks At The Heart used with permission Door Post Verses

Don’t waste another hour,
don’t let a minute slip by you
it’s time to look at your life
from God’s point of view.

Take a look at your values,
what you admire the most
look at all the things you have
how much you love to boast.

Take a look at your leisure time,
what with it you do . . .
take a look at the hours spent
from God’s point of view.

Take a look at your schedule,
the time you spend away
take a look at the way you think
your actions throughout the day.

Take a look at all the people,
who pal around with you
take a look at these relationships
from God’s point of view.

Now, take a look at the time,
you spend studying the Word
take a look at how you react
to the truth that you’ve heard.

Take a look at your walk of faith
how far it’s gotten you . . .
now, take a look at your heart
from God’s point of view!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Samuel 16:7
King James Version

“But the Lord said unto Samuel,
Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature;
because I have refused him:
for the Lord seeth not as man seeth;
for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Heart of Christ ~

let-this-mind-be-in-you CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
to love one and all . . .
to forgive the one who stumbles
to lift up the ones who fall.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d see others deepest need
I’d minister to the lost
their souls to heaven I’d lead.

Oh, to have the life of Christ,
to see all in His saving light
to heal the ailing hearts
to give all eternal sight.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d take His Word across the land
I’d lead others to His Kingdom
deliver the unsaved into His hand.

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
beating deep inside me . . .
to have the mind just like Jesus
oh, how wonderful that would be!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:5
King James Version

“Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticks and Stones ~

Tongues of Fire by Johannes Stafuffer free photo #5906

Sticks and stones,
indeed break bones
but, names still hurt
when they are thrown.

Hot, fiery words,
meant to cause pain
for years and years
the flames remain.

Bones they mend,
bones they heal
but, names poison
the way we feel.

They penetrate,
deep, so deep
wounded souls
weep and weep.

Before you cast,
an angry word
think of the ones
you too have heard.

For sticks might break,
stones can miss their mark
but names, oh names . . .
always hits ~ the heart!

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James 3:6
King James Version

“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
so is the tongue among our members,
that it defileth the whole body,
and setteth on fire the course of nature;
and it is set on fire of hell.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Heart Full of Grace ~

Grace by Nathan Furr free photo #12440

When a heart is full of grace,
it is a heart that is kind
compassion for others
it always tries to find.

It puts on humility,
wears the cloak of patience
it dresses itself with modesty
wears the robe of justice.

It is wrapped in peace,
It’s covered in forgiveness
drapes itself with love
it’s swathed in gentleness.

When a heart is full of grace,
gratitude is its garment
the Word of God . . .
is its wardrobe requirement!

~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:12
King James Version

Put on therefore, as the elect of God,
holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness, longsuffering;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Burden Bearer ~

cast-all-your-burdens-to-the-lord CHRISTian poetry by deborah belka

Lord, our burden bearer,
take from us our care
take away the heaviness
our tired hearts wear.

Take from us our weariness,
take from us our trouble
take away the listlessness
our tired souls battle.

Take from us our load,
take from us the heavy weight
take away the problems
on our tired minds that grate.

Take from us our pain,
take from us the deep ache
take away all the sorrow
and heal our heartbreak!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:22
King James Version

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Heart Matters ~

Heart Matters ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ photo/Creation/Swap

There isn’t a heart too cold,
that God can’t melt
there isn’t one too stony
where He can’t be felt.

There isn’t a heart too cynical,
that God can’t shake
there isn’t one too hardened
that He can’t break.

There isn’t a heart too rigid,
that God can’t move
there isn’t a heart too rough
that He can’t smooth.

There isn’t a heart too lost,
that God can’t find
there isn’t a heart too far off
that He’d leave behind.

There isn’t a heart too broken,
that God can’t love
there isn’t a heart in the world
that He would ever let go of.

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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

 


With All of My Heart ~

God Looks at the heart used with permission IBible Verses

With all of my flaws,
where sin hit its mark
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my doubt,
that has kept us apart
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my pain,
and every weak part
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my fears,
I had from the start
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my scars,
where sin did its part
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my heart,
I come to you Lord
praying for the day
with You ~ I will part!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:16
King James Version

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing,
the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, I Will Seek You ~

water2 used with permision IBible Verses

Lord, I’ll seek you in the morning,
I’ll seek you throughout the night
I’ll seek You through the day
I’ll seek You with all my might.

I’ll seek You in the good times,
I’ll seek You when things go wrong
I’ll seek You when I am weak
I’ll seek You when I’m strong.

I’ll seek You with a longing heart,
I’ll seek You with a weary mind
I’ll seek You with a thirsty soul
I’ll seek You until Your peace I find.

Lord, I will seek you every day,
I will seek You everywhere
Lord, I will seek deep and wide
for You ~ I will seek anywhere!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 63:1
King James Version

“O God, thou art my God;
early will I seek thee:

my soul thirsteth for thee,
my flesh longeth for thee

in a dry and thirsty land,
where no water is;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Change of Heart ~

change_your_heart_CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God can take the stony-heart,
the self-centered and defiant
change it into something . . .
that is on Him, truly reliant.

He can cut out the aloofness,
of a heart set in its own way
sever the ties it has to the world
give it no more reason to stray.

He can smooth out the roughness,
in a heart made of stone
fill it with longing for all things
that come from His throne.

He can take that cold and hard,
heart beating inside of you . . .
turn it into one full of passion
give it a purpose, to all you do.

A heart of flesh God will give you,
one that lives and breathes
in you a new spirit He will put
where faith and truth breeds.

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

Ezekiel 36:26
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Recipe for A Happy New Year!

Recipe Card

Take a cup of Forgiveness,
stir in some of God’s grace
then fold it into your heart
and this recipe you’ll embrace.

But, you’ll need to keep adding,
more ingredients as you go
if you plan on having a year
where Love can rise and grow.

You’re going to need Patience,
at least a cup or two . . .
if you want to have Meekness
bubbling up inside of you.

You’ll need to slowly blend in,
a heaping spoonful of Goodness
then beat it into the mixture
so you can whip up Gentleness.

Don’t forget to add a pinch of Joy,
and as you whisk it into Peace
add a dollop of Faith and Trust
and Hope you will release.

If you live in the Spirit,
you’ll need to walk in it too . . .
and if you follow this recipe
it’ll produce His fruit in you!

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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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Joy ~

do-not-fear used with permission IBible Verses

This CHRISTmas . . .
I wish you a merry day
with family and close friends
whether near or far away.

I wish you true happiness,
a day filled with sheer delight
a time to snuggle closely
by the warming fire light.

I wish you contentment,
a heart full of gladness
a soul filled with glee
and of cheerfulness.

I wish you true peace,
a home filled with tranquility
surrounded in the perfect love
of God’s amazing serenity.

But mostly I wish you joy,
lasting all the year through
so the light of your salvation
will reflect inside of you!

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Psalm 35:9
King James Version

“And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord:
it shall rejoice in his salvation”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Wings of A Dove ~

Dove used with permission Creation Swap

Sweet Savior Jesus,
perpetual love . . .
sends me His Spirit
on the wings of a dove.

Whispers my name,
on His soaring flight
cooing to me
to be His delight.

Spreading His wings,
to shelter me in
nuzzles my heart
to get closer to Him.

Lands on my soul,
nudges me the way
I follow after Him
all of my days.

Sweet Savior Jesus,
eternal love . . .
sends me His peace
on the wings of a dove!

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Song of Solomon 2:14
King James Version

O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock,
in the secret places of the stairs,
let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice;
for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Humble Heart ~

Blessed are The Meek used with permission IBible Verses

Jesus, give me a humble heart,
teach me to have a meek attitude
take from me, my selfish pride
fill my soul with eternal gratitude.

Disrobe me of my self-importance,
strip my conceit and arrogance
remove the smugness on my face
rip away any self-imposed relevance.

Cloth me in Your righteousness,
wrap me in Your truth and love
cover me with the Holy Spirit
bind me to Your Father up above.

Jesus, give me a holy humbleness,
dispose of any remaining selfish debris
take from me my self-centerness
let humility bend my prideful knee!

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James 4:6
King James Version

“But He gives more grace. Therefore He
says: ” God resists the proud, But
gives grace to the humble.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


As The Lord Giveth . . .

As the Lord giveth,
He can take it away  . . .
when His plans change
He’ll make another way.

One day your fine,
the next one ~ not so much
when God’s plans change
it’s by His design and touch.

One moment you have,
the next one ~ you have naught
when God’s plans change
there’s a lesson to be taught.

As the Lord giveth,
sometimes He takes it away
when His plans change
your heart too ~ He will sway.

One second it’s all yours,
the next one ~ it’s all gone
when God’s plans change
to Him you will be drawn.

For when God changes His plans,
be willing to change yours too
for He has mightier things . . .
that He wants you to do!

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

Job 1:21
King James Version

“And said, Naked came I out of my
mother’s womb, and naked shall I return
thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord
hath taken away; blessed be the name of
the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Real Housewife in God’s Home!

Proverbs 31.25  used with permission Creation Swap

The real housewife in God’s home,
isn’t like the one in Beverly Hills
for you won’t see her strutting about
in a short skirt and her high heels.

She has a heart that is spun of gold,
she’s full of wisdom and God’s grace
she doesn’t wear a lot of makeup
to cover her unfaithful, plastic face.

Her husband is pleased with her,
he trusts her to do what is right
she is not quarrelsome or angry
with him she does not pick a fight.

She manages all of his earthly affairs,
she doesn’t have one with her neighbor
she makes her husband proud of her
and in his eyes she holds his favor.

The real housewife in God’s house,
doesn’t go to fancy, pricey dining places
she plants, reaps, and serves her meals
to her families happy, grateful faces.

She isn’t a nosey, busy body,
and gossip to her is a dirty word
instead she shares the Gospel truth
spreading the goodness she has heard.

She isn’t an ambitious career woman,
who leaves her family to fend for itself
she is a strong, dignified, caring woman
who gives God her inner and outer self.

Her husband and children love her,
and respect her kind, generous ways
she’s not like the wives of Beverly Hills
for, she’s given God all her living days!

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

Based on Proverbs 31.10-31

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Absolute Surrender ~

Live by Grace used with permission IBible Verses

Absolute surrender,
Lord, I give my life to You
in absolute surrender
do what You must do.

Absolute surrender,
my mind to You I yield
in absolute surrender
so I may be Spirit filled.

Absolute surrender,
my heart is Yours to mold
in absolute surrender,
my thoughts for You to hold.

Absolute surrender,
my soul is in Your hand
in absolute surrender
on You I’ll firmly stand.

Absolute surrender,
my body to You I give
in absolute surrender
to Your will, I will live.

~~~~~~~~

Galatians 2:20
King James Version

“I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh

I live by the faith
of the Son of God,

who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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