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You Can’t Take It With You ~

Hearses don’t pull trailers,
filled with earthly treasures
they don’t tow your assets
or your worldly pleasures.

They don’t carry the living,
with their prized possessions
they only bring along coffins
to the grave side processions.

You can’t take it with you,
all you’ve got will turn to rust
what you adore and cherish
will be left behind in the dust.

You can’t haul away your stuff,
there’s no place in heaven for it
one day all you own and love
you will be forced to forfeit.

There is no trailer hitch,
attached to that black hearse
all your valuables down here
others one day will disperse.

You can’t take it with you,
so you might as well let it go
for where your heart is . . .
to the world it will show!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:20-21

“But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not
break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~06.25.22~

Matthew 6:19-21


Sticky Note To God ~06.25.22~

Luke 12:34


I Have Me A Hope ~

I have me a hope,
it is heavenly . . .
a future keeping me
believing steadily.

I’ve set my affection,
on the things above
for Jesus is the one . . .
I’ve chosen to love.

I’m going to have a home,
like nothing I’ve here
a place where not one eye
will shed a single tear.

All my heart’s treasures,
in heaven I have stored
for my next residence will be
with Jesus, Christ my Lord.

I have me a hope,
it’s living and it’s alive
it will sustain me . . .
until in heaven I arrive!

~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:2

Set your affection
on things above,
not on things
on the earth.

Colossians 1:5

For the hope which is
laid up for you in heaven,
whereof ye heard before
in the word of the
truth of the gospel;

Philippians 3:20

For our conversation
is in heaven;
from whence also we look
for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Treasures In Heaven ~

Treasures in heaven,
I have been storing
for it is where my heart
has long been mooring.

For worldly treasures,
will only tarnish and rust
but the ones in heaven
on them I can trust.

Treasures in heaven,
I have been keeping
ever since God ~ first
I started seeking.

For they’re incorruptible,
pure and holy
once I gave Jesus
my heart wholly.

Treasures in heaven,
are worth my amassing
for they hold for me peace
that is truly surpassing!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where
moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves
do not break through
nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

Philippians 4:7

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~10.23.21

Matthew 6:21


We Who Trust God ~

Some trust in wealth,
and worldly things
some trust in a job
and the money it brings.

Some trust in government,
and man’s own wisdom
some trust in the rules
of a godless driven system.

Some trust in friends,
phones and computers
some trust in the media
to control their future.

Some trust in applause,
celebrity and fame
some trust in passing
onto others the blame.

But we who trust God,
don’t rely on these things . . .
for we put our faith in the power
just saying His name brings!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 20:7

Some trust in chariots,
and some in horses:
but we will remember
the name of the Lord our God.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Love Not This World

Do not love this world,
or anything of or in it
instead love the things
given by the Holy Spirit.

For if you are devoted,
to the good things eternally
you will not be overtaken
by the evil externally.

Do not love that which,
brings you earthly pleasure
rather keep your eyes on
your heavenly treasure.

For if you love God,
with all your heart and soul
over sin and temptation
you will have control.

Do not love the things,
the world offers you to do
instead put your love in . . .
what Jesus has done for you!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 2:15

Love not the world,
neither the things
that are in the world.
If any man love the world,
the love of the Father
is not in him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.01.21~

Luke 12:33


Sticky Note From God ~04.29.21~

Luke 12:34


Afternoon Ponderings ~03.27.21~

Matthew 6:19


Earthly Treasures ~

I once set my sights,
on worldly things . . .
hoping true happiness
to me they would bring.

But, they soon corroded,
and all turned into rust
that is why it’s only God
in whom I put my trust.

I once relied on people,
to bring me pleasure
but they couldn’t convey
love I could treasure.

For, too often my bubble,
they would only bust
tis why it is in God
I have come to trust.

I once put my trust,
in people and things
but, now I look to God . . .
for the joy salvation brings!

~~~~~~

Matthew 6:20

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves do not
break through nor steal:

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~03.01.21~

Matthew 6:20


The Halves and Half Nots ~

Some people’s glass,
always seems filled
while others only see . . .
what from it spilled.

Some people are happy,
with what from God they get
others over their portion . . .
grumble, bemoan and fret.

Some people’s glass,
is always brimming
while others only view . . .
how much is missing.

Some people are all right,
with their God given share
while others only think . . .
what is or is not fair.

Some people’s glass,
is always adequate
while others only watch . . .
how fast theirs dissipates.

But, we who trust in God,
don’t care how full the glass
for it is in heaven where . . .
our treasures we amass!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation
be without covetousness;
and be content with such
things as ye have: for he
hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee.

Matthew 6:20

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


There Is No Profit ~

There is no profit,
to be made . . .
all earthly wealth
will rust and fade.

There is no gain,
to be gotten . . .
all worldly things
will just get rotten.

There is no future,
to be obtained . . .
all earthy wealth
can’t be retained.

There is no hope,
to be secured . . .
all worldly things
will be obscured.

There is no profit,
in worldly things
no earthly wealth . . .
can salvation bring!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Laying My Treasures ~

My heart doesn’t lay,
it’s treasures on earth
for it knows one day
they’ll hold no worth.

Instead my heart places,
in God its daily trust
for I know His love for me
will never corrode or rust.

My heart doesn’t invest,
into worldly assets
for they are void of peace
riddled down with regrets.

Instead my heart’s devoted,
to the Life, Truth and Way
for I know my faith in Jesus
will not corrupt or decay.

My heart up in heaven,
lays all it holds dear . . .
for to put it here on earth
makes me shudder with fear!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for
yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~09.30.19


Richer Than Most ~

Where is Your Treasure  IBible Verses
Some people need fancy homes,
the most extravagant new car
some people need jet airplanes
so they can travel near and far.

Some people need fast race boats,
vacation homes on the lake
some people need high paying jobs
so more money they can make.

Some people need elaborate cloths,
jewelry and diamond rings
some people need a stock account
and the interest that it brings.

I have none of these things,
in which to flaunt or to boast
but I do have Jesus . . .
making me richer than most!

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

1 Timothy 6:17
King James Version

“Charge them that are rich in this world,
that they be not highminded,
nor trust in uncertain riches,
but in the living God,
who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


With Fear and Trembling ~

cannot-compare-to-the-glory CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Be merciful towards me Lord,
I’m working out my salvation
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m going to win every temptation.

Be gracious towards me Lord,
I’m working to remain in Your love
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m storing my treasures up above.

Be patient towards me Lord,
I’m working to find true peace
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m looking for grace to increase.

Be gentle towards me Lord,
I’m working out Your written Word
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m practicing the truth I’ve heard.

Be compassionate towards me Lord,
I’m working hard to comprehend
with fear and trembling . . .
the fullness of You, my eternal Friend.

Be long-suffering toward me Lord,
I’m laboring to enter into Your rest
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m giving to You, my very best.

Be merciful towards me Lord,
I am working out my salvation
with fear and trembling . . .
till the day of Your glorious perfection!

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

Philippians 2:12
King James Version

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Fruits of Love ~

Rooted by Jeff Boriss free photo#5262

Plant your roots in the Bible,
water them every single day
feed upon the Word of God
grow in the righteous way.

Nurture yourself in the Bible,
let Jesus’ grace take a firm hold
then you’ll produce fruits of love
beautifully, bountifully bold.

Establish yourself in the Bible,
firmly set down your foundation
let the roots of your faith
be grounded in your salvation.

Plant your treasures in heaven,
be rooted in the Kingdom to come
pray for the Holy Spirit’s indwelling
so to root-rot you won’t succumb!

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

Ephesians 3:17
King James Version

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Hearses Don’t Pull Trailers ~

Hearses Don't Pull Trailers ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Hearses don’t pull trailers,
loaded with earthly treasures
they don’t tow your worth
or your worldly measures.

They don’t carry the living,
with their prized possessions
they only bring along coffins
to the grave side processions.

You can’t take it with you,
all you’ve acquire will turn to rust
what you adore and cherish
will be left behind in the dust.

You can’t haul away your stuff,
there’s no place in heaven for it
one day all you own and love
to the world you’ll have to forfeit.

There is no trailer hitch,
attached to that black hearse
but, you can lay up your treasures
if you read and apply God’s verse.

So, don’t cling onto the things,
that you have saved up and stored
let go of them and turn to God . . .
and your soul He will reward!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:20-21
King James Version

“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rusty And Corrupt ~

Do Not Store used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

I am saving for the future,
got my treasures stored
I am investing in the day
when I will meet my Lord.

Though I may not be rich,
I give to God what I can
and I am always willing
to lend a helping hand.

I don’t own a lot of things,
go ahead and call me nuts . . .
but denying worldly pleasures
takes an awful lot of guts.

I’m keeping my life simple,
so little days to spend here
I’m just biding my time
till His trumpet call I hear.

Rusty and corrupt,
material things just decay
but when God you trust . . .
you’ll see resurrection day!

~~~~~

Matthew 6:19-20

“Lay not up
for yourselves treasures
upon earth,

where moth and
rust doth corrupt,

and where thieves
break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,

where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt,

and where thieves do
not break through nor steal:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Worldly Things

I Love Jesus free photo by David Elgena # 5344

There is only one God,
in whom I put my trust
all of the other ones
have turned into rust.

I once relied on people,
to bring to me pleasure
but they couldn’t convey
love that I could treasure.

Everything is conditional,
nothing is without a cost
and now I can understand
why so many are truly lost.

I thought if I set my sights,
on the things of this world
that everlasting happiness
I would be able to unfurl.

But, they too soon corroded,
and all turned into dust
that is why it’s only God
in whom I now put my trust.

For His love is eternal,
and brings heavenly rewards
now being with Him one day
is all that I look towards.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:1
King James Version

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those
things which are above, where Christ sitteth
on the right hand of God”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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