Tag Archives: Light

Only Jesus ~

There’s no other name like Jesus,
no other One we can call on
no other person that can help us
to be to His Father drawn.

There’s no other name in heaven,
no other name given unto man
no other person who has for us
the way to salvation’s plan.

There’s no other name like Jesus,
no other One with such power
no other One we can rely on
no matter the given hour.

There’s no other name we know,
no other One that loves us
no other name that spells out
in whom we can always trust.

There is no other name that shines,
no other One has the light
no other name helping us
in the battles we fight.

There is no other name like Jesus,
no other name that we can call
no other person can save us
It’s only Jesus ~ or no one at all!

~~~~~~~~~

Acts 4:12

“Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~04.19.20~

Psalm 119:18

 


Good Morning Quote ~09.19.19~


Beyond The Cross ~

Beyond the cross,
there’s a glorious view
for in Jesus’ death . . .
all things are made new.

New beginnings,
fresh clean starts
eternal hope
to fill our hearts.

Beyond the cross,
there is new life
the end to sin
and worldly strife.

No more battles,
no more struggles
no more satan
causing troubles.

Beyond the cross,
there are no fears
no death, no pain
and no more tears.

Despair will end,
suffering will cease
there will only be
everlasting peace.

Beyond the cross,
hope springs anew
all because Jesus . . .
died for me and you!

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Hebrews 12:2

“Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross,

despising the shame,
and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, What A Sight ~

Oh, what a vision,
oh, what a sight
to have seen
that star’s light.

Perched in the sky,
shining above
spotlighting the gift
of God’s perfect love.

Oh, what a vision,
oh, what a glimpse
to have seen
salvation’s eclipse.

A world full of darkness,
finally sees the Light
oh, what utter joy . . .
to have seen the delight.

Oh, what a vision,
oh, what a sight
to have witnessed
that star in flight!

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Matthew 2:10

“When they saw the star,
they rejoiced
with exceeding great joy.”

John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have
the light of life.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Beloved Son ~

God has a gift for you,
He sent it long ago
for on you His grace
He wanted to bestow.

He planned carefully,
just what He should get
and so His Beloved Son
He was willing to forfeit.

So He sent from heaven,
a Lamb and a King
so that peace and hope
to you He could bring.

He knew that you needed,
a Savior for your soul
someone who could heal
and make your heart whole.

God has a gift for you,
I pray you will open it
for inside you will find
the essence of His Spirit!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 9:15

“Thanks be unto God
for his unspeakable gift.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus The True Light ~

May this Christmas,
you find the one True Light
so that Jesus
can give you a new sight.

May you discover,
your own personal Savior
by accepting the gift
of God’s ultimate favor.

May this Christmas,
you find the True Way
and the truth behind
Jesus’ birth this day.

May you discover,
God’s glorious love
delivered to you
from up above.

May this Christmas,
you open your heart
so God into it . . .
grace can impart!

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John 1:9-10

“That was the true Light,
which lighteth every man
that cometh into the world.

He was in the world,
and the world was made by him,
and the world knew him not.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Like Jesus ~

I want to be like Jesus,
in every single way
I want His life to be
part of me every day.

I want to be full of light,
not dull and lifeless
I want the trust Jesus had
to be my daily focus.

I want to be humble,
not fearful and weak
I want Jesus’ strength
each day of the week.

I want to be joyful,
not bitter and resentful
I want Jesus’ life in mine
day-by-day to resemble.

I want to beat the desert heat,
to calm the storms at sea
I want the faith Jesus had
day-to-day inside of me!

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Romans 3:22

“Even the righteousness of God
which is by faith of Jesus Christ
unto all and upon all them
that believe: for there is
no difference:

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~06.13.18~


The Love of The World ~

The love of the world,
is but foolishness . . .
all it has to offer
is truly meaningless.

It’s full of vanities,
prideful, greedy lust
one day all it offers
will tarnish and rust.

The love of the world,
is empty, grim and grave
once you desire of it
to it you’ll be a slave.

It teaming with sin,
too godless to mention
it’s where satan reigns
with all his henchman.

The love of the word,
is foolishness for sure
and the Light of Jesus . . .
is it’s only saving cure!

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1 John 2:15-17

“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.

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, What A Vision ~

Oh what a vision,
oh, what a sight
now that I see
all in God’s light.

Oh, what a promise,
oh, what a story
I can hardly imagine
God in all His glory.

Oh, what a future,
oh, what a plan
now that my life
is in God’s hand.

Oh, what an approach,
oh, what a strategy
I can hardly imagine
Jesus’ full majesty.

Oh, what a vision,
oh, how I can’t wait
to enter through . . .
the straight narrow gate!

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1 Corinthians 2:9

“But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard,
neither have entered
into the heart of man,
the things which God
hath prepared for them
that love him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Broken Spirit ~

A broken spirit,
sin’s conviction
a life now rid
of its infliction.

A contrite heart,
pride’s rejection
a life now free
of its direction.

A humble mind,
greed’s ejection
a life now rid
of its reflection.

A soul repentant,
shames detection
a life now purged
of its condition.

A broken spirit,
humble and contrite
is a life no longer . . .
without His light!

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Psalm 51:17

“The sacrifices of God
are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart,
O God, thou wilt not despise.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


If We’re to Shine The Light ~

If we’re to shine the Light,
then why more like Jesus aren’t we
why is His reflection in us . . .
so hard for others to see?

If we’re to act as the Light,
then why don’t we share
why to the Good News
don’t we make more people aware?

If we’re to live in the Light,
then why aren’t we a witness
why aren’t we spreading the truth
to those still living in darkness?

If we’re to be the Light,
then where is our power
why do we let satan . . .
our strength erode and devour?

If we walk in the Light,
our hope would radiate
and Jesus’ love for the world
we would always advocate!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Look Into the Manger ~

Some people look,
but they don’t see
the gift God sent
to set them free.

They see a manger,
not the Savior
they see a Baby
not God’s favor.

They see a Boy,
not the King of Kings
they see a Child
not the hope He brings.

They see the Magi,
not the Deliverer
they see the Shepherds
not the lifesaver.

Some people look,
into the manger
but they only see . . .
Jesus as a stranger!

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Luke 2:12

“And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


May God Smile On You Today ~

 

May the Lord today,
shine His face on you
with rays of peace
upon the morning new.

May He bless you,
with joy and gladness
so today you can find
in Him, your happiness.

May the Lord today,
put hope in your heart
may He restore your faith
upon the new day start.

May He bless you,
with His grace and favor
so all of His goodness
you will come to savor.

May the Lord today,
smile down on you
with rays of His love
upon your heart anew!

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Numbers 6:25

“The Lord make his face
shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Saving Light ~

If I could gather,
all the rays of God’s light
every blinded eyes . . .
would receive new sight.

For within each beam,
the blinded eye would see
how the grace of Jesus
came to set them free.

If I could reap,
every ounce of God’s light
everyone would be full
of the power of His might.

For within each burst,
His love would crystallize
and His mercy for them
they would personalize.

If I could gather,
each beam and every ray
I’d forever shine God’s glory
on the Truth and the Way!

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2 Corinthians 4:6

” For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God
in the face of Jesus Christ.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is ~

God is . . .

Our Shadow in the heat,
our Calm in the wave
our Refuge in the storm
the only One who can save.

Our Peace surpassing,
our Stillness unreal
our Hope never-ending
the One to whom we kneel.

Our Buckler of Trust,
our Horn of Salvation
our Rock of Strength
the Judge of every nation.

Our Cloud in the Night
our Light unto the Way
our very Present Help
the Potter of the clay.

Our Shield of Faith,
our High Lofty Tower
our Fortress of Peace
the Almighty full of Power!

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Isaiah 25:4

“For thou hast been
a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy
in his distress,
a refuge from the storm,
a shadow from the heat,
when the blast of the
terrible ones is as
a storm against the wall.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In The Lord’s House ~

In the my Father’s house,
I’m going to forever dwell
there is no way . . .
I’m willing to go to hell.

For, my sins I’ve confess,
repented and turned from
by grace through faith is how
I’ll enter His kingdom.

In Your house Lord,
is where I want to be
so, for the rest of my days
I’ll faithfully follow Thee.

For, the world is full darkness,
but, You have brought me Light
Your mercy and goodness
are now always in my sight.

In the my Father’s house,
I’m going to live forever
oh, how I cannot wait . . .
for us to be together!

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Psalm 23:6

“Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days
of my life: and I will dwell
in the house of the Lord for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


With All of My Heart and Soul ~

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Lord may I love You,
forever to You, may I cleave
may my heart and soul
from Your ways never leave.

May my heart obey You,
diligently may I conform
may my love for You
never grow lukewarm.

May I always trust You,
and the power of Your might
may I draw all of my strength
from the greatness of Your light.

May I remain faithful,
may the joy of my salvation
cause me to be full of hope
filled with peaceful jubilation.

Lord, with all my heart and soul,
I love You more each day . . .
may You continue to guide me
to walk in all your ways!

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Joshua 22:5

“But take diligent heed
to do the commandment and the law,
which Moses the servant of the Lord
charged you, to love the Lord
your God, and to walk in all his
ways, and to keep his commandments,
and to cleave unto him, and to
serve him with all your heart
and with all your soul.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


What is Hope ~

what-is-hope-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Hope is for today,
it’s for tomorrow too
hope is knowing God
always pulls through.

Hope is eternal,
it is everlasting
hope is the confidence
keeping us believing.

Hope is joyous,
it is happiness
hope fills our hearts
with infinite gladness.

Hope is peaceful,
calming and tranquil
hope is having faith
to trust and be still.

Hope is for today,
it is our future . . .
hope is something
to always nurture!

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Acts 2:26

“Therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad;
moreover also my flesh
shall rest in hope:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Let’s Make Room For Jesus ~

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Every year for Christmas,
we prepare for our guests
making sure they only see
our homes at their best.

We scrub and we scour,
room by room we go
making sure every space
has a sparkling glow.

We remove the clutter,
tidy up all of the mess
we dust everything in hopes
to pass the white glove test.

But, what about our hearts,
for Jesus, are they prepared
or in the holiday madness
have they become ensnared?

So, this year let’s first check,
to see if we have room
in our hearts for Jesus
and if not, let’s take a broom.

Let’s sweep away the junk,
clear out a perfect space
so Jesus can fill it up
with His love and grace.

Then let’s open up our homes,
and invite our guests in . . .
and maybe what they see in us
they too, will want within!

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Luke 2:7

“And she brought forth
her firstborn son,
and wrapped him
in swaddling clothes
and laid him in a manger;
because there was
no room for them in the inn.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Tunneling Through ~

Tunneling Through ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When up to your ears,
with problems and fear
before they swallow you up
ask God to draw you near.

Ask Him to give you,
the courage you need
so from fear’s sinkhole
you can be freed.

When life gets too hard,
to make your way though
before you start to panic
ask God what you should do.

He’ll give you the strength,
to burrow your way out
and keep you from getting
buried in fear and doubt.

When worry buries you,
up to your ears . . .
let Jesus help you tunnel
through all your fears!

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Hebrews 13:6

“So that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what
man shall do unto me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


For Our Own Good ~

For Our GOod ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God is at work in us,
He knows what’s good
He knows whether
we’ll do as we should.

He is in control,
over all things right
He knows whether
we’ll follow His light.

For our own good,
God’s working in us
He knows whether
we’ll doubt or trust.

He has a purpose,
each day for our life
He knows whether
it’ll bring joy or strife.

God is at work in us,
for what’s good and right
and those who love Him
do so, with all their might!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are
the called according to his purpose.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Arrow Deflector ~

My Arrow Defector ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The Lord is my shield,
my true protector
He is my only
arrow deflector.

He gives me courage,
to fight any attack
His is the confidence
that in myself, I lack.

He lifts my head up,
His glory holds me high
He is the only Helper
on whom I can rely.

He supports me,
He is my safeguard
He is my soul’s defender
my heart’s bodyguard.

The Lord is my shield,
my refuge, my guide
it’s His strength in me
that reflects from inside!

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Psalm 3:3-5

” But thou, O Lord,
art a shield for me;
my glory, and the
lifter up of mine head.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 02.13.16

STICKY NOTE FROM  GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ 02.13.16 ~


A Verse A Day ~

Your Word My Light

A Verse a day,
will keep the devil away
a Word or two
will help restore and renew.

A Scripture thought,
will help when distraught
a Bible study plan
will lead and command.

A Verse a day,
will keep fear at bay
a Word or two
will power you through.

A Scripture learned,
will help when concerned
a Bible nearby
will keep Jesus close by.

A Verse a day,
is a daily must . . .
for it will direct you
in God, to always trust!

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Rise Up Again ~

I Will Rise ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Whenever you fall,
you must rise up again
no matter the struggle
or the amount of pain.

Lest Satan our enemy,
will fight to keep you down
he will do anything . . .
to pin you to the ground.

Whenever you tumble,
get right back on your feet
no matter the plunge
or you will suffer defeat.

For the devil our adversary,
likes to keep you in chains
he will jump at the chance
to hold you in his restrains.

Whenever you stumble,
when into darkness you fall
Jesus will light your way . . .
if on His name you call!

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Micah 7:7-9

” Therefore I will look unto the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation:
my God will hear me.

Rejoice not against me,
O mine enemy: when I fall,
I shall arise; when I sit in darkness,
the Lord shall be a light unto me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Tablet of My Heart ~

Spend Time in The Bible Used with permission IBible VErses

 Upon the tablet of my heart,
the Word of God I etch
for I know without His grace
I’d be a miserable wretch.

His Word reveals to me,
Light in its purest form
it exposes all my sin
the wickedness I perform.

In God’s Word I can find,
the true meaning of life
how to avoid being filled
with anxiety and strife.

His Word imparts wisdom,
it gives me understanding
it helps me from being . . .
to this world conforming.

On the tablet of my heart,
into my soul, I’ve engraved
God’s Word, grace and mercy
to remind me why it is I’m saved.

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Proverbs 3:3

” Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:
bind them about thy neck;
write them upon the table of thine heart:

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


My Shepherd’s Voice ~

My Sheep used with perrmison Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Is that You Lord,
is that You calling out to me
is that Your light Lord
that I’m beginning to see?

Is that Your voice,
I’m hearing in the shadows
is that Your staff
leading me to green meadows?

Is that You Lord,
is that You giving me direction
is that Your rod
providing me with protection?

Is that Your peace,
that I’m feeling all around
is that Your love
making my heart bound?

Is that You Lord,
is that my Shepherd’s voice I hear?
if so then Lord . . .
I faithfully give to You my ear!

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John 10:27

 ” My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


My Sun and Shield ~

Walk in the Way ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission DoorPost Verses

Lord, You promised to be,
my sun and shied . . .
so, unto Your authority
my heart, I willingly yield.

For, in You there is light,
Son shine filled rays . . .
giving my heart gladness
all throughout my days.

You bring warmth to my soul,
from the energy You emit
to Your righteous ways
whole-heartedly, I submit.

And when the heat of the day,
gets too much for me to bear
Your shield will protect me . .
from falling into Satan’s snare.

Lord, You are my sun and shield,
You bless me each new day
by equipping me to walk . . .
with grace along my way!

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Psalm 84:11

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold from
them that walk uprightly.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


My Light ~

~ CHRUISTian poetry by deborah ann ~The Light by Nicholas Swetnam free photo 16743 Creation Swap

Lord, give me a warm heart,
a spirit that is bright . . .
let me look at everything
through Your amazing light.

Let me see the sunshine,
even when there is rain
let me see the blue skies
even through my pain.

Let me be grateful,
when answers are delayed
let me be thankful
even when I am dismayed.

Let me see the morning dawn,
even when it’s cold and dark
let me see Your splendor
even when all appears so stark..

Lord, give me a warm heart,
a spirit that is bright
let me see that in You . . .
there is only  light!

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1 John 1:5

“This then is the message which we have heard of him,
and declare unto you, that God is light,
and in him is no darkness at all

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 01.07.15

Sticky Note To God 01.07.15


The Greatest Gift of All ~

The Greastest Gift of All ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The greatest gift of all . . .
isn’t found under the tree
nor wrapped in pretty paper
ribbons on it you won’t see.

It’s not very beautiful,
in fact, it’s even uncomely
it’s not deck-out or decorated
it’s actually rather homely.

It’s not seen on the mantle,
or inside an adorned stocking
in truth, it’s outward appearance
might even be to you shocking.

It’s not something you can buy,
or something you can give away
it’s not something people desire
most won’t give it the time of day.

The greatest gift of all,
is Jesus plain and clear
He is the Savior of the world
changing lives is His career.

Once you give your heart to Him,
His light will make you  glow
and the closer you get to Jesus . . .
His inner beauty you’ll come to know!

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Isaiah 53:2

“For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant,
and as a root out of a dry ground:
he hath no form nor comeliness;
and when we shall see him,
there is no beauty that we should desire him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

 


The True Light ~

The True Light ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
The true light of the season,
isn’t wrapped around our trees
the true light of the season
isn’t hanging from our eaves.

The true light of the season,
isn’t put up, only once a year
the true light of the season
isn’t part of our Christmas gear.

The true light of the season,
never burns out or blows a fuse
the true light of the season
isn’t part of the holiday ruse.

The true light of the season,
cannot be put away or stored
for, the true light of the season
is the Babe, the Christ, our Lord.

Jesus, is the world’s light,
all darkness, He came to diffuse
and love, hope, peace and joy
in your life He wants to infuse!

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John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,
I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gift of Joy ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Joy

Share the gift of eternal joy,
let it rise out of you each day
let the happiness you feel
leave its mark, along your way.

Tell everyone about Jesus,
the cheerfulness that He brings
let them know, He’s the reason
why your heart, this season sings.

Show your joyfulness,
raise your hands, sing your praise
let people see it is Jesus
who has you feeling so amazed.

Let your joy be seen by all,
for the glory of your salvation
let them see the birth of Jesus
is the cause for your elation.

Share the gift of eternal joy,
everyday throughout the year
let the world see your blissfulness
is more than holiday cheer!

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Matthew 2:10

“When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 12.03.14

CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Stickt Note To  God ~


What Christmas Isn’t ~

Tis the season
to be jolly . . . .
but don’t get caught
in all the folly.

For, it’s not about,
jingle bells
or dashing off
to all the sales

It’s not about,
the office party
or if to Aunt Sally’s
we’ll be tardy.

It’s not about,
the food we buy
or if we’ll make
pecan or rhubarb pie.

It’s not about,
all the lights
or if Uncle Joe
will start a fight.

It’s not about,
Santa or his sleigh
or how much this year
he will weigh.

It’s not about,
the presents we get
or the gifts we buy
putting us into debt.

It’s about Jesus,
the virgin Babe born
so long ago
one early morn.

It’s about love,
shinning from afar
it’s about the promise
of Jacob’s Star.

It’s about His light,
His life, His way . . .
that ‘s why we celebrate
CHRISTmas day!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 7:14

“Therefore the Lord himself
shall give you a sign;

Behold, a virgin shall conceive,
and bear a son,

and shall call
his name Immanuel.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, I Looked for You Today ~

The Lord is Good ~CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission Doorpost Verses

Lord, I looked for you today
Daughter, I saw you . . .

From the time I woke up
Upon your arising . . .

In the early morning light
I was the sunrise that greeted you . . .

During the afternoon heat
I was the warmth of your day . . .

Through the chill of the night
I cooled down your evening . . .

Till the time I laid down
I was the peace that you felt . . .

But, you were nowhere to be found
But, you were always in My sight . . .

~~~~~~~~~~~

Lamentations 3:25

“The Lord is good unto them
that wait for him,
 to the soul that seeketh him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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


The Rest of My Days ~

I love The Lord used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Lord, Your grace will carry me,
all the days of my life
Your mercies will take me
through all of my worldly strife.

Your faithfulness exceeds,
my every dream
Your goodness flows in me
like a mountain stream.

Your truthfulness shines,
like a beacon in the night
Your Word consumes me
with its wondrous, glorious light.

Lord, Your love for me,
is ever constant and true . . .
for the rest of my days
I promise to follow You!

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

Psalm 116:1-2
King James Version

“I love the Lord, because he hath heard
my voice and my supplications.
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,
therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Forever Be ~

God's Light ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My mind is fixed,
on Thee my Lord
my heart, it too
is faithfully aboard.

Not man or death,
will separate us
the hope I have . . .
is because, You I trust.

Your peace flows,
through my veins
in my life . . .
You hold the reins.

I will follow,
wherever You take me
knowing in the shadows
Your light will  ~ forever be!

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

Luke 1:79
King James Version

“To give light to them that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


His Heart’s Desire ~

Love candle by Russell Matin free photo #1004

Let us not love with idle words,
that simply roll off our tongues
let us love in truthful actions
and deeds that are left unsung.

Let us not love with conditions,
that requires more of another
let us love in a forgiving measure
bracing and lifting up each other.

Let us not love over factors,
that causes us to clash and fight
let us love with reassuring hearts
filled with joy and God’s eternal light.

Let us not love with a lofty heart,
that brings or puts another down
let us love with hope and bold faith
so others can see the truth we’ve found.

Let us love with pure, honest deeds,
so our conduct awes and inspires . . .
someone to turn their life to our Lord
for, that is what His heart desires!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2: 1-3
King James Version

“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ,
if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit,
if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being
like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord,
of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition
or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem
others better than himself.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


The One True Light ~

Where there is Light CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Sometimes it’s impossible,
to keep the lights on inside
when there’s so much darkness
lurking on the outside.

Sometimes the truth,
doesn’t shine so very bright
when there’s so much gloom
that clouds up the sight.

Sometimes in the shadows,
the way seems to disappear
when there’s so much dread
lurking close and near.

But, the One True Light,
is always on ~ inside of us
when there’s so much doubt
in Jesus we can always trust!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 1:8-9
King James Version

“He was not that Light,
but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth
every man that cometh into the world.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Prodigal Child ~

Black Sheep ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann Wikipedia
A hope renewed,
a joy emerges
when sin from soul
the Light purges.

The heart rejoices,
an answered prayer
no longer caught
in Satan’s snare.

A hope renewed,
a life forever changed
a prodigal child
no longer estranged.

A mind transformed,
the spirit set free
out from the darkness
comes a joyous glee.

A hope renewed,
a faith restored
a wandering one
now follows the Lord!

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

Luke 15:24
King James Version

“For this my son was dead,
and is alive again;
he was lost, and is found.
And they began to be merry.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Exposed ~

God's Light ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In God’s light,
all things become clear
for it exposes the darkness
the things we should all fear.

It divulges the lies,
the secrets we hold onto
in the shadows it illuminates
the evil things we are into.

In God’s light,
sin cannot be concealed
for our every hidden thought
will be bared and revealed.

It separates the bad,
from what is honest and just
the day Light entered the world
it exposed the wickedness in us.

In God’s eternal light,
Jesus came to heal . . .
the darkness in our hearts
so His love  ~ He could reveal!

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

Luke 1:79
King James Version

“To give light to them that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

 


I’m Looking Up ~

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I’m looking up,
morning, noon and night
I’m keeping my eyes on Jesus
looking straight into His light.

I’m not going to look within,
I’ll just be disappointed
I’m not going to look back
I’ll just get all disjointed.

I’m not looking around me,
I’ll just be distracted
I’m not going to look forward
I’ll just get sidetracked.

So, I’ll just keep looking up,
with praise and gratitude
morning, noon and night
with a thankful attitude!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 5:3
King James Version

” My voice shalt thou hear in the morning,
O Lord; in the morning will I direct my
prayer unto thee, and will look up.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Beyond This Side Of The Cross ~

Beyond The Cross ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Beyond the cross,
is a glorious view
for in Jesus’ death
all things are new.

New beginnings,
fresh clean starts
eternal hope
to fill our hearts.

Beyond the cross,
the truth we find
the love of God
for all mankind.

Light and love,
fills in the dark
exposes sin
raw and stark.

Beyond the cross,
there are no fears
no death, no pain
no more tears.

Despair will end,
suffering will cease
there will only be
everlasting peace.

Beyond the cross,
hope springs anew
all because Jesus
died for you!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:2
King James Version

“Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross,

despising the shame,
and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Crying out to God ~

Crying out to God  CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Sometimes, I cry out to God,
when being pushed to my limit
I pray asking Him to bring me
the full strength of His Spirit.

Whenever I am frighten,
when I’m knee-deep in my fears
I cry out for His light to shine
till the darkness disappears.

When my troubles hang on,
when they won’t let go of me
I cry out for His mighty power
so I can make Satan flee.

When illness comes my way,
when the pain keeps on growing
I cry out for His healing touch
in my life to keep flowing.

When sad and depressed,
when I become withdrawn
I cry out for His help
to keep on, pressing on.

Crying out to God,
is so natural to do . . .
for when it becomes a habit
prayer becomes a part of you!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6
King James Version

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Rescued ~

isaiah-41-10-hand-of-god-god-says used with permission Darrell Creswell

He came with a tender heart,
extended a loving hand
from my own misery
He helped me up to stand.

He saw that I was lost,
how my life lacked direction
He knew in the darkness
I couldn’t see the separation.

I was soiled, I was stained,
with the grime of my sin
He knew that I needed
to be cleansed from within.

He shined His light on me,
broke through the hard crust
showed me how much I needed
in Him, to believe and trust.

He was the voice of hope,
His promises I could hear
to His voice I listened
till He took away my fear.

He came with a tender heart,
rescued me with His loving hand
He gave me the gift of grace
now by faith ~ I firmly stand!

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

Isaiah 41:10
King James Version

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;
for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love Letter from God ~

Love Letter from God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Today I received,
a love letter from God
I opened up my Bible
here is what I read . . .

I am your Creator,
before you were born
I molded and formed you
just like the dew in the morn.

I’m the remedy to your needs,
I am your soothing balm
I’m the peace in your storm
I am the voice that is calm.

I’m all the grace you need,
in Me, there is eternal life
I came so that I could bear
the burden of your strife.

I am your staff of comfort,
I will shield and protect you
through life’s complexities
together we’ll journey through.

I am the anchor of your soul,
a safe place to run and hide
I will never forsake you . . .
I am always at your side.

I’m the lamp unto your way,
with my Word I will guide
I am the One who you feel
stirring up deep inside.

I am your Creator,
I knew you from the start
that is why I gave to you
for Me ~ a loving heart!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 16:33
King James Version

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

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


Till the Clouds Blow Away ~

above-the-clouds CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Yesterday it was cloudy,
my vision was not clear
and in the gloominess
I only saw what I fear.

Everything was blurred,
nothing made much sense
my troubles looked so huge
oh, so ever immense.

With clouds of doubt all around,
the unknown was looking dim
and I knew I just needed . . .
to continue to trust in Him.

For what I cannot discern,
when I am in the dark
Jesus will show me in His time
and His light He will impart.

Yesterday it was cloudy,
tomorrow may be a sunny day
but for now I’m trusting Jesus
till the clouds blow away!

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

Psalm 77:20
King James Version

“Thou leddest thy people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.”

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

 


Be A Foghorn . . .

newhaven-lighthouse-wave

The beacon’s light has faded,
the foghorn is now but mute
the lighthouse stands alone
on the hill of ill-repute.

Silenced now, from the left,
the warning sounds no more
the lighthouse is in the dark
upon this nation’s shaken shore.

Once a beam unto the world,
a responsibility we all shared
now the people of this republic
are caught up in Satan’s snare.

In the past we stood in honor,
to the God in whom we trust
now we offend and discriminate
with His truth on greed and lust.

The church once held the beacon,
in the palm of its blessed hand
but it no longer wants or cares
to take a bold and daring stand.

It’s time to wake up the masses,
and shine His light on our grime
for to hold back the Gospel’s truth
is a spiritual sin and crime.

Let me be perfectly honest,
my God I will always defend
for I rather be a foghorn . . .
then to be ~ this world’s friend!

~~~~~~~~~~~

James 4:4
King James Version

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses,
know ye not that the friendship of the world
is enmity with God? whosoever therefore
will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

Picture Credit:
newhaven lighthouse, sussex coast, england – reuters


A Willing Living Sacrifice ~

wearelight used with permission IBible Verses
Father, I give unto You,
this body You gave to me
my heart, my mind, my soul
so, I can learn to be . . .

A holy, living sacrifice,
to heed to Your good will
an open, willing vessel
to offer You my skill.

A light unto the world,
to shine in the darkness
a tiny grain of salt
to rid it of its harshness.

A voice in the wilderness,
to those who are lost
a witness to salvation
bringing glory to the cross.

A tiny mustard seed,
to spread the Gospel Word
a branch on the True Vine
to feed Your hungry herd.

Father, grant me Your mercies,
I need each and every one
if I am to be of Your service
and lead others to Your Son!

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

Romans 12:1
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Sunrise ~

The Glory of the Lord Shines used with permission IBible Verses

Oh, Lord today I was breathless,
when I saw the beauty of Your love
while gazing at the sunrise . . .
peaking through the skies above.

I watched as the stars disappeared,
fading with the dark of night
as the early morning rays beamed
with the hope of eternal light.

As the sun rose before me,
a crimson glow was all I could see
oh, Lord today I was speechless
as Your beauty surrounded me.

How I cherish these mornings,
when I get a glimpse of You
spreading Your mercy around
so Your glory can shine through.

Lord, You gave me this sunrise,
with just the stroke of Your hand
oh, Lord today I was breathless
as Your love lit up the whole land!

~~~~~~~~

John 8:12
King James Version

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,
I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me
shall not walk in darkness,

but shall have the light of life.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Bundle Up Your Burdens ~

Bundle Up Your Burdens ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

 The pressures of life,
weigh heavy on the soul
when we don’t let God . . .
have complete control.

His timing is perfect,
His ways always pure
and for our anxiety
He has the only cure.

We need to draw on,
the power of His might
we need to believe
He’ll lead with His light.

For in His saving light,
there’s a peace that eases
when we come to realize
He does what He so pleases.

So bundle up your burdens,
place them in Gods hands
then find rest in knowing . . .
all is well with His plans!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 2:5
King James Version

“That your faith should
not stand in the wisdom of men,

but in the power of God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan’s Holiday!

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

I don’t like Halloween,
I believe it’s Satin’s parade
and for all of his victims
my heart is very afraid.

I watch witches and vampires,
march up to my front door
looking for some candy
but I want to give them more.

I want to tell them about Jesus,
and the sweetness of His grace
I want to wipe the bloody smiles
from their evil-looking face.

I want to share God’s goodness,
give them a taste of heaven above
I want to reveal Satan’s tricks
and tell them about God’s love.

I don’t like Halloween,
for I know it’s Satan’s holiday
and I pray tonight from him
I can turn ~ all of them away!

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

Acts 26:18
King James Version

“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan unto God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins,
and inheritance among them which are sanctified
by faith that is in me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Black Holes!

Light Blub by Bogdan Kulyk free photo #7887

Some Christians are like “Black Holes,”
they only draw in the light
they can’t see their own darkness
for they always think they are right.

They say they read and study,
their Bibles almost every day
but when no one is looking
their hearts from God are far away.

They believe they are righteous,
there isn’t anything they can’t do
but these “Black Holes” drain the light
right out of people like me and you.

They look as if they’re glowing,
from the wisdom they’ve acquired
and think everyone around them
should be . . . oh, so inspired.

Jesus called us to shed His light,
and His Spirit will show us how . . .
but these “Black Holes” in our lives
think their holier than thou!

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

Galatians 6:3
King James Version

“For if a man think himself to be something,
when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Wake Up, Wake Up!

Wake Up used with permission IBible Verses

Today’s a new day,
a fresh start ahead
so wake up, wake up
you old sleepy head.

Pick yourself up,
get out of that bed
pull off the covers
get out the lead.

Arise my sleepy soul,
arise and awake
this is God’s day
for you to undertake.

Get up, get up,
time’s wasting away
move you old snooze
get on your way.

Stand up, stand up,
get to your feet
move it and shake it
God wants to meet.

No more dozing,
get up, it’s now dawn
rise up, rise up
to His light be drawn!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:14
King James Version

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ shall give thee light.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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