Tag Archives: Lord

Snippet of The Day ~01.23.20~

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From The Poem: Lord, Tell Me What You See

 


Carry Me Lord ~

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face . . .
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me freely flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies to me from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name that I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
help me to put my trust in Thee.

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep Your wings for me still moving!

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Psalm 91:4

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~03.21.19

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From The Poem: Lord It’s Me Again

 


Snippet of The Day ~09.05.18~

 

From the Poem:   Lord, Your My Everything


Snippet of The Day ~08.21.18~

 

From the Poem:   Lord, Please Do Tell


Snippet of The Day 05.29.17

From the Poem:  Lord, Show Me Your Glory


Snippet of The Day 01.03.17

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From the Poem:   Lord, Take My Hand


Designed to Shine ~

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Designed to shine,
to be the Light
made to make
the world bright.

Made to illuminate,
Jesus’ reflection
designed to be
hope’s projection.

Designed to filter,
light from above
made to expose
to all God’s love

Made to transmit,
God’s mercy and favor
designed to broadcast
the way to the Savior.

Designed to reveal,
dark evil places
made to reveal
God’s saving graces.

Made to shine,
just like the sun
designed to radiate . . .
the Light of God’s Son!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:14

“Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day 09.16.16

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From the Poem:   Slow Me Down, Lord


Snippet of The Day 09.02.16

Snippet of the Day ~ 09.02.16 ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

From the Poem:   Lord, I Will Seek You


Snippet of The Day 05.13.16

Snippet of the Day ~ 05.13.16 ~

From the Poem:  Lord, You Complete Me


Snippet of The Day 03.24.16

Snippet of the Day ~ 03.24.16 ~

From the Poem: Lord, Be Not Far


Children of God ~

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The children of God,
come from everywhere
you can recognize them . . .
by what they wear.

For, they are clothed,
in God righteousness
in Jesus they put on
faith and truthfulness.

The children of God,
have much in common
their trust in the Lord
is sober and solemn.

For, they are forgiven,
justified for every sin
they know Jesus’ Spirit
lives and dwells within.

The children of God,
come from every race
you can recognize them . . .
by the joy on their face!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 3:26-28

“For ye are all the children of God
by faith in Christ Jesus.

For as many of you as have been
baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither bond nor free,
here is neither male nor female:
for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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


It’s All About Jesus ~

givemejesus CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s not about the disease,
or the sickness in your soul
it’s about the Healer . . .
making your heart whole.

It’s not about the problem,
or the crisis you are in
it’s about the Deliverer . . .
forgivingyour every sin.

It’s not about the burden,
or the weight of the load
it’s about the Comforter . . .
helping you down the road.

It not about the worries,
or the fears in your head
it’s about the Lord . . .
and being Holy Spirit led.

It’s not about the troubles,
or the difficulties that impede
it’s about the Savior . . .
knowing your every need.

It’s not about the storm,
or the seas that are raging
it’s about the Christ . . .
who knows you need saving.

It’s not about the trials,
or the struggles in this life
it’s all about Jesus . . .
who came to bear your strife!

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

Hebrews 13:8
King James Version

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Carry Me ~

RAVEN ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann Picture by Jonatha Ashcraft Creation Swap used with permission

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me begin to flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
let hope help me to trust in Thee.

Keep me close and near to You,
help me with everything I must do
and when I’m not sure where to go
let Your Spirit, lead and show.

Lord, carry me upon Your wings,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep for me Your wings moving!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:4
King James Version

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


One Day ~

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One day every knee shall bow,
before Jesus, the King of Kings
one day every person will face
the judgment that He brings.

One day every mouth will confess,
Jesus is the Lord over every nation
one day God will get His due glory
for being the Author of all creation.

One day those who have loved Him,
will offer Him songs of praise
one day those who have refused Him
will account for their evil ways.

One day every person in the world,
will bow down and confess
Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior
every tongue, His name will profess.

One day Jesus will come again,
to rule and set up His Kingdom
one day the world will know peace
and the meaning of true freedom!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:10-11
King James Version

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth,
and things under the earth; And that every tongue
should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Confidence ~ My Hope

hope-is-in-the-lord CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My confidence is in the Lord,
for I know He cares for me
I place my hope in Him
not in the things, I can see.

He protects and shelters me,
in His goodness with His grace
with Him any problem
I’m able to confidently face.

I know I can count on Him,
for wisdom and for some rest
for He knows what I need
has for me only the best.

I am so very happy,
for in the Lord I have peace
His compassion never fails me
my hope in Him shall not cease!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 146:5
King James Version

“Happy is he that hath
the God of Jacob for his help,

whose hope is in the Lord his God:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Passing Through ~

Heaven by  Jon Kenney free photo #5361

I am but a stranger,
to the world, I am freak
they treat me unjustly
call me lame and weak.

They think I am weird,
they laugh at me and say
“She thinks that to God
there is only one way.”

They tell me that Jesus,
was just a carpenter
a nice guy who once lived
to them, He’s a foreigner.

But Jesus is my Lord,
to God He is the only way
though they laugh and scoff
whenever, this I say.

They believe many roads,
will lead them to heaven
and so to God’s Word
their ears are deafened.

I am but a stranger,
an outsider passing through
a homeless refugee . . .
keeping Jesus in my view!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:13
King James Version

“These all died in faith,
not having received the promises,

but having seen them afar off,
and were persuaded of them,
and embraced them,
and confessed that they were strangers
and pilgrims on the earth.

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Everything ~

My Everthing CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Jesus ~ You’re my everything,
You are my all in all
there is such peace
when on Your name I call.

You fill me with hope,
You give my life purpose
may all You’re doing in me
continue to rise to the surface.

You’re my joy and happiness,
You are always around
in Your grace and mercy
I have learned to abound.

You are my helper,
You bring me great comfort
trusting in You . . .
takes of me, so little effort.

Jesus ~ You’re my everything,
You’re my beginning and end
You are my Lord, my Savior
my eternal Friend.

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:28
King James Version

“And when all things shall be subdued unto him,
then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him
that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Sufficient ~

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My grace is sufficient,
I have all you’ll ever need
when your deficiencies
to Me, you willingly cede.

My strength is in you,
just give me your flaws
I’ll take you by the hand
lead you with My laws.

My power is endless,
I can do so many things
if your imperfections
to Me, you readily bring.

I delight in weakness,
find joy in your fragility
I love when you show Me
your sincere humility.

I’ll make you perfect,
just trust and rest in Me
for sufficient is My grace
I have waiting for thee!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 12:9
King James Version

“And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:

for my strength
is made perfect in weakness.

Most gladly therefore will I
rather glory in my infirmities,

that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Teach The Little Children ~

Teach The Little Children ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Teach the little children,
while they are still young
to give thanks to the Lord
in every song that is sung.

Teach them to pray,
for the Holy Spirit’s filling
tell them that it is more
than just a onetime feeling.

Teach them to read and study,
how God would have them go
let them know in His Word
the way He will always show.

Teach them to understand,
for them, God has a plan
let them know it’s not the same
as the world has for man.

Teach them to respect,
themselves and others too
remind them God is looking
at what they say and do.

Teach them to set their sights,
on their heavenly treasures
not the ones here on earth
reeking of worldly pleasures.

Teach them to love God,
with all their heart and soul
let them know Jesus died
so they’d be complete and whole.

Teach them not just on Sundays,
but each and everyday . . .
just how narrow is the gate
so their tender hearts won’t stray.

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Psalm 34:11
King James Version

“Come, ye children, hearken unto me:
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Comforter ~

My Comforter

I have me a companion,
a Friend that is constant
someone who will come
to my aid in an instant.

Someone I can lean on,
when I need to be soothed
someone I can trust
when I need the truth.

Someone who will cry,
right along with me
someone who understands
my deepest, soulful need.

Someone who is strong,
whenever I am weak
someone who brings joy
whenever I feel bleak.

Jesus gave to me,
His Spirit as my Helper
and I always run to Him
whenever I need shelter!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 14:16
King James Version

“And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Rejoice This Christmas Day

Rejoice This CHRISTas Day ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Unto us a Son was given,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
a gift from God to you and I
the Truth, the Light, the Way.

To the world a Savior’s born,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
He fills the soul’s hunger pain
the Bread, the Life, the Way.

To every heart bound in sin,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
the gift of grace will set you free
the Christ, the Lord, the Way.

To thirsty souls everywhere,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
drink from the Fountain of Life
the Grace, the Mercy, the Way.

To all those who are heavy-laden,
~ Rejoice this CHRISTmas day ~
for He is the Prince of our Peace
the Door, the Lamb, the Way.

Rejoice on this CHRISTmas day,
your Lord and Savior is here
rejoice, I say again rejoice
let His birth bring your heart cheer.

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

Luke 2:11
King James Version

“For unto you is born this day in the city of
David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord”

 Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What if There Was No CHRISTmas ~

Christmas Chaos byJeff Boriss free photo #2242

What if there was no CHRISTmas,
no Babe lying in the manger
what if the Savior wasn’t born
to heal the world’s hurt and anger?

There would be no Good Friday,
no Palm Sunday or Resurrection Day
there would be no souls to show
the Truth, the Light or the Way.

What if there was no CHRISTmas,
no freedom from our strife
no hope or any anticipation
of having a blissful eternal life?

There would be no everlasting joy,
no chance of a never-ending love
there would be no glorious meeting
with our Savior one day above.

What if there was no CHRISTmas,
no trust, no faith, no peace
no virgin birth, no Immanuel
so our pain and tears would cease?

There would be no Prince of Life,
no eternal Lord and King
there would be no motive
for the CHRISTmas songs we sing.

What if Jesus wasn’t born,
on CHRISTmas Day
what then would be the reason
to even celebrate today?

~~~~~~

Isaiah 7:14
King James Version

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel.”

 Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessings of the Season ~

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May the blessing of joy abide in you,
and your delight in the Lord be for real
may the happiness that dwells inside you
bring others to know God’s perfect will.

May the blessing of peace rest upon you,
and your calm a witness to your belief
may those you greet see the Spirit’s stillness
so they too, will want God’s eternal relief.

May the blessing of love flow through you,
and your adoration for God shine bright
may the praise you have, be heard by all
so they too, can know of God’s saving light.

May the blessing of eternal hope fill you,
and your message of faith be loud and clear
may the truth that lives in your heart
bring others to see their Savior is here.

May the joy, peace, and love of God,
and the hope of the season . . .
be what you share and give to others
in this age of reason!

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

Romans 15:13
King James Version

“Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope,
through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Copyright 2013

Deborah Ann Belka


A Free Gift ~

You Can't Earn Your Way to Heaven used with permission IBible Verses

There is a CHRISTmas gift,
that needs not be wrapped
a present that is free . . .
won’t leave you strapped.

You can’t find it at the mall,
nor see it on TV
there’s no place on-line
where this gift you’ll see.

It’s available all year through,
not just at CHRISTmas time
and the best thing about it
it won’t cost you a dime.

It’s a gift undeserving,
you could never earn it
but when you try it on
it will be the perfect fit.

If you’d like this gift,
ask Jesus into your life
confess to Him your sins
put an end to your strife.

For God has given to you,
the gift of eternal grace
in our Lord and Savior
and it’s yours to embrace!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

King James Version
Public Domain”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


It’s All About You, Lord ~

It's All About You Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s all about you Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about what You did
so that I could be free.

It’s all about Your love,
the gift of eternal grace
it’s all about that day
my sins You erased.

It’s all about Your life,
the Truth and the Way
it’s all about surrendering
to You each new day.

It’s all about Your strength,
the might and the power
it’s all about trusting
You every single hour.

It’s all about Your mercy,
the pity and the compassion
it’s all about making
Your heart my passion.

It’s all about you Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about Your blood
that I must die to me!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 5:15
King James Version

“And that he died for all,
that they which live

should not henceforth
live unto themselves,

but unto him which
died for them,
and rose again.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


In You Lord ~

In You Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m learning to be content,
in whatever comes my way
because my Lord ~ my Savior
I trust You more every day.

Though my problems mount,
escalate and swell
it’s in You my Lord
I choose to wait and dwell.

As the enemy starts to roar,
rumbling for my defeat
it’s in You my Lord
I find my true retreat.

When my fears begin to rise,
tossing me all around.
it’s in You my Lord
I stand on solid ground.

While the storm rages,
reaching its height and peak
it is You ~ my Lord
my soul will always seek!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 31:24
King James Version

“Be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, To Know Thy Goodness

Life Worth Living used with permission IBible Verses

Oh, to know Thy goodness,
Thy holiness and Thy grace
to have within my very reach
Thy strength to embrace.

Then I shall not ever doubt,
or fall away in dreaded fear
then I shall know what it’s like
to have You ever near.

Oh, to understand Thy anger,
Thy judgments and Thy wrath
to seize upon the truth that leads
to deliverance along Thy holy path.

Then I would mount up on the wings,
that eagles use to fly and soar
then I would take off to the heavens
and enter through salvation’s door.

Oh, to have found Thy perfect rest,
from the weariness from deep within
to grasp the Gospel of Christ Jesus
and find deliverance from my sin.

Then I shall not be tossed or thrown,
by every gust of wind or stormy wave
then I would find my Lord, my Savior
waiting for me  ~ to save!

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

John 20:31
King James Version

“But these are written,
that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God; and that believing
ye might have life through his name.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Ignite Me ~

Revival by Gary Buchanan free photo #10484

Ignite me Lord,
fill me with the Spirit’s fire
until the day only You
becomes my heart’s desire.

Ignite me Lord,
set me ablaze in Your love
until the day I meet You
in heaven up above.

Ignite me Lord,
may Your Word sear my soul
until the day Your ways
become my only goal.

Ignite me Lord,
put a fire under me
until the day Your light
is all these eyes see.

Ignite me Lord,
let Your hope in me inspire
until the day of Your return
to keep others from hell’s fire!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 3:11
King James Version

“I indeed baptize you with
water unto repentance.

but he that cometh after me
is mightier than I,

whose shoes I am
not worthy to bear:

he shall baptize you
with the Holy Ghost,
and with fire:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


If With Our Mouths?

Love In Action used wth permision IBible verses

If with our mouths we confess,
our faith in God above . . .
then why don’t we show others
unconditional love?

If with our mouths we declare,
Jesus is our salvation
then why with this world
do we still have a flirtation?

If with our mouths we admit,
we’ve been set free from sin
then why does Satan’s armies
still end up with the win?

If with our mouths we profess,
Jesus is the Lord of our life
then why do we still live
with discord, turmoil, and strife?

If with our mouths we assert,
we walk everyday with the Lord
then why in our hearts and minds
isn’t His Word carefully stored?

If with our own lips we worship,
and give honor to our King . . .
then why are we so detached
from the lyrics that we sing?

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 15.7-8

“Ye hypocrites,
well did Esaias prophesy of you,
saying,
This people draweth nigh
unto me with their mouth,
and honoureth me with their lips;
but their heart is far from me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Meeting In the Clouds!

Caught Up in the Clouds by Brenton Little free photo #5748

Lord, my Rock,
my salvation
I wait for You
with anticipation.

I know someday,
You will appear
come quickly Jesus
my heart cheers.

Lord, my Savior,
my soul awaits
for the day
darkness abates.

The Morning Star,
will shine so bright
the day I see
salvation’s light.

Lord, of my life,
do not tarry
come and make
my heart merry.

I’m ready to be caught,
up in the air . . .
I can hardly wait
to meet You there!

~~~~~~

Thessalonians 4:16-17
King James Version

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven
with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Heart’s Desire ~

My Heart's Desires ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My heart’s desires,
come my way
when in the Lord,
I trust my day.

All my needs,
are given to me
when to the Lord
I place my plea.

My heart’s desires,
are granted to me
when in the Lord
I’m delighted to be.

All my longings,
are being fulfilled
when in the Lord
my spirit is filled.

My heart’s desires,
do come my way
when with the Lord
I cherish my stay!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:4

“Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Christ in Me ~

Christ in Me ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Christ in me, me in Christ,
there is no better place to be
I thank my God for His Son
and the life He’s given me.

He’s in me, I’m in Him,
together we have peace
as one, there’s a glorious calm
that will never fail or cease.

His power in me, my power is Him,
together we are strong
He strengthens me, I cling to Him
whenever things go wrong.

Living my life with my Lord,
Him living His life in me
together we have become one
just like it was meant to be!

~~~~~~~~

John 3:30
King James Version

“He must increase,
but I must decrease.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I’ve Been Hacked!

Hazard by Tyler Thompsom free photo #5428

I’ve been hacked,
my computer has been attacked
and I’m pulling our my hairs
with the when’s, how’s and where’s.

I’ve been compromised,
my password has been modified
and I’m going crossed eyed
now that my access has been denied.

I’ve been taken down,
I’m not much fun to have around
and I’m doing all I can not to cry
while I figure out the who and why.

I know the devil is behind this,
he’d have my poetry go into the abyss
and he hates what I have to say
for I speak of the truth and the way.

I’ve been hacked,
my computer has been attacked
but I know the Lord has His reason
and I will be back in due season!

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

Please bear with me as I figure out
this intrusion for my seclusion   🙂


The Mystery Of His Love


Lord, I cannot illustrate,
the mystery of Your love
for it rises higher
than the moon above.

I cannot measure it,
not the distance or the length
I cannot grasp it
not its power or its strength.

I cannot calculate it,
not the width or the depth
I cannot fathom it
for I can’t analyze its breadth.

I cannot describe it,
not how near or how far
I cannot spell out it
for I can’t explain where You are.

I cannot imagine it,
beyond what my eyes can see
and yet I am amazed
that to infinity ~ You love me.

Lord, I cannot illustrate
this mystery from above
yet I know I cannot live without
Your everlasting love!

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

Ephesians 3:17-19
King James Version

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
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 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


The Lord is My Savior ~

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The Lord is my Savior,
what more do I need
when I am hungry
on His Word, I feed.

He renews my spirit,
in the verses I read
He calms my soul
when to His ways I heed.

Through I have troubles,
I have nothing to fear
for I know my Lord
will always be near.

He brings me relief,
when I lean on His promise
to lead and guide me
out of the darkness.

He’s preparing me a place,
with His blood I’m anointed
in Him, my joy overflows
I’ll not be disappointed.

His justice and forgiveness,
in my heart I will store
until the day I meet  Him
upon heaven’s shore.

The Lord is my Savior . . .
what more do I need!

~~~~~~~~
Based on
Psalms 23

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


This Walk of Faith ~

I walk the walk of faith,
hand in hand with my Lord
in my heart His Word
I’ve put away and stored.

I trust and I believe,
He’s always here with me
though at times it’s dark
His light helps me to see.

When I falter in my belief,
not sure of the way
I can rely on Him
to hear me when I pray.

I know He’s next to me,
I’m never all alone
even though there are times
when I feel I’m on my own.

This walk of faith is simple,
but sometimes I make it hard
when I take away the trust
my hopes get somewhat jarred.

I know I must be faithful,
to walk this walk with Him
for when there is not a doubt
His light won’t fade or dim!

~~~~~~~~

Psalms 119: 129-130
King James Version

” Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore my soul keeps them.
The entrance of Your words gives light;
 It gives understanding to the simple.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Table of Grace ~

Table of Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

At the table of grace sits a sinner,
a drunkard, a murderer and a thief
at the table of grace sits an adulterer
a liar and a denier of his own belief.

At the table of grace sits a sinner,
an abuser, a liar, an idolater
at the table of grace sits you and I
my brother, my sister, my neighbor.

At the table of grace sits Jesus,
who was beaten for our shame
at the table of grace sits the Christ
who took upon Himself our blame.

At the table of grace sits a sinner,
who partakes in the agony of His strife
at the table of grace sits our Savior
whose blood bought for all ~ eternal life!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 26:27-28
King James Version

“And he took the cup, and gave thanks,
and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
For this is my blood of the new testament,
which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Change Me Lord . . .

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Change me Lord . . .
I know that I should be
a different kind of person
than the one that I call me.

Change me Lord . . .
there’s so much You can do
take this old life of mine
and make me someone new.

Change me Lord . . .
from the inside out
to trust in only You
and never again to doubt.

Change me Lord . . .
make my heart grow true
help me to see the sin
in the things I say and do.

Change me Lord . . .
show me the things I do wrong
take away my weakness
and make me, in You strong.

Change me Lord . . .
so I can see You’re all I need
to live my life like my Savior
in my every act and deed.

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

Ezekiel 18:31
King James Version

“Cast away from you all your transgressions,
whereby ye have transgressed;
and make you a new heart and a new spirit:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


My God, My Friend

JESUS IS BY ISRAEL LUNA FREE PHOTO #9656

The Lord is my God,
from beginning to end
His love and mercy
are around every bend.

No matter where I go,
or whatever I do . . .
His grace is before me
it always shines through.

He is always with me,
I know that He cares
and all of my worries
I know that He bears.

When first I met Him,
I knew I was in love
for His goodness fits
my heart like a glove.

I’ll never leave Him,
I’ll follow Him to the end
for I have never found
a better helper or friend!

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

Psalm 54:4
King James Version

“Behold, God is mine helper:
the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Spotless ~

Love by Reinhard Komanapalli free photo #2729

When my heart is humble,
and self is not in the way
that is when I know . . .
it’s time for me to pray.

When my heart is pure,
and my sins I’ve confessed
that is when I know . . .
just how much I’m blessed.

When my heart is full,
of His mercy and His grace
that is when I know . . .
His favor I shall embrace.

When my heart is chaste,
and of my shame I repent
that is when I know . . .
my sins no longer can torment.

And when my heart is spotless,
cleansed from all the stains
that is when I know . . .
in my life ~ my Savior reigns.

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 10:17
King James Version

“Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble:
thou wilt prepare their heart,
 thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Invitation . . .

Names of Jesus  by Andrew Haight free photo #3974

There is an invitation,
I would like to give to you
a special request . . .
that I think you should do.

I want to appeal to you,
to come and meet my Friend
He is someone you will like
if time with Him ~ you’ll spend.

He is as gentle, as He is kind,
He is meek ~ yet very strong
He is the kind of companion
you’ll always want to take along.

He will never disappoint you,
or turn His back on you
with Him all things are possible
there isn’t anything He can’t do.

His love is unconditional,
for it’s full of mercy and grace
there is no limit to the amount
that you choose to embrace.

I know He wants to meet you,
for He has placed you on my heart
and I know that it’s your sin . . .
that’s keeping,  the two of you apart.

So, won’t you accept my invitation,
to meet this Friend of mine
He is Jesus, my Lord and Savior
and I pray God’s gift ~ you’ll not decline!

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

Romans 6:23
King James Version

“For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


If I Were Like My Master ~

Follow Jesus by Susan Helmuth free photo #5035

If I were like my Master . . .
I would walk miles in the sand
I’d take away someone’s burden
lend another a helping hand.

If I were like my Master . . .
I’d be gracious and merciful too
I would comfort my ailing brother
show a lost sister what to do.

If I were like my Master . . .
I’d walk upon the turbulent sea
I would safely reach my destination
encouraging others to follow me.

If I were like my Master . . .
I’d be no longer battle sin
I would show other’s compassion
and their souls to God, I’d win.

If I were like my Master . . .
I’d see the hungry people to feed
I would take and offer what I had
giving them more than they need.

If I were like my Master . . .
I’d spread the Good News all around
I would speak of God’s forgiveness
how in Jesus new life can be found.

If I were like my Master . . .
I’d have a spirit of servitude
humility and meekness
would always be my attitude!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 2:6
King James Version
“He that saith he abideth in him
ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Apprentice

Disciple by Joel Barr free photo#7612

I am but an apprentice,
with many things to learn
I study to prove myself
so His will I may discern.

With fear and trembling,
my Bible I explore and read
to stay on salvation’s road
I must let His Spirit lead.

I am my brother’s helper,
assisting him in his need
helping him to plant another
trusting faithful seed.

I reap from the Lord,
in His parables how to act
and find when I follow them
there’s nothing that I lack.

I am the aide to my sister,
offering to her a helping hand
I pick her up when she falls
in faith I help her to stand.

I listen to what God says,
and wait for Him to show
the way and the direction
He would have me to go.

I am but an apprentice,
I am learning as I go
knowing that my Master
helps me everyday to grow.

Right now I am His follower,
helping those who are in need
but one day the Lord will have
a whole flock for me to lead!

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

1 Corinthians 11:1
King James Version

“Be ye followers of me,
even as I also am of Christ.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Away With The Manager ~

Away With The Manger ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

 Away with the manger,
no need for a bed
the birth of our Savor
is best left unsaid.

The unbeliever’s of the world,
look down from their nose
when the name of our Lord Jesus,
on them we impose.

The masses are in agreement,
saying Christmas is a mistake
but covetousness for the season
they will never forsake.

We love thee materialism,
we love thee so much
and to their credit card idols
they bow down and clutch.

Be clear to say happy holidays,
season greetings to you
but don’t mention the babes name
or you they may sue.

They bless all of their goodies,
their toys and their playthings
but want nothing to do with the gift
that the sweet baby Jesus brings.

Away with the manger,
and the nativity
for too many hearts today
are in satan’s captivity!

~~~~~~~

Luke 2:12
King James Version

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

lying in a manger.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I am Convinced ~

I am convinced I belong to God,
that nothing can separate us
I am sure and I am positive . . .
and so in Him I will always trust.

There’s nothing that man can say,
to break God’s and my alliance
I am sure and I am positive . . .
for on Him I put my full reliance.

Storms may toss and blow my way,
but I will not be swept out to sea
for I am sure and I am positive . . .
through each gust, God is with me.

And when Satan comes along,
putting temptations in my way
I am sure and I am positive . . .
on the narrow path, I will stay.

The earth may shake and quiver,
yet my faith in God will stand
for I am sure and I am positive . . .
nothing can snatch me out of His hand.

I am convinced I belong to God,
my victory is in Christ alone
I am sure and I am positive . . .
one day He will take me home!

~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:38-39
King James Version

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor
life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present, nor things to come, Nor
height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of
God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Trusting The Lord ~

Trusting the Lord,
with each new day
knowing He’ll show me
His perfect way.

Praying for wisdom,
guidance too
knowing He’ll show me
what I should do.

Waiting for answers,
to my requests
knowing He’ll show me
when the time is best.

Holding on to hope,
embracing His love
knowing He’ll show me
what He is made of.

Trusting the Lord,
with all of my soul
knowing He’ll show me
He’s the one in control!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 9:10
King James Version

“And they that know thy name
will put their trust in thee:
for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken
them that seek thee.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus, My Blessed Redeemer ~


He is the Alpha and the Omega,
the Beginning and the End
He is our Jehovah, our Lord of Glory
our Eternal Life and forever Friend.

He is the Light of the world,
the Morning Star, the Righteous One
He is our Lord, our King, and our Prince
He is God’s only Beloved Son.

He is the Word and the Living Bread
the Ransom, the Truth, and the Way
He is the living Son of God
our Wonderful Savior of the day.

He is the Faithful Protector,
the Rock, the Shield, and the Rod
He is our Refuge, our Strength, our Fortress
He is the begotten Holy One of God.

He is the Good Shepherd,
The Redeemer, the Everlasting Peace
He is our Lamp and our Lamb
He is the Servant who came to teach.

He is the Fountain of Living Waters
the Helper, the Physician, and the Healer
He is our Portion, our Bread of Life
our Restorer and the Holy Spirit’s sealer.

He is the Branch and the True Vine
the Root of David is where He is from.
He is the Tree of Everlasting Life,
He is the Bridegroom yet to come.

He has many wonderful names,
on which we can surely call
but, Jesus . . . my Blessed Redeemer
is my favorite one of them all!

~~~~~~~~~~

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Ye of Little Faith ~

Oh, Ye of Little Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Oh, ye of little faith,
let not your fear betray
the power God’s given
to stay afloat today.

Oh, ye of little faith,
don’t let doubt enter in
keep your eyes on Jesus
not on the mighty wind.

Oh, ye of little faith,
be not troubled or afraid
cast off your anxious view
let Jesus come to your aid.

Oh, ye of little faith,
He will not let you sink
let your mind reflect Him
in everything you think.

Oh, ye of little faith,
your Lord will save you
keep your trust in Jesus
and He’ll come to your rescue!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 14:30

“But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


I Love You, Lord ~

I Love You Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I give my life to Thee,
for the rest of my days
to you Lord ~ I vow
to follow all Your ways.

I will honor Thee my Lord,
respect each of Your laws
I’ll be obedient to Thee
as You correct all my flaws.

I will obey Thee my Lord,
follow Your instructions
I will conform to Thee
as I follow Your directions.

I will praise Thee my Lord,
for better or for worse
I will worship Thee
in the good and adverse.

I will glorify Thee my Lord,
in illness and in health
I will be grateful to Thee
for deficiency or for wealth.

I will love Thee my Lord,
with a love that is true
I will cherish Thee
and put my trust in You.

Lord, I give my life to Thee,
I offer You my whole heart
and pray till my death . . .
we will never be apart!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 8:1
King James Version

“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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