Tag Archives: Love

His Light Bearers ~

Bible preachers, mercy teachers,
sharing with all the Good News
power keepers, soul reapers
doing our best to fill His shoes.

Love producers, peace makers,
helping those who are in need
trust imparters, faith informers
looking for His lost sheep to feed.

Hope distributors, calm givers,
paving the way with His light
God seekers, Jesus searchers
living the good and faithful fight.

Sin stoppers, temptation busters,
leading others from the gate of hell
truth tellers, one day heaven dwellers
with the greatest love story to tell.

Light bearers, problem sharers,
coming together in healing prayer
Bible holders, His soldiers
confessing Jesus because we dare!

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Philippians 2:15

“That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the
sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of

a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom
ye shine as lights
in the world.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s About You Lord ~

It’s all about You Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about what You did
on Calvary’s tree.

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

It’s all about Your life,
Your Truth, the Way
it’s all about giving You
my faith each day.

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

It’s all about Your mercy,
Your compassion and affection
it’s all about making You . . .
the image in my reflection.

It’s all about You Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about Your blood
setting me free!

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2 Corinthians 5:15

“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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~01.14.19~


Fear’s Pitfall ~

When you’re feeling,
anxious and fearful
and your thoughts
turn dreadful.

Remember God’s might,
will give you power
in those frightful
fearful hours.

When you feel,
you’ll lose control
before you leap
into that pitfall.

Remember God’s love,
is your perfect restraint
so over your fears
you may have constraint.

When you feel,
you’re going to lose it
remember to call . . .
upon the Holy Spirit!

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2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not
of fear but of power and love
and self-control.

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Merry CHRISTmas


A Trembling Mess ~

I use to be,
panic-stricken
I once was
fear driven.

But then Jesus,
said to me
don’t be afraid
by what you see.

I use to be,
a big worry wart
I once was
anxiety’s transport.

But then Jesus,
took my cares
said they were His
alone to bear.

I use to be,
a trembling mess
but then Jesus carried
away all my distress!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Fighting Faith ~

Fear fighting faith,
wins many a battle
when it’s enacted
anxiety it’ll tackle.

Fear fighting faith,
tells satan to flee
it says greater is He
living inside of me.

Fear fighting faith,
uses Bible verses
before worry
even surfaces.

Fear fighting faith,
claims victory
as soon as it feels
a little jittery.

Fear fighting faith,
is easy for you to do
now that the Holy Spirit
lives inside of you!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Daily Journey ~

my-yearly-journey-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Lord, in my daily journey,
to get closer to You . . .
I’m happy to see how much
my faith, in You grew.

For, I’ve grown in grace,
mercy and forbearance
as You keep teaching me
all about perseverance.

I’m learning to be content,
no matter what life brings
as You show me how to be
thankful for all things.

You’ve instructed me,
all about fruit bearing
producing in me an attitude
more giving and caring.

Lord, I know my journey,
isn’t over quite yet . . .
but, the longer that I have
the closer to You, I will get!

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James 4:8

Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


What Love Is ~

What is Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Love is patient,
love is kind
love doesn’t have
a haughty mind,

It will not boast,
it is not proud
it doesn’t stand
out in a crowd.

Love is pleasant,
it doesn’t envy
it is cheerful
always friendly.

It’s full of joy,
mercy and favor
it is faithful
never a traitor.

Love is calm,
it is peaceful
never angry
always grateful.

It’s brings light,
rays of hope
love helps others
how to cope.

Love is patient,
love is kind
for love has . . .
a forgiving mind!

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Charity suffereth long,
and is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily
provoked, thinketh no evil;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 02.23.16

STICKY NOTE TO GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ 02.23.16 ~


Putting on CHRIST ~

Putting on Christ ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

I’m putting on Christ,
I’m  wearing the robe of love
wrapping it around me
till it fits like a glove.

I’m going to don an attitude,
of humility and meekness
I’m going to bind myself up
with gentleness and kindness.

I’m putting on Christ,
after righteousness I’ll thirst
I’m going to hunger after
putting God in my life first.

I’m going to turn away,
from  temptation and sin
I’m calling upon the power
He gives to me within.

I’m putting on Christ,
wrapping myself in His grace
for it’s the only way I know
to finish the faithful race!

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Romans 13:14

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make not provision for the flesh,
to fulfil the lusts thereof.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 01.10.16

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 01.10.16 ~


Thanksgiving Dinner ~

Thanksgiving Dinner ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Galatians 5:22-23

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

Meekness, temperance:
 against such there is no law.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

~ Have a Joyous Thanksgiving ~


Sticky Note to God 09.12.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~09.12.15 ~


Sticky Note to God 07.09.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 07.09.15 ~


In Jesus ~

 

Know Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Creation Swap photot

In Jesus there is a peace,
a  solace, a quietness
in Jesus there is a rest
a place to find calmness.

In Jesus there is a belief,
a faith, a hope, a trust
in Jesus there is a comfort
in knowing, He loves us.

In Jesus there is a stillness,
a river, a stream, a well
in Jesus there’s a certainty
in our lives, He will dwell.

In Jesus there is a way,
a truth, a light, a life
in Jesus there’s a power
to overcome our strife.

In Jesus there is a love,
a fellowship, a communion
in Jesus there is a promise
of a hallelujah reunion!

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John 16:33

“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.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Give a Fruit Basket This Year ~

fruit used with permission IBible Vereses

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

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

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

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

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

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Galatians 5:22-23

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Is ~

The testing of Your faith used with permission Doorpost Verses

Faith is a mixture,
of sunshine and rain
of highs and lows
happiness and pain.

Faith is a blending,
of gladness and grief
of ups and downs
struggles and relief.

Faith is a fusion,
of blessings and hardships
of twists and turns
droughts and harvests.

Faith is a combination,
of hope and despair
of rises and falls
injury and repair.

Faith is a merging,
of mercy, grace and love
faith believes in all things
we can rise above!

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James 1:3

“Knowing this, that the trying
 of your faith worketh patience.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


What Are You Sowing?

Wheat 2 by Simeon Hughes free photo #2858

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

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

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

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

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

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Luke 3:17

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 7.10.14

Sticky Note To God 7.8.14


You Are A Blessing to Me ~

friendship-is-blessing~ CHRISTian poetrybydeborahann~used with permission IBible Verses

Have I told you lately,
you are a blessing to me
have I expressed how much
in you, God’s grace I can see.

Have I let you know recently,
how much I appreciate you
have I conveyed in actual words
my gratitude for all you do.

Have I voiced my pleasure,
of just having you around
have I said, you lift me up
whenever I’m feeling down.

Have I uttered my thanks,
for your kindness and love
have I spoken I believe . . .
you’re my angel from above.

Have I told you lately,
what a blessing you are to me
have I expressed just how much
of Jesus ~ in you, I do see!

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Colossians 3:10
King James Version

“And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that created him:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Here’s My Heart ~

Take My Heart ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

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

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

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

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

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Psalm 119:10
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

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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


I Want To Be Like Jesus ~

for-those-god-foreknew CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I want to be a carbon copy,
like Jesus I want to be
I want it to be His image
that others see in me.

I want to model myself,
after the life Jesus lead
I want to make it a habit
to do exactly as He said.

I want to copy His actions,
by being patient and kind
I want to be just like Jesus
in my heart, soul and mind.

I want to duplicate His every step,
to walk in all His ways
I want to be a replica of Jesus
for the rest of my days.

I want to be a carbon copy,
of mercy, hope and grace
I want others to see peace and joy
when they look me in my face!

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Romans 8:29
King James Version

“For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate to be
conformed to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Stranger ~

be-kind-and-compassionate CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I saw You today,
on a strangers face
I could tell their smile
was full of love and grace.

Lord, I felt You today,
as they took my hand in theirs
it was as if they too could feel
all of my worries and my cares.

Lord, I heard from You today,
when they prayed just for me
their sweet words of comfort
brought me to my thankful knees.

Lord, I heard You today,
I felt Your very presence
in this stranger, You sent me
I got a glimpse of Your essence.

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Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted . . .”


A Heart Full of Grace ~

Grace by Nathan Furr free photo #12440

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

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

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

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

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Colossians 3:12
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


True Love ~

Love CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

True love does not boast,
it’s not embedded with pride
love that is forthright
hasn’t anything to hide.

It is not offensive,
carefully choosing its words
it’s pleasing and uplifting
joy and happiness it stirs.

It doesn’t act haughty,
or say things causing pain
love that is agape . . .
has nothing for it to gain.

Love that comes from Jesus,
is filled with truth and light
love that is not self-seeking
is pleasing in God’s sight!

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1 Corinthians 13:4
King James Version

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Heavenly Hugs ~

friend CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
So long my friend, I’ll miss you,
more than you will know . . .
I’ll miss the grains of grace
that in your blog, you daily sow.

I will miss your knowledge,
the Bible Studies you share
your reminding me always
in this world to be aware.

I will miss your wisdom,
the insights you’ve brought
I’ve grown in the lessons
you so faithfully taught.

You have been a blessing,
a source of my inspiration
for you’ve showered me
with love and appreciation.

You’ve been my on-line pal,
a buddy like no other . . .
it’s like God sent to me
my own blogging brother.

You will be in my prayers,
in my thoughts daily too
and I’ll ask the Lord
to cheer and comfort you.

This is not really goodbye,
for I know we’ll meet one day
and until we do my friend
I send “heavenly hugs” your way!

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My dear blogging friend Gregory Lang has posted his last post.
My heart is sadden that He will not longer be able
to share his love for the Lord with us. I have
been so blessed by his ministry and ask you to pray with me
for God’s grace and mercy for Greg and his family.

~ I love you Greg ~

http://calvinistview.com/2014/01/22/a-l-s-update-if-you-are-reading-this-i-have-become-physically-unable/


Recipe for A Happy New Year!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Galatians 5:22-23 

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Hate The Sin ~

I Hate The Sin ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I love the Lord,
but, I hate the sin
that keeps me from
getting closer to Him.

It’s not the sin,
that’ll be cast into hell
but, it’s where the sinner
for eternity will dwell.

I love the Lord,
and other people too
it is the sin I hate
the evil that we do.

Without His grace,
we’d stand condemned
before God throne . . .
our sins we can’t defend.

I despise my sin,
I loathe the evilness
I pray all will turn . . .
from sin’s wickedness!

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1 Corinthians 6:9-11
King James Version

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus,
and by the Spirit of our God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessings of the Season ~

goodnews used with permission IBible Verses

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!

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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 Humble Heart ~

Blessed are The Meek used with permission IBible Verses

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

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

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

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

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James 4:6
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Perfect Love ~

Gods Perfect Love by Hillary Grantham free photo #10676

Love casts out all fear,
it removes every doubt
for Love that is perfect
takes all the worry out.

Love heals the heart,
it soaks up the pain
for Love that is perfect
is not given out in vain.

Love mends the mind,
it gives everlasting hope
for Love that is perfect
helps the soul to cope.

Love restores faith,
removes all the stress
for Love that is perfect
can and will only bless.

Love give us power,
it keeps us secure
for God’s love is perfect
it’s our eternal future!

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1 John 4:18
King James Version

“There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


To Live In The Spirit ~

Let Them See used with permission IBible Verses

When you live in the Spirit,
you’ll turn away from sin
you’ll pursue after holiness
with the power of Him within.

You’ll produce much fruit,
throughout the day
when you live in the Spirit
joy will lead the way.

When you live in the Spirit,
love will be in your stride
and the peace God gives
you won’t be able to hide.

You’ll be patient and kind,
you’ll learn how to be meek
the Truth, Life and Way
you will earnestly seek.

When you live in the Spirit
Jesus’ heart you’ll embrace
you’ll understand the meaning
of  having faith through grace!

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Galatians 5:16
King James Version

“This I say then,
Walk in the Spirit,

and ye shall not
fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s The Joy ~

Where's The Joy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There are too many Christians,
with long and mopey faces
who go around as if . . .
they don’t know about God’s graces.

When you meet them on the street,
they are always looking down
they walk as if . . .
they don’t carry God’s joy around.

Their smiles are thin and forced,
their eyes are dull and gray
their faces look as if . . .
they haven’t rejoiced a single day.

When you sit and talk to them,
their voices are low and depressed
they speak as if . . .
their happiness has been suppressed.

They can’t seem to understand,
the joy that you feel
they think as if . . .
you took some kind of a happy pill.

But as Christians ~ we’re to be joyful,
no matter what comes our way
for we know there are no “ifs” about
the One who strengthens us each day!

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Nehemiah 8:10
King James Version

“For the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Wonder!

Bear Much Fruit used with permission Doorpost Verse on facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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Galatians 5:22-23
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Full Submission ~

Throne of the Heart by Stephen Corbett free photo #10163

There is a love ~
that’s for God alone
in our hearts He must
sit on the throne.

This love must be,
for Him ~ conclusively
for He desires
our hearts ~ exclusively.

For God, is a jealous God,
He will not tolerate
a divided heart . . .
or one that desecrates.

There cannot be,
another lover of our soul
His Kingdom must be
our eternal goal.

For His beauty,
is in the hearts reflection
He must be the only object
of our affection.

So give to Him ~
His high and lofty position
then let your heart to Him
be in full submission!

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

Exodus 34:14
King James Version

“For thou shalt worship no other god: for
the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a
jealous God:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Lemons!

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon.

When given a lemon . . .
we’re suppose to make lemonade
it’s a saying I’ve always heard
but, not one I’ve always made.

You see, I don’t like lemonade,
unless it’s sweeten by God’s grace
then the sourness of this life
I am able to peel away and face.

For what is lemonade,
it cannot quench the real thirst
unless we stir in the goodness
of Jesus’ love ~ into it first.

His love takes out the tartness,
the bitterness and the acidity
it unpeels the sin and grime
pares back the heart’s frigidity.

It removes the hardened core,
it softens up the outer peeling
His loves gets right to the soul
for a refreshing ~ inner healing.

So, if you are anything like me,
and lemonade you abhor . . .
the next time you get a lemon
sweeten it with the love of the Lord!

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

Romans 8:28
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

Photo credit: Wikipedia


A Trusting Heart ~

Trust the Lord with all Your Heart used with pemission IBible VErses

A trusting heart knows God,
it is filled with His peace
it has a calmness deep within
that it knows will never cease.

It is full of worship and praise,
is triumphant in all its ways
it is devoted and committed
honoring God with all its days.

It is steadfast and faithful,
it has not a wavering beat
it rises in the morning
so it’s Savior it can meet.

It is happy and content,
joyfulness flows throughout
it harbors not a fear
and casts away all doubt.

A trusting heart knows God,
is always within its reach
it has a calmness deep within
because it is full of His peace!

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

Proverbs 3:5
King James Version 

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own 
understanding.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Build A Bridge of Hope ~

Build a Bridge of Hope ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Build a bridge of hope,
repair the broken span
restore someone’s life
to the Son of Man.

Build the bridge with love,
help them to see God’s will
bring back a wandering soul
to the One who yearns to heal.

Build the bridge in grace,
show them what mercy is about
lead them to their Savior
guide them through their doubt.

Build the bridge of salvation,
to the Cross that sets them free
tell them why Jesus had to die
that day at Calvary!

~~~~~~~~

John 3:17
King James Version

“For God sent not
his Son into the world

to condemn the world;
but that the world
through him might be saved.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Joy Will Come Again ~

My Heart rejoices in Your Salavation used with permission from DoorPost Verses on Facebook

Right now, you may be feeling down,
for the dreams you’ve yet to attain
feel dismayed for now, but oh my friend
His Joy will come again.

Or maybe you’re stuck in the same old rut,
and all you want to do is run for the door
feel trapped for now, but oh my friend,
His Joy will yet again soar.

Perhaps you’re weary of the days ahead,
and fed up with where you’ve been
feel depressed for now, but oh my friend
His joy will soon bring a grin.

The day is over and the night is near,
and your worries won’t let you go
feel anxious for now, but oh my friend
His joy will once more flow.

You see my friend, God promises us,
that we may weep long into the night
but, His joy will come again . . .
the moment we see His saving light!

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

Psalm 30:5
King James Version

“For his anger enureth but a moment;
in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Beyond ~

Beyond ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Beyond the pain we have suffered,
past the grief that we have felt
farther than the eye can see
the land of Rest will forever be.

Beyond the troubles we have faced,
past the worries we have had
farther than the eye can see
the land of Hope will forever be.

Beyond the sadness we have felt,
past the despair we have known
farther than the eye can see
the land of Joy will forever be.

Beyond the burdens we have carried,
past the trials we have met
farther than the eye can see
the land of Love will forever be.

Beyond this very moment,
past this one single day . . .
farther than the eye can see
the land of Peace will forever be.

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4
King James Version

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Light ~

May the light of my faith keep burning,
no matter what should happen to me
may His Spirit spark and incite my trust
for Jesus is all I’ll ever need.

May the light of my faith keep growing,
no matter the problems I face
may His Spirit ignite and enlighten me,
for Jesus is my saving grace.

May the light of my faith keep shining,
when others try to mislead and deceive
may His Spirit revive my desire and hope
for Jesus is in whom I believe.

May the light of my faith keep glowing,
no matter how dark the world is today
may His Spirit kindle and inspire me
for Jesus is the Truth, Life and the Way!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 14:6
King James Version

“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Mercy Me!

psalm-63-4 by darrell creswell used with permission

Lord of my comfort,
has set me free
from this life of misery
healed my heart
then went beyond
and now we have
an eternal bond.

Oh, how I love Him,
Mercy me . . .
my precious Jesus
has set me free.

Lord of my comfort,
has given to me
a blessed ~ joyous glee
healed my body
restored my soul
now I am finally
complete and whole.

Oh, how I love Him,
Mercy me . . .
my precious Jesus
has set me free.

Lord of my comfort,
bestowed upon me
a new life ~ so that I could be
wrapped up in His Spirit
caught up in His love
now I know what my life
has been devoid of.

Oh, how I love Him,
Mercy me
my precious Jesus
has set me free!

~~~~~

Romans 6:22
King James Version

“But now being made free from sin,
and become servants to God,
ye have your fruit unto holiness,
and the end everlasting life.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Love Is ~

Masters of the Heart by Chris Kennedy free photo # 12572

Love that is . . .
patient and kind
that reaches down
touching mankind.

Love that is chaste,
pure in its thought
that humbles itself
before it’s sought.

Love that holds,
its temper still
is not angered
feels no ill-will.

Love that hopes,
is full of desire
that holds itself true
that doesn’t expire.

Love that trusts,
believes and is sure
that is forever
that which will endure.

Love that never fails,
or ceases to be
that can’t be bought
but which is free.

Love that is honest,
sincere and real
that evil and darkness
can’t conceal.

Love that comes,
from deep in your heart
that which only
the Lord can impart.

This is the love . . .
we ought to show
to each and every
person that we know!

~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
King James Version

“Charity suffereth long,
and is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity,
but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things,
hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s My Heart?

Conversations by Laurie  Cosgrove free photo #4047

Lord, my lips confess Your name,
my mouth utters my love for You
every day I articulate the words
that I know You are due.

With sweet expressions,
I tell other’s about Your grace
confessions of how everyday
I seek to find Your face.

My tongue drips with honey,
when I talk about my devotion
for You are my living God
and I can barely hide my emotion.

The fruit upon my lips,
speak of all You have done for me
but in my heart I must confess . . .
at times ~ it’s’ so far away from Thee!

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

Matthew 15:8
King James Version

“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth,
and honoureth me with their lips;
but their heart is far from me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


For Thou Are With Me ~

For Thou Art With Me ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah

Lord, You’ll never leave me,
this I know is a fact
for You have my front
and You guard my back.

You see all my comings,
and notice wherever I go
Your rod and staff
makes my faith grow.

For, they lead and direct me,
to pastures where I gleam
the truth of Your Spirit
beyond valleys green.

In the middle of my troubles,
there I can find You
in the midst of my worries
You are there too.

Your eyes are ever on me,
Your ears listen to my prayers
I can always trust You
to take from me my cares.

Lord, You’re my future hope,
my brighter eternal day
where for eternity we’ll be
if I let You lead the way!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:4b
King James Version

For thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Jesus is The Perfect Fit ~

perfect fit 1 by Jason Gaines free photo from Creationswap

This is it,
yes, I’ve finally found it
now I know why
Jesus  is the perfect fit.

This is it,
this is all that I desire
and in my soul . . .
true love I did acquire.

This is it,
this is what hope feels like
and in my spirit . . .
faith and trust are alike.

This is it,
this is my belief forever more
and in my mind . . .
this is what I was born for.

This is it,
this is what life is about
and with Jesus as my Lord
what is there to doubt.

This is it,
Jesus is the perfect fit
and I am wondering why
the world doesn’t see it!

~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 1:3
King James Version

“According as his divine power hath
given unto us all things that pertain
unto life and godliness, through the knowledge
of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My God is So Big ~

Gimpses by Paul Snyder free photo Creationswap

My God is so big . . .
He can conquer anything
He can turn a dry river
into a life-giving stream.

My God is so big . . .
He can carry my heavy load
He can lift from me my burdens
cause them to wither and erode.

My God is so big . . .
He can do the impossible
He can move any mountain
make the unfeasible possible.

My God is so big . . .
He can take away my fear
He can remove all my worries
for my God is always near.

My God is so big . . .
He can turn water into wine
He can bring back a lost soul
who’s fallen from His vine.

My God is so big . . .
He can part the Red Sea
He can heal the lame and sick
make the blindest of eyes to see.

My God is so big . . .
how big is that one of yours?
Mine will forgive you your sin,
if you’d just open to Jesus the door!

~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 3:20
King James Version

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sup with him,
and he with me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Who I am In Christ ~

Follow Jesus by Susan Helmuth free photo #5035

Who am I in Christ?

I am fearfully
and wonderfully made
I am His new creation
I am predestined
I am chosen
I am adopted
I am a son of God
I am God’s child
I am a child of light
I am a child of day
I am God’s bride
I am God’s clay
I am God’s future
I am God’s hope
I am alive to God
I am destined
I am called

~~~~~~~~~~~

I am loved
I am bought with a price
I am redeemed
I am set free from sin
I am joined to the Lord
I am alive by grace
I am justified
I am forgiven
I am sanctified
I am reconciled
I am transformed
I am renewed
I am made perfect
I am dead to sin

~~~~~~~~~~~

I am a slave to righteousness
I am baptized with the Holy Spirit
I am a partner of Christ, Jesus
I am His temple
I am His building
I am His field
I am His branch
I am His follower
I am His fellow worker
I am His ambassador
I am the salt of the earth
I am the light of the world
I am sober-minded and watchful
I am armed
I am His warrior
I am His friend

~~~~~~~~~~~

I am being trained in righteousness
I am created for good works
I am a doer of the word
I am kind
I am humble
I am meek
I am patient
I am loving
I am fruitful
I am steadfast
I am gentle
I am faithful
I am never alone
I am never hungry
I am never thirsty

~~~~~~~~~~~

I am sealed for the day of redemption
I am called to eternal glory
I am the aroma of Christ to God
I am crucified with Christ
I am not ashamed
I am a sinner
I am forgiven
I am born again
and I am going to heaven!

Who are you without Christ?

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

~ Throughout the Old and New Testament
we can find Scriptures that let us know who we are in Jesus ~

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Grow ~

Growing Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Grow in grace today,
plant faith in your heart
let it root itself in love
and more grace it will start.

Grow in wisdom today,
let it dig its way into you
let it branch out in all
that you say and do.

Grow in humility today,
look for it to rise and shine
and your self-righteousness
will be on the decline.

Grow in charity today,
reach out to those in need
let your generosity come alive
and to His mercy you will heed.

Grow in knowledge today,
harvest from the Word
reap from the truth you find
then share all you’ve heard.

Grow in the Lord today,
seek after the one True Vine
take a sip from His cup
and taste the life-giving wine!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18
King James Version

“Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Desperately Seeking Jesus

jesus-writing-in-the-sand-2 free photo

Today in the  church,
it’s hard for me to find
those who are seeking Jesus
with all their hearts and minds.

I listen to  the preacher’s sermons,
I read the teacher’s blogs
but sometimes it feels as if
I am in a decomposing bog.

It seems  the truth is decaying,
there’s no fine line in the sand
and I wonder if Jesus . . .
for their foolishness would stand.

I know all about forgiveness,
and the gift of His eternal grace
but to continue on in sin . . .
is to God ~ a disgrace.

Years ago, Jesus told the women,
He’d not condemn her for her sin
but then He warned her . . .
not to go and sin again.

Sin is sin,
no matter how you look at it
and today in the  church
the sinner comfortably sits.

It’s no longer popular,
to speak against sinful things
it’s all about God’s love . . .
and the wealth that it brings.

But, God is more than love,
He has another side of Him too
and one day He’ll bring His wrath
upon the sin that His people do.

So, I am desperately seeking Jesus,
in the new age church of today and
if I cannot find the truth I think . . .
I’ll just stay away!

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

John 8:10-11
King James Version

“When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman,
he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers?
hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord.
And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee:
and sin no more.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rules for Daily Living!

psalm-63-4 by darrell creswell used with permission

Wake up today,
decide to have a good day
rejoice and be glad in it
let Jesus show you the way.

Dress up today,
put a smile on your face
don’t worry what to wear
let God clothe you in His grace.

Stand up today,
trust what you believe in
don’t be weary of doing good
lest you fall into sin.

Look up today,
faith makes all things bright
don’t let your fears and doubt
outshine the future glorious light.

Reach up today,
get in touch with something higher
trust God in all your ways
let His power set you on fire.

Lift up today,
raise up your hands in prayer
sing to God your praises
then let Him have your cares!

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

Psalm 118:24
King James Version

“This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


From Our Lips to God’s Ears ~

Worship by Lucindy Garcia

From our lips to God’s ears,
our praise for Him He hears
glorious, wonderful words of praise
from our lips to God’s ears.

The children of God rejoice,
they find delight in His name
for He is the everlasting Light
that keeps their hearts aflame.

Those who trust in the Lord,
raise up their voices and sing
they gather from all around
to worship and praise their King.

They clap their hands with joy,
and lift up their arms in praise
on their lips there is gratitude
for the Savior He has raised.

Their hearts are filled with His love,
they hold not on to their fears
glorious, wonderful words of praise
from our lips to God’s ears!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 95:1
King James Version

“O come, let us sing unto the Lord:
let us make a joyful noise to the
rock of our salvation.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Friendship ~

The Friendship Effect byClint Doggett free photo #5322

God sent me your friendship,
for He knew that I would need
someone just like you . . .
who’s willing to guide and lead.

You’ve shown me His grace,
by being loving and kind
a friendship such as ours
is a very precious find.

When we are not together,
my thoughts turn to you
and I thank the dear Lord
for all the things you do.

We laugh and we pray,
we giggle and we weep
we’ve found that the two of us
make up a flock of His sheep.

Friendships like the one we have,
now-a-days are so very rare
and the reason we’re so close
is because Jesus we can share.

So thank you my sweet friend,
for being there for me . . .
you have opened up my heart
to what true friendship outta be!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 27:9
King James Version

“Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart:
so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend
by hearty counsel.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Be Not Far Away ~

Lord, Be Not Far ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, be not far from me,
be not very far away
come close and hold me
be one with me today.

Lord, be not removed,
be not from me too far
come close and lead me
be my guiding Star.

Lord, be not in the distance,
be not from me apart
come close and love me
be the beat within my heart.

Lord, be not detached,
be not from me silent
come close and still me
be my peace and quiet.

Lord, be not separated,
be not from me away
come close and stir my heart
be my hope for today!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 35:22
King James Version 

” This thou hast seen,
O Lord: keep not silence:
O Lord, be not far from me.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Still ~

Be Still ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Be still, my soul, be at peace,
let not thy worries overcome
be still, and know He is your God
and will . . . your heart-strings . . . strum.

Be still, my heart and let go,
let surrender be thy sweet release
be still, and know God’s saving power
to eternity, can never fail or cease.

Be still, my mind and surrender all,
let thy weakness take you to your knees
be still, and know of God’s sufficiency
where His glory surpasses all thy needs.

Be still, my spirit admit thy defeat,
let thyself dwell on things from above
be still, and know He is in control
and be strengthened by and in His love.

Be still, my soul be at peace,
let Him complete in thee His perfect will
be still, and know He is your God
and will . . . your heart-strings . . . still.

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:10
King James Version

“Be still,and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

Copyright 2011
Deborah Ann Belka


A Song of Joy ~

Hands held High by Matt Gruber free photo #336

There is a song,
rising up in me
it’s full of joy
happiness and glee.

It’s melody,
is one that I hum
upon my heart strings
I can feel it strum.

My two hands,
can’t stay still
they rise high
to the tune I feel.

My arms lift up,
as His power grows
in my soul
His Spirit glows.

My song is Jesus,
every day I sing
my praises to Him
for everything.

So, rise up with me,
let your troubles go
sing my song of trust
and let your praise flow!

~~~~~~

Psalm 28:7
King James Version

“The Lord is my strength
and my shield;
my heart trusted in him,
and I am helped:
therefore my heart
greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song
will I praise him”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


All That I Need ~

All That I Need ~ CHRISTian poetryby deborah ann

All that I need, God is it,
all that I was, He has seen
all of the pieces finally fit
for He is all that I need.

All that I desire, He gives,
all that I want, He has got
all of my sins, He forgives
for He is all that I need.

All that I am, He holds,
all that I can be, He knows
all of my life, He molds
for He is all that I need.

All that I must do, He has done,
all that I can do, is to believe
all of my hope, is in His Son
for He is all that I need!

~~~~~~~

2 Peter 1:3
King James Version

“According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things

that pertain unto life
and godliness,
through the knowledge

of him that hath called
us to glory and virtue:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Light Bearers ~

Light Bearers ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Bible preachers, mercy teachers,
sharing with all the Good News
heart keepers, soul reapers
follow the footprints of His shoes.

Love producers, peace makers,
helping all those who are in need
grace imparters, faith informers
looking for His lost sheep to feed.

Salt shakers, ice breakers,
paving the way with His saving light
God seekers, Jesus searchers
exposing the good and faithful fight.

Sin stoppers, temptation busters,
keeping those from the pit of hell
favor dealers, heaven takers
with salvation’s love story to tell.

Light bearers, problem sharers,
coming together in healing prayer
truth holders, His soldiers
confessing Jesus, because we dare!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:15
King James
Version

“That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the
sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of

a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom
ye shine as lights
in the world.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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