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Denying Ourselves ~

If we are in Jesus,
to believe and trust
faith in ourselves
we’ll need to adjust.

For when we’re on Him,
completely reliant
then to our own means
we’ll be less dependent.

If we are in Jesus,
to completely obey
then our self-interests
we’ll need to put away.

For to take up the cross,
we must ourselves deny
then to our old ways
we’ll no longer comply.

If we are in Jesus,
to trust and to believe
then through His Spirit . . .
the new man we’ll receive!

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Matthew 16:24

Then said Jesus unto his
disciples, If any man will
come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross,
and follow me.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Cross To Bear ~

I have decided,
to take up my cross
to wear it, to bear it
no matter the loss.

I am persuaded,
it’s the right thing to do
to lift it, to carry it
all my days through.

I am compelled,
to take up my cross
to endure it, to suffer it
no matter the loss.

I am convinced,
it is my obligation
to accept it, to tolerate it
without hesitation.

I am determined,
to take up my cross
to bear it, carry it, endure it . . .
no matter what the loss!

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Matthew 16:24

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross,

and follow me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Proudly Picking Up My Cross ~

shoulder-your-cross CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

 I’m going to pursue Jesus,
I’m going to walk boldly
I’m going to be courageous
pick up my cross proudly.

No matter where He goes,
I’m following where He leads
I’m going to depend on Him
for every one of my needs.

I’m ditching my excuses,
to know God and His ways
I’m going to carry my cross
regardless of what it weighs.

I’m going to surrender,
I’m giving up the self-fight
going to press hard into Him
with the Holy Spirit’s might.

I’m pursuing Jesus,
myself, I’m going to deny
I’m picking up my cross
and carry it, proudly high!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 16:24

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Because of His Grace ~

shoulder-your-cross CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I have decided,
to take up my cross
to wear it, to bear it
no matter the loss.

I am persuaded,
it’s the right thing to do
to lift it, to carry it
all my days through.

I am convinced,
the cross is the only way
Jesus lived and He died
on it, for me that day.

I am determined,
my cross, I will embrace
lift it and bear it
all because of His grace!!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 16:24
King James Version

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross,
and follow me.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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