Tag Archives: Meekness

Afternoon Ponderings~01.02.19~


Imperishable Beauty ~

This CHRISTmas,
instead of hearth decorating
let it be your inner beauty
to all that’s captivating.

Rather than trimming,
your roof top, eaves and lawn
put on a calm and quiet spirit
so others to Jesus will be drawn.

This CHRISTmas,
instead of lighting a tree
let the light of Jesus
in you be what others see.

Rather than garnishing,
your fireplace mantle
adorn your heart and soul
with a spirit that’s gentle.

This CHRISTmas,
instead of all the fuss and ado
let your inner man reveal . . .
Jesus living inside of you!

~~~~~

 1 Peter 3:4

“But let your adorning be
the hidden person of the heart
with the imperishable beauty
of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which in God’s sight
is very precious”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Do You Feel Like A Babe ~

Do you feel like a babe,
do you feel incomplete
does your spiritual life
seem to be bittersweet?

Well you need not be,
too worried or concerned
for deeper faith comes . . .
through lessons learned.

Does your faith feel feeble,
does it seem so weak
do you trip and stumble
over being too meek?

Well you’re not alone,
others felt this way too
and as your faith grows
it too will humble you.

Do you have lots of doubt,
do you feel belief stunted
does your future hope
feel as if it’s been gutted?

Well continue to trust,
and in Jesus to believe . . .
for the more you hope
the more faith you’ll receive!

~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 3:1

“And I, brethren,
could not speak unto you
as unto spiritual,
but as unto carnal,
even as unto babes in Christ.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~04.15.18~


Fruit Developing ~

It’s hard sometimes,
having self-control
it’s not easy to let
restraint into your soul.

But, it needn’t be,
as hard as you think
when with the Holy Spirit
your life is in sync.

It’s hard sometimes,
to be peaceful
it’s not easy to let
hope make you joyful.

But, it needn’t be,
that difficult to do
when the Holy Spirit
works inside of you.

It’s hard sometimes,
to be good and kind
it’s not easy to let
gentleness fill your mind.

But, it needn’t be,
too problematic
for, with the Holy Spirit
it becomes automatic.

It’s hard sometimes,
developing these fruits
unless the Holy Spirit . . .
establishes their roots!

~~~~~~~~~~

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Your Gentleness Ooze ~

When imperfections,
in others you see
don’t call them out
instead, like Jesus be.

For in your humility,
they’ll see their lack of
and for what’s not said
will be noted out of love.

When someone’s pride,
gets in your face
don’t go off on them
instead, show some grace.

For in your patience,
they will start to find
how their self-importance
rules their heart and mind.

When your own faults,
are pointed out to you
let it be your gentleness . . .
that oozes through!

~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:2

“With all lowliness and meekness,
with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~02.01.18~


Our New Year Guide ~

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Guide us Lord,
into the New Year
lead us each day
to be, to You near.

Guide us to find,
strength and power
leads us daily
whatever the hour.

Guide us to be,
meek and kind
lead us to where
peace we can find.

Guide our hearts,
to wait and be still
lead us to the path
of Your perfect will.

Guide us Lord,
into the New Year
lead us to the truth
with Godly fear!

~~~~~

John 16:13

“Howbeit when he,
the Spirit of truth, is come,
he will guide you into all truth:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 11.28.16

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If We’re to Be Meek ~

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If we’re to be meek,
but, still be strong . . .
then we must believe
God won’t steer us wrong.

If we’re to be humble,
but, still be bold . . .
then we must let God
into our heart’s to mold.

If we’re to be poor,
but, still be wealthy
then we must remain . . .
to God’s ways healthy.

If we’re to be gentle,
but, still be confident . . .
then we must trust God
is always competent.

If were to be meek,
humble, poor and gentle
then we must live a life . . .
of faith, trust and self-denial!

~~~~~

Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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


God First ~

God First ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo IBibleverses

Whenever I seek God first,
I cannot believe my eyes
the first thing I can see . . .
is right though Satan’s lies.

When I put God’s kingdom,
straight ahead of me
it open’s up my heart . . . .
to the way I ought to be.

Whenever I put God first,
I gain spiritual insight . . .
everything looks different
in the newness of His light.

Making His righteousness,
in my life a priority . . .
help me to live a life
with meekness and modesty.

When I seek God first,
I see things differently
when I first put God . . .
all things look heavenly!

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

Matthew 6:33

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Thankful Each Day ~

Follow Jesus by Susan Helmuth free photo #5035

Walk humbly my friend,
before our God who is living
be thankful each day . . .
for the strength He is giving.

Walk meekly my friend,
before  God who is gracious
be thankful each day . . .
for His wisdom is ageless.

Walk gently my friend,
before God who is all-knowing
be thankful each day . . .
for His grace keeps you going.

Walk reverently my friend
before God who is all-powerful
be thankful each day . . .
for His love is bountiful.

Walk peacefully my friend,
before our God who is wrathful
be thankful each day . . .
for His mercy is plentiful.

~~~~~~~~~

James 4:10

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.”

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


Works of the Flesh ~

fruit used with permission IBible Vereses

Having a hard time,
loving one another
feeling shades of green
looking at your brother?

Not very patient,
with your friends or family
finding your spoken words
being said, more angrily?

Looking at the world,
through rose-colored glasses
thinking it’s not so bad
to follow the masses?

Wondering when real joy,
will pop back into your life
tired of all the problems
causing everyday strife?

Well, stop for a minute
and ask yourself this . . .
“Am I letting the Spirit lead
or do I constantly resist?”

For the fruit of the Spirit,
we can only produce . . .
when to the works of the flesh
we become a recluse!

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Galatians 5:25

“If we live in the Spirit,
let us also walk in the Spirit.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Forgive You ~

Forgive ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

God forgives me,
and you, I do too
though I’m not happy
with the things, you do.

But, by His grace,
and mercies ever tender
a forgiving heart to you
I am willing to render.

God forgives me,
I am not without sin
daily over kindness
there’s a battle, to win.

But, in His strength,
I fight off the attack
turning to Jesus for
the meekness, I lack.

God forgives you,
for what you’ve done
I forgive you too . . .
because of His Son!

~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:13
King James Version

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love One Another ~

Love One Another ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

You know how much . . .
My Father loves you
I have shown the world
the same love too.

Now that I’m gone,
to be with my Father
you must continue
to love one another.

When you’re offended,
turn the other cheek
remember My love
is humble and meek.

When you’ve been hurt,
and all you feel is pain
do not think to retaliate
let forgiveness be your aim.

When others disappoint,
give them encouragement
for My love is full of grace
free from punishment.

When those you know,
turn their back on you
remember this one thing
My love remains true.

You know how much . . .
My Father and I love you
now you must go
and show the world it too!

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John 15:9
King James Version

“As the Father hath loved me,
so have I loved you:
continue ye in my love.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Recipe for A Happy New Year!

Recipe Card

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 
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 2014
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


The Fruit of The Spirit ~

Bear Much Fruit used with permission Doorpost Verse on facebook

Within each of us,
the Holy Spirit lives
and His awesome power
in our lives He wants to give.

But, we must feel the fire,
the burning of desire
to call upon His strength
so His might we’ll acquire.

Once we have received,
this supernatural gift
our souls will belong to Him
and our spirit’s He will lift.

For, He’ll anchor us in His love,
in all things, we’ll have peace
and His unexplainable joy
in our life’s will never cease.

We’ll have patience for everyone,
to others we’ll be kind
His gentleness and goodness
will fill our hearts and minds.

People will see that our faith,
is humble and full of justice
for our meekness will shine
as they learn to trust us.

Within each of us,
the Holy Spirit lives
and all of His fruits  . . .
He wants to give!

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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


Where’s the Fruit ~

Where's The Fruit ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If the fruit of the Spirit is love,
then where is it in the church?
I see so many believers there,
who leave other’s in the lurch.

If the fruit of the Spirit is joy,
then where is it in people’s life?
I see so many believers living,
in the misery of their strife.

If the fruit of the Spirit is peace,
then why is there so much conflict?
I see so many believers who gossip,
and on other’s their venom inflict.

If the fruit of the Spirit is longsuffering,
then where is the perseverance?
I see so many believers without any,
and are nothing but an interference.

If the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness,
then where are those who are kind?
I see so many believers who only care,
about their own peace of mind.

If the fruit of the Spirit is goodness,
then where is the generosity?
I see so many believers who don’t know,
the meaning of true Christianity.

If the fruit of the Spirit is faith,
then why do we act like we have none?
I see so many believers who doubt,
all the things that God has done.

If the fruit of the Spirit is meekness,
then where is all the humbleness?
I see so many believers who aren’t living
with a heart of submissiveness.

If the fruit of the Spirit is temperance,
then why are so many out of control?
I see so many believers who can’t see,
they’re broken and need to be whole.

If the fruit of the Spirit is of God,
why aren’t believers more sublime?
The last time I looked in the Bible,
to reap these fruits  is no big crime!

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Galatians 5:22-24
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


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!

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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


A Cup of Kindness ~

Offer a cup of kindness,
to someone hurting today
offer them a sip of grace
tell them things will be okay.

Offer a cup of compassion,
to someone who needs a lift
offer them a sip of love
share with them your gift.

Offer a cup of gentleness,
to someone who is down
offer them a sip of mercy
it will take away their frown.

Offer a cup of helpfulness,
to someone who lives alone
offer them a sip of hope
show them your eternal home

Offer a cup of forgiveness,
to those who have hurt you
offer them a sip of peace
you’ll please God if you do.

Offer a cup of kindness,
to someone you meet today
offer them a sip of joy
it’s yours to give away!

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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 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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