Tag Archives: Mercy

Saved By The Blood ~

Saved By The Blood ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

No candle lit,
no religious rite
can save you from
your sinful plight.

No work or act,
nor any worldly deed
faith plus grace
is all you will need.

No song sung,
no musical band
can pull you out
of satan’s hand.

No fancy cathedral,
no religious ceremony
only God can soften
a heart that is stony.

No garment worn,
no posture stance
can give a soul
a dying chance.

Only the blood of Jesus,
can save your soul
everything else . . .
let not your heart control!

~~~~~~~

Titus 3:5

“Not by works of righteousness
which we have done,
but according to his mercy
he saved us, by the washing
of regeneration, and renewing
of the Holy Ghost;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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The Sweet Smell of Grace ~

Oh Lord, Your Word,
to me is a fragrant garden
for in it there is life . . .
and the sweet smell of pardon.

Let me find my delight,
in the aroma of Your favor
to its blood-sweetened nectar
may my heart forever savor.

Oh Lord, Your Word,
opens up like a scented bloom
its beauty catches my breath
like a bride meeting her groom.

Let me find such a love.
in the bouquet of Your grace
to its saving aroma
may my heart always embrace.

O Lord, Your Word,
like incense it takes over my senses
for the sweet scent of a dying Savior
has pardoned all of my offenses!

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Psalm 119:103

” How sweet are thy words
unto my taste!
yea, sweeter than
honey to my mouth!”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


One Day In Heaven ~

One Day In Heaven ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

One day in heaven,
we will have perfect rest
when with eternal life
we are finally blessed.

We’ll have rest from heartache,
from our every sorrow
rest from our labor
the worries of tomorrow.

We’ll have rest from pain,
every disease and illness
rest from death and dying
our own spiritual sickness.

We’ll have rest from suffering,
from all that causes stress
rest from our despair
our cares that hard press.

One day in heaven,
with peace we’ll be blessed
when with Jesus . . .
we eternally come to rest!

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Revelation 21:4

“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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life Abundant ~

Lord You have given me,
a life that is abundant
one that is victorious
jubilant and triumphant.

For, You have given me,
victory over sin
though the thief may come
my soul he’ll never win.

Lord, You have given me,
grace plentiful
all because You are
so richly merciful.

For, You have given me,
hope everlasting
and peace beyond
my own understanding.

Lord, You have given me,
a heart that is new
so no man can destroy
the love I have for You!

~~~~~~~

John 10:10

“The thief cometh not,
but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might
have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Should Have Been Crushed ~

I should have been crushed,
by the weight of sorrow
I should have not been able
to face another tomorrow.

I should have been shattered,
from a heart that was broken
I should have collapsed
under words left unspoken.

I should have been held down,
by the heaviness of pain
I should have not been able
any strength to obtain.

I should have been destroyed,
by the bitterness of grief
I should have not been able
to find any peace or relief.

But, God gave me hope,
and my heart filled with grace
tis the only reason today . .
you’ll see a smile on my face!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:13

“A glad heart
makes a cheerful face,
but by sorrow of heart
the spirit is crushed.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Doing God’s Business ~

Each New Year,
I’m given a fresh start
three-hundred sixty-five days
on me, God imparts.

There’s no guarantee,
I’ll live out each one
so I need to be sure
I live them for His Son.

Each day I must be willing,
to do all I can
to share salvation’s story
with all of man.

Each second counts,
in these final hours
so I’ll need to call upon
God and His powers.

Each New Year,
has 525,600 minutes
for me to go around . . .
doing God’s business!

~~~~~

John 6:28-29

“Then said they unto him,
What shall we do,
that we might work
the works of God?”

Jesus answered and said unto them,
This is the work of God,
that ye believe on him
whom he hath sent.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Like A Thief ~

Give me faith Lord,
like the thief on the cross
for I am just a sinner
who is helpless and lost.

Intercede for Me,
from Your seat on the throne
plead with Your Father
heaven should be my home.

Give me faith Lord,
filled with Your grace
let Your love for me
my evil heart embrace.

 Remember me Lord,
when Your kingdom I enter
so in paradise with You
we can be for ever.

Give me faith Lord,
just like that remorseful thief
for when I die . . .
let it be, in utter belief!

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Luke 23:40-43

“But the other answering rebuked him,
saying, Dost not thou fear God,
seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

And we indeed justly;
for we receive the due reward
of our deeds: but this man
hath done nothing amiss.

And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest
into thy kingdom.

And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee,
Today shalt thou be with
me in paradise.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Object of My Faith ~

The object of my faith,
is Jesus and no other . . .
with anything or one else
I don’t even want to bother.

For, all other devices,
are just diversions
and all other gospels
are just perversions.

So, I keep my focus on,
what is my eternal goal
not that which will bring
damnation to my soul.

For, this world is full of,
all kinds of spiritualness
but, in Jesus I have found
truth and righteousness.

Jesus is the only object,
in which to put our trust
for, faith without His grace
alone cannot save us!

~~~~~~~

John 1:29

“The next day John seeth
Jesus coming unto him,
and saith,
Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away
the sin of the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Morning Star ~

The Morning Star,
today is shining bright
for unto the world came
God’s redeeming light.

A child, a babe,
the Son of Man
the world He can save
oh, yes He can.

For to all of those,
who trust and believe
His love and grace
their soul’s receive.

A Savior born,
many years ago
so on us God’s mercy
He could bestow.

The Morning Star,
shines bright today
tis the true reason
for CHRISTmas Day!

~~~~~~~

Revelation 22:16

“I Jesus have sent mine angel
to testify unto you these
things in the churches.
I am the root and the
offspring of David,
and the bright and
morning star.”

King James Version
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King James Version
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merry CHRISTmas to all

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann


God’s Gift of Love ~

God's Gift of Love ~ CHRSTian poetry by deborah ann

A manger’s crib,
a virgin’s birth
a Babe is born
peace on earth.

Angels above,
glory, glory sing
over the coming
of the King of Kings.

A new hope,
a new day
a Savior born
to show the way.

Wise men travel,
from afar
to find the truth
behind the Star.

A new covenant,
a new joy
all wrapped up in
Mary’s little Boy!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 2:10-11

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

And when they were come into the house,
they saw the young child with Mary his mother,
and fell down, and worshipped him: and when
they had opened their treasures,
they presented unto him gifts; gold,
and frankincense and myrrh.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying On the Righteous Path ~

I’ve traveled many roads,
much to my dismay . . .
I walked along the path
of sin and decay.

I’ve climbed over mountains,
in my own egotistical pride
I walked in valley’s deep
with conceit as my guide.

But, I grew so very weary,
on the pathway’s of leeway
and the latitude I gave myself
on my soul began to weigh.

So, I began a new journey,
one that was Spirit lead
and now all the other routes
fill me with fear and dread.

For in God’s Word,
I discovered the path
guaranteed to keep me
from knowing God’s wrath!

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Proverbs 2:20

“That thou mayest walk
in the way of good men,
and keep the paths
of the righteous.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I’ll Be That Light ~

This CHRISTmas,
I will be that light
my love for Jesus . . .
will shine ever bright.

I will be the one,
who’s hope will glow
my love for Jesus . . .
from my heart will flow.

This CHRISTmas,
my joy will beam
my love for Jesus . . .
off my soul will gleam.

I will be that person,
who’s faith will rise
my love for Jesus . . .
will illuminate my eyes.

This CHRISTmas,
my light will glisten
for, I am not ashamed
of saying I’m a CHRISTian!

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Matthew 5:14

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Free Gift To All ~

God gave to all a gift,
a present like no other
some openly receive it
others with it don’t bother.

Some take their whole lives,
to unwrap God’s loving gift
some from the get go
don’t believe it will ever fit.

Some accept it openly,
some keep it under-wraps
some make it their whole life
some think it is just a trap.

Some take their time,
to understand what’s inside
some instantly push the gift
of grace and mercy aside.

God gave to all a free Gift,
of His begotten, beloved Son
and He desires it to be . .
received by each and everyone!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 5:18

“Therefore as by the offence
of one judgment came upon
all men to condemnation;
even so by the righteousness
of one the free gift
came upon all men unto
justification of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Why Do You Celebrate CHRISTmas ~

Why do you celebrate CHRISTmas,
what does it do for you . . .
does the real meaning of it
hold for you what is true?

For, CHRISTmas is God’s Gift,
of His love for one and all
He sent His Son so you would
receive salvation’s call.

What do you want from CHRISTmas,
what are you looking for
do you not know by now
you can’t find it in a store?

For, Jesus was born to be,
the Savior of the world
and onto His shoulders
every sin, God unfurled.

You may think you don’t need Him,
but, He will always want you . . .
to ask Him for forgiveness
so He can make all things new.

Why do you celebrate CHRISTmas,
what does it really mean to you?
For, CHRISTmas is only about
a Savior’s dying love for you!

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Luke 2:11

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

1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Greatest Gift ~

The greatest Gift,
that you can give
is the One . . .
that sin, forgives.

For, it’s full of grace,
joy, love and light
when it’s opened
it gives new sight.

The greatest Gift,
to pass along
is the One . . .
that lasts all  lifelong.

For, eternal life,
is its only content
making it the most
Wonderful present.

So if you don’t know,
this year what Gift to give
tell others why Jesus . . .
in your life now lives!

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Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Coming King ~

A Gift from God,
a Savior born
on one starlit
glorious morn.

A Babe, a Boy
a virgin’s Son
imparting grace
to everyone.

A Man, a Prince,
a coming King
who in an eye blink
eternal peace will bring.

A Counselor,
an Everlasting Father
one day every knee
will give Him honor.

A mighty God,
a sacrificial Lamb
the beloved Son
the Wonderful I AM.

A Gift from God,
from beginning to end
Jesus is . . .
our eternal Friend!

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Revelation 1:8

“I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the ending,
saith the Lord, which is
and which was,
and which is to come,
the Almighty.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Miracle of CHRISTmas ~

Throughout history,
God had a plan . . .
about how He could save
all of man.

 So, He’s appeared to Moses,
in a burning bush
and in Elijah He was
that whispering, small hush.

He gave men dreams,
and many visions too
even a donkey talked
to get His Word through.

But man’s heart was like stone,
and wouldn’t heed to His way
and He knew like sheep
they had all gone astray.

So God became silent,
for over four-hundred years
what He was up to . . .
wasn’t meant for our ears.

Then He sent His Son,
one Christmas morn
and to the whole world
a Savior was born.

The Word became flesh,
and lived amongst us
and taught all who’d listen
how in His Father to trust.

He talked about sin,
repentance and forgiveness
He talked about His Fathers
mercy, grace and goodness.

His message was clear,
lives He could transform
if to the world ways
they would not conform.

And now two-thousand years,
have come and gone
but, the miracle of CHRISTmas
still today lives on.

For God had a plan,
right from the start
and it’s never  to late to ask . . .
Jesus into your heart!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


All I Want for Christmas ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann - Twelve Days of Chirstian - image Wikipedia Common

I don’t want a bird sitting in my tree,
or any number of any kind of dove
I don’t want hens inside of my house
all I need, is God’s gift of eternal love.

I don’t want anyone milking anything,
or any one leaping all around
I don’t want rings of any type
all I want, is to get my victory crown.

I don’t want anything that’s swimming,
no piping or drumming crowds
I don’t want anyone dancing anywhere
all I want, is to see Jesus in the clouds.

I don’t want any pears or turtles,
nothing that is french, gold or laying
I don’t want geese, swans or maids
nor ladies or lords in my home staying.

I don’t want anything this CHRISTmas,
I don’t want to cause you buying strife
all I want from you this year . . .
is for you to invite  Jesus into your life!

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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
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Remorseful Appeal ~

God hears our cries,
our sins He knows
He sees the tears
from our eyes flow.

God sees us weeping,
over our disgrace
He knows our need
for His merciful grace.

God listens to our sobs,
as His name we call
He watches the tears
from broken hearts fall.

God hears the outcry,
of our remorseful appeal
He knows by His stripes
our lives Jesus came to heal.

God understands our cries,
for His own Son, too wept
and with His in a bottle
all of our tears are kept!

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Psalm 56:8

“Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into
thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s A Wonderful Life ~

It’s a wonderful life,
when in Jesus you believe
it’s a fantastic experience
when God’s gift you receive.

It’s a life filled with hope,
peace, joy and rest
grace is a wondrous thing
when with it you’re blessed.

It’s a wonderful life,
when you know God’s greatness
favor is a glorious thing
when you accept His goodness.

It’s a life of forgiveness,
sacrifice and redemption
mercy is a magnificent thing
when you seek its perfection.

It’s a wonderful life,
when in Jesus you believe
for God’s love, mercy and grace
are the gifts you’ll receive!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore if any man
be in Christ,
he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold, all things
are become new.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Look Into the Manger ~

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

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

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

They see the Wise Men,
but not the Prince of Peace
they see the Shepherds
but not God’s love released.

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

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Luke 2:12

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Come and Consider ~

Come and Consider ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Come now and think,
let this sink in . . .
let us reason about
the effects of sin.

Contemplate with Me,
sin’s ramification
lets explore the meaning
of eternal damnation.

Let us mull this over,
where has sin gotten you
let’s consider together
what you need to do.

Envision with Me,
your sins forgiven
a life of peace and joy
with Me up in heaven.

Come now and think,
imagine a life sin free
that is what I can give
to all who love Me!

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Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, and let us
reason together,
saith the Lord:
though your sins be
as scarlet,
they shall be as white
as snow;
though they be red
like crimson,
they shall be as wool.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Christmas Traditions ~

We all have our own,
Christmas traditions . . .
and so we put our homes
through all kinds of transitions.

We set up our Christmas trees,
on branches, ornaments we dangle
we hang up Christmas stockings
along with garland on the mantle.

We all have our own,
Christmas time rituals . . .
and so our yearly customs
have become habitual.

We shop until we drop,
buying Christmas wishes on our list
we check it more than once
to make sure we get the right gift.

We cook and we bake,
Christmas pies, cakes and cookies
we peel, we dice, we roast
so we can binge on all the goodies.

We all have our traditions,
but they have no real connection . . .
to the true meaning of CHIRSTmas
they’re nothing more than a deflection!

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Isaiah 9:6-7

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be
upon his shoulder: and his name
shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government
and peace there shall be no end,
upon the throne of David,
and upon his kingdom, to order it,
and to establish it with judgment
and with justice from henceforth
even for ever. The zeal of the
Lord of hosts will perform this.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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