Tag Archives: Off With THe Old Man

A New Life In Christ~

A new life in Christ,
works needed no more
now grace and love
opens heaven’s door.

For all things old,
no longer acceptable
once Jesus became . . .
our sin’s receptacle.

A new life in Christ,
death to the law
no longer under
it’s working claw.

For Jesus died,
to set us all free
so under bondage
we’d no longer be.

A new life if Christ,
a matter of the heart
a gift to each of us . . .
only God can impart!

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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:

Romans 10:10

For with the heart man believeth
unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Mind Renewal ~

Sometimes with myself,
I get sick and tired . . .
especially since the old man
I thought had expired.

But, he seems to come back,
every now and then . . .
and I have to figure out
how to get rid of him again.

So whenever I find myself,
with the old man in a battle
on the Word I stand my ground
so my faith he can’t rattle.

For, he would love to see me,
once again in his control . . .
but, I refuse to allow him
back into my heart and soul.

Sometimes I have to fight,
the old man off with the new
that’s why I keep the spirit . . .
of my mind daily renewed!

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Ephesians 4:22-23

That ye put off concerning
the former conversation
he old man, which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit
of your mind;

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~01.27.19 ~


This Is My Cross ~

This is my cross,
it is mine to carry
and it is up to me
the old man to bury.

This is my death,
this is my demise
so that a new life
in Christ can arise.

This is my cross,
this is me dying
this is me on myself
no longer relying.

This is me denying,
all my own plans
this is me leaving
all in God’s hands.

This is my cross,
this is my funeral
this is me becoming  . . .
for Jesus usable!

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Mark 8:34

“And when he had called the people
unto him with his disciples also,
he said unto them, Whosoever will
come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Spiritual Life ~

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A Spiritual life,
is a brand new life
for it is the end
to the old man’s strife.

A Spiritual life,
is a life abundant
it is a life of victory
joyful and triumphant.

A Spiritual life,
breaks the bondage
to the written law
it’s no longer a hostage.

A Spiritual life,
brings faith about
for a spiritual life
in God never doubts.

A Spiritual life,
makes all things possible
it believes with God
nothing is impossible.

A Spiritual life,
is a life made new
for Jesus’ Spirit
now dwells in you!

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Ephesians 4:22-24

“That ye put off concerning the
former conversation the old man,
which is corrupt according to
the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the
spirit of your mind;

And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Transformation ~

Transformation ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

We must be willing,
to give to God our heart
before any transformation
or morphing can take part.

If we’re to undergo,
a complete radical change
our thoughts and our ways
God will have to rearrange.

To become a new creation,
isn’t something up to us
but by the power of God
as in  Him, we learn to trust.

If we are not to be,
to the world conformed
we must allow our lives
in Jesus, to be transformed.

A renewing of our minds,
is a part of the progress
we must put on the new man
and the old one suppress.

We must be willing,
to make holy living official
lest to the world we’ll appear . . .
shallow and superficial!

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Romans 12:1-2

“I beseech you therefore, brethren,
by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Sticky Note to God 09.01.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 09.01.15 ~


Heaven Bound ~

Heaven Bound ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Got me a new birth certificate,
on the day I was born again
I was so excited to have Jesus
come into my life and reign.

I received a brand new heart,
on the day I opened the door
inviting Jesus to come right in
not knowing what was in store.

He took a close look around,
saw what I could never see
He said He was going to form
His image right into me.

I had to give up the old life,
for the one He was to mold
He told me when He was done
I would be as good as gold.

It took Him quite a while,
to turn my life around . . .
but now my birth certificate
says ~ I’m heaven bound!

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John 3:5-7
King James Version

“Jesus answered,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,

Except a man be born of water
and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into
the kingdom of God.

That which is born
of the flesh is flesh;

and that which is born of
the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee,
Ye must be born again.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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