Tag Archives: Pick Up Your Cross

I Will Follow Jesus ~

I will follow Jesus,
wherever He leads
be it fields of clover
or ones full of weeds.

I will go after Him,
leave all behind me
so I can trust Him . . .
for what I cannot see.

I will follow Jesus,
my own cross I will bear
be it on stormy seas
or ones calm and fair.

I will stick by Him,
wherever He goes . . .
deny my very own life
for the one for me He chose.

I will follow Jesus,
right into His light
together the darkness
we will expose and fight!

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Luke 5:11

And when they had brought
their boats to land, they left
everything and followed him.

Mark 8:34

And calling the crowd to him
with his disciples, he said to them,
“If anyone would come after me,
let him deny himself and take up
his cross and follow me.

John 8:12

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me
will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Victorious Life ~

A life victorious,
is a life that overcomes
for, to the old man it dies
and the new one it becomes.

A life triumphant,
is a life that’s no longer
engrossed with the world
and all it has to offer.

A life unbeaten,
is a life that’s defeated
the desires of the flesh
from its hearts are deleted.

A life confident.
is a life that’s conquered
picking up its own cross
no longer feels awkward.

A life victorious,
is a God-fearing one
for it’s a life that reflects
the life of His Son!

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1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory
that overcometh the world,
even our faith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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


What Will I Lose ~

What Will I Lose ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I asked the Lord,
what will be my loss
if I daily . . .
picked up my cross.

He said to me,
here’s what it requires
but first you must die
to all selfish-desires.

All your dreams,
ideas and plans
must be placed now
into My hands.

Then you will need,
to follow Me
so I can lead you
to where you should be.

All your possessions,
all that you own
you must leave behind
yes, even your home.

You must give up,
family and friends
your bank accounts
and stock dividends.

I asked the Lord,
what will be my loss . . .
YOUR VERY LIFE He said
if  you don’t pick up your cross!

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Matthew 16:25-26

” For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: and whosoever will
lose his life for my sake shall find it.

For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give
in exchange for his soul?”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 06.26.16

STICKY NOTE TO GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann  ~ 06.26.16 ~


Sticky Note to God 06.30.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 06.30.150~


Pick Up Your Cross ~

Sinners Wanted by Douglas Shelton free photo @5722

A life-long position is open,
you can apply for it today
hours are quite flexible
it is available night or day.

No experience required,
no “works” quota to meet
breaks are long and plentiful
the pay, just can’t be beat.

Wonderful daily perks,
amazing long-term pension
those who are in charge
are too generous to mention.

There are no restrictions,
this job has no restraints
you will be treated fairly
if you have any complaints.

If you’re a willing applicant,
Jesus will be your boss
but, you must be able . . .
to pick up your own cross!

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Luke 9:23
King James Version

“And he said to them all,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross daily,
and follow me.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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