Tag Archives: Pride

Humility ~

Humility ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If you want humility,
you will need to find
a way to unveil haughtiness
in your heart and mind.

For, when you reveal,
the smugness deep within
humility will start . . .
to trickle right on in.

If you want humility,
you will need to see
just how self-absorbed
you can truly be.

For, when you uncover,
your self-righteousness
humility with expose . . .
God’s righteousness.

If you want humility,
you’ll need to discover
just how arrogant
you can be to others.

For, when you explore,
your self-obsessed feelings
humility will have you . . .
before God kneeling!

~~~~~

Proverbs 18:12

“Before destruction the heart
of man is haughty,
and before honour is humility.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Living In A Fallen World ~

Living In A Fallen World ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In a world fallen,
we’re all victims
we suffer from sin
and its symptoms.

We lie and cheat,
our neighbor’s we cuss
we’re full of envy
filled with greed and lust.

We rebel, we rise up,
we’re full of pride
our hatred for others
we do not try to hide.

We cheat and take,
we rob and we steal
babies in the womb
everyday we kill.

In a world fallen,
we are all living
and from our sins
we need forgiving.

We need God,
to heal each one
through the blood
of His precious Son.

We need Jesus,
to release the pain
so He can wash away
sin’s deadly stain.

In a world fallen,
we are all a part
and we need God’s love
in each and every heart!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 13:9

“For this,
Thou shalt not commit adultery,

Thou shalt not kill,
Thou shalt not steal,

Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Thou shalt not covet;
and if there be

any other commandment,
it is briefly

comprehended in this saying,
namely,

Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself.”

King James Version
Public Domain


The Wicked ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

The wicked enter through,
the gate of pride and lust
worldly riches pave the path
for it’s in “things” they do trust.

They walk with the ungodly,
party with the irreligious
depravity sleeps in their beds
their covers are sacrilegious.

The wicked live in the dark,
their lives are full of greed
they look to the immoral law
to fill their wants and needs.

They do not have a future,
they’re on a road of no hope
drinking and carousing
is the way for them to cope.

The wicked’s end is miserable,
for eternity they’ll spend in hell
but, they who follow God’s Word
in heaven with Him ~ will  dwell!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 1:1-2

“Blessed is the man that walketh not
in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
 nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord;
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s God’s Rainbow ~

It's God's Rainbow ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ phot Creation Swap

The rainbow isn’t a banner,
of one’s lust and pride
nor a place where from God
sin can go to hide.

It doesn’t represent,
freedom to make choices
nor should it be used as a flag
to shut out opposing voices.

It isn’t about liberty,
in a diverse generation
nor a pledge to sue those
who hold a Christian foundation.

The rainbow belongs to God,
it is His promise to the world
that on this earth never again
will He let a flood be unfurled.

It will surround His throne,
during the great tribulation
for those who call on Jesus . . .
for mercy and salvation!

~~~~~~~~

Revelation 4:3

“And he that sat was to look upon
like a jasper and a sardine stone:
and there was a rainbow
round about the throne,

in sight like unto an emerald.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


I Love My Quiet Times ~

I Love My Quiet times ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo IBible Verses

I love my quiet times,
when I am all alone
I love that I am led
right to God’s throne.

It’s there that I feel,
my raw humbleness
as I am surrounded
by His full holiness.

My pride is striped away,
right out from under me
who I am to even think
His glory I should see.

I bow my head in silence,
no words can express . . .
how these quiet times
on me, God does impress.

To my self-complacency,
I do become aware . . .
so much so, that to Him
my undying love I declare.

I love my quiet times,
when God leads and takes me
straight down to my knees . . .
when alone with Him, I be!

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Psalm 63:1

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:
 my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for
thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Searching Me Lord ~

Search me Oh Lord used with permission DoorPost Verses

Keep searching me Lord,
keep probing my heart
take my anxious thoughts
before they even start.

Keep leading me Lord,
whether it be night or day
direct me in Your light
onto the everlasting way.

Keep exploring me Lord,
keep looking deep within
bring me to repentance
over every hidden sin.

Keep guiding me Lord,
keep me on the right path
let me not fall onto the one
that brings eternal wrath.

Keep evaluating me Lord,
keep discovering in me
any pride, greed  or lust
in which, You still can see.

Keep searching me Lord,
put me under the spotlight
till all of the wickedness
in me, You highlight!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 139:23-24

“Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:

And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Supernatural Hearing ~

The Lord Searches Every Heart~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God has supernatural hearing,
He can hear what’s in your heart
He can tell the words forming
in your mind before they start.

He can hear the true intentions,
of what you’re going to say
He knows when pride and ego
are about to get in the way.

God listens to every thought,
to each word you consider
He pays close attention
to the ones harsh and bitter.

God has supernatural hearing,
He hears us before we speak
He knows that our thoughts
are not often tongue in cheek!

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

Luke 16:15
King James Version

“And he said unto them, Ye are they which
justify yourselves before men;
but God knoweth your hearts:
for that which is highly esteemed
among men is abomination in the sight of God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Saved ~

Saved ~  CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I make no excuses,
no false pretense
I am just a sinner
I have no defense.

Born of rebellion,
conceived in sin
envy and spite
were my closest kin.

Dead in trespasses,
deceitful to the core
greed and pride oozed
out of every pore.

Disobedient to God,
just like in Eve’s story
wickedness and evil
stole all of His glory.

I make no excuse,
a sinner ~ that I am
but, I’ve been saved
by the blood of the Lamb!

~~~~~~~~~

John 1:29
King James Version

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

1 Peter 1:19
King James Version

“But with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Examine Me, Lord ~

keep-thyself-pure CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Examine me dear Lord,
see through my disguise
tear away the mask
expose the lust in my eyes.

Examine me dear Lord,
test my mind and my heart
point out the inner flaws
keeping us apart.

Examine me dear Lord,
pull back the veil on my sin
show me where my pride
is still rooted in.

Examine me dear Lord,
bare my soul’s weakness
uncover my selfish acts
all that is needless.

Examine me dear Lord,
tear away the disguise
till all I can see . . .
is Your image in my eyes!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 26:2
King James Version

“Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;
try my reins and my heart.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Worry Free ~

Worry Free ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I want to be all,
God wants me to be
I want to have peace
flowing inside of me.

I want to be humble,
be rid of my pride
I want a still place
for my heart to abide.

I want to be trusting,
confident and sure
I want my faith to be
fear and doubt’s cure.

I want to be thankful,
in all of these things
I want to be grateful
for what life brings.

I want to be content,
have confidence
I want to rejoice
in God’s providence.

I want to be all,
God wants me to be
I want to be anxious
and worry free!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6-7
King James Version

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication
with thanksgiving

let your requests
be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


True Love ~

Love CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

True love does not boast,
it’s not embedded with pride
love that is forthright
hasn’t anything to hide.

It is not offensive,
carefully it chooses its words
it’s pleasing and uplifting
joy and happiness it stirs.

It doesn’t act haughty,
or say things causing pain
love that is agape . . .
has nothing for it to gain.

Love that comes from Jesus,
is filled with truth and light
love that is not self-seeking
is pleasing in God’s sight!

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1 Corinthians 13:4
King James Version

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Yuck!

Broken by Matt Gruber free photo #285

Lord, today I looked in the mirror,
and I didn’t like what I saw
for I looked past my wrinkles
and saw my spiritual flaws.

All that I could see,
was my selfishness and pride
from the yuck and ugliness
I couldn’t run and hide.

When will I ever learn,
to put others first . . .
Lord, how much longer
till my ego, will You burst.

My self-importance,
is haughtiness evil twin
and arrogance and conceit
to You, is just plain sin.

Lord, today I looked in the mirror,
I witnessed what others see
and I’m sad to say it’s a far cry . . .
of Your image inside me!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 16:18
King James Version

“Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Boast!

for-what-is-your-life_used with permission IBible Verses

Don’t boast about tomorrow,
or brag about today
don’t plan your course of action
or go off in your own way.

Don’t say I will do this,
or try a little bit of that
don’t show off your deeds
or give yourself a pat.

For arrogance to the Lord,
is really just a sin
for all that you accomplish
it’s all rubbish if not for Him.

But if you seek God’s will first,
He will lead you from here on
for your life is but a vapor
and one day . . .
it’ll just vanish and be gone!

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James 4:13-17
King James Version

“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow
we will go into such a city, and continue
there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life? It is even a vapour,
that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will,
we shall live, and do this, or that.

But now ye rejoice in your boastings:
all such rejoicing is evil.

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good,
and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Humble Heart ~

Blessed are The Meek used with permission IBible Verses

Jesus, give me a humble heart,
teach me to have a meek attitude
take from me, my selfish pride
fill my soul with eternal gratitude.

Disrobe me of my self-importance,
strip my conceit and arrogance
remove the smugness on my face
rip away any self-imposed relevance.

Cloth me in Your righteousness,
wrap me in Your truth and love
cover me with the Holy Spirit
bind me to Your Father up above.

Jesus, give me a holy humbleness,
dispose of any remaining selfish debris
take from me my self-centerness
let humility bend my prideful knee!

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James 4:6
King James Version

“But He gives more grace. Therefore He
says: ” God resists the proud, But
gives grace to the humble.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Slow in Your Anger!

Remain In Love

Be slow in your anger,
be slow to show your wrath
for you are called to peace
with self-control as your path.

Be not puffed up with pride,
be not filled with malice
for you are called to be gentle
not thick-skinned and callous.

Put off all bitterness and hate,
put off what’s boiling inside you
for you are called to temperance
in all that you say and do.

Take off that old sinful man,
take off the old wicked nature
for you are called in His love
not conflict and heated wager.

Let not the sun set on your anger,
let it not go down on your wrath
for God is leading you away from
the self-righteous, arrogant path.

Be kind to one another,
be tenderhearted and forgiving
for Jesus is God’s only example
of how Christians should be living!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Take My Pride, Lord ~

Life A Life Jesus will be Proud of used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, take away the pride,
in the things I say and do
let me take no pleasure
in just my point of view.

Teach me to be humble,
instead of being right
so I can stand worthy
pleasing in Your sight.

Help me to be meek,
less of myself aware
let not my ego cause
other people to despair.

Let me be grateful,
modest in my needs
may I not be haughty
in my acts and deeds.

Lord, take away my pride,
let me make You proud
may it be Your gentle Spirit
that stands out in a crowd!

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Proverbs 16:18
King James Version

“Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Not Guilty!

Saved by Jon Tomero free photo #7929

I have walked on this earth,
for many, many years . . .
I’ve stumbled and I’ve fallen
over my doubts and my fears.

Many times I have thought,
another step I could not take
and life’s troubling journey
I just did not want to make.

I struggled with the frantic pace,
I wrestled with the anxious stride
until the day, I came to realize
I was marching to my own pride.

I knew I needed deliverance,
from the course that I was on
and that is when I felt my life
to God being forever drawn.

He set me on a new path,
and saved me from the pit
He found me not guilty
and my sins, He did acquit!

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

Psalm 32
King James Version

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Black Holes!

Light Blub by Bogdan Kulyk free photo #7887

Some Christians are like “Black Holes,”
they only draw in the light
they can’t see their own darkness
for they always think they are right.

They say they read and study,
their Bibles almost every day
but when no one is looking
their hearts from God are far away.

They believe they are righteous,
there isn’t anything they can’t do
but these “Black Holes” drain the light
right out of people like me and you.

They look as if they’re glowing,
from the wisdom they’ve acquired
and think everyone around them
should be . . . oh, so inspired.

Jesus called us to shed His light,
and His Spirit will show us how . . .
but these “Black Holes” in our lives
think their holier than thou!

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Galatians 6:3
King James Version

“For if a man think himself to be something,
when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Sinners Wanted!

A job posting that is always open . . .

Sinners wanted,
inquire within . . .
looking for those
willing to die to sin.

Experience needed,
in both greed and pride
looking for those
eager to be My bride.

Seeking those skillful,
in lying, murder, and stealing
looking for those
who need a spiritual healing.

Knowledge appreciated,
in selfishness and conceit
looking for those
who need a Savior to meet.

Practice in immorality,
isn’t the only must
looking for those
who want to conquer every lust.

If you are interested,
come right on in . . .
I have been wondering
where you have been!

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Matthew 9:13
King James Version

“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire
mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to
call the righteous, but sinners,to repentance.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


Lessons To Be Taught ~

Plans of the Lord used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Oh, conflicted soul be quieted,
don’t you know it’s for naught
battles won ~ battles lost
are lessons to be taught.

To the youth, as you once were,
the fight today is still the same
just a different time in space
with a new and modern name.

Speak the truth, do not deny,
the war that goes on and on
from generation to generation
or else the conflict won’t be won.

Rebellion is the ammunition,
pride and greed the smoking gun
tis the same war against the Lord
as when the world first begun.

Lead the way, light the path,
guide the youth before they turn
to the world for their escape
lest in hell ~ they shall burn!

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Psalm 33:11
King James Version

“The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever,
the thoughts of his heart to all generations.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Them . . . Marry!

Club Sin by Matt Gruber free photo #584

Let them drink,
be gay and marry
let the rainbow be
the banner they carry.

Let the courts rule,
have their ungodly say
let these United States
have their hay-day.

Let the laws reflect,
the people’s immorality
let the Supreme Judges
succumb to Satan’s mentality.

Let the parades begin,
let them sing  out with pride
let them walk the path
that is known to be wide.

Let them live the life,
that they so conspire
for God will be the final judge
and they’ll answer for their desire!

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1 Corinthians 6:9-10
King James Version

“Know ye not that the
unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate,
nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous,nor drunkards,
nor revilers, nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Road Most Traveled ~

The Road Most Traveled On ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There is a road most traveled on,
I see plenty of people on it today
you too may know of it . . .
for it leads to spiritual decay.

It is as wide as it is long,
it’s paved with greed and pride
and those who travel on it
are arrogant, smug and snide.

Satan has smoothed the way,
with lust and every immorality
and the throngs gladly follow
for it is the “New Age” reality.

On their journey they take along,
their love for ungodly things
and if you get in their way
animosity at you, they will fling.

Sadly, our country is on this road,
and its leading to total devastation
you too may know of it . . .
for it’s in the Book of Revelation!

~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 4:1-2
King James Version

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times

some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits,

and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy;

having their conscience
seared with a hot iron;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What is This Unruly Thing ~

What is this wild thing,
that my mouth has inside
what causes it to lash about
in its smugness and its pride?

How can it sing praises to God,
then chant ~ its curses to man
what is this wild thing . . .
that says whatever it thinks it can?

What causes it to be so untamed,
without a bridle or a rein
what can I do to control this thing
that has its own heart and brain?

Why does it speak such evil,
and at times act out so bad
what is this wild thing . . .
that gets so angry and mad?

Who can restrain this unruly thing,
that is filled with poison and fire
who can tame this beastly thing
that’s filled with worldly desire?

What is this unruly thing,
that my mouth has inside
what causes it to lash about . .  .
other than my own selfish pride!

~~~~~~~~~

James 3:8
King James Version

“But the tongue
can no man tame;
it is an
unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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