Tag Archives: Pride

Perfected By God ~

Every day we are being,
patiently by God perfected . . .
and our attitudes so often
need to be corrected.

So He teaches us how,
like Jesus to be . . .
by taking us down
on our prideful knee.

Every day we are being,
patiently by God instructed
how our lives now
need to be conducted.

He want us to grasp onto,
the meaning of obedience
without giving Him any
lip-service or resistance.

Every day we get closer,
as into perfection we progress
but, God knows that it is . . .
for us a life-time process!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 5:9

And being made perfect,
he became the author of
eternal salvation unto
all them that obey him;

James 1:4

But let patience have
her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect
and entire, wanting nothing.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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In The Wilderness of My Soul ~

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are valleys deep and low . . .
and sometimes I wander in them
not sure the direction I should go.

In my doubt I meet with despair,
and my thoughts turn to giving up
for in my desperation . . .
I don’t see Your grace in my cup.

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are mountains high and wide
and sometimes all I want to do
is just to run away and hide.

In my fear I meet with dread,
with each obstacle I come to
but, I know I must get past them
if I want to get closer to You.

Lord, there’s a wilderness in my soul,
a vast land of empty spaces
long roads for me to travel on
with plenty of rough places.

But, I know I’m on the path,
leading me straight to You . . . .
and with Your strength and help
I know I’ll make it through!

~~~~~

Luke 3:4

“The voice of one crying
in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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A Heart Searched By God ~

A heart searched by God,
feels the pain and sting
as He signals out
every sinful thing.

It weeps and it sobs,
begs for forgiveness
for it’s a heart aware
of its own wickedness.

A heart open to God,
sees its carnal self
how it puts importance
only on and in itself.

It sees the old man,
the prideful disgrace
it prays to God to give
a new heart in his place.

A heart searched by God,
turns from being stony
the day a heart of flesh
makes it meek and lowly!

~~~~~~~~~~

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.

2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by inspiration
of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

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Deborah Ann Belka


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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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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
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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 keep evilness in their sight
they’re on a road of no hope
refusing to see the light.

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
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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!

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

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
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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 see 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 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 excuses,
a sinner I am . . .
but, I’ve been saved by
the blood of the Lamb!

~~~~~~~~~

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.

1 Peter 1:19
King James Version

“But with the precious
blood of Christ,

as of a lamb without blemish
and without spot:

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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 choosing 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!

~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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

Lord, 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.

Lord, give me a holy humbleness,
so that I can be more like Thee
take from me my self-centeredness
let humility bend my prideful knee!

~~~~~~~~~~

James 4:6

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

King James Version
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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’re called to be gentle
not thick-skinned and callous.

Put off all bitterness and hate,
put off the grudge inside you
for you are called to temperance
in everything you say and do.

Take off that old sinful man,
take off the old wicked nature
for you are called in His love
to bring hope for the future.

Be kind to one another,
be tenderhearted and forgiving
for Jesus is God’s example
of how we 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

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

King James Version
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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 ~

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 heart and soul healing.

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

Practice in immorality,
is not 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!

 . . . Love Jesus

~~~~~~

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

 


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 being 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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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


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