Tag Archives: Religious CHRISTian Poems

Take Heed My Friend ~

Take heed my friend,
lest you loose your way
be careful no one from Jesus
causes you to ever stray.

For there are lots of roads,
out there you could take
but, there is only one
decision you should make.

Take heed my friend,
lest you slip and fall
for there are many gospels
that have missed the call.

For you will need to turn,
from every form of sin
if the faithful race . . .
you really want to win.

Take heed my friend,
don’t follow every whim
for there is only one Way
that will lead you to Him!

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2 Peter 2:1

 But there were false prophets
also among the people, even
as there shall be false teachers
among you, who privily shall bring
in damnable heresies, even denying
the Lord that bought them,
and bring upon themselves
swift destruction.

Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation
in any other: for there is
none other name under
heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


For God’s Pleasure ~

You were created,
for God’s pleasure
your faith and trust
to Him is a treasure.

For He molded you,
into His likeness
making you a portrait
of His kindness.

God created you,
to give Him praise
for His glory
all of your days.

For He formed you,
to give Him honor
by gracing you with
His mercy and favor.

You were created,
for God’s joy and delight
to bring praise to Him . . .
with a heart contrite!

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Revelation 4:11

Thou art worthy, O Lord,
to receive glory and honour
and power: for thou hast
created all things,
and for thy pleasure
they are and were created.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I’m Living For Christ ~

I’m living for Christ,
myself I’m denying
everyday more to Him
I find myself dying.

I’m carrying my cross,
no matter the cost
in sin no longer . .
is my soul lost.

I’m living for Christ,
His light I want to be
so others can see
His life inside of me.

I’m studying His Word,
using my God given gift
encouraging others
with words that uplift.

I’m living for Christ,
like Him I am striving
and everyday my life
He is modifying!

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Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When God Delays ~

Be brave and strong,
when God delays . . .
or else you’ll suffer
from a faith malaise.

For His timing,
isn’t the same as ours
for we don’t keep
His heavenly hours.

Be patient and calm,
as God formulates
the advice for you
He needs to calculate.

For God is at work,
both night and day
and His answers for you
He needs to weigh.

Be brave and strong,
while for God you wait
be patient and calm
for God is never late!

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Ephesians 6:10

 Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might
.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith,
quit you like men, be strong.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Candle-Holders ~

Light-bearers,
candle-holders
are those who are
truth beholders.

Bearing witness,
to the Life and Way
shines His Light
both night and day.

Trust-sharers,
faith-builders
are those who are
hope wielders.

Proclaiming peace,
vocalizing their love
let their light radiate
God’s own from above.

Candle-holders,
Light-bearers
are those who are
Jesus sharers!

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Proverbs 20:27

The spirit of man
is the candle of the Lord,
searching all the inward
parts of the belly.

John 1:8

He was not that Light,
but was sent to bear
witness of that Light.

Luke 8:16

No man, when he hath lighted
a candle, covereth it with a vessel,
or putteth it under a bed;
but setteth it on a candlestick,
that they which enter in may
see the light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Old Bible ~

Each morning as the sun,
rises up to shine
I pick up this old Bible
I faithfully call mine.

It is marked and highlighted,
some pages are a little torn
the cover on the outside
appears too a little worn.

It’s been with me for years,
it has been like a friend
it’s helped through the curves
guided me around each bend.

I have learned a lot from it,
it’s given me needed direction
it had for me all the answers
as I followed it’s instruction.

Each night as the sun,
dips into the night . . .
I pick up this old Bible
to shine on me the Light!

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Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me
word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life
.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Wonderful Is His Name ~

His name is Wonderful,
Faithful and True
He came into the world
so He could save you.

His name is Eternal Life,
Deliverer, Lord of All
He became flesh to forgive
all who on His name call.

His name is Almighty
the Author of all Life
He came to put an end
to our earthly strife.

His name is Counselor,
Mighty God, King of Kings
redemption and salvation
His grace to all brings.

His name is Immanuel,
Prince of Peace, Mighty One
He was sent by His Father
as a Savior for everyone.

Wonderful is His name,
the Light, the Morning Star
He came to forgive you . . .
no matter who you are!

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Isaiah 9:6

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If I Meet Jesus Today ~

If I meet Jesus today,
and my life here were to end
I would be so excited . . .
to meet my eternal Friend.

I would run up to Him,
and look into His loving face
I’d tell Him thank you for
His saving, amazing grace.

I’d drop down on my knees,
and worship my eternal King
I’d shout hallelujah . . .
as my praises to Him I sing.

I would leap and jump around,
with joy, happiness and glee
and thank Him for preparing
a room in heaven just for me.

If I were to meet Jesus today,
and I were to see my eternal Friend
I know that I would be in paradise
and my bliss would never end!

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John 14:2

 In my Father’s house are many
mansions: if it were not so,
I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Not My Will Lord ~

Not my will Lord,
but Yours . . . .
not my desires
but Yours . . .

For You Lord know,
what is best
and so my prayer
in Your hands rest.

Not my will Lord,
but Thous
not my dreams
but Thous . . .

For You Lord have,
all in control
and so all is well
with my soul.

Not what I will Lord,
but what You wilt
not what I would Lord
but what You wilt!

~~~~~

Luke 22:42

Saying, Father, if thou be willing,
remove this cup from me:
nevertheless not my will,
but thine, be done.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Prayer Changes Things ~

Prayer changes things,
it accomplishes much
it can’t not but help
pleading hearts to touch.

It is life altering,
it makes things possible
it brings results
to God desirable.

Prayer unceasing,
it is effective
to God’s power
it is connective.

It is pervasive,
it is soul changing
it keeps our trust
in Jesus clinging.

Prayer changes things,
it makes things better
it makes our faith
stronger and fitter!

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1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence
that we have in him, that,
if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:

 And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know
that we have the petitions that
we desired of him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Eternally Grateful ~

Oh, Lord when I mediate,
on Your tender mercy . . .
my heart becomes for You
more hungry and thirsty.

I want to drink in,
all of Your compassion . . .
I want to bottle up
each drop of Your passion.

Oh, Lord when I ponder,
on Your abundant grace . . .
the tears of joy can’t stop
running down my face.

I want to soak in,
all of Your loving goodness
I want to sop up . . .
each morsel of Your goodness.

Oh, Lord when I consider,
how much You are faithful
I can’t help but be to You
eternally grateful!

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Psalm 100:4-5

“Enter into his gates
with thanksgiving,
and into his courts
with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.

For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
 and his truth endureth
to all generations.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sometimes God Nudges Me ~

Sometimes God nudges me,
to see if I am listening
to that still small voice
inside me whispering.

He wants to see if I’ll heed,
to His inaudible leading
to see if to His guidance
I’m willing to be yielding.

He applies gentle pressure,
in my heart and on my mind
to see if His plans for me
I’m willing to go and find.

He wants to see if I’ll ask,
to be by Him directed
and if by His wisdom
I’m willing to be perfected.

Sometimes God nudges me,
with whispers calm and sill
to see if I am willing . . . .
to really know His will!

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Ephesians 5:17

 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keeping My Eyes Alert ~

I’m keeping my eyes,
set on Jesus’ coming
tis why this faith race
I keep on running.

For I want to be,
one of the first to see
Jesus in the clouds
coming for me.

I’m keeping my eyes,
watching for the signs
listening to the rumbles
of these the end times.

For I yearn to be,
with my Lord and Savior
and to be with Him
in the land of forever.

On Jesus’ next coming,
I’m keeping my eyes
for He is to me . . .
the real true prize!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 4:17

Then we which are alive
and remain shall be caught
up together with them
in the clouds, to meet the
Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On This Thanksgiving Day ~

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I am so thankful for . . .
the Bread of Life
who opened to me the door.

And now today I sup,
at the table of His kindness
my soul He nourishes
as I feast upon His goodness.

A heaven sent like manna,
full of God’s mercy and favor
is the love and grace
of Jesus Christ my Savior.

My hunger pangs no more,
my thirst He quenches. . .
now that the Holy Spirit
my heart entrenches.

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I feast on the Bread of Life
who fills me with the peace
of a blissful afterlife!

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John 6:35

And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me
shall never hunger;
and he that believeth on me
shall never thirst.

Psalm 107:9

For he satisfieth
the longing soul,
and filleth
the hungry soul
with goodness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY


This Lowly Body ~

One day this lowly body,
will be transformed
no longer by sin effects
will it be deformed.

It will be like Jesus,
beautiful and glorious
it will rise with Him
jubilant and victorious.

One day this lowly body,
will be made whole
no longer will satan be
gunning for my soul.

I will have a new one,
when Jesus comes again
no longer this vile body
will I have to restrain.

One day this lowly body,
will be totally sin free . . .
when in the clouds
with Jesus I go to be!

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Philippians 3.21

Who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like
unto his glorious body,
according to the working
whereby he is able even to
subdue all things unto himself.

Matthew 24:30

And then shall appear the sign
of the Son of man in heaven:
and then shall all the tribes of
the earth mourn, and they shall
see the Son of man coming in
the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Things I Do ~

Sometimes I do,
what I shouldn’t do
for I know it’s not . . .
what Jesus would do.

Sometimes I act,
how I shouldn’t act
for I know it’s not . . .
how Jesus would act.

Sometimes I say
what I shouldn’t say
for I know it’s not . . .
what Jesus would say.

Sometimes I behave,
how I shouldn’t behave
for I know it’s not . . .
how Jesus would behave.

Sometimes I struggle,
Jesus to be like You . . .
and I hate saying and doing
what You wouldn’t say or do!

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Romans 7:15

For that which I do I allow not:
for what I would, that do I not;
but what I hate, that do I.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Drawing Near To God ~

Drawing near to God,
is our daily choice
if we truly want . . .
to hear His voice.

We’ll need to remain,
quiet, calm and still
till we understand
just what is His will.

Drawing God nearer,
is the only way
we will ever hear
what He has to say.

We’ll need to give God,
ears open and waiting
as His plan for us . . .
He’s purposely shaping.

Drawing near to God,
God drawing us nearer
so that His voice . . .
can be heard clearer!

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Psalm 73:28

But it is good for me to draw
near to God: I have put my
trust in the Lord God, that I
may declare all thy works.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Have Me A Friend ~

I have me a friend,
better than any brother
for I am never to Him
a pest or a bother.

He always makes time,
to be alone with me
He is never to busy
for me to come and see.

He is a friend who will,
give me good advice
He speaks only the truth
and is always concise.

He’ll stop what He’s doing,
come straight to my aid
comfort and reassure me
whenever I am afraid.

My friend is called Jesus,
He can be yours too . . .
for I know He’ll stick . . .
like a brother to you!

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Proverbs 17:17

A friend loveth at all times,
and a brother is born for
adversity.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Forgiveness Plan ~

God’s forgiveness plan,
you need never doubt
when on His name
you contritely call out.

For He hears the cries,
of a heart regretful
for no sin to Him . . .
is too dire or dreadful.

God’s forgiveness plan,
is just a breath away
when you confess your sins
He’ll make clear the way.

For you to receive,
His mercy and grace
when you penitently seek
His forgiving face.

God’s forgiveness plan,
is for one and all
all it takes is for you
on Jesus’ name to call!

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1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On Christ Alone ~

On Christ alone,
my mind is set,
so closer to Him,
my heart can get.

For He is the One,
who has saved me,
giving me the hope,
for what I can’t see.

In Christ alone,
my faith clings,
for by His grace,
salvation brings.

He is my Savior,
God’s eternal plan,
His love filled in,
the empty span.

On Christ alone,
my redemption lies,
my eyes He keeps . . ,
fixated on the prize!

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Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation
in any other: for there is none
other name under heaven
given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Fire In My Bones ~

I feel my bones,
they are hot with fire
sparking me to raise
my voice even higher.

For the flame inside,
I can no longer contain
for I see a world filled
for God, with a disdain.

This fire is being fueled,
by rampant immorality
kindled by the flames
of gender based depravity.

For the torch was lit,
by progressive behavior
inflamed by their denial
of the need for a Savior.

I feel in my bones,
a fire burning hot
it’s like we’re living . . .
today in the land of Lot!

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Jeremiah 20:9

Then I said, I will not make mention of him,
nor speak any more in his name.
But his word was in mine heart as a
burning fire shut up in my bones,
and I was weary with forbearing,
and I could not stay.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Gracious Gratitude ~

Not just on Thanksgiving,
but every day of the year
give God your heartfelt praise
and it’ll bring your heart cheer.

For when we are thankful,
the entire year through
joy will flood our souls
spilling over in all we do.

Every minute of the day,
thank God for His grace
every second you’re alive
praise His holy face.

Give Him your thanksgiving,
with a heart that’s forthright
and in the eyes of the Lord
you’ll be a pleasing delight.

So, everyone let’s show God,
our gracious gratitude . . .
today and all year through
have a thankful attitude!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Goodness ~

I am so thankful,
for God’s goodness
so blessed to know
His loving kindness.

Grateful and glad,
He is always forgiving
as with Him I travel
in the land of the living.

I am so thankful,
for God’s mercy and grace
so grateful He gives me
strength for the race.

Confident and sure,
I’ve nothing to fear
for God goes with me
and is always near.

I am so thankful,
for God’s goodness
I am so grateful
for His faithfulness!

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Psalm 27.13

I had fainted, unless I had
believed to see
the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Why I’m Not Fearful ~

Though today’s world,
is full of darkness
I’m not fearful . . .
by its absurdness.

For Jesus is the Light,
living inside of me
so I do not dread
all the wickedness I see.

Though today’s world,
is full of evilness
I’m not frighten
by its ungodliness.

For Jesus is the Light,
of my salvation
no man can cause me
to fall into temptation.

Though today’s world,
is dark and wicked
it is to Jesus’ Light
that I am committed!

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Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light
and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength
of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Said Come To Me ~

To the broken-hearted,
to Me, Jesus said to come
and to their heartache
they will not succumb.

To those who are weary,
to Him, He said to run
and He’d give His rest
to each and every one.

To those heavy-laden,
loaded down with sin
Jesus said He’d give
them each peace within.

To those perishing,
new life He said He’d give
for their trespasses
He’d promised He’d forgive.

To the broken and weary,
to the heavy laden . . .
Jesus said to come to Him
for they’ll not be forsaken!

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Matthew 11.28

Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Along The Righteous Path ~

Along the righteous path,
there are promise galore
for us to discover . . .
to search and explore.

For God promised to lead us,
on the road that is straight
and to show us the Way . . .
to get to the narrow gate.

He said we could ask Him,
for His guidance, divine
and to give us the endurance
to make it to the finish line.

God said it wouldn’t be easy,
there would be lots of stress
but He’d give us the grace
to continue to onward press.

He said we’d find His favor,
His mercy and goodness . . .
to reveal His purposes and plans
so to prove to us His kindness.

Along the righteous path,
God promised He’d lead
and we will find them all . . .
if our Bible’s we would read!

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Psalm 25.10

All the paths of the Lord
are mercy and truth unto
such as keep his covenant
and his testimonies.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Fruit Of My Lips ~


May the fruit of my lips,
produce bountiful praise
to God for His faithfulness
and His wondrous ways.

May my lips create music,
generate songs to sing
making a joyful noise
honoring my eternal King.

May the fruit of my lips,
deliver my thankfulness
with hearty hallelujahs
showing my gratefulness.

May my lips dance about,
jump with joy and delight
expressing to the world
the hope found in His light.

May the fruit of my lips,
produce bountiful praise
may my gratitude to God
I never stop to raise!

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Psalm 51:15

“O Lord, open thou my lips;
and my mouth shall shew
forth thy praise.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A New Spiritual Sight ~

If the eye is lit,
by the Truth and Light
it will be given . . .
a new spiritual sight.

For the eye reflects,
what’s on the inside
and will mirror Jesus
to all on the outside.

If the eye is enlighten,
to the Life and Way
to the ways of the world
it will not again sway.

For the eye can see,
the cover of darkness . . .
in a world enshrouded
by evil’s blackness.

If the eye is the lamp,
it will shine ever bright
for its body is full . . .
of the One who brings Light!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Earthly Treasures ~

When we treasure more,
things that are worldly . . .
we will look upon them
ever so warm and fondly.

For they brings to us,
such joy and delight
that we don’t notice
how they dim the Light.

When earthly treasures,
our hearts takeover . . .
our pride and egos
we often will fall over.

For we cannot see,
past their seduction
to notice our own
spiritual corruption.

When we treasure,
things of the world more . . .
the fact that they’ll erode
we must not ignore!

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Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will
your heart be also.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


That Old Man ~




Sometimes that old man,
sneaks his way back in
for our souls he wants
to repossess and win.

So he taunts us with our past,
dangling in front of us
the delights we once found
in our former worldly lusts.

He tells us we needn’t be,
so committed to God’s Word
that we can still find delight
if the truth could be blurred.

He tantalizes us with things,
once giving us such pleasure
telling us they’re more rewarding
then our heavenly treasure.

Sometimes that old man,
in our lives creeps back in
but we who are saved . . .
know he is all about the sin!

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Ephesians 4:22-23

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

Romans 7.18

For I know that in me
(that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me;
but how to perform that
which is good I find not.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Fear Not This Life ~

Fear not this life,
be not dismayed
do not let anxiety
your mind invade.

Instead remember,
God is with you
and with His strength
you will get through.

Fear not the things,
you cannot control
do not let anguish
penetrated your soul.

Instead remember,
God will uphold you
and help you with
what you must do.

Fear not this life,
instead grab God’s hand
He’ll give you the strength
so you can make your stand!

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Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help
thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the
right hand of my righteousness.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~