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Afternoon Ponderings ~01.14.21~

Galatians 5:6-8


I Say My Faith~

Some say my faith,
has made me blind
some say it too . . .
messed up my mind.

But, I say my faith,
opened up my eyes
for it has made me . . .
to God’s ways wise.

Some say my faith,
is a laughable joke
some add to it too . . .
it’s a fearsome yoke.

But, I say my faith,
is as real as can be
for from the world . . .
it has set me free.

Some say my faith,
makes me a moron
but, I say my faith . . .
keeps me pressing on.

For Lord I know,
You are the only One
who I need to follow
if this race is to be won!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:13-14

Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those
things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those
things which are before,
I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~05.02.20~


Put Jesus First ~

When you put Jesus,
first on your list
there He will be
right in the midst.

For when you meet,
with Jesus each day
He will by your side
unfailingly stay.

When you make Jesus,
your top priority
His Word you will keep
with all authority.

For when Jesus is taken,
more seriously
the more you will train
for the race rigorously.

When you trust Jesus,
fully and completely
you will go to Him
each day more routinely!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:33

“But seek ye first
the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness;
and all these things
shall be added unto you.”

John 14:23

“Jesus answered and said unto him,
If a man love me, he will keep my
words: and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him,
and make our abode with him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


My Crown of Glory and Honor ~

Lord, You gave me a crown,
of Your glory and honor
to wear on my head
while here on earth I labor.

But, often it slips,
right over my eyes
and I come up short
going for the prize.

As I push it back,
to it is proper place
I dash right back out
to keep going in the race.

But, sometimes I feel,
it only shows me down
and I question if it is
for me the right crown.

Child, I have given you,
My crown of glory to wear
but, keeping it on . . .
is not yours alone to bear.

If you want your crown,
to stay in its correct place
it needs to be secured . . .
by My mercy, love and grace!

~~~~~~

Psalm 8:4-6

“What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than
the angels, and hast crowned him with
glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion
over the works of thy hands; thou
hast put all things under his feet:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Seek To Please God ~

When you seek to please,
God in all you do
nothing people say
will phase or daze you.

You will walk upright,
in a worthy manner
you will become known
as that faithful runner.

You won’t pay attention,
to what people may think
to their cruel ridicule
you won’t even blink.

You will stand up tall,
to evil you’ll not cower
for you know you’re filled
with God’s almighty power

When you seek to please,
God first in your life . . .
what others say or do
won’t cause you any strife!

~~~~~~

Galatians 1:10

” For do I now persuade men, or God?
or do I seek to please men?
for if I yet pleased men,
I should not be the servant of Christ.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pep Talk ~

We all need endurance,
to run the faithful race
we all need the strength
found in God’s grace.

We all need encouragement,
to keep our goal in sight
we all need the power
of the Holy Spirit’s might.

We all need perseverance,
to help us to keep pressing
we all need more joy
to keep us from stressing.

We all need patience,
in these trying of times
we all need godly virtue’s
so not to cross the fine lines.

We all need a pep talk,
as the faithful race we run
we all need to hear each day
it is our’s to be won!

~~~~~~

Colossians 1:11

“Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power
unto all patience and longsuffering
with joyfulness;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Are to Have Hope ~

 

If we are to have hope,
in what we can’t see
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t trust more in Thee?

If we are to have patience,
while for Your return we await
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep to the straight gate?

If we are to have faith,
that Your Kingdom is coming
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep faithfully running?

If we are to have perseverance,
even though You may tarry
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t our own cross carry?

If we are to have hope,
if we are to trust and believe
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep our eyes on Thee?

~~~~~~~

Romans 8:25

“But if we hope for that we see not,
then do we with patience wait for it.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Decluttering ~

Today I’m decluttering,
my heart and my mind
dumping all the things
I keep dragging behind.

I’ll be getting rid of,
any bitterness I see
and if there be envy
I’ll purge it right out of me.

I’ll toss away the guilt,
dispose of the shame
free any need to point
to others any blame.

I’ll remove all the fear,
eradicate any doubt
eliminate the dread
so to block anxiety out.

Today, I’m decluttering,
so I can stay on track
I’ll destroy the dead weight
that’s been holding me back!

~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us
run with patience the race
that is set before us,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Who Hindered You ~

Who hindered you,
who got you off the path
who brought you closer
to knowing God’s wrath?

Who stopped you,
who made your heart sway
who lead you from
the straight, narrow way?

Who approached you,
who got you off track
who caused you to turn
on God your very back?

Who made you to stumble,
who caused you to waiver
who persuaded you to think
you don’t need a Savior?

Who was it that wanted you,
out of the faithful race
who said you don’t deserve
God’s mercy, love and grace?

Who is that cleaver,
who is that spiteful . . .
none other but Satan
could be so deceitful!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:7

“Ye did run well;
who did hinder you
that ye should not
obey the truth?”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 09.05.16

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 09.05.16 ~


Faith Is Active ~

Faith is Active ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Faith isn’t passive,
it’s active and moving
it’s something each day
we must be using.

Faith isn’t shy,
it’s bold and fearless
with it we mustn’t be
reckless or careless.

Faith is an act,
it has no cannot’s
all things are possible
is faith’s only thoughts.

Faith is a movement,
driving us from within
with the Holy Spirit
as our spiritual linchpin.

Faith starts as a walk,
progressing into a run
it doesn’t give up  . . .
till the faithful race is won!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:5

“Who are kept by the power of God
through faith unto salvation ready
to be revealed in the last time.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 03.09.16

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 03.09.16 ~


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