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Vanity, Oh Vanity ~

Vanity, oh vanity
what gain is there in
the charm of your lure
only covers our sin.

On lofty pedestal,
is where you put us
so that in ourselves
not in God we’ll trust.

You tease and play,
with our heart and mind
vanity, oh vanity
your pride makes us blind.

You lift us up high,
proud chin and all
so we can’t look down
on the cause of our fall.

Ego, oh ego,
vanities conceited kin
in you there is no good . . .
beyond your wicked grin!

~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 1:2

“Vanity of vanities,
saith the Preacher,
vanity of vanities;
all is vanity.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Spiritual Inventory ~

Spiritual Inventory ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m taking inventory,
of my spiritual progress
going to be weighing
my increase, my digress.

Going to take stock,
to see if I’ve grown
going to be looking for
the gifts I’ve blown.

I’m going to catalog,
how much fruit I’ve got
going to see if its usable
or if its starting to rot.

Going to be searching,
down deep into my soul
see if I’m warehousing
any areas I still control.

I’m taking inventory,
doing me some stock taking
because one day to God . . .
I’ll be giving an accounting!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 14:12

“So then every one of us
shall give account of himself
to God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
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


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