Tag Archives: Soul

My Warts and All ~

I kissed me a prince,
but he turned into a toad
then he sent me packing . . .
down the lonely road.

So I went out searching,
looking for someone to love . . .
thought he’d be here on earth
instead He came from above.

With all of my ugly warts,
Jesus saw what was inside
for He discovered in me . . .
what other’s tossed aside.

He peered into my soul,
looked deep into my heart
so I took a leap of faith and found
my True Love from the start.

So if you are out there looking,
for a Prince to forever love . . .
stop chasing after all the toads
and just look to Jesus up above!

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1 Samuel 16:7

“But the Lord said unto Samuel,
Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature;
because I have refused him:
for the Lord seeth not
as man seeth; for man looketh
on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

King James Bible
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Hold on To Me, Jesus ~

Hand-of-JESUS

Hold on to me Jesus,
I’m losing my grip
hold me ever tight . . .
do not let me slip.

Hold on to me Jesus,
I’m falling apart
hold me ever tight . . .
calm my restless heart.

Hold on to me Jesus,
I am losing control
hold me ever tight . . .
bring peace to my soul.

Hold on to me Jesus,
do not let go of me
hold me ever tight . . .
till its Your light I see.

Hold on to me Jesus,
this burden I can’t bear
come and give to me . . .
Your gentle yoke to wear!

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Matthew 11:28-30

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

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is ~

Jesus is ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~
Jesus is . . .
my eternal Friend
the Deliverer of my soul
the One who completes me
the One who makes me whole.

Jesus is . . .
my Redeemer
the Forgiver of my wrongs
the One who blesses me
the One who keeps me strong.

Jesus is . . .
my Helper
the Comforter of my heart
the One who I always turn to
the One who’ll never depart.

Jesus is . . .
my Shepherd
the Light in which I see
the One whose Word is Truth
the One who leads and guides me.

Jesus is . . .
my Healer
the  Hope living inside me
the One who perfects me
the One whose image, I pray to be.

Jesus is . . .
my Savior
the Risen Lord and my King
the One who promises to everyone
I will make new all things!

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Revelation 21:5
King James Version

“And he that sat upon the throne said,
Behold, I make all things new.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Stairway to My Soul ~

Stairway by Laura Macky http://lauramacky.wordpress.com/

The stairway to my soul,
once was long and dark
to Satan, I was indeed
just another easy mark.

He hid in the shadows,
waiting around for me
for, God’s eternal light
he didn’t want me to see.

Each step I would climb,
he’d throw a fiery arrow
he knew how to keep me
off the straight and narrow.

Still, I kept my sights on,
the safe landing at the top
knowing his attacking me
would never end or stop.

The stairway to my soul,
now floods with God’s light
though, Satan’s still after me
I stand ready for the fight!

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Ephesians 6:16
King James Version 

” Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Captured Thoughts ~

taking-every-thought-captive CHRISTIAN poetry by deborah ann

Capture my thoughts Lord,
gird me in the truth
let me follow Thy Word
as in the days of my youth.

With childlike faith,
take into custody my mind
keep me close to You
so Your ways I can find.

Control and restrain me,
release me not from Thy hold
may my heart for You
not turn luke-warm or cold.

Let me not be disillusioned,
by the wisdom of man
seize upon my belief
show me Your perfect plan.

Capture my thoughts Lord,
in my mind be in  control
I give to You my life . . .
let not man conquer my soul!

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2 Corinthians 10:5
King James Version

“Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

Copyright
Deborah Ann Belka


S. O. S. ~

Peace that Surpasses used with permission IBible Verses on Facebook

Save us ~ Oh Lord,
Save Our Souls, in every storm
save us from the darkness
let Your light, heal and transform.

Save us from our enemy,
save our hearts, for only You
save us from temptation
let Your way, bring us through.

Save us from all danger,
save our minds, when in stress
save us from being weary
let Your love, be our compass.

Save us ~ Oh Lord,
save our heart, soul, and mind
save us from every storm
so Your peace, we can find!

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Philippians 4:7
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My King is Coming ~

the-joy-of-seeing-jesus CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My King is coming,
He will soon be here
I cannot wait
for Him to near.

He will reign,
upon His throne
the world’s sins
He’ll not condone.

He will take over,
be in complete control
the universe is His
as well as every soul.

There will be peace,
the drying of tears
no longer Satan
will we have to fear.

The father of lies,
will be cast into hell
and his followers
with him will dwell.

But for those of us,
who sins are forgiven
with Jesus we will be
in a new earth and heaven.

My King is coming,
all things will be new
and He wants to be
your King too!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:1
King James Version

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:
for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Instant Gratification ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

We live in a world,
of want, want and want
and what we can’t have
just comes back to taunt.

Some have an attitude,
“of gotta’ have it now ”
no matter what it costs
“gonna get it some how.”

Borrow on the mortgage,
pay with a credit card
finding money somewhere
just isn’t very hard.

Some just cannot wait,
they need instant gratification
much to the devil’s delight
he has their full cooperation.

We live in a greedy world,
Satan will use any device
to get us what we want . . .
but oh, what the price!

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Matthew 16:26
King James Version

“For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give
in exchange for his soul?”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Hope ~

my-hope-is-in-you CHRISTian poetry be deborah ann

While my flesh,
withers away
my hope is in
a better day.

The time coming,
when I’ll be at peace
while I’m waiting
my hope won’t cease.

Pressing on,
forward I go
perfect hope
in my soul flows.

As I wait,
for the Lord to come
on my heart-strings
my hope will strum.

Looking onward,
Jesus in my sight
eternal life . . .
hopes greatest delight.

While my flesh,
withers away
my hope rests in
that glorious day!

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Psalm 39:7
King James Version

“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


With All of My Heart ~

God Looks at the heart used with permission IBible Verses

With all of my flaws,
where sin hit its mark
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my doubt,
that has kept us apart
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my pain,
and every weak part
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my fears,
I had from the start
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my scars,
where sin did its part
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my heart,
I come to you Lord
praying for the day
with You ~ I will part!

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2 Corinthians 4:16
King James Version

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing,
the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, I Will Seek You ~

water2 used with permision IBible Verses

Lord, I’ll seek you in the morning,
I’ll seek you throughout the night
I’ll seek You through the day
I’ll seek You with all my might.

I’ll seek You in the good times,
I’ll seek You when things go wrong
I’ll seek You when I am weak
I’ll seek You when I’m strong.

I’ll seek You with a longing heart,
I’ll seek You with a weary mind
I’ll seek You with a thirsty soul
I’ll seek You until Your peace I find.

Lord, I will seek you every day,
I will seek You everywhere
Lord, I will seek deep and wide
for You ~ I will seek anywhere!

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Psalm 63:1
King James Version

“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;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Road Home ~

Road to By Jared Rarick free photo #6835

When we begin to wander,
go about our own way
the Lord takes notice
knowing we will stray.

As we drift off the path,
of truth and understanding
He knows we’ve departed
from the road everlasting.

He recognizes our error,
He sees that we are inapt
to seek and find for ourselves
the road that’ll take us back.

He won’t leave us for dead,
not one soul, He’d have perish
for every one that He loves
He does forever cherish.

But, He knows we are fragile,
we can’t make it all alone
so, He sends the Holy Spirit
to help and guide us home.

He waits at the door,
to restore the wandering soul
so we can stand before Him
in faith, complete and whole!

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Proverbs 21:16
King James Version (KJV)

“The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding
shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Joy ~

do-not-fear used with permission IBible Verses

This CHRISTmas . . .
I wish you a merry day
with family and close friends
whether near or far away.

I wish you true happiness,
a day filled with sheer delight
a time to snuggle closely
by the warming fire light.

I wish you contentment,
a heart full of gladness
a soul filled with glee
and of cheerfulness.

I wish you true peace,
a home filled with tranquility
surrounded in the perfect love
of God’s amazing serenity.

But mostly I wish you joy,
lasting all the year through
so the light of your salvation
will reflect inside of you!

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Psalm 35:9
King James Version

“And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord:
it shall rejoice in his salvation”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Wings of A Dove ~

Dove used with permission Creation Swap

Sweet Savior Jesus,
perpetual love . . .
sends me His Spirit
on the wings of a dove.

Whispers my name,
on His soaring flight
cooing to me
to be His delight.

Spreading His wings,
to shelter me in
nuzzles my heart
to get closer to Him.

Lands on my soul,
nudges me the way
I follow after Him
all of my days.

Sweet Savior Jesus,
eternal love . . .
sends me His peace
on the wings of a dove!

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Song of Solomon 2:14
King James Version

O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock,
in the secret places of the stairs,
let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice;
for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.”

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


Absolute Surrender ~

Live by Grace used with permission IBible Verses

Absolute surrender,
Lord, I give my life to You
in absolute surrender
do what You must do.

Absolute surrender,
my mind to You I yield
in absolute surrender
so I may be Spirit filled.

Absolute surrender,
my heart is Yours to mold
in absolute surrender,
my thoughts for You to hold.

Absolute surrender,
my soul is in Your hand
in absolute surrender
on You I’ll firmly stand.

Absolute surrender,
my body to You I give
in absolute surrender
to Your will, I will live.

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Galatians 2:20
King James Version

“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.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


On My Feet ~

new-2

When my troubles are many,
and my burdens are too great
when my knees fold and buckle
under worries immense weight.

When my heart grows weak,
and my soul is full of sorrow
when I need more that a hug
to even begin to face tomorrow.

When my legs can’t carry me,
and my back is in a slump
when I’m needing extra muscle
to get me over the next hump.

When my mind is dazed,
and confusion has me in a fog
when I need a clear thought
so I can see through the smog.

I lift up my drooping arms,
and raise my trembling hands
I give Jesus my anxious heart
so on my feet ~ I can stand.

He takes from me my burdens,
lifts the weight off my soul
He heals my current affliction . . .
and makes a way for my soles!

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Hebrews 12:12-13
King James Version

“Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down,
and the feeble knees; And make straight paths
for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned
out of the way; but let it rather be healed.”


Full Submission ~

Throne of the Heart by Stephen Corbett free photo #10163

There is a love ~
that’s for God alone
in our hearts He must
sit on the throne.

This love must be,
for Him ~ conclusively
for He desires
our hearts ~ exclusively.

For God, is a jealous God,
He will not tolerate
a divided heart . . .
or one that desecrates.

There cannot be,
another lover of our soul
His Kingdom must be
our eternal goal.

For His beauty,
is in the hearts reflection
He must be the only object
of our affection.

So give to Him ~
His high and lofty position
then let your heart to Him
be in full submission!

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Exodus 34:14
King James Version

“For thou shalt worship no other god: for
the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a
jealous God:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


No Matter the Hour ~

God is Fatihfull used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, the day is now over,
the night is drawing new
I need to get some rest
so my soul You can renew.

I am thankful just to know,
that You never doze or sleep
for, no matter what the hour
You still tend to Your sheep.

When I am up and stirring,
You lead me on Your way
when in bed and covered
You are planning my next day.

Lord, my mind and my soul,
are constantly at peace . . .
for, no matter what the hour
Your love will never cease!

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Psalm 121:8
King James Version

“The Lord shall preserve thy going out
and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In His Hands ~

In His Hands ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Sometimes problems come,
changing all our plans . . .
making it ever clearer
all things are in God’s hands.

Hands that long to hold,
to comfort and to console
hands that want to heal
the ache within the soul.

Hands that desire to reach,
far into the heart and mind
hands that hold perfect peace
for anxious ones to find.

Hands that crave to embrace,
grieving hearts in the night
hands that hunger to lead
the lost into His saving light.

Hands that are capable,
hands confident and sure
hands that calm the storms
hands that holds life’s cure.

Sometimes problems come,
and we must change our plans
so that we may come to rest . . .
in His almighty hands!

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Psalm 37:24
King James Version

“Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Heart’s Desire ~

My Heart's Desires ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My heart’s desires,
come my way
when in the Lord,
I trust my day.

All my needs,
are given to me
when to the Lord
I place my plea.

My heart’s desires,
are granted to me
when in the Lord
I’m delighted to be.

All my longings,
are being fulfilled
when in the Lord
my spirit is filled.

My heart’s desires,
do come my way
when with the Lord
I cherish my stay!

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Psalm 37:4

“Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Show Me Thy Ways ~

Show Me Thy Ways ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, show me Thy ways,
reveal them to me
lead my soul
to where I should be.

Show me Thy light,
be by my side
the road is rough
the path is wide.

Show me Thy ways,
help me to know
guide my life
the way it should go.

Show me Thy truth,
hold on to my hand
the hills are too steep
the mountains so grand.

Show me Thy ways,
each day direct me
the valleys are deep
the path I can’t see.

Lord, show me Thy truth,
teach me Thy ways
let Thy light lead me
for the rest of my days!

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Psalm 32:8
King James Version

“I will instruct thee and teach thee
in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Window of Your Soul ~

Window Art by Mariane Trinidad free photo #8793

If God should look into,
the window of your soul . . .
will He see a loving heart
or spot an empty hole?

As He peers into the glass,
smeared with the streaks of sin
will He see His strength inside
or find weakness deep within?

As He peeks into the cracks,
of a broken windowpane
will He see delight and joy
or sight the shattered pain?

As He pulls away the curtain,
and unveils the hidden man
will He see a life close to Him
or will there be an empty span?

If God should look into,
the window of your soul . . .
will He see a heart of flesh
or will it be stony cold?

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Ezekiel 36:26
King James Version

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


He Restores Souls ~

He Restores Souls ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
He restores my soul,
whenever I stray
He brings me back
to His righteous way.

Though I may error,
His grace remains
He removes the blemish
of sins ungodly stains.

He restores my soul,
He renews my mind
His goodness and mercy
I can always find.

Though I may wander,
He’ll not turn me away
He is always there
for those who go astray.

He restores my soul,
He’ll restore yours too
just turn back to Jesus
He’s waiting for you!

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Psalm 23:3a
King James Version

“He restoreth my soul: “

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Being Renewed Day by Day ~

Renewed Day by Day ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Each day I’m being renewed,
in the recess of my mind
as I read the Good Word
I find blessings of every kind.

As my faith is being restored,
my trust in God improves
I can see through my life
how the Holy Spirit moves.

A new man in me He makes,
as I put off the former things
my strength is refreshed
as I grow my eagle wings.

A clean heart He bestows,
a transformed spirit lives in me
and the joy of my salvation
I want every one to see.

Though my body is perishing,
I’m being renewed day by day
and the inward man is rejoicing
singing hallelujah and hooray!

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2 Corinthians 4:16
King James Version

“For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessing Upon Blessing ~

Blessing Upon Blessing ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Blessing upon blessing,
God wants to give
He wants you to repent
so He can forgive.

God wants your heart,
He wants your soul
in Him He wants you
to be complete and whole.

Mercy upon mercy,
God wants you to receive
He wants your faith
so in Him you’ll believe.

God wants your troubles,
He wants your prayers
He wants you to trust Him
with all of your cares.

Glory upon glory,
God wants you to know
He wants your love
so His peace can grow.

God wants your battles,
He wants your deeds
He wants you to give
Him all of your needs.

Blessing upon blessings,
God wants you to accept
His mercy and grace
for the tears you’ve wept!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 84:11
King James Version

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Warts and All !

Kiss A Toad used with permission Doorpost Versers on Facebook
I kissed me a prince,
but ~ he turned into a toad
sent me packing . . .
down the lonely road.

So I went looking,
for my true love . . .
thought he’d be here on earth
instead, He came from above.

With all of my warts,
Jesus saw what was inside
my true love found in me
what other’s only denied.

He peered into my heart,
He looked deep into my soul
so I took a leap of faith . . .
and now I’m complete and whole.

If you are out there looking,
for a  Prince to  forever love . . .
then the moral to my story
is to ~ just look above!

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

1 Samuel 16:7
King James Version

“But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him:
for the Lord seeth not as man seeth;
for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


As for Me and My House ~

As For Me and My House ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
As for me and my house . . .
I’m inviting Jesus to come to live
and my heart and my soul
to Him I am going to give.

But, first I must make it ready,
clean up the dirty mess
so I’m starting with the sins
I know that I need to confess.

Then I’ll search for the idols,
which keep me away from Him
the ones new and shiny
all those that are old and dim.

I will toss them all out,
replace them with my Bible
and the books of preachers
whom I know are reliable.

I’m making sure I am ready,
so the Lord, I can serve
because me and my house . . .
knows it’s what Jesus deserves!

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Joshua 24:15
King James Version

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord,
choose you this day whom ye will serve;
whether the gods which your fathers served
that were on the other side of the flood,
or the gods of the Amorites,
in whose land ye dwell:
but as for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God Wants it All ~

give yourself asway by Lee Snow free photo #13671

God wants your heart,
your life too . . .
in fact ~ He wants
every part of you.

You can’t give Him,
just a little-itty bit
He wants it all
especially your spirit.

He want your mind,
He wants your soul
He wants to make you
in Him eternally whole.

You must surrender,
all that you are . . .
you must stay close
and not wander far.

God wants everything,
He’ll not settle for less
and if you submit . . .
your life He will bless.

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Revelation 3:15-16
King James Version

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold
nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and
neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of
my mouth.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My First Love ~

Come to Me by Jason Harper free photo #3244

Under the arbor of my soul,
with my First Love, I sit and rest
the fragrance of His grace
reminds me of how much I’m blessed.

On the trellis of my mind,
He supports my every limb
He reinforces His love for me
so I may lean evermore on Him.

Beneath the lattice of my heart,
there lies an undying devotion
and the mercy He has for me
consumes me with raw emotion.

He is the framework of my faith,
my life in Jesus is forever entwined
and the love I found under the arbor
is of His plan and by His design!

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Jeremiah 29:11
King James Version

“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.”

 

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Flex Your Faith Muscle!

The Battle Within by Diorama Studios free phot # 4028

There is no temptation,
no bait, no trap, no lure
that Satan won’t use on you
so your soul he can secure.

He will throw out anything,
that he thinks will entice you
and he knows before hand
just what He wants to do.

But, God has promised us,
that if in Him we stay faithful
He will help us to withstand
temptations push and pull.

For there’s been no attraction,
that’s not common to all man
God knows what we can bear
and He has for us an exit plan.

So, next time Satan tempts you,
and he tries to confuse or perplex
just rely on the Lord’s strength
then let your faith muscle flex!

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

1 Corinthians 10:13
King James Version

“There hath no temptation taken you but such
as is common to man: but God is faithful, who
will not suffer you to be tempted above that
ye are able; but will with the temptation also
make a way to escape, that ye may be able
to bear it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Thirsty ~

Thirsty ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I am thirsty,
I need more of You . . .
for, there’s a spiritual drought
right now I am going through.

Fill me with fresh hope,
take the aridness in my soul away
rain on me Your tender mercy
renew my heart in You today.

Lord, I am thirsty,
my arms are opened wide
protect and defend me
come be my eternal guide.

Make this dry season I’m in,
turn into Your valley green
where Living Waters flow
so on You I may lean.

Lord, I am thirsty,
I need more of You . . .
restore in me my youthful faith
like the refreshing morning dew!

~~~~~~

Psalm 110:3
King James Version
“Thy people shall be willing
in the day of thy power,

in the beauties of holiness
from the womb of the morning:

thou hast the dew
of thy youth.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Eyes Wide Open ~

Open My eyes by Elideth Ceniceros free photo 10896

Lord, open my eyes,
so that I might see
the envy and pride
still living in me.

Let me look upon,
the lust in my heart
help me to understand
what keeps us apart.

Make my soul ready,
for what You reveal
let me be appalled
so I may be healed.

Let me not turn away,
from the horrific sight
instead fill my vision
with Your wondrous light.

Lord, make my view clear
as You open my eyes
so to Your ways
I may be wise!

~~~~~~

Psalm 119:18
King James Version

“Open thou mine eyes,
that I may behold wondrous
things out of thy law.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Convicted ~

Convicted ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, may your Holy Word,
convict me of my sin . . .
may it penetrate my life
and cut out the pride within.

May it humble me,
with the edges of its power
may be engraved in my mind
so satan I can overpower.

May it make me obedient,
with its piercing truthfulness
may it permeate into my soul
and fill me with faithfulness.

May it help me to be trustful,
with the sharpness of its might
may it make a way into my heart
so I will be pleasing in Your sight.

May it make me a conqueror,
with its discerning knowledge
may it breach the stony places
so Your grace I can acknowledge.

Lord, may your Holy Word,
convict me of my sin . . .
may it penetrate my entire life
until it is You ~ who lives within

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 4:12
King James Version

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul
and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and
is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Love Is ~

God’s love is like a dewdrop,
that glistens in the sun
glowing in the warmth
from the light of His Son.

It’s a breath of fresh air,
full of the fragrance of Spring
filling up the senses
with the beauty that it  brings.

It’s as sturdy as an oak,
as solid as a rock
firmly holding onto those
who gather as His flock.

It’s a taste of pure heaven,
a piece of pleasure and delight
to savor in the morning hours
to enjoy throughout the night.

It’s as straight as an arrow,
that knows its intended mark
aiming for those who wander
to have a change of heart.

It’s as boundless as the ocean,
an endless mountain stream
flowing with living waters
that has no ridge or seam.

God’s love is as gentle as a Lamb,
so tender and so calm
for it brings the soul comfort
like the soothing of a balm!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 13:11
King James Version

“Be of good comfort, be of one mind,
live in peace;  and the God  of love and peace
will be with you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Battle ~

The Battle ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Dark and light,
battle within
we fight so hard
to die to sin.

Arrows fall,
hot with fire
only God’s Word
douses the desire.

The tempter lies,
sound so sweet
without the truth
you can feel the heat.

The lion roars,
before he strikes
he’ll do anything
that he so likes.

Satan wants us,
to burn in hell
and so our souls
he’ll try to fell.

Dark and light,
battle within
but, we have Jesus
and we will win!

~~~~~~

Colossians 2:15
King James Version

“And having spoiled
principalities and powers,

he made a shew of
them openly, triumphing
over them in it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Take Him off The Couch

Fan of Follower by Aaron Dailey free photo #15423

Lord, take him off the couch,
and put him in the game
let him suit up and come to church
so he can be in Your hall of fame.

I know he’s ready to play,
so put him in the opening string
let him make the first throw
so he’ll come to church and sing.

Lord, give him the red flag,
let him see his every passing foul
give him some time-outs too
so he can see he’s gone afoul.

Give him the football,
let him run up and down the field
just get him to church today
so his heart  ~ to You he will yield.

Lord, let him make the last catch,
the last play or the final goal
Lord, just get him off the couch
so You can win ~ his heart and soul!

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

Every women’s prayer for their
unsaved or lost . . . football loving,hubby!


My Anchor ~

I thought I could sail,
and coast along the way
until I got caught
in a storm the other day.

I wasn’t really ready,
for the tempest ahead of me
for these once calm waters
were becoming an angry sea.

As the wind began to blow,
it threw me off my chair
when it started to howl
it gave me quite a scare.

But, I held on to the wheel,
aimed for the shore
I stepped on the gas
with the pedal to the floor.

As the sea began to churn,
I saw I wasn’t going anywhere
so I threw in my anchor
knowing I had to prepare.

I clung onto my faith,
prayed with all my might
I hung onto every promise
He’d guide me in His light.

As the waves tossed and turned,
I gathered up my trust
quoted from the Scriptures
with each and every thrust.

When the storm was finally over,
and I was safely at the dock
I was glad that I set my anchor
to the One I call my Rock!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 6:19
King James Version

“Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul,
 both sure and stedfast:”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Thirsty Souls ~


The soul thirsts,
after rivers deep
pant like gasps
from inside seep.

Murmurs heard,
from parched lips
needing more
more ~ than tiny sips.

Living waters,
or living hell
flowing streams
or dried up old well.

The arid soul,
is keen and eager
for its full share
not what is meager.

Spring of hope,
scorched creek bed
the thirsty soul needs
the Fountainhead.

Bitter waters,
God will soon heal
water of life flows
from Calvary Hill.

The soul thirsts
after rivers deep
but only God . . .
makes them seep!

~~~~~~

Exodus 17:3

“And the people thirsted there for water; and
the people murmured against Moses, and
said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought
us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children
and our cattle with thirst?”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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