Tag Archives: Spiritual Growth

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


When Fire Tested ~

gold used with permission IBible Verses

Going through the fire,
things getting too hot
tried beyond your patience
stomach tied in a knot?

Flames have you jumping,
can’t stand the heat
feeling the dread
that comes with defeat?

Well, don’t let the smoke,
conceal what God is doing
for the fire in your bones
is God’s way of pursuing.

Those flames that you feel,
are meant to purge
impurities out of your life
till you and God merge.

So, when being fire tested,
and it’s starts getting hot
you’re just turning to gold
in God’s refining pot!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Job 23:10
King James Version

“But he knoweth the way that I take:
when he hath tried me,
I shall come forth as gold.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah An Belka


From God’s Point of View ~

God Looks At The Heart used with permission Door Post Verses

Don’t waste another hour,
don’t let a minute slip by you
it’s time to look at your life
from God’s point of view.

Take a look at your values,
what you admire the most
look at all the things you have
how much you love to boast.

Take a look at your leisure time,
what with it you do . . .
take a look at the hours spent
from God’s point of view.

Take a look at your schedule,
the time you spend away
take a look at the way you think
your actions throughout the day.

Take a look at all the people,
who pal around with you
take a look at these relationships
from God’s point of view.

Now, take a look at the time,
you spend studying the Word
take a look at how you react
to the truth that you’ve heard.

Take a look at your walk of faith
how far it’s gotten you . . .
now, take a look at your heart
from God’s point of view!

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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 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Getting My House In Order!

As For Me and My House used with permission Doorstop Verses

I’m getting my house in order,
I’m cleaning up the grime
gonna get rid of the things
that are just a waste of time.

I’m clearing out the closets,
throwing away all my stuff
gonna toss out the frivolity
and get rid of the useless fluff.

I’m going from room to room,
until all my idols I uncover
gonna give every one away
so my God ~ I can rediscover.

Then I’m going to spend,
my free time in the Word
I’ll be picking up my Bible
and getting closer to my Lord.

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2 Kings 20:1
King James Version

“. . . Thus saith the Lord, Set thine
house in order; . . .”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Holy Fear ~

Fear is the Beginning of Wisdom free photo by Robert Payne Creation Swap

Lord, fill my soul with holy fear,
that’s reverent and awe-inspiring
let my faith grow in knowledge
till my life ~ is of Your desiring.

Teach me about Your wisdom,
instruct me where I can find
the understanding of Your power
so it can fill my heart and mind.

Help me to live my life,
in submission and compliance
let me look unto Your Word
for spiritual thought and guidance.

Lord, fill my soul with holy fear,
with awe-inspiring reverence
so that I may come to You . . .
with awe-inspiring temperance!

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

Proverbs 1:7
King James Version

“The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge:
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


His List ~

I am the Vine used with premission from Doorpost Verses on Facebook

When I wake up in the morning,
before I get out of bed . . .
the plans I’ve made for the day
start dancing in my head.

Do this, do that, and this-that too,
the list goes on and on
the plans I’ve made for the day
begin with the crack of dawn.

Before I arise and get moving,
to do all that I have to do
I reach for my Bible to see if God . . .
has any plans for me too.

As I read through the verses,
my head starts shaking
for all that I have to do . . .
are not of His making.

I put my Bible down,
toss the covers off my bed
I give God my list of this and that
and do what’s on His list instead!

~~~~~~~~~

John 15:5
King James Version

“I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth
forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Still Listening ~

Listen to Advise used withpermission Doorpost Verses on facebook

I’m still listening Lord,
my ears are ever more inclined
to Your instructions
that for me, You’ve designed.

I’m still trainable,
Your wisdom I will always need
give me more of Your advice
and  to Your Word I will heed.

I know it takes time,
for Your knowledge to set in
every day I am comprehending
where awareness truly begins.

Help me to keep learning Lord,
even though I’m getting old
give me more of Your wisdom
so Your full glory I can behold!

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Proverbs 19:20
King James Version

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction,
that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Take Me Deeper Lord ~

Take me deeper Lord, take me deep,
no more just skimming the surface
no more being shallow or superficial
no more just giving You lip service.

Take me deeper Lord, take me deep,
take me to the center of Your life
no more lack of spiritual power
take me out of my self-imposed strife.

Take me deeper Lord, take me deep,
take me to where You’re in control
no more self-centered desires
take me to where I surrender to You all.

Take me deeper Lord, take me deep,
take me to the depth of Your heart
no more not trusting or doubting
take away from me what keeps us apart.

Take me deeper Lord, take me deep,
take me to where we are immersed
no more wandering or roaming around
take me to where I’ll put You first.

Take me deeper Lord, take me deep,
deeper more, deeper yet, deeper still
take me all the way down into You
until I rise knowing Your perfect will!

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Psalm 92:5
King James Version

“O Lord, how great are thy works!
and thy thoughts are very deep”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Brokenness

Broken by Matt Gruber free photo #285

Brokenness is a spiritual gift,
God has given to each of us
it’s in the times we are crushed
that our hearts to Him adjust.

Though it may be painful,
it’s something we must go through
when it’s time to look in the mirror
our sinfulness, He brings to view.

It is not a pretty picture,
when you look, you’ll see the cracks
but, it’s God’s way for you to see
what your spirit truly lacks.

Once you look beyond the figure,
that is staring you in the face
you’ll begin to see the reasons
you need His saving grace.

I have looked into that mirror,
and saw my own flawed condition
I saw how my sin and pride
kept me from full submission.

Yes, brokenness is a spiritual gift,
given so that we may come to see
the reflection of our Lord and Savior
in the hearts of you and me.

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2 Corinthians 3:18
New King James Version

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror
the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same
image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.’

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka

 


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