Tag Archives: Temperance

The Source of My Confidence ~

The Source of My Confidence ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The Lord is the source,
of my confidence
His grace gives me
needed temperance.

He holds the answer,
to all of my fears
His mercy tells me
He sees all my tears.

The Lord is my reason,
to keep on living
unto Him my trust
I will keep on giving.

He is the cause,
my faith isn’t shaken
for He will keep my foot
from ever being taken.

The Lord is the source,
of my hope and trust
my confidence in Him
for me, is a daily must!

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Proverbs 3:26

“For the Lord
shall be thy confidence,

and shall keep
thy foot from being taken.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

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The Gift of Self-Control ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Self_Control

May the gift of self-control,
be something, daily you present
may you show self-restraint
when others do things, to upset.

May you manage your temper,
when others have lost theirs
may you defuse the situation
whenever tensions, start to flare.

May you hold your own tongue,
when others are being rude
may your silence, be what alters
the unpleasantness, of their mood.

May you harness your pride,
when others ego’s are inflated
may your constraint cause . . .
their arrogance to be deflated.

May the gift of temperance,
you give to others everyday
may you have self-control . . .
no matter who comes your way!

~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 1:5-6

“And beside this, giving all diligence,
add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience;
and to patience godliness;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Slow in Your Anger ~

Remain In Love

Be slow in your anger,
be slow to show your wrath
for you are called to peace
with self-control as your path.

Be not puffed up with pride,
be not filled with malice
for you’re called to be gentle
not thick-skinned and callous.

Put off all bitterness and hate,
put off the grudge inside you
for you are called to temperance
in everything you say and do.

Take off that old sinful man,
take off the old wicked nature
for you are called in His love
to bring hope for the future.

Be kind to one another,
be tenderhearted and forgiving
for Jesus is God’s example
of how we should be living!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted,

forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake

hath forgiven you.”

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


The Fruit of The Spirit ~

Bear Much Fruit used with permission Doorpost Verse on facebook

Within each of us,
the Holy Spirit lives
and His awesome power
in our lives He wants to give.

But, we must feel the fire,
the burning of desire
to call upon His strength
so His might we’ll acquire.

Once we have received,
this supernatural gift
our souls will belong to Him
and our spirit’s He will lift.

For, He’ll anchor us in His love,
in all things, we’ll have peace
and His unexplainable joy
in our life’s will never cease.

We’ll have patience for everyone,
to others we’ll be kind
His gentleness and goodness
will fill our hearts and minds.

People will see that our faith,
is humble and full of justice
for our meekness will shine
as they learn to trust us.

Within each of us,
the Holy Spirit lives
and all of His fruits  . . .
He wants to give!

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Galatians 5:22-23
King James Version

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s the Fruit ~

Where's The Fruit ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If the fruit of the Spirit is love,
then where is it in the church?
I see so many believers there,
who leave other’s in the lurch.

If the fruit of the Spirit is joy,
then where is it in people’s life?
I see so many believers living,
in the misery of their strife.

If the fruit of the Spirit is peace,
then why is there so much conflict?
I see so many believers who gossip,
and on other’s their venom inflict.

If the fruit of the Spirit is longsuffering,
then where is the perseverance?
I see so many believers without any,
and are nothing but an interference.

If the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness,
then where are those who are kind?
I see so many believers who only care,
about their own peace of mind.

If the fruit of the Spirit is goodness,
then where is the generosity?
I see so many believers who don’t know,
the meaning of true Christianity.

If the fruit of the Spirit is faith,
then why do we act like we have none?
I see so many believers who doubt,
all the things that God has done.

If the fruit of the Spirit is meekness,
then where is all the humbleness?
I see so many believers who aren’t living
with a heart of submissiveness.

If the fruit of the Spirit is temperance,
then why are so many out of control?
I see so many believers who can’t see,
they’re broken and need to be whole.

If the fruit of the Spirit is of God,
why aren’t believers more sublime?
The last time I looked in the Bible,
to reap these fruits  is no big crime!

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Galatians 5:22-24
King James Version

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Cup of Kindness ~

Offer a cup of kindness,
to someone hurting today
offer them a sip of grace
tell them things will be okay.

Offer a cup of compassion,
to someone who needs a lift
offer them a sip of love
share with them your gift.

Offer a cup of gentleness,
to someone who is down
offer them a sip of mercy
it will take away their frown.

Offer a cup of helpfulness,
to someone who lives alone
offer them a sip of hope
show them your eternal home

Offer a cup of forgiveness,
to those who have hurt you
offer them a sip of peace
you’ll please God if you do.

Offer a cup of kindness,
to someone you meet today
offer them a sip of joy
it’s yours to give away!

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Galatians 5:22-23
King James Version 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace,
longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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