Tag Archives: Temptation

Good Morning Quote ~11.17.19~


An Appointment with God ~

Every disappointment,
is with God an appointment
so He can bless you with . . .
hope and encouragement.

Every heartbreak,
is a chance to find His love
each sorrow besetting you
is a date with God above.

Every hardship,
is a reason to be still
each trial coming your way
is a means to know His will.

Every apprehension,
is a time to give God your fear
each anxious feeling you have
is a chance to draw Him near.

Every day is an appointment,
with God you need to make
each day is an engagement
with God you need to take!

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Acts 17:27

“That they should seek the Lord,
if haply they might feel after him,
and find him, though he be not far
from every one of us:”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Stop And Pray Each Day ~

 

Each day we need,
to stop and pray
and listen to . . .
what God has to say.

We need to pray,
for His mercy anew
so temptation
we can subdue.

We need to pray,
for more grace
so the enemy
we can face.

We need to pray,
for His favor
if our faith
should waiver.

We Need to pray,
for His healing balm
to help keeps us
still and calm.

We need to pray,
for His power
so we’ll have victory
no matter the hour.

We need to pray,
for His wisdom
to give unto us
a clear vision.

Each day we need,
to continually pray . . .
for we never know
what’ll come our way!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has My Back ~

I have personal needs,
individual wants I lack
but, God always has
my spiritual back.

I trust Him to provide,
for me every day
the patience to keep me
on the narrow way.

I know He will grant,
me with His grace
to meet head on
the trials I face.

I have faith knowing,
He will give me power
to overcome temptation
my every waking hour.

I have many needs,
personal wants I lack
but, I always get wisdom
whenever God I ask!

~~~~~

James 1:4-5

“But let patience have
her perfect work, that ye
may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing.

If any of you lack wisdom,
let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally,
and upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him..”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Fighting Faith ~

Fear fighting faith,
wins many a battle
when it’s enacted
anxiety it’ll tackle.

Fear fighting faith,
tells satan to flee
it says greater is He
living inside of me.

Fear fighting faith,
uses Bible verses
before worry
even surfaces.

Fear fighting faith,
claims victory
as soon as it feels
a little jittery.

Fear fighting faith,
is easy for you to do
now that the Holy Spirit
lives inside of you!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Wary ~

The wilderness can be,
a frightening place
unless we have a sufficient
supply of God’s grace.

For in the wilderness,
we will be tested
and just like Jesus
we too, will be tempted.

When we’re in a place,
we don’t want to be
when alone with danger
we need to get on our knees.

We need to draw near,
to God in prayer
for He knows our adversary
is with us out there.

The wilderness can be,
lonely and scary
and to satan’s tricks
we must be wary!

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Mark 1:13

” And he was there
in the wilderness
forty days,
tempted of Satan;

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Getting Through the Narrow Gate ~

getting-through-the-narrow-gate-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann-belka

If we’re to get through,
the narrow gate . . .
we need to work on
our stance and gait.

We need to keep,
our heads held high
we need to keep
Jesus in our eyes.

We need to run,
with endurance
we need to walk
with assurance.

We need to hold,
our shoulder’s back
we need to ward off
satan’s every attack.

We need to keep,
sin’s weight off
we need not care
if others scoff.

If we’re to get through,
the narrow gate . . .
we must keep our souls
pointing straight!

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Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad
is the way, that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in thereat:

Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessings of Assurance ~

Blessings of Assurance ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Each day in my Bible,
I am blessed to read
of every assurance
that I will ever need.

I have a warranty,
to God’s mercy and grace
I have evidence
one day I’ll see His face.

I have a verification,
of life eternally
I have the Holy Spirit
dwelling internally.

I have confidence,
God hears all my prayers
I have affirmation
Jesus takes my cares.

I have a guarantee,
temptation I can flee
I have a crown of life
that is awaiting me.

I have a promise,
death I will not fear
I have an insurance
Jesus is always near.

I have a sureness,
I’ll not hunger or thirst
I have the authority
to always seek God first.

I have a confirmation,
I am God’s child
I have a surety
in Jesus I’m reconciled.

Each time I read my Bible,
there are blessings of assurance
to which I’ll hold tight . . .
until Jesus’ reappearance!

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Hebrews 6:11

“And we desire that every one
of you do shew the same
diligence to the full assurance
of hope unto the end:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Humble Submission ~

Humble Submision ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Lord, humbly I come,
my life I submit
for You to do . . .
whatever with it.

Help me to know,
Your perfect will
keep me on the road
to Calvary’s hill.

Help me to resist,
sinful temptation
let me not fall under
Satan’s sedation.

Help me to move,
closer to You
keep my soul away
from a world’s view.

Help me to have,
a heart that grieves
whenever to Yours
I refuse to cleave.

Lord, humbly I come,
I lift my life to You
for You to do with it . . .
what You must do!

James 4:10

“Humble yourselves in the sight
of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Red Flag Warning ~

Red Flag ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Today more than ever,
we need to be alert . . .
when with temptation
we begin to flirt.

We need to treat,
all temptation as a threat
so that we’re not filled
with remorse or regret.

We need to consider,
the warnings they create
our spiritual senses . . .
we must always elevate.

We need to be sober,
to the flags that are red
unless unto temptation
we might fall into bed.

Today more than ever,
we must not be ignorant
temptation must be treated
as a threat imminent!

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Galatians 5:16

“This I say then,
Walk in the Spirit,

and ye shall not fulfil
the lust of the flesh.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Sober, Be Alert ~

Be Sober, Be Alert ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Tonight I want to warn you,
about the devil’s tricks . . .
and some of the masked ways
he loves to get his kicks.

He has a bag of treats,
filled with plenty of sweets
he uses them to tempt us
as he roams on our streets.

Inside his goodie bag,
are perversions of all kinds
some will warp our souls
others with deprave our minds.

The devil is pretty sneaky,
his treats are his disguises
he offers them with a smile
so we’ll believe in all his lies.

He is bold and he is daring,
on any door he will knock
looking to deceive all he can
as he goes around the block.

So tonight I am warning you,
be sober, vigilant and alert . . .
for the devil he will devour you
and you’ll end up being his dessert!

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1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary
 the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour:

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Unpluckable ~

Hand-of-JESUS

When you’re in a valley,
not sure what way to go
when the road ahead . . .
isn’t one that you know.

Look for Jesus’s light,
to show you the way
listen for His voice . . .
you’ll not be lead astray.

When you’re in the fire,
weak from all the heat
when feeling overwhelmed
before you suffer defeat.

Follow your inner man,
and you’ll be able to hear
the promise of Jesus . . .
you haven’t anything to fear.

When Satan comes calling,
and you have no way out
when sin tempts you . . .
and causes you to doubt.

Turn to Jesus and ask Him,
for the strength to withstand
then rest in knowing no one
can pluck you from His hand!

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John 10:29

“My Father, which gave them me,
is greater than all; and no man
is able to pluck them out of
my Father’s hand.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Stop and Pray ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ he-is-the-way IBible Verses

It’s easy to get sidetracked,
on the narrow Way . . .
with so many distractions
getting thrown at us each day.

It’s easy to get off course,
when following the Light . . .
with so many diversions
being shoved in our sight.

It’s easy to lose focus,
when trying to live the Life . . .
with so many disturbances
causing us conflict and strife.

It’s easy to lose sight of,
the straight, narrow gate . . .
with so many differences
throwing us off our gait.

It’s easy to be diverted,
from the Light, Life and the Way
but, we can be redirected . . .
to the Truth, if we stop and pray!

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Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate,
and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in thereat:

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Estranged ~

world-changers ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When I look around,
so much has changed . . .
it seems as if to this world
I have become estranged.

What it thinks is amusing,
entertaining and fun . . .
are the exact same things
everyday I must shun.

Its thoughts and views,
are liberal, open and wide
but, I don’t let in my mind
sinful pleasures to abide.

What to others is appealing,
enjoyable and pleasing
only leaves my soul . . .
mourning and grieving.

The world can’t see the sin,
the immorality, the wrong
and it is because of this
I know in it, I don’t belong.

I feel like a stranger,
in my very own country
and to its ways ~ I refuse
to be intimate or friendly!

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James 4:4

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not
that the friendship of the world is enmity
with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend
of the world is the enemy of God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Do Not Go Astray ~

Do Not Go Astray ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann Wikipedia

Do not lose heart,
do not go astray
from the Good Shepherd
be not lead away.

Do not give up,
do not give in
do not let temptation
ever, ever win.

Do not wander,
do not roam around
do not lose the faith
that you have found.

Do not turn,
do not separate
do not get distracted
from the narrow gate.

Do not leave,
do not go your own way
do not let sin tempt you
from God to ever sway!

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Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep
have gone astray;

we have turned
every one to his own way;

and the Lord hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


A Carnal Life ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~transform- IBible Verses

Having a hard time,
living the truth and way
is your spiritual compass
up and down every day?

Aggravated one day,
the next, loving and kind
are the fruits of the Spirit
in your life hard to find?

Fighting with temptation,
battling with hidden sin . . .
is the enemy of your soul
on the constant win?

Needing others approval,
seeking worldly ambition
none of God’s plan for you
seem to come to fruition?

Looking for happiness,
but, ending up with strife
could it be that . . .
you’re living a carnal life?

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1 Corinthians 3:3

” For ye are yet carnal: for whereas
there is among you envying, and strife,
and divisions, are ye not carnal,
and walk as men?

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Friend of the World ~

world-changers ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Into the world God sends us,
to be the light unto the way
but, sometimes to its likes
it’s so easy to be swayed.

It can be so very hard,
to walk the narrow path
for, we know those not on it
will scoff at us and laugh.

So many temptations,
they dangle before our eyes
some of them look so good
we can’t see past Satan’s lies.

They’ll say it’s all harmless,
everyone else is doing it . . .
but we know deep in our hearts
they are not a Godly fit.

Lord, into the world You send us,
but not to be its friend . . .
for, we know on the wide way
hell, is just around the bend!

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James 4:4
King James Version

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses,
know ye not that the friendship of the world
is enmity with God? whosoever therefore
will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Road to Salvation ~

The Road of Salvation ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Every day I am striving,
pressing more into the goal
every day I am allowing
the Holy Spirit to take control.

Every day I am attempting,
to enter the narrow gate
every day I am endeavoring
to figure out the correct gait.

Every day I am maneuvering,
to walk the straightest way
every day I am doing my best
not to drift or go astray.

Every day I am managing,
to steer clear from temptation
every day I pray for God’s help
on the road to my salvation.

Every day I am challenging,
myself to stay in the race
every day I know it’s impossible
without Jesus’ love and grace!

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Luke 13:24
” Strive to enter in at the strait gate:
for many, I say unto you,
will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Trials All Around ~

The testing of Your faith used with permission Doorpost Verses

Trials, trials are all around,
don’t know when they’ll come
but, we can be sure of this . . .
there’ll be more than just some.

Trials, here and everywhere,
arrive in all sizes and shapes
don’t matter if big or small
from them there’s no escape.

Trials, early in the morning,
testings through the afternoon
tribulations in the evening
anytime is ripe and opportune.

Trials, putting us to the test,
trying our faith in every way
hardship, suffering, adversity
looming over us every day.

Trials, trials are all around,
they’re coming for each of us
but, with Jesus and determination
they cannot destroy our trust!

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James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Spiritual Sinkholes ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Devil's Sinkhole Texas Park and Wildlife

Spiritual sinkholes,
lie just beneath the surface
when our faith corrodes . . .
we lose our Godly purpose.

The erosion underneath,
causes our trust to collapse
then into worldly things . . .
we will begin to relapse.

Spiritual sinkholes,
any one of us could fall in
they will swallow us up . . .
until our hope caves within.

The gradual deterioration,
of faith’s true foundation
is the underlying reason . . .
we descend into temptation.

Spiritual sinkholes,
causes doubt and fear to flow
they’ll wear down our faith  . . .
until a void forms deep below!

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Psalm 143:7

“Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth:
hide not thy face from me,
lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Battle to Fight ~

A Battle to Fight ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah nn

Today I am getting ready,
for there is a battle to fight
and I am going to be suited
in the power of Jesus’ might.

I am going to be putting on,
the girdle of truth and grace
then I will be able to look . . .
Satan right in his ugly face.

When the devil looks at me,
he’ll wonder just who I am
but soon he will figure out
I am a child of the Lamb.

I know Satan will tempt me,
it’s become a daily thing
but onto my Lord and Savior
my flesh is going to cling!

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Romans 13:14

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make not provision for the flesh,
to fulfil the lusts thereof.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014
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


With Fear and Trembling ~

cannot-compare-to-the-glory CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Be merciful towards me Lord,
I’m working out my salvation
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m going to win every temptation.

Be gracious towards me Lord,
I’m working to remain in Your love
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m storing my treasures up above.

Be patient towards me Lord,
I’m working to find true peace
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m looking for grace to increase.

Be gentle towards me Lord,
I’m working out Your written Word
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m practicing the truth I’ve heard.

Be compassionate towards me Lord,
I’m working hard to comprehend
with fear and trembling . . .
the fullness of You, my eternal Friend.

Be long-suffering toward me Lord,
I’m laboring to enter into Your rest
with fear and trembling . . .
I’m giving to You, my very best.

Be merciful towards me Lord,
I am working out my salvation
with fear and trembling . . .
till the day of Your glorious perfection!

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Philippians 2:12
King James Version

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


He Gets Me . . .

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He gets me,
when no one else does
He loves me . . .
for no reason but ~ because.

He knows me,
like no other ever could
He understands me
just like I knew He would.

He sees me,
wrestling with temptation
He hears me
calling out for redemption.

He acquits me,
when to Him I relent
Jesus forgives me
when from sin I repent.

He gets me,
even when I don’t
He loves me . . .
even when other’s won’t!

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Hebrews 4:15
King James Version

“For we have not an high priest which cannot
be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are,
yet without sin.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


There Will Be Times ~

worthgold-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There will be times,
we’ll go through the fire
a season of heaviness
so God, can lift us higher.

God tries us as He pleases,
puts our faith to the test
a season where we learn
what He deems for us is best.

Trials and temptation,
refines us better than gold
a season to break free
from the world’s mold.

Troubles will come,
He’ll not spare the rod
seasons like these
brings glory to God.

There will be times,
God takes us through the fire
so our faith to others . . .
will awe and inspire!

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1 Peter 1.6-7
King James Version

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season,

if need be, ye are in heaviness
through manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious

than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire,

might be found unto praise
and honour and glory

at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pure Heart ~

God Looks at the heart used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, create in me a pure heart,
a conscience that is clear
a mind confident in You
not one, full of doubt or fear.

Let me not succumb,
to my own selfishness
so I may come to You
with a clean consciousness.

Lord, give me eyes to see,
ears so that I may hear
the Holy Spirit showing me
whenever temptation nears.

Help me to live honestly,
not breaking Your moral laws
let my ethics be principled
not full of worldly flaws.

Lord, whenever I backslide,
may I repent and confess
so on my very soul
a pure heart You can impress!

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Matthew 5:8
King James Version

“Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan’s Tackle Box ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

A peek into Satan’s tackle box,
should give you the shutters . . .
for the lures he uses come
straight out of hell’s gutters.

He casts out the snare of pride,
when God tells us to wait
for he knows our inflated egos
are so easy for him to bait.

He loves to entice us,
with the bait of envy and greed
for he knows with our possessions
we are not willing to concede.

He draws from his box of lures,
the most treacherous bait of all . . .
wolves in sheep clothing
in hopes, all will heed their call.

He wants to entice all he can,
with tolerance for immorality
for he knows we use God’s love
to endorse a lenient rationality.

Yes, a peek into Satan’s tackle box,
should make every Christian run away
for the deception that he uses . . .
has already caused many to go astray!

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Matthew 7:15
King James Version

“Beware of false prophets, which come to
you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly
they are ravening wolves.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Appointment with God!

Nearness to God used with permission IBible Verses

Every disappointment,
is an appointment with God
every soul that is disheartened
will be comforted by His rod.

Every heartbreak,
is a chance to find His love
every tragedy that befalls us
is a date with God above.

Every hardship,
is an agonizing upward hill
every trial that comes our way
is an encounter to know His will.

Every uncertainty,
is a meeting up with fear
every little doubt we have
is an engagement to draw Him near.

Every temptation,
is a rendezvous with sin
every occurrence we resist
is a commitment to be close to Him.

Every disagreement,
is a run-in with discord
every ordeal we go through
is an assignment to trust the Lord.

Every complication,
is a snag we’ve come across
every instance that we fail
is an occasion to assemble at the cross.

Every day is an appointment,
that with God we need to make
every day is an engagement
that with God we need to take!

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

Acts 17:27
King James Version

“That they should seek the Lord,
if haply they might feel after him,
and find him, though he be not far
from every one of us:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Strength For the Task!

Grant Me used with permision from DoorPost Verses on Facebook
I don’t want much,
there’s so little that I ask
but I do need God to give me
strength for the task.

Temptation is so real,
I sit in front of it every day
and I really have to learn
how to look the other way.

At times I linger around,
for what I think I need
and on the attraction . . .
I wait to feast and feed.

Oh, that God would grant me,
the power to overcome
for my hope is one day . . .
all temptation ~ I’ll outrun!

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Job 6:8
King James Version 

“Oh that I might have my request;
and that God would grant me
the thing that I long for!”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Willing ~

Willing ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, my spirit is willing,
but oh, how my flesh is weak
I would do anything . . .
if I could hear You speak.

Then you could tell me,
straight to my face . . .
what I need to do
to win the faithful race.

Lord, my heart is truly eager,
but, my body fights so hard
I’ve got my battle wounds
I know that I am scarred.

But, I know You can give,
me the faith and power
so that I can overcome . . .
the one who’s out to devour.

Lord, my spirit is ready,
make my flesh willing too
so I may resist temptation
and claim my victory in You!

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Mark 14:38
King James Version

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Temptation’s Tree

Temptation by Aaron Justin free photo # 2588

Oh, the fruit of unrighteousness,
glisten on temptation’s tree
calling out to all the world . . .
“Come and take a look at me.”

Lush, ripe, and ever ready,
it hangs for every eye to see
calling out to all the world . . .
“Come and take a taste of me.”

Always waiting to be picked,
a feast to satisfy is a guarantee
calling out to all the world . . .
“Come and take a bite of me.”

Within its juicy, thriving flesh,
lies its poisonous, evil seed
calling out to all the world . . .
“I am all that you’ll ever need.”

Oh, how man’s unrighteous deeds,
were paid in full, on Calvary’s tree
Jesus calling out to all the world . . .
“I have come to set you free.”

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

John 8:32
King James Version

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth
shall make you free.”

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


Putting On the New Man ~

God . . .

You offered to me this new man,
and asked me to put him on
You challenged me to grow in him
and to be willing to be Spirit drawn.

You told me my life was useless,
and my heart was as dry as dust
that my mind was full of darkness
overflowing with the sin of lust.

You asked me to give to You,
the worldly joys in my possession
You told me that in return for them
You’d give me Your pure perfection.

You made me open up my eyes,
and see the uselessness in what I do
showing me no matter how hard I try
they’re fruitless when done without You.

You revealed to me that all my pain,
was from the emptiness deep inside
and why this old and new man . . .
can’t live peacefully side by side.

You asked me to make a choice,
a dark heart for one full of light
I chose to put on the righteous man
and to give the old one ~ a holy fight!

~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:24
King James Version

And that ye
put on the new man,

which after God
is created in righteousness

and true holiness.

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


The Escape Clause

Temptation by Aaron Justin free photo #2588
Some say God won’t give to me,
anything that I cannot handle
but I don’t believe this is true
or with sin, I never would battle.

For everyday I must fight,
temptations rising up before me
and it’s the choices that I make
that’ll either snare or set me free.

I know God works all things out,
to bring Him glory, for our good
I also know that there are times
I don’t do what I know I should.

When face to face with the enemy,
I know God will give me a way
to escape the traps that he sets
but it’s up to me, to say yea or nay.

It’s only when I trust that God,
will give me strength and power
to escape, as thousands did before
to His high and lofty tower.

There has not been anything done,
or anything Satan hasn’t used before
to bait, snare. trap, tempt and entice
anyone he can to hell’s door.

I know of one thing that is true,
God will never lead me into sin . . .
He will always provide an exit plan
but I must keep my eyes on Him!

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

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


If I Were Eve . . .

The first page of the Book of Genesis from the...

Sometime I think if I were Eve,
I would’ve done something different
other than to be led astray . . .
by that slimy, slithering, lying serpent.

I would’ve given it more thought,
about having all that knowledge
since what I know about the world
I’m not too proud to acknowledge.

I would’ve given it more reflection,
a garden that was abundantly lush
or this one that is filled with smut
crawling in greed, pride and lust.

You see I really don’t like apples,
or fruit of any kind . . .
and I don’t think I would have let
Satan slither his way into my mind.

But, then I  do love vegetables,
chicken, pork and beef . . .
and who knows if I was offered them
if I would have given satan any grief.

I guess the moral of my dilemma,
is satin knows just how to tempt you
be it a fruit on a tree . . .
or a juicy burger on the barbecue.

So be very careful,
this slimy, slithering, lying snake
will offer you anything . . .
so from Jesus  your soul ~ he can take!

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

Genesis 3:2
King James Version

“And the woman said unto the serpent, We
may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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