Tag Archives: The Fruit of the Spirit

Living On The Vine ~

Living on the Vine,
takes obedience
it takes a faith
full of resilience.

It takes meekness,
zeal and devotion
it takes a life
under submission.

Living on the Vine,
takes enduring
it takes a trust
securely assuring.

It takes training,
divine direction
it takes a heart
open to instruction.

A life on the Vine,
takes faithful abiding
if good fruit . . .
it want’s to be providing!

~~~~~~~

John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot
bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


#throwbackpoem# Recipe For A Happy New Year

Take a cup of Forgiveness,
stir in some of God’s grace
then fold it into your heart
and this recipe you’ll embrace.

But, you’ll need to keep adding,
more ingredients as you go
if you plan on having a year
where Love can rise and grow.

You’re going to need Patience,
at least a cup or two . . .
if you want to have Meekness
bubbling up inside of you.

You’ll need to slowly blend in,
a heaping spoonful of Goodness
then beat it into the mixture
so you can whip up Gentleness.

Don’t forget to add a pinch of Joy,
and as you whisk it into Peace
add a dollop of Faith and Trust
and Hope you will release.

If you live in the Spirit,
you’ll need to walk in it too . . .
and if you follow this recipe
it’ll produce His fruit in you!

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Galatians 5:22-23 

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.17.19~


The Eyes of My Heart ~

Lord give me vision,
not just in my eyes
but too in my heart
as I go for the prize.

Let me see perfectly,
Your grace for me
so I may trust You
for all I can’t see.

Lord give me vision,
unclouded and bright
so all that I consider
is viewed in Your light.

Let Your light travel,
deep into my heart
so that Your love
I may too impart.

Lord, give me vision,
in the eyes of my mind
so I may produce fruit
of every sort and kind!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.02.19~


Afternoon Ponderings~11.25.18~


Let Your Gentleness Ooze ~

When imperfections,
in others you see
don’t call them out
instead, like Jesus be.

For in your humility,
they’ll see their lack of
and for what’s not said
will be noted out of love.

When someone’s pride,
gets in your face
don’t go off on them
instead, show some grace.

For in your patience,
they will start to find
how their self-importance
rules their heart and mind.

When your own faults,
are pointed out to you
let it be your gentleness . . .
that oozes through!

~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:2

“With all lowliness and meekness,
with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 01.02.18


A Life Selfless ~

This coming year,
make a resolution new
to put aside . . .
any bitterness still in you.

Make up a list,
of what gives you strife
then ask God to renew
His peace in your life.

This coming year,
make it your ambition
to see the Holy Spirit
gifts come to fruition.

Write down the things,
that are impairing
you from being kind . . .
forgiving and caring.

This coming year,
let your resolution be
a life selfless . . .
so to set bitterness free!

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Philippians 2:3

“Let nothing be done through
strife or vainglory;
but in lowliness of mind
let each esteem other
better than themselves.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 01.02.18


Don’t Be Vengeful ~

Do not be vengeful,
don’t try to get even
do not hold a grudge
for any kind of reason.

Do not be spiteful,
don’t be merciless
do not be cruel
or become heartless.

Do not be resentful,
don’t be envious
don’t be embroiled
in others pettiness.

Do not be hateful,
don’t be critical
do not be unforgiving
nor become cynical.

Do not be vengeful,
don’t hold a grudge
for God one day . . .
every thought will judge!

~~~~~~~~~

Leviticus 19:18

“Thou shalt not avenge,
nor bear any grudge
against the children
of thy people,
but thou shalt
love thy neighbour
as thyself: I am the Lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Examine My Heart Lord ~

Lord, search my heart,
from the inside out
tell me where You find
places of fear and doubt.

See if You see in me,
any remaining skepticism
put into my heart
by religious dogmatism.

Lord, pull in the reins,
of my heart today
harness them to follow
Your righteous ways.

Yank hard if You must,
so closer to You I’ll turn
jerk ’em if You have to
so in hell I’ll not burn.

Lord, check the fruit,
for You, I am bearing
if any be rotting . . .
be quick with Your paring.

Make sure all my doings,
are being done for You
oh, Lord examine my heart
till for You it proves true!

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Jeremiah 17:10

I the Lord search the heart,
I try the reins, even to give
every man according to his ways,
and according to the fruit
of his doings.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day 04.06.17

From the Poem:    The Fruit of The Spirit


I love Jesus Because ~

I Love Jesus Because ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I love Jesus because,
He first loved me
and through His life
He taught me how to be.

He is always gentle,
considerate and selfless
He’s never thoughtless
or with my heart, careless.

I love the Jesus because,
He loves me patiently
He’s always sympathetic
He doesn’t anger easily.

He is always caring,
tender-hearted and kind
my sins and my wrongs
He doesn’t ever remind.

I love Jesus because,
He shows me true grace
my problems eagerly
He’s willing to embrace.

He is always good,
fair and reasonable
He is never resentful
or unapproachable.

I love Jesus because,
His love has taught me
how with others . . .
He wants my love to be!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


From Works to Freedom ~


I tithe and go to church,
I help the needy and poor
but nothing I do . . .
will open heaven’s door.

I read and study,
my Bible every day
I get on my knees
whenever I pray.

I follow the golden rule,
I share the Good Word
but none of this makes me
a sheep in heaven’s herd.

I don’t cuss or swear,
I am gentle and kind
and the peace of God
fills up my heart and mind.

I am faithful and devoted,
I am loyal and just
but none of these actions
are a heaven’s must.

My salvation doesn’t come,
from the good things I do
my own efforts . . .
won’t make heaven come true.

All I need is God’s grace,
to enter into His Kingdom
and faith in Jesus to go . . .
from works to eternal freedom!

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Galatians 2:16
King James Version

“Knowing that a man
is not justified by the works of the law,

but by the faith of Jesus Christ,
even we have believed in Jesus Christ,

that we might be justified
by the faith of Christ,

and not by the works of the law:
for by the works

of the law shall no flesh
be justified.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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