Tag Archives: The Narrow Way

Life In The Narrow Lane ~

Life in the narrow lane,
needs to be taken slow
and you must be willing
to go with the flow.

You’ll need to keep up,
with the stressful pace
if you want to finish
the faithful race.

Life in the narrow lane,
leads to the gate
that will determine
your eternal fate.

You’ll need to be aware,
of the bumps in the way
that may cause you
from the truth to stray.

Life in the narrow lane,
was paved before us
by the saints who put . . .
in Jesus all their trust!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~04.19.22~

Isaiah 30:21


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Matthew 7:14


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Matthew 7:14


One Truth ~

There’s only one truth,
that I’ve come know
there’s only one way
that I choose to go.

Though there are many,
who don’t think so . . .
I know God’s truth
is the one line to toe.

There’s only one truth,
that I can swallow
there’s only one path
that I will follow.

Through there are many,
roads that I could take
I’ll take the one leading
right to the straight gate.

There’s only one truth,
that I believe in . . .
there’s only one sure way
this faithful race I can win!

~~~~~~~~

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father,
but by me.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Word Garden ~

There is a place of calm,
for all of us to find . . .
a place to just let go
and find peace of mind.

Mine is in God’s garden,
amongst His Word I do reap
promises of green pastures
the gathering of His sheep.

Strolling along the path,
I bow down to smell a rose
the scent of His undying love
in my heart forever grows.

As I walk the narrow way,
I stop to pick a verse . . .
I’m in awe by His goodness
in His grace I’m immersed.

I stop and sit upon the bench,
under the arbor of my soul
I rest in the knowledge . . .
God is always in control!

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Psalm 119:140

“Thy word is very pure:
therefore thy servant loveth i
t.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Called By God ~

Called by God,
into righteous living
all because of grace
not of our own doing.

A holy pure life,
we’re to lead
so sin into it . . .
cannot breed.

Called to be saints,
without blame
in love and truth
without shame.

A fountain of life,
we are to be
so Jesus’ light in us
the world can see.

Called by God,
into a life holy
called to give up
our ungodly folly!

~~~~

2 Timothy 1:9

“Who hath saved us, and called us
 with an holy calling,
not according to our works,
but according to his own
purpose and grace, which
was given us in Christ
Jesus before the world began,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Spirit Of God ~

Spirit of God,
mighty and holy
teach us to live
for You wholly.

Bring to us,
power and might
let us be
for You a light.

Spirit of God,
lead and guide
teach us how
we can abide.

Help us to remain,
on the narrow way
to the left or right
help us not to stray.

Spirit of God,
rest upon us
with holy fear
may You we trust!

~~~~~

Isaiah 11:2

“And the spirit
of the Lord shall
rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom
and understanding,
the spirit of counsel
and might,
the spirit of knowledge
and of the fear
of the Lord;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Pedal to the Metal ~

Sometimes God puts,
the pedal to the metal
He wants to see if we have
the fortitude or the mettle.

So He sends us situations,
to see how we’ll react
testing to see whether
our faith will stay intact.

Sometimes God puts,
speed traps in our day
to see if we’ll race off
or stay on the narrow way.

So He sends us warnings,
to see if Him we’ll obey
or if we’ll race by them
and not do as they say.

Sometimes God puts,
the pedal to the metal . . .
and sends to us obstacles
to see just where we’ll settle!

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1 Peter 4:12

“Beloved, think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial
which is to try you,
as though some strange
thing happened unto you:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s The Zeal ~

Where’s the zeal,
where did it go . . .
where’s the burning desire
the narrow way to show?

Where’s the zest,
where’s the utterance
why do we now have
for sin tolerance?

Where’s the willingness,
where’s the dedication
where’s the readiness to lead
others to true salvation?

Where’s the eagerness,
where’s the thirst
why is the word sin
now on the blacklist?

Where’s the salt and light,
where did they go . . .
why has repentance
hit a new low!

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1 Timothy 4:1

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times some shall
depart from the faith, giving heed
to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Wholly, Holy Living ~

Wholly, holy living,
righteous and true
is what Jesus calls . . .
for all to be and do.

Wholly submitted,
not just in part
Jesus wants the all . . .
of each soul and heart.

Wholly, holy living,
pure and undefiled
are those who in Jesus
have been reconciled.

Wholly committed,
not partly submersed
in Jesus we’re to be
completely immersed.

Wholly, holy living,
faithful and steadfast
is what Jesus calls . . .
the world’s outcasts!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 56:8

“The Lord God, which gathereth
the outcasts of Israel saith,
Yet will I gather others to him,
beside those that are gathered unto him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s Hard Work ~

Lord, its not easy
following after You
it’s hard work
staying to You true.

It’s not easy,
giving up my pride
it’s hard work
in You to abide.

Lord, it’s not easy,
staying on the narrow way
it’s hard work
bearing my cross everyday.

It’s not easy.
being patient in the race
it’s hard work
relying on Your grace.

Lord, it’s not easy,
staying to You committed
it’s hard work
keeping my life submitted.

But, I know it will be,
all worth it in the end
so from You I’ll not leave
to become the world’s friend!

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John 6:66

“From that time many
of his disciples went back,
and walked no more with him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Soul Restored ~

My soul God restores,
whenever I stray
He leads me straight back
onto the narrow way.

He tells me where,
I have gone wrong
shows me the places
I do not belong.

My soul God restores
with His mercy and grace
for, His arms long to keep me
in His loving embrace.

He knows I’m weak,
He knows I’m frail
He knows sin in my life
must not ever prevail.

My soul God restores,
His mercy is unrelenting
for, His love for me . . .
is relentlessly unending!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 23.3

“He restoreth my soul:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has A Purpose ~

God has a purpose,
He had a plan
before our lives
even began.

He knows all things,
for our own good
will work out
as He said they would.

But, we must love,
God and His ways
we must have a heart
that yields and obeys.

We need to know,
what is God’s will
we need to wait
and to be still.

God has a purpose,
but, it’s up to us
to heed the calling
of faith and trust!

~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 29:11

“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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Just One ~

just-one-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

If everyone would bring,
back just one . . .
there would be more sheep
returning to the Son.

If for just one,
everyone would pray
there would be more sheep
on the narrow way.

If for just one,
everyone would go after
there would be more sheep
in heaven’s hereafter.

If for just one,
everyone would pursue
there would be more sheep
returning God to You.

If everyone would bring,
back to Jesus just one . . .
there would less sheep
lost and on the run!

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James 5:19-20

“Brethren, if any of you do err
from the truth,and one convert him;

Let him know,that he which
converteth the sinner from
the error of his way shall
save a soul from death, and
shall hide a multitude of sins.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 06.24.16

STICKY NOTE TO GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ 06.24.16 ~


We Need More FIRE ~

Holy Spirit by George Webster free photo #8684

We need more fire,
from our pulpits today
we need less smoke
about spiritual decay.

We need more brimstone,
in our sermons today
we need less indifference
as to why we go astray.

We need more heat,
from our preachers today
we need less aloofness
about the narrow way.

We need more fervor,
from our teachers today
we need less remoteness
about judgment day.

We need more passion,
from our churches today
we need to detach ourselves
from its idle hearsay!

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2 Timothy 4:2

“Preach the word; be instant in season,
out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort
 with all long suffering and doctrine.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

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

 


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!

~~~~~~~~~

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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Got Me A GPS ~

Got Me a GPS ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

I’ve got me a GPS,
I use it every single day
for I use the Word of God
to help me find my way.

Whenever I’m in need,
of some good-old directions
I plug into my Bible  . . .
for some inner inflections.

It lets me know whenever,
I need to make a turn
it shows the route to take
so in hell I’ll not burn.

I charge up my batteries,
in the Verses that I read
on the road it alerts me
to the rules, I need to heed.

It never steers me wrong,
I remain true to course
for, the Holy Spirit is my  . . .
Godly Positioning Source.

I’ve got me a GPS,
it’s helping me to find the way
and my final destination . . .
is to be with Jesus one day!

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Psalm 143:10

“Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God: thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land of uprightness.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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