Tag Archives: Truth

Offend Me Lord ~

Offend me Lord,
with Your Word
let me be convicted
by the truth heard.

Insult me Lord,
with Your commands
so with false teachers
I’ll not shake hands.

Offend me Lord,
let me feel the sting
that Your reproof
in my life will bring.

Shock me Lord,
let my ears hear
no sinner in heaven
will You let near.

Outrage me Lord,
go ahead and offend
so with the world . . .
I’ll not be a friend!

~~~~~

John 6.61

“When Jesus knew in himself that his
disciples murmured at it,
he said unto them,
Doth this offend you?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Heaven Getting ~

Lord, let me not honor You,
with my lips only
but with a heart that is . . .
devoted to You solely.

Let me not profess,
my undying love to You
only to go into the world
and follow what others do.

Let me not disobey,
the commands You taught
by living a life of hypocrisy
and doing whatever I want.

Let me not think,
it’s all about heaven getting
but, about right here and now
and any sin that is besetting.

Lord, let me not fool myself,
thinking hidden sin You can’t see
lest I hear You say one day . . .
you never really knew Me!

~~~~~~

Matthew 7:21-23

“Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which
is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have
cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Mission Possible ~

Your mission today,
if you should so agree
is to share the Good News
and tell others about Me.

Your subject today,
could be anyone
who doesn’t know
what for them I’ve done.

Your mission today,
if you should decide
is to let your light shine
on the reason I died.

Your actions today,
might just save a life
and bring someone peace
instead of eternal strife.

Your mission today,
is not impossible
for with Me . . .
all things are possible!

~~~~~~~

Mark 16:15

“And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel
to every creature.

Public Domain
King James Version

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Silencing of the Sheep ~

There’s a silencing today,
of many of the Lord’s sheep
for the mention of sin . . .
under the carpet they sweep.

There’s a dumbing-down today,
sheep don’t say what they should
for what they know is bad
they now call fine and good.

There’s a suppressing today,
the sheep are now mute
immorality no longer
is something they dispute.

There’s a muzzling today,
truth sheep no longer speak
for the true Word of God . . .
they irredeemably tweak.

There’s a shushing today,
of those on the narrow path
for the sheep have forgotten
evil will meet with God’s wrath.

In God’s flock today,
there is a silencing
and this sheep thinks . . .
it’s woefully frightening!

~~~~~~

Isaiah 5:20

“Woe unto them that call evil good,
and good evil; that put darkness
for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Striving ~

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I rely on God’s mercy,
every day to move on
I put all my confidence
knowing more can be drawn.

I depend on God’s peace,
each day to get by
for, I know on its stillness
I can always rely.

I hang on to God’s promise,
of His returning one day
I keep my eyes focused
on the Life, Truth and Way.

I feed on God’s Word,
each day to survive
for more of His strength
I constantly strive!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his face continually.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~04.29.18~


The Seeds You Sow ~

May the seeds you sow,
grow and multiply
may hope to all
they daily supply.

May they be rich,
in truth and mercy
watered with love
to quench the thirsty.

May they take root,
and find nourishment
so they can be seeds
also of encouragement.

May they grow in faith,
to sin, no longer bound
so they too can spread
the Good News around.

May the seeds you sow,
lay not dormant or inactive
but, multiply and grow . . .
into seeds Jesus attractive!

~~~~~~

Luke 8:8

“And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundredfold. And when he
had said these things,
he cried, He that hath
ears to hear, let him hear.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Spiritual Wants ~

My spiritual wants,
every day are met
over them I’ve no need
to worry or fret.

For when I’m hungry,
on the Word I feed
it supplies my soul
with the faith I need.

When I am thirsty,
I go to the water of Life
for it gives me hope
in the drought of strife.

When I’m famished,
I feed on God’s promise
not to ever leave
neither forsake us.

When I am dry,
to the living Fountain I go
knowing more grace
out of it will flow.

My spiritual wants,
are met everyday
for Jesus is my Life
my Truth and my Way!

~~~~~~~~

John 6.35

Jesus said to them,
“I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me
shall not hunger, and
whoever believes in me
shall never thirst.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Tell Me What You See ~

Lord search my heart,
tell me what You see . . .
let me know if any evil
is still left inside of me.

Take a real close look,
for any sin yet hidden
any idols I hold onto
keeping me still smitten.

Once You point them out,
let me be finally rid of . . .
anything that still keeps me
from knowing Your prefect love.

Then put me on the path,
that leads to the everlasting
where I can learn the meaning
of peace without understanding.

Lord search my heart,
tell me what you see . . .
let me know how I can live
a life pleasing to only Thee!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 139:23-24

“Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:

And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will Always Love you ~

Jesus loves you,
He always will
though at times
this you may not feel.

He made a promise,
to take care of you
by giving believers
His Spirit in His lieu.

He’s your comforter,
your helpful friend
never will He leave
He’s there till the end.

He will guide you,
in truth and light
give you the power
of His holy might.

You may wander,
but He won’t go away
He’ll not let you
completely go astray.

Jesus loves you,
on this you can rely
this truth I pray
you will not deny!

~~~~~~~~

John 15:13

Greater love hath
no man than this,
that a man lay down
his life for his friends.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


His Stripes ~

His stripes,
my forgiven sin
His chastisement
my peace within.

His wounds,
my transgression
His death
my redemption.

His bruising,
my iniquity
His crown
my victory.

His sorrow,
my corruption
His grief
my adoption.

His stripes,
my healing
His Spirit
my sealing!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:4-5

“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.

“But he was wounded
for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace
was upon him;
and with his stripes
we are healed.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Never Late ~

 

God is never late,
tardy, He is not
all goes by His plan
in the time He allots.

God is never slow,
His timing is perfected
the hour, the minute
He has already selected.

God is never delayed,
His purpose is on track
on His own timetable
not a second will He tack.

God is never slack,
He has time on His rein
He knows the exact moment
when Jesus will come to reign.

God is never late,
He knows how long the span
all will work out in the end
for time is in His hand!

~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:8

“But, beloved, be not ignorant
of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand
years, and a thousand years
as one day.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.28.18~


A Sheeple I am ~

I’m one of His sheep,
for this I am proud
I have no problem
saying this aloud.

For, He’s my Shepherd,
with Him I need not
all that I require
for me He has got.

I’m one His sheep,
it’s Jesus who I follow
for He fills the void
in a heart, once hollow.

For, He’s my Lord,
my Life and my Savior
His grace is why
I’ve my Father’s favor.

Yes, I follow Jesus,
so if that makes me a sheeple
I will not be offended  . . .
when called this by other people!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The World’s Wilderness ~

The world is a wilderness,
with strange and eerie places
and I could not travel in it . . .
without Jesus and His graces.

I know I would get lost,
in the darkness in front of me
for, without His saving light
the wickedness I’d not see.

The world is a wilderness,
with dark and scary pathways
and I would stumble on them
if Jesus wasn’t with me always.

For, I would not be able to see,
the clear and present danger
of following after those . . .
who were to Him a stranger.

The world is a wilderness,
I need to navigate through
tis why I keep my Shepherd
and His flock in my view!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 78:52

“But made his own people
to go forth like sheep,
and guided them in the
wilderness like a flock.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


An Albatross ~

Some say I am,
an out-dated albatross
because I still cling
to Jesus on the cross.

They say I am,
liberation’s hindrance
because I believe
in Jesus’ saving grace.

They say I am,
progression’s impediment
because I have
a Godly temperament.

They say I am,
an obstacle in the way
because I follow
the Life, Truth and Way.

But, I do not care,
what they have to say
for nothing will cause me  . . .
from God’s Word to stray!

~~~~~

2 Timothy 3:16-17

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gospel of Grace ~

The Gospel of Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and by faith alone . . .
I believe only through Jesus’ blood
the sins of mankind are atoned.

I believe grace cleanses,
the effects of evil and sin
I believe Jesus our very souls
died so them He could win.

I believe grace pardons,
the guilty and shamed face
I believe Jesus upon Himself
took the brunt of our disgrace.

I believe graces heals,
the hurt, the pain, the ache
I believe Jesus our hearts
can soften, reform and remake.

I believe grace gives rest,
to the depressed and friendless
I believe Jesus came to save
all who are lonely and hopeless.

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and nothing more . . .
I believe God’s gift of grace
redeems, heals and restores!

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Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~03.13.18~


Where’s Your Cross ~

Where is your cross,
did you forget it somewhere
did you put it down
was it just too heavy to bear?

Where did your cross go,
did you leave it behind
was it too big of a burden
for your heart and mind?

Where is your cross,
did you cast is aside
did you think in Jesus
it was too hard to abide?

Where did you discard it,
did it become an obstacle
was continuing to carry it
becoming for you impossible?

Where is your cross,
when will you retrieve it?
For it is your very soul . . .
that without it, you’ll forfeit!

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Matthew 16:24-26

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.

For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: and whosoever
will lose his life for my sake
shall find it.

For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give
in exchange for his soul?”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


At Jesus’ Feet ~

I found God’s grace,
at Jesus’ feet
I found forgiveness
there at His feet.

I found redemption,
at Jesus’s feet
I found perfect love
there at His feet.

I found pity,
at Jesus’ feet
I found mercy
there at His feet

I found Truth,
at Jesus’ feet
I found eternal joy
there at His feet.

I found Life,
at Jesus’ feet
I found the Way
there at His feet.

I found hope,
at Jesus’ feet
I found healing
at my Savior’s feet!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 15:30

“And great multitudes came unto him,
having with them those that were lame,
blind, dumb, maimed, and many others,
and cast them down at Jesus’ feet;
and he healed them:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Source of My Solace ~

God is the source,
of my solace . . .
for His loving-kindness
is perfect and flawless.

Whenever I need,
mercy anew
for me He always
pulls right through.

He sends me peace,
whenever I’m afflicted
consoles me with
a love unrestricted.

When more grace,
I need to get by
He sends it to me
without questioning why.

God is the source,
of my contentment
for He always brings
my soul refreshment.

And so to all of you,
my solace I pass along
so the God of our comfort
will too, make you strong!

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4

” Blessed be God,
even the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort;

Who comforteth us
in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to
comfort them which are
in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith
we ourselves are comforted of God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Life ~

When the well of life,
starts running dry
and you find yourself
wondering why.

For, not long ago,
it seemed to flow
with hope and joy
wherever you’d go.

But, now it trickles,
when at its best
draining from you
your peace and rest.

And now in your soul,
there is a deep thirst
causing your faith
to be at its worst.

That’s when you need,
from Jesus a refill . . .
so the waters of life
He can again instill!

~~~~~~~~~

John 4:14

“ But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing
up into everlasting life.

King James Version
Public Domain


Constant Guidance ~

The Lord will guide me,
this I haven’t any doubt
but it’s up to me . . .
not to shut His voice out.

I will need to be open,
to His divine leading
and to His written Word
I’ll need to do some heeding.

The Lord will lead me,
all I have to do is ask
but, it’s up to me . . .
to be ready for the task.

I will need to be at peace,
wherever He may take me
for, only He truly knows
what my future is to be.

The Lord will guide,
lead me continually . . .
but, I must trust Him
with my life constantly!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 58:11

“And the Lord shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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