Tag Archives: Word

The Bible Is Like A Mirror ~

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects yourself so true
it shows all the hidden sin
yet living inside of you.

But if you never read it,
how will you ever glean
the areas in your life
God still needs to make clean.

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects your heart so true
it shows what is keeping
God disconnected from you.

But if you don’t study it,
God cannot lead or direct
you to see how sinfulness
has an everlasting effect.

The Bible is like a mirror,
His reflection should be in you
but, you must apply it . . .
in your life ~ for this to be true!

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1 John 3:2

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be: but we know that, when he
shall appear, we shall be like him;
for we shall see him as he is.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


My Inspiration ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~Inspiration by God ~ IBible Verses

Lord, when I study the Word,
I’m filled with inspiration
for it opens up to me . . .
thought for contemplation.

I see that You desire,
for me to seek Your will
I can see my objective
is learning to be still.

I see You have a purpose,
for me so many plans
I see that I must leave
everything in Your hands.

I see that You aim,
to renew me each day
I see that I must seek
the Truth, Life and Way.

I see that You endeavor,
for me to finish the race
I see that I need to grow
daily in Your love and grace!

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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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Rest of My Days ~

I love The Lord used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Lord, Your grace will carry me,
all the days of my life
Your mercies will take me
through all of my worldly strife.

Your faithfulness exceeds,
my every dream
Your goodness flows in me
like a mountain stream.

Your truthfulness shines,
like a beacon in the night
Your Word consumes me
with its wondrous, glorious light.

Lord, Your love for me,
is ever constant and true . . .
for the rest of my days
I promise to follow You!

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Psalm 116:1-2
King James Version

“I love the Lord, because he hath heard
my voice and my supplications.
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,
therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Perfect Peace ~

keep-in-peaceCHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Oh, to know the peace of God,
to experience its perfect calm
to use His every Word
as our soothing, healing balm.

Then we’d have tranquility,
through the storms of life
we’d soar above the turbulence
riding out the winds of strife.

Oh, to have the serenity of God,
flowing from our weary hearts
to have minds engulfed in stillness
which only His Spirit can impart.

Then we’d have the faith,
to trust God in all things
and the discipline to know
the perfect peace He brings!

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Isaiah 26:3
King James Version

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Will Wait ~

I Will Wait ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I will wait on You Lord,
I will wait and be still . . .
I will wait for Your voice
to guide and to lead
I will wait for Your Spirit
before I proceed.

I will wait on You Lord,
I will wait and be still  . . .
I will wait on Your word
to give me the power
I will wait on Your timing
no matter the hour.

I will wait on You Lord,
I will wait and be still . . .
I will wait for Your peace
to put the calm in my soul
I will wait on Your grace
to stay in control.

I will wait on You Lord,
I will wait and be still . . .
I will wait for Your blessings
before I get up and go
I will patiently wait
until You let me know.

I will wait on You Lord,
I will wait and be still . . .
I promise I can
I promise I will
but I need Your strength
to wait and be still!

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Micah 7:7
King James Version

“Therefore I will look unto the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation:
my God will hear me.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


What Lies Ahead ~

No Eye Has Seen used with permission Doorpost Verses on Face book
I do not know,
what lies ahead
but this I do know
I won’t be mislead.

What I cannot see,
with my own eyes
those of God’s
will make me wise.

God has shown me,
salvation’s truest light
as I read my Bible
I sense His holy might.

Though I have ears,
I can’t hear Him speak
but I heed none less
when His will I seek.

I’ve taken note,
of His divine revelation
and made the Gospels
my true foundation.

I don’t know what God,
has out there for me
but I know if I wait
His glory I will see!

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Isaiah 64:4-5
King James Version

“For since the beginning
of the world men have not heard,

nor perceived by the ear,
neither hath the eye seen,

O God, beside thee,
what he hath prepared for him

that waiteth for him.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Word Garden ~

Spend Time in The Bible Used with permission IBible VErses

Every day is a smorgasbord,
a buffet of renewed pardon
a fresh supply of God’s grace
found in His Word garden.

My appetites are gratified,
from each verse that I pick
they bring me such comfort
whether feeling well or sick.

I hunger after what is holy,
to fill me up for the day
and in the Word I can find
comfort throughout the day.

I crave the righteousness,
reading the Word will bring
it satisfied my hunger pangs
it’s like dining with the King.

It’s seems I’m always hungry,
I’m constantly in the Word
but my desire to know Jesus
is continuously being stirred.

I need a steady, stable filling,
of God’s mercy and His love
it’s like manna from heaven
coming down from above.

One day I’ll sit at His banquet table,
and I will have all that I need
but until that day comes . . .
in His Word garden, I will feed!

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Matthew 4:4
King James Version

“But he answered and said,
It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I am A Student ~

I am Just a Student ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I am just a student,
I study to become wise
I look for the truth
with wonder in my eyes.

I pray every morning,
for the Holy Spirit’s leading
so He’ll open up my mind
to everything I’ll be reading.

I consider and I examine,
every Word and every line
I look for God’s promises
and claim them all as mine.

As I look up the meaning,
to the Words I highlight
I see my own darkness
while blessed in His light.

There’s something to be said,
when you study on your own
and one day to all my questions
I know God, will make known.

But for now, I am His student,
I read my Bible every day
the Holy Spirit is my teacher
who guides me along the way!

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2 Timothy 2:15
King James Version

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In Everything Give Thanks ~

In Evertyhing Give Thanks ~ CHRSITian poetryby deborah ann

In everything give thanks,
to God our Father up in Heaven
in Jesus name give praise
for all that we’ve been given.

In everything give thanks,
for the good things we own
for the temporal needs He meets
for each gift from His throne.

In everything give thanks,
for our spiritual blessings
for the Life, the Truth, the Way
for forgiveness in confessing.

In everything  give thanks,
for the mercy God has given
for grace, election, redemption
for the adoption of the forgiven.

In everything  give thanks,
for the adversities of  this life
for peace, joy and comfort
for renewal from daily strife.

In everything  give thanks,
for this is God’s will for you
in Jesus name give praise
and His light will shine through!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18
King James Version

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Constant and True ~

Faithful and True ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When disappointed,
when all else fails
I know just One
whose love prevails.

God is the same,
year after year
He is unwavering
His way is always clear.

He remains faithful,
constant and true
the Rock for my soul
to anchor onto.

Merciful and loyal,
grace without an end
my eternal Helper
my life-saving Friend.

Trust worthy He is,
more than just reliable
for His promises
are still redeemable.

When all else fails,
when I’m disappointed
to the unchangeable One
I turn to be anointed!

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Malachi 3:6
King James Version

“For I am the Lord, I change not;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Ignite Me ~

Revival by Gary Buchanan free photo #10484

Ignite me Lord,
fill me with the Spirit’s fire
until the day only You
becomes my heart’s desire.

Ignite me Lord,
set me ablaze in Your love
until the day I meet You
in heaven up above.

Ignite me Lord,
may Your Word sear my soul
until the day Your ways
become my only goal.

Ignite me Lord,
put a fire under me
until the day Your light
is all these eyes see.

Ignite me Lord,
let Your hope in me inspire
until the day of Your return
to keep others from hell’s fire!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 3:11
King James Version

“I indeed baptize you with
water unto repentance.

but he that cometh after me
is mightier than I,

whose shoes I am
not worthy to bear:

he shall baptize you
with the Holy Ghost,
and with fire:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Road Map ~

I Have Hidden used with pemission IBible Verses
The Word is my road map,
that guides me along my way
leading me with great wisdom
to help me through my day.

When I am at a crossroad,
not sure of the way to go
I ask Jesus for directions
so the true way I will know.

When I find I’m too weary,
to make it down the road
I pray for His endurance
to help me with my load.

When I get off His path,
and I wander on my own
I get down on my knees
till His way for me is shown.

Yes, the Word is our road map,
the perfect guide for each of us
but we must read the scriptures
if in Jesus we’re going to trust!

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 2 Timothy 3:16
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


By My Fruits. . .

Soil by Marian Trinidad free photo # 9785

By my fruits,
will I be known
by all the seeds
I have sown.

The good ones,
and the bad
the ones that take
the ones that add.

Just what will it be,
that other’s see
making them want
what’s inside me?

Will their eyes,
glimpse and know
God is with me
from the seeds I sow?

Am I strong,
or, am I weak
is it my will
or the Lord’s I seek?

Did I plant,
the seeds in love
not of mine
but, of God’s above.

Were they watered,
from the start
with God’s Word
straight from my heart?

Can they see,
the peace within
or is peace missing
because of hidden sin?

Will they see,
God’s strength and power
or has my faith
turned somewhat sour?

All these things,
I need to ask
for, there is no hiding
behind a mask.

God knows the true purpose,
and intent of my labor
so I pray He grants . . .
all my seeds His favor.

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James 3:17-18
King James Version

“But the wisdom that is from above
is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
willing to yield, full of mercy
and good fruits, without partiality
and without hypocrisy.

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!

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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 Harvest is Near ~

Nature by Sandara Lee free photo Creation Swap

The seed has been planted,
for every nation to hear
the fields are now ready
the harvest is almost near.

The season is turning right,
the time is drawing close
soon our Savior will come
but the hour no one knows.

The Word has gone out,
the desert rose is a bloom
in God’s heavenly mansion
there’s still plenty of room.

The soil has been prepared,
the sacrifice has been made
the time is running out
for lost souls to be swayed.

The showers have increased,
the outpouring is on the rise
and the day Jesus comes
will be twinkling in our eyes.

The message of hope continues,
it will to the very end . . .
still we don’t how much longer
the time ~ God plans to extend!

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Matthew 24:36
King James Version

“But of that day and hour
knoweth no man,
no, not the angels
of heaven,
but my Father only.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Unto Eternity ~

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Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My peace
and unto eternity . . .
it will not end or cease.

I have empowered you,
with My eternal grace
but it is up to you
to seek My faithful face.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I will not let you fall
and unto eternity . . .
I’ll hear your every call.

I have given you freedom,
to fly off anywhere
but it is up to you
to trust me with your care.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My calm
and unto eternity . . .
I will hold you in My palm.

But you must learn to fly,
on your own faithful wings
for you are not My puppet . . .
I hold not, your worldly strings!

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Romans 12:2
King James Version

“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In Your Light ~

In Your LIght ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord . . .

As the moon beams fade,
along with the darken night
I ask You to walk with me
and lead me in Your light.

In the morning’s early luster,
amidst it’s golden hue
I rise up with the sun
and give my day to You.

While the air is yet cool,
before the dew sets in
I cover myself in Your love
till I feel Your warmth within.

Before the birds first song,
while all is calm and still
I meditate on Your Word . . .
and learn for me Your will.

When the day dawns on me,
lit by the Spirit’s glow
I rest assured in knowing
You’ll be with me as I go!

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Psalm 5:3
King James Version

“My voice shalt thou hear
in the morning,
O Lord; in the morning
will I direct
my prayer
unto thee, and will look up.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


In Due Season ~

In Due Season ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Rest in the Lord while you wait,
for the answer to your prayers
you mustn’t grow faint or weary
or think He no longer cares.

Keep your heart focused on Jesus,
immerse yourself in His Word
rest and have faith like a child
believe your requests He’s heard.

Trust the Lord and hold fast,
He is the God who is never late
He has your best interest in mind
and has His purpose for the wait.

Believe He’s working things out,
accept that He has His own reason
if you’re not reaping answers now
they’ll be harvested in due season!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1
King James Version

“To every thing
there is a season,

and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Lift Up My Soul ~

Guide Me in Truth used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook
Lord, each new day I lift,
my soul up to You . . .
my heart searches in Your Word
till Your light comes into view.

I pray for Your guidance,
a willingness to be led
a heart relationship I want
not one just in my head.

I know I am teachable,
there’s so much I can learn
even though I’m in mid-life
to Your ways I still yearn.

Lord, my faith is in Your hand,
I put my trust in all You do
I lift up my soul in praise . . .
for the grace I found in You!

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Psalm 25:5
King James Version

“Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Cries From the Heart . . .

Bleeding Heart by Brian Cole free photo #2389

When the heart cries to be heard,
yet it shares not a single word
when it yearns to speak to another
yet its voice it can’t uncover.

When the heart needs someone else,
another person stronger than itself
when it feels the tug of deep emotion
and has the need for true devotion.

When the heart ceases its futile search,
and comes down from its high perch
it will see its looked in all the wrong places
for man can’t fill the need for God’s graces.

For the heart that cries and is not heard,
needs to cleave onto the Good Word . . .
there they will find God has an ear
and cries from the heart . . . He’ll always hear.

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Psalm 116:1-2
King James Version

“I love the Lord, because he hath heard my
voice and my supplications. Because he hath
inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call
upon him as long as I live.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What Causes Our Feet to Stumble?

What Causes Our Feet To Stumle ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo CreationSwap

What causes our feet to stumble,
so quickly in these last days?
Was not Jesus our example,
on how to keep ourselves humble?

Did He not draw a line in the sand,
an expose to all men their sin?
Was He not the One who promised,
salvation would come from His hand?

Did He not still preach the Word,
to all those He came across?
Did He not hold them accountable,
for the truth that they had heard?

Did He not prepare the way,
for the Holy Spirit’s filling?
Did He not tell everyone to fear,
God’s wrath on judgment day?

Did He just give up,
and ask God to save Him from death?
Did He not continue on to drink,
the grace raised in His Father’s  cup?

Did He not face the cross,
with severe pain and suffering?
So then why do we think . . .
we should not undergo any loss?

What causes are feet to stumble,
so quickly in these last days?
Didn’t Jesus set for us an example,
on how to stay meek and humble?

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Philippians 3:8
King James Version

“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


If Were To Be Like Jesus ~

To Be Like Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

To be more like Jesus,
we must walk with Him each day
we must take up our personal cross
and follow Him on the narrow way.

It’s an individual thing to decide,
no one can tell you what to do
after the Sunday service is over
it will be only Jesus and you.

As we learn to walk with Him,
we will see the newness in our life
and being just like Jesus . . .
will then become our only strife.

We walk the faith that we have,
the measure of it only we know
but if we’re willing to study His word
in our hearts it’s sure to grow.

There is no assurance,
from His light we will not stray
but if you trust in the Holy Spirit
He’ll keep you from falling  away.

 He will give us divine wisdom,
He’ll lead and guide our way
till He takes us to His Kingdom
where we’ll walk with Him each day!

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Ephesians 2:10
King James Version

“For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we
should walk in them.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I am Not Ashamed ~

I am Not Ashamed ~ CHRISTian Poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I am not ashamed,
of the hope that lives in me
I wear my faith openly
for all the world to see.

You asked me to be the light,
to shine Your Word upon my path
so, I share Your truth knowing
at me they’ll scorn and laugh.

I am not intimidated,
by the words and thoughts of man
instead, I rejoice in the knowledge
You will finish what You began.

You asked me to be the salt,
to spread Your favor on the earth
so, I tell the story on my way
of their sin, Your life, new birth.

I am not afraid,
or concerned what man may do
for I know that I am Yours
and they can’t take me from You.

You asked me to follow You,
in my every act and deed
I do so willingly because I know
You will help me as I need.

I am not beaten,
although man may think he’s won
for, I’ve seen the crown of victory
upon my Lord, the Christ, Your Son.

You asked me to be faithful,
my trust in You remains
I know You will walk with me
on the narrowest of these plains.

Lord, I am not ashamed,
despite how man wants me to feel
the Good News is my life . . .
and Your love I must reveal!

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Mark 8:38
King James Version

“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me
and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation;
of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed,
when he cometh in the glory of his Father
with the holy angels.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Bread ~

Daily Bread ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Give me today ~ Lord,
Your daily bread
let it be on Your Word
that I am satisfied and fed.

Let me not go hungry,
for the Truth and the Way
fill me with Your wisdom
as I go about my day.

Send to me Your manna,
sweetened with grace
grant unto me strength
to run the good race.

Give me life-giving water,
so I’ll not ever thirst
remind me to always . . .
put You first!

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Matthew 6:33
King James Version

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Way ~

The Way by Chris Kennedy free photo
Lord, lead me in the Word,
teach me where to go
make Your way plain
so Your path I will know.

Show me Your truths,
let them light up the way
open my heart and my ears
to the words, You have to say.

Instruct me in patience,
teach me to be still
until I have clear knowledge
as to what is Your will.

You’re the God of my hope,
I’ll wait for Your direction
all day I will pray
to the Lord of my salvation.

Lord, lead me in the Word,
teach me Your perfect ways
make Your path plain to me
for the rest of my days!

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Psalm 25:5
King James Version

“Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Hidden in My Heart ~

Hidden in My Heart ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann belka

Hidden deep in my heart,
way down in the crevices
I’ve tucked the Word of God
along with all of its messages.

God has given me verses,
at specific times of need
making His way clear to me
through the passages that I read.

The Word is the ammo,
that I use when Satan calls
I throw at him a Scripture
that’s sure to make him fall.

I keep the Word handy,
it’s always on my mind
I reflect on it daily
so true peace I can find.

One day they may take my Bible,
but, they cannot take my heart
for I store God’s Word safely there
so from it, I’ll never be apart!

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Psalm 119:11
King James Version

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


He Guides My Feet ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ steps IBible Verses

He guides my feet,
over the mountain tops
onto high ground
He lets me rest and stop.

He leads my steps,
into the green vales
where living waters flow
without halt or fail.

He shines His light,
ahead of my footsteps
the Word directs my way
His love it projects.

He takes me to places,
to share the Good News
He sends me on a path
so His truth I can pursue.

One day we’ll be together,
one day ~ we shall meet
until then I pray . . .
He’ll keep directing my feet.

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Psalm 18:33
King James Version

“He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


This Walk of Faith ~

I walk the walk of faith,
hand in hand with my Lord
in my heart His Word
I’ve put away and stored.

I trust and I believe,
He’s always here with me
though at times it’s dark
His light helps me to see.

When I falter in my belief,
not sure of the way
I can rely on Him
to hear me when I pray.

I know He’s next to me,
I’m never all alone
even though there are times
when I feel I’m on my own.

This walk of faith is simple,
but sometimes I make it hard
when I take away the trust
my hopes get somewhat jarred.

I know I must be faithful,
to walk this walk with Him
for when there is not a doubt
His light won’t fade or dim!

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Psalms 119: 129-130
King James Version

” Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore my soul keeps them.
The entrance of Your words gives light;
 It gives understanding to the simple.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Day Star ~

Space by SadMonkey Design free photo #2486

My Day Star arises,
with the morning light
He shines in dark places
all through the night.

When the dawn breaks,
He gets up with me
and all of His splendor
my eyes, can’t wait to see.

He enlightens my soul,
with His glory and grace
and His love I can feel
bringing joy to my face.

His Spirit rests on me,
in my soul, He quakes
when I read His Word
my heart to Him shapes.

I seek Him each morn,
His wisdom He bestows
the Light of the world
in my life, forever glows.

My Day Star arises,
with me each new day
He shines in dark places
as I go along my way!

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

2 Peter 1:19
King James Version

“We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,
 as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
 until the day dawn, and the day star
arise in your hearts:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gift ~

It's All From You by Brennen Baxter free photo #3030

The artist is nothing without the Gift,
no portrait would ever be so grand
all the colors would run together
without the touch, of the Master’s hand.

The musician is nothing without the Gift,
no melody would ever be sung or played
the notes would lie alone on the sheet
without the Creator’s, support and aid.

The poet is nothing without the Gift,
no prose would ever come alive
the rhyme would be dull and lifeless
without the Word, to help it to survive.

The potter is nothing without the Gift,
the clay would be without form
it would be full of lumps and clumps
without the Spirit to transform

The architect is nothing without the Gift,
no bridge would ever cross the span
the connection would not bear up
without putting His salvation in the plan.

There is no talent without the Gift,
no one would be able to vie or compete
our abilities would lie unfinished . . .
ah, but the Gift makes us complete!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 6:23
King James Version

“For the wages of sin is death;
but the Gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Convicted ~

Convicted ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, may your Holy Word,
convict me of my sin . . .
may it penetrate my life
and cut out the pride within.

May it humble me,
with the edges of its power
may be engraved in my mind
so satan I can overpower.

May it make me obedient,
with its piercing truthfulness
may it permeate into my soul
and fill me with faithfulness.

May it help me to be trustful,
with the sharpness of its might
may it make a way into my heart
so I will be pleasing in Your sight.

May it make me a conqueror,
with its discerning knowledge
may it breach the stony places
so Your grace I can acknowledge.

Lord, may your Holy Word,
convict me of my sin . . .
may it penetrate my entire life
until it is You ~ who lives within

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 4:12
King James Version

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul
and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and
is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


By Grace Alone

By grace alone,
not of me . . .
in Christ through faith
is why I’m free.

By grace alone,
not of my hand
so I humbly receive
redemption’s plan.

By grace alone,
not of my deed
the Word is sufficient
for want and need.

By grace alone,
not of my thought
God and favor
cannot be bought.

By grace alone,
not of my doing
a gift in measure
worth my pursuing.

By grace alone,
not of me . . .
justification epitomized
on the cross of Calvary!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8
King James Version

“For by grace
you have been saved
through faith,

and that not of yourselves;
it is the gift of God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Eternal Assurance ~

Your Love Never Fails ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s love never fails,
it never fades or pales
that is our assurance
our eternal insurance.

Our soul He’ll protect,
He promises to perfect
our mind and our heart
when hope we impart.

He’s the light in our lamp,
redemption’s seal and stamp
the source of our power
no matter the day or hour.

He is the grace in our cup,
when on His Word we sup
our faith in Him will grow
the more about Him we know.

God is the Father, the Son
the Holy Spirit ~ makes one
to us that is His assurance
to all, His eternal insurance!

~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 1:5
King James Version

“For our gospel came not unto you in word only,
but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost,
and in much assurance; as ye know what manner
of men we were among you for your sake.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Focused ~

focus Logo by Dave Elledge free photo 3610

Lord, at times it’s hard to focus,
on what You have to say
with so many distractions
that come at me each day.

I open up my Bible,
but the pages seem to dull
and though I see the words
they don’t sink into my skull.

My mind begins to wander,
making it hard for me to see
the Way, Truth and the Life
that is right in front of me.

I struggle with my thoughts,
try to turn them just to You
but, then I start to think about
all the things that I must do.

Lord, at times it hard to focus,
on the things that really matter
there are so many diversions
causing my thoughts to scatter.

So, this morning I am praying,
You will help me out today
by keeping my heart fixed . . .
and my mind on You stayed!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 57:7

“My heart is fixed,
O God, my heart is fixed:

I will sing and give praise.”

King James Version
Public domain

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


The Bible Is Like A Mirror ~

The Bible Is Like A Mirror ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects yourself so true
it shows the hidden sin
that is living inside of you.

On the surface all looks nice,
so polished and so clean
but, if you were to read it
all your sins would be seen.

The Bible is like a mirror,
it reflects what’s in the heart
and if you were to study it
you’d see every ugly wart.

You’d see every little blemish,
every spot and sinful mark
but,  if you were to apply it
you’d no longer be in the dark.

The Bible is like a mirror,
His reflection should be in you
but you must study and apply it
to your life, for this to be true!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 4:12
King James Version

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
 and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul
and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and
is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of
the heart.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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