Category Archives: Thanksgiving Day Poems

I am Thankful ~

Today I am thankful,
for my daily bread
for the Holy Spirit
by whom I am lead.

For the abundance,
of faith and grace
for Jesus’ strength
to stay in the race.

Today I am grateful,
to my Father above
for His tender mercy
His wondrous love.

For His Goodness,
all He provides
for the power
He daily supplies.

Lord, today I’m thankful,
oh, so grateful too . . .
for all You bless me with
for all ~ for me You do!

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Psalm 118:24

This is the day which
the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and
be glad in it.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

Have A Blessed Thanksgiving


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~ A Thankful, Grateful Heart ~

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is appreciative . . .
one that to all Your blessings
is attuned and sensitive.

Let it be a heart,
that sings its daily praise
let it be my heartfelt gratitude
that to You I earnestly raise.

Let me have a heart,
truly thankful for all things
no matter what in my life
You should choose to bring

Let my heart flow with,
the rivers of Your peace
so my appreciation to You
I may continually release.

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is steadily hopeful
let it be the heart of one . . .
who is to You truly grateful!

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1 Chronicles 16:34

” O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Eternally Thankful ~

Lord, may my heart be,
eternally thankful . . .
may it always to You
be forever grateful.

May it sing it’s praises,
for all that You do
may it show it’s thanks
for to You it’s always due.

Lord, may my song swell,
with my gratefulness
may it resonate loudly
of Your faithfulness.

May its lyric’s convey,
my complete devotion
may its melody express
my gratitude unbroken.

Lord, may my heart be,
filled with thanksgiving
may my praise to You . . .
always be transmitting!

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Psalm 7:17

I will praise the Lord
according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name
of the Lord most high.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Thanksgiving ~

God, my Thanksgiving,
my Salvation, my Song
thank You for making
my faith in You strong.

For You have shown me,
the Truth and the Way
Your mercy and grace
shine on me each day.

God, my Gratefulness,
my Gladness, my Delight
thank You for showing me
Your eternal Light.

For before You I was,
thankless and merciless
but Your love for me
now brings peace ceaseless.

God, my Thanksgiving,
my praise to you I sing . . .
for all of the blessings
to me You daily bring!

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Psalm 106:1

Praise ye the Lord.
O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Today Is Thanksgiving ~

Today is Thanksgiving,
a time of fullness
a time to thank God . . .
for His steadfast goodness.

A time to be blessed,
to give blessings too
a time to thank God . . .
for all He does for you.

Today is Thanksgiving,
a time of appreciation
a time to thank God . . .
for His fortification.

A time to be nourished,
to give nourishment too
a time to thank God . . .
for daily enriching you.

Today is Thanksgiving,
a time of heartfelt gratitude
a time to thank God . . .
with an appreciative attitude!

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Psalm 107:1

O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 

~ Have a blessed Thanksgiving ~


The Cornucopia of Contentment ~

Thanksgiving is the time,
of finding true contentment
a time to praise God . . .
without any resentment.

A time to discover,
the secret of gratitude
a time to let thanksgiving
become our daily attitude.

Thanksgiving is the time,
of finding satisfaction
a time for appreciation
no matter our condition.

It’s a time to be thankful,
to God for everything
a time to be grateful
for whatever He may bring.

Thanksgiving’s a cornucopia,
of having true contentment
for all those who on God . . .
are genuinely dependent!

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Philippians 4:11-13

Not that I speak in respect of want:
for I have learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content.

I know both how to be abased,
and I know how to abound:
every where and in all things
I am instructed both
to be full and to be hungry,
both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thankful Heart ~

A thankful heart,
starts with a song
sings its gratitude
all the day long.

It knows God,
is in control
for He reigns
in its soul.

A grateful heart,
starts with praise
expresses it thanks
all of its days.

It believes God,
is its creator
it knows there is
no One greater.

A thankful heart,
sings all day long
to its God . . .
who makes it strong!

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Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall
rejoice in him,
because we have trusted
in his holy name.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Plate of Grace ~

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there’ll be no turkey with dressing
I’m only going to serve a plate
of gratitude for God’s blessings.

As a substitute for candied yams,
we’ll feast on His loving kindness
taste the sweetness of His favor
as we reflect on His righteousness.

There’ll be no rolls and butter,
instead, we’ll eat of the Bread of Life
with gratitude we’ll give our thanks
to Jesus for bearing our strife.

In place of mashed potatoes,
there’ll be praise piled just as high
we’ll sing our adoration
in place of having pumpkin pie.

The only beverage we will drink,
will be from the one True Vine
with humility on our lips
our thanks will be as sweet as wine.

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there’ll be no traditional dinner
instead I’ll serve a plate of grace
to anyone who is a sinner!

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Psalm 7:17

I will praise the Lord
according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name
of the Lord most high.

Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Rejoice, Rejoice In the Lord ~

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
be glad and shout out with joy
for He will uplift you . . .
and your doubts He’ll destroy.

For those who trust in the Lord,
haven’t anything to fear
because they know to them
He is always close and near.

Rejoice all who love the Lord,
with delight give Him your praise
His power and strength is yours
when the shield of faith you raise.

Stand up against the wicked one,
don’t believe in his lies
for God blesses all who trust
with a heart that is wise.

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
and again I say rejoice . . .
lift up your jubilant praise
let God hear your joyous voice!

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Philippians 4:4

“Rejoice
in the Lord alway:
[and] again

I say, Rejoice.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I am Thankful ~

I am thankful for,
God’s love steadfast
how He lift’s me up
when I’m downcast.

I am grateful for,
God’s mercy tender
how a new life He gave
upon my surrender.

I am appreciative for,
God’s gift of a Savior
how He gave my soul
His grace and favor.

I am delighted for,
God’s holy commands
how He keeps me safe
in His mighty hands.

I am thankful for,
God’s love enduring
for the Holy Spirit’s
continuous outpouring!

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1 Chronicles 29:13

Now therefore, our God,
we thank thee, and praise
thy glorious name.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Time of Thankfulness ~

A time of thankfulness,
a time for gratitude
a time to consider . . .
a new daily attitude.

Not just for the season,
but all the year through
Lord may we be grateful
for all for us You do.

A time of blessings,
a time for application
a time to show God
our heartfelt adoration.

A hourly appreciation,
for all and every thing
Lord may we be thankful
for whatever You bring.

A time of gratitude,
a time for thankfulness
a time to bless God with . . .
seamless gratefulness!

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Psalm 34:1

I will bless
the Lord at all times:
his praise shall
continually be in my mouth.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Gratitude Believes ~

Gratitude believes God,
is in absolute control
it trusts His provision
with a meek, humble soul.

Gratitude shows God,
how much it is thankful
daily it has an attitude
of being heartily grateful.

Gratitude has true rest,
peace and contentment
for what life may bring
it holds no resentment.

Gratitude finds real joy,
upon the dawn of day
it shows God adoration
whatever He sends its way.

Gratitude if full of praise,
thankfulness and gladness
gratitude rejoices . . .
over God and His goodness!

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Psalm 118:24

This is the day
which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice
and be glad in it.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Thanksgiving Time ~

Thanksgiving time,
again is drawing near
a time to let God . . .
our gratitude hear.

But we need to go past,
just this time of the year
and make sure God always
our thanksgiving hears.

Thanksgiving time,
isn’t just for the holidays
for a grateful heart . . .
is thankful for all its days.

For no matter the season,
to God we must raise
continual offerings
of our heartfelt praise.

Thanksgiving isn’t the only time,
for us to be thankful
it is the daily fruit . . .
of those who are truly grateful!

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Hebrews 13:15

By him therefore let us offer
the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit
of our lips giving thanks to
his name.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Beyond Thanksgiving’s Dinner ~

Lord, give me gratitude,
sustaining and stable
not just for the yummy food
on today’s Thanksgiving table.

Let me give my thanks,
for all of Your blessings
not just for the yams
and corn bread dressing.

Let me be thankful,
to You for all things
not just for my favorite
crispy turkey wings.

Let me be grateful,
for all You have given
not just for the silver
and fancy table linen.

Lord, let me be appreciative,
for the bounty on my plate
not just for tonight’s dinner
but for each new one I’ll create!

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Psalm 106:1

“Praise ye the Lord.
O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good:
for his mercy endureth
for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~


The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving ~

The sacrifice of Thanksgiving,
was made once and for all
it was always in God’s plans . . .
ever since mankind took a fall.

The offering of God’s peace,
came to us through His Son
as Jesus sacrificed His life . . .
for each and every one.

To have a thankful heart,
one must be with God united
in His ways and to His truths
one must be joyfully delighted.

To give thanks to God always,
and for all things . . . .
only comes when we accept
the gift that salvation brings.

For the good and the bad,
will only work together
when to God’s love and will
our lives we totally surrender.

The sacrifice of Thanksgiving,
came when God’s mercy sent
to the world a Savior . . .
now it’s up to us to repent!

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Leviticus 7:12

“If he offer it for a thanksgiving,
then he shall offer with the sacrifice
of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled
with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed
with oil, and cakes mingled with oil,
of fine flour, fried.”

Luke 22:17-20

“And he took the cup,
and gave thanks, and said,
Take this, and divide it
among yourselves:

For I say unto you
I will not drink of the
fruit of the vine,
until the kingdom
of God shall come.

And he took bread,
and gave thanks,
and brake it,
and gave unto them,
saying, This is my body
which is given for you:
this do in remembrance of me.

Likewise also
the cup after supper,
saying, This cup is
the new testament
in my blood, which is
shed for you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Grow Your Gratitude ~

Grow your gratitude,
it will increase your praise
then what comes your way
you will not be phased.

For God wants us to be,
for all things grateful
and then our praise to Him
will become a daily staple.

Grow your thankfulness,
it won’t disappoint you
then whatever God sends
you’ll be able to get through.

For God desires of us,
our earnest of devotions
not just the kind we give
when going through the motions.

Grow your thanksgiving,
gratefulness you will raise
so no matter what life brings
you’ll still offer God your praise!

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Psalm 103:2

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You Heavenly Father ~

Thank you Father,
for being there
for making me
to You aware.

Thank you Father,
for being kind
for allowing me
Your love to find.

Thank you Father,
for hearing my plea
for showing mercy
to a sinner like me.

Thank you Father,
for sending Your Son
for His grace to finish
what You begun.

Thank you Father,
for all You do . . .
thank You my heart
You choose to pursue!

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Ephesians 1:4

“According as he hath chosen us
in him before the foundation of
the world, that we should be holy
and without blame before him in love:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Satisfied ~

Today I don’t need,
a feast on my table
for God’s goodness
is my everyday staple.

For, I am content,
sated and satisfied
as God’s lovingkindness
leaves me gratified.

Today I don’t desire,
a big turkey feed
for God’s generosity
is all that I need.

For, I am blessed,
pleased and satisfied
now that in Jesus
I have been sanctified.

Today I don’t need,
to consume or to eat
for, my hunger and thirst
in Jesus are complete!

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John 6:35

“And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me shall
never hunger;
and he that believeth on me
shall never thirst.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Have A Blessed
Thanksgiving Day


Rejoicing Always ~

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
when things aren’t going right
it hard to give God thanks . . .
with so many battles to fight.

It’s hard to see God’s hand,
in the middle of the pain
it hard to be grateful
when all your joy is drained.

But we who have Jesus,
living inside of us
know how important it is
in Him to always trust.

For, to always be rejoicing,
takes prayer continually
and then our thanks to God
will come unceasingly.

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
with all that life brings . . .
but, we know it’s God will
to be thankful for all things!

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Always Something To Be Thankful For ~

There is always something,
to be thankful for
all you have to do . . .
is be willing to explore.

If you will open up,
your heart and your mind
all kinds of blessings
you will be able to find.

Some are so small,
they don’t get our attention
but, for each of them
God has a good intention.

Some are so obvious,
you don’t need to search far
for everyone can see them
from right where they are.

Whether our blessings
are big or if they are small
we need to be thankful . . .
to God who supplies them all.

Yes, there’s always something,
for us to be thankful for
and we need to be grateful
when God sends us more!

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Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always
for all things
unto God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Make a Joyful Noise ~

Come all my friends,
come one and all . . .
let’s gather together
and let our praise fall.

Let’s make a noise,
to God that’s joyful
let’s sing why we are
thankful and hopeful.

Let’s loudly proclaim,
our love for Him
let’s tell why our cups
overflow from the brim

Let’s sing of our salvation,
the Rock of our strength
lets not keep our elation
from others at arms-length.

Come all my friends,
let us all assemble
so to the world . . .
Jesus we may resemble!

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Ephesians 5:19

“Speaking to yourselves
in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs,
singing and making
melody in your heart
to the Lord;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thankful, Grateful Heart ~

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is appreciative
one that to all Your blessings
is attuned and sensitive.

Let it be a heart,
that sings its daily praise
let it be my heartfelt gratitude
that to You I earnestly raise.

Let me have a heart,
truly thankful for all things
no matter what in my life
You should choose to bring

Let my heart flow with,
the rivers of Your peace
so my appreciation to You
I may continually release.

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is steadily hopeful
let it be the heart of one . . .
who is to You truly grateful!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Chronicles 16:34

” O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


One Blessed, Single Plateful ~

On Thanksgiving day this year,
before the turkey starts roasting
my thanks, I will be singing
for the dinner I’ll be hosting.

I will set the dining table,
with the gratitude I feel
before anyone comes
to feast upon the meal.

I will spread the hope,
that I’m feeling inside
before I even serve . . .
the food that God supplied.

I will polish up on all,
the reasons I’m thankful
before I even dish up
one blessed, single plateful.

On Thanksgiving day this year,
before the food I present
I will let everyone know . . .
just why I am so content!

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1 Timothy 6:8

“And having food and raiment
let us be therewith content.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful In Every Season ~

You don’t need a season,
to be thankful . . .
every day of the year
you can be grateful.

You can all year-long,
bless God with your praise
your gratitude to Him
you can daily raise.

It doesn’t have to be,
just on Thanksgiving day
your gratitude to God
you can always display.

You can sing anytime,
to Him your appreciation
it does not have to be . . .
a holiday celebration.

Whether you are rich,
or if you may be poor
for and in everything
let your thanksgivings pour.

You can be thankful,
every day of the year
for your gratefulness . . .
God always wants to hear!

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Psalm 68:19

“Blessed be the Lord,
who daily loadeth us
with benefits,
even the God of
our salvation. Selah.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Thank God ~

I thank God,
for all He’s done
for the gift
of His Son.

I thank God,
for what He will do
for His mercy
making all things new.

I thank God,
for what’s to come
for the hope
of His Kingdom.

I thank God,
for His peace
for the day
evil will cease.

I thank God,
for each day
for the Truth
the Life and Way!

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Psalm 107:1

“O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful For the Right Reasons ~

Lord, as I enter into,
the season of Thanksgiving
may I do so without . . .
any qualms or misgivings.

May I be grateful,
for all You’ve given me
especially for the things
I am still yet to see.

May I be satisfied,
with all I have got
may I be content
with what I have not.

May I be appreciative,
for Your every blessing
may I be at peace with . . .
those I’ll not be getting.

Lord, as I enter into,
Thanksgiving’s season
may I be truly thankful
for all the right reasons!

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Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Voice of Thanksgiving ~

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May the voice of thanksgiving,
be heard joyfully today . . .
may words of gratefulness
be sung heartily as we pray.

May our heartfelt thoughts,
offer God His due praise
may we be grateful
as our thanks to Him we raise.

May the voice of gratitude,
be heard loud and clear
may our humble thanks
be detected by every ear.

May our praise be sung,
at our dinner table today
may our thanks transcend
beyond Thanksgiving Day.

May the voice of thanksgiving,
be our joyful noise today . . .
may our words of gratitude
be heard by God everyday!

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Psalm 66:1

“Make a joyful noise unto God,
all ye lands:”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ Have a very Blessed Thanksgiving ~


Give A Joyful Shout ~

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May you give a joyful shout,
on this Thanksgiving Day
may your elation be seen
as you go about your way.

May gladness fill your heart,
for all God has given
may you remind yourself
just why you are forgiven.

May your thankfulness flow,
in a chorus of gratitude
may the joy of your salvation
reflect in your attitude.

May your praise be heard,
across Thanksgiving’s table
may you proclaim to all
God supplies our every staple.

May you give a joyful shout,
one filled with gratefulness
may you give God due thanks
for His loving graciousness!

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Psalm 32.11

“Be glad in the Lord,
and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy,
all ye that are upright
in heart.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Grateful Every Day ~

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We don’t need a special day,
to show we are thankful
for every day to God . . .
we need to be grateful.

We can come together,
any day of the year
and share the cause behind
our joy and good cheer.

We can give our thanks,
no matter the season
a special holiday
needn’t be our only reason.

We can enter into,
the gates of thanksgiving
anytime, anywhere
without a single misgiving.

For, God doesn’t care,
when or how we show
our thankfulness to Him
He just wants to know!

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Psalm 100:4

“Enter into his gates
with thanksgiving,
and into his courts
with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Bread, Way, Truth and Life ~

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As we gather,
on Thanksgiving Day
lets not make light
when our thanks we pray.

We need to be,
genuinely grateful
for all things
we must be truly thankful.

We need to express,
our thanksgiving
with praise and joy
sans any misgiving.

We need to thank,
our Father above
for sending His Son
out His pure love.

We need to express,
our joy and elation
for the freedoms
of our salvation.

We need to convey,
to God each day
our thanks for the Bread
the Truth, Life and Way!

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John 6:35

“And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me shall
never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall
never thirst.”

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
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Beyond Thanksgiving Day ~

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Thanksgiving is more,
than food and football
it goes way beyond . . .
turkey on the table.

Thanksgiving isn’t about,
just one meal we share
it goes way further . . .
then a dinner prayer.

Thanksgiving is about,
each day of the year
making sure our praise
God is able to hear.

Thanksgiving isn’t about,
a single day with family
it goes way past . . .
our sated apathy.

Thanksgiving is about,
being thankful for all things
no matter what in this life . . .
to your table that it brings!

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Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication
with thanksgiving

let your requests
be made known unto God.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Tis The Season For Thankfulness ~

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Tis the season . . . .
for inward reflections
a time to share
outward expressions.

A time to be,
for all things thankful
a time to convey to God
just why we’re grateful.

Tis the season . . .
for inner thoughtfulness
a time to thank God
for His kindheartedness.

A time to see,
how much we’re blessed,
a time for our gratitude
to be openly professed.

Tis the season . . .
for thankful contemplation
a time to say Thank You God
whatever our situation!

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Psalm 95:2

“Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise
unto him with psalms.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


O, Taste and See ~

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I’ve tasted the goodness,
from God’s banquet table
I’ve feasted on His Word
and now its a daily staple.

I’ve supped on the truth,
with my Lord and Savior
and now His Life and Way
I’ve come to daily savor.

I’ve been to the buffet,
of God’s benevolence
and now I understand
the meaning of excellence.

I’ve dined with my Redeemer,
my healing, Comforter
and now I know who is
my daily bread Provider.

I’m blessed beyond measure,
and I’m loving the fullness
now that I have tasted God
I’m filled with all His goodness!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:8

“O taste and see
that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Thanksgiving Dinner ~

Thanksgiving Dinner ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Every year at this same time,
we sit at our dining tables . . .
feasting upon what has become
Thanksgiving Day staples.

We gobble down the turkey,
mashed potatoes and candy yams
then we sit back and disclaim . . .
I can’t believe how full I am.

But, this year I am not serving,
the traditional Thanksgiving fare
instead a healthy fruit salad . . .
is all I’m planning to share.

I’m going take some gentleness,
stuff it full of God’s love
along side of it will be the peace
that comes only from above.

I’ll pile high on each plate,
some joy and some goodness
right next to them I will place
some faith and some meekness.

I’ll top it off with patience,
and for the piece of resistance
I’ll pray for those whom I serve. . .
to have a lot of temperance!

~~~~~~~~~

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

~ Have a Joyous Thanksgiving ~


Thanksgiving Verses

Thanksgiving Verses ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Psalm 26:7

That I may publish with the voice
of thanksgiving,  and tell of all
thy wondrous works.

Psalm 50:14

Offer unto God thanksgiving;
and pay thy vows unto the most High:

Psalm 69:30

I will praise the name of God
with a song, and will magnify
him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 95:2

Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving, and make a joyful
noise unto him with psalms.

Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm 107:22

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices
of thanksgiving, and declare his
works with rejoicing.

Psalm 116:17

I will offer to thee the sacrifice
of thanksgiving, and will call
upon the name of the Lord.

Psalm 147:7

Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving;
sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

Isaiah 51:3

For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort
all her waste places; and he will make her
wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the
garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall
be found therein, thanksgiving,
and the voice of melody.

Jeremiah 30:19

And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
and the voice of them that make merry:
and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

Amos 4:5

And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven,
and proclaim and publish the free offerings:
for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel,
saith the Lord God.

Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice
of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have
vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:15

For all things are for your sakes,
that the abundant grace might through
the thanksgiving of many redound
to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 9:11

Being enriched in every thing
to all bountifulness, which causeth
hrough us thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 9:12

For the administration of this service
not only supplieth the want of the
saints, but is abundant also by many
thanksgivings unto God;

Philippians 4:6

Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let
your requests be made known unto God.

Colossians 2:7

Rooted and built up in him,
and stablished in the faith, as
ye have been taught, abounding
therein with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2

Continue in prayer, and watch in
the same with thanksgiving;

1 Timothy 4:3

Forbidding to marry, and commanding
to abstain from meats, which God hath
created to be received with thanksgiving
of them which believe and know the truth.

1 Timothy 4:4

For every creature of God is good,
and nothing to be refused,
if it be received with thanksgiving:

Revelation 7:12

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory,
and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honour, and power, and might,
be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

King James Version
by public domain

Thanksgiving Verses

~ Thank You Jesus ~


Thanksgiving Day Prayer 2015 ~

Thanksgiving Day Prayer 2015 ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The world’s full of chaos,
of it, man’s made a mess
nonetheless, I do pray . . .
on it, God will truly bless.

So my Thanksgiving prayer,
this year is going to be . . .
for every soul to let Jesus
from their sins set them free.

Free from all the wickedness,
the hatred and dissension
free from the fits of rage
the discord and faction.

Free from evil spirits,
idolatry and debauchery
free from sexual immorality
impurity and lechery.

Free from self-ambition,
jealousy and covetousness
free from self-indulgence
fornication and drunkenness.

The world’s full of chaos,
wickedness is everywhere . . .
and for the lost souls in it
I’ll say a Thanksgiving prayer!

~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:19-21

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest,
which are these; Adultery, fornication,
uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,
emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings,
and such like: of the which I tell you before,
as I have also told you in time past, that they
which do such things . . .
shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Forget the Turkey ~

For Get the Turkey ~ CHRIStian poetry by deborah ann

Forget about the turkey,
the dressing and the sides
forget about the pumpkin
pecan or chocolate pies.

Instead lift up your voice,
with shouts of joy and praise
to God your loving Father
let your thanksgiving raise.

Forget about the cleaning,
the flowers and table setting
forget about all the stuff . . .
over which you’re sweating.

Instead show the Lord,
your genuine gratitude
give your thanks to Jesus
for His gracious servitude.

Forget about the dinner,
and cooking that big bird . . .
instead let your song of praise
to God,  be forever heard!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 95:1-2

O come, let us sing unto the Lord:
 let us make a joyful noise to the
rock of our salvation.

 Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving, and make a joyful
 noise unto him with psalms.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Thanksgiving Day Prayer ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann~ Praying with Bible used with permission Creation Swap

Lord, this year bless my family,
not just with food on the table
give them a real good helping
of all things that You are able.

Give them daily provisions,
of hope, mercy and grace
supply them with the strength
for running the faithful race.

Give them eternal patience,
for all the ruts in the road
let them grasp the meaning
of You taking up their load.

Give them daily renewal,
of their mind, heart, soul
fill them with the Holy Spirit
so their lives You can control.

Lord, this year bless my family,
with more than food on the table
may seeking Your perfect will . . .
become their lifelong staple!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 2:16-17

“For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride
of life, is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will of God
 abideth for ever.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


A Symphony of Praise ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Sing Praises used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, may I be ever thankful,
today and all year though
may praise and thanksgiving
come daily, from me to You.

May I always be made aware,
of all You have done for me
may I never lose my gratitude
or the love I have for Thee.

May I sing each morning,
a symphony of song and praise
may I lift up my whole heart
as my gratitude, to You I raise.

May I always remember,
the blessings, You have given
may I forever be mindful
You’re the reason, I’m forgiven.

Lord, may I be ever thankful,
to You in every single way
may praise be on my lips . . .
every moment of my day!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 9:1

” I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful 8766/365

Thanks and Giving used with permission Creation Swap

Why we Give Thanks . . .

Because His mercy endures for ever
To Pay our vows to the most High
In remembrance of His holiness
To make known His deeds
It is good to give thanks
It is the fruit of our lips
To declare His works
To magnify Him
For He is good
For His glory
To Bless Him

 
We are thankful for . . .

Being partakers of the inheritance of the saints
The grace of God we have though Jesus Christ
The victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
The peace of God ruling in your hearts
God causes us to triumph in Christ
For salvation that is in the Lord
His wisdom and might
His wondrous works
All things

Who is to give thanks . . .

All the people
and sheep
of His pasture

How are we to give thanks . . .

With joy and gladness and the voice of melody
With cymbals, psalteries, and with harps
Making a joyful noise unto Him
Singing praise unto His name
In the great congregation
Publish with our voice
In the house of God
In the morning
At midnight
In prayer
In song
Forever

~~

Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

~~~~~~~~~~~

There are so many reasons to be thankful.
There are  8766 hours a year ~ how many of them
do we spend in praise and thanksgiving for all that our
heavenly Father has done for us and all He will be doing for us?

Sadly, too few on my part!


Not Just on Thanksgiving Day ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Charity - IBible Verses

It’s not just on Thanksgiving,
that we’re to be thankful . . .
it’s not only on this one day
that we’re to be grateful.

It’s about being appreciative,
every day in every way
it’s all about our attitude
in the things we do and say.

It’s not about the tasty food,
on today’s white linen table
it’s not about the fine dining
on Thanksgiving Day staples.

It’s about the provisions,
God gives us all year through
it’s about how we receive them
what with them we opt to do.

It’s not about what we have,
and all our many blessings
it’s not about the pumpkin pie
or the turkey’s oyster dressing.

It’s all about us sharing,
with those who have not
it’s all about loving others
in deed, not just in thought!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Thessalonians 1:3

“We are bound to thank God always for you,
 brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith
 groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every
 one of you all toward each other aboundeth;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Every Day Thanks ~

Give Thanks by Matt Gruber free photo #6710

Thanksgiving Day is upon us,
soon we’ll gather at the table
with family and close friends
to feast on our favorite staples.

We’ll set aside our complaints,
in exchange for gratitude
for everyone, on this one day . . .
puts on a Thanksgiving attitude.

To God we’ll give our thanks,
for family, food and friends
but once the day is over . . .
sadly, our gratitude ends.

We’ll go back to complaining,
to our own self-sufficient way
any gratefulness that we felt . . .
will begin to wither and decay.

Thanksgiving Day is upon us,
soon we’ll gather at the table
and this year I will be praying. . .
gratitude ~ will be a daily staple!

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

Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Joyful, Thankful Heart ~


Lord, a joyful, thankful heart,
I bring to Thanksgiving’s table
a soul forever grateful
for all that You are able.

You make my plate complete,
when from Your Word I reap
the full bounty of Your grace
in Your kindness I do steep.

You fill me with such peace,
Your tender mercies overflow
Your love fills me to the brim
Your compassion in me grows.

You supply all my needs,
bless me with even more
You fulfill my every dream
with promises of life ~ evermore.

Lord, a joyful, thankful heart,
I bring to You not just on today
a soul full of hope and gratitude
for all You’ve done along the way!

~~~~~~

Colossians 3:15
King James Version

 “And let the peace
of God rule in your hearts,

to the which also ye are
called in one body;
and be ye

thankful.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Gracious Gratitude ~

Give Thanks by Matt Gruber free photo #6710

Not just on Thanksgiving,
but every day of the year
give God your heartfelt praise
and it will bring you cheer.

For when we are thankful,
the entire year through
joy will flood our hearts
spilling over in all we do.

Every minute of the day,
thank God for His grace
every second you’re alive
praise His holy face.

Give Him your thanksgiving,
with a heart that’s forthright
and in the eyes of the Lord
you’ll be a pleasure and delight.

So, everyone let’s show Him,
our gracious gratitude . . .
today and all year through
with a thankful attitude!

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

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


Thankful ~

Lord, I am so very thankful,
for all You’ve given me
for giving me the eyes of faith
so Your blessings I could see.

Thankful for each season,
You have brought me though
thankful for the cross
that keeps me close to You.

Thankful for the Good Word,
so I may study and read
thankful that I have learned
it’s only You I really need.

Thankful for the good days,
and the bad ones too
thankful that no matter what
they all led me right to You.

Thankful You’re always there,
to listen to my prayers
thankful I can talk to You
and give You all my cares

Thankful for Your grace,
for Your love bountiful
and I want You to know
I think Your wonderful!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 105:1-5
King James Version

“O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name:
make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him:
talk ye of all his wondrous works.
Glory ye in his holy name:
let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Seek the LORD, and his strength:
seek his face evermore.
Remember his marvellous works that he hath done;
his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Plate of Goodness ~

I love this time of year,
with Thanksgiving just ahead
it reminds me of some facts
in the Bible I have read . . .

In all things be grateful,
let joy and praise flow out of you
for everything be thankful
give God the glory He is due.

Make peacefulness your habitation,
let your gentleness be known
be kind, tender-hearted and forgiving
never be the first to cast a stone.

Extend a hand to the needy,
let charity be your perfect gift
help all those who have not
bring back to God those adrift.

Show others your appreciation,
let them see your gratitude
bless them for their helpfulness
be not selfish in your attitude.

Reach out to the sick and hurting,
let them see Jesus’ true compassion
show all acts of grace and mercy
let not the sun go down on your passion.

Be content with all that you have,
rejoice in whatever is your state
be satisfied with all of the goodness
God places each day on your plate.

In everything be thankful,
let your praise be heard by all
in everything be grateful
let your joy be seen by all!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:20
King James Version

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


He Supplies My Every Need ~

He Supplies My Every Need ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, today I am so thankful,
for all You’ve given me
for all the hidden blessings
that before, I could not see.

I once thought if I had more,
I would find true happiness
but,  now I see that all I need
is You, and not my worldliness.

Lord, I am blessed with so much,
there is nothing that I lack
and I owe everything to You
for taking this wanderer back.

You’ve taught me to trust,
swept me away in Your peace
You’ve given me love
that I know will never cease.

There’s nothing that I want,
for You supply my every need
as You’re the faithful sower
of every good and fruitful seed.

Lord, today I give my thanks,
and send my praises up to You
for there isn’t anything for me . . .
that You would not do!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:19
King James Version

“And my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory by Christ
Jesus.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


A Plate of Grace ~

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there will be no turkey with dressing
there will only be a plate of gratitude
served with God’s many blessings.

As a substitute for candied yams,
we are going to feast on His kindness
and taste the sweetness of His favor
as we reflect on His loving guidance.

There will be no rolls and butter,
instead, we’ll eat of the Bread of Life
and with gratitude we’ll give our thanks
that we no longer live in hopeless strife.

In the place of creamy mashed potatoes,
there will be praise piled just as high
and we will sing to Him our adoration
instead of eating pumpkin pie.

The only beverage we will drink,
will be from the one True Vine
and with sanctification on our lips
Jesus’ sacrifice will be as sweet as wine.

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
I’m not making a traditional dinner
I’ll only be serving the grace of God . . .
to those I know ~ who are still a sinner!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 12:9
King James Version

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient
for thee: for my strength is made perfect in
weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


This Thanksgiving ~

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My family and some friends,
celebrate our thanks on this day
and we offer up our praise
for the goodies on the way.

We fill ourselves with turkey,
and stuff ourselves with pie
and all around the table
you can hear satisfaction’s sigh.

Then they get up from the table,
turn the TV on
and like moths to a light bulb
they are all quickly drawn.

They tune in the big game,
watch them – some football
then yell unpleasantries
when someone drops the ball.

For hours they cheer and yell,
there is a lot of laughter too
when they play the beer ads
everyone laughs until their blue.

When the game is finally over,
and the last guest has moved on
I shut the door in silence
glad Thanksgiving Day is gone.

I step inside my house,
all around me there’s a mess
and it makes me think and wonder
how could all this . . . God truly bless?

What happen to the good old days,
when family stayed around the table
and showed their thankfulness to Him
not to our TV’s and their cable?

Well this year I going to unplug,
all the equipment and every toy
and this Thanksgiving in my house
all you’ll hear is praise and joy!

~~~~~~~~~

Copyright 2011
Deborah Ann


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