Tag Archives: An Attitude of Gratitude

Not Just on Thanksgiving ~

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

It’s about being satisfied,
each day in every way
it’s about our attitude
in all 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’s staples.

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

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

It’s all about us sharing,
with those who have not
it’s all about helping 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
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

Have A Blessed Thanksgiving


The Voices of Thanksgiving ~

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

May our heartfelt thoughts,
offer God His due praise
may our indebtedness
to Him we constantly raise.

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

May our praise reflect,
words of our gratification
may God hear and see
our sincere appreciation.

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

~~~~~~~

Psalm 66:1

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


A Thankful, Grateful Heart ~

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one always appreciative
one that to all your blessings
is attuned and meditative.

Let it be a heart filled,
each day full of praise
let it show my gratitude
as my thanksgiving I raise.

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

Let me have a heart flowing
with the rivers of Your peace
so my appreciation to You
I may continually release.

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

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 118:1

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, I love You ~

Lord have I told You lately,
just how much I love You . . .
have I expressed my gratitude
for all, for me You do?

Have I sung to You my praise,
for Your mercy and Your grace
have I told you I can’t wait
till I can thank You face to face?

Lord have I stressed to You,
the faith in You I have found
have I said I appreciate You
for keeping my heart sound?

Have I expressed You keep me,
pressing on each new day
have I told You how delighted
You’re my Light, Truth and Way?

Lord if I have neglected,
telling You these things lately
I want to make it clear right now
it’s how I feel about You daily!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 4:19

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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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!

~~~~~~~~~

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


Count All Your Blessings ~

Count all your blessings,
every single blessed one . . .
add them all together
be grateful for the sum.

Be thankful for all you have,
convey your gratitude
let your appreciation
reflect in your attitude.

Appreciate your wealth,
no matter how great or small
show your gratefulness
to God who supplies it all.

Let your thankfulness,
reach across the whole land
freely give to others
what God’s put in your hand.

Count all your blessings,
so many have not any. . .
give to them all you can
even if it’s your last penny!

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Mark 12:41-44

And Jesus sat over against
the treasury, and beheld
how the people cast money
into the treasury: and many
that were rich cast in much.

And there came
a certain poor widow,
and she threw in two mites,
which make a farthing.

And he called unto him his
disciples, and saith unto them,
Verily I say unto you,
That this poor widow
hath cast more in, than all
they which have cast into
the treasury:

For all they did cast in of
their abundance; but she
of her want did cast in all
that she had, even all her living.

King James Bible
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~11.28.19~


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!

~~~~~

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Father, How Can I Show My Gratitude ~

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You’ve done
how can I show my thankfulness
for the eternal gift of Your Son?

What can I do to repay You,
for the kindness You’ve shown me
what can I give back to You
so my appreciation You can see?

How can I render my thanksgiving,
the sense of my true gratification
how can I ever prove to You
the full delight of my satisfaction?

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You do
how can I show my thankfulness
if I am not always praising You?

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Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever ye do
in word or deed, do all
in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God
and the Father by him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~11.12.19~


Sticky Note From God ~11.06.19~


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


Good Morning Quote ~11.06.19~


Sticky Note to God ~11.06.19~


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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~11.03.19~


The Beauty of Salvation ~

May the beauty of your salvation,
cause you to be jubilant
may the wonder of it all
make and keep you exuberant.

May the greatness of God’s mercy,
bow your grateful, thankful knees
may the vastness of His love
your whole heart, happily seize.

May the grandeur of your hope,
make you permanently indebted
may the elation that you feel
forever in your soul be embedded.

May the splendor of Jesus’ grace,
always keep you humble and meek
may your gleeful gratitude
be in every word you speak.

May the beauty of your salvation,
bring to you God’s eternal peace
may your delighted exuberance
to Him you jubilantly release!

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Psalm 149:4

For the Lord taketh pleasure
in his people: he will beautify
the meek with salvation.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~11.21.18~


Good Morning Quote ~11.09.18~


Sticky Note to God ~11.09.18 ~


Afternoon Ponderings~05.14.18~


Good Morning Quote ~05.14.18~


Our Daily Mission ~

When with God we’re repentant,
and fall under His submission
praise and thanksgiving . . .
will become our daily mission.

For, those who trust God,
know all will be Okay
no matter what may come
or what He sends our way.

When with God we’re humble,
and self-denial is the rule
our thanksgiving for all things
will be our spiritual fuel.

For, those who are hopeful,
know God won’t send anything
that would ever keep them
from Him worshiping.

When with God our attitudes,
are positive and confident
our praise and thanks to Him
will be in our lives, dominate!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In The Name of Jesus ~

In The Name of Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I thank God,
for being there
for listening to
my every care.

I thank Him,
for staying true
for lifting me up
when I am blue.

I thank God,
for never leaving
for keeping me
on Him cleaving.

I thank Him,
for mercy anew
for helping me
a day get through.

In Jesus’ name,
I thank God . . .
praise Him with
my heartfelt laud!

~~~~~

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
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


A Heart Full of Gladness ~

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When I think of all the things,
this year for which I’m thankful
there are a few that stand out
that leave me eternally grateful.

I’m thankful for God’s mercy
for His unmerited favor
I am grateful for His gift
of Christ Jesus, my Savior

I am thankful for His grace,
for the love Jesus showed
I am forever appreciative
for the hope in me He bestowed.

I am thankful for my faith,
the forgiveness of my sin
I am grateful over satan
the battle God and I can win.

So, with a shout of gratitude,
I will close out this year . . .
with a heart full of gladness
having nothing to fear!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 26:7

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 12.28.16

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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!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 66:1

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

~ Have a very Blessed Thanksgiving ~


Sticky Note to God 11.22.16

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The Language of Gratitude ~

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I’m learning a new language,
its called gratitude . . .
and it begins with having
a thankful attitude.

Its vocabulary,
is easy to understand
for gratitude is as simple as
offering a helping hand.

I don’t have to say any words,
or even write them down
for gratitude can be heard
without making a single sound.

There isn’t a special course,
to study or memorize
for gratitude can be picked up
by hearing others cries.

This dialect is universal,
anyone can speak it
for it is the language
of the Holy Spirit!

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Colossians 3:17

“And whatsoever ye do
in word or deed, do all
in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving
thanks to God and
the Father by him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day 09.08.16

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From the Poem: An Attitude of Gratitude


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