Tag Archives: Appreciate

Blessing Counting ~

Don’t number your burdens,
instead count your blessings
for burden counting, adding
can be gloomy and depressing.

So let your mind run free,
and add up all the ways
God has provided you . . .
with your needs each day.

Don’t list your complaints,
instead tally up God’s benefits
for complaining, tallying
has disheartening elements.

So let your heart begin,
to list the hopeful things
everyday into your life
Jesus sends and brings.

Don’t list all of your have-nots,
rather count the good things God has given
when your done the total sum . . .
will add up to the reasons you’re forgiven!

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Psalm 103:2

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

Copyright 2019
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


Strength of Character ~

Strength of Character ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s easy to be appreciative,
when all is going well
when there is no conflict
upon which to dwell.

But, when times get tough,
we often aren’t thankful
our attitudes don’t reflect
the reasons we are grateful.

It’s in the storms of life,
where we can learn to start
how to grow and develop
gratefulness in our heart.

So when taken off course,
don’t think of it as a detour
be thankful God is creating
in you, strength of character!

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James 1:2-3
King James Version

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your
faith worketh patience.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Count All Your Blessings ~

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

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

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

Let your thankfulness,
spread across the land
show your indebtedness
by lending a helpful hand.

Count all your blessings,
so many have not a one . . .
with someone share yours
and give glory to His Son!

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Proverbs 22:16
King James Version

“He that oppresseth the poor
to increase his riches,
and he that giveth to the rich,
shall surely come to want.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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