Tag Archives: Blessings

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
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~11.17.20~

Luke 6.38


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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;

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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


Sticky Note to God ~08.11.18


So Many Sorrows ~

So many sorrows,
too much suffering
so many needing
God’s conforming.

So much illnesses,
too many sick
so many needing
God’s healing quick.

So much confusion,
too many restless
so many needing
God’s peacefulness.

So many troubles,
too much worry
so many blessings
God needs to hurry.

So much sorrow,
so many prayers
so many who need . . .
to know God still cares!

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Psalm 38:21-22

“Forsake me not, O Lord:
O my God, be not far from me.

Make haste to help me,
O Lord my salvation.”

Hebrews 13:5b

“I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Too Numerous To Count ~

When I look at the stars,
as I watch their twinkling
I can see God’s blessings
in them glistening.

I see the star of my faith,
shinning so ever bright
for, God has blessed me
with His saving Light.

I see the star of my trust,
hanging in the sky above
for, God has blessed me
with His mercy and love.

I see the star of my hope,
it’s the brightest one
for, God has blessed me
with the grace of His Son.

When I look at the stars,
as they twinkle all about
I’m reminded God’s blessings
are just too numerous to count!

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Genesis 15:5

“And he brought him forth abroad,
and said, Look now toward heaven,
and tell the stars, if thou be
able to number them:
and he said unto him,
So shall thy seed be.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Every Spiritual Blessing ~

Each day we are blessed,
with God’s merciful love
blessed to know one day
we’ll be with Him above.

We are blessed to be,
sealed with the Holy Spirit
to be clean and blameless
so eternal life we’ll inherit.

We are blessed to know,
the mystery of His will
to feed upon His Word
to get our daily fill.

We are blessed to understand,
the hope of our calling
so into temptation His power
will keep us from falling

We are blessed with redemption,
when Jesus’ blood we embrace
for the forgiveness of our sins
through the richness of His grace.

Each Day we are blessed,
with every spiritual blessing
in the heavenly places in Christ
so into Him, we’ll keep pressing!

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 Ephesians 1:3

” Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings
in heavenly places in Christ:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Springtime Is In The Air ~

Springtime is in the air,
I can feel its warming trend
though it’s not really here
I know it’s around the bend.

Each day I eagerly await,
for the blessings of Spring
knowing in my weary soul
God will do a new thing.

Springtime is in the air,
I can see its early bloom
melting away the aches
of winter’s chilly gloom.

For Springtime brings,
re-birth and revival
a heart rendering calm
upon its sunny arrival.

Springtime is in the air,
I hope you can feel it too
for it’s God’s promise . . .
the winter soul He’ll renew!

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Song of Solomon 2: 11-12

“For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds
is come, and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Eternal Love ~

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Every day God shows,
to us His undying love
every day He showers
His mercies from above.

Every day God says,
child I love you
every day His grace
makes everything new.

Every day God gives,
us His loving solace
every day His peace
is perfect and flawless.

Every day God tends,
to us with loving care
every day He offers us
our burdens to bear.

Every day God sends,
blessings from above
every day He showers us
with His eternal love!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When You’re Delighted ~

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When you’re delighted,
to walk in God’s ways
that’s the time you’ll have
more peaceful days.

When you’re committed,
to seeking God first
that’s the time after Him
you genuinely thirst.

When you give God,
all your heart desires
that’s the time you’re doing
just what He requires.

When you trust God,
for everything
that’s the time you’ll see
each blessing He brings.

When in God’s ways
you’re truly delighted
that’s the time to be
joyfully excited!

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Psalm 37:4-5

“Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he
shall bring it to pass.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Singing My Praise ~

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Heavenly Father,
I sing You this song
with the faith of one
who is meek yet strong.

With a grateful heart,
I sing You my praise
and my humble gratitude
to You, I fearfully raise.

Your Spirit inside me,
has set my soul aflame
igniting me to sing
and praise Your holy name.

My song of thankfulness,
to You I raise high
the gratitude I have
flow in these tears I cry.

Heavenly Father,
here is my song to You
thanking You for blessing me
in all for me that You do!

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Psalm 146:2

“While I live will I praise the Lord:
I will sing praises unto my God
while I have any being.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Season’s of Life ~

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The season’s of life,
blow in like the wind
some are slow-moving
others like a whirlwind.

But, I have found,
no matter the season
whatever blows my way
God has for it, a reason.

The season’s of life,
have their highs and lows
the cause behind them
only God really knows.

But, I have found,
seasons are a blessing
urging me into the goal
to just keep pressing.

The season’s of life,
blow in and out
some like a whisper
others with a shout.

But, I have found,
each season sent to me
keeps me trusting God
for what I cannot see!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

” To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to
every purpose
under the heaven:

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessings of Assurance ~

Blessings of Assurance ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Each day in my Bible,
I am blessed to read
of every assurance
that I will ever need.

I have a warranty,
to God’s mercy and grace
I have evidence
one day I’ll see His face.

I have a verification,
of life eternally
I have the Holy Spirit
dwelling internally.

I have confidence,
God hears all my prayers
I have affirmation
Jesus takes my cares.

I have a guarantee,
temptation I can flee
I have a crown of life
that is awaiting me.

I have a promise,
death I will not fear
I have an insurance
Jesus is always near.

I have a sureness,
I’ll not hunger or thirst
I have the authority
to always seek God first.

I have a confirmation,
I am God’s child
I have a surety
in Jesus I’m reconciled.

Each time I read my Bible,
there are blessings of assurance
to which I’ll hold tight . . .
until Jesus’ reappearance!

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Hebrews 6:11

“And we desire that every one
of you do shew the same
diligence to the full assurance
of hope unto the end:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sing ~

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Sing in the morning,
sing in the night
sing of salvation’s
magnificent light.

Sing in the storm,
sing in the calm
sing of salvation’s
restoring balm.

Sing in the evening,
sing in the day
sing of salvation’s
new life and way.

Sing in the sunshine,
sing in the rain
sing of salvation’s
healing of pain.

Sing in the morning,
sing in the night
sing of salvation’s
power and might.

Sing all God’s people,
sing to the Lord
sing of the glory
of your future reward!

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Psalm 96:1

“O sing unto the Lord a new song:
sing unto the Lord, all the earth.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Promises ~

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

All of God’s promises,
are for you to receive
all you have to do . . .
is to trust and believe.

All of His blessings
He wants to bestow
all of His goodness
He wants you to know.

You can find them,
in the Good Book
all you have to do . . .
is take, a good look.

They flow all about,
woven all through
the promises of God
are waiting for you.

They hold your future,
they’ll guide your way
comfort and give you
strength for the day.

All of God’s promises,
are yours to believe
but, you must open up . . .
your Bible, to receive!

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2 Corinthians 1:20

“For all the promises of God in him are yea,
and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

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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


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!

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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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Small Blessings ~

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Small blessings . . .
shower on us everyday
but, often to them
we question or downplay.

At times, we don’t notice,
these tiny drops of grace
they seem so insignificant
for us, to truly embrace.

If we were to slow down,
we couldn’t count them all
for they’re immeasurable
though they seem so small.

When we start to notice,
the drops of His wonder
we will begin to recognize
God’s merciful splendor.

Small blessings . . .
shower on us each day
for, God smiles down on us
as we go about our way!

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Psalm 67:1

“God be merciful unto us,
and bless us;

 and cause his face
to shine upon us; Selah.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Ungrateful People ~

Do Unto the Lord CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some people are ungrateful,
no matter what you do . . .
some just think they deserve
to always be catered to.

Some are unappreciative,
they show no gratitude
they have an ingrate spirit
with a thankless attitude.

Some people can’t be thankful,
for the gift of a new day
the words Thank You Father . . .
they don’t know how to say.

Some are too self involved,
caught up in their haughtiness
that they cannot see beyond
their thankless arrogance.

Some people are ungrateful,
no matter what you do . . .
but Lord, that’s okay with me
because all I do is for You!

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Colossians 3.23
King James Version

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Cup Runneth ~

My Cup is Full CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My cup is full of . . .

 Love

Joy

Peace

Hope

Rest

Light

Comfort

Faith

Trust

Power

Strength

Might

Abundant Grace

Goodness

Tender Mercies

Forgiveness

Everlasting Life

Justice

 Loving-Kindness

Righteousness

Living-Water

Faithfulness

Blessings

Praise

and

Every Good Thing!

What’s brewing in yours?

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Psalm 23:5
King James Version

“Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Blessings of Spring ~

The Blessings of Spring ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

~ The Blessings of Spring ~

There are many blessings,
that each new Spring brings
you can see it bloom about
and hear the song it sings.

With winters bleakness over,
and brighter days ahead
comes promises of new life
Springtime loves to spread.

As God unfolds the flowers,
and their buds begin to show
He gives to us the assurance
grace in our hearts will grow.

He sends us the robin’s song,
with the promise to provide
a shelter under His mighty wing
where in His love we can abide.

He melts the snowy covers,
and sends the refreshing rain
sprinkling us with His mercies
to heal winter’s ache and pain.

God’s given to all His Son,
to shed upon us a new light
and the real blessing of Spring . . .
is keeping Jesus in our sight!

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Song of Solomon 2: 11-12

“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and
gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the
time of the singing of birds is come, and the
voice of the turtle is heard in our land;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Trust Fund ~

trustlord-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Got me a trust fund,
use it every day
I can always count on it
especially when I pray.

God is the grantor,
His assets are all mine
it’s just like having
an eternal credit line.

I withdraw from it often,
but I never take a loss
for the rates are based on
the finished work of the cross.

Jesus is my inheritance,
I trust Him with all my heart
for I am the beneficiary
of the grace that He imparts.

My trust fund is secure,
the dividends keep growing
I am very confident  . . .
to heaven ~ I’ll be going!

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Proverbs 3:5
King James Version

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; “

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus is The Reason ~

Jesus is The Reason ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Counting my blessings,
beaming in delight
Jesus is the reason
my heart’s full of light.

Believing in God,
moving His way
Jesus is the reason
I live for each day.

Walking with joy,
leaping in hope
Jesus is the reason
each day I can cope.

Trusting in God,
moving closer each day
Jesus is the reason
I see the true way.

Realizing I am loved,
aware I am free . . .
Jesus is the reason
my heart’s full of glee!

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1 Timothy 4:10
King James Version

“For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach,
because we trust in the living God,
who is the Saviour of all men,
specially of those that believe.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Believer in You ~

Be Givers of Thanks used with permission IBible Verses

Praising God in our trials,
turns burdens into blessings
giving thanks for everything
makes life, less depressing.

Holding on to our hope,
turns our sorrows into joy
being grateful for our woes
is misery’s best decoy.

Praying for our enemies,
turns angry hearts around
forgiving one another
helps our faith to abound.

Offering the other check,
turns pride into meekness
following the golden rule
shows our own weakness.

Thanking God in all things,
is not an easy thing to do
but when we put our trust in Him
it’ll make a believer out of you!

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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


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!

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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


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


Glory to My Lord ~

Glory To My Lord ~ CHRISTIan poetry by deborah ann

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
for His awesome grace
mercy He has given me
despite my own disgrace.

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
for abundant is His love
generously He grants me
blessings from above.

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
for His mercifulness to me
assurance I didn’t work for
but, given to me for free.

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
for His riches do exceed
treasures I don’t deserve
yet, meet my every need.

Oh, Glory to my Lord,
I hail and praise His name
today, tomorrow, forever . . .
His love remains the same!

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2 Corinthians 10:17
King James Version

“But he that glorieth,
let him glory in the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Are You Ready?

Rethink Life with Jesus free photo  by Steve Smith from Creation Swap

Are you ready to make the changes,
necessary in your life
are you willing to give the Lord
all your worldly strife?

Are you ready to stop wandering,
in the wilderness of your mind
are you ready for self-renewal
so God’s perfect will you can find?

Are you ready to make the changes,
are you ready to  proclaim
that you have a Godly right
to abundant life in Jesus’ name?

The accuser may tell you,
you’re not worthy of His blessings
but you must know by now . . .
with your head, he is just messing!

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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


Seek the Lord ~

Hidden in My Heart used with permission Doorpost Verses

Seek the Lord. . .

With your whole heart,
give Him all you’ve got
search and you will find Him
more than you ever thought.

Find His blessings for you,
they’re written in His book
just open up the pages
and have for yourself a look.

Search for His answers,
there written just for you
trust and believe in Him
and watch what He will do.

Ask Him what He wants,
listen for His replies
His Word will come alive
right before your eyes.

Hear Him calling to you,
He’ll even say your name
find His promise’s for you
they’re yours for you to claim!

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Psalm 119:2
King James Version

“Blessed are they that keep his testimonies,
and that seek him with the whole heart.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Wonders are All Around ~

His Wonderous Works used with permission Doorpost Verses on facebook

God’s wonders are all around,
so many blessings for you to see
just use your imagination . . .
come now take a look with me.

You’ll see one in a sunset,
another when it’s on its rise
casting its beauty upon us
splendor right before our eyes.

You’ll hear one in the finch’s song,
listen to the tune he sings
melodies that takes on flight
soaring high on golden wings.

You’ll smell one in the sweet breeze,
blowing across the garden path
blossoms budding and spilling forth
with the same scents filling up your bath.

You’ll taste one on a Sunday night,
when mom has something in the oven
and the family is gathered all around
to feast on her home cooked lovin.

It’s not too hard to find the blessings,
that comes disguised to us each day
just look past what is expected . . .
and you’ll find them beyond the fray!

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Psalm 40:5
King James Version

“Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works
which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward:
they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee:
if I would declare and speak of them,
they are more than can be numbered.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


May God Bless ~

May God Bless ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

May God bless you,
every single day
may His truth
light your way.

May His plans,
for your life
pale in comparison
to your strife.

May God’s strength,
you pursue
may His grace
empower you.

May your soul,
be calm and still
may you strive
to do His will.

May God’s peace,
rest upon you
may His Word
encourage too.

May you seek,
with all your heart
His love and mercy
upon each day start!

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

Lamentations 3:22-23
King James Version

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,

because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Being Renewed Day by Day ~

Renewed Day by Day ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Each day I’m being renewed,
in the recess of my mind
as I read the Good Word
I find blessings of every kind.

As my faith is being restored,
my trust in God improves
I can see through my life
how the Holy Spirit moves.

A new man in me He makes,
as I put off the former things
my strength is refreshed
as I grow my eagle wings.

A clean heart He bestows,
a transformed spirit lives in me
and the joy of my salvation
I want every one to see.

Though my body is perishing,
I’m being renewed day by day
and the inward man is rejoicing
singing hallelujah and hooray!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:16
King James Version

“For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessing Upon Blessing ~

Blessing Upon Blessing ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Blessing upon blessing,
God wants to give
He wants you to repent
so He can forgive.

God wants your heart,
He wants your soul
in Him He wants you
to be complete and whole.

Mercy upon mercy,
God wants you to receive
He wants your faith
so in Him you’ll believe.

God wants your troubles,
He wants your prayers
He wants you to trust Him
with all of your cares.

Glory upon glory,
God wants you to know
He wants your love
so His peace can grow.

God wants your battles,
He wants your deeds
He wants you to give
Him all of your needs.

Blessing upon blessings,
God wants you to accept
His mercy and grace
for the tears you’ve wept!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 84:11
King James Version

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly.”

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!

~~~~~~~~

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


Give the Gift of Jesus ~

Believe by Aaron Ufema free photo # 6285

This Christmas . . .

I’m decorating my heart,
with the wrappings of God’s love
tying a ribbon around my soul
with His blessings from above.

I going to avoid all the malls,
and stop not at a single store
the only present I will give
is the One that will restore.

I’m giving the gift of forgiveness,
sending cards about His grace
I’m letting the glory of His birth
beam across my thankful face.

I’m opening up my home,
for everyone to come and see
the light of His beauty
so to celebrate His birth with me.

I’m serving a dish of Christmas joy,
and offering up God’s good cheer
we will feast upon His holiness
and rejoice that our Savior’s here.

I’m baking Him up a special cake,
singing to Him a birthday song
and a slice of His love and mercy
I’ll give out for all to take along.

I’m giving the offering of Jesus,
at naught at cost to me . . .
I’m sending out the message,
there is One gift that is free!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Acts 8:20
King James Version

“But Peter said unto him,
Thy money perish with thee,

because thou hast thought
that the gift of God

may be purchased with money.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka

Merry CHRISTmas everyone!


In The Secret Place ~

In The Secret Place ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I shall dwell in the secret place,
where the Most High abides
I’ll make the Almighty my refuge
under His shadow, I will reside.

There He will protect me,
and keep me from all harm
there He will preserve me
and keep me safe and warm.

There He will guard me,
and for my faith, He will bless
there He will look out for me
and give me a place to rest.

There I will pray with Him,
to supply my every need
there I will sup with Him
and on His Word I will feed.

There I will praise Him,
and give Him the glory due
there I will worship Him
and sing my hallelujah’s too.

I shall dwell with You my God,
in that secret place
for it’s where I am surrounded
with Your love and grace!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 91: 1-2
King James Version

“He who dwells in the secret place of
the Most High; Shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty. I will say of
the LORD, “He is my refuge and my
fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has Great Things For You ~

God Has Great Things For You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God has plans for you,
a future ~ a hope
He has great things
in His almighty scope.

God has a life for you,
a path ~ a way
He has great designs
before you to lay.

God has a place for you,
a joy ~ a peace
He has great treasures
that will never cease.

God has a use for you,
a purpose ~ an aim
He has great blessings
for you to claim.

But you must let Him,
make your heart His home
and then seek the things
that come from His throne!

~~~~~~

Jeremiah 29:13
King James Version

“And ye shall seek me,
and find me,

when ye shall
search for me

with all your heart.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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