Tag Archives: Praise & Thanksgiving

Afternoon Ponderings ~04.13.21~

Psalm 100:4


Today’s The Day ~

Today Father,
is a brand new one
a time to be glad
for Your living Son.

A day to rejoice,
for all things new
a day to give . . .
my praise to You.

Today Father,
You have made
for me to remember
the price Jesus paid.

A day to reflect,
on His love and grace
a time before Him
my sin I need to face.

Today Father,
is the day Jesus rose
oh, how glad I am . . .
my heart He knows!

~~~~~~

Psalm 118:24

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

Happy RESURRECTION Day


Adjusting My Armor ~

Sometime my armor,
needs to be adjusted . . .
for with inattentiveness
it starts to get encrusted.

So with the Word of God,
my whole armor I lubricate
and with faithfulness
I grease up my breastplate.

Sometimes my armor,
needs fortification . . .
for I start to lose for God
my heartfelt appreciation.

So I take all the Verses,
enriched with gratitude
and enshroud my helmet
with a praise filled attitude.

Sometime my armor,
gets bent all out of shape . . .
so I apply the Gospel of Truth
so from satan I may escape.

I straighten up my shield,
with steadfast faith and trust
so when his fiery darts hit me . . .
my armor will not combust!

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Ephesians 6:13-17

Wherefore take unto you
the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to withstand
in the evil day, and having done all,
to stand
.

Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness
;

And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace;

Above all, taking the shield
of faith, wherewith ye shall
be able to quench all the fiery
darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Daybreak ~

When in the morning,
as I first awake . . .
before the sun rises
as a new day breaks.

I thank my Father,
upon the early light
for protecting me
throughout the night.

When daybreak calls,
me out of my bed
I thank my Father
for the day ahead.

I pray for His guidance,
His shield of protection
in my break of day
sunrise reflections.

Before the sun bursts,
upon morn’s awakening
I praise my Father . . .
for today’s enlightening!

~~~~~~

Genesis 1:3

And God said,
Let there be light:
and there was light.


King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Drop By Drop ~

Drop by drop,
hope drips in . . .
til goose bumps
form on my skin.

Shivers of glory,
tingles of peace
as each droplet
God releases.

Drip by drip,
hope seeps in
til my elation
forms a big grin.

Smiles of bliss,
cheers of delight
with each trickle
my soul it excites

Hope drips in,
drop by drop . . .
causing my heart
with joy to flip-flop!

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Romans 15:13

Now the God of hope
fill you with all joy and
peace in believing, that ye
may abound in hope,
through the power
of the Holy Ghost.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Give God Your Praise ~

Give thanks to God,
no matter how you feel
give to Him your praise
as before Him you kneel.

Show Him your gratitude,
in whatever you do
no matter your situation
your praise will uplift you.

Give thanks to the Lord,
for His loving kindness
give to Him your praise
for all of His goodness.

Show Him your appreciation,
through good times and bad
no matter your circumstance
for His mercy always be glad.

Give God your thanks,
in your prayer and pleas
whether you are standing
or down on your knees!

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Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,

and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea;

though the waters thereof
roar and be troubled,

though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof.

Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth
and with my song will I praise him.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Before Me Lord ~

Before me Lord,
is where I will set You
before my plans . . .
Yours I will seek to do.

For I trust You Lord,
I’ll follow where You say
for in Your right hand
is where I want to stay.

Before me Lord,
I trust You will go
so the way to me
You, Yourself can show.

For You are my Rock,
nothing can move me
in Your righteous will
is where I want to be.

Before You Lord,
my praises I will sing
my tongue will rejoice
for the hope You bring!

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Psalm 16.8-9

I have set the Lord always
before me: because he is
at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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 ~


Sticky Note From God ~09.13.20~

Hebrews 13:15

 


As Long As I Breathe~

As long as I live,
I will be thankful . . .
to God for all things
I will be grateful.

For my salvation,
my hope, my trust
my praise to God
will not be hushed.

As long as I breathe,
I will be indebted . . .
to God my thanksgiving
will not be neglected.

For my Redeemer,
my Lord, my Savior
my praise to God
I will always savor.

As long as I have air,
I will be obliged . . .
my praise to God
will never subside!

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Psalm 44:8

In God we boast
all the day long,

and praise thy name
for ever. Selah.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Praise ~

 

God, my Praise,
My Hope, my Song
in my weakness
You make me strong.

Though I’m surrounded,
by earthly care
them onto Yourself
are willing to bear.

God, my Praise,
my Salvation, my Pardon
may to You my heart
never become harden.

Mercy You send me,
each day to renew
so I may worship
the goodness of You.

God, my Praise,
my Trust, my Confidence
thank You for blessing me
with Your providence!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:8

Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of men!

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~06.30.20~

Hebrews 13:15


Afternoon Ponderings~11.27.19


Afternoon Ponderings~11.26.19


Afternoon Ponderings~11.25.19


Afternoon Ponderings~11.24.19


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;

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~

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


Sticky Note From God ~11.09.19~


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!

~~~~~~~~~

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


Sticky Note to God ~06.28.19~


May I Soon Not Forget ~

Lord, may I not soon forget,
the favors You’ve granted me
nor how You made a path . . .
across my own Red Sea.

May my praises for You,
keep me humble all my days
may I not forget to walk
and follow all Your ways.

Lord, may I not complain,
nor forget Your mighty deeds
may I always acknowledge
it’s You who supplies my needs.

May my praise rise each day,
and lay upon my lips at night
may I not forget Your counsel
nor the pillars of Your light.

Lord, may I not forget,
the works of Your mighty hand
nor how a path for me . . .
You made to the promised land!

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Psalm 106:13-14

“They soon forgat his works; they waited not
for his counsel: But lusted exceedingly in the
wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~12.11.18~


Bold Praise ~

I can’t carry a tune,
don’t have a great voice
but for my Savior
I still sing and rejoice.

I don’t know the melody,
haven’t got me the ear
but it doesn’t stop God
my praises to hear.

I can’t read the music,
don’t recognize the chords
but I still carry on
worshiping my Lord.

I don’t have the rhythm,
can’t understand the beat
but I keep on rejoicing
at my Savior’s feet.

I can’t carry a tune,
a note I can’t hold
but, my praise to God
is still always bold!

~~~~~

Psalm 105:2

Sing unto him,
sing psalms unto him:
talk ye of all his
wondrous works.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~12.06.18 ~


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!

~~~~~~~~~

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 ~


Sticky Note to God ~11.22.18 ~


Sticky Note From God ~11.21.18~


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