Tag Archives: Praise & Thanksgiving

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
Public Domain

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
Public Domain

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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
Public Domain

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
Public Domain

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~


Sticky Note to God ~11.22.18 ~


Sticky Note From God ~11.21.18~


Afternoon Ponderings~11.21.18~


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
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Morning Praise ~

When the morning comes,
as the sun rises above
sing your praise to the Lord
for His mercy and His love.

Let Him know you’ll need,
the strength of His power
right upon the start
of your waking hour.

When the new day breaks,
as the sun shows its bright face
thank and praise the Lord
for His life-saving grace.

Let Him know how much,
you count on Him to be
a refuge and a defense
for the day ahead of thee.

When the morning dew,
catches its first beam of light
let your praises to the Lord
fill you with His holy might!

~~~~~

Psalm 59:16

“But I will sing of thy power;
yea, I will sing aloud of thy
mercy in the morning:
for thou hast been my
defence and refuge in
the day of my trouble.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We Who Have True Faith ~

We who have true faith,
know God’s trustworthy
no matter what comes our way
He is always praiseworthy.

For we know He has for us,
only His absolute best
we understand He’s with us
through every trial and test.

We who have true trust,
know God will never leave
how all things are possible
because Jesus we believe.

For we know the Holy Spirit,
daily equips us for the fight
filling us with the power
of His awesome holy might.

We who have true faith,
know that God is deserving
and our thanksgiving to Him
we constantly are serving!

~~~~~~~~~~

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faithful Is He ~

Jesus will do it,
He is faithful
He wants you to be
to Him grateful.

Jesus will fulfill it,
He is loyal
He will help you
through your trial.

Jesus will perform it,
He is dependable
so don’t you fret
He is reliable

Jesus will deliver it,
He is committed
He wants you to Him
fully submitted.

Jesus will do it,
He is trustworthy
in every single thing
He is praiseworthy!

~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:24

“Faithful is he that calleth you,
who also will do it.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~06.30.18~


Afternoon Ponderings~05.06.18~


Sticky Note From God ~04.26.18~


Sticky Note From God ~04.17.18~


Sticky Note to God ~04.17.18~


Thank You Father, For My Risen Savior ~

My Father who’s in heaven,
today I bring my praise
my thankfulness to You
I just want to raise.

I thank You for Your Son,
who died on the cross for me
I’m grateful for His grace
that from sin has set me free.

I thank you for the Holy Spirit,
my seal of redemption
when back to Your throne
Jesus made His ascension.

I thank You for the lively hope,
that has taken over me
for the call to holy living
until in heaven with You l be.

My Father who’s in heaven,
to You I sing my praise
I am so thankful that today
my Savior’s life You raised!

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1 Peter 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again unto
a lively hope by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy RESURRECTION Day


Sticky Note From God ~03.16.18~


Sticky Note to God ~03.16.18~


Anchored in Hope ~

A life anchored in hope,
is one worth living
it brings about faith
praise and thanksgiving.

It’s a life full of trust,
in God for all things
it’s a life secure
under His faithful wings.

A life rooted in Jesus,
is one that is bound
it lives not in fear
for its mind is sound.

It’s a life with meaning,
purpose and direction
it’s a life striving
for godly perfection.

A life anchored in hope,
is one that’s submitted
its heart to Jesus . . .
is fully committed!

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Hebrews 6:19

“Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into
that within the veil;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
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!

~~~~~~~~~

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 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
Public Domain

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!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 68:19

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

King James Version
Public Domain

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


Prayer Requires ~

Our prayers require,
our perseverance
and a thankful heart
to fuel our endurance.

For our supplications,
to a God who knows all
need from grateful lips
to unceasingly fall.

When we’ve no words,
to utter or to speak
when our groanings turn
ineffective and weak.

The Holy Spirit,
for us will intercede
and an indebted heart
we are going to need.

Our prayers require,
our praise and thanksgiving
to a God that’s always been
trusting and forgiving!

~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth
our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray
for as we ought: but the Spirit itself
maketh intercession for us with
groanings which cannot be uttered.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 01.05.17

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Sticky Note to God 01.05.17

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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!

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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


Thou My Redeemer ~

Praise Him always by Travis Silva free photo #1222R

Oh, Thou my Redeemer,
dearest Father up above
I praise Your Holy name
and rejoice in Your love.

My heart in its wholeness,
offers its deepest respect
for Your tender mercies
which defend and protect.

In my life I have seen,
works formed by Your hand
You’re my Rock of salvation
onto which I faithfully stand.

My heart is full of gladness,
my lips sing thankful praise
each day that You bring me
my song to You I will raise.

Oh, Thou my Redeemer,
Your awesomeness I praise
forever I will follow You
for, marvelous are Your ways!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 9:1-2
King James Version

“I will praise thee,
O Lord, with my whole heart;

I will shew forth all thy marvelous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in thee:
I will sing praise to thy name,
O thou most High”

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


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