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Afternoon Ponderings~04.20.19

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The Faith To Trust ~

Thank you God
for Your beloved Son
who sheds His grace
on each and everyone.

Thank You Father,
for mercy new each day
for Your Word
lighting up our way.

Thank You God,
for hope everlasting
for opening our hearts
to divine understanding.

Thank You Father,
for Your peace unceasing
for giving us the wisdom
we need for believing.

Thank You Lord,
for all for us You do
thank You for giving us
faith to trust in You!

~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:2

Elect according to the foreknowledge
of God the Father, through sanctification
of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling
of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~ 03.03.19~


Sticky Note From God ~ 03.02.19~


Praise God Anyway ~

When you’re feeling stuck,
in life and its daily ruts
when you feel as if . . .
you’re just plain going nuts.

Take a short breather,
a minute or even two
and think of all that God
has performed just for you.

When you’re sick and tired,
and away you want to run
when life’s daily routines
are not one iota of fun.

Take a short break,
a second or even two
and think of all that Jesus
has carried just for you.

When stuck you’re feeling
before you run away
just take a short breather . . .
and praise God anyway!

~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:57

“But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


My Morning Song ~

Early in the morning,
before the sun is ablaze
I give a shout of joy
with a song of heartfelt praise.

I make a sweet melody,
to show God my gratitude
as I sing out my praises
with a joyful attitude.

Early in the morning,
before the sun begins to rise
I thank God for His kindness
under the darken skies.

I clap my hands together,
lift my arms up in praise
as I give my day to the Lord
I thank Him for His ways.

While the dew is still set,
on the morning lawn
while the house is dark
before there is a new dawn.

I show my thankfulness,
to the Lord up above
and lift up my heart-song
to honor His steadfast love.

When my day is over,
as the sun dims its blazing light
I thank God for His faithfulness
all though the starry night!

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Psalm 92:1-2

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
and to sing praises to Your name, O Most
 High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the
morning, and Your faithfulness every night.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to 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


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


Thank You Heavenly Father ~

Thank you Father,
for being there
for making me
to You aware.

Thank you Father,
for being kind
for allowing me
Your love to find.

Thank you Father,
for hearing my plea
for showing mercy
to a sinner like me.

Thank you Father,
for sending Your Son
for His grace to finish
what You begun.

Thank you Father,
for all You do . . .
thank You my heart
You choose to pursue!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:4

“According as he hath chosen us
in him before the foundation of
the world, that we should be holy
and without blame before him in love:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~11.12.18 ~


Forever Grateful ~

I am thankful,
I am blessed
for I have found
in Jesus rest.

I am content,
I am delighted
for in my life . . .
Jesus I invited.

I am grateful,
I am satisfied
for in Jesus
I am purified.

I am loved,
I am at peace
for Jesus brings
my soul release.

I am blessed,
I am thankful
to Jesus, I am
forever grateful!

~~~~~~

Psalm 138:1

“I will praise thee
with my whole heart:
before the gods will
I sing praise unto thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Giving Thanks In Everything ~

Giving thanks in everything,
is God’s will for you
for He is praiseworthy
to receive His glory due.

For when you are grateful,
peace will flood your heart
then into it faith and trust
will come and do its part.

Giving thanks for all things,
is God’s true desire
no matter your situation
let it your praise inspire.

For when you are thankful,
for and in everything
His steadfast love will help
you get over anything.

Giving thanks no matter,
where you are in this life
will allow Jesus to help you
overcome all of your strife!

~~~~~~~

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


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 will 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!

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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


Stay In Love With God ~

Stay in love with God,
do not run off
at Jesus’ grace
do not mock or scoff.

Stay enthralled with God,
pray to Him each day
ask Him to lead you
on the righteous way.

Stay in touch with God,
read the Word He’s given
so that it will remind you
just why you are forgiven.

Stay smitten with God,
let Him hear your praise
keep your worship for Him
searing and ablaze.

Stay in love with God,
don’t let worldly strife
keep you from having . . .
with Jesus eternal life!

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Luke 10:27

“And he answering said,
Thou shalt love the Lord
thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy strength,
and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbour as thyself.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Night Lord ~

Good night Lord,
it’s been a pleasant day
walking along with You
on the narrow way.

Thank You for being with me,
for holding my hand
for lifting me up
when I thought I couldn’t stand.

Good night Lord,
this day was beautiful
the grace You gave me
was more than bountiful.

Thank You for blessing me,
with each daily provision
for keeping me always
right within Your vision.

Good night lord,
let’s do this again tomorrow
if from You another day . . .
will allow me to borrow!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 42:8

“Yet the Lord will command
his lovingkindness in the
day time, and in the night
his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the
God of my life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Eternally Secured ~

You may try,
but, I can’t be moved
for my soul to Jesus
is irreversibly glued.

You may attempt,
but, I can’t be pried
for my heart to Jesus
is indefinitely tied.

You may endeavor,
but, I won’t be persuaded
for my life to Jesus
is securely barricaded.

You may aspire,
but, I cannot be lured
for my mind to Jesus
is eternally secured.

You may try,
every trick in the book
but my soul to Jesus . . .
is permanently hooked!

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Psalm 62:1-2

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.
“He only is my rock and my salvation;
he is my defence;
I shall not be greatly moved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Walk By Faith ~

Walking by faith,
and not on feeling
will have us on . . .
our knees kneeling.

For when we see,
joy is a choice
whatever our care
we will rejoice.

Walking by faith,
and not on emotion
sets the Holy Spirit’s
power into motion.

For when we discover,
no matter our worry
His strength will give us
a thankful journey.

Walking by faith,
to know God’s will
cannot our praises
stop or still!

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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


Pit Dwelling ~

When in the pits,
don’t stay there
get right out
so not to despair.

For pit dwelling,
will cause bitterness
and God’s blessings
you’ll surely miss.

When in the dumps,
don’t stay down
pull yourself out
lest in pity you drown.

For dump diving,
is a pit’s best friend
and is no place God
wants you to spend.

When in the pits
or down in the dumps
let your praise to God
give your faith a jump!

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Psalm 40:2

“He brought me up also out
of an horrible pit, out
of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock,
and established my goings.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Light of My Life ~

Today I am singing,
though outside it is gray
I can still see the Light . . .
though the sun’s tucked away.

For the Light that shines in me,
makes my heart radiate
though there maybe clouds
my joy they can’t alienate.

Jesus is that Light,
the song of my salvation
and I don’t need the sun
to sing out my elation.

For the Light of Jesus,
lights up both night and day
nothing stops it from shinning
on the Truth, Life and Way.

Today I am singing,
though outside it is dreary
the Light of my life. . .
is all I need to be cheery!

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John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful In Any Circumstance ~

Whatever comes my way,
I take this stance . . .
to be thankful
in every circumstance.

Whenever I am happy,
my praise to God I sing
and I thank Him for . . .
the joy that He brings.

Whenever I have troubles,
I seek Him and I pray
and I thank Him for . . .
the peace on my way.

Whenever I’m hurting,
I trust my pain He’ll relieve
and I thank Him for . . .
the strength to believe.

Whenever I’m doubtful,
I give to Him my fear
and I thank Him for . . .
being close and near.

Regardless of how I feel,
I praise Him in advance
and I thank the Lord . . .
no matter my circumstance!

~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:18

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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


Singing In The Dark ~

It’s easy to sing,
when the day is trouble free
it’s easier to give accolades
to God, when full of glee.

It’s easy to sing,
when all is looking bright
it’s easier to praise God
when bathed in His light.

It’s easy to sing,
when all is going well
it’s easier to let our gratitude
for God, to grow and swell.

It’s easy to sing,
when  happy and content
it’s easier for us to God
our thanksgiving present.

But, they who still sing,
in the darkness of the night
are those who praise God . . .
no matter what’s in their sight!

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Job 35:10

“But none saith,
Where is God my maker,
who giveth songs
in the night;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Spring’s Sunshine~

Lord, as the buds,
begin to re-form
in Spring’s sunshine
bright and warm.

May I too,
open up to You
to be restored
and made anew.

Lord, as the birds,
take up their song
as in the breeze
they glide along.

May I too,
sing out to You
my song of praise
for all You do.

Lord, as Spring,
blooms and sings . . .
may I too emerge
on faithful wings!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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