Tag Archives: Thankful

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!

~~~~~~~~

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~11.28.19


Sticky Note to God ~11.03.19~


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!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 103:2

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

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Joyful Are We ~

Joyful are we,
who are saved by grace
who Jesus’ love
our hearts embrace.

Happy are we,
who trust in the Lord
who know His peace
will be our reward.

Blessed are we,
who hope in a future
where Jesus will be
our King and ruler.

Grateful are we,
who in faith believe
the Spirit of Jesus
is ours to receive.

Joyful are we,
who know God’s favor
who believe Jesus is
our risen Savior!

~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:3

“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,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

 

 


Snippet of The Day 11.08.17

From the Poem: Thankful


My Happy Place ~

Jesus is . .
my happy place
where I soak up
for me His grace.

It is in Him,
I find true rest
where with peace
I am blessed.

Jesus is . . .
my happy place
where God’s love
I embrace.

Because of Jesus,
I’ve joy endless
where no longer
am I friendless.

Jesus is . . .
my happy place
where hope fills
the empty space!

~~~~~

Psalm 146:5

“Happy is he that hath the God
of Jacob for his help,
whose hope is in the Lord
his God:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Faithful ~

gods-faithful-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

God’s faithful,
are peaceful
to God’s Word
they are heedful.

God’s faithful,
are prayerful
in their works
they are careful.

God’s faithful,
are thankful
for their gifts
they are grateful.

God’s faithful,
are joyful
in their service
they are gleeful.

God’s faithful,
are lovable
for to Him . . .
they are usable!

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Matthew 25:23

“His lord said unto him,
Well done,
good and faithful servant;
thou hast been faithful
over a few things,
I will make thee ruler
over many things:
enter thou into
the joy of thy lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You God ~

Thank You Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Thank you God,
for all You’ve done
for the gift of salvation
through Your only Son.

For the grace,
You knew I’d need
for Your Spirit
who’s here to lead.

Thank You God,
for Your mercy tender
for being my soul
and heart mender.

For Your love,
which brings me peace
for Your compassion
that does not cease.

Thank You God,
for all You are doing
that my life to You . . .
was worth pursuing!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 118:1

“O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good: because his mercy
 endureth for ever.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Not Just on Thanksgiving Day ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Charity - IBible Verses

It’s not just on Thanksgiving,
that we’re to be thankful . . .
it’s not only on this one day
that we’re to be grateful.

It’s about being appreciative,
every day in every way
it’s all about our attitude
in the things we do and say.

It’s not about the tasty food,
on today’s white linen table
it’s not about the fine dining
on Thanksgiving Day staples.

It’s about the provisions,
God gives us all year through
it’s about how we receive them
what with them we opt to do.

It’s not about what we have,
and all our many blessings
it’s not about the pumpkin pie
or the turkey’s oyster dressing.

It’s all about us sharing,
with those who have not
it’s all about loving others
in deed, not just in thought!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Thessalonians 1:3

“We are bound to thank God always for you,
 brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith
 groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every
 one of you all toward each other aboundeth;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Stranger ~

be-kind-and-compassionate CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I saw You today,
on a strangers face
I could tell their smile
was full of love and grace.

Lord, I felt You today,
as they took my hand in theirs
it was as if they too could feel
all of my worries and my cares.

Lord, I heard from You today,
when they prayed just for me
their sweet words of comfort
brought me to my thankful knees.

Lord, I heard You today,
I felt Your very presence
in this stranger, You sent me
I got a glimpse of Your essence.

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

Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted . . .”


Grow in Grace ~

Grow In Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Lord, help me to grow in grace,
by being more kind and respectful
help me to be more giving . . .
without being rude or resentful.

Help me to be more pleasing,
let me bring to others pleasure
help me to be less selfish
so my time with them I’ll treasure.

Help me to be a reflection,
of a life living with You near
help me to seek Your will
with godly reverence and fear.

Help me to be more grateful,
thankful to You for all things
help me to grow in grace . . .
no matter what this life brings!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18
King James Version

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Joyful, Thankful Heart ~


Lord, a joyful, thankful heart,
I bring to Thanksgiving’s table
a soul forever grateful
for all that You are able.

You make my plate complete,
when from Your Word I reap
the full bounty of Your grace
in Your kindness I do steep.

You fill me with such peace,
Your tender mercies overflow
Your love fills me to the brim
Your compassion in me grows.

You supply all my needs,
bless me with even more
You fulfill my every dream
with promises of life ~ evermore.

Lord, a joyful, thankful heart,
I bring to You not just on today
a soul full of hope and gratitude
for all You’ve done along the way!

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Colossians 3:15
King James Version

 “And let the peace
of God rule in your hearts,

to the which also ye are
called in one body;
and be ye

thankful.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Gracious Gratitude ~

Give Thanks by Matt Gruber free photo #6710

Not just on Thanksgiving,
but every day of the year
give God your heartfelt praise
and it will bring you cheer.

For when we are thankful,
the entire year through
joy will flood our hearts
spilling over in all we do.

Every minute of the day,
thank God for His grace
every second you’re alive
praise His holy face.

Give Him your thanksgiving,
with a heart that’s forthright
and in the eyes of the Lord
you’ll be a pleasure and delight.

So, everyone let’s show Him,
our gracious gratitude . . .
today and all year through
with a thankful attitude!

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

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 for What ~

In Everything used with permission IBible Verses
It’s easy to be thankful,
when things are going well
when we are trouble-free
no fears on which to dwell.

But, when burdens become,
crushing and all-consuming
it’s hard to show gratitude
when stress is ever-looming.

It’s difficult to say thank you,
in the middle of our strife
it’s not easy to be grateful
for the trials in this life.

How can we be thankful,
in every single thing
rejoicing in the hardships
that living often brings?

It takes a heart of faith,
an unwavering trust
it take a soul that knows
being prayerful is a must!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
King James Version

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

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


A Quiet Heart ~

God_Wants_To_Talk_To_You free photo

A quiet heart,
must be still
to hear the voice
of God’s will.

An inward calm,
is our assurance
He’s in control
our reassurance.

Life in His hand,
is peace known
trust runs deep
His way is shown.

Abiding hope,
is His promise
eternal love
its accomplice.

A quiet heart,
must be thankful
to a God
who is tranquil.

A quiet heart,
must be full of peace
for God’s stillness
to bring it release!

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Psalm 46:10
King James Version

“Be still, and know that I am God:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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