Tag Archives: Thankfulness

The Cornucopia of Contentment ~

Thanksgiving is the time,
of finding true contentment
a time to praise God . . .
without any resentment.

A time to discover,
the secret of gratitude
a time to let thanksgiving
become our daily attitude.

Thanksgiving is the time,
of finding satisfaction
a time for appreciation
no matter our condition.

It’s a time to be thankful,
to God for everything
a time to be grateful
for whatever He may bring.

Thanksgiving’s a cornucopia,
of having true contentment
for all those who on God . . .
are genuinely dependent!

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Philippians 4:11-13

Not that I speak in respect of want:
for I have learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content.

I know both how to be abased,
and I know how to abound:
every where and in all things
I am instructed both
to be full and to be hungry,
both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~11.20.19~


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


Good Morning Quote ~10.19.19~


Sticky Note to God ~03.21.19~


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
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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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!

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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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~08.27.18~


Sticky Note to God ~06.07.18


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!

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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


A Heart Full of Gladness ~

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When I think of all the things,
this year for which I’m thankful
there are a few that stand out
that leave me eternally grateful.

I’m thankful for God’s mercy
for His unmerited favor
I am grateful for His gift
of Christ Jesus, my Savior

I am thankful for His grace,
for the love Jesus showed
I am forever appreciative
for the hope in me He bestowed.

I am thankful for my faith,
the forgiveness of my sin
I am grateful over satan
the battle God and I can win.

So, with a shout of gratitude,
I will close out this year . . .
with a heart full of gladness
having nothing to fear!

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Psalm 26:7

“That I may publish
with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 11.24.16

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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!

~~~~~~~~~

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


Forever Thankful ~

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I’m thankful for God’s goodness,
I’m thankful  for His grace
I’m thankful that I can seek
each day His loving face.

I’m thankful for God’s salvation,
I’m thankful for His favor
I’m thankful He sent Jesus
to be my Lord and Savior.

I’m thankful for God’s blessing,
I’m thankful for His provisions
I’m thankful for the Holy Spirit’s
supernatural supervision.

I’m thankful for God’s pity,
I’m thankful for His care
I’m thankful Jesus came
so my burdens He can bear.

I’m thankful for God’s excellence,
I’m thankful for His goodness
I’m forever thankful  . . .
for His bountiful kindness!

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2 Corinthians 9:11

“Being enriched in every thing
to all bountifulness, which
causeth through us
thanksgiving to God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Thank You Note To God ~

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Dear Father  . . .

Thank You for forming me,
in my mother’s womb
thank You for being
my future Bridegroom.

Thank You for comforting me,
for always being near
thank You for calming
my deepest, darkest fear.

Thank You for being my song,
my strength and my salvation
thank You for saving me
from everlasting damnation.

Thank You for giving me,
Your Word to live by
thank You for collecting
all the tears that I cry.

Thank You for satisfying,
my hunger and thirst
thank You for leading me
to seek Your kingdom first.

Thank You for loving me,
for Your mercy and favor
thank You for the gift of grace
through Your Son, my Savior.

Thank You for making,
my paths straight
thank You for showing me
to the narrow gate.

Thank You for Your Spirit,
who lives inside of me
thank You for the trust
I have placed in Thee.

Thank you for making me,
a child of Your own
thank You for allowing me
to come to Your throne.

Thank you for the trials,
that come my way
thank You for the promise
of a more peaceful day.

Thank You for forming me,
in my mother’ womb . . .
thank You in Your mansion
for reserving me a room!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 126:3

“The Lord hath done
great things for us;
whereof we are glad.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 11.11.16

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Tis The Season For Thankfulness ~

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Tis the season . . . .
for inward reflections
a time to share
outward expressions.

A time to be,
for all things thankful
a time to convey to God
just why we’re grateful.

Tis the season . . .
for inner thoughtfulness
a time to thank God
for His kindheartedness.

A time to see,
how much we’re blessed,
a time for our gratitude
to be openly professed.

Tis the season . . .
for thankful contemplation
a time to say Thank You God
whatever our situation!

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Psalm 95:2

“Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise
unto him with psalms.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day 11.01.16

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From the Poem:    Thankfulness


Sticky Note to God 11.01.16

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Sticky Note to God 08.16.16

STICKY NOTE TO GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ 08.16.16 ~


A Joy Jump ~

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Some Christians,
seem to be grumpy
fussy and sulky
and a little bit crabby.

They seldom smile,
or say something nice
it’s as if their hope . . .
has turned dry as ice.

Some Christians,
seem to be uptight
I can hardly see
a flicker of light.

They barely laugh,
seldom do they grin
it’s as if their peace . . .
took one on the chin.

Oh, Lord if You see,
me being a grump
give my heart . . .
an eternal joy jump!

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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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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Deeper and Stronger ~

Stroner and Deeper ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, take me deeper,
so I may be stronger
let me not be taken
by lies others conjure.

Let my heart be fixed,
keep my walk stable
let not my faith become
just another label.

Build me up Lord,
keep me firmly rooted
so the truth I’ve found
doesn’t become diluted.

Let me abound,
in grace and wisdom
so I may have joy
inside my thankful bosom.

Lord, make me stronger,
take me ever deeper
establish my faith . . .
beyond a Bible peeper!

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Colossians 2:6-7

“As ye have therefore received
Christ Jesus the Lord,
so walk ye in him:

Rooted and built up in him,
and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught,
abounding therein
with thanksgiving.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Every Day is Father’s Day ~

EVERY DAY is Father's Day ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Dear heavenly Father,
I want to thank You so
for always being with me
wherever I may go.

For being my true lamp,
my life, way and light
for the tender mercy
You send me day or night.

For giving me refuge,
under Your mighty wings
for the stillness I have
in the storms life brings.

For being my Rock,
the anchor of my trust
for always being loving
gracious, kind and just.

Dear heavenly Father,
every day is Father’s day . . .
and I’m so very thankful
for all You send my way!

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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 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Spring’s Hope ~

Spring's Hope ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

May this Spring,
bathe you in God’s light
so you can receive
the power of His might.

May Springs warmth,
make God’s mercy rise
so that to His ways
you’ll not compromise.

May Springs buds,
blossom in your heart
so from God’s path
you will never part.

May Springs song,
chime within your soul
so that your life
God can have control.

May the new life,
Spring always brings
cause you to be . . .
thankful for all things!

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Psalm 33:22

” Let thy mercy, O Lord,
be upon us, according
as we hope in thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 11.17.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 11.17.15 ~


Sticky Note From God ~ 11.09.15

Sticky Note From God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 11.09.15 ~


Thankfulness ~

Give Thanks used with permissionIBible Verses

This year I am thankful,
for so many things . . .
but mostly for my faith
the peace that it brings.

I am forever indebted,
for the gift of salvation
how by the grace of Jesus
I’ve eternal redemption.

I am thankful for the truth,
setting me free from sin
I am ever appreciative
for the power I’ve within.

I am full of thankfulness,
for the Life and the Way
I am grateful for the Word
shedding Light on my day.

This year I am thankful.
for so many things . . .
but most of all I’m grateful
for the hope Jesus brings!

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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 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 11.09.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 11.09.15 ~


Be Thankful Each Day ~

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Walk humbly my friend,
before our God who is living
be thankful each day . . .
for the strength He is giving.

Walk meekly my friend,
before  God who is gracious
be thankful each day . . .
for His wisdom is ageless.

Walk gently my friend,
before God who is all-knowing
be thankful each day . . .
for His grace keeps you going.

Walk reverently my friend
before God who is all-powerful
be thankful each day . . .
for His love is bountiful.

Walk peacefully my friend,
before our God who is wrathful
be thankful each day . . .
for His mercy is plentiful.

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James 4:10

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 11.26.14

Sticky Note To God 11.26.14


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Thanks and Giving used with permission Creation Swap

Why we Give Thanks . . .

Because His mercy endures for ever
To Pay our vows to the most High
In remembrance of His holiness
To make known His deeds
It is good to give thanks
It is the fruit of our lips
To declare His works
To magnify Him
For He is good
For His glory
To Bless Him

 
We are thankful for . . .

Being partakers of the inheritance of the saints
The grace of God we have though Jesus Christ
The victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
The peace of God ruling in your hearts
God causes us to triumph in Christ
For salvation that is in the Lord
His wisdom and might
His wondrous works
All things

Who is to give thanks . . .

All the people
and sheep
of His pasture

How are we to give thanks . . .

With joy and gladness and the voice of melody
With cymbals, psalteries, and with harps
Making a joyful noise unto Him
Singing praise unto His name
In the great congregation
Publish with our voice
In the house of God
In the morning
At midnight
In prayer
In song
Forever

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Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

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There are so many reasons to be thankful.
There are  8766 hours a year ~ how many of them
do we spend in praise and thanksgiving for all that our
heavenly Father has done for us and all He will be doing for us?

Sadly, too few on my part!


Sticky Note to God 11.15.14

Sticky Note To God 11.15.14


The Song in My Heart ~

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Oh, my Lord, my God,
my heart is filled with gladness
so I’ll sing my song of gratitude
for Your everlasting kindness.

With thanksgiving and praise,
I lift my voice to You and sing
as I’m so very grateful for . . .
the joyfulness to me, You bring.

I will bless Your holy name,
for the mercies, You bestow
may my song of adoration . . .
be to You, a pleasing bellow.

For, I can’t keep it to myself,
I must sing about Your grace
until Your love for mankind . . .
all the people, can embrace.

Oh, my Lord, my God,
my heart is filled with gladness
I’ll sing of my eternal hope . . .
to a world ~ full of darkness!

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Psalm 96:1-3

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

Sing unto the Lord, bless his name;
 shew forth his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the heathen,
his wonders among all people.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 11.5.14

Sticky Note To God 11.5.14


Daily Praise ~

Sing Praises used with permission IBible Verses

Each new day I begin,
I start it off with praise
to the Lord my God . . .
my gratitude I raise.

I thank my God daily,
for all He has supplied
I can’t tell Him enough
how much I am obliged.

My gratitude is ongoing,
as I go about my day
I thank Him for the blessings
He showers on my way.

I’m grateful for His mercy,
His every good, perfect gift
unto my Lord and Savior
my thankfulness I lift.

As I thank God for being,
the powerful, wise creator
my gratefulness to Him . . .
grows ever-more greater!

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Psalm 35:28

“And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness
and of thy praise all the day long.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You God ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Thank You God - IBible Verse

I thank You God,
for everything . . .
for the hope
Your mercy brings.

I thank You God,
for Your Son
for the work
He has begun.

I thank You God,
for Your goodness
for the joy
of Your fullness.

I thank You God,
for prayers granted
for the peace
You’ve implanted.

I thank You God,
for deliverance
for the strength
of perseverance.

I thank You God,
for everything . . .
for each provision
You daily bring!

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Psalm 136:26

“O give thanks unto the God of heaven:
 for his mercy endureth for ever.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Shout of Joy~

Sing Praises used with permission IBible Verses

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

Make a sweet melody,
and show your gratitude
sing out your praises
with a joyful attitude.

Early in the morning,
before the sun begins to rise
remember His loving-kindness
under the darken skies.

Clap your hands together,
lift your arms up in praise
give your day to the Lord
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.

Show your thankfulness,
to the Lord up above
lift up your heart-song
and praise Him for His love.

When your day is finally over,
and the sun dims its blazing light
thank God for His faithfulness
all though the starry night!

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Psalm 92:1-2
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Path of Praise ~

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The path of praise is paved,
with songs of joyousness
glorious hallelujahs
sung with thankfulness.

Praise fills the hearts,
of those who seek the Lord
they sing salvation’s song
with gratitude in each chord.

Trusting voices raise offerings,
of praise and adoration
to their almighty God
they sing their admiration.

Faithful lips sing the words,
of devotion to their Savior
praising and thanking Him
for His grace and favor.

The path of praise is paved,
with hallelujahs galore
filled with joyous thankfulness
to the One who they adore!

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Psalm 135:1
King James Version

“Praise ye the Lord.
Praise ye the name of the Lord;
praise him, O ye servants of the Lord.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Gracious Gratitude ~

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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!

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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


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


Strength of Character ~

Strength of Character ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s easy to be appreciative,
when all is going well
when there is no conflict
upon which to dwell.

But, when times get tough,
we often aren’t thankful
our attitudes don’t reflect
the reasons we are grateful.

It’s in the storms of life,
where we can learn to start
how to grow and develop
gratefulness in our heart.

So when taken off course,
don’t think of it as a detour
be thankful God is creating
in you, strength of character!

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James 1:2-3
King James Version

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your
faith worketh patience.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Thou My Redeemer ~

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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!

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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


Why I am Thankful ~

Why am I thankful,
let me count the ways . . .
and the first one is because
I trust Jesus with all my days.

I am thankful for His love,
for forgiving me my sin
I’m thankful for the Holy Spirit
who dwells and lives within.

I am thankful for His mercy,
His endless supply of grace
I’m thankful that He knows
the very contour of my face.

I am thankful for His truths,
keeping me on the narrow path
I am thankful that I’ll not know
the full measure of His wrath.

I am thankful for His peace,
the calmness that surrounds me
I’m thankful for the living hope
that one day with Jesus, I will be.

Why am I thankful,
I cannot count all the ways . . .
but, for these and so many more
I give to God all my praise!

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May our Lord and Savior
be your reason to be thankful . . .

This Thanksgiving Day and every day!

Amen and Amen

Copyright 2012
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


A Plate of Grace ~

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
there will be no turkey with dressing
there will only be a plate of gratitude
served with God’s many blessings.

As a substitute for candied yams,
we are going to feast on His kindness
and taste the sweetness of His favor
as we reflect on His loving guidance.

There will be no rolls and butter,
instead, we’ll eat of the Bread of Life
and with gratitude we’ll give our thanks
that we no longer live in hopeless strife.

In the place of creamy mashed potatoes,
there will be praise piled just as high
and we will sing to Him our adoration
instead of eating pumpkin pie.

The only beverage we will drink,
will be from the one True Vine
and with sanctification on our lips
Jesus’ sacrifice will be as sweet as wine.

Come this Thanksgiving . . .
I’m not making a traditional dinner
I’ll only be serving the grace of God . . .
to those I know ~ who are still a sinner!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 12:9
King James Version

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient
for thee: for my strength is made perfect in
weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, Sing My Soul Sing ~

Sing, My Soul, Sing ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Sing, oh my soul,
get down on your knees
sing songs of praises
oh, sing my soul, sing.

Sing of His goodness,
His faithfulness too
sing of His kindness
oh, sing my soul, sing.

Sing of His mercy,
lift your arms in the air
sing of His compassion
oh, sing my soul, sing.

Sing of His grace,
His forgiveness true
sing of His salvation
oh, sing my soul, sing.

Sing of His love,
lift up your voice
sing of His splendor
oh, sing my soul, sing.

Sing of His wonder,
sing for His delight
sing of His glory
oh, sing my soul, sing.

Sing, oh my soul,
get down on your knees
lift up your voice
oh, sing my soul, sing!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 7:17
King James Version

“I will praise the LORD according to His
righteousness, and will sing praise to the
name of the Lord Most High.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Count it All for Joy ~

Count if All For Joy ~ CHRISTiaan poetry by deborah ann

Count it all for joy,
each trial you go through
give them not a second thought
then watch what God will do.

Count it all for joy,
when tested for your belief
patience will be your reward
and His peace your relief.

Count it all for joy,
as He performs His work you
let His perfection complete
and make you someone new.

Count it all for joy,
lest you be tossed about
seek by faith all your needs
and in God never doubt.

Count it all for joy,
for His wisdom is your gain
ask believing without fear
and in your life He will reign.

Count it all for joy,
no matter your despair
let His love fill you up
and your life He’ll repair!

~~~~~~

James 1:2-3
King James Version

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall
into divers temptations;

Knowing this,
that the trying of your faith

 worketh patience.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


I Love You, Lord ~

I Love You Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I give my life to Thee,
for the rest of my days
to you Lord ~ I vow
to follow all Your ways.

I will honor Thee my Lord,
respect each of Your laws
I’ll be obedient to Thee
as You correct all my flaws.

I will obey Thee my Lord,
follow Your instructions
I will conform to Thee
as I follow Your directions.

I will praise Thee my Lord,
for better or for worse
I will worship Thee
in the good and adverse.

I will glorify Thee my Lord,
in illness and in health
I will be grateful to Thee
for deficiency or for wealth.

I will love Thee my Lord,
with a love that is true
I will cherish Thee
and put my trust in You.

Lord, I give my life to Thee,
I offer You my whole heart
and pray till my death . . .
we will never be apart!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 8:1
King James Version

“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Morning Song of Praise ~

Morning Song of Praise ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

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

Make a sweet melody,
and show your gratitude
sing out your praises
with a joyful attitude.

Early in the morning,
before the sun begins to rise
remember His loving-kindness
under the darken skies.

Clap your hands together,
lift your arms up in praise
give your day to the Lord
and 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.

Show your thankfulness,
to the Lord up above
lift up your heart-song
and praise Him for His love.

When your day is finally over,
and the sun dims its blazing light
thank God for His faithfulness
all though the starry night!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 92:1-2
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


This Thanksgiving ~

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My family and some friends,
celebrate our thanks on this day
and we offer up our praise
for the goodies on the way.

We fill ourselves with turkey,
and stuff ourselves with pie
and all around the table
you can hear satisfaction’s sigh.

Then they get up from the table,
turn the TV on
and like moths to a light bulb
they are all quickly drawn.

They tune in the big game,
watch them – some football
then yell unpleasantries
when someone drops the ball.

For hours they cheer and yell,
there is a lot of laughter too
when they play the beer ads
everyone laughs until their blue.

When the game is finally over,
and the last guest has moved on
I shut the door in silence
glad Thanksgiving Day is gone.

I step inside my house,
all around me there’s a mess
and it makes me think and wonder
how could all this . . . God truly bless?

What happen to the good old days,
when family stayed around the table
and showed their thankfulness to Him
not to our TV’s and their cable?

Well this year I going to unplug,
all the equipment and every toy
and this Thanksgiving in my house
all you’ll hear is praise and joy!

~~~~~~~~~

Copyright 2011
Deborah Ann


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