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We Forget...
by JMS Bell
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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The older I get the more appreciative I am for God's Wondrous Mercy and Sweet Grace. I don't know about anyone else, but I personally could not survive, nor have any hope of ever seeing My Redeemer face to face without these beautiful gifts that were purchased with so great a sacrifice just for me...and you. I won't go into particular details, but let me just say that the other day...I forgot. Yes...I forgot that I was once blind and could not see. I forgot that I was once a lost sinner without hope. I forgot that I am still a sinner...but now no longer lost and no longer without hope. I may not do the things I used to do but every day, in some way(thought, word or deed)I come short of the glory of God. And if not for the 'light' of conscience that has been awakened in me through the Love of Christ, I would still be lost. Yes, me, who has to repent 'daily', I had the audacity to look upon another with scorn in my heart. I looked upon another's sin as being so much worse than anything I had ever done wrong in my life time. I forgot that just that...'sin'. I fell into the error of 'categorizing' it with a 'I've never done that' attitude. I turned away when I should have left myself open to be used by God...if He so desired. A 'guided' message would have been so much better than my scorn. Now, please...don't get me wrong, I am not beating myself up over the incident because I repented and have received His forgiveness for it, but I am just saying how easy it is to stray from being a humble recipient of His Mercy and Grace, to a...haughty condemner. We forget...often.


How often, we do



How far 'He' has brought us



Pointing out another's



We forget that sin Sin



Rom 5:8, 1Jhn 1: 8-10







Joyce M Bell, author and poet
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 10/26/2012
Lest we never forget God's love. Blessings
Excellent message.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/24/2012

How easy we forget not to judge others! You have pointed this out so well, and have made us all think to be a little more understanding. Thank you for this.

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/23/2012
many people forget this,
even something so "seemingly" small as complaining is a sin
nailing "complaining" to the cross is not as easy as it sounds
but whatever it is that you forgot the Lord is there to remind you
and all of us as we seek HIM & his Glorious Presence!!
you are never alone know this :)

God Bless You Den Sister
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/22/2012
Joyce, there is only one who walked upon God's earth without sin, Jesus Christ, and you remind us that we are all sinners and that He is the only light of redemption - I bid you love peace ans joy my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/20/2012
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 10/19/2012
dim? as in diminished light... dim light... diminutive aspect? diminishing returns ... so allusive so many possibilities... the ambiguity, the cryptic cross-stitch of meaning here is wonderful. I also like your premise... I often am guilty of selective amnesia, not wanting to dwell on bad memories, but it is through those maladaptive ways that our Lord brings us so as a mode of contrast and transcendence we might overcome our challenges, rise above our weakness, and realize our rightful place in his blessed kingdom... can we hope for less when we strive to be more than we thought it possible to be? Nothing we know now can compare to how we are known by he whose name above all names resounds and echoes throughout all eternity! All this from our Roman heritage, but we will not roam far before our Good Shepherd draws us once more to himself so that we might come to know ourselves for who we really are for the first and last time, until time itself lifts a hand to wave goodbye.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 10/17/2012
Simple words with a depth of meaning. As always, Joyce, your faith shines a light for us all. God bless. Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Andy Turner 10/16/2012
Indeed it is. No messin here!
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 10/16/2012
We do forget that sin is sin; there are no little sins or big sins. God looks at all sin the same way:those actions that separate us from Him.
Thank you for this well needed reminder.
Continued success-
Barbara J
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/16/2012
Such simple and pure wisdom, to be remembered yes, you are wise Joyce ~ and beautiful.
Blessings xo
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/16/2012
Ah yes we are not perfect, but we are forgiven by the LORD because of his Great Son's sacrifice........GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS...........Always, Tony.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/15/2012
Amen! The pink added punch!Nicely done, Joyce...

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/14/2012
as always I enjoy your writes, but, I have to say the highlighted pink was really a great touch!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/14/2012
I think if we were all completely honest with ourselves we'd all have to admit that there are times we slip. Well said, Joyce.
God bless.
Reviewed by Joy Hale 10/14/2012
Joyce, you are a beautiful woman of God, redeemed by His saving mercies. If you slip, remember that you are but human and one step away from His forgiveness. You are a humble woman and so worthy of His love for you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we are the better for reading your words.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/14/2012
it has become part of the norm
sad to say its within us outside of us and all around us
makes feel like Gereral Custer we are surrounded
by iys evil.....
Love & Peace be with you

Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 10/14/2012
This reminds me of one of my favorite hymns, "Chief Of Sinners Though I Be" !!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/14/2012
Honest and meaningful; thank you for sharing your thoughts, Joyce. Love and blessings to you,


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