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by JMS Bell

Sunday, March 18, 2012
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As adults, it is up to us to determine how we are 'used' in this world. Often we like to blame others for our predicaments but, we make choices. So, it is up to us as to how we want to be used...and by whom. I know this to be true because I've been there and I'm speaking from experience. Let me explain...

I can remember

 a time when

filled with worldly lust

I allowed myself to be 'used'


Yes...I wallowed in a state of

loveless self deception

and no one forced me...I

put on those shoes


Ignoring Jesus' voice

 I made carnality my choice


But day...I turned

and when I heeded the call of Christ

The Day Star sparkled...

consuming my dark nights


Now, here I am once again being 'used'

and yes, I am allowing it 

for I have 'willingly'

put on


I wallow in an entirely different state

the Beauty of God's Majesty Flows...sate

embellishing me...I inhale the Breath

Of Life...His Love...from Heaven's Gate


The Richness of His Pure Spirit

Like air through a sieve

....passes through me

I am completely...His

Ah, yes! I am being...






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Reviewed by John Domino 8/31/2013
One of the BEST poetic blessings ever written on the Den.

Yes I am Used by Him and it IS a Blessing!

Amen to that Joyce! Amen! Amen! Amen!

Peace, love and multiple blessings,

John Michael
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/22/2012
Beautiful !

Love ya!

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 5/4/2012 are being used for a good purpose and by your own free will...the Creator has blessed you much and your ability to express it is one of those blessings that lives on and on long after we are gone.
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 5/2/2012
What a powerful poem,and so true!
I too thank God for turning me around and giving me a new direction in which to be used.
Continued success-
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/24/2012
the work of the enemy loves to use lust are a decoy to entrapment
you spoke it true through every line...
We are sacred vessels with a spiritual purpose
Love & Blessings
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/23/2012
"The Day Star" -- LOVE it!!"

'Far as the past goes, I expect you are being too hard on yourself. Be that as it may, your faith and determination are deeply inspiring.
Thank you for being a Day Star we can look up to and strive to imitate.

It is too easy to fight being used in the way that we should. For me, anyway. But there is no joy without service. You are so right!!


Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 3/28/2012
Stay strong, my friend. I believe we are all responsible for our choices of which path we take, but when it is wrong, our faith brings it back to right. I think we can all relate and we can only hope to find our way back through our beliefs and the strength given to us. Always meaningful writing, Joyce. God bless. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/25/2012
this is very meaningful and an uplifting piece.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/23/2012
Full of wholeness and wonderful joyful awareness!
Reviewed by Z McClure 3/20/2012
we are all used, but what a glory to be used by God!
a poem that shines with the truth.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/20/2012
beautifully inspired and ... a truly wonderful poem ...
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/20/2012
Beautifully expressed, Joyce! Uplifting and inspirational writing, dear lady!

Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 3/19/2012
Nicely penned, Joyce. God's kingdom is such a paradox: we are used, and yet we are a new creation, renewed daily with his love and spirit, anointed with his power, and filled with his wisdom... I like your contrasts and the similarities you speak of in this poem... May you never get used to being used for his glory!

(by the way, I wanted to thank you for reading my poems and commenting so faithfully on so many of them! I am glad you enjoy my poetry, and I want you to know that I really enjoy yours as well.)

May the river of God's peace flow through you to all you meet.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/19/2012
A beautifully written and meaningful piece, Joyce. Well said.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/18/2012
Thank you Joyce, for sharing this splendid poem,for declaring the fact that we do make the choices, both right and wrong, good and bad.I'm glad He has you to "use"because you are a great example to share.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/18/2012
A meaningful sharing of your experiences in life, Joyce. Thank you. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/18/2012
God's love lifted your soul to be used with his grace.
Lovely writing Joyce Many Blessings to go forth
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Laura Fall 3/18/2012
Truly a heartfelt write written so amazingly and full of meaning Laura
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 3/18/2012
beautifully written joyce.
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 3/18/2012
Absolutely beautiful!

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