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No Matter How I Try...
by JMS Bell

Saturday, July 28, 2012
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The doors have always been open...but I remain in His Presence. Why? Because I have fallen in Love with Him. I am then...Jesus' 'willing' captive. I refuse to leave Him. But, you say to yourself, I Love Him too! So, what makes your 'Love' for Him so different from mine? And the answer is...absolutely nothing! However, I find when I am inspired to pick up my pen...most times, I write of 'Him'. This then, is my 'calling' and I cannot help it! Nor, do I want to! There is nothing 'holy' about me. I am a sinner((Gal 3:23) who is daily forgiven and daily receives new Mercies and Grace(Lam 2:22-23). My platform is that of, 'Inspirational/Christian Poet' and this I do. Thus, no matter how how I try, though I am often ridiculed and shunned, for me? It's Jesus! Do...or die!


No matter how I try...I

cannot cease...glorifying His name

No matter how I try...I

cannot His flame


No matter how I'm ridiculed

or scorned

I must bring a Word to this world

...the forlorned 

With my life...He speaks

this is my ministry

To those so like me, yes...

the hard pressed...the weak


To show that even when

we do fall...

we can go on...after all

Though we're all imperfect

...and full of sin

there's still...a victory to win!


We can survive...

we can not give up!

There's 'urging' ...

in this 'sometimes' ...bitter cup! 

It is when we try to inscribe

our own...destinies

That we find ourselves...undone

sinking... in 'ego' seas


The gift not our own

but for the earth...this seed was sown

not just for now...this light is lit

but generations...will profit 

Get up, I say! And remember...

we cannot all be on top!

But whether in the middle or on the bottom...

to Jesus...? matters not!


Thus, my friends...'pilgrims elect'

we do what our 'souls'

won't 'allow' neglect

No one can judge, for in the end

God alone knows heart's purpose...

its full effect


But as for me...?

From the outskirts of the poetic clan

I take my stand, I raise my hand

For no matter how I try...

it's Jesus...! Do...or die!




Eph 4:1





Joyce M Bell - Inspirational Christian Poet
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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/4/2012
Your faith shines in this beautiful poem...M
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
You must be true to your calling and always remember that He said, "They have hated me without a cause" Joyce I'm sure your work has touched many hearts and pointed them toward Christ.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 8/2/2012
always write what you want.....always.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/2/2012
Bless you, Joyce, for being you, for being an inspiration, and don't underestimate the beauty you bring to the world as an instrument of His peace. I love you Joyce!
Reviewed by John Domino 7/29/2012
Dear Joyce,

I been a fan of yours for years now and I too cannot rest.
To love Christ is to put Him first, for He is higher than the rest.
I will wander a bit to and fro and write a silly poem now and then.
But my main focus is on Jesus, he is my Father, my mentor and my best friend.

Yours in the LOVE of Christ,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Laura Fall 7/29/2012
Beatifully wrote so heartfelt and truly meanigful Laura
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/28/2012
Very nice.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/28/2012
So very beautifully said, Joyce. God bless.
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 7/28/2012
Wonderful Joyce. Loving God and following Him is first, and when we do as He directs we walk the path He has for us. Stick to your purpose Joyce, no matter what. You are a light in our lives.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 7/28/2012
You go, girl! I'm not ashamed to witness. I don't care what other people think because if we deny him here he could deny us on that day of an eternal judgement! My father would witness to every person he came in contact with. Strong man!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Connie Faust 7/28/2012
I just love this, Joyce! It is so thrilling to know that God is in the written word He gives to His poets. Really, I--and you--and others, are not the "poets." God is. It's just so exciting to be His instrument!
And you would never want to stop the flow of thoughts that come from spending precious time with Him.

Reviewed by Gail Delaney (Reader) 7/28/2012
Amen Joyce, he is our savior thank you for sharing this

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/28/2012
Thank you for sharing this encouraging testimonial of your faith, Joyce. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Keith Rowley 7/28/2012
We all need spiritual comfort in one way or another; Christ brings peace to the hearts and souls of millions and I am glad for you. Mine is another journey I guess, but I rejoice in the well-being of all people of goodwill.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/28/2012
It is what brings you peace Joyce

Love and Light
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 7/28/2012
An inspirational gift of His divine praise.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 7/28/2012
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Being In His Presence!!
People "living in the world" do ridicule unfortunately
they manifest and are stuck in all the ways of sin
while seeking to please and gain approval of "mankind"
over seeking the shelters and approvals to please the Lord.
I too have forsaken Our Lord while "living in the world"
it is through His Abundance that I am In His Glorious Light
to see my own personal journey. I am so utterly Joyous!!
I like how you mentioned the forgiveness each and everyday
some people stay in a vice grip of the past to crucify...
It's a song and dance that only the Lord can change
Perhaps you might like to read my post:
Spiritual Soaking Vault Of Heaven
I am in awe each and every day to my New Eyes!!
& My realizations!! This Glorious Abundance!!

In His Daily Presence
I Kneel & Praise His Holy Name
Purifying Our Hearts

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