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by JMS Bell

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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Often when someone asks me, "how are you?" I'll answer, "I'm Blessed!" However, I have found that this answer sometimes offends and, it seems, is vastly misunderstood. When a person states that they are is not a 'boast', but a 'claim' to the gifts of Salvation that were wrought on Calvary for the entire world. Therefore, being aware of who you are and what you are doesn't mean that one thinks they are sinless(which no one is) or superior to any one...but instead, indicates that one recognizes to whom they belong. I consider myself to be 'blessed', for as a child of the King(which we all are)I can daily claim His wonderful gifts of sweet Mercy and Grace. Jesus Christ died for you and me that we might have eternal life... we are blessed and should not hesitate to claim it every chance we get! Indeed, I'm Blessed!...How about you?


I met a man today and caught a sway

"I'm blessed", I responded to his inquiry of, "how are you?"

But his response made me stop and think it through

Said he, "I'm working on it"

And I understood his wit

For many think that being 'blessed' more to get

But being a claim

To Calvary's gifts...through 'His' name

That were purchased...and remains

Ours to have...without disdain

Hence...through the power of Jesus' name

I'm Blessed!



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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 3/23/2010
Another great sharing! Many of us are blessed in countless ways, and we only have to perceive and feel, to know what those blessings truely are.......M
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/20/2010
Stay Blessed my dear friend
and always stay Gold
(Being your self) Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/20/2010
I'm blessed, and also because of friends like you who have a spirit of love and caring which they don't hesitate to share, because they too are blessed! that's coming full circle;-) Superb poem , Joyce.
Thanks for your concern!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/20/2010
Thanks for this sharing :-)
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/20/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 3/19/2010
Can't agree with you more, which is why I sign my name with "blessings," as in His, to all my friends, because I thank God every day that I am so blessed, and, like yourself, want to share that with others. His name has such power, and when I am being judged by those who perceive me as what they believe a Christian to be, I know I am blessed to be called that name, let alone in a myriad of other ways that He has blessed me, and I am SOOOO thankful for it. Peace and love to you my dear friend, Michelle
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 3/19/2010
a good reminder, enjoyed.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/18/2010
This touches the soul Joyce...Blessed is the one whom knows they are blessed~
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 3/18/2010
Absolutely delightful Joyce! What a lift, I really appreciate these words so skillfully put together... beautifully put together, from the Father's Throne! May the Lord always bless, keep and sustain you at all times!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 3/18/2010
I believe our blessings are all around us, given to us by God and sometimes we fail to recognize them in our busy lives ... but when we stop for a few moments to just inhale the beauty that surrounds us, whether of nature or man, we will all realize we are blessed. You write with such devotion, Joyce. Inspiring! Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 3/17/2010
Your Faith rings out loud and clear!

With love and Hugs, Diana..
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/17/2010
Amen, Joyce. You make a lot of sense. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 3/17/2010
Joyce, I think we all are blessed in one or more ways---or even numerous ways. I could easily make a long list showing all the ways I am blessed, and you've done that indirectly through the poems you've written while sharing your life with us readers. Keep praising HIS blessings and I'm sure they will keep coming your way for as long as you want or need them. (If the man is still "working on it" he might not have the faith you have, or the knowledge to know just how blessed he actually is.)
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/17/2010
Admirable faith you have Joyce...I never forget (on a daily basis) to be thankful for all of my blessings....

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 3/17/2010
Hi Joyce, I say GOD BLESS YOU to everyone I talk to. Sometimes people do not answer me. I figure they have not found the Lord yet. He is here for everyone, as YOU wrote we are blessed. In our lives we have come to know the Lord. In my case it took a lot of learning before I seen the him.
I think this inspiring poem was blessed, because it brings people who do not know JESUS closer to him by reading your fine writing.

Reviewed by Richard Arrington 3/17/2010
A wonderful testimony, thank you.
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 3/17/2010
Oh so true Joyce. Praise God for His gift to us, His son Jesus who gave his life for us, and His Holy Spirit with us.

Bless you dear Lady and thank you,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/17/2010
And it's great to be blessed. Amen. Very well said, Joyce.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/17/2010
And the mountain moved!


Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/16/2010
Your faith is astounding, Joyce.


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