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WHY...A FLY?
By JMS Bell   
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Last edited: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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On February 6th 2014 I posted a poem entitled "Sometimes...I Wish". In it I revealed my desire, at times, to be a fly.
In response to a comment I received, which stated I should want to be invisible - rather than a fly, I felt I should explain my reason for wanting to be an fly.

???=my poems here on AD  

 

WHY ARE THERE TIMES WHEN I 'WISH' TO BE A FLY? WHY DON'T I EVER 'WISH' TO BE INVISIBLE? WELL…LET ME EXPLAIN;

 WOULD I WANT TO BE INVISIBLE? NO...I WOULD NOT. FIRST OF ALL, NO ONE IS INVISIBLE ON THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN,  AND, LIKE JOB(JOB 25:6), I CHOSE TO LIKEN MYSELF AFTER ONE 'WITHOUT' THE ABILITY TO REASON OR THINK. FOR,  SOMETIMES, IF WE ARE HONEST AND CAN ADMIT IT, THOSE ABILITIES 'GET IN THE WAY' OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

WHY DO I SAY THIS? BECAUSE, YOU SEE, WE DON'T NEED INTELLIGENCE TO PRAISE OUR GOD. ALL LIVING THINGS SHOULD PRAISE GOD(IS 55:12, PS 98;8, PS 150;6) FOR GOD GAVE THE ABILITY FOR EVERY LIVING THING TO 'COMMUNICATE' WITH HIM IN THEIR OWN WAY("...PRAISE HIM 'ALL' CREATURES HERE BELOW..."-REV 5:13). AND, I DEAR SAY, IN SPITE OF OUR INTELLECT, NATURE DOES IT BETTER AND MORE OFTEN THAN MOST HUMANS DO. AFTER ALL, STARS, MOON, WATERS, WILD BEASTS PRAISE HIM, WHY EVEN THE 'TREES' CLAP THEIR HANDS IN ADORATION OF THE ALMIGHTY. 

THUS, WHEN THE INSPIRATION, 'SOMETIMES...I WISH', CAME TO ME, I WAS THINKING ABOUT A MOMENT WHEN I, IN  A STATE OF TOTAL INSIGNIFICANCE, COULD DO NOTHING BUT PRAISE MY GOD. FOR, '... ONLY WHEN ONE CAN RECOGNIZE THEIR INSIGNIFICANCE BEFORE GOD-CAN ONE TRULY EMBRACE THEIR SIGNIFICANCE TO GOD...'(IS 55:9-10,  ALSO ??? 'OUR SIGNIFICANCE'). AS A VESSEL OF 'HIS INSPIRATIONS' I, AS I STATED IN MY BIOGRAPHY, DON'T PULL ANY PUNCHES. I AM NOT ASHAMED. I DON'T PRETEND I'M UP, WHEN I'M DOWN. I AM HONEST AND I TELL IT LIKE IT IS.

THERE IS NO HESITANCY IN ME  AS I SHARE THE FACT THAT AT THIS  TIME IN MY LIFE, I'M AM GOING THROUGH A VERY ROUGH STAGE...EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. THE 'BATTLE' IS FIERCE AND I'M BLEEDING AND RAW. I COULD EASILY FORGET THAT THE BATTLE IS NOT MINE...BUT GOD'S!  MY INTELLECT, SOMETIMES, HAMPERS ME FROM TOTALLY DEPENDING UPON GOD AND, I DON'T MIND SAYING, IT SOMETIMES, OBSCURES THE PATHWAY OF HIS PERFECT WILL. BUT JESUS, WHO KNOWS ME(??? 'YOU KNOW ME')WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO GIVE UP. THUS, I FOLLOW HIM!  EVEN THOUGH I MAY DROP BEHIND A LITTLE, I CONTINUE TO FOLLOW HIM...AND I WILL...ALL THE WAY TO BEULAH LAND. I TRUST HIM(??? 'I TRUST YOU, LORD)AND I KNOW, IN HIS OWN GOOD TIME, HE WILL BRING ME TO WHERE HE WANTS ME TO BE...IN HIM.

SO...NO, I DON'T WANT TO BE INVISIBLE BECAUSE,  INVISABILITY WILL TAKE NOTHING AWAY FROM ME BUT THE ABILITY FOR OTHERS TO SEE ME. HOWEVER, I'LL STILL BE ABLE TO THINK AND HAVE MY OWN WAY AND LET 'THINGS' THAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY BOTHER ME. THAT IS WHY THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I WISH TO BE IN A SMALLER FORM. A MORE INSIGNIFICANT FORM WITH THE ABILITY TO DO 'NOTHING' BUT GIVE JESUS ALL THE PRAISE AND WORSHIP HE SO RICHLY DESERVES! 

I WANT GOD'S WILL TO BE DONE IN MY LIFE FOR, I KNOW I CANNOT INSPIRE ANYONE IF I HAVEN'T BEEN THROUGH ANYTHING. I AM A MEMBER OF A GROUP OF UNIQUE VESSELS (??? 'GOD'S POETS')BEING USED BY GOD FOR THIS DAY AND TIME. THUS, I MUST TELL THE GOOD AND THE BAD...I MUST TELL HOW IT IS ON THE MOUNTAINS 'AND' HOW IT IS IN THE VALLEYS. I MUST TELL HOW IT IS NOT 'EASY', AT ALL, GOING THROUGH AND SOMETIMES WE DO WISH WE DIDN'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH A LOT OF WHAT WE GO THROUGH. I MUST ENCOURAGE AND LET OTHERS KNOW THAT NO MATTER HOW OUR EYES DIM...SOMETIMES TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN HARDLY SEE HIM...WE MUST NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF OUR FAITH IN OUR REDEEMER(???"MY CAPTAIN).

POEPLE MUST KNOW THAT THOUGH THE LOAD WILL GROW HEAVY...SOMESTIMES, AND THOUGH WE MIGHT FALL...SOMETIMES, AND  THOUGH WE'LL FEEL LIKE THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN MAKE IT... SOMETIMES, WE MUST ALWAYS HOLD ON TO JESUS!!! WE ARE NOT ALWAYS LEADERS, SOMETIMES WE'RE STRAGGLERS, BUT THROUGH THE STRENGTH OF ALMIGHTY GOD WE STILL HOLD ON TO WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS TRUE AND AND WHAT IS GOOD(PHIL 4:8)... AND THIS IS NOTHING BUT...THE CROSS!!!!  

NOW, I'M AWARE THAT MANY OF YOU MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH ME, BUT AM I PERFECT AND WITHOUT FAULTS? NO, I'M FAR FROM IT. BUT THEN, CALVARY WAS NOT FOR THE PERFECT AND IT WAS NOT IN VAIN.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS...OUR 'ABILITIES' OFTEN PREVENT US FROM BEING 'STILL' AND WAITING ON GOD BECAUSE OUR INTELLECT TELLS US THAT GOD CAN'T WIN OUR BATTLES ALONE. AND  OUR EGOS LEAD US TO BELIEVE THAT GOD NEEDS OUR HELP, EVEN THOUGH THE WORD OF GOD SAYS JUST THE OPPOSITE.

THUS, HAVE YOU EVER OBSERVED HOW 'STILL' A FLY SOMETIMES BECOMES?

YEAH...SOMETIMES, I WISH...I WAS A FLY. 

 

PS 46:10

copyright; jmsbell 2/2014

 

Web Site: Joyce M Bell, Christian poet, author, writer


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Reviewed by Budd Nelson 2/13/2014
not so much a fly for me, but if it would be your wish then that is what your choice would be and i can agree with that
budd
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 2/13/2014
I enjoyed this article tremendously! "Chief of sinners thought I be. Jesus shed His blood for me.".......

Love ya!

Jane

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