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Don't Spend Your Time
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By Gary James Smith
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Don't Spend Your Time


 


Don't spend your time in the wilderness


With murmuring and complaints


Go with what you have got


And not with all the ain'ts


You'll wear out soon my brother


With all your worrying ways


Take some time to meditate


Give to God your praise


For He is watching over you


Every moment of every day


He's waiting waiting waiting waiting


When will you ever pray


What! You don't believe it


Well call upon His name


Come with true repentant heart


You'll never be the same.


 


Copyright June 22, 2014


 


Gary James  Smith


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Submitted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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