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Growth Hindrance
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Growth Hindrance


When word and deed are not of love

When lives idolise shame

Nothing we offer God above

Will glorify His name


Our mouths remain demonic tools

Gossip; our ears delight

Our eyes yet seek just like the fools

What reprobates excite


Deceit and lies are nothing strange

Talents parade with pride

When lustful thoughts have seen no change

From what was first inside


Our skills our dreams our heart’s desire

Like silver, jewels and gold

Will end as chaff in endless fire

When hearts remain stone cold


Our finest works our greatest deeds

The selfish prayers we pray

Will join the tares and worthless weeds

Forever and a day


We need to change we need to learn

Love and obey God’s Word

Then heart and soul full joy will burn

When Heaven’s Truth is heard


Those served, should serve their fellow man

The rich should help the poor

The wise should teach salvation’s plan

To wanderers unsure


When heart and soul with grace we give

When love becomes our guide

God will have changed the way we live

Through Jesus glorified.....

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Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, November 20, 2015

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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