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Be Rid of Stumbling Blocks
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Be Rid Of Stumbling Blocks


We know His name, yet to our shame

Wander as in the night

Denying others God’s Promised Flame

And life within The Light


God gives His Shepherds sheep to keep

To feed along The Way

But like Bo Peep who lost her sheep

Countless are seen astray


One church says this, another that

Amidst the maddening throng

Though all have welcome on the mat

Though all sing sweet their song


Sitting in pews till sleek and fat

Deceived we fall not short

We’ll sieve a gnat but not a rat

Like those of whom Christ taught


We teach that smoking is a sin

We challenge beer and wine

We bar who like a glass of gin

Who otherwise are fine


We need to practice what we preach

With service first in mind 

Live The Way that we may reach

Those weary lost and blind


From bibles of a by gone age

In language all but gone

We falter through many a page

Learning of Christ God’s Son


We’re here to do The Father’s will

Our Saviour to obey

God’s sheep with daily bread to fill

Revealing Heaven’s Way.....

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Submitted: Friday, September 16, 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2016

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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