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Do I Have God's Joy in My Life?
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By James Pemberton
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Do I Have God’s Joy In My Life?


With everything I’ve acquired and got...

What kind of joy has it really brought?


 Is everything I possess all in vain?

Has it given me joy or brought me shame?


With everything this world can give me…

What kind of life lies beneath me?


With all of my belongings and wealth…

Do I have contentment and joyful health?


I want it to be known and express…

My life is turning into one big mess!


There’s a part of life, I know to be certain.

Tomorrow could be life’s “final curtain.”


Lately, there’s been a thought on my mind.

Have I given God just some of “my” time?


One thing I’m going to do.  I’ll do it now!

I’m going to come to the Lord and humbly bow.


There’s something I need to say and do...

Give it all to God!  And tell him;



Something that I should have done already...

When Christ comes, I want to be ready!


God’s joy and happiness is true and very real!

The presence of God, I can already feel!


What God has given, no one can take away!

He comforts and is with me each day!


By Jim Pemberton     (c) 2016

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Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, November 7, 2016

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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