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An Unfunctioning Church.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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If a church seems not to function

Not helpful as it should                  

Falls short displaying her unction

Surely it can’t be good


Would God be upset one leaving?

Jesus be sad to see

Consider one’s disbelieving

When pleading on bended knee


This I have done leaving behind

The church I thought was true

Was I so dumb, foolishly blind?

Salvation to pursue


While deep inside, I feel no wrong

Jesus seems not upset

My spirit keeps singing Life’s Song

What need had Ito fret?


Many more must have witnessed this

Churches are everywhere

What is to lose, what is to miss

Where Jesus was never there!


Thank You, my God, this disclosing

How foolish one can be

Whilst doing no wrong, supposing

Believing I was free


But now I know speaking with You

Hearing what Truth has to say

Changing my life, changing my view

Where or not! Is Life’s Way


Your Pardon again I’m praying

Knowing my heart is true

Knowing what I’ve now been saying

Knowing how much I love You.....

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Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2018

Last Updated: Monday, April 9, 2018

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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