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Preach Not To Please (2)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Preach Not to Please


Perhaps in church, you’re seen as least!

Though Jesus set you free

Yet you in truth can help; the priest

When through God’s eyes you see!


By Heaven’s grace we’re not our own

When Christ we’ve made our choice

The church must know what God has shown

By those who hear His voice


The Lord may speak in many ways

In church in fields and street

Through all born flesh in latter days            Joel.2:28

He’ll wash man’s heart and feet                   Jn.13:14


Through faith a child may learn to see

When humble meek and true

Perhaps The Lord will set some free

Through no one else but you


When children heed, they’ll understand

God’s Truth has come to dwell

They’ll flourish in the Master’s hand

And flee from certain hell


Yet many still in churches fall

Where hearts are filled with pride

Where shepherds think they have it all

But Christ is not inside


Be unafraid to spread God’s word

If Truth through Christ is yours

Shine forth your light, that when it’s heard

The Lord can open doors


When gifts of God assist the priest

No one should fall or stray

When God on earth can use the least

A child will lead the way…..

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Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, November 4, 2012

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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