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God's Testing Ground (1)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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God's Testing Ground (1)


This world is like a smelting pot

Assessing every land

Life’s test for truth, for filth for rot

God’s sifting of the sand


Revealing who from shame would turn

Those lost, within life’s maze

Who’ll seek God’s face, who’ll seek to learn

The wisdom and His ways


Who’ll cast off sin and foolish pride

Humble one’s heart and soul

Bid Spirit with Fire dwell inside            Mt.3:11

To cleanse and make them whole


A mountain top a valley quest

His touch of staff and rod

In many ways this life’s a test

To see who love our God


Whose heart is not for sinful lust

Whose hope’s not worldly gain

Whose selfish thoughts have turned to dust

Whose life’s devoid of stain


Who when they see another’s need

Will never pass them by

But visit, clothe, assist and feed

God’s Son to glorify


A whisper, touch, a taste, a smile

A hint of Jesus’ quest

Alone the future soon can tell

Who’ll pass The Father’s test?


Within His house will testing start

Where else would God begin?

Allow His Flame inside your heart

Consume your every sin…..

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Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, November 5, 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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