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Change is Needed
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By Michael P. Johnson
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      Change is Needed
Well satisfied in what we do
Content most every way
In faith we say, “I’m born anew
Now death, has nought to say”
But are we true in all we speak?
To all in Christ believed?
Is God; truly The One we seek?
Or are we yet deceived?
The Spirit searches to and fro
He seeks the truth within
Is Jesus pleased the way we go?
Or are we steeped in sin?
I look within, through selfish eyes
Exposed; the truth I see
But quick disguise it all with lies
Return to serving “ME”
So arrogant, so proud as this
So sure I’d never fall
So full of self, how could I miss?
The value of it all
Hell’s talk, talk, talk, for worthless gain
A life of selfish deeds
No thought about another’s pain
No thought about their needs
Forgive me Lord, for thoughts as these
For deeds unlike Your own
Forgive me for my words and please
Soften my heart of stone
While life yet runs within my veins
By grace I’ve seen The Light
I pray my God there yet remains
A time to put things right…..

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Submitted: Monday, December 17, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 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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