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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † † † † †Discipline

Christ Jesus chose on Calvaryís Cross

To take the curse of man

Through so much pain to bear our loss

To realise Godís plan

We too should bear the cross God gives

Relinquish hearts of stone

When then we stand with Christ who lives

Heíll call us too, His own

Godís discipline is done in love

He chastens; for He cares

In readiness for when above

Weíll join Jesus as heirs

With joyful heart, Godís chide receive

Let peace take every frown

Let no one come that they deceive

And steal away lifeís crown

We must be strong, of goodly cheer

Where discipline can run

Godís mighty arm is always near

Through Jesus Christ His Son

All discipline is to our good

To change as will The Lord

To walk in Him The Way we should

And thus escape the sword

Godís discipline should none refuse

Through faith weíre now His child

How easily else we all could lose

And end up running wild

We need to be as God has planned

No matter cost or pain

What canít be shaken from His hand ĖHeb.12:27

Will in Godís Son remain?.....†

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Submitted: Friday, December 21, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 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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