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Sitting Dumb
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By Michael P. Johnson
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          Sitting Dumb

Why do we go to church today?

Is it on God to wait?

To sing a song, kneel down and pray?

Jesus to celebrate


If Christ is truly Lord and friend

If truth is life’s right path

There’s more involved than just attend

If we’re to flee the wrath


God’s Flame must purge one’s sinful heart

So much is yet to do

We can’t just sit playing no part

Than singing in a pew


There’s something sadly wrong with this

At least there’s something odd

For no one truly wants to miss

A chance of pleasing God!


We all have words we’d love to say –Eph.5:19

A testament to feed –1Co,14:26

Encouragement along The Way

Some help for those in need


No good is done just sitting still

Or walking round as dead

The devil comes to rob and kill

And see whom he can bed


Through Jesus’ blood we’ve come to live

In Christ we come alive

Quench not the flow of what He’ll give

To help His church to thrive


Lift up each one you fear to fall

Encourage all who swerve

Help one another give God your all

Hold nothing in reserve…..

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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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