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At Ease in Church
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By Michael P. Johnson
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           At Ease in Church  

We all have talents great and small –Mt.25:15

From God true gifts to share

His grace to comfort sheep that fall

And love to show we care


But still we sit within our pews

Or seek the seats most high –Lk.20:46

Content that others spread the news

To those outside who die


Religious stickers don one’s car

Large bibles in one’s hand

Content to sit just where we are

Whilst others plough the land


Complacent now in most our ways

We’re arrogant and prude

Well satisfied these latter days –Mt.25:26

A disobedient brood


So sleek and fat in church we sit –Neh.9:25-35

At ease on Zion hill –Am.6-

We’re saved, yet fail to do our bit –Jer.5:28

Within The Father’s will –Deut.32-


We must accept Salvation’s Word

Consume God’s living Bread

We need to practice all we’ve heard

Wake up; the walking dead


With Heaven’s Truth we need to run!

Or fear God’s Judgement say

“What have you done with Christ my Son?

Since Jesus came that day?


You’ve known The Truth, what’s right and wrong

You know life’s not a game

Be gone from me” will be the song –Rev.3:16

“To hell with all your shame”.....

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Submitted: Monday, January 7, 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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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