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Bide Your Time
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Bide Your Time


Would God agree to walk with you?

And always to abide

Would you like to know Heaven’s view?

Of why Christ came and died


Would you like to see when you’ll die?

If Heaven’s where you’ll go

To know from God the reason why

You’re not prepared to know


For most it’s better not to see

What lies around the bend?

So God’s resolved by Royal decree

His secrets to defend


A vast amount The Lord won’t share

Declining things to show

It’s not as if He doesn’t care

Or if we’ll never know


The day will dawn when Truth runs free

Wisdom will flow in streams

Knowledge will open eyes to see

Beyond our wildest dreams


All secrets will our God reveal

To those in Jesus’ hand

We’ll see and smell we’ll taste and feel

And truly understand


We’ll know the reason eyes were blind

Why ears have failed to hear

So much to blow one’s human mind

Too much to make now clear


We live by faith and not by sight

God knows the reason why

But all good things to heart’s delight

Await with Christ on high.....

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Submitted: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015

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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