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Self Inspection
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Self Inspection

 

Is your sleep blessed with peace of mind?

Is your heart trouble free?

Amazing things in truth we find

When eyes selfless can see

 

Please ask yourself if Christ is real?

Ask if the bible’s true

If God’s aware of how you feel

And sees the things you do

 

Now ask yourself who made the earth?

The starry host above

Who gave to Eve and Adam birth?

If not The King of Love

 

Just spare a moment, look inside

Take stock of how you live

Are secrets there you seek to hide?

Or wish The Lord to give?

 

Such thoughts prevail from time to time

The young as well as old

We each have fallen fowl to crime

When lives in truth unfold

 

The feelings in one’s heart at night

The murmurs deep within

These thoughts from which we’d soon take flight

Are fruit of wayward sin

 

Regardless of your answer now

In spite of how much shame

Let wisdom lead your knee to bow

Seek God in Jesus’ name

 

Through God alone is life restored

Beneath His healing wing

When Christ becomes one’s living Lord

Life’s victory song we’ll sing.....


Timely Comments on this Poem

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 12/12/2018 at 12:16 AM

Michael, you open some introspective questions for one to consider about their life. Yet, as always, these questions lead to our Lord who knows us better than we know ourselves. Wonderful poem. Blessings to you and your family.

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Submitted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 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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