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I Need to Obey the Savior's Voice!
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By James Pemberton
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I Need to Obey the Savior’s Voice!


I heard someone call my name the other day.

I told him.  “Not now!”  “Just go away!”


It was Jesus’ voice.  It was imminent.

I was just “too busy..

 This was evident!


I didn’t care or take time to listen.

There were many things,

 I didn’t want to be missin’!


He was near me..  His voice beckoned.

Obeying his voice is an important lesson!


I made excuses not to trust and obey.

I was “preoccupied” twenty four hours a day!


This life I have.  I know the lord has given.

I haven’t included him in,

 the way I’ve been livin’!


Perhaps I’ll do it tomorrow, or some other time.

Maybe he’ll call another name.  Not mine!


I have mess that I’ve gotten myself in to.

I’ll try talking to him..   If I want to!


I know that he loves me

and wants the best.

If I answer his voice. 

My life will be blessed!


I changed my mind!  Jesus… Here I am!

Please take my life and take my hand!


I’ll do what you ask. 

I’ll listen to your voice.

This is the best decision. 

This is the best choice!


Thank you Lord for being

so patient and kind!

I want to obey you!

While I still have the time!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2015

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Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015

Last Updated: Monday, November 2, 2015

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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