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If You Don't Know God... You Have
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By James Pemberton
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If You Don't Know God...   You Have Nothing!



Someone recently asked me: “Are you listenin’?”

“You take your God!”  “I’ll take my booze, drugs and women!


I’ve been there, when I lived for “the pleasure of the day.”

I didn’t want to listen to what God had to say!


Whatever felt “good.”  I wanted to “live it up!”

There were many things I tried, that I let “fill me up.”


But whatever I tried…  No matter how

happy I wanted to be.

There was still something empty

deep inside of me!


I’ve seen families break apart, over a bottle of booze.

In the end, it seemed like everyone was going to lose!


I’ve seen drugs lead people into heavy addictions.

I've seen them die from various afflictions!


I’ve seen grown man having “affairs” of various kinds.

Only to burn in lust with very “sex craved” minds!


Is this the real fun that people seem to crave?

But too often, end up in an early grave?


Will someone please tell me what going on?

Or, have many people just “have it all wrong?”


There’s a God!  He wants to make this very clear!

Today may be your party!  But his judgment is near!


Everything that you try will one day fail you!

The life God offers, will never disappoint you!


He is the answer for the

satisfaction you seek!

You need him in your life,  

each day of the week!


Won’t you allow his love and grace

into your life today?

He’ll show you how to really live

 in a brand new way!


By Jim Pemberton    2017

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Submitted: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Last Updated: Monday, September 11, 2017

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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