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In God's Presence
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By James Pemberton
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In God's Presence...

A life of Godliness-I must live by it,

it I'm to be guided by the Holy Spirit.

Often I've missed out on God's presence.

Not realizing a truly

awesome experience.

Many times I've lived in defeat

and much despair.

At times wondering if God was still there.

I did feel his presence for just a short time.

But soon allowed temptation

to enter my mind.

When I endulged in temptation's sinful act,

my relationship with Jesus

was soon "off track."

I felt the tug of the Holy Spirit so very near.

Speaking; "Run from your sin...for I am here!"

As I returned to Jesus-to him I held fast.

God's presence was no longer a thing of the past.

May my heart now be steadfast and true.

Help me Lord to always keep my eyes on you.

Help me to focus my attention on your holiness.

For only you can bring contentment

and happiness.

You are truly my best friend..

the shepherd of my soul.

May my life be pleasing to you...

no matter where I may go!

By Jim Pemberton © 2008

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Submitted: Saturday, March 8, 2008

Last Updated: Sunday, March 9, 2008

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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