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Are You Holding Back???
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By James Pemberton
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Are You Holding Back?


Are you holding back the Love

 that Christ gave to you?

Are you treating others the

 way HE would want you to?


What message of the cross

 to others do you proclaim?

Is it one of humility and honor to Jesus’ name?


Is there someone whom you’ve

 withheld Christ’ love today?

You avoid this person.

And  choose to “go the other way…”


The Spirit of God has been

 tugging at your heart…

This is where the essence of

Christianity really starts!


All of our sorrow, pain and sin

 Christ bore on the cross.

Without him...  Every one of us

 would certainly be lost!


Many times we tend to play these “games.”

“Choosing” whom we’ll love and “avoid.”

 We know their names.


While reading 1 Corinthians chapter 13…

Does this scripture mean “anything?”


If it did, we’d be more careful with how we live.

And learn the power there is in the words; “I forgive!”


If this message has lost it’s

 meaning in your daily walk.

Then you and Jesus really need to talk!


Total surrender to Jesus and forgiveness is the key!

In being his true follower…  And set free!


Bring everything to the cross

 and lay it at Jesus’ feet.

And experience a life of victory…. 

 And not defeat!


By Jim Pemberton (c) 2010





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Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2010

Last Updated: Saturday, January 9, 2010

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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