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Not Heaven, but Nearing Its Coast
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By Geneva Poynter
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Not Heaven, but Nearing Its Coast


Christ has conquered all our foes;

We get the reward without the battle.

He took our sin, all our woes;

Our will intact, we’re not driven cattle.


We are no surprise to God.

He knew us long, long before we were formed.

The life we’d live on this sod

Would offer choices…decisions, the norm.


The Word of God says it all;

We don’t have to rely on our feelings.

No lottery ball to fall,

His plan’s in place for all human beings.


He knows us; He prays and cares.

Let’s follow the Holy Spirits leading

Lest we should stray unaware

That, on worldly things we are then feeding.


Don’t let Satan steal your joy.

Seek God first and desire His will the most.

With earthly treasures, don’t toy.

Now, that’s not heaven, but nearing its coast.


Written 10-2-03

By Geneva Poynter





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Submitted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.

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