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I'm Not Here to Seek the Approval o
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By James Pemberton
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I’m Not Here to Seek the Approval of Man but of God!


I don’t pay much attention

to the latest poll numbers.

Nor do I march to the beat

of this world’s “drummers.”


I don’t look for the “approval”

of what the “majority” might say.

I’ve made up my mind to seek

God’s righteous ways!


If many of the people

 say something is “o.k.”

I’m going to take a second look

 at what God has to say!


This world didn’t create me

and it surely doesn’t know...

What I need is for God’s peace

 and love to enrich my soul!


Though there may be a thousand

 that say something is “cool.”

I’m going to be in trouble

 if I disobey God’s rules!


Here I am today...  I know and have truly decided.

Everything I need…. 

My God has already provided!


The approval of Jesus Christ

is the only one that I need!

I will follow HIS direction. 

Wherever he might lead!


The message of the cross... 

will gladly bear it!

God’s message of salvation...

 I will gladly share it!


Jesus is…. And shall always be

 there for you and me!

How I long to be with my lord… 

For all of eternity!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2012 

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Submitted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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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