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It Cost Something to Follow Christ!
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By James Pemberton
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It Cost Something To Follow Christ!

When Christ chose to die for us on the cross.

He knew what it meant. He knew what it cost.

When I chose to give my life 100% to him.

I knew that a new journey was about to begin.

It costs something to follow Jesus.† It really does!

It begins to happen when we give him our love!

It cost giving up a life that I was living before!

It meant giving up many ďpleasuresĒ and much more!

It cost some of my friends, and many bad habits!

A new life in Christ...† I want to have it!

Whatever it may have costÖ† I count all Iíve gained!

Iíve discovered the beauty there is in Jesusí name!

Iíve found a new way of living that I never had.

Iím rejoicing in knowing Christ! I am so glad!

The tempter often comes and reminds me of my past.

I remind him that I have a life in Jesus that will always last!

Iím not perfect.† I still have a long way to go!

But I have a peace and satisfaction within my soul!

Iím grateful to Christ.† Words cannot fully express.

With him in my life.† I am so blessed!

Whatever I lost. Whatever the cost.† I count it all joy!

The principles of Godís word is

†what I seek to employ!

God is my shining light and is always around me!

I am so glad I know him and that he found me!

Jim Pemberton††

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Submitted: Saturday, September 8, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, September 9, 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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