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God's Testing Ground (2)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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God's Testing Ground (2)


A testing for The Truth to find

For any source of hell

Within one’s heart one’s soul one’s mind

To enemies repel


Who’ll seek to tame, what’s roaming wild?

Who’ll walk the extra mile?

Who’ll chasten now their wayward child?

To see them later smile


The hand of God will never fail

A child who’s seen to try

The old, the frail, those bound in jail

Seeking His face on high


Who’ll answer to the Father’s call?

Repent from every crime

Who’ll rise again each time they fall?

And stand the test of time


Who’ll look to God when things are down

Who’ll for their neighbours care

Who’ll spend this life to gain a crown

Who love with all to share


Whose hope is in the Father’s hand

Whose heart’s not made of stone

Who in the heat of battle stand

Who lean on God alone


The Lord our God, The Lord is One

His love is deep and true

Believe your God, His Christ and Son

And life will come to you


Who’ll stand; will eat the finest fare

Their broken hearts will mend

The quick in Christ, God’s Will, will share

When testing finds it’s end..…

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Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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