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Take Not Your Spirit
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By Michael P. Johnson
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     Take not Your Spirit

Adam, through sin felt left alone                         Gen.3:8

God knowing called his name                             Gen.3;9

God saw him crouch behind a stone

To hide his face in shame


Today, we too when found in sin

May think The Lord is blind

Believe to God there’s no way in

No hope his face to find


Like Miriam, in days gone by                              Nu.12:1-15

With words just like a sword                               Nu.12:1

Rebuked, condemned, she thought she’d die     Nu.12:14

A week without The Lord


Today, we have a time of grace                          2Co.6:1-2

A time to cancel debt

If God would slap you on your face

Would you not deeds regret?                              Nu.12:14


With contrite heart, with spirit meek                 Isa.66:2

Heaven will show The Way

God’s face is not too hard to seek

When on our knees we pray


King David thus, when fasting, prayed              Ps.51:1-

“My shame always I see                                     Ps.51:3

My God let not Your Spirit fade                         Ps.51:11

Turn not Your face from me”


Be patient now, once prayers you’ve sent         Jas.5:7-11

Think not, The Lord has left

Confess your shame, from sin repent                 Pr.28:13

Then wait; within the cleft                                  Ex.33:22


God sees God knows the deeds we’ve done       Pr.15:3

He hears our every thought                                 Pr.94:11

So trust in God, believe His Son                        Lk.4:18

Now live The Way He taught….. 

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Submitted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 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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