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God's Test for Life
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By Michael P. Johnson
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††† God's test for life

This life on earth is but a test

Through trials we walk each day

The Lord will take of but the best

The rest Heíll cast away

The Lord will help us where He can

Heíll take all filth and rot

The choice remains alone to man

To give it up, or not

Yet selfish man is like a fool

The Truth; they fail to see

On earth weíre each the devilís tool

Till Jesus sets us free

The rich, the proud, oft walk so tall

Where egos lift them high

Their pride precedes before a fall

From which so many die

To Christ Godís Lamb, we need to turn

Fire; oneís shame to give

In holiness, all filth will burn

And by Godís grace weíll live

But first we too must learn to die

Our self must turn to dust

To do, and not to wonder why

What God ordains we must

For Christ Himself, obeyed and died

The Fatherís will was done

What hope is left, if when we hide?

Denying yet Godís Son

When on The Rock we have believed

In Truth, we find Godís rest

Lifeís goal in Christ will be achieved

Passing Godís every testÖ..

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Submitted: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 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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