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By Michael P. Johnson
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� � � � Live! the life.

It�s not how oft to church we go

It�s not the good we do

It�s not the people that we know

Nor if we share their view

It�s not great tithes to God we pay �Mal.3:6-18

How much we give the poor �Lk.21:2

It�s not how oft we fast and pray �1Sa.15:22

Nor if or not we�re sure �Mt.17:20

It�s not fine words we choose to speak

How good in church we sing

But when The Cross we truly seek �Mt.6:33

And make God�s Lamb our King �Php.1:21

It�s when The Lord, is Lord indeed �Lk.6:46

When Christ becomes life�s guide �Ps.23:3

When Heavens� Flame, Salvation�s Seed �Ac.1:4

Has come to dwell inside �Ac.2:39

It�s when The Truth through life we live �2Pe.3:11

Walking as Jesus taught �Jn.14:6

When heart and soul to God we give �Lk.14:33

As in Love�s true report �Is.53:1

As children in the school of life �Mt.18:3

Accept Christ�s teachings true �Pr.2:1-6

Ordained to be His faithful wife �Rev.21:9

Receive His birth anew -1Jn.5:4

When self has truly come to kneel

When �I� has bowed it�s head

On these, The Lord will place His Seal �Jn.6:27

And raise the walking dead

Righteous; must then our highway be

God�s every word obey �Jn.14:15

Who�ve rid themselves of life�s debris �Ro.8:21

Experience no decay �Ro.8:2..�

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Submitted: Friday, December 7, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2018

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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