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Satan Told Me; "What You Have Isn'
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By James Pemberton
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Satan Told Me: “What You Have Isn’t Enough!”



I heard the devil whisper some words into my ear…

“What you have isn’t good enough!”  “Come over here!”


In front of me, were temptations of various kinds...

At first, it was almost overwhelming for my mind!


He promised something “better” than what I already had!

He said that if I did what he wanted…  I’d be happy and glad!


I thought about how the Lord has blessed the way I’m livin.’

The life I once lived…  And the Lord’s power of forgivin.’!


Was I going to trade all of this, for a life of bondage and sin?

Perhaps having a form of Godliness,

 but no freedom within?


Was I going to trade what God gave,

 for a ”pleasure of the moment?”

Was I about to make a mockery of Christ’ s atonement?


I ran to the nearest room.  And bowed my head and cried…

For a brief moment, I felt rejected and despised!


Just then, I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence all around me!

And then, it was like the love of Jesus had filled me!


This time, I knew that what I had was all that I needed!

With Christ in my life, I no longer have to be defeated!


Satan is a liar!  He has one purpose and goal!

He wants nothing more, than to destroy my soul!


Take notice Satan!  This is what I proclaim!

Everything I’ll ever need!  I have in Jesus’ name!


The blessings from Jesus, has supplied my every need!

It’s an everlasting and abundant life, that I received!


Thank you Jesus! For giving what I need and much more!

You are truly God’s son! 

And are worth living for!



By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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Submitted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Last Updated: Sunday, August 2, 2015

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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