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Have You Opened Your Mind to God?
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By James Pemberton
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Have You Opened Your Mind to God?


I met a person who didn’t need to be reminded.

He said; “I serve God.” 

“But am open-minded.”


I wondered for a minute what he was thinking.

“Is he really serious?” 

“Has he been drinking?”


He began to talk about a God of love and grace.

Anything seemingly old-fashioned

was “out of place.”


He was determined to live by his own “set of rules.”

“Whoever believes the Bible are a bunch of fools.”


He seemed to only believe scripture

at his own discretion.

Not wanting anything to do,

with God’s plan of salvation.


Perhaps this “open mind” needs

 to be closed for “repairs.”

And opened to a God who loves him... 

And who cares.


“There is a way that seems right… “  

“But the end leads to death.”

Choosing the way of Christ,

is always the best!


“Narrow is the path to life.” 

“Broad is the way to destruction.”

Choosing “our own path”

is a dangerous presumption.


God is a God of mercy, grace and goodness too!

A life of righteous and holy living

is what he asks of YOU!


Living for Jesus may seem to be

“close-minded” to many.

Those who are sold out to him…  

Are there that many?


The road to an eternal life with HIM,

is narrow and straight.

But HE is the only way to enter

heaven’s gate…


Why not allow HIS presence to fill your soul?


make you WHOLE!


“He has not given us fear.  But of power,

love and a sound mind.”

Won’t you give him a chance?

 While there’s still time???


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2013

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Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013

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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