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A Road Called Repentance

Updated on August 20, 2017
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I am elated for this vast opportunity to be able to communicate what the Creator truly means to me through poetry and prose.

Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness ."Luke 11:35".

Photo By: Marion Alston
Photo By: Marion Alston

The Memory is the part of the soul in which recollection of all data that passes through the mind takes place, the memory remembers, and it documents all thinking. The memory keeps all records in order. This part of the soul is a file clerk or organizer. It helps us to recall any event that has happened to us good and bad. It doesn’t selectively delete bad records, because of pain, grief, sorrow, or any other bad things.

There is a road that leads to destruction

It has many paths and so many detours,

The highways are travelled at great speeds

One must proceed with caution!

Slow down winding road ahead,

If the blood that Jesus shed doesn’t stop you

Nothing can or will!

Un-repentance is not an obvious or detectable sign

Nor is it the green light to progress onward

Repentance is the procedural green light

It allows valid admission or entry to proceed

Narrow is the way that leads to life

Few, not many find its hidden walkway

Repentance is a passageway tucked away!

What will it take to see the great green light?

Primarily, the blinking yellow light called caution

Shining so brightly, yet, it can be overlooked,

The road ahead even seems safe to travel

Please don’t ignore the carefulness needed

Don’t take the unrepentant road

That is a dead end street!

I must bear in mind to follow my GPS monitor

God’s Positioning System (GPS)

for the right approach I must take to stay on highway repentance,

This is a narrow street there isn’t much traffic

Should I be alarmed!

No, I’ll just follow the GPS monitor,

It will guide the way!

When a u-turn is needed I must turn around

And go back to repentance road,

How did I miss the pathway, why the turn?

It doesn’t matter now, I must repent!

I found repentance road,

I can bring myself to a complete halt

Park and turn unrepentance off!

Start from the beginning of this journey

Straight through to the end,

Deal with those sins of omission,

Sin of commission too

All that I could not see before,

Therefore I omitted from my prayers

The Spirit of Repentance saves from collisions!

Search light uncovering and exposing

What I just didn’t want to know or see,

A sub-conscious trail leading back to childhood

I never did repent of those little foxes,

I allowed them to spoil the vine

My apologies to all those offended by my actions,

I Repent to You Creator the Great I Am!

Repentance is worship that shifts atmospheres
without it un-repentance contaminates and pollutes
the atmosphere. Give a hoot and don't pollute your praise

© 2017 mabelhenry


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      mabelhenry 8 months ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Hi Lori: Thank you for commenting. The opportunity to repent is a privilege we have been given. When I think about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The fact that good is available for us to choose is mercy. Repentance is how He draws us closer.

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      Lori Colbo 8 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      I love your use of roads, travel, etc as metaphors. Repentance is crucial to be right with God. Un-repentance is, as you say, the way to destruction. I love that God gives us the opportunity to repent. Imagine if He didn't.

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      Jackie Lynnley 8 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Very well done, I enjoyed it.

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      mabelhenry 8 months ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Hi Karen: It is our self that we must face. Isn't it interesting that as a reality, it is usually only our selves we see reflected in the mirror. Love the song by Michael Jackson. For women, it is on a individual and personal note ....I'm looking at the woman in the mirror, I am asking her to change her ways. No message can get any clearer, if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make repent to change.

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      Karen Russell 8 months ago

      We must all face ourselves on some level, this poem touched my inner soul, thank you for sharing your gift in writing & I pray we all find repentance, forgiveness & a fresh new path we can glide lightly upon, for it is through us humanity shall heal.

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      mabelhenry 8 months ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Thank you Ryan for weighing in, that is it in a nutshell, people not feeling the same way. It is because I used to be one of those people and now see my need to walk humbly and softly before God that I desire the changes only repentance can bring. Have a great week.

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      Ryan Fuller 8 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Great advice that you shared in this poem. Repentance is a big step to take sometime especially if you are dealing with people who don't feel this same way. Great work. Really enjoyed this message you have shared with us.