Monday, July 24, 2006

When I say... "I am a Christian"
 I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."
I'm whispering "I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.
 
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow!

 

Christians - By Maya Angelou

3 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Always one of my favorites!!! PRAISE GOD!
Hugs, Sug

seraphoflove9001 said...

Yes...I love this one. :o) It explains so much. Plus...there are those who feel they can "judge" us by when we say we are a Christian....and I feel that this says it all! Praise God! :o)
Lisa

rayne1123 said...

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