2008-07-30 / Religion

Christians - by Maya Angelou

submitted by: Donna and Judy

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!

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