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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

When I Say "I am a Christian..."

When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living. I'm whispering 'I was lost, but 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!

{Author Unknown}

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


  1. What a neat post! I always love your bog posts (in case I haven't mentioned that before:).


  2. Oh, what a beautiful, and so true, post!

  3. This is my first time commenting on your blog.

    I really enjoyed reading this. It reminded me that being a Christian is more about humility and less about "putting on a show" for others. I think that more people need to read these wonderful words of wisdom.

    Thanks for sharing, and blessings to you.

    -Lady Rose

  4. Hey just so you know....the author is Maya Angelou...I have always loved that poem. :)


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