Tuesday, May 15, 2012

When I say "I am a Christian"......

This poem was sent to me in one of those "pass it along to get multiple blessings" chain emails. I usually delete them without opening. But thank you Lord, that I did open it because I love how this poem reads. See for yourself.....

When I say '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 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 grace.

I hope you were blessed by this today as I was when I first read it.

AnnMarie :)


  1. I love this poem AnnMarie! Thank you for sharing: )

  2. Enjoyable poem - I especially like the 'not trying to be strong' part, expressing our need of Christ to carry on.

  3. Great poem. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Thank you Ann Marie for posting this. I needed this reminder today. I liked the line that said "I have my share of heartaches so I call on His Name..." :)

  5. This poem sends a great message :) I love the pure humility it portrays... thank you.

  6. Love the message in this poem. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. AMEN! Just perfect...Thank you for sharing this and not deleting it! :)

  8. What a lovely poem. It reminds me of that bumper sticker- Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven.

  9. It is a great poem! Thanks for sharing it.

  10. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. I believe that this poem is by Maya Angelu - LOVE THIS!


  12. Lord, help us always to portray that humility of our total dependance on you..........and watch You draw them to yourself.

  13. Love the poem, it made my night! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. http://www.snopes.com/glurge/christian.asp
    Good poem, but Not by Maya Angelou. Author is Carol Wimmer



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