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 :)

15 comments :

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

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

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  3. Great poem. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  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..." :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ♥♥♥
    Sue

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

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

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  13. http://www.snopes.com/glurge/christian.asp
    Good poem, but Not by Maya Angelou. Author is Carol Wimmer
    http://carolwimmer.com/when-i-say-i-am-a-christian

    JunqueGypsy.Etsy

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