A Christian

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by fishinpals, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    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!



    Maya Angelou


     
  2. BamaCats Lady

    BamaCats Lady New Member

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    Jim, that was beautiful. I'm glad you posted that. Thank you.
    Lisa
     

  3. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    sounds about right to me.
     
  4. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    I've seen it before, but it's still good!
     
  5. bubbajum

    bubbajum New Member

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    Amen to that..... good post, I have never seen that befor.
     
  6. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Great post Jim, Amen brother...