Friday, June 22, 2007

Well said

How many of us feel this way?

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!

7 comments:

Believer said...

I feel you on that last bit..a sinner saved by grace. This is beautiful. Have a blessed weekend.

Believer said...

By the way, I'm so happy you called in for TERC hope you enjoyed it. I'm clapping for you. By the grace of God, one of these Friday mornings I will be able to make it.

TaureanMinx said...

I liked the poem allied. Enjoy your weekend

BiMbyLaDs** said...

hi dear, nice poem , thanks for stoppin by @ my blog.. take care

Allied said...

@ Believer - We are all saved by grace. I hope you will join in for TERC one of these days. It will be really nice.

@ TMinx - Thanks. I am sorry there booted you off the idol. Dont worry, you can still get back in i have friends in high places.

@ Bimbylads - Thanks for visiting. Your blog is actually one of the funniest blog i read! keep it up.

Xhale said...

I Love this piece. Maya Angelou...I hope the spelling is right...is just gifted.

rethots said...

...and when i say i am a christian, i'm not saying 'm perfect just that i have the privilege to tap into His grace daily (moment-by-moment)