Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I am a Christian!

I saw this on another blog and "snagged" it.
I am a Christian.

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!

I love this poem! I would have written it, but,alas, someone else thought of it first!


Ginger said...

I would have snagged it, but you beat me to it :)

Amen to the poem!

Candy said...

I love this too! Id like to post it on my blog too and link back to you, if you dont mind?

marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom...i'm not a christian but i loved this post...stay safe...

Jungle Mom said...

I am glad you all liked it.

Candy as I mentioned, I found it on a blog, but cant remember which on! So, feel free.

Marallyn, glad you enjoyed it. I try and be honest with myself about my total depravity. I know you are Jewish. I would love to visit Jerusalem one day.

Penless Thoughts said...

Truth speaks louder than words.....and these words speak very loud to our hearts.

Just Theresa said...

That was a good poem, I was thinking about printing it out and putting it on my wall.

~ Amy ~ said...

Great poem! Thanks for visiting my site the other day.

Janie said...

What a wonderful poem!

Maggie Ann said...

Hello! Thanks for coming by to visit me at knitting kat. Hope you'll stop back when you have time. This poem is wonderful! Many people do think of Christians as some kind of 'perfect' being. A sinner saved by beautiful is that...=) I'll be back to visit you...later on...we're getting ready for prayer meeting and I've got to get supper on the table...etc..grin.

Linds said...

I would like to give this to my housegroup. Wonderfully true words.

serendip said...

That's an awesome poem. Thanks.

Sherry said...

It's a wonderful, heart felt poem that I would like to add on my blog. I had to vent my frustation today on my blog. LOL

Pam said...

I loved this! From one depraved sinner to another - goodnight!