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When I Say "I Am a Christian"...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

“I Am a Christian”
- by Maya Angelou

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.


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