Monday, June 27, 2011

I Am A Christian

I got this in an email quite some time back. I do not know who the author is, but if by some chance it is you…. give yourself credit in a comment :-) Thanks!

When I say that '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'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 grace, somehow

I read this quickly one day and it has been on my mind ever since. I really think that unbelievers have a jaded since of what believers think about themselves. I hope that if you are one of those unbelievers out there that this will help you see things more clearly. Granted believers around you are acting in ways that are bringing glory to God, of course. Still, I know what I thought about ‘Christians’ back before I was saved… and I think this would have really made me think differently.


Tiffany said...

Oh that is good stuff! I may have to steal it... ;)

Rachel said...

That is so perfectly written! Really amazing... I'm going to bookmark this!

Emmy said...

I like that!