Friday, November 09, 2012

When I say I am a Christian

I didn't get to blog yesterday, I was so tired and very down that everything was such an effort. I did do the sale, thought I came home before we had completely cleared up. I dozed on and off in my chair most of the afternoon and finally gave into to it and went to bed early, not a brilliant night but I do feel a little bit more refreshed today.

My Word for today was something of a comforter too "You are precious to me...' Isaiah 43:4

I wanted to put this poem on my blog it is one that my friend's grandson found and put on his Facebook page. I don't know who wrote it (not Ann's grandson that I do know) but it is oh so true


When I say... " I am a Christian," I'm not saying "I'm clean living,"
I am 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 am not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I am weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say... " I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting that I've 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'm worth it.

When I say... " I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heart aches, 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!

Having written this out and re-read it this morning it has helped me to get some perspective and begin to pick myself up or rather allow God to pick me up and dust me down and point me in the right direction.

God Bless all who read and accept this with understanding.


Kirsty.a said...

Thanks for sharing this. I struggle with 'saying I'm a Christian' This makes it very clear

humel said...

Oh Mary, this is beautiful - thank you SO much for posting it here, I'm noting it down immediately xx

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