Christians – 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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5 responses to “Christians – By Maya Angelou

  1. Hello you have a beautiful space here,
    I came in because you signed up for Ben\’s Tuesday blog walk.. Ben will be absent for awhile.. but we are still continuing his walk.. if you still want to join please let me know and I will add you name.. each person on the list takes turns on a topic each week.. this week Sea prayer is hosting the topic for this Tuesday.. its fun and I hope you will join..
    God bless ~Hope

  2. Dear Sarah,  Thank you for visiting the Painting Studio and for your comments.  As ever be well.  Stephen

  3. DARLING ONE… i CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET THIS YEAR… GOD SPOKE TO ME… YES.
    IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO AND I AM TELLING YOU WHAT WAS TOLD TO ME……
    WE ARE ALL \’ONE\’ ONE THE SAME……WE ARE ALL GOD.  THERE IS NOTHING ELSE.
    ALL THE GREAT BOOKS WRITTEN AND ALL THE DIFFERENT RELIGIONS ARE JUST PART OF THE WHOLE.  YOU ARE ME, WE ARE ONE THE SAME….. SO FIND YOURSELF BY REMEMBERING WHO YOU ARE. YOU ARE GOD DEAR.  MUCH LOVE LINDA IN CALIFORNIA
    YOU ARE SO POWERFUL.  DO NOT SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM YOURSELF. YOU ONLY LONG TO KNOW YOURSELF DEAR.

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