Friday, January 11, 2008

When I say 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 was just a sinner who received God's good grace by faith! [author unknown]

This is a shout-out to my Faith Sister, Jackie Ann, who shared this today over in the forum with all of us and I just love it. Jackie Ann has a great sense of humor and is compassionate and caring . . . and she prays with and for me! In fact, I've got a spiritual family growing 400 strong now . . . it's amazing to me that God has blessed me with so many Christian friends! A big thank you and much love going out to ALL my sisters.


JackieAnn said...

Cheryl sweet very glad I was able to pass on some sunshine into your life today...sending hugs and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers~!
0=) <~notice my halo =)

Eressea said...

What a beautiful poem... When I read it, I had goosebumps!! Thanks for sharing!! I immediatly sent it to my email contacts... See you @ FaithSisters ;)

Greetings, Eressea