Wednesday, December 10, 2014

When I say, I am a Christian

I have read this poem,When I say, “I am a Christian” many times and it has always resonated with me by showing me that being a Christian isn't about being perfect.  It is about accepting Jesus as my personal savior.  I don't look like the typical Christian, many times I don't sound like the typical Christian and often I don't act like a typical Christian.  I have found that Jesus loves me just the way I am at this moment.  I know that the Holy Spirit speaks to me and many times I don't listen and I pay the consequences.  The point of this post is say up front I make tons of mistakes.  If you are looking for an religious scholar who is always Godly you may be in the wrong place.  If you are looking for a guy that writes about his personal experiences, failures and successes and opinions (right or wrong/good or bad), to help you learn how to handle the cards that life deals out, then you may have landed in the right place.  Take what you think is a typical Christian and open your heart and mind and realize that Christians don't all look sound or act the same.  The Good News is, we are all loved the same by a most AWESOME God! What are we going to do with that love?

When I say, “I am a Christian”              
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost sometimes
That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble –
needing God 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 pray for 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 cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught

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 heartache
which is why I seek God’s name

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved
Author Carol Wimmer

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