Tuesday, 24 April 2012

When I say "I am a Christian"

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I am saved"
I'm whispering "I get lost!"
"That is why I chose this way."

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need someone 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 I have failed
and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
my flaws are 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 heartaches
which is why I seek His name.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority.
I only know I'm loved.



I did not write this.
I don't know who did write it.
But it perfectly captures the reality of being a Christian.

I have one verse I would add,
what would you add?

When I say "I am a Christian"
I'm not saying I know what to say
I often feel confused and lost
But God continues to show me the way.


2 comments:

Ray Barnes said...

When I say "I'm a Christian"
I keep my fingers crossed,
That you will hold me upright
even when I fear I'm lost.

Emma Major said...

Oh yes, I can relate to that Ray, thanks for sharing