Poetry or Spirituality

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When I say I am a Christian — 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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10 Responses to Poetry or Spirituality

  1. pvcann says:

    so wonderful – a big yes

    Liked by 1 person

    • msw blog says:

      Her words remind me The character of God includes righteousness, holiness, integrity, reliability, fulfilling his word, lovingkindness, mercy and grace. He does not treat us as we deserve but is merciful….

      Like

  2. Paola says:

    Thank you, wonderful

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cloud Walker says:

    Nominating you for Blogger Recognition Award xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is wonderful ! Spiritually inspiring 👏

    Liked by 1 person

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