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  1. #1
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    Dec 2012
    Felton, Pa

    When I Say I Am A Christian

    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 was 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 speak 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.

    Copyright 1989, Carol S. Wimmer
    Last edited by revbrad; 03-14-13 at 01:57 PM. Reason: format
    It Is Not I, But Christ Within Me

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    Dec 2011
    Oklahoma City
    Nice one ...may we all take these words to heart..Rev

  3. #3
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    Dec 2009
    Many, including myself, will sometimes wear the label 'Christian' to tell other people, "Look at me, I've got my whole life together!" But that is not anywhere near the truth. This poem is an example of humility we all must practice on a daily basis. When we all trip up and make a mistake, people closest to us often say in surprise, "But you're a Christian!!" No no! We are Christians because we KNOW we are broken and sinful, and can't get through this journey alone!

    James 4:6
    But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

    Romans 12:3
    For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
    Last edited by dannibear; 03-15-13 at 12:03 AM. Reason: spacing
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