I’m 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.”

From one of my favourite poets pieces, my heart speaks today. I’m a Christian; not by anything i do or am. Just by this grace that never stops to overwhelm me, this grace that keeps saving me…somehow. 🙂

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