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October 13, 2008 / Nick

When I say I’m a Christian


When I say, “I am a Christian,”  I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost!  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 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 1988 Carol Wimmer

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2 Comments

  1. ransom33 / Oct 13 2008 11:56 am

    How amazing! We are in a period of inter-regnum at our church as we seek to appoint a new vicar, and my husband happened to be leading the service yesterday. One of the things he did was read this poem out loud to the whole congregation.

    Isn’t God amazing?

    God bless you!

    ransom33 @ http://www.ransom33.wordpress.com

  2. jesusblogger / Oct 13 2008 4:41 pm

    He certainly is.

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