Friday, 3 July 2009

When I say "I am a Christian"

and my photos

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
I 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

....from a stumbling, lost, weak, flawed, confused, broken and forgiven Christian.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is great one; where did you find this, and can you send it to me?
Dave

Julie Cortens said...

ah... you read my blog!!! haha I knew that - just love it when you comment.
I originally got this off of Kendall's blog but after googling the author I found the original version and author. I went to Maya Angelou's site and couldn't find anything on there that would indicate she was a Christian - so off to snopes! Hence the final link.

Laurie Bearce said...

I really appreciated this. We are imprefect, yet He is perfect.

David said...

Excellent blog and excellent post. I like your photography as well. Is that moon shot taken during an eclipse?

Julie Cortens said...

Yes David - the Lunar eclipse of Feb 20, 2008! Thanks for your kind comments. I enjoyed your blog too and will be back!

Kate said...

EXCELLENT! I may have to lift this for a layout. It is perfect.

Julie Cortens said...

Oh Yes do lift this Kate - I lifted it!