Black Poetry : When I say, "I AM A CHRISTIAN"

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    WHEN I SAY, "I AM 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


    http://www.carolwimmer.com/index.cfm
     
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    Hey CherryB...



    I enjoyed the read, thanks for sharing it!


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    well expressed , love how you did this piece
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    LOL! Rich, you don't even read, do ya?...You just post a "nice" comment and move on.
     
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    VERY NICE!!! I REALLY LOVE IT AND UR WORDS ARE SOO TRUE!!! BE BLESSED IN ALL U DO...
     
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    Thank you...But these are not my words. They were written by Carol Wimmer.



    But, she spoke for me very well and so I shared it.
     
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    When I Say I'm Christian



    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!



    Author Unknown



    http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewPoetry.asp?id=170679
     
  8. garlicsalt99

    garlicsalt99 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I've read this somewhere, but never knew who wrote it ... thanx for sharing it here with us
     
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