I’m A Christian…

“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.

There’s plenty more where that came from. This woman is full of insight, inspiration and emotion. Here’s another Angelou poem courtesy of mkimimi on youtube:

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