“I AM A 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’m 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’m 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’m 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’m 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’m 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’m a Christian,” I’m not holier than thou.
I’m just a simple sinner who received GOD’S good grace, somehow.”

Poem Selected

  I favor this bit of verse because it expresses how humble we Christians ought to be.
A Christian is not haughty and proud of his or her relationship with God.  But, rather is
humbled that God has seen fit to make possible such a relationship. 
 
  I love the verses in John 1:12-13: “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God–children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
 
  I am amazed that he could love me so.  He loves you too.  Do you stand amazed in His presence?

2 Responses to ““I AM A CHRISTIAN””

  1. Bro. Max,
    This note is not meant to be complaining, although it may sound a little like it. I appreciate very much your devotionals each week and the ministry you are providing through them. I assume you are only sending my main email address on my email? I am very protective of my main email address. I have two other yahoo addresses that I use for sign ups and anything other than family, close friends, minister friends and church friends. I am not on Facebook, Twitter, etc. because of wanting to protect my email address as much as possible. I submit this in the spirit of love and respect, and want you to know I personally appreciate deeply your devotions. Respectfully yours, Norman R. Able

  2. I only heard this poem in the past year, It does keep one humble. God doesn’t like the proud or the braggart. Yet we tend to expect people who are Christian to act like a Christian. A lady friend from Nigeria just returned from a visit back to her homeland. She was telling of the corruption that occurs there; yet the people claim to be Christian which reminds us of our own government. So if people claim to be Christian then why is there so much corruption? It does make one wonder how many people have been turned away from Christ because of the actions
    of some so called Christians.

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