“I am a Christian” Maya Angelou

This has always been one of my favorite poems, and I just read this morning that she has passed. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I always have.

 

“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 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.

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3 comments on ““I am a Christian” Maya Angelou

  1. obaapanin says:

    Reblogged this on panin.

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  2. obaapanin says:

    May her soul rest in peace..

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  3. Reblogged this on Megan's Musings and commented:
    Never heard of Maya Angelou…but wish I would have sooner.

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