Monday, May 10, 2010

When I say I'm a Christian

When I say "I'm a Christian", I'm not saying "I am perfect".
I'm confessing that I can stumble and I rely on God to guide me.

When I say "I'm a Christian", I'm not saying I have it all together.
I once was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.

When I say "I'm a Christian", I speak of it with Pride,
because who am I without Christ in my life?

When I say "I'm a Christian", I'm not saying I am strong,
but showing how weak I am. But with Christ anything is possible.

When I say "I'm a Christian", I'm not claiming I'm successful,
I'm admitting I failed, and cannot pay the debt for myself.

When I say "I'm a Christian", I still feel pain,
bad things happen, but I run to Christ instead of cursing His name.

When I say that "I'm a Christian", I'm not saying I'm better than you.
I'm a sinner too, but I've received the grace of God and you can too!

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."   Eph. 2:8-9 NIV

I have heard a poem quite similar to this before.  Here's a link to it.  I put it in my own words and changed somethings though, so it's coming from my heart not theirs.  Hope this sheds some light on what I mean when I say "I'm a Christian".  I say it a lot because it's a large part of who I am.  It's my identity in Christ.  I hope this helps you understand, just what that means.  :)


  1. What you wrote is so very true! Isn't it strange that Christians are expected to be perfect? After all, the reasoning goes, we know God and are supposed to be His ambassadors.

    But we are so far from perfect. Paul, who wrote thirteen books in the Bible wrote of himself:
    "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst" (1 Tim 1:15)

    If this is how Saint Paul viewed himself, should I think I'm any better? No.

  2. Very well stated.

    I take it you are my hubby? Or are you someone else's hubby signed in as such?


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