I take no credit for the writing in bold. In fact, I can’t really remember where I got this or how long I’ve had it. I was searching through a Bible I’ve had on my shelf for many years and this was tucked away in some of the pages. It encouraged me so I decided to share. Be blessed.
Author: Maya Angelo
When I say I am a Christian I’m no shouting I’m clean living — I’m whispering I was lost, but 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 simply a sinner who received God’s good grace, somehow.
I would add at least one more to this list… When I say I am a Christian, I am not saying I have it all together or am righteous by my own accord. I’m saying I am connected to a Savior who holds it all together, covers me with the righteousness of Jesus Christ, and counts me as one of His own.
I am a Christian only because of the cleansing and forgiveness of my personal sin through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I am a Christian because of the cross. No other reason. Period.
For this I say Hallelujah and thank you Jesus!