"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 I'm 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'm 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's received God's grace, somehow.

Author & Poet ~Maya Angelou~

"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over." Psalms 23:5