Sunday, March 1, 2009

Just had to share

I have lots of cards that I have been working on, just no pictures yet. I received this from a friend and loved it so much, I just wanted to share it with you:


BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTER
By Maya Angelou

A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
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!

2 comments:

Lynette said...

I love this...have read it somewhere before, but it is all so true.

Lisa Olson said...

Aw these are such heart warming words...thanks for sharing, I hope you are all well.
Hugs