Sunday, June 28, 2009

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!

Pretty is as Pretty does... But beautiful is just plain beautiful!


7 comments:

kavita said...

Very beautiful post...

Mental P Mama said...

That is absolutely beautiful.

Jo said...

Omigosh, that is amazing. And the best description I have heard yet to describe being a Christian.

Wonderful!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful!!

Wanda said...

What a pleasure to read and reflect on...

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautiful and hunbling!

Good night, Patty.

Renie

Winifred said...

What a lovely posting Patty.