When I say I'm a Chrisitan...

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 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 Gods grace, somehow!


By: Maya Angelou

I just wanted to share this poem that I have found...it explains what being a Christian is all about. It shows how we should take a humbling and thankful point of view on becoming a follower of Jesus the Christ, not one of self righteousness.

I used the Bible verse (Matthew 13:43) on my Life of Thomas header because I thought it went well with the picture of the sun shining through the clouds. The only thing that makes me "righteous" was an event that took place around 2000 years ago, an event that changed the world forever! When the perfect sacrifice, the Lamb of God, (sinless) Jesus of Nathareth bore the sin of the world upon himself on the cross. He tore the veil that separated man from God opening up heaven to those who believe. Hallelujah!

11 comments:

akaGaGa said...

Thomas, thanks so much for sharing this! You're right, it does say it all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks T that hit home more them words can descibe. God bless you and keep it going!

ThomasCSlater said...

Thank you both for stopping by, I am glad you you guys enjoyed it! :)

Blessings to you both!

Seb said...

Great post! This is very helpful. I'm sure I'd visit your site more often. Anyway, you can drop by my favorite online hang out too, at UK Student Community. Thanks!

ThomasCSlater said...

Thanks Seb! Thanks for the visit, I'll be sure to check out your online hangout too!

akaGaGa said...

It's been a while since we've heard from you, my friend. I pray that you're doing well.

And I wanted to let you know that I've moved my blog to here:

http://akagaga.com/

I don't want to lose touch with you!

ThomasCSlater said...

Hey Jean, yes you are right it has been awhile. I do thank you for thinking of me and your prayers. Everything is well, I been meaning to get on here and write some posts but haven't gotten to it. I have seen you got your own domain name and a cool new theme, it looks great! Nice job! :)

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ThomasCSlater said...

Thanks Jerry for the ad and thanks for stopping by!

Grace and Peace,

Tom

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ThomasCSlater said...

Hey Jabi, thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself. Neat blog, you got there!

Blessings to you and yours!