Thursday, June 19, 2008

Christian Women

CHRISTIAN WOMEN
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 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 God's good grace, somehow!
Pretty is as Pretty does.... but beautiful is just plain beautiful!

5 comments:

Debbie said...

Great poem, thanks for sharing.

La Familia Garcia said...

These are great words!

Debbie said...

Hope you don't mind, but I copied this poem over to my blog.

Lisa J. said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

LJ said...

that was an awesome poem! you rock..also I wanted to say thank you for giving me insight on the whole viral infection and psuedemonus. u r so smart when it comes to that kind of stuff, it must be the nurse in you:) miss you! tell the family hello! xoxo