Friday, January 30, 2009

When I say..

By Carol Wimmer

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not shout
ing "I am saved"
I'm whisp
ering "I get lost!"
"
That is why I chose this way."

When I say.

.."I am a Christian"
don'
t speak of this with pride.
I'm confe
ssing that I stumble
and need someo
ne to be my guide.

When I say.

.."I am a Christian"
I'm not tryin
g to be strong.
I'm profe
ssing that I'm weak
and pray for stren
gth to carry on.

When I say.

.."I am a Christian"
I'm not bragg
ing of success.
I'm admit
ting I have failed
and canno
t ever pay the debt.

When I say.

.."I am a Christian"
I'm not claim
ing to be perfect,
my flaws
are too visible
but God belie
ves I'm worth it.

When I say.

.."I am a Christian"
I still
feel the sting of pain
I have my share
of heartaches
which
is why I seek His name.

When I say.

.."I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge
.
I have no autho
rity.
I only know I'm loved

.

My goal of reading through the whole Bible in a year is failing, miserably. Why is it so hard to take a little time out of my day to devote to God?

13 comments:

Gwen said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. :)

Kristina P. said...

I struggle with this too.

Amber said...

I really like this...I may need to "borrow" it. :0)

As for the reading...it is difficult...ideas are: if you were doing it with someone, would that help? If you were doing it with a study...perhaps to better understand; culture, customs and things from that time and the significance of certain things.

Just my thoughts.. :0)

Lis said...

Thank you so much for posting this. The hubby and I also struggle with this.

Lindsey said...

Love this poem!!!

Brie said...

Our church is reading throught the NT and I am doing it also but started a little late so I am behind. I know what you are saying about it being hard to set aside that time.. I get so mad at myself sometimes but I have made it part of my life... every morning I have my time in the word and it is working well. Just pray that God would show you when to set aside that time and ask Him to help you to actually do it!

New Girl on Post said...

I really liked that! Very true and something good to remember.

The Pink Potpourri said...

i think all christians struggle with this. i have a daily reminder on my phone at a time i know will be conveneint for me as a reminder to spend at least 5 minutes in His Word!

"J" said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww I love this post!!!! Sooooooooooooooooo pretty!!!!!!!! =)

Princess Abigail said...

Wow, this post has really got me thinking. thank you for reminding me of what's important.

Tara Gibson said...

thank you for posting that... its beautiful

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

hard for me too... we're human... "things" get in the way!

i want to be more faithful in my daily reading... i need it!

thanks for posting this.. so love it!

BIG xo

Mrs. McB said...

I understand your struggle. I started the year off very strong and doing quite well, but I have definitely struggled in the past two weeks.