Friday, March 18, 2011

I Am A Christian

I received an forwarded email from my mom this morning. Truth be told, I usually delete forwards, but I read this one, and I am so glad I did. Its was an email of truths - but truths in a way I had never thought about them before.

Too often, Christians are thought to have a "holier than thou" attitude. Being known as a Christian has its fair share of criticisms and tortures....but I am still proud to say it because after reading this email, I was reminded that being a Christians is truly everything that I am.

Here is what this morning's email said:
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 that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living. I'm whispering 'I was lost,
but 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!

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