explanation of me...somewhat  

curiousinlorain7 59F
15358 posts
8/29/2006 3:22 am

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explanation of me...somewhat


My daughter found this poem on one of her friends myspace blogs.. it gives an explanation of me...somewhat... it most clearly defines some of the things I think about when I use the word "Christian" in talking about myself

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

too many people think that Christians are perfect..(most of them are the unperfect so called Christains..) God takes you as you are... that's the really cool thing about it...so.. thanks to my daughter

ZZ_Todd 59M

8/29/2006 5:57 am

This truly is inspiring... thanks! Thinking about your last line there... we aren't perfect; that's why we're followers. If we were perfect, we wouldn't be called "Christain" we'd all be called "Christ"... and there really is only one by that name.


rm_jurgon3 56M
4603 posts
8/29/2006 7:41 am

That was very nice lorain, so whats your christian name lol
be lucky my friend!

Be lucky!


cougarprey4play 41M

8/29/2006 7:46 am

I'm unfortunately "fallen" or "apostate" at the moment, I know I need to return but temptation is calling out to me & I have a hard time not listening...

...why I'm trying to allow the more serious side to take over & keep me on the straight & narrow.

It's wonderful to see someone like you post this unashamed & don't worry about what others say that are negative about it.

Good posting ZZ_Todd!


florallei 99F

8/29/2006 12:16 pm

Hi Sis,

I feel exactly how it is conveyed in this poem...Wow...so beautiful...I fall so short but God's grace still shines upon me. TY for sharing for my heart feels so much happier...TY niece...you are beautiful like your mom!!!
Love' YOU,
flo


curiousinlorain7 59F

8/29/2006 4:12 pm

    Quoting ZZ_Todd:
    This truly is inspiring... thanks! Thinking about your last line there... we aren't perfect; that's why we're followers. If we were perfect, we wouldn't be called "Christain" we'd all be called "Christ"... and there really is only one by that name.
yes there is only one here by that name... and look what they did to him...


curiousinlorain7 59F

8/29/2006 4:12 pm

    Quoting rm_jurgon3:
    That was very nice lorain, so whats your christian name lol
    be lucky my friend!
thanks jurgon


curiousinlorain7 59F

8/29/2006 4:13 pm

    Quoting cougarprey4play:
    I'm unfortunately "fallen" or "apostate" at the moment, I know I need to return but temptation is calling out to me & I have a hard time not listening...

    ...why I'm trying to allow the more serious side to take over & keep me on the straight & narrow.

    It's wonderful to see someone like you post this unashamed & don't worry about what others say that are negative about it.

    Good posting ZZ_Todd!
coug... that's the beauty of it... all you have to do is turn and He is still right there...He loves you no matter what


curiousinlorain7 59F

8/29/2006 4:14 pm

    Quoting florallei:
    Hi Sis,

    I feel exactly how it is conveyed in this poem...Wow...so beautiful...I fall so short but God's grace still shines upon me. TY for sharing for my heart feels so much happier...TY niece...you are beautiful like your mom!!!
    Love' YOU,
    flo
You know sis... i read something like this and I wonder why it is I can't express this... it is pretty close to how things are in my brain about my beliefs... i'll pass the word on to your 'niece'


goodatpoetry2 67M
13201 posts
8/29/2006 5:20 pm

Very nice poem.
Not what I was expecting.


curiousinlorain7 59F

8/29/2006 5:53 pm

Hmmm.... what were you expecting and thanks...


dimplesfouryou 46F
24690 posts
8/29/2006 6:30 pm

beautiful, curious! Thanks for sharing!

Dimps


bigandtallreturn 37M

8/29/2006 7:28 pm

That's what I like about you, Curious... you've always got a pleasant surprise.

While I am not a Christian (more like a wayward Catholic), I do think that we are all God's children, and that God has a plan for everyone. I do use His name in vain, and I'll be honest, if I had to go and confess my sins, you'd have to shut down the church for a week. "Forgive me Father, for I have sinned... A LOT."

One thing that caught my eye was your "I don't speak of this with pride" line. Honestly, I wish more people would think this way, because I do know a few people who love to just push their faith in your face.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


curiousinlorain7 59F

8/29/2006 8:08 pm

    Quoting bigandtallreturn:
    That's what I like about you, Curious... you've always got a pleasant surprise.

    While I am not a Christian (more like a wayward Catholic), I do think that we are all God's children, and that God has a plan for everyone. I do use His name in vain, and I'll be honest, if I had to go and confess my sins, you'd have to shut down the church for a week. "Forgive me Father, for I have sinned... A LOT."

    One thing that caught my eye was your "I don't speak of this with pride" line. Honestly, I wish more people would think this way, because I do know a few people who love to just push their faith in your face.
you know...there is this part of me that does respect the people that really get out there... I'm just not one of them... ( and I don't mean in that 'get in your face way') the neat thing is... God does have a plan... sometimes I am sad i don't know it though LOL


curiousinlorain7 59F

8/29/2006 8:09 pm

You're welcome..i always enjoy your blog.. glad you could enjoy this one


goodatpoetry2 67M
13201 posts
8/30/2006 1:45 am

More like...I'm a Christian, and I AM perfect!
And I'm a Catholic, just to let you know.


curiousinlorain7 59F

8/30/2006 4:32 am

You're Catholic? hmm I guess i've got a lot of praying to do for you hugs to you (I've even allowed my best friend to remain Catholic )


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