Maya Angelou Fan? You should be!

When I heard Maya Angelou’s  poetic address to the nation  at Bill Clinton’s inauguaration, I knew I’d found a gem. Since then I’ve read most of her books and encourage you to do the same. Here is one of my favourites.

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.”
— Maya Angelou

Brenda J. Wood

http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com

2 thoughts on “Maya Angelou Fan? You should be!

  1. This is awesome. It brought tears to my eyes. I think this is one that will be printed & put on my fridge door. Thanks so much for sharing this Brenda. Hugs, Carley

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