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Who I am!

In Uncategorized on March 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

ImageYesterday, I visited  LIFEHOUSE CHURCH in Maryland. It was such a blessing and the sermon was inspiring visit their website www.lifehousechurch.org, and listen to, “Uncovered Wholeness.”

The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were the religious elite, who used the people’s love for God (or fear of God) to control people, limit their freedom, and empty them of the relationship with God that was intended.  When you practice religion, your relationship with God is degraded to a mathematical formula.  Do this, then do this, don’t do that, and presto. . . you are right in the eyes of God. This is TOTALLY missing the point!  God wants so much more.  He wants to have a real relationship with you.  He wants to show his love to you and He wants you to love Him.

As another Easter draws near, take a hold of why Jesus came. He did not come to destroy the Law but to fulfill it. He did not come to be served but to serve. He did not come to point a finger of judgment but extended a hand of help. He did not come to live but he came to die…for you and me. Jesus did not defeat death so that I may become a Pharisee. So when I say I am Christian I am not boasting in my perfection but in my flaws, because in my mess I have a message, in my tests I have my testimony and in my disappointments I have received HIS-appointments! And in Christ I am made whole. The following poem describes, who I am!!

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

Keeping It Simple & Straightforward

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