The pastor of our church here at Myrtle Beach is married to a terrific woman named Debbie, who sent this email to me. I wanted to share it with all of those who check my blog often, or those who just stumble upon it. I wish I had understood the idea behind this email as a younger Christian, but I am so glad Jesus is slowly teaching me all about it now! I used to think that there was no way God could forgive me for all I have done in my life and my sins were just too big for him. Constantly this idea of "if I was really a Christian, I wouldn't do things like that or think things like this" was coming into my head and drawing me farther away from the TRUTH. I'm not sure why I thought that once I became a Christian, I would never sin again, but for some reason that was basically my thought process. But the truth is, I do sin and I'm not worthy of His forgiveness, but He has given it freely to me! No, I don't deserve it, but when God looks at me, he sees Jesus....and Jesus is totally worth it! I am not perfect, my flaw are so visible....and as a Christian woman, I'm not claiming to be living a life without fault....exactly the opposite.....I am full of sin, full of weakness, full of failures, I am a HOT MESS! But Jesus loves me and that's enough to get me through this day and take his grace with me on to the next day... to try again to have a heart like Jesus!.....I love you all!
BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTERS
'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!