Fellowship of the Unashamed   Leave a comment

I wish that I could recall to whom credit for the following should be attributed.  I was at a Pastor’s conference in North Carolina and bought a tape of the service, a tape that no longer exists.  For many years now, I have had a copy of this that is taped into my Bible as a reminder of everything God has called me to be.  Enjoy.

I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed.

I have the Holy Spirit’s power.

The die has been cast, I have stepped over the line, the decision has been made, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.

I won’t look up, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure.

I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth needs, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chincy giving and dwarf goals.

I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotion, plaudits or popularity.

I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.

I now live by presence, lean by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.

My pace is set, my gate is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear.

I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted or deleted.

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder the pull of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won’t give up, back up, let up or shut up, until I’m preached up, prayed up, stored up, and stayed up, because of Christ.

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.

I must go until heaven returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes.

And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.  My colors will be clear.

 

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