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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

I have heard this quote a few times over the past few months and each time I am moved more and more to want to emulate the statements made in it and so I am now claiming this as my life's motto. I am making this statement publicly so no one will have the need to question where I stand or what my intentions are. I may not follow it perfectly every day, however this is my goal.

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
The dye has been cast.
I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made.
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I wont look back, let up, slow down, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.
I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colourless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, position, promotions, plaudits or popularity.
I don't have to be right, first, recognized,praised, regarded or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer and labor with power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven.
My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away,d ivided or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I wont give up, shut up, or let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, and paid up for the cause of Christ.
I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me.
And when He returns for his own, He will have no problem recognizing me.
My Banner will be clear.