"Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words." - St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, August 25, 2005

My Commitment

Rarely, if ever, have I posted anything on this site that was not original to me. However, I received the following article last night in our choir rehearsal and it has stuck with me and I felt it needed to be posted. It is certainly a challenge to me.

It was written by a young African Pastor who had tacked it to the wall of his home. He was later killed for what he believed and practiced.

I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I'm a disciple of His. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.

My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, cheap living and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer and labor by Power.

My face is set, my gait 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, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded 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 won't give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problems recognizing me - my banner will be clear.


At 7:20 PM, Blogger steve said...

Hey do me a favor and send a prayer over to Rebekahs Site.

They are facing some tough decisions on radiation and could use some support. Tell 5 new people about her! Thats my challenge today!Thank you and God Bless! (sorry bout the copy and paste comment. Its the quickest way I can get prayer out! hope you see I just am trying to get a little girl some much needed prayer!)

At 12:19 AM, Blogger SDMemoirs said...

Thank you Jimmy ..God Bless. Can I borrow this one for my blogsite :)

At 8:32 AM, Blogger Jimmy said...

No problem. Share all you want.
Thanks for visiting.


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