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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fellowship of the Unashamed

"I am a part of the "Fellowship Of the Unashamed." The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense and my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap giving and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need preeminence, 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, love with patience live 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 and my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured way, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, 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 or slow up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up and spoken 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 problem recognizing me. My banner is clear: I am a part of the "Fellow of the Unashamed."
Praise God!

~ written by an African preacher.

I think this is a very powerful quote. Many many times, we don't live our lives like this, but I think this is a great example of faith and sacrifice. It was in our church bulletin today. ..


Great song...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lEKjrQbfyE&feature=related

Happy Easter!

6 comments:

laura drescher said...

nice to meet you Abby~
Happy Easter :)
Love your music...
Chris Tomlin is one of my favorites.

mandolinartist aka amanda said...

I'm glad you are not ashamed! The Lord says if we are ashamed of him he will be ashamed of us!

Happy Easter!

Thanks for sharing the song.

Lauren said...

I think I need to post that quote in my locker or on my mirror. Somewhere. Its really powerful!

Natalie said...

Great quote.

And I LOVE that song! I always loved singing it when we went to your church for a while.

{My Flip Flopz} said...

Beautiful blog and even more beautiful post!

Graciebird said...

That is absolutely beautiful.
To think anyone cane be ashamed of loving Jesus boggles my mind!
He's the only perfect man to have existed and He died for us.

Very powerful an dthanks for sharing.

~Graciebird