Fellowship Of The UnashamedOctober 25, 2005 at 8:36 pm | Posted in Character in Today's World, Christianity | 7 Comments
Fellowship of the Unashamed
(The last words of an African martyr)
“I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The descision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
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, tame visions, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. My pace 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 won’t give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I’ve preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ.
I must go until He returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He comes, He will have no problem recognizing me. My colors will be clear. “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.”
–Extreme Devotion, Voice of the Martyrs, page 150
May I always live according to those words. Can you imagine if only half of the Christians in the world lived by that? This world would never ever be the same…
Thanks to Hannah for reminding me of this quote…
Soli Deo Gloria…