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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

I had heard of this article in a sermon but couldn't ever find it on the internet.  Then my sister mentioned it yesterday on the phone.  She told me what it was called.  I was so excited to find it and read it, because it is so inspiring.  I needed to be inspired.  Because of some life circumstances, I have been in a bit of a funk lately.  My faith has been weak.  Like the man in Mark 9:24, I prayed recently, "' I do believe; help my unbelief.'"  (I love his honesty.)    I probably need to pray that every day.  Don't we all?  I love how radical, sold out, and faithful the writer is.  I want to have this kind of faith, determination, and excitement  for the Lord.  It reminds me of 2 of my favorite Christians: George Meuller and Brother Andrew.  If you have never heard  or  read about them, please do!  They were/are awesome warriors for God. 


I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit


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 back, let up, slow


down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense,


and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight


walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions,


mundane talking, chintzy 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 presence, learn by faith, love by


patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.




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 is reliable, my mission is clear.


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


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, 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 am a


disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until He 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 for "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the


power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.." (Romans 1:16)






By Dr. Bob Moorehead

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that's completely fine! We must have the same brain-type~ ;)
    I think everyone should post it on their blog- it is so great!

    Love,
    Lydia

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