MY COMMITMENT AS A CHRISTIAN
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8:38)
I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made.
I’m 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,
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 living, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence,
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 rough,
my companions few,
my Guide reliable,
my mission clear.
I cannot be bought, 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,
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 problem
recognizing me –
my banner will be clear!