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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
The dye 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, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.
I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tinted visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits, or popularity.
I don't have to be right, first recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am lifted up in prayer, and labor with power. My face is set, 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, detoured, lured away, divided or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table with the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, and paid up for the cause of Christ.
I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach 'till all know, and work till He stops me and when He returns for His own He will have no problem recognizing me-for it is His banner that I carry.


Sister B. D. Gorder said...

Wow, that was amazing!! I love this!!!

rsj said...

WOW! Did you write that? I am soooooooo saving,re-reading and sharing that piece. (with proper attribution of course :D)

Thanks for posting it.

Sister Brook Kenemore said...

that is such a great poem! makes me want to go stand somewhere really high up and take a maga phone and tell everyone about the gospel!!!

Elder Nathan Hancock said...

I don't know who the original writer was. I first heard this from President Eyring.

Rachael said...

Very inspiring! I Love it too! It really makes you think and ask yourself, is this really me? My answer? YES, it is!!

rsj said...

Thank you Elder Hancock. That helps. Have a great day.