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I had many requests for the prayer I ended last Sunday’s message with. We also read it together on the youth canoe trip last week at Lake Chelan while we were digging into the book of Philippians. I have still not been able to identify the name of the one who penned it. The closest I have been able to come is that it was found among the papers of an African evangelists/pastor just after he had been martyred for his faith in Zimbabwe. That seems to be the most consistent evidence. Regardless of who wrote it, the words are powerful. Read it today three times. Twice slowly, and the third time with passion. May it flood your soul with faith!

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of His. I will not look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight-walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotion, or popularity. I do not have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, am uplifted by prayers, and labor by power.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way rough, my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, 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, ponder at the pool
of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I will not give up, shut up, or let up. I will go until He comes, and work until He stops me!

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So, whatcha’ think about that?

MC

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