The decision has been made! I am a Disciple of CHRIST!! I won't look back, let up, shut up, give up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed! I have been set apart for a time such as this! I am done with low-living, walking by sight, unwounded knees, tamed visions, secular entertainment, worldly talk, cheap imitation giving and self satisfying, people pleasing goals!
I don't need celebrity status, prosperity, a position or title, promotions, Likes, a thumbs up or popularity! I don't have to be right, even when I am! I don't need to be first, tops, recognized, Praised, regarded, resounded, glorified or rewarded. I live by Faith, I desire HIS Presence, I walk by patience, I am lifted up in Prayer and by Prayer, I labor with the Power of Love (Truth & Obedience)!
My face is set, my pace is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way has been rough, my companions are few, very few, but my GOD is Reliable! My aim is to be pleasing and acceptable unto HIM while my mission remains clear! I can't be bought, compromised, detoured, refigured, lured away, turned back, deluded, detained, destroyed or delayed! I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, I will not hesitate in the presence of the enemy, I won't pander at the pool of popularity nor will I wander or drift in the mediocrity!
I cannot give up, I won't shut up or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, been prayed up, paid up, preached up and lived up to my expectations in this cause for JESUS CHRIST! I am a Disciple of HIS! I am going to keep on keeping on til HE comes. I will give til I drop, preach til all know and do so until HE brings me Home!
The Christian Faith is unique! JESUS said, "without ME you can do nothing!" in John 15:5. The only one that can live the Christian life is JESUS CHRIST! By active Faith, in HIS Indwelling Life, we are promised CHRIST-Like character in the fruit of the SPIRIT (Galatians 5:22-23), CHRIST-Like conduct in the fruit of Righteousness (Philippians 1:11), CHRIST-Like ministry in the fruit of The Gospel (Colossians 1:6) and GOD-Honoring Worship in the fruit of our lips giving Thanks to HIS Holy & Precious Name (Hebrews 13:15)! Amen!!
From HIM and through HIM and to HIM are all things!! We overcome not just by the Blood of The Lamb and the word of our testimony but by Virtue of the fact that we no longer love our lives so much as to shrink from death (Rev. 12:11). The Great Witness of our authenticity is the fact that we have already surrendered our lives to JESUS CHRIST, and HE lives in us and HE empowers us to offer ourselves to a world that desperately needs HIM!
I will not be discouraged by anyone! I will not succumb to anyone's ideas or ideology just for an invitation! I could care less about your thoughts or feelings when they're in opposition to The Truth and very detailed instructions given by HIM! I am not going anywhere! I will not disappear! I sure won't falter! Nor will I give up!