I am a disciple of Jesus Christ
” I’m 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 desision 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, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap 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 faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and I labor with power.
My face is set, my gait fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions are few, 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 enemy, pander at the poll of popularity 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 the Lord Jesus Christ. I must go until He comes, give until I drop, go making disciples until all know and work until He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me – – – my banner will be clear!”
This is the testimony of a man in Africa who was writing in the time of severe persecution. It would be impossible to express the challenges of living for Christ in a godless world any better than that.
At His judgment seat how will God judge me (2 Corinthians 5:10 & 1 Corinthians 3:11-15) for my progress during my life as a disciple from a just saved infant disciple to a reproducing disciple maker? What is my goal for the rest of my life?
Original Document from Unknown source. June 15, 2014 Henry Luke June 18, 2014