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 secured!
I am finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talks, chintzy giving and dwarf goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions or popularity.
I don’t have to be right, first, top, recognized, praised or rewarded.
My faith is set, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, but my guide is reliable and my mission is 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 adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up, let up or slow down ’til I’ve preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up and stayed up for the cause of Christ.
I am a Disciple of Christ. I must go ’til He comes, give ’til I drop, preach ’til all know and work ’til He stops.
And when He comes to claim His own, He will have no problem recognizing me, for I am His follower, a Disciple, a Christian!
Being a Christian has nothing to do with how much time you spend in church or how much money you spend at church. It has to do with how you interact with other people on a daily basis. Do you make a concerted effort to just do something simple or nice to one person every day? Smile at a stranger, slow down to let a car in ahead of you in traffic, hold a door for someone? Your time with God’s children outside of church is way more important than the time spent in the church.
Just because you go to church doesn’t make you any more of a Christian than standing in your garage makes you a car! (Courtesy of Joyce Meyer)
We had the opportunity to spend a weekend in jail bringing Christ’s love to the residents there. I do believe we may have gotten more from it than they did! What an experience!! We are eagerly awaiting our next team. It is definitely where God is calling us to be. Our friends used the writing above during their talks and it has had a profound affect on me and my walk with Jesus.
Love is truly the answer to so many of the world’s problems…if we shared our love as easily as we share our anger the world would be a different place.
So how about it? Where do you stand? Are YOU a Disciple of Christ? Are YOU willing to truly walk the path He gives us? Are YOU willing to give up the flash and sparkle the world uses to distract you from your true purpose here?
I am here to offer support, suggestions or a sounding board for you in your walk. I am NOT an ordained pastor or preacher, just a believer who wants to help anyone I can find their way to Jesus. Jesus made it simple…Love God with everything you have and love others as you do yourself. By just doing these two things, the rest of the 10 commandments cannot be broken. Oh and even if you don’t believe in God, just do the second one and the world would still be better. I’ve said it before, even if you don’t believe in God, what do you have to lose by sharing love, laughter, joy and smiles with others??? What harm can be done by living the way Jesus says we should live? At the end of it all, even if there truly is no God (which I firmly believe there is) what harm have I done by living like there is? I’m not talking about the hypocritical people who put God’s name on the things that they do that are obviously not what God wanted. Those that hurt, judge, criticize or attack in the name of God will get what is coming to them.
If you’re living your life like there is no God, you’d better be right…
Take care, God Bless and come back soon!