Friday, 20 July 2012

My Commitment

An anonymous Zimbabwean Pastor had this on the wall of his dwelling.  It was found after he was killed......

"I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made.

I’m a disciple of His. 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 with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colourless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, cheap living 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, lift by prayer, and labour by power.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions, 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 or mediocrity.

I won’t give up, shut up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ.

I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He comes.

And when He does come for His own, He’ll have no problem recognizing me. My colours will be clear!"

Friday, 13 July 2012

Isaiah 43:2 - "I will be with thee"

God has promised that He WILL be with me when difficult times come.  He WILL be walking through them with me.  He WILL be there, no matter what!

This verse has brought so much comfort to me, especially in the last 7 months.  A lot of things have happened since the beginning of the year that I never would have dreamed possible.....and some of those things have been quite hard to cope with.  But it has been SO assuring to know that God is with me, and will continue to be with me, whatever I am going through!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

James 1:2 - Count it All Joy

"Count it all Joy"......Be joyful when the Lord allows things into our life, because it is for our good and His glory.  Christ wants us to become more like Him, so He allows us to go through difficult things so He can achieve that goal and glorify Himself in the process.  Christ desires to make us like pure gold, refined in the furnace of affliction.

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I have recently done quite a few short studies, which I will be posting on here when I can.