Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Therefore do not be ashamed of the Tesimony of our LORD, nor me his prisoner. But share in suffering for the Gospel, by the power of God.
2 Timothy 1:8

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

I am part of the "Fellowship of the Unashamed."

The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line.

The decision has been made. I am 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, and my future is secure.

I am finished and done with low living, sight walking,

small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams,

chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position,

promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I now live by

presence, lean by faith, love by patience,

lift by prayer, and labor by power. My pace

is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my

road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few,

my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought,

compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back,

diluted, or delayed.

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the

presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy,

ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander

in the maze of mediocrity.

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until

Heaven returns, give until I drop, preach until all know,

and work until He comes. And when He comes to get

His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.

My colors will be clear.

But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.
2 Timothy 1:12


Anonymous said...

Amen!! I want to be in that fellowship!! Sign me up!!:)


Brittnie said...

Me too Lisa!
I want to be SO consumed by Jesus that nothing matters any more but knowing Him and making Him known no matter the cost. Sign me up too!

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7-10

Anonymous said...

Is that the quote Bro. Buddy quoted a couple of weeks ago? If so, who was it. I want to look him up online so I can print it out. It was good when he read it and it's good now. I definitely want to be in that fellowship.

Brittnie said...

Yes, this is what Buddy read at the close of his first sermon in the title series "Unashamed". Here is the link for the article.

It was written by an african martyr many years ago.

Brittnie said...

here is rest of the link that got cut off below.