The following statement of faith appears on my friends mission statement. You may like to read about Paul and the work that he is doing in many parts of the world in Jesus’ name. Please look at his web site www.paulbennison.com. The statement was apparently written by a young Zimbabwean minister before he was matyred.
May we all have the courage to say this.
I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy spirits power. The die is 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, and my future is secure.
I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colourless dreams, tamed visions, wordly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognised, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean in His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and I labour with power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, 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 the enemy, pander at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up, or let 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 stops me.
And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem in recognising me – my banner will be clear!