"I’m part of the 'Fellowship of the Unashamed.' I have the Holy Spirit and His power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision 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, and my future is secure.
I’m done with low living, sight-walking, self-seeking, unbent knees, unfulfilled goals, worldly talking, chintzy giving, and narrow visions!
I no longer need praise, position, or popularity. I don't have to be right, recognized, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, lean by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My direction is set, my pace is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough. My companions are few, my God is reliable, and my mission is clear. I can’t be bought, compromised, deterred, distracted, discouraged, disillusioned, or delayed.
I won’t flinch in the face of the Foe, cringe in the crucible of challenge, tarry at the table of the Tempter, pander at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, back up, let up, or shut up--until I've reached up, preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up--for the cause of Christ.
I’m a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must keep going until He returns, keep giving until I drop, keep preaching until all know Him, and keep working until He comes. And when He comes to get His own, I will have no problem recognizing Him--and He’ll have no problem recognizing me. My colors will be clear. And I’ll be ready."
-- adapted from “Fellowship of the Unashamed” by Dr. Bob Moorehead, an excerpt from his book, Words Aptly Spoken.