I am a Disciple

dare-to-be-a-disciple-story-3-picI am a Disciple

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have been given the Holy Spirit. The die has been cast. I’ve stepped over the line. The love of God works in me. The Lord has called me. I’m a disciple of His.

I won’t look back, let up, slow down or back away. My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning and smooth and easy. No more colorless dreams, mundane talking, cheap giving, and wasting time. I no longer need prosperity, position, promotion, pre-eminence, 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 in patience, live by prayer, and labor with power. My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is the Kingdom of God. My road is narrow. My way is rough. My companions few. 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 adversaries, negotiate at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won’t give up, shut up, let up until I’ve stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and spoken up for the cause of Christ. I must go until He comes, give until I drop, teach until all might know, run until He calls me home.

I am a disciple of Jesus.

(adapted from a work by Ed Cole)