A friend sent me this post and I was instantly challenged by this African pastor’s prayer. This is a lifestyle creed and may God grant us grace to ’say’ it and ‘live’ it

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

I am part of the “Fellowship of the Unashamed.”
I have Holy Spirit power.
The die has been cast.
I’ve stepped over the line.
The decision has been made.
I am 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 am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees,
colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, 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 presence, lean by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My face 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, detoured, 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 won’t give up, shut up, let up, or burn up till I’ve preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed 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.
And when He comes to get His own, He’ll have no problems recognizing me.
My colors will be clear.

This prayer was written by an African pastor who was overwhelmed by rebels. They demanded that he renounce his faith. He refused. This prayer was written in a scrap of paper, the night before they took his life.

A lifestyle creed for all of us, particularly those who are keen on following Jesus.

Samuel Thambusamy