The Charge

This morning on Facebook a sweet, godly friend of mine shared the most amazing poem.  It is an anthem to Christians everywhere.  To learn more about the origin of this poem you can visit Precept Ministries where this was posted originally. As I was struggling to pull myself up out of a spiritual funk this morning, this line stood out to me the most.

“I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. For now I love by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, uplifted by prayer I labor with power.”

I pray that this poem can encourage you all on your walk this morning and this week.  May we all continue to abide in Him.

THE CHARGE

I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
I have Holy Spirit power.
The die has been cast.
I have 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.
For my past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure.
I am finished and done with low living, cheap talking, sight walking, small planning,   smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need prominence, prosperity, positions, promotions, plaudits or popularity.
I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
For now I love by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, uplifted by prayer I labor with power.
My faith is set, my gait is fast, and my goal is heaven,
My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, and my guide reliable. My mission is 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 the adversary, negotiate with the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, let up, shut up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ. 
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go until He comes, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He stops me.
Then when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me, for my banner will be clear!

 

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