Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The dye has been cast! I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tainted visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits or popularity. I now live by faith, lean on His
presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power. My face is set, my gait is fast, and 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, divided or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, 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, or let up, until I have stayed up stored up, and paid up of the cause of Christ. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till I know, and work till He stops me. And when He returns for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My banner will be clear.
Henry b. Eyring


5 comments:

Elarsen22 said...

Love love love this! thankyou so much for posting that, much appreciated :) miss you, hope you're doing great

Lowell said...

This may be the first and/or last time I comment on a blog, haha. I'm not much of a blogger. However, I stumbled upon this, and I have to say:

I understand the the perfect value of this statement. I am trying to fulfill it in my life NOW. And it is really hard! But worth it.

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Poet With A Day Job said...

I absolutely love your music soundtrack, this plus the post is exactly the declaration I wanted to make for myself. You have touched a life today. poetwithadayjob@gmail.com

Kate said...

This is an excellent thought! However, it was not spoken or written by Henry B., and there is some debate about which Christian and non-LDS person did write it. Even though this post is old, it may be wise to edit it so as not to continue to mislead (on accident, of course) people. When I googled "The Fellowship of the Unashamed" yours was one of the first blogs that came up.