I 'm a part of the
fellowship of the unashamed. The die has
been cast. I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made. I'm a
disciple of His and I won't look back,
let up, slow down, back away, or be
My past is redeemed. My present makes
sense. My future is secure. I'm done and
finished with low living, sight walking,
small planning, smooth knees, colorless
dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking,
cheap living, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence,
prosperity, position, promotions,
plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to
be right, or first, or tops, or
recognized, or praised, or rewarded. I
live by faith, lean on His presence,
walk by patience, lift by prayer, and
labor by Holy Spirit power.
My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal
is heaven. My road may be narrow, my way
rough, my companions few, but my guide
is reliable and my mission is clear.
I will not be bought, compromised,
detoured, lured away, turned back,
deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of
sacrifice or hesitate in the presence of
the adversary. I will not 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,
prayed up, paid up, and preached up for
the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must give
until I drop, preach until all know, and
work until He comes. And when He does
come for His own, He'll have no problems
My colors will be clear!
I would like to give my
thanks to Dr. Howard Culbertson,
Professor of Missions at the Southern
Nazarene University, for posting this
declaration and encouraging us stand for
Jesus and Truth, in our "Jerusalem" and
the uttermost parts of the earth.
This vibrant declaration was
originally contributed by Dr. Nina
Gunter who got it from veteran
Louise Chapman Robinson.
One side note is that today this
commitment statement circulates
among Christians (and even web
sites) with the byline "Author
unknown." The story behind this
statement makes it all the more
Christian missions promotion