“I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of his. I wont look back, let up. Slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. Im finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving and dwarfed goals.”
“I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits or popularity. I dont have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on his presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and I labor with power.”
-Words of a young pastor in Zimbabwe, Africa, later martyred for his faith in Christ
Romans 4:16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.
(Courtesy Pastoral Care, Baptist Health System)