Monday, September 10, 2007

Commitment


I have not been able to figure out what to write
since nothing exciting has been going on.
Saturday and Sunday I spent the day in bed since it is now migraine season for me.
Today I was up and active but alas I am not feeling witty or wise.
I spent some time with God today and I was left with a needy yearning for something more.
Something finished and perfected.
Yearning.

Here is a little something from an email I was sent.
I thought it was good.
And if you happen to come back tomorrow--maybe I will be feeling witty and wise. :)
I highlighted below what struck me and I feel to be true of me.


COMMITMENT
author unknown
I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made.
I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure.
I'm finished and done 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, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk 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 rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear.
I cannot be bought, deluded, 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, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, let 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 till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me.
And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me - my banner will be clear!



I WILL NOT TURN BACK


5 comments:

CrownLaidDown said...

I am so sorry for your migraines, Sister! Call the LPM office and ask Diane to pray for you. She did over me in Spring on 2005 and I have not had one since...an honest miracle! I had had them every month for about 7 years until then. And now? None, Nada, zilch--Praise the Lord!!

Before this I took imitrex and it helped if I took it soon enough.

I wonder also if moving to a higher altitude, say Colorado, would help? I'm needin' a sister nearby and want to learn to cook good cajun food :)

Praying for you this week, Sharon!
Love,
Holly

Denise said...

Praying for you sweet one.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Why is it migraine season? I will pray for you as well. Keep us posted on how you are feeling. I like that you did not feel witty today. You always have such indepth, amazing posts that you are allowed to take a break once and a while. And still- you were inspiring in this post. You just can't help it, can you? Thanks for being a blessing, no matter how you may be feeling.

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

Amen!!

I hope your migraines go away.

Blessings,
Sue

Sista Cala said...

not just a "little something" that was powerful!!! I am new to your blog, but I'll be back as time permits.