Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

Corinne read this as part of her farewell talk:

The Fellowship of the Unashamed
Elder Henry B. Eyring

I am 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 am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I won't look back, let up, slow down, or be still.

My past is redeemed, my presence makes sense, my future is secure.
 I'm done with low living, small talking, smooth knees, colorless dreams,
tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits, or popularity.
I don't have to be right, first recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded.
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 gate is fast, 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
nor 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
for the cause of Christ.

I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all 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.