Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The Fellowship of the Unashamed!

This is something that puts me to shame. Am I part of this Fellowship? That is for the Lord to judge!
The Fellowship of the Unashamed

The Dye has been cast.
The decision has been made.
I have stepped over the line.
I won’t look back, let up, slow down, or back away.
My past is redeemed,
my presence 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 giving, 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 with patience, live by prayer,
and labor with power.
My face is set, my gait 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, turned back,
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,
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, spoken up,
for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Christ.
I must go ‘til He comes,
give ‘til I drop,
preach ‘til all will know,
and work ‘til He stops me.
And when HE comes for His own, He will have no trouble recognizing me.
My banner will be clear:
That is called sacrifice! Many of us are too proud to do this, and not be part of the "in" thing. So, let us do what He tells us, and we will become the Fellowship of the Unashamed!
Perennial Pioneer

Powerful Praise!

Here is something I really like. I hope you will be encouraged by it!

Powerful Praise!
By S. M. Lockridge

My King was born King! The Bible says, " He’s the Seven Way King.
He’s a king of the Jews, that’s a racial King.
He’s a king of Israel, that’s a national King.
He’s the King of Righteousness.
He’s a King of the Ages.
He’s a King of Heaven.
He’s a King of Glory.
He’s the King of Kings and He is the Lord of Lords.
Now, that’s my King.Well, I wonder, if you know him?Do you know him?Don’t try to mislead me, do you know my King?The Bible says the Heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork.
My King is the only one whom there is no means of measure can define His unlimited love.
No far seeing telescope can bring into visability the coastline of His shore of supplies.
No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His Blessing.
Well, well, He’s enduringly strong.
He’s entirely sincere.
He’s eternally steadfast.
He’s immortally graceful.
He’s imperially powerful.
He’s impartially merciful. That’s my King!
He’s God’s Son.
He’s the Sinner’s Savior.
He’s the centerpiece of civilization.
He stands alone in Himself.
He’s August.
He’s Unique.
He’s unparalleled.
He’s unprecidented.
He’s supreme.
He’s pre-eminent.
Well, He’s the loftiest idea in literature.
He’s the Highest personality in Philosophy.
He’s the supreme problem in high criticism.
He’s the fundamental doctrine of proved theology.
He’s the cardinal necessity of spiritual religion.
That’s My King!
He’s the miracle of the age.
He’s the superlative of everything good you choose to call Him.
Well, He’s the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously.
He supplies strength for the weak.
He’s available for the tempted and the tried. He sympathises and he saves. He’s a strong God, and He Guides.
He heals the sick.
He cleanses the lepers.
He forgives sinners.
He discharges debtors.
He delivers the captives.
He defends the feeble.
He blesses the young.
He serves the unfortunate.
He regards the aged.
He rewards the diligent, and He beautifys the meek.
Do you know Him?
Well, my King is the key of knowledge.
He’s the wellspring of wisdom.
He’s the doorway of deliverance.
He’s the pathway of peace.
He’s the roadway of righteousness.
He’s the highway of holiness.
He’s the gateway of glory.
He’s the master of mighty.
He’s the captian of the conquerers.
He’s the head of the heroes.
He’s the leader of the legislatures.
He’s the overseer of the overcomers.
He’s the governor of governors.
He’s the prince of princes.
He’s the King of Kings.
And He is the Lord of Lords.
That’s my King!Yeah! Yeah! That’s my king! My King, yeah!
His office is manifold.
His promise is sure.
His light is matchless.
His goodness is limitless.
His mercy is everlasting.
His love never changes.
His Word is enough.
His grace is sufficient.
His reign is righteous.
His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Well, I wish I could discribe him to you, but He’s indescribable. He’s indescribable.
Yes. He’s incomprehencable.
He’s invincible.
He’s irrisistable.
I’m coming to tell you, the heavens of heavens cannot contain him, let alone a man explain him.
You can’t get Him out of your mind.
You can’t get him off of your hands.
You can’t outlive him, and you can’t live without him. That's my KING!!!
Well, Pharisees couldn’t stand him, but they found out, they couldn ‘t stop him.
Pilot couldn’t find any fault in him.
The witnesses couldn’t get their testamonies to agree.
Herod couldn’t kill him.
Death couldn’t handle Him and the grave couldn’t hold Him.
That’s my King! Yeah
He always has been, and he always will be.
I’m talking about He had no predecessor, and He’ll have no successor. There nobody before Him, and there be nobody after him.
You can’t impeach him, and HE'S NOT GOING TO RESIGN! That’s my King!
That’s My King!
Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory. Well, all the power belong to my King. We’re around here talking about black power, and white power, and green power, but it’s God’s power. Thine is the Power. Yeah, and the glory! We try to get prestige and honor and glory for ourselves but the glory is all his. Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever, and ever and ever and ever. How long is that? And ever and ever and ever and ever and ever. And when you get through with all of the forevers, then Amen!
Does that say it enough? I don't know about you, but I would have loved to sit in on that sermon, raising my hands to heaven, in praise!!!!!!
Perennial Pioneer

Show me Thy Ways!

Show me Thy Ways!
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