A martyr's mind - A

Soul Snack 9/161 ... A martyr's mind - A!

"I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit's power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made - I'm a disciple of His. 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 finfished 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 don't have to be right, first, tops, recognised, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean in His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and I labour with power."

In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. Lk 14:33

This note has been reproduced from a note found in a young Zimbabwean pastor's office subsequent to his matryrdom.

The above text has not been edited (except for being italicized). It is as it appears in Brennan Manning's -The Signature of Christ pp 31-32. Pub Multnomah '96.

May this stir your soul and spirit as it stirred mine.

This note has the tears of Gethsemane and the red of Calvary splashed between its lines.

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