Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fellowship of the Unashamed

I found this bit of inspiration on the Compassion International blog. I am using it as my New Year's resolution - it is rich with recommitment which is exactly what I need as 2008 closes out.

“I’m 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’m a disciple of His and 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 done and finished 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, or first, or tops, or recognized, or praised, or rewarded. I live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by Holy Spirit power.
My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is heaven. My road may be narrow, my way rough, my companions few, but my guide is reliable and my mission is clear.
I will not be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice or hesitate in the presence of the adversary. I will not negotiate at the table of the enemy, pander 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, and preached up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He does come for His own, He’ll have no problems recognizing me. My colors will be clear!”

Friday, December 26, 2008

We had ourselves a Wii little Christmas...

One big gift was under the tree yesterday morning and has provided non-stop entertainment. Blue worked up a sweat playing Wii tennis which is great since it is too blasted cold outside to do any type of outdoor playing or exercise.
Buford discovered that if you put your camera memory card into the Wii, you can draw on and embellish various photos. He added a black goatee and devil horns to a picture of me...I'm off to plot my revenge.

Merry Christmas, Ya'll!