My colors will be clear
I am part of the "Fellowship of the Unashamed." I have Holy Spirit power. The dye has been cast. I've stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of His. I won't look back, let up, shut up, slow down, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, promotions, plaudits, or praise. I don't have to be right, first, tops, regarded, praised, or rewarded. I now live by His presence, lean by faith, love by patience, live by prayer, and labor by power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of compromise, pander at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, let up, or slow up until I've preached up, prayed up, paid up, stayed up, and stored up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go until He comes, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He stops. And when He comes for his own, He'll have no trouble recognizing me — my colors will be clear.
— An African Martyr
It's All Praise and Worship
There is but one thing we do on earth that we will continue to do in Heaven...That is to praise and worship God. For those who love God, life on earth is choir practice. To say that praise and worship is the most important category of music today is an understatement. There is no more important activity of the human heart than to praise and worship God.
That is why we exist…That is our purpose…
That is our corporate mission…That is our call to action…That is our message to the world.
Because in Heaven…it’s all praise and worship…so what are you waiting for?
“I asked God for water,
He gave me an ocean.
I asked God for a flower,
He gave me a garden.
I asked God for a friend,
He gave me all of YOU…
If God brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.”
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. — 1 Corinthians 15:58