It’s March…already! With only two months to go until the team leaves for Thailand, I’ve received 50% of the funds I need for this trip! It’s left me speechless and incredibly grateful that so many friends and family would offer their support. Thank you in advance for those who have taken a step towards joining with me on this trip.
This has been a time of much prayer and being still to hear His voice through the Bible and from fellow believers. This has been a time of seeing God’s plans revealed in the everyday things of life…especially in the challenging times. Most of all, this has been a time of learning my position in this life….a life of trusting Him, obeying Him, surrendering to Him. Luke 9:23 says it best: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Essentially, come and die…to my way, my will, my plans, my stuff…etc. This is my desire and I’m forever grateful for His grace and mercy as He continues to conform and transform my life.
Today, as our pastor preached from this passage, he shared a powerful testimony of a young preacher from Zimbabwe. I will close this month’s post with that testimony in hopes that someday I can fully embrace it as mine also.
I’m 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 finished and done with low living, sight walking, small plannings, 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, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I know life by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and I labor with power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission 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 enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up, 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 go ’til He comes, give ’til I drop, preach ’til all know, and work ’til He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me…My banner will be clear.
Love and blessings..Kim
Financial support is still being accepted online through our church. Just click on the following link: https://casm.infellowship.com and in less than 5 minutes, you’ll be able to register and designate a gift of any amount to support me on this mission trip.