Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rwandan Man's Confession

This is from the Way of the Master website. I love it.
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In 1980 a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe to either renounce Christ or face certain death. He refused to renounce Christ, and he was killed on the spot. The night before he had written the following commitment which was found in his room:

“I’m 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 Jesus Christ. 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, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed vision, worldly talking, cheap giving & dwarfed goals.

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 won’t give up, shut up, let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up for the cause of Jesus Christ.

I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till everyone knows, work till He stops me & when He comes for His own, He will have no trouble recognizing me because my banner will have been clear.”

4 comments:

  1. Everytime I read this note from this man it gives me great encouragement and helps calm my fears when I witness to strangers.

    Thanks!

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  2. Yes...so eloquent. I love this piece.
    Thanks for your input, Wayne.

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  3. Check out the song Infiltrate by Worth Dying For it was adapted from this note I think you will all really enjoy it.

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