I had this in my inbox this morning and thought it was one of the best devotionals I have ever read.  It is from Bill Keler.  If you liked it, feel free to click on his link to get his devotionals.


"I’ve separated this into 16 powerful thoughts. Take each one separately and
meditate on what it means and how it applies to you.

I want to read these words EVERY DAY to remind myself who I am, and
who I am supposed to be as a follower of Jesus Christ. Please, read these
words, meditate on them, and let them bless you today as they have so richly
blessed me."

Bill Keller

Author Unknown

"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

I don’t have to be right, or first, or tops, or recognized, or praised, or

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, ponder 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!"

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Reader Comments

  1. I have always loved this passage…and needed to be reminded of it today.
    I like your idea of taking one a day and meditating on it! Thanks for the inspiration….

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