We are the Snyder family and ... we are different

This is the story of our journey to our daughter in Ethiopia. God is preparing our family for her and preparing her heart to come home to her family. We chose the difficult road of trusting and obeying God. It is worth every step!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

lukewarm faith, not here!

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.”

I found this article on "The Way of the Master" television website and thought how inspirational it was. If only my faith was as strong as this man's. Just keep working.

2 comments:

About Me said...

Love the blog!

What a journey we are on...! So glad God is leading this wild ride.

Go Rwanda! :)

kelli
http://the-adoption-journey.blogspot.com/

schrecengostfamily said...

What a terrific post, Megan!! I can only hope to have such an astounding faith someday! Of course, I'm especially moved that it is a testimony of a Rwandan man. Oh how I long to be back there...preparing to bring our child(ren) home! In His time...

Thanks for posting!! :)