In their book The Warrior’s Soul, Jerry Boykin and Stu Weber discuss the need for each Christian to develop and regularly review their own set of spiritual values. What do you personally absolutely believe? For what truth will you fight and die, if need be? For whom will you die? What are the driving principles in your spiritual fight?
They provide a quotation attributed to a young Rwandan man who was faced with having to die for his faith in Christ. As his impending death neared, he wrote the following description of his own faith and spiritual values by which he lived and would die:
“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.”
It’s the same powerful stuff which we need today to fight against all the evil which is being perpetrated in our world and to bring people to Christ for saving and freedom. For what will you die?