I do not consecrate myself to be a missionary or a preacher. I consecrate myself to God to do His will where I am, be it in school, office, or kitchen, or wherever He may, in His wisdom, send me.— Watchman Nee
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God, send me anywhere, only go with me.
Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.
If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?
Most Christians would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send them to hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.
People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege.
You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.
One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.
And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives... and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.
You have one business on earth – to save souls.
I am a missionary, heart and soul. God had an only Son, and He was a missionary and a physician. I am a poor, poor imitation of Him, or wish to be. In this service I hope to live; in it I wish to die!
The Holy Spirit is a healing spirit. When the Holy Spirit is present, anything is possible.
God is not looking for men of great faith, He is looking for common men to trust His great faithfulness.
Life is pitiful, death so familiar, suffering and pain so common, yet I would not be anywhere else. Do not wish me out of this or in any way seek to get me out, for I will not be got out while this trial is on. These are my people, God has given them to me, and I will live or die with for Him and His glory.
Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly.
I will go anywhere and do anything in order to communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not know Him or have forgotten Him.
Prayer is the way you defeat the devil, reach the lost, restore a backslider, strengthen the saints, send missionaries out, cure the sick, accomplish the impossible, and know the will of God.
Christ alone can save the world, but Christ cannot save the world alone.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
Here am I, send me; send me to the ends of the earth; send me to the rough, the savage lost of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort on earth; send me even to death itself, if it be but in your service, and to promote your kingdom
I am immortal till my work is accomplished
One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism!
Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give.
The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.
Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service - praying is harder than doing, at least I find it so, but the dynamic lies that way to advance the Kingdom.
To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.
This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of souls on the earth!
I will venture to go... but remember that you must hold the ropes.
I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so I could but gain souls to Christ
When I get to China, I will have no claim on any one for anything.
My claim will be alone in God and I must learn before I leave England to move men through God by prayer alone.
We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.
It's not complicated. Just love the one in front of you.
We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.
Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.
Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.
The most extravagant idea that can be born in the head of a political thinker is to believe that it suffices for people to enter, weapons in hand, among a foreign people and expect to have its laws and constitution embraced. No one loves armed missionaries; the first lesson of nature and prudence is to repulse them as enemies.