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.— David Livingstone
Dreamy Missionary Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
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.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
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.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
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 cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so I could but gain souls to Christ
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
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 talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.
Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
The motto for every missionary, whether preacher, printer, or schoolmaster, ought to be 'Devoted for Life.'
God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.
An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest: If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell? No, said the priest, not if you did not know. Then why, asked the Inuit earnestly, did you tell me?
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
A missional theology...appl ies to the whole of life of every believer. Every disciple is to be an agent of the kingdom of God, and every disciple is to carry the mission of God into every sphere of life. We are all missionaries sent into a non-Christian culture.
The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions.
The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.
The saddest thing one meets is a nominal Christian.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.
I feel now, that Arabia could easily be evangelized within the next thirty years if it were not for the wicked selfishness of Christians.
Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill. living for self or in His will; Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what s done for Christ will last.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Let us therefore give ourselves to God with a great desire to begin to live thus, and beg Him to destroy in us the life of the world of sin, and to establish His life within us.
Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help.
He is not seeking a powerful people to represent Him.
Rather, He looks for all those who are weak, foolish, despised, and written off: and He inhabits them with His own strength.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
All the resources of the Godhead are at our disposal!
The Indian is making an amazing discovery, namely that Christianity and Jesus are not the same - that they may have Jesus without the system that has been built up around Him in the West.
Answering a student's question, 'Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?' thus, 'It is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.
The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue.
It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.
A person repents when he comes to the place where he discovers that the will of God is the government of his life and the glory of God is the reason for his life. He only has repented who has changed his mind about his reason for being.
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
The mission of the church is missions.
I love to live on the brink of eternity.
Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church.
Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.
I believe that in each generation God has called enough men and women to evangelize all the yet unreached tribes of the earth. It is not God who does not call. It is man who will not respond!
Nothing so clears the vision and lifts up the life, as a decision to move forward in what you know to be entirely the will of the Lord.