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
Risky Missions In 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.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.
People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay? All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.
This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of souls on the earth!
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
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.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.
I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.
The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions.
The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
As long as I see anything to be done for God, life is worth having;
but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
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.
For the mission's sake, our country's sake, and the sake of the men who carried the Division's colors in the past battles - who fought for life and never lost their nerve - carry out your mission and keep your honor clean. Demonstrate to the world there is "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy" than a U.S. Marine.
No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue.
It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.
You don't create your mission in life - you detect it.
The mission of the church is missions.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
I love to live on the brink of eternity.
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.
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.
Everyone deserves the best start in life, which is what UNICEF is working to provide the world's most vulnerable children. Education is essential to a child's development. I hope that as an Ambassador I can encourage people to join UNICEF's mission to make education a reality for children throughout the world.
We who have Christ's eternal life need to throw away our own lives.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
I pray that no missionary will ever be as lonely as I have been.
If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small.
All my desire was the conversion of the heathen.
.. I declare, now I am dying, I would not have spent my life otherwise for the whole world.
If you take missions out of the Bible, you won't have anything left but the covers.
The true mission of feminism today is not to carp about the woes of affluent Western career women but to turn the spotlight on life-and-death issues affecting women in the Third World, particularly in rural areas where they have little protection against exploitation and injustice.