The last couple of days, I have had a lot of fun reading biographical information on Hudson Taylor.
It was a brief survey study, but as I read the information I was struck on how Taylor lived sacrificially and totally for the cause of the gospel. I was also impressed with his humility and dependence on God. I was rebuked to consider how easy my life is in today’s world, and yet I can still find reasons to complain.
I had to teach about Hudson Taylor to our kid’s Wednesday night church program, but I only had to study his early life before he went to China. For my introduction, I looked up quotes by James Hudson Taylor and here are several of his quotes that were inspirational to me. Here are just a few of them:
Hudson Taylor lived by faith for his financial needs. He did not raise support, and God always provided what He needed — sometimes the day that the money was needed.
When we consider how Taylor brought 849 missionaries to the field (968 by 1911), trained some 700 Chinese workers, developed a witnessing Chinese church of 125,000, led at least 35,000 people to the Lord himself, and baptized over 50,000 people, it is amazing that he had such a humble attitude. Yet that is probably one of the reasons why God could use him so mightily. He gave all the glory to God and remembered that he was frail and dependent on God alone.
What a great reminder that riches are nothing in comparison to us depending on God.
This would be a great daily prayer. “Lord, please do your work through me!”
What a convicting thought! Taylor lived the conviction that Christ should be Lord of all.
This was one quote I shared with the children. What a wonderful reminder for children who struggle with being accepted by their peers that God cares more about their inward character than their outward abilities.
What a great quote! My favorite part is how Christ should be so real to me that He is my supreme motive and aim — and that by making Him my supreme motive and aim others will come to know Him which will bring Him joy!
We need God’s strength to do His work, so we must not forget to pray to our source of strength. If we do His work in our strength, it will be fruitless work.
Wow!! How often do I focus on me and my faith and what I should be doing? God just wants me to follow Him — He’ll give me the faith I need and the tools I need and the directions I need. I just need to obey!
This quote shows Hudson Taylor’s sacrificial and sold out heart. Even his life was secondary to the cause of Christ. What a great example to follow!
Here are some posts I enjoyed reading from last week’s party:
Focus on the Lovely from Redeeming Home
20 Joyful Fall Activities from My Really Real Reality
Four Stages of Spiritual Growth During Hard Times from latoya edwards
Finding Brave Beauty in A Season Full of Change from Sarah E Koontz
- 12 Things Homeschoolers Don’t Have to Do from Jennifer Lambert
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