Say notIs the thing possible?ButGod is omnipotent!Say notLook what Id lose!ButSee what Id gain!Say notHave I the wisdom?ButAm I a fool? I Cor. iii. 18.Say notI might lose my life!ButI must save their souls!Say notShould I leave my possessions?ButChrists my inheritance!Say notIs it the right time?ButChrists coming soon!Say notWhat salary shall I draw?ButThe Bibles my cheque book!Say notI fear the hardships!ButI shall reign if I suffer!Say notWhos on the Committee?ButGods our Director!Say notShall I not starve?ButGod feeds the birds!Say notI have no talents!ButChrist is my wisdom!Say notHave I the faith?ButDoubting is sin!Say notI am not eloquent!ButWho made mans mouth?Say notI dont want to be fanatical!ButMake me a flame of fire!Say notI am a doctor. Wholl build and support my hospital?ButI trust God for all!Say notI fear the devil!ButWith the sling of faith and a smooth stone from the Book, Ill knock Goliaths head off!Say notGood-bye (in tears), Ill soon come back again!ButIm off to the Devils Den to turn the Devil out! How lucky I am! Ive got my Blue at last! Certainly I am to be congratulated. Thanks awfully!Adieu!Up, for this is the day: is not the Lord gone out before thee?Up! Up! Ye Baraks.Up! Up! Ye Deborahs.Up! Up! to this work of the Lord.From With C.T. Studd In Congo Forests by Norman Grubb, Chapter 27 quoting one of Mother Studds missionary pamphlets printed in the early 1920′s to gather workers for the Heart of Africa Mission
Up! Up! to this work of the Lord.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Excellent, Star - excellent!
:)I love how she is referred to as "mother" Studd here. "It is most important that married missionaries should be double missionaries, not half or a quarter or eighth-part missionaries..Unless you intend your wife to be a true missionary, not merely a wife, homemaker, and friend, do not join us." - Hudson Taylor
What a blessing and spiritual challenge for us to trust in our omnipotent God who has all sufficiency. "All things are yours."