Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

God’s Missionary Quotes

Do we never, as missionaries, hear the question “What is the harm of it?” asked about reading certain books, following certain pursuits, taking our recreation in certain ways?

We have been hard at the language, and need change of thought and rest of brain. “What is the harm of the latest novel, even if it happens to be rather unprofitable?” And we (who have not time to read one out of a thousand of the real books that have been written) spend a precious hour by deliberate choice over something not worthwhile, and when our immediate world interrupts us, breaking in upon us with some call, do we find that we come back to it with quite undistracted gladness? Or do we feel that we have, as it were, to try to come back from somewhere and pull ourselves together and gird up the loins of our mind, before we are ready to throw ourselves heart and soul into the think of the fight again?

From God’s Missionary, by Amy Carmichael.

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