Voices of the past

OMF is gezegend met een rijke en inspirerende historie. Al bijna 150 jaar lang werken onze zendingswerkers voor Gods eer in Oost-Azië. Laat je bemoedigen door citaten van enkele pioniers uit OMF’s verleden.

Hudson Taylor

“All God’s giants have been weak men, who did great things for God because they reckoned on His being with them.”

“Believing prayer will lead to whole-hearted action.”

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.”

“He gives the very best to those who leave the choice to him.”

“I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”

“It is not lost time to wait upon God!”

“Let there be no reservation; give yourselves up fully and wholly to Him whose you are and whom you wish to serve in this work; and then there can be no disappointment.”

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered, but a command to be obeyed.”

“The missionaries should be men of apostolic zeal, patience, endurance, willing to be all things to all men. May the Lord raise up suitable instruments, and fit me for this work.”

“Let us give up our work, our thoughts, our plans, ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, our influence, our all, right into His hand, and then, when we have given all over to Him, there will be nothing left for us to trouble about, or to make trouble about.”

“I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking Him to do His work through me.”

J.O. Fraser

“Solid, lasting missionary work is done on our knees.”

“The aim of Satanic power is to cut off communication with God. To accomplish this aim he deludes the soul with a sense of defeat, covers him with a thick cloud of darkness, depresses and oppresses the spirit, which in turn hinders prayer and leads to unbelief – thus destroying all power.”

“The enemy is delighted to have us so occupied incessantly with secondary and trivial concerns, as to keep us from attacking and resisting in the true spirit of the conflict.”

“My mistake has too often been that of too much haste. But it is not the people’s way to hurry, nor is it God’s way either. Hurry means worry, and worry effectually drives the peace of God from the heart.”

“I really believe that if every particle of prayer put up by the home churches on behalf of the infant churches of the mission field were removed, the latter would be swamped by an incoming flood of the powers of darkness.”

“I am not asking you just to give ‘help’ in prayer as a sort of sideline, but I am trying to roll the main responsibility of this prayer-warfare on you. I want you to take the burden of these people upon your shoulders. I want you to wrestle with God for them.”

“I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel that it would be truer to give prayer the first, second and third place, and teaching the fourth.”

J. Oswald Sanders

“Each of us is as full of the Spirit as we really want to be.”

“Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of God.”

“There is no such thing as clearness of vision where there is not cleanness of heart.”

“Three handicaps to effectual prayer which only the Spirit can help overcome: iniquity of the heart; ignorance of the mind; and infirmity of the body.”

“We must get away from the idea that deliverance from trial is the highest form of spiritual blessing. . . . We learn more in a few days in the fiery furnace than we would learn in years out of it.”

C.T. Studd

“A lost reputation is the best degree for Christ’s service.”

“How could I spend the best hours of my life in working for myself and for the honor and pleasures of this world while thousands and thousands of souls are perishing every day without having heard of the Lord Jesus Christ, going down to Christless and hopeless graves?”

“If Jesus Christ be the Son of God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”

“What I would have you gather is that God does not deal with you until you are wholly given up to Him, and then He will tell you what He would have you do.”

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