Their Words and Mine

24 Jul

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” 
[ John the Baptist ]

“Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give.”
[ David Livingstone ]

“The fact is, it is not the will of God for all of us to go to the wilds of Siberia; it is not the will of God for each and every one of us to become a missionary in a foreign land. However, it is the will of God for each and every one of us to participate in the Great Commission in a way that demonstrates a genuine disinterest in self and corresponding sacrifice. Missions is simple – either you go down [into the well] with the rope or you hold on to the rope. We are called to one or the other.”
[ Paul Washer ]

“If we’re not changing our communities back home, then what in the world are we doing in Cambodia?”
[ Judah Ben-Hur, New Zealand YWAM team member ]

“Discipleship is not fun and games. It’s not a walk in the park on a sunny day. It’s battleground and bayonets, stooping to serve and stooping lower to serve some more, patience and perseverance and precious lives, wanting a heart change more than an outfit change, love without conditions, trusting God do to the work we can’t… ‘If we don’t trust God,’ Srey Leak said during a prayer time with Claude and I last week, ‘we will break. If we trust Him, we can stand.’ Her broken English saying it better than I could. Sometimes I forget truth is so simple, that discipleship is hard because it means walking closely with Jesus and not with feelings, that life is not made up of fancy words and profound philosophies. It’s childlike faith that’s a requirement for entering the Kingdom. It’s taking God at His Word, believing what He said, needing Him and saying so, and walking like that through circumstances that scream the impossibility of victory… and finding it.”
[ Journal Entry, July 11 ]
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4 Responses to “Their Words and Mine”

  1. Chelsea Anne July 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    Mhmmm 🙂 The Lord is doing so much in me right now but one phrase to hallmark it is “child-like faith”. Soo, good. Not easy, not glamorous, but soo good! ❤

  2. krissy July 25, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    i love it. oh to live that out. fully.

  3. Dani July 25, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Oh, that pic looks like Chloe from Kas! Can’t wait for some real journal sharing times again!

  4. clarita July 26, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Somehow I completely missed this one… I am always excited when I see you updated, to see a bit more of your world, to hear more of your beautiful hearts…

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