Monday, March 28, 2016

O Lord, make us Thy fuel, flame of God!

It has always happened hitherto that whenever I have begun to feel an attachment to places, persons, or things, of a merely temporary nature, I have been carried away from them. Amen! May I live as a stranger and pilgrim upon the earth. May we be brought to that better country where painful changes are known no more.

Henry Martyn (1781-1812), a missionary to India and Persia

Dear readers, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'd like to inform you that I will leave for mission work outside of Greece and I'll be back to you around mid-May.

Before leaving, I'd like to leave an encouraging message to my young Christian readers who have zeal for world mission.

We are daily bombarded with all kinds of fearful news through the world media. Satan then arouses fear in us and whispers to us like this; The land there, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people there are of great height. Compared to them, you are like grasshoppers indeed (cf. Num 13:32,33). Stricken by fright, we start to step back and say; “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.”(Num 13:31)

Thus the people became all panic. But then one man stood up and declared the following word of faith.

“Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” (Num 13:30)

Notice that he used the word "at once." He did not say something like "Well, let's see the situation for a while, pray more, and then we'll decide whether we go or not." He did not shrink back because he firmly believed His promise and was full of faith, which is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Heb 11:1).

-If God has work for me to do, I cannot die.
-I see no business in life but the work of Christ.
-Now let me burn out for God.
Henry Martyn

O Lord, make us Thy fuel, flame of God! Come as the fire, and purge our hearts with sacrificial flame. O let our whole soul an offering be to our Redeemer's Name. Amen.