WINNING SOULS THROUGH DEPENDENCE
The principles spelled out in these blogs through the writing of Roland Allen need ‘feet’ put to them in a practical example. Though this example is a century and a half old, it provides a real life context that is still reaping a harvest today. I refer to Hudson Taylor, missionary to China.
“Inland China opened to the gospel largely as an outcome of [Hudson Taylor’s] life. Tens of thousands of souls were won to Christ in previously unreached provinces, twelve hundred missionaries depending upon God for the supply of all their needs without promise of salary, a mission which has never made an appeal for financial help, has never been in debt, that never asks man or woman to join its ranks, yet has sent to China recently two hundred new workers in answer to prayer. Such is the challenge that calls us to emulate Hudson Taylor’s faith and devotion.”
Imagine if this example were to be implemented by our mission minded people, churches and organizations, we would experience an answer from God similar to what is happening in China. Do we have the heart and devotion to Christ for this?
Howard Taylor, Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Moody Publishers, 2009, page 16.
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