April 8, 2011

Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things

"Expect Great Things from God, Attempt Great Things for God." ~William Carey

"William Carey was the pioneer missionary of the modern missions movement. As a young man he found himself in a church where the leaders did not believe the Great Commission applied to them. They told young Carey, "When God chooses to win the heathen, He will do it without your help or ours." Of course, William Carey was appalled at this statement, and he did all he could to refute it. In response he wrote a small book entitled, "An Enquiry Into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens." How's that for a title? Here was his point: In order to reach non-Christians in other countries, we must cooperate, get ourselves organized and plan strategically for these ventures. In the years that followed Carey's book, many missions organizations were formed which sent missionaries all over the world.

We can learn much from William Carey's passionate desire to see the Gospel go to the ends of the earth. The motto of his life was this: "Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God." God has a great plan to save individuals from every people group in the world. (Matthew 24:14)." [source]

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things of this earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." ~Colossians 3:1-3

"...they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them..." ~2 Cor. 5:15

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