Friday, May 08, 2009

Shining Where You Are


“God puts every man in the very best place for himself and for the world at the time. Young people who’s hearts are stirred about missionary work are apt to say: “Well, you know, I am surrounded by such a set of college companions; or at home the influences are against me. If I could only go to India or China, I could shine for Jesus.” Why, dear friends, a candle that won’t shine in one room is very unlikely to shine in another. If you don’t shine at home — if your father and mother, your sister and brother, if the very cat and dog in the house are not the better and happier for your being a Christian, it is a question whether you really are one. It isn’t our surroundings and circumstances that are the all-important things: but how far we are linked — how close is the union between our souls and God. What do we know about Him? What is He to us? This is the all important question.” -Hudson Taylor (emphasis mine)

7 comments:

Ella said...

That is very lovely. The Lord wants us to shine brightly for Him NO MATTER WHAT--and it isn't always in the spotlight.

justagirl4god said...

Wow... thanks for that girls... beautiful picture! :)

The line that really challenged me was "What is he to us..." Makes me thing about how much I truly value the love adn blood of my Saviour...

Thanks again!

justagirl4god

Elijah Lofgren said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Laura Spilde said...

Very important information. Shine where you are planted ;)

Mardi said...

Anna, thanks sharing that quote. It really hit home with me. One of my greatest desires is to be on a mission field, in the US and in other countries, God hasn't opened the door yet, but I know in His timing He will. Thanks for sharing and challenging me to be a light where I am at, while I am at home.

princessesindisguise said...

So true! Thanks for sharing. :)
~Stephanie

Sarah H said...

That is a great quote! We need to remmber that we need to let out light shine where ever God places us.
Sarah