Monday, January 30, 2012

Encourage One Another

George Muller send money to Hudson Taylor when he was struggling as a missionary in China. He also wrote this which made me cry. It was an older brother writing encouragement and giving hope to his younger brother, saying "I've been there! You'll make it. Trust the Lord."

My chief object is to tell you that I love you in the Lord, that I feel deeply interested in the Lord's work in Chine and that I pray daily for you.
I thought it might be a little encouragement to you in your difficulties, trials, hardships and disappointments to hear of one more who feels for you and who remembers you before the Lord. But were it otherwise, you will always have the Lord to be with you.
On him then reckon, to him look, on him depend and be assured that if you walk with him, look to him and expect help from him who will never fail you. An older brother, who has known the Lord for years, who writes this, says for your encouragement that he has not failed him.  In the greatest difficulties, in the heaviest trials, in the deepest poverty and necessities, he has never failed me: but because I was enabled by his grace to trust in him, he has always appeared for my help. I delight in speaking well of his name.

From this book Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret - I recommend the book.

Sorry the blog has been so dead! I'm alive and well, I assure you. I don't know if I will make promises about future posts, but since I spent over four hours shopping today, I think I'm due for a fashion post. I have one piece of advice for anyone who wants to become a successful shopper - bring snacks. Not even a joke. You should've seen me eating radishes and walnuts in the dressing room.


Listening to Kate Walsh - Your Song

thankful with Ann -

712 that God withholds no part of himself from us
713 that we are miraculously made and loved
714 that the Star-Breather became my Sin-Bearer
715 how Erin says Chau to end a conversation
716 how Vicki loves the Psalms and how it rubs off on me 
717 how God used my own fight against sin to help me speak and counsel another saint
718 how experiencing defeat and failure makes us more gracious with others
719 that suffering is a marinade to make me soft and tender
720 how God can take me deeper and deeper and I will never reach a flaw in who he is or how he treats me 
721 a lovely leisurely three course sunday afternoon meal
722 the rubbage of Oh ne!
723 Craig's Love Says Thank You One Thousand Times posts - all of them


  1. that is one shopping trip i may be glad i miss...i am much more of a hunter than a gatherer...smiles.

  2. Hmmm, snacks. Good plan, good plan. 0=)