Have you ever had those moments when you wanted to express something but you couldn’t find the right words in order to do the topic justice? That’s normally how it is for me. That’s why I have a deep love for quotes. It’s like others are able to take the words of my heart and put them into something that is understood. It’s even more difficult when it’s a topic that not everyone agrees on, like missions. However, this only adds to our love for the following share-worthy and impactful missionary quotes.
“If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a king.” —Jordan Grooms, Missionary in Mexico, England, Spain, and Across the United States”
“Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.” —Jim Elliot, Missionary for Operation Auca, Martyr for Christ
“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” —Oswald J. Smith, Canadian Pastor, Founder of The People’s Church in Toronto
“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on Him.” — Hudson Taylor, Missionary in China
“Love is the root of missions; sacrifice is the fruit of missions. ” —Roderick Davis, missionary to Kenya
“Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” —William Carey, Father of Modern Missions, Missionary in India
“What’s your dream and to what corner of the missions world will it take you?” —Eleanor Roat, Missionary to Africa
“The will of God — nothing less, nothing more, nothing else. ” —F. E. Marsh, Prolific Author
“I would rather die now than live a life of oblivious ease in so sick a world.” —Nate Saint, Pilot for the Auca Village, Martyr for Christ
“If God’s love is for anybody anywhere, it’s for everybody everywhere.” —Edward Lawlor, director of the University’s Center for Effective Organizations (CEO)
The next quote could be any phrase you say or write. God is calling you to be His missionary. He wants to work through you so your words stir a passion and fire in people (just like the quotes from before). God wants to work through your actions, so they scream His complete and perfect love to the nations that don’t know His name. He wants to use you, you just have to be willing.
So I challenge you to be a vessel for Christ, as it says in 1 Timothy 2:21, “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.” Be the willing heart that God uses to impact the nations. Be the voice God uses to stir the fire in people’s hearts. Be the vessel that is ready for His good work, and ready to see God at work… for when we give everything up to Him, He moves in miraculous ways. And it’s worth it, I promise