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Heroic faith

‘A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in little things is a great thing.’
‘All God’s giants have been weak men, who did great things for God because they
reckoned on his being with them.’
‘China is not to be won for Christ by quiet, ease-loving men and women.’
‘God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.’
‘I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible,
then it is difficult, then it is done.’
‘I have never passed a more anxious or trying month in my life, but I never felt God
so present with me.’
‘It needs the presence of special difficulties to manifest to all the workings of God’s
mighty power, and for such difficulties we may and should be grateful, and not cast
down.’
‘One difficulty follows another very fast — but God reigns, not chance.’
‘Satan may build a hedge about us and fence us in and hinder our movements, but he
cannot roof us in and prevent our looking up.’
‘The apostolic plan was not to raise ways and means, but to go and do the work.’
‘The use of means ought not to lessen our faith in God; and our faith in God ought
not to hinder our using whatever means he has given us for the accomplishment of
his own purposes.’
‘The work of a true missionary is work indeed, often very monotonous, apparently not
very successful, and carried on through great and varied but unceasing difficulties.’
‘We have so often been disappointed that we must not be too sure of anything, save of
God’s help and presence which he will never withhold.’
‘You do not need a great faith, but faith in a great God.’
James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905, pioneer missionary to China)

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