“We Christians are too calculating today. We calculate how much risk we are willing to take, how much sacrifice were willing to make. We seem to forget that the highest and most glorious privilege in the world is to have the chance to suffer for Christ.
When we consider going to some dangerous and hostile area, our friends call us mad. Our parents may accuse us of not loving them. But Jesus said to his disciples, "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves" (Matthew 10:16).
Throughout history, the greatest advances of the Gospel have come through suffering and sacrifice. That is God's preferred way - starting with his own Son. And today many around the world have severely suffered and are suffering for Christ.
Those who would join the ranks of the missionary endeavor must likewise be willing to suffer and sacrifice. They must count the cost and be prepared to pay it. God is ultimately the one who will set the price of their service. Let their calculating spirit be replaced with a sacrificing spirit. Lord, send to the mission field such workers.”
Shared at MOP and credited to Hale
We can no longer give out of our surplus, we must now give out of sacrifice. U.S. Christians spend more on McDonalds than on missions."
Shared at MOP by Warren Jentzen