My dear friend (you know who you are) was sweet enough to mail me some notes she’d taken at a ladies conference.These are some of the quotes by famous women missionaries—and I hope you can agree they are pretty amazing. Here are some of the ones I loved the very, very most:
“It is a safe thing to trust Him to fulfill the desires which He creates” – Amy Carmichael (missionary to India)
As young girls, we desire a soul mate. God gave us that desire. We can trust Him to send us our Mr. Happily-Ever-After.
“Worry doesn’t not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom
Worrying about when God sends you love won’t speed things up.
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” – Corrie ten Boom
Trust is big. When we worry, fuss, and doubt—we’re basically saying God can’t handle our future.
“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” – Amy Carmichael
“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” – Corrie ten Boom
“Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.” – Amy Carmichael
Don’t get in a hurry. Don’t get in a huff. Refocus your heart on getting peace from God, then bask in the sweet stillness of understanding His will.
AMY CARMICHAEL’S LIFE:
Amy Wilson Carmichael (16 December 1867 – 18 January 1951) was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.
CORRIE TEN BOOM’S LIFE:
Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. She was imprisoned for her actions. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, describes the ordeal.