Passcode to the Missionary Problem: Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission
Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission
What a man of faith was Hudson Taylor, but that can also be said of those that joined him at the China Inland Mission. He took God at His word and stepped out in faith and saw God work in great and mighty ways! They realized, though, that nothing could be done outside of the power of God, but that God’s power was available to any Christian. Meaning that not only then, but even today we can still see God’s power move in our lives to see the world reached with the gospel.
The only way to really see God’s power, is through faith! Time and time again Hudson Taylor stepped out in faith to prove God in his life and time and time again he came through. Today, many Christians live in their comfort zones and never want to step out in faith, they never want to see God work in their lives, but we must, if we are to see the world reached in this generation! As Hudson Taylor studied the word of God and the needs in China, he began to see the utter helplessness and the need there greatly burdened him.
If we would seriously get into the word of God and begin to look at the world through the eyes of God, a heavy burden to see the gospel all around the world would be laid upon us! Hudson Taylor realized that the missionary problem is a personal one and that if the world is to be reached with the gospel, then it can only be solved by each individual believer giving himself, personally, to the work! As Hudson Taylor gave himself fully to the work of God, he saw the power of God in his life and that gave him a great sense of faith! If we are to grow our faith we must be willing to step out and see God work in our lives and in turn, realize we serve a great God!