I accidentially picked up a book on Wednesday while cleaning one of the school classrooms. We steam cleaned all the carpets during Spring Break and it was time to reset the rooms for school next Monday.
The book I stumbled upon was an autobiography of J. Hudson Taylor, the founder of the China Inland Mission. I have read missionary biographies before and were challenged by their dedication and service to Christ. But nothing has prepared me for the conviction this little book has caused in my heart.
If you haven’t heard this man’s story, I won’t spoil it for you. However, I do suggest you go buy the book in a book store or on Amazon. The book cost less than 2 bucks.
I won’t even begin to detail how God has been speaking to me through this story, but I have found myself tearful at my lack of faith, humbled by a man’s commitment to the service of Christ, and convicted of my own lustful sin of materialism and discontentment with God’s faithful provisions.
It has been very hard, but good, read. God knows what we need right when we need it the most. I had to clean that room because wanted me to hear from Him.