QUOTE (William Carey)

May 12, 2015

william careyWe are exhorted to lay up treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, nor thieves break through and steal. It is also declared that whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. These scriptures teach us that the enjoyments of the life to come, bear a near relation to that which now is; a relation similar to that of the harvest, and the seed. It is true all the reward is of mere grace, but it is nevertheless encouraging; what a treasure, what an harvest must await such characters as PAUL, and ELLIOT, and BRAINERD, and others, who have given themselves wholly to the work of the Lord. What a heaven will it be to see the many myriads of poor heathens, of Britons amongst the rest, who by their labours have been brought to the knowledge of God. Surely a crown of rejoicing like this is worth aspiring to.  Surely it is worth while to lay ourselves out with all our might, in promoting the cause, and kingdom of Christ.
~William Carey

In honor of William Carey, a British Baptist missionary known as the “father of modern missions,  who published on this day in 1792 “An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians, to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens”, a pamphlet that challenged Protestants to rethink missions.

Today in History – May 12th
Ransomed for God – Mission Quotes


  1. Reblogged this on Praying for the millennials.

  2. JD, I sent you an email question but it bounced back. Hope you are doing well these days. Miss seeing new posts from you. Blessings, Bette Cox, Florence, SC, USA.

    • Hey Bette – Thanks for the note. I am not sure why your email bounced. You might give it another try because I have been getting other emails through that account. I am doing well. I just sort of fell out of writing. I’m not sure what happened but I haven’t had many thoughts that motivated me enough to sit and write them. I guess it is just a dry spell. We’ll see what happens. I really enjoyed blogging and getting to know other people. I am glad to hear you enough the posting that I’ve done. I hope all is well with you. God Bless! JD

      • I certainly understand about dry spells. Sometimes I just read, meditate and make notes just for ME, not shared online at all. Later something may pop up that is obviously meant to be written and shared online, so I do. No stress, no pressure, just enjoy the Lord. jblom1@live.com is the email address I had for you – is that still correct? Not to bug you with anything, just glad you’re okay. Stay in His presence no matter what, dry spell or not. Blessings, Bette

  3. I really enjoyed and thank the Lord for your beautiful sight. Thank you for your clarity about the Christian life in ‘the story of JD.’ Many blessings and thanks also for liking one of our posts.

  4. A big fan of Carey

  5. thanks for this today! been thinking along that line 🙂

  6. We are here to build the Kingdom.

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