Monday, October 29, 2007

Part 1 of 3

I ripped this off of's blog and dug a little deeper online and was just SO inspired, that I couldn't help but post it up here for y'all to see and be fired up by too...

This excerpt is drawn from a book called The Life of General William Booth, by Harold Begbie. These are William Booth's words, spoken at a missions conference gig about 130 years ago.

What is a Mission Station?

"To this I reply, that, as I understand it, it is not a building, or a chapel, or a hall; it is not even a society, but a band of people united together to mission, to attack, to christianise an entire town or neighborhood.

When an Evangelist receives an appointment from this Conference, it is not contemplated that he shall deal merely with those who are already within the walls of certain buildings, or with those who may be induced to come inside them; but it is intended that he shall be an apostle of the Gospel to all those who live around.

When you reach the station assigned you, if it has not been done already, you should take your stand in that hall, or theatre, or tent, and draw a line around the breadth of population you can hope to reach, and make that your parish, and aim, with tears and prayers, and the trumpet-blast of the Gospel, to christianise every soul within it."

"Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord." Romans 12:11, Amplified Bible

This counsel speaks volumes to my comrade Leo would say, "that right there is FIRE" and it's true - words so piercing that they puncture the flabby bubble of monotony that buffets my spirituality...

It speaks of ACTION. It reeks of PRACTICALITY. It demands FERVOR.

and it awakens me to something...exciting.

stay tuned...

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