I Refuse –

“Sometimes it may be that while we are complaining of the hardness of the hearts of those we are seeking to benefit, the hardness of our own hearts and our feeble apprehension of the solemn reality of ­eternal things may be the true cause of our want of success.” -Hudson Taylor

Ouch. How often do we allow the hardness of our hearts to inhibit our opportunities for ministry? How often do we miss our chance for evangelism because we’re “too busy” to compromise our own agenda? How many sinners could have been saved by now if we had only looked upon them with sympathy for the darkness that they unknowingly live in, rather than hardening our hearts by comparing ourselves to them in our own imagined self-righteousness? Can we honestly despair over the hardness of a sinner’s heart, when our own hearts are solid as stone?

 Posts Tagged Under Testimony –
From Worry To Worship – Part 1 & 2
The Testimony of Teens and a Plea to the Parents
Surprised By Prayer
Denominational Differences: Love
Beauty: America’s Obsession – Part 2
In The World, Not Of It
My Shepherd
Climbing Mountains – Part 2
You Need More Followers!

Notes –
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What are your thoughts on this?
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-Rachel Allison


  1. Alison says:

    Ouch! Yes, we all need that reminder that we should get off our self-righteous horses and reach out. That’s what we’re here for!

    Thanks for this post, Rachel!

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