Hudson Taylor was scheduled to speak at a Large Presbyterian church in Melbourne, Australia.
The moderator of the service introduced him in the most eloquent and glowing terms.
He told the large congregation all that Taylor had accomplished in China, and then presented him as “our illustrious guest.”
Taylor stood quietly for a moment, and then opened his message by saying, “Dear friends, I am the little servant of an illustrious Master.”
If we want to do great things for the Lord, it is crucial that we become humble before Him.
When we realize that we are but little servants of an illustrious Master, it is then that God will use us in a mighty way.
After all, it is not our agendas, our purposes, our plans that God wants to bless. It’s God’s agenda. It’s God’s plan. It’s God’s purpose for our lives that He will bless to overflowing.
Let’s humble ourselves, get “little” before the Lord today and get our minds set on His purpose instead of our own.
Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 18:4
–by George Whitten