Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Another Good Quote

    Well, it's late at night here, and I really don't feel like digging into Romans 7. Hopefully I'll restart that series tomorrow. I just want to post briefly tonight because 1. I want y'all to know that I am still alive, and 2. I ran across some awesome quotes from William Borden. If you don't know anything about the guy, run a quick Google search about him. You'll learn a lot about what a radical looks like.

    In a nutshell, Borden  was the heir of a huge fortune, and while taking a high school trip around the world (that should tell you about the fortune), he was convicted about missions. Upon graduation from Yale, Borden left for Egypt where he died while studying Arabic at the age of 25. If you read anything about his life at college, you will soon see that he was a radical for Jesus Christ.

    However, one quote of his found in his Bible upon his death has outlived his name. Most people wouldn't know who said these words that most Christians in conservative circles have heard at one time or another. There, penned in the back of his Bible, he had penned on three separate occasions three little sentences.

    "No reserves. No retreats. No regrets." Just take a moment and ponder that. Go back and re-read it.
    No reserves. Hold nothing back. Pour yourself into the cause of Christ. What millionaire turns down phenomenal job offers to go study Arabic in Africa? A radical. Someone holding nothing back.

    No retreats. With the power of almighty God, we have been commissioned to spread Him and glorify His name throughout ALL the earth, teaching and baptizing disciples everywhere. We are here to proclaim His name, with boldness and without shame.

    No regrets. This from a young man with meningitis in Egypt. No regrets. This from a millionaire dying painfully in a desert far from home. No regrets.

    God calls us, in the words of C.T. Studd, to be "not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible." And while, as many told Borden, many may tell us that we are throwing away our lives, or we're crazy, God calls us. He calls us to be willing, to be ready to give up all for Him. And He is worth it.

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