Here’s a series of 17 Hudson Taylor inspiring quotes. This incredible man of God inspired nearly a thousand missionaries to follow him into the interior of China, and their work laid the foundations of the revival the Chinese church is now experiencing.

I you want inspiration for your prayer life, for missions, or for surrendering everything to Christ, then read on.

“Christ is either Lord of all, or he is not Lord at all.”

“You must go forward on your knees.”

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.”

“Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.”

“Whatever is your best time in the day, give that to communion with God.”

“Do not work so hard for Christ that you have no strength to pray, for prayer requires strength.”

“How important to learn… to move people through God by prayer alone.”

“I try to be a living epistle.”

“I have observed there are three stages in every great work of God. First it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”

“If we are obeying the Lord, the responsibility rests with Him, not with us… I go forward leaving results with Thee.”

“I look on foreign missioners as scaffolding around a rising building.”

“If we are faithful to God in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life.”

“God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him”

“God uses people who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.”

“The people we need will put Jesus, China, souls first… of such people do not fear to send us too many. Their price is far above rubies.”

“By His grace we intend to do it – not to try, for we see no scriptural authority for trying. ‘Try’ is a word constantly on the lips of unbelievers.”

“The one thing we need is to know God.”


Which are your favourite Hudson Taylor inspiring quotes?

Mark Williamson works as a director of One Rock. He’s an experienced leadership trainer, author of biographies on John Wesley and William Wilberforce, and is also passionate about praying for London. He enjoys good films, good food, and going for long walks with his wife Joanna. You can follow him on Twitter @markonerock.

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