If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honour, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice? ~ David Livingston
David Livingston was a pioneer in his era. He was a missionary, explorer and abolitionist. I was glad when I ran into this quote from him. I hope you will agree that it gives us an idea of the motivation behind his exploits. It is clear that this man had experienced a personal encounter with God, an encounter that lifted the scriptures from the leaves of the bible, making it a reality in his own life. In a nutshell, he was completely immersed in his calling. We see this life transforming effect expounded in a statement in one of Daniel’s revelations;
But they that do know their God, shall be strong and do exploits
So, my friends, motivation comes from revelation, and revelations inspire revolutions – this God-man partnership is the main driver for meaning change here on earth. With that in mind, let’s align our perspective and renew our vision. It’s a honour to walk with God, and not a sacrifice.
I leave you with these words from the prophet Isaiah;
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.