Hudson Taylor resigned from a Chinese mission because he felt strongly that it was contrary to scripture to borrow money for the Lord’s work. Miraculously, he started The China Inland Mission on these principles.
Quote-“To borrow money implied, to my mind, a contradiction of Scripture — a confession that GOD had withheld some good thing and a determination to get for ourselves what He had not given. (Hudson Taylor)
Hudson decided to follow after his hero, George Mueller, another hero of the faith; who we might discuss at a later date. Hudson Taylor never again was in financial debt and never asked anyone for money.
What do you do when you are in need? Do you run to the bank and hope their machine will continue to spit out money for you? Or do you pray?
Members of the China Inland Mission got no guaranteed salaries, could not ask others for money and were expected to dress like the Chinese people they were serving.
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last, you renewed your concern for me.
Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.
I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:10-13, NIV)
Prayer- Thank you God that you supply all our needs in ways we cannot even imagine. Amen.