Faith Filled Friday & Our Only Aim
One of my favorite writers was an Irish missionary in India. She was a young single woman with a burden to help the destitute. Amy Carmichael left the comfort of her homeland in Ireland and worked to save the lives of countless orphans -- young girls who were rescued from slavery as temple prostitutes. At Dohnavur, she established not only an orphanage, but also a school and medical clinic which eventually opened up its doors to young boys as well.
Carmichael was plagued with health issues, but persevered in her calling. For the last 20 years of her service, she was crippled from a fall, but still remained in India and continued to serve as "alma" or "mommy" to her charges. Her love for Jesus was expressed in writing through poems, songs, and journal writings. She published over 30 books during her lifetime.
Amy Carmichael never left India. On the day she died, the shell that had carried her soul was laid to rest in the soil where she selflessly served for 56 years.
One woman fully yielded to Christ can make an incredible difference in this world. Amy Carmichael is living proof of that.
"To accept the will of God never leads to the miserable feeling that it is useless to strive any more. God does not ask for the dull, weak, sleep acquiescence of indolence. He asks for something vivid and strong. He asks for us to cooperate with Him, actively willing what He wills, our only aim His glory." ~ Amy Carmichael
We exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the Lord somehow.
Here's how it works:
1. Link up as many blog posts as you want below by clicking the link below and following the prompts. (Perhaps think of old posts you want more exposure to as well as new ones.)
2. Let your readers know by including a link at the bottom of your post (or somewhere on your side bar) or paste our button code (found below and on the side bar).
3. Take a minute to visit and comment on another sweet lady or two's post. Your encouragement might be just what she needs to keep pressing on in being a voice in the darkness.
9/29/2017 05:12:23 am
I've been totally captivated by Amy's words since I was a young woman. The poem you quote from is among my favorites, so thank you for bringing it into the light here and now.
9/29/2017 08:13:28 am
Me, too! I read her book "If" in college -- slowly savoring every word. It was formative in my younger years.
9/29/2017 06:15:41 am
This quote struck deeply this morning. This > "He asks for us to cooperate with Him, actively willing what He wills, our only aim His glory." May this be my prayer and aim for all of my days. Blessings!
9/29/2017 08:14:39 am
This quote was a new one to me. I just did a quick google search and found this one in the middle of a list, and it nabbed me. Had to share it!
9/29/2017 07:33:16 am
I've read some of Amy's writing, but it's been on my heart to read more. In fact, I have one of her books on my nightstand, ready to go.
9/29/2017 08:12:27 am
I read several of her books when I was a single gal, and whenever I would find anything by her (in the days before Amazon), I'd purchase it immediately as her books were like finding a diamond. I must confess I haven't read all of the ones I own. Thanks for the nudge. I need to pull one off the shelf and put it where I will pick it up and start reading.
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