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Monday, November 8, 2010

Amy Carmichael- Champion of Children

But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of God. Matthew 19:14

Born in Ireland Dec 16, 1867 Amy was born into a devout Christian family and as a student she accepted Christ. She had many different experiences that shaped her life. From a life changing encounter with the LORD on the way to a mountain cave, to caring for the the chairman of the famous Keswick Conventions which were Bible conferences that taught on how to have a deeper relationship with God. While caring for the chairman Amy received two words from the LORD, two of the most beautiful words spoken from the LORD--"Go Ye." Although she had been criticized for claiming to hear the voice of the LORD she could do so because she stayed close to him through her prayer life. Amy went on to be a missionary and learned how important it is to blend in with the culture you are trying to win. She once ministered to an elderly woman who was about to give her heart to the LORD but the woman got distracted and offended when she noticed Amy's English attire. Amy traded her clothes for a kimono instead. Later she went to India and in 1901 she formed the Dohnavur Fellowship to rescue children from the dark world of temple service. Amy had rescued, housed, and educated 130 chidren some of which had been "married to the gods."
Amy was devoted to God, a prayer warrior, and had a heart for the lost especially children in danger. She also wrote 35 books and poems, a poem that I have put very close to my heart which speaks of the scars of commitment that a person experiences when following Jesus. May it bless and inspire you as much as it has me.

No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servent be,
And pierced are the feet that follow Me;
But thine are whole: can he have followed far
Who had no wound nor scar?

May you never allow fear, or the opinions of man, lonliness because of your call, or being misunderstood by others keep you from following Christ, and going wherever He sends you. (-:

Let God Urge Men to Christ Through YOU! 2 Corinthians 5:20
Prayer for Everyone

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