12 November, 2006

We Are Poor, Indeed.

"You feel sorry for us in India because of our poverty in material things. We who know the Lord in India feel sorry for you in America because of your spiritual poverty.

We pray that God may give you gold tried in the fire which He had promised to those who know the power of His resurrection...In our churches we spend four or five or six hours in prayer and worship, and frequently our people wait on the Lord in prayer all night; but in America after you have been in church for one hour, you begin to look at your watches.

We pray that God may open your eyes to the true meaning of worship....To attract people to meetings, you have a great dependence on posters, on advertising, on promotion, and on the build-up of a human being; in India we have nothing more than the Lord Himself and we find that He is sufficient.

Before a Christian meeting in India we never announce who the speaker will be. When the people come, they come to seek the Lord and not a human being or to hear some special favorite speaking to them. We have had as many as 12,000 people come together just to worship the Lord and have fellowship together. We are praying that the people in America might also come to church with a hunger for God and not merely a hunger to see some form of amusement or hear choirs or the voice of any man."--Bakht Singh (1903-2000)


lumenlibri said...

I agree that those in the "old" world probably have a greater commitment to Christ than the popular church in America, but don't you agree that God has His chosen few here in America that He is raising up as His own?

Lin said...

I could not speculate on that at all. That is something only God can know for sure.....who are His chosen few.

I am not so sure we here in the US can even begin to count the costs. That does not mean we are not His, though. That was the point of posting this.