How often Christian leaders make their own plans, work hard at them and then earnestly ask God’s blessing on them. How much better as Hudson Taylor felt, to wait on God to know His plans before commencing! Much Christian work seems to have teh stamp of the carnal on it. It may be “good” it may be successful outwardly – but teh Shekinah glory is not there.
From the book "Mountain Rain: A New Biography of James O. Fraser"