Jim Elliot Quotes.
Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.
Children are arrows in a quiver, and they are to be trained as missionaries and shot at the Devil.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather response to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.
Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness.
I wanted to sail when I was in grammar school and well remember memorizing the names of the sails from the Merriam-Webster’s ponderous dictionary in the library. Now I am actually at sea – as a passenger, of course, but at sea nevertheless – and bound for Ecuador.
He makes His ministers a flame of fire. Am I ignitible? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of ‘other things.’ Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame. But flame is transient, often short lived. Canst thou bear this, my soul – short life? … Make me thy fuel, Flame of God.
The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for, but we must believe that whatever it involves, it is good, acceptable and perfect.
I dare not stay home while Quichuas perish. What if the well-filled church in the homeland needs stirring? They have the Scriptures, Moses, and the prophets, and a whole lot more. Their condemnation is written on their bank books and in the dust on their Bible covers.
Missionaries are very human folks, just doing what they are asked. Simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody.
I only hope that He will let me preach to those who have never heard that name Jesus. What else is worthwhile in this life? I have heard of nothing better. ‘Lord, send me!’
Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.
Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.
Domesticated males aren’t much use for adventure.