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By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Sometimes we want things we were not meant to have. Because he loves us, the Father says no. Faith trusts that no. Faith is willing not to have what God is not willing to give. Furthermore, faith does not insist upon an explanation. It is enough to know His promises to give what is good-he knows so much more about us than we do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

There is nothing worth living for, unless it is worth dying for.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

God's command 'Go ye, and preach the gospel to every creature' was the categorical imperative. The question of personal safety was wholly irrelevant.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

A broken heart is a reminder of our only source of power.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Sometimes God's refusals are His mercies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Do you often feel like parched ground, unable to produce anything worthwhile? I do. When I am in need of refreshment, it isn't easy to think of the needs of others. But I have found that if, instead of praying for my own comfort and satisfaction, I ask the Lord to enable me to give to others, an amazing thing often happens - I find my own needs wonderfully met. Refreshment comes in ways I would never have thought of, both for others, and then, incidentally, for myself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

A Christian woman's true freedom lies on the other side of a very small gate...humble obedience...but that gate leads out into a largeness of life undreamed of by the liberators of the world, to a place where the God-given differentiation between the sexes is not obfuscated but celebrated, where our inequalities are seen as essential to the image of God, for it is in male and female, in male as male and female as female, not as two identical and interchangeable halves, that the image is manifested.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

For one who has made thanksgiving the habit of his life, the morning prayer will be, 'Lord, what will you give me today to offer back to you?'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

To those of us who are not theologians, does it matter whether a thing is ordained or merely allowed? Are events that seem out of control caused by God? Or does He allow them to occur at the hands of human beings? You can spend a lot of time pondering that one and end up pretty much where you started. In either case, the purpose remains the same - our sanctification. God is in the business of making us walking, breathing examples of the invisible reality of the presence of Christ in us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Prostitutes dress obviously, so as to draw attention. It's their business, isn't it? The last thing that a Christian woman is thinking of is being like a prostitute.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Silence, as someone has said, is the mother of prayer and the nurse of holy thoughts. Silence cuts down on our sins, doesn't it? We can't be sinning in so many different ways if we are being quiet before God. Silence nourishes patience, charity, discretion.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

The gate is narrow but not the life. The gate opens out into largeness of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

The woman who accepts the limitations of womanhood finds in those very limitations her gifts, her special calling which bears her up into perfect freedom, into the will of God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

There is something that pretends to be christianity which is mostly mood. The measure of its faith is merely the measure of its feeling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Cold prayers, like cold suitors, are seldom effective in their aims.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

This job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him. Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God’s way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

A spirit of restlessness and resistance can never wait, but one who believes he is loved with an everlasting love, and knows that underneath are the everlasting arms, will find strength and peace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering. The love of God is of a different nature altogether. It does not hate tragedy. It never denies reality. It stands in the very teeth of suffering.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

If God gave it to me," we say "it's mine. I can do what I want with it." No. The truth is that it is ours to thank Him for and ours to offer back to Him, ours to relinquish, ours to lose, ours to let go of - if we want to find our true selves, if we want real Life, if our hearts are set on glory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

You are loved with an everlasting love. And underneath are the everlasting arms.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

The heart set to do the Father's will, need never fear defeat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Faith's most severe tests come not when we see nothing, but when we see a stunning array of evidence that seems to prove our faith vain.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

A great many things determine how people live, and money is not at the top of the list. Choices are always available. What you choose will depend on how you see things: yourself, your work, your right to express taste and desire and personality, your understanding of the love of God as expressed in His creation and order and harmony.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

It is a naive sort of feminism that insists that women prove their ability to do all the things that men do. This is a distortion and a travesty. Men have never sought to prove that they can do all the things women do. Why subject women to purely masculine criteria? Women can and ought to be judged by the criteria of femininity, for it is in their femininity that they participate in the human race. And femininity has its limitations. So has masculinity. That is what we’ve been talking about. To do this is not to do that. To be this is not to be that. To be a woman is not to be a man. To be married is not to be single - which may mean not to have a career. To marry this man is not to marry all the others. A choice is a limitation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

A man must at times be hard as nails: willing to face up to the truth about himself, and about the woman he loves, refusing compromise when compromise is wrong. But he must also be tender. No weapon will breach the armor of a woman's resentment like tenderness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

A little leavening of dissatisfied temper will spread through a group and change outlooks.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

We have ample evidence that the Lord is able to guide. The promises cover every imaginable situation. All we need to do is to take the hand he stretches out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

The man whose eye is single for the glory of Another can be trusted.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Needs multiply as they are met. Woe to the man who would live a disentangled life. Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

It is impossible to love deeply without sacrifice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Faith has to be exercised in the midst of ordinary, down-to-earth living.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Spiritual strongholds begin with a thought. One thought becomes a consideration. A consideration develops into an attitude, which leads then to action. Action repeated becomes a habit, and a habit establishes a "power base for the enemy," that is, a stronghold.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

The God who created, names, and numbers the stars in the heavens also numbers the hairs of my head..He pays attention to very big things and to very small ones. What matters to me matters to Him, and that changes my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

God will not protect you from anything that will make you more like Jesus.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Supreme authority in both church and home has been divinely vested in the male as the representative of Christ, who is Head of the church. It is in willing submission rather than grudging capitulation that the woman in the church (whether married or single) and the wife in the home find their fulfillment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Freedom begins way back. It begins not with doing what you want but with doing what you ought - that is, with discipline.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

It takes a while for revelry to turn to reverence, and much repetition of truth to eventual turn young zeal into habitual channels for good.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Prayer is a law of the universe. As God has ordained that certain physical laws should govern the law of this universe, so He has ordained the spiritual law. Books simply will not stay put on the table without the operation of gravity - although God could cause them, by divine fiat, to stay. Certain things simply will not happen without the operation of prayer, although God could cause them, by divine fiat, to happen. The Bible is full o examples of people doing what they could do and asking God to do what they couldn't do. In other words, the pattern given to us is both to work and pray.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Loneliness comes over us sometimes as a sudden tide. It is one of the terms of our humanness, and, in a sense, therefore, incurable. Yet I have found peace in my loneliest times not only through acceptance of the situation, but through making it an offering to God, who can transfigure it into something for the good of others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

If your goal is purity of heart, be prepared to be thought very odd.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

I believe a woman, in order to be a good wife, must be (among other things) both sensual and maternal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elisabeth Elliot

Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person's seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.