To all of you who entered our “Favorite Things” Give a way – thank you! It was such a joy connecting with old friends and meeting a lot of new ones! Congratulations to Wendy (Check out her blog here!) on winning my give-a-way of an Elisabeth Elliot book! I so wanted to buy all of you a book who commented! So I did the next best thing – I journal extensively, and I have a journal of quotes that have spoken to me – I pulled out all of my Elisabeth Elliot ones to share with you! May you be blessed and inspired. You will never go wrong with buying or reading one of her books – they are a worth while investment!
“‘so I put you on the altar…. And what now is to be done with the ashes?’ Time would show” Passion and Purity pg 59
“More sins are defended by the claim of coincidence. (“It was meant to be”) than this world dreams of – or at least than it admits. We decided the best thing to do was pray steadily and wait patiently till God made the way plain.” Passion and Purity pg 57
Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone to accept His Lordship. The Cross, as it enters the love life, will reveal the heart’s truth. My heart, I knew, would be forever a lonely hunter unless settled ‘where true joys are to be found.'” Passion and Purity pg 39
“Let not our longing slay our appetite for living” Passion and Purity pg 160
“God was not asleep when John the Baptist got his head chopped off. His attention was not deflected when Stephen was stoned to death. God was still in heaven when His son was nailed to the cross. Jesus himself knew what was going to happen to Him. He agonized in the garden over His approaching death. He has not however worked through the five stages of grief. Instead, He showed us the short cut to peace, which is acceptance. He acquiesced, trustingly, to the will of His Father.
To those of us who are not theologians, does it really matter whether a thing is ordained or merely allowed? Are events that seem to be 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.” Elisabeth Elliot – Be Still My Soul Pg 49
“I will offer Him both my tears and my exultation. Nothing we offer him to Him will be lost. It is the person who tries to save him-or herself who loses it all. Jesus gave His word ” whoever loses his life for my sake will find it”. Mat 10:39.
Indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God in faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. Phil 3:8-10″ Elisabeth Elliot Be still my Soul, pg 21-22
“when waiting is an act of obedience it is of course an invisible one.” E Elliot Loneliness pg 133
“He (the Lord) harrows our souls, making us long for something we cannot have, in order to reveal to us what He wants us to have, which in the long run is far better.” Elisabeth Elliot
“If God had eliminated the problem He would have eliminated the particular kind of blessings Which it bears.” Elisabeth Elliot Loneliness pg 46
“We may be earnestly desiring to be obedient and holy. But we may be missing the fact that it is here, where we happen to be at this moment and not in another place or another time, that we may learn to love Him- here where it seems He is not at work, where His will seems obscure or frightening, where He is not doing what we expect Him to do, where He is most absent. Here and nowhere else is the appointed place. If faith does not work here, it will not work at all.” Elisabeth Elliot – Loneliness pg 22
“when did the validity of the Eternal Word rest on the mood of one of His poor children? Let the promise be the song you sing. He will hear it and make it true for you.” – E Elliot Music of His Promises pg 5
” ‘forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who apologize’ is the way many of us pray the prayer the Lord taught the disciples. Jesus told us to forgive those who trespass.” – Elisabeth Elliot, Mark of a Man pg 148
“Sometimes people talk about how they are “struggling with” certain things, or “working through” them, when what they really mean is that they are delaying obedience.” – Elisabeth Elliot, Mark of a Man
“If the husband can look upon his gift of initiation as a privilege, instead of a right; and if the wife can look upon her gift of response in the same way, instead of as an obligation, both might be surprised to find that Jesus’ promise actually comes true for them; The yoke proves to be easy, the burden light.” – Elisabeth Elliot, Mark of a Man pg 60
“What sort of world might it have been if Eve had refused the servants offer and had said to him instead, “let me not be like God. Let me be what I was made to be – let me be a woman’?” Let Me Be a Woman pg 16
“The special gift and ability of each creature defines its specific limitations… So the woman who accepts the limitations of womanhood finds in this very limitations her gifts, her special calling – wings, in fact, which bear her up into perfect freedom, into the will of God.” Let Me be a Woman pg 23
” ‘I’m not sure my husband understands me’. You are probably right. He doesn’t. He is a man. You’re a woman. There are some areas in which ne’er the twain shall meet and we should be glad of that. Although there are frustrations times when we are frustrated and I fruited by the inability oday him the depths of another personality, who can deny the fascination of mystery, of knowing that there are depths we haven’t yet plumbed?” Let Me Be a Woman pg 74