He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.— Jim Elliot
The most colorful Jim Elliot quotes that will activate your inner potential
Wherever you are - be all there.
Rest in this - it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call.
.. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond.
Wherever you are, be all there.
Live every day as if the Son of Man were at the door, and gear your thinking to the fleeting moment. Just how can it be redeemed? Walk as if the next step would carry you across the threshold of Heaven. Pray. That saint who advances on his knees never retreats.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee.
Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus.
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.
Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness.
Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.
Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.
Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.
We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with.... Oh that God would make us dangerous!
Children are arrows in a quiver, and they are to be trained as missionaries and shot at the Devil.
It's hard to steer a parked car.
When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.
Ps 119:89-91: The settled Word in Heaven makes for a solid foundation on earth and a safe path for today.
Eternity shall be at once a great eye-opener and a great mouth-shutter.
Dreams are tawdry when compared with the leading of God, and not worthy of the aura of wonder we usually surround them with. God only doeth wonders. He does nothing else. His hand can work nothing less.
If we are the sheep of His pasture, remember that sheep are headed for the altar.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
I have felt the impact of your prayer in these past weeks.
I am certain now that nothing has had a more powerful infl uence on this life of mine than your prayers.
Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.
What good are Greek, commentaries, insight, gift, and all the rest, if there is no heart for Christ?
I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you Lord Jesus.
It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women - but he can think of them as he ought - as sisters, not as sparring partners.
Oh, the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on earth!
The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.
As your life is in His hands, so are the days of your life.
But don’t let the sands of time get into the eye of your vision to reach those who sit in darkness. They simply must hear.
The will of God is sweet tonight, altogether ‘good and acceptable and perfect.
’ The considerate love of the Lord Jesus for us seems such a kind thing now. I know it has always been so, but somehow I didn’t see how wise it was when it didn’t seem kind… Remind me of this when I cannot regard His love as considerate some time.
Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living.
Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.
Surely those who know the great passionate heart of Jehovah must deny their own loves to share in the expression of His.
Singleness, simplicity, is required of me. One treasure, a single eye, and a sole Master!
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.
Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence.
The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away.
Eagles are very tolerant and very adaptable, but they have to get established first. When birds are setting up their breeding territory, they are the most susceptible to being discouraged.
I do not know how to make a man think seriously about sin and judgment, and must look to the work of the Holy Spirit for any hint of such a working.
I have had to make a cross of two logs, and lie down on it, to show the Indians what it means to crucify a man.
God, I pray light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn up for thee.
The shiny paint laid on by curiosity's hand has worn off.
What thing better can a man know than the love of Christ, which passes knowledge?
That saint who advances on his knees never retreats.
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.
He is no fool who parts with that which he cannot keep, when he is sure to be recompensed with that which he cannot lose.
Ah, how many Marahs have been sweetened by a simple, satisfying glimpse of the Tree and the Love which underwent its worst confict there. Yes, the Cross is the tree that sweetens the waters. 'Love never faileth.
Unwillingness to accept God's 'way of escape' from temptation frightens me - what a rebel yet resides within.
Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!
It makes me boil when I think of the power we profess and the utter impotency of our action. Believers who know one-tenth as much as we do are doing one-hundred times more for God, with His blessing and our criticism. Oh if I could write it, preach it, say it, paint it, anything at all, if only God's power would become known among us.
None of it gets to be 'old stuff', for it is Christ in print, the Living Word.
We wouldn't think of rising in the morning without a facewash, but we often neglect that purgative cleansing of the Word of the Lord. It wakes us up to our responsibility
Lord, make my way prosperous not that I achieve high station, but that my life be an exhibit to the value of knowing God.