He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

— Jim Elliot

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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.


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.

Jim Elliot quote Wherever you are, be all there.

Wherever you are, be all there.


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.


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.


Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.


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.


About Jim Elliot

Quotes 65 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

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.


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.


He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.


Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.


I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you Lord Jesus.


What good are Greek, commentaries, insight, gift, and all the rest, if there is no heart for Christ?


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.


Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living.


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.


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.


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.


Singleness, simplicity, is required of me. One treasure, a single eye, and a sole Master!


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.


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.


God, I pray light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn up for thee.


Our young men are going into the professional fields because they don't 'feel called' to the mission field. We don't need a call; we need a kick in the pants. We must begin thinking in terms of 'going out,' and stop our weeping because 'they won't come in.' Who wants to step into an igloo? The tombs themselves are not colder than the churches. May God send us forth.


So many missionaries, intent on doing something, forget that His main work is to make something of them.


Why do you need a voice when you have a verse?


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?


I couldn’t have asked for more than God in deliberate grace has surprised me with!


Desire is the putting of my will into God’s concern.

It’s not a passive, sitting back in your easy chair, folding your arms sort of thing, which says, 'Well, I’m willing, if God would only give me a good swift kick and send me.' That’s willingness all right. But God doesn’t want willingness, He wants will! He wants your will put behind those desires.


Missionaries are very human folks, simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt somebody.


God is still on His throne, we're still on His 'footstool,' and there's only a knee's distance between!


Father, take my life, yea, my blood if Thou wilt, and consume it with Thine enveloping fire. I would not save it, for it is not mine to save. Have it Lord, have it all. Pour out my life as an oblation for the world. Blood is only of value as it flows before Thine altar


Always seek peace between your heart and God, but in this world, always be careful to remain ever-restless, never satisfied, and always abounding in the work of the Lord.


For my generation I must have the oracles of God in fresh terms.

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