Jim Elliot Quotes


Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living.

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.

Children are arrows in a quiver and they are to be trained as missionaries and shot at the Devil.

God deliver me from the dread asbestos of "other things." Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame.

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

Unwillingness to accept God's 'way of escape' from temptation frightens me - what a rebel yet resides within.

That saint who advances on his knees never retreats...

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.

No one warns young people to follow Adam's example. He waited till God saw his need. Then God made Adam sleep prepared for his mate and brought her to him.

If we are the sheep of His pasture remember that sheep are headed for the altar.

Eternity shall be at once a great eye-opener and a great mouth-shutter.

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.

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?

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

The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for.

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

Surely those who know the great passionate heart of Jehovah must deny their own loves to share in the expression of His.

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.

Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.

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

Ninety-five percent of our wool is going to China.

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

Rest in this - it is His business to lead command impel send call... It is your business to obey follow move respond...

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

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!

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.

It's hard to steer a parked car.

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.

Lord give me firmness without hardness steadfastness without dogmatism love without weakness.

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

Grieve not then if your sons seem to desert you but rejoice rather seeing the will of God done gladly.

Oh the fullness pleasure sheer excitement of knowing God on earth!

Lord make my way prosperous not that I achieve high station but that my life be an exhibit to the value of knowing God.

Birds are extremely valued as indicators of overall environmental health. If there's a problem in a wild bird population it's indicative that something went wrong.

Ps 119:89-91: The settled Word in Heaven makes for a solid foundation on earth and a safe path for today.

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.

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

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

It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women - but he can think of them as he ought - as sisters not as sparring partners.

Be on guard my soul of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.

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.

When it comes time to die make sure that all you have to do is die.

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

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

Wherever you are - be all there.

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

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

When the time comes to die make sure that all you have to do is die!