Christian Quotes: Elisabeth Elliot

Many years ago, I ended up riding in an elevator with Elisabeth Elliot. It was during a Christian conference, and we were headed down from the hotel to the convention center. As soon as I recognized her, my brain started buzzing with things I wanted to say to her: how much I admired her, how her writing had inspired me, etc. But in the end, I didn’t say a word – partly out of shyness, but I also figured she might enjoy a quiet “elevator moment” in the midst of a crowded event. So instead, I just smiled, and let her presence remind me of how impact-fully God can use and bless a heart submitted to Him.

Blessings, Heather

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“Can we give up all for the love of God? When the surrender of ourselves seems too much to ask, it is first of all because our thoughts about God Himself are paltry. We have not really seen Him, we have hardly tested Him at all and learned how good He is. In our blindness we approach Him with suspicious reserve. We ask how much of our fun He intends to spoil, how much He will demand from us, how high is the price we must pay before He is placated. 

If we had the least notion of His loving-kindness and tender mercy, His fatherly care for His poor children, His generosity, His beautiful plans for us; if we knew how patiently He waits for our turning to Him, how gently He means to lead us to green pastures and still waters, how carefully He is preparing a place for us, how ceaselessly He is ordering and ordaining and engineering His Master Plan for our good-if we had any inkling of all this, could we be reluctant to let go of our smashed dandelions or whatever we clutch so fiercely in our sweaty little hands?

Elisabeth Elliot

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him”

1 Corinthians 2:9

Christian Quotes: Elisabeth Elliot

I’ve heard so many people say “good riddance” to 2020, and with good reason. All of us hope the New year will take us in a better direction. But before we rush ahead, let’s take a moment to ponder: did all we went through these last 12 months draw us closer to God? My honest answer is “ultimately yes.” I certainly expressed fear and upset to Him along the way, but I always found myself reaching for Him. How about you?
The thing is, God was with us, no matter how scary or upsetting or even horrifying our experiences were. If we know that in the worst of times He was near, we can have confidence in His presence with us in the future, too. And, we can trust that He knows and will show us the best way to navigate the days to come.

Blessings, Heather

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“New Year’s Day is a good time to fix one’s eyes on the only One who knows what the year is to hold.”

Elisabeth Elliot

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdomand his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:31-33