Jim Elliot

maxresdefault-2“Surely those who know the great passionate heart of Jehovah must deny their own loves to share in the expression of His. Consider the call from the Throne above, “Go ye,” and from round about, “Come over and help us,” and even the call from the damned souls below, “Send Lazarus to my brothers, that they come not to this place.” Impelled, then, by these voices, I dare not stay home while Quichuas perish. So what if the well-fed church in the homeland needs stirring? They have the Scriptures, Moses, and the Prophets, and a whole lot more. Their condemnation is written on their bank books and in the dust on their Bible covers. American believers have sold their lives to the service of Mammon, and God has His rightful way of dealing with those who succumb to the spirit of Laodicea.”
― Jim Elliot

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Of my assigned portion

maxresdefault-1“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you” is His promise in Isaiah 66:13. The choice is ours. It depend on our willingness to see everything in God, receive all from His hand,accept with gratitude just the portion and the cup He offers. Shall I charge Him with a mistake in His measurements or with misjudging the sphere in which I can best learn to trust Him? Has He misplaced me? Is He ignorant of things or people which, in my view, hinder my doing His will?

God came down and lived in this same world as a man. He showed us how to live this world, subject to its vicissitudes and book princess, not wafter into another world, but changed into saints in this world. The secret is Christ in me,  not me in a different set of circumstances.”

-Elisabeth Elliott, Keep a Quiet Heart, p.20

He whose heart is kind beyond all measure

Gives unto each day what He deems best,

Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,

Mingling toil with peace and rest.

-Lisa Sandell, Swedish