Jim Elliot Quotes

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

Wherever you are, be all there.

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

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

Missionaries are very human folks, just doing what they are asked.

I may not always be faithful. But I press on.

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

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

When you don’t know when you are going, you have to be prepared to go anywhere.

Lord, take my life and make it wholly Thine. Fill my mind with thoughts of Jesus, and of heaven where He is; and never let me see the day when I forget Thy Calvary, or fail to see the reason why we ought to live.

Live is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.

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

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

Let not our longing slay our appetite for living the will itself.

The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.

Fatherhood, daughterhood, motherhood, sonship: these relationships dim and pale compared to the Ultimate.

To be a follower in the footsteps of regardless of the cost! Will you flow Him?

We must let Him have everything—ourselves.

God wants men and women who are humble in heart.

Work, play and worship all become one vehicle for living life God’s way.

When is no hope in the future there is no power in the present.

The most dangerous are those who have spent their lives in education but have never come to knowledge of the truth.

Let go, and let God.

He makes His ministers a flaming fire. Am I ignitable? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of ‘other things.’ Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be a flame.

I gave my life for Calvary, what more could I give?

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

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.

Teach us that we may feel the importance of every minute, of every opportunity, of every sermon.

I have seen, at different times, the smoke of a thousand villages—villages whose people are without Christ, without God, and without hope in the world.

A day, an hour, of waiting upon God may give such a grip on the powers of the eternal world as will make the rest of life gloriously effective.

Make your goals big and noble—and pursue them big and noble ways. God cannot fill your cup if it is already full.

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.

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

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

God likes to reveal His will to us step by step, not a year at a time.

I may 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.

God intends us to press upon Him for all that life demands.

Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy.

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

Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have not only been ‘called’ but have been called to a certain lifestyle. Indeed, to deny oneself is to ‘follow’ after Jesus.

Let us consider for a moment how many of the ambitions which life’s changes and entanglements so often bring to us are left entirely unfulfilled.

God, search me and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts. For those who are practicing integrity, no further teaching is forthcoming.

Remember, you are immortal until your work is done.

Don’t come to God with your eyes on the clock.

We have found nothing in Scripture to say that God rewards those who are faithful to failure.

God made me realize that my intellect was just a tool and not a master.

God, I accept Thy terms, Thy will, no matter how severe.

I hope none of you will have a premature and immature leap into the arms of God.

Jim Elliot did not go to Ecuador determined to be a martyr, but he was. He intended to do the Lord’s work wherever that led him, regardless of the challenges, and he paid the ultimate price.

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