Elisabeth Elliot

What Is Faith? – Elisabeth Elliot

Faith is a decision. It is not a deduction from the facts around us. We would not look at the world of today and logically conclude that God loves us. It doesn’’t always look as though He does. Faith is not an instinct. It certainly is not a —feeling—feelings don’’t help much when you’’re in the lion’s’ den or hanging on a wooden Cross. Faith is not inferred from the happy things always work. It is an act of the will, a choice based on the unbreakable Word of a God who cannot lie, and who showed us what love and obedience and sacrifice mean, in the person of Jesus Christ.

– Elisabeth Elliot –
from Secure in the Everlasting Arms”, p94

Pray for Guidance vs Obedience – Elisabeth Elliot

Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the things that lie before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person’s seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tell you to do now, and, depend on it, you will be shown what to do next.

– Elisabeth Elliot –
from Quest for Love

Need Of Christ – Elizabeth Elliot

The older I get, the more I am aware of my desperate need of Christ Himself. I want to listen and learn and glorify Him.

– Elizabeth Elliot –