Is there sand in your eye?

28 05 2010

One last Jim Elliot quote from “Shadow of the Almighty” by Elisabeth Elliot.

“As your life is in His hands, so are the days of your life.  But don’t let the sands of time get into the eye of your vision to reach those who sit in darkness. They simply must hear.”

Firm, Steadfast and Loving

23 05 2010

“Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism and love without weakness.”

Jim Elliot, Nov 24th, 1949.  He was 22 years old at the time.

From the journals of Jim Elliot in Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot, p128.

Daily Devotions – how do you feel about them?

17 05 2010


The following quote from:

The Shadow of the Almighty, by Elisabeth Elliot, 1958.

Authentic Media edition, 2009, Milton Keynes, UK.

On daily devotions (p.24):

 “None of it gets to be ‘old’ stuff, for it is Christ in print, the Living Word: We wouldn’t think of rising in the morning without a face-wash, but we often neglect that purgative cleansing of the Word of the Lord. It wakes us up to our responsibility.”

God At Work

12 05 2010

 When God wants to drill a man

And thrill a man

And skill a man,

When God wants to mould a man

To play the noblest part

When He yearns with all His heart

To create so great

And bold a man

That all the world shall be amazed

Watch His methods

Watch His ways;

How He ruthlessly perfects

Whom He royally elects;

How He hammers him

And hurts him

And with mighty blows

Converts him

Into trial shapes of clay:

Which only God can understand;

While man’s tortured heart is crying

And he lifts beseeching hands

Yet God bends and never breaks

When man’s good He undertakes

How He uses whom He chooses

And with mighty power infuses him

With every act induces him

To try His splendour out

God knows what He’s about!


Quoted by Tony Sargent in “I Did It His Way” by Hugh Hill.