Its easy to talk oneself into a decision that has no permanence – easier sometimes than to wait patiently.” ― Elisabeth Elliot, “If we hold tightly to anything given to us unwilling to allow it to be used as the Giver means it to be used we stunt the growth of the soul.What God gives us is not necessarily "ours" but only ours to offer back to him, ours to relinguish, ours to lose, ours to let go of, if we want to be our true selves.Did I want what I wanted, or did I want what He wanted, no matter what it might cost?” ― Elisabeth Elliot, “I took it for granted that there must be a few men left in the world who had that kind of strength.Elisabeth Elliot was a woman whose heart and affection for Jesus trumped her ministry, her personality, and even her love-life.I had the opportunity to read many of her books growing up.There is dullness, monotony, sheer boredom in all of life when virginity and purity are no longer protected and prized.” ― Elisabeth Elliot, “When ours are interrupted, his are not.
Six years later when my husband Matt and I were engaged, I eagerly read , a book written for Elisabeth’s daughter Valerie when Valerie was engaged to be married.
As we look at her life and her writings, we can learn so much.
We may or may not be called to become foreign missionaries or world-renown authors, but we can all live with hearts completely devoted to God and be willing to obey whatever God has for us.
When Born in Belgium to missionary parents, Elisabeth was raised with a fervent heart for the Lord and His purposes.
After moving to the United States, she studied to become a missionary at Wheaton College, where she met Jim Elliot, her first husband, best remembered as one of five American missionaries killed by a fierce tribe in Ecuador, the Auca’s (now known as the Huaorini people).
But months later, a request arrived from one of my own readers: would I review if he provided a copy of the book?