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Eternity shall be at once a great eye-opener and a great mouth-shutter." -Jim Elliot

Eternity shall be at once a great eye-opener and a great mouth-shutter." -Jim Elliot


         

Cold prayers, like cold suitors, are seldom effective in their aims.

Cold prayers, like cold suitors, are seldom effective in their aims.


         


We best learn patience by practicing it.

We best learn patience by practicing it.


         

Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living.

Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living.


         


Needs multiply as they are met. Woe to the man who would live a disentangled life. Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!

Needs multiply as they are met. Woe to the man who would live a disentangled life. Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!


         

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

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


         

The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds. He will not allow quietness.

The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds. He will not allow quietness.


         

When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die!

When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die!


         

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

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


         

Let not him who accepts light in an instant despise him who gropes months in shadows.

Let not him who accepts light in an instant despise him who gropes months in shadows.


         

It takes a while for revelry to turn to reverence, and much repetition of truth to eventual turn young zeal into habitual channels for good.

It takes a while for revelry to turn to reverence, and much repetition of truth to eventual turn young zeal into habitual channels for good.


         


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.

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.


         

His enthusiasm and willingness to use what he learned made him get ahead in Spanish.

His enthusiasm and willingness to use what he learned made him get ahead in Spanish.


         

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

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


         

Wherever you are - be all there.

Wherever you are - be all there.


         

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

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


         

I only hope that He will let me preach to those who have never heard that name Jesus. What else is worthwhile in this life? I have heard of nothing better. 'Lord, send me!'

I only hope that He will let me preach to those who have never heard that name Jesus. What else is worthwhile in this life? I have heard of nothing better. 'Lord, send me!'


         

We fundamentalists are a pack of mood-loving showoffs. I'm sure the Minor Prophets would have found subject for correction.

We fundamentalists are a pack of mood-loving showoffs. I'm sure the Minor Prophets would have found subject for correction.


         

Failure means nothing now, only that it taught me life.

Failure means nothing now, only that it taught me life.


         

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.