My tattered, pink copy is ready to fall into the hands of my daughters in just a couple of short years.
“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.” ― “I do know that waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.
And thanks to Elisabeth's wisdom, the course of our relationship followed a very different path the second time around. Thank you, Elisabeth, for setting a godly example of biblical femininity and complementarianism that has impacted thousands.
After two years of dating and then continuing to communicate . And what was wrong with dating people just for the fun of it?
by Elisabeth Elliot is probably not one of her more well-known writings.
On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails. God may replace it with another gift, but the receiver accepts His gifts with thanksgiving. The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived—not always looked forward to as though the “real” living were around the next corner. God still owns tomorrow.” ― “Very often (nearly always, I'm afraid) when I come to church my feelings are uppermost in my mind. We are human, we are "selves," and it takes no effort at all to feel. God has to be in charge of details if He is going to be in charge of the overall design.” ― “All creatures, with two exceptions that we know of, have willingly taken the places appointed to them.
Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything.
I read Elisabeth Elliot and determined to do things completely differently should another romantic opportunity arise.