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Jim Elliot Quotes About Prayer, Death, Movie, Wife, Life & Success! Philips James Elliot was a renowned evangelical Christian missionary who, alongside four other missionaries, gave their lives for the gospel while serving in Ecuador. On October 8th, 1927, in the city of Portland, Jim Elliot was born. In 1941, he enrolled in Benson Polytechnic High School’s architectural drawing class. When he went to school there, he was a football team member, wrote for the school newspaper, and had an exceptional voice.

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He began his work on behalf of the “Student Foreign Missions Fellowship” and spoke with an “InterVarsity Christian Fellowship” group on the importance of the Holy Spirit in missions. In 1948, he attended the ‘International Student Missionary Convention’ at the University of Illinois, when he discovered the enormous possibility of working with the South American indigenous communities nearby.

In 1951, he made plans to fly to Ecuador to persuade the government of the need to deal with the South American tribes and raise money for his journey. In 1952, he and a buddy, Pete Fleming, traveled to Ecuador to preach the gospel to the Quechua Indians. In Shandia for more than three years, he sought to connect with the Waodoni tribe, who lived deep in the forests. The lady who abandoned the tribe was the one who taught him and his friend the language.

For many years, Jim Elliot kept a journal explaining his experiences as a missionary. In 1978, the contents of his diaries were made available to the public for the first time. The Huaorani warriors assassinated him and his four friends on January 8th, 1956, when he was just 28 years old.

Best Jim Elliot Quotes

  1. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” ~ Jim Elliot

2. “Rest in this – it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call… It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond.” ~ Jim Elliot

3. “God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.” ~ Jim Elliot

4. “God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus.” ~ Jim Elliot

5. “The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for, but we must believe that whatever it involves, it is good, acceptable, and perfect.” ~ Jim Elliot

6. “Live every day as if the Son of Man were at the door, and gear your thinking to the fleeting moment. Just how can it be redeemed? Walk as if the next step would carry you across the threshold of Heaven. Pray. That saint who advances on his knees never retreats.” ~ Jim Elliot

7. “He makes His ministers a flame of fire. Am I ignitible? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of ‘other things.’ Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame. But flame is transient, often short-lived. Canst thou bear this, my soul – short life? … Make me thy fuel, Flame of God.” ~ Jim Elliot

8. “Our young men are going into the professional fields because they don’t ‘feel called’ to the mission field. We don’t need a call; we need a kick in the pants. We must begin thinking in terms of ‘going out,’ and stop our weeping because ‘they won’t come in.’ Who wants to step into an igloo? The tombs themselves are not colder than the churches. May God send us forth.” ~ Jim Elliot

9. “Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness.” ~ Jim Elliot

10. “Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” ~ Jim Elliot

11. “Lord, make my way prosperous not that I achieve high station, but that my life be an exhibit to the value of knowing God.” ~ Jim Elliot

12. “Always seek peace between your heart and God, but in this world, always be careful to remain ever-restless, never satisfied, and always abounding in the work of the Lord.” ~ Jim Elliot

13. “It makes me boil when I think of the power we profess and the utter impotency of our action. Believers who know one-tenth as much as we do are doing one-hundred times more for God, with His blessing and our criticism. Oh if I could write it, preach it, say it, paint it, anything at all, if only God’s power would become known among us.” ~ Jim Elliot

14. “The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for.” ~ Jim Elliot

15. “When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.” ~ Jim Elliot

16. “If we are the sheep of His pasture, remember that sheep are headed for the altar.” ~ Jim Elliot

17. “Children are arrows in a quiver, and they are to be trained as missionaries and shot at the Devil.” ~ Jim Elliot

18. “Father, take my life, yea, my blood if Thou wilt, and consume it with Thine enveloping fire. I would not save it, for it is not mine to save. Have it Lord, have it all. Pour out my life as an oblation for the world. Blood is only of value as it flows before Thine altar” ~ Jim Elliot

19. “Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” ~ Jim Elliot

20. “Missionaries are very human folks, simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt somebody.” ~ Jim Elliot

21. “Eternity shall be at once a great eye-opener and a great mouth-shutter.” ~ Jim Elliot

22. “Why do you need a voice when you have a verse?” ~ Jim Elliot

23. “What good are Greek, commentaries, insight, gift, and all the rest, if there is no heart for Christ?” ~ Jim Elliot

24. “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.” ~ Jim Elliot

25. “He is no fool who parts with that which he cannot keep, when he is sure to be recompensed with that which he cannot lose.” ~ Jim Elliot

26. “God, I pray light these idle sticks of my life, and may I burn up for thee.” ~ Jim Elliot

27. “Unwillingness to accept God’s ‘way of escape’ from temptation frightens me – what a rebel yet resides within.” ~ Jim Elliot

28. “The sound of ‘gentle stillness’ after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.” ~ Jim Elliot

29. “I have felt the impact of your prayer in these past weeks. I am certain now that nothing has had a more powerful influence on this life of mine than your prayers.” ~ Jim Elliot

30. “Surely those who know the great passionate heart of Jehovah must deny their own loves to share in the expression of His.” ~ Jim Elliot

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