50+ Best Jim Elliot Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Philip James Elliot was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador. Profoundly inspirational Jim Elliot quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Jim Elliot Quotes

Oh, the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on earth!

It’s hard to steer a parked car.

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.

Children are arrows in a quiver, and they are to be trained as missionaries and shot at the Devil.

Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living.

So many missionaries, intent on doing something, forget that His main work is to make something of them…

I have had to make a cross of two logs, and lie down on it, to show the Indians what it means to crucify a man.

Begin each day with private reading of the Word and prayer.

Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.

Surely those who know the great passionate heart of Jehovah must deny their own loves to share in the expression of His.

I have prayed for new men, fiery, reckless men, possessed of uncontrollably youthful passion – these lit by the Spirit of God.

Lord, make my way prosperous, not that I achieve high station, but that my life may be an exhibit to the value of knowing God.

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

Wherever you are – be all there.

Rest in this – it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call… It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond…

God is still on His throne, we’re still on His’ footstool,’ and there’s only a knee’s distance between!

Missionaries are very human folks, just doing what they are asked. Simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody.

How wonderful to know that Christianity is more than a padded pew or a dim cathedral, but that it is a real, living, daily experience which goes on from grace to grace.

Domesticated males aren’t much use for adventure.

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.

I may no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather respond to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.

Inspirational Jim Elliot Quotes

The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds… Satan is quite aware of the power of silence.

I do not know how to make a man think seriously about sin and judgment, and must look to the work of the Holy Spirit for any hint of such a working.

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!'”

Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.

Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!

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

God deliver me from the dread asbestos of ‘other things’. Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame.

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.

For my generation, I must have the oracles of God in fresh terms.

What good are Greek, commentaries, insight, gift, and all the rest, if there is no heart for Christ?

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.

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

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

Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.

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

Why do you need a voice when you have a verse?

Unwillingness to accept God’s way of escape’ from temptation frightens me – what a rebel yet resides within.

Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.

It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women – but he can think of them as he ought – as sisters, not as sparring partners.

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

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

If we are the sheep of His pasture, remember that sheep are headed for the altar.

That saint who advances on his knees never retreats…

The world cannot hate us; we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!

The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for.

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.