Quotes from These Strange Ashes

Elisabeth Elliot ·  152 pages

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“Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God's story never ends with 'ashes.”
― Elisabeth Elliot, quote from These Strange Ashes

“To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one who calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact.”
― Elisabeth Elliot, quote from These Strange Ashes

“Faith's most severe tests come not when we see nothing, but when we see a stunning array of evidence that seems to prove our faith vain.”
― Elisabeth Elliot, quote from These Strange Ashes

“It is in our acceptance of what is given that God gives Himself.”
― Elisabeth Elliot, quote from These Strange Ashes

“Christ is sufficient. We do not need "support groups" for each and every separate tribulation. The most widely divergent sorrows may all be taken to the foot of the same old rugged cross and find there cleansing, peace, and joy.”
― Elisabeth Elliot, quote from These Strange Ashes

“A great many things determine how people live, and money is not at the top of the list. Choices are always available. What you choose will depend on how you see things: yourself, your work, your right to express taste and desire and personality, your understanding of the love of God as expressed in His creation and order and harmony.”
― Elisabeth Elliot, quote from These Strange Ashes

“And so it often is. Faith, prayer, and obedience are our requirements. We are not offered in exchange immunity and exemption from the world’s woes. What we are offered has to do with another world altogether.”
― Elisabeth Elliot, quote from These Strange Ashes

“All the Scriptural metaphors about the death of the seed that falls into the ground, about losing one’s life, about becoming the least in the kingdom, about the world’s passing away—all these go on to something unspeakably better and more glorious. Loss and death are only the preludes to gain and life. It was a temptation to foreshorten the promises, to look for some prompt fulfillment of the loss-gain principle….”
― Elisabeth Elliot, quote from These Strange Ashes

About the author

Elisabeth Elliot
Born place: in Belgium
Born date December 21, 1926
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