Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Recommended reading

I have been away from the computer for a couple of days so I apologize for the long time in between posts. But in that time I have finished reading "Shadow Of The Almighty" by Elisabeth Elliot! I highly recommend this book to any one who wants a challenge in their Christian walk! It was such a good book! I loved it. And it amazed me the way Jim looked on everything with a God-centered focus. What really struck me was his willingness to die at any given moment for the Lord. A couple of quotes give you an idea of what he was like but you must read the whole book to understand what I mean!

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

"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."

"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 alter."

~Jim Elliot

This is a short post, I must run out the door. But think about the words and ask yourself, "Would I truly be willing to die and leave my family, my life and live in eternity with Christ at any given moment?" Also, read this book any chance you get!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love these quotes, Ana! I definately need to read this book sometime. Thank you for recommending it to us...we need these reminders of what a life lived entirely for Christ looks like! In Christ, Katie Rose