"An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy." -C.S. Lewis
The willingness to be and to have just what God wants us to be and have, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else, would set our hearts at rest, and we would discover the simpler life,
the greater peace. -Elisabeth Elliot
"I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it." -Elisabeth Elliot
"Lord, send me anywhere, only go with me; lay any burden upon me, only sustain me; and sever any tie, save the tie that binds me to Thy heart, and to Thy service."
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
-2 Corinthians 11:3
"..This God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death."
"... I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works."
"If you think of this world as a place simply intended for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place for training and correction and it's not so bad."
"And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives…and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted."
- Nate Saint
"If I am afraid to speak the truth lest I lose affection, or lest the one concerned should say, "You do not understand", or because I fear to lose my reputation for kindness; if I put my own good name before the other's highest good, then I know nothing of Calvary love."
As for His failing you, never dream of it— hate the thought of it. The God who has been sufficient until now, should be trusted to the end.
-C. H. Spurgeon