Quote with inspriation

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

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13 thoughts on “Quote with inspriation”

  1. This quote reminds me also of the Scripture,
    “Fear not, little flock. For It is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”
    Elliot’s quote is appropos to the upcoming election. If we leave the choice up to the Lord and do HIS biddin, then He will choose what is best for His children. As Beth Moore might say, it could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ even if the candidate that we’d hoped for doesn’t win. God knows what is best for HIS own and for His plan.
    Aren’t we fortunate, favored and to be envied, (AMP.) to be children of the most High God. THe heart of the leader is in the hands of the Lord like the riverbrooks of water. He turns it whichever way He wills.”
    If the people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, pray, seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.” Oh thank You Almighty God for Your precious promises. Now if we can only keep our part of the plan we can prosper and “see good days!”

  2. When we choose God’s will and ways we have chosen wisely and are blessed.
    This Bible passage says these are the Benefits of Wisdom:
    “My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but keep my commands in your heart,
    for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you prosperity.
    Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
    Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
    Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the LORD and shun evil.
    This will bring health to your body
    and nourishment to your bones.
    Honor the LORD with your wealth,
    with the firstfruits of all your crops;
    then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
    and your vats will brim over with new wine.” (Proverbs 3:1-10)

  3. Needles, do you think this scripture applies to “Thy will be done’? “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (II Corinthians 12:9).

    Also I believe God gave all of us a plan for salvation, Yet, He gave us free will (choice) to believe it or not. Therefore, I would look to God to give me the best if I chose His way.

  4. I do see from John 15:16 that God chose us first and He chose us to bear the fruit of the Spirit (love joy,peace, etc). And if we choose Him and His ways we will.
    “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.”
    “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” (vs.7)

  5. “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Here are the footnotes from my Bible regarding this scripture:
    “Although God did not remove Paul’s affliction, he promised to demonstrate his power in Paul. The fact that God’s power is displayed in our weaknesses should give us courage and hope. As we recognize our limitations, we will depend more on God for our effectiveness rather than on our own energy, effort, or talent. Our limitations not only help develop Christian character but also deepen our worship, because in admitting them, we affirm God’s strength.”

    Well, Sara, after reading the above, I would have to say……..”yes” this scripture applies to “Thy will be done”.

  6. As the heavens are high above the earth so are His ways higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts. For He knows the plans & purposes He has for us to effect our good. God knows who He has in mind for leadership of this nation. Would a just GOD not judge justly?. Would we dare have any conjecture that God does not understand the political system? Would we doubt His choice when He makes it known to us?
    Remember what happened to the Israelites when they clamored for a king and got Saul? God wanted to be their KING but they wanted “the flesh”.
    May we as diligent Christians seek God for His choice and then not dispute it, either way. The government is on His shoulders, anyway” not only in the millennium but really, even now.

  7. Today as I once again think on the words of Jim Elliot, I think I see in this quote, the word, TRUST! I am reading it like this, “God always gives His best to those who Trust Him.” For me to trust Him I guess I have to let go of my ‘if only, and believe He has an even better way. Could trust be a ‘patch on my failures?”

  8. In the sense that we put a patch on a tear or hole so that we can once again use the garment, we can see useful results from and for the Lord when we press on to trust him in the face of our failures. ‘Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:3-6

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