"If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look "little" or "big". Amy Carmichael wrote:
"There is no great with Thee, there is no small,
For Thou art all, and fillest all in all."'
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (page 9)
"Marriage turns out to be a mirror... If you are depressed, you may notice that he is depressed. If you make it a point to be cheerful, it may surprise you what a difference it makes in your husband when he has good reason not to be cheerful. You can create a climate for him according to your attitude, and this is part of your job as a wife. The home you make and the atmosphere of that home is the world he comes back to from the world of his work. Let it be a place of beauty and peace."
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (pages 100, 101)
"I have learned (but slowly, I'm afraid), what it is to be in love with my destiny. Your father learned it much earlier. "Wherever you are," he wrote, "be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God."
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (page 17)
"We know that we fit into God's universe, we know our relation to the rest of mankind, to the family, and, if we have one, to a husband. Meekness, I believe, is the recognition of that place. Moses, the Bible tells us, was a "very meek man." I don't think of him at all as meek in the popular sense-- timid, self-abnigating, colorless. Far from it. But to be meek is to have a sane and proper estimate of one's place in the scheme of things. It is a sense of proportion."
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (page 55)
"We are called to be women. The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God's idea of me and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am and all that He wants me to be."
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman
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