The following are excerpts from the Journal of Jim Elliot:
11 Chron. 15:8…repair the altar of the Lord; verse 12: “seek the Lord…with all your heart…”; verse 15; “sought Him with their whole desire”, and “He was found by them. And the Lord gave them rest…”.
Psalm 57:7 “My heart is fixed”; verse 11: “Be Thou exhaulted…”
Psalm 63 (Verse 7 …“rejoicing in the shadow of His wings.)
Committed myself to God….a sacrifice as Isaac…Accept me…
Anything else….if He should consume it…not laying a hand on it to retrieve it for myself. If Thou should call me to resign what most I prize, it never was mine. I only yield what was Thine. Thy will be done. (Joshua 5 & 6)
Devoted things to God as a burnt offering….
Fix my heart wholly Lord to follow Thee….in no detail to touch what is not mine.
The cross is final.
His withholding has served to intensify my desire for Him. The hungrier one is, the greater the appreciation for food. He has given me a hunger for Him. He Only…. promises water to the thirsty….satiation to the “unsatisfied” (not dissatisfied), filling those famished for righteousness. He has, by concealing Himself, longings that can only be satisfied when Psalm 17:15 is realized.
He holds us from each other, that He might draw us to Himself. Draw me, Lord.
11 Chron.20:12b … “Our eyes are upon Thee.” I will run after Thee. I seek His will only…alone.
“Lord, saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be a flame for Thee.”
( “Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.” …Amy Carmichael)
The “rest” of faith…is fact, especially the resurrection of Christ.
If our faith rests on things we hope God is going to do for us temporarily in this world only, that kind of faith is bound to be shaken.
Even flowers need to be in the dark…apart from light for a time.
Jim’s Covenant with God:
….glorify Himself to the uttermost in me …or
By His grace I shall not have His second best.
He heard me…a life of sacrificial Sonship.
He cannot fail me.
Trust Him…He will not lead His child into situations he cannot bear…he becomes our “way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
I must bear “spirit-fruit” where I am. Do I expect Him to change this…….? This is my opportunity designed by a sovereign God for me to bear fruit for Him.
What is it in my life ….for which I cannot trust Him? ….for which I am not trusting Him?
(Excerpt from the hymn…. “All for Jesus”)
“Oh, what wonder! How amazing!
Jesus, glorious King of Kings,
Deigns to call me His beloved,
Lets me rest beneath His wings.” (Excerpt from “All for Jesus”)