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Let Me be a Woman Let Me be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot
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“This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience - it looks for a way of being constructive.
Love is not possessive.
Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas.
Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage.
Love is not touchy.
Love does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that stands when all else has fallen.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ''in spirit and in truth.'' Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“The way you keep your house, the way you organize your time, the care you take in your personal appearance, the things you spend your money on, all speak loudly about what you believe. The beauty of thy peace shines forth in an ordered life. A disordered life speaks loudly of disorder in the soul.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived - not always looked forward to as though the "real" living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“It is a naive sort of feminism that insists that women prove their ability to do all the things that men do. This is a distortion and a travesty. Men have never sought to prove that they can do all the things women do. Why subject women to purely masculine criteria? Women can and ought to be judged by the criteria of femininity, for it is in their femininity that they participate in the human race. And femininity has its limitations. So has masculinity. That is what we’ve been talking about. To do this is not to do that. To be this is not to be that. To be a woman is not to be a man. To be married is not to be single - which may mean not to have a career. To marry this man is not to marry all the others. A choice is a limitation.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“Freedom begins way back. It begins not with doing what you want but with doing what you ought - that is, with discipline.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“The way we live ought to manifest the truth of what we believe. A messy life speaks of a messy and incoherent faith.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“Single life may be only a stage of a life’s journey, but even a stage is a gift. God may replace it with another gift, but the receiver accepts His gifts with thanksgiving. This gift for this day. The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived—not always looked forward to as though the “real” living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“She is free not by disobeying the rules but by obeying them.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“I believe a woman, in order to be a good wife, must be (among other things) both sensual and maternal.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“Very often (nearly always, I'm afraid) when I come to church my feelings are uppermost in my mind. This is natural. We are human, we are "selves," and it takes no effort at all to feel. But worship is not feeling. Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship "in spirit and in truth." Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them. Finding myself scattered in all directions and in need of corralling like so many skittish calves, I kneel before the service begins and ask to be delivered from a vague preoccupation with myself and my own concerns and to be turned, during this short hour, to God.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“TO understand the meaning of womanhood we have to start with God. If He is indeed “Creator of all things visible and invisible” He is certainly in charge of all things, visible and invisible, stupendous and miniscule, magnificent and trivial. God has to be in charge of details if He is going to be in charge of the overall design.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman
“Whoever is ashamed of marriage is also ashamed of being thought a man, or else he thinks that he can make himself better than God made him.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“--so the woman who accepts the limitations of womanhood finds in those very limitations her gifts...”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“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.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman
“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
“Insistence that both lead means there won't be any dance.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“The gate is narrow but not the life. The gate opens out into largeness of life.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“A wedding is a celebration of marriage, of an institution ordained by God at the creation of man, to be entered into with solemnity as well as with joy.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“What sort of world might it have been if Eve had refused the Serpents offer and had said to him instead, "Let me not be like God. Let me be what I was made to be -- let me be a woman?”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman
“But you will find yourself disarmed utterly, and your accusing spirit transformed into loving forgiveness the moment you remember that you did, in fact, marry only a sinner, and so did he.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me be a Woman