31 Days With Elisabeth Elliot

For the past two years I have participated in 31 Days, a blog challenge wherein a blogger can choose a topic to write about every day in October. Last year I shared 31 Days of Inspirational Biography, and the year before 31 Days of Missionary Stories. I enjoyed them very much, but they did take up a great deal of time, even though many of them were pre-written for a ladies’ newsletter. I wasn’t sure if I would participate this year or not, but as I pondered what topic I would write about if I did do it, the only thing that came to mind (until today) was to share quotes from Elisabeth Elliot. She has probably had the most profound influence on my life of anyone I have known or read, in the areas of walking with and serving the Lord in general as well as being a Christian woman, wife, and mother. She was a true Titus 2 woman to me though I never knew her personally. I appreciate the way she didn’t pull any punches, so to speak, about what it costs to follow the Lord, but she always pointed us back to His love, wisdom, care, and sufficiency. She just passed away this past June, and I believe it’s imperative that her voice continues to live on and share with women for generations to come.

Elisabeth Elliot2I wondered if someone else might choose her writings for a topic this month, but finally decided it doesn’t matter. If someone else does, we will probably share different things and with a different audience, and even if we overlap, that’s okay.

If you’d like to learn more about 31 Days and see what the different categories are, you can go here. There is a Facebook group for participants here and a Pinterest group here. I’m excited to see some of the topics already! I enjoyed some good reading there last year.

If you’d like to read this series, you can either subscribe to my blog (see a couple of different ways to do so on the sidebar) or bookmark this post. I’ll share a list with a link to each post from the month here.

Day 1: Limitations.
Day 2: Irritants as God’s Messengers.
Day 3: Thy list be done.
Day 4: The Rupture of Self.
Day 5: Enjoying the 80%
Day 6: How to Do the Job You Don’t Really Want To Do.
Day 7: Writing By Faith.
Day 8: Treading Alone.
Day 9: Can God Use Our Imperfections?
Day 10: Background of the phrase “Do the Next Thing
Day 11: Nothing Is Lost If Offered to Christ.
Day 12: A Quiet Heart.
Day 13: On Asking God Why.
Day 14: A Devious Repentance.
Day 15: God’s Help For God’s Assignment.
Day 16: Learning the Father’s Love (and letting go of self in light of it)
Day 17: Transformation.
Day 18: Forgiveness.
Day 19: Ordinary work (meditations from the life of Mary)
Day 20: No Further Than Natural Things.
Day 21: What Fits Us For Service.
Day 22: Loneliness.
Day 23: The World Must Be Shown.
Day 24: A Call to Older Women.
Day 25: The Face of Jesus.
Day 26: Freedom and Discipline.
Day 27: Spending Time Alone With God.
Day 28: The Hand That Hurts and the Hand That Heals.
Day 29: The Key to Supernatural Power.
Day 30: Short quotes.
Day 31: Book List and Memorial Video.

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47 thoughts on “31 Days With Elisabeth Elliot

  1. Looking forward to your Elizabeth Quotes. She was the most influential person in my life from her books, etc. Lord used one of her books just this month. I had been reading one I had not read yet. I had a book mark in it. I was stressed and upset about something and sat in my chair and picked up the book (I had not read for several weeks out of the book). It was exactly what I needed to read and showed me what I needed to learn. The Lord knew when I would pick up this book and where I would read it. She was so wise, and her Wisdom came from the Spirit.
    Nina

  2. That *is* a wonderful choice! I will start each day this month with your blog 🙂 What an encouraging way to begin October.

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  39. Thank you so much! Elisabeth Elliot has been such an important mentor to me through her writing over the years and I mean decades! I was a faithful listener to get way to joy and often would copy the transcripts. I also received the newsletter but I knew that there was a lot that I had missed out over the years. Lucky me I ended up working for David Howard( her brother) who was kind enough to let me borrow his file of back issues to copy. Now of course you can download from the archive at elisabethelliot.org. You can even listwn to the program @ Bluelinebible. But the transcript archive at Back to the Bible is long gone…been finding individual transcipts hear and there..this definitely helps!!!

    Somewhere a place is needed where folks can pool all the up to date links we can find for audio/video/articles by/about, and transcripts. Lord knows I’m accumulating quite a list!

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