"Keep a Quiet Heart" by Elisabeth Elliot

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Here's an excerpt from a book that I'm reading. The title may have given you a hint, but this book is one that God used to speak those things to me that I referenced to in yesterday's post!

"Do Not Rush.
And Keep a Quiet Heart."

"I think I find most help in trying to look on all the interruptions and hindrances to work that one has planned out for oneself as discipline, trials sent by God to help one against getting selfish over one's work. Then one can feel that perhaps one's true work - one's work for God - consists in doing some trifling haphazard thing that has been thrown into one's day. It is not a waste of time, as one is tempted to think, it is the most important part of the work of the day - the part one can best offer to God. After such a hindrance, do not rush after the planned work; trust that the time to finish it will be given sometime, and keep a quiet heart about it."

Annie Keary, 1825-1879

From: "Keep a Quiet Heart" by Elisabeth Elliot. Preface. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Servant Publications, 1995.


  1. Is that the one from the other one from the ranch that we got?

  2. Nope. I got it at the book sale at Fest.

    I'm not sure what the other book was that you got at the ranch. I know it was a small book (in size and length) about a missionary. But I have no idea what the title is.

  3. I haven't read anything by E.E., but I can see I'm going to have to start!


I love hearing from you! Please be sure to leave your e-mail so that I can reply. :)