03 February 2009

October 1949

"I have prayed for new men, fiery, reckless men, possessed of uncontrollably youthful passion--these lit by the Spirit of God. I have prayed for new words, explosive, direct, simple words. I have prayed for new miracles. Explaining old miracles will not do. If God is to be known as the God who does wonders in heaven and earth, then God must produce for this generation. Lord, fill preachers and preaching with Thy power. How long dare we go on without tears, without moral passions, hatred and love? Not long, I pray, Lord Jesus, not long." -Jim Elliot

Fifty years have passed since Elliot penned that prayer in his journal.
I pray today that there are "Jim Elliot"s still in this world, ready to truly lay it all down for the sake of the cross. And I pray I may be brave enough to be counted as one of them.


Arnie Adkison said...

You want to be counted as a brave, fiery man?

The Christ Stumbler said...

Yes, Arnie. If that's what it takes...

If I didn't like you so much, I'd slap you right now.