Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Heart before the course

On this day in July 1949, American missionary and Auca Indian martyr Jim Elliot recorded in his journal:
It is dangerous to get the cart before the horse, but essential in God's program to get the heart before the course
In other words we are to believe in Christ, before we attempt to serve Him. Thus the Christian minister cannot give what he does not already have, he cannot preach what he does not already live

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