29 Remarkable Amy Carmichael Quotes

29 Remarkable Amy Carmichael Quotes

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Amy Carmichael was a Christian missionary who worked in India for over 50 years. She also wrote many books accounting her time there. She went to India in 1890 for a missionary trip and decided to never leave. She focused her work on girls and young women that where saved from prostitution. She died in 1951 at the age of 83.

“All along, let us remember we are not asked to understand, but simply to obey.”

“And shall I pray Thee change Thy will, my Father,”

“Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.”

“Can we follow the Savior far, who have no wound or scar?”

“Do not fight the thing in detail: turn from it. Look ONLY at your Lord. Sing. Read. Work”

“Faith is not intelligent understanding; faith is deliberate commitment to a person, where you see no way.”

“Give me the Love that leads the way. The Faith that nothing can dismay. The Hope no disappointments tire. The Passion that’ll burn like fire. Let me not sink to be a clod. Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.”

“God, harden me against myself!”

“He said “Love…as I have loved you.” We cannot love too much.”

“I pray Thee hush the hurrying, eager longing, I pray Thee soothe the pangs of keen desire— See in my quiet places, wishes thronging— Forbid them, Lord, purge, though it be with fire.”

“I wish Thy way. But when in me myself would rise, And long for something otherwise. Then, Holy One, take sword and spear, And slay.”

“If I do not give a friend “The benefit of the doubt,” but put the worst construction instead of the best on what is said or done, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

“If I fear to hold another to the highest goal because it is so much easier to avoid doing so, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

“If I take offence easily; if I am content to continue in cold unfriendliness, though friendship be possible, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

“If my attitude be one of fear, not faith, about one who has disappointed me; if I say, “Just what I expected,” if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

“If the ultimate, the hardest, cannot be asked of me; if my fellows hesitate to ask it and turn to someone else, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

“If you would live in victory.…you must refuse to be dominated by the seen and the felt.”

“It is a safe thing to trust him to fulfill the desire which he creates.”

“Joy is not gush. Joy is not mere jolliness. Joy is perfect acquiescence.”

“O Love of God, do this for me: Maintain a constant victory.”

“Pray that we may enter into that travail of soul with Him. Nothing less is any good. Spiritual children mean travail of soul-spiritual agony.”

“Satan is so much more in earnest than we are–he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost.”

“The night I sailed for China, March 3, 1893, my life, on the human side, was broken, and it never was mended again. But He has been enough.”

“The saddest thing one meets is a nominal Christian.”

“Those who think too much of themselves don’t think enough.”

“Until it be according unto mine?”

“We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don’t wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has.”

“When I grow up and money have, I know what I will do, I’ll build a great big lovely place, For little girls like you.”

“You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”