amy carmichael Quotes

We are not asked to SEE," said Amy. "Why need we when we KNOW?" We know--not the answer to the inevitable Why, but the incontestable fact that it is for the best. "It is an irreparable loss, but is it faith at all if it is 'hard to trust' when things are entirely bewildering?

- Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving.

- Amy Carmichael

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

- Amy Carmichael

If Thy dear home be fuller, Lord,For that a little emptierMy house on earth, what rich rewardsThat guerdon were.

- Amy Carmichael

[Amy Carmichael's] great longing was to have a "single eye" for the glory of God. Whatever might blur the vision God had give her of His work, whatever could distract or deceive or tempt other to seek anything but the Lord Jesus Himself she tried to eliminate.

- Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

If we were less of what seems like ease in our lives they would tell more for Christ and souls...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.

- Amy Carmichael

The mere telling of how a need was met is often like telling of a need, which is asking crookedly instead of straight out. But this much I will say--with every fresh need has come a fresh supply.

- Amy Carmichael

Bare heights of loneliness...a wilderness whose burning winds sweep over glowing sands, what are they to HIM? Even there He can refresh us, even there He can renew us.

- Amy Carmichael

Strength of my heart, I need not fail,Not mind to fear but to obey,With such a Leader, who could quail?Thou art as Thou wert yesterday.Strength of my heart, I rest in Thee,Fulfil Thy purposes through me.

- Amy Carmichael

The only expenditure, and all its outworkings, for which God can be held to be responsible is that which He directs.

- Amy Carmichael

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.