Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life

Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life[PDF / Epub] ✅ Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life Author Elisabeth Elliot – Heartforum.co.uk In our age of instant gratification and if it feels good do it attitudes, self discipline is hardly a popular notion Yet it may be one of the most important lost virtues of our time In Joyful Surrende In our age 7 Disciplines eBook ´ of instant gratification and if it feels good do it attitudes, self discipline is hardly a popular notion Yet it may be one of the most important lost virtues of our time In Joyful Surrender, former missionary and beloved Joyful Surrender: MOBI :Ä author Elisabeth Elliot offers her understanding of discipline and its value for people of all times Sheshows readers how to discipline the mind, body, possessions, time, and feelings overcome anxiety change poor habits and attitudes trust God in times of trial and hardship Surrender: 7 Disciplines PDF ´ let Christ have control in all areas of lifeElliot masterfully and gently takes readers through Scripture, personal stories, and incisive observations of the world around her to help them discover the understanding that our fulfillment as human beings depends on our answer to God s call to obedience.

From the Author 7 Disciplines eBook ´ s Web Site My parents were missionaries in Belgium where I was born When I was a few months old, we came to the US and lived in Germantown, not far from Philadelphia, where my father became an editor Joyful Surrender: MOBI :Ä of the Sunday School Times Some of my contemporaries may remember the publication which was used by hundreds of churches for their weekly unified Sunday School teaching materials Our family continued to live in Philadelphia and then in New Jersey until I left Surrender: 7 Disciplines PDF ´ home to attend Wheaton College By that time, the family had increased to four brothers and one sister My studies in classical Greek would one day enable me to work in the area of unwritten languages to develop a form of writing A year after I went to Ecuador, Jim Elliot, whom I had met at Wheaton, also entered tribal areas with the Quichua Indians In nineteen fifty three we were married in the city of Quito and continued our work together Jim had always hoped to have the opportunity to enter the territory of an unreached tribe The Aucas were in that category a fierce group whom no one had succeeded in meeting without being killed After the discovery of their whereabouts, Jim and four other missionaries entered Auca territory After a friendly contact with three of the tribe, they were speared to death Our daughter Valerie was months old when Jim was killed I continued working with the Quichua Indians when, through a remarkable providence, I met two Auca women who lived with me for one year They were the key to my going in to live with the tribe that had killed the five missionaries I remained there for two years After having worked for two years with the Aucas, I returned to the Quichua work and remained there until when Valerie and I returned to the USSince then, my life has been one of writing and speaking It also included, in , a marriage to Addison Leitch, professor of theology at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts He died in After his death I had two lodgers in my home One of them married my daughter, the other one, Lars Gren, married me Since then we have worked together.

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  • 176 pages
  • Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life
  • Elisabeth Elliot
  • 22 January 2018
  • 0800729471

10 thoughts on “Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life

  1. Becky Pliego says:

    2018 Read it with my 14yo daughter and it was a good one to discuss with her 2013 Very good Here are some of my favorite quotes Discipline is the disciple s career It defines the very shape of the disciple s life Discipline is the wholehearted yes to the call of God There are truths that cannot be known except by doing them p.38 A young woman asked the great preacher Charles Spurgeon if it was possible to reconcile God s sovereignty and man s responsibility, Young woman, said h 2018 Read it with my 14yo daughter and it was a good one to discuss with her 2013 Very good Here are some of my favorite quotes Discipline is the disciple s career It defines the very shape of the disciple s life Discipline is the wholehearted yes to the call of God There are truths that cannot be known except by doing them p.38 A young woman asked the great preacher Charles Spurgeon if it was possible to reconcile God s sovereignty and man s responsibility, Young woman, said he, You don t reconcile friends p.41 We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves p.44 The natural mind prefers argument to obedience, solutions to truth Its immediate response, when the truth is presented, is no No way It refused to be nailed by truth p.63 Maturity is the ability to carry the unanswered question in faith, holding to the Word by which we live p 66 The disciplined Christian will be very careful what sort of counsel he seeks from others Counsel that contradicts the written Word is ungodly counsel Blessed is the man that walketh not in that p.69 The disciple steps forward through the narrow gate p.75 There is always enough time to do the will of God For that we can never say, I don t have time p.99 Frustration is not the will of God Of that we can be quite certain There is time to anything and everything that God wants us to do Obedience fits smoothly into His given framework One thing that most certainly will not fit into it is worry p.101 People wish they hadleisure time The problem is not too little, but too much of it poorly spent p.102 If the work is soaked in prayer, the beauty will be there, the work will be established p.126 Feelings, like thought, must be brought into captivity No one whose first concern is feeling good can be a disciple p.133 Choices will continually be necessary and let us not forget possible Obedience to God is always possible p.142 Do not try to fortify yourself against emotions The discipline of emotions is the training of responses p.145

  2. ladydusk says:

    Own Eliot here packs a punch None of this seems very revolutionary, yet all of it is meaningful She uses the scripture as a measuring rod and puts our thoughts, deeds, words, actions, even our feelings up against it She shows our deficiencies with grace, she gives corrective lenses and suggestions to turn to Christ in all things He is the author and perfecter of our faith he wrote, lived, finished, completed, ran the race perfectly and so is glorified His example is what we follow, His S Own Eliot here packs a punch None of this seems very revolutionary, yet all of it is meaningful She uses the scripture as a measuring rod and puts our thoughts, deeds, words, actions, even our feelings up against it She shows our deficiencies with grace, she gives corrective lenses and suggestions to turn to Christ in all things He is the author and perfecter of our faith he wrote, lived, finished, completed, ran the race perfectly and so is glorified His example is what we follow, His Spirit along with the Word is our teacher Listen, trust, obey It s much easier said than done But, there is grace for all things Praise be to God.She writes in a generally readable, colloquial style Not fancy, but plain Reading is deceptively easy, until you consider living as she instructs Note that I began this a year ago I m working to finish previously begun books and clear out my currently reading shelf The deficiencies are all in me, not in the book.One to re read and give to my daughters later

  3. Brenda says:

    This was my third reading of the book Every time I read it, I walk away with a different perspective Clearly, the book hasn t changed since I bought it over a decade ago But my circumstances and spiritual maturity are constantly changing, and it s so loaded with spiritual help that I always come away richer To be mentored by Elisabeth Elliot is a true joy The fact that she passed into eternity during my third read is both sweet and sad But whether she is here or there, she continues to min This was my third reading of the book Every time I read it, I walk away with a different perspective Clearly, the book hasn t changed since I bought it over a decade ago But my circumstances and spiritual maturity are constantly changing, and it s so loaded with spiritual help that I always come away richer To be mentored by Elisabeth Elliot is a true joy The fact that she passed into eternity during my third read is both sweet and sad But whether she is here or there, she continues to minister to me and others with grace and truth I so appreciate her admonition to trust and obey in Discipline The Glad Surrender Discipline is the way to the freedom our hearts are looking for, even though the world shouts at us otherwise Coupled with trust, obedience a glad surrender is, I m convinced, the path to take

  4. Bambi Moore says:

    2019 Still one of my all time favorites from Elisabeth Elliot Dearly love this book.2014 Excellent Favorite chapter was on the discipline of work This book is worthy of a regular, yearly reading Highly recommend A few favorite quotes There is always enough time to do the will of God For that we can never say, I don t have time p.99 Frustration is not the will of God Of that we can be quite certain There is time to anything and everything that God wants us to do Obedience fits s 2019 Still one of my all time favorites from Elisabeth Elliot Dearly love this book.2014 Excellent Favorite chapter was on the discipline of work This book is worthy of a regular, yearly reading Highly recommend A few favorite quotes There is always enough time to do the will of God For that we can never say, I don t have time p.99 Frustration is not the will of God Of that we can be quite certain There is time to anything and everything that God wants us to do Obedience fits smoothly into His given framework One thing that most certainly will not fit into it is worry p.101 People wish they hadleisure time The problem is not too little, but too much of it poorly spent p.102

  5. Connie says:

    A great read something that stands out is just learning from Elisabeth Elliot s example and seeing a woman of the faith carry out her love for the Lord in every aspect of her life If I had to summarize discipline can be difficult One might think that freedom is doing what you want to do without restraint, but true freedom is discovered through discipline, when you are able to be self controlled and see the fruits of the Spirit Discipline must be a glad surrender from the ways of our flesh A great read something that stands out is just learning from Elisabeth Elliot s example and seeing a woman of the faith carry out her love for the Lord in every aspect of her life If I had to summarize discipline can be difficult One might think that freedom is doing what you want to do without restraint, but true freedom is discovered through discipline, when you are able to be self controlled and see the fruits of the Spirit Discipline must be a glad surrender from the ways of our flesh and selfishness As a Christian, I am called to take up my cross and follow Him, and this isn t supposed to be an easy task

  6. Lanny says:

    So much good stuff here I read it in short bits as part of my daily devotions I would recommend this especially to millennials and Americans who struggle with boundaries and authority I love that she kind of takes the hard line on a lot of things She doesn t deal with all potentials and excuses of each specific situation She just says obey Christ and discipline your body The end Stop whining I will definitely be recommending this to friends The biggest problem I had with this book wer So much good stuff here I read it in short bits as part of my daily devotions I would recommend this especially to millennials and Americans who struggle with boundaries and authority I love that she kind of takes the hard line on a lot of things She doesn t deal with all potentials and excuses of each specific situation She just says obey Christ and discipline your body The end Stop whining I will definitely be recommending this to friends The biggest problem I had with this book were all the whacky translations she used for her Scripture references I found this quote so applicable for today s world, In my case, the house is tall it is Anglo Saxon, middle aged, and female I was not asked about my preferences in any of these factors, but I was given a choice about the use I make of them In other words, the body was a gift to me Whether I will thank God for it and offer it as a holy sacrifice is for me to decide p 46 It is amazing how frequently things that are called disagreements prove, upon examination, to be simple dislike I don t agree with you often means nothingthan I don t like what you say p 67 Christ calls us to do that what we cannot , and to be that what we are not He is asking us to walk on water Peter succeeded in doing that, but only for a few steps, only for those seconds when his gaze was locked on Christ s, his mind set, as it were, on things above But when he looked around, he sank p 62 If I am to love the Lord my God with all my mind, there will not be room in it for carnality, for pride, for anxiety, for the love of myself How can the mind be filled with the love of the Lord and have space left over for things like that p 79 My burden is light, Jesus said It is the addition of burdens that God never meant us to carry that weighs us down p 104

  7. Joan says:

    This is a reprint of Elliot s 1982 book, reprinted in 2006 as Discipline Discipline is our answer to God s call, she says It is how we fulfill God s purpose for us God provides the means but we must choose to do it.Reading Elliot s book is like sitting across from someone while enjoying a cup of coffee Her style of writing is very free flowing and informal At times she writes about her life as a disciple At other times she is clearly teaching from the Bible She shares her thoughts on a nu This is a reprint of Elliot s 1982 book, reprinted in 2006 as Discipline Discipline is our answer to God s call, she says It is how we fulfill God s purpose for us God provides the means but we must choose to do it.Reading Elliot s book is like sitting across from someone while enjoying a cup of coffee Her style of writing is very free flowing and informal At times she writes about her life as a disciple At other times she is clearly teaching from the Bible She shares her thoughts on a number of topics, such as fasting, sexual control, thinking, honoring, time, possessions, work, emotions, andShe essentially writes about one s attitude toward those topics rather than how we are to be living them to the glory of God There are no practical steps nor particular strategy included I have to admit I skimmed over some paragraphs.Some young modern readers may be unfamiliar with some of the concepts Elliot relates Under the topic of honoring, for example, Elliot writes that the wife s submissiveness to her husband is the appropriate way to honor him Elliot also challenges readers to be at the Lord s disposal, to realize we are God s servants Those are not exactly popular teachings today.Elliot does have a way with words In her chapter on time she writes, There is always enough time to do the will of God 1415 2348 This would be a good book for readers who are looking for the thoughts of a Christian reflecting on a lifetime of being a disciple You will not find specific information on the seven disciplines.I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review

  8. Samantha says:

    I haven t read a book by Elizabeth Elliot since college I would say by far this one is my favorite by her I would recommend to girls between the ages of 17 23 and up to make this one a priority to read I really enjoy her style of writing it is still personal and convicting without a lot of fluff Written beautifully and with tack at the same time not beating around the bush She has some opening chapters on what discipline is and a few others followed by chapters on the following Discipline I haven t read a book by Elizabeth Elliot since college I would say by far this one is my favorite by her I would recommend to girls between the ages of 17 23 and up to make this one a priority to read I really enjoy her style of writing it is still personal and convicting without a lot of fluff Written beautifully and with tack at the same time not beating around the bush She has some opening chapters on what discipline is and a few others followed by chapters on the following Discipline of the BodyDiscipline of the MindDiscipline of the PlaceDiscipline of the TimeDiscipline of the PossessionsDiscipline of the WorkDiscipline of the FeelingsThis is definitely one that should be read slowly and thought about, not rushed read It can change how you see your faith walk with God and how to have discipline in your life When discipline becomes a glad surrender, Every day we experience something of the death of Jesus, so that we may also know the power of the life of Jesus in these bodies of ours

  9. Becky says:

    First sentence Early in the morning I sit on a window seat in a beautiful stone cottage on a remote hilltop in south Texas It is springtime.Elliot selected seven mostly spiritual disciplines to focus on in this one which was originally published in 1982 Those seven disciplines are body, mind, place, time, possessions, work, and feelings She defines discipline as the believer s answer to God s call When Elliot stays on task, she offers some good insights to living the Christian life Whe First sentence Early in the morning I sit on a window seat in a beautiful stone cottage on a remote hilltop in south Texas It is springtime.Elliot selected seven mostly spiritual disciplines to focus on in this one which was originally published in 1982 Those seven disciplines are body, mind, place, time, possessions, work, and feelings She defines discipline as the believer s answer to God s call When Elliot stays on task, she offers some good insights to living the Christian life When Elliot gets off task which isoften than I d prefer she tends to ramble For example, she often rambles on and on about where she is when she s writing a specific chapter Her insights into where she is, what time of day it is, her current view, her feelings of the moment, etc these don t offer anything of worth, in my opinion Though I suppose you could argue that they reveal her humanity But do we really need a reminder that authors are human and have lives to live Before she settles down to her subject disciplines for living well she seems to have several chapters about free will Six ish chapters to be exact Before reading this one I d never considered if Elliot was Reformed or not I am Reformed There were some iffy statements that could definitely be construed as NOT Reformed or free will y as I like to say But I m unwilling to say for sure context, context, context always matters Perhaps she is speaking not of a call to salvation but of a call to live holy lives If she s speaking of sanctification and sanctification alone perhaps there is some truth in what she writes In writing of the disciplines, she s not out to make easy friends Some of what she writes is on the harsher side For example, in her chapter on discipling the body she makes some harsh sounding statements about weight One can easily get the impression that in Elliot s mind to be fat is to be sinning against the Lord It isn t just gluttony she addresses but also sloth.But often she does have helpful truthful insights.A renewed mind has an utterly changed conception, not only of reality, but of possibility A turn away from the kingdom of this world to the Kingdom of God provides a whole set of values based not on the human word, but on Christ s 62 The deliberate decision to think Christ s thoughts by allowing Him to remold the mind leads to a different way of seeing, which in turn leads to a different way of behaving toward others 62 Reality is often evil There is a common belief that a frank expression of what one naturally feels and thinks is always a good thing because it is honest This is not true If the feelings and thoughts are wrong in themselves, how can expressing them verbally add up to something good It seems to me they add up to three sins wrong feeling, wrong thought, wrong action 64 The work of God is appointed What was given to the Son to do was the will of the Father What is given to us to do is also His will There is always enough time to do the will of God 100 Feelings, like thoughts, must be brought into captivity No one whose first concern is feeling good can be a disciple We are called to carry a cross and to glorify God 133 The world says, Go with your feelings and be honest The Bible says, Go with your feelings and die The world says, Deny your feelings and you re dead The Bible says, But if on the other hand you cut the nerve of your instinctive actions by obeying the Spirit, you are on the way to real living 140 It is the will that must deal with the feelings The will must triumph over them, but only the will that is surrendered to Christ can do this 141 Our love will be shown by obedience, not by how good we feel about God at a given moment 143 What I ought to do and what I feel like doing are seldom the same thing 143 This one definitely kept me thinking

  10. Leeya says:

    In our age of instant gratification and if it feels good do it attitudes, self discipline is hardly a popular notion Yet it may be one of the most important lost virtues of our time This is THE best book I read in 2019 No, it is the best book I ve read in a long time And I am not exaggerating when I say that it is one of the very few books that I call life changing.I love Elisabeth Elliot s writing style It is personal, yet not overly emotional, sophisticated and simple at the same time, In our age of instant gratification and if it feels good do it attitudes, self discipline is hardly a popular notion Yet it may be one of the most important lost virtues of our time This is THE best book I read in 2019 No, it is the best book I ve read in a long time And I am not exaggerating when I say that it is one of the very few books that I call life changing.I love Elisabeth Elliot s writing style It is personal, yet not overly emotional, sophisticated and simple at the same time, filled with personal examples and always, always, always based on the Bible with scripture references instead of making up her own ideas of Christianity as many modern Christian leaders like to do The book is well structured and easy to understand The late Elisabeth Elliot talks about things that are simple but not easy Yet, she speaks the truth and it is very convicting I really love how she does not beat around the bush but says things as they are She is honest, straight forward, always gentle, never harsh She is wonderful I wish I had the read book when she was still alive.In her book, Elliot speaks about a topic that has become very old fashioned and almost a taboo in our society discipline Discipline has almost become unmentionable in our times where we rather want to feel good instead of do good.I cannot do this book justice with my review, no matter what I say But let me say this I got to read a free ARC and I loved it so much that I bought it and I am lending it to my friends.If you feel like you are stuck in your Christian life or that something is missing, read Joyful Surrender with an open, searching, and praying heart I am always wary about new life changing theories because if it is new and hasn t been before how can it be true and stand the test of time However, this book contains old, biblical truths It can show you the way to finding freedom in surrender Thank you NetGalley and Revell for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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