Eric Liddell was a Sottish athlete who inspired the Oscar winning movie, ‘Chariots of Fire’. Nicknamed as the ‘Flying Scotsman’, Eric was the first sportsperson to win gold during the Paris Olympics in 1924. People also remember him as the athlete who refused to run for 100 meters during Olympics keeping in mind his religious beliefs. Later he volunteered to run for 400 meters which he won. After his win in Olympics, Eric returned to his country of birth, China, where he worked as an Evangelist and promoted Christianity. A strong believer in Christianity, Eric was keen and patient to spread the love towards Christ and this religion even when China was under a war between the communalists and nationalists. His sayings and thoughts on Christianity and sports are very stirring. We have curated some of his top quotes and sayings from his preaching, messages, and life in general. Below are some of the quotes and thoughts that give a glimpse of his mind.
We are all missionaries. Wherever we go we either bring people nearer to Christ or we repel them from Christ.
Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God's plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins. God's love is still working. He comes in and takes the calamity and uses it victoriously, working out His wonderful plan of love.
I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said, 'Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.' If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.
Victory over all the circumstances of life comes not by might, nor by power, but by a practical confidence in God and by allowing His Spirit to dwell in our hearts and control our actions and emotions. Learn in the days of ease and comfort, to think in terms of the prayer that follows, so that when the days of hardship come you will be fully prepared and equipped to meet them.