Friday, December 29, 2017

December Quotes

One of these days lightning is going to fill the sky from the rising of the sun to its setting, and there is going to appear in the clouds one like a son of man with his mighty angels in flaming fire. And we will see him clearly. And whether from terror or sheer excitement, we will tremble and we will wonder how, how we ever lived so long with such a domesticated, harmless Christ.These things are written that you might believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came into the world. Really believe. 
-John Piper

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
-C.S. Lewis

When God writes our names in the "Lamb's Book of Life," He doesn't do it with an eraser handy. He does it for eternity. 
-R.C. Sproul

Through the blending blue in beauty will the heavenly host appear, / And the saints shall rise to meet Him, crying, “Jesus Christ is here!”
-W. Lomax Childress

Use every ounce of strength you have been given, both physical and spiritual. Something that is in my mind right now... we are given a once in a life time opportunity - YOUTH! Vitality, strength, opportunity, ability - lets take advantage of it! Live now so that when you are 80 years old you can look back on a youth packed to the hilt with an expense of energy and effort into whatever you got into. Whether it be baling hay till 1 in the morning, going street preaching every week witnessing to people late at night, counseling people at church, moving concrete, digging trenches, building relationships, taking people places at 1:30 in the morning, talking through night hours behind the wheel with the lights shining over the country fields, loving people, being there for them, demonstrating a testimony of godliness - be ALL there!!!! Run yourself ragged! It is SO worth it - and you only have one chance to do it! 
-Spencer O’Neill

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights & heroic courage, otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker. 
-CS Lewis

You shouldn't take your spiritual temperature every day. You need to look for progress over months and years, not by minutes and hours.
-Kevin DeYoung

You may not yet be what one day you shall be; but thank God you are no longer what you once were.
-Sinclair Ferguson

There's an argument for the sovereignty of God: Satan has to give an account to God. 
-Derek W.H. Thomas

Another year is dawning: 
Dear Father, let it be, 
In working or in waiting, 
Another year with Thee; 
Another year of progress,
Another year of praise, 
Another year of proving 
Thy presence all the days.
-Frances R. Havergal

Well, friends and readers, that is all for Facing the Waves! I pray that it's been a good journey. The archives will remain up, but please join me on my book review blog (click HERE) as I continue to share the stories and opinions of other authors' works. Here's to 2018 and what it holds!

In Christ,

Friday, November 24, 2017

November Quotes

The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest. 
-Albert Barnes

Only he who can say, “The Lord is the strength of my life” can go on to say, “Of whom shall I be afraid?” 
-Alexander Maclaren

If Pastor John Piper has coined the phrase, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him,” then I would like to (by way of complement) coin the phrase, “God is most satisfied in himself when Christ is most glorified in us.” 
-Mark Jones

If you kill Him, He dies to redeem. If you bury Him, He rises again to bring resurrection.

God loves you. His eyes are upon you every moment (2 Chronicles 16:9). You are never out of His thoughts (Isaiah 49:15). He loves you“with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). And nothing will ever “be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39). You did nothing to deserve His love. You don’t do anything to maintain it. You didn’t earn it, so you can never lose it. God has chosen to set His love on you, not because of who you are but because of who He is. He is your Father, and you are His child. 
-James MacDonald

The battle after the battle is real. 
-Nancy Leigh DeMoss

There is a wonderful wideness in God’s mercy. Meditate on the rich truth that God abundantly pardons. Take it personally.
-Joseph M. Stowell

It is enough that the man who refuses to assert himself, seeking no recognition by men, leaving the care of his life to the Father, and occupying himself with the will of the Father, shall find himself, by and by, at home in his Father’s house, with all his Father’s property his.
-George MacDonald, The Hope of the Gospel

The only hope for the sin-sick soul is the mortal wounds of the substitute Savior. 
-H.B. Charles, Jr.

Some unbelievers don't walk in Christianity because they don't accept their sinnerhood. Some Christians don't walk in victory because they don't accept their sainthood.

Friday, October 27, 2017

October Quotes

The gospel is like a caged lion; it does not need to be defended, it just needs to be let out of the cage. 

The Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.
-C.S. Lewis

Our Lord commands that all His followers be evangelistic fishermen. The command “follow Me” in the Greek literally means “come here.” The original text also has the term “after,” which indicates the place we must come to: “Your place is following after Me!” This is His chosen place and posture for you.
-John MacArthur

If God entirely inspired Scripture, then Scripture is vested with His authority. No other power could either bestow or take away that quality. 
-René Pache

No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good. 
-Josh McDowell

These many years of waiting will only be a sentence in the story. This long day will come to an end, and I believe it will end in glory, when we will shine like suns and stride the green hills with those we love and the One who loves.
-Andrew Peterson

Truth only seems old fashioned nowadays because we've grown so accustomed to deceit and manipulation. But Truth is eternal, so it can never be old or new. It never 'was' or 'will be.' It just 'is.' It always 'is.' Truth never grows old, and if you believe in it and try to live by it, you will always be, in some ways--the only ways that matter--the youngest, freshest, most energetic rebel on the block."
-Matt Walsh

God is completely sovereign. God is infinite in wisdom. God is perfect in love. God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about. 
-Jerry Bridges

My job isn’t to curse the darkness; it’s to light a candle. 
-Nancy Leigh Demoss

You don't fight for victory. You fight from it. Start living in that power. 
-Greg Laurie

Happy Reformation Day! 
Remember that you are saved 
by grace alone (sola gratia),
 through faith alone (sola fide), 
in Christ alone (solus Christus), 
according to Scripture alone (sola Scriptura), 
for the glory of God alone (soli Deo Gloria).

Friday, September 29, 2017

September Quotes

God's plan will continue on God's schedule. 
-A. W. Tozer

In your struggle against your sin, the victory will be won or lost in the battlefield of your mind. 
-Mary Kassian

We are not at liberty to take one statement of Holy Scripture out of its context with the whole. When we do we exchange the Word of God for our ignorant babble, we must beware.
-Calvin in "The Betrayal" by Douglas Bond

False religions will always attempt to distort Scripture because they must eliminate God's truth before they can justify their own lies. 
-John MacArthur

Death is but a passage out of a prison and into a palace.
-John Bunyan

The pulpit is mightier than any word, so long as the pulpit is where the Word of God is preached. 
-Al Mohler

Let us today go down to Bethlehem, and in company with wondering shepherds and adoring Magi, let us see Him who was born King of the Jews, for we by faith can claim an interest in Him, and can sing, "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given." Jesus is Jehovah incarnate, our Lord and our God, and yet our brother and friend; let us adore and admire.
-Charles Spurgeon

Keep your heart with all diligence and God will look after the universe.
-A. W. Tozer

I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy into it.
-Ed McCully

It is our fight. It will not end here. With every victory this evil will grow. If your father has his way, we will do nothing. We will hide within our walls, live our lives away from the light and let darkness descend. Are we are not part of this world? Tell me, Mellon, when did we let evil become stronger than us? 
-Tauriel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (film)