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.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
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.
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!
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.
You shouldn't take your spiritual temperature every day. You need to look for progress over months and years, not by minutes and hours.
You may not yet be what one day you shall be; but thank God you are no longer what you once were.
There's an argument for the sovereignty of God: Satan has to give an account to God.
-Derek W.H. Thomas
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!