my love isn't a weapon, it's a lifeline, reach out and take hold, and don't let go!— Francine Rivers
The most instructive Francine Rivers quotes that are free to learn and impress others
I want you to love me. I want you to trust me enough to let me love you, and I want you to stay here with me so we can build a life together. That's what I want
Love is the way back into Eden. It is the way back to life.
Beloved, surrender wholeheartedly to Jesus Christ, who loves you.
As you drink from the deep well of Scripture, the Lord will refresh you and cleanse you, mold you and re-create you through His Living Word. For the Bible is the very breath of God, giving life eternal to those who seek Him.
Love the Lord your God, and love one another.
Love one another as He loves. Love with strength and purpose and passion and no matter what comes against you. Don't weaken. Stand against the darkness, and love. That's the way back into Eden. That's the way back to life.
Stand firm in the Lord. Stand firm and let Him fight your battle. Do not try to fight alone.
Michael had once read to her how God had cast a man and woman out of paradise.
Yet, for all their human faults and failures. God had shown them the way back in.
Lord, you are God! You made us. Who better to know how to fix us when we've gone wrong? who better to set us to rights again? Who better to love us through the fire and refine us into something beautiful and useful despite our wrongs?
We bear the consequences for what we have done to ourselves, and for the sin that rules this world. Jesus forgave the thief, but he didn't take him down off the cross.
...for some of us, one mile can be more to walk than thirty.
As gentle a man as he was, as tender as was his heart, there was nothing weak about Michael Hosea. He was the strongest-minded man Joseph had ever met. A Man like Noah. A Man like the Shepherd-king David. A man after God's own heart.
Better the discomfort that leads to repentance and restoration than temporal comfort and eternal damnation.
Love one another, Jesus said. Sometimes it took a lifetime to learn how. Sometimes it took someone to hit rock bottom to make someone reach up and grasp hold and be lifted from the mire to stand on a firm foundation.
I've done everything for the wrong reasons.
All the good works people credit to me are nothing because I did them expecting God to repay me. I thought if I worked hard enough, God would have to give me what I wanted. The truth is I've never served the Lord at all. I was always serving myself.
You said go to her, and I let pride stand in my way.
You said she needed me, and I didn't believe. You said love her, and I thought it would be easy.
I promise to love and cherish you, to honor and sustain you, in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth,in the bad that may darken our days, in the good that may light our way. Tirzah, beloved, I promise to be true to you in all things until I die. And even beyond that, God willing
You are free, you just don't know it" ~Michael to Sarah
Mara, that's the life I want to give you.
That's what I'm offering you. I want to fill you life with color and warmth. I want to fill it with light. Give me a chance
I'm only a tool, beloved. Not your Savior
Maybe it's only those who've made such chaos of their lives who can understand the heights and depths of God's mercy.
Julia looked back at Hadassah on the bloodstained sand.
A great emptiness opened within her as she looked at the still form. Gone, too, was the salt that had kept her from completely corruption.
Never doubt God in the darkness what he has given us in the light.
Why is it only in darkness that we remember what sustained us even in the light?
It was no accident, no coincidence, that the seasons came round and round year after year. It was the Lord speaking to us all and showing us over and over again the birth, life, death, and resurrection of his only begotten Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, our Lord. It was like a best-loved story being told day after day with each sunrise and sunset, year after year with the seasons, down through the ages since time began.
God would light the way. Faith would keep them on the right path.
Jesus has given me eternal life in Him.
Let them take my life here, but God holds me in the palm of His hand and no one can take Him from me.
Everyone wanted to be the best. Best student. Best servant. Best Christian. They got caught up in it, pressing and pushing until they forgot whom it was they were trying to please.
And if it (life) were easier, would i have given my heart so fully to God? Put your hope in Him, and you won't be disappointed by what life offers
I used to believe the purpose in life is to find happiness.
I don’t believe that anymore. I believe we are all given gifts from our Father, and that our purpose is to offer them to Him. He knows how He wants us to use them.
Have faith have faith. When you have nothing else have faith.
Calamity is a blessing when it brings one to God. --- Hadassah
The battle would not take place in the mountains, valleys, or plains of Israel.
It would take place in the wilderness of the human heart.
Better than sweet tea on a veranda. I want to live at Belmont!
Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.
' Whatever happens is to His good purpose and for His glory. I am not afraid.
I want to be free Michael, just for once in my whole life I want to be free" "You are free. You just don't know it yet
Love doesn't last." She didn't know how much showed her pale face. Meribah's face softened. "Sometimes it does. If it's the right kind.
I'm going to give you God's truth, little girl.
All men want to do is hurt you. Once you give them your heart, they tear it to shreds." ~Francine Rivers; Redeeming Love
That is one of the reasons I write: to feel the Presence of God and know He is speaking to me in a very personal way, instructing me, correcting me, redirecting me.
I gave up what I can't keep for something I can never lose.
Unless we have something worth dying for, Atretes, we've nothing worth living for.
How is it possible to hold such anger against something you don't believe in?
True beauty is rare, and seldom recognized by the one who possesses it.
Love God and He will enable you to love others even when they disappoint you.
We all wanted what we wanted, and when the Lord fulfilled HIS purpose rather than ours, we struck out against him. In anger. In disappointment. Yet, it is God's will that prevails.
Can you see air you breathe? Can you see the force that moves the tides or changes the seasons or sends the birds to a winter haven?" Her eyes welled. "Can Rome with all its knowledge be so foolish? Oh Marcus, you can't carve God in stone. You can't limit him to a temple. You can't imprison him on a mountaintop. Heaven is his throne; earth, his footstool. Everything you see is his. Empires will rise and empires will fall. Only God prevails.
The Lord will provide.
Fiction can serve in a non-threatening way to open minds and, I hope, hearts to the Word of God.
Anything less than your best dishonors God
[He] looked up and imagined the hand of God flinging stars like shining dust across the heavens. No. He was wrong to think such pagan thoughts, for God had only to utter a word and it was done. Only man had He shaped with His hands, using the dust He created to form His most precious and amazing creation. Only man was molded and loved into being, the breath of life in his lungs given by God.