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The darkest of times

By Dave Henning / May 30, 2015

“The Lord is near the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”- Psalm 34:18 “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”- 1 Samuel 16:6 As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 6 of Waiting on God, he notes that when we go through extended times […]

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Courage and determination

By Dave Henning / May 29, 2015

In Chapter 6 (“Staying on Track: When the View Becomes Dark”) of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley states that it certainly is true that our wait can continue to be absolutely disheartening, especially when events don’t go our way or our burdens increase.  To our finite vision, it may appear as if the Lord never […]

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Faith, patience, and obedience

By Dave Henning / May 28, 2015

“It is resting in the Lord, in His will, His promise, His faithfulness, and His love, that makes patience easy.”- Andrew Murray Charles Stanley concludes Chapter 5 of Waiting on God with a reminder that it is crucial we test our motives when it comes to God’s promises and while we wait for Him to […]

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Walking in obedience

By Dave Henning / May 27, 2015

Today Charles Stanley concludes his presentation of seven questions designed to give us the criteria for confidently taking hold of a promise from God. 3.  Does the fulfillment of this promise glorify Him?  God’s fulfilled promises are part of our testimony.  In this way God makes Himself known to those around us.  Our request must […]

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Conditional promises

By Dave Henning / May 26, 2015

As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 5 of Waiting on God, he expands his discussion of God’s general promises, subdividing them into unconditional and conditional promises.  An unconditional promise is a guarantee from the Father that has no exceptions or qualifications.  For example, as believers we are guaranteed a home in heaven.  On the other hand, […]

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General and limited promises

By Dave Henning / May 25, 2015

In Chapter 5 of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley next discusses how we can be sure a particular promise is for us, and how, once we identify a verse in the Bible that is meaningful for us, we can appropriate it and claim it for our own.  Dr. Stanley provides two guidelines. 1.  We must […]

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Promises, promises!

By Dave Henning / May 24, 2015

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises . . .”- 2 Peter 1:3-4 As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 5 of […]

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Actively expressing faith

By Dave Henning / May 23, 2015

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”- Hebrews 10:35-36 In Chapter 5 (“Claiming God’s Promises: Actively Expressing Faith in the Delays”) of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley emphatically states […]

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God-given aspirations

By Dave Henning / May 22, 2015

“For the Lord is a sun and a shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”- Psalm 84:11 Charles Stanley wraps up Chapter 4 of Waiting on God with a series of questions designed to enable us to ascertain whether a particular path or […]

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Godly counsel

By Dave Henning / May 21, 2015

Today Charles Stanley concludes his presentation of four ways to seek God’s guidance, know Him better, and become who He created us to be. 3.  Through circumstances.  Dr. Stanley exhorts us to keep this important principle foremost in our hearts: “The Lord is with each one of His children every single moment of the day.”  […]

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Ways to seek God’s guidance

By Dave Henning / May 20, 2015

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”- Psalm 119:105 “You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”- Psalm 16:11 In Chapter 4 of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley presents four ways […]

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Purpose in life

By Dave Henning / May 19, 2015

As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 4 of Waiting on God, he discusses the second characteristic of godly prayer in waiting- being purposeful in pursuing the Lord’s plan (author’s emphasis).  Dr. Stanley states that we find purpose in life through discovering the wonderful ways God is leading us “day by day and decision by decision.” We […]

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