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Satan – death on his breath

By Dave Henning / March 23, 2019

“Sin is a lie, and its subtle suggestion are being whispered into your ears and mine right now by the one with death on his breath.  But we don’t have to simply sit and take it, trying our best not to listen.  We can do something about it.  The thing that has helped me so […]

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Inside our unsettled disappointments

By Dave Henning / March 22, 2019

“Dangerous desires birthed inside our unsettled disappointments are nothing but a setup for a takedown.  A quick rise to a hard fall.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Sin will take you father than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.”- Ravi Zacharias In Chapter […]

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Afflicted – made more effective

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2019

“And [God] will use that suffering to shape us, mold us, and make us even better prepared for our purpose if we throw off what hinders us, stay free of the entanglements of sin, and persevere by keeping our eyes on Jesus.  When we are afflicted, we are being made more effective.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Because […]

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When trust has been shattered

By Dave Henning / March 20, 2019

“Sin breaks trust.  Therefore, we can’t expect God to entrust a calling to us before our full confession, cleansing, and having a new heart created in place of our broken heart.  When trust has been shattered, it has to be rebuilt with believable behavior in our actions and reactions over time.”- Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst […]

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Hang on to God’s perspective

By Dave Henning / March 19, 2019

“Hang on to God’s perspective.  Give Jesus the weight of what you’re carrying.  Stay unburdened and moldable.  And you’ll be a light to many others.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Neither this man nor his parents sinned.” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed.”- John 9:2 (NIV) As Lysa TerKeurst continues […]

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Weak moments – press into faith

By Dave Henning / March 17, 2019

“Weak moments don’t make weak faith.  Weak moments make us even more aware of our need to press into faith.  A faith in God that helps us know that what we see isn’t all there is.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything […]

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Stuck in our hurt vs. renewed in our hearts

By Dave Henning / March 16, 2019

“God is who He says He is, and He will do what He says He will do.  But to partner with Him in His work of transformation in our lives, we must seek Him with all our hearts.  It’s our choice whether we stay stuck in our hurt or get renewed in our hearts.”- Lysa […]

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Then there’s the story we tell ourselves

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2019

“You see, we’re all living out a story, but then there’s the story we tell ourselves.  We just need to make sure what we’re telling ourselves is the right story.  And the right story is yes, God will give us more than we can handle.  But He always has eventual good in mind.”- Lysa TerKeurst […]

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Finding God in often overlooked places

By Dave Henning / March 14, 2019

“God is in often overlooked places.  We don’t have to find Him.  God is not far from us.  We just have to make the choice to see him and rightly attribute to Him the good that does exist.”- Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst concludes Chapter 6 of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way as she […]

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The crucible of longsuffering

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2019

“I want the promised blessing of Psalm 40:4: ‘Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.’  I forget that this kind of trusting in God is often forged in the crucible of longsuffering.  God isn’t picking on me.  God is picking me to personally live out one of His promises.”- Lysa TerKeurst As Lysa […]

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Disappointment – lingering a little too long

By Dave Henning / March 12, 2019

” . . . in your most private moments you want to scream words you don’t use around your Bible friends at the unfairness of it all.  You, too, have memories that still hurt.  Realities that make you swallow back tears. . . .  And you’re disappointed that today you aren’t living the promises of […]

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Clothed with garments of understanding

By Dave Henning / March 11, 2019

“Who do you want standing near you in those moments dripping with disappointment and saturated with sorrow? . . .  It’s those clothed with garments of understanding.  They have personally experienced that his life between two gardens can sometimes make it excruciatingly painful to be human.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and […]

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