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Jockeying for position – how we go through life

By Dave Henning / June 12, 2019

“Most of us go through live praying a little, planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way.”- A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy In Chapter 1 (“Do The Next Right Thing”) of Do the Next Right Thing: […]

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Heartbreak Hills – hitting the wall

By Dave Henning / June 10, 2019

“[Heartbreak Hills] also exist in things other than literal running.  Hearts are broken by those hills we fail to climb.  We set goals, we give it our best, and we hit walls. . . .  Sometimes the worst isn’t the hill we failed to climb; it’s the experience of finding out we don’t have the […]

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The big confidence test arrives

By Dave Henning / June 9, 2019

“If your confidence is in yourself, eventually that confidence will be tested and found wanting.  Some of you know what I’m talking about, because once you got by on self-confidence just fine.  That worked great for you, until the day of the big confidence test.”- Kyle Idleman “And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can […]

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Illusions – God strips them away

By Dave Henning / June 8, 2019

“Every now and then, God needs to strip away the illusions and show us where the power is coming from — and where we can’t afford to rely upon it to come from.”- Kyle Idleman “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have […]

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Consider Jesus – or our circumstances

By Dave Henning / June 7, 2019

“Hebrews says that when your confidence is shaken and your courage is slipping, consider Jesus.  What does it mean to consider Jesus?  It means what you would assume it means; to contemplate.  To think about. . . .  Instead of ‘considering Jesus.’ we have a tendency to ‘consider our circumstances.’ “- Kyle Idleman “What is […]

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Courage falters when we shift from Jesus

By Dave Henning / June 6, 2019

“Courage falters when we shift from Jesus to something or someone else.  We start to wonder if Jesus really is better. . . .  Don’t throw away your confidence.  It’s your confidence in Christ that will give you the courage to endure and not give up.  So grab hold of that with both hands and […]

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Reap what we sow – regardless of intent

By Dave Henning / June 5, 2019

“We reap what we sow regardless of intent.  The seeds can be knocked out of your hand accidentally, but they grow where they fall just the same.”- Kyle Idleman “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.  Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; […]

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The intention-action gap = the procrastination zone

By Dave Henning / June 4, 2019

“There’s actually a psychological term . . . called the ‘intention-action gap.’  The ideas is that most of us live our lives in the gap between intention and action.  Lingering in the procrastination zone is a way of giving up without actually saying it.”- Kyle Idleman “Then [Jesus] said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to […]

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The cumulative effect – one step at a time

By Dave Henning / June 3, 2019

“Keep taking one step at a time, and at the proper time you’ll discover a cumulative effect. . . .  Eventually the race we run is made up of tens of thousands of individual steps.  Each step,in the moment, may seem insignificant, but the cumulative effect of all the steps ultimately determines what race we […]

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When uncleared rubble obstructs your vision

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2019

“We want to endure, but . . . we begin to grow impatient.  At some point we think, What’s the point? . . . Too much work.  Too much rubble.  Maybe it’s just time to give up.  What are we supposed to do when the obstacles add up, we grow tired, and all we can […]

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Roadblocks – a heavenly thumbs down?

By Dave Henning / June 1, 2019

“We get the idea that a smooth track proves God is on our side – bumps in the road are a heavenly thumbs down.  But what if it’s just the opposite?  Sometimes, when you face roadblocks, you know you must be doing the right thing.”- Kyle Idleman “Let us consider how we may spur one […]

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Dependence on God’s power and provision

By Dave Henning / May 31, 2019

“There’s no way to run [the race God’s marked out for you] without God’s power and provision.  If you try to do it out of your own strength, you’ll quickly grow weak.  If you try to do it out of your own confidence, you will be humbled.  What you’re doing requires dependence on God and […]

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