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Using God’s truth as your fighting words

By Dave Henning / March 28, 2019

“Using God’s truth as your fighting words will not change what you see, but it absolutely will change how you will see.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Fight the lies with the truth,/ Keeping eyes fixed on you/ I will sing the truth into the dark/ I will use my fighting words.”- Ellie Holcomb Lysa TerKeurst continues Chapter […]

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Sip the suffering of today

By Dave Henning / March 27, 2019

“We must sip the suffering of today, so we don’t have to drown in the devastations of tomorrow. . . .  we have to be poured into circumstances that will result in our being transformed if we want to gain spiritual strength.”- Lysa TerKeurst As Lysa TerKeurst continues Chapter 10 of It’s Not Supposed to […]

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Comfort in the I-don’t-know-times

By Dave Henning / March 26, 2019

“We think we want comfort in the I-don’t-know times of life.  But comfort isn’t a solution to seek; rather it’s a by-product we’ll reap when we stay close to the Lord.”- Lysa TerKeurst In Chapter 10 (“Fighting Words”) of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa TerKeurst asserts that thousands of scenarios evoke feelings […]

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Feeling immune to the enemy’s tactics

By Dave Henning / March 25, 2019

“We all have something tugging at us.  We all do.  Being honest about that is the first step away from the enemy and back to God.  The minute we feel immune to the enemy’s tactics is the minute pride, self-reliance, and self-deception rev up and God’s Word gets tuned out.”- Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst concludes […]

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The deception that imprisons us

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2019

“God is the author of the Truth that empowers us.  Satan is the author of the deception that imprisons us. . . .  There is no freedom in sin.  There is a quick fading thrill with sparks and fireworks, but then darkness envelops, and you realize the party is in a prison cell.”- Lysa TerKeurst […]

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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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