All posts in " assumptions "

The pause button in prayer – hit it?

By Dave Henning / July 24, 2021

“As we unearth the real desires of our hearts, we begin to see our assumptions about God, and we see more clearly who we really are. . . .  If God is who he has proclaimed himself to be and ushers us into the prayers of the Son and the Spirit, then there is never […]


Spiritual inversion – God in our midst

By Dave Henning / September 21, 2020

“The result of this spiritual inversion is a god who is about our size and looks an awful lot like us.  And most of our spiritual shortcomings stem from this fundamental mistake: thinking about God in human terms.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 4 (“Eight-Foot Ceilings” Coming Out of the Cage of Assumptions”) of Wild Goose […]


An intimate, conversational walk with God

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2017

“I assume that an intimate, conversational walk with God is available and is meant to be normal.”- John Eldredge In the Prelude (“Learning to Hear the Voice of God”) section of Walking with God, John Eldredge begins with a story about a family outing to cut down their Christmas tree.  After praying and asking God […]


God is able

By Dave Henning / June 28, 2015

“God won’t answer 10o percent of the prayers you don’t pray.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 10 of The Grave Robber, he observes that even though miraculous healing is the exception rather than the rule, if we assume God’s answer will be no, we don’t give Him a chance to say yes. Pastor […]


God’s opinion

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2015

“With God all things are possible.”- Matthew 19:26 “Nothing is impossible with God.”- Luke 1:37 “Whether you think you can or think you can’t- you’re right.”- Henry Ford In Chapter 10 (“Very Superstitious”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson emphasizes that when the Bible says the same thing two ways, it’s doubly important.  Yet, we […]

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