All posts in " C. S. Lewis "

Virtual bank account of righteousness?

By Dave Henning / January 12, 2022

“There is a danger that when Christians talk about being justified in God’s sight, we imagine righteousness as a kind of virtual bank account that someone transfers money into.  It makes salvation a mechanical or mercenary  process. . . .  Only when we are united with [Jesus] , through faith and the Holy Spirit, do […]


Make space to listen to God – spend the time

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2021

“If we don’t make space to listen to God, we won’t be able to perceive the ways he is speaking to us. . . .  But as we spend time with God in prayer, attend to his ways in Scripture, and deepen our relationship with him, we will become aware of the small signs of […]


A faithful friend = a sturdy shelter

By Dave Henning / November 13, 2021

“There is nothing in this world so precious as a faithful friend and no scales can measure his [or her] excellence.  A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter, a fortified palace. . . .  This is truly a gift from God and clearly more than we deserve.”- Gregory of Nazianzus “You didn’t choose me.  I […]


A great fountain of energy and beauty

By Dave Henning / July 10, 2021

“If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. . . .  They are a great fountain of energy and beauty spurting up at the very centre of reality. . . .  Now the whole offer which Christianity makes is this: that we […]


Cursing what God has blessed

By Dave Henning / June 20, 2021

“God made you a little lower than the angels, and Christ paid the ultimate price to bless your life.  You’ll bring God no honor by cursing what He has blessed.  If you’re going to live a fruitful, joyous life, learn to bless, not curse, your own life.”- Alan Wright “With [the tongue] we bless our […]


Wind the clock – stewards time two ways

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2021

“The sixth habit — wind the clock — stewards time in two ways.  It makes the most of every minute, but it also makes the most of every moment.  It’s acutely aware of everything that is happening right here, right now.  It also keeps an eye on eternity.  Most importantly, it doesn’t lose faith in […]


Your prayers aligning with His faithfulness

By Dave Henning / March 18, 2021

“God’s faithfulness isn’t demonstrated by HIs activity aligning with your prayers.  It’s your prayers aligning with His faithfulness and His will where you become more and more assured of His activity.  Even if, maybe especially if, His activity and His answers don’t look like you thought they would.”- Lysa TerKeurst “You though you were being […]


The full extent of God’s grace

By Dave Henning / September 26, 2020

“We can’t appreciate the full extent of God’s grace until we realize the full extent of our sin.  Then, and only then, can we chase the Wild Goose and His will for us with passion.”- Mark Batterson “Peter replied, ‘Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about.’  Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed.  […]


Jesus’ presence – when it seems absent

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2019

“When Jesus’ presence seems absent in the midst of my panic, I find that canned spiritual answers and my usual spiritual disciplines, things that helped me feel connected, no longer work. . . .  I find that instead of being still, I end up trying really freaking hard to be grateful and peaceful and patient.  […]


Living from your Spirit-led self: draw near to God

By Dave Henning / September 21, 2018

“Get to the root of your fear, underneath the chaos of anxiety.  A part of me is frightened are powerful words to say as you draw near to God and live from your Spirit-led self.  As with Moses, God may not take away your fear.  But he will strengthen you with courage as you trust […]


Less like the person God designed you to be

By Dave Henning / February 12, 2018

“What’s the point in trying to be who you aren’t?  If you succeed, you is who you ain’t, and you ain’t who you is.  You’re actually less like the person God designed you and destined you to be.  That isn’t succeeding; it’s failing.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 6 (“The Voice of Gladness”) of Whisper, Mark […]


Coming to know weakness in a broken world

By Dave Henning / January 6, 2018

“As humans who live in a broken world, we come to know weakness in the same way we come to know a new scar on our flesh; what is at first unfamiliar and new eventually becomes normal, consistent, even expected.”- Ann Swindell In Chapter 2 (“When Waiting Makes You Weak”) of Still Waiting, Ann Swindell […]

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