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The gravity of the circumstances

By Dave Henning / December 29, 2023

“Time and time again, the Spirit of the living God within us will defy the gravity of the circumstances around us, if only we trust His way above our own.”- Susie Larson “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”- Philippians 2:13 (ESV) In Chapter […]


Overidentifying with our circumstances

By Dave Henning / March 28, 2020

“Overidentifying with our circumstances prevents us from hearing God’s new name for us.  We are not our circumstances on either a good day or a bad day, and reminding ourselves of this truth is a discipline we need to live out on a daily basis.  Christian author Judy Douglass says, ‘God always knows which name […]


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 […]


Unwelcomed, unbending circumstances

By Dave Henning / October 18, 2017

“Yet even as we might naturally clamor to get out of these places, He [God] continues to use the unwelcomed, unbending circumstances to show us that He sees, He knows. . . . We feel like we’re waiting it out or merely enduring hardship, but, from God’s angle, these times are purposed.”- Sara Hagerty As […]


Let your faith change your circumstances

By Dave Henning / September 6, 2017

“Don’t let your circumstances change your faith; let your faith change your circumstances.  Remember, visions make leaders passionate, but thorns keep them authentic.”- Os Hillman Today Os Hillman concludes Chapter 11 of The Joseph Calling.  First, he stresses that, at some point, everyone comes to a place where they know and experience what they believe.  […]


Circumstances might not always feel like a gift

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2017

“My circumstances may not always feel like a gift, but His presence is the greatest present in any circumstance.”- Esther Fleece In Chapter 8 (“Don’t Forget Me”) of No More Faking Fine, Esther Fleece asks this question.  Have you ever felt God was withholding something from you?  While you celebrate friends’ milestones and successes, do […]

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