All posts in " destiny "

Luck, chance, or happenstance

By Dave Henning / March 5, 2017

“Luck, chance, or happenstance. . . . as a believer in God, none of these words should even be in your vocabulary. . . . Providence is the hand of God moving in the glove of history.”- Dr. Tony Evans In Chapter 8 (“The Plan of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans examines another hint […]


The most critical test

By Dave Henning / March 1, 2017

“The most critical test you will ever face is the test for suffering when you did nothing wrong.”- Dr. Tony Evans In Chapter 5 (“The Proof of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans notes that when we run into detour after detour, they seem to replicate and multiply rather than taking us anywhere meaningful.  Yet, […]


How much of God comes out?

By Dave Henning / February 27, 2017

“When you are going through a trial, and you feel the pressure of life caving in around you, how much of God comes out?”- Dr. Tony Evans In Chapter 4 (“The Purifying of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans covers two additional aspects with regard to detour patterns.  He discusses the first of those two […]


Development- a painful process

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2017

“Development . . . often a painful process of breaking us out of our own ambitions and independence so we can live a life of surrender and obedience before God.”- Dr. Tony Evans In Chapter 2 (“The Pain of Detours”) of Detours, Tony Evans reminds us sometimes God asks us to take the next step […]


Authentic hope in your spirit

By Dave Henning / February 23, 2017

“In order to arrive at an authentic hope in your spirit, accepting your detours is necessary.”- Dr. Tony Evans As Tony Evans concludes Chapter 1 of Detours, he notes a key component in fulfilling your destiny involves understanding your detours.  Too often, however, we fail to understand our detours.  As a result, we view them […]


Divinely designed detours

By Dave Henning / February 22, 2017

“Divinely designed detours . . . positive interruptions designed to divert down a better path so that we might have the opportunity to reach our destination at all.”- Dr. Tony Evans In Chapter 1 (“The Purpose of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans describes his personal feelings about detours.  He sighs.  He moans.  Then, Dr. […]


Off the shelf people

By Dave Henning / February 19, 2017

“But God doesn’t produce off the shelf people.  Each person has been custom designed by His loving, sovereign hand.”- Dr. Tony Evans “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”- Proverbs 3:5 As Dr. Tony […]


Destiny . . . the customized life calling

By Dave Henning / February 18, 2017

“Destiny . . . the customized life calling for which God has equipped and ordained us, in order to bring Him the greatest glory and the maximum  expansion of His kingdom.”- Dr. Tony Evans “Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”- Isaiah 43:7 Dr. […]


The theory of compensation

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2016

In Chapter 13 (“Snowy Day”) of Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson notes that Alfred Adler proposed his counterintuitive theory of compensation around 1900.  The famed psychologist believed perceived disadvantages often come costumed as well-disguised advantages.  Dr. Adler put forth his premise that  perceived disadvantages force us to develop attitudes and abilities that lie beneath our surface.  […]


A thin place- where we meet God in a new way

By Dave Henning / October 13, 2016

“A thin place . . . it’s there that we discover that the dream isn’t about us at all.”- Mark Batterson “During harvest time, three of the thirty chief men came down to David at the cave of Adullam . . .”- 2 Samuel 23:13 In Chapter 9 (“On This Spot”) of Chase the Lion, […]


Equilibrium in God’s sovereignty

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2016

“I find my equilibrium in God’s sovereignty.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 5 of Chase the Lion, he notes that all the possible permutations involved in making the right moves can overwhelm us.  Yet, Mark encourages, with God ordering our footsteps, we shouldn’t be nervous.  Eventually, God uses everything in our past for His […]


Criticize by creating

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2016

“Criticize by creating.”- attributed to Michelangelo Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 2 of Chase the Lion by talking about the day the prophet Samuel showed up on David’s doorstep.  As usual, David was tending the sheep, as he did day in and day out.  Yet, David’s earthly father failed to foresee David’s promise.  He saw nothing more, or less, than […]

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