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Setting up divine appointments

By Dave Henning / October 2, 2020

“But I do know this: God is setting up divine appointments all the time.  And as long as our motives stay pure and our spirits stay sensitive, He will make sure we meet the right people at the right time.  And that ought to buoy our spirits even when it feels like the ship is […]


Double Blessing: How to Get . . .Give It

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2020

Double Blessing (Multnomah, 2019) Double Blessing: How to Get It.  How to Give It. is the latest book by Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Academically, Pastor Batterson holds a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University.  In his Introduction, Mark notes that God’s original blessing to Adam and […]


Scripture in a single word: kaleidoscopic

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2019

“If I were to describe Scripture in a single word, it would be kaleidoscopic.  You can read the same verse on different occasions and it will speak to you in totally different ways. . . .  [The Holy Spirit’s] illumination of Scripture is based on His intimate knowledge of your personality, your circumstances, your dreams, […]


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 […]


Percieved detours and delays set up divine appointments

By Dave Henning / February 21, 2018

“What we perceive as detours and delays are often God’s ways of setting up divine appointments.  And they often start out as closed doors.”- Mark Batterson “Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.”- Acts […]


Obey the whisper – see what God does

By Dave Henning / January 30, 2018

“When you take your cues from the Holy Spirit, you’ll do some things that will make people think you’re crazy.  So be it.  Obey the whisper and see what God does.”- Mark Batterson “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is […]


Destructive disappointment or divine appointments

By Dave Henning / July 27, 2017

“Whenever there’s an opportunity for destructive disappointment, there’s also an opportunity for divine appointments.”- Susie Larson Susie Larson concludes Chapter 2 of Your Powerful Prayers as she discusses destructive disappointment.  Ms. Larson defines destructive disappointment as ruminating on your losses/unfulfilled expectations in a way that: damages you causes you harm negatively impacts your relationships Most […]


God wraps His glory in hard circumstances

By Dave Henning / July 26, 2017

“Sometimes God wraps His glory in hard circumstances or ugly obstacles or painful difficulties, and it just never occurs to us that within those life-shaking events is a fresh revelation from Him.”- Anne Graham Lotz, Expecting to See Jesus In Chapter 2 (“Dare to Pray for Perspective”) of Your Powerful Prayers, Susie Larson reminds us […]


Nowhere by accident

By Dave Henning / June 22, 2015

The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”- John 4:49-50 As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 7 of The Grave Robber, he cites the carefully crafted benediction of then Senate Chaplain Dr. Richard Halverson.  Dr. Halverson believed his most important pastoral function was pronouncing this benediction, […]


Divine appointments

By Dave Henning / June 21, 2015

Mark Batterson begins Chapter 7 (“Supernatural Synchronicity”) of The Grave Robber with a question regarding history’s most improbable circumstances as well as our daily happenstances: “Coincidence or providence?”  As believers, we know, as Pastor Batterson states: “There are no coincidences.  Only providences.  No accidents.  Only divine appointments.” Mark tells the story of his friend Kevin […]

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