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    The ground for answered prayer

    By Dave Henning / August 6, 2017

    “The ground for answered prayer is God’s forgiving love.  When God’s love and forgiveness have taken possession of our hearts, we will pray in faith and we will live in love.”- Andrew Murray, Believing Prayer Susie Larson concludes Chapter 9 of Your Powerful Prayers as she states we must humble ourselves before the Lord as […]


      Time to reframe our disappointments

      By Dave Henning / August 4, 2017

      “It’s time to reframe our disappointments in light of God’s promises.  It’s time to face our battles with courage in light of God’s power.”- Susie Larson In Chapter 8 (“Dare to Pray From Victory”) of Your Powerful Prayers, Susie Larson asserts that our gaze often pulls to the object of our fears.  As we listen […]


        A lifestyle of listening to God

        By Dave Henning / August 2, 2017

        “We have to be people who develop a lifestyle of listening to God so we know what our next steps should be.”- Susie Larson, citing author and pastor Adonis Lenzy In Chapter 7 (“Dare to Pray God’s Promises”) of Your Powerful Prayers, Susie Larson relates a conversation she had with Adonis Lenzy.  The interview covered […]


          That place where joy and faith collide

          By Dave Henning / July 22, 2017

          “The place of power, the sweet spot in our faith walk, is that place where joy and faith collide.”- Susie Larson Susie Larson concludes her Introduction to Your Powerful Prayers as she reminds us that our lifelines consist of the Word of God and our prayer life.  Thus, praying without reading the Word compares to […]


            If Jesus were your direct supervisor

            By Dave Henning / July 16, 2017

            “If Jesus were your direct supervisor, would you have done your work any differently than you did?  How would you have done repairs, answered phones, typed documents, or taught classes if Jesus were checking your work?”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 20 of The Me I Want to Be, he emphasizes your work […]


              A vow of praise- in the midst of uncertainty

              By Dave Henning / April 17, 2017

              “A vow of praise can happen right in the midst of uncertainty.  This is an announcement of faith.  It’s an ‘I’m not giving up on God just yet’ plan. . . . We need a vow of praise to help us hold out for better days.”- Esther Fleece “I remain confident in this; I will […]


                God meets us where we are

                By Dave Henning / March 22, 2017

                “God meets us where we are and not where we pretend to be.”- Esther Fleece Esther Fleece recently published No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending to explain and apply the ancient biblical language of lament.  In the Foreword, Louie and Shelley Giglio (Passion City Church, Atlanta) describe the beautiful  nature of lament.  They write: […]


                  Learning to wait well- living as a child of God

                  By Dave Henning / March 18, 2017

                  “Learning to wait well involves learning how to put into practice the everyday-ness of living as a child of God.”- Dr. Tony Evans “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.  Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your […]


                    The worst kind of waiting there is

                    By Dave Henning / March 17, 2017

                    “But really the worst kind of waiting there is comes when you or I have to wait on God.”- Dr. Tony Evans “How long, O LORD, will I call for help, and You will not hear.”- Habakkuk 1:2 (NASB) In Chapter 15 (“The Patience of Detours”) of Detours , Dr. Tony Evans states that, although […]


                      Faith – the hallmark of providence

                      By Dave Henning / March 12, 2017

                      “It is impossible to please God apart from faith because faith is the hallmark of providence.”- Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 10 of Detours as he compares sovereignty and providence.  Dr. Evans explains: “Providence . . . expresses one of the key ways God demonstrates His sovereignty in connection with His intentional […]


                        God’s sovereign control and arrangement of life

                        By Dave Henning / March 11, 2017

                        “The word we use when we refer to God’s sovereign control and arrangement of life is . . . a word punctuated by truth and postulated by accuracy.  that word is providence.”- Dr. Tony Evans ” . . .. which He will bring about at the proper time — He who is the blessed and […]


                          Never mistake the hand of God

                          By Dave Henning / February 25, 2017

                          “When you are going through a test, never mistake the hand of God for the hand of man.”- Dr. Tony Evans “God left him [Hezekiah] to himself, in order to test him and see what was really in his heart.”- 2 Chronicles 32:31 In Chapter 3 (“The Pain of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans […]

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