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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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A reflection of what God is like

By Dave Henning / February 8, 2017

“What others most need to see in you is a reflection of what God is like.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?  And who shall stand in his holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart.”- Psalm 24:3-4 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth concludes Chapter 2 of Holiness with […]

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A posture of servanthood

By Dave Henning / October 27, 2016

“God won’t put you in a position of leadership until you take a posture of servanthood.”- Mark Batterson In Chapters 19 (“The Thirteenth Virtue”) and 20 (“A Hundred Years from Now”) of Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson discusses servanthood germinating seeds of faith.  The author notes that many of Scripture’s greatest leaders started out as […]

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Dream bigger dreams

By Dave Henning / October 25, 2016

“If you want to dream bigger dreams, get around dreamers.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 17 (“The Rabbit Room”) of Chase the Lion, Pastor Mark Batterson observes that getting where God wants us to go involves a partnership.  Left to our own devices, we’ll fail to achieve our dreams.  Somewhere along the way, we find ourselves […]

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Your destiny predates you

By Dave Henning / October 22, 2016

“Your destiny predates you.  Before you were even conceived, God had a script for your life.”- Mark Batterson “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”- Jeremiah 1:5 In Chapter 15 (“Double Destiny”) of Chase the Lion, author Mark Batterson writes that the prophet Jeremiah’s […]

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Cure for the fear of failure

By Dave Henning / October 18, 2016

“The cure for the fear of failure is failure in small enough doses that we build up an immunity to it.”- Mark Batterson “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”- 1 John 4:18 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 12 of Chase the Lion by offering his definition of faith: half of […]

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Accumulate experiences

By Dave Henning / October 17, 2016

“Don’t accumulate possessions; accumulate experiences.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson begins Chapter 12 (“Run to the Roar”) of Chase the Lion with a question.  Mark wonders: “Are you living your life in a way that is worth talking about?” Sadly, the author notes, most people spend their lives accumulating possessions.  Hence, when earthly goods become your […]

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Talk to your problems about God

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2016

It’s okay to talk to God about your problems, but at some point you need to talk to your problems about God.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 11 (“Fight Club”) of Chase the Lion, Pastor Mark Batterson stresses that there comes a moment in every dream journey when you must fight for what you believe in.  […]

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