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Step into greater faith and rest

By Dave Henning / April 21, 2018

“God is always going to be inviting, nudging, and challenging you to step into greater faith and rest.  The Enemy, however, is going to push you to step into fear and ungodly striving by trying to make things happen in your timing and through your own wisdom and effort rather than God’s.”- Banning Liebscher (emphasis […]

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Learn to love the cave – rooted in faithfulness

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2018

“You have to learn to love the cave. . . .  In the cave, you become rooted in faithfulness and obedience to God above all else, and you uproot the weeds of man pleasing and the fear of man.”- Banning Liebscher “He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand […]

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Faithfulness to build the wall

By Dave Henning / April 14, 2018

“Faithfulness to build the wall is not giving up on your dream; it’s trusting God with your dream.”- Banning Liebscher “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”- Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV) Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 2 of Rooted as he observes why many people find it hard to focus on the task […]

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Cling to Christ, abide in Him

By Dave Henning / April 3, 2018

“Make it your aim to cling to Christ.  Abide in him.  Is he not true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise?”- Max Lucado “Fix your thoughts on whaat is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirble.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians […]

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Great blessing out of difficulty

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2017

“God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.”- Peter Marshall Os Hillman applies the Joseph calling to the larger stories of Jacob, Moses, and Paul, respectively, in Chapters 14-16 of The Joseph Calling.  Next, in Chapter 17 […]

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True forgiveness of those who wrong us

By Dave Henning / September 5, 2017

“True forgiveness of those who wrong us demonstrates more than anything else whether or not you are serious about walking with God on a deeper level.”- Os Hillman As Os Hillman continues Chapter 11 of The Joseph Calling, he underscores that times exist when people must do things out of pure obedience.  In other words, […]

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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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Our greatest shortcoming

By Dave Henning / October 9, 2016

“I think our greatest shortcoming is not feeling good enough about what God has done right.  When we undercelebrate, we fall short of the glory of God.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 7 of Chase the Lion, he notes that after an upset Israelite victory over the Philistines, Samuel built an altar.  Next, […]

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Our impossible situations

By Dave Henning / August 29, 2016

“God never asks us to figure out a solution to our impossible situations.  Instead, he calls us to trust him.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God.  For all things are possible with God.”- Mark 10:27 (ESV) Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 8 of […]

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Slammed doors

By Dave Henning / August 21, 2016

“Slammed doors do more than bend your nose; they keep your heart pliable, sensitive, and available to God’s leading.”-Wayne Stiles Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 6 of Waiting on God by observing that “circumstances always change our minds about God.”  Circumstances either (a) tempt us to doubt God’s promises or (b) draw us closer to […]

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Demonstrate faith

By Dave Henning / August 18, 2016

“Joseph saw what seemed to contradict God’s promise as an opportunity to demonstrate faith- not a reason to doubt or abandon it.”- Wayne Stiles Dr. Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 6 of Waiting on God by empathizing that there will be days in life where you truly believe you can’t hold out.  As the author poignantly […]

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Faithfulness in obscurity

By Dave Henning / August 16, 2016

“God sees our faithfulness in obscurity as preparation for increasing influence.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”- Galatians 6:9 In Chapter 6 (“The Opportunity of Obscurity”) of Waiting on God, Wayne Stiles states that while waiting on […]

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