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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 […]


      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 […]


        God’s goal for leading us

        By Dave Henning / August 14, 2016

        “God’s goal for leading us, it seems, isn’t to take us somewhere as much as it is for us to follow.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles In Chapter 5 of Waiting on God, Wayne Stiles observes that on occasion our walk with God feels like we’re the butt of some juvenile prank.  God points the direction. Then, […]


          The proper time

          By Dave Henning / August 13, 2016

          “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.”- Psalm 145:15 Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 4 of Waiting on God by noting that when the apostle Paul penned, “Love is patient,” he literally wrote, “Love is being patient.”  The original Greek word defines patience as a continual […]


            Failure to wait on God

            By Dave Henning / August 12, 2016

            “Every sin we commit represents a failure to wait on God.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles As Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 4 of Waiting on God, he emphasizes that “waiting on God for satisfaction extends . . . to our entire walk with God.”  Our failure to wait on God for satisfaction often comes because the new […]


              Hope while we wait

              By Dave Henning / August 3, 2016

              “God selected events to give us hope while we wait.”- Wayne Stiles “Whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”- Romans 15:4 As Dr. Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 1 of Waiting on God, he notes that we try […]


                God, in real life

                By Dave Henning / April 3, 2016

                “God, in real life, is nothing like the God we’ve been taught about in church.”- Matt Bays Matt Bays rivets your attention and at the same time sets the tone for Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems Pain with the opening sentence of his preface: “God, in real life, is nothing like the […]


                  If God had a refrigerator

                  By Dave Henning / February 1, 2016

                  “If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.  If he had a wallet, your photo would be in it. . . . Whenever you want to talk, he’ll listen.  He can live anywhere in the universe, and he chose your heart.”- Max Lucado “For you are my rock and my fortress; and for […]


                    God’s definition of promotion

                    By Dave Henning / January 10, 2016

                    “I have come to see God’s definition of promotion: a promotion is not a move up the ladder; it is a move toward your call.”- Max Lucado “Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given,, and then sink yourself into that.”- Galatians 6:4 (The Message) As Max Lucado […]


                      Small, quiet invitations

                      By Dave Henning / August 17, 2015

                      The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, king of Judah: “Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak with them and bring them to the house of the Lord . . .”- Jeremiah 35:1-2 In today’s blog John Ortberg discusses the fourth (of […]


                        You’re not done

                        By Dave Henning / August 3, 2015

                        “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he later would receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.  By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country.”- Hebrews 11:8-9 “If you’re not dead, you’re not […]


                          My Lifesong

                          By Dave Henning / June 1, 2015

                          “He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see what he has done and be amazed.  They will put their trust in the Lord.”- Psalm 40:3 (NLT) “God is never a God of discouragement.  When you have a discouraging spirit or train of thought in […]

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