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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Walking in obedience

By Dave Henning / May 27, 2015

Today Charles Stanley concludes his presentation of seven questions designed to give us the criteria for confidently taking hold of a promise from God. 3.  Does the fulfillment of this promise glorify Him?  God’s fulfilled promises are part of our testimony.  In this way God makes Himself known to those around us.  Our request must […]

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Perfect, unconditional love

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2015

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”- 1 John 4:8 Charles Stanley concludes Chapter 2 of Waiting on God by stating that we can be certain God will help us because of His perfect, unconditional love.  Dr. Stanley contrasts God’s love and human love: “. . . God’s love for […]

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