All posts in " God’s favor "

Crumple me up or exalt me

By Dave Henning / June 15, 2018

“He can crumple me up or exalt me; He can do anything He chooses.”- Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest In his Conclusion to Finding Favor, Brian Jones summarizes all the aspects of God’s favor he previously discussed.  Of course, Pastor Jones notes, everyone surely desires God’s provision, intervention, and confirmation of His will,  […]


Paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer

By Dave Henning / June 8, 2018

“I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers make, and all the people those little prayers were destined to effect, and all the consequences of those prayers down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be […]


Praying for God’s favor – a dangerous thing

By Dave Henning / May 28, 2018

“Praying for God’s favor is a dangerous thing to do.  You never know what you’re going to get.”- Brian Jones As Brian Jones concludes Chapter 3 of Finding Favor, he underscores that none of us is equipped to handle acedia when it comes knocking at our door.  Yet, almost daily, it comes.  Like an unwelcome salesperson, it […]


Replacing our well-trod excuses with sacred rage

By Dave Henning / May 27, 2018

“In response to our prayer (for God’s favor), God shakes us out of our blind contentment, replacing our well-trod excuses with sacred rage– at our self-loathing and at lost time.”- Brian Jones “God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,/ And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,/ A gauntlet with a […]


Holy ambition honors a holy God

By Dave Henning / May 22, 2018

“But part of doing holy work includes doing it the way it was meant to be done: with every ounce of our beings as an act of worship.  Holy ambition honors a holy God.”- Brian Jones “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”- Colossians 3:23 (NIV) As […]


Escape from your own cleverness

By Dave Henning / May 20, 2018

“Fight to escape from your own cleverness.  If you do, then you will find salvation and uprightness through Jesus Christ our Lord.”- John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Assent “Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;/ you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”- Psalm 5:12 (NIV) In his Introduction to Finding Favor: God’s […]

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