All posts in " God’s will "

The glue of His unconditional love

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2021

“No matter how badly you have messed up, He will take the broken pieces of your life and, with the glue of His unconditional love, put your life back together.”- Dr. Charles F. Stanley “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”- Psalm 145:10 […]


The Wall: where our will meets God’s will

By Dave Henning / July 5, 2021

“The Wall represents our will meeting God’s will face to face.  We decide anew whether we are willing to surrender and let God direct our lives.”- Janet Hagberg and Robert Guerlich, The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith (2005) “Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”- […]


Renew my mind – ask God for help

By Dave Henning / April 12, 2020

“On a regular basis, I ask God to help me renew my mind (Romans 12:2) and help me believe what He says about me.  Ask God to help you hear for yourself how He sees you.  Tell God you need a reminder of who you are and who you belong to.”- Esther Fleece Allen “Do […]


Hearts anchored to God’s goodness

By Dave Henning / June 28, 2018

“If our hearts are not anchored to the goodness of God when tragedy strikes, we lower our theology to match our pain.”- Christa Black Gifford “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”- 2 Corinthianas 5:20 (NIV) Christa Black […]


Preparation through pain

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2016

“Following God is not an escape from pain but a preparation through pain for a future made greater by it.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 7 of Waiting on God by emphasizing that God’s will for our lives rarely follows a smooth path.  That’s because “when we refuse to trust and obey […]


Inner unconquerableness

By Dave Henning / May 25, 2016

“No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God in a human spirit.  It is an inner unconquerableness.”- Oswald Chambers Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 2 of If by noting that the leverage point in any system’s structure is the place where a solution element can be applied.  A high leverage point […]


Pressing into maturity

By Dave Henning / May 10, 2016

“We are pressing into maturity both in our own character and in our partnership with God.”- John Eldredge In Chapter 12 (“Listening Prayer”) of Moving Mountains, John Eldredge writes that “the single most-significant decision that has changed my prayer life more than any other, the one step that has brought about greater results than all […]


Forgiveness is not enablement

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2016

June Hunt concludes Chapter 9 of How to Forgive by focusing on three points illustrating that forgiveness is not enablement.  Ms. Hunt stresses that there isn’t anything noble or godly about giving irresponsible people additional opportunities to take advantage of you.  Furthermore, God assuredly doesn’t want you to facilitate others’ irresponsible behaviors. 1.  Enablement means […]


Faith is whispering yes

By Dave Henning / January 24, 2016

“Logic is screaming no; faith is whispering yes.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 5 (“Cloudy with a Chance of Quail”) of The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson sates that drawing prayer circles often looks “like an exercise in foolishness.”  Exercising faith involves the willingness to look foolish.  This is directly proportional to the size of the circle […]


The right course of action

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2015

“Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all.”- Galatians 6:10 (NRSV) “Never try to choose the right course of action in the wrong frame of mind.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg continues his discussion of some ways God’s wisdom can lead us to, as well as help us through, open doors […]


Moments of divine opportunity

By Dave Henning / July 29, 2015

John Ortberg concludes Chapter 1 of All the Places to Go with the observation that God’s primary interest is character-formation, not circumstance-shaping: “God’s primary will for your life is not the achievement you accrue; it’s the person you become.  God’s primary will for your life is not what job you ought to take; it’s not […]

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