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Our deepest and most pressing need

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2017

“Our deepest and most pressing need is to learn to walk with God.  To hear his voice.  To follow him intimately (emphasis author’s).”- John Eldredge John Eldredge originally wrote Walking with God: How to Hear His Voice in 2008.  In 2016, he published an expanded edition.  Mr. Eldredge deliberately chose to structure his book around […]


How to pray for guidance

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2016

John Eldredge concludes Chapter 11 of Moving Mountains by describing how to pray for guidance, clarity or revelation.  He provides four steps. 1.  Do whatever you can to reduce the pressure.  John emphasizes that pressure is a killer and almost always gets in the way of hearing from God.  As you seek guidance, lay down […]


The heart of it all

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2016

“Invite Jesus right into the heart of it all, right there, in the moment.”- John Eldredge Before discussing prayer for guidance, understanding, and revelation, John Eldredge has a short chapter (Chapter 10- “Pray Now”) on the need to pray right there in the moment.  Despite our good intentions when we tell someone we will pray […]


The undisputed boss

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2015

“Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity.”- Ephesians 5:15-16 “My schedule is far less about what I want to get done and far more about who I become.”- Bill Hybels Several years after Bill Hybels became a Christian at the age of seventeen, […]


Conditional promises

By Dave Henning / May 26, 2015

As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 5 of Waiting on God, he expands his discussion of God’s general promises, subdividing them into unconditional and conditional promises.  An unconditional promise is a guarantee from the Father that has no exceptions or qualifications.  For example, as believers we are guaranteed a home in heaven.  On the other hand, […]


God-given aspirations

By Dave Henning / May 22, 2015

“For the Lord is a sun and a shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”- Psalm 84:11 Charles Stanley wraps up Chapter 4 of Waiting on God with a series of questions designed to enable us to ascertain whether a particular path or […]


Godly counsel

By Dave Henning / May 21, 2015

Today Charles Stanley concludes his presentation of four ways to seek God’s guidance, know Him better, and become who He created us to be. 3.  Through circumstances.  Dr. Stanley exhorts us to keep this important principle foremost in our hearts: “The Lord is with each one of His children every single moment of the day.”  […]


Purpose in life

By Dave Henning / May 19, 2015

As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 4 of Waiting on God, he discusses the second characteristic of godly prayer in waiting- being purposeful in pursuing the Lord’s plan (author’s emphasis).  Dr. Stanley states that we find purpose in life through discovering the wonderful ways God is leading us “day by day and decision by decision.” We […]


Expectant endurance

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2015

Charles Stanley continues Chapter 1 of Waiting on God with the following concise definition of waiting on the Lord: “. . . waiting on the Lord signifies an expectant endurance that is demonstrated by a directed, purposeful, active, and courageous attitude of prayer.” Dr. Stanley goes on to describe how expectant endurance is exhibited.  Expectant […]


Intimate fellowship with God

By Dave Henning / May 2, 2015

Today Charles Stanley concludes his discussion of four aspects of waiting on God, found in Chapter 1 of Waiting on God. 2.  You are not just waiting around, doing nothing.  While we are waiting on God, we should continue to serve Him and carry out our daily business.  Even when circumstances don’t appear to be […]

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