All posts in " heavenly Father "

A full and holistic Christian life

By Dave Henning / November 2, 2020

“Regardless of where you are in your spiritual life, the Holy Spirit is applicable to you because the Spirit is necessary to experience a full and holistic Christian life.  God the Spirit enables and empowers us to do exactly what God has invited us to do and become who God created us to be. . […]


A healthy relationship with our heavenly Father

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2020

“A healthy relationship between parent and child moves from dependence to independence.  But a healthy relationship with our heavenly Father moves in the opposite direction.  Spiritually speaking, we start out in a state of total independence. . . .  Spiritual maturity is moving along a continuum toward total dependence on God. . . .  It […]


The perfect Father – our heavenly Father

By Dave Henning / April 1, 2020

“Pastor Louie Giglio says that the heavenly Father is not a perfected version of our earthly parents.  He is the perfect Father.  In other words, God is not a better version of your good parent or your not-so-good parent.  God is perfectly good, perfectly whole, and perfectly loving, and when we become His children, we […]


God is still pursuing you – to love you

By Dave Henning / July 23, 2017

“God is still pursuing you after you’ve placed your faith in Him — not to burden you with more tasks on the to-do list or to whip you into shape, but to love you.  He pursues you with an intensity that can breathe life into you.”- Jud Wilhite In Chapter 1 (“Dare to Pray Like […]


Perceptions of God’s nature and character

By Dave Henning / March 2, 2016

In Chapter 4 (“What Father Gives His Child a Stone”) of How to Forgive, June Hunt cites a study done at Baylor University about ten years ago.  The study included a Gallup survey that identified four distinct perceptions of God’s nature and character.  The findings were as follows: Authoritarian God (31.4%)- those who believe in […]

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