All posts in " Holy Spirit "

Praying through

By Dave Henning / January 30, 2016

“Praying hard is praying through.  And if you pray through, God will come through.  But it will be God’s will, God’s way.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson moves on by introducing “The Second Circle- Pray Hard.”  This second circle covers Chapters 8-11 of The Circle Maker.  Pastor Batterson cites the parable of the persistent widow (Luke 18: […]


Bridge builder

By Dave Henning / October 28, 2015

Today Bill Hybels concludes his discussion of Solomon’s seven character traits (red warning lights) that are offensive to God (Chapter 7 of Simplify). 4 & 5.  Looking for Trouble (“a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that  . . . rush into evil”).  Solomon’s warning is to people who have no qualms about taking advantages […]


The ultimate goal

By Dave Henning / July 19, 2015

“There is no pit too deep that God’s grace isn’t deeper still.”- Corrie Ten Boom “Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”- Aldous Huxley As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 20 of The Grave Robber, he emphasizes that the ultimate goal of any request for a […]


One nudge

By Dave Henning / June 20, 2015

In Chapter 6 (“One Nudge”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson observes that in most instances we miss the miracle that is right at our fingertips because we’re too close to the situation.  Most miracles are initiated by a nudge, most effectively from someone with whom we have a relationship of trust.  Yet, it’s easier to […]


Catalyst for a miracle

By Dave Henning / June 14, 2015

“The right word at the right time can be the catalyst for someone else’s miracle.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 4 of The Grave Robber, he reflects on another defining moment in the life of Jesus- His visit to the temple when He was twelve years old.  Luke 2:47 (ESV) states: “And all […]


The sword of the Spirit

By Dave Henning / June 3, 2015

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”- Ephesians 6:16-17 As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 6 of Waiting on God, he reminds […]


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 […]


Directed toward God

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2015

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”- Isaiah 41:30 Charles Stanley begins Chapter 2 (“Assured in God’s Character: The Wisdom of Directing Your Focus to Him”) of Waiting on God […]

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