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Perhaps God will do more than you imagined

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2018

“Will God do what you ask?  Perhaps. Or perhaps he will do more than you imagined.  Stand firmly on this promise: ‘When a believing person prays, great things happen’ (James 5:17, NCV).  You are never without hope, because you are never without prayer.”- Max Lucado Max Lucado concludes Chapter 5 of Unshakable Hope with more […]

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Spending an entire day alone with God

By Dave Henning / July 31, 2018

“Spending an entire day alone with God may sound scary or difficult to pull off.  But think of not doing it.  Imagine reaching the age of seventy, having received more than 25,000 days as a gift from God, and not having given a single one back to him because you were ‘too busy.’ “- John […]

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Bestowing his favor all around us

By Dave Henning / June 9, 2018

“The funny thing is God is constantly bestowing his favor all around us — changing minds and hearts all around us — and all we need is the ‘eyes to see’ and ‘ears to hear,’ as Jesus said, to notice what is happening around us.”- Brian Jones Brian Jones concludes Chapter 7 of Finding Favor […]

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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 […]

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Firmly anchored in Scripture, the final authority

By Dave Henning / May 7, 2018

“Scripture is the final authority, and our ability to hear God speaking to us is connected to our roots being firmly anchored in Scripture.  God is not speaking in a way that supersedes His written word or that adds to it, but He is speaking to us in a variety of ways.”- Banning Liebscher Banning […]

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Pregnant with a word from the Lord

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2018

“When you’re pregnant with a word from the Lord, it might be months, years, or decades before the word comes full term and you can deliver it, but you have a responsibility to carry that word until then.  How you carry that word matters greatly.”- Banning Liebscher “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am […]

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The inner room – birthing your root system

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2018

“It’s in the inner room where you encounter His love for you, where your love for Him is ignited, and where a root system of love for God is born.”- Banning Liebscher Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 7 of Rooted as he underscores that finding God is paramount.  Because abiding with God represents the first call on […]

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Building a secret-place lifestyle

By Dave Henning / May 2, 2018

“Building a secret-place lifestyle like David’s is critical in our process with the Lord, because it is in our secret place that God meets with us and establishes the root system, the foundational elements, for the fruit that lasts.”-Banning Liebscher “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut the […]

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Do not meditate on the mess

By Dave Henning / April 6, 2018

“Do not meditate on the mess.  You gain nothing by setting your eyes on your problem.  You gain everything by setting your eyes on the Lord.”- Max Lucado “God . . . is the blessed controller of all things, the king over all kings and the master of all masters.”- 1 Timothy 6:25 (Phillips) Max […]

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When northeasters bear down

By Dave Henning / April 1, 2018

“Northeasters bear down on the best of us.  Contrary winds.  Crashing waves.  They come.  But Jesus still catches his children.  He still extends his arms. . . . still sends his angels.  Because you belong to him, you can have peace in the midst of the storm.”- Max Lucado Max Lucado concludes Chapter 8 of […]

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Casting anxiety in the direction of Christ

By Dave Henning / March 25, 2018

“Casting is an intentional act to relocate an object. . . .  Let this ‘throwing’ be your first response to bad news.  As you sense anxiety welling up inside you, cast it in the direction of Christ.  Do so specifically and immediately.”- Max Lucado “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”- […]

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A child of the King – the front of the line

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2018

“As a child of the King, you are at the front of the line.  You, at any moment, can turn to God.”- Max Lucado “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”- Philippians 4:6 In Chapter 6 (“Prayer, Not  Despair”) of Anxious for Nothing, Max […]

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