All posts in " providence "

Eloquent in His seeming silence

By Dave Henning / December 16, 2021

“The book of Esther relates the story of our whispering God, who in unseen and inscrutable ways superintends all the actions and circumstances for the good of his people. . . .  [God] need not be loud to be strong.  He need not cast a shadow to be present.  God is still eloquent in his […]


God’s resignation? = our evaporation

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2018

“Distant?  Removed?  Not God. . . .  Were he to step back, the creation would collapse.  His resignation would spell our evaporation.”- Max Lucado “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”- Colossians 1:17 (NIV) Max Lucado concludes Chapter 4 of Anxious for Nothing as he underscores that God, like a […]


God’s kingdom – the speed of a seed

By Dave Henning / March 3, 2018

“Everything happens at the speed of light.  But in God’s kingdom, things happen at the speed of a seed planted in the ground that has to take root before it can bear fruit.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 10 of Whisper, he stresses that we give up too easily, too quickly.  Rather than […]


Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2017

Detours (B & H Books, 2017) Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny is the most recent book from Dr. Evans, founding and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas.  The word detour implies there’s  a destination, or destiny.  Specifically, destiny involves bringing glory to God as “people come into contact with Him […]


Using the negative to produce a positive

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2017

“Providence includes using the negative to produce a positive.”- Dr. Tony Evans “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”- Genesis 50:20 (NASB) In Chapter 12 (“The Perfection of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans concentrates […]


Faith – the hallmark of providence

By Dave Henning / March 12, 2017

“It is impossible to please God apart from faith because faith is the hallmark of providence.”- Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 10 of Detours as he compares sovereignty and providence.  Dr. Evans explains: “Providence . . . expresses one of the key ways God demonstrates His sovereignty in connection with His intentional […]


God’s sovereign control and arrangement of life

By Dave Henning / March 11, 2017

“The word we use when we refer to God’s sovereign control and arrangement of life is . . . a word punctuated by truth and postulated by accuracy.  that word is providence.”- Dr. Tony Evans ” . . .. which He will bring about at the proper time — He who is the blessed and […]


The big picture

By Dave Henning / July 31, 2016

“In the end, if we really knew the big picture, we too would want what God wants for us- and in the exact way and timing he wants it to occur.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles As Wayne Stiles concludes his Introduction to Waiting on God, he notes that our pain often blinds us to the big […]


Divine appointments

By Dave Henning / June 21, 2015

Mark Batterson begins Chapter 7 (“Supernatural Synchronicity”) of The Grave Robber with a question regarding history’s most improbable circumstances as well as our daily happenstances: “Coincidence or providence?”  As believers, we know, as Pastor Batterson states: “There are no coincidences.  Only providences.  No accidents.  Only divine appointments.” Mark tells the story of his friend Kevin […]

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