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Revelation or regurgitation?

By Dave Henning / July 11, 2023

“Can I ask an honest question?  What percentage of your thoughts, words, and actions is a regurgitation of the social media you consume?  And what percentage of your thoughts, words, and actions is a revelation you’re getting from God’s Word?”- Mark Batterson “Pilate was merciful till it became risky.”- C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters […]


Stand still – a very easy thing?

By Dave Henning / July 5, 2022

“I dare say you will think it a very easy thing to stand still, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching.  [Stillness] is one of the most difficult to learn under the Captain of our salvation.”- Charles Spurgeon “Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be […]


Revelation versus illumination

By Dave Henning / February 14, 2021

“But don’t let your passion and your vision lead you outside of God’s revelation because if you do, you will end up on your own.  Illumination is subjective, so it should always be based on revelation, which is objective.  God’s objective revelation is His Word.”- Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 7 of […]


Knowing our new name – living into a new reality

By Dave Henning / March 26, 2020

“Knowing our new name helps us live into a new reality.  No matter what season of life we find ourselves in, God is constantly putting us in a position to be made new.  And that newness God does inside us puts Him on display to the world around us.”- Esther Fleece Allen “Whoever has ears, […]


Your testimony – the power to set people free

By Dave Henning / January 13, 2020

“Your testimony has the power to set other people free! How?  Well, if God did it for you, He can do it for them.  And if God did it before, He can do it again.  A testimony is a prophetic blessing.  It is the seedbed where faith takes root and bears fruit.”- Mark Batterson “For […]


Turning conviction into action

By Dave Henning / September 3, 2017

“It is certainly unnecessary to say that turning conviction into action requires great sacrifice. . . . Therefore the person who will ultimately soar like an eagle to the heights of the cloudless day and live in the sunshine of God must be content to live a relatively lonely life.”- L. B. Cowman, Streams in […]


Entering the “what-ifs” room

By Dave Henning / August 27, 2016

“But I’ve discovered that entering the “what-ifs” room gives a person nowhere to stand. . . . What-ifs only intensify grief and invite blame-shifting.”- Wayne Stiles “When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.”- 2 Corinthians 10:12 (NIV) In Chapter 8 (“A Long Resolution”) of Waiting on God, […]


Event horizon

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2016

“In the realm of general relativity, an event horizon is the point of no return.  It’s the point at which gravitational pull becomes so great that it’s impossible to escape.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 28 “The Event Horizon”) of If, Mark Batterson states the most obvious example of an event horizon is a black hole.  […]


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 […]

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