All posts in " sovereignty "

A cosmic lottery – living your life?

By Dave Henning / February 11, 2021

“So many people believe in chance rather than God, who controls the universe. . . .  As a result, you end up living your life as a cosmic lottery rather than as a response to a sovereign God who puts you here for a reason.  You cannot have God and chance.  The two are incompatible.”-  […]


Unnecessary additions to your life

By Dave Henning / November 13, 2019

“Be done with unnecessary additions to your life in an effort to ruthlessly eliminate hurry.  Our souls will not find rest if we’re caught up in the hustle and racing from place to place. . . .  Rather, God is found and souls are restored in the stillness.”- Bob Merritt “Our struggle is not against […]


Build relational bridges – lament crucial

By Dave Henning / October 7, 2019

“No matter where you find yourself politically or theologically, we can all humble ourselves to the point of lamenting with others.  In fact, lament is crucial if we want to build relational bridges with the gospel — if we want to authentically display and declare God’s love to a hurting people.”- Aubrey Sampson In Chapter […]


When His timing seems questionable

By Dave Henning / March 2, 2019

“When His timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention seems hurtful, and His promises seem doubtful, I get afraid.  I get confused.  And left alone with these feelings, I can’t help but feel disappointed that God isn’t doing what I assume God should do.”- Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst concludes Chapter 2 of It’s Not Supposed […]


What His sovereignty guarantees

By Dave Henning / January 7, 2019

. . . wherever we are, whatever we are going through, God is so near that we can reach out and touch him. . . .  His sovereignty guarantees that God is reachable in those moments when you think there’s no helper who can reach you with what you need.”- Paul David Tripp “From one […]


Fighting the onslaught of fret

By Dave Henning / April 23, 2018

“God’s sovereignty bids us fight the onslaught of fret with the sword that is etched with the words but God.”- Max Lucado “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”- Proverbs 12:25 (ESV) Between 13 and 15 February 1945, more than 1,200 British and American heavy bombers dropped […]


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 […]


Open doors and closed doors – a package deal

By Dave Henning / February 20, 2018

“One of the promises of Scripture I pray most frequently is Revelation 3:7, and let me note up front that it’s a package deal.  You can’t pray for open doors without accepting closed doors.  After all, one usually leads to the other.”- Mark Batterson “These are the words of him who is holy and true, […]


The sovereignty of God – past our pay grade

By Dave Henning / February 8, 2018

“The sovereignty of God is way past our pay grade.  Instead of spending all our energy trying to figure out the future, you need to focus on doing the right thing, right here, right now.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 4 of Whisper, he affirms his belief in God’s ability to speak audibly.  […]


A generally decreased capacity for bigness

By Dave Henning / September 20, 2017

“Many Christians . . . struggle to behold Christ’s glory because they have a generally decreased capacity for bigness in the first place.”- Jared C. Wilson Jared Wilson continues Chapter 3 of The Imperfect Disciple as he discusses what we can do to help us behold better.  First, we must overcome our preoccupation with small […]


The little squall stirred up in a snow globe

By Dave Henning / September 13, 2017

“Within the spiritual ecosystem of God’s saving sovereignty, in fact, our struggle is like the little squall stirred up in a snow globe.  God is collecting all these little storms . . . doing something beautiful with us, and even in us and through us (emphasis author’s).”- Jared C. Wilson “There is therefore no condemnation […]


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 […]

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