All posts in " spiritual maturity "

A school of patience – Growing slow

By Dave Henning / October 11, 2021

“Growing slow is a school of patience in which we are nurtured into spiritual maturity.  Growing Slow is a daily choice to see where God is already working and then the conscious decision to join him there.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”- 2 […]


Ultimate dream – what God wants for your life

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2020

“Do you really thing God’s ultimate dream for your life is to see you sit in a pew for ninety minutes every week listening to a message and singing a few songs?  Is that the barometer of spiritual maturity?  No way!  I wonder if we’ve forgotten that when we leave church we don’t leave the […]


Little annoyances test of spiritual maturity

By Dave Henning / October 13, 2019

“Spiritual maturity often gets tested in the tiny things that pop up every day.  These tests come in the form of little annoyances, such as an ill-timed comment that someone makes, a misplaced phone, overstuffed drawers, annoying quirks, or cupboard doors left open.”- Bob Merritt “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and […]


True litmus test of spiritual maturity

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2019

“The true litmus test of spiritual maturity isn’t how much you know.  It’s knowing how much you don’t know.  It’s coming to terms with the fact that God is not an object of knowledge as much as He is a cause of wonder.  and that sanctified sense of wonder fuels a holy curiosity to keep […]


He makes provision

By Dave Henning / February 5, 2016

“When God gives a vision, He makes provision.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson begins Chapter 10 (“The Cattle on a Thousand Hills”) of The Circle Maker by acknowledging that the time lapse between our prayer requests and God’s answers often is longer than we would like.  Mark believes God must love the game of Chicken because […]


Less is more

By Dave Henning / July 7, 2015

“Give us this day our daily bread.”- Matthew 6:11 “When God gives a vision, He makes provision.”- Mark Batterson Commenting on the above petition from the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of Chapter 14 (“Lord Algebra”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson wryly observes that we really wish the word daily was replaced with weekly, […]


Inattentional blindness

By Dave Henning / June 9, 2015

As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 2 (“Miraculous”) of The Grave Robber, he discusses an experiment conducted by two Harvard University researchers more than a decade ago.  Popularized in the book The Invisible Gorilla, the researchers filmed students passing basketballs around in a circle. In the middle of the minute-long video, a woman dressed in a gorilla […]

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