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Strength to navigate rugged times

By Dave Henning / October 18, 2022

“The heights can scare us.  Storms move in fast.  The weather is unpredictable.  The path narrows, grows steep and hard.  But if we can put our fear behind us, we can discover untold joy.  The heights can represent hard times in life, barren seasons of wondering.  But . . . God gives us the ability […]


A spirit of rest – faith and strength

By Dave Henning / August 30, 2021

“Faith and strength come from a spirit of rest, which is being still long enough to see God move.  It’s a place of obedience that releases our need to be in charge of the plan, but to keep doing our part.”- Nicki Koziarz “[Noah] waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove […]


Exerting our own strength – never enough

By Dave Henning / April 28, 2019

“God loves it when we break a sweat for a kingdom cause, but exerting our own strength isn’t enough.  Loving God with all our strength is living in His strength.  But many of us never flip the switch.  We never receive the power He promised.  And without His power, we become nothing more than theological […]


Tested, proven, genuine faith

By Dave Henning / April 28, 2018

“Tested, proven, genuine faith comes when we let God lead us into weakness.  That is a reason to rejoice.”- Banning Liebscher “These [trials] have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory, and honor when […]


Peace is within reach- rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2018

“Peace is within reach, not for lack of problems, but because of the presence of a sovereign Lord.  Rather than rehearse the chaos of the world, rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty, as Paul did.”- Max Lucado “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.”- Proverbs 21:30 (NIV) As Max […]


Any good commitment – the strength to last

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2017

“Any good commitment that will have the strength to last must be freely offered.  No pressure.  No manipulation. . . . The commitments we make must come from the core of who we are, or they will crumble when the pressure comes.  And the pressure will come (emphasis author’s).”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg continues […]


Intimacy – a fierceness that distance never knows

By Dave Henning / November 23, 2017

“Intimacy has a fierceness that distance will never know.  Inside every one of us is a hunger to be accepted, and it goes deeper than any other hunger.”- John Ortberg “Look!  I stand at the door and knock.  If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share […]


Strong enough?

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2016

“I know that I’m not strong enough to be everything I’m supposed to be.”- Matthew West “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”- Philippians 4:13 “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands- and then just eat one of the pieces.”- Judith Viorst, children’s […]


Weak to be strong

By Dave Henning / December 17, 2015

Kyle Idleman’s theme in Chapter 8 (“Weak to Be Strong”) of The End of Me is that “our weaknesses create a space that God wants to fill with strength.”  Our weakness is the best setting for God to display His strength.  Jesus stepped into poverty, weakness, and obscurity so that the only thing left for […]


Soar on wings like eagles

By Dave Henning / June 5, 2015

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”- Isaiah 40:31 Charles Stanley loves to photograph eagles because they are beautiful as well as extremely interesting to watch.  Dr. Stanley marvels at […]


Perfect, unconditional love

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2015

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”- 1 John 4:8 Charles Stanley concludes Chapter 2 of Waiting on God by stating that we can be certain God will help us because of His perfect, unconditional love.  Dr. Stanley contrasts God’s love and human love: “. . . God’s love for […]


Directed toward God

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2015

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”- Isaiah 41:30 Charles Stanley begins Chapter 2 (“Assured in God’s Character: The Wisdom of Directing Your Focus to Him”) of Waiting on God […]

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