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The thing you set your heart on

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2018

[God] knows that you become like the thing you set your heart on, and He knows that you thrive when you’re like Him — fully free, full of life, abounding in love, peace, and joy.”- Christa Black Gifford “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world […]

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When we confront our deepest fears and longings

By Dave Henning / April 20, 2018

“This [hearing His voice] is the kind of connection we need with the Lord, especially as He leads us into moments where we confront our deepest fears and longings.  We have to  know and be able to stay connected to His voice and His face.”- Banning Liebscher As Banning Liebscher concludes Chapter 3 of Rooted, […]

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Knowing God’s name – personal knowledge and encounter

By Dave Henning / April 19, 2018

“Intimacy and dependence come only through personal knowledge and encounter. . . .  Knowing God’s name means knowing Him personally and knowing His nature.”- Banning Liebscher “And those who know your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.”- Psalm 9:10 Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 3 […]

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Places of weakness and vulnerability

By Dave Henning / April 18, 2018

“He [God] know our deepest fears and longings better than anyone, and He is supremely confident that these places of weakness and vulnerability are where He can prove Himself trustworthy to us.”- Banning Liebscher “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, is whom I will trust.”- Psalm […]

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Before He [God] develops our vision

By Dave Henning / April 12, 2018

“God always develops us first before He develops our vision.  If we don’t understand this, we will resist Him, get frustrated, and ultimately end up disappointed and disillusioned.”- Banning Liebscher “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen […]

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Commitment – the foundation of intimacy

By Dave Henning / December 13, 2017

“Commitment is the foundation of intimacy, because without commitment there can be no trust, and without trust there can be no intimacy.”- John Ortberg “The man who makes a vow makes an appointment with himself at some distant time and place.”- G. K. Chesterton, “A Defence of Rash Vows” In Chapter 7 (“We Should All […]

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Where we place our hope and trust

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2017

“Our daily life communicates where our hope and trust is placed; we are actually ‘praying’ with our words and deeds every day.”- Jared C. Wilson As Jared Wilson concludes Chapter 5 of The Imperfect Disciple, he describes prayer as “spilling your guts.”  Therefore, prayer doesn’t have to be pretty, tidy, particularly eloquent, or even particularly […]

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The reason we are more than we know

By Dave Henning / July 30, 2017

“The reason we are more than we know is because God is greater than we can imagine.”- Susie Larson “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life.  It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’  God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are.  We […]

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When we see the rainbow, the shower’s over

By Dave Henning / July 24, 2017

“It is said that when we see the rainbow the shower is over.  Certain it is, that when Christ comes, our troubles remove; when we behold Jesus, our sins vanish, and our doubts and fears subside.  When Jesus walks the waters of the sea, how profound the calm.”- Charles Spurgeon “Shower, O heavens, from above, […]

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Our desire to have a nice little life

By Dave Henning / May 24, 2017

“The collision of our desire to live a nice little life and our need to remain in Jesus can bring about a sanctification of our will, where all things truly are subjected to Christ.”- John Eldredge “Remain in me, and I will remain in you.”- John 15:4 Today in the Fall section of Walking with […]

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But even if You don’t, my hope is You alone

By Dave Henning / May 22, 2017

“But even if You don’t/ My hope is You alone”- MercyMe “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.  But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we […]

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What feels like the end of the story

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2017

“What if what feels like the end of the story is actually just the middle?  When God is the author of your story, you can trust that his grace will have the final word.”- Kyle Idleman “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have […]

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