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I will steer where I stare

By Dave Henning / March 29, 2019

“Life may be swirling all around me, threatening to steal my hope, my peace, my joy.  But I am declaring right now that I will not be swept up into a storm of fear and wild emotions. . . .  I very much recognize that I will steer where I stare.  So I must watch […]

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When trust has been shattered

By Dave Henning / March 20, 2019

“Sin breaks trust.  Therefore, we can’t expect God to entrust a calling to us before our full confession, cleansing, and having a new heart created in place of our broken heart.  When trust has been shattered, it has to be rebuilt with believable behavior in our actions and reactions over time.”- Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst […]

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A marked moment of trust

By Dave Henning / March 4, 2019

“Can you imagine how much less anxiety, fear, angst, and heartbreak we would have if we could truly trust in God?  I don’t mean just saying we trust God because it’s the Christian thing to say. . . .  I mean having a marked moment.  A real live moment we can point to and remind […]

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Your God-given capacity to doubt

By Dave Henning / December 16, 2018

“Like fear, doubt is not in and of itself a bad thing.  God has given us the ability to wonder and the desire to know and understand. . . .  Because doubt drives us to know and understand, it has the power to lead you to the One who knows and understands everything.  Your capacity […]

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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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