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Vision = a preservative

By Dave Henning / July 29, 2023

“Vision is a preservative.  It will keep you young.  The best way to stop sinning isn’t to stop sinning.  That’ll work for a week or two.  You need a vision that is bigger and better than the temptation you face! . . .  [You] have to discover something more important than the problem.”- Mark Batterson […]


When uncleared rubble obstructs your vision

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2019

“We want to endure, but . . . we begin to grow impatient.  At some point we think, What’s the point? . . . Too much work.  Too much rubble.  Maybe it’s just time to give up.  What are we supposed to do when the obstacles add up, we grow tired, and all we can […]


Our spiritual maintenance lights

By Dave Henning / June 1, 2018

“God places us in obscure places and situations because we’re not ready yet.  Our spiritual maintenance lights are on.  Outside forces must be brought to bear to shape us into the kind of people who can handle the vision we’ve been given.”- Brian Jones As Brian Jones continues Chapter 4 of Finding Favor, he underscores […]


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 […]


Blindness – having sight but no vision

By Dave Henning / February 7, 2018

“The only thing worse than blindness is having sight but no vision.”- Helen Keller “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”- 1 Corinthians 2:14 In Chapter 4 (“Sign Language”) […]


Beholding a vision of the glorious Christ

By Dave Henning / October 14, 2017

“You boast in your constant inability to get your act together . . . by beholding a vision of the glorious Christ, whose power rests on you if you’re a believer.”- Jared C. Wilson Jared Wilson concludes Chapter 10 of The Imperfect Disciple as he notes the inadequacy of words to describe God’s glory.  Consequently, […]


When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait

By Dave Henning / August 23, 2017

“When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait.  God will bring the vision He has given you to reality in your life if you will wait on His timing.  Never try to help God fulfill His word.”- Oswald Chambers As Os Hillman continues Chapter 6 of The Joseph Calling, he observes there’s often […]


God’s goal for our lives – Christlikeness

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2017

“God’s goal for our lives is Christlikeness more than our own comfort.  He has no problem allowing us to go through some times of discomfort if it means we will become more Christlike.”- Os Hillman In Chapter 6 (“Living Successfully Through Your Joseph Calling”) of The Joseph Calling, Os Hillman describes the precursor to the […]

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