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Sucker punches to our pride

By Dave Henning / August 23, 2016

“Honestly, most of the tests God issues come as sucker punches to our pride followed by a spinning Bruce Lee- style kick to our hypocrisy.”- Wayne Stiles In Chapter 7 (“The Surprising Place Where Waiting Begins”) of Waiting on God, Dr. Wayne Stiles summarizes our daily walk with God.  Dr. Stiles writes: “Our daily walk […]


Prosperity’s greatest temptation

By Dave Henning / August 20, 2016

“Moses warned his nation (Deuteronomy 6:10-12) of prosperity’s greatest temptation: to forget God, who redeemed them from slavery.”- Wayne Stiles As Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 6 of Waiting on God, he notes that Joseph made no personal requests when he stood before Pharaoh.  Most noteworthy, Joseph said nothing of the injustices he’d endured.  Furthermore, he […]


Tough circumstances

By Dave Henning / August 11, 2016

“With very few exceptions, tough circumstances simply reveal the holes in our hearts, not the holes in our lives.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles In Chapter 4 (“Going Backward, Moving Forward”) of Waiting on God, Wayne Stiles asserts that many people use physical or material substitutes as sedatives to a disappointing life not firmly founded on God.  […]


A lot of waiting

By Dave Henning / July 30, 2016

“We do a lot of waiting.  But the most difficult kind of waiting?  Waiting on God.”- Wayne Stiles In the Introduction to Waiting on God: What to do when God does nothing, author and pastor Wayne Stiles describes how it feels to wait on God.  Usually, Dr. Stiles states, waiting on God involves hanging on […]


Quick to listen

By Dave Henning / July 29, 2016

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”- James 1:19-20 (NIV) In the final chapter (13) of Anger, Dr. Gary Chapman cautions against two common approaches used to respond to an angry person.  In addition, neither approach involves […]



By Dave Henning / June 20, 2016

“Fearlessness is like a muscle.  I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”- Arianna Huffington “Feed your fears, and your faith will starve.  Feed your faith, and your fears will.”- Max Lucado “Be strong and let your heart take […]


Live unoffended

By Dave Henning / January 31, 2016

“You can give up or hang on.  You can let go or pray through.  You can get frustrated with God or choose to live unoffended.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 8 (“Persistence Quotient”) of The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson note various studies show that persistence quotient is strongly correlated with success.  There is no substitute for […]


Waiting on God

By Dave Henning / June 8, 2015

Waiting on God (Howard Books, 2015) Waiting on God: Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow is the latest book from Charles Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA since 1971.  He opens his book with the assertion that the word never can stir the deepest fear in the human heart.  Thus, […]


Omnipresence and omnipotence

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2015

As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 2 of Waiting on God, he focuses on God’s omnipresence and omnipotence.  Dr. Stanley states that God’s omnipresence is comforting because we can be totally assured that we always are with God’s reach.  Romans 8:38-39 reminds us that we never can be separated from God’s love.  It doesn’t matter where […]


Expectant endurance

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2015

Charles Stanley continues Chapter 1 of Waiting on God with the following concise definition of waiting on the Lord: “. . . waiting on the Lord signifies an expectant endurance that is demonstrated by a directed, purposeful, active, and courageous attitude of prayer.” Dr. Stanley goes on to describe how expectant endurance is exhibited.  Expectant […]


Intimate fellowship with God

By Dave Henning / May 2, 2015

Today Charles Stanley concludes his discussion of four aspects of waiting on God, found in Chapter 1 of Waiting on God. 2.  You are not just waiting around, doing nothing.  While we are waiting on God, we should continue to serve Him and carry out our daily business.  Even when circumstances don’t appear to be […]

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