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A warehouse of comfort, wisdom, and direction

By Dave Henning / January 13, 2019

” . . . every child of God has a warehouse of comfort, rescue, strength, wisdom, direction, and protection.  But because of the pride and self-sufficiency that sin produces in us, we don’t open the door of that warehouse. . . .  So as an act of redeeming love, God leads us into situations that […]

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Divine resources deposited in you

By Dave Henning / October 12, 2018

“You have everything you need to be everything God desires.  Divine resources have been deposited in you.  Need more patience?  It’s yours.  Need more joy? Ask for it.  Running low on wisdom?  God has plenty.  Put in your order.”- Max Lucado “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what […]

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A specific, tangible sign of divine confirmation

By Dave Henning / June 12, 2018

“Sometimes when we ask for God’s favor, he responds by giving us a specific, tangible sign of divine confirmtion that allows us to take our next step with confidence.”- Brian Jones “If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me.”- Judges 6:17 (NIV) […]

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Called to make decisions in community

By Dave Henning / May 17, 2018

“We are called to make decisions in community.  The challenge with making decisions in community, however, is that it requires humility and submission.”- Banning Liebscher (emphasis author’s) “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”- Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV) In Chapter 12 (“It’s Messy, but It Works”), […]

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God – as near as our next breath

By Dave Henning / March 23, 2018

“We can calmly take our concerns to God because he is as near as our next breath.”- Max Lucado “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?”- Psalm 118:6 (NIV) Max Lucado concludes Chapter 5 of Anxious for Nothing as he reinforces Paul’s point in Philippians […]

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Dream bigger dreams

By Dave Henning / October 25, 2016

“If you want to dream bigger dreams, get around dreamers.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 17 (“The Rabbit Room”) of Chase the Lion, Pastor Mark Batterson observes that getting where God wants us to go involves a partnership.  Left to our own devices, we’ll fail to achieve our dreams.  Somewhere along the way, we find ourselves […]

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Event horizon

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2016

“In the realm of general relativity, an event horizon is the point of no return.  It’s the point at which gravitational pull becomes so great that it’s impossible to escape.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 28 “The Event Horizon”) of If, Mark Batterson states the most obvious example of an event horizon is a black hole.  […]

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The heart of it all

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2016

“Invite Jesus right into the heart of it all, right there, in the moment.”- John Eldredge Before discussing prayer for guidance, understanding, and revelation, John Eldredge has a short chapter (Chapter 10- “Pray Now”) on the need to pray right there in the moment.  Despite our good intentions when we tell someone we will pray […]

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The ultimate door

By Dave Henning / August 29, 2015

“That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and knowledge of God’s mystery, which is in Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”- Colossians 2:2-3 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 5 of All the Places to Go with […]

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Why am I still here?

By Dave Henning / August 27, 2015

“The way of a fool is right in  his own eyes. but a wise man listens to advice.”- Proverbs 12:15 John Ortberg continues his discussion of ways (five and six) God’s wisdom can lead us to and help us through open doors we encounter. 5.  Pray the Lloyd’s Prayer.  Pastor Ortberg states that things happen […]

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The place where you are

By Dave Henning / August 24, 2015

Today John Ortberg begins his discussion of eight ways God’s wisdom can lead us to, as well as help us through, open doors we encounter- as found in Chapter 5 of All the Places to Go. 1.  Stop waiting for a spontaneous outburst of passion.  Andy Chan, who heads up the Office of Personal and […]

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Decidophobia

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2015

“If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.”- James 1:5 (NRSV) In Chapter 5 (Door #1 or Door #2) of All the Places to Go, John Ortberg tackles the question of choosing the right door.  For example, when facing prolonged […]

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