Frenzy Is Not A Gift of the Spirit

Jeff Wisdom Leave a Comment

Living with a mild case of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) has been something I’ve joked about for years. No doctor has ever really diagnosed me officially, but I’m quite confident that it would be an easy call for one of them if I presented myself as a voluntary lab rat. Some of us just don’t settle down all that well …

Billy Graham’s Heaven

Jeff Heaven, Salvation 2 Comments

Billy Graham, the greatest evangelist America has ever produced, passed away last evening. His ministry focused nearly exclusively in revealing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its simplest form. He wanted people to spend eternity with God in Heaven. He was ninety-nine years old – that is a very long time to live on earth. Younger people do not often …

Emotional Resurrection

Jeff emotions, FAITH Leave a Comment

In my previous post, I addressed the reality of the Christian’s periodic valley-like experiences. In that season we can experience one or more of the following undesirable realities:  1) dryness 2) distance 3) discouragement and 4) desperation.  My own personal testimony is that breakthrough typically comes when we have gone fully though our times of desperation for God. Desperation is …

4 Places In Our Valleys

Jeff Spiritual Growth, Suffering, Uncategorized 3 Comments

One of my desires in communicating bible truths is that I might be able to help others in their personal journeys with the King. Over the last twenty-three years, I have been able to experience how amazing it is to walk closely with Jesus Christ. He has truly become everything to me. Yet, that becoming involved some intense seasons of …

You, the Beloved

Jeff Love 4 Comments

God’s love is not conditioned on you deserving it. God’s love is not for sale that you might work for it. God’s love is not a response to anything lovable in you. God’s love does not increase or diminish based on what is happening in your life. God’s love motivates Him in all of His activity towards you. God’s love …

Praise From One Freed

Jeff Gratitude, Worship Leave a Comment

You are not a victim.  You are not a prisoner.  You are not a pawn.  There is a Reason.  There is a Purpose.  There is a Planner.  Heaven’s throne is not vacant and you are not a hapless puppet hanging on tangled twine. The sovereign God of Heaven never slept last night, and He governed everything that exists – both …

Without Excuse, But Not Without Grace

Jeff Relationships Leave a Comment

We enjoyed a great Sunday service at New Bridge this past weekend. A new friend came and blessed the house with a message that was both pastoral and prophetic. When Vincent Campbell opened up his message, he said, tongue-in-cheek, “I don’t need to bring the greatest message you have ever heard today, but I don’t want it to be the …

Wisely Stewarding Your Anointing

Jeff Holy Spirit Leave a Comment

Here are a couple of back-to-back verses that could potential cause you to squirm in your seat just a bit: “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward…Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful …

Telling The Truth About The Supernatural

Jeff Spiritual Gifts 3 Comments

Lately, I have been pondering some of the extreme visible supernatural manifestations in the Scriptures. For the last two years, I have observed an uptick in the activity of the enemy against the Church. I’ve seen an increase in occurrences that can be nothing less than demonic influence over the lives of men and women and teenagers. People that I …

Truth From A Rocker & A King

Jeff Perserverance, Wisdom Leave a Comment

Standing in a convenience store this weekend, I heard a song from my junior year of high school being piped in through the store’s speakers. It was one of my all-time favorites back in the day and, when I heard it, I started wondering why I liked it so much because it was quite slow and mellow. Back in 1987, …

Our Hungers

Jeff Cultural Observations 1 Comment

Driving into the office today I had a hypothetical question pop into my mind.  I was pondering what my answer would be if God approached me and asked me the question, “Jeff, if I could only impart one thing to you and the people you influence what would you want that one thing to be?”  Before I even had time …

The Generation Who Says YES

Jeff FAITH, Fear 5 Comments

“…and You brought them into the land that You had told their fathers to enter and possess. So the descendants went in and possessed the land, and You subdued before them the inhabitants of the land…” – Nehemiah 9:23-24   These two verses contain both greatness and sadness in them.  Upon first glance, we might even pass by them without …

Falling Flakes Of Gratitude

Jeff General 1 Comment

“The wasted city is broken down; every house is shut up so that none can enter.” –Isaiah 24:10   That verse is not referring to Hall County, Georgia where I live… but it describes it pretty well today. My daughter took the picture above in our backyard yesterday. It’s really cold, and I’m not really one who enjoys the snow. …

Where We Rest

Jeff Forgiveness, Salvation 1 Comment

  “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” – Luke 23:34   Man’s worst moment had arrived. Roman spikes had been driven through the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, pinning Him to terrible timbers. A naked spectacle hung before human eyes that ranged from the raging to the reverent, the Lamb of God …

More Than Vanilla

Jeff Legalism, Spiritual Growth, Worship 1 Comment

The more I think on it (and I think on it constantly), the more I am convinced that we Christians have a tendency to find a singular flavor of Christianity that suits our spiritual taste buds, and we then choose to make that our perpetual one-course feast.  Once upon a time it was my belief that the angle I had …

Thoughts About Rock-Bottom

Jeff Endurance Leave a Comment

Maybe most of us fear hitting rock-bottom because we somehow became convinced it is the one place in the cosmos where God does not exist.  Most everyone has a scenario where they don’t let their minds travel.  This scenario is the ugliest, hairiest, most intimidating place that your mind can conceive.  It is the thing you dread the most. Your …

Restoring The Fallen

Jeff grace 1 Comment

Sometimes the Father will intentionally and repeatedly emphasize a particular theme in your mind and heart. You will find at these times that your thoughts keep circling back to the matter He is cycling back to you over and over again. You will hear it in every song, in each sermon, or woven into daily conversations with others.  The resources …

3 Essentials

Jeff FAITH 1 Comment

After being off of work and out of the office for several days, I woke up with the itch to post something on the TT blog today. I’m going to keep it short and sweet today as we consider this simple verse from Isaiah’s writings. The pen is Isaiah’s, but the words are from the Father. “You are My witnesses,” …

Finishing Up The Year

Jeff Uncategorized Leave a Comment

It has been an amazing 2017! God has been so gracious, and so good, and so glorious to me in the past year. After a very demanding 2016, this past year was one of momentum and breakthrough. I am so thankful for all of you who helped support Transforming Truth with your prayers and contributions.  I will be taking the …

A Soft Pillow For Anxious Minds

Jeff grace 3 Comments

God is bigger than your idea of him.  Watch yourself, one of the easiest things to do for us is to unintentionally lose the true identity of God and replace it with whatever might be going on in our heads.  We are prone to think on God through a lens of whatever may be happening in us, around us or …

Christmas Desire

Jeff Hope, Salvation 1 Comment

Jesus was born once upon on earth that we might be born twice for Heaven. Jesus was announced by angelic heralds so that we might learn the value of proclaiming Him as human heralds. Jesus was worshiped by blue-collar shepherds so that all classes of humanity might see they are welcome to do the same. Jesus was held by a …

Because Jesus Came

Jeff Praise 1 Comment

Because Jesus came, I can never be truly alone. Because Jesus came, I am free from this world and free in this world. Because Jesus came, I can know the only God – now in faith, one day in fullness. Because Jesus came, I will not live in shame, fear or guilt. Because Jesus came, I know that my own …

There Is Always Something To Fear

Jeff FAITH, Fear 5 Comments

Peter left the boat while the other eleven Jesus-followers stayed put. The impressive King David fled his own realm when his renegade son, Absalom, facilitated a coup. Peter, the aforementioned water-walker, was the same man who trembled in the presence of a teenage girl and denied his Savior. Frankly, all the disciples scattered like birds when the rock of man’s …

On Behalf of Those Who Are Strangers In Church Today

Jeff Sundays 1 Comment

“Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of Your people Israel, comes from a far country for Your name’s sake (for they shall hear of Your great name and Your mighty hand, and of Your outstretched arm), when he comes and prays toward this house, hear in heaven Your dwelling place and do according to all for which the foreigner …