With Eyes Wide Open

Jeff KINGDOM, Vision 1 Comment

My first surgery occurred before I was in kindergarten.  Born with a shortened muscle in one of my eyes, I had the harmless misfortune of having that one eyeball turn slightly inward toward my nose.  Simply put, I had one crossed eye.  I don’t recall walking around and running into walls or anything, but it was clearly something that had …

Blessed Are the Upsizers

Jeff FAITH, KINGDOM, Spiritual Growth Leave a Comment

Two thousand years ago the earliest followers of Jesus Christ were asking the wrong question.  Coming out of the soul-stretching season of watching their Messiah betrayed, crucified and entombed, only then to experience the ecstasy of seeing Him raised, the disciples were eager to understand what Jesus would be doing from that point on. Here’s what Luke records as the …

Chasing Down Purpose

Jeff KINGDOM, Spiritual Warfare Leave a Comment

Scripture reveals that God gives assignments to His children throughout their lives. More often than not, the ones from the Bible that we remember most often are the mega-assignments that are connected with destiny and the grand purposes given to well-known individuals. Noah was called to build an ark in a world that had never known flooding. Abraham was given the …

Spiritual Nearsightedness

Jeff KINGDOM 2 Comments

This life is not big enough. My vocabulary is not wide enough. The understanding I have is not deep enough. Our songs do not reach high enough. The sermons we hear and preach are not passionate or precise enough. Our relationships are not committed enough. My love is not lavish enough. Enough for what, you ask? Enough in the level …

When God Ruins Things

Jeff Holy Spirit, KINGDOM

Many years ago, the Lord ruined me. When I was first saved, He ruined me from enjoying all the unlawful pleasures that had defined my life for the decade prior to my conversion. Shortly thereafter, He ruined me in any attempt to draw my satisfaction from temporal pursuits like wealth, fame or power. In 1997, God ruined me from living …

What It Is To Run Hard

Jeff KINGDOM

Not everyone in the Kingdom is completely sold out to the King. How many new converts have reeled when they uncovered this disheartening reality? I remember, after I was brought into the Kingdom via a radical conversion and deliverance, soon discovering that many of the Christians with whom I began doing life were not as enthused about King Jesus as …

An Update From Jeff About Today & Thereafter

Jeff KINGDOM

It’s official: I’m not really a young guy anymore. It doesn’t bother me at all, but this reality is accompanied with an awareness that I am living on the back-nine of my life on earth.  In the last two years there has been a growing desire and commitment in my heart to set the table for those who will be …

A Prayer We Must Offer & Endeavor To Answer

Jeff KINGDOM, Sundays

Some prayers that are offered by God’s people could be answered by the Father with, “I have heard your prayer, My children. It is an approved request. No go and be the answer to what you have asked of Me.”  These are beautiful opportunities because they help us in so many ways.  Firstly, we humble ourselves in acknowledging that we …