Swapping Lenses For Better Focus

Jeff grace, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

There are days in life when you arise to find the surprising pleasure that nothing is troubling you.  For me, those days are the exception rather than the rule, but I will take as many of those easy mornings as God chooses to give.  Confession time: I like my life over-easy, my challenges well-done, and my final results with no …

When God Fights For You

Jeff General, Prayer, Spiritual Warfare

For all of you who are in need of an answer, you who are begging a breakthrough, you who are concerned how much further you will be able to continue…this blog’s for you. Daniel, in the Old Testament, was a godly man living in an ungodly place during ungodly times.  His culture did not appreciate nor allow for Daniel to worship …

What I Found In My Prayer Closet

Jeff Prayer

Some time back I wrote about my hesitancy with public prayer.  It is not fear of man that makes public prayers awkward for me.  It is that my private praying is so intensely personal, so broken and humbling, so undignified and desperate that, when I am called upon to pray with other ears listening, I fear that I might take …

Free Makeover

Jeff Prayer, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, Victory

How many times have we heard someone make the comment (or we make it ourselves) that an acquaintance “let herself go”.  Usually when such an observation is made it is referring to someone who entered a season of life wherein they stopped taking care of their appearance and a clear downgrade has been the result.  Maybe it was visible weight …

Is A Revival Something You Attend?

Jeff Church Life, General, Spiritual Growth, theology, Worship

A few years back I mentioned to Mr. David Price, a dear friend in England, that I was going to “preach a revival” in another state.  The communication was through email so I could not exactly detect his tone when he politely requested that I clarify what I meant by using the term revival.  Stumbling through my response I sought …

Water Ski or Scuba Diving?

Jeff General, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

The last month has provided me opportunity to develop new methods of thinking.  Quite honestly, I wasn’t really wanting to do so, but God ordained some circumstances that have forced me to comply.  Early morning meditations with prayer and study have all but vanished.  The quiet solitude that I now see was slowly becoming an idol in my heart has …

The Blight of The Sinner’s Prayer (part 5)

Jeff Bible, Cultural Observations, Forgiveness, General, Salvation

The mindless use of the sinner’s prayer as the capstone for all evangelism has, perhaps, done more damage than any one facet of the false gospel permeating the 21st Century church. Though the content of the sinner’s prayer can be justified with Scripture, it is the usage of this prayer that deeply grieves me. Closely akin to a “spiritual abracadabra” …

He Will Give It Back To You Again

Jeff Bible, Church Life, Forgiveness, Humility, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

“And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed Him on the way.” – Mark 10:52 {ESV} For many of us the most heartbreaking experience we have had as followers of Christ is to have forfeited something we once were so blessed by.  I’m not talking about …