Adding Nations to Your Purpose

The video is here. Why Purpose? – It doesn’t matter if I’m a millennial living paycheck to paycheck or a retiree traveling the world, life without a purpose beyond “self” is empty. For believers, the irony of life in the Kingdom is that when we seek “things” they (and...

Growing Through Your Near-Death Experience

The video is here. Two weeks ago I had an accident while leading some horses out of a corral. My memory was thankfully erased by the concussion, but somehow I got my head stepped on by one of my friends… 30 stitches, 10 staples, fractured skull and broken collar bone....

Recipes Don’t Work

We have all met people whom we admire. They seem to have it all going their way: something intangible that fuels them with energy, creativity, purpose and “Midas touch” results. Finances often follow such people, but their prosperity in life is much broader than...

Personal Reformation

The video is here. There is a macro shift from revival to reformation happening now. The concept of getting saved and serving others for the rest of your life on earth doesn’t tap the real calling to a mountain that rests in our hearts. About 75% of young...

Dreams Do Come True

  The video is here. Life is busy. Our culture doesn’t naturally get us connected with our own hearts, nor do any of our institutions teach us how. It leaves us plodding through life with no sense of destiny or purpose. We use entertainment to fill the gap in our...

Sharing Your Why

The video is here. There is a sound in the Kingdom built around sharing your “why” – the real reasons for the motivations of our hearts. If we try to convince others to adopt our why, it feels disingenuous and raises the resistance we all have for a sales pitch. If...

Obedience Kills

The video is here. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant — not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Cor 3:6 NIV The media has been full of stories about muslim terrorism. They believe that they are...

Embracing Vulnerability

When we were in Dallas last weekend sharing about Releasing Kings and hearts, I shared my own stories of tragedy and triumph. There is some fragrance that comes into our lives when we experience a death and resurrection on a personal level. Everyone there was either...

The Education Mountain

The video is here. We usually put releasing Kings in the context of business and wealth creation because of my own personal bias. However, releasing hearts is a Kingdom principle that works in every mountain. Education is a great example. Since we were all full time...

The Lord of Hosts Is Encouraging

The video is here. When you say “Yes, Lord” to your destiny, you coincidentally sign up for some great victories and some additional warfare. A decision to be part of the Kingdom and have an influence in your mountain comes with an anointing for persistence, work and...

Only Believe

We all face issues in life that are beyond our ability to control or even to foresee. Our role in the Kingdom is volunteering to initiate something that is not possible to complete without God’s intervention. Faith always feels a little farther out on the limb than we...

Wealth Creation

The Video is here. Helping people to make a connection with their heart and purpose in the Kingdom isn’t theoretical or just theological. Dreams come true when we connect our heart’s desires with our vocation and cash flow. One of the failure points of counseling,...

Is My Dream Too Big?

The video is here. Over the last two weeks we had the privilege of helping several dozen people in Poland and Denmark to get in touch with themselves and the dream that God wrote in their hearts (Heart Plan Workshops). It’s really a process of hearing God and...

Connecting With Our Heart

The video is here. One of the most profound ingredients of “Kingdom” is making the transition from servant to friend in our relationship with Jesus. God is walking us all through this transition to Kingdom by teaching us how to connect with what He’s already written...

Ideas That Have Legs

The video version of this newsletter is here. With the advent of social media, viral ideas have the ability to travel the world at a much faster pace. The Utopian theory is that this global exchange of ideas would foster enlightenment and unity around the world… I...

Start Before You Are Ready

The video is here. Successful people start before they feel ready. The key: they respond to their heart’s passions with action before their mind can list all the reasons why not. It’s important to understand the difference between heart and mind. Our public schools...

Results

The video is here. Results make many believers a little nervous because it’s close to “works”… also known as dead works. We’ve all worked with people driven by a religious or workaholic zeal toward rules that were supposed to lead to results. The lack of relationship...

Letting Your Heart Breathe

The video version of this newsletter is here. Choosing Life – Releasing Kings is really fun right now. The wind is at our back and the enemy is in our face. All over the world, a mighty army is waking up to a breath of fresh air that is bringing life and vitality and...

Replacing the Sin Management Model of the Gospel

You can watch the video here. When we first experience Jesus in our hearts we are all naturally drawn to want to cultivate our obedience and elevate His lordship in our lives. It’s natural and healthy to want to please the father. Most of us struggle to get through...

Releasing the Fragrance

Video version The concept of releasing Kings is all about defining your dream and seeing it come true in a way that displays something of your destiny in the Kingdom. It’s a Jailbreak on a personal level and it makes a real contribution at the Kingdom level – making...

Depression of the Heart

We were designed to have fellowship with God and to experience His presence, and to dream and see those dreams come true. The path of life can lead us through great challenges in both of those areas, and when we go through a valley it really does feel like depression....

Things We Substitute for Heart’s Desire

We are just entering a season where God’s people are beginning to grasp that His will can be found in the desires of our own hearts. That’s how we define a King. Traditionally, doing God’s business was always presumed to be sacrificing my will and picking up the cross...

Choosing Between a Diet and a Dream

God is graduating believers into the Kingdom right now. I hear many stories of both excitement and travail. We have all been discipled in a concept of holding ourselves accountable to live up to certain standards. Two things eventually happen after some amount of time...

Managing Imagination

A tool of destiny – I want to suggest that our imagination is one of the ways that we discover our Kingdom purpose (aka the will of God). Here’s how it works: imagination or meditation is our journey through the desires of our heart to find the desires on God’s heart....

Finding Your Open Door

In my own life and the lives of all my friends, we are wrestling with finding an open door. Or, if a door has opened, how do we manage the flood of blessing and adversity that goes with it? Many hearts are longing for a door to open. Some don’t even know what door to...

Hang on to Your Heart

The Gospel of Salvation – We all have roots in the gospel of salvation; Jesus died for our sins and, if we accept his sacrifice and ask his forgiveness, we can be saved. People in desperate straits are indeed forgiven and heaven is their destination. When we translate...

Tested Until We Trust

Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him. Ps 105:19 KJV When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. Matt 13:21 NIV This is an amazing season of testing for those pursuing the Kingdom in the marketplace. Many...

Why Children Talk to Themselves

Under the age of 10, children freely talk to themselves without inhibition. They are free from the boundaries that prevent the expression of their hearts. As we grow older and become more educated, we distance ourselves from our hearts and dwell more in our minds...

The Next Level

“3 steps to connect with your own heart” –          Stop living someone else’s script –          Become yourself (the way you were designed) –          Build the bridge between vocation and ministry –          Get started on the dream God put in your heart Where is...

The What, Why, and How of Life

“What” – Life has a purpose – The most fundamental question we ask in life is, “What’s my purpose?” Even if you don’t ask it overtly, your heart is searching for the reason in subconscious ways. I’ve heard believers say that it’s to glorify God. I’m not sure what that...

Doors and Keys

Kings share one common phenomenon, particularly in this present hour: we are all contending for our inheritance and pursuing a dream. Servants content themselves with the blessed hope of heaven. Kings are focused on building the Kingdom here and now. That Kingdom...

My Dream Isn’t Here Yet

I received a comment on a last week’s newsletter that is very relevant. Many are going through a phase where aspects (or all) of our dream hasn’t arrived yet. Welcome to the club. I thought this articulated one of the excesses we can fall into: pursuing a legitimate...

Meditation – Exercising Your Heart

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. (Acts 2:17) It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of...

Afformations – Finding Your “Because”

Free indeed – this afternoon I realized there are two areas that have set my heart free in the last decade: 1)    Worshiping church – I used to think that church was the most important thing in the world; the top of God’s priority list. Now I realize that there are...

Adding Substance to Your Dream

It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It’s the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live. From The Rose Secular writers...

Hearing Hearts

I heard your heart – Once we learn to hear our own heart’s desires, we start a process of learning to distinguish between our hearts and our minds. When I say “heart,” I’m referring to a deeper level; “subconscious” or “spirit” may also be terms we could use to...

Heirs Together

Marriage is a great example of a relationship where the union is greater than the sum of the parts. Life is all about finding the people with whom we’re called to work, and enjoying the ride. The original couple was created to 1) be fruitful, 2) multiply, and 3) have...

Like a Child

One of the secrets to fulfilling our Kingdom and Kingly destiny is becoming child-like. When we were little, our philosophy of life was going after whatever we wanted. We would crawl or waddle over to the desired object and simply grasp for it. If we couldn’t get it,...

The Price of Success

Most of us have heroes or role models whom we consider successful. Last week we discussed the role of passion in finding our personal calling or purpose in life (Passion is in Fashion). This week we want to make it a little more practical and outline eight simple...

Passion is in Fashion

There is a shift in the Kingdom that allows Kings to embrace their passion. We are all attracted to public figures in music, sports, business, or politics who are passionate. They love what they do; they are really good at it, and their level of fervor, enthusiasm and...

God’s Favor is on Buffalo, NY

Current events – The conference in Buffalo with David Tinney and Greg Dalessandri was a total party. I am always amazed at the level of stirring in Kings right now. I try to interview several in each session so that the prophetic anointing becomes obvious to everyone...

Created for Success

You win – Just like airplanes are designed to fly, God created you to succeed. Most of us have experienced enough failure in life or our upbringing that our computers are programmed to doubt that we can succeed. However, you can overwrite the negative software if you...

Stewards of Glory

What’s Worship – As a believer and then a pastor, I loved congregational worship. We practiced the music and sought God for a prophetic flow in every service. Those services taught me a precious aspect of hearing God’s voice and learning to glorify him. I will always...

The Gospel of the Kingdom

I have one more insight regarding Warsaw. Our business conferences “accidentally” resulted in 30-40 salvations. The Lord spoke something into my heart regarding why it happened. This newsletter is an introduction to Kings and the Gospel of the Kingdom. It’s worth...

Dreams Come True Part 2

Lack of words – I’m dreaming about the newly saved business men and women in Poland and Ukraine. We have no language that conveys the importance of their marketplace ministry. If ministry occurs, we call it church… mega church, community church, house church, cell...

You Can Dream

“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they...