I want to take a moment to share with you our thoughts on “Kingdom Crossing” and what the name means to Trevor and me.
First and most importantly, we believe that Kingdom Crossing was the name God ordained for this blog. We did an awful lot of searching before we settled on Kingdom Crossing, and God’s leading was clear.
As humans, we are living for a brief time in this earthly kingdom, which is full of heartache and strife and pain. Yes, God is good and He provides for our needs, but our lives here can be very difficult at times. Because sin entered the world all those years ago through Adam and Eve’s disobedience, we live in a fallen, sinful, broken kingdom. In the flesh, we struggle; we fight; we cry; we get sick; we disappoint others; eventually, we die.
Ultimately, however, this world is not our home; we are destined for God’s heavenly kingdom, a perfect home that Jesus is preparing for us even now. This is the hope on which we base our faith—that Jesus came to live and die for us, as our perfect sacrifice, to bridge the gap between us and God so that we can be with Him for eternity.
In a sense, we begin “crossing over” from this earthly kingdom to a heavenly kingdom when we say “yes” to Jesus, and we draw closer to our final destination each moment. In fact, we can begin to experience our eternity even now. As we live day to day, we are called to advance God’s kingdom by bringing that future reality here to earth, by pushing back darkness through prayer, ministry, and loving others into a relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Trevor and I believe that a big part of our calling is to minister specifically in the area of finances; we have a passion for God’s principles of handling money, and we love to share with others what we have experienced and learned. We know that many people are struggling in this area of their lives, and it’s such a heavy burden that affects every other aspect of life.
The church that we attend is a part of the Association of Vineyard Churches. The founder of the Vineyard movement, John Wimber, had this to say about money and possessions:
“Many Christians and Christian leaders have been neutralized by the love of money and materialism. The homage paid to affluence becomes a burden that saps our energy as well as our love for God and other people. Through repentance and the cleansing of forgiveness, we can rid ourselves of this burden and begin to let God transform our value system. Like Jesus and Paul, we can learn to be content with what we have, living modestly in order that we may give liberally to the work of the kingdom and to meet the needs of others.”
Trevor and I want to be like the Apostle Paul, who “proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ–with all boldness and without hindrance!” (Acts 28:31)
So, there you go. Kingdom Crossing. I hope you’ll join with us in leading others to Jesus, in pushing back darkness and sharing God’s love and truths day by day. We’re “crossing” over from this tainted and broken earthly kingdom into God’s perfect kingdom, where there will be no more tears or pain or sadness.
Thank you, Jesus!