Larry and Judi Keefauver have been in ministry for over 40 years. Both have extensive experience in counseling and mentoring. Their three adult children are married, are actively living for the Lord and are parenting seven grandchildren. Judi and Larry have traveled internationally leading seminars and conferences on family, marriage, parenting, church leadership and spiritual growth. They have an international TV program, Family Forum, seen throughout Taiwan, China, Korea and on the Internet through GoodTV.
Dr. Larry Keefauver with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Texas Christian University is professionally and educationally trained in pastoral counseling and Judi is a registered nurse. Best-selling family books include: Lord I Wish My Family Would Get Saved, The 77 Irrefutable Truths of Parenting (with Judi), Proactive Parenting—The Early Years, The 77 Irrefutable Truths of Marriage (with Judi), Lord I Wish My Teenage Would Talk With Me, and Lord I Wish My Husband Would Pray with Me. Judi’s devotional book for women is Be.
With over 2.5 million books worldwide in 12 languages, Dr. Keefauver is the noted author of Inviting God’s Presence, When God Doesn’t Heal Now, Experiencing the Holy Spirit, The 77 Irrefutable Truths of Ministry, Hugs for Grandparents, Hugs for Heroes, Commanding Angels—Invoking the Standing Orders, From the Oval Office: Prayers of the Presidents, The 77 Irrefutable Truths of Prayer and Friend to Friend. He edited the bestselling through the Bible in one year curriculum—What the Bible is All About (Gospel Light). Other adult curriculum includes Making Love Last Forever (with Gary Smalley), Truth Matters (with Josh McDowell), and The Seasons of a Man’s Life (Patrick Morley) all with Lifeway Press. His most recent books include a new and revised edition of Commanding Angels (2016 Camden House Books) and Becoming a Bestselling Author: 21 Proven, Profitable Pointers for Marketing and Selling You & Your Message.
Dr. Keefauver has written extensively for Christian magazines and is a contributing editor and writer for Ministry Today, Kairos and Harvest Times. Dr. Keefauver is a member of the International Coalition of Apostles, and the Open Bible Faith Fellowship. Larry is involved in financial, business and church consulting. He and Judi have bases in Orlando and Maui, Hawaii; they partner and consult in marketplace ministry ventures nationally and internationally. Larry and Judi teach counseling, marriage and family in CLEN/CLST, Christ for the Nations in Brazil, and in Bible schools throughout North America and Asia. Dr. Keefauver is a senior ministry partner and board member with Eagles’ Wings Ministries and gives apostolic oversight to pastors, churches and non-profits throughout the US. He and Judi are members of the St. Nektarios Orthodox Mission in Waxahachie, Texas.
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Never ask God why? or when?
Posted on: January 22, 2020
Always ask God who? or what? or how?
I have officiated hundreds of funerals and visited parishioners thousands of times in hospitals and hospices over my 40+ years of ministry.
I have counseled with individuals and families for thousands of hours regarding issues about abuse, addiction, abortion, immorality, separation, divorce, hurt, pain, unforgiveness, regret, resentment, depression, despair, suicide, death, murder, doubt, hate, anger, fear, financial ruin, and mayhem.
Almost without an exception, they have asked innumerable why and when questions like...
Why did God allow this? or When will God act?
Rarely do they ask...
Who is God in my life and situation? What does He want from me? How am I to surrender and obey Him now?
Most Christians want rational, finite reasons not holiness, mystery, sovereignty and divine providence.
Wanting answers "for me" from God never works.
He desires that I listen first and then respond, "Yes, Lord."
God is at work for good in everything as we love Him and others, give Him all glory, and pray, "Thy will not mine be done."
Years ago, I learned that when God answers with silence it means that I need to wait upon the Lord.
Yes, He does answer with no, go, or slow as well.
And often He answers with hindsight not foresight, wisdom not prophecy, and irrefutable truth not a myth.
Again, let us pray, "Lord have mercy" and be still...knowing that He alone is God.
Stay in His Presence.
Live in Hope, not Expectation
Posted on: January 2, 2020
When I have or others have for me unrealistic expectations, disappointment is usually just around the corner. Likewise, when I put my hope in the promises of other, I find that they rarely come true. When I wish upon a star, my dream simply doesn’t come true; fantasy even when created by Disney simply isn’t real. Some faith teachers instruct us to “expect a miracle.” My counterpunch to this cliché is simply “expect God.” Since God is at work for good in all things for those who love Him and are called according to His promises, I must live in hope because God is Hope. No hope exists outside of God in Christ. “My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness...On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
Therefore, when I feel disappointment with God, I must take responsibility for my feelings and expectations of God which were carnal not incarnate. I place all my hope in God doing exactly what He promised in His ways and timing. All His promises are “yes” and “amen.”
Disappointed in God? Then lay all your expectations, timelines and operational strategies at the foot of the Cross.
Stop singing, “I surrender some” and start living “I surrender all.”
Stop blaming God and others for not doing what you expect.
Start hoping in the mercies of God which are new every morning. Pray without ceasing, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”
Expect God. Put all your hope in Him. Such rightly placed hope never disappoints. Then you will assuredly discover that the good plans God has for you are to give you a hope and future. Get over yourself and expect God your Eternal Hope.
While writing and editing today…
Posted on: November 11, 2019
While writing and editing today, I read this:
John D. Rockefeller once said, “I do not think there is any other quality so essential to the success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost anything.”
St. Paul wrote in Romans 5 that "perseverance" helps to shape our character. When people ask how I wrote, edited and published so many of my books and hundreds of others, I answer, "Perserverance...and finishing." Perhaps the greatest enemies of success are "distraction, doubt, and delay" which all cause a lack of focus, faith, and finishing strong.
"Lord, may I be so conformed to your life that I may continually cry out after finishing each task you give me, 'It is finished.' Completed to your glory so that I may shine for Thee. Amen."