4 Ways to Know God Better
By Drenda Keesee
Do you ever feel like the culture is so loud, it’s hard to hear yourself think?
I know I do! There are constantly voices in our ears, fighting for our attention. With all that noise, it’s hard to tune in to the one voice that matters.
I want to encourage you to do whatever you have to do to make space for God in your life, because without that one-on-one time, your purpose gets clouded and you grow further and further away from your assignment.
God loves you so much. He wants to hear from you and tell you about all He has for you. We can’t know who we are and what our purposes are without hearing it from God, right?
That’s why I put together a few helpful tips for creating time and space for God to move in your life!
Making Time to Pray
One of the most difficult but most important things you can do for your life is pray.
Easier said than done, I know!
But sometimes all that lies between you and your time with God is an adjustment in priorities.
God doesn’t require you to clock in and clock out. He just wants to see you want a relationship with Him!
There are all kinds of places that you could find a little extra time…
Do you like to binge-watch Amazon Prime series? Maybe you are an HGTV buff, or like to do a little online shopping?
You can allow yourself online shopping freedom on certain nights of the week and save certain nights for prayer. Whatever you do, schedule it and keep it the same as if it were a doctor’s appointment.
Hold yourself to a high standard with prayer time.
I don’t know about you, but I think the quickest way to a failed relationship is to stop spending any time together.
Make time with God, and watch as life gets better and happier!
Go HERE to watch my Youtube teaching on how to hear God’s voice.
No matter how clearly you heard God’s instructions, you still have to check in with Him and make sure you are on the same page.
Am I doing what you created me to do? Am I going about it the way you intended me to? Are there any opportunities I am missing? How can I go even further in my assignment? 🤔
You get the picture.
God is always calling us to go further in our assignments and to do more! It isn’t about getting to a place where you are comfortable, so if that is what you think, think again!
God is going to call you to do the impossible, but, remember, nothing is impossible with God.
Open and Closed Doors
God is so good. He will open doors you thought were permanently closed, AND He will shut doors that you were never meant to walk through.
Whether you are thinking about a job opportunity, a potential business partnership, or wondering whether a certain person could be your future spouse, if a door closes, trust that it was never meant for you. When things don’t go the way you want them to go, trust there is a reason.
God loves you. He wants you to succeed in your passions and your purpose.
You might not understand how it unfolds or why it unfolds the way it does, or why it takes soooooo long, but Proverbs 3:5-6 tell us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Remember, You Are a New Creation
One of the fastest ways to short-circuit God’s plan for your life is by living in the past.
Second Corinthians 5:17 tells us “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!”
When you are constantly rehearsing old mistakes and echoing old regrets, you are frozen in the old you, but YOU AREN’T THE OLD YOU; CHRIST MADE YOU NEW! 🙌
No matter where you are in your life, what you have done, or how long it has been since you have prayed, it is never too late.
When you make the choice to go to God and believe all He says about you, your life will change, just like it did for me and my husband, Gary.
For years, we begged God for help. Trust me, when you stop begging and start believing and expecting, life is never the same again! God is able to do more than you can ask, think, or IMAGINE when you turn your dreams over to Him!
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Drenda Keesee’s contagious zeal and humorous personal experiences help make her ministry of spiritual, emotional and relational wholeness one that will bless your life and spark a new fire in your spirit.
A wife of over 30 years and a mother of five children, Drenda has ministered at churches, seminars, and conferences, and through the mediums of television and radio, for more than 20 years.
Her books, The New Vintage Family, Better Than You Think, and She Gets It are available wherever books are sold. In these heartfelt books, Drenda shares her personal journey and the life lessons that have brought her to where she is today, as well as practical answers that all people need to live a joyful life.
Drenda and her husband Gary founded Faith Life Now, a ministry designed to spread the message of freedom in the areas of finances, faith, marriage, and family. Tune in for their weekly messages here. Faith Life Now hosts conferences worldwide, and sponsors both Fixing the Money Thing, which Drenda co-hosts with her husband Gary, and Drenda.
Through their own life experiences, the Keesee’s have found the principles from God’s Word to be powerful and effective. At one point, Drenda was a young, suicidal feminist with no hope of ever being “good enough” for her own standards of perfection. She never wanted the “inconvenience” of a husband or children, and she was on her own path to success. But the stress of trying to achieve perfection and perform for love left her broken and used. She had success, but it was nothing compared to the pain and loneliness it had also brought.
That’s when God got a hold of her heart. It was there—at her lowest point—that she found the One who accepted and loved her, faults and all. Since that transformation, Drenda has had a passion to reach women who find themselves where she once was.
She married Gary after attending college, and there she found herself in a personal boot camp of sorts. She says, “I cried and told God, ‘I can do anything but be a wife and mother.’” She committed to learning how to do it God’s way. Through the many years of raising their children and struggling to make ends meet, Drenda learned from their mistakes. “I didn’t know how to be a wife and mother, but God saved our marriage, taught us how to parent our children for success, showed us how to have financial success, and then irony of all ironies, He called us to ministry.” It’s truly because of these life experiences that Drenda can now share so many insightful principles for people who are now going through the same struggles.