Act, and God Will Act
by Drenda Keesee
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5).
Sometimes we get distracted, and our heart begins to callous toward hearing God’s voice, and we get off the mark. Life’s pressures have a way of choking out God’s Word, and so we have to reestablish our relationship with God and listen for His direction. And when you cry out to God, you’re going to find some changes needed in your life.
There are always more journeys and challenges in life. We will never get to the place where we don’t need to continually follow God in our lives. The moment we think we can do it alone is the time our pride will cause us to fall into a delusion that lands us back in trouble.
You may be in a place where it seems hopeless…
…but you and God can take on anything. Ask God to reestablish your foundation and to repurpose your family in Him. Listen for His instruction and walk it out in the strength He has given you.
Joan of Arc said it beautifully, “Act, and God will act.”
When you take a step of obedience, God’s grace (His power) will meet you. You won’t do it alone. It is impossible to change in your strength and ability. God’s power is the only way you can reclaim your identity in Christ, impact your family, and place them on the right foundation. God’s power is the key to your destiny. God wants to fill your faith with His ability! You are not alone. Help is just a prayer away:
Father God, I come to You and ask for Your help to reestablish my family’s foundation on Your Word. I humble myself before You and recognize I cannot succeed in my family or business without your direction. I ask for Your help, and I commit my life to You. I ask You to re-purpose my life and help me to lead my family by Your Spirit.
You don’t have to fight the battle by yourself. Gideon’s army was small in number, but with a divine plan, they won the battle without even going into war. The army of 135,000 soldiers saw Gideon’s 300 men and thought they were surrounded. They began to kill one another, without Gideon’s army suffering any casualties!
That is how God wants to work in your life. You may be outnumbered by your problems and facing hopeless circumstances, but God has a divine plan to bring you into restoration—and you don’t have to suffer any casualties. Your life will make a statement!
*Excerpt from “The New Vintage Family” by Drenda Keesee
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. 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 Keesees 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.