Exceedingly, Abundantly, Above All
By Drenda Keesee
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
I stand on this scripture when I pray. I know God is going to do exceedingly abundantly above what I ask or can even imagine. When I ask God for something, I kind of laugh and say, “But God if you want to take it to the next level, I put it in your hands.”
When I wanted a deer head to mount in Gary’s study…
I wanted it to come from our own woods, the land God gave us. I prayed, “God, I’d like it to be a big trophy buck. This is how many antler points I want on the rack, but you could do even more if you want.” Gary told me his faith wasn’t there for such a big deer. He said he had never seen one even close to that size. I told him, “You believe what you believe for, and I’m going to believe for exceedingly abundantly above what you ask, think, or imagine. I’m decorating your office with this deer head, so I need this!”
He missed an average size buck out in the woods the next day. He began a disappointed walk up to the house. He looked up and in the distance, he saw this huge trophy buck. He exclaimed, “There’s Drenda’s deer! That’s Drenda’s deer!” Gary pulled up his bow and he shot a long shot. It was way in the distance, but something on the inside of him was excited because he had a promise. He said as soon as he saw that deer that scripture popped in his mind, and he nailed a shot that looked impossible!
He got the deer and he was ecstatic! He came home jumping up and down. I never see Gary more excited than when he sees the Kingdom of God operate in his life, especially when it relates to deer hunting. And that trophy buck looks great in his office! I don’t know much about deer, but he said a 26-point deer was a huge deer!
Whatever you believe for, God can do exceedingly abundantly above what you think, ask, or imagine according to His power at work in you. There’s a power at work in you, and that power is even greater than your negative thoughts. It’s even greater than the negative things you’ve dealt with in your life, your failure, or your circumstances. You just have to see a promise!
If you can hold on to the promise instead of the problem, you’ll renew your mind. You’ll keep moving forward into God’s things. You’re going to see those promises come to pass, and your success story is going to be even better than you imagined!
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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.