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God Is The Author

God Is The Author

By Drenda Keesee

 

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-13, ESV).

Years ago, I had such big dreams for my life and such a big vision for all the things I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to be a T.V. newscaster, business owner, and MORE, but when I gave my life to Jesus, I thought that meant that I would have to give all that up. I thought God had a totally different plan for my life.

Guess what?

God Is The Author

Not only did ALL my dreams come true, but also God took me above and beyond what I thought was possible!

God wants to do the same for you.

Sometimes we think that our dreams have to stay dreams when we give our lives to Christ. I want you to be assured that God is the author and finisher of our dreams! He created you to live an amazing life, a life of purpose and passion. He gave you amazing dreams, so you could see them fulfilled!

If you have dreams that you have packed away because you thought they would never happen, dust them off and place them at God’s feet. Maybe your dreams have been on hold because you have been working in your own strength and not looking to God for His strength. Whatever dreams you have for your life, God has placed them inside you, but you need to seek His help to see them come true.

In Matthew 19:26 (NIV), Jesus tells us, *“ With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible!”

In Jesus, you have a friend, counselor, and advocate who wants to partner with you in every decision you make. You can soar to greater heights with the Lord by your side! I know this because I saw it happen in my own life, time and time again.

For every locked door, God has a key. For every roadblock you see, God will make a way. Jesus did not come to take our dreams but to make them possible! Pursuing your God-designed calling is the only real way to live a happy life. Live the life He created you to live. I want that for you and so does God!

Pray this…God, give life to my dreams again. Instead of worrying about whether or not they are possible and how they will happen, help me to prepare myself for receiving them. Help me to trust that amazing things will come my way when I trust in you. Amen!

~Drenda

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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 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.

Gary and Drenda pastor Faith Life Church at The Now Center in New Albany, Ohio and also are the CEOs of Forward Financial Group.

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