Gary Keesee's blog
What does it mean to be the light of the world? Mathew 5:14-16 says, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
The world is hungry for peace. People are always looking for peace. People spend money and time searching for peace. But they’re looking in the wrong places. They have it backwards. Because peace is a product of the inside.
- By Dan Pilla, the nation's leading tax expert and litigator The latest twist in the Congressional inquiry into the IRS's actions of targeting conservative political groups has taken a bizarre turn. For the past year, Congressional committees have been pushing the IRS and the White House to release the e-mails of Lois Lerner that were generated between 2010 and 2012, the period during which the IRS targeted numerous groups for improper, politically motivated scrutiny.
How hungry are you for change in your life? It's time to stop crying out to God for help paying your bills and instead, ask Him for opportunities. Nearly every day, I get an email asking me to pray for supernatural debt cancellation for someone. I had one person ask me to pray in agreement with them that God would just cancel their debt. I want to address this because, unfortunately, the Body of Christ has some mixed up ideas about this. Let me tell you once and for ...
The old phrase “Where your eyes go, your body follows” is usually something that sports trainers and coaches say, but it really applies to nearly every area of your life. Because where your eyes, and your mind goes, your life follows. Your perspective and how you approach your life, determines where you’re going. Look at Numbers 13:31-33. God told Moses to send some men to explore the land of Canaan. He sent them and they saw that the land was good. But then what ...
Are you just starting a new business or branching out into new territory and finding pressures coming at you from all sides?
You overslept and you’re running behind. You rush around the house yelling at your kids, and snapping at your spouse. Then you get into traffic and find yourself slamming your fist on the steering wheel in frustration. It’s been a long day at home with the kids and the laundry is piling up. When they start arguing for what seems like the hundredth time, you scream, “WHY CAN’T I HAVE JUST FIVE MINUTES OF PEACE?”
Mark 16:15 tells us to go into the world and share the good news of the gospel, but the term “good news” is sometimes misinterpreted. John 3:16 tells us how much God loves people and how important people are to Him, but in case you haven’t noticed, John 3:16 isn’t good news to the world. It doesn’t mean a thing to them. The world is looking for the good news that says they can have their house paid off and their marriage restored.
We live in a culture where you can microwave your dinner, or hit a drive-thru and “have it your way.” You can reach almost anyone, anywhere, any time by pressing a button on your phone. So people want instant results all the time, and when they don’t get the results that they want, they get disillusioned and they bail. But that’s the world’s system, not God’s. In God’s training system, you have to be obedient one day at a time.