Gary Keesee's blog
A debate has been raging in our government concerning tax revenue, how much people should be taxed, and who deserves to pay more. I’m going to jump in there today with somewhat of a rant—I’m sorry, but I’m passionate about this topic.
When God began to teach me about the Kingdom more than 25 years ago, He used deer hunting to reveal many principles. See, I used to hunt with no success. But one day the Lord spoke to me and said, “Why don’t you trust me for your deer this year?” He then told me to sow a financial seed toward receiving my deer and to believe that I receive when I pray, according to Mark 11:24. To make a long story short, I went out and bagged a six-point buck within 40 minutes of being in ...
Our perception of reality is easily warped. Like walking through a funhouse full of mirrors that distort the image, many of us have a distorted view of ourselves and of God. Fear is the master of distortion. Let's face it: fear makes every problem seem impossibly huge. It makes us imagine things. It makes us hear scary sounds at night. It makes us lose sight of reality.
Have you ever been riding a bicycle and tried to look at something behind you? It’s not easy. The old phrase “Where your eyes go, your body follows” kicks in, and you tend to steer the bike in the direction your head is turning.
Drenda and I went to Australia a few months ago for a conference. While we were there, we had this guy named Matt who was driving us to the meetings and taking care of us. When we got done with the conference, Matt asked me if I wanted to go crab fishing with him. I didn’t know anything about crab fishing, but I said sure.
Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? Where do I fit? These are questions I get quite often as a pastor. People want to make a difference. They want to contribute. They don’t want to just live for Fridays at 5pm. I know. I’ve been there. I also know that you’ll never discover the answers to those questions until you give your life to the One who created you.
Have you ever felt desperate? Have you ever needed God to do something, and needed Him to do it quickly? We’ve all been there—in those situations where faith has to produce, where God has to show up.