Amanda is a woman after God's own heart. What she desires most is for people to know that God has a purpose for them in every season of life. And no matter what you are going through, God wants you to be involved in His kingdom work. Nothing is too small.
Amanda will leave the attendees of your event feeling encouraged to be all that God has them to be, to look past their insecurities, shortcomings, fears, and failures and see themselves as God sees them.
Contentment- In a society filled with social media standards how is it possible to keep up? What does God say about our worth and where to find security.
Marriage- No relationship is better telling of how you value people then your marriage. How do you react when your spouse is broken, frustrated and insecure? Are you slow to anger or quick to react. What does your marriage say about your relationship with God?
Waiting- God takes us through seasons in our lives. Throughout scripture we see periods of waiting being used to grow, develop and define people. How do you respond to waiting? Nothing is wasted with God.
Forgiveness- What do you do when someone hurts you and the people you hold closest? How can God heal those spaces?
Pastoral Wife- Few people understand the fish globe of pastoral family living. My desire is to encourage pastoral families to be who God has called them to be and not succumb to the pressures of ministry. How do you deal with the juggle of ministry/family?
*Amanda is willing to customize a message for your event.
Amanda has been a great encouragement to me. She listens before speaking and what she speaks reflects the heart of God. She is thoughtful, kind, and puts me at ease when I am with her. When I hear her speak, I find myself wanting to stand firm and bold in Jesus and rest in His arms at the same time.
-Rebekah Crosby-LifeChurch Member and Board Members' Wife
Amanda's upcoming book, A Journey in Faith: Embracing the Unknown will be co-authored with the President of Titus II Woman Ministry, Tara DeMaris. To be released fall/winter 2017.
Sample Blog Post . . .
By Amanda Keller, Originally posted on September 28, 2016
“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!” (1Corinthians 13:12 MSG)
My brother is a pilot. Lately he has been flying charter flights. After piloting through tough weather the other day, he was discussing the adventure with my mother. “Mom flying in those clouds sometimes makes me feel uneasy. I feel like I don’t know where I’m going and the thought crosses my mind, what if my instruments aren’t right, what if I’m not where they say I am.” What a terrible feeling! To be the one commanding the plane and your only “eyes” are those instrument panels. But after a brief moment of panic you just have to trust in what you’ve been taught, trust that those instruments and navigational skills you learned will get you to your destination.
It’s a lot like our journey in life. Sometimes we feel like we are in the midst of the clouds just hoping that we aren’t on the road to disaster. We even have brief (sometimes not so brief) moments of panic. But reality is we have to trust in our navigational system as well. God’s Word, his guidance and the Holy Spirit working through us.
I love how The Message Bible states the 1 Corinthians verse above. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. Much like my brother, the pilot, we are straining to see if we are really on the right course. But just like planes come through the storms and the weather clears, we too will see clearly one day.
Until then we trust our instruments. We trust in an all knowing God. There is a song written by Babbie Mason entitled Trust His Heart. The following are some lyrics from that song:
When you don’t see His planWhen you can’t trace His handTrust His heart.
When you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart. When it seems like you might not be in the right place, like your instrument panel might be failing, trust His heart. What is his heart? Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that His plans for us are good. Romans 8 tells us that he works all things together for our good for those that love God and are called according to his purpose. Now it might not look like what we imagined. It might not even be exactly what we like, but we have to trust what we know about God. Get in His word and cling to his promises. Keep remembering that He has it all under control. He is our instrument of peace.
Father, I pray that we would continually trust in you. When the clouds move in and our vision dims help us to trust you, knowing someday we will clearly see your plan. Amen.