By Keela Craft Ambrose
This is a podcast for leaders. Not for perfect people, but for those who have a desire to lead themselves. On this channel, you will hear topics centered on God & directed towards people who want to get better every day! Episodes on Love Fiercely tend to get pretty personal - so, hopefully you are ready to GET REAL & grow together! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
I’M GLAD I WAITED.
Lessons from making cookies, haha & a whole lot more! “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 13, 2021
THE SECRET TO OVERCOMING FEAR
Often we are led by our fears over what God has given us in the midst of our storms. We have a choice what leads us. We have a choice how we respond to the realities of life. & the most powerful thing we can do is give our power, our fear, our life to God & let Him lead us into victory. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
September 17, 2021
AWARENESS & EXPECTATION
We all deal with having expectations and some of us are more aware than others which causes frustration at times with people around you and things that happen. My hope is that you can learn how to deal with that according to how the Bible says to do it and by also choosing power over being controlled.
May 27, 2021
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
'If you don't see God IN it, He's probably working ON it." - Keela Craft Ambrose The focus of this message is found in (HEBREWS 11) - additional content covered in the message was found in the book of Esther, Romans, Proverbs, as well as the book of Matthew and Ezekiel. This message was spoken at Elevate Life Church on May 4, 2021. Follow me on Social: @KeelaCraftAmbrose Visit my Website: KeelaCraftAmbrose.com
May 5, 2021
10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
“Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” “If you continuously compete others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better.” “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
February 26, 2021
There are times going through life that we can think that we're not making progress in fact we can think that we Are actually going backward… But I want to encourage you with a verse, PSALM 37:23 - A person’s steps are directed by the Lord, & the Lord delights in his way. · We ask God to help us GET OUT of something… Get out of Debt, pain, trouble, hard times, a ticket… · But what if instead of just focusing on getting out, we INVITED GOD into our situations… · Sometimes the miracle is not in GETTING OUT of the situation, what if the miracle God has for you is INSIDE of where you are trying to GET OUT. · What if we started praying, instead – ASK GOD COME IN TO… Come into this hospital room, my job, my anxiety, my marriage… · God is oftentimes trying to do something in the MIDDLE of the difficulty, Miracles are only miracles because GOD moved IN adversity. It was only a miracle because it was impossible. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
November 17, 2020
GOD CARES ABOUT YOUR LEGACY
Your influence goes beyond a bloodline, your family is the MOST important place to have & to build a legacy, but it also has a greater reach beyond you – for good & bad. YOUR CHOICE TO LIVE THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE – BRINGS LIGHT WHERE THERE MAY HAVE BEEN DARKNESS! YOUR LEGACY STARTS WITH YOU! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
November 11, 2020
011: WHAT’S YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS?
Often we treat Jesus like we’re in a long distance relationship… But what many of us don’t realize is that it’s by choice. Have you thought about your relationship status with God lately? Because the fruit of your life is proving the status of your relationship every day. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
September 28, 2020
PUSH IT OVER
People say - "Give it to God..." but that is a lot easier said than done. It is not easy to give things to God, it can seem like such an elusive thing to do that in our daily lives... I wanted to give you a practical way of thinking about giving things to God and encourage you in this season to let God take care of the things that we cannot change personally. We always have a part to play in change - but there are certain things that we just really need God to step in & help us! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
June 4, 2020
HEAR IT - SAY IT - LIVE IT
ROMANS 10:17 So, faith comes from hearing, & hearing through the word of God. FAITH (THE ABILITY TO FOLLOW GOD FULLY) COMES BY HEARING • WHAT ARE you are listening to? God wants us to come as you are — but not stay as you are! WHAT YOU BELIEVE (IN YOUR HEART) IS WHAT YOU SAY. • Think about it, the bible tells us that out of our heart flows our issues… PROVERBS 23:7 As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. OFTEN, WE CONSULT OUR EMOTIONS INSTEAD OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. PROVERBS 4:20-24 Listen carefully, my dear child, to everything that I teach you, & pay attention to all that I have to say. Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit. Then, as you unwrap my words, they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being. So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life. Avoid dishonest speech and pretentious words. Be free from using perverse words no matter what! YOU WILL END UP LIVING (ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU FOLLOW &) BELIEVE IN. • Identity is developed when you understand that God made you & He loves you. GENESIS 1:27 God created human beings in his own likeness. He created them to be like himself. He created them as male & female. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
April 13, 2020
Too often in life we make ourselves available to the wrong things… Boundaries produce freedom in our life it’s important to have boundaries in your mind heart life and relationships! Decide today what you’re going to be unavailable to so that you can actually have the life that you want to have! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
March 19, 2020
BE LIKE JESUS
God does not create us or save us so we can just sit, He wants us to move to the next level & USE WHAT HE HAS GIVEN US IN THE KINGDOM – TO serve. It is interesting to me that we have this natural desire to be great, but we naturally do not want to do what it takes to get there. It can be so tempting to say, “well I just don’t know where to start…” – but we have so many examples to follow, main one being JESUS! If it has no value or no purpose… it doesn’t matter. What purpose do you serve?: Your income (money) - Your time (influence) - Your talent (ability) You are serving a purpose… does it matter? Does it have a meaning that is greater than you alone? MATTHEW 23:11-12 The greatest among you will be the one who always serves others from the heart. Remember this: If you have a lofty opinion of yourself & seek to be honored, you will be humbled. But if you have a modest opinion of yourself & choose to humble yourself, you will be honored. The greatest servant was Jesus. He didn’t come to rule. He came to serve. The greatest among you is the servant VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
January 28, 2020
IT'S A SET UP
So often in life we think that a SET UP is a negative thing... like there is always something around the corner that is going to ruin it all. But while the enemy tries to get us thinking that things are happening TO US, God is trying to show us that things are actually happening FOR US! God is setting you up to win! Through the life story of Joseph, I hope to encourage you as we step into 2020 & into our greatness - like never before! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
January 1, 2020
009: LET GO & LET GOD
We say Jesus take the wheel - then He goes right instead of left & we take back control. One of the most prominent themes of scripture is to trust in God, especially in times when difficult to do so. Although it’s not easy, letting go of your way is always worth it. Because his way is wayyy better! Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
December 20, 2019
GIFT OF THE SMALL
Often, we are looking for the BIG things to happen… BIGGER IS BETTER RIGHT? We look for our dreams to come true, for our prayers to be answered, for our miracle to happen. But one of the biggest mistakes we can make, is to overlook the small. God can do anything all at once, but often – He does His best work in the small. We get impatient with God, & we do not think He is doing enough in us & for us. God often does small things – so that He can bring us along with us… If God gave you all your dreams & gave you everything He intends to bring into your life – you would not be capable of receiving it. We want the big thing, but we are not capable of seeing the GIFT OF THE SMALL. In the season that we are in now! ZECHARIAH 4:10 - Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… GOD DOES BIG THINGS IN SMALL WAYS! MATTHEW 13:31-32 - …Heaven’s kingdom can be compared to the tiny mustard seed that a man takes & plants in his field. Although the smallest of all the seeds, it eventually grows into the greatest of garden plants, becoming a tree for birds to come & build their nests in its branches. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
December 13, 2019
BEST OVER GOOD
God told Adam & Eve they could eat from all the trees of the garden except one. So, what did the enemy do – he tried to get them to focus on the one they couldn’t have instead of all the ones God had given them. God has called us to an abundance mindset– to see all that we have, while the enemy tries to get us focused on only what we lack. NEVER ALLOW THE GOOD TO BE ROBBER OF THE BEST. - Family Motto · The start is to know good from bad. · Then when you mature – you can discern what is good & best. WE ASK GOD TO REFINE US – BUT THEN WHEN HE TURNS UP THE HEAT, WE BEG HIM TO STOP. · God allows everything into our lives for one of two purposes—either to bring us into a relationship with himself or, if we already know him, to make us more like his Son. · The longer you wait for something, the greater the possibility of disappointment. As you wait, you begin to think about how good things will be when your dream finally comes true. And if you wait long enough, your expectations will be so high that you will almost inevitably be disappointed because nothing could ever be that good. GOOD HAS TO BE LEFT BEHIND IN ORDER FOR YOU TO HAVE THE BEST. · This means that some good things have to go in order that better things may come. o This touches so many areas of life—how we spend our time, our habits & the relationships we have. o Some things may not be wrong, but they just aren’t good for us. & some relationships may not be bad, but they keep pulling us in the wrong direction. YOU HAVE A CHOICE IN HOW YOU THINK ABOUT LIFE: 1. VICTIM MINDSET: WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME? 2. VICTORY MINDSET: WHAT IS THIS TEACHING ME? VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
November 20, 2019
LEADERSHIP TALKS WITH DR. ROBI - BEST SELF HEALTH ADVICE
I had the opportunity to sit down with world renowned psychologist Dr. Robi Sonderegger to talk about his BEST self HEALTH advice for people. He helps people deal with trauma & is able to lead people in a practical & applicable way. In this episode, we discuss the 3 P's - (Priority, Perspective, & Permission.) VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
November 13, 2019
008: MIND CONTROL
You have control. No matter what things look like... 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 - “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” God wants us to take our thoughts captive. Often in life our thoughts have control but that is not how God wants you to live... He wants you to access the power He has given you! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 15, 2019
In this episode, I want to help you understand HOW TO KILL FEAR! We all feel fearful at times and that is normal as a human... But God doesn't want you to STAY there! The opposite of fear is not faith - it is love! God wants you to understand WHO He is & how much He loves you... 1 JOHN 4:18 - There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. Did you know, an estimated 8.7 percent of Americans, or 19.2 million people, suffer from a specific phobia? Why is it that we so often name our fears & know them often better than the character & power of our God!?! One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. - Henry Ford · Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that causes a change in metabolic & organ functions & ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from the perceived traumatic events. ISAIAH 43:1 - Don't fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine. • God actually commands us not to fear or worry. • The phrase “fear not” is used at least 80 times in the Bible, most likely because He knows the enemy uses fear to decrease our hope and limit our victories. PHILIPPIANS 4:6-9 - Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need & thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts & minds as you live in Christ Jesus. & now, dear brothers & sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, & honorable, & right, & pure, & lovely, & admirable. Think about things that are excellent & worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned & received from me—everything you heard from me & saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 11, 2019
LEADERSHIP TALKS WITH DR. ROBI - HOW TO GET PAST YOUR PAST
I had the opportunity to sit down with world renowned psychologist Dr. Robi Sonderegger to talk about how you can get past your past & not take it into your future. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 8, 2019
007: WHAT TO DO — WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
I had a conversation with my sister this week about leading yourself through something that is super hurtful or a loss or pain at a depth you have never known. & it caused me to begin thinking about this topic. What do you do when you don’t know what to do. You can only lead yourself so much... you can only know so much information. But information & Leadership can only get you so far - so what’s beyond that!!? I told my sister what I have learned is that, “you cannot lead your way through certain things. You must lean your way through it!” Lean into the presence of God... that is sometimes the only answer- because He has all the answers.
October 2, 2019
GOD'S NOT DONE
We have a part to play in the promises of God - BELIEF. If you can get there on your own, WHY DO YOU NEED GOD?!? He will make a way when there seems to be no way. Sometimes we water down the promise of God, so that it makes sense to us. We bring the level down so that we can feel good about what is possible. BUT GOD DOESN’T WORK OR EXIST OR WANT US TO LIVE IN WHAT IS POSSIBLE. HE LIVES IN IMPOSSIBILITY. We look at life at a natural viewpoint, but God doesn’t exist in the natural. GOD IS NOT LIMITED BY WHAT LIMITS US. Your belief is either empowering or limiting. This message was spoken on: 9/24/2019 @ Elevate Life Young Adults VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
September 25, 2019
006: BREAKING THROUGH BARRIERS
We all have things we face & things that seem to want to destroy us or set us back... but God is setting you up to win!!! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
September 19, 2019
LEADERSHIP TALKS: BEING POSITIVE IN A NEGATIVE SITUATION (W/ KEITH CRAFT PT. 3)
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September 6, 2019
PURPOSE IN YOUR HEART
MOST OF US KNOW MORE SONG LYRICS BY HEART - THAN WE KNOW THE WORD OF GOD. • Song lyrics won’t set you free, they won’t give you power, or wisdom, or help you lead yourself or have eternal transformation- God’s word will! PROVERBS 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, & he will make your paths straight. • Heart occurs over 1k times in the Bible, making it the most common anthropological term in the Scripture. MATTHEW 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. • The bottom line is, if you want to be a victorious Christian, guard your heart—even when you don't feel like it. PROVERBS 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
September 5, 2019
005: STOP BLEEDING ON PPL WHO DIDN’T EVEN CUT YOU.
We love to share our issues, our hurt, our injustices... but a victim mentality never helped anyone. Focusing on your hurt will actually keep you from where you want to be. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
August 13, 2019
EVERYONE HAS GREATNESS INSIDE OF THEM!BEING GREAT-FULL ADDS POWER TO YOU - THAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL GRATEFUL – TO BE GRATEFUL. GREATNESS IS NOT A TITLE or POSITION – IT IS A DISPOSITION. It’s who you are inside, it is what you carry. This message was spoken at ELEVATE LIFE CHURCH in Frisco TX on July 21st, 2019 VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
August 4, 2019
004: LOOK BACK & SMILE
August 1st has been such a special day for me for years. This date is just 2 days after my 1st husband left - which seems like it would be a horrible week each year. But it is literally such a special day to me, because it is the day that God began speaking to me about what is ahead... what He had planned beyond my hurt & pain. I look back at this day & I feel the opposite of what you may think I would feel. I feel loved, chosen, cared for, & I even feel more trust in God because of it all. I KNOW GOD CARED ABOUT ME SO MUCH - THAT WHAT LOOKED LIKE A LOSS, WAS ACTUALLY AN UPGRADE! I CAN LOOK BACK & SMILE... I LOOK BACK TODAY - & I AM GRATEFUL. THANK YOU GOD. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
August 1, 2019
003: VALUES ARE NOT JUDGMENT
Just a lesson from the Bachelorette... Having values is not judgment… You should have values, it is The very thing that makes you more valuable. Values also help you know what to value and align with. You can love somebody and accept them & still not align with what they do. Your values actually help you you make better decisions… So get some for yourself!! IGTV: @KEELACRAFTAMBROSE VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 26, 2019
YOU HAVE THE POWER
We have been given the power of God to overcome the enemy! He has no power in our lives - that we do not give him!! God wants you to take hold of what you have been given & live in the authority of His power! This message was spoken at Storm Conf. (A youth Conference at The Believers Center in Albuquerque New Mexico - on June 24-25th 2019) VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 25, 2019
YOU CAN STOP OR START ANYTHING YOU WANT TO IN LIFE. The only excuse is the excuse! There is no situation or circumstance that can overtake us, when we have God's power working in us! The enemy wants us to hold back & put up walls, but God can only work in what we allow Him to have authority in - in our lives. LET GOD WORK & STOP IT! This message was spoken at Storm Conf. (A youth Conference at The Believers Center in Albuquerque New Mexico - on June 24-25th 2019) VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 21, 2019
GREATNESS IS WHO YOU ARE
Greatness starts in how we think, who we listen to & what we do. Greatness is not a title, it is what is inside of you - IT'S WHO YOU ARE! This message was spoken @ELC_YA (ELEVATE LIFE YOUNG ADULTS) - On July 9th 2019 VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 15, 2019
HOW TO GET FROM HERE TO THERE
I always want to grow & get better... but how do you get from where you are - to where you want to be?!? It can be so frustrating to have dreams & goals for yourself that do not seem to be panning out, when I would like for them to... This is something that God is teaching me about this currently! I hope you enjoy! XOXO :) HOW TO GET FROM HERE TO THERE - Was spoken @elevate.life church on July 3rd 2019. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 8, 2019
LEADERSHIP TALKS: WITH KEITH CRAFT (PT.2)
This is part 2 of the previous leadership discussion I had with my dad. In this episode me & my dad continue to talk about how to be positive in negative situations.
July 5, 2019
002: KINGDOM POLITICS
Too much of my generation is caught up in politics... We want to know things like: What party do you represent? Are you conservative or liberal? Who did you vote for in the last election? & who are you going to vote for? WE HAVE IT ALL WRONG... yes it’s important to be informed & contribute as an American. But have you ever thought: Where are you getting your information...? Who says one party is better or worse? & why do we decide we can’t be nice to people who believe differently than us? The fact is that our viewpoint on political things is at best misguided... let me give you a perspective that is maybe going to challenge the way you think. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
June 17, 2019
001: GO GET IT!
There’s no such thing as an overnight success. We get so frustrated in life when we see other people succeeding because we don’t seem to be successful in a moment or area… But sometimes your process & your pain is leading you to your purpose, it’s developing, maturing, & preparing you for the success that God wants you to have! God has a great life for you! & He has great plans for you but we often give up or get frustrated in the process or we don’t involve Him like we should - go get it!
May 20, 2019
LEADERSHIP TALKS W/ KEITH CRAFT - HOW TO BE POSITIVE IN A NEGATIVE SITUATION (PT. 1)
I sat down with my dad - KEITH CRAFT in a 3 part series, talking about how you can be positive in a negative situation. We get real & talk in-depth about many things that I believe can help encourage you in your life!
May 15, 2019
ARE YOU READY FOR GOD TO USE YOU?
We are all preparing for something. Many of us are underprepared & we know it... So, what does your preparation process look like & how do you GET ready for all that God has for you? 2 TIMOTHY 4:2 - "preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]; correct [those who err in doctrine or behavior], warn [those who sin], exhort and encourage [those who are growing toward spiritual maturity], with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching." What this verse is really saying is - LIVE READY TO BE USED BY GOD!
May 9, 2019
JESUS STILL LOVES ME
I am Judas. How many times have I betrayed Jesus… pledging my loyalty to Him in one moment & then in the next selling Him out for the sake of what I want in the moment? How many times have I plotted for my way & chose to not surrender to God – I was selling out for what I wanted more than Jesus? How many times have I rejected Him? How many times have I betrayed Him? - The answer is daily. I know what He has done for me, & yet the list of ways I sell out is long. I consciously resort to my way of thinking, acting, & being - I choose anger, or envy, or I hold grudges. I knowingly choose to turn toward (MY WAY) - sin & away from Jesus. & I wonder how Jesus could still love Judas & I wonder how He could still love me. Judas’ sin was betraying Jesus. Judas knew of Jesus’ great love, he knew of his power & compassion, & yet Judas betrayed Jesus, & caused his death. & I am Judas. In fact, you are Judas, too. Every time we fail to love as Jesus has loved us, we betray him. I am Judas. Every time we allow people to suffer, we betray him. I am Judas. Every time we choose our self-interests & pride instead of the good of everyone around us, we betray him. I am Judas. Every time we react in anger & hatred, we betray him. I am Judas. He knew that I would choose myself/my way over Him… throughout my life & He chose to love me even still. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
May 1, 2019
025: THANK YOU - NEXT
There is something right now that God has for you, there is something right now that God is developing inside of you - there is something right now that God wants you to see... & if we are so focused on what’s next, if were are too focused on what is ahead, & if we're so focused on what we want that is not happening in the moment - you’re never going to get the opportunity to receive from what’s happening & what possibilities you have right now. God wants you to make the most of every moment because He is doing something in every single moment of your life. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
April 27, 2019
JUST BECAUSE YOU'VE HEARD IT - DOESN'T MEAN YOU KNOW IT.
Hearing something, does not mean that you are or know how to apply what you have heard. Action is so important to seeing results. God responds to our action... too many people KNOW or have HEARD something - but they do not KNOW IT ENOUGH TO LIVE WHAT THEY KNOW. Do not just be a hearer - be a DOER! James 1:22-25 - Don’t just listen to the word. You fool yourselves if you do that. You must do what it says. Suppose someone listens to the word but doesn’t do what it says. Then they are like a person who looks at their face in a mirror. After looking at themselves, they leave. And right away they forget what they look like. But suppose someone takes a good look at the perfect law that gives freedom. And they keep looking at it. Suppose they don’t forget what they’ve heard, but they do what the law says. Then this person will be blessed in what they do. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
April 21, 2019
024: THE ONE THING YOU CAN’T GET OVER...
Have you ever thought or said, “I just can’t get over it...” me too!!! Haha, I am so good at holding on to things. I want to share some thoughts & experiences I’ve had on this topic - I hope they encourage you! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
April 19, 2019
023: JESUS OWNS YOUR PROBLEMS.
Focusing on your problems comes naturally to us. It takes a conscious choice to be focused on what God can do through them. Sometimes it can be very hard to see or perceive how things are not only going to “work out” - but how a problem could ever be something you look back on & see it as something good or beneficial in your life. But with God - even your worst moments can become your best... :) REMEMBER, Jesus owns your problems! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
April 3, 2019
STOP CHOOSING YOUR PROBLEMS
It is so easy to stay focused & even find problems... it is however not common to be a solutions minded person. I believe that often we are submitted to our issues & problems & we trust in them - even over God at times. God wants more for us... He wants us to have a life that is founded on His power - not colored with our problems. This message was spoken at Elevate Life Young Adults on March 12th 2019. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
March 15, 2019
TAKE IT BACK
Vulnerability signifies value. Valuable things are usually vulnerable. Thieves do not break into empty houses… You are carrying something good inside… If you didn’t have anything good, you would be left alone. When you shut down vulnerability, you shut down opportunity. Most of us need to stop listening to the facts of your situation, and begin to speak Gods truth over it! This message was spoken at Elevate Life Church Young Adults on 2/19/19. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
February 28, 2019
022: WHAT DOES LOVE MEAN TO YOU?
My husband Cole joins me on THE DAY OF LOVE — to talk about LOVE. What does love mean to you? VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
February 14, 2019
Leadership Talks: Millennials - Why Should You Care.
Leadership Talks: Millennials - Why Should You Care - (with Josh Craft.) VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
February 8, 2019
021: WOUNDS INTO WISDOM
God doesn't want us to stay hurt or wounded. He wants to turn our pain into purpose & our wounds into wisdom. Don't let yourself stay stuck in what was... allow God to mature your emotions & show you what He can do with what you choose to trust Him with... lay you weakness at the feet of Jesus & let Him exchange what isn't working for something that is useful in the Kingdom. "Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her." (Proverbs 3:15) “Don't turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you." (Proverbs 4:6) "If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honor you." (Proverbs 4:8) "Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you score wisdom, you will be the one to suffer." (Proverbs 9:11-12) "To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper." (Proverbs 19:8) "Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people." (Luke 2:52) "If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking." (James 1:5) VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
February 2, 2019
WHAT ARE YOU FIGHTING FOR?
When you know what you’re fighting for – YOU DO NOT GIVE UP EASY. You have to not only know why you are fighting - but who you are fighting... Winning battles can begin when you decide to stop fighting against yourself & you take a stand against the enemy. God is waiting for us to understand not only who WE are, but who HE is - & then simply walk in victory… you can only win – with God! YOUR WOUNDS CAN TURN INTO WISDOM. & you can win EVERY TIME with God on your side. To obey God is the beginning of victory. This message was spoken at Elevate Life Young Adults on January 29th. Unfortunately the message was cut short at 24 minutes. I apologize for any inconvenience. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
January 31, 2019
020: GREAT VS. LOSER DECISIONS
I think that to be great - you must make great decisions. You cannot be great & make loser decisions... If you want to be great, start thinking: "does this decision contribute to my greatness?" & if it doesn't - reconsider the choice. Verses From This Episode: Matthew 7:13-14 - Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Proverbs 14:12 - There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 19:21 - Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 16:9 - The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Isaiah 30:21 - And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 - The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Galatians 6:7-8 - Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Proverbs 3:1-35 - My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
January 22, 2019
ALL YOU HAVE IS NOW
God has SO much for you RIGHT NOW. He has given you EVERYTHING you need to accomplish what God has called you to do. We have to choose to use what we have been entrusted with, so that God can add His power to our situations & circumstances. Don't look back - Stop getting distracted on what may be ahead - & instead look to what possibilities God has RIGHT NOW for you! This message was spoken at Elevate Life Church in Frisco Texas on December 30th 2018. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
December 30, 2018
Leadership Talks: w/ MY BROTHER & SISTER
One of my favorite episodes to do on The Love Fiercely Podcast are the Leadership Talks. This episode, I was able to talk with my brother & sister about how we were raised & what we value as a family. We call it a TRIBE... we also discuss why values are important. I hope you love it! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
December 28, 2018
GOD IS SMARTER THAN YOU!
This message came out of personal stories & lessons from my life on relationships. So often early on in my life, I thought I knew how to choose better than God. & I wanted my way more than I wanted to follow Him & Trust Him ALL the way! I think many times we think we trust God until it gets uncomfortable - then we try & take back the control... The BEST place you can be is in the WILL OF GOD, not where you selfishly want to be in this season. (This message was spoken at ELC Young adults on December 11th, 2018. ELC YA is the young adult's ministry at Elevate Life Church in Frisco Texas.) VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
December 14, 2018
019: GOD OF MY STRUGGLE
I have had to remind myself this week that God is for me. That he will keep me in perfect peace - when I keep my focus right. Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You Because he trusts in You.” VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
December 12, 2018
018: WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?
018: WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE? This week I had someone message me this question... I wanted to answer it here - because I have found myself asking this before in my life, & I found so much freedom when I got the answer!! I hope this helps you! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
November 26, 2018
AMBASSADOR FOR GOD
We all have the same call from God... to represent Him well. I hope this short message can serve as a reminder of what that looks like for your personal life today & how you can act on this calling from God - for your life! This message was spoken in a staff meeting at ELEVATE LIFE CHURCH on 11/6/2018. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
November 17, 2018
FACTS OF LIFE
We hear so many “facts” in life... but why don’t we talk about the FACTS that matter most: 1. You are unconditionally loved. 2. You were created for great things. 3. You are not alone. 4. You have a choice to make with what you have been freely given. This message was spoken at ELEVATE LIFE YOUNG ADULTS on 11/6/2018. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
November 8, 2018
017: CHANGE YOUR MIND — CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
Too often we are so focused on what’s happening around us that we do not look at what is going on inside of us. You can change what’s happening around you — if you can change what’s going on inside of you! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
November 3, 2018
016: WHY IS DOING THE RIGHT THING SO DIFFICULT?
Doing the RIGHT thing is NEVER easy - But it is ALWAYS worth it. James 4:17 - "So whoever knows the right thing to do & fails to do it, for him it is sin." Romans 12:21 - "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Isaiah 1:17 - "Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause." Colossians 3:17 - "& whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Romans 7:15 - "For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 1 Corinthians 11:1-2 - "Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything & maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you." VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 22, 2018
IF YOU CAN'T FOLLOW - YOU'LL NEVER LEAD.
GOOD FOLLOWERS MAKE GOOD LEADERS. IF YOU CAN’T FOLLOW WELL, YOU CAN’T LEAD WELL. TO GIVE ORDERS, YOU MUST FIRST KNOW HOW TO TAKE THEM. • Being a good follower requires you to act like a leader… lead yourself first. FOLLOWING JESUS IS… ABOUT JESUS NOT US! This message was spoken at ELC YA at Elevate Life Church on 10/16/2018. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 18, 2018
015: LOVING PEOPLE IS HARD.
We are commanded by God to love people. But that doesn't make it any easier to do... in 1 JOHN 4:11 - we are able to learn about this commandment & I wanted to share some thoughts with you all on this topic. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 15, 2018
Leadership Talks: w/ KEITH CRAFT
I had the opportunity to talk about, "How to move forward — when your life seems to be falling apart." VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 8, 2018
DID GOD REALLY SAY?
THE ENEMY WILL ALWAYS TRY TO GET YOU TO QUESTION THE WORDS & ACTIONS OF GOD. HE IS HOPING THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE POWER THAT IT CARRIES & HE IS COUNTING ON THE FACT THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW THE POWER YOU CARRY THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD. The greatest way we see able to defeat the enemy is through knowing God's Word & using it in our lives & situations. This message was spoken @ Elevate Life Young Adults 9/25/18. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
October 1, 2018
014: FEED YOURSELF
I am tired of people saying "I'm not being fed." FEED YOURSELF! 1 CORINTHIANS 3:1-4 HEBREWS 5: 11-14 VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
September 13, 2018
013: LESS IS MORE
Some of you have been striving, seeking, working, & trying year after year & you haven’t been able to make things happen the way you want. What if trusting God & waiting was the answer - not working more or harder. As you Trust God - wait & see all that He will do! God can do it faster & a whole lot better than you can. “Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
August 27, 2018
012: OPEN TO CHANGE
Change is inevitable. We have no control over change, but we can control how we respond to the change. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
August 25, 2018
011: ASK GOD FOR HELP
My most constant prayer is asking God for help. He is our help & He wants to help us — & yet we have a huge part to play in Him helping us! John 14:16 teaches us that the Holy Spirit is OUR HELP. It lists all the ways we can recieve from Him... but we have to be willing to access that power. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
August 19, 2018
010: TAKE YOUR OWN ADVICE
Sometimes the best advice is our own... How much better would your life be if you applied what you tell other people? Luke 6:46 "Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and still don’t do what I say?" Luke 6:8 "But Jesus knew what they were thinking." VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
August 14, 2018
009: RESIST THE DEVIL
James 4:7 New International Version (NIV) 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
August 4, 2018
YOUR STORY IS GOD'S STORY.
As a Christian, our life can be directed & shaped by God. But we are the ones that choose who the main focus is in our story. The truth is that our story is God's story - but it is up to us to invite Him into our situations & circumstances & follow Him fully! God is ALWAYS with us & for us. He has a plan for great things, even in the middle of what can seem so dark. This message was preached at ELEVATE LIFE CHURCH on 7/22/18. Visit my website: https://keelacraft.com
July 30, 2018
008: WHAT TO DO WITH DISSAPOINTMENT
Disappointment happens to all of us, it is almost inevitable... But did you know that how you react or respond to disappointment reveals if you REALLY trust God. What if the Disappointment is ACTUALLY a reappointment from God!>? When we choose to be GRATEFUL & TRUST that God will be God - you will eventually see God had your BEST in mind all along. Visit my website: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 29, 2018
007: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Sometimes we feel frustrated because God is restructuring our life. But just because the work is underground doesn’t mean that Gods not working. He does His best work in the dark or when you feel like there’s no tangible fruit to show for the work He is doing! Stay faithful, stay focused... things are about to get good! VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 27, 2018
EVEN JESUS NEEDED THE HOLY SPIRIT.
We need the Holy Spirit in our lives. Sometimes we do not understand the direction God is taking us, but when we trust Him - we find that the most difficult things we face set us up in life to accomplish the greatest things for God. This message was spoken at Elevate Life Church at the Young Adults Service on 7/17/18. Visit my website: https://keelacraft.com
July 26, 2018
006: FEAR NOT FOR I AM WITH YOU.
Fear grips so many of our minds & lives... we think about the worst possible thing that could happen & live or react as if it has. Instead - what if we used the word of God as a guide in our life?!! What if we believed that God would do & be who He said He would. Today choose COURAGE over fear! CHOOSE TO TRUST GOD OVER WHAT YOUR SITUATION LOOKS LIKE. VISIT MY WEBSITE: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 24, 2018
THE POWER OF I AM
We cannot know who we are until we know who God is... When we understand who God is, you are able to be there person God created you to be. This message was spoken at a student conference in Denton Texas hosted by ELEVATE LIFE STUDENTS. Visit my website: https://keelacraft.com
July 19, 2018
005: NEVER STOP BEING HAPPY
Devotional on choosing happiness in every season. Visit my website: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
July 12, 2018
Leadership Talks: w/ CHRISTINE CAINE
I had the privilege to sit down with Chris Caine & talk about her new book & leadership. Visit my website: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
June 28, 2018
MORE THAN THIS.
I believe that God has placed eternity in our hearts, meaning that we have a desire for more beyond our natural world. Sometimes the enemy tries to distract us with little things that keep us from our main focus, the Kingdom of God. This is a message I spoke on June 19th 2018 at Elevate Life Young Adults. Visit my website: https://keelacraft.com
June 26, 2018
004: WAIT ON IT
We want things now, no matter what the cost. I want to encourage you to wait on God, seek wise council & you will end up having greater for less in the end. Visit my website: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
June 22, 2018
003: INSIGNIFICANT vs SIGNIFICANT
We all struggle with focusing on what is most important at times. We let small things become BIG things, because we tend to forget to activate our spirit or ask God for help in all things. I wanted to share some thoughts about my own journey to focus on what matters, so that I can become a warrior inside & win against the Giants in my life. Visit my website: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
May 28, 2018
002: LIFE - SUCCESS - HONOR
Brief talk on Proverbs 21:21 with a personal application & encouragement. Visit my website: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
May 18, 2018
TRUST IN ACTION
We all have to learn & choose to trust God with not just our words- but our actions most importantly. I talk about the story in the bible, listed in John 5. We can learn a lot from this man who needs a miracle, & his responsiveness to Jesus direction. This is a message I spoke on May 15th 2018 at Elevate Life Young Adults. Visit my website: https://keelacraft.com
May 16, 2018
001: HELLO WORLD!!!
Hello World! My name is Keela Craft Ambrose. I am so excited to begin this new journey with you all. Thank you for stopping by my podcast! I look forward to getting to know you & share my heart with you! Visit my website: KEELACRAFTAMBROSE.COM
May 16, 2018