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DAILY DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2013
***NOVEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: Our November shortfall is now down to just
$12,000. Please pray about what you can do in the next few days to insure we
cover that shortfall in the next few days so we can begin working on the
$40,000 we need for our basic December operations.
*Also, I have been in prayer for 2 weeks for ONE PERSON God has blessed who
can help me with a special one-time, year-end gift of $25,160 to pre-pay the
first 4 weeks of airtime in the greater Chicagoland area, reaching an
audience of 10 million people "live" for 2 hours, 5 nights a week. That is
$77,160 we need over the next 20 days to end 2013 with all of our basic
operations paid Please pray today about what God is calling you to do to
--->If you were praying about making a special year-end gift to Liveprayer,
for some it could help on your 2013 taxes, pray about sending that gift ASAP
since it is greatly needed at this time!
--->To send a gift to Liveprayer on your major credit card at our website
www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" button, or you can give from your
PayPal account by using my email address, email@example.com , or you
can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida
33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
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***THE LIVEPRAYER CHURCH!!! Haven't been to church yet this week? Join me
for this week's service at the LivePrayer Church. This week's relevant and
applicable message is, "Be like the Shepherds!" Please visit the website and
be part the worship service. Each Sunday there will be a new service at:
12:01am EDT at: www.liveprayerchurch.com
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, since we only have one Holy Bible how can so many
denominations claim different meanings? You can take the same verse and each
group says it means a different thing.
ANSWER: That is why it is CRITICAL for people to read and study the Bible,
so they can spot bad doctrine, or man-made traditions that have no Biblical
support. On all of the main issues of faith, who is God, who is Jesus, the
Holy Spirit, what is sin, our purpose, and most important, salvation, are
not disputed. They are clear enough for a 3rd grader to understand. Sadly,
it is on many non-critical issues that men have fallen into satan's trap of
division, mainly in order to create their own separate churches. The
motivation is usually to have earthly power and wealth. The good news, when
a person dies, it won't matter the name of the building you chose to worship
in, only if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior by faith or have rejected
Believe it or not, Christmas is only 2 weeks away! I was taught very early
in life that you can learn much by watching people. In the day Jesus was
born, a shepherd was the equivalent of a busboy or dishwasher in today's
society. It was a very lowly position and these were not the type of people
that you would think to look at as role models. Let me remind you that you
can never judge a person by the house they live in, the car they drive, or
the job they hold. It is our heart God sees and judges.
The shepherds on the night Jesus was born must have been pretty important
men in the eyes of God because it was to those men, that He revealed the
birth of His son in Bethlehem's manger that night. While there are many
great spiritual lessons that you can learn from the shepherds, the one I
want to focus on today is their conduct after they had visited the manger
and saw with their own eyes the baby Jesus.
The scripture reference today tells us that they left praising God for all
they had seen and were shown. Praising God. I have talked about this many
times in the past, and will continue to talk about it because it is one
element of our faith that we just don't practice enough. So much of our
prayer time, so much of our focus is on our problems and circumstances, that
we often forget to spend time each day just thanking and praising God for
all that He does for us each and every day.
In the past month, a lady in Baltimore, Maryland emailed a request for God
to restore her marriage. Her husband had left her for another woman. Within
3 weeks the husband had come home, recommitted his life to Christ, and they
were in Christian counseling to work out their problems. For those of you
today with marriage problems, God is still in the restoration business.
A man in Newark, New Jersey requested prayer the day before open heart
surgery. He emailed us a week later telling us all had gone well and the
doctors told him he would make a full and complete recovery. For those
battling health problems today, God is still in the healing business. A
single mother of 4 in St. Louis asked us for prayer after she lost her job.
2 weeks later God had given her a better job, with more money. For those of
you in need of a financial blessing today, God is still in the business of
providing for His children.
On the 5th day after we started Liveprayer, our prayer partner on the live
video feed was praying for a person as they accepted Christ as Savior. The
next day an email came in from Hong Kong from a man who had lost his
business, was thinking of suicide, and somehow logged on to our site. As the
prayer partner was leading the person in the sinner's prayer, this man in
Hong Kong prayed to accept Jesus too. God is still in the business of saving
souls! Everyday we get incredible praise reports of how God has touched
lives and worked miracles in thousands of people who have visited Liveprayer
during a time of great need in their life.
I want to encourage you today to learn from the shepherds and never neglect
to thank God for all He does for you each and everyday. Blessings that you
take for granted. It is through your praise, through you telling others all
that God has done for you, that they might increase their faith to allow God
to work in their life. Your praise report gives others going through the
same situation the hope and strength to go on, trusting God for their
Hope is the greatest gift you can give to another person, and our hope is in
I love you and care about you so much. I pray today that you will not forget
to give God the praise He deserves each and everyday. I appreciate more than
you can know the praise reports that we get everyday because that keeps all
of us here at Liveprayer encouraged. God not only hears our prayers, but
answers our prayers! My challenge to you today is to be like the shepherds.
God blesses you so that you can share His blessings with others, to
encourage them! Be like the shepherds and tell those you meet along the path
of your life about this wonderful friend you have named Jesus Christ!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,