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DAILY DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 2017
(Ephesians 5:28; Ephesians 6:2; Ephesians 6:4)
***JULY FINANCIAL UPDATE: THANK YOU!!! I wanted to say a special thank you to everyone who has been praying and those able to give to support the Lord's work here at Liveprayer these last few days. Thanks to your faithfulness, we received the $10,000 we had to have over the weekend to keep going. PRAISE GOD!!!
As we are now 26 days into July, we still require the final $20,000 to clear up our May shortfall, as well as the $65,000 required for our June and $65,000 July internet and TV operations.
The bandwidth for our main servers are currently shut off. This is how all of the tools on the Liveprayer are able to be accessible 24/7/365. We are running simply our basic operations that are keeping the website without 95% of the links and basic email. Our techs have been sending as many Daily Devotionals out manually for the past 3 days since the bandwidth to our main list server is currently off. Virtually all of our internet operations will be down this weekend.
-------- Here is where we are at. I need the balance of our May operations, $20,000, plus $20,000 from our June operations IMMEDIATELY! I need another $20,000 from our June operations Friday. That $60,000 will get Liveprayer back up and running as normal, and keeps us stable through the end of August.
That would leave the $25,000 balance of June?s operations and the $65,000 of our July operations, a total of $90,000. As long as we can cover that by the end of August, we will be back running as normal with only one month of operations in arrears.
---------- PLEASE PRAY FOR THE $40,000 WE REQUIRE RIGHT AWAY AND THE $20,000 WE NEED BY FRIDAY TO GET LIVEPRAYERS OPERATIONS BACK UP SO WE CAN FAITHFULLY EACH DAY SHARE HIS TRUTH IN THE MARKETPLACE TO THE 2.5 MILLION WORLDWDIE SUBSCRIBERS, PRAY FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS DAILY IN THEIR HOUR OF NEED, AND LEAD LOST SOULS TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST!!!
*******I will be in prayer for several of our friends the Lord has blessed to answer His call and make the sacrifice to help HIS work. I always said that I would faithfully be here until the lights went out and our internet services were cut off. If you are in a place to help me cover that $40,000 we require today, to help me cover the $20,000 we require Friday, feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure out the quickest way to get the funds to us!
OUR GOD IS STILL IN THE MIRACLE BUSINESS...AND HE... IS... ABLE!!!
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: email@example.com, or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me your strength to stand for your Truth no matter what the cost. It is easy to call myself a follower of Jesus, but when confronted, when challenged, when faced with persecution, will I still say I am a follower of Jesus? I love you Lord and ask for your strength so no matter what I have to endure for my faith, I will stand firm. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
One of the greatest tragedies in this life is the time that we DON?T spend with those we love the most, those who God has given us to share this journey with. I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TODAY TO MAKE THE TIME AND EFFORT TO TAKE ONE DAY, AND SPEND IT WITH THOSE THAT YOU LOVE!!! The fact is, you HAVE the time, will you make the time?
It may be a day alone with your wife or husband. It may be a day with your children. It may be time with your father and/or mother. It may be a day with a grandparent, or an aunt, or an uncle. It may be a day with a close friend. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT GOD GIVES US PEOPLE TO INTIMATELY SHARE THIS BRIEF JOURNEY OF LIFE WITH. SADLY, THESE ARE OFTEN THE PEOPLE THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED THE MOST!!! One thing I can guarantee you. EVERY person one day will die. Only God knows when that day is. When a person dies, they are not coming back, so we must NEVER neglect this brief time that we have together. IT IS A GIFT FROM GOD!!!
Listen, I understand the day to day reality of life, work, deadlines, responsibilities, commitments. I UNDERSTAND ALL OF THAT. But let me ask you a question. If you get sick today, maybe serious enough that you have to go to the hospital for a day or two, what will happen? When you get out, get better, you catch up and keep moving forward at work, at school, in the various responsibilities and commitments that you have in your life.
Several weeks ago, I had a VERY busy day. It was tightly scheduled as most every day is for me. But as I was driving back from a meeting, someone driving carelessly rear-ended my car. Thankfully, nobody was injured, but the entire process took close to 3 hours before I could get back to my office and resume my day. THE POINT IS, WE HAVE THE TIME IF WE WANT TO MAKE THE TIME!!!!
Here is what I am advising you to do. TAKE ONE FULL DAY. FORGET WORK, FORGET SCHOOL, FORGET WHATEVER YOU WOULD NORMALLY DO THAT DAY AND SPEND IT WITH SOMEONE THAT YOU CARE DEEPLY ABOUT. Go take a drive somewhere, do something you both want to do, goof off, LEAVE THE CELL PHONE AND THE PAGER HOME!!! Take one day and simply spend it with someone that you love. It won?t destroy your career; it won?t destroy your schooling; it won?t make you irresponsible.
This life is very short. We only have a limited number of days to live. God gives us a few people who we love and are close to, to share this journey with. It is critical that we pick our spots and spend time with them. Trust me, one day they will be gone and you will wish they were here!!! So enjoy those people that God gives us to walk through this life with while we can!!!
I love you and care about you so much. I have preached too many funerals, I have been in too many hospital rooms over the last 18 years when people were wishing that they had more time to spend with those they love. WE TAKE TIME FOR GRANTED. WE TAKE THE PEOPLE WE ARE CLOSEST TO IN THIS LIFE FOR GRANTED. This is a chance for YOU to be in control, for YOU to take some of the precious time God has given you, to enjoy those that He has given you to share this life with.
I will be praying for you today. I pray that these words do not fall on deaf ears, or go unheeded. Life always has emergencies that make us change our normal daily schedule. SPENDING ONE DAY WITH SOMEONE THAT YOU LOVE WHO WILL ONE DAY BE GONE IS AN EMERGENCY!!! Don?t take them or the time God gives you for granted. When they are gone, it will be too late. So do it NOW!!!
We can say, ?I love you? very easily. However, it takes time and effort to SHOW someone that you love them. TAKE THE TIME, MAKE THE EFFORT TODAY?THERE MAY NOT BE A TOMORROW!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,