Daily Devotional for Tuesday December 19, 2006
God Still Answers Prayers
(Psalms 91:15; Psalms 89:1)
One of the joys in my life is to look over some of the thousands of incredible praise reports we receive every day here at Liveprayer. Real people that had emailed us to pray about real issues in their life. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be able to stand in agreement with people for the needs they face during the course of their journey through life. I am always moved to see God's grace and mercy at work in the lives of people as He answers their prayers.
Several times each year, I like to share a sampling of those praise reports with you. I do this because so many of you are facing great obstacles in your life today, and need to know God is there. The Bible proclaims that God is no respecter of persons. That simply means what God has done for someone else, He will do for you. So I want you to know today that no matter what your need is, what your problem is, what the battle you are fighting may be, God not only hears your prayers, BUT HE ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS!
Also, so many of you pray and sacrificially give to the work God is doing here at Liveprayer. I want to encourage you today as well, that your prayers, and your gifts to this work are not in vain. What we do each and every day for over 2 million people all over the world is only possible because you care, you pray, and you give. Let these praise reports be an encouragement to you that God is using you to make a difference in the lives of people. God is using your obedience, your faithfulness to reach those who are lost and hurting with His love and hope. May God use these praise reports today to be a blessing to you!
"Dear my friend in Christ Bill, Receive much greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and thanks for your teachings. We are sharing the word of God with others everyday in Kenya. I walk a long distance to where the internet is. It forced me to wake up 5:00 am to start my journey to the internet and print your teachings and then I go back to home to share with others your wonderful teachings."
"Don't worry about this, Mr. Keller, I always look at my Junk folder before I empty it. I have read your Daily Devotional today and then went to your site and prayed the Sinner's Prayer."
"My mother had the surgery and came home from the hospital yesterday. PRAISE THE LORD. They put a cow aortic valve in her heart and she's doing great."
"Dear Bill Keller, Back in July, you interceded for my marriage. He decided to stay, stating in a text to me that "he chose me, the girls and God's path". It has not been easy, but last week we took a trip together to Palm beach for some healing time."
"I just started watching about two weeks ago. I am a 31 year old man from Massachusetts and I am addicted to oxycontin and other painkillers and am sick of trying to get off of them and can't find the help I need no matter where I have reached out. Your show has given me hope, and even though it looks as though you may not be on my local television station after this week, I will still come to the website to see the shows every day. Thank you for giving me hope and strength to be free from this bondage."
"I had you pray for me that God would supply me with a job and today the Lord has done just that. Full benefits and good pay! God is so good and so faithful, thank you God!"
"I want to say THANK YOU! AND THANK THE LORD! Amanda got her results back and she does not have a brain tumor."
"I watched about a half hour of your show tonight, and I wanted to say that I thought it was a great thing that you were doing. I saw you give away checks to 12 mothers so they could pay for gifts for their children. I am personally an atheist so I don't believe in God, but I did watch you do a great thing tonight and wanted to say thank you for helping these family's. "
"Do you know, and I hate to even put this on paper but here goes.......the night of your alcohol deliverance show, dec 8th. I was already to watch and after a bottle of wine with my husband at dinner and a bottle of vodka for our martinis and a movie, (sad huh)......needless to say I passed out and missed the show. Well, the next day I got on line and watched it. Do you know that my bondage was so bad that I didn't want to give it up........hence bondage!!!!! Well just as God took away my addiction to cigs yrs ago, just like that, no withdrawal, after that show and the prayer I prayed with you, the bondage IS GONE as well!!!!"
"I asked for prayer for my family in October because my husband had been falsely accused and was in prison. He had his hearing last week and we heard yesterday that he won his appeal and he is going to be released. Praise God. We are so thankful to God for keeping us through this difficult time and for answering our prayers. Thank you also for your prayer support."
"I was needing prayer about 2 months ago. My husband and I were financially in ruins by my perspective, and I did an Internet search with the words prayer in them, found your website, and submitted my prayer and joined your group. We are prospering today, climbing our way out of the sin of debt only by the grace of God as he blesses my husband's sales position daily. We tithe first with every paycheck we receive. Whatever extra is left over, we roll into debt. This will be the most humble Christmas we have ever known because we have never felt so blessed."
"My name is Scott, you helped me stop smoking a few weeks ago, thank you."
"dear bill and staff i want to thank you all i watched the show on suicide i have tried many times to kill myself and by the grace of GOD i am still here after i lost my dad to cancer this past feb i came to realize how hard it is to be left behind and i know i need to be here to help my kids your really spoke to me keep up the good work."
"I have been saved since watching your program and would like, if you have any books left, to please send me one."
I love you and care about you so much. May these praise reports encourage you today that no matter what your problem may be, God is there for you. Also, thanks to all of my dear friends that so faithfully pray for this ministry each day and sacrificially give to keep us here. GOD IS GREATLY USING YOUR LIFE TO BRING HIS HOPE AND LOVE TO LOST AND HURTING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND OBEDIENCE!!!
All praise goes to our great God for His unconditional love for us and his endless grace and mercy. He is worthy to be praised!!!!