Daily Devotional for Sunday September 30, 2007
Out of the 40,000 prayer requests we get every day here at Liveprayer, the top three are always for healing, relationships, and finances. We pray for thousands of people every day in regard to their financial needs. Since the birth of Liveprayer over 8 years ago, in regard to the finances I have only asked God to meet our monthly operational needs.
I can honestly tell you that I have NO desire to put money into buildings or planes, but directly into the lives of people. I am not interested in having huge cash surpluses and stock portfolios, only that the needs of the ministry are met each month so we can reach the lost and hurting for Christ out in the marketplace who aren't being reached. That is why for over 8 years now, several times during the month I share with you exactly what we need since I am not interested in playing games just to generate money, only having our needs met and not one dollar more.
I know right now many of you reading this are at a point of great financial need in your life. It is the end of the month and you don't know where your mortgage payment or rent is going to come from. You are wondering how you will pay your car note, your electric bill. Your phone is due to be shut off, insurance policies are ready to lapse. As you read these words, you aren't looking for riches, just for your basic daily needs to be met.
In the 6th Chapter of Matthew, Jesus speaks to the basic needs of life like food, shelter, and clothing. He assures the people that God knows and understands we need these things to sustain our life on this earth. He then shares a powerful promise that is for YOU today. He says, "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." What are these "things?" The very necessities of life He had just gotten through speaking about in Verses 25-32.
You see my friend, God knows about the needs we have in our life and has promised to meet those needs, IF, we will seek Him and His righteousness. This ties back to some Old Testament passages from 2 Chronicles where God promised success (26:5) and prosperity (31:21) for seeking the Lord and living in obedience to His commandments (God's Word). So the key to having your needs met are seeking after God and living a life of obedience to His Word. If you do that, God will meet your every need. (Notice I didn't say your every want, but your every need!)
I love you and care about you so much. I hurt knowing that many of you are struggling financially and that you are facing great needs in your life today. As I share the needs of this ministry with you on a regular basis, I want to do something different today that the Holy Spirit led me to do on the TV program many times. It was SO POWERFUL that I had to share it with you. Just like you share my burden and pray for the needs of Liveprayer to be met, today I want to stand in the gap and pray for you and your needs.
I want you to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the exact dollar amount that you need God to provide so that your immediate financial needs are met. That is all. I don't need a breakdown of what it is or a long explanation, just the dollar amount. I am going to pray over each one of those emails and agree with you for God to meet that exact need. Our God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, all of the gold and silver belongs to Him. Just like you bear my burden each month in praying for me and the financial needs of Liveprayer, today I want to bear your burden and pray for your financial needs to be met.
(In the past, we have always had tremendous praise reports from those who trusted God, sent in the amount of their need in faith, and God met their need!)
GOD IS OUR SOURCE AND OUR PROVIDER. I PRAY EVEN NOW THAT FOR THOSE IN NEED TODAY, GOD WILL PROVIDE EXACTLY WHAT YOU MUST HAVE. HE IS ABLE!