Daily Devotional for Monday May 3, 2010

Praying for Your Financial Needs

(Matthew 6:25-34)

Praying for your financial needs! Listen, I am well aware of the hard times many in the Liveprayer family are going through. People out of work. People losing their homes. People struggling just to pay their basic bills. Many people are going through very difficult times. I pray daily for God to meet these needs of employment and the basic finances just to live. I want you to know that if you are struggling today, God has not forsaken you and will not abandon you.

It is during these unsettling times that we must learn how to really become dependent upon God. We must never forget that it is God who opens the door for our employment. It is God who gives us wisdom and discernment in handling our finances. Everything we have is simply on loan from God and we are simply stewards over the things He entrusts into our care during this life. God is our provider and our source.

Never forget that God has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. Now is the time to make your faith real and to trust Him to provide for your needs. God is amazing how He works. His promises are true. Please know that I am here and praying for you as God gudies you through these difficult times and meet your every need.

He has promised in His Word to meet our daily needs. In Matthew 6:33 Jesus said, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." What things? All of the things the Lord spoke about in the preceding verses, food, clothing, and shelter. God has promised to meet your daily needs. Our job is to seek Him and His Kingdom.

Liveprayer has also been dealing with the fallout of the economy for the past 2 years now. Over this time, thousands of churches and ministries have had to close their doors due to the economic downturn and their inability to continue funding their work. Sadly, many of the Christian works that have flourished are those who have watered down and compromised the Truth of God's Word so they wouldn't offend anyone, or they simply motivate and entertain people in the name of God to make people feel good for a few hours.

Now more than ever, this nation that is in spritual freefall needs a revival before we see the judgment and wrath of God poured out upon our land. Turning back to God and His Truth is our only hope!! Liveprayer is committed to lead that revival. We have the proven, effective pieces in place that have been developed over 11 years of ministry. The only thing stopping us from making an immediate impact on this nation, this world, and in millions of lives is finances.

It is hard to believe Liveprayer is nearly 11 years old. Many battles have been fought over these years. Many battles have been won for Christ and we remain standing, fighting satan for souls each day. Friends like you have helped make that possible over these 11 years! It has been many dear friends like you who have stood with me and helped me to be here for those who were hurting and needing hope, those who were lost and needing a relationship with Jesus. Today, I am coming to you to ask you to pray about making a special one-time sacrifce to help me right now.

My number one concern is eliminating the $100,000 deficit in our general operating budget we have accumulated since the start of 2009. By the grace of God we have continued to effectively minister to millions worldwide each day through the Internet, through TV and radio, despite our shortfalls. However it is time to take a stand and get this deficit wiped out so we can move forward with the final work God has called us to, in leading our nation back to Him and His Truth!!!

I have been in prayer these past several days for the Lord to send 20 people to make a special one-time gift of $5,000 so we can get caught up by this Friday, May the 7th. Last Friday, one family answered this call and sent in funds for 3 in honor of their three children, leaving us with just 17 to go. Also, one dear friend has issued a challenge that he will match the next 2 who become part of this special group, so your gift of $5,000 will be doubled..

I know there are 15 people reading this right now who can make that one time sacrifce of $5,000 today to support this soul-saving, life-changing work here at Liveprayer. Will you be one of the 15 I need to help me??? God has used people just like you in the past, and look at the incredible results of those sacrifices, or investments, in His work here at Liveprayer! Because of the obedience of those friends in the past, literally millions worldwide have had their lives impacted for Christ, and millions more have found strength and hope in their time of great need. Over 400,000 we know of have come to faith in Christ. YOU ARE PART OF THAT!!!!

Please pray today about making this special sacrifice and being part of this special group God is bringing together to help sustain HIS work here at Liveprayer which is impacting lives around the world for all eternity each and every day. For those who can give a gift of $1,000 or more, feel free to wire it directly to our bank or use our FedEx account number to send your gift to us. Just email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com and I will get you that information.

You can send your 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, bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail it to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709 All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I love you and care about you so much. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. I know many people are very concerned about the current economic crisis we are facing. As painful as this time is for so many, I also see it as a great opportunity to share the hope and love of Christ with people who are hurting and without the hope of Christ in their lives. It is in these types of times, people start to realize that there has to be something greater than themselves. Let me encourage you to look for the opportunities to share His hope with people as you discuss these economic problems we are facing.

Unless God continues to pour out His wrath on our nation for our wickedness, using the economy as His instrument of judgment, it will eventually get better. In the meantime, I will be praying for those who are dealing with difficult financial problems in your life today. I can only pray that during these trying days, you find the peace, strength, and hope that only the Lord can provide. I will be praying for you and your family as HE gudies you through these difficult days and meets your every need.

Thank you for praying for me and the work of God here at Liveprayer. I know there are 15 people God is speaking to this moment who have the ability to send a special one-time gift of $5,000 today. Now more than ever we have got to press forward. These are the moments God has raised up this work. To be His voice and shining light in the midst of the darkness and turmoil of this world. For those who God has blessed and are able, please be obedient and take your stand with me to insure God's work here at Liveprayer continues to move forward. Together we are going to lead this nation back to God and to His truth!!!

In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller