Daily Devotional for Tuesday June 15, 2010
Standing With You in Your Time of Need
Standing with you in your time of need! 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 every day for thousands of people in regard to their financial needs. Since the economic crisis hit this nation and the nations of the world a few years ago, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people requesting prayer for financial needs to be met.
Since the birth of Liveprayer nearly 11 years ago, in regard to the finances I have only asked God to meet our monthly operational needs. For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family, you know that I have ZERO 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 nearly 11 years now, several times during the month I share with you exactly what we need.
I have never played games just to generate money. My only goal is to see that our needs for the month are met and not one dollar more. I don't ask people to make wild "pledges" they can never fulfill. I have NEVER twisted God's Word to guilt-trip people into giving. I firmly believe like Paul, that you share your needs and stand in faith for the Lord to provide!
I know right now many of you reading this are at a point of great financial need in your life. As we are half way through June, you don't know where your mortgage payment or rent is going to come from. Many of you have your home in foreclosure. 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 that we are to "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 over the years that is SO POWERFUL 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 ( email@example.com ) 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.
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!
Recently, we received the following emails:
"Dear Bill, Thank you so much for being so sensitive to the Holy Spirit. I have been battling with a secret sin for some time now and God has been gently speaking to me to get it right. My dear brother, as I sit here and type this. I know my God is Faithful and wants only the best for my life since He used a man who is on the other side of the globe to send me a Devotional that speaks so personally to me. Thank you for being faithful and being there for me and so many others!" "I prayed the Plan of Salvation prayer this morning........"
As we wind down the last half of June, we still need $35,000 to cover the balance of our June financial needs. We also still need 11 more people to send a gift of $5,000 to catch up the monthly shortfalls we incurred during 2009. I am sharing our needs as I have done for nearly 11 years now and hitting my knees in faith for the Lord to send those to help me who are able. I don't ever ask people to give what they don't have, only what they do. If God is speaking to your heart today, please be obedient and take your stand with me today.
I know that are at least 11 people right now who today, can send a special one-time gift of $5,000 to help us eliminate this debt overnight! If you are able to send a gift of $5,000 or more today, will you take the next 3 minutes and simply pray, ask the Lord to guide you as to the exact amount HE is asking you to sacrifice to His work today!
With the new evangelistic center at ground zero, Liveprayer is on the verge of seeing all of our long days of hard work for the Kingdom explode to be the catalyst to lead this nation back to God and His Truth and millions to faith in Jesus Christ. As we are in full preparations for what God is going to do through this ministry in the coming months and years should Jesus tarry, now is the time for those the Lord is speaking to today to step up and take your stand with me.
For those who can pray...PRAY! For those who can give...GIVE! OUR TIME IS NOW!!! IT IS TIME TO PUT A STAKE IN THE HEART OF SATAN AND CLAIM THIS NATION AND THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN FOR JESUS CHRIST!!!
For those who can give a gift of $5,000 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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.
Thank you for your love, prayers, and sacrifice. Know that you are in my prayers as we move to the place God has called us to take in declaring to this dying nation and to the lost and hurting that Jesus Christ is our only hope, our only answer. He is the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,