Daily Devotional for Thursday September 2, 2010
I Have a Secret to Share with You Today
I have a secret to share with you today. The people in this world are looking for hope. The people in this world are searching for answers. The people in this world as just waiting for someone to show them the way. THE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD ARE HUNGRY FOR JESUS!!!
I can honestly say that never before in nearly 20 years of ministry, have I been as excited and encouraged as I am today. Each day, approximately 1/3 of the nearly 2.4 million people worldwide that we reach through Liveprayer.com are not Christians nor going to church. They are just normal people trying to get through the day-to-day trials of life and realize that there MUST be more to life, and that something is missing.
They have come to Liveprayer through family members, friends, co-workers, or schoolmates. That is why in just over 11 years of being online, over 500,000 people that we know of have accepted Christ as their personal Savior. Keep doing your part and sending people the Devotional and telling them about Liveprayer. GOD IS USING YOU TO IMPACT THEIR LIVES FOR ETERNITY!
Here is my word for you today. THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL! There are two keys that I want to share with you. Key number one is that you have to go to the people. We have close to two full generations now that for the most part do not have any church in their life experience. They will not come to church, they will not turn on Christian t.v. or radio, they will not buy Christian music or books. The church needs to take the message to them instead of hoping they come to the message. Key number two is how you approach them. If you approach them with open arms, wanting NOTHING from them, only to minister to their needs, they are open to that.
I love you and care about you so much. Jesus not only cried out that the harvest was plentiful, but He added, "The workers are few." I will be praying for you to meditate on these words today. There are many things that we can do with our life that would be considered "great." But there is NO GREATER thing we can do then let God use us to help lead a lost soul into an everlasting relationship with HIM!
With all of the turmoil in our world today, with the fear many have about the direction of our nation, with the personal hardships many are facing due to the downturn in our economy, and with just the normal trials of day-to-day life. Never before in human history has there been such opportunities to see the lost won for Christ!!!
However, Jesus stated the problem. Even with such a great harvest just waiting to be brought in, there is a lack of workers to get the job done. I am praying for you today that YOU will answer this call that God has on your life to be a worker to help bring in this mighty harvest.
As our Lord told us, we must work while it is yet light, since the darkness is approaching. Jesus spoke in Matthew 24, Paul in 2 Timothy Chapter 3 about the signs of the last days. Only God knows the exact time and moment, but the signs clearly point to the fact that the hour is near. I want to encourage you today.
THE TIME IS NOW, THE HARVEST IS READY, AND GOD IS CALLING YOU TO HELP BRING IN THE HARVEST!!!
***AUGUST FINANCIAL UPDATE: Thank you for those who were led and able to help me with a gift during the month of August. It is funny. As Mormon cult member Glenn Beck has gained influence over the years, the words of Jesus kept ringing in my ears that, "we should not fear the one who can kill our body, but fear the one who can kill our soul." As we headed into the critical last few days of the month, I knew that by warning the innocent and unknowing about a real "wolf in sheep's clothing" like Glenn Beck, we would lose supporters of Liveprayer. Sadly, I was right. Due to last Friday's Devotional and the follow-up to the Beck's weekend this past Monday, we lost about two dozen donors.
But as we celebrated our 11th anniversary of Liveprayer, the one thing I am proud to say I have never done throughout the years is compromise the Truth of God's Word just because it would cost the ministry financial support. It is ironic as I watch many major Christian leaders selling-out the faith to lock arms with the member of a satanic cult who is helping lead innocent souls to hell for whatever they may gain, Liveprayer gets hurt for telling people the truth. But God has always taken care of our needs. That is why we are celebrating our 11 year anniversary!
As we head into September, I really need your prayers and financial support more than ever. We have to cover the last $10,000 of our operational budget for August, $40,000 for September, and just need 4 more people to make a one-time$5,000 to finish paying off our 2009 shortfalls. That is $70,000 that we need during September, $30,000 of that immediately!
Also, praise God, one dear friend covered the $7,000 needed for the first weeks service at the new 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero. I am praying for 3 more people to make that special sacrifice to cover the final 3 Sundays of September!
You can make a 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 a gift to: Liveprayer 6660 46th Avenue North St. Petersburg, Florida 33709 *For a gift to the 9-11 Christian Center, please mark 9-11 on your check, or put (9-11) next to your name on the credit card or PayPal form. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
---> If you are able to send a gift of $5,000 or more, I would be happy to give you our bank wiring instructions or FedEx account information. Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for that information.
Thank you for standing with me!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller