Daily Devotional for Friday September 10, 2010

Those Who Accepted God's Free Gift of Everlasting Life Understand God has Given His Very Best in Offering Jesus as a Sacrifice for Our Sins

(Malachi 1:1-9)

Those who have put their faith in Christ and accepted God's free gift of everlasting life, understand that God has given His very best in offering Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. He gave it all in order that we would have a way to be reconciled back to our creator and live for eternity with Him. God gave His very best, but each day do we give our very best to Him?

The priests in the Old Testament were often guilty of offering up to God during their sacrifices, the worst crops, the worst animals, the bare minimum they could. How often are we guilty of the same behavior? Today we don't follow the Old Testament laws, but our daily sacrifice is our lives.. our time...our talents. How many days do we do the minimal amount for God, giving Him less than our best???

All I am trying to do is to get you to realize that God has done so much for us, and we get comfortable doing the least amount for Him in return. We grudgingly go to church to be fed spiritually, we complain about giving to those causes which God is using to bless people, and we hesitate to volunteer our precious time to help others. We live our lives in a way to give God as little as possible.

Pray today that you might begin to give God your very best. He has blessed many of you with incredible talents to do many things. Don't hoard those talents for your own benefit, but use those talents for the benefit of the Kingdom. He hasn't blessed you so you can hold onto those blessings, but that you might in return bless others. Give God your very best today.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you, praying that you will spend a few minutes giving thought to how much more you could and should be giving God. He gave His very best for you, is it to much to ask for you to give your very best to Him? Trust me, you can't outgive God. The more you give, the more you receive. Don't hold back and don't hang on. God gave it to you so that you could use it to give to others. After all, when this life is over, the only thing any believer should want to hear is, "well done, thou good and faithful servant."

May His richest blessings be with you today. I will be praying for you to open up and give your best to God!!!


***My friend, now more than ever I need your prayers, and I need your help. I have no problem going to ground zero to take a stand for Christ, but I can't do it alone. I desperately need your help today. I have walked by faith, used all of the wisdom God could give me, but really need a few people to make the sacrifce to stand with me today. Our weekly costs in NYC are $7,000. I still need to cover those costs for the next 3 weeks. I am praying for one or two people to step up today to help me insure those costs are met by today.

We still have just under $8,000 from August that needs to be covered today. I need one person to pray about helping me by wiring those funds to us by 3pm. Lastly, we still have the last $20,000 of the $100,000 we accrued in shortfalls during 2009, and am asking for 4 people to share this burden with me. Those expenses are long overdue and need to be taken care of immediately.

In the face of these serious financial needs, the death threats, the never-ending hate-filled emails and letters, most would say I am crazy to keep doing this. I AM CRAZY..CRAZY FOR THE LORD!!! I am not going to let a few dollars or a few nasty words stop me from completing the task the Lord has given me to do. Over 11 years now, I have stood on the front lines, and because so many dear friends stood with me, we have impacted tens of millions of lives for the Lord!

We are on the verge of our greatest accomplishment yet for Christ, in establishing a place where His Word would freely flow by that hallowed ground in NYC. It was a place of horror for so many 9 years ago, but because of the "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero," it will become a place holy place where millions will find hope and everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ.

Please pray today. I desperately need your prayers, and I desperately need a few people who God has blessed to make the sacrifce to help me today. Satan can not and will not win this battle. God's Word will not be silenced. We have this incredible opportunity with the world watching. Now is the time, this is our moment, may each of us be found faithful as we bring HIS Truth and the hope and love of Christ to the lost and hurting world!

*God is speaking to several people today to make the sacrifice to help me in these efforts for the Lord. Please open your heart and be obedient to what the Lord is asking you to do to help me today. I really need several God has richly blessed to step up today and stand with me. You know my heart and the fruit of this ministry for two decades, it is the best investment of your resources you could make in the work of the Kingdom! I am trusting God today by faith for His provision!

--->Will a couple of people step up to help me today? If you can, please contact me right away!

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Thank you for taking your stand with me and with Jesus!!!

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