Daily Devotional for Saturday September 18, 2010
It is Almost Unreal to Think that Someone Who is Living with their Family, Going to School or Work Every Day, Going Shopping, In Church, Literally always Being Around Many People Most the Thime Could Be All Alone
(2 Timothy 4:16)
It is almost unreal to think that someone who is living with their family, going to school or work every day, going shopping, in church, literally always being around many people most of the time could be all alone. But that is where many of you are at in your life today. Surrounded by many people but all alone.
Some of course have actually been abandoned by a parent, spouse, or someone close to you and you are feeling the pain of that loneliness. There are very few hurts and pains in this life that can equal the pain and hurt of loneliness.
Today, I want to let you know the Bible says Jesus will never leave you or forsake you. You see, even though you may feel the pain of loneliness, you really are never alone if you know Jesus as your savior. He has promised to be with you. He has promised to never leave you. What a precious truth, that as long as we have Jesus, we are NEVER alone!
I want you to understand today that though you may feel alone, you are not. Walk in the confidence of knowing that Jesus is there with you. He will love you, care for you, and never leave you. Start living in the confidence that the Lord is always with you.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE...JESUS IS ALWAYS THERE!
I love you, and care for you. I realize that many of you are in pain today because of your battle with loneliness. I pray today that you will let the truth of Christ's presence comfort you.
I pray the Lord will bless you in a wonderful way today. Never forget, that you and God are ALWAYS a majority.
***(an email I got the other day) "Bill -You & your team have really been on my mind & in my thoughts. I strongly believe you're doing things the right way, & it breaks my heart that because you give the gospel for free - because you're out doing things God's way - you don't have financial support from the American church to get out in the secular marketplace & to go toe-to-toe with false prophets @ Ground Zero. My wife & I gave a gift today which isn't close to meeting your needs or requests, but I pray God blesses it with multiplication.
I want to encourage you - your blunt honesty & the fact you do things the right way (no professional fund raising companies, no buildings or extravagant salaries) are why we're giving today. It's time for me & other Christians to put our money where our mouths are & quit paying mortgages & utilities for big buildings. Please keep telling the truth, God's truth. If the finances don't come in, God forbid, and you are forced to close down any part of your ministry, you have done your part by being obedient before God. It would be the rest of us who failed.
Thank you for being on the front lines! Thank you for leading & feeding me spiritually, both in word & deed! I pray today that God move hearts in a powerful way and deliver far more money than you've asked for. May He raise up more faithful partners, freeing us from fear & making us better able to hear His commands and then, more importantly, obey them. I realized about a month ago that you are my preacher. Thank you for the daily word. I promise I will lift you up in prayer & give financially to LivePrayer. I pray our Lord bless you & keep you. In God's love."
***As we wind down the last 13 days of the month, we still have $35,000 to cover the balance of our September budget, plus it is critical we pay off the last $20,000 of our 2009 shortfall. In addition, we still need to cover the $7,000 for last weeks 9-11 Christian Center operations and the $7,000 for this week and next. So that is $76,000 we need to raise over these last 13 days. I am praying for 4 specific people to step up TODAY to help me cover $34,000 that is critical, and will count on a collection of everyone else giving as they are able to make up the last $42,000. Eveyone can pray, and most everyone can sacrifce something to help me insure these needs are met!
SPECIFICALLY, I AM ASKING GOD TO SEND ME 4 SPECIAL PEOPLE TODAY. FIRST, I NEED ONE PERSON WHO IS ABLE TO WIRE TRANSFER OF FEDEX $15,000 TODAY. THIS COVERS $15,000 OF THAT $20,000 WE STILL OWE FROM 2009 AND NEEDED TO BE PAID LAST FRIDAY. SECOND, I NEED ONE PERSON WHO IS ABLE TO WIRE TRANSFER OR FED EX THE $7,000 FOR THE 9-11 CHRISTIAN CENTER OPERATIONS LAST WEEKEND. THIRD, I NEED ONE PERSON WHO CAN COVER THE LAST $5,000 OF THE $20,000 FROM 2009. FOURTH, I NEED ONE PERSON WHO CAN COVER THE $7,000 FOR THIS WEEKENDS 9-11 CHRISTIAN CENTER OPERATIONS. I HAVE BEEN ON MY KNEES PRAYING TONIGHT FOR THE LORD TO SPEAK TO 4 HEARTS, AND FOR THOSE 4 PEOPLE TO BE OBEDIENT. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE FOUR, CONTACT ME AT: email@example.com AND I WILL GET YOU THE BANK WIRE OR FEDEX INFO YOU NEED. THANK YOU!
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In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller