Daily Devotional for Monday October 4, 2010
Many Times We Get to a Point in Our Life where We Feel Like No One Really Cares about Us or Really Loves Us
Many times we get to a point in our life where we feel like no one really cares about us or really loves us. I want to assure you this morning, that Jesus loves you more than you can ever know. Because He came to this earth and walked where we walk each day, He understands the problems and difficulties of our daily life.
That is one reason why our prayers have so much meaning. Jesus understands what it is like to have a sick friend. He understands what it is like to have people we love in trouble. He understands when your lives are in a mess. Jesus knows, He understands, He cares-and most of all, He loves you deeply.
I pray, today, that you dwell on and come to the realization just how much Jesus loves you and cares about you. Sometimes, just comprehending this simple truth can make all the difference in our life. In the complexities of our life, we often need to get back to basic truths to maintain our focus. Nothing is more basic or more real, than the love Jesus has for you.
As you go through this day and deal with the problems of life we all face, keep in the front of your mind the love Jesus has for you. Let that knowledge give you hope in the hard times, and peace in those times where things are going okay. As you make those daily decisions, remember Jesus loves you. You can reciprocate that love by doing those things which will be pleasing to Him. Remembering His love for us, wanting to please Him, helps us to make the right decisions throughout the day.
I love you and care about you so much. I am grateful for each one of you and your concern for others. Keep this ministry in your prayers as we tell people worldwide each day just how much Jesus loves them. Thank you for helping spread the word about this great oasis of hope on the Internet called Liveprayer. You are very special to me. But more important, you are very special to Jesus.
Remember this simple but powerful word today, JESUS LOVES YOU!!!
***SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: A big THANK YOU to everyone who made the sacrifce to pray and send a gift help me last month. We ended September $20,000 short of covering our September operations budget. We were blessed to have one family send a gift of $7,000 to meet our second week of expenses at the new "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero," but I still need 2 more people to make a sacrifce of $7,000 to cover the last 2 weeks of September. Lastly, we need just 3 more to make a special one-time sacrifce of $5,000 to finish covering the rest of our shortfall from 2009. That is a total of $49,000 we need right away to get even with all of our basic operational costs.
I know there are enough people with the ability to help us today reading these words, and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on hearts to help me get this amount covered, even by the end of today! Please pray today about what God is calling you to do to help me reach the lost and hurting, as we take this bold, visible stand for Christ in the marketplace to bring HIS Truth to the blind masses, and the love and hope of Christ to the lost!
--->I really need several people who have the ability to help me today. At this critical time when every dollar is important, we had a person who donated $10,000 stop payment on the check because she had not spoken to her husband about the donation and he went ballistic. So on top of the shortfall we currently face, I depserately need someone to make the sacrifce to help me today and cover this amount, preferably, wire the funds to our account by 3pm today. If you can wire to our bank this $10,000 or more, please contact me for the instructions at: email@example.com
--->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, firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller