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Daily Devotional for Wednesday April 25, 2012
Now is the Time to do Great Things for God
(2 Corinthians 8:3-4)
Now is the time to do great things for God!!! I have always loved to read about the man called Saul, who became Paul. A man who was a leader in persecuting the first church, had that incredible transformation on the Damascus Road, and then proceeded to live one of the greatest lives of service ever recorded.
Hours upon hours I have studied Paul's life, and in the end I came to the conclusion that his success in serving the Lord was due to the fact he had no fear of what God could do and lived out his belief that all things were possible with God. Listen to me closely. Paul did not just say it . . . HE LIVED IT!!! If you are going to do great things for God, you must have no fear and LIVE each day without doubting that God is able to do all things.
I hear many people condemn the church, condemn ministries for always talking about money. I agree that perhaps too much effort does go into fund-raising if you are trying to buy private jets and build new buildings, but if politicians, animal rights advocates, people with any cause you want to name have no problem asking people to support them, I certainly am not going to be ashamed to ask you to help me to get God's Truth into the marketplace and save souls!
I want to remind you that one of the most effective fund-raisers in the history of the church was Paul himself. He understood that to spread the Good News it took the financial support of those who were committed to the Lord! I appreciate his approach in that he always made it clear it was not the size of the gift, but the attitude of the heart that gave. It was not the amount, but the sacrifice involved. Paul was realistic because he understood that to take the Gospel to all the world, it required hard work, sacrifice, and finances. Being the intelligent man he was, I have, no doubt, that he sat down, figured out what it would take for each of his missionary journeys and the planting of the new churches, and then asked God for wisdom in how to raise the amount needed following God's plan.
My heart is so open this very moment as I am typing these words to you. I sense in my Spirit so many wanting to do more for the Lord, so many wanting to make a bigger impact. I want to tell you in love, the only thing stopping you is YOU! God is ready. We have a BIG God. He can do all things. Only YOU can limit what God can do!!! I want this message to be an encouragement and a challenge for you to get out there and see how big God really is. Don't be afraid of failure because there is NO failure in the things of God. I am encouraged by the great men of vision alive at this point in time, men who have challenged God and done great things for God, men who were not satisfied sitting back waiting for someone else to do something.
NOW IS THE TIME TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR GOD!!!
Liveprayer has been on the front lines for the past 13 years. Our work is not finished just yet. Our final work for the Lord is underway, and that is to bring together as ONE those who know the Lord and help lead this nation back to God, His Truth, while leading the lost and hurting to faith in Jesus! Starting May 1st, Liveprayer will be leading a very high profile and public stand to turn this nation back to God and His Truth! By May 1st, all the pieces will be in place to literally change the spiritual course of this nation with your help! My biggest issue today is getting through these next 30 some days.
Over nearly 13 years, Liveprayer has sent personal responses to over 70 MILLION emails. Over 6 million praise reports are now archived as a testimony of God's grace in people's lives. We get over 40,000 a day.Tens of millions of live worldwide have been impacted. Over 600,000 we know of have come to faith in Jesus. THIS IS MY ETERNAL LEGACY AND TRACK RECORD OF SERVICE THESE PAST 13 YEARS THANKS TO THE LOVE, PRAYERS, AND SACRIFCE OF FRIENDS LIKE YOU!!!
All we have done has only been possible by dear friends like you who have prayed for me, and sacrificed to support me financially. In these 13 years, I have never asked for anything for myself, and despite sacrificing the vast bulk of what little personal compensation I took for several years, leaving me over $50,000 in current debts, my only goal today is to cover the $34,000 we need to simply keep Liveprayer alive for one more month. This is the way we have operated each month for the past 13 years. I have simply asked the Lord to provide what I need to get to the next month.
Please don't think that just because there are 2.4 million subscribers, someone else will take care of this. It has been friends like YOU over the years who God has spoken to, who have responded, who has made Liveprayer available to bring hope and salvation to so many. It will take someone like YOU today.
I am counting on you today. I need to hear from you today. This is critical, and I desperately need your help. We are so close to seeing the fulfillment of all Liveprayer has been raised up to be. I can't see everything stop now over a few thousand dollars, even if it was a million dollars. Somebody will lose that tonight in Vegas. Will you reach down, make the sacrifce, and help me today??? I desperately need you and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on your heart to help me!
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I love you and care about you so much. We only get one life. This is our one and only opportunity to do great things for God our Creator! I am coming to you today and asking you to help me for Jesus! Many of you have limited resources, but everyone has gifts and talents from God who can use those gifts and talents to help me fulfill God's work here at Liveprayer. In the process, we can see millions of souls re-routed from the flames of hell to the glory of Heaven while helping to lead our nation back to God and His Truth!
As we live in these critical days, now more than ever the lost masses who will die and end up in hell without faith in Jesus need to hear His Truth! Now more than ever, the lost and hurting masses who have never even been to church, need to hear the Truth of God's Word. That is what the mission of Liveprayer has been for nearly 13 yrs now. To utilized the Internet, the secular media, to bring the truth of the Bible to the hurting masses and the hope and love of Jesus Christ to the lost.
When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let's turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!! God is speaking to you today. This is not a coincidence that you are reading these words. Will you help me? Will you allow God to use your life, your gifts and talents to help me fulfill His mission for Liveprayer? WILL YOU DO GREAT THINGS FOR GOD???
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,