Daily Devotional for Monday December 10, 2012
Let Us Not Become Weary in Doing Good
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
As I was in prayer early this morning, I was remembering the numerous friends over 13+ years of Liveprayer, who in our most critical time, stepped up and made the sacrifce to help me. Liveprayer started in 1999, and numerous times in the first two years, was on the verge of closing down. However, every time, God stepped in, moved on the hearts of several dear friends, and we kept moving ahead.
Throughout the years, we have had many critical moments, and every time, God send two or three people to step up, make the sacrifce to help me and keep Liveprayer going! The result of their faithfulness? Tens of millions of lives impacted for Christ around the world over the past 159+ months, over 700,000 souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus Christ, is the fruit of our efforts over these many months and the legacy of those who have prayed for and sacrificed financially to keep Liveprayer going!!!
My Friend, after over 13 years of Liveprayer, we are on the verge of being able to accomplish all we have tried to do during these many years. I have never wavered or sold out for personal gain as so many have, holding to the fact the only Jesus can change hearts and only by this nation turning back to God and Biblical Truth could we stave off the wrath and judgment of Almighty God!
The key will be the new Liveprayer TV program after the first of the year airing on secular television. In today's world of social media, smart phones, tablets, and hundreds of TV channels, you have to be able to reach people where they live. Liveprayer has always been on the cutting edge of technology, reaching the lost and hurting outside the four walls of the church.
I have taken tons of heat because I am one of the only Christian leaders continually in the secular media on the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview. I have used every one of those opportunities to inform people the only Truth is found in the Bible, and the only hope for each person is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
A byproduct of the TV program will be reaching lots of people who don't know about Liveprayer, thus adding new supporters to help us each month. It will also enable us to finally unleash the Jonah Project and The Remnant, both programs that we have been nurturing over the past few years and will become the catalysts for our efforts to save the soul of our nation!
So many ministries raise tens of millions of dollars annually, with the bulk of that money going into buildings, large staffs, private jets, and exorbitant compensation for the top people. Their vision is to build their own kingdom, not God's. Instead of working to lead this nation back to God and His Truth before His final wrath and judgment is poured out, they are content with simply perpetuating themselves from one year to the next. The proof of that is the fact they hide from the media, unless they are trying to sell a book, and are content to stay within the confines of their church walls and the Christian media where 99% of those reached are already Christians!
Sadly, the economic problems in our nation the past 3 yrs has destroyed the finances of 90% of our few high dollar donors, most of who were on Wall Street and in the real estate world, along with 3 other dear friends who have gone on to be with the Lord. As I write these words, we are at a major crossroads. Due to the economic problems of the past 3 years, we have lost over 50% of our daily donors, and over 90% those major donors who could at a difficult time send a gift of $10,000 or more.
As we are already 10 days into December, we are still $30,000 short of covering our November operations. $20,000 of that is several weeks past due, and I am praying that God will speak to 2-3 of our friends who can help me with a special gift to take care of that $20,000 we are seriously behind TODAY. If you are able to wire/direct deposit to our Wells Fargo account/FedEx a gift of $3,000 or more today, please contact me and I will get you the necessary information.
If everyone else will give as God leads you, $10, $20, $50, $100, or more, by the end of the week we can clear up the $30,000 balance of November's operations and make a dent on the $40,000 we need for our December operations. With Christmas just two weeks away, we lose the last 10 days of the month because most people are off work or tuned out for the holidays.
Please, please, take a moment today and pray about what God is asking you to do to help me with a special year-end gift today. I desperately need your help today!!! Also, there is talk Congress may cut back or eliminate charitable gifts from being deductible. Getting a gift in before December 31st could be a help to some on your taxes for this year.
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love you and care about you so much. From day one of Liveprayer over 13 yrs ago, I have stood by faith, asking God to simply provide the resources we needed to bring His Truth to the marketplace, something nobody was doing, and the hope and love of Christ to millions via the internet, again, something nobody was doing in an interactive way. We have been faithful to that calling, and God provided many friends to fund these efforts that has allowed us to impact tens of millions of lives and see over 700,000 souls we know of come to faith Jesus Christ!
I come to you today, begging you to help me, since we are on the verge of seeing all that we have done come to fruition in not only leading lost souls to faith in Christ, but true revival coming to this nation, and a country lost and hurting turning back to God and His Truth!!!! IT IS OUR ONLY HOPE!!!
First, I need everyone to pray. Second, I simply need two or three people God has blessed financially to wake up, pray, and as the Lord speaks to your heart, help me cover the $20,000 we are still short from November. Third, I need everyone who is able to send the very best gift you can, as soon as you can, since traditionally the last 10 days of December are lost to Christmas and New Years. Whatever you can sacrifice, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, or more, to help me insure our $40,000 December operational budget is covered.
Do you want to make your life count? Do you want to be part of something for the Lord that will stand for all eternity? Please, pray today about making this commitment and stand with me as we make our place in human history through our service for the Lord. Dedicate your gift to a loved one who has impacted your life for Christ, allowing them to live on in all of those lives we will reach for the Lord.
We are at the doorstep. The work has been done over 13 years to put us in this place. The sacrifices of thousands through those years will be multiplied exponentially through our current efforts. This is not to buy a building, or a new private jet, or pay off men and women due to the indiscretions as so many donations end up. THIS IS TO SAVE SOULS...BRING REVIVAL TO THE WORLD'S MOST VISIBLE CITY, AND LEAD A SPIRITUALLY BANKRUPT NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!!
Because over 2.4 million people read this daily, most feel there will be someone else to step up. The fact is, God is calling YOU to step up, wanting to bless YOU for being obedient. Today, I am simply looking for a handful of people that want to see their hard earned dollars make an impact for all eternity, and see the nation turn back to God. Will you help me? Will you make the sacrifce? Even if you aren't the few people who can give the gifts we need immediately, everyone can pray, and most everyone can sacrifce something, even if it is $5!
Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE!!! When this nation was founded, it was a small group of men who risked life, liberty, and treasure to form this great union. After Jesus was crucified and resurrected, it was a handful of men who literally gave their lives and all they had to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world of their day. Over these past 2,000 years, men and women have made great sacrifices to share the love of Jesus and help lead lost souls to faith in Christ. NOW IT IS OUR TURN!
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!!!
Will you stand and fight with me???????
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,