Daily Devotional for Friday December 28, 2012
God is Faithful
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what exactly is required to surrender 100% to Christ and live by faith?
ANSWER: Die to self daily. That is done by waking up praying, getting in the Word first thing, and staying "plugged in" to God throughout the day. During the day, make decisions pleasing and acceptable to God. Don't forget for one minute you are HIS ambassador. Find ways to serve Him. Trust Him with the problems you encounter throughout the day. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, you learn to die to self daily and live for Him instinctively.
"Bill, Thank you for your thoughts and for caring. Every night when I kneel with my sons to pray, you are lifted to God. You have been for so long that when these sons pray out loud, they speak to God of you by name. I know God will bless your ministry in the coming year, it is the only real hope I see!"
"Bill, I just want to thank you! I've known who God and Jesus are, but it was just asked last night when was I born again. I have been struggling when I came across your video sharing the Plan of Salvation and I accepted Him into my life by faith. Now I can say when I was born again without hesitating. Thank you for being a light in this dark world for the lost and hurting!!!"
God is faithful! My word for you today is that GOD IS FAITHFUL! I know many of you are hurting today, going through a difficult time, but my word for you today is that GOD IS FAITHFUL! As you pray for me and make the sacrifice to help me continue God's work here at Liveprayer, so I pray for and stand with you. The Bible teaches we are to bear each others burdens!
I am most blessed of men to be able to wake up each morning and share the Truth of God's Word with so many around the world, bring His Truth into the marketplace outside the four walls of the church, pray for tens of thousands daily who need God's touch in their life, and lead lost souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The fact is, I have only been able to do that these past 160 months by the grace of God who has given me the health, presence of mind, spiritual guidance, and passion to wake up every day for the past 4,867 days and do what God has called me to do with my life because of friends like YOU!
I need your prayers and help today. As we are just 3 days before the end of December, we are still $39,000 short of covering our basic operational costs this month. $20,000 of that amount is several weeks past due and I am praying for 4 friends in the Liveprayer family who can make a one-time sacrifice of $2,000-$10,000 in the next day or so to insure we can clean up that amount.
Over these past 13+ years, God has always used several special people each month who have been richly blessed, often in the 11th hour, to insure the needs of His work here were taken care of.
*Would you pray about making a special year-end gift to help me? If you were planning on a special gift prior to the end of the year, it would help me a great deal if you could send it at this time. All gifts postmarked by December 31st will be applied to your 2012 giving.
That would leave $20,000 to cover the rest of our October budget that we need to bring in before the end of the month. The Bible teaches to give according to your ability to give. Please take a moment today and pray about what God is calling you to do to help me. Everyone can pray, and most can make a sacrifce of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, or more to help me at this time to insure all of our basic operational costs are current.
I will be in prayer today, trusting by faith that as God has done for the past 160 months, He will move on the hearts of those who have the ability to step up and help me continue to bring His Truth to the marketplace, pray for people in their time of need, and bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!!! HE IS ABLE!!! Will you help me today?
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.
Thank you for your prayers, your faithfulness, and your sacrifice. God Bless you and your family and know you are in my prayers as we stand together for His Kingdom!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,