Daily Devotional for Tuesday May 21, 2013
Where There is No Vision the People Perish
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I believe the Bible totally and Genesis is such a wonderful book. However, what puzzles me is what was happening on the earth before that time. Was there some type of human life? It's mind boggling.
ANSWER: As the Bible teaches, human life began when God created Adam and than Eve.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." (Proverbs 29:18)
Without a doubt the greatest joy of my 20 years of ministry has been the last 165 months of sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ with you each day through this Devotional. Even though over 2.4 million read these words every day, I feel as if we have become a family over this time. Most days I share the truth of God's Word with you, and pray for the day to day issues you face in this life. Today however, I want to share some personal thoughts with you and ask that YOU pray for me.
>From day one, Liveprayer has been a walk of faith, a test of my personal faith greater than anyone could ever imagine. I pray before God calls me home that I get a chance to write a book about these first five years of the work here to encourage others to completely trust God and know that He will never fail you.
The calling God has given me is a bit different than most. God has called me to take HIS message of hope and love through Christ to this lost and hurting world through the secular media, rather than the Christian vehicles most ministries use.
God has created this incredible oasis of hope (Liveprayer.com) on the Internet, which has largely been used for commerce and many ungodly purposes, because THIS is where many hurting and lost people can be found! Likewise, a large percentage of those who watch secular TV, read secular magazines and newspapers, hear secular radio programs are lost, hurting, and looking for answers in their life. God has given us the PERFECT vehicle in Liveprayer to go into the world with the simple message, "If you are hurting, looking for answers, we are here for you."
I want you to commit to pray for all that we will attempt to do in 2013 through Liveprayer. ALSO, PRAY THAT GOD CAN USE YOU TO HELP MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN!!! Friends like you who have prayed and sacrificed over these past 14 years are responsible for the tens of millions of lives worldwide impacted, and the 700,000 souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus!
***As we head into the final days of the month, we are still $30,000 short of covering our monthly basic operations budget of $40,000. Please pray today about what you can do to help me today. With the TV program back on for just two weeks it is critical for us stay current with our basic operations.
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.
What we developed on television nightly from 2003-2009 had NEVER been done before on secular TV. In addition to having a LIVE program to pray for and counsel people, I comment daily on issues from a Biblical perspective you won't hear on secular television. I have told you for the past 4 years, this is the critical final piece we have needed to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth!
I love and care about you so much. You see my friend, the LIES satan tells are out there and available to the masses 24/7 from every direction possible. Most people will never watch Christian TV, read a Christian book or magazine, listen to Christian radio. But they all read the popular newspapers and magazines of the day. They all watch the garbage the secular television world produces.
That is why it is critical to TAKE THE MESSAGE OF HOPE AND LOVE THROUGH JESUS DIRECTLY TO THE LOST AND HURTING MASSES!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,