Daily Devotional for Tuesday September 2, 2014
I Have Not Sold Out
(John 3:16, John 14:6, 1 Corinthians 15:57)
Blessings my friend! I pray all is well with you and your family. Know that I pray for you and your family each day and thank God for your love, prayers, and financial sacrifices over the years. I woke up today on my knees asking the Lord to help me. After 15 yrs of honoring Him and His work here by giving everything I have each day, holding nothing back, I can never lose sight each day that unless I share our requirements and ask those who can help me to do so, I simply won't have the platform necessary to accomplish the work God has called me to.
I have to be honest. My flesh, like the flesh of all men is weak. I laid in bed this morning,one of the few days that I didn't want to get up, asking the Lord why this burden never goes away. I am tired and after 15 yrs of faithful service why is this such a constant struggle? Never a day goes by that simply raising the funds required to operate is something I have to face and deal with.
I have NOT sold out! I have NOT compromised! I have NOT done the many things I know I could do to bring in all the money we would ever need virtually overnight! However, that would compromise God's work that for 15 years now has been focused on reaching the lost and hurting masses outside the four walls of the church, the majority who already have a preconceived idea that ministries are nothing but a "money hustle!"
In the end, I get the same answer from God, "Quit whining, quit crying, and get up and do what you have to do like it all depends upon you. After you have done all you can, pray knowing that it really all depends upon ME. Now, go and minister to the people. Share with the lost the hope of Jesus and be about My business while I move on the hearts of those who will help you as they have the past 15 years!"
As we begin our 16th year, we do so with a huge challenge. Never forget, there is no challenge too big for God! June, July, and August are always difficult months for a plethora of reasons and have been again this year. We actually ended August with $33,000 of our $40,000 monthly internet budget unpaid, the $25,000 we require for the monthly TV budget, and the final $22,000 required to get the Chicago TV contract current. That leave us requiring $80,000 to get all of our financial obligations current through 8/31.
To God be the glory because we DID get the balance of our July shortfall covered around the 3rd week of August, and we DID get a critical payment of $22,000 for the Chicago contract covered to keep the program on the air, and even though it is a holiday weekend and many people are not around I have been able to reach several of our friends who have committed to get us a total of $10,000 of our shortfall that we will receive over the next few days. AMEN!
That leave $70,000 left to bring us current with all of our required internet and TV obligations so we can begin working on the $40,000 we require in September for our internet budget and the $25,000 we require in September for our TV budget.
$40,000 of the $70,000 left is critical to have in our account Tuesday and Wednesday. $10,000 on Tuesday and the other $30,000 on Wednesday, with the $30,000 balance in our account by Friday. So PLEASE take a few moments and pray about what God is speaking to your heart about doing to help me insure over these next few days the last $70,000 of the $80,000 we carried over from August is taken care of.
I am praying for one of our friends who has the ability to get that $10,000 into our bank account by Noon tomorrow, and one or two friends to insure the $30,000 required by Wednesday is in our account by the end of business Tuesday or first thing Wednesday morning. That would leave the last $30,000, and I know there are at least 30 of our friends who God has blessed and have the ability to help me with a gift of $1,000 or more to insure that final $30,000 is in our account before the end of the week.
If everyone will pray and everyone will "give as you are able to give," making the most generous sacrifce you possibly can, I know this $70,000 shortfall will be wiped out over the next few days to the glory of God!!!!
The $10,000 that is critical to be in our account tomorrow and the $30,000 that is critical to be in our account Tuesday are my biggest focus today. If you can make the extra effort to direct deposit the funds into our Wells Fargo account, or wire them to us (contact me and I can get you the information you will need), that would help me a great deal. You can also FedEx a check to our St. Petersburg office or of course go to Liveprayer.com to our donation link: (http://www.liveprayer.com/donation.cfm ) and send your gift with a credit card or PayPal..
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 and care about you so much. I hate to have to take such precious time to share our needs in such a desperate way, but I would never do that unless it was critical to our continued operations. All we have accomplished for the Lord these past 15 yrs has only been possible because of the love, prayers, and generous sacrifce of friends like you! Thank You!
Our work is not quite finished, and now more than ever it is critical for our voice to be in the marketplace where fewer each day dare to go to bring God's Truth. Untold numbers of souls die and go to hell daily because the church and major ministries have abandoned them because they aren't likely to give them money. Our very nation is on the verge of God's ultimate wrath and judgment unless we turn back to our Creator and Biblical Truth!
Liveprayer has faithfully used what resources we have to take God's Word into the marketplace challenging the lies of satan. We have purposely targeted and reached out to the lost and hurting with the Gospel. Liveprayer has the proven ministry tools in place to lead a true national revival and help turn this nation back to God and His Truth. However, I can't do it alone and now more than ever our work here is being threatened by just $70,000!
WILL YOU PRAY TODAY AND WILL YOU HELP ME TODAY? ALLOW GOD TO USE YOU AND SOME OF THE RESOURCE HE HAS ENTRUSTED INTO YOUR CARE TO ENABLE ME TO DECLARE HIS TRUTH IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE WHERE IT IS VIRTUALLY VOID, TO TELL THE LOST THEIR IS TRUE HOPE AND SALVATION IN A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST, AND HELP SPARK A REVIVAL IN THIS NATION TO LEAD OUR LAND BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!!
GOD CAN USE YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND OBEDIENCE IN WAYS YOU CAN NOT EVEN IMAGINE NOR FULLY COMPREHEND UNTIL YOU REACH GLORY. YOUR PRAYERS AND GENEROUS SACRIFICIAL GIFT AT THIS CRITICAL TIME WILL NOT ONLY INSURE LIVES ARE IMPACTED, SOULS ARE SAVED, BUT HELP ME CHANGE THE SPIRITUAL COURSE OF OUR NATION BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,' Bill Keller