Daily Devotional for Friday November 28, 2014
Hello Mr. Keller, I Wanted to Thank You for Coming to My Bedside
"Hello Bill Keller, I wanted to say thank you for coming to my bedside, held my husband's hand and mine (as I lay on life support), and prayed!!! My Al felt alone until you walked in and reminded him that he was a follower of the Lord. And he will never be alone! The fact that you came back to pray with him until I opened my eyes, then we all were able to thank the Lord for another day together, I can't even put into words how grateful we both are. Your prayers lifted us and got us back our road to the Lord. It was the will of God that you were at my hospital bed, and I have been reading your Daily Devotionals that give me the spiritual food I need for the day. With all of our gratitude and respect."
"I believe you are being tried and tested Pastor Bill (financially). As someone the Lord put in my life once said as we were speaking in our Church prayer room, daily manna....daily manna...daily manna. Whereas before God in His goodness supplied the bulk of your need (Phil 4:19) by those with great resources, now it will be MANY sacrificing His resources who will help you. This is so God will be glorified when we come empty handed! He certainly does use the wealthy, but perhaps He will convict everyone who has been so blessed by YOUR daily sacrifce, and who can, but do not give out of there resources. It all adds up in the end! I will be sending you $50.00 by money order as God has provided me. Where do I send it to? Be encouraged Pastor Bill!"
"Bill, I got baptized a long time ago, when I was a young girl. I have been getting your LivePrayer emails for a while now, and I just re-dedicated my life to Jesus! Thank you for this wonderful messages that you send out everyday! I know you are helping and changing so many lives! God Bless you!"
"I am from the Virgin Islands. I prayed along with the Pastor in the video to accept Jesus as my Savior and would like the follow up information he said to ask for. God bless you for being there!"
"I've been watching your program this week via the internet and I've given my heart and life to Jesus. I want the peace and joy in my heart that can only experienced through salvation. I thank the Lord tonight for loving me and dying for my sins so that I might be saved. Please send me the booklet that you spoke of on the show in order that I may grow in my Christian life."
I am in a very difficult place today! After 183 months of Liveprayer, we have over 9 MILLION of these wonderful praise reports archived. They are a constant reminder to me each day that what we do literally 24/7 is making a difference in the hearts and lives of people around the world. They are also a constant reminder that without you, my dear friends in the Liveprayer family, I wouldn't be able to do what God has called me to do with my life.
Everyone who prays for me and this ministry, everyone who makes the sacrifce to help me financially, is part of each praise report, each changed life, and each person who makes the decision to accept Christ as their Savior by faith!
As we are at the last 2 days of November, I desperately need your prayers and your help. Liveprayer is in a very perilous place financially, but a place that we can fix virtually over night if you and everyone in the Liveprayer family will make the sacrifce to help me today.
We have been ending each month of this year with a shortfall. It has been deep into the next month that we are finally clearing up the previous months basic operational needs. Just last week we finally took care of paying off the shortfall from our October internet and TV operations. Over these final 2 days we still require $38,000 for our November internet operations and $25,000 for the TV program in November for a total of $63,000!
Is that possible? ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD! I know that if everyone in the Liveprayer family will take a moment, first pray, than seek the Lord what He is calling them to do to help me at this critical time, that between today and the end of the weekend we can cover the $63,000 we require to end November with all of our basic operations current..
$16,000 of those costs are already several weeks past due. I am praying for two of our friends who God has richly blessed to make a special year-end gift of $8,000 right away that will enable me to cover these past due operational expenses. If everyone else simply gives as the Lord purposes in their heart and as they are able, by the end of the weekend the entire $63,000 will be covered and we can begin working on the $40,000 for our December internet operations and the $25,000 we require for the TV program in December.
So over these final 33 days of the year, that is a total of $128,000 to end this year with all of our required internet and TV operations current!
If just 128 of our friends can make the sacrifce and help with a special year-end gift of $1,000 or more, that insure Liveprayer ends this year with all of our basic operations current as we continue after over 15 years now to be a beacon of light to so many people worldwide each day! If you can't do that, simply "give as you are able to give" as the Bible teaches! By the way, many will be getting a year-end bonus. Some of you have recently sold a home, some property, a business, stocks, or something else. Please pray about sending a portion of those funds to help God's work here at Liveprayer!!!
Liveprayer's basic internet operations each month cost a little over $1,300 a day., and the TV program is apx. $1,200 each night we are on. This is one of the VERY FEW ministries where 93 cents of every dollar goes to the actual work of the Lord, not overhead and fundraising! For the same budget of the average local church with around 800 members meeting once a week, we are online 24/7, reaching 2.5 million souls worldwide each day, on TV "live" for 2 hours 5 nights a week around the nation and online, responding to 40,000 emails a day for prayer and counsel, and seeing apx 2,000 people we know of come to faith in Jesus each week!
Please don't expect someone else to do what God is calling you to do and miss YOUR blessings! 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!!!
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 have always led by example and never asked anyone to sacrifce if I wasn't willing to as well. It has been 6 years now since I took a salary from Liveprayer other than my basic living expenses. I have lived and breathed this work for the Lord literally 24/7/365 since we started August 31, 1999, and won't stop until the Lord returns or He calls me home to Glory!
Those who have been part of Liveprayer know I don't care about money, but it does take funds to operate. If I cared about money, I would do what virtually everyone else in the ministry does. Simply preach to the choir, sell products to the choir, have conferences for the choir, and never speak about anything that is controversial or would upset someone. Just tickle ears and tell people what they want to hear.
People may not always agree with everything I say, but nobody can deny that this ministry has a track record of over 15 years now making ministry and souls our number one priority, while challenging people daily to be all God has called them to be, and without fear, compromise, or concern for myself, taking the Truth of the Bible into the marketplace where few go any longer because most don't want to hear the Truth nor financially beneficial.
I could never ask you for a dime for myself, but I have no problem asking you to help me take God's Truth to this hurting world and His Gospel to the lost!!! Every day people are asking for funds for many important causes. However, there you will never make a better investment than helping me bring Christ to the lost and hurting, and His Truth to the marketplace as we help to lead this nation back to our Creator and Biblical Truth...THE ONLY HOPE AND ANSWER FOR OUR NATION!!!
Thank you for your love, your prayers, and encouragement. They mean more to me than you will ever know, and sustain me in the most difficult times. For 183 months now, I have walked by faith and trusted God to provide what we needed for that month, never asking for a penny more. I don't ask you to give money to Liveprayer to buy buildings, or to pay for huge staffs of people, or so that I can fly around in private jets and live like the ruler of a small nation. I only ask you to help me to bring God's Truth to the marketplace, hope to the hurting, and salvation to the lost, and to stand with me as we help to turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!!
May the Lord continue to protect us from the enemy, guide us, and bless our efforts for HIS KINGDOM!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller