Daily Devotional for Thursday December 4, 2014
My Faith Today is at An All-Time Low
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
Blessings my dear friend! After faithfully ministering to literally tens of millions worldwide over 22 years now, 15 years of Liveprayer online and on TV, I desperately need your prayers today. Despite this journey of faith I have been on for the past 22 years, despite knowing God is faithful having watched Him work in my life and the lives of millions and millions of people around the world each day over these many years, I am still flesh and blood!
My faith today is at an all-time low. Much of it is simple frustration. I "see" so much, and God has "shown" me so much. I do my best to convey this to you each day in our brief time together via the Daily Devotional and the TV program that impacts lives and leads people to faith in Christ each day.
I am thankful for that infrastructure that allows me each day to reach so many worldwide with His Truth and hope. Knowing how much more we could do for the Lord, the incredible numbers of people we could impact if we had the proper funding hurts. What hurts worse though is seeing our basic infrastructure and minsitry operations currently at risk simply because we can't pay our bills.
I know deep down that satan is doing all he can to slow me down, ultimately wanting to take me out. I realize the enemy views me as a HUGE threat because no matter what he has thrown at me over decades now I won't be silenced, can't be bought, and will look him in the eye and rebuke his lies. Satan also knows that people around the world find Truth here, find hope here, and find salvation through faint in Christ here!
I KNOW THIS IS ULTIMATELY A SPIRITUAL BATTLE AND I REFUSE TO QUIT OR BACK DOWN. LIVES, SOULS, AND THE SOUL OF THIS NATION ARE AT STAKE!!!
I am pouring my heart out to you today because ALL I have ever asked God for is to meet our basic needs. I have NEVER asked Him for personal wealth, or for power, or for prestige. I could really care less if anyone even knows my name. I have NO DESIRE for any legacy when I die other than the eternal legacy of those lives God has allowed me to impact for His Kingdom!
I am ashamed and hate to be to the point I have to even write a message like this, but if I don't Liveprayer won't see 2015. I don't cry wolf and would never waste your time sending you this urgent plea if I wasn't at a place where I desperately need everyone's prayers and help today! As the past years have unfolded with the economic struggle so many have faced, simply covering our basic operating expenses is a DAILY battle. Every minute I spend fighting that battle, is a minute I can't be ministering to people's needs.
IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME I NEEDED YOU TO HELP ME IT IS NOW! I NEED EVERYONE TO TAKE A MOMENT, PRAY, AND SEEK THE LORD WHAT HE IS ASKING YOU TO DO TO HELP ME. PLEASE, MAKE A SPECIAL YEAR-END GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER TODAY! I WOULD NOT ASK YOU IF I DIDN'T NEED EVERYONE TO MAKE THE MOST GENEROUS SACRIFCE THEY CAN TODAY! Donation: http://www.liveprayer.com/donation.cfm
I have no staff left other than my assistant and technical crew for the Internet operations. I haven't taken a paycheck for nearly 6 years now, only my basic living expenses. I have cut and sacrificed to the point I am putting in incredibly long days, gladly so, simply to keep our basic infrastructure we must have to do the work God has called us to do. I am simply sharing this to let you know I would never ask you or anyone to make the sacrifce to help me if I wasn't willing to sacrifice all I could first!
We still have $25,000 from November's internet operations that has to covered, $15,000 of that amount IMMEDIATELY simply for the basics for Liveprayer.com to continue. The $25,000 for the TV program in November can be put off for a few weeks, other than $5,000 of that amount we require immediately to keep the basic components of the program going.
--->I DESPERATELY need $20,000 TODAY or by TOMORROW. That would leave $30,000 left to cover the balance of our November operations so we can begin to work on the $40,000 we require for December's internet operations and the $25,000 for the TV program in December. If everyone will pray, and if everyone who is able will give as you are able to give, I know by the end of the year in just 27 days we can be 100% current with all of our basic operations.
With just 27 days left in the year, please pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Just 50 people making that special sacrifce would cover our November shortfall,and 115 people would insure we end the year with 100% of our basic internet and TV operations current!!!
FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS, GOD HAS CALLED ON KEY PEOPLE EACH MONTH WHO HE HAD BLESSED AND GIVEN THE ABILITY TO STEP UP AND SUPPORT HIS WORK HERE AT LIVEPRAYER WITH A GIFT OF $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, AND SEVERAL TIMES $100,000, IN ORDER TO KEEP LIVEPRAYER FUNDED.
OUR DAILY PRESENCE AND FAITHFULNESS TO GOD'S WORK FOR OVER 15 YRS ONLINE AND 12 YEARS ON TV IS OUR TESTIMONY TO THOSE GOD HAS BLESSED WITH RESOURCES TO HELP US WITH A SIGNIFICANT GIFT IN THE PAST, AND THOSE WHO GOD HAS BLESSED AND IS SPEAKING TO TODAY TO HELP ME NOW!!!
*I AM PRAYING FOR ONE OR TWO OF OUR FRIENDS TODAY TO STEP UP AT THIS CRITICAL HOUR AND INSURE THE $20,000 WE MUST HAVE IS COVERED! IF YOU CAN GO THE EXTRA MILE AND DIRECT DEPOSIT YOUR GIFT IN OUR WELLS FARGO ACCOUNT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GET YOU THE ACCOUNT INFORMATION. IT THAT ISN'T CONVENIENT YOU COULD WIRE THE FUNDS OR OVERNIGHT A CHECK TO OUR OFFICE IN ST. PETERSBURG. OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO PUT YOUR GIFT ON A CREDIT CARD OR SEND IT VIA PAYPAL ON OUR WEBSITE.
After 15 years of ministering to tens of millions worldwide, seeing over 900,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus, Liveprayer is in a critical place. I will keep being faithful until we simply can't operate any longer, but for what some ministries pay for to simply put gas in their private jet or maintain their many buildings for a month, we can continue to be here bringing God's Truth and the hope and love of Christ to the lost and hurting masses worldwide each day!!! PLEASE, WILL YOU HELP ME TODAY???
I love you and care about you so much. I have poured my life into the lives of those people God brings to Liveprayer each day. I ask people for nothing other than to open their heart to God's Truth and the love of Jesus. I don't write books, sell trinkets, or play any of the plethora of games I could to turn Liveprayer into just another marketing organization masquerading as a ministry. EVERYTHING we do and make available is for FREE. It always has been and always will. I will close down before I sell out the Lord and His Truth!
Please, I am asking everyone to pray today. I am asking you to make a real sacrifce to help me at this desperate time, to pray about getting out of your comfort zone. I can't continue without your prayers and your sacrificial support. I am not asking for anything for myself, only to be able to be here for so many lost and hurting people each day around the world who need God's Truth and the hope we have in Christ.
LESS THAN 1/4 OF 1% OF THE PEOPLE WE MINISTER TO EVERY GIVE A DIME TO HELP LIVEPRAYER COVER ITS' BASIC OPERATIONS. IT IS YOUR SACRIFICE THAT ALLOWS THAT TO HAPPEN, AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FEW HAVE ALWAYS FED THE MANY!!!
Thank you for praying, and thank you for giving as you are able and making that sacrifce. Together, we CAN see this lost nation turn back to God and His Truth while leading millions of lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!!!
***NOVEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: We ended November still requiring the final $28,000 for our basic internet operations and the $25,000 required for the Liveprayer TV program during November. Monday, we have had $3,000 of donations come in since the first, leaving our shortfall at $50,000. I am standing in faith we can take care of that shortfall before the end of this week so we can begin to work on the $40,000 we require for our December internet operations and the $25,000 for the Liveprayer TV program in December. OUR GOD IS ABLE! PLEASE PRAY AND PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP ME TODAY AND THROUGH THE WEEK!!!
*CRITICAL!!! $15,000 of our November internet operations and $5,000 of our November TV budget are now seriously past due! It is CRITICAL that we cover that $20,000 of internet and TV operations immediately! I am asking for one or two of our friends God has blessed to pray about allowing Him to use you today to help me with a special year-end gift to insure this $20,000 is taken care of today !!! IF YOU CAN BE ONE OF THOSE I NEED TODAY TO INSURE THIS CRITICAL NEED IS MET PLEASE CONTACT ME AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
--->With just 27 days left in the year, please pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Just 50 people making that special sacrifce would cover our November shortfall,and 115 people would insure we end the year with 100% of our basic internet and TV operations current!!!
If you can't do that, simply "give as you are able to give" as the Bible teaches! 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!!!
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: email@example.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller