Daily Devotional for Thursday December 18, 2014
Turning Our Nation Back to God and His Truth
(2 Kings 17:23)
"...until the LORD removed them from his presence, as he had warned through all his servants the prophets." 2 Kings 17:23
Turning our nation back to God and His Truth...the ONLY REAL ANSWER AND THE ONLY REAL HOPE! As we have prepared for everything God is calling us to do, focused in earnest this year on using this incredible infrastructure God has blessed us with to help lead our nation back to the Almighty and His Truth, the biggest burden I carry is insuring that Liveprayer has the financial resources to simply end of the year with our operational budgets current.
Today my back us up against the wall, but I will not waiver and my faith is as strong as ever! We are still $7,000 short of covering the balance of our November operations, and of course with less than 2 weeks in this month, must also take care of the $40,000 we require for our December internet operations and $25,000 for the TV program in December.
So my main focus and CRITICAL need at this very moment is the final $7,000 of November's budget that is desperately needed TODAY, and the first $10,000 of October's budget that is also past due and needs to be covered by this coming Monday. That leaves the final $30,000 of December's internet operations and the $25,000 for the TV program in December required by the end of the month.
Here is what I am standing in faith for today and asking you to pray with me about. First, I am asking everyone to take some time today and pray for these critical funding needs that we have. Prayer makes a difference and it is how we have walked this journey for the past 15+ yrs. No man-made gimmicks, no selling out just to make a buck, but simply sharing our needs with the Liveprayer family and simply standing in faith for the Lord to supply those needs. HE has used friends like you to honor our faith by meeting those needs!
***Second, I need ONE friend of Liveprayer who has the ability to wire to our direct deposit into our account, or overnight to us, a gift of $7,000 that I MUST HAVE covered by the end of business today. It is CRITICAL since this involves our bandwidth that keeps all of the Liveprayer websites up and running with full accessibility. Please pray about making a special one-time, year-end gift to help me insure this is taken care of today. Email me at: email@example.com to let me know you can help me and I can give you whatever banking or FedEx info you need.
Third, I need EVERYONE who has stood with me and this ministry these many years to pray about what God is calling you to do to help me insure the $10,000 from the first week of our December operations we need to bring in by Monday is taken care of. If everyone gives as they are able, for some that may be $5, others $10, others $50, still others $100, along with those who have the ability to make the sacrifce of $500, $1,000, $5,000, or more, we can insure these operational expenses are covered.
Fourth, for those who may not be able to send a gift immediately, pray about what you can do next week. Some may have never given to help God's work here at Liveprayer or it has been a while. Would you pray about helping me with a gift since less than 1/4 of 1% of those we minister to ever give even a dollar. However, that is OK since it has always been the few who have fed the many, and if you have been blessed by Liveprayer, help me so others who need the hope of Christ can be blessed. OUR GOD IS ABLE!
Lastly, since our total need between the balance of November's operations and the $40,000 internet budget for December and the $25,000 we require for the TV program in December is $72,000. Pray about being one of 72 friends to send a special one-time, year-end gift to Liveprayer of $1,000. That would allow us to end this year with all of our internet and TV operations current!!!
(Our operations budget for Liveprayer.com that ministers to over 2.5 million worldwide daily, sends personal responses to over 40,000 emails for prayer each 24 hours, provides unique ONLINE content daily not found on any other ministry site along with 15+ yrs of archived Daily Devotionals, TV programs, special audio and video presentations, along with our TV program that for nearly 12 years, currently seen in over 80 markets every Mon-Fri from Midnight-2am EDT, has been the ONLY "live" broadcast where people hear the unadulterated, uncompromised Truth of God's Word applied to the issues of the day and can call in for prayer and counsel, is the same as a local church with apx 800 members who meet once a week!!!)
Will you help me today? Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifce to help me as we boldly stand where virtually nobody else will, in the marketplace declaring His Truth as unpopular as that is today, to help lead this nation back to God and Biblicla Truth while leading the lost to faith in Jesus Christ!
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 you and care about you so much! After 15+ yrs of Liveprayer impacting literally tens of millions of lives worldwide for Christ, seeing over 900,000 souls we know of come to faith in Jesus, still averaging apx. 2,000 each week, we have embarked on the final work of this ministry and of my service to the Lord. At age 56, this will take me through whatever time I have left in this brief life.
I am a bit weary, but my resolve never waivers. Now more than ever I need my friends who have walked this journey of faith with me, those friends we have stood in the gap for during their darkest hours, those we have rejoiced with in the times of blessings, to stand with me and help me!
You know me well enough by now to know I am one of the few people you can count on day in and day out who will not back down, never compromise the Truth of God's Word, with a 15+ yr track record to prove that. There is only ONE THING I ultimately care about and that is the eternal souls of men. I can't be bought off since the value of even one soul is immeasurable. What price can you put on Jesus dying on that cross???
No matter what obstacles satan puts in my way, with God's help and the help of you, my dear friends in the Liveprayer family, WE WILL OVERCOME THEM! I pray that in some small way, watching me walk out my faith for the world to see literally every day since August 31, 1999, your faith has been increased and you have learned to never give up and keep trusting the Lord each step of your journey!!!
In this moment of great need, I am asking you to pray for me, stand with me, and help me the best you can. In advance let me say thank you, God's richest blessings be with you, and know you and your family are in my prayers each day as we prepare in just one week to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,