Daily Devotional for Wednesday January 28, 2015
The Fruit of the Work Liveprayer is Doing in the Lives of People Worldwide Every Day
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, my brother has been going to church and has taken notice that some people pray to God others to The Lord and others to Jesus. In your opinion what verse can I take him to that would show him which one he should pray to. His daughter made him start going. I love her.
ANSWER: We pray to our heavenly Father, in Jesus' name. We are told to address all prayer to God the Father (Matt 6:9, 1 Pet 1:17, Eph 3:14.b). We can only approach the Father in the name of Jesus, the Son (John 14:13 & 14). And PRAISE GOD for his daughter!!!
One of the special joys I look forward to 3-4 times each year, is taking the time to share with you some of the fruit of the work Liveprayer is doing in the lives of people worldwide each and every day. As part of the Liveprayer family, it is important that you see from time to time the transforming power of God at work in the lives of those we minister to. In the 185 months since Liveprayer started, we have seen over 900,000 people that we know of accept Christ as their Savior, and now have an archive of over 9 million praise reports. GLORY TO ALMIGHTY GOD!!!
My purpose in sharing some of these incredible praise reports with you today is two fold. First, so that you know your prayers and support of the work God is doing at Liveprayer is bearing much fruit. Second, God is no respecter of person and what God has done for someone else, God will do for you.
"I've been praying for a former student in my church Bible study class who had turned away from God and who had told me that she had never really accepted Christ in the first place. Well, after about a year of prayer and forwarding daily devotionals, she recently informed me that she has accepted Jesus as her LORD and Savior."
"Yesterday morning I asked for prayer at this site (for the first time ever) for a precious saint, Sue, who was near death, stricken with MS in a long-term care center. (Which I thought it pretty amazing that Bill responded personally saying he would begin praying too.) So yesterday morning things did take a turn for the better. However, in the late afternoon she took another turn for the worse. I went home thinking, well, you know, the Lord is probably calling her Home. After all, she's beginning to fill up with fluid. Then I called back around 7 o'clock p.m. and was told she was sitting up in bed drinking a Diet Coke! Oh glory! Thanks to all who have been praying for her. God is faithful to His Word and to the prayers of his intercessors! Bless you all!"
"Praise the Lord. He answers prayer! I now have another job. Thank you for praying."
"I am sure you have no clue exactly who I am........But I opened my moms email today, and your words are .....how can I say it? I was moved.....BEYOND words whoever you are, KNOW you touched a life I have HIV/AIDS......and everyday I am facing death, and I am scared...but today you made it better...thank you"
"I requested prayer for a very urgent, unexpected, IMPOSSIBLE need for somewhere for my daughters and I to live. We now have the greatest house that was provided by none other than J. Christ listed in the phonebook under property managers!!!"
"I just wanted to thank you for standing with me and my church family in prayer. I wrote you about a month ago because my husband had moved out. He has made a decision to work things out and move back in. Praise God! I know with out everyones prayer this may never have happened I am so Thankful to the Lord."
"Bill, my name is Donna, I e-mailed you about a week ago about my bout with depression, and asked you to pray for me, I've had a lot of people praying for me and I wanted to thank you, and let you know that God has lifted that cloud of gloom and despair from me I praise His Holy name."
"Your devotionals are certainly a blessing to me, particularly while I am serving here in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Your prayers and those of others at home for our safety and success make all the difference in the world. I would like to say a resounding "thank you" for all you do for us and God's people."
"I want to thank you for prayers for my friend Christopher. He is the 13 year old boy who had surgery yesterday and everything went perfect as the doctor said."
"Some time back, I wrote to you requesting prayer for my wife and my financial problems. I was waiting for a project to start and it was dragging along and starting my wife to worry. You wrote me back and told me to hang in with God and that you would be praying for us. Well, I just want you to know that the prayer worked and I will finally start the job next week. PRAISE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!! and thank you so much for your help and reassurance. The Lord IS faithful, even when we are not."
"About tonights show. You were talking about abortions. I was just thinking about getting one until I heard your show tonight. And it changed my mind."
"Thank you for sending out your daily devotional. I have read and believe the prayer you have on the web site and would like to receive the information to assist me in my new life with Christ."
"You often ask your callers "where do you go to church?" I would have to tell you that I am in church with you everynite. Miracles are happening everynite on your show. People are saved. Broken lives are caught before they parish. And people are moved by the spirit."
"Your nightly liveTv program and daily devotionals, have truly saved me from giving up hope.......giving up on myself. I have created such almost unbearable problems in my life,yet, your message of God's promise and love for mankind....helps me go on ...second to second. Thank you."
"Just wanted to let you know my daughters test results were negative. Thank you for the prayers and encouragement. After your e-mail I had a peace come over me and knew she was fine."
"I just wanted to thank you and God for your blessing. I just got back from the court house and to make a long story short they released Jeffrey! He is going to be able to see the baby being born!! He ended up with 6mnths of house arrest and he has to finish his probation. I can't thank God enough for what he has done."
"I prayed the prayer. I just want to thank you for writing every devotional. They are so inspirational and teach me so much! I went to the website and prayed the prayer. I want to be a better person and I Pray that I have help and guidance by Christ. I pray that I can be strong and not give into temptation. It is hard as a young teenager, but I just pray that the Lord is with me."
I love you and care about you so much. GOD IS SOOOOO GOOD!!! PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME FOR HIS LOVE AND MERCY!!! Thank you for being part of the Liveprayer family and the miracles God is doing in people's lives every day. Together, we are making an impact in the lives of real people each day for the Kingdom of God.
***We still have $60,000 to bring in over these final 3 days to end January with all of our basic internet and TV budgets current! It took us the first half of the month to cover our December shortfall. Most critical however is $10,000 of our monthly internet budget and $17,000 of our TV budget that is required immediately.
I am on my knees praying for 3 of our friends who will help me today with a special one-time gift of $9,000 to insure these critical amounts for our internet and TV budgets are covered!!!
WILL YOU PRAY ABOUT MAKING THE SACRIFCE TO HELP ME WITH THIS CRITICAL NEED TODAY? IF YOU CAN WIRE OR HAVE A WELLS FARGO BRANCH CLOSE, LET ME KNOW AND I CAN GIVE YOU OUR ACCOUNT DETAILS. OF COURSE YOU CAN OVERNIGHT A CHECK TO US, OR PUT THE GIFT ON YOUR CREDIT CARD. IT IS IMPERATIVE WE BRING IN THESE FUNDS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS SIMPLY TO FUND BASIC DAILY OPERATIONS!
Please pray and give as you are led and able. It is your faithful prayers and generous sacrifices that enables me to be online and on TV for so many worldwide daily who aren't saved and who will never hear the Truth of God's Word and Gospel without YOU!!!
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.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,