Daily Devotional for Thursday June 18, 2015
Money is a Necessary Part of Living in this World
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, I pray, today, for each person who is reading these words. You know exactly where they are at today financially. I pray that whatever they have today is multiplied many times over in the coming weeks and months. Bless them in the area of their finances, Father, so that they may not only care for their day-to-day needs of those they are responsible for, but so that they may feed the poor around the world, those who are materially poor as well as those who are spiritually poor. I pray, today, a prayer of BLESSING on the finances of the person reading these words. Whatever we have in this life comes from you and is yours Father. May we be faithful in managing what you have given to us. Multiply many times over what you have currently given to the person reading this word today and allow them to be a great blessing to the work of God throughout the world. I pray BLESSINGS over the finances of the person reading these words today for the glory of Almighty God. In the name of Jesus. Amen!
Every day I get a breakdown, by category, of the 40,000+ prayer requests we receive here at Liveprayer. The top three each day are always health, relationships, and finances. These three issues transcend age, race, nationality, and financial status. They are the common bond all men who live this life share. Everyone deals with health issues at some point in their life. Everyone deals with relationship issues at some point in their life. Everyone deals with financial issues at some point in their life. I have dealt often with the health and relationship challenges we all face, and today I want to focus on finances.
Money is a necessary part of living this in this world. We must have money to survive. The Bible has lots to say about money. I rarely recommend resources, but for those struggling in this area of your life or simply looking to be better stewards of your money, I would look into getting anything written by a dear friend, Dave Ramsey. Dave is a man God has raised up in this day to teach people the Biblical truths regarding finances.
I want to focus today on where you are financially right now. Many who read this are not having any problems with their finances, while others are struggling. Some people have been blessed with a tremendous abundance of resources and other people have virtually nothing. Regardless, if you find yourself today with a surplus of money or without any at all, never forget that it is God who is your source and it is God who supplies your every need throughout this life. God knows and understands the basic necessities of life like food, shelter and clothing.
I AM SICK AND TIRED OF SATAN TRYING TO DESTROY THE LIVES OF OUR LOYAL AND FAITHFUL DONORS! WILL YOU JOIN ME IN PRAYER FOR THESE FEW REQUESTS? SATAN IS A LIAR AND MY GOD OWNS THE CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILL! IF YOU HAVE GIVEN TO GOD'S WORK HERE AT LIVEPRAYER, KNOW I AM PRAYING, AS IS ALL OF OUR PRAYER WARRIORS WORLDWIDE FOR THE LORD'S PROTECTION AND FAVOR OVER YOUR FINANCES!!!
"Bill, I will get you $1000 In a few days Please pray for our company.. The orders have stopped coming in and we are in dire straits. If something doesn't happen soon, we will be forced to shut down. Thank you and God Bless."
"I have not been able to support you and your organization for several years. The reasons are because we have hardly been able to pay our bills. College was expensive. And now my husband has lost his job and he has not worked since January. Could you please pray that my husband can get a job and that I will be successful in getting a teaching job?"
"Thank you for everything you do. I pray your financial situation will become better very soon. I am asking for your prayers on my finances today. My company is doing well but I do have a $16,000 vehicle loan to pay off. I have a lot more personal debt to pay off, too."
"Still haven't been able to sell that piece of commercial property and am getting close to the point of using its collateral almost to the point of when a sale comes there won't be much left. I am thinking about a new business that to start with won't need much cash but am hesitant about pulling the trigger, maybe too conservative. "
"Please pray for me and my family Bill. My husband embezzled millions of dollars and was living with another woman for years in another state. I knew nothing about either of his actions. I was home raising our 4 sons alone and he would come home on weekends acting like the loving, devoted husband and father he portrayed. He left me and left our family in dire straights. I haven't worked in years. I've been working for a year now and by the grace of God am making it. I am 2 months behind on our mortgage, and squeaking by with the other bills but, our Lord has been providing for us! Thank You for LivePrayer it keeps me going."
"I'm asking for prayer for my business and my finances. I work in construction and the real estate market in southern California, The industry has had a lot of changes after the fallout of lenders in 2007 and 2008.I continue to look for ways to produce income and trust the lord for his provision. Thank you for standing with me in prayer."
"Dear Bill, I find myself in a financial lack due largely to helping my grandson & family get reestablished. I need your prayers. Also, I'm praying for you & Liveprayer. Thank you!"
'Bill, II need your prayers. If I can make enough money, start regular advertising, and get a contractor's license and start making even more, I can properly support my wife and allow her to stop working two full-time jobs just to keep us in the house."
"I'm struggling financially with A LOT of debt."
"I am asking for prayer in my finances today. God bless you!"
"I am facing some fairly serious financial challenges."
"At the risk of being redundant, though you know a little of what I'm dealing with. I am again bringing forth my financial situation in prayer, BK, particularly the legal case."
I love you and care about you so much. I want to encourage you and pray for you today. For those of you who God has blessed financially, never forget that to whom much is given, much is required. For those of you who are facing great financial obstacles in your life today, now is the time to make your faith real and trust that God will provide as He promised in His Word. Even if you don't have great financial wealth, you are still accountable to God for what He does bring into your hands, so be faithful with what He provides.
Whatever we have in this life has been given to us by God and belongs to Him. We are simply stewards of what He has put into our care. I pray that you will seek the Lord and get His wisdom and discernment in how you can always be a good steward of the resources that He has entrusted to you. God wants to use you regardless of the amount of money you have to be a blessing to others.
The Bible has much to say about the care of the poor. We immediately think of the poor as being those who have no money, but this also includes the spiritually poor, those people who are living without the hope and love of Christ in their life. Everyone can do something with what God has given you to be a blessing to those who are financially poor as well as those who are spiritually poor.
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,