Daily Devotional for Thursday January 16, 2003
Sharing How Good and Great Our God Is
Sharing how good and GREAT our God is. One of the things that I wish I could do, is let you see all of the incredible praise reports that come to Liveprayer each and every day. We have archived over 800,000 of them in 40 months of ministry on the Internet. The first half of this month has been pretty heavy in regards to the content of my messages to you each day. Today, I am going to do something that I have never done before, but am going to try and do at least once every 3 months. That is to share excerpts from some of the incredible praise reports that come to Liveprayer each day. Satan hates the "word of testimony" because it gives hope to someone that is going through a difficult time. No matter what you are facing in your life today, never forget, that the same God who has brought someone else out of the valley and led them to victory, is the same God, that will lead YOU out of the valley and to victory. Please enjoy this special Devotional of PRAISE.
"I KNOW YOU GET THOUSANDS OF LETTERS, AND YOU PROBABLY DON'T RECALL MINE. I WROTE YOU IN THE SPRING OF 2002 , A SINGLE YOUNG PREGNANT WOMAN....AND YOU ENCOURAGED ME NOT TO ABORT. I DIDN'T. I HAVE A 2 MONTH OLD BABY GIRL NOW AND SHE IS AMAZING. PLEASE CONTINUE THE WONDERFUL MINISTRY THAT TOUCHED AND GAVE MY LIFE A DIFFERENT DIRECTION."
"A few weeks ago I asked for prayers for a young mother named Beth. She was told she had aggressive breast cancer. Was rushed in for a mastectomy. Started chemo immediately. Two weeks later and only a few chemo treatments, the doctors are telling her that the cancer is not aggressive and that she will survive this."
"4-6 months ago I came to this website very late one night when my worries were weighing me down so that I could not sleep and I was at my wits end on where to go for help or what to do. I would like to tell everyone who prayed for me how grateful I am for them taking the time to pray for a stranger and tell people who are reading this and are questioning the power of prayer that prayer does work.God is awesome!"
"I have said this wonderful prayer and thank you for this opportunity to give my heart to Christ."
"I wanted to tell you that you Thursday Jan 2nd devotional saved my life. Four months ago I left my husband, lied and cheated on him. Well, I decided on Thursday, that I was through and I was going to commit suicide. I have a 5 year old daughter who was asleep in her room. I went in the garage and started my car and decided to end my life. I decided that I could never be forgiven for my sins and that I was worthless. THEN, I came back in the house and decided to write him one more email and call him one more time and that is when I read your email about "you are special" Thank you. I'm still in horrible pain but I now know that God has forgiven me."
"We just got an update on our granddaughter. She is doing fine, the surgery was very successful and she is on her way home. Groggy, but fine. Your prayers meant so much to us old granny and grandpa."
"I had been praying for my friend to see Christ. well Friday Jan 3's devotional cam and I fwd it to her and 10 minutes later she accepted Christ."
"Hi, ya'll! The Lord has answered our prayers. I signed a contract for the sale of my house last night."
"My youngest son, Lance, was recently saved and is being baptized this Sunday. You prayed for him several months ago, and I praise God for his salvation."
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your prayers and your help. I am happy to report that my wife has now agreed to reconcile with me after she filed for divorce 8 months ago. We are now praying together daily for the first time after 12 years of marriage. We are not out of the woods yet, but I feel a growing faith and a much stronger marriage than before. I am putting God first every day, and so is she, and I am confident that as long as we keep God as our focus, that all will be well."
"About two months ago, I asked Bill to stand in belief with my husband and me for a financial miracle. We were hitting rock bottom financially as a result of my husband's drug addictions. He was delivered of his addictions in May of 2002, but we were still feeling the repercussions of the decisions he had made for the previous two years of our marriage. I thought our only way out of the sinking boat was bankruptcy. Shortly after Bill answered my request, we were blessed by our pastor and his wife who gave us a financial gift to help us get my car repaired. We stepped out in faith and paid our tithes the following weekend, and God blessed us by multiplying it eight times! Every week it seems that we are receiving money in the mail (reimbursements that we never expected to receive) or my husband was being called to work. We are still being blessed over and over each day as God provides for us. This past week we received a sales tax rebate from the State which will enable us to catch up on our home mortgage. We give the glory to God and His Son and our Savior Jesus Christ. We are a living testimony that God does work financial miracles in people's lives...even today! Thanks to Bill and the people at liveprayer.com for their prayers and belief!"
I love you and care about you so much. I pray that these few testimonies encouraged you today, and have given you hope to fight whatever battles that you are facing in your life today. May God be praised for how He stepped into these lives and moved in such a powerful way. Let me remind you again, that the same God that moved in the lives of these people, is the very same God that will move in your life!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,