Daily Devotional for Friday January 29, 2016
The Fruits of your Prayers and Sacrifice!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for another day of life! Even though this is a special day in the life of your ministry here at Liveprayer, let us never to forget that EVERY DAY is a special day since it is a gift from you! Please let me never take one day, one hour, one minute of this precious life for granted and may I always honor you with my life! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony" - (Revelation 12:11 NIV)
Several times a year, I LOVE to take the opportunity to share with you a sampling of some of the incredible, powerful, and moving testimonies we receive every day of how God is working miracles in people's lives. I never lose sight of the fact that even though over 2.5 million people worldwide subscribe to the Daily Devotional. Each one is a real person, with real needs, and an eternal soul Christ gave His very life for!
***It is the prayers and generous sacrifice of our friends who make this possible for so many in their hour of greatest need. As we are in the final days of the month, since it took us several weeks into January to finally cover the balance of our December shortfall, we still have $40,000 of our $65,000 monthly internet and TV operations to go. We desperately need to cover $20,000 of that immediately. $9,000 today and $11,000 by Monday. A week or so ago, one dear friend stepped up with a special gift of $15,000, just as every month for 17 years several dear friends have answered the call to insure Liveprayer was there for those people worldwide who needed a place to come for prayer and counsel in their hour of need.
***PLEASE, pray about being one of two people I need today, one who can help me with the $9,000 I need today, and another who can help with the $11,000 I need Monday. If you can direct deposit the funds into our Wells Fargo account or FedEx your gift, email me and I will get you the information you need. Obviously you can put your gift on your credit card or through Paypal via the Liveprayer.com website. Two people to take that stand and make a commitment to God’s work here that dozens of friends over the years have made. God has blessed some of our friends in this season of their life to be able to take that stand and make that sacrifice I need today and Monday!!!
Yes, I am grateful that day after day God is using the efforts here at Liveprayer to reach into millions of lives all over the world, but what I am most grateful for is that we are able to respond to and minister to each individual who comes to us for prayer. Liveprayer is much more than just a one-way blast into cyberspace or over television. We are as personal to each individual who comes to us for prayer as their local pastor or priest.
I realize EVERY PERSON who reads these Praise Reports today is going through something in their life. I want you to know that no matter how great or small your need may be, our God is able to meet you at the very point of that need and give you His strength, His hope, and His answers. Nothing you are going through today is too small or too large for God. Let me encourage you today to turn to the Lord. He is there, waiting with outstretched arms to comfort you and give you His strength and peace in the midst of whatever battle you may be facing.
The Bible teaches that God is no respecter of persons. What that simply means is what God did for someone else, God will do for you. So I pray as you read these Praise Reports that you will be encouraged and have your faith stirred, knowing that YOUR miracle, YOUR answer, is just a prayer away!!!
Original email we received: Subject: my grandson may be dying please pray for him. "Dear Bill, Please pray for my 34 year old grandson who has been in the hospital for several weeks with failing liver and kidneys due to his alcoholism. He has shown a tiny glimmer of improvement just today. His kidneys are producing but he has a very long way to go. Thanks for your internet Live Prayer Ministry. My son David brought you to my attention and I am now reading your messages quite regularly. Keep up our wonderful Lords work. It is very obvious that He has his hand on you. PTL. "
Follow-up email: "Dad, I was cleaning up my old emails tonight and had to save this one. December 4th was the day Mark began to turn around. You replied to Bill Keller December 8th to thank him for his prayers. We didn't know at the time if Mark would continue to get well. I hope you have updated Bill on Mark's miraculous progress. I'll never forget the day that you sent me this original email. After 23 days of being told he would die this was the very first day we had any small glimmer of hope. I think one out of 2 dozen test results stabilized while the rest continued to worsen. (Some of the doctors didn't have any hope at this point but we did.) Mark looked just great today. Better than he has in years. God is all over this! Thanks for your prayers!"
"I want to start out by saying...Praise God...I"ve written to you so many times...and you've prayed for me and my small business...today...I want to tell you that in this last month...everything seems to have turned around for the better...yes...thank God....we were almost to the point of having to close, but then...as my right hand girl puts it. The windows of Heaven seem to just open up...The young people who work for me...they have been through all these bad times with me..and they can attest to the fact that God is responsible for all the good that is happening now...when we were at the end of what we could do...then God stepped in and brought miracles...absolute financial miracles This is the first in many months that I've had the resources to pay all the bills....to me the greatest thing about all of this is...we all know that our Lord and savior has provided...."
"Thank you so much for helping me find Jesus. Can you please send me the information you mentioned in your email."
"Hi, I'm a 19 year old Bahamian woman. I just had a baby so I'm up frequently through the night . One night when I woke up to feed my baby, my channel happened to be on ABC. That is how I found out about your show. I was so moved and impressed that I now wake up every night at one (1) just to watch your show."
"I have asked you for prayer 3 times and the latest is that last wk. the Lord answered this prayer for finances. The Lord answers your prayers within a short period of time. These are needs that seem impossible to us...yet we know that with the Lord, nothing is impossible to him. We are ever grateful to you and the Lord."
"Thank you so very much. After I sent this to you last night, I felt better almost immediately and slept very well, which was pretty amazing and certainly unexpected. I was so hoping that I would have a reply when I checked my email tonight and it was there. Also after I sent my email to you, ideas came to me on ways to redeem myself, serve Christ and help others, but with a confidence I have never felt before. Your TV ministry is working miracles. I have been struggling with this for many years and the answer was too simple. Had I ever felt I could approach a minister I would have been able to deal with this so many years ago. I always thought that once you committed a sin of one of the ten commandments you could never be forgiven. It will take some time I think to achieve complete forgiveness of myself with the events of my past, but at least I am now looking forward to attending service without crying!"
"HEY PASTOR BILL, WELL I SAID I WOULD SEND YOU A PRAISE REPORT SOON AS I COULD AND NOW I CAN. I ASKED TO BE INCLUDED IN YOUR HEALING WEEK FOR MY MOM AND ME. WELL MOM SAID HER "PLUMBING" IS BETTER. AND MY SHOULDER ROTATOR CUFF IS NO MORE A PROBLEM. I STOPPED ALL PAIN PILLS 4 DAYS AGO AND EVEN STARTED LIFTING WEIGHTS AT THE GYM AGAIN. MY FOOD ADDICTION AND DEPRESSION HAVE ALSO MADE A GOOD TURN AROUND. THANK YOU. PRAISE GOD."
"Hi Mr. Keller. My name is M, 17 years old from North Carolina. I just wanted to thank you for your dedication to Jesus by never failing to do His work through the daily devotional. I started reading them every day about a month ago and they have really challenged me to live for Jesus better in my own life. I don't know if you will actually be reading this or not because you must get like a billion e-mails a day, but i just wanted to let you know that because of your work, and the people who help you, my life has gotten back on track."
"Thank you so very much for your prayers. God has again provided for me. He helped me find a way to pay my seriously past due rent thru a tax refund. He gave my landlord an understanding & patient heart to wait until I get the money. He provided food for me to feed my family and He has eased up my wife's pains. He has provided for me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your thoughts prayers and consideration of my situation."
"..you went to see my mother in the rehab center on gandy in june just before her death ...that was a real blessing .and she loved it ...when i went to see her the following sunday she was lit up with joy ..."
"Thank you for your hard work and dedication. You have been such an inspiration to me. You are the reason I went back to church after rejecting God for over 8 years. Someone mysteriously sent me your daily prayer devotional and it was in God's perfect timing and I have been faithful ever since (about 3 years now). Praise God for that day!!"
"Yesterday afternoon I asked for prayers that I find a lawyer for my brother. Within 2 hours I found a lawyer in the area, that I could afford, and he agreed to take his case! I am so thankful! God bless you for your prayers."
"Thank you so much for everyone's thoughts and prayers. The mass was benign! The surgery went as well as we could have hoped. They did not have to perform a hysterectomy so we still have the possibility of having children. She is now healing. Praise God!"
"On the 10th of February 2006 I joined Live Prayer. I've asked you for a prayer and you have answered me by mail. Ever since then my life has changed. I am writing you this mail to thank you and thank Our Creator. He has faith in me and in return I want give all my faith to God. Thank you Mr. Keller for your devotion and prayers. I was lost and now I am found again. Your prayer saved me from thoughts and things I shouldn't be doing or thinking. May God bless you in your ministry."
"God answered our prayers, I had my scholarship endorsed. Surely Our God is not deaf nor blind to hear the prayers of his children. I pray that God will also bless your ministry."
"Dear Brother Bill, You have been greatly inspirational to me for a long time. I have been in agreement with all you've said in all the time that I've received devotionals, and my faith has increased greatly. When my son was hit by a vehicle more than two years ago, I asked for prayer from you and all at liveprayer. My son survived when, according to the material world, he should have died. Your prayers, along with many, many others, I am confident is what helped. God heard."
"Thank you so much for your Daily Devotionals. I am a Christian from Zimbabwe in Africa southern region . I am greatly inspired daily by your messages and now the whole family looks forward to your devotionals each day. I think my husband will be revived in his Faith soon. Thank you so much!!!"
"Thank you for praying for me. I was in desperate need of a job and i got hired yesterday at a local nursing home. Thanks be to God! Prayer really does work!"
"God has helped me restore my relationship with my wife after all this cheating business. we couldn't be happier. God has taken something horrible and worked it for good. Thank you for your prayers!!"
"Hi Bill, A few days ago I asked for prayer for getting a shower every single day. Let me back up, I'm a quadriplegic in a motorized wheelchair and wear diapers so, I really needed to get bathe every single day. I was sort of scared to report her but, I did and somehow my nurse spoke with her and now, I'm getting bathe at least once a day without a hassle. This may not seem like a big deal to you but, it's a miracle to me!"
"My wife has returned to me after a long separation. Praise God!"
"I have read the prayer and am requesting information for starting my new life with Christ. Thank you for your uplifting Harry Potter Story and the chance to say this prayer of confession and invitation to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Thank the Lord and thank you for your prayers. God granted me tremendous favor with IRS!!! There is nothing impossible for our God"
"As a testimony to Jesus and an encouragement to you, I used parts from 2 of your recent devotionals and preached on, "The saddest words in the bible--I never knew you" and 26 boys came forward showing fruit of repentance and were saved. I also use your devotionals in my SS class. Thank you for your ministry."
"I've subscribed to your daily devos for over 6 years now, and I just wanted to say that through the changing of seasons in life, and through the tough lessons learned as well as the mountaintop experiences, your steadfast grip on and passion for His truth has been a constant in my life. Thank you for your servant leadership, your humility and your willingness to go out of the realm of comfort to establish more for the Kingdom!"
"i have really been blessed by your daily devotional and in a very long time i haven't even prayed but after i subscribed to liveprayer my life has taken a dramatic change.i am married and i am pregnant with a child. if i had not read your guide on abortion i would have been having one but thanks alot.i'm going to have the baby and God taught me that the child is a blessing and the ability to carry a baby is a gift from God for he let us partake in creation.are we not blessed? thank you pastor keller"
"God has answered the prayer for finding a job. I start next Monday at 8am (eastern time) for the job I interviewed for yesterday. Thank you so much for your prayers and please continue to pray for me as I start my new job."
"I wanted you to know that I have accepted Jesus Christ into my life today. I am going to let him lead me. I have thanked him for bringing people like you into my life."
What more is there to say other than PRAISE GOD and TO HIM BE ALL GLORY AND HONOR FOR HE ALONE IS WORTHY!!! Let me close by sharing with you that these and the thousands of Praise Reports we get every week are due to those who faithfully pray for me and this ministry each day, in addition to those who God moves and are faithful and obedient to make the sacrifice to financially support the work God is doing each day here at Liveprayer. Without your prayers and support Liveprayer would not exist!!!
For those who give, let me tell you that because of your faithfulness and obedience to God you are making a difference in the very real lives of people all over this world every day. You are storing up treasures in Heaven, far more valuable than whatever earthly treasures you have sacrificed. Some people get upset that I share our needs and challenge people to give. I will NEVER apologize for asking you to help me reach the lost and hurting with the Truth of God's Word and the hope and love of Christ.
God is doing something special through Liveprayer, and based on the doors He has opened up for us we are on the verge of reaching tens of millions of more people each day while becoming a bright beacon of light in the secular marketplace for Biblical Truth and faith in Jesus Christ.
I love you and care about you so much. We thank God daily for the opportunity to be here for so many who are battling with the problems of life. We will continue to do all we can to bring each person who comes to us hope and encouragement and stand with them for the answers they need in their lives. Are you hurting today? Do you have needs today? Know that I am here to pray with you, for you, and believe God for your needs. Never forget, HE IS ABLE!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,