Daily Devotional for Monday April 25, 2016
My Faith Today is at An All Time Low
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, this nation is under your judgment for our sin, wickedness, and rebellion. Help me to be courageous as I stand for you in these perilous times. Use me as a beacon of your light in the darkness of our world today. Though our enemies surround us, the world around me curses you, help me to stand for your Truth that will ultimately defeat the lies of satan. May the evil of this world become so apparent, people will begin to bow their knee to you in repentance knowing YOU are their only hope and only answer! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!
Blessings my dear friend! After faithfully ministering to literally tens of millions worldwide over 24 years now, 17 years of Liveprayer online and on TV, I desperately need your prayers today. Despite this journey of faith I have been on for the past 24 years, despite knowing God is faithful having watched Him work in my life and the lives of millions and millions of people around the world each day over these many years, I am still flesh and blood!
My faith today is at an all-time low. Much of it is simple frustration. I "see" so much, and God has "shown" me so much. I do my best to convey this to you each day in our brief time together via the Daily Devotional and the TV program that impacts lives and leads people to faith in Christ each day.
I am thankful for that infrastructure that allows me each day to reach so many worldwide with His Truth and hope. Knowing how much more we could do for the Lord, the incredible numbers of people we could impact if we had the proper funding hurts. What hurts worse though is seeing our basic infrastructure and ministry operations currently at risk simply because we can't pay our bills.
I know deep down that satan is doing all he can to slow me down, ultimately wanting to take me out. I realize the enemy views me as a HUGE threat because no matter what he has thrown at me over decades now I won't be silenced, can't be bought, and will look him in the eye and rebuke his lies. Satan also knows that people around the world find Truth here, find hope here, and find salvation through faint in Christ here!
I KNOW THIS IS ULTIMATELY A SPIRITUAL BATTLE AND I REFUSE TO QUIT OR BACK DOWN. LIVES, SOULS, AND THE SOUL OF THIS NATION ARE AT STAKE!!!
I am pouring my heart out to you today because ALL I have ever asked God for is to meet our basic needs. I have NEVER asked Him for personal wealth, or for power, or for prestige. I could really care less if anyone even knows my name. I have NO DESIRE for any legacy when I die other than the eternal legacy of those lives God has allowed me to impact for His Kingdom!
I am ashamed and hate to be to the point I have to even write a message like this, but if I don't Liveprayer won't see the rest of this year. I don't cry wolf and would never waste your time sending you this urgent plea if I wasn't at a place where I desperately need everyone's prayers and help today! As the past years have unfolded with the economic struggle so many have faced, simply covering our basic operating expenses is a DAILY battle. Every minute I spend fighting that battle, is a minute I can't be ministering to people's needs.
IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME I NEEDED YOU TO HELP ME IT IS NOW! I NEED EVERYONE TO TAKE A MOMENT, PRAY, AND SEEK THE LORD WHAT HE IS ASKING YOU TO DO TO HELP ME. PLEASE, MAKE A SPECIAL YEAR-END GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER TODAY! I WOULD NOT ASK YOU IF I DIDN'T NEED EVERYONE TO MAKE THE MOST GENEROUS SACRIFCE THEY CAN TODAY! Donation: http://www.liveprayer.com/donation.cfm
I have no staff left other than my assistant and technical crew for the Internet operations. I haven't taken a paycheck for nearly 8 years now, only my basic living expenses. I have cut and sacrificed to the point I am putting in incredibly long days, gladly so, simply to keep our basic infrastructure we must have to do the work God has called us to do. I am simply sharing this to let you know I would never ask you or anyone to make the sacrifice to help me if I wasn't willing to sacrifice all I could first!
We still have $2,000 from our March internet operations that has to covered, along with the $65,000 we require for our April internet and TV operations. $25,000 of that is now seriously past due!
--->I DESPERATELY need $27,000 TODAY. That would leave $40,000 left to cover the balance of our April operations over the next 5 days. If everyone will pray, and if everyone who is able will give as you are able to give, I know by the end of the month in just 5 days we can be 100% current with all of our basic operations.
FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS, GOD HAS CALLED ON KEY PEOPLE EACH MONTH WHO HE HAD BLESSED AND GIVEN THE ABILITY TO STEP UP AND SUPPORT HIS WORK HERE AT LIVEPRAYER WITH A GIFT OF $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, AND SEVERAL TIMES $100,000, IN ORDER TO KEEP LIVEPRAYER FUNDED.
OUR DAILY PRESENCE AND FAITHFULNESS TO GOD'S WORK FOR OVER 15 YRS ONLINE AND 12 YEARS ON TV IS OUR TESTIMONY TO THOSE GOD HAS BLESSED WITH RESOURCES TO HELP US WITH A SIGNIFICANT GIFT IN THE PAST, AND THOSE WHO GOD HAS BLESSED AND IS SPEAKING TO TODAY TO HELP ME NOW!!!
*I AM PRAYING FOR ONE OR TWO OF OUR FRIENDS TODAY TO STEP UP AT THIS CRITICAL HOUR AND INSURE THE $27,000 WE MUST HAVE IS COVERED! IF YOU CAN GO THE EXTRA MILE AND DIRECT DEPOSIT YOUR GIFT IN OUR WELLS FARGO ACCOUNT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GET YOU THE ACCOUNT INFORMATION. IT THAT ISN'T CONVENIENT YOU COULD WIRE THE FUNDS OR OVERNIGHT A CHECK TO OUR OFFICE IN ST. PETERSBURG. OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO PUT YOUR GIFT ON A CREDIT CARD OR SEND IT VIA PAYPAL ON OUR WEBSITE.
After 17 years of ministering to tens of millions worldwide, seeing over 1 million souls we know of come to faith in Jesus, Liveprayer is in a critical place. I will keep being faithful until we simply can't operate any longer, but for what some ministries pay for to simply put gas in their private jet or maintain their many buildings for a month, we can continue to be here bringing God's Truth and the hope and love of Christ to the lost and hurting masses worldwide each day!!! PLEASE, WILL YOU HELP ME TODAY???
I love you and care about you so much. I have poured my life into the lives of those people God brings to Liveprayer each day. I ask people for nothing other than to open their heart to God's Truth and the love of Jesus. I don't write books, sell trinkets, or play any of the plethora of games I could to turn Liveprayer into just another marketing organization masquerading as a ministry. EVERYTHING we do and make available is for FREE. It always has been and always will. I will close down before I sell out the Lord and His Truth!
Please, I am asking everyone to pray today. I am asking you to make a real sacrifice to help me at this desperate time, to pray about getting out of your comfort zone. I can't continue without your prayers and your sacrificial support. I am not asking for anything for myself, only to be able to be here for so many lost and hurting people each day around the world who need God's Truth and the hope we have in Christ.
LESS THAN 1/4 OF 1% OF THE PEOPLE WE MINISTER TO EVERY GIVE A DIME TO HELP LIVEPRAYER COVER ITS' BASIC OPERATIONS. IT IS YOUR SACRIFICE THAT ALLOWS THAT TO HAPPEN, AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FEW HAVE ALWAYS FED THE MANY!!!
Thank you for praying, and thank you for giving as you are able and making that sacrifice. Together, we CAN see this lost nation turn back to God and His Truth while leading millions of lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,