Daily Devotional for Thursday July 14, 2016
Blessings My Friend!
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
Blessings my friend! I pray all is well with you and your family. Know that I pray for you and your family each day and thank God for your love, prayers, and financial sacrifices over the years. I woke up today on my knees asking the Lord to help me. After 17 yrs of honoring Him and His work here by giving everything I have each day, holding nothing back, I can never lose sight each day that unless I share our requirements and ask those who can help me to do so, I simply won't have the platform necessary to accomplish the work God has called me to.
I have to be honest. My flesh, like the flesh of all men is weak. I laid in bed this morning, one of the few days that I didn't want to get up, asking the Lord why this burden never goes away. I am tired and after 17 yrs of faithful service why is this such a constant struggle? Never a day goes by that simply raising the funds required to operate is something I have to face and deal with.
I have NOT sold out! I have NOT compromised! I have NOT done the many things I know I could do to bring in all the money we would ever need virtually overnight! However, that would compromise God's work that for 17 years now has been focused on reaching the lost and hurting masses outside the four walls of the church, the majority who already have a preconceived idea that ministries are nothing but a "money hustle!"
In the end, I get the same answer from God, "Quit whining, quit crying, and get up and do what you have to do like it all depends upon you. After you have done all you can, pray knowing that it really all depends upon ME. Now, go and minister to the people. Share with the lost the hope of Jesus and be about My business while I move on the hearts of those who will help you as they have the past 17 years!"
As we end our 17th year, we do so with a huge challenge. Never forget, there is no challenge too big for God! June, July, and August are always difficult months for a plethora of reasons and have been again this year. We are still trying to cover the final $40,000 of our June operations, and of course have the $65,000 we require for our July internet and TV operations. That leaves us requiring $105,000 to get all of our financial obligations current through the end of July.
***I desperately need one or two of our friends who God has richly blessed to send a special one-time gift to get this $40,000 from our June operational needs to be paid today! If you are able to the extra mile and wire the funds to our Wells Fargo account or drop by a branch in your area and deposit them into our account Tuesday, it would take a huge load off of me.
Of course you can overnight a check today to our office or put the gift on your credit card or Paypal. I desperately need one or two of our friends in the Liveprayer family who God has blessed during this season to be able to step up and help me cover this $40,000 of June operational needs that are critically past due. Feel free to email me for any information at: email@example.com
Will you pray about allowing God to use you as He has many others over the years to step up at this critical time and make a special sacrifice of a portion of what the Lord has entrusted in your care to help me today???
Everyone else, please pray about what God is calling you to do to help me in these coming days to insure we can bring in this final $40,000 we require to cover our June shortfall by the end of this weekend so we can begin working on the $65,000 we require for our July internet and TV operations! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!
Over the years, God has raised up many different friends of His work here who at critical times made a special sacrifice of $20,000, $50,000, in one case $80,000, and several times $100,000. I am standing in faith that there is one of our friends who God has blessed to be able to send a special one-time gift of $40,000 to close out our June shortfall, or even $105,000 to clear up the balance of June AND July!!! HE IS ABLE!!!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love and care about you so much. I hate to have to take such precious time to share our needs in such a desperate way, but I would never do that unless it was critical to our continued operations. All we have accomplished for the Lord these past 17 yrs has only been possible because of the love, prayers, and generous sacrifice of friends like you! Thank You!
Our work is not quite finished, and now more than ever it is critical for our voice to be in the marketplace where fewer each day dare to go to bring God's Truth. Untold numbers of souls die and go to hell daily because the church and major ministries have abandoned them because they aren't likely to give them money. Our very nation is on the verge of God's ultimate wrath and judgment unless we turn back to our Creator and Biblical Truth!
Liveprayer has faithfully used what resources we have to take God's Word into the marketplace challenging the lies of satan. We have purposely targeted and reached out to the lost and hurting with the Gospel. Liveprayer has the proven ministry tools in place to lead a true national revival and help turn this nation back to God and His Truth. However, I can't do it alone and now more than ever our work here is being threatened by just $105,000!
WILL YOU PRAY TODAY AND WILL YOU HELP ME TODAY? ALLOW GOD TO USE YOU AND SOME OF THE RESOURCE HE HAS ENTRUSTED INTO YOUR CARE TO ENABLE ME TO DECLARE HIS TRUTH IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE WHERE IT IS VIRTUALLY VOID, TO TELL THE LOST THEIR IS TRUE HOPE AND SALVATION IN A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST, AND HELP SPARK A REVIVAL IN THIS NATION TO LEAD OUR LAND BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH!!!
GOD CAN USE YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND OBEDIENCE IN WAYS YOU CAN NOT EVEN IMAGINE NOR FULLY COMPREHEND UNTIL YOU REACH GLORY. YOUR PRAYERS AND GENEROUS SACRIFICIAL GIFT AT THIS CRITICAL TIME WILL NOT ONLY INSURE LIVES ARE IMPACTED, SOULS ARE SAVED, BUT HELP ME CHANGE THE SPIRITUAL COURSE OF OUR NATION BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,