Daily Devotional for Sunday July 17, 2016
(Psalms 91:15; Psalms 89:1
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me an abundance of your JOY this Christmas Eve. Let the “joy of the Lord” me mine on this day, and help me to share that joy with others. In the name of Jesus...AMEN!!!
One of the joys in my life is to look over some of the thousands of incredible praise reports we receive every day here at Liveprayer. Real people that had emailed us to pray about real issues in their life. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be able to stand in agreement with people for the needs they face during the course of their journey through life. I am always moved to see God's grace and mercy at work in the lives of people as He answers their prayers.
Several times each year, I like to share a sampling of those praise reports with you. I do this because so many of you are facing great obstacles in your life today, and need to know God is there. The Bible proclaims that God is no respecter of persons. That simply means what God has done for someone else, He will do for you. So I want you to know today that no matter what your need is, what your problem is, what the battle you are fighting may be, God not only hears your prayers, BUT HE ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS!
Also, so many of you pray and sacrificially give to the work God is doing here at Liveprayer. I want to encourage you today as well, that your prayers, and your gifts to this work are not in vain. What we do each and every day for over 2 million people all over the world is only possible because you care, you pray, and you give. Let these praise reports be an encouragement to you that God is using you to make a difference in the lives of people. God is using your obedience, your faithfulness to reach those who are lost and hurting with His love and hope. May God use these praise reports today to be a blessing to you!
"I just had to write to tell you!!! A couple of months ago I requested prayer for my daughter who was involved in a dangerous (both physically and spiritually) relationship with a man who was very worldly and drank allot and had anger issues. Praise be to God she has COMPLETELY broken off this relationship!! She has no feelings or desires AT ALL for this man! God told me at the time that I wrote to you to release her to him and he would take care of her and HE HAS!!! I am one very happy and thankful mom. I have been praising God every day, all day! He is so good!!"
"I just watched your salvation clip on the web site and accepted Christ as my Savior. Could I please get a copy of that book you spoke of"
"I want to thank all you prayer warriors that prayed for me in my time a need. I was starting to get discouraged about not finding a job as a medical assistant but I kept the faith and believed in Gods words that he would supply all my needs. I start work this Friday working for an OBGYN doctor. Again, thanks for your uplifting prayers."
"I just wanted to write a note to thank you for having the abortion video on your web site. A few months ago, a friend of my daughter came to our house to tell us that she was pregnant. She was distraught ... and her boyfriend and other members of her family talked her into getting an abortion. I talked with her at length about her other options (adoption and keeping the baby), but she couldn't see herself doing either of those things. I told her about how abortion is murder and she said "it's just a bunch of cells right now." So I remembered the video on your web site. I took her back to the computer, clicked on liveprayer.com and found the abortion video. She watched it, by herself, and when she finished watching it, realized that she could never have an abortion. She married her boyfriend soon after her decision to keep the baby. Praise God! Little Sofia was born last Saturday, May 19th! Her whole family is being very supportive. A happy ending to what could have been a tragic story, had she gone through with the abortion. Thank you for your web site!"
"I received the answer to the financial need prayer you and I prayed for several weeks ago. I've had the Lord provide many times before when our family had a need. It's always exciting and definitely increases my faith when He comes through! Thank you so much for agreeing with me for an answer."
"hello mr. keller, i just wanted to first say i used to drink party and just be a party animal and since have stopped drinking and had no problem doing so and no drugs and just am changing stuff in my life little at a time but heading in the right direction. i have had a lot of friends say how proud of me they are and it makes me very happy. i have been watching your show for about a year and a half i think as often as i can being that is it on so late, but doesn't seem to make any difference. i just want you to know that i have just become attached to your show. just something about it that makes me feel good and just very very happy when i see it. i guess you could say that your show touches me and i just want to thank you and tell you that i have given the lord my life and i am just getting happier every day. i have some more work to do, a little more distance to travel, but i will get there and i will be a great christan thanks to you and your show."
"By the grace of God who heals us in spirit and body I am cancer free once again. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 04. Your prayers and many others helped me go into remission."
"I have wrote liveprayer about three times in prayer of a struggle that my husband and I have been going through for over two years. My husband was diagnosed with some fertility problems and we had been trying to conceive our first child for over two years. The desire my husband and I had to become parents was just overwhelming, their were times of grief, pain, struggle, but through it all, the Lord Jesus Christ always gave me that feeling of hope, telling me to never give up. We had made the decision to speak with some new doctors at a fertility center on May 18th, but the Lord had other plans, on May 17th we found out that we're pregnant! God's timing was perfect!"
"Praise God!! I went for my appointment and the doctor said that the "mass" was nothing but a normal breast tissue that i felt. the doctor was kind and said not to worry. :) amen!!"
"God is amazingly wonderful...Thank you for your prayers! We did find favor with the judge, and we are going to settle with the other party. I am so thankful. I cannot tell you how much joy is in my heart!"
"Bill...Thank you for standing in the gap for Christ. Thank you for telling the world the truth about the Mormon Church and Mitt Romney. Thank you for not bowing down to the pressure of others. Thank you for not giving in to the idiocy of others...even to save your ministry financially. I am an ex-Mormon...I know the truth about the Mormon Church, I lived it for over 40 years. I KNOW how satanic it is...how ugly and evil it is under it's pretty covering. I know what goes on in their satanic temples. I know the lie it all is. It is time for the gloves to come off, and the truth to be told....before it is too late."
"I just got saved from your site, and I'm interested in getting the additional information that will help me with my new life with Christ."
"I want you to know that I will always support you in bringing the truth of Jesus Christ to this world. I credit YOU and you alone for bringing me back to the word of God. I saw you on the I network last year, you didn't turn me off like the majority of the televangelists do by asking me to send all the money I can. No wonder non-believers won't listen, when all they hear is give all your money!!! I rebelled for most of my life because of seeing them all get rich, and I guarantee most non-believers feel this way. I know God brought you into my life for a purpose, I am reading the Bible every day, funny how life seems so different and feasible when looking at it God's way instead of Man's."
"My goal this year is to press up my monthly payments to help support your ministry. It changed my life and kept me from going to hell and I hope it changes others as well."
I love you and care about you so much. May these praise reports encourage you today that no matter what your problem may be, God is there for you. Also, thanks to all of my dear friends that so faithfully pray for this ministry each day and sacrificially give to keep us here. GOD IS GREATLY USING YOUR LIFE TO BRING HIS HOPE AND LOVE TO LOST AND HURTING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND OBEDIENCE!!!
All praise goes to our great God for His unconditional love for us and his endless grace and mercy. He is worthy to be praised!!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,