Daily Devotional for Sunday January 7, 2018
Doing Your Part
***DO NOT MISS THE POWERFUL DAILY DEVOTIONAL THIS COMING MONDAY THE 8TH THAT CONTRASTS THE ATTACKS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION BY VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND THE MEDIA, WITH THE ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS BY VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND THE MEDIA. THIS WILL BE AN EYE-OPENING LOOK AT WHAT THE CHURCH AND CHRISTIANS FACE IN 2018!!!
AS LIVEPRAYER IS BACK TO FULL INTERNET OPERATIONS, EXPECT GOD’S RICHEST MINISTRY EACH DAY FROM LIVEPRAYER AS WE HAVE FAITHFULLY FOR THE PAST 19 YRS! AFTER 4 MONTHS OF BEING IN THE WILDERNESS, YOU WILL BE GETTING DAILY DEVOTIONALS DAILY WITH MORE SPIRITUAL INSIGHT THAN EVER TO SHOW YOU THE REAL TRUTH REGARDING THE EVENTS OF THE DAYS WE ARE LIVING IN TO EDUCATE, MOTIVATE, AND ENCOURAGE YOU IN YOUR WALK WITH THE LORD.
PRAY ABOUT SHARING THESE DAILY MESSAGES FROM THE LORD ABOUT OUR WORLD TODAY WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH, AND ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.
MORE GREAT NEWS. FIRST, THE LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM WILL BE BACK IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION THIS SUMMER! SECOND, A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE IN THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY WHO PRAYED AND SACRIFICED FINANCIALLY TO HELP GOD’S WORK HERE AT LIVEPRAYER!!! DESPITE 2017 BEING THE MOST DIFFICULT YEAR FINANCIALLY IN THE 19 YEARS OF LIVEPRAYER, MUCH OF THE YEAR BEING WELL OVER $100,000 IN MONTHLY SHORTFALLS,THANKS TO THE LOVE AND GENEROUS SACRIFICES OF SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS GIVING AS THEY WERE ABLE TO GIVE AS THE BIBLE TEACHES.
WE ENDED 2017 JUST $50,000 SHORT OF COVERING 100% OF OUR MONTHLY OPERATIONAL COSTS! IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THIS NEW YEAR, THAT AMOUNT IS NOW DOWN TO JUST $30,000!!! I AM PRAYING WE CAN CLEAR UP THIS SMALL BALANCE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO CLOSE OUT 2017 SO WE CAN BEGIN WORKING ON THE $65,000 WE REQUIRE FOR OUR JANUARY INTERNET AND TV OPERATIONS. GOD IS GREAT!!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: ***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I have strayed from you and want to come home. I have allowed the daily life in this world to lead me astray, to allow me to drift from you, and I miss you dear Lord! Today, I recommit my heart and life to you and to serve you. Use me for your glory Lord. Make my life count for your Kingdom. Above all, bring to me your PEACE and JOY! Give me the joy of my salvation again as I walk close to you each moment of each day. In Jesus name I pray...AMEN!
My friend, I have been writing every day for going on 19 year now telling you how bold satan is. We are living in a day and time when sin no longer has any shame. Those who call sin for what God calls it are mocked, laughed at, labeled intolerant, and dismissed as ignorant. The tide has now sufficiently turned that we are living in a time when it is CRIMINAL to speak out against what God says is sin. Already there are incredible hurdles to take the truth of God’s Word into the secular marketplace. People are told they will be fired for sharing their faith at work. We are asked in many social settings to NOT talk about our faith. Getting the most ungodly content that destroys lives out to the masses via secular media and advertising is no problem. However, trying to take the message of Christ and the truth of God’s Word to the masses using those same secular vehicles is almost impossible. It can also now be CRIMINAL.
You see my friend, SIN CANNOT STAND IN THE LIGHT OF THE TRUTH! The truth of God’s Word exposes sin for the lie that it is. That is why those who choose sin do their best to silence those proclaiming the truth of God’s Word. Today’s anchor verse tells us that there will come a day when they “exchange the truth for a lie.” That is exactly what we are seeing unfold before our very eyes today and have for years now!!!
Truth: Marriage is between a man and a woman Lie: Marriage is between two people regardless their gender.
Truth: Killing your baby is murder. Lie: It is a woman’s right to do what she wants with her body, including having an abortion.
Truth: Homosexuality is a sin. Lie: People are born gay and there is nothing wrong with having sex with someone of the same gender.
Truth: Divorce is a sin. Lie: Nobody really expects you to honor your marriage vows.
Truth: God made man male and female and does not make mistakes. Lie: You can be whatever gender you choose to be.
So what can you do? First, pray. Never underestimate the power of prayer. We need to pray for this nation to turn back to God. We need to pray for God to help us live our lives as true ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need to pray for God to give us courage and boldness to proclaim the truth of His Word to those He brings into our life each day. Lastly, we need to pray for God to guide us and direct us where He wants us to be to serve Him. God has a plan and purpose for each one of our lives, and we must yield ourselves daily to Him so that He can work through our lives.
Second, share your faith and the truth of God’s Word with others. As the Devotional often encourage you, witnessing is not an option but something God has commanded us to do. God will open the right doors, give you the opportunities each day. Your loudest witness will not be the words you speak, but the way you live your life. PEOPLE NOTICE. The child of God is "on" 24/7. How you live each day before others will always be your most effective witness for Christ.
Lastly, find ways to serve the Lord. God has work for everyone to do. Actually, as Jesus pointed out, there is more work than workers! God has called all of His children to serve Him, each in a unique way. As you seek the Lord He will open doors in your life, guide you where He wants you, and use your life to further the Kingdom of God. EVERY CHILD OF GOD HAS BEEN CALLED INTO HIS SERVICE! Serving God is how we fulfill our purpose in this life.
I love you and care about you so much. It is time for every child of God to do their part. We can’t sit back and expect a politician to solve the spiritual problems of this nation. We can’t expect pastors and Christian leaders to do all the work. It is the responsibility of each and every child of God to do their part in serving the Kingdom. Somewhere church became another form of entertainment, losing its purpose which is to be a community of believers growing in their faith and being equipped to go out into the world we live serving our Lord.
I will be praying for you today to hear this clear challenge from God. Christianity was never intended to be a spectator sport! Take some time in the next 24 hours and get alone with God and start seriously seeking Him about what He wants you do to serve Him. It is time for every child of God to step up to the plate. It is time to do your part!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller