Daily Devotional for Thursday January 18, 2018
Some Fruit from Your Prayers and Your Sacrifices
(Revelation 12:11, Psalms 91:15; Psalms 89:1)
***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. I am grateful that day after day for going on 19 years now God is using the efforts here at Liveprayer to reach into millions of lives all over the world. However, 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!!!
"Bill I have an excellent story that will warm your heart. My faith is strengthened even more now after I found out that I failed a major test. After reading your email I got down on my knees and prayed. I prayed for faithfulness and strength in the face of defeat. I was reminded of the scripture that said "trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding." I accepted this was God's path. Later in the evening right before I went to bed, my mother called me and asked me to check the results again.. Apparently there was an error with the results webpage and I checked again. I PASSED!!! God answered my prayers and I'm jubilant right now.Thank you for your support Bill!"
"Rachel was found this evening and all of our prayers have kept her safe. Your prayers have held me up so many times. I cannot begin to express my appreciation and gratitude for your always available prayer line."
"As you can see by the date below it has been a while. Thank you for your word way back then. I did what you said and put it all at His feet....trusting the Lord. We are still together. My broken heart has been healed and everything is wonderful. Thank you for your support & prayers. Keep up the awesome work you are doing!!!!"
"My name is Heather and at the end of your Daily email this morning I gave my life to Jesus."
"I simply want to thank you for telling the truth. I'm a missionary who just struggled through 2 years of depression brought on by physical problems. I don't think I'd ever been depressed a day in my life before, and had no idea how to deal with the negative thoughts and temptations that accompanied those dark days. Many days, your devotional was my lifeline. Some days it was encouragement to me, and some days it was a wake- up call to keep me from sin. I thank God for walking me through this difficult time, I have a new love and understanding for those who lose their foothold and I have a new awareness of the hand of God that reaches to the lowest valley."
"I found the ring later that night - thank you so much. I truly thought it was gone forever."
"Josh does not have cancer-PTL!-but will be having surgery next Tuesday morning at 7:30am to have an endoscopy—a non-evasive insertion through his skull into his brain to create a permanent hole to drain brain fluid, and remove a benign growth causing the fluid build-up if necessary. The doctor is confident of this solving the problem permanently. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your powerful prayers and God-ordained ministry!"
"I have another praise report. My sons car was found at 9:30pm today in good working order nothing stolen from it. God is good. Thank you for your prayers. It is exciting to see God work."
"We're home from court. And the important word is "WE'RE"! God did a miracle on my husband's behalf and he was spared any custodial jail time. Instead of being sentenced to 180 days in the county jail he was sentenced to 90 days of SLAP - Sheriff's Labor Assistance Program. On Saturday/Sunday he will be supervised by the Sheriff's Department and do manual labor (cleaning, fixing, etcetera). He will not have to spend any time incarcerated!"
"Mr. Keller, my name is Javier and I wrote to you about a problem I have with pornography and anything that has to do with sex. I want you to know that I haven't looked at porn or thought about things like that for the last two weeks. I know it doesn't seem like a long time but for me it felt like years. I was feeling really down and disgusted with myself today and then I read your devotional. 'Press On', it says. It literally felt like God said that to me. Mr. Keller, please keep praying for me so I can keep pressing on, thank you."
"Thank you so much my mom found a place like 3 days after i sent you the email! thank you sooo much!"
"I would just like to tell you that I accepted Jesus Christ as my lord & savior thanks to the Salvation video and prayer on your website."
"God is good all the time! Thank you for taking the time to listen and pray with me. Today I received an offer of employment with an attorney who has placed a hand out in faith that even though I this is a new area for me, he is willing to give me a chance and thereby providing me with the means to leave an emotionally abusive employer. My confidence during the interview came from trusting in the Lord that he would not place me in a position that was not of the highest interest for both myself and those I would be surrounded by and of course "when two or more are joined together in prayer, the Lord is there. Thank you deeply!"
"Dear Bill, We just received wonderful news. It appears that the spot on my dad's lung is most likely scar tissue. They will retest in 3 months. Praise God! He is truly faithful! Thank you for your prayers."
"My husband, George receives your daily devotional via email at his office and often shares it with me (by emailing it to our home account). Today, I was saved..I joined you in the salvation prayer. Thank you!"
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!!!!
***I HAVE SOME REALLY....REALLY....GREAT NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU!!! THANKS TO A DEAR FRIEND, THE BALANCE OF OUR 2017 SHORTFALL IS PAID OFF!!! AMEN!!! ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE THE FIRST $5,000 FOR OUR NEW REDUCED MONTHLY BUDGET OF $50,000, LEAVING US REQUIRING THE FINAL $45,000 OVER THE LAST 2 WEEKS TO END THIS FIRST MONTH CURRENT!!!!
It has been YOUR prayers and YOUR faithful generous sacrifices over the years that has made Liveprayer available tens of millions of people worldwide for nearly two decades, with over 1.2 million souls we know of coming to faith in Jesus Christ! That requires and AMEN!!! You will never fully know the impact of your faithfulness until you get to Glory!!!
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Know that you and your family are in my prayers daily, and may HIS richest blessings be yours as together we serve and follow our Lord!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller