Daily Devotional for Saturday February 17, 2018
(Psalms 51:10; John 3:16)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, even though we have no right to ask, please continue to watch over this nation. Thank you for showing us the clear signs of destruction our sin and rebellion have heaped upon our land. I pray today that as a nation we will turn back to you and your Truth. Give me strength as days of persecution are upon us, and let me stand proud and strong for you and your Kingdom. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
As Liveprayer heading towards our 19th anniversary online, we have overcome the non-stop daily challenges of all kinds to our work. Many have emailed me personally, amazed at how throughout nearly 2 decades, facing death threats, literal attacks on our office, having our emails blocked at times by Microsoft and every other major email provider, not to mention our financial challenges, I have never lost faith or simply given up.
When asked by Jesus if they would leave him, Peter promptly replied, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life!”
I made a commitment 25 yrs ago to dedicate whatever days God had for me in this life, to His work. I have had nothing BUT my faith from day one. This ministry was never about me, about seeing how much money, property, homes, cars, and other temporal things of this world I could amass. I had that and more in the decade I “ran” from the Lord prior to surrendering the rest of my life to Him.
That is why Liveprayer doesn’t have advertisers, or ghost writers like the major ministries have to pump out books and other resources to generate millions annually. I have always told people there is really only ONE BOOK you need to read and study...GOD’S WORD...THE BIBLE! While I do my best each day over these past nearly 19 yrs now to share with you the issues of the day, it is always in the context of God’s Word since that is the ONLY Truth there is!!!
Not depending on advertisers, product sales, gives me the freedom each day to never compromise the Word of God and to share the unadulterated Truth of the Bible! The only one I have to listen to and please each day is God Himself. Over these nearly 2 decades, Liveprayer has literally lost MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in donations because people got upset over God’s Truth on a certain subject.
It is easy to stay away from certain controversial issues, water down the Truth to not offend certain people to protect “donations.” However, I never forget one day like each one of us, I will take my last breath in this life and stand before Almighty God. I have sacrificed the last 25 years of my life to insure that will be a special moment and I would never do anything to jeopardize it!
God has rewarded not only my faith, but the faith of so many friends like you throughout the years. Tens of millions of lives impacted for Christ worldwide. Over 150 MILLION emails for prayer prayed over and responded to. Over 15 MILLION praise report archived. Most important, over 1.4 MILLION souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus Christ.
THAT IS THE REAL FRUIT OF OUR FAITH, EFFORTS, AND SACRIFCE FOR THE LORD!!! NOTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED THROUGH LIVEPRAYER HAS HAPPENED APART FROM THE LORD’S BLESSINGS AND THE FAITHFUL PRAYERS AND SACRIFCES OF FRIENDS LIKE YOU!!! I AM ONLY ABLE TO HAVE THIS BOLD AND VISIBLE PLATFROM TO SHARE HIS TRUTH TO THE LOST AND HURTING MASSES WORLDWIDE EACH DAY BECAUSE OF YOU AND I THANK GOD FOR YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY!!!
As we head into the final days of February, January’s ministry operations have been taken care of as have the first $5,000 of our new reduced monthly operations budget of $50,000. Please pray about what the Lord is asking you to do to help insure we can end this short month with all of our monthly ministry operations current!
***FEBRUARY BUDGET UPDATE!!! Tuesday we covered the last $5,000 of our January shortfall and the first $5,000 of our new reduced $50,000 monthly budget for February. AMEN!!! So, 16 days into this short month and with 12 days to go we require the final $45,000. Please pray about the sacrifice you can make in the coming days to insure we end the month with all of our ministry operations current. AMEN!!! AMEN!!! AMEN!!!
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I love and care about you so much. May the Lord’s richest blessings be upon you and your family as together we press on towards the prize!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller