Daily Devotional for Tuesday November 6, 2018
A way for you to be a Godly citizen today!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to be open to using my life and the blessings you have bestowed upon me to bless others. I appreciate all you have done for me Lord, and the greatest way I can show my appreciation is in my service to others. Guide me through the Holy Spirit and show me how to use my life to impact the lives of others for you and your Kingdom, in the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
**LIVEPRAYER TV ANNOUNCEMENT!!! It is critical in the ministry plans at Liveprayer to get the TV program back on ASAP. We have been using funds as we have been able the past few months for our techs to make this happen. Unlike the 13 yrs the Liveprayer TV program has aired on major various non-Christian stations and channels throughout the country, we will be re-launching on 30 of the top streaming platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and others LIVE Monday-Friday from 11pm-Midnight EST.
This how 50%+ of the people now watch TV, not just on their TV at home but also their tablet and phone, and where everyone will access TV within the next decade. BEST OF ALL IT WILL COST THE MINISTRY A FRACTION OF WHAT IS USED TO COST US FOR TV, WHILE REACHING MORE PEOPLE EACH NIGHT WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD AND THE HOPE AND LOVE OF CHRIST EVERYONE DESPERATELY NEEDS!!!
We now need the final $3,000 for our techs to finish their work, plus $4,000 that covers our first two months of operations, a total of $7,000. (*A dear friend emailed me that they are sending $3,500 specifically for this need, so we only require $3,500!!) That is right, $2,000 a MONTH for the TV program as opposed to the tens of thousands airing on traditional TV used to cost the ministry. That monthly cost will go up only based on number of viewers, meaning if we have to pay more it is because we are attracting a much larger audience that no doubt will also bring new friends to help support Liveprayer.
Please pray today about making a special one-time gift of $7,000 to Liveprayer specifically for the TV program. I would suggest that you make that gift in honor of someone in your life who has made an impact in your spiritual journey. If God is leading you to make this sacrifice, a foundation that will help impact untold millions of lives in the coming days, weeks, months, and years should Jesus tarry in His return, let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Even though most who read this Devotional are in the United States, the country you live in doesn't matter. One of our responsibilities as a child of God is to be a Godly citizen of the country we live in. This is accomplished primarily by obeying the laws and honoring those God has placed in leadership. Here are many scripture references that support this: Ecclesiastes 8:2; Matthew 17:27; Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1; 1 Peter 2:13; 1 Peter 2:14; 1 Peter 2:17; Ezra 7:26; Exodus 22:38; Ecclesiastes 10:20; Acts 23:5; Proverbs 14:34.
For those of us fortunate enough to live in the United Sates or in other democratic countries, we also have the ability to have our voice heard through our vote. Let me just say this. Voting is an incredible right we have and it should not be taken lightly. It is one way we can make our voice heard and at the same time be the Godly citizen God calls us to be. If you are not registered to vote, get registered today!
One of our most powerful ways to be a Godly citizen is through prayer. Pray for your country. Pray for your leaders. Pray for God to bless your country. Also, pray about those things that need to be changed. In the U.S. for instance, we have an incredible problem with abortions, divorce, and how incredibly easy it is to access any sin you can name. As you know, my philosophy on social change is one heart at a time. There is a certain amount that can be done politically, but real change can only come from God.
A great example was the Prohibition era. Making it unlawful to drink didn't even slow it down. A great modern day example is the illegal drug crisis we are in. The fact that they are illegal is little deterrent to those who want to use these illegal substances. Again, real change comes one heart at a time. The prayers of God's people work!
Another way that you can be a Godly citizen is through getting involved in the political process. A democracy like we have in the United States invites people to participate. It gives those who are led the opportunity to give of themselves to help their fellow citizens. Like everything else in this world, sin has perverted the true meaning of public service. In its purest form, it is an act of serving others.
Unfortunately, for many it has deteriorated into a way to get rich, acquire power, and fulfill self-serving interests at the expense of the people they are supposed to be serving. However, being involved with pure motives can be an incredible way in which to not only serve your fellow citizens, but God as well. Not just for those who holds public office, but also for those many, many dedicated people it takes in support positions.
I love you and care about you very much. You will be in my prayers. As you go throughout your daily lives, never forget the responsibilities we have to be Godly citizens. Again, the best way we can fulfill that responsibility is by obeying the laws, respecting our leaders, and praying for our leaders and nation.
I sense in my spirit that our great land is on the verge of losing much of the blessings God has bestowed upon us these past 200+ years due to our sin and rebellion. We can read clear examples in the Bible of how God dealt with the children of Israel when they disobeyed. Even though they were God's chosen people, He took the hand of blessing from them for their disobedience.
I hear the trumpet sounding its warning my friends. Let us turn from our sin before it is too late. Being a Godly citizen is one way we can make that happen.
In His love and service,
Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,