Daily Devotional for Tuesday February 12, 2019
...GOD ALWAYS HAS THE FINAL WORD!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord! Today I come to You, asking You to bless the dear people who we faithfully minister to each day. I ask for Your protection, that You meet their every need, and bless them and their families richly. As I have each morning for 19 years now, I commit YOUR work to You this day. May Your Truth in the marketplace, lives be impacted, and souls saved….FOR YOUR GLORY! My life is in Your hands and I simply ask that You use me so You are glorified!!! In the name of Jesus my Lord I pray….AMEN!!!
SATAN IS A LIAR AND A LOSER!!!
Towards the end of 2017, satan in his arrogance thought that after trying for 18 yrs to shut down Liveprayer he had succeeded. As I tell you often...GOD ALWAYS HAS THE FINAL WORD! At that time we were running a financial shortfall of over $200,000. The very ability to keep Liveprayer online was being threatened daily, and we literally did “go down” numerous times that September and October for 3-4 hours at a time. Satan was laughing, but God was about to be heard from!!!
After struggling to keep operating during September, October, November, and December of 2017, God sent several people to help us take care of our shortfall from 2017, re-structure our monthly budget from $65,000 to $50,000 without sacrificing any of our basic daily ministry operations, and ENABLE us enter 2018 back on solid ground financially!!!
2018, our 19th year online has been a POWERFUL year of ministry for Liveprayer. Being able to focus most of my time on ministering to the needs of the people we reach worldwide each day, we have received, prayed for, and sent a personal response to just under 12 million emails for prayer during 2018. We have apx. 1 million praise reports archived from 2018.
MOST IMPORTANT, WE SAW RIGHT AT 40,000 SOULS WE KNOW OF COME TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST DURING 2018!!! AMEN!!! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
This was all be possible because friends like you sacrificed your prayers and many, some of your treasure!!!
Our financial challenges have been great starting with the real estate crash in 2008 that affected so many, and made even more difficult due to many of our dear friends, who the Lord had blessed and enabled to make significant financial sacrifices for His work here at Liveprayer over the years, were called home to Glory.
Let me be clear. Any sacrifice made to the Lord’s work here at Liveprayer is significant! The $5 gift is just as critical and blessed as a $5,000 gift. That is why Jesus told His disciples the widow who gave the equivalent of a few cents was the greatest gift of all. However, anyone who has served on a church finance committee, building fund, or even local charity, understands that it takes the $10, $20, $100 gifts, as well as the few who can give $1,000, $5,000, $30,000. It takes ALL of those giving as they are able!!!
As we head into the final 17 days of February, we are still carrying a shortfall of $15,000 from January which is always a challenging month with many people catching up financially from the holidays. Of course, that means we still need to cover the $55,000 we require for our basic February ministry operations. So that is $70,000 we require by the end of February to stay current in this new year.
To that end, several months ago we have totally revamped the Liveprayer.com website. It is even more user friendly with an amazing amount of unique FREE content you will never find anywhere, since it was created from our work on the front lines in the marketplace where sadly few churches and ministries go into any longer. There is a MEMBERS section that is also FREE and those who are part of the Liveprayer family need to sign-up since there will be some additional fresh ministry content for MEMBERS.
Also, on Thanksgiving re-launched the Liveprayer TV program, however, for a FRACTION of what it used to cost the ministry while reaching tens of thousands more people, primarily non-Christians as we have always targeted. The program is available LIVE every Monday-Friday from 11pm-Midnight ET worldwide on Liveprayer.com and over 30 major streaming platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, ROKU, and many more! Each program is recorded and is available for On-Demand viewing at any time!!!
AS WE ARE PREPARING TO CELEBRATE 20 YRS OF MINISTRY ONLINE, GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH LIVEPRAYER BY A LONGSHOT!!! WE ARE STRONGER THAN EVER AND REACHING MORE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE DAILY THAN EVER!!! PLEASE BE PRAYING ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP ME TO COVER THE 70,000 WE REQUIRE BY THE END OF FEBRUARY AS WE MARCH FORWARD IN HIS POWER FOR HIS GLORY!!!
*** FEBRUARY FINANCIAL UPDATE!!! 12 days into February, we are down to the final $15,000 of our January shortfall. It is getting critical to cover this final $15,000 from January ASAP so we can begin working on the $55,000 we require for February’s ministry operations, which is of course a short month!
I am praying for one of our friends who God has blessed and enabled to be in a position to help me with a special one-time gift to cover the final $15,000 of our January shortfall TODAY!!! Getting that $15,000 we require IMMEDIATELY into our Wells Fargo account this morning would be a huge help! If you have a Wells Fargo branch nearby and have the time to go the “extra mile” to help me, just email me for the necessary info at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course the Bible teaches to “give according to your ability to give,” so please be in prayer about what the Lord is calling you to sacrifice in the next few critical days, whether it is $10, $20, $50, $100, $1,000 or more, and give cheerfully as unto the Lord!!!
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card at: http://www.liveprayer.com/donate.cfm or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible!
***2018 GIVING STATEMENT!!! I REALIZE SOME PEOPLE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING YOUR 2018 TAXES, AND IF YOU KNOW THE AMOUNT OF YOUR GIFTS TO LIVEPRAYER IN 2018 AND NEED A 2018 GIVING STATEMENT RIGHT AWAY, PLEASE EMAIL ME THE AMOUNT AND I WILL GET ONE EMAILED OUT TO YOU!
It looks like the 2019 Giving Statements will go out later this week! For those who sent a donation to Liveprayer in 2018, we are pushing to get those statements out this week, about 1 week later than usual. Sadly, the dear friend at our CPA’s office who has worked on this for the past 17 years was in the hospital most of December and most likely will not be back to work. Please pray for her to know God’s healing. Not knowing her status, our CPA (it is a small firm) just hired a new person the first week of January, so they are working hard to get our statement in the mail. I deeply appreciate your patience!
I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you, praying that you will spend a few minutes giving thought to how much more you could and should be giving God. He gave His very best for you, is it too much to ask for you to give your very best to Him? Trust me, you can't out-give God.
The more you give, the more you receive. Don't hold back and don't hang on. God gave it to you so that you could use it to give to others. After all, when this life is over, the only thing any believer should want to hear is, "well done, thou good and faithful servant."
In His love and service,
Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,