Daily Devotional for Thursday August 1, 2019
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF LIVEPRAYER!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, Thank You for meeting my daily needs as You have promised in Your Word. I look to You and You alone for my sustenance through life, and Thank You for Your faithfulness. Please help me to be a good steward of the funds You entrust into my care during this life, and give me favor in my finances, and wisdom in my decisions. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!!!
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF LIVEPRAYER!!!
A modern day loaves and fishes miracle! Today begins the 20th anniversary month for Liveprayer. Tens of millions of lives worldwide have been impacted. Since we began 7,300 Daily Devotionals, 15 million emails for prayer prayed over and responded to, 1.5 million praise reports archived, 3,000+ live TV programs on non-Christian stations and networks, in addition to officiating several hundred weddings and funerals, and visiting well over 500 hospital rooms.
However, most important of all are the apx. 1.4 million souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus Christ and will be forever in Heaven with Jesus!!!
Just looking at these number is incredible. It has been a joy I can’t even put into words. I really have done nothing more than wake up each morning and do my very best to be faithful. It has only been possible due to the love, endless prayers, and great sacrifices of so many of our friends here at Liveprayer over these past 20 yrs.
It has taken $14 million dollars given by thousands of dear friends over these past 20 years in order to provide the literal 24/7 ministry we have to people worldwide for free. That $700,000 a year is the same basic budget of a local church with less than 1,000 members!
The only way we have been able to accomplish all we have for the Lord is first and foremost walking by faith, literally every single day. I have refused to play the fundraising games most ministries and many churches play. As Paul did, I simply prayed about our need the first of each month, got on my knees and asked the Lord to provide that amount, not a penny more, shared our needs with our friends, and go to work trusting God to provide!!!
The $14 million we have raised to accomplish all we have for the Lord over the past 20 years has also only been possible because I have not allowed Liveprayer to turn into a huge “monster” operationally. We still operate the ministry out of the back rooms a used car lot that we started in 20 years ago.
I have refused to buy buildings that require monthly operational costs. I have no staff other than an assistant and tech team that is critical to our daily operations. I took a modest salary of apx. $50,000 a year until 2008 when the economic downturn hit so many people. The past 11 years I have only taken what was required for my daily living needs.
I also don’t own a fleet of luxury cars, multiple mansions, or private jets as so many national ministries do. Our monthly operations budget of $55,000 is less than what many national ministries pay each month in fuel for their private jets! I have been satisfied knowing whatever rewards there may be from God’s work will come in Glory, not in this lifetime.
***JULY FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we head into the final day of July, we still have to bring in the final $40,000 of our basic July ministry operations. It is critical to cover $10,000 TODAY, $16,000 TOMORROW, leaving the final $14,000 to take care of next week so we can begin to work on the $55,000 we require for our basic August ministry operations
$26,000 of our $40,000 balance is CRITICAL for our daily ministry operations. I am praying for one or two of our friends who God has richly blessed to send a special one-time gift to help me insure this critical $26,000 of our July balance is taken care of.
*We are at a difficult place we have been several times over the 20 years of Liveprayer. In 2017, satan thought he had finally silenced the voice of Liveprayer. It was close, but after God moved on the heart of ONE DEAR FRIEND who was able to make a huge sacrifice for His work here, we went on to have our most productive year of ministry yet during 2018. With the culture we live in being in spiritual freefall, 2019 has again been a very productive year from a ministry perspective and the needs and opportunities will continue to grow.
PLEASE PRAY ABOUT ALLOWING GOD TO USE YOU TODAY TO TAKE A HUGE STEP OF FAITH AND MAKE THE SACRIFICE TO HELP ME!
*I AM PRAYING FOR JUST ONE OF OUR FRIENDS THE LORD HAS BLESSED...WHO CAN GO THE EXTRA MILE TODAY TO HELP GET AT $10,000 OF THAT DESPERATELY NEEDED $26,000 INTO OUR WELLS FARGO ACCOUNT TODAY. YOU CAN WIRE THE FUNDS OR IF YOU HAVE A WELLS FARGO BRANCH NEARBY SIMPLY DEPOSIT THE FUNDS INTO OUR ACCOUNT.
Of course you can overnight a check today to our office or put the gift on your credit card. Feel free to email me for any information you may need to help me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERYONE can pray. Most everyone can seek the Lord for what he is calling you to do to help me end this month current. God’s Word teaches us to “give according to our ability to give.” For some, that may be $10, others $20, $50, or $100, and still others it may be $1,000 or more. OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!
I NEED YOUR HELP TODAY!!! If you are praying about dedicating a special one-time gift for Liveprayer’s 20th anniversary, this would be a perfect time!!!
*******In honor of our 20th anniversary in August, please be in prayer about sending a special one-time gift of $20, $1 for each year, $200, $10 for each year, $2,000, $100 for each year, or $20,000, $1,000 for each year. I will also humbly accept a special gift of $200,000 from one person God has blessed, enabled, and will speak to, about honoring His work at Liveprayer over these past 20 years!!!
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!!!
My friend, I am doing all I can to keep Liveprayer alive through these difficult summer months. I desperately need several of our friends to help me today. We are at a very critical place today, and after 20 yrs and all of the ministry we have provided to tens of millions worldwide faithfully 24/7, I refuse to accept that God is done with His work here over $42,000.
I hate to use even one day to share our needs, and would ever do so if it wasn’t critical. I have walked this walk of faith for two decades and continue to do so today. I stand in faith for those God is calling to help me as He has many times throughout these years at critical times. HIS WORK, MY WORK, IS IN HIS HANDS AND YOURS!
FOR 20 YEARS, GOD HAS USED PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU TO ADVANCE HIS WORK HERE. YOU HAVE WATCHED US MANY TIMES ON THE VERGE OF HAVING TO CLOSE DOWN THE MINISTRY, WHEN SEVERAL FRIENDS GOD TOUCHES STEP UP! ONE PERSON WHO COULD HELP WITH THE $42,00O BALANCE OF OUR JULY MINISTRY OPERATIONS WE REQUIRE IMMEDIATELY WOULD STABILIZE THE MINISTRIES FINANCES!!!
Over these many years, God has raised up many different friends of His work here who at critical times made a special sacrifice of $20,000, $50,000, in one case $80,000, and several times $100,000. I am standing in faith that as everyone prays and those who are able give according to your ability to give, we can bring in the $42,000 balance from July so we can begin to work on the $55,000 required for our operations in our anniversary month of August!!!
All we have done has only been possible by dear friends like you who have prayed for me, and sacrificed to support me financially. For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family for these many years, you know that I have never sent a Devotional like this unless it was an emergency. I don't play games when it comes to the finances. I simply share our needs, get on my knees, and trust God to move on the hearts of people to provide for our needs.
My friend, I am counting on you today. I need to hear from you today. This is critical, and I desperately need your help. There are some in the Liveprayer family reading these words today who have sold some property, a business, received an inheritance, a tax return, or possibly just have funds you have faithfully accumulated God may be speaking to you about investing into His work here at Liveprayer!!!
I desperately need your help and will be in prayer for the Lord to move on your heart and for you to be obedient to help me today!!!
WE HAVE THE ABILITY, BASED ON 20 YEARS OF PIONEERING THE INTERNET AND BRINGING CHRIST TO THE MASSES ON SECULAR TV, OF BEING ONE OF GOD’S AGENTS TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO OUR CREATOR AND HIS TRUTH. THE TIME IS NOW, OUR OPPORTUNITY IS UPON US, AND I NEED YOU TO HELP ME!
Please don't think that just because there are 2.5 million subscribers, someone else will take care of this. Less the 1/4 of 1% of those we minister to online and on TV EVER send a dime of support. But that is OK since 50% of those we reach each day are NOT Christians and we purposely reach out to the lost to bring them the Gospel to build God's kingdom while virtually all ministries simply preach to the choir in order to raise millions to build their Kingdom.
It has been friends like YOU over the years who God has spoken to, who have responded, who has made Liveprayer available to bring hope and salvation to so many. It will take someone like YOU today. Also, I know there is someone reading these words who God has richly blessed, you have been praying about a place to use your resources where God can multiply them exponentially in the lives and eternal souls of men. THIS IS IT! CONTACT ME AND LET'S CHAT HOW YOU CAN HELP ME!!!
I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort.
I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this new work, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort.
When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let's turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!
Will you stand and fight with me??????? I am praying for several of our friends to take this moment and allow the Lord to use you as He has so many throughout the years to be here daily in order to pray for the hurting, give hope to the hopeless, and lead lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ.
After 20 yrs online, 15 on TV, being part of this work of the Lord daily you know that this is a sovereign work of His grace and our faithfulness. Liveprayer is fertile ground to sow your seed and see a mighty harvest of souls from your faithfulness!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,