Daily Devotional for Friday August 30, 2019
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me Your strength to stand for Your Truth no matter what the cost. It is easy to call myself a follower of Jesus, but when confronted, when challenged, when faced with persecution, will I still say I am a follower of Jesus? I love You Lord and ask for Your strength so no matter what I have to endure for my faith, I will stand firm. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
*1 DAY UNTIL LIVEPRAYER’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY!!! In honor of our 20th anniversary at Noon TOMORROW, August 31st, 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!!!
I have been often asked why I always sign my emails BLESSINGS, and mention BLESSINGS near the end of my Devotional each day. My friend, there is great power in the blessing of God. I could do an entire month's teaching on the power of the blessing, but for today's purpose, let me insure you that having the blessing of God upon every aspect of your life is exactly where each of His children want to be.
We talk about being blessed and often take it for granted. But trust me, you know when the blessing of God is upon your life!
God blesses us in so many ways. He blesses our health. Anyone who is sick or battles an illness will attest that the greatest blessing of all is good health. He blesses our finances. You may think He has not, but do you know how many things that could go wrong don't? Often, His blessings come to us in the form of protection from things NOT happening. An example is the transmission in your car. Not having that go out to me is a $500 blessing.
He blesses our homes. The number one reason many homes are in turmoil is that they do not have the blessing of God present. Why? Because God is not honored in that home. In a home that honors God, there are daily blessings, again mostly taken for granted, like peace, safety, and harmony. These are just some major examples of how God blesses His children.
How to get God's blessings? Simple. Follow Him. Commit your life to Him. God cannot and will not bless disobedience. That is why I stress so often doing it His way and not your way. Doing it your way voids you from the blessing. You do not want to live and cannot live any kind of decent life without His blessings, but you have to be willing to sacrifice in order to get the blessing. It has to be a human sacrifice.
It has to be YOU, totally and unconditionally surrendered to His will.
I love you, care about you, and pray for you daily. Let this word today sink in. It is critical to living the victorious life we all strive to live, to have God's blessings. It is critical to living the abundant life we all seek and God promised, to have His blessings. You see, He knew if you followed Him, and did it His way, it would be a richly abundant life because His blessings would reside with you in every area.
Today is the day to stop living apart from His blessings and start living under His blessings. I will be praying today that you make it a priority to follow Him in every area of your life and live under His precious blessings at all times!!!
***AUGUST FINANCIAL UPDATE: I NEED YOUR PRAYERS AND YOUR HELP TODAY!!!
With just today and tomorrow left in August, we have covered the first $15,000 of our $55,000 basic August ministry operations budget. Of the final $40,000 required for August, we desperately need to bring in $10,000 TODAY!!!
That gives us tomorrow to cover the $30,000 balance of August and enable us to end our anniversary month and begin year the 21st year of Liveprayer with all of our basic ministry operations current!!!
***I am praying for 1 of our friends who God has richly blessed, to help me with a special one-time gift of $10,000 to cover what we require TODAY!!!
EVERYONE can pray. Most everyone can seek the Lord for what he is calling you to do to help me today to clear up our July shortfall. 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!!!
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!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,