Daily Devotional for Saturday February 29, 2020
Don’t forget to take some time today to say “thank you” to God!!!
DAILY DEVOTIONAL SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29, 2020
***FEBRUARY FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we are now into the final day of February, thanks to a special gift earlier this week and many of our friends giving as they are able according to God’s Word, we have covered the first $43,000 of the $55,000 we require for our basic February ministry operations. AMEN!
That leaves the final $12,000 of February’s budget!!! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!
Please be in prayer about what the Lord is calling you to sacrifice in February, whether it is $10, $20, $50, $100, $1,000 or more and give cheerfully unto the Lord as a testimony of HIS mercy and grace in your life! You can’t out-give God!!! DON’T FORGET A GIFT OF $1,808 COVERS ONE DAY OF MINISTRY!!!
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!
***LIVE ON AFTER YOU ARE IN HEAVEN!!! By remembering God’s work here at Liveprayer in your will/estate planning, you can still help me share His Truth with the masses, be here for people in their time of greatest need, and help lead the lost to faith in Jesus even after God has called you home!!! God has led many of our friends in the Liveprayer family to remember His work here in their will. Please pray about this opportunity to continue and partner with me in the Lord’s work at Liveprayer, even after you are enjoying your rewards and the eternal peace of Heaven! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at: email@example.com
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me today to be an active member of Your body. I pray each day that I will be yielded to You and Your will for my life. Let me remove all that is in my life keeping me from being the best servant I can possibly for You and Your Kingdom. I love You Lord, and let my love be expressed in my daily life as I serve You. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: You might have heard we had a “mass gun killing” this week, or you probably didn’t! A gunman at the Coors plant in Milwaukee killed 5 people and himself. This is an event that would normally garner 24/7 coverage for days on all of the cable networks received some “BREAKING NEWS” reports in the immediate aftermath, but that was it. No coverage of the press conferences to update the situation. Not even the typical hysterical anti-gun commentary that follows these events. Why? Well, the gunman was a 50 something black man who had worked at the Coors plant for many years had been fired earlier that day. He returned later in the day and randomly shot and killed 5 people at the plant before turning the gun on himself. It has been reported that he had felt the object of racism during his time of employment. Since it was a work place violent event, the gunman was an older black man and not a MAGA hat wearing white man that would fit the description of a white supremacist, crickets from the media. Pray for the families who lost loved one and healing for those injured. Sadly, this is simply an example of how the media will only report on things that advance their own political narrative. Events that occur each day are simply used to shape and focus that narrative.
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Don’t forget to take some time today to say “thank you” to God!!!
You cannot turn on the news or pick up the newspaper without being bombarded by all of the problems and evil that exists in our world. Each day you are confronted by family members, friends, those you work with or go to school with, that are hurting and going thru a difficult time in their life. 99% or better of the over 40,000 prayer requests that come into Liveprayer every single day are people who are in pain, fighting the battles everyone fights during the course of their life. The fact is, we are all dealing with problems every day, that is simply part of life.
The worst thing that can happen is when we allow our problems to overwhelm us to the point we forget to be thankful to God. Never forget, no matter what your problems may be today, without God you would have no hope. He is your source of strength when you feel like you can't go on. He is your source of encouragement when you don't see any answers. He is your source of hope that tomorrow will be better than today. It is God who loves you when nobody else does, and it is God who will never leave you when everyone else has. In the midst of whatever your battles may be today, don't forget to simply say, "Thank you God!"
I know this message today may seem very elementary, but it is amazing how when we are under the pressures of daily life, we can often forget the most basic truths. No matter what may be going on in our lives, God deserves our thanks because of who He is. He is God! He is the Creator of the heavens and earth. He is OUR CREATOR! He loves us unconditionally and cares about us so much. He has given us so many wonderful and special promises in His Word that we can count on. So never let the cares of this brief life keep you from taking the time each day to thank Him.
I realize today as you read this, you may be facing a serious health issue, or your marriage may be in trouble, or you are dealing with a huge financial problem, or you need a job, or someone you love has recently died, or you are battling with some sort of addiction, or a myriad of other problems. It doesn't matter what your problems may be. Take a few minutes right now, forget about your problems, and simply focus on God. Now, say THANK YOU GOD! Say it again. Again. Again. Tell God you love Him. Tell God you worship and adore Him. Forget about everything else for a few moments and simply concentrate on God and thank Him!!!
Listen, thanking God is not going to make all of your problems go away. What it will do is bring joy to your heart, peace into your life, and give you a renewed sense of hope as you face the day to day trials life may bring your way. Facing your problems, dealing with your problems become 100 times easier. You get blessed when you thank God! By getting so wrapped up in your problems and not taking the time to thank God you are missing blessings.
I love you and care about you so much. I am guilty so often of not taking the time I should each day to simply stop what I am doing and just spend some time thanking God. It is so easy to focus on what is wrong with our life, that we often forget how much is right with our life. We get so bound by our problems that we forget the simple act of saying thank you to God. Without Him, there would be no answers, no solutions to our problems and this life would have no purpose and be meaningless and hopeless.
I will be praying for you today. Do me a favor. No, do yourself a favor. Stop whatever you are doing right now. Take the next 3 minutes. That is 180 seconds. Use those 3 minutes to do nothing else but say thank you to God. Thank Him for His love. Thank Him for all the wonderful blessings He bestows on you each day. Thank Him for caring about you. Thank Him for all that He does for you each day. I can assure you that you have MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR! Take the next 3 minutes and spend it thanking God.
The Bible only gives us a brief glimpse of what our eternal existence will be like. One thing we know is that we will be worshipping God our Creator. Now is a good time to start doing that . Each day, we must take time out of our busy lives and simply spend it thanking God. We will always have problems in this life.
That is simply a fact of living in this dark and evil world where so many people live their lives in rebellion to God. But the Bible tells us that when this brief journey is over, "There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Make sure that no matter what your problems may be, that you never forget to take the time each day to say thank you to God!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,