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Daily Devotional for Tuesday May 26, 2020

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU TO MAKE 2020 THE MOST SPIRITUALLY PRODUCTIVE YEAR IN YOUR LIFE!!!

(2 Timothy 1:5)

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***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, YOU are my provider. You know my daily needs. You promised to care what I need each day for life....food, shelter, clothing. I put my trust in You. You own the cattle on a thousand hills, and I come to You today to Thank You for providing for my needs in the past, and knowing my needs today. Today, I come to You, asking You to meet those needs as you promised in Your Word! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: One of the things I have written about in the Daily Devotional and spoken of many times on the TV program was how God could use the economy as an instrument of His judgment. On top of the health crisis the world is currently experiencing, it is also going through a nightmare financially. The US economy, as strong as any in human history prior to the shutdown, is in the best position to rebound IF people get back to work as it appear they soon will be in most parts of the nation. However, there will still be MUCH damage, some of it long-term damage that will take many years to recover from. Most other nations around the world are not so fortunate. Their economies weren’t as robust, many in distress prior to the worldwide shutdown. Due to the global connection of all economies, their weakness will be another challenge for the US economy in making a comeback. Just one commodity, albeit a very critical one, oil, can literally end up destroying the global economy! I have always shared how tenuous national economies are even under the best of circumstances, and that it wouldn’t take much to send them into a tailspin. Well, we have our “tailspin.” Again, while I see this as a huge warning from God, not His ultimate wrath and judgment being poured out, DO YOU SEE HOW QUICKLY LIFE CAN CHANGE AND BECOME A NIGHTMARE FOR A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE 7 BILLION PEOPLE ALIVE TODAY WORLDWIDE? We can either repent, turn back to God and His Truth, or we can perish in many different ways. Certainly the economy is one of those ways!

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A CHALLENGE FOR YOU TO MAKE 2020 THE MOST SPIRITUALLY PRODUCTIVE YEAR IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Five months into 2020, the challenge God has for you in this year is easy to understand, but not easy to perform! It will not sound very difficult, but trust me my friend, you will need to be prayed up each day and spiritually plugged in 24/7 so you are operating in His strength and power in order to succeed. Accepting this challenge and doing your best each day can make 2020 not only the most spiritually productive year of your life, but a year in which you will grow in the Lord like you never have in your life!!!

The challenge is simply this. Each day the Lord blesses you with in 2020, each day He allows you to wake up, before you end that day by going to sleep, you need to do something during that day for the Lord. I am not talking about your personal time with the Lord in prayer and the Word. That is a given. I am talking about doing something SPECIFIC DURING THAT DAY for the Lord.

At first glance this doesn’t seem to be that difficult. It could be finding someone during that day to share your faith with. It could be taking 30 minutes of the day and finding some way to serve the needs of others. It could be going out of your way at some point in the day to help someone you know who is in need. There are almost endless things you can do during the day that you consciously and specifically do in order to lay down to sleep at night and be able to point to at least ONE THING you did that day to serve Jesus!

Now, let me help you understand the real life difficulty of being successful in this challenge. How many people, better yet, how many times have you started the year with the goal of losing so much weight, for a smoker to stop smoking, to read the Bible cover to cover, or for any other issue in your life that you wanted to focus on. You do real good January 1st, 2nd, 3rd, maybe throughout the whole month! But, than comes February, March, April, and I submit to you that in most cases what you diligently set out to accomplish starting January 1st is a faded memory.

Trust me, I am not trying to guilt you or shame you. This is simply human nature. So, while having the goal of doing something specific for the Lord every day He blesses you with in 2020 may not seem like such a hard thing to accomplish, it will be! That is why I say you will have to be prayed up each day, spend some time in the Word each day, and be focused throughout EVERY DAY to find that time, that specific thing you will do THAT DAY to serve the Lord!

My friend, the greatest legacy that you can leave is in the lives you touch for God. As I have gotten older, each passing year makes me realize all the more how brief our journey here really is. It is only natural that we think about how we might be remembered after we are gone. I don't want to sound cold, but the fact is, other than our family and possibly a few close friends, the memory of our life will fade quickly.

Once we are gone from this life, there is very little left to remind people that we were even here. Some people may be memorialized by having a building or road named after them, others may have their memory honored by having an event named after them, but for most there will be little evidence of this life once it is over. My purpose today is not to discourage you, but to challenge you in regard to how you CAN live on long after your life here is over.

I have often talked about leaving behind the temporal things of this world when we die. How the only thing we will take from this life into eternity is our relationship with Christ. Our works will be tested and much of what we do in this life will be burned up as wood, hay, and stubble. The works that will stand the test of fire are those eternal works. So it is with our legacy, what we leave behind. We leave behind our name, which may or may not continue. The most visible thing we leave is our children, but they too will one day die.

What we do leave behind that will NOT pass away are those souls who will live for eternity because we were obedient to God. Understand that only the Holy Spirit can bring a person to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. However, God uses human instruments to affect a person's life and bring them to that point. Your prayers, your kind words, your acts of charity, your unconditional love for others during your life will live on in that person for eternity!

The point I want you to understand today is that it is never too early in life, or too late in life to impact someone for eternity. It is after all our purpose in this life. Our purpose is to serve and glorify God. Our service to God comes in the service to others. Our service to others has ETERNAL consequences. It is our greatest legacy. It is the part of us that WILL live on for eternity. We live on long after we leave this life, in the lives of those we touch along our journey.

Also, let me remind you that another way you can impact lives for Christ is through your giving to Liveprayer. Every person is at a different place financially during the many seasons that make up our life. That is why God’s Word teaches to “give according to your ability to give.” It is NOT the amount you give, but the heart you give it with, your obedience to give as the Lord purposes in your heart to give.


In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller