DAILY DEVOTIONALSATURDAYJULY 2, 2016 (Malachi 1:1-9)

***JUNE FINANCIAL UPDATE: God bless those who have been praying during the financial crisis we have been trying to work out of these past few weeks, and those led and able to give!!! Thank You!!! By the grace of God, we finally cleared up the balance of our May shortfall this past Tuesday.

Even though we only had 1 full day to work on the $65,000 we need for our June internet and TV operations, thanks to a couple of friends who made a special sacrifice along with others who stepped up to help, we ended June with a $50,000 shortfall that is now down to $47,000 after many helped us yesterday!

***$17,000 of our June shortfall is critically past due, and I desperately need one of our friends who God has richly blessed to send a special one-time gift of $17,000 to get these critical operational needs taken care of by Tuesday afternoon. ! If you are able to the extra mile and wire the funds to our Wells Fargo account or drop by a branch in your area and deposit them into our account Tuesday, it would take a huge load off of me.

Of course you can overnight a check today to our office or put the gift on your credit card or Paypal. I desperately need one of our friends in the Liveprayer family who God has blessed during this season to be able to step up and help me cover this $17,000 operational need by end of business Tuesday. Feel free to email me for any information at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

Everyone else, please pray about what God is calling you to do to help me in these coming days to insure we can bring in this final $47,000 we require to cover our June shortfall by the end of next week so we can begin working on the $65,000 we require for our July internet and TV operations! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, give me the discernment I need today to recognize the traps of satan. Help me to see with spiritual eyes and hear with spiritual ears YOUR Truth alone. In the name of Jesus...AMEN!

Those who have put their faith in Christ, and accepted God’s free gift of everlasting life, understand that God has given His very best in offering Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. He gave it all in order that we would have a way to be reconciled back to our creator and live for eternity with Him. God gave His very best, but do we give our very best to Him each day?

The priests in the Old Testament were often guilty of offering up to God during their sacrifices, the worst crops, the worst animals, the bare minimum they could. How often are we guilty of the same behavior. Today, we don’t follow the Old Testament laws, but our daily sacrifice is our lives . . . our time . . . our talents. How many days do we do the minimal amount for God, giving Him less than our best????

All I am trying to do is to get you to realize that God has done so much for us, and we get comfortable doing the least amount for Him in return. We grudgingly go to church to be fed spiritually, we complain about giving to those causes which God is using to bless people, we hesitate to volunteer our precious time to help others. We live our lives in a way to give God as little as possible.

Pray today, that you might begin to give God your very best. He has blessed many of you with incredible talents to do many things. Don’t hoard those talents for your own benefit, but use those talents for the benefit of the Kingdom. He hasn’t blessed you so you can hold onto those blessings, but that you might, in return, bless others. Give God your very best today.

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, 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.”

May His richest blessings be with you today. I will be praying for you to open up and give your very best to God today and every day!!!

In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller

If I can help you in any way you can contact me through my personal email at

bkeller@liveprayer.com

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