DAILY DEVOTIONAL TUESDAY JULY 26, 2016 (1 Peter 2:12)

***JULY FINANCIAL UPDATE: With only 5 days in July, thanks to many friends helping me these past few days, we are down to the final $18,000 from our June shortfall that is obviously WAYYYY past due, in addition to our entire July budget of $65,000 for our internet and TV operations. Currently, in addition to the final $18,000 from June $25,000 of our July’s operations are past due.

I desperately need one or two of our friends who God has richly blessed to send a special one-time gift of $18,000 to clear up our June shortfall and $25,000 to cover operations from the first weeks of July. IT IS CRITICAL WE COVER $18,000 AND THE OTHER $25,000 TODAY!

I am doing all I can to keep Liveprayer alive, but am desperate and need one or two of our friends to help me today. We are at a very critical place today and after 17 yrs and all of the ministry we have provided to 10s of millions worldwide faithfull 24/7, I refuse to accept that God is done with His work here over $83,000!!!

*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, it would help me a great deal!!!

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 or two 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 $18,000 of seriously past due operational needs from our June budget immediately, along with $25,000 of our July operations that are due. Feel free to email me for any information at: bkeller@liveprayer.com

I have walked this walk for so many years by faith, and continue to do so today as I await those God is calling to help me as He has many times throughout these years of faithful service. HIS WORK, MY WORK, IS IN HIS HANDS AND YOURS!

Over the 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 $83,000 we require to clear up June and end July with all of our operations current!!! HE 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: ***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!

Having the passion of the suicide bomber. One of the undeniable facts about those who are committing these horrible suicide bombings in the news virtually every day, is their total commitment to what they believe. It is misguided and horribly wrong what they do, but I can only pray today that those who claim to have their faith in Christ would be JUST as passionate and JUST as committed to the cause of Christ.

Of course these people represent an extreme element of what they believe, but the fact is, they are SO committed to their cause, SO committed to their belief, that they are willing to give their very lives for it. My question for you today is simply this. Are you as committed to your faith in Christ to give your very life for Him, if that is what you are asked to do?

In the United States, we have had the luxury of being very comfortable in our faith. We worship in freedom, not having to worry about outside interferences from those who do not agree with the message of our Lord.

Even today, there are MANY places on this earth that this is NOT the case. We have many who get this Devotional every day in parts of the world where you could literally be put to death for proclaiming faith in Christ.

I have often wondered what would happen if one Sunday morning a group of soldiers with machine guns came into a church, lined the people up, and simply said, "anyone who wants to denounce Christ can go home, the rest of you will be killed."

I really wonder how many would stand and claim Christ with their last breath. Those students of church history understand that this has been the choice many of God's people have had to make since the very first church. Are we as passionate about our faith today, to literally give our lives for it?

Today's Devotional is very short on purpose. I don't want you to think about anything else today but this one question. If I was asked to give my life for Christ, would I?

I love you and care about you very much. The FACT is, if your answer is yes, then that means you are willing to do whatever God is calling you to do, whatever God is asking you to do, to further His Kingdom here on earth.

We are clearly living in the last days as Jesus described in Matthew 24 and Paul spoke of in 2 Timothy 3 and 2 Peter 3. The challenge today is are you willing to literally give your life if you had to, to share the hope and love of Christ with this lost and sin filled world?

God is asking you today to surrender your life to Him, so that He can use you to reach others with the promise of everlasting life. Are you willing to give your life to Him? Are you willing to do all that He is asking you to do to see others come into the everlasting knowledge of Jesus Christ?

***Only a very few will ever be asked to actually die for the Lord, but ALL of God's children are asked daily to surrender their lives to Him so that He can use you for His plan and purpose.

The fact is, the suicide bombers are daily giving their life for the lost cause that they have bought into. My challenge to you today is this. ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR CHRIST?

The one thing that we know is that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. It is ONLY through Him that man comes to know everlasting life. Are you willing to give your life to proclaim THAT message? I am, and I pray today that you are too.

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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