Daily Devotional for Tuesday September 15, 2020
Praying over your finances!!!
***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: The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest denomination in the United States. Sadly, like all churches, they have been losing members for 13 straight years now with this past year being their biggest decline yet. However, this should not come as a shock to anyone who has been part of the Liveprayer family for any length of time. One of the foundational truths of our culture is that the better % of the past 2 generations have never been to church. The simply reality is as the older saints finish their work and are called home, they aren’t being replaced. Years ago the church replace evangelism with entertainment. They quit reaching out to the lost and simply preached to the choir. So as we watch the chaos and confusion unfold in the culture around us, the lost world ruled by satan for this brief moment is lying to you about what is causing that chaos and confusion. The TRUTH is that the foundation of our culture, marriage and the family has been decimated, leading both parents and their children not going to church. This is why we are now a post-Christian, post-God nation. “THE SCHEMES OF SATAN HAVEN’T CHANGED...THE NUMBER OF GOD’S WARRIORS FIGHTING AGAINST THEM HAVE!!!” Rev. Bill Keller, Founder of Liveprayer.com
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***Action steps: 1) Pray for the nation to turn back to the Lord every morning for at least 5 min. 2) Share the Gospel every day with at least 1 person you know is no saved. 3) Every day share something Biblical with everyone you know via email. 4) Every day encourage at least ONE PERSON you know about the responsibility we have to VOTE in November. 5) GET ONE PERSON YOU KNOW TO DO ACTION STEPS 1-4!!!
Every day I get a breakdown, by category, of the 40,000+ prayer requests we receive here at Liveprayer. The top three each day are always health, relationships, and finances. These three issues transcend age, race, nationality, and financial status. They are the common bond all men who live this life share. Everyone deals with health issues at some point in their life. Everyone deals with relationship issues at some point in their life. Everyone deals with financial issues at some point in their life. I have dealt often with the health and relationship challenges we all face, and today I want to focus on finances.
I want to focus today on where you are financially right now. Many who read this are not having any problems with their finances, while others are struggling. Some people have been blessed with a tremendous abundance of resources and other people have virtually nothing. Regardless, if you find yourself today with a surplus of money or without any at all, never forget that it is God who is your source and it is God who supplies your every need throughout this life. God knows and understands the basic necessities of life like food, shelter and clothing.
Matthew 6:33 says, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." The original Greek of this verse says that our number one goal in life is to be a member of God's Kingdom and be perfectly holy, in God's sight, just as He is. WOW! That is powerful and puts in perfect perspective what our true goals in this life are-to be a member of God's Kingdom and be perfectly holy in God's sight.
However, tying into today's message on finances is an incredible truth from God's Word found in this verse that many people miss and never connect. The end of Matthew 6:33 says, " . . . and all these things will be given to you as well." What things? The necessities of life that were spoken about in the preceding verses, food, shelter, and clothing. What God is saying is that if you will seek Me, seek My Kingdom, seek My righteousness, I'm going to take care of your day-to-day necessities of life. God is saying to you today, "Be about My business and I'll be about your business."
I love you and care about you so much. I want to encourage you and pray for you today. For those of you who God has blessed financially, never forget that to whom much is given, much is required. For those of you who are facing great financial obstacles in your life today, now is the time to make your faith real and trust that God will provide as He promised in His Word. Even if you don't have great financial wealth, you are still accountable to God for what He does bring into your hands, so be faithful with what He provides.
Whatever we have in this life has been given to us by God and belongs to Him. We are simply stewards of what He has put into our care. I pray that you will seek the Lord and get His wisdom and discernment in how you can always be a good steward of the resources that He has entrusted to you. God wants to use you regardless of the amount of money you have to be a blessing to others. The Bible has much to say about the care of the poor. We immediately think of the poor as being those who have no money, but this also includes the spiritually poor, those people who are living without the hope and love of Christ in their life. Everyone can do something with what God has given you to be a blessing to those who are financially poor as well as those who are spiritually poor.
I want to pray a prayer of blessing over your finances. "Father, I pray, today, for each person who is reading these words. You know exactly where they are at today financially. I pray that whatever they have today is multiplied many times over in the coming weeks and months. Bless them in the area of their finances, Father, so that they may not only care for their day-to-day needs of those they are responsible for, but so that they may feed the poor around the world, those who are materially poor as well as those who are spiritually poor. I pray, today, a prayer of BLESSING on the finances of the person reading these words.
Whatever we have in this life comes from you and is yours Father. May we be faithful in managing what you have given to us. Multiply many times over what you have currently given to the person reading this word today and allow them to be a great blessing to the work of God throughout the world. I pray BLESSINGS over the finances of the person reading these words today for the glory of Almighty God. In the name of Jesus. Amen!”
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,