A season of peace!

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(Leviticus 26:5; Deuteronomy 30:9; Isaiah 30:23; Amos 9:13)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to always be prepared to serve you in any way that I can. My life belongs to you. I am ready, willing, and able to answer your call as I go through my life each day. Use me for your glory. I am yours! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

As we head into a new year in just a few hours, I realize that much of what I write each day is geared to those who are in the midst of the storms of life, or warnings of the traps satan has laid designed to kill, steal, and destroy your life. Today, I want to address the vast majority who are reading this who are NOT in a crisis and enjoying the peace, joy, and abundance that this life can offer.

I think it is important from time to time to focus on the fact that we do go through seasons of our life when things are going good. The reality is, God gives us periods of our life when we can enjoy the abundanc! e this
life can offer. That does not mean everything is perfect, it never is. But we are not facing great trials and we don’t feel like the walls of life are closing in around us.

The important message that I want you to hear today is that when you are in this season, a season of calm, a season of peace, you don’t neglect your daily relationship with the Lord. It is very easy for us to take for granted our daily time with the Lord when things are going well in our life. During those times we may not be as motivated to read the Word, to pray, to just have that special time with Him. There may not be the fervor or passion about our daily contact with the Lord as there is when we are in a crisis.

I want to encourage you today that during those periods of calm in your life, to continue to be diligent in your daily walk with the Lord. Like any relationship, it is only as strong as what you put into it. Also, there will always be trials and tribulations in this life. Enjoy th! ose
seasons of peace, but know without a doubt that there will be challenges in the future and you will need to be able to call upon your faith at those times. Your daily connection with the Lord through the Word, through prayer, is how you keep your faith strong.

I love you and care about you so much. I think the Christian life is inaccurately portrayed as one of continual crisis and need. Because it is usually only in that time of great need people contact Liveprayer, I am guilty of sometimes focusing too much on that aspect of our lives. The fact is most people today are NOT in crisis, their lives are NOT falling apart, they are NOT fighting great battles in their life. Most who read this today are enjoying their life and in the midst of a time of great peace and joy.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you enjoy this season of peace and joy. God gives us these seasons so that we can experience the real abundance this life can offer. You can’t really kno! w the
peace of this life unless you intimately know the Prince of Peace. You can’t really know the joy of this life unless you know the Author of joy. You can’t really know the abundance of this life unless you know the One who came to give us this life more abundantly.

Life is NOT all about pain and misery, but can be wonderful. I pray today that you will enjoy this wonderful life, but never neglect your daily relationship with the Lord since it is only because of, and with HIM that it is wonderful!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Why was Jesus standing? Part Two of Two

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(Ephesians 6:11-17)

***THE LIVEPRAYER CHURCH!!! Haven’t been to church yet this week? Join me for this week’s service at the LivePrayer Church. This week’s message is: “The most wicked man in the Bible!” Please visit the website at: http://liveprayerchurch.com and be part this week’s worship service. Each Sunday there will be a new service at 12:01am EDT

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for the strength you give me to live my life each day in victory. Let me wake up each day with a desire to be more like you. That is the desire of my heart! Help me to live this day in victory and honor you in my thoughts, words and deeds. In the name of Jesus my Lord I pray…AMEN!

Part Two of Two

I have always been intrigued by the 55th and 56th verses in the 7th Chapter of Acts that tells about the stoning of Stephen. In those verses, it tells us that Jesus was “standing” at the right hand of God. Not once, but twice for emphasis. The r! eason these
verses have always challenged me is because they are the only verses that say Jesus was “standing.”

Every other reference to Jesus after His ascension have him SITTING at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19; Luke 22:69; and Ephesians 1:20 all have Jesus “sitting.” So I began to ask God why Jesus was standing. Yesterday, I shared with you the first two reasons the Holy Spirit showed me, here is the third reason and the powerful conclusion to this message as well as a challenge for your life.

The third reason Jesus was standing was to welcome His servant Stephen into Glory! When you are at a football game and your team scores a touchdown, what do you do? YOU STAND AND CHEER! When you are at a baseball game and your team hits a home run, what do you do? YOU STAND AND CHEER! When you are at a basketball game and your team scores the winning basket, what do you do? YOU STAND AND CHEER! Jesus stood and cheered His servant Stephen as he defended Christ and welcomed him in! to
Glory!!!

In concluding this message, I want to challenge you today. The goal of every follower of Christ is to make Jesus proud of us. If you want Jesus to be proud of you, act like Jesus. A doctor is proud of his child when that child follows in his footsteps and becomes a doctor. A businessman is proud of his son or daughter when they choose to follow in his footsteps and take over the family business. JESUS IS PROUD OF HIS CHILDREN WHEN THEY CHOOSE TO FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS! If you want Jesus to be proud of you, act like Jesus!

Right before he died, the Word tells us that Stephen cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” Now, most people would have been cursing those who were unjustly killing them, or pleading for their life, or even cursing God for allowing such injustice. But with Stephen’s last breath he was asking God to forgive those who were killing him.

Who else did that? Of course it was Jesus, on the cross just moments before He die! d asking
God to forgive those who were crucifying Him. Jesus was proud of Stephen because he acted like the Master! My challenge to you today is to make it your goal for Jesus to be proud of you. The way to do that is to act like Jesus!

I love you and care about you so much. I don’t know about you, but the account of Stephen’s martyrdom challenges me. You see, my goal each day is to try to be more like Jesus. I never forget for a minute what Jesus did for me and what He has brought me through. I serve Him because I love Him. I serve Him because I want to please Him. I serve Him because I want Him to be proud of me. I serve Him because all of those years I served myself He never left me. I serve Him because all of those times I rejected Him He never rejected me. I serve Him because when I had nowhere else to turn He was there for me.

I serve Him because I was once blind but now I see. I serve Him because I was once bound by sin but now I am free. I serve Him because it is ! not me
that lives, yea it is Christ that lives in me. I don’t live for earthly rewards but for Heavenly crowns. I don’t live to please man but to please the Master. I don’t care about the applause of people only the cheers of the angels in Heaven. My greatest desire when my life is over is to see Jesus STANDING and hear Him say, “well done thou good and faithful servant.”

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will take this challenge to make Jesus proud of you by acting like Him. Praying that your ultimate goal in life is to please our Lord and that like He did for Stephen, have Jesus STAND and welcome you into Glory!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

Why was Jesus standing? Part One of Two

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(Acts 7:54-60; 8:1)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to be a Godly citizen and honor the laws of this nation. Thank you for allowing me to live in a nation where we can have our voice heard through the democratic process that governs us. Help ALL people find peace, joy, and an abundant life wherever they may live in this world. We know that can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Help me to do my part when opportunities present themselves to be part of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people throughout the world. Protect this nation from those who would seek to do it harm, and give those in authority the strength to enforce the laws that govern this great land. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

Part One of Two

Why was Jesus standing? I have always been intrigued by the 55th and 56th Verses in the 7th Chapter of Acts that tells about the stoning of Stephen. In those verses, it tells us that Jesus w! as
“standing” at the right hand of God. Not once but twice for emphasis. The reason these verses have always challenged me is because they are the only verses that say Jesus was “standing.” Every other reference to Jesus after His ascension have him SITTING at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19 , Luke 22:69, and Ephesians 1:20 all have Jesus ?sitting.? So I began to ask God why Jesus was standing, and here is what the Holy Spirit showed me.

Jesus was standing to see man’s gross wickedness. We live in a time when because of the mass media, we are exposed daily to every kind of sin and evil imaginable. The media feeds us a steady diet of abuse, rape, murder, death, destruction, corruption . . . nothing is hid from our eyes. Even though we have become immune to all of the evil around us, every now and then, something so wicked happens that we can’t believe it.

We can’t believe how a Jeffrey Dahmer could do the horrible things he did. We can’t believe how someone could k! idnap,
sexually abuse, and then kill a child. We can’t believe how a mother could drown her very own children. We can’t believe how a dictator like Kim Il Jung in North Korea could allow millions of people to starve to death while he does nothing to help them. We can’t believe how a great nation like the United States could allow the slaughter of millions of innocent babies every year. As much pain and suffering and evil as we are exposed to every day, from time to time, we are still horrified by man’s gross wickedness.

One reason Jesus was standing was to see the gross wickedness of the religious leaders as they killed an innocent man. Not only had they put Stephen on trial with trumped-up charges, but they committed the ultimate act of killing a man who was guilty of no crime. But never forget my friend, God sees everything we do. He says in His Word, “my eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.” God sees all that we ! do. What
men think they do in secret, God is watching.

Jesus stood and watched the religious leaders turn into a pack of wild animals. The Word says they “gnashed their teeth at him.” They were literally biting Stephen. It says, “they covered their ears, yelling at the tops of their voices.’ It is like a little child who doesn’t want to listen to his parents and how he will cover his ears and yell so he can’t hear what mom and dad are saying. These religious leaders were under conviction and didn’t want to hear the truth.

There have been many times over the years when I have been preaching and in the middle of the message have watched people literally get up out of their seats and leave under the conviction of God. I have no doubt many people who read the Daily Devotional delete the message half way through under the conviction of the Holy Spirit.

The Bible tells us that they “dragged him out of the city and began to stone him.” For what? What did Stephen do? He bol! dly
defended Jesus! He rebuked the religious leaders for their unbelief. He denounced their fathers for killing the prophets and accused them of killing Christ, the righteous one. Jesus stood and watched as these religious leaders killed an innocent man for telling the truth and defending Him!

A second reason that Jesus was standing was to see who consented to this murder by their silence. James 4:17 tells us, “Anyone then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” It is in the anchor verses from Acts 7 that we are first introduced to a young man named Saul. This is the same Saul who would later meet Jesus on the Damascus Road and have his name changed to Paul. This is the same Saul who would live perhaps one of the most powerful Christian lives ever documented. This is the same Saul, who under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit would write nearly half of the New Testament.

Saul’s only job was to watch the coats of those who were stoning Stephen. Yo! u may
say, “well he didn’t throw any of the stones.” Let me tell you something, he didn’t throw any of the stones but he is just as guilty in the eyes of God as those who did. Jesus was standing to see who consented to this brutal murder of an innocent man by their silence. It is no different today. When you are at school or in the office and classmates or co-workers are telling dirty jokes, if you sit and listen you are just as guilty as they are.

When you hear people trashing Jesus, blaspheming the name of God, tearing down the church, if you sit and listen you are just as guilty as they are. When a friend calls you on the phone and starts telling stories about other people and you sit and listen, you are just as guilty as the person who is gossiping. The Bible tells us, “And Saul was there giving approval to his death.” Saul’s approval was in the form of standing there and doing nothing to stop the killing of an innocent man. God not only sees those who commit the act, bu! t He sees
those who watch and do nothing to stop it.

I love you and care about you so much. Know that I am praying for you. Tomorrow, I will share with you the third reason why Jesus was standing and the powerful conclusion to this message. It will challenge you and motivate you in your relationship with Christ, please don’t miss it.

*Don’t miss Part Two tomorrow!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

2019 will be a victorious year with your help!!!

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(1 Corinthians 15:57)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: : Dear Lord, please help me to find your peace and joy in this coming weekend. I need a break from the battles, from the challenges of daily life, and want to simply find your rest in the coming days. Help me to re-charge and be prepared to get back to facing all of the challenges life brings my way when the new week unfolds, but over this weekend, give me your perfect peace. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

2019 will be a victorious year with your help!!! I want you to commit to memory today’s anchor verse from 1 Corinthians 15:57, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” As Liveprayer celebrates 20 years of ministry online in 2019, I am asking today for your prayers and for your financial commitment to the Lord’s work here over the coming 12 months.

Our 20 years of faithful ministry, as public and transparent as any major ministry that exists, bei! ng part of
your life day in and day out for nearly 2 decades, praying for and walking with you through the victories and defeats we all experience in this life, is why I come to you today at the dawn of a new year to humbly ask for your support. The fruit from this “good soil” known as Liveprayer is fertile ground to sow your seed in the coming year as God allows it to exponentially multiply in the hearts, lives, and eternal souls of those we reach all over the world each day!!!

***UNLIKE MOST CHURCHES AND MINISTRIES, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN HEARING WHAT COMMITMENT YOU HAVE BEEN LED TO MAKE TO SUPPORT GOD’S WORK HERE AT LIVEPRAYER DURING 2019. THAT IS A SOLEMN VOW BETWEEN YOU AND GOD. I ONLY ASK THAT YOU PRAY, SEEK THE LORD’S DIRECTION, AND BE OBEDIENT TO SACRIFICE EACH WEEK, OR MONTH, OR QUARTER, OR ONE SPECIAL GIFT FOR THE YEAR, THE AMOUNT THE LORD DIRECTS YOU TO SACRIFICE!!!

Over these 20 years Liveprayer has been online and 15 years on non-Christian TV, I have! often warned of
the coming judgment of God upon this nation for our sins, gross wickedness, and turning from our Creator to the false gods and idols of the world. To deny that we are not just due, but overdue the wrath and judgment of God on our land is to deny reality. We have turned our back on our Creator and engage in every sin imaginable such as idolatry, gross sexual perversion, and infanticide.

My friend, God’s wrath and judgment is being poured out on this nation as we speak and it is intensifying with each passing day, week, month, and year!!! In the midst of this intense spiritual decline in our nation, I have been virtually alone in not just sounding the trump of warning that if we don’t turn back to God and His Truth we are doomed as a nation, but in sharing a real plan to make that happen.

Like Nineveh, the pronouncement of God’s judgment which will destroy this nation has been declared as has the only way to avoid that judgment. The only thing that remains to be se! en is if
we as a nation, will heed the warning and turn back to God and His Truth as the people of Nineveh did, or ignore the warnings and be destroyed! I am asking you to stand with me each day in 2019 in prayer, and for those who are able with your financial support.

Our monthly budget for 2019 is $55,000 per month. That is a $5,000 increase from our 2018 ministry operations due to having the TV program back on air LIVE 5 nights a week. The great news is that as 2019 unfolds, we will be reaching more people through the TV program than ever before, for just $5,000 a month as opposed to the $30,000-$40,000 it used to cost the ministry!

$55,000 a month is $660,000 for the year. To impact the lives we do each day for 2/3 of a million dollars is an incredible “loaves and fishes” miracle and certainly not much money in the world’s economy. This is the budget of a local church with a congregation of 1,000 or less! In perspective, it is 2 of TD Jakes 7 Bentley’s, the an! nual fuel cost
for the private jets so many ministries fly around in, or half of the property taxes Joel Osteen pays on one of his mansions! For those who have been part of Liveprayer, you know Liveprayer is not about money but MINISTRY!

Apx. 93 cents of every dollar Liveprayer receives goes directly towards the Lord’s work here. I can assure you that ALL major ministries and churches end up with at best 60 cents going to actual ministry after they pay the incredible overhead for staff, buildings, and other costs.

Please pray today and talk with your spouse, family, about making a commitment to the Lord…NOT TO ME…what God is calling you to sacrifice in this coming year. If just 10 families will commit to the Lord to sacrifice $2,000 a month to His work here at Liveprayer, 25 families $1,000 a month, 50 families $100 a month, those 85 commitments will cover $50,000 of our $55,000 monthly ministry operations. If everyone else will simply give as they are able to give as the! Bible
instructs, since it is your heart and obedience God sees and not the amount, we will never have to worry about monthly shortfalls.

In these final days of 2018, please pray about what the Lord is calling you and your family to do as 2019 unfolds regarding a monthly commitment to His work here at Liveprayer. Of course whatever special gifts people may make during the year to Liveprayer would only go to strengthen our financial position to enable us to do many special charitable outreaches we have done over the years when we were financially able.

My friend, as a nation we are in a spiritual abyss. Most people are lost, confused, sad, and hurting. However, there are enough people today looking for true hope and true answers to spark a true revival across our nation! Let me assure you that this revival will NOT come through the church initially, if at all! The church is too political, weak, apathetic, compromised, fragmented, lost in its’ own agenda, and building the! ir own
fiefdoms to even care about building God’s Kingdom or about the lost and hurting masses right outside of their very doors!

No my friend, this revival is going to come through people who this very moment are drunk, high, in prison, and lost in the lies of the cults, false religions, and new age movement. It will come through people in bed this very moment with someone who is not their spouse, those looking to cheat their neighbor out of money, as well as those who have never given God a thought in their life.

These are the people who will have their hearts softened to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who won’t be bound by the shackles of the church world, who will be innocently on fire to tell everyone they know and those they don’t about how Jesus changed their life and can change theirs too!

As nearly 20 years of Liveprayer have passed by, I have become more and more aware of God’s plan to use this instrument He created in these final days to be a spark to! this
national revival. I never fully understood why God called someone who didn’t even own a computer in late 1998 to begin an internet ministry, especially since there was no such thing at the time.

I never fully understood why God in 2003 called me to do a TV program, not on Christian stations, but secular stations. Not the typical pre-recorded preaching/teaching program, but a “live,” interactive program dealing with the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview that most of the viewers were either ignorant of or had rejected.

During these many years and as we celebrated our 19th anniversary at the end of last August, the hundreds of millions of lives we had impacted online and through TV, the 130+ million emails for prayer we had received, prayed over, and responded to, the 13 million praise reports we had archived, the 1.3 million souls we know of who have accepted the Lord by faith, was what our work was about. Over the course of this year, God assured me the ! greatest
fruit from our faithfulness and obedience was still to be realized.

A decade ago in 2008, God led me to start the Jonah Project . Not fully understanding it at the time, the Jonah Project was a vision to lead our nation back to God and His truth. It was too early, the people couldn’t see 10 years ago how close we were to God’s ultimate judgment on this nation. The people outside the four walls of the church weren’t hurting enough, in enough pain, or really open to the REAL Truth and the REAL answers for their life.

The nation is now ready, it is ripe for a real national revival! The people are ready! They are aware there has to be more to life than what they are seeing and living each day!!!

With our long standing internet presence, my many appearances in the secular media, bringing back the TV program was the final critical piece we needed. Last month we re-launched the program, “live” Monday-Friday from 11pm-Midnight EST on our website and all major strea! ming
platforms. For information please go to: https://liveprayer.com/liveprayer-show-about.cfm

Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program gives us a worldwide presence literally 24/7 the media and the world can’t just ignore. IT IS A PRESENCE THAT IS EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO OPEN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE LOST WE REACH THAT THERE IS TRUE HOPE AND REAL ANSWERS IN GOD’S WORD AND IN A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST!!!

I love and care about you so much. After nearly 20 years of ministering to the lives of millions worldwide each day via Liveprayer.com and 15 years on TV, I fully understand the frustration of the prophets in the Old Testament. They lived and dedicated their lives to the Lord. They refused to compromise the Truth. They refused to sell out. Money was NOT their objective, doing God’s will was! Yet, they watched the priests of the day compromise and sell out and live lives of luxury while they were begging for crusts of bread to eat.
I know
this. God has blessed Liveprayer over these many years because we have NOT compromised or sold out for filthy lucre!!! We have not asked people to help Liveprayer so we could buy private jets, luxury cars, mansions, and great buildings, but to boldly and without compromise share His Truth and the hope and love of Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting!

I humbly but boldly proclaim that Liveprayer is one of God’s answer for this nation! Friends like you have prayed, sacrificed, and stood by my side to help me accomplish all we have over the past 2 decades. Whatever rewards there may be in Glory will be shared by every person who has prayed a prayer for or given even one dollar to Liveprayer!

Thank you my dear friend and know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Together, in 2019 we will help bring true revival to this nation and see many souls come to faith in Jesus Christ. With your prayers and your generous sacrifice each month or as you are able! , 2019
will be a year of victory as my personal life verse declares..”But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU TO MAKE 2019 THE MOST SPIRITUALLY PRODUCTIVE YEAR IN YOUR LIFE!!!

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(2 Timothy 1:5)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for this day, a day that was not promised to me but is a gift from you. I pray that each day you wake me up in this coming new year, that I will make that day count for YOU! Guide my steps so that before I go to sleep each night, I can honestly say that I have done something for you and your Kingdom! With each day you grant me in 2019, I will do something during that day to glorify you oh Lord as I pray in your name…AMEN!!!

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU TO MAKE 2019 THE MOST SPIRITUALLY PRODUCTIVE YEAR IN YOUR LIFE!!!

The challenge God has for you in this upcoming new 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 2019 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 gives you in 2019, 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 or 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 2019 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 through! out 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.

I love you and care about you so much. I pray that you will read these words over and over for the next few days and begin praying about accepting this daunting challenge for the upcoming year. This is not a game, but is very serious. Only God knows how HE can use your focused efforts each day to impact lives and advance His Kingdom. He is only asking you to participate, to be a human instrument He can use each day to bring about His perfect plan and purpose.

This is one! of those
Devotionals that you should print out and keep with you. We all go through those times in our life when we wonder what it is all about, if it really matters. The answer is a resounding YES! We need to be reminded from time to time that we are significant because God can use us in His plan and purpose to touch other lives each and every day along our journey if we allow Him to.

My challenge to you today is to make sure you leave an eternal legacy, that you live on after your death in the lives of those the Lord allows to cross your path each day. MAKE 2019 THE MOST SPIRITUALLY PRODUCTIVE YEAR IN YOUR LIFE!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

Finding God’s will for your life each day!

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(Psalm 143:10)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to draw near to you this day. I want to feel your presence in my life and your loving arms. I acknowledge that I need you every moment of every day oh Lord, and whatever I can do to enjoy that close, intimate relationship with you, let me do it! In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

This Devotional today is a deep one. One of the most frequent questions people always ask is, how do I know what the will of God is for my life? Much of the difficulty in determining what God’s will is for our life is trying to separate our wants and desires from God’s wants and desires. This is probably one of the most difficult issues you will ever deal with in your walk with the Lord, and I just want to give you some basics to help you in not trying to conform God to your will, but for you to conform to His will.

The only way you can begin to understand what God’s will is for your life is to be in a dail! y,
intimate, surrendered relationship with Him. It is critical that you are spending time with the Lord every day through His Word, through prayer, and that quiet time where it is just you and the Lord in fellowship.

That is the only way we can learn to hear His voice, so that over time we are able to discern whether it is God speaking or simply ourselves. I can’t begin to emphasize enough how important it is to take the time each day to get alone with God and have that time of fellowship. You only begin to know God’s will for your life when you really know God.

The key is you have to be at a place in your life where you are fully surrendered to the Lord. You need to be able to say, “Lord, wherever you want me to go, whatever you want me to do, I am completely yours”. The biggest hurdle to overcome in following God’s will for our life is the fear of the unknown. What is my life going to be like if I follow God? How will my life be different if I really let God have! His way?
Trust me, He loves you, cares about you, and only wants the best for you.

God wants to bless you and those blessings are found as we faithfully and obediently follow Him!!!

The more we listen to God’s voice, the more we obey and follow His voice, the less time we spend trying to force God to follow what we want to do, and the more time we spend trying to follow what God wants us to do. As we grow and mature in our relationship with the Lord, we find ourselves more concerned with what God is asking us to do and we slowly begin to make His desires our desires.

My friend, THAT is the time when you find that special place almost impossible to put into words. That place where your desires have become God’s desires. It is clearly no longer your will that you seek, but it is His will.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you that you will get serious about finding and living in God’s perfect will each day. It is the only way we trul! y know
the peace, joy, and abundance of this life. In His will, we can do all things because it is not us, it is Him. Out of His will, we can do nothing. Nothing works or makes sense.

Take some time alone with the Lord today, and begin to pray in earnest for God to help you begin to quit trying to conform Him to your will, but for you to conform to His will!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

The greatest gift of all this Christmas!!!

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CHRISTMAS DAY

(John 3:16)

***A MOST BLESSED CHRISTMAS FROM MYSELF AND THOSE WHO LABOR AT LIVEPRAYER FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO HAVE A MOST BLESSED CHRISTMAS!!! A Christmas blessing: https://liveprayer.com/mc18/

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me an abundance of your JOY this Christmas Day. Let the “joy of the Lord” me mine on this day, and help me to share that joy with others. In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

The greatest gift you can give anyone this Christmas are the words of everlasting life. Forward this to someone that you know who is lost, and pray that God will open their hearts to receive HIS gift to the world… JESUS CHRIST! Today is the day we celebrate the greatest gift ever given. We celebrate today the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God’s gift to the world. Today is truly a day of rejoicing.

Because of this gift from God, we can be forgiven of our sins and reunited with our Creator for eternity.

So much
of what I deal with each day in this Devotional is to help you walk through this short journey here on earth victoriously and productively. But we must never forget that our time here is very brief and there is an eternity waiting for us when this journey is complete. I want to focus for just a minute on this most blessed day, to that split second when our life on this earth is finished and we are launched into eternity.

Do you this day have the assurance that when your life is complete, your eternity is going to be spent in Heaven?

If the answer to that question is anything but a resounding YES, then let me just share this simple truth with you. You see, our God, our Creator so loved this world, so loved His creation, that He sent His son, His only Son to be part of this world. Jesus had one mission in this life. It wasn’t to be a great teacher, though He was a great teacher. It wasn’t to be a great prophet, though He was a great prophet. It wasn’t to be a great! miracle
worker, though He did work many great miracles. No my friend, Jesus came to this world with only one job…to die.

You see, the reason it was vital for Jesus to be immaculately conceived by God and born of a virgin was so that He was not infected with the same problem you and I were born into this life with….sin. Otherwise, the best He could have done was die for His own sins. Jesus lived on this earth for some 33 years before it was time to complete His work. That work was finished on a cross on the hill called Calvary where He hung and then died as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of this world.

That is why, whosoever believes in Jesus, shall not perish for eternity, but have everlasting life! Believing in Jesus is the only way to be saved because it was only Jesus who died and was sacrificed for our sins. There are no other ways to be saved, no other roads back to God, there are no other plans of salvation. This is God’s one and only plan to reconcile his ! fallen
creation back to Himself. This is the only way you can escape eternity apart from the God who created you in His own image. It is through His grace and by faith in Jesus Christ!

There are many incredible mysteries in the Bible. There are many doctrinal issues that will never be fully understood until we are in Heaven. But God made the most important decision of this life very easy and simple to understand. He gave every one the opportunity to have their sins washed away and be assured of an eternity in Heaven.

That is why we celebrate Christmas today! That is why we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ. The most important decision you will make in this life is not who you will marry, where you will live, what kind of job you will have. The most important decision you will make in this life is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

If you have not done that yet, the Bible says that today is the day of salvation. I would invite you to go ! to my
website, http://www.liveprayer.com and click on the button that says ALTAR CALL: https://liveprayer.com/media/altarcall.mp4 Watch the video, pray that prayer, and accept today God’s gift to you this Christmas, the gift of His son Jesus.

I love you and care about you deeply. For those of you who already know Christ as your Savior, I would encourage you to forward this email to someone you know who is lost and without hope this Christmas. What better present to give someone than the opportunity to know Jesus as their Savior.

I pray today that you will take time out of the busy day of travel, visiting friends and family, to focus on the gift God has given to us in His son Jesus. He gave His very best gift to us, which is why I will continue to encourage you to give your very best every day to Him.

In His love and service,

Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,

Bill Keller

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