Are You at that Place of Desperation Where You Don’t See Any Solutions?

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(Proverbs 12:15)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me to live this day honoring you in my thoughts, words, and deeds. Help me this day to live my life pleasing and acceptable to Jesus. Allow me to use my life to help someone else during this day, and be kind to everyone I come across no matter how they may treat me. Let Christ shine through me throughout this day oh Lord, be glorified through my life! In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

Are you at that place of desperation where you don’t see any solutions to the challenges you are facing? Are you in the 11th hour and losing hope? I get so many emails each day from people all over the world who are in the midst of major battles in their life. They are desperate, looking for something magical to happen to make their circumstances different overnight. I pray that by now you know how much I love you and care about you. I try to give myself each day to standing with you and helping you through the trials of everyday life.

This is one of those days that I need to use some tough love on you. So many of you have absolutely unrealistic expectations about resolving your problems that you need someone to tell you the truth. I hear over and over each day people say, “God has abandoned me…He doesn’t love me or how could He make me go through this.” The fact is God has never left you, God loves you unconditionally, and you go through most of the battles in your life because you do not have a workable plan to get victory.

It is also unrealistic to think that God is some genie in the bottle that you call on when you are in trouble and He will snap His fingers and make all of your problems go away. The fact is, most of your problems didn’t just happen overnight; they developed over a period of time. Victory will probably not happen overnight either; it will take place over a period of time. Let me interject that God can do anything, and if He, in His sovereign will, chooses to eliminate your problems overnight He CAN do that.

The logical question becomes where do I get this plan? God gives us His plan for victory in many ways. This is again why it becomes critical to have that intimate daily relationship with Him. It is in that close daily contact through prayer and the Word that He speaks to us. In our circumstances, He speaks to us. Through the counsel of others He speaks to us. It is a combination of all the above that helps us formulate a game plan, His plan, to be victorious.

One important element I just mentioned was the counsel of others. God has placed mature, Godly people in our life strategically to help us get victory over our battles. Drop your pride and reach out for the wise counsel of others. Let them know about your struggles and ask them to help you formulate a viable plan to see victory. Once armed with the plan God gives you, it requires you to be like Joshua as you faithfully and obediently follow the plan. Trust God, put your faith in Him, He won’t let you down. HE WILL LEAD YOU TO VICTORY OVER YOUR BATTLES!

For many of you today, you are so entrenched in the battles, you need a fresh set of eyes, someone from the “outside” who can give you a different perspective on your problems. If you are at the place of desperation, it is clear what you are doing is not working and you may need to totally restructure everything, This is where you need to humble yourself, swallow your pride, and find 2-3 people you trust to give you Godly counsel.

If it is a business problem, find people who are successful in your business. If it is some other type of problem, seek out those who have expertise in the area you are having problems. Sit down with these people, tell them what your problems are, what challenges you are facing, and ask them to give you a plan they would use if they were in your shoes. You need fresh ideas, fresh inspiration. I know that many of the problems I have had in my life were a a result of not seeking wise counsel. I have become a firm believer in the Biblical teaching to get wise counsel in those important decisions we make along our journey .

I realize that I am hitting very close to home for many of you today. For those of you that are dealing with some deep issues in your life, let me encourage you today. God loves you, He cares about you, and He has placed Godly men and women in the Body of Christ to help you overcome whatever your problems may be. Take this opportunity right now to ask God to give you the strength to admit there are problems that you just can’t overcome on your own, and that He will open up the doors for you and bring the right people into your life to help you overcome those problems and live the victorious life He intends you to enjoy!

I love you, I care about you deeply, and this is God talking to you today to lay your pride aside and seek out the help you need to overcome the problems in your life that are keeping you from enjoying the peace and joy that God intends for you to have. As I mentioned, God has placed many gifted and wonderful men and women in the Body of Christ to help you. Take advantage of them.

I will be in prayer for those of you who needed to hear these words of encouragement today. I realize that these can be deeply personal and difficult issues to deal with. My only desire is to see you become all that God has raised you up to be and know the incredible abundance this life can offer. I know you may be facing major issues in your life that are keeping that from happening, and I want you to know that there are answers, there are solutions, there is hope!

You don’t have to go through the rest of your life with that dark cloud hanging over you. You don’t have to go through another day without the joy God intends for you to have. God loves you and has placed people in your life to help you overcome those problems you are facing. There really is victory in Jesus. He has won the victory over whatever battle you are facing 2000 years ago on Calvary. May your number one priority today be getting a plan from God to win the battles you are facing in your life, execute the plan faithfully, and as my personal signature scripture from 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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How Do We As Followers of Christ Respond to Attacks on Our Faith

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(Psalms 51:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 2:19)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord! Today I come to you, asking you to bless the dear people who we faithfully minister to each day. I ask for your protection, that you meet their every need, and bless them and their families richly. As I have each morning for 17 years now, I commit YOUR work to you this day. May your Truth in the marketplace, lives be impacted, and souls saved….FOR YOUR GLORY! My life is in your hands and I simply ask that you use me so you are glorified!!! In the name of Jesus my Lord I pray….AMEN!!!

The issue I want to address today is how do we as followers of Christ respond to attacks on our faith. I’ll leave the boycotts and the email campaigns to those who do that for a living. God bless them and I pray for them, but in all candor, those efforts bear little fruit. They are like fighting a forest fire with a squirt gun and never address the heart of the matter which is what I want to deal with today.

My friend, just like you can’t force your unsaved spouse to accept the Lord, just like you can’t force your unsaved child to accept the Lord, just like you can’t force your unsaved family members to accept the Lord, just like you can’t force your unsaved friends to accept the Lord, just like you can’t force your unsaved business associates to accept the Lord, YOU CAN’T FORCE A WORLD THAT LIVES IN OPEN REBELLION TO GOD AND HIS WORD TO ACCEPT OR EVEN RESPECT THE LORD! THOSE WHO REJECT JESUS CHRIST ARE ONLY DOING WHAT COMES NATURALLY TO THEM!

Satan is becoming more bold in his open rebellion to Christ, since there is now the better percentage of two-full generations who have never even been to a church and don’t accept the Truth of God’s Word. As those numbers continue to increase, you will see satan becoming even more bold. Did you ever think you would have “churches” that promote, glorify and celebrate those who commit the sin of homosexuality? Did you ever think you would see the raw and unbridled displays of sexuality that exists in everything today?

Did you ever think that God’s Holy Institution of marriage would be reduced to nothing but legal dates, and the very definition of marriage legally changed? Did you ever think you would see successful movements to take God out of the schools and every area of public life? Did you ever think you would live in a nation where we legally slaughter 4,000 innocent babies every day? THIS NATION AND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN IS IN A SPIRITUAL FREE FALL AND EVERY DAY IS BECOMING MORE OPEN AND VOCAL IN THEIR REBELLION TO GOD, HIS WORD, AND JESUS CHRIST!!!

There is only one answer. It is not emails or boycotts. This is not the first and won’t be the last program to mock Christ, our faith, and Biblical Truth. The only answer is evangelism! Until a man’s heart is changed, he won’t change. You will never see a person really change until their heart is changed. You will never see this nation or world change, until the hearts of the people are changed. That is not something one man or one organization can do, or was ever supposed to do. That is why the Lord commanded ALL who know him to share the Gospel. ALL who know Christ as their Savior are required to tell others about Jesus!

IF YOU, A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST WON’T TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS, WHY WOULD YOU EXPECT THOSE WHO LIVE IN REBELLION TO OUR LORD TO???

I hate to break this to you, but the major television networks are not afraid of Christians. They could really care less what Christians think, otherwise, they would never even consider, let alone do the things they do to mock and demean our faith. If you never watched them again, though they know you will, if you never did business with their sponsors, though they know you will, they could care less since the majority of the people in this nation and world do NOT follow God’s Word or have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

One of the frustrating things to me is to see the boldness, the fearlessness, and the tenacity of those who follow satan, versus the timidity, the cowardice, and the quit in those who follow the Lord. Have you never read the Bible? WE WIN! We can’t lose! The victory has already been won! We are the ones who are supposed to be bold and fearless and tenacious as we bring Christ to this lost and hurting world! In case you forgot, the followers of Christ are the ones who will rule and reign with Him for all eternity. It is the followers of satan who will be spending their eternity in the Lake of Fire!!!

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will open you heart and really hear God’s voice today. EVERYONE CAN DO MORE IN SHARING CHRIST WITH THE PEOPLE GOD ALLOWS TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE EACH DAY! God will guide you, open doors, give you the opportunities. It is up to YOU to make it a priority each day to share your faith in Christ. He loves you and wants you to tell others about His love. Let me ask you a personal question. Do you make it a priority each day to share your faith in the Lord with at least one person? I am just asking. Only you have to answer that. If all those who know the Lord would make it a priority each day to share their faith with at least one person, this world would be dramatically different overnight!

You can’t really blame the secular networks for what they do. You can’t really blame the movie industry for what they put out. Your can’t really blame the music industry for the horrible songs they produce. You can’t really blame the Internet for the Godless content most sites contain. You can’t really blame the advertising industry for playing on man’s sinful nature to sell their products. This is a world that lives and operates in compete and total rebellion to God and the Truth of His Word. They have rejected God, rejected His Truth, rejected His Son, so they are simply doing what comes natural to them.

I love you and care about you so much. I tell you often my friend, this is a war for the souls of men. This is not a game since those who die without Christ will spend eternity in hell. Satan is very serious about taking as many souls into the Lake of Fire with him as he can. The followers of Jesus Christ have got to get even more serious about helping those destined for eternal punishment, know that Jesus loves them, died for their sins, and wants to have an eternal relationship with them. How do they hear that message? FROM ME AND FOR YOU!

Plan of Salvation: http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Real Life Issues and How We Must Allow God’s Word to Guide Us

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(James 4:17)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Oh Lord, I am so thankful for this day. I give you all glory and honor for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. So often I take your blessings for granted. Let me remember each day to take time to thank you for your grace and mercy in my life. May I show my gratitude in living my life for you and allowing your love to shine through me to everyone I meet. In the name of Jesus I pray….AMEN!

“Pastor Bill, my fiancée and I are invited to a wedding for a gay couple. The ladies getting married are my fiancée’s neighbors and she does not want to be rude and not go. We both disagree with gay marriage and know it is a sin. My fiancée wants to go, but I think by going we are approving of what they are doing. Should we go to this “wedding” and pray God forgives them of their sins?”

I can’t and won’t tell people what to do in a situation like this. However, I am immediately reminded of a young man named Saul in Acts 7 holding the coats of those who stoned Stephen. Even though he technically never threw one stone, he was just as guilty as those he did by giving approval of the murder of an innocent man by his silence. It is called the “sin of omission” and is found in James 4:17.

As for how I would personally handle such a situation. I would send the “couple” a card, NOT a wedding card, addressed to them both and share what God says about His Holy Institution of Marriage. I would pray for them both to pray about NOT entering into such a perverse union. I would also let them know that they can find freedom from the bondage of sexual perversion they are in through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the strength He can give them.

I would let them know I will be praying for them both and will be there for them when they come to that place all who choose to live in rebellion to God come to, and they are ready to be freed from their bondage, heal, and reclaim their life by following the Lord and God’s Word.

I realize this gets more personal when it is a family member, especially a child. However, to attend or participate in such a perverse ceremony is a tacit form of agreement. That child or family member needs to know you love them, always have and always will no matter what, but your faith in Christ is the most important thing in your life. You will not be part of something that God clearly condemns in His Word and is not only destructive to the lives of the people involved, but to God’s Holy Institution of Marriage which is foundation to our culture.

“Pastor Bill, I have received your devotional for many years and so appreciate that you don’t compromise the Biblical Truth. I attended a Lutheran pastor’s memorial service last Saturday and had to leave before it was over. Prior to his service, I did not know much about him other than he always seemed to be a very kind, caring, and energetic person. When I got to his memorial service I was blindsided by how involved he was in the LGBT agenda. They even had a bishop speak at his service commending him for all his work on LGBT issues and the congregation clapped!

I know two other pastors through an orchestra that I am in and emailed both of them about this subject and that I didn’t understand how a pastor in such a public leadership role could lead all these people down the wrong path by supporting something the Bible clearly calls a sin. I received responses from both. One (another Lutheran pastor), said he didn’t want to respond in detail through email and would rather talk in person. He did say that over his “career” he has changed some of his perspectives and ponders WWJD in today’s society. The other one (Presbyterian), said he had come to really care for many gay and lesbian people and admitted that he had married a gay couple before he retired and also offered to talk to me in person about our differences.

I pray for God’s strength as I will be talking to these two pastors at the same time and already feel like I’m being ganged up on (my email was to both together and they replied to “all”). I knew it was risky sending the emails but I won’t back down from what God says on this issue, which I truly believe are non-negotiable. I don’t know a lot of scriptures by memory and am feeling inadequate to try and converse with these two pastors. However, I keep telling myself that they obviously have skewed opinions and I have the Truth, so God will help me thru this. Please pray for me and if you have any thoughts on things I can say I would appreciate it.”

I wish I could tell you how many of these emails I get. Sadly, most of the various Lutheran and Presbyterian churches along with many others, operate in total rebellion to God and His Word as they embrace, glorify, and promote the radical homosexual agenda including gay marriage and gay adoption.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPROMISE THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD!

When it comes to rebellious “pastors” like the ones this woman will be speaking to, you have nothing to fear since when you have God’s Word on your side you are right and those who oppose God’s Word are wrong. PERIOD! The Bible clearly says from Genesis through Revelation that those who CHOOSE to engage in perverted sex acts with people of the same sex are committing a sin.

The one pastor may have “changed his perspective” but God certainly has not! God’s Word is “immutable” or never changing! As for his question about WWJD, that is simple. Jesus would call sin what it is and never compromise to accommodate sin! When the Lord confronted the woman taken in adultery he ended His conversation by telling her to “go and sin no more.”

There can be no justification for sin, no excuses, it is black and white. Our culture is simply the byproduct of a church and those who lead them that has compromised God’s Word, stopped preaching against sin by design, and thus opened the door to every kind of rebellion against God imaginable. The church, the one institution in our evil culture that is to lead in ways of righteousness, has instead allowed the evil culture to lead it into absolute rebellion to God and His Word…led by the “pastors!”

Actually, if these pastors really care about those who CHOOSE to engage in this type of perverted, unnatural, unhealthy sexual behavior, they would care enough to explain to them what God’s Word says about their choice and that they can find freedom from their bondage through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Anyone who chooses to live in rebellion to God no matter what that rebellion is, will always pay a price a huge price, for their rebellion and it will eventually destroy them.

I love and care about you so much. The lesson from both of these emails is that we can never compromise God’s Word. It is the one thing that we must hold on to, since in the end, it is the only thing that will be standing!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Organ Donation

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(1 John 4:21, 2:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; Matthew 25:25)

***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!

The Bible is full of admonitions to love your brother, to love others. What an incredible way to show your love to someone that you never even met in this lifetime, than by donating your organs and giving the gift of life! What does God say about this? Obviously, there are no passages of scripture that speaks directly for or against donating your organs after you die. So as is often the case, we need to take the whole counsel of God into consideration in looking at this issue.

Our bodies serve two purposes during this life. They are the clay shells that we occupy during our brief journey, and for the believer, they become the temple of the Holy Spirit during this life. The Bible is quite clear that when this life is over, it is our soul that lives on for eternity and our bodies will return to the “dust of the earth” as God mandated. Our bodies serve no further purpose once we are dead.

Many ask about the “body” we will have after death. Scripture is clear that whatever body we will have will be a glorified body. Many people have their bodies destroyed in death. Whether you choose to be buried or cremated, your body will be destroyed. In cremation it is burned, in burial it slowly decomposes until it is nothing more than dust. So the body we will possess post-death will be a glorified body.

Since our bodies serve no further purpose once we are dead, it simply becomes an issue for each person to decide how they will have their bodies disposed of. This means that before you are buried or cremated, donating your organs simply comes down to a choice each person has to make. If your organs are healthy and able to be used by someone else, there is really no good reason NOT to donate them. The reality is, you are dead and you won’t need them any longer.

What a great way to show love for someone than by literally giving of yourself so that they can continue to live. God clearly calls us to love one another, to serve others. Donating your organs is an incredible act of love and service.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today that you will seriously pray about this special act of love. God gives us many opportunities in our life to serve others. This is the last act of service that we can perform, one that can literally save the life of someone else. Remember this, all that we have is from God and is simply on loan to us during this brief journey. That includes our organs. I pray today that you will seriously consider donating your organs once you die and give the gift of life.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Helping the Poor

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(Psalm 41:1)

**DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to get through this day and the challenges that I will be facing today. Guide me, strengthen me, and give me wisdom as I make choices throughout this day. Please watch over my family and those I love in this world, and keep them safe. I love you Lord, and depend upon you each moment of each day. Bless me as I go through the day, living my life for your glory. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!

Helping the poor. I want to encourage you today to take about an hour, and sit down with your Bible, and look at all the scriptures concerning care for the poor and needy. One thing I have learned about God and the way that He has Divinely given us His Word, is when you see the same issue talked about over and over, especially throughout the Bible from the Old to New Testament, God is trying to emphasize a point.

He could not be clearer as to our responsibility to help the poor. Now of course, this immediately brings to mind mental images of the homeless, those begging on corners for food, the ones who occupy the shelters at night. But I want you to focus today not only on those who are financially poor, but also those who are SPIRITUALLY POOR.

Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry, He reached out to all segments of society. To those who had wealth and resources, He tried to focus them on their bankrupt spiritual life. Jesus said, “What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul?” Today, I want you to be aware of the “poor” people you may come in contact with every day. Not just those who are financially poor, but those who are spiritually poor as well.

We have a responsibility to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, the hope and love of Christ with these people just as we would share a meal with someone who was hungry. It is not an option, but an obligation that we have as followers of Christ to reach out to those who are hurting and need to know there are answers beyond the things of this world.

I am going to pray today that you take this challenge to heart and really focus, not just on the visibly poor that you may see each day, but also those who may have worldly riches, but be flat broke spiritually. You see, in those difficult times that we all face in life, losing a loved one, health problems, changing jobs, troubles at home, whatever the issue may be, power, prestige, and money are not the answer.

Only the strength, wisdom, and love of Christ can get us through those most difficult times in our life. Open your eyes today and look at those around you who may need a spiritual handout today just to make it to tomorrow. God has called us to help the poor. Not just the financially poor, but also the spiritually poor!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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The Sex Spirit

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(Romans 14:12; Jeremiah 31:30; Ezekiel 18:20)

***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!

The “sex spirit.” This is the spirit that is responsible for fornication, adultery, lust, homosexuality, and every other sexual sin. After all, we know there has to be some reason so many people commit sexual sin and the “sex spirit” is the answer. Since sexual sin is something almost everyone fights at some point in their life, I should actually write a book about the “sex spirit.” It would sell millions of copies worldwide to people who are Christians as well as to those who are not. It would actually be a best seller in the homosexual community and to others who have rejected God’s plan for sex since it would explain their actions. I could actually take a few verses here and a few verses there to even make a Biblical case for the “sex spirit.”

However, there is only one small problem, THERE IS NO SUCH THING!!! I am sorry to have to tell you this, but there is NO “sex spirit.” It doesn’t exist. Oh trust me, I know people want it to exist. They want something to blame their sinful behavior on and blaming it on a “sex spirit” would be perfect. You see, if there really was a “sex spirit,” then you don’t have to take responsibility for YOUR CHOICES since it wasn’t you, it was the “sex spirit” that made you do it.

When you read the Bible cover to cover, one of the things you understand is that the Bible is a book of personal responsibility. We are personally responsible for the choices we make in our life. Blaming someone or something else doesn’t work! Ever since man committed the very first sin in the Garden of Eden, he has been trying to blame his sin on someone or something else. Look at Adam. When confronted with his sin by God what did he do? HE BLAMED GOD AND EVE!!! Like I say so often, we have not changed one bit since the Garden. But God was not interested in Adam’s excuse and God is not interested in your excuse either.

I’m not sure if you noticed lately, but God is one smart guy. You see, God gave us something called “free will.” Free will means we are NOT pre-programmed robots, but have the ability to make our own choices throughout our life. The upside to this is that we can choose to do whatever we want. If you want to be an Adolph Hitler and commit your life to destroying lives and killing millions of people, you can do it. If you want to be a Billy Graham and commit your life to preaching the Gospel to the world and be used by God to bring millions to know Christ as their Savior, you can do it. Free will means you have the ability to choose to do whatever you want.

Because God gave man free will, it also means that we are PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for the choices that we make. Now I understand in today’s society accepting personal responsibility is not popular. We have to always find a “reason” why people do the things they do. Children that are hyperactive, have way too much energy, who act like children should are now told they have ADD or ADHD. While in a percentage of cases there may be a medical issue that exists, in most cases it is simply an excuse for children that have not been properly disciplined or are simply just being kids.

No place do we see people making excuses for their choices more than in the criminal justice system. It is the job of well paid defense lawyers to dream up excuses to explain away a person’s criminal actions. They have come up with every reason you can imagine to explain why a person who committed a crime was not really responsible for their actions. This mentality has permeated to every part of our society, and finding reasons to explain why people are not responsible for the choices they make has become an art.

Let me make sure you understand, this may work in the world in which we live, but it doesn’t work with God. God has given us free will to make our own choices, but along with that freedom, comes the responsibility for whatever choices we make. God is not interested in your excuse why you sinned, only in you taking responsibility for that sin. He has even given us a wonderful promise in 1 John 1:9 that tells us, if we will confess our sins, take personal responsibility for our sins, He will not only forgive us but cleanse us from all unrighteousness. All God wants us to do is to be honest, not make excuses, and take personal responsibility for the choices we make.

I love you and care about you so much. I am sorry that there is no “sex spirit,” or anything else you can blame for sin in that area. God has given us the choice to either obey Him, or disobey Him. When we choose to disobey Him, it was not another person, a “spirit,” or anything else we can blame. It was OUR CHOICE. I will be praying for you today, praying that you will realize that you have got to be responsible for whatever choices you make in this life. You, and you alone made those choices, and you, and you alone have to be responsible for the choices you make.

This is why the moment we die and stand before God, there is only one question He is going to ask us. It is not what day of the week we went to church. It is not the name of the building we choose to worship Him in. It is not how successful you may have been in this life. No my friend, the only question God is going to ask you is, “Do you have a personal relationship by faith with my Son Jesus.” You either do, or you don’t. If you do, God will welcome you into His presence for eternity. If you don’t, you will be eternally separated from God your Creator. Period.

If you don’t, God is NOT going to be interested in any of your excuses. “Jim and Tammy had an air conditioned dog house.” The pastor in my church ran off with the choir director.” “Somebody was mean to me at church.” “Christians are hypocrites.” “I don’t like Bill Keller.” “All they care about is money.” ” I was a good person.” “The Bible was written by mere men.” “My dog ate my homework.” No, God is not going to be interested in hearing any of your excuses for why you rejected Jesus Christ as your Savior. That is a personal decision each person must make in this life, and each person will be held responsible by God for eternity for that decision.

If you have not made the decision to accept Christ into your heart and life by faith, the Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation. I would invite you to go to, http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm . Pray to ask God to open your heart, read the words, pray the prayer, and accept today God’s gift to you of everlasting life through His son Jesus Christ.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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Many of You are Just Trying to Make it Through the End of the Week

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(2 Corinthians 1:3-7)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me a passion, a hunger for your Word. Let me wake up each day, excited what you will show me that day from that precious Word of God. Help me Lord each day to not just be a reader of the Word, but a DOER of the Word. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!

Many of you today are just trying to make it through until the end of the week and it is only Sunday! You are burdened by the cares of this world. You have mountains in your life that are so large, you know it is only a matter of time before they crush you. You woke up this morning with a glimmer of hope, clinging to that last ounce of faith that today, maybe today, you might get that breakthrough you are looking for. You are tired, weary, and without enough energy to go on much longer. At this moment, as much as anything, you are hoping and praying for a bit of comfort in the midst of the trials and a little rest from carrying the burdens that are weighing you down.

My friend, put your burdens down, quit thinking about the circumstances you are facing for a few minutes and let God, the One who loves you, give you His peace and comfort today!

As you know, nobody can think clearly or make wise decisions when they are weary. Many times, we compound the problems in our life by making hasty, non-prayerful decisions in the heat of the moment without thinking. Today, go to God, ask Him to comfort you, give you His peace, and His rest. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” I sense in my spirit today that many of you simply need to go to the Lord today and find that rest He has promised to you.

Listen my friend, the problems you have didn’t happen overnight, and unless God decides to work a miracle, they won’t go away overnight. But know that God will help you to get victory over your problems in His perfect timing.

This is hard for me to write because I am a very motivated, action-oriented person who likes to work until the problems are solved and then rest. But that isn’t always practical. Many times God tests us through different problems and He rarely works things out on our time schedule. One of the hardest lessons for me to learn was that there are days and times when I just need to stop, relax, and let God comfort me for a while and carry my burdens.

What this really boils down to, my friend, is an issue of faith. We are so worried and work so hard in our own strength that we drive ourselves crazy due to a lack of faith. Faith is simply believing God can and will do exactly what He says in His Word. The reason it is hard for me to take that time of rest and enjoy the Lord’s comfort is because of a lack of faith. I just don’t t rust God enough to work things out so I stay busy trying to do it myself. I am not saying we shouldn’t work hard, be concerned about the issues in our life, or try to work things out, but at some point we have to take a stand of faith and trust God.

I love you and am praying for you. Never lose sight that no matter what, God is still on the throne and still in control. One of the interesting parts of the scripture reference I gave you today is that God comforts you so that you, in turn, can comfort others. Never forget that as you are about His business, God will be about your business. Often, we find that our needs have been met while we are busy caring for the needs of others. It is a powerful spiritual truth to never forget.

My prayer for you today is to take time to find God’s peace and comfort despite the problems you are facing. Go to school or work and do the things you do in a normal day but rest from the worry and concerns of your problems and circumstances.

Let God give you rest today from your burdens. Let Him comfort you in the midst of your trials. Let Him simply love you today. In addition, exercise that measure of faith He has given each one of us and start to trust Him more. Tomorrow, you will wake up fresh, rested, and with a renewed confidence in God. He promised to never leave you nor forsake you. You need to take Him at His word!.

May you find Christ’s peace, Christ’s rest, and Christ’s comfort today even in the midst of the problems and challenges that you are facing.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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