Praying about the Little Things in Life

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(Matthew 10:30; Galatians 2:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Ephesians 3:16; John 15:5)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: 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!

I want to share with you today a lesson I learned many years ago that literally transformed my daily life. It became the difference between me going through the day in my strength, feeling like there was a Baby Grand Piano on my back, and going through the day in the Lord’s strength, effortlessly and free regardless of what the circumstances or problems that day brought. We have no problem praying to God about the ?big things? in our life, but what about the “little things?”

It is critical to never forget that prayer is an act of dependence upon God. We pray because we are dependent upon God for the answer. We pray because we face things in our life that are totally out of our control and God is the only answer. Let me make an important point here that will help you grasp the lesson today about praying for even the little things in your life. It is a false sense of security we have that we are in control of ANYTHING in our life. That is a lie from the depths of hell itself. We may THINK we are in control of certain things, when in reality we are not.

It is rebellion to live your life or even try to live your life apart from God. When you confess Christ as your Savior you are surrendering your life to Him. Completely. 100%. The Bible clearly says that it is no longer our life, that it ALL belongs to Him. The problem is we never really get to that place of 100% surrender. We might get to 50%, or maybe 75%, or even 95%, but we never really give it ALL to Him. There are certain parts of our life we hold on to, not willing to give Christ everything.

What we end up holding onto are those sins that have become deeply rooted in our life as well as the parts of our life we think we are in control of. We have talked often in the past about dealing with those “secret sins,” those deep-rooted bondages that we have learned how to live with. As we mature in our faith, the Holy Spirit brings us under conviction and we slowly get victory over and eliminate those bondages and strongholds, allowing the Spirit to clean up those areas of our life that are not pleasing to the Lord. However, we still hold onto the things in our life we think we have some control over.

What I am talking about are those day-to-day issues that we face that may not seem life-changing, and in the big scheme of things are pretty trivial. Getting a parking place. A problem at the bank with your account. Your car needs to be serviced. An issue on your job or at school. You find ants in your house. They can’t find two of your shirts at the dry cleaners. I am talking about literally thousands and thousands of daily issues that arise as you are simply living your life. These are the “little things” that we never pray about and try to handle on our own.

Don’t you know how much God cares about you and loves you? The Bible says that He cares about you and loves you so much He even knows the number of hairs on your head. If God cares enough to number the hairs on your head, why would you think He doesn’t care if your keys are lost or your sprinkler system is not working? Let me assure you, HE DOES! I’m going to share something with you that will literally transform your life and your relationship with God. START PRAYING ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN YOUR LIFE, EVEN THE LITTLE THINGS!

Years ago, I realized that I was living my daily life not really depending on God but myself. I began to pray about everything, no matter how insignificant it seemed. I would pray as I was looking for a parking spot. That didn’t mean a spot up front magically became available, but it did mean I got the exact spot God wanted me to be in. I would pray when I would decide what phone to buy. It didn’t mean they gave me the phone for free, but I ended up with the exact phone God wanted me to have. I would pray when I took my car to be serviced. It didn’t mean that there weren’t things that needed to be repaired, but God made sure what needed to be fixed was, and it was in good working order.

The point I want you to grasp is that thinking we are in control of anything is a myth. However, God IS in control of everything at all times. He has given us the ability to communicate with Him at any time about anything. We are fools when we don’t take full advantage of that opportunity. Trust me, there is nothing you can do better than God! Let me repeat that so you don’t miss it. There is NOTHING you can do better than God. You are only making your life more difficult when you live any part of your life apart from God. You are carrying unnecessary burdens when you don’t take everything, even the little things to the Lord in prayer.

I love you and care about you so much. God loves you and cares about you even more. He loves you and cares about EVERYTHING in your life, even the little things. Have you ever gone to your mom and dad with a problem and they told you, “Don’t bother me, I don’t have time right now, figure it out yourself.” God will never do that. The Bible doesn’t say, “Call upon the Lord with the big problems in life but handle the little things yourself.” The Bible tells us to bring ALL of our petitions to the Lord. That means not just the big things in our life, but the little things as well.

We are actually in rebellion to God when we are trying to deal with anything in our lives apart from Him. John 15:5 tells us that without Him, we can do NOTHING! It doesn’t say we can do the little things, it says NOTHING. When we pray about those little things we face each day in our life, we are not only being obedient, we are not only acknowledging our dependence upon the Lord, we are taking the pressure off our ourselves. We may get it right, we may make the right decision, but we know GOD WILL 100% of the time. We are being foolish not to call upon the name of the Lord and let His Spirit guide us in everything we do in life.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will start to consciously make an effort to pray throughout the day as you are faced with decisions, with problems, with choices to make. Simply take a moment and ask God to show you the way, help you through whatever the problem may be, guide you in your decisions. After a while, it will become second nature, instinctive, to pray about everything in your life throughout the day. You will be amazed at how it will transform your daily life. Not only will you be living in the freedom of His strength, but you will start to live with great confidence because when God is guiding you and directing your steps, LIFE WORKS! Keep praying about the big things in your life, but now, start even praying about the little things.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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True Revival Won’t Happen Inside the Church but Outside the Church

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(Matthew 9:37)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, USE ME in these perilous, last days, as a messenger of your hope in Jesus. Father, make me aware of the people you have put in my life each day, many who will die and burn in hell for all eternity for rejecting Christ, and use me as a vessel of your love and hope. I thank you for sending Jesus to die for my sins that I might know the free gift of everlasting life, and I ask today that you help me to lead others to that wonderful eternal relationship with Christ. For it is in HIS name I pray…AMEN!

I know most days what I write focuses on the problems we face during the course of our journey through this life. The reality is, we all have problems every day that we must deal with. But never lose sight of the fact God has called ALL of us to share Christ with the lost in this world. Don’t let your problems stop you from doing this. As a matter of fact, by being obedient in serving the Lord, you will be amazed at how God will handle and resolve many of the problems you face in your life. There is a very true saying that “if we are about our Father’s business, He will be about ours.”

I know Christians are always praying for revival. The fact is a true revival won’t happen INSIDE the church, but OUTSIDE the church! As an evangelist at heart, my desire is to see the lost won to Christ. The first 3 years of my ministry, I did what most evangelists do and that was preach in churches. Over 500 of them all over the country of all different denominations and ethnic make-ups. I loved those years, but was frustrated since the church is really the last place a true evangelist should be preaching since the vast majority of people are already saved.

God opened the doors for me to spend the next 4 years in the Christian television world. I initially saw it as an opportunity to reach the masses for Christ. After a while, I realized that very few people that weren’t already Christians ever watched Christian television. It was a great place to minister to the Body, but not to reach the lost.

Then God led me to the Internet. What an amazing mission field. Over 600 million people worldwide on the Internet, and that number is growing daily. Prayer became the focus of this ministry since it is a universally accepted concept that even those of no faith will turn to in their time of need. The fact is, we all face the same problems during our life. Problems with money, health, the death of family and friends, marriage problems, issues with our children, problems with addictions of some sort. These are problems everyone that lives faces during the course of their life. By being available to pray with people literally 24/7/365, we are dealing with people every single day that are lost, without hope, and looking for answers to the problems in their life..

***Here is the key. Being available for people in their time of need is not only an opportunity to minister to their immediate need, but also to their eternal need of a Savior! Let me repeat that because I don’t want you to miss this. Being available for people in their time of need is not only an opportunity to minister to their immediate need, but also to their eternal need of a Savior!

I love you and care about you so much. I realize that today many of you are facing great needs in your life, major problems, situations that have your lives upside down. I will be in prayer for you and for God to meet those needs in your life. In the meantime, I want to encourage you to “be about your Father’s business.” You go to school with, work with, recreate with, shop with, come in contact with people every day that are lost and facing great problems in their life. Just being there and showing concern, just letting them know you care, just taking the time to pray with them and for them is an open door God is giving you into their life. It will give you the opportunity to not only help them thru their present problem, but talk to them about having a relationship with Christ.

You see my friend, revival is not going to happen INSIDE the church, but OUTSIDE the church, one heart and life at a time. God is calling on ALL of His children to do their part. I will be praying for you today to hear this clear word from the Lord to not be so focused on the problems in your life, that you can’t see the problems of someone He has put in your life to share Christ with.

You don’t need to be a Bible scholar to be able to share Christ with someone. Just showing true love and compassion for someone is the most important thing you can do. After that, simply sharing with them what Christ has done in your life and what He can do in theirs is the greatest thing you can tell someone. If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, YOU can tell someone else about Him.

Real revival will come when ALL of God’s children are sharing Him with the lost and hurting people in their life. Jesus said it best, “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Death of the Truth

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(James 5:12, John 8:44)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please help me to be a person of truth. I know that lies are from satan and the truth comes from God Himself. In this world that has accepted lying or not being totally honest, let me stand on the foundation of your Word and be a person of the Truth for the glory of God. In the name of Jesus I pray. AMEN!

When the public no longer cares they were being lied to. If there is anything that has been lost in this current race for the Presidency, it is the TRUTH! Between the 2 campaigns vying for the Presidency, the media, the truth has been sacrificed in order to achieve their individual goals.

A byproduct of this nation in spiritual freefall has been a complete erosion of personal morals, ethics, and…TRUTHFULNESS! Public figures have always lied to some degree, but no longer does the majority of people even care. Most people have simply accepted the fact they are being lied to in all sorts of situations.

With former President Bill Clinton back in the news now that he is publicly campaigning for his wife, I firmly believe that the sentinel moment of the public being lied to and accepting it was back in 1998 when then President William Jefferson Clinton looked into the TV camera, wagged his finger at the American people, and emphatically declared, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” Despite the fact it would soon be proven he lied, the majority of the nation didn’t care.

Fast forward 18 years later to today. Hillary Clinton is running to be the next President of the nation in the midst of lying about the details of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya while she was Secretary of State, her use of a private email server in order to control what emails would ever see the light of day, and whatever deals were involved in here receiving astronomical speaking fees and donations to her family’s “foundation” that is nothing but a private bank account masquerading as a charity.

In a recent focus group of Iowa democrats, virtually all of the members of that focus group when confronted with these various scandals born out of Mrs. Clinton’s subterfuge, deception, and lies, stated they knew she was probably not being honest but didn’t care. As long as she won the White House, a few lies along the way to getting there didn’t matter!

It is hard to argue that the truth has fared no better with Donald Trump and his campaign on any number of issues.

How many lies has our current President told the nation? Probably a better question would be when does he ever tell the truth? From his never-ending lies in fraudulently selling Obamacare to the public, to his lies about racial issues in order to divide the nation, to his ridiculous lie that ISIS isn’t Islam in his false portrayal of the religion of Islam, President Obama has without conscious lied to the American people non-stop in order to advance his radical agenda.

Of course, while it is easy to target politicians as liars, so are most in the media. The “media liar in chief” is a tool of satan who in his audacity claims, “the truth lives here.” Of course that is one of the most dangerous men living today, a member of the satanic Mormon cult Glenn Beck. Mormon theology, like Islamic theology, both teach their adherents it is acceptable to “lie” in order to advance their cult/false religion. Beck, Romney, and members of their cult take advantage of this age of Biblical illiteracy to LIE that they are Christians, when Mormon theology is 100% inconsistent with Biblical Christianity and a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is! Sadly, the public has come to accept the fact that the media lies to them, and for the most part they are correct!

Even worse however, is the lying that goes on in the church! Churches LYING to people that those who choose to engage in perverted sex with people of the same sex is acceptable to God. Churches LYING that there is nothing wrong with perverting marriage to include people marrying someone of the same sex. Churches LYING that it is a woman’s “choice” if she wants to kill her baby. Christian “stars” LYING as they take Scripture out of context and make false promises in order to get you to send them money!

My friend, a lie of this world is that there is something called “gray,” a place between the truth and the lie. The fact is, there is no such thing as gray, it is either the truth or it is a lie. There is also no such thing as a white lie, or a little lie, or a harmless lie. The Bible tells us that Satan is a liar, “the father of lies”. The Bible also tells us that God is Truth. So when you lie, you are acting like Satan, and when you tell the truth you are acting like God. There is no room for argument on this issue, it is black and white!

One of the things that we as Christians must continually guard against is allowing our conversation to be filled with lies, no matter what we are talking about. Most of the time we are not trying to be mean or hurt anyone, but when we lie we are hurting God. Telling the truth is one of the best ways that you can act like God. When you are truthful, you are acting like God.

Listen, I am not trying to lay a guilt trip on you. I am trying to make you aware of something many take for granted. Many lie habitually and don’t even realize it. It is part of their makeup. My goal today is to point out and make you aware exactly what you are doing when you lie. It is an area many must work on, much like an alcoholic or drug addict must work daily to stay clean.

I love you deeply. I really do care about you. However, sometimes the Word of God is painful and it does hurt. Pain has a purpose though, because it tells us that something is wrong. It is a mechanism that warns us when things aren’t right. As always, you can count on my prayers. You can count on me standing in the gap for you as you work to clean up this area of your life. Telling the truth, being a person of the truth is critical to our relationship and walk with Christ each day.

I pray today that He will impress upon you the need and importance of being a person of the truth in every aspect of your life. Oftentimes, the truth is difficult, but there is no choice to be made. Lying is not an option. One way that you can be like God is to be a person of the truth at all times, and I will be praying with you to achieve that in your life.

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

If Jesus is Not God, We are All Dead in Our Sins and Most Sad Amongst Men

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(John 1:1, 1 Corinthians 15:14, 17)

***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!

If Jesus is not God, we are all dead in our sins and most sad amongst men! I am not shocked that 1 out of 3 professing Christians don’t believe in the deity of Christ. Let me say this right up front that there is nothing more critical to the Christian faith than this issue. If Jesus is not God, then the best He could have done was go to the cross and die for his own sins, which means you and I are both still dead in our sins and lost for all eternity. YOU CANNOT DENY THE DEITY OF CHRIST AND BE A CHRISTIAN!!!

Forgetting all of their other false and perverted doctrines, this is the reason the Jehovah Witnesses are a cult and going to hell, and this is the reason the Mormons are a cult and going to hell. They both deny the deity of Christ. Again, if Jesus is not God, then our faith is in vain and everything we believe is a lie!!!

Scripture is FULL of passages that testify to the deity of Christ. As a matter of fact, the very statement the Jewish leaders of His day used to justify His death was when Jesus said that “I and the Father are one,” a clear reference that HE WAS GOD! It may be difficult for our finite minds to comprehend, but Jesus was 100% man AND 100% God at the same time!

He was God who left the glories of Heaven to walk this earth as a mere man. He was born of the Holy Spirit, thus not infested with the sin you and I inherited from Adam, lived a sinless life, making it possible for Him to go to that cross and give His life as the perfect one-time sacrifice for the sins of all mankind.

This brings up another false belief held by many, and that is that Jesus sinned during His life. Again, the Bible in many passages confirmed He indeed DID live a sinless life, since once again, if Jesus sinned then the best He could have done was go to the cross and die for His own sins, not yours and mine!

In this same vein, the self-appointed Muslim activist group with ties to terror groups, CAIR, is now pushing the notion that Jesus was a Muslim. They are simply cashing in on the fact the better percentage of 2 full generations have never been to church, and those who do are for the most part Biblically illiterate and don’t even believe what the Bible says.

Now do you see why I take such a hard stand on the Joel Osteens, the Rick Warrens, the TD Jakes of the world? I blame these men and other so-called Christian leaders who have compromised the faith for their own agendas, as well as the vast majority in the Christian media who have extracted themselves from the marketplace to reap the temporal benefits of this world by preaching to the choir!

It is the compromised preaching of our day, along with the seeker/purpose driven/emerging church marketing strategies that try fill church pews with warm bodies instead of converts to the faith by selling a watered-down and politically correct account of the Gospel and God’s Word to not offend anyone. That is why you have so called churches that accept sins like homosexuality, abortion, and would actually support a man to lead this nation who is an enemy of God based on his words and deeds.


I love you and care about you so much. Days like today remind me how much work there is to do. I truly believe most churches need to pull out their first grade Sunday School curriculum and start preaching from it. What children used to be taught at home by their parents, the most basic truths of our faith, many professing Christians don’t even know. How can you even be saved and not believe in the deity of Christ???

I am starting to think that in addition to the marketplace where the lost live, I need to go to the church of today since there are probably just as many people sitting in pews who have never even been saved! The amazing thing is, the church doesn’t want to hear from Bill Keller. It considers me too extreme. Pastors email me all the time and tell me to “tone it down,” to “be more positive like Osteen,” that “people don’t want to hear about sin.”

I submit to you that it is the gutless and compromised preaching in the VAST MAJORITY of our so-called churches today, that is responsible for one third of professing Christians not even believing the most basic tenet of our faith, that Jesus is God!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Abstinence, Teen Mothers and Fathers

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(1 Corinthians 6:18, Hebrews 13:4)

***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!

Abstinence, teen mothers and fathers. During the recent Florida State Fair, one of the things God showed me through my spiritual eyes was the incredible number of young girls, 18 and under, pushing a stroller. It seemed like there was an endless stream of young white, black, Hispanic, and Asian girls passing by the Liveprayer Gospel Tent with their babies. It became so heavy on my heart, that I wanted to address this today in the context of the abstinence issue.

Over this past weekend, FOX News host and Scientologist cult member Great Van Susteren interviewed Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, regarding the birth of her baby boy. The critical comment in this interview about being a single teen mom came when she spoke of abstinence. Bristol stated, “Abstinence is the best option but not realistic at all.”

Now you have to remember, this is a young girl who was raised in the church. She comes from a Christian home. This is important to point out since even kids who have Christian parents and brought up in the church, have been so brainwashed by our culture from birth, that they look at abstinence as totally unrealistic if they even consider it at all. If this is the mindset of kids who have been raised in the church and from Christian homes, how can we be shocked when the vast majority of teens and young adults who don’t have Christian parents and have never even been to church view abstinence as a joke?

Once again, much of the blame has to go to the church for allowing the culture to dictate our beliefs, instead of the church dictating our beliefs to the culture. 50 years ago, it was understood that sex was to be experienced in the bonds of marriage. Did that mean teens and young adults didn’t have sex outside of marriage? Of course not. However, it was UNDERSTOOD BY SOCIETY that it was not God’s plan and it was a sin. 50 years later, anyone who advocates abstinence is viewed as out of touch and believing in the impossible, and the church to “be accepted,” has done a miserable job of fighting the lies of satan regarding sex and abstinence.

One of the key points I have raised with you for nearly 10 years now is that God’s way works, our way doesn’t. THE BIBLE WORKS IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE! The Bible teaches abstinence from all sexual relations until marriage. If people followed God’s plan, there would be no out of wedlock births, there would be no STDs, abortions would virtually cease to exist, the lives of so many teens and young adults would not be dramatically altered by having a child when they themselves are still children, not to mention the harm growing up in such an environment does to the baby. An incredible amount of pain and heartache and damaged lives would be avoided.

*Case in point. The recent sad tragic out of Orlando involving teen mom Casey Anthony who is in jail, accused of killing her 3-year-old baby Cayley, is a classic story of a teen mother whose life is over because she chose to live in rebellion to God and have sex outside of marriage, when she clearly had no business having a child.

Here is the bottom line to the abstinence issue. Simply preaching a message of abstinence is not good enough. From the time a child has the ability to understand the difference between a boy and a girl, they need to be taught what God’s plan is for sex and why it is the best choice. Is elementary school too early to be teaching children about abstinence? Probably. But the problem is the world is already bombarding them with the lies of satan on this issue, so those lies must be exposed and challenged. Children must be taught not only that abstinence is the best choice, but why.

Even by taking a proactive stance on this issue, it is a battle. Children, teens, and young adults are slammed virtually 24/7 with the message that sex is good any time, any place, anyway, and with any person from birth. Due to the fact the better percentage of two full generations don’t go to church, the vast majority of kids are never even going to hear the abstinence message. Their only point of reference on sex are the lies they are fed by the world. So between the media, friends, and the culture in general, children, teens, and young adults who are hearing the abstinence message at home and at church, are being told it is an outdated and unrealistic concept.

The fact is, Bristol Palin was correct in stating that abstinence IS unrealistic unless a person has a real, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Without the strength of Christ, we are susceptible to falling into all types of sin. Does this mean that teens and young adults who are saved will never have sex outside of marriage? Of course not. However, without a real daily walk with Christ, falling into sexual sins and every other type of sin is inevitable. It is only when we are living a committed life for Christ, yielded daily to the power of the Holy Spirit, that we can live victoriously and abstaining from sex outside of marriage is possible.

I love you and care about you so much. We are living in a nation that has totally bought the lies of satan regarding sex. God’s plan for sex only in the bonds of marriage is no longer accepted by society, and the byproduct is an ever growing number of teen moms and dads, babies growing up in all kinds of unhealthy environments, and a cycle of sin and destroyed lives that continues with each generation. It is too late to turn society back to God’s standards, so the efforts have to be made at home and in the churches to impact the lives of as many children, teens, and young adults as possible with God’s plan for sex.

For those teens and young adults who are currently pregnant and preparing to have a child. I will be praying for you as you turn to the Lord and find His strength and guidance to help you be the best mom and dad you can to your baby. For those teens and young adults who already have a child, now is the time to realize the Lord is calling you to be a Godly mom and dad to your child and that your greatest job is to raise that child in the admonition of the Lord and in His love.

For those teens and young adults who have not sinned in this area, pray daily for the Lord to give you strength to stand firm in His Truth and know that His way is the best way. The world has lied to you about sex in order to destroy your life! Live your life according to His word and wait for marriage to have sex and it will be the wonderful gift God designed it to be, and any children will be a blessing of your marriage.

I am also praying today for those courageous servants of the Lord who have taken this fight to the culture. Fighting to teach abstinence in our schools. Fighting to teach abstinence in our churches. Fighting to teach abstinence in our homes. Let me remind you that while we must take this message to the culture, we must also make sure that these teens and young adults understand that not only is abstinence their best choice, but it is a choice that has to be made in conjunction with a real, vibrant, daily, personal walk with Christ. A personal faith in Jesus is the key to making abstinence work!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Men and Women Who have Gotten into Bad Relationships

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(2 Corinthians 6:14; James 2:17; 1 Timothy 6:19)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, thank you for your love and protection. As I go through the day, please continue to watch over and protect me from the evil and harm that is in this world. I look to you for my strength, for guidance, and for protection! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!

Probably 1/3 of the emails we get at Liveprayer each day are concerning relationships, men and women who have gotten into bad relationships, that not only affect them short-term, but for many, their entire life. Because it is so important to use not only your common sense, but spiritual sense when getting into a relationship, I thought today I would share with you my BIG THREE for starting any relationship. Please understand, that by meeting these BIG THREE, it does not insure you will have a successful relationship, or that it is God’s plan for your life. However, I can guarantee you that if these BIG THREE don’t exist, there is no chance that this is part of God’s plan for your life.

Please take a moment and pray as you read these over. This is no accident you are reading these words today. If you are already in a relationship, ask yourself these three question about the one you are involved with. Again, God gave you the free will to make your own decisions, but if the answer to any of the BIG THREE is NO, I would take some time and pray seriously to see if this is really what God wants for your life.

THE BIG THREE. Number one, is the person you want to enter into a relationship with saved? I have done an entire Devotional in the past, that I will re-air very soon, on being “unequally yoked.” The warnings in God’s Word are like stop signs. It is up to you to stop, or you can just ignore it and keep going. We all know that if you run stop signs, you are putting yourself at extreme risk, and the consequences could be deadly. I have to tell you that a large percentage of the emails I get from men and women with relationship problems, are because they have ignored this warning and entered into a relationship with someone who was not also a believer. It simply does not work. God knows that, and that is why He put that warning so clear in His Word.

Number two, if the person is saved, do you see evidence of their relationship with Christ in their day-to-day life. The Bible clearly tells us in Ephesians chapter two that salvation is by God’s grace and our faith. No amount of good works can save you. However, anyone who is truly saved should have good works flow from their life because of that relationship. One of the best verses in the Bible is that “you will know a tree by the fruit it bears.” What that is basically saying is that if you profess to have a relationship with Christ, it should be evident in your day-to-day life. Anyone who is truly saved should have the evidence of their salvation visible in how they live.

Number three, is building a spiritual foundation to your relationship. One of the big catch phrases on our college campuses, and even high schools is “hooking up.” It basically means to have anonymous sex with someone. NO feelings are supposed to be involved. Just have sex and go, kind of like a McDonald’s drive thru. If this isn’t one of the most hideous perversions of God’s plan for a man and woman, I don’t know what is. The sad fact is, however, most couples build a foundation together based on their looks, sadly in many cases on sex, based on many things other than their faith. If you can’t build a real spiritual foundation to your relationship, then that relationship will have little chance of standing the test of time. You build it by praying together, reading the Word together, worshiping together, and finding ways to serve the Lord together. These are ways to build that spiritual foundation to your relationship that can carry you through the most difficult times all relationships experience.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you. I pray today that if you are looking to start a new relationship, or are even in one now, that you will read and pray over these BIG THREE. Again, they do not insure a wonderful and happy relationship, but they are instead a starting point. They are actually what I would call prerequisites, since if they don’t exist, you are on very dangerous ground. God loves you very much. He only wants the best for your life. That is why He has given you some guidelines.

While relationships are very emotionally packed, He has given you some clear guidelines so that you don’t allow your emotions to get you into problems, some of which could follow you the rest of your life. Again, it is no accident God has allowed you to read this today, so open your heart and know that He is speaking directly to you today. Make the BIG THREE your starting point, and DON’T COMPROMISE!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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How committed are you to Jesus?

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(John 15:19-21; John 16:2-3; 1 John 5:19; Matthew 24:9; Acts 20:24)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, this nation is under your judgment for our sin, wickedness, and rebellion. Help me to be courageous as I stand for you in these perilous times. Use me as a beacon of your light in the darkness of our world today. Though our enemies surround us, the world around me curses you, help me to stand for your Truth that will ultimately defeat the lies of satan. May the evil of this world become so apparent, people will begin to bow their knee to you in repentance knowing YOU are their only hope and only answer! In the name of Jesus…AMEN!!!

How committed are you to Jesus? I think that is a fair question to ask since if you are saved, when you made that commitment to Christ, you literally gave Him your life. The Bible says that we have been bought with a price and that it is no longer our life. So I ask you again, how committed are you to Jesus?

I would never ask you a question like that if I wasn’t willing to ask myself that same question. The fact is, each morning when I wake up, I go through the process of surrendering my life afresh to the Lord. Even so, I have to check myself at times during the day by asking myself how committed I really am to the Lord?

I think about John the Baptist. He was called by God to prepare the way for the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Remember how his life ended? He had has head cut off for having the audacity to call sin sin. Think about Stephen in Acts 7. Remember how he died? He was literally stoned to death for simply sharing the Gospel, and may I remind you that he was speaking to the religious leaders of his day!

Of course there is Jesus. I remember when he preached and people left because of what He taught. In John 6:66 the Bible says, “As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.” Why? PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO BE REMINDED OF THEIR SIN, OF THEIR REBELLION TO GOD! Of course, our Lord was ultimately crucified for simply stating the fact that He was God!

I asked you today how committed you are to Jesus? Are you committed enough to be laughed at, scorned, ridiculed, and called every nasty name there is because you take a stand for Christ? Are you committed enough to be persecuted by family, friends, and strangers because you take a stand for Christ? Are you committed enough to die because you take a stand for Christ?

This has been a challenging few months for me personally, in my own journey of faith. I am no different than you. I am tempted by the things of this world like everyone is. I doubt God at times like we all do. I fail God too often. I try to do my best each day, but when the day is over I know I could have done more.

Something is happening right now in the heavenlies regarding Liveprayer. I can only tell you it is my spiritual discernment telling me this, but something big is happening. I always know because when the battles are being waged in the heavenlies (Ephesians 6) because I get indications through the daily events that unfold in this world we live in and here at Liveprayer.

ALL of this is happening along with our daily work in ministering to over 2.5 million people worldwide every day through the Daily Devotional, while responding each day to over 40,000 emails for prayer. Through those daily efforts we are seeing thousands of praise reports each week from people God has touched and 400-500 people around the world every week giving their hearts and lives to Jesus by faith!

I see enough happening in the natural to know there are some incredible battles over Liveprayer being waged right now in the heavenlies. God is up to something!!!

As I have answered God’s challenge in my own life regarding my commitment to Christ, today I pass on that challenge to you. I am challenging those in the Liveprayer family to make an even greater commitment to Christ each day. This small group that God has sovereignly put together through this 21st century electronic marvel called the Internet, has already impacted tens of millions of lives worldwide and seen over 1 million souls we know of come to faith in Jesus Christ since we began in August of 1999. God is calling me, and He is calling you, to now take our commitment to the next level!

The fact is, it is up to us each day just how much of an impact we will have for the Lord. We can do as little or as much as we want. For me, it took cleansing myself of earthy goals and setting instead heavenly goals. It took not being motivated by the temporal material things of this world but by the eternal spiritual things of God. You see my friend, the things of this world, money, possessions, power, position, all mean NOTHING in light of eternity.

The moment you die, all of those things cease to exist or have any importance at all. The only thing left when you take your last breath are the things you’ve done for the Kingdom. Your only real legacy is in the hearts and souls of those lives you have impacted for Jesus during your journey here.

I love you and care about you so much. I have never asked you to do anything I haven’t done. Before I ask you to sacrifice to give to this ministry, my wife and I already have made our sacrifice. Before I ask you to take a stand for Christ, I’ve already taken my stand. I have always believed that you lead by example. I would not be asking you today to make a greater commitment to Christ if I hadn’t already done so.

I am challenging you today to take some time alone with the Lord and let God show you how He can use your life as part of the Liveprayer family to help me make the impact, not on millions, but on BILLIONS of lives God has called us to make.

If you’ve been called to pray for me and this ministry, seek God how you can pray more effectively. If you’ve been called to sacrifice to give to support God’s work here, seek God how you can make an even greater sacrifice. If you’ve been called to share Liveprayer with people you know, seek God how you can share this work with even more people. It is no accident that God has brought our lives together, and through the commitment to Christ we have each made, God has used our lives over nearly 8 years to impact tens of millions of lives around the world.


How committed are you to Jesus?

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2016, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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