Saturday, December 03, 2005

Be a Good Shepherd and Praise God!

Good morning, Happy Souls!

Bill Keller wrote a wonderful devotional today
that I highly recommend to you. He has given
me permission to copy his e-mails, and I'm sure
he would be happy if you would share this with
people you know as well.


( Luke 2:20 )

***CHRISTMAS PASSAGE: "The LORD your God will raise
up for you a prophet like me from among your own
brothers. You must listen to him."
(Deuteronomy 18:15)

Be like the shepherds. Believe it or not, Christmas
is only 22 days away! I was taught very early in
life that you can learn much by watching people.
In the day Jesus was born, a shepherd was the
equivalent of a busboy or dishwasher in today's
society. It was a very lowly position and these
were not the type of people that you would think to
look at as role models. Let me remind you that you
can never judge a person by the house they live in,
the car they drive, or the job they hold. It is our
heart God sees and judges.

The shepherds on the night Jesus was born must have
been pretty important men in the eyes of God because
it was to those men, that He revealed the birth of
His son in Bethlehem's manger that night. While there
are many great spiritual lessons that you can learn
from the shepherds, the one I want to focus on today
is their conduct after they had visited the manger
and saw with their own eyes the baby Jesus.

The scripture reference today tells us that they left
praising God for all they had seen and were shown.
Praising God. I have talked about this many times in
the past, and will continue to talk about it because
it is one element of our faith that we just don't
practice enough. So much of our prayer time, so much
of our focus is on our problems and circumstances,
that we often forget to spend time each day just
thanking and praising God for all that He does for us
each and every day.

In the past month, a lady in Baltimore, Maryland
emailed a request for God to restore her marriage.
Her husband had left her for another woman. Within 3
weeks the husband had come home, recommitted his life
to Christ, and they were in Christian counseling to
work out their problems. For those of you today with
marriage problems, God is still in the restoration
business. A man in Newark, New Jersey requested
prayer the day before open heart surgery. He emailed
us a week later telling us all had gone well and the
doctors told him he would make a full and complete
recovery. For those battling health problems today,
God is still in the healing business. A single
mother of 4 in St. Louis asked us for prayer after
she lost her job. 2 weeks later God had given her a
better job, with more money. For those of you in
need of a financial blessing today, God is still in
the business of providing for His children.

On the 5th day after we started Liveprayer, our
prayer partner on the live video feed was praying for
a person as they accepted Christ as Savior. The next
day an email came in from Hong Kong from a man who had
lost his business, was thinking of suicide, and
somehow logged on to our site. As the prayer partner
was leading the person in the sinner's prayer, this
man in Hong Kong prayed to accept Jesus too. God is
still in the business of saving souls! Everyday we
get incredible praise reports of how God has
touched lives and worked miracles in thousands of
people who have visited Liveprayer during a time of
great need in their life.

I want to encourage you today to learn from the
shepherds and never neglect to thank God for all He
does for you each and everyday. Blessings that you
take for granted. It is through your praise,
through you telling others all that God has done for
you, that they might increase their faith to allow
God to work in their life. Your praise report gives
others going through the same situation the hope and
strength to go on, trusting God for their miracle.

***Hope is the greatest gift you can give to another
person, and our hope is in Jesus Christ!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I pray today
that you will not forget to give God the praise He
deserves each and everyday. I appreciate more than
you can know the praise reports that we get everyday
because that keeps all of us here at Liveprayer
encouraged. God not only hears our prayers, but
answers our prayers! My challenge to you today is to
be like the shepherds. God blesses you so that you
can share His blessings with others, to encourage
them! Be like the shepherds and tell those you meet
along the path of your life about this wonderful
friend you have named Jesus Christ!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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May God bless you as you learn from this message!

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2005 Donald W. Mitchell


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