Exodus 23:14-25:40 ~ Matthew 24:29-51 ~ Psalm 30:1-12 ~ Proverbs 7:24-27
Today is February 6th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and how are you all today? How is your day going? Maybe it’s just getting started and you’re still lying in bed. Good morning. Or maybe you’re laying your head down for rest. Good evening, goodnight. Or maybe it’s lunchtime. Or maybe you’re on a commute, you’re on a train, in a car. Wherever you may be, you’re at the global campfire now and no matter what is going on, we can step away from all that is going on and center ourselves round the rhythm of the word that we participate in each and every day.
So this week we’re reading from The Voice Translation and we’ll move our way back out to the mountain of God among the children of Israel who are beginning to learn new ways, are beginning to be reshaped and reformed into a new kind of people, no longer slaves in Egypt for the last four centuries, but free, new, chosen ones with a promise out in front of them and they are just beginning to learn what those customs and traditions and behaviors are supposed to look like inside this new culture. Exodus chapter 23, verse 14 through 25, verse 40 today.
Father, our prayer today is the prayer of David sung in song so long ago as a beautiful melody that we no longer know, but the heart of his lyric and melody is our heart’s cry. We praise you, Lord. You lifted us out of a deep, dark pit and denied every enemy the pleasure of rubbing in their success. Our true God, the Eternal One, we cried out to you for help and we cry out to you for help and you mend the shattered pieces of our lives. You lift us from the grave with a mighty hand. You give us another chance and save us from joining those in the dreadful pit. So we sing and we remain faithful. We pour out our hearts to you with praise and melody. We let grateful music fill the air and bless your name because your wrath is fleeting, but your grace lasts a lifetime. You turned our deepest pains into joyful dancing. You stripped off our mourning clothes and covered us with joyful light. You have restored our honor. Our hearts are ready to explode, erupt in new songs. It’s impossible to keep quiet. O Eternal God, Life Giver, we thank you and we will thank you forever. Amen.
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Community Prayer Requests and Praise Reports
Good evening Daily Audio Bible family. This is Stephanie calling from Florida. I just wanted to call this evening to just express how wonderfully happy I was this morning when I heard Brian read from Proverbs 6, verses 16-19 and literally that word almost knocked me to the ground because when I read about the detestable things that God is displeased with and how these sins are an abomination, I thought about myself and my daily walk and how I go out and these are some of the things that I commit daily as a Christian. So it broke me. It broke me down. And the word of God says that it’s sharper than any two-edged sword and I was happy to be broken down because my goal in life is to live with my God in eternity and I want to live a life that is true and holy. And I want us all to go back and read that word. Hear what it is saying and let it speak to your soul so that we can strive to become what John 8:32 says: And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. And we all want to be free. I love you all. I pray for you all daily. Brian and Jill, thank you so much for this ministry and for everyone, plant a seed in this ministry so that the word of God can get out and touch the hearts and souls of us all here on this earth. Again, praise God. I love him. I love you all. Have a good evening.
Hi Dabbers. This is Kathleen again in Mount Zion, IL. It’s funny because I would not think about calling for a long time and then all of a sudden I will want to call like two or three days in a row. But anyway, this time I did have just one thing, one thing that is really, really heavy on my heart. Last year about this time I had said I was going to pray, just call in every once in a while about my son-in-law who is Muslim and just pray that he would come to the Lord. I had kind of forgotten after a few months. I forgot to call in again about that and right now that is just the one thing that is on my heart. Of course, they live overseas and he is very saddened about all that is happening in the States right now and is afraid, although he’s not from one of those countries that have been banned, but anyway, he is just very hesitant about a lot of things right now. I just want to pray just one thing, one thing, and that is that God would reveal himself to Abdel. I have heard about many young Muslim men who Jesus himself, Jesus is appearing to them in hotel rooms. He is appearing to them. I pray for this for Abdel. I pray. Please pray with me. Lord God, please reveal yourself to Abdel, Lord Jesus, so he will know who you are. Thank you Dabbers.
Hi Daily Audio Bible. This is Alysa and I love your program. My husband and I have been listening since January 1st and it’s wonderful. I’m asking for prayer for our friends Matt and Renee. They had a terrible house fire the other night. They lost everything and their beloved cat Shadow was killed in the fire and they are beyond devastated. Please pray for them, that God will provide for all their needs according to his riches and glory in Christ Jesus and that he would surround them and comfort them and pray for financial provision. They just need support right now in prayer. And pray that this experience would not push them away from God but would rather draw them close to him. Thank you so much. I love you guys and keep up the good work with this program. Take care.
Hi Daily Audio Bible. My name is Amanda. This is my second time calling in. I would like prayers for…my husband and I are separated and we separated seven months ago. I became a believer after we got separated. I would just like prayers for God to tell me that I’m going in the right direction, that the choices that I’m making are the right ones. Really, really struggling with a lot of things and sometimes it just seems like so much. I just feel so defeated sometimes. I’m also still struggling with forgiveness.
Hello, this is the girl with the bumpy dog. I’m sorry, I’ve been sick for a while so my voice isn’t very clear. I was calling for Tim and Carissa and Brian actually, anybody who is in grief. Your grief passes. Your grief passes and the Lord knows how it will go. So nobody can tell you how to grieve, even someone who has been through exactly the same situation, so I just sit with you with prayers and I’m so sorry for your loss. The second thing I wanted to mention was Bernie. I so could relate to your feelings. My husband and I seem to be in that same position. We are getting through, but we’re longing for a greater relationship and I just loved the way you phrased it. I will join you in prayer if you’ll join me for return to a good foundation and to love our spouses as God has designed them to be loved. Thank you everyone for your prayers. And God bless all.
Hello family. Drew from the Bay Area. Hey, I’m calling today because I need your prayers. And I need your prayers now. I’m so thankful for this family. I am truly blessed by God, that God has a hold of me and I have this family to go to, that we have the Holy Spirit, that we have the word of God, that we have this ministry, that we are one with this ministry and that we can come together. And I am seriously surrounded by smoke. And I have no idea why I’m going through what I’m going through and I pray that things would change in my life. And I think things are changing. I pray about the margin. In fact, I just changed the word on my phone from the DAB (thank you Blessed Like Me, thank you so much for your message). I changed the header on my phone that says Prayer Without Margin because what we think is the margin where we’re living, that doesn’t exist really. It only exists because of our lack of faith. I’m praying, family, that you would help me with my faith. Pray for my faith. I know God has a hold of me and Jesus did it all. He’s got me now, but sometimes I just feel like I’m alone and that I don’t know what is going to happen next and what is the next crazy thing that is going to happen? I have no idea. Just pray for me. I love you guys.