Exodus 34:1-35:9 ~ Matthew 27:15-31 ~ Psalm 33:12-22 ~ Proverbs 9:1-6
Today is the 12th of February. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today as we greet a brand new week together and it’s weird that we only get 52 of these every year, but those 52 weeks lead us through the entire Bible and we are well on our way. So happy new week to you. We’ll read from the Holman Christian Standard Bible this week and it’s the drama in the desert that is happening right now with Moses and the children of Israel. Exodus chapter 34, verse 1 through 35, verse 9 today.
Father, we thank you for your word. And here we are at another week and so we give our hearts to you, consecrating them to you in advance, giving this week to you. We want to walk with you like Moses. We want to be trusted, loyal, that you can count on us and not just the other way around. This is a relationship you have invited us into. So we thank you for your word because it certainly leads and guides us. It speaks to the deeper recesses of our identity. It forms and shapes our hearts which in turn forms and shapes the way we live our lives. So we invite your Holy Spirit to continue to do that, shape, move, call, lead and enjoy intimacy together with you as we move into this week. Come Holy Spirit, we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian. I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.
Community Prayer Requests and Praise Reports
Hi guys. This is Gigi from Gainesville. I love you guys so much. I can’t believe it. This is… I’m healed. Did you hear that? I’m healed! I’m healed! Thank you. Thank you for praying for me. Thank you. Thank you. I have a new lease on life. Thank you. Oh my God! This is crazy, right? I just want to thank you guys so much for praying for me and interceding on my behalf. I mean, God has revealed himself to me. I now understand that the seizures were really oppression by the devil and that all I had to do was rebuke the devil and he would flee. He has no power over us. Jesus has already won the battle and I’m still weak and tired, but it’s something I’m going to walk into and I’m not going to give up. I’m going to pursue this healing until I’m 110% because God has already purchased it. I’m not going to let anything get in the way of me receiving it. I pray the same for all of you. I’m so impressed. I’m so humbled. I can’t do anything without God, but he’s never left me and he is always with me, so it is a lie to say that I can’t do anything because he is with me, so I can do all things. I will be praying for you all now that I can think and I can do stuff and I love you guys and praise God! Praise God! Bye.
Hi Daily Audio Bible family. It’s Andy from Birmingham. It has been a really tough year, but with God’s help here at DAB I’m being restored, which has been amazing. I want you all to know that I love you all. I love each and every one that writes on the prayer wall or calls in. I’m praying for you sometimes in tears and joy. I felt like I want to give everyone a message I heard recently at my church which is don’t be afraid of big prayers this year. I pray with you and I hope that your prayers are answered so much. Have a great day. God bless.
Hi Dabbers. I’m calling from Virginia. My name is Rosemary. And I’ve really been hesitant about calling in and I really don’t know why, but today I mustered the courage to call in and ask for your prayers. I’ve had the hardest time trying to pass my oral interpreter exam for the Supreme Court here in Virginia. Statistics show that the pass rate of this exam is only like 6% to 8%, so I know the odds are against me, but I know that all things are possible with God. My test is scheduled for March 16th this year and so that means I have 34 days left to study. I’ve been studying for this test for about two years on and off, so I’m asking if you could pray that the Lord would give me the focus and clarity of thought when I study and can you pray that on March 16th at 10:00 that I would have the recall of all that I study so that I can pass my test? I really feel in my heart that the Lord has given me this gift of interpretation since he has allowed me to make a living at it for over 10 years. So during the times that I’ve interpreted, I always feel compelled to pray for the people. I’m getting all tongue-tied here. See, I think maybe that is what happens to me. I feel compelled to pray for the individuals that I’m interpreting for. I see people that are sick and have lost their way so I always shoot them with prayer. So if you can remember to pray for me, perhaps this will be the year I pass my test. I’m confident. Thank you for your prayers in advance and thank you, Brian, for this ministry.
Hi everybody. My name is Alicia and I’m from Sacramento. I’m very new to the Daily Audio Bible. In fact, I just downloaded it last week. So far, wow. I’m blown away. Just looking for some reassurance and some direction and some guidance right now. I lost my father almost two years ago and about 11 months ago I also found out that my husband was having an affair. I’m in the middle of a divorce and we’ve been together for 16 years. We have four children. I did forgive him for the infidelity and for the __________ because I believe that when we say “I do” that we lay our life down for another person. I believe that __________, I thought I could remind him. When love walked away, I thought I could take love chains and bind him and I believed in the promise, but it doesn’t look like it is working out. Like I said, where I can forgive him for the act, I don’t know how to do the whole separation thing. I don’t know how to not say goodnight to my children. I don’t know how not be there for them. I don’t know how to explain it to them. I don’t know how to learn to not be the mother that I’ve laid my life down and still need to be for my children. How do we do that? I’m hurting. I went to church Sunday finally. It’s been a long time, and of course they talked about marriage and they sang that song that talks about laying your life down and believing in the promise. Anyway, just kind of silly thoughts. You guys can pray for me and my kids and my family to get through this difficult time. I know it is very common and __________ divorce is very final, but this is my story and my life and __________. Thank you. God bless all of you. I look forward to __________.
Hi DAB friends. This is Bill B. I’m asking for a prayer request for myself. I’m in the __________ Hospital in San Antonio with breathing problems and chest pains, so I sure would appreciate your prayers. And the Lord bless each one of you. Thank you for praying. Bye.
Major circumstances have come my way, some I can affect, others leave me in dismay. The gamut of emotions have been coming into play. Terrible things I’m wanting to say. But to you I pray, fighting through my feelings with all my might, tears streaming down, it aint a pretty sight. There have been times I couldn’t sleep at night. I fret and I strive to make sense of this plight, but can I really argue whether you’re in the right? I want more margin. Yes, even some space to better manage all the struggles that I face. Not greedy, I just want to stay at pace to meet our needs as I run this race. I must make room for your saving grace. Time to change my state and get there quickly, for any ugliness displayed is not the real me. But since I’ve gone to you, I can now be free to be your man wherever, whenever you need me. Now may your light shine so brightly. Amen brothers and sisters. This is Daniel Johnson Jr. from beautiful Cincinnati, OH. God is so good. Just a quick shout-out to Blind Tony for your inspiration for us to continue to share ourselves creatively like this and also just want to say how much I’m grateful to the Hardin family for all the work and all of those that work behind the scenes to help keep this thing going. May God bless you. From beautiful Cincinnati, OH, this is Daniel Johnson Jr. saying make it a great day.