04/17/2017 DAB Transcript

Joshua 15:1-63 ~ Luke 18:18-43 ~ Psalm 86:1-17 ~ Proverbs 13:9-10

Today is the 17th day of April.  Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible.  I’m Brian.  It’s great to be here with you today, today and every day, and here we go, taking the next step forward in this journey that we are on that is nothing short of epic, through the Bible in a year, and we find ourselves in the promised land before much is really set up, before settling in has taken place.  It’s just that many battles and large swathes of land have been captured and those large swaths of land are being given to the different tribes.  Joshua chapter 15, verses 1 through 63 today.    


Father, we take to heart the blind beggar in Jericho today.  We see that he was desperate enough to face humiliation and screamed at the top of his lungs because he wanted one thing and he had hope that you could give him this one thing, that he could see again.  So Father, this is also our prayer, let us see. Open the eyes of our hearts. Unite us, spirit, soul and body in union with you, in relation with you, intimately intertwined with you.  Open our eyes, let us see this day the kingdom that is in and among us and all around us and that we will either advance or retreat today.  Help us in all of our thoughts, words, and deeds, in everything about this day.  We give it to you, in fellowship with you. Come Holy Spirit, we want to see and we ask in Jesus’ name, amen.  


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Community Prayer Requests and Praise Reports

Hi my lovely Daily Audio Bible family.  And this is the second time I’m calling.  I’m calling from Scotland and I don’t always listen to the prayer after the daily reading, but the last few times that I have and there has been mention of bipolar, there was a chap that phoned in a few weeks ago, I was looking for you on the Facebook page but never find you, and there was a lady that phoned in today.  I’m sorry, ___ name, and my heart just stopped.  I was diagnosed with bipolar when I was 18.  I’m now 34.  My heart is just there for your daughter who is suffering psychosis and for the chap that phoned in, unsure of his name, ___ and I’m just there with you and I’m praying with you all the way from Scotland because I just love that we can come together and pray together.  And the lady that was on today mentioned the various people saying you’re not praying enough.  I’ve heard all of that.  I’ve heard “Oh, do you really need to take the medication?  Are you sure you’re not praying enough?”  And I’m like, “Listen, my soul is good.  My soul is well.  The chemical imbalance in my brain, not so much.”  And this is the thing.  People wouldn’t tell people with epilepsy or diabetes to stop taking their drugs and pray more and this is what we need to break down.  It’s a chemical imbalance in your brain and that is why it’s so important that we do not tell people not to take their medication but support them and scaffold them in prayer whilst the medication works and gets them stable and then when they are stable, please, you can look if there are any spiritual things that need to ___ praying over because usually there is.  Usually there is hurt from the past or situations.  Like I just recently dealt with issues of anxiety that I didn’t even know were there.  I just thought it was part of my life.  So I’m praying from a place of understanding.  I’m praying from a place of love.  

Hello, my name is Matthew.  I’m in Florida.  This is my first time calling in and this is my first year listening to the Daily Audio Bible.  I’m calling. I just listened to Ken from SoCal. He called in about having trouble giving control over to God in your life and I struggled with this a long time ago too and I realized that God is the creator of everything and he gives us all wisdom.  He gave Solomon wisdom as we see in the book of Proverbs and I just want to encourage you to just prayerfully just try to give up that control and with finances to trust God and start tithing to your local church and community and realize that God is wiser and smarter than all of us and he knows us better than we know ourselves and why not give control to the creator of everything who can make better decisions than we are capable of?  Anyway, I encourage you to continue to go down that path as I have.  I’m praying for you.  Bye.  

Hi Daily Audio Bible.  This is Melody from Wisconsin.  It’s been probably four or five years since I’ve called, but with Asia and several other people encouraging people to call, I decided I needed to call.  I am 36 and am in the first relationship that I’ve ever been in dating wise and so far it’s going really well, but there are some random pieces that we’re still trying to figure out, complications and stuff.  I am just wanting prayers and wisdom for this relationship.  It feels like God is leading us towards marriage, but there are pieces that we’re just not sure about, so I’m just wanting the encouragement and prayers of my Daily Audio Bible family.  Thank you. Bye.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family.  This is Nancy in the Hudson Valley, formerly from Northern Kentucky.  I don’t call in very often, but I do call in occasionally and it has been a little while.  There is something that is worrying me and I hesitated to call because I thought, oh, this is a blessing that I’m able to do something and I shouldn’t be worried about it but I thought, you know what?  That’s not what God wants us to do.  God wants us to take our worries to him and take our worries to our family, so I am taking my worries to you and this is it.  My husband and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year and to treat ourselves, we are taking a trip to Egypt.  We leave this Thursday, so April 13th and today is the 12th.  So we leave tomorrow.  And I’m worrying about the unrest in that area, especially with the recent bombings and the heightened security levels and all of that.  We’ve debated canceling but decided not to.  I’m asking my family to pray for us, to pray for our safety and security while we are traveling, for smooth transitions and connections and just that we have the trip that we had hoped, that we can enjoy seeing new sights and trying new foods and just time together.  So I thank you, family, for your prayer and I want to let you all know that you are a huge part of my life.  I’ve been listening for eight years now and even though I don’t call in often, I feel like I have friends even though I’ve never met you.  I wish you all the best and I thank you. Bye-bye.  

Hi.  I’m Frances. I’m a first time caller.  I have several requests please.  I have a dear friend in Austin, TX.  She is an elderly lady.  Her name is Earlene.  Her body is wracked with neuropathy pain.  I have another friend.  His name is Brian.  He needs salvation and a safe place to live in.  I need prayer for reunification with my children and I am also faced with breast cancer.  Thank you very much for your prayers.

Yes, hi.  My name is Kevin.  I’m calling from South Carolina and just wanted to get a prayer request.  I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar and OCD and I have a four-month ___ where I have a lot of doubt about my salvation, even though I was saved when I was nine years old.  I just wanted to get prayer for that, that God would just give me the assurance of my salvation and help me to rest in it and not doubt it at all.  And that he would just help me grow from all this and just get to a place where I can be used by him to help other people and get out of my own head basically about it all.  That’s what I’m calling for prayer for and I just appreciate those prayers, that God would just give me the assurance of my salvation, give me the confidence in my salvation so that I don’t ever doubt it again.  I love you all and I appreciate it.  Great job, what you’re doing, Brian.  I appreciate everything you’re doing and find a lot of comfort in your ministry.  Thank you very much.  Goodbye. God bless.