Judges 15:1-16:31 ~ John 2:1-25 ~ Psalm 103:1-22 ~ Proverbs 14:17-19
Today is the 2nd day of May. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today. I have been saying April, like April 2nd all day and I’ve realized I’m just trying to move into this month. I have to get all my stuff out of the last month and I need to carry it forward and leave the stuff behind me that I won’t be needing this month. And we should all do that. We’re moving into this new month, so we’ll read from the May 2nd portion of scripture which is us continuing in the story of Samson in the book of Judges, so we’re reading from the Holman Christian Standard Bible this week, Judges chapter 15, verse 1 through 16, verse 31.
Father, thank you for your word. Thank you for the beautiful psalms that we can continually go to that just speak all the issues of the heart. Even in today’s psalm all we can do is mimic those words – our souls praise you. All that is within us praises your holy name. Our soul praises you. And we do not forget all of the benefits of this relationship. You forgive our sins. You heal our diseases. You redeem our lives from the pit. You crown us with faithful love and compassion. You satisfy us with goodness. Our youth is renewed like the eagle. You have not given us what we deserve. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is your faithful love toward those who fear you. As far is the east is from the west, that is how far you have removed our sins from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so you have compassion on us because you know what we are made of. So we thank you, Father. We worship you because these are things we could never do for ourselves. Yet you have gifted them to us because you love us. And we love you, so we invite you anew, fresh, again. Come Holy Spirit. Come within. Well up within us and lead and guide our steps today, we ask. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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Community Prayer Requests and Praise Reports
Hi. This is Pam. I can actually go by Humbled, Broken, and Contrite. This is my first time calling and I just want to say thank you to all of you. You guys are just an amazing group of people that reach out to each other and I’m very appreciative to be part of it. I have a prayer request for my son Randy. He has 7 children. He’s a godly man. He is going to have open heart surgery again. They are going to put a pacemaker in and he needs your prayers. God is able and he is so good to us and so I’m just asking that you please pray for him for his financial need as well as his health. And I thank you for it. What I want to do is actually say to everyone we have to remember that we are in war here and as a family of believers there are so many of you reaching out and it breaks my heart so I pray for you every day. And I thank you that you’re reaching out, but we have to remember that we truly are in war. In James it says submit yourselves then to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. That submit is a military term used and it is to fall back into line and if you think about war, we are marching in battle with each other and when one falls down in the muck and the mud or they are shot and they are wounded, we pick up each other and we move forward because our commander and chief, God has a plan and we’re moving toward that plan and we believe…
Hi, hello everyone. I’m a 1-year listener, first-time caller. I’ve been putting this off for a long time simply because I thought it would be awkward or I will be very shy, but I feel very led to do this today. First of all, thank you Brian for this great ministry at all. It really, really provides a routine for me. I’ve always wanted to study the undiluted word of God, not other people’s messages, interpretations, but God’s word, you know? I’m an auditory learner. I found that out late in life and then I just realized that this is really working for me, so God bless you. God bless your wife. This is a great ministry and you’re literally changing lives. I don’t fall off to sleep anymore on the word of God. I’m really calling to thank the lady who declared a fast for marriages. My marriage has been in trouble for the last few years and I’ve learned a lot listening to the Daily Audio Bible. I’ve realized that I’m not alone, that many are going through infidelity like I have and during this fast, a lady called and she said that the word God gave her was to be obedient, to forgive, and be a godly woman and this is my prayer request for today as I continue to pray this over myself and over the marriages of people on this platform. I ask that you pray for me to continue to be obedient, forgive my husband for the many wrongs that I feel he has done me, and to be a godly woman and just to listen to God daily and do what he tells me to do and I believe my marriage will be healed. Thank you and this is Bee from Athens, Greece.
Hello from beautiful Cincinnati, OH. This is Daniel Johnson, Jr. It’s been a long time since I’ve called and I really wish I was calling about something happy today. I just learned that my stepsister who lived in Columbus, OH has died of an overdose. I only recently learned that she had a problem. Her brother has been dealing with cancer this year and there has been a lot of stuff going on with my family. Please pray for my family and for my stepmother and her kids. We’re finding out they just lost their child and I don’t even know how to process this right now. I’m going through some things at church about grief and recovery in general and I never thought that I would be needing to process this so soon. Thank you so much guys, brothers and sisters. God bless. From beautiful Cincinnati, OH, we can still make it a great day.
Hey family. It’s Jordan from Michigan. Been a couple weeks but I am calling in today which I’m excited about. I’m back on my 60-day challenge. Believe I’m on day 46, so today I’m grateful for Jesus giving me the ability to forgive. It is something I always thought I had, but recently I’ve been seeing little bits of unforgiveness in my life. So whenever somebody wrongs me I pray for that person and I pray that they will be blessed and that I will be able to forgive and forget the wrong that they have done to me. It helps me so much at my job, in my interactions with my friends and just in my life in general. I want to pray St. Francis’ prayer for peace. Lord, make me a channel of your peace, that where there is hatred I may bring love, where there is wrong I may bring a spirit of forgiveness, where there is discord I may bring harmony, where there is error I may bring truth, where there is doubt I may bring faith, where there is despair I may bring hope, where there are shadows I may bring light, where there is sadness I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek first to forgive than to be forgiven, to understand than to be understood, to love than to be loved for it is by forgetting the self that one finds, it is by forgiving that one is forgiven, it is by dying that one finds eternal life. Amen.
Hi, I just wanted to call. I’m not going to tell you guys who I am because it’s not really important who I am because God knows who I am and I feel a burden on my heart to tell everyone to really search for places within us that we need to seek not only forgiveness but to forgive others. I say that because after I became a Christian sometimes I would think about how God had forgiven me and how wonderful it was. And it was almost like the enemy would come and say, “Yeah, but do you remember when you did this?” And I struggled with that for so long and I realized that there was someone I had not forgiven and that was me. I had not forgiven myself for the things I had done. I feel that I am a better person spiritually after being able to forgive myself for what I’ve done. And I’ve also had to go and try to forgive church hurts, ways that I’ve been hurt by people in the church. I know people, they mean well sometimes, but there were some times that I have been hurt by people in the church and that is what I’m working on to forgive now, those hurts. And I’m just thinking I can’t be alone in feeling like I have hurts I still need to deal with, so I just want to tell you guys forgive those that you need to forgive, but don’t forget to forgive yourself for things that we’ve done and people within the church. Thank you. Bye-bye.