2 Chronicles 32:1-33:13 ~ Romans 15:23-16:9 ~ Psalm 25:16-22 ~ Proverbs 20:16-18
Today is the 2nd day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s good to be here with you today. How’s everything going? How you settling into this new month? I think we are all settling in well because we’re continuing the rhythm of bringing God’s word into our lives every day. Gosh, I can’t even imagine a day without the bible at this point and I hope you feel the same. There’s just been so many rescues from God’s word, like, so much good news, so much good counsel, so much of a mirror into my own soul. I can’t imagine not having that. Thankfully, we do. And, so, with that said, we’ll dive in. We’re reading from the Names of God Bible this week, which is simply an English translation that preserves the original language. Anytime God’s name is invoked, its left as it was, even though everything else is in English, which we understand. So, we have a few days left in second Chronicles and we have a couple of days left in the Letter to the Romans. Second Chronicles chapter 32 verse 1 through 33 verse 13 today.
Father, many of us feel as is described in the Psalms today. And we’ve all felt it. We’ve all felt lonely. We’ve felt depression. We’ve had our heart troubled. We’ve been distressed. We’ve suffered. We’ve felt misery. We know what this feels like. And, so, like the psalmist, we ask that You turn to us and have pity on us, that You relieve our troubled heart, and bring us out of distress, that You see our suffering and forgive our sins, that You see that there are things pressing all around us, coming down on us, and we need Your protection. As the psalmist, said, protect my life and rescue me. And we pray that God. Don’t let us be put to shame. We have taken refuge in You and there is no other hope and there was no other hope and there is no other place for refuge. We just see it acutely when we’re in the wilderness. We just see it clearly when we’re facing hardship and opposition. So, come, Jesus. We throw ourselves on Your mercy and we humble ourselves before You. We hide ourselves in the shadow of Your wings. We draw near to You. Come and do what You said You came to do. We open ourselves to it, that you might heal our broken hearts and set us free. Come rescue us. Holy Spirit, we ask in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
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Tomorrow night, so, the 3rd of August, 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. And, just, kind of, Google the difference between wherever you are and 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. And we’ll be doing another Facebook Live, talking about Sneezing Jesus in the Sneezing Jesus discussion group, which you can find at facebook.com/groups/sneezingjesus. And we’ll talk about small groups and other things and take some Q&A and just hangout. Right? Just spend some time together. So, looking forward to that very, very much. Hope to see you there.
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Community Prayers and Praise Reports:
Hello my name is Lawrence ___ from California. It’s a very hard call for me to make. I’ve been a believer for 20 years. Some time ago, I walked away from the Lord through disappointment that turned to bitterness that turned to anger. I had disappointment in my marriage and my career and in my life. I was a prayer warrior. I loved to pray. I would pray for other people, unbelievers mostly. And their problems, which, at times were similar to mine, would be fixed. But my problems would not. They would linger. And I became bitter. And over time I walked away from the Lord. It was the biggest mistake I ever made in my life and it cost me my marriage and my family. And all I want is for the Lord to restore me and restore my family. And once again, I’m before Him and His people, risking being disappointed again because I have to reach out to Him in my need even though I felt He has turned away from me so many times and disappointed me. But now I know that I need Him anyway. Even if that’s true, that He did, I still need Him. I’m hurting very badly and in a very bad place in my life and I know that I need Him. So, I’m asking for prayer for me and for my family. Thank you.
Hello everybody. This is Eddie from Vegas. Just calling about the woman who called in. Her name is Sharron from California. I just wanted to let you know that I heard your cry. Don’t give up. I wanted to share verse with you, that is my life verse, because I was in a bad place in my life and I tell people that this is my story. So, I’m going to share it with you. It’s Psalm 40 verses 1 through 3. I waited patiently for the Lord to help me and He turned to me heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed and they will put their trust in the Lord. So, Sharron, I just want to pray for you. You know. I want you know that the Lord, He here’s your cry. I want you to know that I’m praying for you and that I know that many others are. So, please, hear whatever we have to say. I don’t know. I’m a little nervous about this. But I just want you know that you are deeply loved by a lot of people even though you don’t know them. You’ve been listening for a while. So, just know that your loved and just don’t give up. Hang in there because God’s going to work this out. He hears you. He knows you. He loves you. He’s loved you all your life before He even knew you, an everlasting love, more then we can ever understand or fathom. So, just know that there are hard times in our lives but Jesus went through the hardest of all for us and He loves us. So, just don’t give up.
Hi. My name is Donna from New Hampshire. I’ve been listening to Daily Audio Bible for about a year and cannot even put into words what a blessing this has been to my life and what an honor and privilege it is to be a part of this family. So, thank you Brian for amazing, amazing work. We’ll be calling you saint Brian one day because I believe that this day and age, you are truly living in saintly and godly life. You are blessing so many lives. I’m calling for a prayer request for my daughter Jessica who is 17. She’s had some bouts with depression for the last two years. And, although when I look at her now she’s happy, she’s beautiful, and she’s, like, an amazing person, I don’t see her as depressed. And sometimes in our talking she’ll say, mom, you don’t see my heart, you can’t feel what I feel sometimes. And I just want to ask for prayers for Jessica, that God can heal her heart and her mind and her soul. I’m always trying to talk to her about God. I’ve raised all my kids in the Catholic faith and I’m constantly trying to remind them of His love and His faithfulness, even though I’m not sure that they always understand or believe that. So, just for prayer that Jessica…she’s afraid…you know…that she’ll have depression her whole life and I keep trying to assure her that God will heal her. I pray also. I listen every day and am brought tears so many times listening to other people who are calling in with depression and hopelessness. And just know that you are so much in my heart and in my mind and prayers, everyone that calls in that has depression, that God will heal you. Never give up hope. Never give up praying for healing. God bless…
Hi DAB family it’s Joe from Connecticut. I want to thank you for your prayers for my family and ask for your continued prayers this week as we battle spiritual warfare in our lives and as I go into a very important meeting this week with a perspective new employer. I ask for your prayers, that God’s will be done in this meeting and that if it is His will, and whatever that may be, that it will be done and there be no outside influences from the darkness or evil spirits. My good friend Alex from the DAB has a great daily prayer asking God to send his angel armies before us, to send 10000 heavenly angels to protect us and all those we are to be contact with, so that His will is done in and through our lives. So now, I offer up my own daily prayer to my DAB family that I believe that fits in especially well with Brian’s current reading of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. God, my heavenly Father, I give You my life that I may do Your will. I prostrate myself here before You today and every day as I am nothing without You. I am the dust of the earth, the sinner. It is only through You and with You and in You that I am a disciple here to do Your will. Jesus have mercy on me, purify me, renew me, and redeem me. I give you my life. Forgive me for all my sins and take away my ego, my lust, my greed, my envy, my anger, my pride, my gluttony, and my laziness. Make me an empty vessel Lord, that I may be filled with Your love and faith and of all Your graces to do Your will. Let me be a reflection of Your light and love upon the world. Holy Spirit, increase my faith today and every day, that each day there will be less of me and more of You and Jesus in my heart and mind and that people will see Jesus through me. Thank you, God, for calling me here today and every day to be with You, that I may do Your will today and all the days of my life through eternity. Amen. I love you DAB family and keep…
Kisses from God so tender and
Expressions of love that have made me complete
They removed all resentment and replaced it with pride
A love so abundant that it can’t be denied
Our love makes us different and it always should show
Our love for each other lets the world know
That our God is living
He was in the grave but He rose once again with all power to save
And the love that He gives us, we give back to others
We all are God’s children, which makes us all brothers
Your encouragement is God’s kisses, expressions of love
Tender and sweet from the Father above
Blindtony1016@gmail.com. Like to give a shout out to Dean and Kim S. and Michelle from LA. Hope all of y’all are doing well. Anyway, once again, my love to the Hardin family for their dedication and perseverance for making God’s word heard and felt throughout the entire world. And the Holy Spirit is flowin’. Keep it flowin’ yo. Alright. Bye-bye.