1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81, Acts 26:1-32, Psalms 6:1-10, Proverbs 18:20-21
Today is the 8th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we cross the threshold and step into a brand-new week. We had a great long walk all over the world yesterday and those pictures continue to come in on the Facebook page, which is beautiful to see. We can talk about that in a little bit. Let’s dive in by taking the next step forward and the first step of this new week. We’ll read from the new international version this week. 1 Chronicles chapter 5 verse 18 through 6 verse 81.
Father, we thank you for your word. We thank you for your faithfulness to us through your word, your faithfulness to us through the power of your Holy Spirit and your overwhelming love sustaining us as we move into this new week. We thank you. We love you Father and we take to heart everything that we’re learning. We’re watching your Holy Spirit continue to give Paul influence where he should otherwise not have its and you’re telling us in the book of Proverbs that’s our tongue has the power of life and death. And, so, we invite you into that today as we contemplate it, that what we say today can be life-giving, but can also be life taking. Come Holy Spirit we pray in Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.
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Man, we had a great long walk yesterday. Some of you are doing your walk today and the pictures, they keep coming in it at the Facebook page, which is Facebook.com/dailyaudiobible. So, if you hadn’t had a chance to scroll through that, you might want to. It’s a great way to get a sense of community and just windows into each other’s lives. And those continue to come in. I enjoy it every year. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one out there walking. It was hot. What a beautiful day though. So, another Daily Audio Bible long walk in the books. We’ve done 11 of those, 11 years if I’m counting right. So, it’s a great little tradition that we have in the center of the year to reset. And, so, now that we are all reset and looking toward the back half of the year, starting this brand-new week, we can live into this continue this dialogue, this conversational intimacy that we are allowed to have with God, and the intimacy of hearing His responses, seeing his leadership in our lives, feeling the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is all ours. We are children of the most high. So, it’s always available and we realize how much we ignore it once we’ve given ourselves over to it in something like the long walk, once we’ve experienced it. So, let’s walk into this second half of the year pursuing intimacy with God in all that we do all that we say.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hi family. This is Jeanette from Charlotte. I have called in twice before to ask for prayer for my husband Vince. He has been having surgery to relieve and alleviate symptoms for Parkinson’s disease. Well, Vince has completed all three surgeries to put the equipment in place and is doing very well during the healing process. He has had some pain but it has been minimal. And they haven’t actually turned the system on yet but he is experiencing what they call a honeymoon period, which the doctor says happens sometimes just by having the electrodes placed in the brain. So, he has experienced great relief from his symptoms. Praise God. As his body heals and before they turn the system on, some symptoms may return. For instance, he has had trouble sleeping for a few nights and this was a symptom that in the past has really given him a lot of trouble. I know a lot of you know it’s just so awful to be exhausted and not be able to sleep and that is something that he has really struggled with. So, anyway on July 10th the system will be turned on and we will find out how it works for him. So, would you all please pray that the outcome will be so successful that the doctors would just be amazed and that it would be just a far-reaching success that lasts for a long. This experience has been a real prayer odyssey for Vince and me. We want to thank all of you so very much for your prayers. We believe in the power of prayer and we have felt covered by your prayers even though we’ve had a lot of ups and downs this past month. I want to give special thanks to Janelle Holliday, Victoria Soldier, Karen in St. Louis, Kim from Eastern Kentucky, Diane from Indiana, and all of you who have been praying with us and for us. Know that we are praying for you too every day as you call in your prayer requests. Brian and Jill, thanks for making these connections possible. We love you all.
Good morning DAB, oh, well, it’s morning here. Anyway, this is Emily from the Houston area and I’ve be meaning to call for a couple of weeks. I was just thinking, who it is that the DAB format precludes all racism and how neat it is that people call from all over. We don’t know what color they are or ethnic background, but maybe the Brits and the Australians, but even then we don’t know what they look like and that we’re all one family. And isn’t that amazing. And I thought well that’s kind of a dumb reason to call. And then right after I thought that the woman called to pray for Keisha and said that she had also experienced racism in the workplace. And it really broke my heart because that’s not what we are about. And, you know, as we’re listening to Acts and Brian’s been talking about how one of the greatest miracles of the church is the inclusion of all of us, different nations, through faith in Jesus Christ, it just made me think even more, how wonderful it is that we are a family. And, so, my prayer for all of us is that today, that the DAB family would show people that the love…what reconciliation truly is, that is family through Jesus Christ, the risen Lord, the Middle Eastern Jewish guy. And, so, I bless you and I pray for you sister and I pray for all of us, anyone who has experienced discrimination, that you experience family through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Family, it’s redeemed in him from Virginia and I wanted to reach out to Jim from Tennessee, whose prayer request was heard on July 2nd. And Jim, I just wanted you to know that we are grieving with you and your family over the loss of your son, Tanner. And we pray that you’ll keep calling so that we can get to know you. Family, please join me in praying for Jim and his family in remembrance of Tanner. Dear God, in Jesus’ name we pray that You will surround Jim and his family and friends with Your love and precious memories of Tanner. And we know that You bottle up every tear that falls. Thank You God that we will be reunited with our loved ones, but until then we will keep Tanner and our other loved ones close to our hearts knowing that You are in complete control. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Hi family. This is Mary from the UK. Family, I’d like you to pray for a colleague of mine. About two weeks ago she found out that her 25-year-old son had a tumor, a cancer in his shoulder. He came back to the UK for tests and very sadly they found that it spread and he is going to die within the next few weeks to months. This lady only has two sons and yesterday her other son was killed while climbing in our lake district. Family, it’s impossible to understand how this happened but please uphold her and her husband and her living child, however long he’s got, in prayer. Thank you family. God will be with him throughout. It’s really hard to understand why such difficult, difficult things happen. Bless you and thank you.