1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14, Acts 27:21-44, Psalms 8:1-9, Proverbs 18:23-24
Today is the 10th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today. It’s full-blown summer here in the rolling hills of Tennessee and that means hot and humid, but it also means lush and alive and the rolling hills are green and beautiful. So, I trust that it’s a lovely day wherever you might be in the world, even if you’re bundling up and going out into the winter weather because you’re in the southern hemisphere. Whether it’s for warmth or just a light in the dark, the global campfire is always happening, it’s always burning. And we can always come, every day into community with each other and take the next step forward as we continue to move through the Scriptures. So, this week we are reading from the New International Version. And we’ll read 1 Chronicles 9 and 10 today.
Okay. So, in the book of 1 Chronicles, we are almost out the other side of the genealogy portion of this book and we’ll be moving into… we’ll re-examine David’s reign and Solomon’s reign as we continue to move forward.
Then in the book of Acts, we should be exhausted. We’ve just been through shipwreck. The Apostle Paul had appealed his case to the emperor himself as a Roman citizen and sailed from Caesarea Maritima and was on his way to Rome when this storm popped up and it was such a powerful storm to be caught in that they just had to go with it and see how far they could get. So, they have no idea where they are. They haven’t been able to look at the stars, they don’t know where they are. They just know that there’s some ground. And when the morning came they found ground, they found land. And they aimed the ship toward the land but they don’t know where they are. And tomorrow we’ll find out where they are. And when we do, we’ll see just how far off course they were. And how miraculous it was that they survived.
Father we thank You for another day in Your word. We thank You for the stories and the lives that we get to know, the choices and decisions that they made and where all of those roads led. And how deeply You desire to be involved. And so we invite You, Holy Spirit. Certainly we open ourselves to You completely - minds, heart, will, body, spirit - to You. We not only want You to be involved, we need You to be involved. We’re desperate for You to be involved. So, come Holy Spirit and lead us into all truth, we ask. In Jesus name. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hello everybody. This is Cherry Pie from the Tulsa Oklahoma area and today is July 7th and I am so looking forward to my date day with God today as we all journey together on our prayer walk here. I had a dream I was dreaming on May the 7th, which I feel like I need to share on this day specifically. It was a dream about a man I know in real life that has relentlessly asked me to marry him over and over for many years now and at the end of my journaling this dream God did what he usually does, five times He had me rewrite it as if He were speaking to me and us as the body of Christ. And I call it the invitation. And it goes like this. My beloved, I am presenting you with an invitation. I made it myself just for you. It’s outward appearance is magical, stunning, dazzling, fantastical and helps to draw you in to a life I want to give you. Inside of the request to be married, not just today but again and again and again for the rest of our lives. I am full of awe and joy knowing every day with you will be like a wedding day. I will never hold you close enough. And, so, after journaling this I played the make 3rd podcast where Brian was speaking about the man going to the well every day and doing our part for healing and one of the things he said was, and I quote, do we really want to be well, mind, heart, spirit, body. Because that means to truly be well we have to surrender and be reunited with You which is the invitation of the gospel. And that’s definitely going to change some things, close quote on that. I feel this is a confirmation of God presenting us with an invitation to be reunited with Him every day and every day is special and magical. So, on this walk today one of the things are going to be praying is that we have a prophetic vision of wholeness and what getting well looks like over us and so we can actually see it and touch it and live it.
Hi. This is Stephen from Alabama. And today is July the 8th and I went on my long walk today. I got 2 miles in and I actually I wanted to encourage all of you too. This is a great thing. I started doing it as Brian suggested a few years ago. But I’d like to encourage all of you to keep us walking up. There was a study done and they showed that people who walk just 25 minutes a day can extend their life as much us in heaven years. So, what I do is I listen to the Daily Audio Bible and I read along. This is my morning habit. And then I will journal my thoughts and journal what I feel like God spoke to me. And when I finish that I’ll maybe offer a prayer or two at that point. After that I’ll put my shoes on and I’ll grab my, they’re called laki poles. And I do Nordic walking. You can look that up. It actually helps you burn more calories. It gives you more of an upper body workout as well. And I will then, so I pause Daily Audio Bible when I journal. And then when I go on my walk I will pick it back up and listen to the prayers and I’ll do a prayer walk and pray and speak life over many of you. And I am doing that like so many other people are kind of doing that currently. So, I hope that maybe is a blessing for you and an encouragement to keep walking. Just keep this habit up. It’s a beautiful, beautiful time with God and it does so much for your mind, your body, and your spirit. God bless. Love you
Viv from Canada. Oh Viv from Canada, where are you? You were a regular caller throughout the beginning of the year on the Daily Audio Bible and DAB __ and it’s been a while since we’ve heard from you and I am hoping everything is okay. I mean, we really miss you. We miss your wisdom and your beautiful singing voice and your beautiful accent. We really miss you and really…I pray…I remember the last thing you called on the DAB prayer for a friend or a family member and we just haven’t really heard a lot from you since. So, you’ve just been on my mind. And also, another sister from British Columbia, I was actually think about you today. And Sherry, actually, when I was listening to the community prayer on May here and as soon as I thought about you, your beautiful song, Jesus, just forgive me my voice is not pretty. But I was singing it as loud as I possibly could in my car. I was so thrilled to hear from you and just know that, yes, I will be praying for you and your job because we spend a third of our lives on our jobs and there’s no way that a sister of Christ should be miserable on her job. So, God bless you. Sean316.
I am a stranger in a foreign land. I dream of my home in the heavenly realm. I’ve never been there but that is where I am going and where I want to be. I get homesick often. I long for the day I will forever be in God’s presence. My only comfort is His Spirit living within me. I’m talking and singing about our awesome God and where we are going. I can only imagine what it will be like to see my Savior face-to-face, to eat has table, and to talk and sing with all of my brothers and sisters. My vision is clouded by the things of this world. My ears are full of the promises amounted of this world. Look after number one. ___. You only live once. To be successful is to own a fast car, live in a big house, and have the latest gadgets. I started to talk like this world and desire the things of this world but then I remember, it is better to be a beggar on the street and know You then live in a big house with a big TV. It is better to work with honesty and ___ then to be a high flyer with a really fast car. It is better to be a servant of the most high God than to be a millionaire in this world. You are our strength Lord. As we walk through trials and hardships you rain down grace and mercy on us. Our lives flow with your love. You hear me night and day. There is never a time You don’t listen. I open my eyes to see Your answers, open my ears to hear your voice. You shine Your love and glory down on us. You protect us by Your Spirit. Our trust is solid in You. Thank You.