Esther 4:1-7:10 , 1 Corinthians 12:1-26 , Psalms 36:1-12 , Proverbs 21:21-22
Today is the 19th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian and it’s a pleasure to be here with you today as we turn the knob, open the door, walk through the threshold of a shiny, sparkly, new week. And it’s gonna be a great week together as we continue to take steps forward through the Scriptures. We began the book of Esther yesterday and we’ll continue that story today. And this week we’ll read from the Contemporary English Version. So, Esther, chapter 4 verse 1 through 7 verse 10 today.
Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for bringing us into this new week. We thank You in advance for all that You will speak to us through Your word. And we thank You for reminding us in Your that we are one body, that we are all necessary. And we thank You for allowing us to come together in community as part of this body as we continue to take this journey through the Scriptures. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. This is Lee from New Jersey and today is August 16th. And we’re at day 66. So, I want to give you guys a quick story. So, yesterday was pretty much…it was a day to just either start swinging or roll up into a little ball and just cry. I don’t know, one of those. I would’ve chose one of them __, but anyways. Yesterday, work was very difficult, very challenging. Left a lot later than normal. Traffic was horrible, then I got home and I had to cut the grass. The grass was superhigh. It looked like a jungle out there. So, when I started cutting the grass, basically, we have an electric…I had an electric lawn mower…I’ll explain why…and cut the cord and half, the extension cord with the blade underneath. So, I stopped that I was doing and put the cord back together. I did a quick connection there and finished at least the backyard. When I get to the front yard, the grass was so high and I was pushing that electric lawnmower so much that it just __ out, completely burned out. So, I was stuck there. So, my next-door neighbor who’s just __ my actual neighbor, he’s a great guy, his name is Jerry. And I want you guys to send him all your blessings and pray for this guy. He has shown me what a neighbor really is. He lends me is lawnmower. He helped me out so much. He taught me a lot of things that I even though __ man. We’re almost the same age but I really wish I had a dad like you. Like, he just showed me so many things in such a short amount of time that I was just amazed. So, he’s definitely taught me one big thing and it’s the…how to be neighborly and how to show God…how to bring God into every situation. And I don’t think he’s…he’s a believer, but he’s not exactly a practicing Christian but he goes to church and all that. But definitely, he shows it. So, guys let’s pray for Jerry and let’s do a quick prayer for anger. Let’s thank God…
Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. I hope you can hear me. This is Sarah in Nebraska and I am driving to work in a rainstorm this morning, Thursday morning. And I just was listening, it’s 16th today, to the daily reading. And No One Left Behind called in from Colorado about her anniversary, her anniversary and being grateful. And that was the last call made today. And, so, as is my practice I just started my prayers for the community and my family. And, as usual, I was praising God for His…today I was just praising him for His continual love for us, the constant love that He has that never wavers, that never falters. And He tickled my conscience with a revelation of me not being grateful as she had called about. It was her anniversary. She started to not be grateful that morning due to something her husband had done. And I often…I…more often than not, that is me. I can talk to God and be grateful and thankful but some of the most important people in my life, often I’m not. And God showed that to me today. And, so, today I am going to be grateful. I’m going to do my best to reflect God in all I do, all I say, especially to those most important to me, like my husband. So, I just thank you No One Left Behind in Colorado for those words.
Hello Daily Audio Bible family it’s Jay from Nashville Tennessee. Let’s pray. Precious Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ, we bow our hearts, our minds, and our spirits before your Majesty. Lord, we adore everything about you. We are overwhelmed by Your power. We’re mesmerized by Your grace. And we’re bewildered by Your love. Father, we confess of anything that we’ve done that goes against Your will, Your word, and Your spirit for our lives Father. Lord, we thank You for today. We thank You for this very moment. We thank You for the opportunity to join together with one another praying for one another, praying for our country, praying for our children, praying for our leaders, praying for our pastors, praying for those to heal and those who fix, and those who deliver, and those who deal with situations that are beyond our own understanding. Lord, we thank You for this now in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. I just wanted to mention that it’s raining here in Tennessee and the crazy thing about rain in Tennessee is it could be raining on one side of the street or could be raining on the other side of the street or it could be completely dry on one side and raining on another. I say that because in life sometimes will have rain on our side of the street and then we’ll notice on the other side of the street, it’s a great situation, better than where we are. But what I want to do is recognize that in this rain there is a blessing, light comes through rain. We wouldn’t have all this greenery that you see every day here in Nashville without the rain. God bless.
Hello Daily Audio Bible family. This is John Corrado from Bethlehem Pennsylvania. I hope you guys are all doing well. It is the 16th August here, 2018. And folks I am just pumped up beyond all recognition for what God is doing in your lives and the lives of all you all that call-in. So thankful Brian and Jill for what you do in your ministry and this community and the transformation that it has had and how it’s played a role in my life. It’s just absolutely amazing. First of all, Mark Street, dude, thank you for the shout out recently. I heard my name and man that really, it really made my heart leap for joy. I know how much of loved by God. I know who my Father is but, ya know, you’re on the other side of the world and to hear you say that you were thinking about me meant the world today. So, thank you so much for that Mark and God bless you. I’m thinking about you too. And folks, I think about you all, all the time. You know my friend Sarah Evans up in Canada and myself, we do the Daily Audio Bible transcriptions, every day. So, we listen to your prayer requests, we pray along with you. I’m praying with you. I hear your praise reports and am praising with you. And I don’t call-in frequently enough but here I am today. I just want to extend thanks and gratitude to you all for your prayers over my family. Real quickly, and I’ll call back with another update, my daughter Kelsey who’s in California that moved out to Los Angeles back in April, everything is going very very well for her. She’s going through struggles and challenges but she recently came back to find Jesus and put Him at the center of her life again and what a remarkable difference in this young lady because of you guys and what you’ve done for me. God bless you. I love you all and we’ll see you at the reunion.