Today is the 12th day of January. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and it’s great to sit down here and take a deep breath and slowly exhale and take a sip of coffee and scooch up to the microphone and cozy around this global campfire that is the community here. And I see that some of you have thrown some logs on, we’ve got a nice warm fire going and we’re just kind of coming in out of the cold, coming in and out of the dark and warming ourselves and feeling each other’s presence. And, so, here we go, altogether, taking the next step forward. And we’re reading from the New International Version this week, which obviously ends today. We’ll read something else tomorrow, but we’ll pick up where we left off no matter what day it is, no matter what translation we’re reading from. And today we’ll read Genesis chapter 26 verse 17 through 27 verse 46. And once again what we’re following now, because Abraham passed away yesterday, we’re moving into the generation after Abraham and beginning to follow the story of Isaac. And Isaac has had some children, Jacob and Esau. And, so, we’re beginning to know their story and these particular names, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, we need to know these names and we need to know their origin because they will shape how the story unfolds as we continue through the rest of the year. So, Genesis chapter 26.
Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for bringing us this far into this new year. And as we release the first full week of this new year we feel like we’re starting to settle into the rhythm of this new year and we can see that this can be a very, very overwhelming year for us or there’s an alternative path, a narrow one that leads to life and we’re beginning to learn about that path and You are beginning to teach us of that path and we’re beginning to realize we may need…we may need to change some things. And You are so kind, and You are so gracious and gentle with us that You allow us to become aware and You gently lead us in the way that we should go. And, so, our part in this at this point is to remain open. And we have an open heart to You. Nothing is off-limits from You God. We trust You. There are many things we may be skeptical of in this world, but we trust You. You are our only hope. And, so, we declare this, we speak it out loud, we say it, it’s our reality. There is no other one. There is no other way. And, so, we put our hope in You and we trust You and by doing this, our heart begins to open to You. Come Holy Spirit, plant the word of God that we read today and all that we’ve read so far this year into our lives continuing to till the soil and plant the fruit of the Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hi, this is Victoria Soldier just calling tonight to pray for some of the DABbers. I just want to pray for some of the DAbbers who are going through, especially some of those who are affected by the government closure. I want to pray for those who are going through stress and who have a need in their lives. Lord, in the name of Jesus You have Your way. Lord You’re a God who can supply all our needs. You said that You are the way, the truth, and the light. You said that You would not hold any good thing from us. Oh Lord, somebody needs You tonight, somebody needs some strength, somebody needs some guidance, somebody needs some direction, somebody needs some protection. Oh Lord, You have Your way in the name of Jesus. Lord, You supply their every need. Oh Lord in abundance You come that we might have life and we might have it more abundant. You said You would never leave us nor forsake us. You said You are the way the truth and the light. You’re our Alpha and Omega. You’re our beginning and our end. Father we thank You, we thank You for Your presence, we thank You for Your spirit, we thank You for Your power, we thank You for the victory, we thank You Lord for You delivering power, we thank You for Your miracle working power. All those strongholds, every stronghold that comes to hold us down, every wicked sin from the enemy that comes to take away our joy, to come to take away every good thing that He has for us. Lord, You have Your way. Oh Lord, in the name of Jesus You continue to bless Brian and Jill and his daughter China and all the people of God. You continue to bless Blind Tony, Sharon, and the lady that lost her daughter. Lord __ for Joe the Protector, You pray for him and his daughter Lord. Oh Lord in the name of Jesus, Lord You touch Pastor Gene, You touch Your people Lord, You touch those who are going through, You touch those who lost everything Lord, You provide, You open doors no man…
My beautiful family, this is Pastor Gene from Bradenton Florida, and I am calling rejoicing for China’s engagement. Congratulations China, congratulations Ben, praise God for your engagement, congratulations Jill and Brian. You have done an extraordinary job with your little girl whom I met when she was 16, which is how old my daughter is today. So, I look at her and I just glorify the Lord for everything that she is and now an extra reason to thank God for his faithfulness towards her and toward you guys. Bless you, bless you, bless you. We are going to continue praying more than ever for you guys and now we have to __ of prayer. Praise the Lord. And my beautiful family, particular for the newcomers, one of the wonderful things about the DAB, particularly the prayer line, is that we came here only to listen to the word but we get to pray for one another and that is an excellent exercise. Sometimes, the Daily Audio Bible has been a life saver for me not only from the perspective of the word but because it forces me to look outside of myself into the needs of others. So, you will find that when you pray together with your brothers and sisters, whether on the line or later, that you are strengthened just because God intended for us to pray and intercede for one another. And now join me in prayer. Father, we pray for Sean from South Carolina. We ask for Your blessing for Your strength oh God. Oh Father we pray for our brother prodigal. We believe that he is gaining his strength and that he knows that You are with him and that he has heard Your words of love by just listening to this podcast. Father, I pray for Demarius and for Enesto, two individuals that we shared the word with and we are expecting and anticipated results…
Good morning DAB family, my name is Janet. I am calling __ year on the Daily Audio Bible. I enjoy every minute of it, in awe of the community and the prayer warriors out there. I myself am not very good at prayer but I am in desperate need of prayer for my son Jared who is 23 and he’s an alcoholic. I found out earlier last year that he was drinking. He was drinking for about two years and he kept it from me and my family kept it from me. I’ve done everything I can to get him help. I have had him in a 30-day program. He just got out and am getting ready to send him off to California for his next sobriety program because he had a drink on Saturday. I was away for him for three hours and he had a drink. I don’t have the money for these programs. So, to take the train system in there and no work and so the money is…it’s hard for me and __ for him and he is a wonderful loving person with a disease and I just want to know if you’d pray for Jared. Pray for me that I can get through this so that I know how to help him. And I pray the Lord for direction, I pray for strength, I pray for Jared __…
So, good morning my name is David and I live in in Indianapolis Indiana in the United States and I am carrying a burden, have been carrying it for a little over 2 ½ years. And what it is is my son is really going through a…a very nasty long separation from his wife and he’s living with us currently and I have…get to see the three grandkids occasionally. So, anyway that’s been very hard for us…my wife and I. We just especially appreciate prayer for that and then for my…I have a problem with anger. It wells up inside me. So, as a grandfather I feel helpless sometimes but…so anyway Daily Audio Bible family, I hadn’t been listening in a good solid two years, and now I’m back at it so please pray for me. Thank you. Goodbye.
Good morning, I am Peggy in Texas and for this moment I invite you to join me in prayer. Father, on this Monday morning I thank you for your word read so beautifully and strongly to us and for the commentary causing us to ponder the way you’re speaking to us this day. May we not forget the challenge. I thank you for that same Spirit heard in Rudolph’s strong and clear voice from Toronto as well as from Sherlock in New Jersey and from, I think it was, Denise in Cleveland. Their voices gave strength and brought gratefulness to my heart. Thank you, Father. At the same time, I recognize at times like these that is easy to become fearful and weary and restless, to have a soul that is lacking in joy, for problems are real and life is often hard. Father, remember with your healing touch all those who are in pain, pain due to illness or rejection, tragedy, loss, death, or hunger, or who cannot find place whatever that might mean. Have mercy on all of DABbers who are suffering at this hour. Please, meet needs. We often fail as it’s easy to identify with Easy in Georgia who spoke of failure and maintaining as well as Denise’s desire, not only to maintain but to obtain and to sustain in order to be good witnesses to your power. We identify there and ask that all of us will be faithful in our seeking, for you tell us if we seek we shall surely find. We praise your name this Monday morning. In the name of Jesus…