Numbers 24:1-25:18, Luke 2:1-35, Psalms 59:1-17, Proverbs 11:14
Today is the 16th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is great to be here with you today and every day. It’s great to be here with you on the weekend as we’re closing down another week. I am enjoying having an extra hour of daylight for this past week. Hopefully you are too no that daylight savings time has switched back, at least where we are. And…man…in the wintertime when that change is over, here where I…here we’re Nashville is…when the days get short around Christmas time, it’s dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. Not my favorite, but I know some of you have like months of darkness at one time, but then you get months of daylight. And, I don’t know…I don’t know that would be like, but I am digressing, but it is the weekend, so we can have a little chat now and then right? Anyway, let’s dive in and take the next step forward and end our week strong and well. We’ve been reading this story of Balaam and Balak and we kind of unpacked that yesterday because it is a kick in the pants in some of the ways that we are manipulative in our lives. But let’s pick up and conclude that story. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. Numbers chapter 24 and 25 today.
Father, we thank you for another week in your word. And each time we come to the last day of the week we’re reminded of your faithfulness behind us and we have faith in your faithfulness before us, which leaves us here, right now, in the middle of your faithfulness and this is where we always are, we’re just not always paying attention. And, so, we find ourselves confused, but you haven’t gone anywhere. It’s usually that we’ve walked away in some way. And, so, here we are, closing down another week and considering your faithfulness in all things at all times knowing that tomorrow will begin a shiny, sparkly, new week and we get to live into it with you. And we thank you for all you have spoken into our lives throughout this this past week, the ways that you have touched areas that need correction, areas that we need to be rebuked on because they’re not going anywhere, but also for your comfort and for the way that you father us. So, we open ourselves up to you as we close this week down and look forward with great anticipation for all that you have yet to do in our lives. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.
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Hi Daily Audio Bible my name is Scotty. I have felt…felt an urge to call for a while but I’ve been putting it off. I would like to ask prayer for my mental and emotional health. I have been struggling with depression and anxiety and compulsive eating for a while now. I’ve been wrestling to…to address negative thinking and deal with my behaviors but it has been a rough struggle and my emotions have seemed to be a little bit overwhelming at times. Anyways, thank you for your prayers. Take care.
Blessings DAB family this is Lee from New Jersey and today is March 13th if I’m not mistaken. So, Mark Street, you called in my brother from down under. Hey quick thing. Think of your blessings from God as a coin. Right? And the coin that God gives you, both sides are clean but the evil one is actually up to his trickery again. He wants you to believe that one side is clean, and the other side is dirty. So, he’s trying to keep you focused on the dirty side. So, how about this. How about you tell the evil one that he’s a liar? All those feelings that you have are just from past experiences because we all have them, but you have been wiped clean. Your coin is clean. So, the evil one is lying again, he’s up to his trickery, he wants us to fall back because that is his way of making God look foolish, that His plan is not the right plan. So, givin’ it to him where he deserves it, if you know what I mean. All right my brother. Call in and let us know how you’re feeling. Today is day 29 praying against gluttony. Here we go. Father God, thank You Lord. Thank You God for this new day of life, this new day of opportunity to learn about You and about ourselves and about the things around us Lord. Thank You for the bounties of food of nutrition that You give us Lord how we’re able to take care of ourselves because of that, ow we’re able to continue to survive and to see and to love each other through that. May we never abuse of Your bounty Lord as a means of entertainment Lord, as a means of healing wounds that don’t even exist Lord, wounds that are made up in our band mind Lord, that the only one that can remove these wounds or heal these wounds is You, is Your Holy Spirit, the blood of the Lamb that can pour over us and wash away all of our wounds and help us to be whole. And we pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Good morning Daily Audio Bible family this Jay from Nashville. I just wanted to call in for Mark Street. Praying for your brother. I heard your call on the 13th about how, you know, during the lent season you get a little down. Listen, I totally understand that and my biggest recommendation to you is to just try to focus on positive things because, you know I struggle with depression and what I’ve noticed is if I focus on the things that are causing the sadness for too long I can find myself in a little bit of a depression ditch if you know what I mean. Well, heavenly Father we thank You for today. Lord we thank You for Your love and Your grace and mercy. We thank You for Mark Street and we thank You for all of these people that are a part of this worldwide family that we call the Daily Audio Bible family. Lord we pray for those that are dealing with depression right now and we pray Father that You will beam in a ray of sunshine with Your love during this time that they struggle with. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray.
Good morning this is Bridget from New York City. I’m calling, today is March 13th, I’m calling to pray from Isabella from Nebraska and __ . So, Isabella, I just want to lift you up sweet sister. I remember you saying you have been struggling with mental health issues and that is something that is very near and dear to my heart as my family has struggled with that for many, many, many years and the Lord has covered me to not fall into what is called a nervous breakdown. So, heavenly Father Lord, I lift up Isabella to You. I thank You for her mind and I thank You that You have given her sound mind Lord and I just pray Father that as she continues to hear Your word Lord on this beautiful Daily Audio Bible that Father God she would be washed in Your word Lord, that she would will know that no weapon formed against her will prosper, that she will know that You give her the mind of Christ, that greater is he in me than he that is in this world Father, and Lord that she would know that You are with her through every step of the way, that she would know that You give her sound mind Father God. I pray that she would receive that from You Lord and that she would be blessed by Your word Father and know that Your word watches her Lord God in truth Father God and in spirit Father God. I pray also for Mark. Mark You shared about Your marriage. I ask You Father God Lord to heal the broken wounds in this marriage Father the way You healed my marriage Father God. Lord there is nothing that anyone of us can go too far deep into that You cannot dig into deeply and heal. In Jesus precious, precious name I pray. Amen.