Exodus 35:10-36:38, Matthew 27:32-66, Psalms 34:1-10, Proverbs 9:7-8
Today is the 13th day of February, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today. Oh, later on today is a…this is a travel day so later on this afternoon It’ll all night flight, but we’ll talk about that in a little bit. We’re all here now, on this 13th day of February, taking the next step forward and we’re reading from the Mew Living translation this week, picking up the story from yesterday, Exodus chapter 35 verse 10 through 36:38
Father, we thank you for your word and we just…we take this time because this is the first time this year that we’ve moved through the story of her death and it’s a…it…I mean it’s a story that we've…we’ve heard maybe since Sunday school, maybe all of our lives but we’re not wanting it to be just a story that we read in the Bible. We want to take time here to…to contemplate what you went through. Yesterday we talked about losing the plot. We talked about Moses veil and we’re seeing all that on full display here but what we’re also seeing is that you never lost the plot, that you were never ever willing to allow your creation, your image bearers on this planet, you…You were never willing to abandon us to the darkness and we are here because that’s true. And yet in the book of Matthew we are also reading how dark the darkness is, so dark that a human being bearing the image of God could not recognize its own maker. And then we have to confess that, that has…that has been our story too…that…that has been us too. And we’re sorry because you…you just have never given up. We’ve given up almost every single time. You’ve just never given up. You just won’t stop coming for us. And the invitation is simply that we surrender to that, that we that we realize that we’re not in control and that we surrender to you and allow our lives to then be enveloped and enraptured by you so that we are no longer living in insane animal like life on this planet, that we are rejoined to you and we are living as we were created. And this all made possible because of the cross. And, so, we thank you Jesus profoundly for your sacrifice and we ask Holy Spirit that you would help us to continually keep this in mind today we pray in Jesus name. Amen.
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And I guess I’ve been mentioning it every day this week, today…today is a travel day and it’s a big travel day. A little later this afternoon we’ll be getting on the big plane and heading across the ocean. So, this is departure day and we’ll be making a stop in Rome for a couple of days where we are beginning to capture some of the photography and video like we’ve created in the Promise Land films for some of the biblical events situated around Rome and most in particular, situated around the apostle Paul’s life. And that sounds…saying it…that’s sounds incredible and I’m sure it will be, I’ve never been. But on a number of occasions I have dropped in on the other side of the world to…to start filming things and the jetlag and the brain fog of it all can be challenging. So, thank you for your prayers. But I…I will be posting some video and pictures and stuff like…like we do all the time that we’re in the land of the Bible. So, if you haven’t yet gone over and followed the Facebook page, which is Facebook.com/dailyaudiobible or Instagram, which is dailyaudiobible, you might want to do that if you want to follow along with trip and just able to peer in, be able to be with us in spirit, be with us virtually as we do this journey. But I think my main request is prayer. And I’ve been saying it all this week, that’s my prayer, is that we as a community raise a canopy over all of it, all of the jetlag that’s gonna happen, all the stamina that’s gonna be needed, all of the health that we’re going to need, all of the clarity that we’re going to need and the disorientation of it, all of the protection for all of the vehicles, all of the technology all of everything that…that goes into this. We just wanna…we just wanna keep praying over that. And, so, we’re gonna end today that way even though we’ve kinda already done it.
I just want to pray. God, thank you, thank you for…thank you for letting us live when we do, that…thst what we’re going to do is even possible, is almost miraculous, and that what we do here every day in coming together around the campfire and hearing from your word, that we can do this no matter where we are in the world, it’s almost like a miracle. We live in a miraculous time and we thank you for that because we acknowledge just a century ago, this…this is not the story and a couple of centuries ago this is science fiction. And, so, you’ve let us be here at this time and allowed us an opportunity to come to the lands of the Bible to walk the soil, to smell the smells, to be able to turn in a complete circle and see it all. We’re…we’re grateful for that. And even as we go, we know that we don’t go alone, we go as a community. And, so, father I pray that as we do this virtually, as we create postings and pictures and videos and allow them to happen as their happening that you will bind us together in community, that we’ll be able to have a little window into what’s going on there and a little window into the places where the Bible happened. And father, indeed, we do pray for health and, indeed, we do pray for jet lag and, indeed, we pray over all of the transport, and we pray over all of the logistics, and all of the vehicles, and all of the technology. We pray for stable Internet everywhere that we go and thank you for allowing the Daily Audio Bible to progress unimpeded in any way. And most important God we pray for wide open hearts to anything and everything that you might want to speak, whether there in person or whether virtually, that our hearts would be open to anything you want to speak. And, so, we pray, come Holy Spirit, and hover above everything about this journey we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Alright folks that’s it I will see you on the other side. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.