2 Samuel 17:1-29, John 19:23-42, Psalms 119:129-152, Proverbs 16:12-13
Today is the 31st day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today. Can you believe it? The last day of the 5th month of the year. And, so, like we’re beginning a brand-new, shiny, sparkly week even as we’re ending this month. And tomorrow we’ll be in month six, but we’re not there. We’re here. We’re on the last day of month five and our journey has taken us…man…our journey has taken us to the highs and the lows and all the in betweens. In the biblical story that we’re reading from second Samuel, the story of King David’s life, we’re seeing a lot of highs and lows and in betweens and that this one would be considered a low right now. King David’s son, Absalom, is trying to take over the kingdom. And we pick up that story from second Samuel, chapter 17 today. We’re in a new week so we will read from the God’s Word Translation this week. Second Samuel chapter 17.
Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for bringing us into yet another brand-new week, another reset, another restart, another opportunity to consider the road out in front of us, knowing that that’s all we can do is consider it. It is out in front of us. But step-by-step, day by day, moment by moment, choice by choice we will write the story of this coming week and we thank You that we have Your word to…to inform those choices, to speak to the things that we will deal with. We thank You for the comfort of Your Holy Spirit to comfort and…and rebuke and discipline and lead us into all truth. We thank You for the Spirit of wisdom at every crossroads crying out, “this is the way You should go.” May we slowdown in this brand-new shiny, sparkly new week to pay attention to what You have given us to show us the way. And even as we end a month, the fifth month. Five months in this year we’ve been here every day moving forward and You have been here every day leading. And, so, we are grateful, we are humbled. And as we release this week and look forward into the new month, we ask that You lead and guide us as we continue to participate by paying attention, by being awake, by having eyes to see. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus. We ask. Amen.
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This is the last day of the month of May. That’s what’s going on around here. So, we’re ending a month and beginning a week and preparing our hearts and minds and I guess even bodies to move into the new month because we have to take all those things with us into the new month. And, so, yeah, what a season we have been in. And…wow…it’s exciting to know that we will be marching forward together into this new month.
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And that’s it for today. That’s it for this month. We release it. It now becomes a part of our history and a part of our story, a part of our story together as we move through the Bible this year. So, that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.
Community Prayer and Praise:
Hey, this message is for Chris from Michigan. You dialed in on May 21st about your teenage daughter telling you that she wanted to commit suicide. And, so, I want to pray for you right now. Father, Lord You are in heaven and You are our Father and You are a mighty Father and You have invited us into Your royal eternal family of God along with Your heavenly hosts in the kingdom of heaven. And Lord we praise You that the kingdom of heaven will one day be united with the kingdom of earth. And Lord we praise You Father because You are our protector Father. You’re not an absent Father. You are our heavenly holy all loving all-knowing all sovereign Father and nothing can separate us, nothing can separate us because of Your eternal son, because of our elder brother king Jesus. We worship Your son. We make much of Jesus and we thank You Lord that we live in a family where we are part of the family which we support each other. We not only support each other we lay down our lives for each other and that is Jesus, that is what he has done. And I pray that that same power that seem Holy Spirit would rush upon Chris, would rush upon Chris as the call to be a father, Lord to relentlessly pursue his daughter, to relentlessly lay down his life to protect his daughter in the name of Jesus. Lord, that he would do whatever it takes Lord. Father, that he would do whatever it takes Lord. to look his daughter in the eye and remind her every day, every day that she is precious, that she is loved. And Lord most importantly in this time where his daughter feels so alone, so afraid…
Hey DAB family this is Jordan in Texas and I just want to say, man I love you guys and I’m glad to be a part of this family. And I wanted to pray for my brother in Australia, Terry, who called today May 28th to ask for prayer against his addiction to pornography. And man, I’ve been there, and I know a lot of men who have and have found freedom even after 20 years. And, so let me pray for you and…and everyone else, anyone else who’s struggling with the same stuff. So, Lord I pray for Terry and Australia. Thank You for his boldness to…to ask for prayer for…for something that is very hidden and can be very shameful. Lord, I pray that You would touch his heart. I pray that You would go into those deep places in his heart that are hurting that…that he’s found that some side…some kind of false comfort in pornography, Lord that You would heal him of those things, that he would be bold and take courage to go into those places to find healing. And God I just thank You for that. I pray that You hook him up with a group of men that he can talk to be and vulnerable with and honest with. And God I just pray for healing. I pray that he would taste freedom from this addiction in the name of Jesus. And Terry if you want to email me, you’re more than welcome to - firstname.lastname@example.org. Love you brother have a good day.
Hi this is Katie in Kentucky. Gosh, I’ve been listening to the Daily Audio Bible regularly when I’m out running as that’s always been a place where I just…I don’t know…my heart just opens up a whole lot more and I keep not calling in. I keep having things that I want to say. So, I stopped running today stood to the side of the road and here I am calling in. And there’s so much I want to say. My heart is just breaking for this world. It’s…I just listened to the story about where David sent people with a good message and the people he sent it to received it and said, “oh, it’s a trick” and they challenged their assumptions and it led to…I mean desecrating people, it led to mocking people. I just see our world that way. And I guess my prayer today is that we would just look at one another as a child of God and that we could see that each one of us matters, that no matter whether you wear a mask or don’t wear a mask or you want to open the economy, don’t want to, you know, whatever. I juts…my prayer for this country right now in this world is that we can just all see each other as a child of God, that Jesus died for each one of us, and to start connecting with people instead of making assumptions about why they’re doing what they’re doing. Thank you all for…for all your prayers as you call in. I didn’t use to listen to prayer requests and now I feel so much more connected to this community and I just __ your hearts. I have so much to pray for that I just __ really happy with this world. So…
family it’s Jesse from Washington I think it’s the 28th of May. In a
fire right now and man I don’t know what I would do without the Daily Audio
Bible, without God’s word speaking to every…100% of the situations that I get
myself into or find myself in. There’s a lesson every single day that He
applies to my life and to my heart. I want to thank you for all of your prayers
for my marriage and for me. Thank you, Kingdom Seeker for your prayers. Woo! That’s
all I gotta say about that voice. And I just want to challenge everybody this
week and every week to tell somebody about the Daily Audio Bible and give them
a testimony to how it’s changed your life and how it even helped you today in some
small lesson or big lesson. I mean, everyone needs to know about this. And I
tell you, even going to church I would be lost if I had to wait six days before
I…I got the word, if I didn’t have time to pick up Scripture I don’t know where
I will be family. So, I challenge all of you to tell somebody about this. Tell
them about your journey, the tools you’ve learned from this, something. But spread
this out. Everyone needs this. And I’m excited for the blessings that are
coming in this fire, for the lessons I’m learning and for all the lessons and
blessings that are gonna come after this fire. I thank You Father. I thank you
family. Love you all. Good…