Job 8:1-11:20, 1 Corinthians 15:1-28, Psalms 38:1-22, Proverbs 21:28-29
Today is the 23rd day of August, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you as we begin a new week. And you know what that means. It’s all out in front of us, shiny and sparkly. Nothings gone wrong nothings gone right. It’s all out in front of us and the way that we live into this week is gonna dictate what this week looks like. And, so. here we are entering another one of our weeks together. This week will read from the Voice Translation and we will continue our journey through the book of Job, which we’ve really…we’re just getting going but we understand what happened to Job and it’s devastating to say the least. We watched Job’s posture in all of the devastation and that has been to stay and remain true and upright before God, yet he has enormous questions that his friends who have come to see him and are mourning with him they’re trying to answer. But Job wants something that they can’t give him. He wants an audience with God. And…and his friends, they have words about that, about the arrogance of that notion. But we’ll continue with our story. Today Job 8, 9, 10 and 11.
Father, we thank You for Your word and we greet this new week with expectancy. We open our hearts to You. We’ve been weighed down, we’ve been crushed, we’ve been flattened, we’ve lamented and sought answers like Job. We…we can relate to where we are in the Scriptures, but we see Your faithfulness. We are here and this theme keeps coming up but it’s a reminder. We are still here. Your breath is still within us. We are still here. You are sustaining us. And, so, all of the things that have been kind of shut down because of the assaults of life on us, especially this year, we wanted to begin to lift. Even as things get more and more chaotic, we want that to lift. We don’t have to live under that cloud, not if we let go and understand our utter dependence upon You, that we are completely dependent upon You and You are faithful. When we put our trust in You completely and wholly, the atmosphere changes in our lives, the way we look at everything changes in our lives and all these things we’ve been carrying around they begin to lift. This is what we’re asking for as we go into this new week. And, as we prepare and look ahead into the changing of seasons into new month before us come Holy Spirit, we put our trust in You. Lift these heavy burdens, same kind of burdens we’re reading about in the Psalms, same understanding that this has always been going on and this part of the story. And this part of the story teaches us, and we are dependent completely. Our own strength is not enough, and we need You and You are available. So, we throw up our arms and surrender and say come Holy Spirit, lead us into all truth, lead us on the narrow path that leads to life, lead us deeper into Jesus we pray this coming week. In Jesus name we ask. Amen.
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