1 Kings 9:1-10:29, Acts 8:14-40, Psalm 130:1-8, Proverbs 17:2-3
Today is the 12th day of June, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is great to be here with you today as we approach the center of the month and greet a brand-new week together. It is wonderful to be here with you today as we come together, like we do every day to take the next step forward in the Scriptures and in life. And of course, the custom around here, as it has always been, is to pick up where we left off yesterday, which leads us back into the book of first Kings and the times of King Solomon and his reign and really the glory days of ancient Israel. We’ll read from The Voice this week, first Kings chapters 9 and 10.
Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for bringing us safely into a brand-new week and these weeks stretch out before us and make the year and make the journey through the Scriptures and we are well underway. And we are listening and You are transforming us and we open our hearts to You fully and ask that You continue this process of transformation of sanctification within us, setting us…setting us a part, making us holy to You. And we take to heart what we read in the Proverbs silver is purified in the crucible, gold and the furnace, but motives of the hearts are judged by the eternal. You look at the why we do the things that we do, more than the things that we do. Because the why is our motivation. It’s what we’re after more what we want our motivation to be is after You. So, come Holy Spirit and make the pathway clear for us, that we might walk in Your ways. In the name of Jesus, we ask this. Amen.
Prayer and Encouragements:
Jesus, I just want to lift up my sister in Christ from Texas who said that she feels like she’s about to let everyone down. Like she’s holding it all together. Sister, I just feel like I got a word for you, that I’d like to share. I pray that it blesses you, I pray that it’s a timely word, whenever you’re hearing this. But sister, I just got this picture that you’re kind of, you’ve been in the role of Martha lately. And it’s not something you chose. But you have just been running around trying to manage everything. And I just hear so clearly the voice of the Holy Spirit daughter, come and rest at my feet. Even if it’s just for a minute or 30 or an hour today. I hear the Lord calling you to just rest at his feet and just be in His presence today. Because there is power in the presence of Jesus. It is so healing. And I encourage you to take that little mustard seed of faith and bring it to Jesus’ feet. Trust that He can restore you, trust that He can make a way in all your different situations. God Bless You.
Whitney, this is for you. It is June 20, er, June 8th when I’m sending this prayer in for you. But I heard it on May 28th but you know, I know that God, time doesn’t matter. That this prayer will be heard and whether it’s after, it doesn’t matter. I just want to say Whitney, I have been where you are at. I remember years of depression and anxiety; I remember being so sick for years. I remember one day when my husband walked in and we had four children and I was a stay-at-home mom, and he said he’d lost his job and we had $100 dollars left in our account. But God, but God. Father, I lift up my sister Whitney, Lord. I thank You Lord that those thoughts are not hers, they are the enemy. I come against them in the name of Jesus Christ. She has the mind of Christ, she has on a helmet of salvation, she has on the belt of truth, the breast plate of righteousness, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. The lance are praying and all prayers supplication in the Spirit. The breast plate of righteousness, her feet are covered in the gospel of peace everywhere she goes. The Gospel of peace. I thank You for Your grace that is more than sufficient for her. Lord, You said to lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ to intercede for them. Lord, and I’m thanking You.
Today is June 9th and I am reaching out to my sisters, Vicki and God’s Tree, for I have many branches and I’m rooted in the Word. I want to thank you both for calling in. I feel like I can relate to you both. The _ situations in life. And the feeling depressed and discouraged, I’m right there with you, that’s where my heart is. But I wanted to share encouragement. I heard a sermon from my church this week on, Psalm 13. David cried out and told our God how he was feeling. I want you to know that King David, the man after God’s own heart, tells us that it’s okay to not be okay. We are giving love, acceptance and invited to talk to our awesome Heavenly Father about what is going on. And when we get that out, we don’t give up and throw in the towel. We surrender, give it to our wonderful advocate, Jesus, who will give us the wisdom on how to take care of it. Then, we praise God for who He is, not the circumstances. Vicki and God’s Tree, you both are following that example. I pray that God blesses you both with wisdom, clarity, strength, and a song to carry you through. God Bless you both, Love, your sister Ashley from California.
Hi, this is Skip, and I’m a first-time caller. I’ve been part of the community for a little over a year and a half, and it’s so refreshing. The biggest thing on my heart right now, is I feel very betrayed by a couple I love, very much. And they’re Christians, I know they are, but I feel so betrayed. And I just want to be able to lay that before the Lord and that, the Lord, more than anything, would restore our relationship. That’s my prayer, is that the Lord will restore our relationship. Thank you so much. It’s so encouraging to know others will be praying. Good afternoon, bye bye.