Isaiah 45:11-48:11, Ephesians 4:1-16, Psalms 68:19-35, Proverbs 24:3-4
Today is September 25th welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is great to be here with you today as we do what we do at the beginning of every week. We consider that this week is out in front of us and it’s brand-new. And we do this at the beginning of most of our weeks just as a mental reset. Like, yeah, time just kinda keeps going on and we mark the days, but this is the beginning of a new week, a span of time that we will live into, and we have all kinds of choices that we will have to make during this week. Just kinda resetting and realizing it’s all on in front of us right now helps us to understand that His mercies are new every morning and every week. And, so, just exhale what is in the past and now and look forward to what is before us is always a good thing because the week is waiting to be lived. And it’s shiny and new and waiting for us to write our story upon it. And we can trash the place. Like we certainly can. We can take this beautiful new week that’s out in front of us and trash it or we can make it more beautiful than the week before. Let’s do the latter. And part of the way that we do this is show up every day around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward in the Scriptures, allowing them to work within us and transform us. And, so, this brand-new shiny sparkly week we will read from the Good News Translation. And certainly, picking up right where we left off yesterday will lead us back into the book of Isaiah. Today chapter 45 verse 11 through 48 verse 11.
Father, we thank You for this brand-new sparkly shiny week that You have provided for us, and we acknowledge that. You have provided it for us. Your mercies were new this morning, and You provided this day for us. What we make of this day, I guess, is whether or not we choose to be aware of Your presence and available to collaborate in Your work in this world. How we write the story of this week as we were talking about at the beginning is our story to tell but You have provided it for us, life this week. May we live it deeply, truthfully, honorably and loyally before You. May we acknowledge You in all things. May we humble ourselves before You and choose what You are leading as opposed to whatever it is that catches our eye that we’re chasing after. May we chase after You. And Holy Spirit, we invite You into this week and ask that You lead and direct us not only in the practical decisions of our lives, but also lead us deeper into Jesus, deeper into our understanding of the Scriptures, we pray. In the name of Jesus’ we ask. Amen.
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