Daniel 11:2-35, 1 John 3:7-24, Psalm 122:1-9, Proverbs 29:1
Today is the third day of the December, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today, as we continue our journey into the first end of the week of the month of December. And we have been camped out in the book of Daniel for a minute here and we will continue that journey in the Old Testament. And then we’ll move into the New Testament, as is our custom around here, and pick up where we left off in first John. So, let’s dive in Daniel chapter 11 verse 2 through 35 today.
Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for today, and we thank You for this day in Your word. And even as we bring a week to a close, we recognize that time definitely goes on, but this year as an ending point and it’s something that we can see. We have been sailing this journey nearly a year now. We departed many, many months ago and set sail and it wasn’t long before we were out in the deep. But now, we have been out in the deep a long time and we can see the horizon and we can see the landing point, and so we’re excited but we want to finish well and receive from You everything that we needed this year. So that we finish strong and begin well, the next adventure, the adventure of next year. And so, come Holy Spirit implant the words Your words, the words that lead to life, deep into the soil of our hearts and may we work with You in weeding and nurturing what You have planted in us, so that the fruit of the Spirit may abound. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here, tomorrow.
Prayer and Encouragements:
Hey Daily Audio Bible, this is Trina from Washington. And I am home sick today but I’m thankful for time to rest and to pray and just, excuse me, just thinking about how thankful I am for this community and for each of you, for how encouraging you are. And I feel like the Holy Spirit brought to mind our brothers and sisters here, who are serving time in jail or prison. And I think the Lord wants to just let you know that He loves you, He sees you, He cares about you, and we feel the same. We love you and we care about you, we’re so thankful for your prayers, we’re so thankful for the times when you call in and let us know how you’re doing. And, yeah, I wanted you to know that I’m praying for you all today. And hope you are all well. Okay, talk to you later. Bye.
Hello DAB family, this is TAC from Atlantis, I’m the Pray without Ceasing. Today, is November 29th and Brian, your message after the readings today, has just really spoken to me. You know, I am married, and I’ve been having some thoughts and, and, and I don’t know, judgement towards my parent in-laws, they were not raised how I was raised, in the word, in the teachings. Putting into operation everything I do and I just, it discouraged me so much, it always discouraged me. Just how you said today, it’s like, would if God didn’t have that patience and mercy with me. And it really, really speaks to, to how I’m not patient or I’m not trusting in Him. They’re on a collision course with Jesus, just like you said, that was amazing message. And to the brother that called recently about having impatience and he’s not been practicing in his word often. I, I understand you completely. It’s very, very, especially if you’re from where I think you’re from, if we’re from the same background. It’s difficult for sure but possible, all thanks to Him. It takes practice every single day. We get better, every single day. Don’t be discouraged, continue to fight the good fight. I love you all, DAB family. God Bless.
Hi, Daily Audio Bible family, this is Karen and I’m in North Carolina. And first, I just wanna say thank you to Brian for all the years that you have been building this community. And one of the reasons I’m calling today, it may seem a little weird but it’s about Brian’s voice. And when I read in Psalm 139, how God knit us together in our mother’s womb in wonders and secret, I just really can’t help but think about how God gave Brian, his love, his wife Jill, their beautiful and unique voices. He knew us before we were born, and He knew what Brian and Jill’s would be doing and their voices are huge part of their ministry. So basically, I just wanna say, all of you, that I find it simply amazing that God is so purposeful in our lives. And if any of us are struggling, we need to remember that He knit us together for this place. My second reason for calling is to ask for prayer for my daughter. He names Alissa, she’s a recovering alcoholic and for 6 years she hasn’t contacted our family. But recently, she’s called me to renew our relationship with my prayers. But my prayer request is for her salvation. She’s in AA and even though she talks about a higher power, she wants nothing to do with Jesus. She’s involved in a very sinful lifestyle. And I just want to ask you all to pray that God would show her His truth about Jesus. When I listened to Brian today, talk about how we’re all waiting for Christ to return but God is patiently waiting for others to come to know His love. And one of those He’s waiting for is my daughter, along with all the other prodigals. So, I’m glad you’re praying to come to His saving grace. So, thank you for letting me share. Please keep all the prodigals in your prayers as well as us moms, whose heart is burdened for our children. Thank you, thank you guys for letting me share.
Morning Daily Audio Bible community, this is JV in Kansas. It’s been a while since I’ve called in. I don’t know, it just been a while. I know, earlier this year, I had surgery, I called about that. The surgery ended up going well, hospital visit, not so well. But a lot has happened since then. But I got a new job and just been trying to recover and get things back in order. And I think, part of it is, is I’m calling today to pray for prayer, it’s just, feeling very lost, very angry, very alone. And trying to reach out, trying to pray, trying to stay faithful. And it’s just, it feels like, everything is going wrong. I just feel so alone. And not sure what to do about it. I pray, I pray, I pray, and I pray, and I ask for help, ask for guidance and I’ve been feeling very alone and knocked down in the cold right now. It’s just a lot of things going on that I don’t feel like I’m in control and I, I need the help of the Lord. I’m running out of time so, please pray for me. Thank you.