08/18/2018 DAB Transcript

Esther 1:1-3:15 , 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 , Psalms 35:17-28 , Proverbs 21:19-20

Today is the 18th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it’s great to be here with you as we close down another week. And even as we close down another week, we’ll be opening a brand new book today.

Introduction to the book of Esther:

The book of Esther is a short little book, but it’s a high drama story that’s full of intrigue. Esther tells of a young Hebrew girl named Hadassah who was orphaned while in exile in Persia. And then she was taken in and raised as a daughter by her cousin Mordecai who was of the tribe of Benjamin. But they were in exile and exiled Hebrews often took on localized names. So, Hadassah was given the name Esther, which translates to mean star or morning star in Jewish tradition. From the scriptures we know that Esther was stunningly beautiful and she possessed a quiet character. And when King Ahasuerus, who is associated with Xerxes, sought to find a replacement for the banished Queen Vashti, Esther was chosen, although she kept the fact that she was Jewish a secret. And this proved very providential. Around the same time, a man named Haman rose to prominence before the king. And Haman was a descendant of King Agag of Amalec. So, the Hebrews and the Amalekites had been enemies dating all the way back to their origins, which would be Jacob and Esau. King Agag was executed by the prophet Samuel after King Saul defeated the Amalekites in battle. So, Haman’s hated of the Jews was personal. And it was reignited when Mordecai would not bow down before him in honor as the king’s highest official. And so Haman devised a plan to annihilate every Jew in the Persian empire. So, that’s quite a backdrop for quite a dramatic story. On one side of the king was this beautiful Jewish queen Esther. On the other side was this high official Haman who intended to wipe all Jews from the earth. So, the book of Esther is the basis for the festival Purim for the Jewish people, which was established by Mordecai in the book of Esther. The story takes place during the same period of history that we’ve been reading about when we’ve read through Nehemiah and the previous books that describe the exile. We’ll find many parallels in the book of Esther that we can apply to our lives. And God will always show up. The circumstance doesn’t always dictate the outcome of things. And everyone has an important role to play because God brings people into the picture for specific times and specific missions to get major things done in his kingdom. This can be large as Queen Esther saving God’s people from destruction or God sending you to rescue your next door neighbor. We’re all here for such a time as this. And so, with that being said, let’s dive into the book of Esther 1:1-3:15. And we’re reading from the Good News Translation this week.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another week in Your word. And we thank You for all that You have spoken to us, all that You have shifted within us, all the seeds that have been planted in our lives that will yield a harvest. And we thank You for bringing us this far. All the way to the beautiful and redemptive story of Esther. We ask that Your Holy Spirit plant this in our lives and we thank You God. We love You and we worship You. And we pray these things in Jesus name. Amen.

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And, as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning Daily Audio Bible. My name is Joy. This is my first time calling in and I’m so blessed by this ministry. I have been enjoying it on my walks and jogs every morning and I assure you that I have been praying and growing. This morning I’m calling in because I was encouraged to when I heard two other brothers from the prayer line call in who are in ministry as we are. And I felt led to go ahead and call in my first time to ask for prayer for my husband and I. We recently planted a church, our second, in Texas. And it’s been a four year journey and we decided to let go of this position because another phone call came in for a church in Missouri. And, so, we have been moving that direction, to take over a church in Missouri. However, we got a call the night before at 9 PM from that church, the night before we were to be celebrated the next Sunday morning to say goodbye to our church in Texas that that board has decided not to continue with us because we are foster parents who are having to go to court and be in trials to win our baby boy who we have had for 20 months in our home and we also have his sister and she is adopted. This trial has been going on since the end of January. It is now August. No one has ever seen a trial go this long and every time we go to court there seems to be a reschedule and with no end in sight. And so we lost this church and…this is the church in Missouri as well. All was…

Hi. My name is Shika from Los Angeles and I just started listening. __ start from January and I just hit February and I’ve fallen in love with the community and all I can think of is how I really wish I had a community like this. But I’m calling because I really need prayer. I’ve been married for four years. I’ve known him for nine years. He’s traditional, like, he’s Indian family. And I __ from Jamaica. And his parents have just made my life hell. And I thought it was just his past, like, they call me the N word, they call me __. And I’ve put up with this cause I thought…well…they don’t know better. My __ family, they don’t know Jesus but he’s been the problem too. He just came down and __ hateful person. And then when I was pregnant he was really verbally and emotionally abusive. He would like scream at me. And right when I had my son he __ didn’t want anything to do with him. And he was just terrible. He just….he was just so caught up on status and show. That there was spite for him. And, I’d said, you know, we needed a good environment __, and we need to be separated. __ that I have to fight him tooth and nail. __. I spoke to a lawyer and he said that he would get custody. __. And if he was as manipulative as I say then I won’t fare well. So, I don’t know what to do. I tried everything. I’ve tried counseling. Maybe my message is too long. I’ve tried counseling multiple times. __ I’ve tried everything I could with him. But he still is always blaming me and putting me down and I don’t know how to get out of this and I don’t know how to get strong enough to __ life time because he’s only twenty two months and __ custody…and…

Hi DAB family. This is Shelby. Forgive me for reading this but I don’t want to ramble. I’ve been listening for six years and finally got the courage to call today. I pray along with you all and look forward to hearing your familiar voices most every day. I’m asking you all to pray with me in finding the house that the Lord would have me have because I am a single changing aging woman and desperately need to downsize to something I can manage. I can’t afford to move unless I sell my house and I feel trapped in it. I’ve been down in the dumps over my living situation for years and I’m stepping out of faith, asking the Lord to provide the house of his choosing. I already feel the Lord’s hand in this because I found a home that I think will work and a couple is coming to look at my house on Saturday. I haven’t even listed it in the house and found wasn’t listed. Please pray that if it’s the Lord’s will, and that’s the important part, the couple will buy it and I will be able to get the other house. Timing is critical. I need prayer for wisdom, discernment, and courage to handle the negotiation and all of the for sale by owner transactions. I confess, I’m afraid. I also need strength to finish cleaning and decluttering before they see the house on Saturday, August 18th. Thank you family, Brian, and Jill for your prayers and all that you do. Listening to the Bible through the DAB all these years has changed my life and by relationship with the Lord. I recommend it to everyone I talk to. I hope to come back soon with a praise report. God bless you all. Bye-bye.

Hi family this is Prophetic Intercessor from North Carolina calling just to say shed prayer for those who feel that their dreams have been deferred for so long. And I have been so heavy the last two days. And my brother and my mother prayed for me just a few hours ago and I felt such a weight lift and I wanted to pass that forward because I know what it is to feel heavy and I know what it is to have a dream that’s deferred that makes your heartsick. But the other part of the verse in proverbs says that when the dream is fulfilled it is like a tree of light. So, I’m just calling to pray for those who find themselves with sickened hearts because there’s s some dreams and desires you’ve laid before God that you haven’t seen manifested yet. And I want to speak light over your life and I want to encourage you to stay on the course because God is not a man that He should rise but every word that He spoke He is well able to bring it to pass and I pray that God send a fresh wind into your life today to breathe upon every dry dream, to breathe upon every dry bone, that a new wind will come to every valley that you’re walking in until flesh comes back upon your bones and until you are reinvigorated. I pray in the name of Jesus that He would invigorate your heart today with peace, with joy, with hope, and with strength. That you will not stagger at the promise, but that you would hold fast, and that God would release eagles wings so that you do not faint, hallelujah, and that you do not fall moments before you cross over the finish line because the enemy’s tactic is to wear us out before we lay hold of the promise. But I rebuke every satanic plot that gets you to give up moments before the promise is realized in your life. And I join forces with you as a prophetic intercessor and I stand in the gap with you that your heart will no longer be sick because your dream is coming to be fulfilled. Be blessed. And I…

08/17/2018 DAB Transcript

Nehemiah 12:27-13:31 , 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 , Psalms 35:1-16 , Proverbs 21:17-18

Today is the 17th day of Auuuuugust (Brian pronounces August a it a little weirdly and laughs abut it)…although I don’t think that’s really how you say it…but August. It’s the 17th day of August How are you in the middle of this month and at the end of this workweek? Hope you’re doing well. And no matter how you’re doing, this is the right place to find some serenity and some peace and some quiet and some stillness and allow God’s word to speak as we move forward and take the next step. And this week we’ve been reading from the Good News Translation. And, so, that’s what we’ll do. Nehemiah chapter 12 verse 27 through 13 verse 31 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we concluded the book of Nehemiah today with the dedication of the wall surrounding Jerusalem. And two choirs processed their way in opposite directions atop this newly completed wall. That must’ve been this moment of divine satisfaction for Nehemiah because it had been a very challenging and opposed task, but for all that they endured God had been faithful. With His guidance, the mission had been accomplished. And Nehemiah returned to Babylon to serve king Artaxerxes’s afterward, but he was later granted permission to return and when he did he discovered how quickly the people began to drift away from all that they had vowed before God. Eliashib, the supervisor of the temple storerooms allowed Tobia, who had been one of the chief instigators of intimidation and discouragement during the building of the wall, he gave him access to a large storeroom within the temple to use as he pleased, because they were family related. Additionally, the Levites and singers hadn’t been resourced, right? So, they had to leave their sacred jobs to go back to their fields just to survive and to provide for themselves and their families, which, of course, negatively affected the worship, the prescribed worship at the temple, which was already being neglected. And the people also began to ignore the Sabbath in favor of trade and commerce, which horrified Nehemiah. And finally, the people began to intermarry again with the surrounding nations. So, it’s like, Nehemiah left with everything moving in the right direction and he returned to find that everything was moving in the wrong direction, the very direction that had destroyed them in the first place. So, in the face of this discouragement, this is a good lesson for us as we are enduring because nothing stays. Like, we can get everything moving in the right direction, but it’s not going to stay that way unless it’s maintained in our own lives and in our own relationships. So, in the face of the discouragement of Nehemiah, he turned to God. He asked God to remember all that he had done out of a true heart on behalf of the people. And that shows us another important example in leadership. In the end, we can’t always influence people to do the right thing but we can do the right thing ourselves and we can follow God’s leadership by stewarding ourselves and taking responsibility for what He entrusted us to do. If we do this with a pure heart we can also pray the final words of Nehemiah. Remember this in my favor oh my God.

Prayer:

Father, we invite You into that. We invite You into everything that we encounter in Your word and ask Your Holy Spirit to speak to us, implant it in our lives. We have faced discouragement because we’ve tried to encourage people who do not want to make any kind of change. And often this exposes things in us, our controlling tendencies. We get bitter and angry that they will do what we want and then we realize, oh, we’re doing this to You too. That path won’t lead us anywhere. The path that Nehemiah shows us will. Although he couldn’t change everyone’s heart, he certainly could give his heart to You and follow You. And, so, we do this and we ask Lord that You remember the things that we’ve done out of a true and pure heart for Your people. And we pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Announcements:

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There is a link. It’s on the homepage. Thank you, thank you for your partnership. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello. This is Tony from Germany and I want to just call in, just to give thanks for our prayer warriors. And Victoria Soldier you always come to mind. Your prayers are so beautiful, rich, and powerful. And now I’m hearing Sonja from Tampa. And Sonja, please don’t stop calling. You speak to my soul the way you pray and it’s…I…I would love to pray like you do and I guess that is just with time maybe or maybe it’s just your beautiful gift. And you speak to me. Your prayers resonate with my soul about how powerful our prayers can be and how we can bring down God’s power here on earth, bring down His kingdom. So, I just want to thank every…the prayer warriors…and I am missing a number…but you too just really come to mind and I thank you. So, I just wanted to speak. I pray everyone is doing well. I’m grateful to be part of this DAB community. You…it is so important to me. It is an integral part of my life. God bless everyone.

Hey __ from Alabama. August 14th. I don’t know if you caught Nehemiah 8 verse 9 and 10, when the people heard with the law are required they were so moved they began to cry. So, Nehemiah who was a governor __ and the Levites were explaining all this. The law told the people, this day is holy to the Lord your God. So, you are not to mourn or cry. Go home, have a feast, share your food and wine with those who don’t have enough. Today is holy to our Lord. So, don’t be sad. Catch this, the joy that the Lord gives you will make you strong. Did you catch that? __ and how much we need grace and mercy. Then let’s not mourn her cry all the time over our past. Know you are forgiven child of God. Today, this day, is holy because you have been made holy by the blood of Jesus. So, don’t be sad. Go have a feast. Go share with others because it’s not yours anyway. And remember this if nothing else, the joy that the Lord gives you will make you strong. So, let’s live this out in Jesus name. And one thing I want to ask, I know I’ve asked before but I appreciate your prayers. I go in tomorrow morning August 15th for an echocardiogram. A virus attacked my heart earlier this summer. It gave me congestive heart failure temporarily and I just ask that the doctors are just as amazed that this happened that they’re going to be amazed that I’m completely healed in Jesus name. Thank you. Love you. Appreciate your prayers.

Good morning dear brothers and sisters. Thank you so much for all that you do for the community, for the helping and praying for each other. I am reaching out to you folks to pray for my…my broken family. My daughter committed suicide three years ago and left four gorgeous children, two of who tried to resuscitate her and tried to help her. They were 13 and 16 of the time. They are floundering. I’ve had my granddaughter here this weekend and she was just heartbroken and said she feels like she has no home since her mom has passed. Doesn’t matter where she goes it just feels wrong. And now she found a boyfriend at the age of 16 and her boyfriend is 18 and he’s an atheist. And her dad and stepmom have kicked her out of the house because they feel like they need to live by the letter of the law as opposed to grace. And I know we do need to be obedient to the calling of the Lord and I just pray that you would reach out and pray for my daughter’s children. The oldest is into pornography and has a young girlfriend himself who he is living with. And these children are just lost and we all are. And my ex-husband, the day that he and I split up, threw something across the yard and said, for God’s damnation upon whatever. And I just feel like all of this, because I chose to leave husband has ultimately broken up the family in such a way. I’m remarried __ even a brand-new marriage. So, I pray that the peace of God of all understanding. He is the God of understanding…

Hi family. This is his little Sharif in Canada. I just finished listening to the community prayer and I just love the diversity of this community, don’t you? I love hearing the different voices. And it reminded me that we are supposed to be this way. We’re meant to be different from one another. That’s what makes the body of Christ beautiful. So, I just wanted to call in and remind you and myself that there is no place for comparison in the body of Christ because each of us is completely unique. I mean, how sad would it be if Victoria Soldier felt second-rate because she didn’t write poems like Blind Tony or if Blind Tony didn’t call in because he doesn’t sound or pray like Victoria Soldier. Everyone who is part of this community contributes something vital and they do it just by adding their DNA to the mix, those who don’t, and as much as those who do. So guys…ahhh…the truth is, each one of us is Jesus’ favorite. Did you know that? When we know and experience that, His specific and unique affection for each one of us, it frees us from measuring ourselves against someone else. So, I just want to thank you all for embracing me as I am, his little Sharif who prays with doodles and puzzles and whatever else. And I want to thank you for being exactly who you are. Please don’t try to be anyone else. We need you to be you and I like you the way you are. So, thank you so much for being a part of this community. I love you family, each one of you. God bless you. Bye-bye.

08/16/2018 DAB Transcript

Nehemiah 11:1-12:26 , 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:2 , Psalms 34:11-22 , Proverbs 21:14-16

Today is the 16th day of August, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it’s a pleasure and an honor as it is every day to be in your presence to reach out through all of these miles of wires and land in your earbuds or however, in whatever speaker you’re using. It’s great to be here with you today, wherever you might be. It’s lovely here in the rolling hills of Tennessee. We’re in the steamy thick of the summer time but it’s, hot as it might be, very beautiful, lovely, fertile time here in the rolling hills. And I hope it’s lovely wherever you might be. So, we’re reading from the Good News Translation this week and we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday in the book of Nehemiah, chapter 11 verse 1 through 12 verse 26 today.

Commentary:

Okay. In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians [blablablablablabla]. In First Corinthians today, Paul answered a question about passively participating in what would otherwise be sinful activity. And the specific issue was whether a person could eat meat sacrificed to a false idol. So, in Corinth Greek and Roman gods were worshiped and the meat from those sacrifices found their way into the meat market, making it virtually impossible for a believer to know whether they were eating sacrificed meat and thereby passively participating in idolatry. Paul was making it clear today that the meat wasn’t the issue and they could eat in good conscience, but actively attempting to put one foot in the body of Christ and another in idol worship was something that was not gonna to work. In other words, the meat wasn’t the issue, the posture of heart was the issue. But this raised other questions, what if a friend or associate who worshiped another God invited a believer to share a meal, that meal could have been sacrificed to an idol and the household to be eating it in the idols honor. Wouldn’t that be participating in idolatry? And Paul said, someone who isn’t a believer asks you home for dinner, than accept the invitation if you want to and eat whatever’s offered to you without raising questions, right? But if someone tells you this meat was offered to an idol, well, then don’t eat it because someone told you that. Like, if your host said, oh, hey I know you worship Jesus, but this particular hamburger was sacrificed to Molech. If someone’s telling you that, whether your host or another guest, they’re telling you that for reason because they know what you believe. So, if it’s brought up then, of course, abstain. So, I mean, today we rarely, if ever, consider whether our food supply been part of a cultic ritual, but the underlying principle applies in all kinds of ways. We must be vigilantly aware of the effect of our lives on others and treat them with respect and honor, especially if they are giving respect and honor to our convictions. So, Paul summarized it and, I mean, and the way that he summarized this, it touches everything. So here’s how Paul said to handle these kinds of situations. Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God, which leaves us one simple question that can always be asked before every decision we make. Can I do this for the glory of God? If the answer is no, then don’t do it. If the answer is yes, then you’re free to do it. I mean, if we would just keep that one thing before us. Can I do this for the glory of God? If we would keep that before us in all of our dealings imagine the clarity we would have in our lives for navigating this world.

Prayer:

Father, every day we invite you into what we’ve read. We ask you to apply it to our lives and plant it deep within our hearts and we’re asking that again, that we might remember that as we’re navigating through this day, as were interacting with people and making choices and decisions, that we will simply consider, take the moment to consult you. Can I do this to honor God? We pray for direction and clarity all of the time about our next steps when you’ve given us the tools to discern these things. And we were given such counsel today. Can I do this for the glory of God. Come Holy Spirit into that question today. We ask in Jesus name. Amen.

Announcements:

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Check out the Prayer Wall. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Visit the Daily Audio Bible shop for resources that are available for the journey through the Bible.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible in the mission that we share in common, to bring God’s spoken word read fresh every day to anyone who will listen to it, anywhere on this planet, any time of day or night and to build community around that rhythm so that we know we’re not alone, that we’re all coming around this global campfire and allowing God’s word to speak to us. If that brings life to you then thank you for your partnership. There’s a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And 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 Daily Audio Bible family. It’s Monica in Kentucky and I just wanted to share with you some gratitude. I am just really grateful to the people who call in in the good times and in the bad times who want to call in and give encouragement but also to call in and just plead for help. And just a few that come to mind, Pastor Gene, we’re are all praying for you for job interviews then you call in and you encourage everybody and you just give us a good word about the Lord. And Miguel in Santa Rosa, and Lee, and Mark Street, and so many others that just call in when they’re hurting and struggling but also give a good word of encouragement and just praise and glorification of our Lord and Father. So, just keep it up people. Blind Tony, you’re another one. You cut to the quick but then you also just talk about how good and great everything is and how good and great our God is through your poetry. And I’m just so moved so often. Terry the Trucker, you’re another one. You confess your sin, you tell us how you’re struggling, but then you call in and tell us how good God is and how encouraged you are when people shout you out and tell you that there praying for you. There’s so many others on the line and I just want to thank everybody who just keep it real. Jay from Tennessee. You’re another one. I could go on and on and I just want to thank everybody because day and and day out it’s nothing but good encouragement and truth that shows up here through the family. So, he blessed and have a great week. Bye.

It’s August the 12th, 2018. It’s about 7:19 PM here in California. Greetings from California by beloved friends of God. This is Angel and I am giving my Father praise and thanks for allowing me to report to you that my brain surgery was a success. It confounded all the doctors and they said the surgery went amazingly well. I had two aneurysms embedded in my brain and they were quite large in size. And one of them was about to burst. Friday, August the 10th, 2018 I was scheduled for surgery and they went inside and found a __ aneurysm. So they placed __ . The surgery was to take six hours and I was out of the hospital the following day. Unbelievable! This was Saturday, August 11th, 2018. Laurie from North Carolina, Becky from Tampa, and all the other friends, thank you for your compassion. Thank you Brian and Jill for making this podcast available and blessing me. I am praying for all requests coming in. __ . God is still on the throne. And prayer changes __ . Angel from California.

Hi. My name’s Adam. This is my first time calling although I’ve been listening for a few years now. I’m calling today, it’s 530 in the morning on August 13th and we are about to head to the hospital for my second daughter to be born. I’m just calling today to ask for prayer for health for both her and my wife but also for prayer for my daughter’s well-being in growing up in the church and in Christ and for my wife and I to be good role models of that. So, thank you for hearing me and thank you for being such a great community and family. Bye.

Hey DAB family it’s Nobody Gets Left Behind in Colorado. I just want to say hi to everybody and just let you all know that today is my husband and my 13th anniversary. Today, on this day 13 years ago, on the 13th we got married and I’m just so grateful to God for everything he’s done with our marriage. And we’ve come a long way only by the grace of God and give God all the glory and honor for our marriage. It’s funny because I woke up this morning, I get up at 5 o’clock to make his lunch. And I got up this morning and I noticed as he stuck all of the pizza boxes and stuff in the trash and it filled up the trashcan. And my mind automatically started to complain and wonder why he did that. And I felt immediately God stop that and I heard His voice and I just heard Him say, why don’t you just wake up and be grateful every day for everything. Just wake up with that in your mind instead of complaining. Funny thing is is that our proverb today was about the nagging wife. So, I thought that was pretty interesting but I am just so grateful to God for stopping me in that moment and, you know, and at the same time He reminded me it was our anniversary and had I continued to think like that way…I would’ve…my husband would’ve got out of bed and our anniversary would’ve been blown from, you know, bad thoughts. I just wanted to encourage everybody. I love you all. I’m praying for you Ashton family, everybody. I love you guys. Have a good week.

08/15/2018 DAB Transcript

Nehemiah 9:22-10:39 , 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13 , Psalms 34:1-10 , Proverbs 21:13

Today is the 15th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. And it’s great to be here with you as we move through the center of our week, the heart of our week. And so here in the middle of everything, let’s pour God’s word into the center of our lives. We’re reading from the Good News Translation this week. Nehemiah 9:22-10:39 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, in 1 Corinthians, Paul continued to share his posture of ministry. And yesterday he spoke of the honorable right of those who had devoted themselves to ministry to be able to care for their needs and support their families from that work, even though he didn’t exercise that right. And today Paul discussed the fact that he was a free man but had found it meaningful to look at himself as a slave to all people. And in looking at the world through those eyes, Paul could reverence everyone no matter who they were. And then he encouraged us to consider this posture in our own lives. By understanding that it can be done, but it takes the same kind of self-discipline that an athlete must commit to in order to win. And one of those disciples is the vigilance required to observe the ways our hearts can be seduced or tempted. Paul said, If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life aren’t any different from what others experience. And God is faithful. And he will not allow you to be tempted more than you can stand. So, this example that Paul gave the Corinthians is one that we can all put to good use. We can lower ourselves. We can humble ourselves so that we might find common ground with whoever we’re talking to. We can understand that this posture is a discipline. It’s something that we learn a skill, a strength that we commit to. And we can learn from the past and choose not to repeat it. And we can be vigilant about things that would pull our hearts off course. These characteristics, if we want to call them that, these traits or behaviors, are all things that we would be able to say we can see them in Jesus. And, so, if we are in the pursuit of becoming Christ-like, than we must follow in the footsteps of the Savior.

Prayer:

Father, we commit to that. Self-discipline, it can be a very, very challenging thing. We can find ourselves seduced into all kinds of things, whether that be the candy bar we shouldn’t pick up at the gas station or things of much more significance. And this imagery of training like an athlete is imagery we can all understand today and has been able to be understood for thousands of years. This kind of vigilance and discipline and pursuit of the goal, of the prize. We understand that, we just don’t often apply it to our spiritual lives. So, often we’re leaning on grace, like we don’t have to really do any work because we can just lean on grace. And yet that’s not what Paul is instructing us to do. He’s instructing us to become strong and disciplined people, mature men and women of the kingdom of God, wielding the authority of the kingdom of God on this planet, which takes skill and discipline that we have to grow into. So, we see this and see the converse, the alternative that we don’t do this. And that we become weak and flabby and are tossed to and from by every wind of doctrine. And this life of faith never makes any sense because we never ever got any further than being an infant. Come, Holy Spirit. We wanna grow up. We wanna be effective men and women for Your kingdom on this earth, conduits that You can channel Your love through toward anyone, anywhere, anytime. Come Jesus we pray. In Your mighty name we ask. 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.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi family. This is Jeff Bernhardt calling from Canada. Just wanted to reach out and put a prayer request up there. I am in ministry and I’m also in business and at a real change of season in my life. A lot of things are shifting and moving and just really need clarity for where God wants me to go and the decisions He wants me to make. And I don’t typically reach out for prayer but I’ll tell you, when you pray with people you become more connected. I do feel more connected to this community. So, I’m just gonna throw it out there and ask you to pray for me and this situation, that God will give me wisdom and clarity and that the enemy wouldn’t be able to bring confusion or any type of fear at all. I’m really looking to step out in faith into this next season and just want to do what God’s calling me to do. And wanted to let you guys know that I am hearing your requests and I am praying for you, pretty much on a daily basis. Brian, love what you guys do and excited to be a part of this community. Anyway, have a very great week and wishing all the best for you all. Be blessed.

Hello DAB brothers and sisters. This is Rob Still, worship dude in Nashville Tennessee. It is Sunday morning, August 12th as I’m driving on my way to lead worship at church and I just wanted to implore you guys to remember your pastors and the people who serve on your church and read to remember to pray for them. They are men and women who have committed their lives to serving the body of Christ however flawed they may be. And they truly need the prayers and intercessions of their brothers and sisters. So, thank you for all of you guys who stay on the podcast and listen to the prayer requests. I listen to them. I don’t call a whole lot but thank you for all pray. Thank you for all who call in. Now for me, specifically, I am in a difficult situation this week and I really pray that you guys would just intercede, that the will of God would be done. May His kingdom come. Okay, that’s it for now. So, may the Lord richly bless you. Thank you for praying.

Hi DABbers. This is hopeful. I just want to thank you so much for all of your prayers for us to be able to get pregnant. I can’t tell you how much that has meant to me and I don’t know why it’s so hard for some of us to call but it is. It’s just hard for me. I want to also say that I’ve been praying for all of you every day I listen to this. Every single morning I walk my dog and I just lift each and every one of you up in prayer. And I just love you guys and I thank you for this. Brian and Jill, thank you for this amazing community. I wanted to continue to ask for prayer, of course, for us to be able to get pregnant. There’s a lot I haven’t shared and I want to also be able to say that I do have…I don’t know if it’s called a praise report, because I had a tumor at one point that was benign on my ovaries. And I’ve never looked at that as a blessing but I’m coming to realize the doctors had told me either I would wake up with one ovary and fallopian tube missing or I would wake up with having had a full hysterectomy and having to start chemotherapy. And I was going through a lot of that time. And it’s possible, it’s possible for me to be pregnant. It’s going to be incredibly difficult with my age and I had other health problems as well. And, so, I wanted to say, I want to be able to thank the Lord that I didn’t have a full hysterectomy, that there is a small possibility. And I also want to tell the gentleman from Australia, I think you called in, and you guys are having the same journey as we are. And it just touched my heart and where all in this together and I want to lift you up as well. And I’m praying for you all and I hope that the next time we call in that we can talk about us being pregnant. Love you guys.

This is Kacy from Oklahoma and I’m calling to ask for prayer for my dad. This is Sunday, the 12th of August and my dad goes in for facial reconstruction on Tuesday from skin melanoma and he is gonna have a rough time. And, so, I want to pray for him and I want to pray for my mom because she’s gonna be taking care of him a lot after __ the next week or so. And, so, I just want to pray for them. Lord, I just pray for my family, that we can get through this and, yeah, that’s what I’m calling for. So, I want to say a big thank you to Brian and Jill for making this community what it is and for bringing it out each and every day because it’s an awesome community. And, yeah, that is what I’m gonna…I’m gonna call in with an update after surgery. And, yeah, I’ll let you guys know what’s going on. And again, this is Kacy from Oklahoma. My dad’s name is Paul. So, keep him in your prayers and I will call back. Bye.

08/14/2018 DAB Transcript

Nehemiah 5:14-7:60 , 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 , Psalms 33:1-12 , Proverbs 21:8-10

Today is the 14th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today. I mean, what fun would this be if I had to be here by myself and we couldn’t be in this together, making the next step forward? So it’s great to be here with you today. And the next step forward will take us back into the book of Nehemiah and we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday. Nehemiah 7:73-9:21. We’re reading from the Good News Translation this week.

Commentary:

Okay. In our reading from 1 Corinthians today, Paul defended himself against people who were essentially claiming that Paul was exploiting people for his own advantage. And so in his own words and in his own defense he said, don’t I have the right to be given food and drink for my work? Don’t I have the right to follow the example of other apostles and the Lord’s brothers and Peter by taking a Christian wife with me on my trips? Or are Barnabas and I the only ones who have to work for our living? What soldiers ever have to pay their own expenses in the army? What farmers do not eat the grapes from their own vineyard? What shepherds do not use the milk from their own sheep? So, Paul is being accused of exploiting people. He’s defending himself that that is for sure not what he’s doing because he’s not taking anything. But at the same time he’s saying he should be able to. Everyone who works for God and cares for your souls should be able to. So, Paul’s explaining that those in spiritual service because of God’s call deserve to be able to support themselves through their hard work on behalf of others. But even though this was completely normal, Paul didn’t do that. He hadn’t exploited anyone for anything. The accusations against Paul were false. And they exasperated him as we can tell from his language. And he says as much. What’s my pay? It’s the chance to preach the good news without charging anyone. So, I don’t demand my rights when I preach the good news. So, we can be like, Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever. This doesn’t apply to me, but assumptions about spiritual and political and creative leaders are commonplace in our society. We feast on these people. But this is not a new invention. The Bible’s full of examples, right? Joseph faced false assumptions. So, did Moses. Many of the Psalms of David were written because of the assumptions made about him that were false, right? The story of Saul and David is full of false assumptions. The prophets regularly faced these false assumptions and accusations. Jesus faced them and now we see Paul dealing with them. The realities we are willing to invent about people that we have never even met or only know of through some kind of brief hello or sound bite, that’s not helpful. And it’s often devastating. Think of what it would be like to have your life story told through fragments of conversation taken out of context, filled in from different seasons of your life that don’t represent who you are anymore. I mean, it would be incomplete at best. And it can be terribly harmful to your heart. So, this whole passage that we’re reading from this letter, Paul is defending himself against false assumptions about himself. And we do this kind of stuff. So, let’s be vigilant in this area that we might follow the path of Jesus. And, I mean, I know that’s a cliche too. But when we watch Jesus navigating in the gospels, we don’t see Jesus making a bunch of assumptions about people. We see Jesus walking into a situation and assessing the situation and observing what is really going on. The story that is behind the story. The plot behind what seems to be going on. And if we’ll follow in that path, we’ll slow down and look and we’ll assume a lot less. We’ll make up a lot less about a lot of people. Which means we will better truly understand one another and we will better truly understand God.

Prayer:

And, so, Father, we bring this before You and we offer it to You. We offer the gaps that we fill in about people, the stories that we make up, whether spoken or unspoken, the assumptions that we are willing to leap to about people and their heart and their character and their motives. We want to see people as You see people. And we can. You live within us. We are told this over and over and over in the scriptures. And so we open ourselves to You. We want to see through Your eyes. Maybe they’re our eyes connected to the tissues of our body, but we want to see through Your eyes with Your heart. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus name we ask. Amen.

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Check out the Prayer Wall. Check out the resources that are available.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you. Thank you for your partnership in these summer months. There is a link that’s on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello. This is Striving to be Humble. I just listened to the 6th of August and heard, I think it was, Lydia from Maryland about your daughter who has tried to commit suicide three times. And I just want to pray for your daughter and you. So, let us pray. God, I just come before You for Lydia’s daughter Father. God, You love her so much, we want to ask Father that You let her know this Father, that this therapy Father, that You would provide every single time that there’s a payment due Father that this would help but go beyond that Father, that this will change her life and the way that she views herself Father. I ask Lord that You will teach Lydia’s daughter that she is loved and her life is important, that she’s solving a temporary problem with a permanent solution Father God and You are God and You get decide when we die, not us Father. God I just ask that she would acknowledge You with that authority over her own life Lord and that she would trust You, trust You to love her, trust You to take care of her Father, that You would solve the pain that she has in her heart Father no matter where it is or what is coming from Lord. I ask that You would show up so big Lord and just lift her up in Your arms. In Jesus’ name I pray amen. Thank you so much Brian, Jill…

Hello everyone, this is my first time calling and my name is Kia. I like to be called Butterfly. I’m calling from South Florida out here in West Palm Beach. I have been out of work for a year and half. I have been saved for 21 years. I have a 21-year-old. And for the first time in my life I’ll be 40 in October. I was unemployed. I had to move in, basically, with my boyfriend, who is my ex-husband of almost 2 years. And I am asking that each of you pray for me for God to reestablish me and I feel His presence as I have come to recommit my life back to Him and walk in a more upright relationship with Him. I am praying that God just comes to restore my finances and give me ideas to create my design company. I want to design T-shirts and things of that nature and greeting cards and everything I can do in regards to print and graphics. I love each of you. I think that this DAB community is awesome. And again, this is my first time calling. I’ve been listening for maybe six months and Brian you are incredible. So, God bless everyone. And also my children. Pray for Enessia Martin, she’s 21. She has cerebral palsy. She goes to Valencia College and my twins, Cameron and Brea who live in Georgia this year until they come back next summer hoping that I am completely on my feet to take care of my children and pay my mortgage and my car payment and you know the whole spiel…but…

Hi. This is Sonja calling from Tampa and I’d like to pray for our children. There is so much going on. In the name of Jesus I bind low self-esteem, low self-worth, fear, anger, frustration, anxiety, laziness, nerves, disappointment, discouragement, paranoia, suicide, sexual perversion, witchcraft, peer pressure, depression, rejection, jealousy, envy, loneliness, worry, stress, alcohol, drugs, deception, __ , sickness, obesity, disease, and generation curses out of the lives of our children. I declare that our children are Spirit filled, anointed, that they walk in obedience and that they are led by the Holy Spirit. I declare that they are highly motivated with high self-esteem, compassionate, kind and gentle. I declare that they have the mind and wisdom of Christ and that shalom peace surrounds them, that joy that surpasses all understanding is with them, and that they prosper financially in every area of their life. I declare that they are focused, goal oriented, respected and loved by others. I declare that their footsteps are ordered by God and that they will have divine health and a long life. I declare that they are blessed with a Christian home, Christian partners, Christian children as they journey on an intimate walk with You. May they always trust You Lord and walk in obedience. This is my declaration for our DAB children. Amen.

Let’s pray family. Father God, we come before Your throne of grace and of mercy Lord. We just want to honor You and glorify You, give You all praise and glory Father. We pray Your kingdom come Lord into our lives today, into this prayer right now Lord. Father, we come, we beg, and we __ agreement with Angel from California who called in as she’s going in for exploratory surgery Lord. And like she proclaimed and like she said, we agree Father God that the surgeons will find nothing, that the doctors will find nothing, that Your hand and Your healing would have taken care of everything in the name of Jesus Christ. We also pray Lord that You would forgive us Lord for anything that might hinder Your work Lord. We offer forgiveness and we ask for forgiveness Father God. We Release all things that might hinder this prayer Lord to You. We pray Father Your protection over us, Your whole armor as we pray for Angel in agreement that they will find nothing. We pray this in Jesus name. Shout out to all my friends out there in Daily Audio Bible land. Shout out to Blind Tony. Thank you for calling me out every now and again. This is Delta Alpha Foxtrot calling from the southern Texas front.

08/13/2018 DAB Transcript

Nehemiah 5:14-7:60 , 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 , Psalms 33:1-12 , Proverbs 21:8-10

Today is the 13th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. And it’s great to be here with you today as we move into our work week and beyond because this rhythm, this rhythm never stops. We continue to let God’s Word speak to us every day. So we’ll take the next step forward by picking up where we left off yesterday. And we’re in the book of Nehemiah. And we’re reading from the Good News Translation this week. Nehemiah 5:14-7:73 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So as we continue to watch Nehemiah’s efforts as the wall of Jerusalem is rebuilt, we might notice that things don’t get easier. They don’t reach this point where it’s easier. I mean, the challenge is only escalated the closer they got to completion. And maybe this will be a word of encouragement for we who have been, kind of, pushing through in our own mission. We’re not the only ones who face opposition. But we got a pretty clear glimpse of Nehemiah’s motives today. Like what kept him going in the face of all this opposition. Because he told how he had not taken the allotted resources given his position, even though his predecessors had. And there was nothing wrong with benefiting from what he’d earned. He saw the burden the people were under and he choose to lighten the load rather than increase it because they were facing the same opposition. And so he paid out of his own pocket what he required for his position. And this served to show those who were working under him that he was in the struggle too. And this didn’t only set an example. It revealed that Nehemiah wasn’t looking for an opportunity to exploit anyone. Like he was not in this for the victory and for the adulation and for what it was going to bring to him. He was single minded in his mission. He wanted to build a wall so that God’s temple was protected. And he would accept nothing more and he would accept nothing less. So this might seem like an odd thing to draw attention to, but we have to remember that rebuilding Jerusalem would have been a ground floor opportunity for acquiring prime real estate. And Nehemiah was in a position to get wealth and property. But the allure didn’t distract him. He wholeheartedly believed that his mission was from God. And then Nehemiah faced the politics of the situation, right? When the threats and taunts and ridicule were unsuccessful, his foes invited him to a summit with the idea that everyone should just get on the same page. And so several letters were sent until this open letter was sent. And what was Nehemiah’s response. Why should I stop working to come and meet with you? That’s a fair question. And it should resonate with us when we’re facing our own obstacles as we press through in our own callings. Why should we stop progress only to listen to the very voices that try to diminish and intimidate us in the first place? And of course, this meeting, this summit Nehemiah was invited to wasn’t really to talk things out. It was dirty politics to say the least. But rather than cowering to their coercion, Nehemiah decided to simply work all the harder to get the mission accomplished. And so that didn’t work either. So what are these people gonna do to get Nehemiah’s attention and get him to stop what he’s doing? And they bring religion into the mix. They pay off a prophet to coerce Nehemiah to blockade himself in God’s temple, which would have made Nehemiah look fearful and weak and as if he had done something wrong, which he didn’t do. So Nehemiah’s single focused commitment to his passionate desire to protect God’s temple, gave him the guidance that he was gonna need to navigate and gave him the strength to oppose the formidable opposition coming against him from everywhere. So the bottom line is if Nehemiah was in this for the money, like if he were in this to exploit and get something, he would have led completely differently. He wouldn’t have been providing for the people. He wouldn’t have been working along with the people. And with all the opposition they were facing, the wall probably would have remained incomplete. But 52 days later, Nehemiah reflected on what he’d faced. And he said, when our enemies and the surrounding nations heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated because they realized that the work was done with the help of God. When this story… You know, it’s so easy to look into our own lives. It’s not veiled at all. We don’t have to stretch at all to find ourselves in this story. We can find the places where we’ve quit because of opposition or because of taunting or because of religion or whatever. When we’ve quit what we felt like we were supposed to do because it was too hard. And it gives us an opportunity to reflect on our motives. This is what we see in the reading today from Nehemiah. His motives are all clear. He would not have led the way that he did had he had different motives. And so we can check our own hearts as we continue this journey forward.

Prayer:

Father, we invite You into that, our motives. Why do we do what we do? Why are we driven to do the things that we do? Often we feel Your call and we step into that and we face the same kind of opposition Nehemiah was facing. And we abandon ship, which reveals some of the motives behind the motives and it shows us what’s really going on in our hearts. And so we invite You into this, Father, because our motives, why we do what we do, matters greatly. And we want to do what we do because of our profound respect and honor for You, because of our deep and abiding love for You and our desire to be about the business of Your will and Your ways on this earth. Come Holy Spirit into this, we pray. In Jesus name. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you. I thank you profoundly. Thank you for your partnership. There’s a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com.  If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the give button in the upper right-hand corner. Or if you prefer, the mailing address is P.O Box 1996, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174.

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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.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Morning Daily Audio Bible family. This is Tawana from California, Los Angeles California as a matter of fact. Brian, I just want to say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you and Jill and thank you. I’ve said it since 2007. I still listen. I don’t call in as much as I used to but I still listen and pray. But, today, August the 9th, you read first Corinthians 5 chapter 1 through 13…and my God. I decided today to read with you. And, so, when I read, this became so much __ of word not even realizing the attack that is on people who lives a immoral lives. But when you do that you come in contact with it. It’s a spiritual matter. And, so, God, my God, thank you God for allowing yourself to read this because this was just really…really refreshing to read from a spiritual aspect. And my God, all of you who are struggling with pornography and all the sins of the flesh, the Lord said our flesh is dead. And, so, because our flesh is dead we need to act like our flesh is dead, it’s dead to sin. The members cannot sin if you…if you…if you don’t allow them to. You have to put that flesh under subjection. You have to do it daily and that means that when you are delivered, that you do not go back in those dry places nor the people that is among you that is doing the same thing. Family, agree that that pornography in the name of Jesus will be destroyed by the…

Hey y’all. My name is Amanda. I’m from Williamsburg Virginia and I just wanted to call and ask for prayer for a local family. There is a family, the Ashton family. They’re a wonderful Christian family but yesterday the father got in this truck and backed up and didn’t realize that he accidentally hit his five-year-old son and it ended in the death of his five-year-old son and I don’t even know what to ask to pray for and I think the whole community is just heartbroken and grieving. And, so, please, please I know we pray worldwide for each other and I just ask to lift up this family, the Ashton family as they’re just beyond words, beyond complete devastation…and just…this sweet little five-year-old boy has lost his life just by shear accident. I thank you. Thank you guys so much. You’re always just so wonderful. Bye.

Hi this is Victoria Soldier calling to pray for some of the DABbers. I just wanted to say congratulations to the new ones that have come and I want to also pray for the lady in…she’s in California, she’s going for brain surgery on Friday. I want to pray for her. I want to also pray for the daughter named Faith that had tried to commit suicide. I want to pray for her and I want to pray for Mike from Texas. I want to pray…he was speaking about praying for all the soldiers. Our soldiers are going to allot now…even the veterans and everything and I’m with him and I want to also connect with him in the prayer. Gracious Father, we praise You today. Lord I lift You up because I know that You are an Almighty God. I know that You’re a God of love and You’re a God of abundant mercy. Lord I know that You’re a God that can do anything but fail. As You told Moses, You said, I’m God and I can do anything but fail. Lord, my sister’s going in for the brain surgery on Friday. Lord, You be with her. You direct that doctors hand. You direct that doctors mind. You direct them Lord in the name of Jesus. Lord You have Your way. You bless her, You bless her that she doesn’t need to even go through the surgery. Lord You be the deciding factor Lord. In the name of Jesus. Lord You touch the people who are going through depression. Lord there’s somebody who needs You right now they’re going through depression. They’re going through challenges on their job. Lord they need You right now. The soldiers are going through Lord. Oh Lord, all those that have gone in and those that are out. Lord, You protect them, You guide them, You keep them Father in the name of Jesus. Lord, let You show up and show out on their behalf Lord. You touch the DABbers that are going through in their marriages Lord. The enemy is attacking our marriages and our children…

Hi this is Dawn from Indiana calling Morla from Albuquerque. Morla you left a message a few days ago about wanting to cut yourself and some of the desires that you are having and some of the struggles that you’re having and I wanted to pray for you. Father God, I just lift up Morla and I ask that You help her to restrain herself and to not cut and to not herself anymore. Help her to know that and believe in her heart that she is Your child and a precious, precious child she is. God, she is more than a conqueror in You and she is loved and she is forgiven. There is no need for her to hurt herself to inflict pain upon herself because You have taken her sins and taken her pain and taken her stress upon Yourself Lord. I just ask for a measure of wisdom and peace in her mind and in her heart. And Lord, if she has cut, help her to know that thanks to You and the Son who died for us, all we have to do is take the next correct step forward in our walk with You. That You forgive us, that You love us, that You hold us up and You treasure us. Father God, again, I lift Morla up and I thank You so much for this Daily Audio Bible community. Amen.

08/12/2018 DAB Transcript

Nehemiah 3:15-5:15 , 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 , Psalms 32:1-11 , Proverbs 21:5-7

Today is the 12th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we cross the threshold into a brand-new, shiny, sparkly new week that nothing has happened yet. And we’re stepping into it and although we don’t know everything that will happen this week we do know that our choices will add up to be what this week looked like. And, so, we’re out in front of them right now and we can choose to walk with God, which is what this the rhythm of the Scripture is all about, which why we come around the global campfire every day. So, we’re in a new week. We’ll read from the Good News Translation this week and we’ll pick up where we left off, Nehemiah chapter 3 verse 15 to 5 verse 13 today.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for this new threshold, this new week that we have just stepped into and we thank You. We thank You for the message that we find in Nehemiah, simply by watching his story, watching the way that he interacts and the way that he keeps his purpose clearly before him. And Father, we ask that You keep our purpose clearly before us as we walk through this week, guided by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Come Holy Spirit we pray. We love You, we worship You, we invite You, we need You. And, so, we open ourselves fully to Your guidance and leadership. Come Jesus we pray. In Your mighty name, we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

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The Prayer Wall lives there. The Daily Audio Bible Shop is there. So, check it out.

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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.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning Daily Audio Bible. This is Terry the Trucker. I want to say good morning to Brian and Jill and all the crew as I cruise through Nashville this morning. It’s 615, Thursday morning. I want to thank everyone for the continued prayers. I’m 90 something days drug-free. I still have a control issue with alcohol. Not near as bad as it was but I still have an issue with that. I want to call and tell everybody that I’m praying for you and was praying going through Nashville this morning. And it’s really increased my faith, my prayer life, having an opportunity to be able to pray for everyone and their needs. It’s an honor to be able to. You know, just when I think that nobody’s praying for me somebody calls in and says, I’m praying for you Terry the Trucker. It brings joy to my heart knowing I’m being prayed for. I’m heading home to Texas to spend the night and head back out. I’ll continue to pray and to continue to lift each and every one of you up to the Lord. You all have a blessed day.

Hey family. This is Tim in Tampa. I just want to lift up Angel in California. She’s having brain surgery and I just heard her request this morning. Father, we just lift our sister angel before You in Jesus name. And Lord I know that You are able to guide the surgeons. And Lord I pray that You would even just to something miraculous, so that when they get in there they do find that there is really nothing they need to do that’s serious. I just thank You so much for touching Angel and for helping her to get through this situation Lord. And just…we want to hear about full healing in Jesus name. And we just thank You for that Lord. I would just ask that You would also pray for me. I am a consultant, a businessman and sometimes it just gets…you kind of wonder what’s going on. I just cannot do this on my own. I give this whole business to the Lord every day. And just pray for me that I would find favor. It can get discouraging at times. And then sometimes there are great victories. It’s just kind of up and down. So, if you think about me here when you’re out and about doing your stuff, just let me up and just ask that the Lord would continue to guide this whole situation here and help me out. All right. Thanks a lot. You will have a great day. Take care.

Hi DAB family this is __ from the UK. This is a praise report and a prayer request. I’m asking for a prayer request for my friend Kim whose dad has been dying from cancer. They’ve given him a terminal illness and he’s only got maybe two months to live. He doesn’t know Christ but he has taken his granddaughter to church on multiple occasions. My friend doesn’t know Christ either and it would be wonderful for this to be used as an example to show God’s glory with a miraculous healing, which is __ we’re believing in. And a prayer for my friend Jenny whose father only died the other week. And is struggling with her life as she was very close to him. And he was also __. So, I ask for prayer for both of them. I’d also like to give a praise report for my daughter Jesmond. She’s still getting closer to the Lord and He has blessed her with her own flat and in a home that she is __. She’s really blessed and __ at work and so much more. So, thank you for your prayers and I ask you to continue praying. I keep praying for you all and listening to you all. I’m about a month and ½ behind the Daily Audio Bible but I still keep praying for the people that I listen to. So, you’re still getting prayed for now. __ the prayer requests. Thank you family. Bye-bye.

This is Lori from North Carolina, a first time caller. Today is Thursday, August 9th. I’m calling in for Angel from California who’s having brain surgery on Friday. I just wanted to share my story with you. I will be 57 years old next month but when I was 20 I lived in California and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. I underwent surgery but it turned out that the tumor was so tangled in my speech center that it couldn’t be removed. So, the surgeon just took a biopsy of the tumor, closed me back up, and set me up with hospice because I deemed terminal. But in the meantime, as I was preparing to die, the tumor sample was tested in the hospital and then sent to several labs around the country, but each time the results came back that the tumor was benign. I was kind of __. So, I underwent radiation to shrink the tumor because it was putting pressure on my brain and I had been healthy ever since. 37 years and counting. My surgeon wrote in my patient notes that there was no earthly explanation for this outcome and there wasn’t one. There was a divine explanation. The Saints were praying for me and the Lord healed me. So, to bring this story full circle, God had a beautiful surprise in store. Several years later I became one of the first DJs on K Love radio and ended up marrying one of my listeners. God brought the love of my life to be through my voice and I had a speech center in my brain where a tumor had once threatened my life. Now that’s redemption and our Father God is amazing. So, I’m praying for you Angel and I’m already praising God for your miracle outcome that no tumor will be found in you. By Jesus finished work on the cross you are just as healed as you are saved. By his stripes you were healed you are healed and you will be continually healed. And I can’t wait to hear your beautiful testimony my dear sister.