02/04/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 19:16-21:21, Matthew 23:13-39, Psalms 28:1-9, Proverbs 7:1-5

Today is the 4th day of February welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we gather around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward together. And our next step leads us back into the book of Exodus, where we are in the wilderness with the children of Israel. We’ve been reading from the New English Translation this week, which is what we’ll continue to do today. Exodus chapter 19 verse 16 through 21 verse 21.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for the gifts of Your word. We thank You for bringing us to the conclusion of another week. And father even as we prepare to begin this new week and make a journey into the land of promise, into the land of the Bible and begin that journey tomorrow we ask heavenly Father that You bless us with safety and that You knit us together as a community as we…whether…whether being there in person, or whether experiencing this day by day around the Global Campfire that You would knit us together as a community and bring the land of the Bible immediate to us that we may learn, that we may experience these places where these things that are so monumental in our lives occurred. Come Holy Spirit, we pray. Lead us into all truth, we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you humbly. We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t in this together. And, so, thank you humbly. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner, or the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, of course, if you have a prayer request or encouragement you can hit the Hotline button in the app. That’s the little red button up at the top or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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 DAB family this is Burdened Brother in Christ in Virginia and this is my first time calling in. I just joined the DAB family recently and I’ve loved everyday listening to Brian read the word of God and it’s been very encouraging. It’s been very powerful in my life. Getting back on track reading the Bible again. Today I just wanted to lift up anyone who’s struggling with depression or anxiety or thoughts of suicide or anything like that. Lord I just…I ask that You be with those people Lord, that You mind them of their worth Lord. I pray that they recognize that they have a purpose in You, that You have a plan for their life Lord and that whatever they’re going through, whatever they feel about themselves, that You can change them, You can make them new every day. Whatever happened in their past can be changed. They are not defined by their past Lord, but they are defined by You, what Your will is for their life. I pray that they recognize that Jesus died on the cross for them so that don’t have to tear themselves down anymore. They don’t have to…they don’t have to die on the cross because God took their sins. Remind them that they can put the yoke of sin on Jesus. I just pray that there can be some light of hope to their lives Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen. God bless.

This is Janet from the UK. I found my new name. It’s Learning to Completely Trust God. I was lying in bed listening to the community prayer on January 28th and I’m just so uncomfortably in bed. I can’t lie properly. My hips hurt. My leg hurt. And I was listening to one of our DABbers talk about her listening to the community prayer I think on January 8th and somebody was encouraging us to just listen to it and, you know, praying that, you know, if we’re sick in our bodies and stuff to claim victory. And I got up to go do that. I also listened to the lady asking for prayer for her student Elijah and I was gonna go put that in…in my journal because I’ve always wanted to journal, but I really don’t know how. So, I’ve taken up my Daily Audio Bible journal and I realized that I started to write things down and the last thing I wrote was “today I’m going to see my mom” and that’s the day my mom passed which was last year. And I…I’m just having a difficult time. And then this song just came to me, you know, why do I feel that discouraged? Why should the shadows come? Why should my heart be broken, that I long for heaven and home when Jesus is my portion, a constant friend is He, His eyes on the Sparrow and I know He watches me. Pray for me please. Thank you. God bless you.

Good morning, DABber family this is the Burning Bush that will not be Devoured for the Glory of our God and King. I just heard a sister call in. Her mom battles with I think manic depressive and schizophrenia disorders. And sister I am praying for Shalom in your life. God is your peace. I pray for peace in your heart right now in the name of Jesus. I pray that God will still the storms around you in the name of Jesus. I pray that God will allow you to see yourself seated up in high and heavenly places with him where the enemy can do you no harm in the name of Jesus. And I pray for healing for your mom right now in Jesus’ name, that she will accept whatever medication has been assigned to her by her medic…medical professionals and I pray as you wait for that to happen that God will give you a peace beyond your understanding even at work even as I speak right now sister. God loves you beyond comprehension and I pray for healing in your heart for all that you’ve been through in the name of Jesus I pray. There was also a brother who called. He’s moved out of his family home because his family’s stealing from him. Brother, I hear your voice. I heard a sister call after you with a testimony of how God has healed her from addictions and from all other sorts of things. I don’t know what you and your family have been through, but it sounds like you’ve been through a lot and God hears you and he sees your efforts that you’re making, and I just want to encourage you to keep moving forward. The birds of the air, they don’t sow a seed, but God tends to them. Gods got you. I pray that God will open your eyes, that you will see that those that are with you that are greater than those that are in the world. I pray that God would light your path and give you discernment as you move, that God will provide a place for you, a permanent place for you in Jesus’ name. I love you all. Bye.

Hi DAB family out there this is Christine in North Carolina. I wanted to say a prayer of encouragement but first I was just realizing as I was listening to the final day of January, I wanted to give thanks to God for placing upon my heart the desire for…for more, more of His word and more of what’s a part of His kingdom because I'm…I’m very new to all of this. Probably…probably just about a year a year ago I was baptized in the faith and not too much before then met Jesus and was saved for the first time or saved by Jesus and I’m 41 years old. So, I…I just started listening to the Daily Audio Bible I guess about a year ago, but it was very inconsistent, and I barely could get through the whole reading. Had a hard time hearing the…the prayers and the request for prayer because I just felt very overwhelmed like, how…I don’t know how to hold all of this, how to pray, and how to hear all of these things going on in people’s lives. It’s hard. But now it feels like it’s too short. I’ve been listening every day since the beginning of January. That was my commitment to myself and to the Lord and now it’s just like oh it’s over already. So, I’m just I’m thankful for that. I have to send…

2/2/2023

Exodus 17:8-19:15, Matthew 22:34-23:12, Psalm 27:7-14, Proverbs 6:27-35

Today is the third day of February, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is great to be here with you today. Got my nice steamy cup of wind farm coffee to my left, as is customary and got the Bible right in front of me, that’s not only customary, it’s necessary. So, were locked and loaded and ready to go. It’s great to be here with you around the Global Campfire today as we gather around this winter day to take the next step forward. I know it’s summertime for some of you as you gather on this summer day, depending on where you are the world, as we gather and find our place and just let it all go. Exhale, deep breath in, big exhale out. Oh, that is, that is so refreshing and knowing that these next few minutes, it’s a sacred space, safe space we can go back and face whatever we need to face, however, we need to face it. This is some time to allow our hearts to be bathed in the Scriptures. And so, let’s dive in. We’re moving back into the book of Exodus, which is where we left off yesterday. Children of Israel are in the wilderness, and they are learning that they must utterly trust in the God that delivered them from slavery. They don’t know it, but the wilderness is changing their identity. So, let’s dive in, Exodus chapter 17 verse 8 through 19 verse 15 today.

Commentary:

Okay so, in the book of Exodus today, we find ourselves in the open wilderness. We are in the deep desert. It is barren. It is mostly lifeless. It is not the kind of place that could sustain the lives of a multitude of people wandering around it. So, there are some lessons that have to be learned that the wilderness will be the backdrop and the teacher for. And we talked about that yesterday, how they were learning utter dependence upon God, and we talked about how this story, like this wilderness journey, is kind of a retelling of our own stories. If we will look into it and see how the children of Israel respond and realize we’re reading this and going, why would you guys respond that way, you have a pillar of fire, you have all that you need, God is right with you. How can you respond this way? Then we look at our own lives and our own wilderness journeys and realize, I’m grumbling, I’m murmuring, I’m afraid, I am just like the children of Israel. And so, one of the lessons that I’ve gotta learn is utter dependence upon God. So that’s kind of where we were yesterday. Today, we’re still in the wilderness, we’re still moving forward. But it’s Moses that has a bit of a lesson to learn on his wilderness journey, he hasn’t done this. He didn’t want to be doing any of this. He asked the Lord; he asked God directly. Like, he was having a conversation with the burning bush, he asked God to send somebody else, right to God. So, he didn’t want to be doing this, he has no experience leading like a multitude of people and navigating the wilderness. So, he’s got some lessons to learn, and they come by way of his father-in-law, Jethro, who meets him along with the multitude of the children of Israel and he bring Zipporah, was his wife and his sons back to him, to rejoin the household, as they continue their journey through the wilderness. So, Jethro is watching Moses and just kind of seeing his day-to-day activities. And if they’re not on the move than Moses, every day is morning until night, just kind of seated, being surrounded by people, making judgments on the issues that are arising among the people. It’s a lot of people, on a very, very big camping trip. So…so, there’s going to be some interpersonal conflict, as people jostle around and sort of figure out what they’re doing and…and they have all kinds of reasons to be concerned because they’re worried about food and water and how they’re gonna survive. So, Moses is out among them, and Jethro simply observes, this isn’t sustainable, my son-in-law. Like, this, you will burn out or to quote it directly out of Exodus, “you will surely wear out both you and these people who are with you.” So, in other words, the lesson that Moses is receiving from Jethro is, as you burnout you’re going to also be burning the people out. Everyone is not going to end up healthy here. This isn’t a sustainable way to navigate the season that you are in. And so, Jethro encourages Moses to a point, to appoint leaders among the tribes and to fill those positions, those spots with people who can actually be of help. Not just fill the people, or fill the spots with people who want authority, or fill the spots with people who are not good, do not…do not have good character, but to fill the positions with worthy candidates who can be passionate about the work of the Lord among the people and helping to organize and govern the people. So, Moses is learning that he can’t do it alone. This is…this is important because Moses never fully like, completely learns this lesson, he’s the senior leader and so there’s a ton of pressure on him and the people constantly are coming to him with their griping and complaining. And so, Moses is constantly reminded, like on a daily basis of his utter need for God to sustain him. And he does a remarkable work based on what he had to navigate. But we can see that it is a heavyweight upon his shoulders that he has to work through in the wilderness. So, this becomes a good lesson for us to learn, one of the wilderness lessons, we can’t do this all by ourselves. We were never meant to do this all by ourselves. We actually need each other to do this. But then we move into the 19th chapter of the book of Exodus and we’re…we’re beginning to learn some new things because they are at the mountain of God, in the desert of Sinai and God has invited the people to purify themselves, because a holy convocation is going to happen. God is going to come and meet directly with the people. So far, Moses has been kind of a back and forth speaking the mouthpiece, but God is going to reveal himself to the people and communicate with them directly. And so, Moses is sent to let the people know, three days from now, on the third day they need to be ready, they need to purify themselves. They need to wash their clothes; they need to get changed and cleaned and spiffy. Put on deodorant, I’m making a joke, they didn’t have any of that stuff. But get prepared. Purify yourselves. We will be meeting with God. And so, that is the backdrop for where we leave off today and we will continue the story tomorrow and find out if they do meet with God and if they do. How does that go?

Prayer:

And so, Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for another day, another day around the Global Campfire, another day to be together in community, another day to know that we are not alone, that we are moving through these things together. And that we are wrestling through together, wrestling and gaining deeper understanding in the Scriptures and wrestling through the issues of life as we follow the leading of Your Holy Spirit. So, Holy Spirit, plant what we’ve read in our lives today, lead us into all truth. We ask in the name of Jesus, expecting that You will do just that for us. Thank You, we pray these things in Jesus name. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible. If the mission to bring the spoken word of God read fresh daily and offered freely to anybody, anywhere, any time and to build community around the rhythm of showing up together, knowing that we’re going through this together and not alone, if that is meaningful than thank you deeply for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello Daily Audio Bible family, my name is Hannah. I’ll go by Grace Over Me. I’m up in northern Canada, I live on the Alaska Highway. And just like to ask prayer for guidance for my family. We are a foster family. And we recently, we took in a little three-year-old boy who was basically described as frail from our coordinator. No one else could handle him. And so, we agreed to take him on an emergency basis. There’s nowhere else for him to go right now. So, he’s with us. And he’s really hard to take care of. He has thrown tantrums where it takes my husband and I to hold him down, so he doesn’t hurt someone or something. And he’s occasionally hurt my other children and tried to hurt us. At the same time, we’re teaching him to communicate with sign language and we see progress. And we pray over him, and we have gotten prayer and a friend of ours has fasted and prayed. And we are seeing strongholds falling and this beautiful boy underneath. But we’re just not wanting to harm our own children in the process of trying to help this boy. And so, we’re faced with a really hard decision about keeping him long term. Or requesting that he move on. So, if you could just pray for us. That would be great. And include my parents at the same time because my mom has severe dementia, and my dad is trying to take care of her, and he has health issues. And she’s refusing any medical help at this time. So, if you guys could keep us in your prayers. A lot of people I love, hurting. Thank you.

Hello DAB family. This is Apex Adam from Washington State. I just finished up on the 30th, January 30th podcast. At the end of the prayer requests section, a young lady or a lady was sharing how she had been involved for 17 years with DAB, listening every day, new and fresh. And I’m in the same boat. And her testimony was so powerful for me because it really demonstrated what it means to be consistent in God’s word, amidst failure, amidst being on the journey. It was just so…so real to me and vulnerable. It meant a lot; it really spoke to my spirit. And regards to freedom, freedom from addiction and cycles of sin and behavior and rebellion and just how she processed that. I really loved that; she didn’t give her name. And she shared her testimony of growing up in a household where there was schizophrenia and things like that. And then there was some reflections on that. All that said, it was such a blessing to hear and so real. I oversee a staff of therapists. I’m a pastoral counselor and do some other things within the body of Christ. And I oversee a some staff therapists and we just see this as such an important role to understand what it means to deal with these kinds of psychological issues and give them over to the Lord in healing but also to follow the rules of thumb for medicine as well. So, just so grateful for everything that you stated. I can’t say it enough. Grateful for everyone. I pray for you every day. I’m always listening and considering and thank you for teaching me so much along the way. God Bless you all. I look forward to hearing more prayer requests. This is Apex Adam, Washington State, out.

Hey DAB family, it’s Mike in OIC. And I’d like to ask for prayer for community. I don’t have a Christian community right now. And motivation and just mentorship, I don’t have it and I need it. I just turned 40 a couple months ago, and I feel like I’m just not really being in active in life. Just kind of being more passive, if that makes sense. So yeah, I ask for prayer for motivation for a kick in the butt, and for my obedience to Christ. Cause like the Proverbs say, you know, little more sleep, a little more folding of my hands and poverty comes. And I’ve been sleeping way too much. Yeah thanks, that’s it for now.

Hello DAB family, this is Diana from Florida and I want to pray for Eyes of a Dove. I believe I said that correctly. She is dealing with her mom who has schizophrenia and for many, many years had been medicated and had been doing very well. However, now she has gone off her medication, as a result is having some very manic episodes. I know that can be very, very frustrating and so let me pray for her. Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for this mother, I pray for this daughter, I pray for them because for so many years, there’s been so much trauma and turmoil that has come as a result of this schizophrenia that the mother has had. So, many wounds, so many difficulties. And Dear God, solutions had been drawn with the medication that she was on, but now for whatever reason she has gone off of the medication. I pray in the name of Jesus, that You would encourage her to get back on that medication, dear God. I pray in the name of Jesus, that she would return to that so that she can be in a normal state of mind. I don’t understand, I pray that it would be so, that she would be healed completely and not have to depend on the medications but God, You know more than us, why these things are the way they are. And so, I pray that You would bring the resolution needed, and that she would have the medications needed. And dear God, in this, her daughter would be strengthened, comforted, that she would put appropriate boundaries and, in the end, find Your peace. In Jesus name. Amen.

02/02/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 15:19-17:7, Matthew 22:1-33, Psalms 27:1-6, Proverbs 6:20-26

Today is the 2nd day of February welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it is great to be here with you today as we get ourselves acclimated to our brand-new month and get ourselves moved in. And moving forward leads us right to where we left off. The children of Israel have walked through the Red Sea on dry ground. The Egyptian armies were not so fortunate. And the children of Israel now on the other side of the Red Sea have been singing songs of worship. That’s where we pick up the story with the end of what they are singing. Exodus chapter 15 verse 19 through 17 verse 17 today.

Commentary:

Alright. So, in the book of Exodus now the children of Israel have crossed the Red Sea and the Egyptians are dealt with and so now they have to deal with the wilderness. And they are not being led the short way toward the promised land. They are being led into the open wilderness. Let’s just let that sink in. They are not being led the short route. It’s not a route that will be good for them. They are not prepared for it. They are being led into the wilderness. As we watch this story begin to unfold before us, we will notice that the wilderness is the backdrop for the story. This is where they are. And we need to understand that it’s not only this historical retelling of the children of Israel wandering in the wilderness, but it’s also the backdrop to investigate our own wilderness seasons of life. And we do everything that we can to avoid the wilderness, except embrace it usually, like go through it. But what we’re going to find in the story of the children of Israel is that the wilderness completely transforms their identity. It’s not they don’t have all kinds of struggles and that they didn’t always have all kinds of struggles, but a very important thing has to happen and the wilderness is the place that it happens. And that is that this people who had a promise over them who have flourished have gone centuries in slavery, 430 years. So, they were in slavery for centuries. And, so, no one alive knew anything else but slavery. This was their lot in life. This was their identity. God coming and rescuing them and bringing them into the wilderness is to transform, in part, that identity of slavery and replace it with that of chosen, selected by God for a purpose and a mission, which is to reveal Him to all nations. And, so, there are some practical things that have to be learned in that transformation. While they were in slavery, they were working all the time, certainly, but provisions were being provided. And, so, we see that one of the first lessons that they learn in the wilderness is that there’s no water, there is no food, what do we do? And they begin to grumble. And we even hear them kind of murmuring, wow, you guys, you remember when we could sit around the pots of food when we were slaves in Egypt. It was so awesome to be a slave back then. And, so, they’re…they’re looking back at who they were and longing for the ease of being a slave because it’s hard to be on your own in the wilderness when you don’t know where the provision is going to be coming from. And we watch God teach them these first wilderness lessons. I will supply your needs. I will take care of you, but you are in a place where only I can provide so You will know it is Me that is sustaining you. If we’re going to do this covenant people thing, then your job is to reveal Me, and you will have to do that by actively and openly and utterly trusting in Me and where I lead and direct you. And, so, this is like one of the first things that they learn as they go into the open wilderness, is that they are utterly dependent upon God, and we watch them bucking against that. And we realize, O my goodness, this is my story too. I do the same things. I need to learn the same lessons. And, so, may we embrace all of the wilderness journey that we are going into with Moses and the children of Israel but may we begin to open our hearts to the fact that this story is reading back to us our own story in so many ways and there’s so much for us. And, so, let’s learn these lessons of the wilderness. Nobody likes to be in the wilderness but everybody faces it. And, so, what we do with it? Do we do everything we can to get out of it or do we embrace the fact that it is shaping us and is necessary because some of the things that we have put our trust in need to be shaken loose and in the wilderness, there is no way to survive. I’ve been in that wilderness. We will be in that wilderness in mere days, and you cannot survive out there, not with that many people. And, so, may we learn what’s going on here, that our first wilderness lesson is to understand that our source is God, and we are utterly dependent upon Him, whether we realize it or not. But realizing it sets us free. It frees us up to know like I don’t have to take care…I am on a mission and God is my source.

Prayer:

Father, we invite You into that. We…we all can relate to this. We have all faced challenging hardship and suffering in some way or another. We’ve all gone through what we would call the wilderness and some of us are in the middle of it right now and some of us are heading into it and some of us are heading out of it but it’s all part of our story and there are profound lessons that we discover when we’re walking through the seasons. So, help us as we walk through our own seasons to walk through this with the children of Israel and see what You are doing and how they are responding and how so much, we find ourselves kind of in the same place. Wasn’t it awesome when we were in slavery? We could have all these things. When You are leading us forward and inviting us to grow up and move into something new, something more expansive, something deeper that draws us deeper into relationship with You and into the story that You are telling through us. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

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I mentioned yesterday about a brand-new resource in the Daily Audio Bible Shop, the brand-new daily Bible snapback hats with Horween leather patches on the fronts as well as the Daily Audio Bible beanies that also have the leather patch on them as well. And, so, we have a couple colors. We have a gray and white option I love very much. I didn’t expect to but I love it very much and then the all-black option and then gray beanies and black beanies. While supplies last. you can find them in the Daily Audio Bible Shop. We’ve been looking for a much better addition to our…to our hats than what we’ve had over the years, and these are our favorites. And, so, we’re looking forward to those being out in the world. And you can find them in the Daily Audio Bible Shop in the lifestyle section. So, check that out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if this mission to bring the spoken word of God read fresh every day and offered freely to anyone who will listen anywhere on this planet any time of day or night and to build community around that rhythm just showing up here every day around the Global Campfire, if that’s life-giving to you then thank you for your partnership. There’s a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you are using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner, or the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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 DAB fam this is Beloved in Texas and I just want to pray for the mom…I cannot remember what you called yourself…but the mom who called in about anger and yelling at her kids. Girl if there’s a mom out there who hasn’t been there, I’d like to meet her. I understand completely and it is extremely frustrating when you’re trying to…I kind of equate it to like having a handful of helium balloons and each one is a responsibility, and it feels like you are just constantly losing one and running after it and grabbing it and once you’ve got that one another ones floated off out of reach. And I understand. All that to say, I understand. So, Father we just lift up this woman and we also lift up all the other moms who are dealing with this Lord and we just ask that you just bring supernatural peace to our hearts. Help us to have patience with our kids, Father. Give us…allow us to discipline and wisdom and love and not out of anger and frustration. Father, I thank you that you…that Your Holy Spirit can whisper in our ear the steps that we need to take when we feel like we are just overwhelmed, or we’re frustrated by all of the things that have happened in the day. Thank you, Jesus for your Holy Spirit, to lead us and comfort us and guide us in Jesus’ name.

This is Living by Grace, and I just heard some prayer request on January 24th’s podcast. And just two women who…O…the brokenness that they’ve had in their life and what they are experiencing just broke my heart. And I’m praying with both of you. One was a lady who had an eye injury and found the DAB because she wanted to read her Bible but can’t right now and lost her son to an overdose and she’s now lost all of her children and I can’t even imagine the pain that comes with that. And, so, God I just pray You lift her up Lord that You’d bring healing to her body as she has heart issues and this eye issue Lord and that through these struggles and this deep pain that she has Lord that You would hold her up and draw her near to You. And I pray for her as she has had a burden on her heart to minister to others who are grieving Lord and that You would bind up her broken heart and that she can offer comfort to others. And then there was another lady who called in and I don’t remember her name, but she is just broken and bitter and compared to herself to Naomi who came back and said call me Mara because I’m no longer happy and blessed I’m bitter. And I just pray Lord the enemy is fighting against her and her soul and I pray in the name of Jesus Lord that You would break through that bitterness that hardness that hatred in her heart and that You would make her new Lord that You restore joy to her soul and her heart. God You could do that. Only You could do that, and I pray that that would be so. I thank You that she’s found the DAB Lord. I thank You that she called in and that she asked for prayer Lord. That shows that her heart is still for You. She wants to grow in You, she wants to have this bitterness taken away. And God I pray You’d do that. I pray in the name of Jesus. I plead Your blood over both of these women.

Good morning, DABbers it is Monday January 30th I am in Southwest Florida so the weather’s gorgeous right now. It’s perfect this time of year. I hope this day finds you all well. I am calling in to ask for prayer for my daughter Sarah. Sarah is someone who does believe that God exists, but she doesn’t really have a relationship with Him. She doesn’t really know Jesus and really doesn’t like the fact that I’m a born again Christian, so we’ve been sort of estranged from one another for lack of a better word since 2009 when I embraced Jesus. I just need some prayer for her. My daughter is 34, lives alone, works from home, has become quite isolated and depressed and anxious and suffering panic attacks. And all of a sudden realizing how lonely she is and just a whole laundry list of things that every mother dreads to hear. I kind of knew this would happen eventually. I just wasn’t expecting it. I guess we never really are, but I went and spent five days with her while she had her nervous breakdown I guess for lack of a better explanation. I don’t know what else to call it. Not sleeping, not eating, racing thoughts, nausea, gagging, puking dry heaving, you name it. All of those things associated with high anxiety. So, please just pray for Sarah. Please pray that she can begin to heal now that we spent five days together purging and crying and talking and laughing and joking and cleaning and organizing. Please just pray for Sarah. Thank you all so much. I love this community. Blessings on this Monday.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible DABbers my name is Comfort and I’m calling from the United Kingdom today is the 30th of January and I just so happened to __. I’m just calling to say a big thank you to…this podcast has really helped me over the years since I’ve been a listener and I’m just so grateful for all of the prayers that I hear. You know, I pray along as well and I’m just so thankful for the word itself and how Brian, how you really digest the word, and you break it down into a way that is easy to understand. I just want you guys to just continue to pray that God would excel and grow this ministry even further. And if you would like to pray for me as well, please do. Thank you so much. Take care everyone. Have a lovely, lovely day. Bye.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Olivia from Michigan. This is my 4th year listening and my first time ever calling in. I’m just calling today to ask for prayers for my dad. He’s been in horrible pain for so many years now and been to so many doctors and nobody can figure out what’s wrong with him and it’s just really hard to watch him in so much pain. I…I really believe that the only person that can heal him is God. So, I just wanted to call and ask for prayers. Please keep him in your thoughts and just hope he gets better. Thanks.

2/1/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 13:17-15:18, Matthew 21:23-46, Psalm 26:1-12, Proverbs 6:16-19

Today is the first day of February, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is awesome to be here with you today, as we greet this new month on day 32 of our brand-new sparkly, shiny year. We have made it. We have navigated through a month together, well done. We can do this, like that’s the thing, we’ve made it through a month and look at all that has happened in the Scriptures in a month. Look at all the different things we’ve been able to talk about, all of the different things we’ve been able to consider in our own lives through the Scriptures in a month. And we’re just gonna keep going, we get 11 more of these in front of us and that’s exciting. We can gather together each and every day around the Global Campfire and take another step forward. So, here we are, brand-new month. Hang out until the end if you can, I have this brand-new resource that I want to announce at the end today, in commemoration of this brand-new month. But for now, let’s dive in, take the next step forward and step into this month together by picking up where we left off, which leads us back into the book of Exodus. The children of Israel have just been delivered from Egypt and they have navigated their way out of Egypt, moved into and toward the wilderness. And as the Bible told us 600,000 men so, and their dependents, their households. So, a moving city, a huge amount of people, moving out into the wilderness, and this is where we pick up the story. Exodus chapter 13 verse 17 through 15 verse 18.

Commentary:

Okay so, as we begin this brand-new month, we have some pretty monumental things taking place in both Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, the children of Israel have made their way to the Red Sea, and they’ve camped along the banks. And so, there are mountains before them and the sea behind them, or vice versa, depending on which way they’re standing. They’re kind of hemmed in by mountains and…and sea. And I was thinking about this because man, we will be leaving for the land of the Bible in just a few days, on Sunday, and making our way over and since, like next we’ll actually be standing by the Red Sea and seeing the mountains and things in, and the banks of the shore, kind of seeing this visually and being able to kind of visit this visually. The children of Israel are camped by the sea and the mountains are hemming them in and then all of a sudden, they hear the rumblings of something coming and, in the distance, they can see the dust flying and then they can realize what is coming and it’s the Egyptian army coming against them. They are hemmed in by the ocean and by the mountains, kind of sitting ducks. And here comes the enemy down upon them and they’re terrified. And if we look into our lives, we can find times that we’ve had that sensation, maybe not literally standing by an ocean, hemmed in by a mountain and some marauding warriors are coming down against us. But in our lives where it feels like we’re hemmed in, there’s nowhere to go and an enemy is descending upon us and there’s no way out and we do not have the resources we need to defend ourselves, and it looks pretty clearly like we’re going to get destroyed. That’s the position that the children of Israel are in, as they enter the wilderness. And Moses says to the people, and we should all hear this, we should all hear this and take this to heart and apply this and look back at the times that we’ve been hemmed in, or that we feel that way, and remember Moses’s words. Do not fear, stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord that He will provide for you today. For the Egyptians that you see today you will never ever see again, the Lord will fight for you, you can be still.

Then we turn over into the book of Matthew, Jesus is in Jerusalem. So, as we’re in the Old Testament in the book of Exodus, like there’s no Jerusalem, yet there is no nation of Israel. There is no king, there is no kingdom. There’s just people moving through the Red Sea and being delivered by God, as God destroys their enemies, but when we go into Matthew we’re moving well forward in the story. And so, Jerusalem is the established Holy City, the city of God, the place where God dwells and meets and speaks with man. And so, there is a whole order of clergy, there is a whole order of ministry, the Levitical ministry. There’s a whole group of priests and scholars and rabbis and people who wrestle and debate about what God wants, and they lead the people spiritually. Jesus is in Jerusalem. He won’t get out alive. And we see some of his provocation today. Some of the things that had them plotting to get Him killed. But when we look deeper, we realize some of the same things are still going on. So, Jesus is in the temple courts, a very commonplace for Rabbi to be teaching while in Jerusalem. The chief priests and the elders of the people came to Jesus as He’s teaching and interrupted and said, who told you, You could do this stuff? Right, by what authority are You doing these things? Who gave You this authority? So, there’s the shot across the bow. There is the challenge. Who do You think You are? Did You get a permit from us to go around healing people? Like, who told You, You could do this stuff? And Jesus knows exactly what’s going on here. And as Jesus is prone to do, He asks a question, and the question reveals the motive behind what’s really going on. And so, He says, I’ll ask you. And He asks them about John the Baptist, who, who gave him his authority? Did his baptism come from heaven or was it invented by mankind, because their answer to that question is the same answer by which Jesus got His authority. So, if they say John was clearly from God and that is where he got his authority, then Jesus can say I’m working in the same direction. My authority comes from God. But Jesus then asks them the question that reveals what’s really going on and they can’t answer that. If they say John was sent from heaven, then Jesus will say, then why were you not on board? Why were you fighting against God? And why are you asking me was authority I’m doing what I’m doing under? But if they say he was from man, then people believe that John was a prophet and their hearts of turn toward God. And so, so they’re gonna be in trouble with the people. And so, they can only say that they don’t know. And so, Jesus is like fine, I’m not playing this game with you. And He goes on to tell two parables. A man had two sons and if we remember as we’ve gone through these parables, so often they start with a man did this or a man went out to do this, and this so often represents God and that’s the case here. Man had two sons. He went to the first son, go work in the vineyard the boy answered, I’m not gonna, I won’t, I will not. But then later he changes his mind. He has a change of heart, that is repentance. Later, he repented. So, the father goes to the first son and says come work in the vineyard, come work toward the harvest, come, the vineyard being the kingdom here, come, work doing the work that we do together. And the boy answered, I will not but then later repented and obeyed. The father went to the other son and said the same thing and the boy said sure, I’ll obey you. And then didn’t. Which of the two did his father’s will is the question Jesus asked. And they said the first, the one who said no but then repented and obeyed. So, they could answer correctly but they couldn’t be self-reflective enough to know that they were doing the latter, they were saying we will obey the Lord, but they don’t. And so, then Jesus says, I’m telling you the truth, tax collectors and prostitutes will go ahead of you into the kingdom of God. That’s provocative. Like, that was the scum, right. Like, that was the marginalized, that was the people that jokes were made up about and slanderous things were said, and these are the people pushed to the margins and dehumanized so that they’re a group of people that can be hated, as opposed to actual human beings, with beating hearts and feelings. Tax collectors and prostitutes, we could expand that any marginalized, persecuted people. They believed and according to Jesus would enter the kingdom before the pious, religious, educated leaders because those people were saying the right things but not obeying at all. Then He tells another parable. A landowner planted a vineyard again, landowner, God, vineyard, kingdom. He put a fence around it, dug it, like made it nice. Built a watchtower, leased it to tenant farmers. These tenant farmers then in this, in this story are the religious leaders. So, he put it in their care and went on a journey and was expecting to reap a harvest. And when harvest time came, he sent servants to collect his portion of the crop and the tenants beat the ones that were sent. Beat one, killed another, stoned another. These are the prophetic voices that God had sent to speak on His behalf, and they were beaten and killed and thrown out. And then He sent other servants, more prophetic voices, more than the first and they treated in the same way. Finally, He sent His son, right, the Son of Man, Jesus here. Finally, He sent His son, saying they’ll respect my son. I’m gonna send my son down to my people, the people of covenant, to the religious leaders to turn their hearts so that they can turn the people’s hearts toward God. I’m gonna go. They have not respected generationally, the prophetic voices that I have sent, I will send my own Son, He will go. Surely, they will respect Him. But when the tenants saw the Son, they said to themselves, this is the heir, let’s kill him and get his inheritance. In other words, let’s take what does not belong to us and let’s take it over. And what Jesus is talking about, is God’s kingdom. And so, it’s a very provocative that what he is saying to them is, God has come to you so many times, in so many ways and He is here before you write now and your giving lip service, you’re saying the right things but it’s not true and you are leading people into deception. You are the blind leading the blind. And Jesus is revealing just how blind they were. Because this is not getting through to them. Their response to this is to make plans to kill Jesus. And so, Jesus says, as we closed our reading today, for this reason I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. And I’m quoting from the gospel of Matthew. “When the chief priests,” right, “the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they realized that He was speaking about them.” They did not, they did not repent. Like, they did not open their eyes to see, instead and I quote from the gospel of Matthew, “they wanted to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowds because the crowds regarded Him as a prophet.” And so, we see that Jesus is in a pretty sticky, prickly situation. We probably all know how this story goes, so we know that Jesus ends up on a cross, from this point. So, the people that He is calling out and calling up aren’t listening, and they’re going to do away with Him exactly as His parables are describing. It’s kind of prickly because anyone who has any sort of spiritual authority needs to be paying really close attention to what’s going on here. Because what’s going on here is that people who are devoted to God and the ways of God and are teaching and leading people in the ways of God, have gotten things so twisted and upside down over time and through tradition and because of the situation that they find themselves in trying to protect themselves as a people under Roman authority, that they are completely blinded to what God is actually doing. I mean, we’re going to be witnessing a story here that is so twisted that the people of God kill God who has come to rescue them, because they believe it has to happen a certain way, because they’re expecting a certain thing, because they’re expecting a Messiah, a military figure, somebody who can lead them into war against their enemies. They missed the fact that their rescuer came for them, and they did away with Him. We have to be sensitive about our labeling system, the way that we label people groups, marginalized people and dehumanize them into ways that…that make them easy to be against. When Jesus came to rescue them and anyone who believes. Like, man, it’s so provocative. Jesus is telling these people that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom before you and the kingdom will be taken away from you. That’s provocative stuff, that still has application. And so, may we examine ourselves, especially those of us who are leaders, may we examine ourselves and be convicted as these parables are supposed to do. Like, this is what’s supposed to happen, is that we are shaken, and we consider and we wrestle, so that we can expose what’s really going on in our motives, so that what is broken can be put back together, so that what is within us is the same as what we are presenting, so that we are true.

Prayer:

And so, Holy Spirit, we invite You into that. Some days You come to us with such comfort and just such words that we need to lift us up and then some days You come to us with things that we really need to consider, because You are calling us up and forward and we need to mature, we need to grow up, we need to be capable sons and daughters of Your kingdom, fully loyal, fully committed, fully surrendered. Come, Jesus, we pray, in your mighty name we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

Okay, so I mentioned at the beginning we had a new resource to announce today, on this first day of the second month of the year. And we do. We’ve been shopping around for a while looking for much, much better hats than we’ve had in the past, for Daily Audio Bible. And we’ve had them over the years, but we’ve been just searching for quality things that will last, things that will look good and can continue to be used, five, ten years from now. So, Christian went on a search and found us what we were looking for. So, in the Daily Audio Bible Shop, we now have brand-new snapback hats, like the ballcap style of hats, as well as Daily Audio Bible beanies, as we’re moving through the wintertime and like to put those on our heads and keep our ears warm in the winter. So, what he found was a leatherworking company, that works with Horween leather that gets sourced in from Illinois and then it’s fashioned in Wyoming and everything is made in the United States. And so, these leather discs are then hand stamped with our logo and affixed, the leather is affixed to the cap, and it looks great. It looks super classy. So, the ballcap, there’s the round logo on the front, with the beanie it’s a little patch right on the very, very edge, with the Daily Audio Bible logo stamped into the leather and then applied to the garment and then sent to us from our friends at Range Leather in Wyoming, to you, all over the world. So, we have selected to ballcaps and two beanies, all-black and gray and white. And you can see them in the Daily Audio Bible Shop. Just go into the lifestyle section and you’ll find them, they’re brand-new. By far the best hat that we’ve had, we have them in limited quantities right now, just to kind of try them. Although, I’m pretty excited about them, they look great. They are now available in the Daily Audio Bible Shop, while the supplies last. And so, jump over to the shop, jump over in the Lifestyle Section and get yourself a little, little, tiny piece of, of the story, the ongoing story of the Daily Audio Bible, step-by-step, day-by-day. But our brand-new snapback hats and beanies are available right now. So, check that out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, humbly, thank you, we wouldn’t be here if we weren’t a community, if we didn’t show up around the Global Campfire every day, if we weren’t in this together, we wouldn’t be here at all. And so, thank you, humbly for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner, or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app, that’s little red button up at the top, or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning DABers, this is Jerry from Wyoming. It’s 5 o'clock in the morning on a Saturday morning. It’s the 27th or the 28th, I’m not sure. But I just wake up and wanna run to listen to my DABers and listen to what the Bible has to say for today. Just praise God for that. I’m in the midst of major snowstorm and I’ve got these two cats and a dog who just cuddle up next to me when I’m ready to listen to Daily Audio Bible. And I just wanted to praise God for all of you out there and pray for all of you out there, all your needs and wants and desires. And I ask blessings and healing and comfort to all of you out there. I ask that the Lord just shines upon us all. And my heart is so warm to be able to, even though I’m here by myself with my two dogs, or, with my two cats and one dog. And sitting here with my cup of coffee and kind of my loneliness but it’s okay. I’ve got you all out there and it makes me happy. And I thank God for ya’ll. And I pray for you all and I’m thankful for you all. And that I have this place to go and sit here in my comfort. Though it’s crazy snowy. I love it, I love it, the comfort of it all. Love you guys.

Hello, my wonderful DAB family. This is Rosie, aka Great to be Free in Jesus. I’m calling in with a prayer request for my granddaughter Anisa. I’ve told you about her before. She was married and as soon as she had their first child her husband decided that he didn’t no longer wanted to be in the relationship with her. So, he left and then he came back and they reconciled and now she’s got a daughter. Damari is 2 and a half and he’s been diagnosed with Autism. And Malani is a year and a half and she’s doing well. My granddaughter is doing all this by herself and she’s really exhausted and I want to help her but I’m not physically able to and it just breaks my heart that I can’t help her. Please pray for her that God will send her the help that she needs and that God would heal Damari of this Autism. And I love you my wonderful DAB family. God Bless you.

Lonely DABers, this is God’s Chosen from Georgia. And I just want to say a short prayer over all of us. Dear Jesus, we come before You this morning to thank You for the work You are doing in each of our lives. We’re grateful for every new opportunity that this day bring our way. We thank You for Your grace that is so amazing. As we grow stronger, may our faith in You continue to grow deeper, so that we will continue to remain thankful. We know that the plans You have for our lives will slowly unfold with each new day. We’ll be patient as change comes because we know that You are in absolute control. Help us Lord, to help others today. We pray for all those who are hurt in our community. We pray, Lord Jesus, that as You continue to lead in their mystery You will continue to help and strengthen them. We pray for those who’s lives have been impacted by the disastrous addiction. We pray, Lord Jesus, for all the families that are torn apart, especially for the children left behind to wonder and grieve. God, we pray that You will give them peace and You will guide them gently through the next hour. We pray, Lord Jesus, and thank You for giving us roof over our head and giving us a bed that we can sleep in. For putting shoes on our feet. Forgive us when we ever start to complain and forget about all the great blessings that You have given to us. We pray for all those that are sick in our community, all with diagnoses, different situations, life changing situations. We pray for your peace and invite You, Jesus, to come and be our comforter. Thank You for all You do, we love You and we appreciate You. We pray this prayer in Jesus name. Amen.

This is Laquita from Vinita. I just wanted to say thank you Brian for what you were talking about on January the 27th about how Moses didn’t want to go to Egypt because he knew it was gonna be a hard task. And my mom died of COVID last year and I’m having to take care of my dad which is 89-years-old. And he has a lot of problems and I don’t complain but everyday I think, uhhggg, I’ve gotta go over there and take care of him and it’s gonna take all my day. I could be doing all these wonderful, great things for the world. And whine, whine, whine and why me. And I realized today that when we look at ministry, sometimes we look at ministry in the church, helping the people on the street, ministering to the hungry and doing all those things. And in taking care of my dad, that’s what I’m doing. I’m ministering to someone who is alone, who needs meals, taking care of him, who needs companionship. And I just want to repent of my hardness that I have. And thank the Lord that I have a dad that I can touch and minister to. Thank you Brian, I needed so badly to hear that.

This is Stephanie from North Carolina. I was originally from Maryland and I went on the pilgrimage with Brian some years ago. And I’d like to pray for each of you on the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, will abide under the shadow of the Almighty. May He cover you and your household under the shadow of His wings. May your flights to Israel and back home, will be smooth and safe, including all your luggage will arrive. May your bodies adjust well to the time zone difference. As you walk where Jesus brought the Gospel, I pray you will have a deep revelation and understanding of the love of the most High God. May the Lord, Most High, be with you at every stop. I pray for strength and wisdom for Brian and his team. Empower them with discernment. In Jesus name. Have a marvelous pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

01/31/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 12:14-13:16, Matthew 20:29-21:22, Psalms 25:16-22, Proverbs 6:12-15

Today is the 31st day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today on the last day of the first month of the year. Obviously our 31st day on our journey through the Scriptures. And, so, we’re a month in. We’re kind of out beyond the shoreline now. We have sailed and we look back at where we started, and we can’t see. We’re out in the deep. We’re sailing across the year together and it is a joy to be on this voyage with you and it is a joy to be able to gather around the Global Campfire today and take the next step forward, the step that leads us to end our first month and that next step forward leads us back into the book of Exodus, back into the story of Moses, back into the story of the deliverance of the children of Israel from their Egyptian slavery. And we will see that story come to its fruition today. Exodus chapter 12 verse 14 through 13 verse 16.

Commentary:

Okay. So, in the book of Exodus today we have the…the moment of deliverance and we were able to witness that as Passover was observed and…and Egypt lost their firstborn. And it didn’t have to happen, but it did happen. And at that point, like there was nothing else to do would let the people go. Because after the firstborn have died than who’s next? Like if this is where…if this is where were at then this God who is invading Egypt is a very powerful God. And…and they can keep resisting but every time they resist, they get destroyed more and more. So, they can resist until they’re completely destroyed, or they can realize that they’ve Artie been destroyed and it’s time to let the people go. And the people marched out plundering Egypt - silver and gold, garments supplies, 600,000 men on foot. Well over a million people by the account in the book of Exodus are heading into the wilderness and it’s a magic moment because freedom has come for the children of Israel. It’s a terribly sad moment for the Egyptians who were becoming more and more clear that their gods were not powerful enough to save them. And the awe and reverence for the God of Israel, the most-high God had descended upon Egypt, and God was made famous in Egypt and stayed famous in Egypt and this whole Exodus story spreads throughout the entire land as we will see as we go forward. And it might seem like, great man! They’re going to go to the promised land now. This is the story. This is awesome! And it is awesome, but this is just the beginning of the story. We have many dusty miles and many lessons to learn as we navigate ourselves into the wilderness.

In the book of Matthew, we are…well…we are heading toward the conclusion of the book of Matthew, but we are heading into the passion narrative, the story of the last days of Jesus. And, so, we arrived in Jerusalem today for these last days and we will be moving through that for the first time this year in the coming days. But while He is on his way to Jerusalem. So, like while He’s coming from the Galilee and going to Jerusalem He’s going south. It’s like 90 miles south, but the way that the path could be handled most easily was to head from the Galilee down into the Jordan Valley, and then follow the Valley like along the Jordan River, follow the Valley and follow it all the way to the city of Jericho and then go up to Jerusalem from there. And, so, Jericho being below sea level, that’s a pretty steep climb, but it’s an 18-mile hike up to Jerusalem. And, so, we find Jesus in Jericho today on His way to Jerusalem. So, He’s left the Galilee, gone into the Jordan Valley, made His way south to Jericho and now He’s got this climb up into Jerusalem. But He’s in Jericho and as He’s passing to Jericho there are blind men on the road and they hear that it’s Jesus that is passing by and they begin yelling, “have mercy on us, Son of David.” They’re just calling out because they can hear that there’s a big crowd but they’re blind so they can’t see. They can’t get through the crowd, they can’t find Jesus, they wouldn’t know Jesus if they found Him. They don’t know what He looks like. But they’ve heard of Jesus, and they know what His reputation is and they’re yelling to try to get His attention. And the crowds trying to keep them quiet of course. And they’re just yelling, “Jesus. Jesus Son of David, have mercy on us.” And He heard them. He heard them and He stopped, and He brought them to Him, and He said, “what you want me to do for you?” And they said they wanted their eyes opened. And Jesus opened their eyes and they could see and they followed Him. It’s a beautiful story. It’s just story that if we go one layer deeper, we realize it’s our story. It’s our story encapsulated in their story, and it reveals to us a posture, a posture of heart that we are to espouse, knowing that on our own we are spiritually blind, that we are wandering, that we can’t see where we’re going, that we fall down, that we’re disadvantaged, that we can’t get anything done, that we’re blind. And when we reach a point where we realize this, and we understand that it’s total and we cry out, have mercy upon me, when we realize our utter need and our utter dependence and reach then we hear these words coming back, “what you want me to do for you?” And our response is what Jesus has been calling out in His ministry. Our response is to ask for eyes to see and ears to hear. The blindmen say it beautifully. “Lord, let our eyes be open.”

Prayer:

Jesus, this is our prayer today. Let our eyes be opened. May we see things as they are. May we see through Your eyes, not only the world and the people in the world around us, but may we see ourselves through Your eyes. We are reaching for You in desperation, knowing our utter dependence and our complete need of You. We are blind. Open our eyes. May we have eyes to see and ears to hear, we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Announcements:

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning this is Early Riser. I’m on my way to work. I’m simply calling in to express how much joy I have when I hear the variety of people talking. Last week someone prayed in the Asian language I think it was Chinese. Hearing different accents. I’m in the Midwest. So, hearing what an accent is to be from the northeast or the southeast or a western accent or Canadian accent or people calling from the UK, South Africa, it’s such a beautiful picture of what the diversity in the Kingdom of God is like. What I consider an accent is flavor, different minerals, and salts. Somebody else can hear me and think that I have an accent. And it’s just this beautiful expression of the diversity of who the Kingdom is and who is also around this…

Hello this is Lisa from Oklahoma and I just listened to DAB and I heard Emily from Washington praying about her anger. I also struggle with these issues. So, I would like to know if you up in prayer. Dear God as we come before You we ask that You would help Emily Lord Jesus. You see her heart and You know that she doesn’t want to be this way. And You see her trying and I just ask that You would bind Satan in the name of Jesus and that You would keep away this anger and help her Lord to find peace and comfort in knowing You and that You can give her what she needs to be the mother that she needs to be to her kids. And help her give herself and not to beat herself up Lord because sometimes things affect us that we’re not even aware of and it makes an anger and we don’t even know where it’s coming from. I have been there, and I have lived through it and You have helped me and You can help Emily. God just wrap her in Your arms. Give her the peace that she needs. Let her know that she can get through this and with God all things are possible. I’m praying for you Emily I hope you have a great…

Father God we just praise You today, we worship You today. And I lift up my brother Garrett today God. I will lift up his return to You, his falling in love with You, his knowing that the addiction and the drift and disconnect from You came when he gave all the love that should have been Yours to another god. I pray that You would heal him and You would hold him and he would fall so deeply into serving You God that he will be healthy in the next relationship. I lift my sister Emily God. I lift up the anger of God that she has given way to this year, __ out on her children God. I lift up her children and I pray for a healing of their spirits and their hearts of all they’ve heard and all they’ve experienced. But God I pray that Emily would know that this time does come up as prayer and fasting God. Let her know no spirit has control of her God. Let her know right now in the mighty name of Jesus that greater are You in her than anything in the world, that the anger is the work of the flesh that can be broken, the entire back of it can be broken through prayer and fasting, not only her but anybody else dealing with the same stronghold God. I lift up Devon God. I lift her up right now right now God. I thank You for her journey as a pregnant mom and God the journey she’s had in learning Your word God. I pray that she’ll take it one day at a time, that she won’t feel so overloaded with trying to catch up God, that the value and the treasure in each day will be lost in this seed and the load she’s trying to carry every day. Let that word just permeate her soul. Thank You for Brian, thank You for China God, thank You for Jill and the DAB family in Jesus’ name. This is Dawn of a New Day. Love you DAB family.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family. My name’s Derek from Oklahoma. I’ve been dealing with a lot of things in the last year - health issues, started drinking heavily. I was terrible to my loved ones and the people around me and my addiction was helpless. In the past month I’ve been listening with Daily Audio Bible, seeking God. And in my prayer and fasting He gave me this prayer that I want to share with you guys for anybody that’s dealt with some of the stuff I’ve been dealing with and maybe different things, but you know if this is you. Dear God, I felt like I’m not enough for Your service. From this I see come all of my weaknesses. I’ve short sighted You Lord. I’ve lacked faith. God please show me that I’m worthy of You and that I’ve allowed Satan to trick me into believing that I’m not. Forgive me. Put me into situations where I can find my worth in You. Help me to be of service to You Lord Jesus. Make me enough. I’ve shied away from Your service and I’ve tried every single thing I can think of to not be all in. Help me to forgive myself like You forgive me and to see myself I was Your temple and Your child. Redeem me Lord. Renew me. Make me whole in You. May my body be a fitting drawing piece for You. Maybe I be light and salt in Your world and help others to seek You. That was the prayer He gave me last night. I love you all. I’ve cherished listening to your prayers for others and your requests for prayers and I’ve been praying along with you. I’ve been listening with Brian. Grateful for all of you and grateful for community of Christians. You’re so sincere. Love you all. God bless.

Good evening my DAB family this is Mavis calling in from Grenada in the Caribbean. I want to pray for Paul out in Houston who has been separated from his wife and his family for six years and is going to __ at the end of February to be able to bring the family together again. Lord, we thank You. We bless Your name. We thank You Lord because You are in the healing and the restoration business. Nothing is too hard for You to do. We thank You cool Paul and for the strength that You have given him over those years father. We thank You for touching his heart oh Lord. Oh we thank You for his family that You are restoring them, You’re restoring his wife and his children unto him. Bless that relationship oh God. Bless him in the name of Jesus. We thank You that You are going to take full control of this situation. Bring the family back together again. Let him experience Your amazing love. Oh God we pray that You will strengthen him. Oh, he will look to You the author and finisher of his faith. We thank You Lord that he can find the strength in the midst of the storm to continue to serve You. So, we love you Paul and we thank you that God will strengthen you and give you the courage to continue to hold on. Do not give up. Hold on. God is standing right there with you. We love you. Bye.

1/30/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 10:1-12:13, Matthew 20:1-28, Psalm 25:1-15, Proverbs 6:6-11

Today is the 30th day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian, it is wonderful to have the opportunity to gather together around the Global Campfire and just enter this place of peace and serenity and allow the Scriptures to wash over us and into us. I am so grateful for this community and this place that we create each and every day. So, let’s do what we do every day, which is to take the next step forward together. We are pretty well enmeshed in the book of Exodus at this point, a showdown is happening. God is desiring to set His people free, people that began with Abraham, Isaac then Jacob, who was Israel and then Israel had children, the children of Israel. Joseph was one of those children who is taken into slavery in Egypt but as things turned around, Joseph became second in command of all of Egypt, which brought the household to Egypt 70 people, but now 400 years have passed and those 70 people have turned into a multitude, a great and mighty people that have made the Egyptians nervous, so they have enslaved the Israelites. And then we met Moses and God calls Moses to go back to the land that he came from, the land of Egypt, and set his people free. And there’s lots of twists and turns along the way. We’ve gone through them all. That’s where we are. Now, Moses and Aaron are confronting Pharaoh regularly and plagues are descending upon the land and things have gotten beyond what the magicians of Egypt can replicate. And so, now, people are taking notice, like this is the finger of the Almighty God. This isn’t a trick. But Pharaoh’s not convinced and that’s where we pick up the story, Exodus 10 verse 1 through 12 verse 13 today.

Commentary:

Okay so, we have navigated our way in the book of Exodus, all the way to the precipice of a freedom for this enslaved Israelite population. Egypt has been destroyed by plague after plague after plague, each increasing in intensity, each very, very clearly showing the hand of God and the distinction that He is making between the Israelite’s, His people and the people of Egypt, not because he hates the people of Egypt but because their faith is in what is false and you can bet they are crying out to their gods to take these plagues away and it’s not happening and people are respecting Moses, but their respecting God. God’s name is being elevated among the Egyptian population. The fear of the Lord is descending over the population. But Pharaoh, believing that he has supernatural powers and is descended from deity himself, cannot submit himself to a God that’s invading his land. And so, we hear that God is hardening Pharaoh’s heart. And we read that like Pharaoh doesn’t have a choice in the matter; this is his destiny. But when we think of hardening hearts, we need to think about how our hearts get hardened and if somebody just shows up and starts telling us what to do and how we should do everything and how we must submit and how we must obey, we will probably resist against that, and we may even dig in our heels and say I will not do that. And our heart has become hardened to the situation. We will not move in that direction. At any point, this whole thing could have been called off. In fact, it didn’t have to happen. The people could’ve just been set free to begin with. But that would radically have changed Egypt and its economy and there are all kinds of implications to letting a whole slave population go free. And the increasing intensity of the plagues have made it clear that, there isn’t a choice in the matter, one way or the other God is leading His people out of slavery in Egypt. And so, we see the institution of well, the instructions for Passover, to gather together and have this meal and so, they are painting the blood of the animals over the door posts of their homes, marking themselves as God’s people, under a covenant, protected by God for God’s purposes, which are to reveal God to all the nations of the world. Protected by God and prepared to walk into their freedom. Ironically, it’s Passover, when we come into the Jesus story and we’re not that far actually from experiencing this for the first time in the gospel of Matthew. And it’s Passover time. And through the death of Jesus, all are led into freedom.

And then we turn over into the book of Matthew and it was a couple of days ago where a question was posed to Jesus about who is the greatest in the kingdom. The GOAT; who’s the GOAT in the kingdom of God. And then, Jesus uses a series of teachings and examples that lead us all the way today, to where He explicitly answers the question, but He uses children as the example, the innocence, the humility, the wonder of a child. And He warns very gravely against anyone who would steal that innocence away, not only from a child, we would all agree that stealing the innocence from a child is a horrible thing, a horribly abusive thing to do. But what, by way of expanding that Jesus expands it to those who believe in Him. Anyone who steals the innocence and wonder and awe away from a believer, woe to that person. But in today’s reading the issue kinda comes up again, like who is aware in the hierarchy of authority and closeness to God. Jesus takes His disciples societies on his way to Jerusalem. And He lets them know what can be expected to happen in Jerusalem and what can ultimately be expected is that Jesus will be killed, but He is promising to rise again. So, that is a weighty conversation to have, whether your Jesus and you have to go through death by being brutally executed or whether you’re one of the disciples who has left everything to follow Jesus. That’s a weighty conversation for your rabbi to say we’re…we’re on our way to Jerusalem, and when we get there, I will be taken from you and killed. It seems like that would be a somber kind of thing that would leave everybody sort of walk…at some point walking in silence, really, contemplating what’s gonna happen. But as the story reads, Jesus gets done saying this is gonna happen and then the mother of the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus with her sons and knelt down and asked Jesus to make her two sons in the hierarchy of things to be seated one on his left and one on his right when he enters this kingdom. And the funny thing is, He’s been teaching about the kingdom, He’s been telling parables about the kingdom, He’s been describing the kingdom and they’re still expecting a different kind of kingdom. They have this inherent understanding of what the Messiah is gonna look like and Jesus looks like that person, except for, except for the uprising part. Like, go get your knives and daggers and hatchets and plows and let’s go to war part. Jesus is describing a kingdom that doesn’t do that. But they still expect the Messiah to rise up and defeat their enemies, which in this case is the Roman empire. So, if Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem for a showdown, then this is about happen and everybody better jockey for position because once He gets going, it’s not going to stop. So, when the other disciples come to the understanding about what’s happened with the sons of Zebedee and their mom, they get angry about it. And then Jesus simply lays out who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven, as He responds to this tiff that’s going on, this jockeying for position and the anger among the disciples. And Jesus says and so, certainly we need to take it to heart because Jesus is saying it, but Jesus is saying it to explain the hierarchy of God’s kingdom and we…we don’t live into this. Like, for some reason we still think the opposite is true. But let’s look at what Jesus says, I quote, “you know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions use their authority over them. It must not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to be great among you, must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you, must be your slave. Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Our cultures do not operate this way. Most of us live in cultures were trying to make distinctions about how we are superior, in some sort of way, a master at something in some sort of way. In order to climb up ladders and gain notoriety and increase wealth and increase influence, are like Paramount, like this is even dominant in church culture. Like the goal is to be a celebrity pastor or the goal is to attend the biggest church in town. And I’m not saying you’re in any of that is wrong. I’m saying that’s not the characteristics for greatness in God’s kingdom, according to the King of the kingdom. The criteria for greatness in God’s kingdom is available to anyone. It doesn’t require a person with money or a person with power, or a person with influence or connections or whatever. It requires understanding that how we take care of each other is what matters in God’s kingdom. Anybody can participate in that. When we’re flipped over and trying to climb ladders for us to win, somebody has to lose. We may have to step on some heads as rungs to the latter that were climbing up to get there. But when we get there, we’ll sure do an awful lot of good. That’s not how God’s kingdom works, according to the King of God’s kingdom. How we take care of each other is how it works in God’s kingdom. I quote again, “it must not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave, just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Let’s give it some thought today, as we observe ourselves and not just our actions, not just after we’ve done something and go, why did I do that. But the motives of the heart. Are we here to serve one another, are we, or are we here trying to get ourselves in a position that we can be served. Things to think about.

Prayer:

And Jesus, we invite You into those things because they are paramount things. You came to earth and began to reveal that life is from within and this exterior life can’t work without the interior one and putting them back together so that a person can live true from within and without and be true, that this is possible. This is what You’ve come to do that. This is what You are offering to us. And when we participate in such a way that we have to arrange for everything and we have to climb ladders and we have to have certain levels of visibility, these things are fine, they can be achievements, they can be goals, but if we’ve lost the plot of the story that this is all boiling down to how we take care of each other in Your kingdom, then we’re missing the point. Help us retrieve the point and move in the direction that is what Your kingdom is like, and Your kingdom is like You. May we be more like You today, than we were yesterday. In the name of Jesus, 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.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning family. This is Bridgette from New York City. Today is January 26th. I’m just excited to share just what I am just sensing the Lord say to my spirit after Brian read Exodus. I love the Old Testament. It just shows you the heart of man and a lot of the heart of God. And I’m just blown away that when Moses approached the bush, right, God didn’t say to him you know, hey, I saw you and what you did to that guy in Egypt. You know, I…I…I saw what happened. He didn’t bring up anything from the past. He just brought up that He is aware of you know, his people and the cry of his people. And how oppressed they are and wow. I’m just blessed this morning because while we sometimes sit just focused on you know, the past of ourselves or the past of other people. God does not even look at that, He just looks at the cry, the oppression, the cry of His people. So, I just wanna encourage you guys that God hears our cry. He hears us even when we don’t know what to say, even when we don’t know Him, when we don’t follow Him the right way, when we don’t seek Him. It’s not gonna be perfect but He knows. He’s called us and He knows His people’s cry. Hallelujah! I pray that blesses this morning. Love you guys. Bye.

Good morning DABers, King Richard aka Strong In His Grace. I was just gonna reach out. I heard on, I was listening to some music on January 21st, wanted to reach out. There was a man, I didn’t catch his name, but he was separated, going through a divorce and wasn’t able to see his kids. I just wanted to reach out to him. And reach out to all men that are going through separations right now. All men that are going through divorces and are not able to see their kids. Father God, I just ask You to touch them in Your mercy Father God. Father God, all those whom all the sores, those hurts, You would heal them. If you mend them, Father God, with Your grace and Your mercy. And that that Your Holy Spirit would take control and give us, those men hope, through this prayer. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. God bless you DABers, have a great day.

Good morning DABers, this is Duncan Holmes, The Piano Man, on the road in Glovingsdale, New York, where we’re getting a lot of snow. I’m on the road to play an engagement soon but I’m finishing up on Saturday and this is the 27th, 26th. Pray for us. It’s been a great tour but we’re heading home, Saturday. And just pray that I can safely get home without any weather hazards or anything. I’ve done some nursing homes and I’ve done other; I’ve done some, played two churches and a couple other places that I’ve played. I’m a pianist and it’s mostly. My prayers go out for all of those broken-hearted people who have been cheated on. I’m especially praying for, my heart goes out to the lady who’s wrestling with God and dealing with a lot of issues right now. And my heart’s with you. I’ve been involved there, been there, did that, whether we want to admit it or not. Lord Jesus, this is very gentle. Take care, heal these broken hearts. Move them Father, towards forgiveness. It’s gonna take time and a lifetime maybe. We, Lord Jesus, be very, very present with them. Lord, those who have all these illnesses they’re battling with. I don’t mean to be so general, but we have very little time. You know my heart, Lord. My heart, Your heart goes out much even more. Thank You Jesus. In your blessed sweet name, we pray. God bless you. I’ll talk to you again when I get home.

Hey, this is KV from Miami. I’m calling to ask for prayer cause I need it right now, more than ever. The last week I’ve moved out of my family home cause they’ve been stealing from me for some time now. I found out and nobody wants to take responsibility. And honestly, they were stealing from me before I gave them and then it happened again. Even worse this time around. Even after they knew I had nothing, and I don’t have a job. But I luckily, thanks to the Lord, got a little part-time three-day thing that, it’s gonna be able to get me to eat and find some places to stay for, for some time. But I’m still need God’s guidance, your guy’s prayers to help me through this, part of my life. I’m not gonna blame anybody for where I am because I did, have my own living arrangements but I did. I’m on my own power to lose from enemy. Making me do things that are not me. They’re not Godly, they’re not something that God would want me to do. So, because of those things, I lost. But I pray for guidance to, to just make the smart decisions. And not to be proud. Cause I found myself with lots of money that I could have been a good steward of, and I wasted it on things that weren’t important. And now I find myself in a situation. I’m blaming myself. So, I just ask you guys to pray for me and give me some extra prayers. Thank you DAB.

Good morning DAB family. I love you guys so much. I appreciate hearing God’s word read fresh every day; I appreciate listening to your voices at the end of each podcast. You guys are my family. I love you. I just want to put a word out there for anyone feeling discouragement due to self-condemnation and addiction, mental illness. You know, perhaps you’ve heard my story, but I’ve listened to Daily Audio Bible, I’m on year 17 now. And my life has been a rollercoaster. I struggled with addiction and compulsive disorders before Daily Audio Bible and searched for healing. Begged, bargained, pleaded for healing and deliverance. I went to churches, seminars, people who I thought maybe would say the magic prayer. I just want you to know that I don’t know how because it’s a miracle. But listening to God’s word everyday transformed me, healed me, delivered me. I can’t explain it. I listened to God’s word in terrible states of mind, but I knew it was alive. I knew to keep listening. And all of the struggles and trying to find a key to my prison door, to find deliverance, all of that work just, it just went away. The struggle went away and pouring God’s word into my life every day, totally healed me. You guys, stay in God’s word. I can’t explain it and you can’t explain it but it is God’s word, and it is alive. So, hang in ..

Hey family, this is Eyes of a Dove. So, I’m having a hard time. I’ve lost about 25lbs or so, just to get down to a healthy weight. Anyways, it’s caused a hard time with coffee. Coffee is making me more anxious and stressful, and the Lord’s been talking to me about maybe switching off of coffee to green tea. It’s hard, I’m really addicted to coffee. But it makes me stressful. On top of that, I don’t know if you guys know but my mom has, was diagnosed with bipolar/schizophrenia, when I was very young. There was an incident involving me when I was little, and her, where she attempted to take my life and hers. I love my mom, she’s been medicated all these years, but in the last couple months, she all of a sudden had a revelation that God healed her from the medication and she’s seeing her doctor said she could get off it. Which none of us really believe. And she’s starting to get very manic and went to church with me and it was just very triggering. And I had a really hard time with it because I love my mom but it’s hard to be around her without triggering. And then this morning, she sent me a six page message on revelation about dragons and how my daughter wears dragons on her shirt and mini me. And that mini me will go to hell if she continues to wear these dragons on her shirt. Cause it’s my only daughter it reminds me of me being that little girl. And then my mom brought up revelation and tried to take my life. So, this morning, I’m just really spinning. My brothers are stressed, cause their helping to care for my dad who’s got late-term Alzheimer’s. And my mom and my dad live together with a walk-in nurse. And then this will all be worked out in the Lord’s hands. I just need peace in my heart to get through my workday. So, I’m starting off my work feeling emotional, and I need Shalom. I need Shalom.  

01/29/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 8:1-9:35, Matthew 19:13-30, Psalms 24:1-10, Proverbs 6:1-5

Today is the 29th day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it is fantastic to be here with you today and to be here together to greet a brand-new sparkly week together and step into it together. It’s all out there friends, the whole week. We’re gonna live into it and it’s gonna tell a story and whatever story it tells us where we are or what we’re doing. And, so, may we choose the path of wisdom as we navigate this week. And a wise move is to be around the Global Campfire taking the next step forward together and just allowing the Scriptures to speak for themselves and wash their way into our lives and seep into our hearts. And, so, let’s dive in. We will read from the New English Translation this week, picking up the story where we left off yesterday in the book of Exodus, where it seems as if quite a confrontation is brewing. Moses and Aaron are telling Pharaoh, the Pharaoh of Egypt, the supreme power of Egypt, the one who believes he’s descended from deity to let his people go. And Pharaoh’s like, I don’t know who this God is, I don’t care who this God is, I don’t know this God and I’m not letting these people go. And there’s been some little skirmishes, some little dialogue back and forth and some signs and wonders that have been replicated by the…by the Egyptian magicians, but things are moving to a whole new level. And, so, let’s pick up that story. Exodus, chapters 8 and 9 today.

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for your word. We thank you for a brand-new shiny sparkly week out in front of us to engage with the Scriptures. We thank you for life itself, moment by moment, a gift given from you. Each inhale an inspiration, a gift of life. Each exhale trust knowing that the next breath will be given to us. We love you. We thank you for your love and involvement in our lives and we thank you for the power of the Scriptures in our hearts to transform us. And, so, as we begin this week we look to the Psalms and we see characteristics of those who dwell in your presence, those whose deeds are blameless, whose motives are pure, who do not lie, who do not make promises and have no intention of keeping them. Such people are rewarded by the Lord and vindicated by the God who delivers them we are told. Make us these people. Make us like this. Make us blameless and pure and true and honest, we pray. In the mighty name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey DAB family this is Jonathan from Denver it is 5:43 on Tuesday January 24th 24and today I’m actually calling in to ask for some prayer for myself. I am a student. I’m a college getting a music education degree and this semester. I am student teaching in a choir classroom, a high school choir classroom which is fantastic, and I really am enjoying it but I am just so tired and I have so much stuff I need to do and so many things that are pulling and vying for my attention and it’s just…oh…I feel like I can’t even think straight right now. So, I’m just asking please that you would send up your prayers for focus, for energy, for good priorities and smart time management just so that I can do all the things that I need to do, that I can do them well, and that I can make a difference in the classroom and in all the places I find myself. Thank you, family. Thank you for your support and your prayer. I’m praying for all of you along with you. Yeah. Thank you all very much. I love you. Hope you have a great day. See you next time.

Hey fam it’s Sparky. I just wanted to give some encouragement. Anybody who’s struggling. Lord, I ask that you help me to guide this. You’re looking at a kid that was troubled all the way through his childhood who never had a sense of who he was or we were he was gonna be. You’re looking at somebody that was having a baby at 20 who had the girlfriend at 18 who was about to graduate high school. She already had one which is now my oldest. You’re looking at somebody that was in and out of jail constantly. And Bruce, Clarence, Sampson I pray for you because I should have been there. You’re…you’re looking at somebody who just constantly seemed to fall and mud every turn he took, but you’re also looking at somebody that has defeated all of the negative thoughts of people that they thought of them or thought in God. There’s people that I meet every day that think I’m a really good person and then there’s people that I run into that they new me what I really wasn’t. No matter what you’re going through God is right there. He just wants you to talk to Him no matter what you’re going through. It’s not all daisies and roses when you invite God into your life but there is a Father that you get to lay with and He helps you make your decisions. I just want you to know it gets better with God and I love you and I’m thinking about all of y'all tonight.

Hey DAB brothers and sisters this is Byron out in Florida. I am calling for my beloved daughter Ashley. Ashley I heard your call and you’re asking to be called what Naomi wanted herself to be called when she came back from being away and she wanted to call herself Mara which means bitter because she had lost so much and it hurt so much. And it seems you too have lost a lot and have hurt a lot in your 51 years and my heart just goes out to you. I know you already know this because you know Naomi, but her story doesn’t end with her being called bitter. It ends with her being called blessed. We know her in the Bible because her story ends with blessing and not just blessing for her but blessing for all of us who through her line comes our savior the Lord Jesus. And the reason Naomi in the end was able to call herself blessed was because she did not lose faith in her kinsman redeemer, that she knew that he was going to do the right thing once he saw what the problem was. And, so, my prayer for you is that your ending is as Naomi, that while you may be called bitter now you’ll be called blessed in the end because your kinsman Redeemer sees you and will take care of you, will finish what he started in you. Blessings over you sister.

Good morning DAB family this is Bridget from New York City today is new January 25th and I wanna pray for some of the DABbers that have lost children that shared yesterday on just their brokenness, your brokenness. My God Lord I just lift up every person Lord that hears my voice God that has lost a loved one that has lost a child. My God those that You have blessed us with Lord whether it was to drugs to alcohol to disease to trauma to, you know, whatever method my God. Lord, I know that You are greater God than these situations, great enough to help us carry these burdens Lord So, Father as I think about Jesus. I think about how He walked wounded in His heart knowing that the very creation that loved Him would be…I mean the very creation that He created that instead of loving Him would crucify Him God. And yet, you know. He still walked in a love that was beyond our understanding. And I just pray that these people that are hurting because of loss from their children God that Lord, You will fill them up with love, with a love that is deeper than the love for their own children God, with Your love Jesus, the love that You have for us my God. I just ask You to overwhelm them with comfort and to give them the exact words and the scriptures that they need that will help them to continue to walk this path my God. And bless them all I pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen. I love you guys. God bless you.

Hello DAB family this is Texas Grandma calling to encourage you. I’ve been part of this family since 2010 and you’ve encouraged me so much every year. And, so, I’m here today because the beginning of this year I just realized this heavy spirit of sadness was settling over me and I hear that from so many of you. Now family, we know that’s not from our loving Father. So, let’s say no to the enemy who came to steal and kill our joy and cover up our light. And every day let’s read some scriptures out loud. Even though we love to hear Brian read them, say them out loud. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. And then sings praise songs because the enemy scatters when we sing praises to our God. Why don’t you…why don’t you just sing along with me right now some little praise songs. [singing starts] Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong we are weak, but he is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so. This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine. This light of mine I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine [singing stops]. I love you family. Now have a blessed day and let’s claim victory over this enemy. We have that victory. Thank you Jesus.

1/28/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 5:22-7:25, Matthew 18:21-19:12, Psalm 23:1-6, Proverbs 5:22-23

Today is the 28th day of the month of January, the 1st month of the year, which means that as we move through today’s reading, we will have completed four complete weeks together, few days left in this month. It’s a little longer than four complete weeks but this marks our fourth week consecutively together, gathering around the Global Campfire and moving in. And so, we should be pretty well moved in on the year, well underway, our rhythms established. Now we’re at the end of this month. I’m looking at the calendar going wow, just a handful of days, another week and ½, or so and we’ll be getting on the big plane and going to the land of the Bible, and I moving through the land of the Bible with a group of people and broadcasting from the land of the Bible. So, some of the things that we are encountering in the Bible are things that we’ll be able to see in person and we’ll stock up on social media and stuff but, we’ll talk about that as we get closer. I’m just noticing the calendar, like wow, I didn’t realize until I just started that this was the end of the fourth full week of the year. So, we are moving right along and let’s move right along, one step forward. And our next step leads us back into the story of Moses, we’re just getting going back into the book of Exodus, and today chapter 5 verse 22 through 7 verse 25.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word, we thank You for Your word in community, we thank You for allowing us to have the Global Campfire and the ability to come together, no matter where we are in the world and be connected. And to literally spend a year on the same page with each other, as we move through the Scriptures page-by-page, paragraph-by-paragraph, sentence-by-sentence, and verse-by-verse. We invite Your Holy Spirit into all of it. May we be aware of Your leading and Your guidance, we are grateful, Lord, that You have brought us four weeks, four full weeks successfully into this new year and we thank You that day-by-day, You have spoken to us through Your word and that You will continue to do just that, for the other 48 weeks I think, that are left in this year. Come, Holy Spirit, into all of it, lead us into the truth and may we see it when You reveal it and may we live in it, as we become more and more aware of it. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is home base, it is the website, it’s where you find out what’s happening around here, and so, check it out. You check all this out using the Daily Audio Bible app as well. That is free from the App Store that is connected to your device, just search for Daily Audio Bible and you should be able to find that, so check it out. Check out the…the Daily Audio Bible Shop. There are resources there that are here for the journey that we are on. Check out the Community Section. This is where to get connected on social media, it’s also where the Prayer Wall is, check out the Initiatives Section, find out what’s going on. So, yeah, just check it out if you haven’t had a chance to do that lately.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if you find that being around the Global Campfire is a life-giving thing than thank you, humbly for your partnership in giving life back, we wouldn’t be able to be here if we weren’t here together and so thank you, humbly. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app, the little red button up at the top or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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

01/27/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 4:1-5:21, Matthew 18:1-20, Psalms 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21

Today is the 27th day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is wonderful to be here together today gathering to move forward and take another step forward together. And our next step will take us into the brand-new book we are getting moved into, the book of Exodus, the second book in the Bible. And as we have entered the book of Exodus, we have been introduced to a person named Moses, whom we will travel a considerable distance with. So, we learned about Moses and his birth and being raised in Pharaoh’s household and him killing an Egyptian and him fleeing and then the burning bush. And God is telling Moses I’m sending you back, sending you back to the place that you came from, I’m sending you back to the place that you ran away from. You are going to play a pivotal role in setting my people free. Moses was not planning on that and he’s not really liking this idea. He's…he’s talking to God. There’s a burning bush that’s not being consumed. His sandals are off because he’s on holy ground and he’s poking holes…like he’s poking holes with the theories that God is giving him…like how there…the challenges that will make this plan not work. And this is where we pick up the story. Exodus chapter 4 verse 1 through 5 verse 21 today.

Commentary:

Okay, so Moses and Aaron have reunited. Moses and Aaron have come back to Egypt. Moses and Aaron have met with the elders of Israel’s people and they believe that Moses has been sent and that God has heard their cry and that they should find freedom. And, so, they go before Pharaoh and tell Pharaoh exactly that - the Lord has met with us, we are to go into the wilderness to worship. And Pharaoh’s response is significantly less than favorable. He doesn’t know the Lord. He doesn’t know what they’re talking about. He’s not listening to this. They’re not going into the wilderness. He’s not letting them go. And instead, what happens is that Pharaoh makes life significantly more difficult for the Hebrew people. They’re supposed to be making bricks. This is their…this is their labor. And they’re provided straw to make these bricks. And, so, that’s what they do. Now they gotta go find their own straw and they have to make the same amount of bricks. Kind of counterintuitive because it’s gonna make the bricks probably less stable, which is probably gonna make whatever building the brick goes into less stable. But, nevertheless, to show the Hebrew people whose boss they gotta get their own straw and they can’t keep up. Literally they have been given a job that they cannot perform. They cannot find the straw and make the bricks. And, so, they are being treated severely. They are being beaten. Their foremen are being beaten. They go before Pharaoh and ask Pharaoh, why all the sudden he’s in a bad mood and why they can’t have their straw. And it’s because they asked to go worship the Lord. And, so, as we leave the reading today the Israelites are mad at Moses and Aaron and it’s just really interesting because gotta watch the story unfold. Moses was in a meeting with God and God called him personally to do a specific task, and then he was equipped with signs to display. And Moses is doing everything he can to squirm out of the job because it’s going to be a hard job and it’s going to have significant challenge. And Moses knows this. He grew up there. And, so, Moses says something that’s to…to me like…like there are a handful of phrases that happen inside of stories in the Bible that are particularly sad ans this particular…particular one where Moses responds to God is very sad to me because God is directly inviting Moses to play a significant role in the story and Moses’s respond, “please send somebody else.” That is sad because in one way or another we can find ourselves in those words.  Send somebody else. What we want is the easy assignment with lots of visibility and lots of reward and we don’t want the behind-the-scenes story of facing the challenge and leading forward and moving forward. Normally if it’s gonna be difficult then we curse the devil when life itself is full of challenges, and we are a part of a story, the ongoing story of God making all things new, of God putting things back together again. And, so, let’s consider our lives today, the path that we are walking, the place that that path is going, what we believe the Lord has invited us to be involved in, and the ways in which we can be like this scene from Moses and invite the Lord to choose somebody else, that this is going to be just too big of a hill for us to climb. Let’s think about that today and then let’s come back tomorrow and watch Moses’ story continue to unfold. It’s not like we have this scene and now everything gets easy. We see that every inch of ground in this story is contended for. And, so, let’s watch the story unfold as we watch the story of our own lives unfold and see where the Spirit might lead us.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for another day, another day to immerse ourselves in the Scriptures another day to get familiar and another day to contemplate what Your word is speaking into our lives. And, so, come Holy Spirit into what we’ve read today. Plant it in the soil of our lives and continue to teach us as we continue to meditate throughout this day on the things that we have read. We ask this in the precious name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is home, home base and that is where you can find out what’s going on around here unless you are using the Daily Audio Bible app, which you can download from the app store that works with your device. And, so, check that out.

Check out the different sections - the Initiatives section, the Community section where the Prayer Wall lives, or the Daily Audio Bible Shop where there are resources for the journey. Just check it out and get connected in any way they want to, any way that you can.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if this mission to bring the spoken word of God read fresh every day and offered freely to anyone anywhere any time and to build community around that rhythm so that we take the journey together and we know we’re not alone, if that is meaningful to you than thank you humbly for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner, or the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app, or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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 this is Victoria Soldier just calling to pray for some of the DABbers.I wanna pray for the…for Brian who called from the Hamilton correctional facility and I wanna pray for all the different facilities, even the woman in prison who had called in that one time. I want to pray with the precious woman in there and all the people at the…at the different facilities that needs prayer and that need…and are seeking direction. I also want to pray for the little boy who called about his brother with the diabetes. I wanna pray for for…for Gigi, and I wanna pray for…for…for…for the person who is going through financial strain, the prayer about her son in the mental facility. I wanna __ the whole problem. I’m wanted to pray for…for them. I wanted to pray for Bob Levine who’s going through in his marriage and I wanna pray for the health problem of…of…of Austin, his dad was having some health problem. I want to pray for the lady with stage four cancer and I wanna pray for Bridget in…in…in New York. Gracious father you heard the names you know the situation. Father you are a God that can do anything but fail. There is nothing impossible for you at your appointed time, even those in the hospital Lord, those with the stage four cancer, those with…with other problems Lord even diabetes. Father, You have Your way in the name of Jesus. You’re a God that can just speak the word as the…as the man said, You’re the man in authority and You just speak the word. And Lord we’re asking You to speak the word, We ask You to speak the word of this precious lady who didn’t have home…a home Lord, that was homeless, the precious girl who had a baby and didn’t know what she was gonna do also. We just ask You to have Your away. You’re a God that said You would supply all our needs. You said You would never leave us and You said that at Your appointed time that nothing’s impossible for You. And we give You thanks for the victory. We give You thanks for Your blessing in the mighty name of Jesus. We ask You to touch the Bryant family and all the people of God in Jesus’ name. Have a great day DABbers. Love you all.

Good morning DAB family this is Vicki in Arizona I’m calling out and asking for prayer on behalf of my daughter Ashley and her family. Her husband has recently gone through some crazy things at work as a law enforcement officer and as a result he has PTSD. He has in the last few months pulled away from their family, their beautiful daughters and their little foster daughter that they are taken care of and now is saying he wants a divorce. My heart breaks for them. I am asking for prayer to give them strength, give all of them strength to get through all the craziness that goes with PTSD. Give their daughters who are 17 and 13 the knowledge that they’re going to be taken care of, that…that they will be OK and that their parents love them and that the little foster baby is also going to be OK in…through all of this. Lord I just ask for prayer that that things get better. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Good morning DAB family this is Morgan in Texas. I need prayer for my family. This weekend my brother got put in jail from a different county area where we live. We don’t know what exactly what went wrong or we don’t know what he’s being held in jail for. Lord, I’m just asking prayer for…for truth for God’s peace and for all of us to sleep well at night. I just pray…need help…prayer for my parents for this time of situation. Also pray for my aunt Debbie who suffered a stroke. She doesn’t have anyone, and my parents just came back from Arkansas to see her and she just doesn’t look good. So, we just need prayer for my mom, encouragement in all of us as a family together, as a unity of family we all need prayer. And I just pray for…for your help and encouragement of words just to hear and what to say at the time and for…for Daniel while he’s in jail. Just prayer for God’s peace and His love upon him. And God knows what He’s doing. And, so, increase of faith in all of us and trust. Thank you DAB family have a blessed day.

Hi guys this is Garrett here from California. It’s been a while since I’ve called in. I’ve been going through some tough times. I had a really rough break up with someone I was with for a long time. Thought we were gonna get married and just been struggling mentally ever since then - depression and drinking and just self-medicating and just feeling I’ve lost my way of going against God. And I want to just ask for your encouragement and prayers to try and get myself back together hopefully eventually find the and…and just be a person that I want to be in life and just feel satisfied with what God has given us. So, please I would appreciate that and bless you all. Thank you.

Hello Daily Audio Bible my name is Emily. I’m calling from Grand Coulee WA. I usually call in to pray for the kids but today I need to ask you to pray for me. I have struggled for a long time with anger. I don’t know where it comes from. It just bubbles up inside of me every once in a while and explodes and it usually explodes all over my kids if you can imagine that. Just yesterday morning I had asked each of them to do a few tasks but I had asked them and asked them and asked them so many times and nothing had gotten done and I just exploded I just screamed, screamed. Oh, it was so terrible. And then they turn, and they look at you and they start crying and then everybody’s crying. And this is kind of how it happens. You know it doesn’t happen every day, but it happens enough that it’s just terrible and I just need help. It just feels like some monster inside of me that I can’t control. And, so, if you would pray for me that that Jesus would just help breakdown this stronghold of anger in me, if I am being attacked by, I don’t know, an angry spirit or something that makes this happen. But oh, I just need help. I don’t want to do that to my kids anymore. And, yeah, if you would just pray for me. Pray for healing, pray for a breakthrough. Thank you so much.

Hey DAB community I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Devin but I will be going by beloved in Bakersfield. I’ve been listening for a few years on and off and I had find out I was pregnant December of 2020 and I thought what a better year for 2021 than to listen while my girl was growing inside of me and I was successful the year of 2021 to be able to listen to consistently and I loved every minute of it. 2022 was a little bit sporadic. I…I listened to probably 75%. But I thought for 2023 I was going to be consistent in not just listening but to reading every single line of the Bible. And thus far I have been successful. I just finished January 24th and what a blessing it’s been just to really pay attention and spend that time meditating on God’s word. I…I also resolved this year to be consistent with listening to the community line and going through those prayers. And man has that also just been such a blessing for all of you calling in with your encouragement and your prayers and just getting to walk through life with each of you. I know it’s said all the time that you really feel like you know these people that you get to hear their voices and become familiar with and that hasn’t been truer than listening to all of you and I just thank you for coming alongside each other and just the encouragement and blessings that you speak for individuals. It's…it’s been encouraging for me as well. And, so, I’ve been a lot walking along with you guys and just loving every minute. And, so, I just finally wanted to say hi and just thank you for those who call in just for the laughs and those who call in for more serious stuff too. Thank you for being vulnerable and just allowing me to be a part of your community. Thanks so much.

1/26/2023 DAB Transcript

Exodus 2:11-3:22, Matthew 17:10-27, Psalm 22:1-18, Proverbs 5:7-14

Today is the 26th day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today, as we gather around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward together. And we’ve taken all of these steps that have led us to this point, which yesterday allowed us to conclude our first book on the journey, that was the book of Genesis. And we began the book of Exodus yesterday, talked about that a little bit and even in our first reading in the book of Exodus, we met this baby boy, his name is Moses. He is an important person in the Biblical narrative. And so, he’s just a baby boy and he’s being raised up in Pharaoh’s daughter’s home. She’s adopted him and we sort of see this dynamic as he’s a child. We’re gonna pick up the story from there. Getting to know Moses, getting to know his life. We’ll be journeying with Moses for quite some time. And so, let’s dive in, Exodus chapter 2 verse 11 through 3 verse 22 today.

Commentary:

Okay so, as we get ourselves immersed into the book of Exodus, we are obviously getting to know a main character, that is in, in the Bible, his name is Moses, and we’ve seen what was going on. The children of Israel were being enslaved in Egypt and marginalized and treated very cruelly. And some really awful commands were sent down by Pharaoh, about how to control the expansion of the Israelites. And it was like if a baby boy is born, throw him into the Nile River. The king had also commended the midwives to kill the baby boys, which they didn’t do. And so, Moses ended up in the Nile River, he’s a baby boy, he ended up in the Nile River, he was just in a basket, Pharaoh’s daughter found him, had mercy upon him. He was able to be raised by his own mother. And she was able to be paid to take care of her son, and so God’s providence is there. And then she, then he grows up, Moses, grows up in the home of Pharaoh’s daughter and so, he is educated like royalty. He is treated well, but he does know who he is. He does know his origin and he goes out among his people to see what they’re like and he kills an Egyptian who was mistreating a Hebrew. And the next day he goes out to…to be among his fellow Hebrews and he finds two Hebrew men fighting each other and kind of asking them like why, would like, your part of the same family, like why would you guys be fighting each other. And there’s even if we just like focused in on that and looked out among our brothers and sisters today, same question could be asked. But in this case, they turn on…on, Moses, and are like you gonna kill, you gonna kill me too, like you killed the Egyptian yesterday. And that’s when Moses knew like there’s a target on hom now, once the King finds out what has happened, he’s probably gonna be killed and so he flees. And so, we see his story of how he kind of grew up and he flees Egypt and he’s a Shepherd in the desert, this is where he meets his wife Zipporah and he is shepherding as the story concludes today, with Moses seeing a bush that is on fire but is not being consumed. And this is where Moses meets God, and God and Moses are going to have a very famous relationship, a very famous friendship. This is where Moses encounters God for the first time and God is telling Moses of his calling, that I am going to send you back to Egypt, to deliver your people, the Hebrew people, out of slavery. I am sending you back to Pharaoh to speak to Pharaoh. So, in effect, God is telling Moses, I am sending you back to the place that you feared the most, the place that you ran away from. I’m sending you back there. I am not sending you back there alone, I will go with you, which is beautiful. Moses though has some reservations, some considerable reservations at this point. And we will kind of pick that up tomorrow, but at this point, Moses is like if I go back to there and I tell them God has sent me to you. There gonna ask me what’s His name. Like they’re gonna have all kinds of questions about this, what am I supposed to say to them. That’s where God famously says I am, who I am and I used to be like, I don’t like that so much. But it’s like how does the most high God describe who He is in human terms, in his fullness, other than to say I am who I am. And so, this is how Moses meets God and that is going to completely change who Moses is. But Moses has some wrestling with himself to do and will continue this story as we move forward tomorrow.

Prayer:

And, Father, we thank You that we have this story and that as it unfolds before us over time, that we find ourselves in these stories, we find our postures of heart, we locate our own fears, we locate our own reservations, we locate our own self-preservation techniques, we…we see ourselves as we see the people in the Bible, and the way that they conducted their lives and where the paths lead, based on the choices that they made. And so, Holy Spirit, come and show us the path we are walking and where that is leading, and use the Scriptures in our lives each and every day to give us direction and clarity. We pray, in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is home base, that is the website, that is where you can find out what is going on around here. There is something going on around here right now that I mentioned yesterday and will mention again today. And that is that registration for our pilgrimage to the land of the Bible for the year 2024 is now open and available. We will be going to the land of the Bible here in about a week and ½ in 2023, for our 2023 pilgrimage. Very much looking forward to that and all of those of you who are coming along. Can’t wait to see you, can’t wait to meet you. Can’t wait for all of us to be together, can’t wait for all of us to have this experience together, but not talking about this year, talking about next year. We’re gonna go back in February next year. Between the 12th and 25th of February 2024, and registration for that pilgrimage is open for now, while there are seats available. So, just go to dailyaudiobible.com or open up the Daily Audio Bible app. In the app, push the drawer icon in the upper left-hand corner, on the web, just look for the Initiatives Section. If you’re using the app and opened the drawer look for Initiatives, there and in the Initiatives Section you will find Israel 2024 and going in there will give you all of the details that you would want to know. And so, check that out and hope to see you in the Promised Land, in the land of the Bible in 2024.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if what we’re doing here around the Global Campfire every day is life-giving to you, then thank you for your partnership, we wouldn’t be here around the Global Campfire, there wouldn’t be anything like that if we hadn’t been in this together all these years and so thank you, humbly. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi DAB family, I am new to listening to the Bible through this app. I am loving every minute of it and growing so much in the Lord. I am asking for prayer for a new job. There were some things going on at my current job which have really, have hurt me and so, I’ve resigned. And I’m just praying that God would open up the right job in educational leadership for me. This is Sheila, please pray for me to find a new job. Thank you.

Hello, my beautiful DAB family. This is your sister Ashley from California. And I just wanted to call in, today is January 22nd, 2023. And I wanted to give you an update. So, gang, Jackson was released on Friday the 20th, one day short of being in the hospital for a month. And God gave me a word while we were in there to give to Jackson, that he is set-apart. That God has done, has a plan for Jackson and that He is up to something. I can’t tell you, guys, how many, how many mighty works that I see God doing right now, in my family and in the lives of the people that I know. So, I can’t even, I can’t even tell you, guys, it’s amazing. I, it’s hard to see it though, sometimes, when you’re walking through the trenches and it’s literally just a day at a time. Sometimes it’s an hour at a time, and sometimes it’s a breath at a time. But God is so good, and He sustained us, and I can’t thank you all enough for your prayers. You guys blow me away. Thank you so much for blessing us and blessing my sweet son who is just [sigh] he’s…he’s making, we’re…we’re taking it a moment at a time. But I also wanted to respond to, there was somebody on the community prayer request that asked to contact me, so my email is A as in Ashley, E and in Edward, A as in Ashley, 921@gmail.com. Okay, DAB family, I love you and I will be letting you know what is going on soon. Bye.

Good morning, DAB family this is Saved By Grace from California. I’d like to lift up my sister who’s requesting prayer for her, as her husband, she just found out something about her husband and her marriage of 29 years. Father, in the name of Jesus, I just lift up my sister to You, I plead the blood of Jesus over her, and I pray for Your love, Your comfort would just immerse her body, Father God. Encamp Your guardian angels round about her, Father. And shower Your love around her God. Let her know that she is not alone in this, Father God, and that You got her. And I pray, Lord, that You would just bring spirit filled people around her to minister to her and to encourage her, Father God. That Your will, will be done and help her to know, Lord, that it doesn’t matter what it feels like, what it looks like, we know Father, that You are still on the throne and that You still are in control. And that anything that is removed from Your children, Father, You got something better. And I thank You for my sister, Lord, and her…her courage to…to always lean on You, Father God, to trust You. Just harden that trust, Father God. Bless you, my sister. I will continue to pray for you. In the name of Jesus, I pray.

Good morning, this is Doctor __ from Washington, DC area. I am calling in to pray for that young lady who asked us to pray for the husband who broke her heart. My sister, I know what it is to have a broken heart. My heart also was broken by my husband and that’s what brought me here to the United States. And God brought me here and blessed me so amazingly. But I’m not saying that God is in every situation where people have broken hearts. But he can use your brokenness and turn it into power. In the meantime, let me pray for you. Know that we love you and that we’ve got you and most importantly God got you. Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for my dear sister this morning. You hear her heart, how broken it is. Father, I pray that You would hold her heart in Your hand and let it break into a million pieces but Lord God, strengthen and encourage her. In the midst of this pain, turn that pain into blessing. Lord, let her find a way that she has never found before. Father, You’re so amazing. Let her experience how amazing You are, in the midst of pain. Father God, for all the women out there that are in the same situation that she’s in, we come together to pray for them. That You also will mend broken hearts. And that You would cause that they would know that there is nothing that You cannot do. Oh, amazing Father, Oh, wonderful Father, strengthen her and all the women out there. In the mighty name of Jesus and may you get the glory. In Jesus name …    

Hello Daily Audio Bible, this is Paul from Houston. Long time have been a DABer since 2017 so, it’s been going on almost 6 years now. Anyways, I’m calling for prayer. I’ve been separated for six years and just access to kids. I’ve had visitation with kids but, I have three, but they’re not wanting to come over now, for some reason. And I’m having to go through mediation or go to court by the end of February. So, just please pray for me and my family. Just trying to make peace with…with my wife and with my kids. Just trying to, trying to just trying to take it a day at a time. That’s how I can put it because it’s a little difficult at the moment. So, I appreciate your prayers so, thank you so much. I love this program, it’s been an incredible, just an incredible feeling around the campfire, hearing everyone and being able to pray for everyone. Thank you again, it’s Paul from Houston. Love you all, bye.

Hello DAB family, Pastor Steve from Southwest Ohio. Just calling to say I praise the Lord for all of you. I thank you all for your prayers, for your needs and for your concerns. And I pray Father, today, in Jesus name, that You would be, through the power of Your Holy Spirit, touch each and every prayer request, each and every need answered as only You can, and You will receive the glory. I really am so thankful for this family and this ministry. For Brian and his family for everyone who helps him put this together. I pray and trust you will continue to remember me and my family in your prayers and thoughts, just know that He is worthy to be praised and greatly to be praised constantly, as is our prayer without ceasing. Just know that you’re greatly loved and prayed for with and the Lord willing, will talk again. Until then have a blessed and joyous day in Jesus.