Joshua 19:1-20:9, Luke 19:28-48, Psalms 88:1-18, Proverbs 13:12-14
Today is the 19th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is joy to greet the new week with you. And like we always do, just to consider the fact that we’re steeping through this threshold into this week and it’s in front of us. And, so, at the beginning of each week we take this moment to realize the story hasn’t been told yet. We’re gonna tell the story with the decisions that we make and the words that we form and the thoughts that we think. And, so, as we…we take this moment to notice that the beginning of most every week we take it to heart because the story is ours to tell and it needs to be a story of redemption in these times. So, we’re gonna read from the Amplified Version this week and let’s pick up the story that we’ve left off in the book of Joshua. Right now, I mean the…the tribes are giving…being given the allotments of their inheritance in the land so we’re reading a lot of…well…we’re finding out the cities that are involved and how the borders work between the clans. Joshua 19 and 20 today.
Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for this new threshold every week, that we walk into a brand-new week and realize that it’s all out in front of us and we take this proverb today to heart because it is…it is solid truth, “hope deferred makes our hearts sick.” And there’s been…there’s been plenty of reason to have hope deferred but there always is. And, so, we understand now if we’re feeling heartsick, if we’re feeling low, if our thoughts more resemble the Psalm today from Heman the Ezrahite then we only need to know that we’re at a crossroads and wisdom is telling us, “maybe Your heart is sick.” And Father, we can’t heal that, only You can. We can chase after all kinds of things to distract it but only You can heal it. And, so, we invite You in this week, to come, to where our hearts are sick, to where we’ve conceded hope, to where we’ve let go of it or lost sight of it because this explains a lot. Restore our hope in You God. Show us the way, the narrow path that leads to life we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hello, everyone this is Scottish Tom from the Cleveland Ohio area it’s April 15th and I’m just listening to today’s podcast. Thanks, Brian for going over all of the things in the app. To be honest, haven’t really use the app that much but now I know more about it and I know that I can download the podcast on there and listen to them in the car wherever I am. I’m going to start doing that. And I’ve been listening for probably eight years now and it’s always been on the…the Apple podcast. So, I’m excited to start using the app more and I’m using the app to make this call rather than calling the phone number. So, thanks for that. Just wanted to say I’m still praying for everybody as we go through these strange days and hope you all had a very good Easter. As I think it’s Slave of Jeuss said I was telling people people, “make it a good one” because the day was what you made it. We still had our Easter dinner at home here and we put on our Easter clothes we’d have done it if we were going to church, watched Easter mass online and made it feel as much like Easter as we possibly could. So, hope you all had a good one and I continue to pray for you all. Take care. Bye.
Hello, my DAB family this is Mark Street from Sydney Australia today is Wednesday the 15th of April and I just wanted to call for a praise report. I don’t…just to let everybody know, I’m still around I know I haven’t called haven’t been calling in as much as I used to. I will try to call in but I’m still believing that God is in this world and is helping everybody. Like a lot of people, about 20% of my income, but I will survive. The praise report is I bought one of Brian’s journals and I’ve been journaling conversational history since the 1st of January for about 30 mins every morning. And out of that I’ve been praying…talking to God about my children William and __ and praying for Him to bring their hearts bac. And I’ve got a shorten this up because I’m running out of time, but this morning, faithfully I’ve been asking God, “please change…stir their hearts…stir their hearts and bring them back to you Lord.” And this morning I was talking to William and he was watching me journaling and he says, “I have a theory on what you’re writing in there dad.” First he thought it was work stuff and heard me saying it was personal stuff for my older son and then he said, “I think it’s your prayer.” And then I said, “well it’s more than his prayers, William it’s my conversation to God.” And then it sparked conversation with me and him about God. And he was saying that he wanted a God that would talk to him and I said, “He would.” And now, I know I’m running out of time but look, please pray that William, this spark in Williams heart will continue. And I’m praying…I’m still praying for you all. I love the DAB family. Talk to you soon. Mark Street from Sydney Australia. Bye.
Hello Daily Audio Bible family this is Rosie in Oklahoma today is Wednesday, April 15th and I’m gonna have to call back again because I want to give you a praise report this time. I ask you to pray for my son Charles. And I hadn’t seen or talked to him for so long and I was about to give up on the whole thing because I…I was just so hurt but I was in the bedroom a while ago and I saw a picture of him and I just started crying and I played praise and worship to help me stop thinking about and then my grandson knocked on my door and opened my door and there was my son. So, I just want to let you guys know that God does answer prayer and I just wanted to make sure that you knew about it. But please continue to pray that God will restore my relationship with him and make it even better than it was before. I appreciate your prayers and I’m still praying for all of you. I love you DAB family. Bye.
Hi this is Garfield here and I’d like to thank you guys so much for the things that __ for a while through the months and I’m just blessed by the daily devotions and Bible readings and the…the different prayer request that go out. Praying for everyone. There was one that got my attention, especially praying for the…the mom who was praying for her children. I think her two daughters were suicidal and definitely my prayer group and I, we’re praying for those young ladies as well. And definitely love you guys. Love hearing your postings and especially the…the…the Bible stories. Right now, in the end of…the middle of Deuteronomy and…and getting into Joshua. __ lessons learned there. Caleb…85 years old and still fighting. And as a reminder that we can too, be strong in the Lord and follow His might and definitely have a __ walk with him __. It’s my wish for everyone that’s blind. Alright DABbers. Love you.
Hi DAB family it’s Hopeful it’s been a while since I’ve called them. We are doing great, still not pregnant but I wanted to share something about faith that I thought would be important for some of you listening. I really felt like God has placed this on my heart. So, my journey with infertility has been pretty heartbreaking over the years. I really felt like the Lord was telling me to stop praying to get pregnant. And I realized that in my prayers asking for this for so many years I was never okay with the answer being no. And I finally just completely surrendered, and it was so freeing. And I really felt like He was telling me to focus on my blessings. And in doing so it is been just so life changing. Every day that I walk my dogs it’s an hour to an hour and a half and I run out of time because I can’t even make a dent in the list of things I am so grateful for including my two dogs and our cat who are fur babies for now. But I wanted to remind everyone and encourage those whose prayers are not being answered that God hears you and loves you and for reasons maybe we don’t understand they’re not being answered in the timeframe that we have. But those of you who are being attacked by Satan and feeling like you don’t have faith, please remember even Jesus’ 12 disciples who he warned many times about His death and resurrection, they were not there when He rose from the dead on the third day. They didn’t believe. They didn’t have faith. So…