2 Kings 23:31-25:30, Acts 22:17-23:10, Psalms 2:1-12, Proverbs 18:13
Today is the 4th day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today. Happy 4th of July. It’s a major national holiday in the United States, Independence Day. It also happens to be my wife Jill’s birthday, so she gets a grand celebration every year. So, happy birthday, Jill. And here we are at the end of…end of another week together. And this week…this week transitioned us from one month to another and we’ll spend our first full week in the month of July, beginning tomorrow. But we are here and let’s take the next step forward. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Second Kings chapter 23 verse 31 through 25 verse 30.
Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another week together in Your word. We thank You for bringing us safely and successfully into this, the 7th month of the year and Father we thank You for our freedoms and I…I thank You for the birth of the little baby who would become a girl who would become a woman and would one day become a wife, my wife, and I thank You for her. And Father as we move forward into this month fully in the coming week, we invite Your Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. Direct our steps, direct our thoughts and emotions, direct our intentions, guide our wills. We surrender to You. We throw our hands up in surrender, and worship. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.
dailyaudiobible.com is the website, its home base, its where you find out what’s going on around here. It’s the 4th of July so it’s like a major national holiday in the United States. It’s my wife’s birthday as I mentioned earlier. So, that's…that’s for sure what’s going on, at least in my neck of the woods and I certainly wish Jill a happy birthday. I don’t think any of this would here without…without my wife. The greatest things in my life have to do with her. So, I am personally grateful. And, so, those of us in United States we’re takin’ a day, but then in a couple of days from now, Tuesday the 7th of July, we as a community take a day and it’s called the long walk.
And we’ve talking about it so your pretty aware of what’s going on, but it’s a long walk that I’m looking forward to. I…I think we are all probably generally on the same page. Like I’m more worn out halfway through the year then I remember just because it’s been so strange. And I went into the year and thinking, just this year of “Vision”, it’s 2020, we’re gonna see clear. And I, you know, you come into that with preconceived notions and I feel like actually we’re…we’re opening our eyes. Like we’re seeing things and in ways that we haven’t before. It just hasn’t been easy. And, so, this 7th of July just to have a day to walk, to pray, to contemplate, to rejuvenate, to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation that unfolds before us all of the time, constantly, but we’re rarely paying attention to have that, to regroup, resettle, refocus the move into the second half of the year is very valuable thing this year.
And I’ve been talking about the resource that releases on the 7th of July in time for the long walk, it’s called Heart, a contemplative journey. And it really is a conversation starter, a way of moving into the long walk, a way of acknowledging and opening our hearts to the emotions that we’ve been feeling and invite God into those things. Allowing Him to speak into those things is gonna be really helpful. So, that’s available for preorder now. It releases on the 7th of July in time for the long walk. It’ll just be there waiting for you. So, at the iTunes store at the Google Play store just search for Heart, a contemplative journey or you can search for my name and be able to find there. So, those are the things that are coming up and I’m really looking forward, actually really looking forward to Tuesday. So, make plans to take some time. Go for a long walk with God.
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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.