Joshua 3:1-4:24, Luke 14:7-35, Psalms 80:1-19, Proverbs 12:27-28
Today is the 11th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you on the 101st day of the year as we greet a brand-new shiny sparkly new week that we get to collectively push the door open on and walk through and just see the splendor of the. It’s just out there. We haven’t messed up anything yet. It’s just out there waiting for us to live into and we don’t have to make a mess of this week. Like we can choose in advance as we often…as we often bring to mind at the beginning of a new week that we have a choice here. Everything doesn’t have to be a reaction to something else. We can be proactive in our lives and one of the ways that we do that is exactly what we’re doing right now, stepping out of the chaos, finding some solace and serenity around the Global Campfire with our brothers and sisters and allowing God’s word to become a part of the fabric of this day and this new week. And, so, let’s dive in. We began some new territory in the Scriptures yesterday. We concluded the Torah or the Pentateuch when we concluded the book of Deuteronomy and we got our badges if we’re using the Daily Audio Bible app and then we talked about the new book that we were moving into called Joshua and then we read the first couple chapters of Joshua. Basically, where we’re at is that Joshua is now the leader of the children of Israel, and these tribes are preparing themselves because Joshua has told them to prepare themselves that within three days they will be crossing into the promised land. We, as readers of the Bible, we haven’t been in the promised land for a long time. It was since Jacob left for Egypt because of the great famine that we left that land and at that time it was a promise land, but it wasn’t going to become the land of the children of Israel. Now it is. We’re centuries later, over four centuries later. So, that’s how long we’ve been out of this land in the biblical narrative and now we’re at the banks of the Jordan River. This would be in modern-day Jordan, the country of modern-day Jordan. It would be on the east side of the Jordan River outside of Jericho looking toward Jericho. So, there in the desert and they’re gonna cross the Jordan and head…head toward Jericho eventually. So, let’s pick up that story. We’ll read from the NET Bible, the New English Translation this week. Joshua chapters 3 and 4.
Thank You, Father, for Your word. Thank You for bringing us into another week together and day by day step-by-step we continue our journey asking for Your Holy Spirit’s guidance and leadership. Holy Spirit, come lead us into all truth. This is what we seek. And continue to enlighten our lives and illuminate the path that we are one…that we are on, that we might walk in Your ways. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.
Community Prayer and Praise:
[singing starts] open the ears of my heart Lord that I might hear your voice and open the eyes of my soul as I look at the sun and rejoice. For whatever I may go through or experience today I know who I am is found in you and whatever may say. Oh Lord it hurts to go through these trials and this pain. My fickle heart wants to doubt the truth and give in to shame and blame but I trust your love and I receive your grace come and heal this little lost lamb. I put my expectations and my trust into the great I am [singing stops].Thank you so much Brian for…pastor Brian for your sermon on today which is Wednesday the 7th about what it means to trust in God and not give in to reasoning or facts or fears because I feel like I’ve just been in this fleshly fog for about three years, you know, right before the pandemic hit and through the pandemic and I’m learning to trust in the Spirit more and I’m so grateful for you pastor and Daily Audio Bible because every day you make us stronger and stronger in Jesus.
Hi my name is Lacey today’s April 7th I have been listening to you DAB I want to save for about two or three years but this year I’ve been a lot more committed than I have been the past years. Today a girl named Emily I believe called in for her mother and she was asking for prayer for herself her mother and her whole family. And, so, I just felt moved to come to…to come pray for her in the DAB publicly and I…I know we all have people that we know probably that aren’t believers in Christ but it’s a much more real when they’re even closer to you than just a far-off friend or someone you see walking in the hallway. And, so, I can’t imagine how hard that must be. And, so, I just wanted to pray with her, and I’d appreciate it if you would all pray with me. So, Lord you know Emily and you know her family and mother and I just pray that you would help them in every single way possible and I pray that her mother would just realize that she needs a savior and she cannot do this without you anymore and that she would just come to you and you would…she would ask for forgiveness and you would forgive her because you are faithful and just and I pray that you would just give Emily peace and the rest of her family peace no matter what happens. Lord we pray that she does accept you as her savior forever and ever. We pray that for everyone else as well. Lord, I thank you for just everything that you’ve done for us so far. Please continue to do wonderful miraculous miracles for us. I pray that you’d do a miracle in this family. I thank you Lord. Amen. Bye guys have a good rest of your day. God bless.
Hey everyone, I’m Anya I’m calling from Slovenia and I just want to first of all say that this app has been such a blessing. Thank you so much Brian. Thank you, community. I started this year and it’s just so wonderful like going through scriptures together and praying for each other and yeah, it’s amazing. I have a prayer request. It’s for my cousin Barbara. She is a new mom. Her baby was born premature but she’s now almost two months old and she’s doing great, but Barbara isn’t. She has been sick in the past and doctor said she will never be able to have children. So, this little baby is a miracle in itself. It’s such a blessing but Barbara, the pregnancy such had a bad effect on her body and her health is really not good. She…she’s in hospital right now. Her heart is failing. There was water in her lungs and her kidneys are very affected as well. It’s some kind of autoimmune disease…diseases. I’m not even completely sure but I know the Lord knows and I would really appreciate you praying with me that the Lord really works a miracle in her life and heals her and strengthens her and her family and that His glory would just…just be shown through this for everyone to see. In Jesus’ name I pray this. Amen. I love you so much. Thank you so much. Bye.
Hello, my DAB family this is Sharon in Southern California. I’ve been debating back and forth whether or not I should share this small…prayer…answered prayer that the Lord gave to me because…because like I said it’s small, I didn’t even realize I was…I had a prayer for it. But I was listening to today’s podcast on April 7th. There are so many sad prayer requests and my heart goes out to them and I’m thinking that maybe this small…and it may…what God does isn’t small and I’m not saying it was but maybe this will offer some encouragement for those who are waiting for God to answer a prayer. I have an elder brother an older brother who's…who was incarcerated for 34 years and a couple weeks ago he was released from jail. He had received 25 years to life and God saw feet to release him and it’s been a joy in my heart to have my brother home with me and with us as a family. And I didn’t realize I was praying for…for my brother to come home. Of course I wanted him to come home but I just felt like when he was released it was an answered prayer for our…for me especially and for our family. So, I just want to encourage those of you who are listening and…and wondering if God is listening. Yes, He is. He’s listening and He’s more than willing to answer your prayer and we just have to remember to be patient and know that God is working on our behalf and things will come to fruition in His time. So, please be encouraged. I love you. Bye.
Hello daily audio Bible family this is Diana is Dearly Beloved in Minnesota. I just listened to the April 7th podcast and Caitlin came on at the very end and she explained that her husband of seven years just I let her know that he wants a divorce, and they have four small children and she’s devastated of course. And I just…I just pray for you and your family Caitlin. All of the things that you requested that God be with each one of you. I…I’ve also prayed that your husband would reconsider, and that God work mightily within his heart and that God upholds you and your family and shows you His mighty power and love and peace and joy. I pray for protection over you and your children, and I pray that again that God works mightily within your…each one of your lives. I have been through divorce. It was about 10 years ago now and it’s very difficult but I also know that I have had a very very bright tunnel at the end of mine and God has worked miracles that I could have never imagined before. So, I’m praying for you. I will hold you in my prayers. I love you sister. Take care.