Joshua 16:1-18:28, Luke 19:1-27, Psalms 87:1-7, Proverbs 13:11
Today is the 18th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s wonderful to be here with you today as we greet a brand-new shiny sparkly new week. And here we are. We’re at the threshold. And we can just stand here at the threshold. Maybe it was a pretty chaotic week last week. Maybe things spun out of control. Maybe by all indications all that torrent and chaos is gonna to sweep us into this new week, but we’re standing here right now, and we get to make some determinations. We’re not like powerless here. How we approach things, how we live into them, how we seek wisdom, how we seek the Scriptures, this changes the course of this week and hoe it’s gonna play out. And, so, here we stand at the threshold like we always do. Nothing is ruined. Everything is beautiful. It’s the future. It’s not here yet. We’re gonna to live into it moment by moments and step-by-step and we’re gonna continue this rhythm so that the Scriptures are a part of every step that we take, if we’ll slow down and pay attention. So, let’s dive in. This week we’ll read from the New Living Translation continuing our journey through the book of Joshua. Actually, we’ll conclude the book of Joshua before this week is over more toward the end of the week and then we’ll be moving into some…some totally different and new territory in the book of Judges, but that is out there in the future and we are right here. Today Joshua chapters 16, 17, and 18.
Father we thank You for Your word and we are so grateful, it is the centerpiece to what we do in rhythm day by day step-by-step, allowing Your word to wash into our lives and transform us by challenging us to repent, to think differently, to walk in a different direction. And, so, we are grateful. And as we move into this brand-new sparkly week that’s in front of us, we submit ourselves to You. We ask, Holy Spirit come and help us to apply what we’ve learned and incorporate it into all of our thoughts and words and deeds. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Community Prayer and Praise:
Hi family this is Dave the counselor in Florida. I’ve been a listener for many, many years. As a Christian counselor I’m in my office counseling people in crisis a lot. So, I have the Global Campfire coin that I keep in my hand and my pocket because it reminds me that there’s a family around the world that are praying, and I need it. It’s the Holy Spirit that who is the counselor the comforter our strength and our guide. So, for those of those who need counseling you need to call a counselor. This is your encouragement. It is OK to not be OK and it is OK to go call a counselor. But I covet your prayers. It is fierce working here at times where we have marriages on the line, we have young people on the line. There are fierce battles raging as you all know. And, so, my prayer’s specifically for God to raise up more excellent Christian counselors to create space for these counselors to work and He would empower us to tune into the Holy Spirit while we guide folks. Thank you, family for being a praying family. Your prayers are not in vain. Your encouragements are helping people and it helps me. And I just want to end by saying a prayer for you all. Father I thank You for this family for the encouragement of the Daily Audio Bible Global Campfire. It is because of this that I’m able to let my light shine and I’m so eternally grateful. Father, the church is alive and it’s well and Your word is being lifted up and Your people are being lifted up. We love You we thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Have a wonderful day everybody.
Hi neighbors this is Lisa the Encourager. I’m calling in for James the teacher from Los Angeles. I wanted to tell you how much it meant to me when you called in probably about, I don’t know, four…three to four years ago and you prayed for all of our churches, anybody and everybody that put our church on your list you would call in and…and make a…a impactful prayer for all of those churches. So, that really meant a lot to me and I just wanted you to know that God impressed upon my heart to share with you that, James, you have a real purpose in life. And sometimes it may not always look like a human perspective purpose, but Jesus has a purpose for you. And just like you were calling in and praying for those churches, that was an amazing gift that you gave all of us. And, so, you made an impact on all of those churches. So, you have so much to give. So, that’s what God pressed upon my heart to let you know and that to think about your spiritual gift and pleasing God and just put all your efforts in that regard and please God and…and don’t concern yourself as much about pleasing the human nature. And I’m going to pray for you James. Dear God, I just pray for James. I pray that he’ll know how much You love him. You love him enough to press something upon my heart to share with him God. You love him enough to die for him Lord and help him to know…
My name is Tad and I’m suffering from anxiety, fear, and depression. I need a lot of prayer to get me through this. I need God’s help to get me through this. And, so, I’m just asking the DAB family out there, pastor Brian, can you just keep me in your thoughts and your prayers. Try to get me through this. I’m in a dark place right now and it hurts. I love you. Thank you very much. Bye.
Hi this is Simona I’m calling from Southern California and I just want to reach out and you know let everybody know I’m praying for everybody, especially the guy that called in the other day and said how close he’s gotten to God because of this app and how he lost his 13-year-old daughter. And I just want to be an encouragement and ask everybody to lift me up in prayer. I’m 32 years old, a single mother of an 8-year-old. I’m in stage 4 kidney failure. I do dialysis three days a week. I’ve had over 31 surgeries and I just found out I might have the beginning stage of cancer. So, I just ask God to continue to give us His healing, give us His peace, give us His joy because my 8-year-old looked at me today and told me, “mom you can go to heaven because I don’t want you to suffer anymore.” And for him to tell me that it brought tears to my eyes. So, I just want to encourage everybody out there to stay close to God and cling to God because God is all we have. Without God we are nothing. We are nothing. Even in the midst of our affliction God is still God and no matter what we go through even is a child…if a child loses his mother or father, God is God and God will hold us and keep us and keep us close to Him. So, I continue to lift up everybody on this prayer line, everybody that calls in I lift them up in the mighty name of Jesus. Alleluia Lord have Your way with each and every person. Thank you, Brian for this app. Thank you to your wife and your daughter. Everybody that participates and helps make this app possible, I thank you and I lift you up and May God…
Good morning Daily Audio Bible family today is April 14th, 2021. This is Patrick from Seattle and I would ask like to ask for your help with your prayers. My heart is very heavy because my nephew Jeff who isn’t even 40 is a firefighter and at work, he contracted covid more than a year ago. And yet a year later is still experiencing very significant physical and mental issues from the long whole syndrome from the covid. He’s had cognitive decline and significant heart issues, fatigue, a loss of memory, etc. And, so, I’d like to ask for you to join me in prayer for Jeff please. Holy Father our Lord Jesus Christ in Your heavenly name I ask for Your supernatural and miraculous healing from my nephew Jeff. I know You demonstrates that You can heal all things. And as the creator who knit us together in our mother’s womb, I ask You for healing and comfort and relief from this illness to my nephew Jeff so that he can continue serving, serving You and serving the people around him. I ask for You to extend healing not only to him but to his family to his parents who are grieving and worried and to his family around him, his tightly knit family. So, please let Your life-giving water splash down on him and around him and into him and through him and provide healing and recovery and relief from this.