Ezekiel 40:28-41:26, James 4:1-17, Psalms 118:19-29, Proverbs 28:3-5
Today is the 20th day of November welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is great to be here with you today as we greet a brand-new shiny sparkly week. And I mean this is Thanksgiving week here in the United States, typically travel, typically new…not new people, but like family that maybe we don’t get to see all the time. And then by the time the week is over its Black Friday and all the sudden we are in the thick of the Christmas season. And, so, here we are. This is the week. And as we’ve talked about before things get more and more busy, things speed up. This is a very different time of year than any other time of year, and it kinda…it changes, and it doesn’t really let up until we’re kind of in that week before the new year, like between Christmas and New Year’s and then we launch into a brand-new year. So, let’s remember we started this journey, and we will finish this journey and we will finish this journey strong and well. And if there is a time to stay rooted in the Scriptures it is this time of the year as we push toward the end of the year. And that’s not to say that every day isn’t a day to stay rooted in the Scriptures. Like if we’ve traveled this far then we know that the Bible makes a profound difference in many of our days and is there to speak truth when we need it. But we definitely need it at this time of the year because all of our rhythms start to shift a little bit and our interactions are with maybe people that are…like I said…family or friends or just different people that we’re not used to associating with all during the year that become part of the Christmas season and we start to feel the good will toward men and we start paying attention to each other in different ways. So, let’s just invite God into all of that as we continue forward and allow His word to continue to speak into our lives. And, so, let’s dive in. We will read from the Christian Standard Bible this week and we are moving back out into the book of Ezekiel, and we’ll actually be finishing Ezekiel by the end of this week. We are in the letter to James in the New Testament. We will be moving into new territory in the New Testament this week as well. So, let’s dive in. Ezekiel chapter 40 verse 28 through 41 verse 26.
Father, we thank you for your word. We thank you for this brand-new week and we invite your Holy Spirit into all the festivities of a week like this and the transition into the holiday season. And here we go once again. It’s a beautiful beautiful time of year, the most wonderful time of the year, and yet it can get very very discombobulated very very quickly and we can find ourselves kind of all over the map emotionally and just feel like we’re kinda getting pulled in a lot of different directions. So, we want to ask for your peace and your truth to hover and permeate this season. We learned from the book of James today that we don’t have because we don’t ask and then we do ask it’s…it’s with selfish motivations, it’s with the wrong motives so that it can kind of enhance our own pleasure. But we’re not asking for that purpose. We’re asking because we need you. We won’t navigate this well this this holiday season or any of the rest of our lives. We won’t navigate well on our own. We have already very well proven that to ourselves, and you know very well that we are not capable on our own, of navigating much of anything. And what we want to navigate is your will and your ways in revealing…the revealing of your kingdom in this world, the good news that all are welcome. And as we are learning very clearly from the book of James, we can say those words all we want but if that’s not how we live, if that’s not what our lives look like then then there is no authority behind our words. We need you. We humble ourselves before you. We submit ourselves to you and resist the evil one. This is what James is telling us to do. We need your help with both of these things. Even our own submission requires our attentiveness and our alertness and this season that we’re in can pull us in all kinds of directions so that we’re not paying attention until there’s a crisis. Help us. We submit ourselves to you. You will help us to navigate appropriately. Come Holy Spirit into this season, into this week, we pray in the precious powerful mighty beautiful name of Jesus. Amen.
Community Prayer and Praise:
Hello good morning I’m a listener in Washington and I’ve been listening for probably 10 to 12 years. I would love to have prayer for my husband who has for about 10 years struggled with addiction. And the latest is that he ran away to Las Vegas and he’s staying in our condo, and he is on drugs and they are convincing him to take his life. And I…he’s a Christian and he…he says he’s waiting for the Lord to talk to him. And I know that there are so many people that will pray for him. And everything inside of me wants to go and get him and run to him but I feel the Lord telling me to wait like in Hosea. And then I…I just pray that he gets healed from the drugs and that he gets on a program that a doctor can oversee him and start there. And I just pray that he is healed from this drug addiction forever for his whole life. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. And I listen to your prayers every single day and I love them. And I…I’d like to pray for somebody, her name was Taylor. It was just very sad, and I wrote it down. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. And I love you.
Good morning my DAB Family this is Judy from Georgia. To Laura Lee who spun out on I-95, praise the Lord you and no one else was harmed in this incident. Although you were shaken up, all praise and glory to the Lord for your safety. Prayers to Susie from Colorado in her mission to assist others in need in Haiti, that they were pre protected as they bring provisions to the ones in need. May God shield all of you in this mission so that those in need will be provided for and protected. To the woman feeling sad. I pray for you my dear sister. May the Lord comfort you and bring you out of this feeling of sadness. Please Lord give all of us Your strength, guidance, and wisdom and keep our faith strong as we go through our earthly life and help us see, here, and know all that You need us to see, here, and know. Keep us on the narrow path that leads us to You. Have a great God blessed day my DAB family. I pray for them love you all. Bye.
Good morning my DAB family today is November 16th. I’m calling regarding all of the calls at the end of today’s broadcast. So, for the young lady who called in who said she was tired of being sad. Oh my God sister I am praying for you. I know so many people who battle with depression and don’t know where to go. Please know that there’s a whole family here praying for you. Susie from Colorado, your entire story just broke my heart. The reality of the gangs or just knowing that there are people that are starving and hungry and as you said just 90 minutes away, you know, there’s a whole part of Florida, Miami, that’s just thriving. The world seems so imbalanced at times but please know that I am along with a whole DAB family of praying for you and your safety of your staff and that these children are getting this food and the help that they need, and that the UN would actually do something about these gangs. Lori from Boynton Beach what a praise report. Thank God that you are here and what a powerful statement that you made when you said I’m ready to meet Jesus. You know, that’s a question that we all can ask ourselves on a daily basis. Are we ready to see the Lord. But I’m so glad that you’re here to give that testimony. And my brother Sean Rogers, you know, in the Bible people that walk with Jesus didn’t know Jesus. You know who knew Jesus? The devil. The demons knew Jesus. And you have to understand that the word is in you. You’re reciting the word. You’re a powerhouse, my brother. And because of the God that lives you and you the enemies gonna always try you. Please know that I am praying for you and I’m praying that your mission is so great because the world needs you. The world needs people who are not perfect. And because of that God is using you and I need you to know that. I love you, brother. Stay in there. We’re praying.
Hey everybody, it’s Tony the Narrator here. Father God Lord, we pray for everybody who’s working in Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Lord we…we pray that the food will be able to get through. We pray for your miraculous protection. Be a shield to all of the people doing the work over there. But Lord, also I wanna pray for the hearts of people in this world. We’re a people who are already bored of looking at Ukraine and we’re sick of hearing about Zelinsky and Vladimir Putin’s the evil one that we can all hate. And nobody has a heart left for suffering and for the pain and for the struggle that goes through. So Lord, I pray that you will soften the hearts of everyone so that stories like the…the deaths and the pain that’s going that’s happening due to gangs in Haiti can actually get recognition, can be seen and understood. But Lord we live in a world that seems to be governed by misdirection. So, Lord we just pray that Your sanity will come upon this world and soon because we can’t do this Lord. It's…it’s coming to a close and we need You back soon. And it’s in Jesus’ precious name we pray, and we praise you. Amen.