1 Samuel 15:1-16:23, John 8:1-20, Psalm 110:1-7, Proverbs 15:8-10
Today is the 14th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian, it is wonderful to be here with you today, around the Global Campfire, as we reach the threshold and stepping into a brand-new week together. And as we so often say, we just mark the time, this is the beginning of the week, and the week is a vista out in front of us that we must walk through and what it’s gonna look like and how are going to experience it, will be made up of all of the decisions that we make, and all of the words that we say, and all of the actions that we take, that is how we will write the story of our lives upon this week. So, coming around the Global Campfire each and every day and allowing the Scriptures to be a part of that decision-making process, a part of the things that were gonna form and say, a part of the actions that we’re going to take, what a gift and what a gift it is to be here together. Today, is also Mother’s Day here in the United States. I know, celebrating mothers is a tradition throughout the world and that happens on different days in different regions. But here, today, we celebrate mothers and so, I certainly have a great amount of gratitude to my mom, who has departed and gone on to heaven. But I appreciate my…my wife is the mother of our children and I look at my daughter-in-law, my daughter who are also mothers and so mothers are in our lives, and we wouldn’t be here without a mother. So, we thank you, mom’s, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts with deep gratitude and celebrate you today as we take the next step forward into this brand-new week. And of course, regardless of which week or day it is we pick up where we left off and so that’s going to lead us back into the book of First Samuel, as we center ourselves there in First Samuel around the life of Israel’s first king, King Saul. We’ll read from the Evangelical Heritage Version this week. Today, first Samuel chapters 15 and 16.
Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for this brand-new week offered to us as a gift and dispensed to us, moment by moment. And as we move into this week and into the obligations and responsibilities of our lives come, Holy Spirit, lead us into all truth, lead us deeper into Jesus, lead us on the narrow path that leads to life and all of our thoughts, words and deeds, may we acknowledge You and all that we are. And may we be with You this week, acknowledging, becoming aware of Your presence in our lives, moment by moment, that there will not be a moment of this week that You are not present, that You are invited into everything about this week and everything about who we are, as You transform us into your likeness. Come Jesus, we love You and we are eager to share companionship as we navigate through this week. We pray all this in Your name. Amen.
Prayer and Encouragements:
Hi, I’m Judy from Wilton, California. I just heard it is May 6th and I just listened to Brian and the first caller after that was From Junk to Treasure. Her daughter-in-law and newborn baby was killed in a car wreck and her son ran down to see about the wreck and it was her. Lord Jesus, I don’t know what to say, I have no words to make things any better except please be with Junk to Treasure and her son. They need you now, more than anything in the world. Lord Jesus again may there be nothing deeper in the valley than this kind of a pain. Walk with them, Lord Jesus, be with them, let them know that the whole DAB family, the whole fire campfire is around them and calling out for God for them. See that they get through it, Lord Jesus. Be with them. We all be on our knees praying for Junk to Treasure and her son. We love you girl, and we love your son. And God will be there to take in that baby and her mama, with open arms He welcomes them home. Please, Lord Jesus, have mercy on these two people and their whole family. Oh, I just wish I didn’t have to hear those kinds of news and I’m quite sure they didn’t have to go through this kind of mess. But God will bring you through, God will bring you through. Taking our junk and making it treasure that is drawing in our lives. We love you girl, and we are so sorry. Amen
Hi, this is Julia, I’m calling to pray for Byron from Florida. I’m a little bit behind on the DABs, so I just heard your phone call today about your wife having panic attacks. I wanted to call because I went through a similar situation when I had just gotten married. And I went through very severe anxiety and panic attacks, multiple times a day, for like three months straight. And it was probably the hardest season of my entire life. But what I wanted to say was that in retrospect it was actually the most beautiful season of my life also because it helped me understand who I was in Christ. It made me hold onto the Lord, like I’d never held onto Him before. And because of that I understood what it was to rest in His love. And so, finding my identity in Christ and resting in His love became like my foundation for peace. And it completely transformed my family, my husband. You know, I noticed that you said you were calling because you needed wisdom as a husband and you know, we were newlyweds, me and my husband, when we started going through this. But the Lord even sustained my husband in this. You know, my husband, I remember he was fasting, and he was praying and as we were taking it day by day. But the one thing that we knew was that the Lord was faithful. Right, that He was gonna get us out of this. And because of that really rough season, nothing else that we have gone through has compared to that season. Like, it felt like we were married for ten years after only being married for about three months. And so, I just wanted to encourage you and let you know that. The Lord is with you. I am praying for you and your family. You are gonna see His faithfulness you know, expand in this season.
Hi, my name is Ross. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m calling because I’m tired. Honestly, family, I’ve been in ministry for quite some time and I’m tired. I need prayer for encouragement, direction, clarity and hearing God’s voice, rejuvenation of my spirit. Thank you, family.
Good morning, Daily Audio Bible family, this is Dawn of a New Day. Father God, I just lift up From Junk to Treasure, her heart, her soul, her mind, right now God, in the lost off her daughter-in-law and her granddaughter, God. I lift up the pain and the trauma of the heart of her son, God, of discovering his wife’s car, God, and losing his child all in the same day. God, this mother needs you right now, she needs You for her soul, she needs You for her spirit, she needs You for her faith and her sight and her fire, oh God. We need a fire God to seep down into her belly to help her son, to help her granddaughter whose birthday is the day of the funeral God. For all the layers of this tragedy God, You hand is strong enough to heal Your family, long enough to hold. I thank You for Your strength and Your power and the incredible, awesome nature, of your eternal comfort God. That there is nothing like in the whole wide world. If my heart healed from the death of my father a few weeks ago, the breakdown of my son, the day after God, the breakdown of my mother, God. I’m praying right now, God, that the same fire for this family as I pray for my own. I’m praying for the mom of my sister the way that I pray for my own mom, my own heart and my own gift. I thank You that You are a God who hears us, who answers us and responds to our prayers. We love You in the name of Jesus. Amen.
This is Brandon from Texas. And Junk to Treasure, I just can assure you this entire community is mourning with you and your family. And I really don’t have words, I’m sorry for this tragic accident. And Lord, I just ask that Your hand to be on Junk to Treasure and her son and the entire family, Lord. And that You just work Your wonders Lord, and Your miracles and somehow bring…bring good to this family from this tragic, from this tragedy and just ask that Your hand of comfort and peace and love be upon them. And it’s in the precious name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
I don’t have a good name yet but didn’t want to let that keep me from calling any longer. I’ve listened for a few years and never called in. Was thinking the other day how amazing it would be if some of you could pray for my husband and it hit me, they can you silly if you would just call. So, after God’s Smile encouragement that played on May the 8th, I decided here we go. I’ll go by Anonymous in Arkansas for now. If you would please pray with me. Lord, be with my husband, You know his heart. He has multiple health issues that have kept him working, from working for over the last 8 years. I first and foremost pray for his soul. Lord, I hope that he can come to realize that that nudge, that little voice that he feels talking with him, is You. That he needs You to help fill that void that he feels. Lord, I pray for him physically. If it’s Your will to heal him, I know that You can do that. But if not, please help us figure out how to manage his symptoms to keep them tolerable. Dear Lord, I also pray for his emotional health. Not being able to work and contribute makes him feel very worthless. So, I’m not worried financially, you always provide, Lord. I don’t know how You do that, but I do thank You. I thank You in advance for answering our prayers. I thank You for the DAB family and the Hardin Family for following Your lead. In Jesus name, Amen.