Dreaming With God

Dreaming With God

00:00 God dreams big. And he invites us to dream big with him. God has planted dreams and desires in each one of our hearts, and they are unique to us. Opening up our spirits, our minds, our heart, our imaginations to what we would really like—to even the possibility of wanting—allows the Holy Spirit to awaken parts of ourselves that are in such a deep sleep no dreams are happening. God is a Dreamer. He has dreams of you and for you. When we dream with God, we don’t want to run to thinking, How can I make this happen? Dreaming with God isn’t about how. It’s about what. If anything could happen, then what would I love to see happen in my life? What would I love to see happen in the lives of those I love? It’s really much easier to dream for...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday March 28, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday March 28, 2015 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 9-10 Theological Justification of the Conquest 9 Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan so you can dispossess the nations there, people greater and stronger than you who live in large cities with extremely high fortifications. 2 They include the Anakites, a numerous and tall people whom you know about and of whom it is said, “Who is able to resist the Anakites?” 3 Understand today that the Lord your God who goes before you is a devouring fire; he will defeat and subdue them before you. You will dispossess and destroy them quickly just as he has told you. 4 Do not think to yourself after the Lord your God has driven them out before you, “Because of my own righteousness the Lord has brought me here to possess this land.” It is because...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday March 27, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday March 27, 2015 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 7-8 Chapter 7 Destruction of the Nations in the Land. 1 (A)When the Lord, your God, brings you into the land which you are about to enter to possess, and removes many nations before you—the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites,(B) seven nations more numerous and powerful than you— 2 and when the Lord, your God, gives them over to you and you defeat them, you shall put them under the ban. Make no covenant with them(C) and do not be gracious to them. 3 (D)You shall not intermarry with them, neither giving your daughters to their sons nor taking their daughters for your sons. 4 For they would turn your sons from following me to serving other gods, and then the anger of the Lord would flare up against you and he...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday March 26, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday March 26, 2015 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 5-6 Chapter 5 The Covenant at Horeb. 1 Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances which I proclaim in your hearing this day, that you may learn them and take care to observe them.(A) 2 The Lord, our God, made a covenant with us at Horeb; 3 not with our ancestors[a] did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, all of us who are alive here this day. 4 (B)Face to face, the Lord spoke with you on the mountain from the midst of the fire,(C) 5 while I was standing between the Lord and you at that time, to announce to you these words of the Lord, since you were afraid of the fire and would not go up the mountain: The Decalogue. 6 (D)I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt,(E) out of the...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday March 25, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday March 25, 2015 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 4 Chapter 4 Advantages of Fidelity. 1 Now therefore, Israel, hear the statutes and ordinances I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you.(A) 2 In your observance of the commandments of the Lord, your God,(B) which I am commanding you, you shall not add to what I command you nor subtract from it. 3 You have seen with your own eyes what the Lord did at Baal-peor:(C) the Lord, your God, destroyed from your midst everyone who followed the Baal of Peor; 4 but you, who held fast to the Lord, your God, are all alive today. 5 See, I am teaching you the statutes and ordinances as the Lord, my God, has commanded me, that you may observe them in the...

Hedging Our Bets

Hedging Our Bets

00:00 So long as we imagine it is we who have to look for God, we must often lose heart. But it is the other way about—He is looking for us. —Simon Tugwell Can it possibly get any more uncertain than this? We so long for life to be better than it is. We wish the beauty and love and adventure would stay and that someone strong and kind would show us how to make the Arrows go away. We hope that God will be our hero. Of all the people in the universe, he could stop the Arrows and arrange for just a little more blessing in our lives. He can spin the earth, change the weather, topple governments, obliterate armies, and resurrect the dead. Is it too much to ask that he intervene in our story? But he often seems aloof, almost indifferent to our plight, so entirely out...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday March 24, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday March 24, 2015 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 2-3 Chapter 2 Northward Along Edom. 1 (A)Then we turned and proceeded into the wilderness on the Red Sea road,(B) as the Lord had told me, and circled around the highlands of Seir for a long time. 2 Finally the Lord said to me, 3 You have wandered round these highlands long enough; turn and go north. 4 Command the people: You are now about to pass through the territory of your relatives, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. Though they are afraid of you, be very careful 5 not to come in conflict with them, for I will not give you so much as a foot of their land, since I have already given Esau possession of the highlands of Seir.(C) 6 You shall purchase from them with money the food you eat; even the water you drink you shall buy from them with...