On Beside The Burn this week, we turn to Daniel and find out how we can live in this world while putting our trust in God. This week Daniel Chapter 3 and Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and the Fiery Furnace.
Join me each week-day for a short devotional video including a bible reading and prayer to encourage us in our faith.
All of these have been mentioned on the Blog before but you may have missed them.
The Book Of Daniel
This is an excellent retelling of the story of Daniel,
Free on YouTube or a higher quality version is available with a Amazon Prime subscription or can be rented from Amazon for £1.99.
Another Daniel Film
Here is another film of the story of Daniel
Daniel An Overview (9 minute video)
This is an overview of the book from the Bible Project.
Let’s Pray For Tracey Nicholl (deaconess, St James’, Ballymoney)
Pray that Tracey would be led by the Lord Jesus in all aspects of her ministry and witness in the congregation. Pray for the ‘Living Hope Community’ as members of the congregation reach out to their local community. Pray that people will sense the love of Christ.
Carrigart & Dunfanaghy (Co Donegal)
Pray for these linked congregations which are vacant at present. Pray for the kirk sessions and members as they seek God’s guidance. Pray too for Rev Brian Brown, vacancy convener.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Cross To Bear
J.John speaks with Julie Sheldon, a former ballerina who was miraculously healed of dystonia.
If My Sins Are Fully Forgiven, Why Must I Confess My Sins Daily?
Sam Storms explores more in this video.
Open Doors are encouraging us to pray for Afghanistan this Month.
More Details Here - https://www.opendoorsuk.org/news/latest-news/pray-afg-week-1/
Since the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan last year, our persecuted church family in Afghanistan have been crying out for us to join them in prayer. Throughout the month of February, find daily prayer points to help you pray with our Afghan brothers and sisters. All names have been changed for security reasons.
Since the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan last year, it has never been more dangerous to be a secret Afghan believer – and our persecuted church family there are crying out for us to join them in prayer.
It can be hard to know how to pray, but we serve a mighty God who hears our prayers and draws near in the darkness. Join with the church in Afghanistan as we pray through four of God’s names in the Bible – El Roi, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Jireh and Jehovah Nissi – throughout the month of February.
El Roi – The God who sees
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
Tuesday 1 February
There is a very small minority of secret believers in Afghanistan – and because of the threat of death upon their faith being found out, many of them don’t ever tell the people they love that they have chosen to seek and follow Jesus. Not knowing who to trust, not all of them have communities to lean on for support.
When the Taliban returned to power, rumours of what they could do to Christians spread, and surprise house visits from armed men became a common occurrence. In fear, secret believers went into hiding, and many have tried to flee the country. Yet there are still believers who have chosen to stay, even with the prospects of a very grim future; they are trusting God for what comes next.
Saad is a secret believer who has decided to remain in Afghanistan with his wife, Fatimah. On the night the Taliban returned, Fatimah gave birth to a daughter. “When the Taliban took control, it was everything we feared,” Saad says. “The night the Taliban took control, I felt someone step into my memories and try to snuff them out, to speak fear to me.”
Today, pray that secret believers in Afghanistan will not let fear of the Taliban reign over how they live; pray that God will give them courage.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
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