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Stay Home A 7 Day Devotional by Casey Alexis

In this devotional, we take a tour of what it means to stay home, using the words of Jesus himself from the Gospel of John 14:1-31, as our guide.

 

JOHN 14:16-18, 26-27 NIV

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 

🔴 Day 7 The Spirit of Truth

One of the most significant battles for Christians is staying home in the will of the Father’s house when the world offers a “better” option. In times of uncertainty, it can be tempting to do what the world does because of our humanity. But, Jesus tells us that God does not give as the world gives, so to receive what He gives, He promises the Holy Spirit that is our Counselor.

The gift of the Holy Spirit is for every Believer. The Spirit is our Comforter, our Counselor, our teacher, our reminder, our advocate in prayer, and the vehicle that allows the power of God to flow through us. God provides everything we require and more while we STAY HOME and live out our faith in this troubled world.

Are you filled with the Holy Spirit?

That’s a question that can only be answered by looking through the evidence of your life. What does your faith say about your actions? What do your daily interactions say about the Spirit flowing through you? Are you living a life that exhibits the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control?

Dear God,

Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. I ask that you remove anything in me that refuses the totality of your favor in my life. I want every good and perfect gift that you have assigned to me. Please continue to pour your Spirit into me as I choose to STAY HOME in you and live this life according to your will and not my own. In Jesus name, Amen

 ~Casey Alexis


This 7 Day Stay Home devotional was submitted by Casey Alexis, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

CASEY ALEXIS: CEO/Founder and host of Being Eve, The Podcast

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The Instant Gratification of Fear, Part 2 the Podcast

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Scripture to Study:🔻

Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:13, Luke 11:33-36, Psalm 8:4

 

👋 SHOUT OUTS

Brian Sailes Host of See Through It Podcast and the founder of Warriors Collections, LLC

Holly Preas owner of Gifted Hands by Holly

Caleb Michael owner of SlaughterIt By Caleb Michael, LLC

Joshua Nathan Host of Technically Unbothered the Podcast

Irvine St.Vilus publish author and contributing writer of Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Lisa C. Gant Host of Purpose Without Apology Podcast and contributing writer for Daily Bible Study with Purpose

 


 

Allow Our Given Purpose® to help you gain c.larity, o.rganize your thoughts, and p.repare to walk boldly in your purpose! Let us help you C.O.P. your purpose.

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🟥The Message:

How many times have you justified purchasing a new article of clothing because it was on sale or it was the very last one! How often have you quickly yanked off the price tags before slipping into a new garment and acting as though you’ve had it for years? I’m guilty of all of the above, so please know that I am not judging because I have been there. Here is the problem we will argue over the number of clothes we have because they pile up. It signals to our spouses, friends, and families that we cannot control our desire for pretty and perhaps cheap things.

Meditate plan mentally; consider: to think carefully about something.
Think carefully and consider God’s Word every moment of every day. He does not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control. To be transformed by the renewing of our minds means we must do our work. Clarifying, organizing, and preparing to do our assignment each day takes strategic planning with God. 

🟥 Take Action

🟡 How do we allow God to provide? 

🟡Includes The Original Spoken Word I’m Just Saying- by Torrie Slaughter



~Torrie Slaughter


Scripture to Study:🔻Genesis 3:7-21, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, John 10:10, 2 Peter 3-9


 

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Fear Exposed, Part 1 The Podcast

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We are excited you’re here! Elements of Fear is a mentoring series focused on our attitude towards the unknown. If you are new to the purposeful family, we welcome you! Please subscribe to this website for free email alerts updating you on what’s happening on purpose. 

 

 

Allow Our Given Purpose® to help you gain c.larity, o.rganize your thoughts, and p.repare to walk boldly in your purpose! Let us help you C.O.P. your purpose.

~Torrie

 

 


🟥The Message:

Jorge Ortega y Gasset, a Spanish philosopher, wrote- “Tell me to what you pay attention, and I will tell you who you are.”

Fear Exposed:

A root is- the part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers.

 

Meditate plan mentally; consider: to think carefully about something.
Think carefully and consider God’s Word every moment of every day. He does not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control. To be transformed by the renewing of our minds means we must do our work. Clarifying, organizing, and preparing to do our assignment each day takes strategic planning with God. 

🟥 Take Action

The prosperity gospel is not just about preaching health and wealth. Any idol that determines to be the work we must do to receive what has been done is a prosperity preaching. For example, patriotism, happiness, liberty, miracles, any message that hides the Good News that God is Sovereign is supporting idolatry. Elevation of the gift above the Giver. Broken down to the root, prosperity gospel seizes opportunities to make money, not transform lives. God saves us because we cannot live our best life now.

Who or what has your emotional attention?

What will happen if you challenge the lie and ask God for the purpose of your day? Don’t be afraid to stand firm and overcome the trial of people-pleasing. 

Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. “

~Torrie Slaughter


Scripture to Study:🔻 2 Corinthians 11:24-28, Mark 4:24


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🟥 READ Daily Bible Study with Purpose

 

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Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

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⇒Also, follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page. Chat with us @ourgivenpurpose Instagram and watch shows via IGTV! Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purpose to see what others are doing. Retweet our posts on Twitter. Use #ourgivenpurpose to let us know what you like most.

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This episode was written, researched, produced, and edited by Torrie Slaughter for Our Given Purpose® the podcast in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

Are You In a Situationship with Fear?

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We are excited you’re here! Elements of Fear is a mentoring series focused on our attitude towards the unknown. If you are new to the purposeful family, we welcome you! Please subscribe to this website for free email alerts updating you on what’s happening on purpose. 

 

 

Allow Our Given Purpose® to help you gain c.larity, o.rganize your thoughts, and p.repare to walk boldly in your purpose! Let us help you C.O.P. your purpose.

~Torrie

 

 


🟥The Message:

The Situationship with Fear…

Define your relationship with God, the Creator. Of what are you afraid? Is it this world, your friends, or the judgment of the Lord? The enemy learns from our mistakes even if we do not. He watches our posture before God. He takes in what we are willing to do to get ahead, get noticed, and feed off. The enemy knows that we will thirst for the water of people. He feeds our ego just enough to keep us looking to man for emotional health instead of God. That’s the cycle the adversary hopes you will keep circling for the rest of your earthly days.

Meditate plan mentally; consider: to think carefully about something.
Think carefully and consider God’s Word every moment of every day. He does not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control. To be transformed by the renewing of our minds means we must do our work. Clarifying, organizing, and preparing to do our assignment each day takes strategic planning with God. 

 

 

🟥 Cycles by Jonathan McReynolds 

 

🟥 Take Action

Are You In A Situationship with Fear? Part 1 the Podcast uses Bible scripture to refocus and realign. 

🟥 Fear of Planning the Podcast, (Exercise)

 

Step One Clarify
Define your relationship with God the Creator. What are you afraid of? Is it this world, your friends, or the judgment of the Lord? The enemy learns from our mistakes even if we do not. He learns from our posture before God

 

 

Step Two Organize

Who or what has your emotional attention?

The enemy knows that we will thirst for the water of people. He feeds our ego just enough to keep us looking to man for emotional health instead of God.

 

Step Three Prepare

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

 

Take charge of your mental peace and productivity! Fight fear with the Word of God because He does not give us that spirit.

 


~Torrie Slaughter


Scripture to Study:🔻 Psalm 84:7,Isaiah 55:1-3, John 7:37-41, Ephesians 1:18-23  

 


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Have you subscribed?… to the website (completely free) to view/listen to all we are doing on purpose for God’s purpose! Please share your favorites via your social media platforms! Download on Pandora|Apple Podcasts|GooglePodcasts|Spotify|Stitcher|Radio Public|Tune In| iHeartRadio

⇒What to do between podcasts? 

🟥 READ Daily Bible Study with Purpose

 

🟥 Watch ‘Talking on Purpose with Torrie’

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

New episodes on Wednesday’s air on YouTube|Facebook Watch| IGTV 

⇒Also, follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page. Chat with us @ourgivenpurpose Instagram and watch shows via IGTV! Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purpose to see what others are doing. Retweet our posts on Twitter. Use #ourgivenpurpose to let us know what you like most.

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

Support for Free!

Share with your circle on social media or casually bring us up in conversation. 😉

🟥 Leave a review on www.podchaser.com or on Apple Podcasts!

Start your own Bible study or share it with your church group. (Men’s’, Womens’, & Teens ministries)

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This episode was written, researched, produced, and edited by Torrie Slaughter for Our Given Purpose® the podcast in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

🟢 What framework are you raising?

 

 Psalm 62:5-6 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. 

“Our attitudes must move us upwards and forwards only. The Lord is good, and His mercies endure forever. He knows the beginning from the end, and we are right in the middle of Christ!” -Christa Jones


🟡 Have you ever redecorated a room?

Over the years, my home has undergone several updates and redos. My process is always the same. Empty the room if possible and start with a cleared space. I take inventory of what is needed and evaluate how the area will be used. 

As my family has aged, our needs have evolved. For example, toy boxes became bookshelves; and areas that once housed play-doh tables have become study nooks. My family’s home has grown with our needs making it easy to use every area comfortably. 

🟢 Decluttering and embracing a minimalist mindset became essential over the years. It’s easy to remove material pieces and give to those who would benefit from their daily use.

🟡 But what if I want to clench my fist and hold on simply because I need to see it or “someone” someday will need to enjoy it in my home? 

I was building a foundation of pride. Wanting to be the source for everyone’s want and becoming a prisoner in my house. It took several years to let go of trying to please everyone who walked through our front door and focus on my family who occupied our home. 

During my physical and mental renovation, God showed me how to have a relationship that was between He and I an intimately personal space that only we occupied. That was the beginning of clearing the clutter!.

Psalm 62:8b, “Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge.”

Psalm 62:10 Don’t make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing. And if your wealth increases, don’t make it the center of your life.” 

We can pour our hearts out to God and seek Him to help us overcome areas of worldly success. I discovered that was the root of my pride. I wanted others to validate me based on the material items I possessed. The clutter I continuously shifted, dusted, cleaned, and maintained took precious time away from the people God entrusted to me. I put my hope in stealing with the belief that no one would notice. 

Psalm 37:23, “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”

We can trust the Word of God and use it for practical application. By being mindful of every way, we impact others and ourselves, by yielding to the Lord for direction because He delights in our lives. We can start anew with Christ and let Him be the framework we build on and stand firm in His truth. It begins by clearing the attitude of this world’s confusion, and disarray it wants us to live.  

~Torrie Slaughter Founder of Our Given Purpose®