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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Bible Reading: John 20: 1-9, Ecclesiastes 3:1-6

 

🔴 EMPTY CHAIRS

During this global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus, many of us have experienced losing loved ones. Now we are told by media that the worst is still yet to come! Reflecting on past Thanksgiving dinners with chairs filled with family, friends, and newly adopted single friends sitting around the table compared to this Thanksgiving was somewhat draining. And now, the very thought that Christmas might have this same void at the table could be emotionally depressing.
 
 
As we reflect on God’s word, our season, and the empty chairs, let us also be reminded that we also have an empty tomb. He rose on the third day and His promise to return for those who believe in Him. If you have not put your trust in Jesus Christ, please ask Him to save you today! He can change your emptiness to fullness and your sorrow to joy!
 
 
Let us pray: Lord, we thank you that there is no life experience that we have that you have not experienced. We only need to study your word to know that there is no hurt, grief, or sorrow that you have not endured. We face alone because you never leave or forsake us. Thank you, God, for giving us your very best, Jesus Christ. Please help us to give ourselves to you without hesitation and bring you glory! Amen.

~Diana L.W. Coleman


This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC; Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® 

 

 

 

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

 

John 4:13 “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,  14  but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 

 

🔴 ARE YOU THIRSTY?

 

Cooler fall weather can give you a false sense of hydration. Why? We are certainly not sweating or getting overheated and don’t feel as thirsty. We must remind ourselves to drink more water. Depending on body size, our bodies contain anywhere from 50 to seventy-five percent water. Drying of our skin, hair, and bodies become more prevalent when we are dehydrated. In the winter months, sometimes our skin feels dry, and we believe it looks like an alligator’s hide lacking the moisture that is needed.
We also become dehydrated when we do not thirst after righteousness and drink in God’s Word.
When we separate from Him by spending less time in a connection by reading the Bible, praying, studying, and nurturing our relationship with each other, we become parched.

Exodus 34:29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.

 

Let us pray: Lord, we come to your well empty. We have nothing to offer but ourselves. However, we know that when we drink of you and receive your HolySpirit that you allow us to drink of you without limitations. May we always are reminded that we need you, and apart from you we can do nothing. Give us the light of your presence for all to see that we have been with you and inquire of us what they must do to receive this blessing that only you can give. Thank you, Father. Amen

~Diana L.W. Coleman

 


This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC; Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® 

 

 

Arrogance the Ultimate Betrayal of Social Media, Part 2 the Podcast

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You are actively participating in this 12-week session focused on arrogance and pride. Through these exclusive mentoring sessions, it is our hope that you are able to articulate your feelings in a productive way. Defining Present Moment Awareness is an example of the framework we use to help you achieve that goal.  Share your thoughts in the comment section or on any of our social media pages. We want to hear from you! As we grow in emotional intelligence, we can handle the struggles we know lay ahead. Application is the key to pursuing a life of meaning!

 

🟥 The Message:

Arrogance the Ultimate Betrayal of Social Media part 2. The message of today’s exclusive mentoring session is to think about who you are. We are discussing the betrayal of social media. It is a sickening feeling When we allow the emotion or sin of arrogance to be a filter we are met with an undesirable outcome.

Clarify.Organize.Prepare.

Arrogance the Ultimate Betrayal of Social Media (PDF. exercise)

🔺 Journal Prompts:

  1. How do I use social media?
  2. Is Facebook my only source of news?
  3. Am I trapped in virtual reality?
  4. Do I view the internet as a resource or guide?
  5. Who influences my financial, spiritual, and physical goals?

🔺Take Action:

  1. Challenge your thoughts by having an internal conversation.
  2. Identify the people, places, or things that fuel your lifestyle choices.
  3. Spend time with people who positively affect your thoughts.
  4. Create boundaries in your relationships. 
  5. Implement changes that will feed your spirit and renew your mind.  

 

 


🔺This session began with an overview of 2 Corinthians 12 in Elements of Arrogance and Pride 101 the Podcast. Our focal scripture for the next 12 weeks is 2 Corinthians 12:20. The Apostle Paul helps us because he was obedient to the will of God. Let’s glean from his messages to the people of Corinth today. We do not want our Lord and Savior to return, finding us in the same state of rebellion or wickedness. 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. 

 

🔺Scriptures in this episode:

Romans 12:9-21, Proverbs 17:17

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Weekly News, Vol 37

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Hello People of Purpose!

Season three of Our Given Purpose the Podcast and Talking on Purpose with Torrie, focuses on identifying the emotional pitfalls that keep us from walking in and working on our given purpose.

I hope you will tune in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to study God’s Word, pray, reflect, and, most importantly, write! Journaling will provide a tangible way to keep track of our progress and thoughts throughout this year. Each Podcast and Internet show offers an opportunity to move beyond our limited human vision into a God-centered uninterrupted view.

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast began the  course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session

~Torrie

 


In Case You Missed It! Week 9 of 12 Week Anger Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S3E14 ‘8,000 Miles to Uganda, The Evolution of Transformation


 

Season 3 Episode 8 Talking on Purpose with Torrie  aired on Wednesday,  March 4, 2020 @Noon EST

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Our Given Purpose The Podcast s3e15: The Anger I Feed, The Podcast

A great episode to share with your tweens and teens as well. 

 

Weekly Devotional Elements of Anger, Week Nine Lesson Nine


Up Next:

Plan your week on purpose!

Our Given Purpose the Podcast® You don’t want to miss this incredible interview from Doctoral Student in Financial Planning Christina Lynn! : Tune in on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 

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* My Anger is a Whole Mood, The Podcast on Thursday, March 12, 2020! 

 

 


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Anger Makes Me Sick-ER, The Podcast

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Hello, People of Purpose!

◊In today’s episode, we turn the conversation inward to focus on the root of anger. Asking ourselves the question: how did we get here? Learning the origin is at the heart of this exploratory self-examination.
Let’s make positve changes! Our Given Purpose® , the ministry is intensifying the efforts to help you walk in your purpose. By taking control of anger, arrogance, pride, and fear; the four prevailing emotions that keep us chained to chaos.

Making Progress

We are in week five of anger, of placing it at the forefront of our minds. Our anger, in large part, is on trial, and by the end of this session, all the uncertainty, doubt, and trauma will prayerfully be neatly packaged in a way to make a decision, a choice of how we will deal with and recover from the person we call anger.

The Bridge

On Tuesday’s podcast, we focused on Psalm 38, a penitential Psalm known to express sorrow for sins or faults. We discussed why the psalmist was expressing such anguish and grief. It is believed Psalm 38 was written by, written to, or written for King David to communicate his distress over an abandoned purpose. The consequences of his sins were multiplied as he sought to cover them up.


The Threat

Anything that threatened my freedom, my independence, my worldly ideals caused bitter, sabatorial, anger, further harming my relationship with God. I was blind to that Biblical truth. Our focus scripture for Anger Makes Me Sicker is Psalm 40:12 “For evils without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me so that I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed within me.”

~Torrie


Scriptures in this episode:

James 1:21, Psalm 40:12,Proverbs 10:12,Galatians 5:19-21,2 Samuel 13:2, Psalm 37:8

Journal Prompt:

What makes me sicker the actual illness or my belief about it?

 


Spotlight on Podcasts:

***NEW RELEASES***

Technically Unbothered, The Podcast →Joshua Nathan is a high school junior, computer enthusiast, gamer, and artist. The podcast Technically Unbothered is all about learning the means to not be anxios, frustrated, or stressed out about tech. Tune in ever Wednesday for new episodes. -(Side note I’m a little bias as to how awesome this is.) 


All Nations Community Church, The Podcast

&

Biblical Transformation with Pastor Nigel Alleyne.

All Nations Community Church presents online sermons every Sunday!

→Tune in every other Wedensday to Biblical Transformation with Nigel Alleyne, Pastor of All Nations Community Church. 

→One link+two programs= an opportunity for spiritual growth.


Sisters In Podcasting

Christian Girls P.O.P with Stephanie Bright

Being Eve with Casey Alexis

Daily Encouragement with Ashley Campbell

The Yellow Room with Nika Hansen


OUR GIVEN PURPOSE ® THE MINISTRY

ANNOUNCEMENT

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