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Daily Bible Study with Purpose


🔺 The Unseen Hand of God

by Irvine Saint-Vilus

The day has just begun, and I have barely spent enough time with God, meditating on His Word, before I’m sailing off to work and feeling all out of sorts. I get to the job site, and already I’m embroiled in office drama! You know, the kind where your coworker(s) smiles to your face while stabbing you in the back?!

Dealing with the stress of meeting project deadlines and my supervisor calling me out on my slow progress creates more stress. I’m having a horrific day! 

Then, out of nowhere, I stumble upon a stout looking woman with a brazen expression on her brown face, the sign of wisdom marked in her keen, owl-shaped eyes. This stranger says to me, “You’re on the right path. God has wonderful plans for you, and He is faithful to accomplish His will in your life. You keep going and keep your head up.” 

Like a bird with a mended wing, my downcast soul is lifted off the ground and begins to fly. I press on with a new spring in my step, confident that this woman was a divine messenger sent by God to give me a needed boost.

 The truth is that our God does things like this all the time. The question is, “Are we looking for His unseen Hand in our situations?” In Psalm 139:7-12, the psalmist speaks of God’s providence in his life. God knows us inside and out, and He is with us everywhere we go. It is comforting to remember that we are under His sovereign power and protection. That means He sees what we go through in our daily walk with Him, and He gives us what we require to live a victorious life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Journal Prompts:

  1. What is one way your anxiety has held you back this week? What can God help you work through?
  2.  How do you practice self-care in your daily life?
  3. Make a list of 7 accomplishments you’ve made that you are proud of and how God helped.
  4. Take notice of the strangers you’ve encountered; ask yourself if your mood improved because of their presence. 



This devotional was written by Irvine Saint-Vilus a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 



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Arrogance, the Ultimate Betrayal of Social Media, Part 1 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. The message of today’s exclusive mentoring session comes to us from 1 Peter 3:8-12. Clarify.Organize.Prepare.

The Lord hears the prayers of the righteous. Those who love the Lord must prepare for the evil and sufferings that come through in hate speech, social media slander, and being devalued simply because of your ethnicity, gender, or religion. We need to continue talking one on one and in small groups to combat misinformation and misunderstandings. Before you vent on your smartphone, I urge you to surrender to God’s throne. Allow Him to guide you with His wisdom. God can order your steps. Are you willing to prepare with Him?

🔺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:

 1 Peter 3:8-12, Luke 12:48,

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  1. Do I take social media seriously?
  2. How influential is my platform?
  3. Do I dismiss the power of my words?
  4. What am I posting?


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