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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Guiding Scripture Luke 14:18-20
 

🔴 Useless Excuses?

Let’s face it when we are not willing to work at something, we can find a million excuses to avoid accomplishing anything! How often(for those who before Covid -19 worked outside of the home) are not bothering to get dressed but rather lounge around in sweatpants with no attention to skincare, makeup, or hairstyling? We won’t bother to mention those who have worked from home all along and do the arm test before even taking a shower! 
 
God’s Word tells us that laziness is more dangerous than a prowling lion!  
 
Oh, No, I’m not lazy; I’m just practical! Why bother? No one will see me. Why should I create additional laundry? Mmm, sounds like excuses to me! The less you do then becomes, the less you want to do!

We can’t control the Covid-19 Virus, but we can control how we respond to it.


With compassion, we wear our facial masks when venturing out for supplies, and we can still look as if we are going somewhere with a purpose! No one gets a second chance to make a first impression. To overcome our laziness, all we need to do is remember we are ambassadors of Christ.

Our goals should be a reflection of God. Our lifestyles show how we honor Him. Our love for God should reflect in every area of our life. If God can’t trust us to be faithful over small things, how can we expect Him to trust us with much?

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21

 

~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

Suggested Bible Reading: Matthew 26:1-56

🔴 PRAY FOR ME

Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 

I have learned that when someone asks me to pray for them to stop whatever I’m doing and pray. Sometimes people want to share what they need prayer for and will be specific other times; they choose to be private. In either case, it does not matter because God knows. It is comforting when you have prayer warriors who keep you lifted in prayer, and you know that you can depend.

After the Pharisees and Sadducees plotted to crucify Jesus, the only good thing to happen was at Bethany- if you consider the anointing of oil before death, a good thing. (Matthew 26:6-12) Judas Iscariot betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16) and still ate with Him at “The Last Supper”(Matthew 26:26-30), and Jesus predicted Peter would deny Him(Matthew 26:31-35). Yet as Jesus was nearing the cross, He went with His Disciples to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. Twice when Jesus returned to them while they were supposed to be keeping watch, He found them asleep.

Dear fellow sisters and brothers, are you sleepwalking through life? Are you praying fervently for one another? No matter how betrayed, we may feel Christ understands and knows the depths of Satan’s grip. Do not be fooled by the adversary’s schemes. It’s not enough to wait; prayer calls for action on our part. We can manage impossible situations sensitively when yielding to the Holy Spirit and not lean into our human understanding.

~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

Psalm 145:13 “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.”

🔴 Comes With A Lifetime Guarantee

How many times have you made a purchase that promised you a guarantee for life? Whatever the reason, you can return the product with no questions asked; all you have to do is pay the shipping and handling and receive s refund! Sounds great, doesn’t it? Except when you missed reading the fine print. 
 
So many times in life, we too make promises that we do not keep.  Our character is at stake. Our guarantees should not be given or taken lightly.  It should be the believers’ goal to live a life for Christ and become more like Him in character. We should strive to have His attributes of holiness, righteousness, and faithfulness. God is trustworthy, and we want Him and others to trust us. The indwelling Holy Spirit helps us to reach this goal.

Our Lord promised believers that we would live with Him throughout eternity in the place that He has prepared for us. We know God’s track record and that He keeps His promises.

So God gave his promise and his oath. Those two things can’t change. He couldn’t lie about them.

 

Hebrews 6:18-20 19Our hope is certain. It is something for the soul to hold on to. It is strong and secure. It goes all the way into the Most Holy Room behind the curtain. 20That is where Jesus has gone. He went there to open the way ahead of us. He has become a high priest forever, just like Melchizedek.

 

Let’s pray: Faithful God, we know that you are right to your Word. We know all your promises have or will be fulfilled. Since we have these promises, Lord, help us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for you God as we look forward to that glorious day of your return. Amen

 


~Diana L.W. Coleman

 


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

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

 

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Matthew 5:16 “Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” 

 

🔴 GLOWING FROM THE INSIDE!

When the humidity drops and we turn on the heat, our skin gets thirsty for more moisture. The beauty industry provides a slew of products for gentle cleansing and additional relief. Over a trillion dollars annually is spent on these beauty skin products. No judgment here – who doesn’t want to look and feel good?

The way we present ourselves is significant. We don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. My mother, God-centered, loving, well versed in various subjects, and compassionate, was also a fashion guru and tailor. She would not go to her mailbox, not dressed to the nth degree. Most importantly, to her and me is “beauty is as beauty does” and “an inner glow.”

We can only have an inner glow when the light of Christ is within us.

It is His light that makes us shine from the inside out. All the illuminators, highlighters, and skin creams that beauty product companies produce cannot give it to you. The only source for this glow comes from having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. His brilliance turns your frowns to smiles, and in the process, your wrinkles recede. The world can’t give you this inner beauty, and the world can’t take it away!

 

Let’s pray: Jesus, You are the light of the world. We who are your people desire to imitate you by letting your light within us not be hidden or concealed in any way but give out light in darkness in this world for all to see your good works and glorify you who is in heaven. Teach us to present our bodies as a living and holy sacrifice. Help the renewing of our minds transform us. We may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect in our worship of you to glorify and honor you. Amen

~Diana L.W. Coleman

 


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

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

 

 

 

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Proverbs 18:22 “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.”

 

🔴 PRE MARRIAGE COUNSELING!

Is pre-marriage counseling a thing of the past?  

Ever wonder why there is not a test given before you can get a license to marry? 

Sometimes you may want to know why we don’t renew marriage licenses like driver’s licenses! Okay, before you rush to any wild conclusions – I am happily married! However, marriage is hard work, and I appreciate it even more. There is beauty in having a thriving marriage, raising Godly children in God’s Word. 

The Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon, in my opinion, should be mandatory reading for every couple before the ceremony. It does make for a happy marriage!

If you are married or considering marriage or know of someone engaged, I strongly recommend those three books along with 1 Corinthians 7:1-40. Read as a couple and discuss each other’s opinions on topics such as sexuality, raising children, finances, accountability, and responsibilities for each other. Reading God’s Word and praying together for His guidance and fulfillment in your marriage is influential in your relationship with God and each other.

 

Let’s pray: Lord, we are so grateful for your written word to guide us in healthy marriages. We can depend on you to lead and keep us from letting the sun go down on our anger. We invite your presence because you bring us together in unity. Please bless our marriages, and all others that are bonded in your love to flourish and become bolder in you. Amen 

 
~Diana L.W. Coleman

 


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

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