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🎧 Cycles: The Curse of Auto Pilot Part 2. Season 7 Episode 10


Prayer through the Word of God!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

There is power in the name of Jesus! To break your cycle!

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to humankind by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

There is power in the name of Jesus!
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer, and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)
There is power in the name of Jesus!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)

There is power in the name of Jesus!


CHALLENGE!!! WRITE IT DOWN!! (Everything you do for the next 7 days and review.
  • How much time are you wasting on trivial matters?
  • What do you need to prioritize?
  • How is your spiritual health?
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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 62

Written By Torrie Slaughter

🔴 The Fig Trees

Guiding Scripture: Mark 11:12-14

In Genesis 3:7-8 we read how Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together to cover their bodies once their “eyes” were opened. They also hid from God. Their rebellion was known. Adam and Eve desired to cover themselves even more because they knew they had sinned.

When we sin, our first reaction is to cover it up.

We may keep layering on “clothes” until we no longer know the truth. We give excuses, blame others, and do not hold ourselves accountable. But is that the way God intended us to deal with sin? Of course not! Satan will have us hiding and keeping ourselves out of sight. But, God forgives even when we have to deal with the consequences of our actions. 

We Have A Choice:

Who fertilizes us and what nutrients we absorb? While we could easily blame our lack of growth on our living conditions, exposure to opportunities, or economic status, we are responsible for what we produce. Feeling like a useless waste of space is a scheme of the enemy, and he will keep us from repenting if we allow him to use our insecurities.

 Moving our minds from self-centeredness to Christ-centeredness is the goal of transformation. The positive side of repentance is conversion, the real turning to God for grace. We can turn away from sin and become fruit-bearing, purposeful servants of God.

In every season of our lives, we can be of service to our Lord and Savior. The years we spent on this earth toiling for riches, being self-centered, and not producing any fruit will have us cut out of God’s glorious kingdom. 

Mark 11:14- Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.

The imagery of fruitless trees echoes throughout the Old Testament as a metaphor for Israel’s unrepentant heart. God calls us to bear fruit in season and out. (Mark 11:13) We are His image-bearers which means we bring life to this world through God’s grace. Any area of our lives that is not glorifying God should be destroyed to make room for the beneficial fruit that will bless others. 

What do we entertain that is just taking up space? What is keeping us from producing ‘fruit’? These barriers may also keep us from repenting because it is easier to blame than to own our faults.

May we resolve to not stand in an untruth attempting to conceal our inappropriate behavior. Our lives need not be complicated with emotionally draining tirades while hiding the truth. Let us repent and stand in the grace of God’s forgiveness and consistently applying His Word to our lives.

~ Torrie Slaughter

Journal Prompts:

  1. What do you believe you should be producing?
  2. Are you planted in good soil?
  3. Is it time to weed your garden?





This devotional was written and submitted by Torrie Slaughter, the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Leviticus 27:14-Numbers 1:54, Mark 11:1-26, Psalm 46:1-11, Proverbs 10:23

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 46

🔴 Abide in the Lord

Guiding Scripture: Psalm 35:9 “And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: It shall rejoice in his salvation. 

We begin the Gospel according to Mark, believed to be the first written work. The church tradition considers Peter the Apostle the source of Mark’s account of Jesus’ life. This Gospel, believed to be written with a Greek audience in mind because various terms throughout the book, intentionally undermine the mythological gods and goddesses they worshiped. Mark set out to separate the pagan gods from the One True Living God. 

The Good News is Jesus.

Mark opens with John the Baptist preaching a baptism of repentance. That called for the readers to acknowledge the errors in their lives. John stressed transformation. The question for us: How have we missed the mark? For the wages of sin is death. We will pay for the known rebellion if we are unwilling to submit to our Lord. Jesus Christ is the Way, Truth, and Life. When we turn from our sinful ways, we can confidently seek forgiveness from our Lord. 

Even the Demon-Possessed Recognize God.

Mark 1:22-28 records how demons or evil spirits can speak through and use humans even in the church. Christ showed the Jewish people that their sacred places were not immune to evil. However, they (demons) recognize the Son of God and were afraid. Mark 1:25, And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!”

As John the Forerunner of Christ preached to the people imploring them to change their inner self, he gives us four ways to reflect and seek God’s divine wisdom: 

1. To change your old way of thinking (mental habits) 

2. Regret past sins (express sorrow and turn away from repetition) 

3. Live a life that proves repentance. 

4. Seek God for a purpose-driven life abiding in Christ.  

Prayer: Lord renew a right spirit within me contend with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me. Speak to my heart Lord, remind me and etch in my soul that Jesus is my Salvation. Amen

 ~Torrie Slaughter





This devotional was submitted by Torrie Slaughter, the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Monday, February 15, 2021

Exodus 39:1-40:38, Mark 1:1-28 , Psalm 35:1-16 , Proverbs 9:11-12 

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