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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 10, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: “Take care! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired, because then you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:2

 

🔴 RETURNING GIFTS

If you think that the lines were long to reach a register to pay for your Christmas gifts, try waiting in line to return a gift.
What if we tried something new moving forward? A card that tells you a toiletry tote bag given to someone in need is the recipient of your gift.
 
Who would return it?

Let’s think about that and plan even more creative ideas to give meaningful gifts. Would this not be in keeping with what Jesus has done for us? We have been redeemed! God has given us the gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. God wants us to share His love for His story and us with everyone  
 

 

Let’s Pray: Lord Jesus, as your children, please helps us to share our blessings with others. When you give us two toys to play with, open our hearts to be willing to give one away. As children, give us the creativity to come up with ideas to give meaningful gifts. Keep us obedient to you, compassionate and faithful in your promises to us. Thank you, our Loving Lord. 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.


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Genesis 23:1-24:51, Matthew 8:1-17, Psalm 9:13-20, Proverbs 3:1-6

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 9, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you pretending to be sheep. But on the inside, they are hungry wolves.” Matthew 7:15

 

🔴 WEARING A MASK

It is hard to breathe when wearing the mask, and it’s even more challenging to hear the person speaking to you. How many times have you said this or had something similar said to you? My mother-daughter told me that it was like doing a workout because of the oxygen levels and tada tada tada.!!! Perhaps that’s why I’m so tired when I return home. Since I’m retired, I only want to venture out when I have a doctor’s appointment – seriously! It is then that I run other errands and shop for groceries. 
 

Wearing the mask is a choice and a responsible decision if we want to do our small part. Can we be trusted to stay home ‘if’ we aren’t well? 

 
A mask can also be considered a disguise. How are you presenting yourself to others? Can they see a smile even with you wearing a mask? It is something about the approach of someone whose mask-wearing is smiling, or perhaps it is his or her Holy Spirit connecting with yours that makes the mask-wearing less cumbersome.  
 

 

Let’s Pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for your endless love towards us. Thank you for the ability to love others and that we belong to you. Forgive us, Lord, and we pray that all will come into a right relationship with you and each other to show the love and compassion you consistently and continually give to us. We love you, Lord. 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.


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Genesis 20:1-22:24, Matthew 7:15-29, Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 2:16-22

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 7, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: “Matthew 25:6-10” 

 

🔴 SO CLOSE!

For those who play games on their cell phones or other media devices, you may have received e a message that you were so close. One more move and you would have won! Now you have to make a choice. To purchase more lives from the game’s website or wait for “restoration.”
 

Life is not a game!

We must regard our lives as unique gifts from God. What we do daily shows our respect for and honor to God. It would be a sad day to come to the end of our life’s journey, but we did not seize the opportunity to be restored through belief in Jesus. So close! Your friends encouraged you with multiple reasons to believe in Christ, but you opted to purchase your salvation from the world.

God sent his only Son so that we could have eternal life and live in heaven with Him. Who will you believe? The greed of the world that seeks to kill, steal, and destroy, or the One who came to give abundant life?

~Diana L.W. Coleman

Let’s Pray: Lord, thank You for paying our sin debt by giving your life and making us your heirs. We owe you our life, our praise, our faithfulness, and our obedience. We worship and adore you, dear Savior. Amen

 


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.


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Genesis 16:1-18:15, Matthew 6:1-24, Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 6, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” 

 

🔴 FOR WHAT ARE YOU SEARCHING?

Are you searching for fortune? Fame? Honor? Power? Love? In all of your searching, have you gotten any closer to obtaining it? Let’s imagine that you already have everything you need – the big bank account! Great Job! Penthouse with spectacular views! Vacation home in the mountains! A retreat in the Islands! And more friends than you can count! Yeah! How wonderful – until it’s not!
 

Read the parable in the Bible Jesus taught about “The Prodigal Son” in Luke 15:11-32.

The younger son showed arrogance by asking his father to give him one-third of the estate he would inherit (Deuteronomy 21:17 – his older brother would receive two thirds), as was the custom. This son was riding high as long as he had money, fame, and status. But we learn he was brought to his knees when the cash ran out along with his temporary friends.

He did come to his senses because of his hunger to eat the pigs food.

This humiliating and degrading to Jews because unclean animals were off-limits to them. Read to see how the story ends.

Yes! The son left his Father’s estate because of selfishness.

He recognized his loss and returned home. His Father forgave him wholeheartedly because of his deep abiding love. The brother was suspicious of his brother and probably mixed with a little jealousy to not want to welcome him back into the fold. 

Self-Examination: 

Where are you on your faith journey? Are you living it up? Eating the slop of pigs, or are you suspiciously watching the repentant hearts return to our Abba Father? 

You have a choice to forgive wholeheartedly and join the reunion. Christ commanded us to love the Lord God with all our heart, mind, and souls, AND our neighbor as ourselves.  

 

Let us Pray: Lord Jesus, thank you for reminding us that every perfect gift and blessing comes from you. Please bind up our arrogance so that we won’t think too highly of ourselves. All that we are and ever hope to be; we owe it all to You. Thank you. 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.


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Genesis 13:5-15:21, Matthew 5:27-48, Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33

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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
 

🔴 VACCINATE AND INDOCTRINATE!

The medical field of scientists and doctors have discovered that immunizations are essential to protect our bodies from various infectious diseases such as polio, influenza, pneumonia, shingles, and many more.

We are in a severe pandemic with the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Because of past experimentations by our government and medical personnel, groups of people, especially Black Americans, are fearful of taking the vaccine recently introduced with thoughts of how the Tuskegee Experiment was conducted. That ‘great’ moment in American history caused an indoctrination of distrust.

God’s Word, The Holy Bible, teaches us not to put our trust in man but to
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

We should remember 2 Timothy 1:7, “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power, love, and self-control.” God is sovereign, and when we indoctrinate our being in Him by placing our faith in His Divine plan, we can trust Him to direct our decisions and be confident in Him.

 
 
 
Let us pray: Lord, we trust you and know that you have gifted scientists, doctors, lawyers, leaders, teachers, and others according to your plan. How they use or exploit that knowledge makes them accountable to you. We trust you with our life to be lived for your glory in obedience to you. We love you, Lord. Thank you for your Holy Spirit. 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.

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