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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 12, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: Luke 9:62 “Jesus replied, “Suppose someone starts to plow and then looks back. That person is not fit for service in God’s kingdom.” Luke 9:62

 

🔴 LOOKING BACK

Looking back is not bad if it reminds you not to repeat a past mistake. But dwelling on the past and stewing in what was is unproductive.  
 
In the Book Genesis, we learn how Lot’s (Abraham’s nephew), character revealed by his greed, wanted better grazing for his livestock and took no thought for its sinful surroundings. Lot gave his two virgin daughters to be raped by perverts. Consequently, his daughters committed incest to preserve their family line. When Lot and his family was rescued by Abraham’s initiation and pleas to God, Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of ________. (Challenge – Read Genesis 19:26 for the answer). Caution, don’t judge Lot’s wife too harshly; he wasn’t excited to leave the wealth and position that he comfortably enjoyed in Sodom.    
  
We learn as we see God’s patience and intercessory of the righteous on our behalf reaches God; we should develop our faith.

 

Let’s Pray: Dear Lord, help us to move forward with you and not hold on to pieces of our sin-sick old life and begin anew and serve only you. Create in us a clean heart. Please forgive us when we fall short, and give us the strength to follow you and your plans for us.
We love and adore you, Holy God. 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

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Genesis 26:17-27:46, Matthew 9:1-17, Psalm 10:6-18, Proverbs 3:9-10

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 11, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: “The Lord says, “I love those who do what is right. I hate it when people steal and do other sinful things. So I will be faithful to my people. And I will bless them. I will make a covenant with them that will last forever.” Isaiah 61:8

 

🔴 WHAT A YEAR!

The Prophet Isaiah 61:1 talks about the year when the Lord sets His people free.” Jesus Himself quoted from His Word written by Isaiah in the synagogue as He read to the people.  

The wrath of Jesus will come at His return, as He said, starting with verse two that brings God’s anger against our enemies. The injustice that others inflict, which causes pain and suffering on any of His children, makes God angry. Vengeance belongs to The Lord, and He will repay.

Sometimes our suffering is brought on by our actions. We, too, will get what we deserve. Sin is sin. God will settle our account as well. 2020 is a year to remember. Just as we have hope for a better future, we must not lose sight of how much we contributed to past problems. The worst obstacle is the dismissal of God and taking on His character and His attributes. God told us in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”

Dear reader, I pray you will allow Christ to permeate your hearts. Turn from the evil the world uses to kill, steal, and destroy your Holy Spirit power. Humbly seek God and return to Him. 

 

 

~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

Monday, January 11, 2021

Genesis 24:52-26:16, Matthew 8:18-34, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 8, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: John 8:12

 

🔴 WALKING IN THE LIGHT

Would you deliberately walk in the woods at night without a flashlight? 
 
Living in an evil, sin-filled world without having the Holy Bible to guide us, we would stumble, fall, and fail with no hope of restoration. 
When we study the Bible, we get a clear picture of how we live and have a light for us to stay on the right path.  
 
The world offers entanglements and false values to steer us into direct disobedience to what God wants for us. The world paints a picture of success and defines it by the accumulation of wealth, prestige, and carnal conditions by any means necessary. 
 

Worldy mentality: “The one with the gold rules.”

  
God requires believers to live holy because He is holy. He expects us to show compassion, love, concern, and fairness to everyone. We are no longer children of darkness, and now we should let our light shine for Jesus and tell of His mercy, grace, and how He wants to bless and receive those who will believe into His kingdom.
 
  • By who are you governed?
  • Have you checked the batteries of your light?

 

Recharge and take action to walk successfully with our Lord. 

 

Let’s Pray: Jesus, you are the light of the world. In you, there is no darkness. Please help us express the character you are and have taught us to be in your Word. Teach us to forgive others as you have forgiven us. We pray for this sin-sick earth, and we pray that those who do not believe will come to know you by our lights shining so bright for your glory. Thank you for your light. 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

Friday, January 8, 2021

Genesis 18:16-19:38, Matthew 6:25-7:14, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 2:6-15

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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Guiding Scripture: Deuteronomy 4:32

🔴 TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

How many times in a day have you heard that you only have a few more hours to make a purchase? Last chance to order! Act quickly! Or you will miss out on this opportunity because when it’s gone, it’s gone! Retailers invite you to promptly respond to their ads but not always with your best interests at heart. They make this urgent appeal for their bottom line of the high end of the year sales income.

There is an invitation with the same amount of urgency that God is asking of you that benefits you! His paid in full invitation to you has no hidden charges, and there is no hidden agenda! All God wants from you is the belief in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Through God’s Son, Jesus, we are extended the best invitational gift anyone can receive. God did this for us because our Holy God cannot look on sin. Those who refuse to believe it means eternal separation from God and going to the other prepared place we refer to as Hell! Yes, two prepared places, one with God in heaven throughout eternity or the other with Satan in Hell for eternity! God allows us to choose!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

 
Let’s pray: Father, we thank you for sending your one and only Son to earth to die for our sins so that now when we pray and ask you for forgiveness, you do not look on us but see us through your Son Jesus. Thank you, Jesus, for being the only permanent sacrifice for our sins. We love 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.

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

 

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®