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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 38

🔴 A Wise Choice 

 Guiding Scripture: Matthew 25:14-29

Unexpected chaos filled the week. No matter how much distance we put between things, it will pour over into other areas if something is left unresolved. I am grateful for God’s wisdom to control one crucial element: me. I thank Him for the knowledge to remain prepared. We have an opportunity to strengthen relationships with our sisters and brothers. We can achieve this by listening, praying, and following God’s will.

In today’s reading 

Exodus 27:20-21, God commanded Israel’s people to bring pure olive oil for the lamps to burn continually. It represented the presence of the Lord set before the inner curtain that stood before the Ark of the Covenant. What a powerful reminder to do the necessary things to keep the oil of ‘faithfulness’ burning brightly.

I am excited to include a portion of Pastor Reason A. Chandler’s Sunday message. As God divinely orchestrated this sermon with our One Year Bible reading, I had to be obedient. Our Lord brings His children together to glorify Him in a mighty way. I am blessed to work with some incredible servants of God. 

Pastor Chandler graciously permitted me to share a portion of ‘Faithfulness- Take the Risk’ along with this devotional ahead of its original air time of 11:00 AM. Please tune in and watch in its entirety. I pray it will bless you and lead you to continue reading the word of God. Links to Jackson Street United Methodist Church are below, and I encourage you to follow and subscribe.


 ~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

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Exodus 26:1-27:21, Matthew 25:1-30, Psalm 31:1-8, Proverbs 8:1-11

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Faithfulness: Take the Risk by Pastor Reason A. Chandler

Our Given Purpose, Week-End Review

Greetings Purposeful Family!

We are rapidly approaching summer in the U.S. This is a great time to catch up on reading, listening, and watching our favorite entertainers. What better way to keep track of what is happening here, than with a weekly newsletter?!!!


 YouTube Videos

 Mindset Monday|Growth Extremes

Fellowship Friday| The Scent of Our Words

Podcast Episodes

H.U.H The Podcast

And The Winner Is!

I enjoy receiving emails from the sites I’ve subscribed to. They remind me to stop and enjoy what they’ve produced. So each Saturday, Our Given Purpose™ will send you a notification to your inbox. If you’re reading this via email there is nothing further for you to do, simply catch up on any missed episodes or podcasts. If you are reading this on the website please make sure you’re subscribed and updates will be delivered directly to your inbox. So convenient!!

⇒ Did you know that every Monday and Friday you can watch informative YouTube videos? Yes Purposeful Family! Each Mindset Monday  and  Fellowship Friday  provides you with a glimpse into the life I’m living as a woman of faith. Family friendly analogies, life hacks, and sometimes brutal honesty. Join me and special guests to watch on the device of your choice. Check the catalog of videos under the playlists tab to easily navigate to the topic of your choice. Share with a friend or watch within a small group. Add it to your discussion.

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⇒Every Tuesday and Thursday pop on your headphones, earbuds, or sync wirelessly in your vehicle and listen. Each podcast is spirit led and faith driven. It is designed to uplift, encourage, and motivate you to walk in your purpose. Break the chains of complacency and step away from arrogance, anger, pride, and fear. Download Our Given Purpose™ on your favorite app. We broadcast on Apple Podcasts (formly iTunes), Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and Tune In. (More platforms coming soon) These podcasts can also be used as icebreakers and conversation prompts within your fellowship circles.

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Have a great weekend! 

Torrie Slaughter Founder 






















The Purpose of My Thoughts



Bible Passages in this Episode:

2 Timothy 3:10-17; 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:4-9



Hello Purposeful Family!

It is so good to be back with you. The month of May is focused on purpose. We can find a reason for everything we do. Purpose will be seen throughout the Our Given Purpose social media platforms; on the YouTube channel, and in forthcoming projects.

I need your support. You can do this for free simply by sharing the podcasts. Thank you all so much. To God be the Glory!





Willful Disobedience

Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 29:14-19

Hello Purposeful Family!

Spring is here. Hibernation is over. The comfort foods, inactive lifestyle, and lazy habits will be on display. Let us renew our commitment to God’s Word. By His grace, we are able to come humbly before Him. May we all take the opportunity to walk purposefully in faith with our Lord and Savior.


Missing Piece


Focus Scripture Genesis 2:21-25

Hello Purposeful People!


Today’s podcast made me ponder. This is one of those episodes that begs us to give advice to our younger selves. {Hindsight wisdom} Yes there are things I would love to do over, but at this stage in my life, the only thing I can do is move forward in wisdom. God has a purpose for each of us. We are made whole in Him. Our first step is to acknowledge what is missing.

Thank you all for tuning in. Please like, share, and subscribe if you have not already. It is a pleasure to serve God in this capacity and I am grateful for this opportunity. May God continue to bless you.