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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

 

Guiding Scripture:1 Samuel 17:23, ‘As he was talking with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine of Gath named Goliath, was coming up from the army of the Philistines, and he spoke these same words again; and David heard him . ‘

 

🔴 A Different Perspective

For forty days, the Israelite and Philistine armies stood opposite one another with a valley between them. It may seem unusual for two armies to resist attacking in favor of one on one combat. In this case, a brave warrior was to fight Goliath, the champion from Gath. If the Israelites succeeded, the Philistines would be their servants; if not, the reverse would hold.

Every day the armies assembled in battle formation and waited. The Israelites were terrified. No one wanted to bear the burden of losing against the Philistine army and cause the entire nation to be their slaves. Perhaps a few warriors thought they could claim victory, but fear and doubt seized their hearts.

And then David…

David had not heard the constant taunting; he was not part of the daily conversations and wavering opinions. David had a fresh perspective and bold faith. He knew God had delivered him from the claws of lions and bears, so what made the Philistine any different?

We can claim victory in many situations if we trust God. He uses our developed talents to glorify His great Name. The next time you feel burdened by fear or the terror of failure hinders you from trying- take it to the Lord in prayer.

Identify the ruminations of your thoughts by talking to the Lord through prayer. Ask God to help you strategically plan a course of action. In this way, you remove yourself from the current surroundings and enter into a healthy meditation with our Abba Father. God becomes our source of strength and power when we trust His purpose for our lives.

Has God called you to give a fresh perspective?

 


 

 

 


This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. 

 


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, May 15, 2021

1 Samuel 17:1-18:4, John 8:21-30, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 15:11

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🎧 Invest In You: Ways to Increase Productivity A Season 7 REWIND Episode 

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In today’s mentoring session, I give you three steps to increase your productivity by using God’s Word. To change the way we think means we need to try a different approach. Perhaps you are a seasoned believer but still struggle with trust. Maybe you are a new Christ-follower trying to work out your faith. In either case, I hope you will hear something valuable within this session that will encourage your heart. “ 
 
 
Investing in you means dedicating time to God and seeking Him in prayer..” ~Torrie Slaughter
 
 
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🔴 Scriptures to Study: Colossians 3:23, Proverbs 19:2, Hebrews 11:6


 
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17
 
 
Clarify- Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
 
Organize- Provers 19:2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.
 
Prepare- Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
 
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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 64

Written By Torrie Slaughter

🔴 Reside with Love

How do we love our neighbor?

We learn how to be a friend by becoming one. Following Christ’s example, we can study the Word of God and apply it to our lives.


Prayer is a powerful tool, but like anything, we have to practice exercising our spiritual muscles. How will we know God is speaking to us? We have the power of discernment to receive God’s word; by getting to know Him, we can imitate what we read. Turn to God and become healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy the freedom of knowing God is the essential part of our day.


The whole point is to show love; to be love, we must communicate what the other cannot see. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfector of our faith. We can trust Him to give us the answers and steer us in the correct direction. Letting go of the arrogance of believing we can do it ourselves.

Love serves, love disciplines, love is faithful, love is sincere. Love is a responsibility of our hearts. We must love God, so we can fully love ourselves to reciprocate that love to each other. Our lives have meaning when what we are doing is part of God’s purpose for us.
It is at the center of who we are and the work Christ did on the cross to redeem us.

“Love is a destination. It is a place we want to reside.”

Love shouldn’t be Greek to us. 😉

  • Storge – empathy bond.
  • Philia – friend bond.
  • Eros – romantic love.
  • Agape – unconditional “God” love.

 

 

 

~Torrie Slaughter

 


 

 

 


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

Friday, March 5, 2021

Numbers 4:1-5:31, Mark 12:18-37, Psalm 48:1-14, Proverbs 10:26

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