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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 113

Written By Torrie Slaughter

 

🔴 The Struggle Continues

 A brief overview:

We’ve closed the book of Joshua and head into Judges. A work that focuses on the military leaders and the ongoing struggle to control the promised land. The Israelites deviated from being a united people worshipping Yahweh and continued a cycle of rebellion, oppression, salvation, and peace. 

Influence:

It is the capacity to affect the character, development, or behavior of someone or something. 

As you read today’s passages, the striking repetitive nature of the Israelites is hard to miss. Their desire to follow God was tainted by the idol worshippers living alongside them. Each time the Canaanites oppressed the Israelites, they cried out to God, and He answered by raising up a judge. A military leader who would slay the enemy and bring peace to the land. The Israelites failed to do their part in pushing out the Canaanites and suffered the consequences of their disobedience. 

Joshua 11:15 “As the LORD commanded his servant, Moses, so Moses commanded Joshua, and Joshua did it; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.”

The book of Judges tells how God used Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, and Samson to deliver His people. 

We know God did not endorse their human choices; however, He used His Spirit to deliver the Israelites. The heartbreak then is the same as it is now. The corruption was so bad that there was little difference between the Israelites and Canaanites. 

As we move through the book of Judges, I want to stress the importance of three things: 
  1. A prayer journal! Write your thoughts down and use a Bible concordance to discover Biblical examples as well as solutions.  
  2. Prayer changes you before it changes anyone else. 
  3. God supplies our needs!

With those three points in mind, I would like you to appreciate the importance of chronicling your daily activities and interactions. 

We sin. We stray. I sin. I stray.  

Because we deviate from God’s path from His plan for us, we must continually go back to His Word for direction. We also need to chart our course. 

How will we know where we have been if we don’t track our route? 

Retracing our footsteps makes it easier to understand our behavior, how we deal with others, and how to move forward accurately.  

We also must be in prayer because we deceive ourselves and attempt to fool God with our actions. Talking to the One Who knows all is a great comfort. We need not feel insecure, defensive, or blame ourselves for not getting it right. God will supply our needs, physically, mentally, and spiritually! Learn from your mistakes and seek God’s wisdom by trusting His way. 

 


 

 

 


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

 


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Friday, April 23, 2021

Judges 1:1-2:9, Luke 21:29-22:13, Psalm 90:1-91:16, Proverbs 13:24-25

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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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1 Peter 4:12 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.”
 

🔴 Climate Control

  • What kind of climate are you generating for the people you are responsible for serving?

The climate of any situation often is in direct relation to productivity.
When in a friendly, comfortable, clean, and inviting space, how do you feel in that environment?

Compare that atmosphere with one of tension, hostility.


There is an apparent difference! Now think, what can I do to make either of the two spaces better? No matter how good or bad the situation, we can always make strides to improve.

While we can’t change the weather, we can certainly change our attitude about it and perhaps make the day better for others. As believers, we are to let our light shine in the darkness. We have become heirs to our Creator God. We have His Spirit within us to create until better becomes best and give God the glory for the inspiration that He has given us.


Let us Pray: “Lord Jesus, please instill in each of us to use whatever gift you have given us to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, that we should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, we should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things, God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Thank you, Lord Jesus 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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Purpose on the Go! Season 5 Week 8

Hello, Person of Purpose!

New mentoring sessions premiered on Tuesday, September 1, 2020! Elements of Fear is the finale component. We will ask God to help us strategically move through this year. With God, all things are possible! The more we learn about Him, we discover the science of our internal and external behaviors. 

Plan and save the dates! ‘Purpose on the Go,’ week of October 18th! Our Given Purpose the Podcast! Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show! Daily Bible Study with Purpose! Weekly News!

~Torrie


 

https://youtu.be/3TXlHxi5DXY

 

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast we began the course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session


Purpose on the GO!

Season 5 Week 8

Set Your Alarms & Schedule These Sessions Into Your Day!

 

🔴 Monday, October 19, 2020

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S5 E16 Fear The Scam of Fear, Part 1 the Podcast


 

🔴 Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Season 5  Talking on Purpose with Torrie, The Internet Show  airs LIVE on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, @7:30 AM EST

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Available on AnchorFM


🔴 Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Our Given Purpose The Podcast S5E17: The Scam of Fear Part 2, the Podcast Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 

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Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website are completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry.   

⇒Links to Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

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⇒Also, Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #ourgivenpurpose and #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

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Weekly News, Vol 22

Hello Purposeful People!

Welcome to November! Each day is an opportunity to give thanks to God! Celebrating the small moments brings joy. This month Our Given Purpose is focused on gratitude. You will hear some familiar voices on the podcast sharing what they are thankful for. I hope this will inspire you to reflect on the goodness and blessings we are all able to enjoy. 

~Torrie

 


In case you missed it!

Tuesday (Podcast)

 Intro To Worth, 108

 

 


Wednesday (YouTube Channel)

Talking on Purpose with Torrie | Get Yo’Self Together! S2,E9


Thursday (Podcast)

You Are What You Eat, The Podcast 

 

 


 

Watch

Talking on Purpose with Torrie Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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Listen

Tune in to Our Given Purpose the podcast Tuesday, November 5, 2019

For an interview with Best Selling Author|Speaker|Purpose Life Coach Kendra Dublin

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Shades of Us Covered in Texture

I am excited to present this project as it has been a dream of mine to create. A very special thank you to Kimberly Arnold, J. Lea Randolph, and LaShonda Battle for being part of this work. They are phenomenal women!

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 THANK YOU!

Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website is completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry. I am grateful.  

⇒Links to Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page  or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

⇒Also Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest!Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

 


 

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