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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

 

Matthew 14: 35,36 “When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed. 36 They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed.”
 
 

🔴 A TOUCH OF HOPE!

 
When we receive news that a friend or relative is hospitalized, we can panic or pray. Choosing to panic might put you right there beside your loved one or worse. Prayer is your best choice!  
 
We can take confidence when we pray to God that He will answer. Not always the way we may expect, but we can take comfort in knowing that He will hear us and the faith we have in God as our healer gives us hope and optimism for knowing that He is in control and the outcome will be for His glory! Throughout God’s Word, we see that not all sickness leads to death. His Word also teaches us not to be anxious. 
 
 
Philippians 4:6 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
 
Our time here on earth is minuscule compared to eternity. Our Hope should be spending eternity with God and our hope in knowing that no perfect thing will He withhold from those who love and accept Him as Lord and Savior!
 
Do you have this hope? Pray and ask God for Him to touch you and give you this hope that only He can provide!
 

~Diana L.W. Coleman

 

This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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

 

 

The Bitterness of Fear, Part 3 the Podcast

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We are excited you’re here! Elements of Fear is a mentoring series focused on our attitude towards the unknown. If you are new to the purposeful family, we welcome you! Please subscribe to this website for free email alerts updating you on what’s happening on purpose. 

 

 

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~Torrie

 

 


🟥The Message:

The Bitterness of Fear:

Mentoring is a long-term process based on mutual trust and respect.

Can we have a better Mentor, Father, or Counselor than God? 

Who better to model our lives after than Christ! It says in Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord and abundant in power, His understanding is beyond measure. 

 

“Ulterior motives will take time away from cultivating relationships in fertile soil; instead, it will counterfeit love by replacing it with temporary happiness.” -Torrie Slaughter


Meditate plan mentally; consider: to think carefully about something.
Think carefully and consider God’s Word every moment of every day. He does not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control. To be transformed by the renewing of our minds means we must do our work. Clarifying, organizing, and preparing to do our assignment each day takes strategic planning with God. 

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Recap of Part One & Two:

We opened with acknowledging Fear has experience. It has a resume. And I asked, What does it say to you? I wondered if you had hired Fear? We defined mentoring as the long-term process based on mutual trust and respect, recognizing God as the ultimate mentor, counselor, and father. Having Christ as the perfect role model! 
In part 2 of the bitterness of Fear, I introduced. My compound definition of bitter Fear is Resentment caused by bad experiences and the belief that someone or something will likely cause unjust treatment, which is painful to accept.

🟥The Mentoring:

🟡Clarify.  Allow God to simplify your life by focusing on Him. What has our Lord provided in this current season to help you move forward?

🟡Organize. Establish a plan to seek His guidance for everything you do and what it means to be a redeemed son or daughter.

🟡Prepare. Remember, humans, do not qualify you to do what God has called you to become. There isn’t any special work to do that would put you in a closer relationship with God. His work on the cross is what we as His followers need to be mindful of while we practice love.

~Torrie Slaughter


Scripture to Study:🔻 Ephesians 4:31-32, Judges 17:6, Judges 21:25; Ruth 1:19-22 


 

 

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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”

 

🔴 LIKE FALLING LEAVES

When you watch the leaves falling from the trees, we know that they also fall in the summer months during a drought. Some leaves fall so others can survive a while longer, and more nourishment can go to the tree.  

 In all of nature, we can see examples of how we should treat each other and marvel at God’s grace and mercy. And allow his Holy Spirit to dwell in us to consider others’ physical, spiritual, and mental needs. 

As we look at nature, we can see Jesus everywhere.

If a leaf on a tree can be selfless, we, as human beings, should not be selfish. Be grateful for opportunities that come aiding those in their time of drought or when they are falling. Remember, when we die to self, we are living for Christ!

Philippians 1:21 ” For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

~Diana L.W. Coleman


Journal Prompts

  1. What does mercy mean?
  2. Have you ever witnessed a kindness ripple effect – where people were kind due to receiving kindness?
  3. How can small efforts make a big difference?
  4. Can we influence others to be helpful?
  5. Why does sharing promote compassion?

 

 

 

 

 

This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2020.

 

 

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

 

Bible Reading Ephesians 6:1-24
 

🔴 LIFE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER

 
Senior citizens realize that the years in front of us are far less than those behind us. Realizing this, we should already know the benefits of living for God and living a life holy unto Him. Otherwise, how pointless would our life have been if we knew and received Him as our Lord and Savior to not obey His will for us?  
 
Children, listen to your parents/guardians and receive their instruction. You are blessed if you have adults in your life that are teaching you about God and His Son Jesus. It is for your good and to prosper you. 
 
 (Ephesians 6: 1-3) Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
 
Christ-followers, Paul’s instructions for us reflects what Christ has done. (Ephesians 6:10 – 18). 
 
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
 
{Paul tells us what we can do because of what Christ has done}
 
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
 
 
{No matter what happens we are to trust God!}
 
16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador hin chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
 
 
No matter what stage of life you are in, I encourage you to come to Jesus while you are still able. Don’t let the final quarter of your life end with not having a relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
 
~A Devotional by Diana L.W.Coleman
 
 

Fill In The Empty Space with God as the Focus:

 
  • A praise I have is_______.

  • I want to thank God for __________.

  • What does my soul need ___________.

 


This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

 

 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2020.

 

 

Are You In A Situationship with Fear?, the Podcast Part 2

SHOW NOTES:
www.OurGivenPurpose.com
👋 Hello, Person of Purpose!
We are excited you’re here! Elements of Fear is a mentoring series focused on our attitude towards the unknown. If you are new to the purposeful family, we welcome you! Please subscribe to this website for free email alerts updating you on what’s happening on purpose. 

 

 

Allow Our Given Purpose® to help you gain c.larity, o.rganize your thoughts, and p.repare to walk boldly in your purpose! Let us help you C.O.P. your purpose.

~Torrie

 

 


🟥The Message:

The Situationship with Fear…

Define your relationship with God, the Creator. Of what are you afraid? Is it this world, your friends, or the judgment of the Lord? The enemy learns from our mistakes even if we do not. He watches our posture before God. He takes in what we are willing to do to get ahead, get noticed, and feed off. The enemy knows that we will thirst for the water of people. He feeds our ego just enough to keep us looking to man for emotional health instead of God. That’s the cycle the adversary hopes you will keep circling for the rest of your earthly days.

Meditate plan mentally; consider: to think carefully about something.
Think carefully and consider God’s Word every moment of every day. He does not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control. To be transformed by the renewing of our minds means we must do our work. Clarifying, organizing, and preparing to do our assignment each day takes strategic planning with God. 

 

 

🟥 Cycles by Jonathan McReynolds 

 

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Are You In A Situationship with Fear? Part 2 the Podcast uses Bible scripture to refocus and realign. 

🟥 Fear of Planning the Podcast, (Exercise)

 

Step One Clarify
Define your relationship with God the Creator. What are you afraid of? Is it this world, your friends, or the judgment of the Lord? The enemy learns from our mistakes even if we do not. He learns from our posture before God

 

 

Step Two Organize

Who or what has your emotional attention?

The enemy knows that we will thirst for the water of people. He feeds our ego just enough to keep us looking to man for emotional health instead of God.

 

Step Three Prepare

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

 

Take charge of your mental peace and productivity! Fight fear with the Word of God because He does not give us that spirit.

 


~Torrie Slaughter


Scripture to Study:🔻 Psalm 84:7,Isaiah 55:1-3, John 7:37-41, Ephesians 1:18-23, Philippians 4:12-16



  

 


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This episode was written, researched, produced, and edited by Torrie Slaughter for Our Given Purpose® the podcast in the Commonwealth of Virginia.