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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 94

Written By Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: Luke 11:9-10

🔴Love is Inclusive

Warning: Worry, doubt, fear, shame, guilt- these emotions have the power to take up residency in our minds. They divide and define relationships preventing humility that keeps us from asking, seeking, knocking.

Jesus teaches us that some areas will not accept God’s blessing. (Matthew 13:58) As people, we are often blind to the miraculous wonders our Lord wants to provide. 

Proverbs 12:15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

Brothers and Sisters:

  • What has been moved just out of your reach, causing you to fail?
  • What are you leaning on to keep your balance?  

If we ask the wrong people and seek to be more like this world by balancing on temporary things, we will collapse. It is a design of the enemy to distract us from right living. The pretenders are giving us wax fruit. The wax fruit of the pretenders looks beautiful and beneficial from a distance, but we are disappointed when we take a bite. Those who know their fate want to kill, steal, and destroy God’s children. 

But God!

He teaches us to be resilient and how to overcome the weapons formed against us.(Isaiah 54:17) Approach the throne of God with humility and keep asking, seeking, and knocking. The consequences of our actions will remain; however, our Lord forgives, and He will not let us starve. 

Meditate on Forgiveness

Prayer changes our focus. Remember God knows our thoughts, sees our deeds, and knows how we will react. As He taught His disciples, Christ Jesus leaves this message of forgiveness for us (Luke 11:4). Forgiveness is the act of setting aside punishment and resentment for an offense. It is a condition of repentance. The effect of forgiveness is the restoration of the parties involved to the former state of a relationship. We want to be restored to Christ our God first, which means we must forgive others. Forgiveness is a duty and limitless….yes that means repeated. 

By trusting in God for the right things, we can have confidence that our Lord will provide. Submit to His will to be done and receive the eternal reward. 

 

Prayer: Lord my God, we trust you to remove anything that hinders us from bearing fruit for You. We know you can do the impossible, help us in our unbelief that we may follow wholeheartedly after you. Father, you work all things together for good and will graciously give us all things. We will bear with one another and forgive each other as you; our Lord has forgiven us. We put on the love that binds everything together in perfect harmony. We are thankful. Amen.

 


 

 

 


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

 


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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Deuteronomy 26:1-27:26, Luke 10:38-11:13, Psalm 76:1-12, Proverbs 12:15-17

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🎧 30 Days in Review Part 2. Season 7 Episode 8

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Prayer is the solution for everything. The peace and joy come from the internal knowledge that this life is temporary. Perhaps in our work environment, the bullies we experience online, in business, and in ministry are afraid because your character and excellence speak louder than their title.

When divided in any area of our life, we need to invest in prayer. Take everything to the Lord and ask Him what we are blocking because of fear.
While we wait on the Lord for His answer, remember the truth of His Word. 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

What new habits or systems have you created? Check over your notes and look back in those journals. You may not be aware of the incredible ways God has transformed areas of your life to align with His divine plan.


 
 
 
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🔴 Scriptures to Study: Colossians 3:23, Proverbs 19:2, Hebrews 11:6, Habakkuk 1:1-4, Matthew 19:16-22,


 
Be curious about your environment to increase your productivity and spend less time focusing inwardly. Look for opportunities to expand the Kingdom of God.
 
 
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🔴 In Case You Missed It!

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🔴 Invest In You: Ways to Increase Productivity

 

🔴 How to Air Your Grievance with Biblical Wisdom

 

🔴 Who Is Speaking For You? Steps to Change the Voice



 
 
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*Rewind* Weaponized Arrogance Steps to Dismantle Pridefulness

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You are actively participating in this 12-week session focused on arrogance and pride. Through these exclusive mentoring sessions, it is our hope that you are able to articulate your feelings in a productive way. Defining Present Moment Awareness is an example of the framework we use to help you achieve that goal.  Please share your thoughts in the comment section or on any of our social media pages. We want to hear from you! As we grow in emotional intelligence, we learn to clarify, organize, and prepare for the struggles we know lay ahead. Application is the key to pursuing a life of meaning!

 

🟥 Glossary:

Clarify -to make less confused.

Organize– arrange into a structured order

Prepare–  ready for use or consideration.

 

🟥 The Message:

Weaponized Arrogance! Steps to Dismantle Pridefulness. We will C.O.P. our purpose today by breaking down this session into three strategic mental moves. The goal is to teach applicable techniques to help you become more aware of how you use arrogance as a weapon to bring others into submission. 

Clarify.Organize.Prepare.

Action Step One: Action Step One: Identify the Artillery! To dismantle or unarm something you must know its point of origin. What artillery are you using to get the things you want? Where are the wires that need to be cut in your arrogant thinking? 

Action Step Two: Take Responsibility for Your Attitude. Having structure helps you practice self-control. Bringing our mind into control to be used wisely and with discernment will help us pivot if we are shooting our arrogance off in a barrel. 

Action Step Three: Prepare with the Word of God! People of God must check motives very carefully. As human beings ready for justice, seeking solutions and desiring the promise of God’s eternity in the heavenly realm. We have internal work to do.



🔺Season 4 began with an overview of 2 Corinthians 12 in Elements of Arrogance and Pride 101 the Podcast. Our focal scripture for the next 12 weeks is 2 Corinthians 12:20. The Apostle Paul helps us because he was obedient to the will of God. Let’s glean from his messages to the people of Corinth today. We do not want our Lord and Savior to return, finding us in the same state of rebellion or wickedness. 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. 

 

🔺Scriptures in this episode:

2 Timothy 3:1-9

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The Bitterness of Fear, Part 3 the Podcast

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🟥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. 

🟥 Take Action

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

🔴 Stuck on Stupid

 
Perhaps this could best be titled For a Lack of Wisdom. Sounds better! Is there any difference other than being a bit gentler? What if I had said Stuck on Satan?! All titles show that Jesus is not the Author or the Director. 
 
Sheep aren’t the brightest of animals! The only exception that makes them different is who their Shepherd is! Are they following Satan’s dark futility or God’s wise Light? A higher power guides all sheep. The foolish darkness will devour them, and we know the Enemy is here but to kill, steal, and destroy. (John 10:10)
 
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and only He can lead you into the salvation of His Kingdom of eternal life with God in His prepared place we call heaven. For sure, Satan has a set place too – it’s called Hell!  
 
If you are feeling stuck, I urge you to ask Jesus, “Will You Shepherd me?”
 
Read and meditate on His Word. If you have wandered away from the Light, there is a way and He is near.
 

John 10:6-13

Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant, 7 so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. 9 Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. 10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. 

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. 12 A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. 13 The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.

~ A devotional written by Diana L.W. Coleman


Journal Prompts

  • Think about your mission in life. Do your current choices lead you closer to your goal?

  • How can I get more stillness, solitude and peace in my life?

  • What tensions are stressing me now?
  • How do I control rather than trust? 

 

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.