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Bible Study & Devotional Day 41

🔴 The Call of Wisdom

John 1:1-2, In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.

Wisdom was at the foundation of the earth.

It lived among the animals and the humans, granting understanding to all who invite her. Does not wisdom call out? We would benefit from listening, hearing, and acting as our Lord. What wisdom is said to hate, the Lord hates, and what wisdom gives, the Lord provides. As you absorb and meditate on all of today’s reading, take some time and pray over the words in Proverbs 8:27-32.

Self-Examination


Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a set of tasks.
  • What have you avoided because of fear?
  • Do I look under the surface?
  • Am I able to overlook offenses?

God is our greatest Source of development, mentally, physically, and spiritually. His living Word is profitable for teaching, training in righteousness, and correction. (2 Timothy 3:16) Wisdom enters the lives of the faithful and enables them to be rational at the heart. We do well to abide in the Lord. 

 ~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

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Exodus 30:11-31:18, Matthew 26:47-68, Psalm 32:1-11,Proverbs 8:27-32

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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

John 14:26, “But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”

Suggested Bible Reading: 1 John 4:1-21

🔴 THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the comforter, teacher, leader/guide Jesus promised to live inside believers when He returned to His/Our Father God, who is in heaven. The Holy Spirit is a person – the person of Jesus Christ! Because the Holy Spirit is the very being of Jesus Christ, we should never refer to the Holy Spirit as a thing.
 

We know by reading God’s Word what He likes. God tells us in His word to not believe every spirit but to test the spirits to see if they are from God or if from a false prophet.
Any spirit that does not recognize and acknowledge that Jesus Christ was born in the flesh and is from God is not from God and therefore is not the Holy Spirit but is the spirit of the antichrist of this world.

 

Let’s pray: Holy Spirit, we welcome you into our heart, and we thank God for His only Son Jesus Christ. Who gave us you to live within us to guide, lead, and keep us Holy. We are acceptable to you by His long-suffering, grace, and love. Thank You, Abba Father Amen 


~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® 

 

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Guiding Scripture: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1-3) 

 

🔴 How to Reset When You’re Overwhelmed

Right now, I’m in the middle of an unexpected move. My house is in what I can only describe as a state of barely controlled chaos, and my brain feels like an internet browser with about thirty-seven tabs open at the same time.

Which items should we take, and which ones should we give away? How much will it cost to hire movers? How are the kids coping? How am I managing? Are we all going to get to our new destination with our sanity intact?

The word that best illustrates how I feel at the moment is…overwhelmed.

It is a word that every woman can relate to at some point in her life, especially this year. So many of us are juggling a myriad of challenges: working from home, virtual learning, staying healthy, and a neverending list of household tasks with fewer options and less support. 

It can feel like you’re treading water. You pull yourself up just long enough to get a breath, only to go right back to paddling furiously again. It can feel like the cycle never ends. 
 

And that’s when you need a reset.

 
Whether it be with our careers, our relationships, or even our health, however, you can also choose to reset your life when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
 

Here are some helpful ways to reset:

 
  1. Take care of your most pressing physical needs first. In other words, if you’re exhausted, rearrange your schedule to get sleep as soon as possible. If you’re hungry, drop whatever can wait and eat. If you’re sick, force yourself to rest. I know this is much easier said than done, but the hard truth is that the longer you go without self-care, the more you’ll suffer in the long run.
  2. Find a few minutes to spend time alone with God. Isaiah 26:3 tells us, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” When you make time with God a priority, he responds by giving you His peace. Not only that, but He also gives you direction about what to do next. Ironically, the times when you’re overwhelmed and think you don’t have time for God are when you need Him most. 
  3. Ask for help. That might be the most challenging step to execute. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” If you don’t have a support system, building one is a priority. Your local church is a great place to start. And if you do have support, humble yourself and ask for it. Don’t have a nervous breakdown because of pride.

These are a few of the coping mechanisms I use whenever I’m feeling stressed. They may not take my challenges away, but they give me the strength I need to fight another day. I hope they’ll do the same for you.

~Lisa C. Gant

LISA C. GANT: CEO & Founder of Purpose Without Apology, the Podcast. Tune in for weekly podcasts and connect with Lisa on Instagram. Visit www.lisacgant.com for more information. 

 


This devotional was written by Lisa C. Gant 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® 

 

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Strange Behavior

 

Focus Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-8


Hello Purposeful People!

In today’s podcast, Strange Behavior, I share one of the many bad decisions I’ve made. While I am not proud of my approach I am grateful to have learned a lesson. I gained clarity. I know what it means to not lean-to my own understanding. Now I  recognize when my emotions are trying to take over. My heart belongs to God and as time goes on He shows me how much I am His.

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ if you understand the grace and mercy God extends to us will you please join me in showing more of it to our neighbors? If we can all make a greater effort to allow others to see Christ in us, we can make a powerful impact. Love begins at home, that means becoming disciplined with reading God’s Word and studying His Character.

Are you willing to take 30 minutes each day to read the Word of God out loud? Read to yourself, your spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, or even your pet. Let the Word change you from within. If you’ve never done this before, may I also suggest starting with the book of John in the New Testament? This small amount of time can replace a tv show or even scrolling through social media.

Change is not easy, but doing it together strengthens our bond within the body of Christ.

Thank you for your consideration and I hope this will create a positive change within your home.

I love you all!

~Torrie