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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 280

Guiding Scripture: Colossians 3:2-3 ‘Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. ‘

🔴 The Enemy of the Mind Part 3

written by: Torrie Slaughter

 

Truth- genuineness, honesty, truth, but not merely truth as spoken; the truth of an idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, the divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness.

In ancient Greek culture, 225(alḗtheia) was synonymous with “reality” as the opposite of illusion, i.e., fact.]

*Strong’s Greek Concordance

God’s Word helps us deal with temporal affections. The things that will not last or encourage growth are in opposition to Christ. We have the power to give our thoughts over to God and deliberately create new mental patterns. With intentional focus, prayer, and meditation through Christ, we can put on our new selves. 

Admit to Repent

I am a sinner. I lusted, over consumed, was greedy, lazy, angry, envious, and prideful. Colossians 3:5 – Therefore, put to death what is earthly in you. (Colossians 3:5-11)

After I loosened my grip on seeking approval from the world, I could completely repent and allow God to begin changing my mindset. We are responsible for the things we entertain and to obey God’s command to love.  

 The Healing to Obedience.

Our sinful ways will try to hold us back from embracing the newness of God. The spiritual attacks may seem to increase; however, we should be mindful of the consequences before we give credit to the enemy. God does not let go of us, but we can forget He is near. When we are frustrated and tired of repeating the same cycle of failure, punishment, or self-loathing, God is there to show us a new way. (Colossians 3:5-9)

Resolve.

Fasting helps control my flesh (sinful tendencies) and temptations. The clarity I’ve experienced from fasting and praying is so pure and completely satisfies my soul. My help comes from the Lord (Psalm 121:2). Decide to do things afraid and faithfully submit to your journey with our Lord. Allow God to help you in your disbelief as you walk with Him. 

Remember, we are never alone. Don’t be scared or ashamed to cry out for help even when others want to hush you. (Mark 10:46-52)

Prayer: Father, we know that you are merciful and forgive our iniquities. You have not destroyed your servants. Even though we look to the world for our security and worship false gods, you restrained your anger. Lord, we thank you for your grace and mercy. Please help us abide in You. Amen


 

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Jeremiah 4:19-6:15, Colossians 1:18-2:7, Psalm 77:1-20, Proverbs 24:23-25

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

Is Ignorance Bliss? Identify Your Unawareness (Podcast Episode)

👋 Hey Purpose Talkers,
 
Last week’s episode Be Authentic:5 Mindful Transitions inspired some questions and sparked conversations about changes we can make. If you haven’t heard it please queue it up next!
 

Bible Passage:

 
James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
 

Notable Quotable:

 
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”~ Albert Einstein
 
 

In this Mentoring Session

 
Journal, Action Steps, and Self-examination Prompts to Clarify, Organize, and Prepare
  • Clarify: Action Step One: Identify how ignorance is affecting your life.
Are you actively listening so the discussion comes alive and includes others around you?
  • Organize: Action Step Two: Find the lies of confusion.
  • Prepare: Action Step 3: Strategize how you will practice learning in every situation.
What are the consequences of our ignorance?
 

Bite Sized Google Definition:

 
An ignorant person refuses to notice or acknowledge their lack of information, they may intentionally disregard the facts.
 

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Thank you for walking this journey with me. I will continue to pray for your businesses, families, and ministries. To God alone be the glory!
 

Encouragement: Big Waves Create Lingering Ripples Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show

  1. Encouragement: Big Waves Create Lingering Ripples
  2. Are You Living Your Hashtags?
  3. Is Ignorance Bliss? Identify Your Unawareness

How to Trust God in L.I.F.E (Our Given Purpose the Podcast)

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👋 In This Mentoring Session

Our system for the remainder of the year and our new acronym. L.I.F.E (Love-Involves-Faithful-Expressions)

How are you navigating life from a Biblical perspective? Are you tapping into all the resources God gives us to keep Him the priority?

Meditate Using – 

(LOVE) Jeremiah 31:3 

(Involves) Jeremiah 29:11

(Faithful. Expressions) Numbers 23:19 

 

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Untie the Knots: Encouragement From Tiny Discoveries Our Given Purpose The Podcast

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  3. The Idol of Over Cleaning: A Bleach Report

A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 268

Guiding Scripture:  Ephesians 4:16 ‘From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.’ 

 

 

🔴 A Responsible Christ-Follower, Part 1

written by: Torrie Slaughter

 

Today’s assigned passages include the first half of Ephesians 4. The Apostle Paul spells out the duties and practices of faithful Christians. In verses 1-16, Paul writes about life, work, education, and the church body. What we do every day is a reflection of spiritual maturity. 

How should a Christ-follower live, and what are the expectations?

To promote unity, mutual love, and proper motivation to exhort the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God gives us abundant gifts, and He helps us develop and cultivate them. This letter urges us to practice drawing near to the Lord faithfully. We are united in Christ and are part of a larger body, a system that works together through graceful love. 

Paul’s straightforward method helps us remember our identity in Christ and that the Kingdom of God is near. 

Ephesians 4:1-16 points out key examples.

  • Vocation: The work we engage in should support us financially and spiritually. While the Lord provides for our needs, our responsibility is to seek opportunities to employ ourselves in worthy endeavors. Because we live as Christ ambassadors, peace and unity are our goals. (Ephesians 4:1-6)
  • Variety: Our spiritual maturity grows as we begin to value the distinct characteristics absent of uniformity within the body of Christ. The incredible beauty of virtuous people uniting for one purpose is exhilarating! No wonder Jesus left the Holy Spirit to guide us into truth and understanding (1 Corinthians 12:13)?! 

He wanted us to experience an ounce of wisdom when it comes to seeing the heart of humanity. Through variety, we build up His Kingdom, the church, and one another. (Ephesians 4:7-13)

  • Awareness: In Ephesians 4:14-16, the Apostle Paul urges Christ-followers to be spiritually conscious. The ability to perceive, use feelings as a gauge, and understand events is practicing Divine wisdom. As we realize that our knowledge is not based on our limited human minds but, the mysteries God reveals helps us to engage in healthy doctrinal practices. Paul warns us about teaching as unbelievers who seek division. The more we abide in God, we increase steadfastness. 

 

Prayer:

 Father, we give praise to you! Thank you for joining us and all our various parts into one body. We know it is You who powers us and keeps all things working correctly. Please help us continue to grow in Divine maturity and build one another up in love. Amen

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Isaiah 45:11-48:11, Ephesians 4:1-16, Psalm 68:19-35, Proverbs 24:3-4

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 265

Guiding Scripture: Ephesians 1:10 ‘to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.’

 

 

🔴 Unity: A Serious Pursuit

written by: Torrie Slaughter

 

Today we begin reading the letter to the Ephesian Church. The Apostle Paul greets the believers, and in the original Greek verses, 3 through 14 is one long sentence. I could imagine the joy and excitement as he praised God. And like many of us who experience God’s grace, it is impossible to quench the enthusiasm. 

Chapter one of Ephesians spells out the letter’s purpose, and it is a rich theological lesson. Paul’s intention is clear, and that is to leave people in a better place. One could conclude that Paul’s driving force is for everyone to know their identity in Christ to serve as a unified organization. Later we also understand that unity does not equal uniformity (Ephesians 4:10-12).

Why should we seriously pursue unity?

The easy answer. If we believe in Christ, we have critical work to do as we live as His ambassadors. However, we benefit from the study of God’s Word through the Apostle Paul. 

Here are seven reasons we should pursue unity: 

  1. God chose us before the creation of the world to be blameless. (Ephesians 1:4)
  2. God predestined us for adoption. (Ephesians 1:5)
  3. In God, we have redemption. (Ephesians 1:7)
  4. God reveals His purpose to us through Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 1:9)
  5. All things will come under His Sovereign power at the appropriate time. (Ephesians 1:10)
  6. We were marked with a seal when we accepted Christ. (Ephesians 1:13)
  7. The indwelling Holy Spirit is part of our guarantee that we are part of the unified body of Christ. (Ephesians 1:14)

Ephesians chapter 1 is rich with reasons for pursuing unity. The overarching value that comes from being unified is the harmonious state of agreement within the body of Christ. 

Prayer: Father, we thank you for the faith we have received. Please help us in areas of unbelief so that we may work closely with Your people. Enlighten our hearts and give us the strength to keep your command to love. Amen

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Isaiah 39:1-41:16, Ephesians 1:1-23, Psalm 66:1-20, Proverbs 23:25-28

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

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