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Daily Bible Study with Purpose


2 Samuel 6:5 “And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.”

🔴 Potential Praise Intentionally

Praise can mean different things to different people, and some people praise God much different than others depending on cultural backgrounds and just where they are in their faith and belief in God. No judgment. Just praise Him! Because he is so worthy of all praise, glory, and honor!

However, when you have suffered, had a hardship, don’t know where or how you will get through a situation. When you are hungry, thirsty, tired, and sick and tired of being sick and tired, this brings out a whole new potential for praise. Some might call this an ugly praise. You know the tear-jerking, snot flying, can’t stop crying, can’t stop clapping, can’t stop shouting, can’t stop thanking Jesus praise! This kind of admiration happens when you know that you know who will, who can, and who has brought you through it. Glory Hallelujah! Can I get an Amen!

When the world has given up on you, counted you out, considered you nothing but an outcast, unworthy; and Jesus says I love you. I love you so much that I made you in my image and if you trust me, believe in me, obey my commands; it does not yet appear what you can become through my love for you. Some may even call this an out of body experience of becoming one in the Holy Spirit of God.

In my opinion, there is no better feeling in the universe than to have this oneness with Jesus Christ. I want to share Jesus and His love to be intentional in their praise for Him and feel the Joy of His presence. I pray that your relationship grows and enters into praise, admiration, and worship for Jesus Christ intentionally. Amen!

~ A devotional written by Diana L.W. Coleman

Journal Prompts

  • Write about a time when you really felt God’s presence in your life.

  •  Commit to making time for God.  Think of all the ways you can make time for God.

  •  “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). What does this verse mean to you?



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

🔴What Are You Missing?

Bible Reading: Hebrews 11:1-40

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” 


🔴 Understanding– the power of abstract thought; intellect


🔴 Are you seeking deeper faith? 

Sunday mornings feel different. For some, it’s an opportunity to sleep a little longer. Rest is vital for our health and to be clear-minded. Taking a day to focus on God and lay aside tasks is a great way to gain perspective. Being part of organizations that embrace the benefit stillness provides, lifts a burden of work. Everyone operates differently, and we may never know how overwhelmed someone feels at any time. Don’t fear you will miss out if everything isn’t the same. Be willing to unplug even if it’s only for a few hours. Turn off the phones, step away from the news, and enjoy the company of the Lord.


Being connected to everything has disconnected us from ourselves and the preciousness of this present moment.” L.M. Browning



Disconnect to reconnect with God! Is it time to digitally detox your life?


~Torrie Slaughter, CEO & Founder Our Given Purpose®


This devotional was written, researched, produced, and edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

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