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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 96

Written By Torrie Slaughter

🔴The Truth Affirms our Faith

Psalm 105:8- God remembers His covenant forever.
2 Corinthians 12:9 God’s grace is sufficient His strength is made perfect in my weakness.
1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your cares on the Lord.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength.

Social media is full of ‘tests’ to tell us who we are. They are generally fun, and the topics are endless—find your identity based on your favorite color or which celebrity you most resemble. It’s easy to get sucked in and waste time.


But what about our relationship with God? Who does He want us to be?

In a word- obedient.


Today’s reading helps us narrow our gaze and filter out the ‘noise’. Deuteronomy 29:28-29 reminds us that God sees everything. He wanted His people to enter into a covenant relationship and live in eternity. Yet, the people sinned by worshiping the golden calf.
We are called and can return to the Lord!


Think about the tests you’ve taken and what truth they revealed. Measure your scores against the truth of God’s Word.

 

 


 

 

 


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

 


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20, Luke 11:37-12:7, Psalm 78:1-31, Proverbs 12:19-20

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5 Steps to Regain Self-Control

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I am a believer that God gave us everything we need to live fruitful lives.

Our Lord didn’t promise an uncomplicated life but one of joyous connection to following His ways. Our Abba father blesses us in ways we can not comprehend. Our Given Purpose as a collective body within Christ is to encourage one another.

If you feel the rules keep changing, it’s an emotional response to a broken system. We can learn to sway with the wind or trust God to be with us in the storm in this life. Stand on the water with Jesus! Don’t let those being tossed to and fro by greed or deception entangle you. There is freedom with God, and His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.

5 Steps to Regain Self-Control in any Situation

(1) set standards, (2) measure performance, (3) compare performance to standards, (4) determine the reasons for deviations and then (5) take corrective action as needed


What changes do you need to make today?

Building Blocks:

Last week, on The Power of Love we used 1 John 4:7-21 as a foundational reading to guide us.

The nature of love is truth. We need not constantly hammer out details when we see things going arry. We need not place our neighbors in impossible situations. That isn’t love. The wickedness of pretending to love God while devising ways to have our cake and eat it to is not love. I have asked myself how can I keep going as a Christ follower? And the answer is to remember how much God the Father loves me. He loves you dear person of purpose. We can be confident and have no fear that the Lord our God loves each and every one of us. We have a responsibility to show that love. 

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Today’s topic of Self-Control would make for a great group discussion or family conversation.

 

“Love that goes upward is worship. Love that goes outward is affection. Love that stoops down is grace.”~ Donald Barnhouse

 

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Scriptures for Meditation:

1 John 4:7-21, Romans 1:18


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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 46

🔴 Abide in the Lord

Guiding Scripture: Psalm 35:9 “And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: It shall rejoice in his salvation. 

We begin the Gospel according to Mark, believed to be the first written work. The church tradition considers Peter the Apostle the source of Mark’s account of Jesus’ life. This Gospel, believed to be written with a Greek audience in mind because various terms throughout the book, intentionally undermine the mythological gods and goddesses they worshiped. Mark set out to separate the pagan gods from the One True Living God. 

The Good News is Jesus.

Mark opens with John the Baptist preaching a baptism of repentance. That called for the readers to acknowledge the errors in their lives. John stressed transformation. The question for us: How have we missed the mark? For the wages of sin is death. We will pay for the known rebellion if we are unwilling to submit to our Lord. Jesus Christ is the Way, Truth, and Life. When we turn from our sinful ways, we can confidently seek forgiveness from our Lord. 

Even the Demon-Possessed Recognize God.

Mark 1:22-28 records how demons or evil spirits can speak through and use humans even in the church. Christ showed the Jewish people that their sacred places were not immune to evil. However, they (demons) recognize the Son of God and were afraid. Mark 1:25, And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!”

As John the Forerunner of Christ preached to the people imploring them to change their inner self, he gives us four ways to reflect and seek God’s divine wisdom: 

1. To change your old way of thinking (mental habits) 

2. Regret past sins (express sorrow and turn away from repetition) 

3. Live a life that proves repentance. 

4. Seek God for a purpose-driven life abiding in Christ.  

Prayer: Lord renew a right spirit within me contend with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me. Speak to my heart Lord, remind me and etch in my soul that Jesus is my Salvation. Amen

 ~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

Monday, February 15, 2021

Exodus 39:1-40:38, Mark 1:1-28 , Psalm 35:1-16 , Proverbs 9:11-12 

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The True Vine

Focus Scriptures: John 15:1-2; 2 Peter 1:5-6


Greetings Purposeful Family!

We are connected to the True Vine! That connection gives us access to our Redeemer. We can talk directly to our God.

In today’s podcast I suggest taking one day and schedule each hour. It’s easy to lose focus of what is important. When we write down exactly what we do with our time it puts our lives into perspective. I pray that by performing this simple task, you find more time to do things of greater value.

~Torrie


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