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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 130

Written By: Torrie Slaughter

 

Guiding Scripture: John 6:22-23 ‘The next day, the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. ‘ 

🔴 In The Same Boat

The Lord feeds us in a way that completely satisfies our souls. Yet, most of us will not chase after His bread of life. As you read the assigned passages, think about where you receive nourishment.

My faith shot for today’s reading is John 6:24. Just think about being in a place of corporate worship. A community coming together for the sole purpose of being filled by God. WOW! The other awe-inspiring message I received from this passage is that Jesus continues to move and be still. Yet, we as His disciples continue to chase after His presence. 

Think about that for a moment… 

God is omnipresent, but I believe the spirit compels us to evolve. The growth we experience through movement into other places energizes us. God is wisdom, He is love, and He teaches us through the stories of His chosen people. We are His people! Let us draw near to God and purify our hearts. Be loyal to the One who saves. 

 

 


 

 

 


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

 


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1 Samuel 8:1-9-27, John 6:22-42, Psalm 106:32-48, Proverbs 14:34-35

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 116

Written By: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scriptures: Psalm 95:8 “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah (quarreling) as you did that day at Massah (testing) in the wilderness,”

Luke 22:62, And he went outside and wept bitterly. 

🔴 A Time to Mourn

Mourning our unbelief and not trusting God’s Word is rebellion. My faith shot for today’s assigned reading is the patience of our Lord. I’m not sure about you, but it is frustrating: to tell the truth, present evidence repeatedly, and no one believes you.

I wonder how much more frustrated our God must feel about me. 

It’s easier to point fingers and blame society or the religious and world systems; however, that is not beneficial to our spiritual maturity. Being personally grieved by our actions should cause us to mourn our unbelief. (Luke 22:61)

That requires us to make a choice: 

  1. We can cry out to God, repent, and ask Him to strengthen us. OR
  2. Continue to hide behind the confused state of our affairs. 

Fear does not need to make you a coward. 

As you read today, think about the winepress of your life: 

  • What frightens you about your current situation? (Judges 6:5)
  • Who is terrorizing you and causing you to hide your talents or resources? (Judges 6:11)
  • Do you think God has abandoned you? (Judges 6:13) If so, why? 

After you’ve meditated on His Holy Word, prayed, and submitted to His truth, ask God: Have I turned away from You? (Psalm 95:8)

Prayer: Lord, help me grieve and mourn the broken relationship I devised and help me remember Your new covenant. Ease my bitterness. Increase my awareness of our partnership. Please restore my ability to reach upward to you with a reverential attitude and outward to my neighbors with love. Show me Your will and help me tear down the idols in my life. 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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Monday, April 26, 2021

Judges 6:1-40, Luke 22:54-23:12, Psalm 95:1-96:13, Proverbs 14:5-6

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 100

Written By Torrie Slaughter

🔴Be Encouraged!

God sees both sides, humanity’s wickedness through the hypocrisy and the good of those striving to follow His commandment. Our faith reminds us that truth will be revealed, and all things come under God’s authority in eternity.

Joshua 1:11 “Go through the camp and tell the people to get their provisions ready. In three days you will cross the Jordan River and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

The people were ready! They had mourned Moses’s death and prepared to cross the Jordan River to enter the promised land. The wait was over, but there was still work to do. We can pause, reflect, ask, and yield while celebrating all the great things our Lord has brought us through.


On this one-hundredth day of continuous reading:
Pause to give thanks to the Lord.
Reflect on all the notes you’ve taken and how you’ve applied God’s Word to your life.
Ask the Holy Spirit how you can improve.
Yield to the response our Lord gives and ponder those things in your heart.
Be encouraged to continue fighting and trust God’s guidance as you take action.

Boldly walk in your purpose!

 


 

 

 


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

 


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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Deuteronomy 34:1-Joshua 2:24, Luke 13:22-14:6, Psalm 79:1-13, Proverbs 12:26

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 59

Written By Torrie Slaughter

🔴 Unwanted Offerings

Guiding Scripture: Leviticus 22:22  Do not offer to the Lord the blind, the injured or the maimed, or anything with warts or festering or running sores. Do not place any of these on the altar as a food offering presented to the Lord. 

The Lord would not accept an offering of something they bid riddance. He required an authentic, wholehearted sacrifice. We learn to offer what we would desire (love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and neighbor as yourself). Like Cain became jealous of Abel because his offering pleased God, we live in a society that does not celebrate the best offerings. You may not have received thanks for minor details or flaws were brought to your attention as a way of discouraging your progress. God wants our best it is essential to please him.

“The key to missions is not work but prayer. Too often, work is used as a substitute for or a by-pass to fervent prayer.” Oswald Chambers

Words to Ponder

  • Insight- the capacity to gain an unbiased and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing.
  • Discretion-the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information.

Let’s briefly address the problematic verses of taking away the stumbling blocks. Did Jesus mean for us to amputate ourselves? The short answer no, of course not. The language dates back to the garden of Eden. Hand, foot, eye.

Eve saw(eye) the fruit was good in her eyes for making one wise. She gave(hand) it to her husband. They hid(foot) themselves when they heard God in the garden. Whatever means that you take that would cause you to sin is best avoided. Castaway.

Proverbs 10:19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues. 

  1. Do my possessions make me feel complete, accomplished, or loved?
  2. What is my ambition?

 


 

 

 


This devotional was written and submitted by Torrie Slaughter, the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 


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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Leviticus 22:17-23:44, Mark 9:3-10:12, Psalm 44:1-8, Proverbs 10:19

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 57

Contributing Writer: Stephanie Bright

 🔴 Praise Again

Praise is an expression of approval or admiration. We give God praises to show our admiration or respect for Him, who He is, and all that He has done. God is worthy and deserves our best praise. The issue is this: At times, it is hard to praise when our circumstances are not excellent, in our eyes at least.

Inner Thoughts

What we must remember is that God is worthy of our praise despite our circumstances. He is always worthy of our praise, no matter what situations we face.

We must also remember that when we praise, we take our focus off the situation and place it on the God who has the power to change it. We automatically begin to feel better after praising because we satisfy an innate need to commune with our Creator.

Outward Display

Praising God does not mean that everything is automatically transformed in the ideal utopia, but it shows that we STILL give Him the honor, praise, and glorify His name, regardless of what’s ahead.

In the Bible, the book of Psalms speaks heavily of giving praise to the Father. In Psalm 42:5, the psalmist commands us to do two things: hope and praise.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation
PSALM 42:5 (ESV)

In the flesh, it was easy for the psalmist to be cast down. The same can be said of us. When we endure hard times, it’s easy for us to approach them with negative thoughts. It’s easy to complain. It’s easy to moan and groan.

But…

Despite what is natural for the flesh, I encourage you to approach all your situations in the Spirit. Accept the challenge from the Psalmist: Hope in God, and praise Him again. When you put your hope in God, it will be easier to praise Him. When you glorify Him, your hope is strengthened. Let the words from your mouth be a revolving, never-ending circle of hope and praise.

Change is coming.

Healing is coming.

Breakthrough is coming.

Deliverance is coming.

A miracle is coming.

In the meantime, praise God and praise Him again. Praise Him from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same. Let His praise ever be on your lips. Praise Again!

~Stephanie Bright

 

Stephanie Bright CEO of Christian Girls P.O.P

 

 


This devotional was written by Stephanie Bright a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Leviticus 19:1-20:21, Mark 8:11-38, Psalm 42:1-11, Proverbs 10:17

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