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Our Daily Bread Devotional | 23rd July 2022 — Called to Grow

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 23rd July 2022 — Called to Grow

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 23rd July 2022 — Called to Grow

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TOPIC: Called to Grow

TEXT: For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive. 2 Peter 1:8

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 33–34, Acts 24

Today’s Scripture & Insight:  2 Peter 1:3–9

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 23rd July 2022 — Called to Grow

The sea squirt is a strange creature. Found attached to rocks and shells, it looks like a soft plastic tube waving with the current. Drawing its nutrients from the passing water, it lives a passive life far removed from its once–active youth.

The sea squirt starts life as a tadpole with a primitive spinal cord and brain that helps it find food and avoid harm. As a juvenile, it spends its days exploring the ocean, but something happens when it reaches adulthood. Settling on its rock, it stops exploring and growing. In a macabre twist, it digests its own brain.

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 23rd July 2022

Spineless, thoughtless, flowing passively with the current. The apostle Peter encourages us not to follow the sea squirt’s fate. Since maturity for us means taking on God’s nature (2 Peter 1:4), you and I are called to grow—grow mentally in our knowledge of Christ (3:18); spiritually in traits like goodness, perseverance, and self-control (1:5–7); and practically by exploring new ways to love, offer hospitality, and serve others through our gifts (1 Peter 4:7–11). Such growth, Peter says, will stop us from living “ineffective and unproductive” lives (2 Peter 1:8).

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 23rd July 2022 — Called to Grow

This calling to grow is as vital for the seventy-year-old as it is for the teenager. God’s nature is as vast as the ocean. We’ve barely swum a few feet. Explore His unending character, take new spiritual adventures. Study, serve, take risks. Grow.

Reflect & Pray

What character trait do you feel God calling you to grow in? What service opportunity is He leading you to try?

Father God, please help me to grow more like You each day.

Learn how to improve your walk with God.

Prayer Of Salvation

Thank you for reading Devotional Here Today On Kingdom Sermons, You are encouraged to please give your life to the LORD JESUS CHRIST if you have not done that before.

Say This Prayer

Dear God,
I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised.

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