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Our Daily Bread 23 July 2022 ODB Devotional Titled Called to Grow

Our Daily Bread 23 July 2022 ODB Devotional || Called to Grow

Our Daily Bread 23 July 2022 ODB Devotional Titled Called to Grow

Our Daily Bread 23 July 2022 ODB Devotional Titled Called to Grow

Read today’s Our Daily Bread 23 July 2022 ODB devotional titled Called to Grow for our spiritual daily bread for growth and development today.

DAILY BREAD DEVOTION OF THE DAY 23RD JULY 2022

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TOPIC: CALLED TO GROW

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

Today’s Scripture: 2 Peter 1:3–9

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.

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).

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. By:  Sheridan Voysey

Bible in a Year: Psalms 33–34, Acts 24

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

Our Daily Bread 23 July 2022 ODB Devotional || PRAYER

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

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Our Daily Bread 23 July 2022 ODB Devotional Titled Called to Grow

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