The Upper Room Daily Devotional 10 July 2022 for Sunday Message
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 10 July 2022 Message by Carlos Xavier Soto Serrano (Puerto Rico)
TOPIC: Time with God’s Word
KEY VERSE: Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 10 July 2022 MESSAGE
Several years ago, I began to study the Bible by reading and memorizing passages. I tried to retain what I had read, but after a while I couldn’t remember. I was frustrated because I felt that my efforts were in vain.
One day I was watching a program about the Northern Fulmar, a marine bird found in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and Arctic Oceans. Fulmars enjoy feeding on crustaceans, squid, jellyfish, and scraps generated by fishermen. When baby fulmars leave their nest, they are too heavy to fly, so they float on the water, taking time to digest and lose weight. But other marine life and fishermen take advantage of the situation and capture the vulnerable fulmar.
I reflected on this story and thought of studying the Bible. Bible study is not about “filling up” on God’s word until we can’t absorb more information. Rather, it is about pondering God’s word and allowing it to nurture us and shape our actions. When we allow God to renew our strength through scripture, we will soar like eagles. God wants us to experience the fullness of life, and scripture is our guide to finding God’s purpose.
Creator God, nurture us with your life-changing word each day, and help us discern your will for us. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Today I will take time to be nurtured by God’s word.
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