The Upper Room Devotional for 24th January 2023
Welcome!!! The word of God is food to the spirit man. As you read The Upper Room Devotional Today, may the word of the Lord powerfully impact on you.
Today’s Topic: Continuing Education
Victor Carcioppolo (Ohio, USA)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
There is always something new to learn in the life of faith.
The Upper Room Devotional for 24th January 2023[God] guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. – Psalm 25:9 (NIV)
I was a health-care clinician for 40 years. To maintain my credentials and remain in good standing, I had to provide my clinical board with annual proficiencies and continuing-education units. This was achieved by attending meetings, reading current articles, teaching, or writing articles.
All of this ensures that practitioners are aware of the ever-changing field of medicine. We should never stop learning, growing, and giving back to the profession.
I have discovered our faith walk is similar. We cannot rest on our laurels or think we are finished with learning and training. The words of the Bible do not change, but I have found that with each reading, the meaning applies in new ways to my ever-changing life. Growing our faith can happen in many ways — attending church and getting more involved in its ministries, reading the Bible and devotionals, joining small groups, serving others. All of these are vital to the Christian walk. It is exciting to know that as we practice our faith, we continually deepen our relationship with God.
Sovereign God, thank you for your loving instructions in the Bible. Help us to learn from your word each time we read. In Jesus’ name. Amen.