HLM Daily Devotionals Archive
Our trials in life – be they large or small, through fire or water –have a purpose. God does see our pain, and our suffering is not in vain.
Around the Shabbat table, we were unbound by the constraints of weekdays and had limitless time to focus on God and each other.
In Judaism, we are taught that a person takes nothing with them when they leave this world except for their good deeds.
The actions of one has the power to impact others, and therefore, the world. Judaism says that spiritually speaking, this principle holds true as well.
We have to treasure our God-given role and know it is so important to Him; therefore, we shouldn’t be jealous of someone else’s job in the world.
We can quietly and humbly support our loved ones and help them to become all that they can. Those are the most important jobs!
Israel’s rain is dependent upon the people’s actions and prayers. And that’s the blessing of a drought. When there is no rain and drought sets in, everyone looks up to heaven.
Shabbat beckons us to pause, reflect, refresh, and redirect our lives in a way that is congruent with our values. The Sabbath is a day to return to our priorities.
His prayer teaches us that there is one time when we should use the word “but” — when we say, “There is nothing but God.
How we see ourselves and whether we believe in ourselves will ultimately determine what we are capable of accomplishing.
When we commit to growing daily in our faith, we can rise above our physical existence and ascend ever closer to God.
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