HLM Daily Devotionals Archive
On Sukkot, we move outside into rickety huts; we choose vulnerability and we relish the opportunity to live by the grace of God.
Too often, we try to “hold up the sky,” spending our time and effort to control things not in our control rather than trusting God.
God gave us the blessings of seasons because He wants people to experience longing and lacking so that they will pray to Him.
Our natural tendency is to resist change. No matter our present condition, it is always more comfortable simply because it is familiar.
The reason why not one animal turned on the other on Noah's ark was because they were united against a common enemy — the raging storm.
When we trust in God through difficulties, even tragedies, we will ride the wave that could have otherwise knocked us down.
God is in control of our present reality. In this setting, we can let go of our worries and rejoice in knowing God will take care of us.
We can insist that the poor are not our responsibility. Or, we can affirm we can affirm our commitment to helping our brothers and sisters in need.
God wants us to know that every one of us is an entire world and has unimaginable potential. That's the power of one person.
A more accurate term for us might be “human becomings” because we are constantly becoming a newer version of ourselves in God's image.
Right from the very beginning, God offered people of faith a message for the critical moments at the end of time -- to be strong and unwavering in our support of Israel.
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