Devotions for Lent–Divine Goodness

Looking for the divine goodness in the land of the living.

But I have sure faith that I will experience the LORD’s goodness in the land of the living! Hope in the LORD! Be strong! Let your heart take courage! Hope in the LORD! (Psa 27:13-14 CEB)

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi

We talk a lot about heaven, much of which is misplaced, but what about here and now. We need to open our eyes of faith and look to see what God is doing in people, society, and the world at large.  Even when it seems as though everything is going wrong, and there is so much evil around we are to take courage, be strong and hope in the Lord. If all God’s people do this, the light of God’s glory will shine.

Arise! Shine! Your light has come; the LORD’s glory has shone upon you.  Though darkness covers the earth and gloom the nations, the LORD will shine upon you; God’s glory will appear over you. (Isa 60:1-2 CEB)

Namaste, a gesture made to another called Añjali Mudrā.  Palms pressed together, fingers pointing upwards, with the thumbs pointing back to you.  It’s a recognition that you see the divine spark, the image of God, the Imago Dei in another person.  I’m looking today for the LORD’S goodness in the land of the living.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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