Building On A Foundation of Faith
Every month we will feature a devotional article from Habitat for Humanity International or a local leader of faith.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Before each build, each workday, we are gifted with the opportunity to serve and
change the life of families, communities, and entire regions in the area of affordable
housing. This is not a small thing. Actually, it can be very daunting especially since we
do not have a blueprint for eradicating poverty housing. Yet, we trust in the plans
of the Almighty God, who cares for those without housing and His desire to be a
shelter for all. He can and will change the world to reflect His glorious kingdom.
He cares so much for us that He will not allow us to remain the same. By design, He
has hardwired us for transformation. We are destined to adapt, change, transition,
and then modify that change. Whether it’s a change in house plans or business models,
God expects us to change. Like the summer tides, God gently comes in (if we allow Him)
and push back the eroding areas, the sinful areas, the areas which cause us harm.
What a protector!
It’s with His protection that we can trust His changes in our lives. We can trust that He changes not.
He was, and is, and is to come.
His love faints not.
His mercy endures throughout all generations.
He is the Alpha & Omega.
As we embark upon this new month, let us remember to change in God’s unchanging
hand. Let’s remember that indeed His grace is sufficient. For in the end, only what we do for Christ will last.
Rev. Dianne Hall
Chaplain, Habitat for Humanity