Daily Devotions
 

Hello Good Shepherd!

During these summer months our Daily Devotions will continue with Good Shepherd’s Pastors along with Jen Jarman and Matthew Petersen each taking turns writing them week by week.  The topics and themes will be as varied as the Staff members themselves!  We hope you will check us out each day as you continue your daily Vine Time with God.  Open yourself to what God is saying to you through this writing, and pray that the Spirit will bring forth fruit from your life for the sake of the world. 

Also, as a way to encourage each other, use the comment box at the end of each day’s devotion to leave a thought, a prayer or a reflection of your own.  

Pastor Heidi Johns

Daily Devotion
Pastor Alex Hoops

Daily Devotion

Maybe it is because I’m writing this on a particularly busy week, but I have been giving a little more attention to my own need for rest.
 
You have probably heard this point made before, but before Adam and Eve got to work fulfilling the call to care for the garden and its creatures God decided to kick things off with a rest.
 
God made all of this thing we call creation, and the first people. God gave them the responsibility to be gardeners, caretakers, stewards of what God had made, and before they were to get started, God said, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! First, we rest. You have a job to do, but you will do that once you have rested.”

I need to hear that these days, when the world keeps spinning even though so many things are slowed down, shut down, postponed, and uncertain. Perhaps I should take the opportunity to rest, reevaluate, and remember that I’m not standing still or waiting.  I’m not on pause, or being delayed, or postponing. I’m resting for the sake of my purpose. I have to rest. I need to rest if I’m going to be what God made me to be. We are made for this.
 

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