Daily Devotions
 

Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

In the church year the season of Epiphany falls between the seasons of Christmas and Lent.  It is a time when we focus on how God’s hope is revealed in Jesus.  In this season we read the stories of the Baptism and Transfiguration of Jesus and the calling of the Disciples.  Each story reveals a bit about who Jesus is, and what his life means for us and our call to be disciples.

Our Devotions for the season of Epiphany have been written by members of the Good Shepherd staff.  May they enlighten and inspire you and light your path to a deeper walk with God.

Pastor Heidi Johns

Daily Devotion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Sue Greene

Create in me a clean heart, O God. 
And renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence
And take not your Holy Spirit from me.
                                                                                          Restore unto me the Joy of your Salvation
                                                                                          And uphold me with your free Spirit.

                                                                                          Psalm 51:  10-12

 

Sometimes we know we need God’s help, but we don’t know exactly what to ask for or how to put into words what we need.  It helps to have words provided to us by scripture that speak for us when our own words won’t come.  In my case, when caught up with negative emotions I just could not shake, I remembered the verses above we sang every Sunday in church for the Offertory when I was growing up.  I prayed each line slowly and deliberately in a request that my heart would be rid of anger that I didn’t want to take out on others.  This prayer acted like a “reset button” for my heart and I felt the negativity leave and be replaced with calmness and self-control I was unable to achieve on my own.  Thank God for providing us with words we can use to let God know what we feel and need.

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Danelle Buelsing

I love this idea! I will be trying it for sure.

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