Devotionals
 

Devotionals are short essays written by GSLC members and staff that explore the ways the Holy Spirit works within our every day lives.  There are several ways we invite you to use these devotionals:

  • Make them a part of a prayer practice - read a devotion and consider the ways that Christ has worked similarly in your life or works in unexpected ways.
  • Make them a part of a journaling practice - read a devotion and journal about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in you as you reflect on the essay.
  • Use them as a reminder that God works in all things, the bad and the good.

With over 400 available devotions, you can use these daily, weekly, or monthly.  It's up to you!  We just hope that by reading these inspiring stories provided by Good Shepherd's flock you are able to better see where Jesus is present in all things!  Thank you to all of our members that have provided devotionals throughout the past couple of years!

 
Event date: 4/8/2020 Export event
Pastor Alex Hoops

Daily Devotion

April 8, 2020

It’s Holy Week and truth be told… It feels more important than ever. I missed participating in Holy Week last year because I had come down with a case of the flu. Turns out I had come down with BOTH flu strains and it was followed closely by a case of pneumonia! To have to call out sick on Holy Week, as a pastor, was pretty awful. I was excited for this year! I was excited to get to join everyone in singing the songs and hearing the story.
 
And it looks like I’ll be missing out on that again this year.
 
But you know what? I think this year we are really getting at the heart of what this week is all about. Hearing the story is critical, yes, but WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH IT?!  On the first Easter, Christ revealed himself to his followers and in the coming days instructed them to GO and TELL the story to everyone! Let the whole world know that he is ALIVE! He is risen!  
 
This year we aren’t just going to hear the story at church and head home to our families. The message will come to us through email, through video, through Facebook and all the other ways we are communicating. And this year, we have an opportunity to not just hear the message and reflect on it with our immediate family, we can LITERALLY share it! Click the share button! Send one of our links to a friend or family member! Invite someone to watch it with you over the phone! It may seem silly or trivial, but truly, THIS is one of the ways that the Word is getting around during these times.
 
This year,  I hope you will “go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)
 
Peace,
Pastor Alex

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