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: 6/4/2020 Export event
Daily Devotion
Pastor Heidi Johns

Daily Devotion

Today’s story was written by the Schwarz Family

What a tremendous way to give… this wonderful idea from the GSLC stunned us. The church gave all the congregation families money to give to any person, organization or cause, showing love and care to make the world a better place. Immediately after receiving the $250 check, our family started brainstorming what and how to give to something for a change and be of help. Our youngest son, Johannes, whose high school lost two students to suicide within two weeks of one another this March, felt strongly our gift should go to 1N5. This organization is Cincinnati-based and works to spread awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. The name comes from the fact that 20% of youth aged 13-18, live with a mental health condition, an issue surrounded by stigma.

In addition, we’ve also shared our gift with a local organization in our area called “Step up Anderson”. A group of mothers originally started it, trying to stop substance abuse among young people. It is a growing problem and the substance misuse impacts entire communities. Ohio is the second-most impacted state in the nation. Their work, effort, and commitment is for the health, safety, and well-being of young people. The other great news is that the company Hans works for will double the $250 check with their matching gift program making the total gift $500 so that each organization receives $250. Thank you GSLC and “God’s Grace Your Hands” for this opportunity to share God’s gifts to help others!

Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Reflection: Who do you know that might seem fine on the outside, but is really suffering inside?  How might you reach out to them?

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