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!

 
Matthew Petersen

Daily Devotion

Romans 6:1-11

Splashing in the Font

...so we too may walk in newness of life. (v.4)

I’ve had the privilege to assist with the baptisms of my niece and nephew. They were powerful, Spirit-filled moments. After my nephew’s baptism, something amazing happened. I lifted up his big sister so she could touch the water in the font. She splashed for a bit and I made the sign of the cross with the water on her forehead. And then she, almost three years old, did the same to me! I could feel the presence of God through her wet finger. She then proceeded to mark our family members with a wet cross.

In that moment I wasn’t thinking about death, but the reminder that the two of us are claimed by God and “walk in newness of life.” (v.4) By our baptisms, we both were buried with Christ. Because of this death, we too are able to live in resurrection, that beautiful Sunday morning, today, and in the life to come.

God of resurrection, we thank you for the new life given through your son. Amen.

Prayer concern: Those newly baptized and their sponsors

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