Daily Devotions

We are thrilled to once again be sharing a daily devotion with you for the season of Advent. These inspiring devotions have been written by YOU the members of Good Shepherd.  A sincere “thank you” to everyone who opened their hearts to share a small piece of their faith journey with us.   As we journey toward Bethlehem in this season, take time each day to walk with God and experience the stirrings of the deep love that took on flesh to walk with us.  

During the four week Advent season, each Wednesday our devotion will be a video reflection by Dr. Kevin Seal, Director of Worship and Music at Good Shepherd, as he shares a teaching about the Words and Music of Advent.

Each new day’s devotion will go live directly on our webpage, goodshepherd.com at 6am, (look under the worship tab at the top right of the front page) or you can follow the link that will be sent out later each morning in an email from Good Shepherd.  

Matthew Petersen

Daily Devotion

2 Corinthians 10:7-11

Pay Attention!

Look at what is before your eyes. v. 7a

Lately I’ve been paying attention to things. And not just the things we all need to pay attention to like deadlines, traffic lights, and those with whom we are talking. I’ve been paying attention to little things like the side view of an ant crawling across the cement near by back door. Or the way that leaves and branches of the trees in the woods next to my house seem to each have their own way of bending in the wind.

For the Desert Fathers, the practice of attention was of vital importance to their contemplative practice which also extended into their lives in community. Prior to practicing this aspect of contemplative prayer. I missed out on moments with the beauty of nature and God right in front of me.

Today Paul reminds us to look at what is right in front of us. We belong to Christ. It is right before our eyes.

God, open our eyes to what is right in front of us, through the grace of Jesus the Christ. Amen

Prayer concern: Distractions

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