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

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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