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

Psalm 85:8-13

Faithfulness will spring up from the ground… v. 11a

This summer I  participated in marches and events for racial justice after the death of George Floyd. At one of the first marches I walked alongside young families, seasoned activists, bikers and a college student from the campus ministry I serve.  I saw people of differing races, ages, and life circumstances  responding faithfully to God’s call for justice.

Often times the prophetic voices for justice and peace come from the ground up not, from the top down. We hear the Holy Spirit groaning from the streets rather than the pulpit or the Resolute Desk. Through out history from the cries of the Hebrew slave in Egypt to out BIPOC siblings shouting “Stop Killing Us!” God has heard these voices. Joined with other voices, faithfulness springs up from the ground like verdant shoots rising up from crumbling concrete. 

God of justice, bend our ear to the faithful voices rising from our streets and move us to join them. Amen.

Prayer concern: Those speaking truth to power

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