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.  


Daily Devotion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Dave Dietrichson

The devotion for today is written by Dave Dietrichson

 

 

Psalm 23: “He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restores my soul”

Good morning, Lord.

I slept well. Thanks for that.

But I’m tired. Tired of many things. 

For the first time, I dreamed I tested positive for COVID-19. Not a happy dream. By Your grace, my family and I are fine. Thanks again.

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I grabbed some breakfast and went for a walk to clear my head (like everybody else, about every day these days). Instead of my head clearing, it was filled with anxiety, even as I was very much enjoying my walk.  I couldn’t help focusing on all that is going on in our country. I can’t even say in our world anymore. It’s our country I’m worried about.

Two miles in, miraculously, and practically involuntarily, as I’m walking in our subdivision, my arms spread wide and I said out loud, “This is the Day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it!” It was cathartic and healing. Peace returned and my day began anew. I was refreshed and joy-filled.

May you similarly experience God’s peace and share it unconditionally with one another.

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I’m back, Lord. I feel much better. Forgive me for losing faith. Thanks for everything.

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