Daily Devotions
 

Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

During the weeks of Fall, our Daily Devotions are being written by members of Good Shepherd.  Each day one of your brothers or sisters in Christ will be reflecting on faith and life as we all adjust to many changes in our world.  I pray these writings will inspire, comfort and challenge you to grow in faith.  Our dedicated authors have written about their insights, joys and struggles and have been courageous enough to share them with us so that we can also ponder where God is showing up in our own lives. 

As a way to encourage the writers and each other I invite you to share a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the page each day.

Pastor Heidi Johns

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Karen Eller

Romans 1:17 For in the Gospel the righteousness of God is revealed-a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “the righteous will live by faith”.

There is peace found in reading the scriptures.  Have Peter and I always been Bible readers…yes…more or less.  Often times, I fear “less” may have been the more appropriate characterization of our situation.  We have always considered ourselves committed Christians and good students of the Bible, yet taking that time to explore the scriptures each and every day was frequently  eclipsed by the demands of the day…whether they were career/job demands, keeping the home front going demands, or even the seemingly sacrosanct demands of caring for the family.  We failed to read the scriptures every day even though doing so brings so much.  

The pandemic has changed our lives…negatively in so many temporal ways…but positively in the most important of all ways…getting closer to our Savior through intentional and focused reading…everyday…of the scriptures.  One is almost ashamed to say it took the current situation of being locked away from life as we have known it, but how we got to where we are…a daily dive into the Scriptures is unimportant.  What is key is that we are in a different place than we were just half a year ago.  Reading/striving to understand even the most difficult passages can be part of a whole new dimension to life.  Scriptures speak to you and ultimately become a part of you.

We started with the gospels and then moved to Paul’s Epistles and more recently switched to the Psalms.  After a while, we will turn to some of the prophets and seek out their inspiration and sense of the holiness of the Lord…and then, we will no doubt go back again to the Gospels and dig even deeper as the Lord aids our efforts.

Read with a keen desire to understand and internalize the Kingdom, the scriptures provide answers for any problem or need…they are a guidebook and a best direction setter.  We are clearer on that point than we have ever been and pray that post pandemic we will maintain this deeper understanding of what is a true priority for our lives and seek the scriptures on a daily basis.

Isaiah 48:17   This is what the Lord says-your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:  “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”

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Danelle Buelsing

Karen, thank you for sharing about your discipline and how rewarding it has been for you!

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