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

Daily Devotion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

John, Amanda, Alex and Kate Hill

 

Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

There is so much in the world right now that brings stress to us—a pandemic, racial inequality, unemployment, remote learning for children, political division, not seeing our fellow Good Shepherd friends, and the list goes on.  But this verse reminds us to exhale our worries to God through prayer, and to focus on gratitude, which balance our petitions to Him.

What we particularly like about this verse is to transform our concerns to gratitude.  When we are focused on what we have, rather than what is missing, our stress subsides and calm sets in.  Consider keeping a list or jar of the things you are grateful for, and when you are feeling especially anxious, look at one word from your thanksgiving list to help lighten your stress.

We are thankful for memories with our family of four-some!

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Danelle Buelsing

I appreciate your reminder to be thankful. I have an app called "Gratitude" on my phone where I record things that I am thankful for. It is a joy to look back on all the blessings that God has given me.

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