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!

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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