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!

 
Daily Devotion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Sue Greene

Create in me a clean heart, O God. 
And renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence
And take not your Holy Spirit from me.
                                                                                          Restore unto me the Joy of your Salvation
                                                                                          And uphold me with your free Spirit.

                                                                                          Psalm 51:  10-12

 

Sometimes we know we need God’s help, but we don’t know exactly what to ask for or how to put into words what we need.  It helps to have words provided to us by scripture that speak for us when our own words won’t come.  In my case, when caught up with negative emotions I just could not shake, I remembered the verses above we sang every Sunday in church for the Offertory when I was growing up.  I prayed each line slowly and deliberately in a request that my heart would be rid of anger that I didn’t want to take out on others.  This prayer acted like a “reset button” for my heart and I felt the negativity leave and be replaced with calmness and self-control I was unable to achieve on my own.  Thank God for providing us with words we can use to let God know what we feel and need.

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Danelle Buelsing

I love this idea! I will be trying it for sure.

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