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
Pastor Alex Hoops

Daily Devotion

Maybe it is because I’m writing this on a particularly busy week, but I have been giving a little more attention to my own need for rest.
You have probably heard this point made before, but before Adam and Eve got to work fulfilling the call to care for the garden and its creatures God decided to kick things off with a rest.
God made all of this thing we call creation, and the first people. God gave them the responsibility to be gardeners, caretakers, stewards of what God had made, and before they were to get started, God said, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! First, we rest. You have a job to do, but you will do that once you have rested.”

I need to hear that these days, when the world keeps spinning even though so many things are slowed down, shut down, postponed, and uncertain. Perhaps I should take the opportunity to rest, reevaluate, and remember that I’m not standing still or waiting.  I’m not on pause, or being delayed, or postponing. I’m resting for the sake of my purpose. I have to rest. I need to rest if I’m going to be what God made me to be. We are made for this.

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