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

Dave Dietrichson

The devotion for today is written by Dave Dietrichson

 

 

Psalm 23: “He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restores my soul”

Good morning, Lord.

I slept well. Thanks for that.

But I’m tired. Tired of many things. 

For the first time, I dreamed I tested positive for COVID-19. Not a happy dream. By Your grace, my family and I are fine. Thanks again.

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I grabbed some breakfast and went for a walk to clear my head (like everybody else, about every day these days). Instead of my head clearing, it was filled with anxiety, even as I was very much enjoying my walk.  I couldn’t help focusing on all that is going on in our country. I can’t even say in our world anymore. It’s our country I’m worried about.

Two miles in, miraculously, and practically involuntarily, as I’m walking in our subdivision, my arms spread wide and I said out loud, “This is the Day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it!” It was cathartic and healing. Peace returned and my day began anew. I was refreshed and joy-filled.

May you similarly experience God’s peace and share it unconditionally with one another.

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I’m back, Lord. I feel much better. Forgive me for losing faith. Thanks for everything.

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