Daily Devotions
 

Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

In the church year the season of Epiphany falls between the seasons of Christmas and Lent.  It is a time when we focus on how God’s hope is revealed in Jesus.  In this season we read the stories of the Baptism and Transfiguration of Jesus and the calling of the Disciples.  Each story reveals a bit about who Jesus is, and what his life means for us and our call to be disciples.

Our Devotions for the season of Epiphany have been written by members of the Good Shepherd staff.  May they enlighten and inspire you and light your path to a deeper walk with God.

Pastor Heidi Johns

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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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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