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
Jen Jarman

Daily Devotion

Celebrate God ForeverActs 2

We have so much to celebrate, even though our lives have been totally shaken up in recent months and will continue to be shaken up as we learn to live with COVID-19. But isn’t this what discipleship is all about - Shaking up our lives to follow Jesus? And in the midst of all this change, what can we celebrate?

I am celebrating a week of digital VBS!

I am celebrating that we shared the Gospel with over 90 kids in a new and creative way!

I am celebrating that we are putting faith formation back in the hands of parents – literally.

I am celebrating that we are still able to support our mission partners HTF and VEIL.

I am celebrating partnering with Prince of Peace Lutheran to share resources.

Is there still sadness that we didn’t welcome kids into our sanctuary each morning of VBS? Yes. Is there still sadness that our middle and high-school youth didn’t have the opportunity to develop their own leadership skills by serving as volunteers during the week of VBS? Most definitely.

Is there sadness that we didn’t serve directly together in a mission project? Of course.

But even in spite of my sadness and grief, I still celebrate God’s love and faithfulness to us as his beloved children. I celebrate that we were ready for his call and answered in kind. I celebrate that we were able to give happily to others through VBS this past week. I celebrate the depth of our belief in Jesus as our redeeming Savior and I celebrate that we can remember Jesus often, even as we are gathering online. I celebrate.

What can you celebrate? When have you celebrated recently?

I hope that you will continue to find people, events and places to celebrate this summer and that even when our lives are shaken up, you remember that God is making a new creation.

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