Choosing to Reach Out To God

October 7, 2020by Wendy Grasz (Wendy passed away suddenly September 27, 2020. This devotion was one she wrote for Luther Memorial/Omaha last April. She was part of the task force creating this devotional series for Seeking the Spirit Within and offered this devotion to our efforts. Reading it again, we know now she no longerContinue reading “Choosing to Reach Out To God”

We Did Not Ask For This Room . . . But Let Us Dance

September 30, 2020 We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty…. We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, letContinue reading “We Did Not Ask For This Room . . . But Let Us Dance”

What Is Your Life-Giving Choice Today?

September 23, 2020 Where do you see God at work in this pandemic?  I’ll answer that question with another question.  “What is the life-giving choice?”  I was in my early thirties and facing some of the toughest, most life-altering decisions of my life. The kinds of decisions that uproot years of planning, relationships, finances, complacency,Continue reading “What Is Your Life-Giving Choice Today?”

Here’s A One-Line Prayer You Can Always Use

Once a month Seeking the Spirit Within offers you a prayer practice you might like to try. This month it is “The Jesus Prayer.” It can be prayed anytime, anywhere. It can be prayed silently or out loud. We encourage you to pray this simple prayer and see how your soul responds. September 16, 2020Rev.Continue reading “Here’s A One-Line Prayer You Can Always Use”

God Sings For Joy Because Of You. Yes, You!

September 9, 2020Diane Harpster, Certified Spiritual Director God sings for joy because of you Honestly, it was only a few years ago that I first heard this Scripture verse read in a worship service-really heard it: “The Lord your God is with you.  He is mighty enough to save you. He will take great delightContinue reading “God Sings For Joy Because Of You. Yes, You!”

How Do You Deal With This Forced “Retreat”?

September 2, 2020 As I sit down to share my thoughts with you, my house is very noisy. I simultaneously feel lonely. Our home is fairly small and fairly busy right now. My husband, working from home, is on a conference call on a speaker phone back in the office. The baby monitor occasionally squawksContinue reading “How Do You Deal With This Forced “Retreat”?”

Use Your Eyes To “See” God

August 26, 2020Once a month, we will share a way of praying you might find helpful as you deepen your relationship with our Lord. Our first prayer practice is called Visio Divina. “Divine Seeing.” You might want to skim the article now if you’re short on time, but please come back to it when youContinue reading “Use Your Eyes To “See” God”

Is God Guiding You On a “Straight” Path or a “Directed” Path?

August 19, 2020 What does your path look like? “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him in all of your ways and he will direct your path.” –Proverbs 3:5-6 This past week I had the opportunity to share with others how God has beenContinue reading “Is God Guiding You On a “Straight” Path or a “Directed” Path?”

Even in the Pandemic, We Can Choose Joy

August 12, 2020 What a rollercoaster ride this is. I don’t know about you, but I have found this pandemic to be a rollercoaster ride. There have been days that I feel a sense of new normal, and things run smoothly. The kids get their schooling done with few issues, and I am able toContinue reading “Even in the Pandemic, We Can Choose Joy”