Posts with the tag “abundance”

Is It Worth It?
by Devon McCoy on October 11th, 2021
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”John 17:3Across the countless religions, worldviews, and cultures found on planet earth, we all have, at minimum, one common interest. We all desperately want to live. We can’t get enough of it. But have you ever thought about the distinction between living and being alive? They aren’t necess...  Read More
Faith in the Valley
by Devon McCoy on November 13th, 2020
Dear contemplative follower of God, Recently, I have been thinking about what it means to be free and to live a full and abundant life; the one that Jesus talked about so often and even died for. He told us to come to Him in our hopelessness, tiredness, and our day to day living, and that His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30). So, why does life feel so heavy sometimes? Why ar...  Read More
The First Day of My Life
by Devon McCoy on October 29th, 2020
I am very over clichés. They're overused, universal statements applicable to the world, not to the life of Christ. And usually they're wrong.  Example: "Love is blind." True love isn't blinding, but eye-opening. The people who love me see the best parts of me. Last year, walking on campus, someone who used to love me said to me once, "I like watching you look at things 'cause it always seems like ...  Read More
Peace Out of Control
by Devon McCoy on October 27th, 2020
“Never been so free caught in Your love for meNever felt more secure knowing Your heart, Lord”These lyrics from Housefires have been echoing in my ears as I have felt simultaneously broken and more whole than ever. This season of life has been filled with the loving, loud whispers that say “You have been living like someone who is blind and stuck in a stagnant bog. I want to show you more…but in o...  Read More
The Kingdom is in Your Midst
by Devon McCoy on October 21st, 2020
“For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” - Luke 6:45 “Can I share a story with you?”. These were the words spoken by a friend as we sat in a new and unfamiliar place. But in a strange way this place was all too familiar. “Once there was a great and wealthy father who had two sons.”. You can probably guess where my friend’s story was headed, but the Jordanian family sitting across from us ...  Read More
Even the Depths of God
by Devon McCoy on October 14th, 2020
I feel like we sometimes have this idea that our humanity is a bad thing. Like, “let me empty myself of everything that makes me human so I can then be good enough, and Christlike enough.” Or maybe even a line of thinking where we believe our humanity is what’s sinful about us – that our humanity is equal to sin nature. However, I actually think the most Christlike thing we can do as Christians is...  Read More