Posts with the tag “emily-helton”

by Devon McCoy on April 26th, 2021
Every person on Earth was created for a world of beauty that we can't completely understand or see with our own eyes. Our soul longs for it. Our Spirit searches for it in everything that we do; in everything we see. After spending countless times looking for fullness in empty places, I have learned through the more difficult path of return. However, time after time I am utterly astounded that Jesu...  Read More
Mental Health and God
by Devon McCoy on March 28th, 2021
There is one subject I don't know if I will ever understand the fullness of, though it feels like I have been chasing understanding within its depths for all of my life. The very sea that feels endless and uncertain is mental health. It seems so complex to even begin to dive into for myself, let alone for several other people. To be honest, I am not sure why I dive into the very chasms that scare ...  Read More
Starlight and Wonder: Sensing His Voice and His Spirit
by Devon McCoy on March 10th, 2021
I don’t think I have ever known a time where I didn’t feel as though the Lord wasn’t showing me something about Himself.  I remember being five years old, looking at the stars, and marveling at our wondrous creator.  I can’t exactly explain it or tell you how this natural wonder was born. I like to think I have always been pretty introspective and contemplative, but the knowing that comes from the...  Read More
The Dance of Living for Him
by Devon McCoy on January 20th, 2021
For the past few months I have been intentionally praying about what it looks like for me to follow God and partner with Him in the purposes He has given me. In my past perspectives, following God looked like me dying to myself over and over again; sacrificing my wellbeing for others, remaining faithful to what I thought the Lord had asked of me time and time again. Though He had called me to cert...  Read More
Be Still
by Devon McCoy on December 23rd, 2020
"Be still and know that I am God." This commandment from Psalm 46:10 is something I have been trying to grasp for most of my life. The grasping, I find, sometimes is even counter-productive to the very thing He is asking me to do. It's funny, because I hear this over and over again, and I think I know what it means. However, as I quiet my mind and focus on Him, it seems like every other thing is t...  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
A Season of Shifting
by Devon McCoy on October 9th, 2020
When I think of authentic and deep intercessory prayer in any environment, it is my greatest desire for people to understand and experience the heart of God for other people. This encompasses His mercy, His compassion, His vision, and His justice for the world while both knowing and believing that God can do the impossible and wants to answer prayers of people that believe in Him.I think this long...  Read More