Posts with the tag “freedom”

Revolutionary Victory
January 24th, 2022
“They sing a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and people and nat...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Less-Traveled Road
October 14th, 2021
Growing up in my parent’s old church, I always heard our pastor give a benediction at the end of his sermons that confused me. After he finished delivering his message he would stand at the front of t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Faith in the Valley
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 t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Election Week Prayer Guide
November 2nd, 2020
This week holds a lot of unknowns. I want to be committed to praying through the heaviness and the confusion.Monday: Let peace rule. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For a...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
An Ancient Response
October 2nd, 2020
In busier seasons I often return to the Psalms for my scripture reading. I find that the insights flow more freely. Their ripe revelations are easier to digest when I don’t have much space in my mind....  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Do I Really Get to Live Without Fear?
February 24th, 2020
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline." - 2 Timothy 1:7 As a person living in the Spirit, do I really get to live without fear? Well, yes and ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Dreaming with God
January 2nd, 2020
"Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. It’s not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us. God asks what it is He’s made us to love, what it is that captures o...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Freedom is for You
October 30th, 2019
I’ve been finding myself in Psalm 18 over and over again lately.  It’s a great passage to return to when I feel hopeless or overcome.  The psalmist begins by expressing his love for the Lord and share...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
His Banner Over Me is Love
October 25th, 2019
We all have a past, a history with God. At one point, you received salvation and entered into relationship with God. Growing up in church, I didn’t think I had a story. I had known about God since I c...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Don't Grieve the Spirit
August 16th, 2019
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” - Ephesians 4:30As I continue to go deeper with Christ, I find that there is more freedom in the Christian li...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Summer Intimacy.
June 22nd, 2019
Meditate on His word."Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 'I am the vine, you are the branches....  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Our True Provider
June 19th, 2019
So many times there are things in our life that we think are too much for God.  We think that we have to fix them ourselves or figure out how to maneuver our way through life while dealing with these ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
What Would Jesus Do?
April 24th, 2019
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the openi...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
As it is in Heaven
March 21st, 2019
If you know much about me, you know that my favorite genre of books to read is Fantasy. I think at least part of the reason I love Fantasy (and sci-fi) so much is because the most common trope has to ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Significance of the Secret Place with God
March 18th, 2019
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Paul | New Creations
February 18th, 2019
Picture this: you’re standing on the beach waiting for the sun to rise. You’re wearing your shorts and hoodie, and you’re wrapped in a blanket because the breeze is blowing and the sky is beginning to...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Identity
January 14th, 2019
I have this instinctual response to alter my personality, interests, and lifestyle when I meet someone I like. Maybe you can relate. I wish it were limited to only romantic interests because that woul...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Resolutions: A Year of Freedom
December 29th, 2018
The term resolution has never quite settled with me. I like the terms growth, enhancement, or development much, much better. Resolutions have unfortunately been associated with the New Year for me and...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Chosen One
November 30th, 2018
I love Harry Potter.(Warning: there are spoilers in this blog. But seriously if you haven’t seen Harry Potter yet then get on with it already will ya?)Bet that’s not what you expected to get out of a ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Rest
October 12th, 2018
What is rest and what does it look like?The original Greek word for “rest” means to: cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labor in order to recover and collect one’s strength.I’ll be hone...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 51
June 13th, 2018
This is one of the most impactful sections of scripture that I have ever read through in my whole life. It honestly changed my life about four years ago on a Friday night when my discipler and I read ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Feature Article | A "Child" of God
February 10th, 2018
Recently, I heard someone tell me the story of a missionary in Africa who takes in orphaned children and gives them a home.When this missionary first introduces a child to her home, she says, “everyth...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Exodus 19-20
November 8th, 2017
Imagine. You’ve been wandering in the desert for three months. You fled a life of slavery but freedom has been a confusing journey. Your leader seems a little shaky but this is your only option.This i...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Exodus 6:1-12
October 31st, 2017
In this passage, God establishes a promise with Moses that He will bring the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. In this moment, God reminds Moses of who He revealed Himself to be to Abraham, Issac an...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Exodus 5
October 26th, 2017
When Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and demanded that he let the Israelites go as God instructed, Pharaoh's heart was immediately hardened and he refused because he did not know God. Not only that, b...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Exodus 3
October 25th, 2017
Chapter 3 of Exodus is full of epic Bible moments! For some brief context, the Israelites are currently enslaved in Egypt, and Moses (an Israelite raised by a princess of Egypt) has grown up and seen ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
DL Foundation: Identity - Free to Be You
November 9th, 2016
Last week, we talked about the identity we all share in Christ. We are friends of God, children that have been adopted by our heavenly Father, forgiven of our sins and made righteous so we are now sai...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Wednesday Night Recap - 11/02/16
November 7th, 2016
One phrase I hear most often from college students is, “I am so tired”. In a stage of life when some say college students are more free than they ever will be post-grad, how is it possible for so many...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Wednesday Night Recap - 10/26/16
October 31st, 2016
We all know what it is like to be desperate for freedom. Whether it is from bad habits, addictions, or haunting thoughts, we all know what it means to want to be free, but maybe not all of us know how...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Unforgiveness: Friend or Foe?
October 17th, 2016
Unforgiveness is an interesting guy. He asks to move in as soon as you get hurt, and he promises to leave as soon as you get even with the person who wronged you. Unforgiveness tells us that he will p...  Read More
by Devon McCoy