Posts with the tag “god-s-character”

There is a Friend who Sticks Closer than a Brother
by Devon McCoy on October 4th, 2021
This past weekend I attended my best friend’s wedding, and although I am not normally an emotional guy, I spent much of the ceremony crying my eyes out! I cried because of how much I love Jonathan and his now wife, Alison. More importantly, I cried because I was so moved by God’s faithfulness in our lives. Jonathan and I were not always best friends, and if it were not for the voice of God, I don’...  Read More
Sovereign and Faithful
by Devon McCoy on October 1st, 2021
When asked to write for this blog, I was given the task to write about a single encounter I had with God that revealed more of His character. At first glance, this should be a pretty easy and straightforward topic to communicate on paper. I mean, as Christians, we encounter God everyday in a variety of ways, but I think it’s a matter of choosing to notice whether it’s Him or not. So it’s not becau...  Read More
God is with us.
by Devon McCoy on September 28th, 2021
God is with me.  I am never alone. One of the truest things I know about God is that He is present. He is near. He is close. He is not going to leave or abandon me. I was trying to think of a single experience I’ve had with God in which I learned this, but the truth is I know God is always with me, not because of one encounter, but because of many. He is with me in all of my moments and He is with...  Read More
Known and Loved
by Devon McCoy on September 10th, 2021
Like most college freshmen, I remember moving to Athens in the fall and not knowing what to expect. I was nervous, excited, and wondering where or with who I would fit in.The first couple of months of college were a daze. I felt as if I was constantly meeting people and making friends, but that the people I met only knew my hometown, my major, and what dorm I lived in. This quickly spiraled into d...  Read More
Open Hearts, Open Hands
by Devon McCoy on February 19th, 2021
My Papa died from heart failure this time last year. His death was painful, leaving an empty void in our lives: the absence of a husband for Grammy, a father for my mom, and a spiritual role model for me. Growing up, he was the man I looked up to for my faith. After leading my dad to Jesus, Papa became the rock for my family's biblical knowledge. When my family stopped going to church, and no one ...  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
Father of Compassion
by Devon McCoy on September 23rd, 2020
The bite in the air this past week filled me with dread. My favorite season is coming to a close, and fall has officially made its arrival.I realize I am not in good company in my displeasure about the changing seasons. My roommates are filled with excitement, and between the cinnamon broom that appeared in the living room and the loaves of pumpkin bread already filling the oven, our home could do...  Read More