Posts with the tag “god-s-character”

April 14th, 2022
Many of us know the story of Ruth. It’s been held up as a testimony of hope. Out of suffering and tragedy, comes redemption and restoration. In particular, we focus on Ruth’s faithfulness to Naomi and...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Gracious and Kind Abba
November 15th, 2021
Gracious and kind Abba. Psalm 116 is a really beautiful Psalm, and a picture of the relationship God the Father wants to have with us. I would encourage you to read the entire Psalm, but Verses 5-7 re...  Read More
by Devon Radford
There is a Friend who Sticks Closer than a Brother
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...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Sovereign and Faithful
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 straight...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God is with us.
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 e...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Known and Loved
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...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Open Hearts, Open Hands
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...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Even the Depths of God
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 ev...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Father of Compassion
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 th...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God is Sovereign
August 22nd, 2020
What does the sovereignty of God look like in the face of COVID-19? The swirling information, emotions, and opinions can easily start to close in. Everything feels out of control.Let’s take a moment t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Loving Yourself
June 2nd, 2020
"Lord, you know everything there is to know about me.You perceive every movement of my heart and soul,and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Living in Hope
February 14th, 2020
For a few years, I struggled with progressive, chronic pain. What started out as severe migraines led me to practically missing a semester of school, stepping down from some of the things that I loved...  Read More
by Devon Radford
He Speaks
February 9th, 2020
I learned I could hear the voice of God my freshmen year when God healed me of my depression. Great testimony of God but I think what has followed afterward speaks more to the character of God and how...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Cloaked in Promise
January 29th, 2020
The end of Jesus’ life on earth is cloaked in promise. Keyword here: cloaked – to be covered, hidden, veiled. His followers walked in a lot of unknowns about the future. I mean, with Jesus frequently ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
His Nearness is my Good
December 26th, 2019
This is my first holiday season after losing a very close loved one.  Since he passed away mid-August, I’ve celebrated his birthday, my own, and Thanksgiving without him for the first time in my life....  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
Rest in Every Season
September 9th, 2019
"The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures." -  Psalm 23:1-2 ESVClassic church stuff right here... I mean, I'm assuming. I didn't exactly grow up in church. Lif...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Let Go and Give In
August 23rd, 2019
"And I have now chosen and consecrated this temple so that my name may be there forever; my eyes and my heart will be there at all times." - 2 Chronicles 7:16 You are His temple.Return my son. Return ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Shepherd & the Sheep
July 3rd, 2019
I love that Jesus is our Good Shepherd. A shepherd is such a perfect way to describe who he is to us. It gives us a window into God’s character. In John 10:1-21, Jesus tells the Pharisees the parable ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
I Am Who I Am
June 10th, 2019
Do you ever get so caught up in just trying to figure everything out? Because for me it seems like that is a constant state of being… I get so caught up in trying to understand all of the details that...  Read More
by Devon Radford
He's Better than We Think
April 17th, 2019
Forgiveness. What is it? I’m sure we can all define what forgiveness is not, but can we define what it actually is? We all have our own definitions of forgiveness, but the bigger question is are we be...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Chosen by a Kind God
April 8th, 2019
“Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or raise his voice in public. He wil...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Trusting His Greatness
April 6th, 2019
If you want to experience chaos in your life, go a whole week without making a single decision. The only way this might be good is when you and your friends are trying to decide where to eat. If I cou...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God is Provider
March 27th, 2019
When people ask me what my favorite flower is I usually say wildflowers! This may sound cliché or basic but I feel like wildflowers have a way of just being whatever they need to be for whatever seaso...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Hallowed be Thy Name
March 21st, 2019
The Lord’s prayer begins by saying “Our Father in heaven, hallowed by thy name.” From the very beginning, we are identified as children of God, children of a father who will never fail us nor abandon ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
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 Radford
Paul | Trained & Equipped
February 14th, 2019
Continuing through 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” I want to focus in on the last phrase “training in righte...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Paul | Wise + Courageous
February 13th, 2019
When I think of Paul, who he was and his influence on the world, two of the first things I think of are courage and wisdom. Courage for the leader he was among the first generations of Christians, and...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Resolutions: Where are you hiding?
January 4th, 2019
I don’t typically love resolutions. I think a lot of my feelings towards them stem from knowing reality: will they stand against life? Most times, they don’t for me. I may get through a few months, bu...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Touch of Faith
December 29th, 2018
In Exodus 34, God introduces himself to Moses. He reveals that He is the god of compassion and mercy. He could have chosen other adjectives when describing Himself, so it’s no coincidence that these a...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God is Compassionate
November 26th, 2018
“The Lord, the Lord God, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”Exodus 34:6When God reveals Himself to Moses, the first thing God says is that He is ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Overcoming Discouragement
October 25th, 2018
Sometimes we pray for things one time and see immediate results. However, most of the time this isn’t the case. Most of the time when we pray for things, we have to continue to press in and ask God fo...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Why Can We Trust God?
September 17th, 2018
We can’t physically see God. We don’t know what He’ll do next. We can’t see His facial expressions. So why would we trust this God that we can’t see?Our ability to trust God comes from His character. ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Secret Place
September 13th, 2018
“One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek:That I may dwell in the house of the Lord in His presence all the days of my life,To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and meditate in His temp...  Read More
by Devon Radford
There is More | God's Character
August 30th, 2018
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” - A.W. TozerWhat comes to your mind when you think about God? How would you describe Him? If someone asked you...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 27
May 9th, 2018
I love the Psalms because they’re not always straightforward and concise. On the contrary, they’re messy and passionate and confusing at times. Psalms invite me to take off my analyzing glasses and ju...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love | Is Kind
March 22nd, 2018
Jesus is so kind.The first thing that comes to mind when I think about how kind He is, is the song "Reckless Love." Here are a few lyrics that really hit home on kindness:Before I took a breath, You b...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Feature Article | God's Remedies are Redemptive
February 18th, 2018
Wesley just started a 4-week series on learning how God provides us remedies from anxiety, depression, and addiction. Many of those struggles have roots in things our friends and families have said to...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Elijah | 1 Kings 19:1-21
February 2nd, 2018
In this passage of 1 Kings, the author is trying to show us the character of God and how he relates to us. In verses 1-9, Elijah has reached his breaking point. He is fleeing from Jezebel, and is read...  Read More
by Devon Radford