Posts with the tag “holiness”

The Perfect Pursuit of Holiness
January 11th, 2021
My prayer for myself this year is that I would faithfully pursue holiness, not perfectionism. The definition of perfectionism is “the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.” In the perfec...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
To Be Undone
June 17th, 2020
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." - Proverbs 9:10To even touch on an understanding of the nature of God is to fall at his feet completel...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
An Invitation
April 8th, 2020
Recently the Lord was speaking about the Passover to me in way that I had never really paid attention to before. After spending some time studying the history and context of the Passover from the deli...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Beauty of Becoming
July 24th, 2019
I’ve returned to Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest this summer. I often pick it up in slower seasons when I can sit with his words that cut to the quick. This man understood how to go higher ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
My Secret Place
September 13th, 2018
 Imagine yourself, sitting on the porch of a tiny cabin that’s kind of old but still miraculously in pristine condition.  This cabin is nestled in between two mountains covered by the most green grass...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
2 Peter 1:1-11
December 14th, 2017
In this passage, Peter writes about what it looks like for a Christian to pursue purity and holiness. Before describing any other part of the process, Peter reminds us that none of us would be able to...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Peter 1:13-25
November 29th, 2017
1 Peter was written during a time of persecution for those following Jesus. Because Peter emphasized the hope that comes from Jesus' death and resurrection in verses 3-12 in Chapter 1, 13-25 is a foll...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
2 Corinthians 13:1-10
October 19th, 2017
In this passage, Paul is writing to the Corinthians before he plans on visiting them again. Like the chapter before this, Paul is discussing the idea of power and authority with the Corinthians. He la...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
September 13th, 2017
Holy. We serve a Holy God.The hard truth here: He demands our all. In the previous chapter Paul encourages believers to run their race with intentionality. “Run in such a way as to get the prize,” he ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 4:1-13
September 5th, 2017
To put this passage into context, Paul is referencing back to verse 5 in 1 Corinthians 3. "What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Long Suffering
September 21st, 2016
1 Corinthians 13 says that love is patient. The meaning of the word patient can also be described by the phrase long-suffering. How can God show us this love?God’s love is perfect and, therefore, perf...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 25: The Secret of Self Denial
July 28th, 2016
What if self-denial was a vehicle to helping us become more intimate with Jesus?  If self-denial out of love for us is at the core who who Jesus is, one of the best ways for us to understand that love...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 15: The Secret of Radiation Therapy
June 17th, 2016
When I am most tired to fight my most difficult sinful desires, I often ask God to drop an atomic bomb on them. The heat and force of the explosion would evaporate everything; and as the knockout blow...  Read More
by Devon McCoy