Posts with the tag “holy-spirit”

He Responds
February 16th, 2022
“God comes where he is wanted” Two weeks ago, Jon Tyson, an author and pastor from New York City, came to Athens and said this phrase when talking about revival. He and his family had traveled to the ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
New Year's Resolutions | Things Above
January 23rd, 2022
As I was scrolling through TikTok over winter break, I couldn’t notice the trend of the “rest.” “Sunday reset”, “Monthly Reset”, and now, “New Year Reset”. While these videos included simple tasks suc...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
My Oldest Friend
March 16th, 2021
I grew up in church. I’m one of those people who can’t remember a time before I was saved. I remember moments when my understanding would catch up to what I believed. As I grew, I became more aware of...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Starlight and Wonder: Sensing His Voice and His Spirit
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 wo...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Friend He Is
March 8th, 2021
He came to me as a friend When I was without a friendMy first encounter I remember He saw me when I was hiding aloneHe called my name I heard Him say it.I was 4 years old._____________________________...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Visions of Heaven
December 31st, 2020
 I guess I’ve always lived a little bit in my own world, or more precisely, a little bit out of this world. Things like poetry and nature and daydreams make more sense to me than the commonly accepted...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Breath of God
September 25th, 2020
The Holy Spirit has been vital since the beginning. Genesis 1:1-2 states, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surfaces o...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
An Ignited Hunger
September 18th, 2020
This week, we are harkening back to our past. The blogs this week have been written by past directors who are a part of Wesley’s rich history partnering with God.  Even now, we have opportunity to ste...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Come Into His Presence
September 18th, 2020
This week, we are harkening back to our past. The blogs this week have been written by past directors who are a part of Wesley’s rich history partnering with God.  Even now, we have opportunity to ste...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Reigniting Embers
September 14th, 2020
This week, we are harkening back to our past. The blogs this week have been written by past directors who are a part of Wesley’s rich history partnering with God.  Even now, we have opportunity to ste...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Unity in God
September 3rd, 2020
Politics has always been a topic I hated because of the perception I had of it growing up. For my whole life, talk of politics led to intense anger, persecution, and screaming matches within my family...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Heavenly Places
August 27th, 2020
Just like everyone else, I struggled through quarantine. I was plagued by uncertainty and worry about the unknown. As ‘pandemic’ and ‘quarantine’ became common words in my vocabulary, I felt isolated ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Comfort in the Unknown
August 20th, 2020
These days are not comfortable. We are being stretched and pulled, twisted and grown. There are moments when it feels like this season will last forever. The pages which we thought held the plans for ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Hope for a Future
August 18th, 2020
I would be lying to you if I said that this season of quarantine and self-isolation had been easy for me. I am the textbook definition of an extravert to a “T”, and anyone who knows me can attest that...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
City of Light
July 17th, 2020
As you start hanging around people who are following Jesus, you may start to hear the phrase “when Heaven invades Earth” come up a lot. This is a phrase people say to describe times when the world is ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Personal Revival
July 15th, 2020
Freshmen year of college looks different for everyone. For me particularly, I had very little expectations and came to Athens without a clue of what I was doing. I remember praying that I would make g...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
God In the World
July 14th, 2020
On a hot late spring day, I was sitting with one of my spiritual moms at a UGA baseball game. We were catching up on life, sweating, smiling, drinking what seemed like gallons of water, and stopping m...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Awoke
July 6th, 2020
Racial Reconciliation: A Series on the Journey of Experience and Understanding*This blog series is a written through the lens of several writers’ experiences and is thus each writer’s own story. The v...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Prone to Wander
June 25th, 2020
When quarantine started in March, I was determined that I would be more in love with Jesus at the end of quarantine than I was at the beginning. Each morning, I would decide ways to spend my time that...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Places of Transformation
March 28th, 2020
I was recently asked what I felt like God was teaching me in this season and the word “transformation” popped into my head. It is a word that has been coming up a lot as of late and I traced it back t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Goodness is Chasing After Me
February 23rd, 2020
Dear You,That moment is over now. I know that you’re not proud. You feel the shame and condemnation creeping in but I’m chasing you down. Your redemption’s found. Just take one step toward Me and I’ll...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
God Speaks to You
February 23rd, 2020
The past few weeks at Wesley we’ve been focusing on the Holy Spirit. What He’s like and how He speaks to us.  Something that I’m really passionate about is that people believe God speaks to them. When...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Goodness is Chasing After Me
February 23rd, 2020
Dear You,That moment is over now. I know that you’re not proud. You feel the shame and condemnation creeping in but I’m chasing you down. Your redemption’s found. Just take one step toward Me and I’ll...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Grounded in Love
February 9th, 2020
“My own sheep will hear my voice and I know each one, and they will follow me.” John 10:27 TPT   Just think about this verse with me for a moment. Jesus is speaking to the Jewish people who had jus...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Helper
January 31st, 2020
Holy Spirit is often described as a helper. When I think about how Holy Spirit empowered Jesus in His ministry, I think about how He came alongside Him in everything Jesus did. Matthew 3:13-17 depicts...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
It's Not Supposed to be This Way
January 31st, 2020
Have you ever asked God, “where are you?” or “why haven’t you come back yet?” You have this longing inside of you for things to better, to live in perfect peace. Maybe you feel this when a close frien...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Spirit of God
January 29th, 2020
I think in many ways we take the New Covenant for granted. Before Jesus came, the Jews were required to have high priests offer sacrifices day after day for their sins. Jesus was the ultimate and perf...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Breath of Life
October 9th, 2019
About a month ago, I was sitting in the main chapel at Wesley and a burst of beautiful colors came streaming through the stained-glass window right where I was sitting. I remember tears streaming down...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Faith
September 20th, 2019
God is so good. He loves meeting us where we are. He loves it when we begin to understand and seek Him in the ways that excite us. There are so many aspects to our faith and there is such a beauty tha...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Called to More
September 7th, 2019
My years of undergrad are marked by a desire to do right in the eyes of God, but no capability of executing those desires. I relate to what Paul writes in Romans 7:18“For I do not do the good I want...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Searched and Known
August 31st, 2019
I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone say “I just really want to grow in intimacy with Jesus.” We know what it means to us, but practically what does that actually look like? I think we...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Cultivating Humility
August 19th, 2019
I heard someone say recently the most humble thing you can do is believe you are who God says you are. To put it simply: when God says something to you, believe Him. Whether it’s a specific identity, ...  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
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
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 McCoy
Callings: What I'm not Confident?
February 2nd, 2019
When we are young, we create amazing ideas about what we want to do or be. We imagine ourselves as astronauts or popstars, lawyers or magicians. As children we have the freedom to imagine an idyllic w...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Ask, Seek, Knock -- The Answers are Closer Than you Know
January 17th, 2019
" So I say to you: ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks...  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
The Secret Garden
November 17th, 2018
Revival. It is the word that sparks something in God's children. With heavenly revival, our hearts cry out for those who don't know Him. We want all of His creation to be overcome with His glory. We t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy