Posts with the tag “holy-spirit”

My Oldest Friend
by Devon McCoy on 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 my beliefs and my own abilities to choose them. I was five or six the first time I understood what it truly meant that Jesus had died for my sins and I had the opportunity to accept Him into my heart...  Read More
Starlight and Wonder: Sensing His Voice and His Spirit
by Devon McCoy on 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 wondrous creator.  I can’t exactly explain it or tell you how this natural wonder was born. I like to think I have always been pretty introspective and contemplative, but the knowing that comes from the...  Read More
The Friend He Is
by Devon McCoy on 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._______________________________I have never known life apart from God (YHWH).(And I’d argue you don’t either. He is, after all, the sustainer of life.)There are only times when I did not realize how near He was.And as I think bac...  Read More
Visions of Heaven
by Devon McCoy on 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 world of humanity. While the stream of my thoughts might flow uninhibited while I ponder the pattern of raindrops or the source of a breeze, a crowded room brings my thoughts tripping over themselves...  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
Breath of God
by Devon McCoy on 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 of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.” A little further along Genesis 2:7 explains, “Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground ...  Read More
An Ignited Hunger
by Devon McCoy on 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 step into more of what God was doing then. We are “re-digging the wells of our fathers” (Genesis 26:18). Re-digging Wells of The Holy Spirit Have you ever sat in the backseat of your own car?Car parked, ...  Read More
Come Into His Presence
by Devon McCoy on 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 step into more of what God was doing then. We are “re-digging the wells of our fathers” (Genesis 26:18).Re-digging Wells of ChristlikenessMy own journey towards becoming more like Jesus has come primaril...  Read More
Reigniting Embers
by Devon McCoy on 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 step into more of what God was doing then. We are “re-digging the wells of our fathers” (Genesis 26:18).Re-digging Wells of Prayer“It was April 2007. I was pouting in the back of my parents' minivan on t...  Read More
Unity in God
by Devon McCoy on 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. Therefore, this became the basis of what I knew politics to be and I began to shy away and become fearful of any conversations about them. I never wanted to insert my opinion on the matter because I...  Read More