Posts with the tag “humility”

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
Kingdom of Heaven
October 26th, 2020
You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twe...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Humble Spirit
June 12th, 2020
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.” - Proverbs 12:1  ESV  “To learn the truth you must long to be teachable, or you can despise correction and remain ignora...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Daily Abiding
November 13th, 2019
Over the summer, I was reading Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. If you don’t know Brene Brown,she is a leading researcher on what vulnerability and shame mean and how to apply that to“daring leadership.” ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Time for Refreshing
August 27th, 2019
Acts 3: 19-20 - “19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for y...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Building Trust
August 21st, 2019
When we think of trust, we think of a lot of things: friends, promises, maybe even the concept of a trust fund (I mean hey, I don’t understand money yet, but some of y’all do), but what exactly is tru...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Abiding in Humility
August 20th, 2019
Pride is believing that you can accomplish anything apart from God or to value your opinion or others above God’s. Pride has always been something that I personally struggled with over the years. I be...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
I am the Light
June 24th, 2019
One thing that I have realized about Jesus over the years is that while He is humble and walks in the utmost humility, that does not shake the fact that He is fully confident in His identity: He knows...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Prayer + Forgiveness
March 27th, 2019
The concept of forgiveness is tricky. In theory it sounds great--living debt free to God and others, and holding no grudges sounds like a life of freedom. But at the same time, when given more thought...  Read More
by Devon Radford
False Humility
March 6th, 2019
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped but emptied himself, by taking the form o...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Other Half of Humility
March 5th, 2019
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.”  - 1 Timothy 1:15 Been there, Paul. There is a glorious moment in...  Read More
by Devon Radford
February 28th, 2019
For a very brief time my freshman year, I was an economics major. One of the mantras of the economist is “there is no such thing as a free lunch”, meaning that every decision has a cost. For everythin...  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
The Marvelous and Miraculous Birth of Jesus
December 21st, 2018
"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." - Luke 2:7If you were a storyteller and tasked t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Disciple of Jesus
October 7th, 2018
Becoming a disciple of Jesus is a life-long process. As we learn what the truth is, we align our hearts with that knowledge so that we can live it out. Knowing the truth takes our “yes” to God deeper ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Significance of Worship
October 2nd, 2018
As we enter the fourth week of the series Ups & Downs, we have talked about trust, obedience, and following God even when it is hard. Another topic that is very important even in the pruning and harve...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Romans | Love in Action
April 24th, 2018
It is really easy to fake loving people in today’s culture. An Instagram like, a “heart-eye emoji” comment on a Facebook picture, and a quick text all make us seem genuinely interested in the people i...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Remedy | Complacency
March 5th, 2018
Without a doubt, there have been times in all our lives when we’ve felt complacent. Times when we feel like there’s nothing to be done, when our passion simply dwindles and we aren’t sure why, when we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Serve Someone
January 4th, 2018
January 4th - In my family this is around the time that we begin putting away all of our Christmas decorations and we start counting down the days until next Christmas (it’s 354 in case you’re curious...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Peter 5:1-11
December 13th, 2017
The first part of this passage puts an emphasis on our elders. Elders have seen more suffering as well as more glory that younger people have yet to experience. The elders are called to guide the floc...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 10:1-18
October 14th, 2017
In this passage, Paul is having to defend his ministry due to a number of Corinthians saying he was bold in his letters but had no authority in person. He even admits that he is timid in person. Just ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
March 20th, 2017
Loving Well: Unity within the Body of ChristYou don’t have to venture much further than your phone screen to realize that unity seems scarce. Headlines, videos, tweets, and texts bombard us on a daily...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Wednesday Night Recap - 11/09/16
November 14th, 2016
At Wesley, the mood amongst the students was unique. After the election results rolled in Wednesday morning, everyone just needed a second. We needed a second to take a deep breath, and we needed spac...  Read More
by Devon Radford
DL Foundation: Identity - Free to Be You
November 9th, 2016
Last week, we talked about the identity we all share in Christ. We are friends of God, children that have been adopted by our heavenly Father, forgiven of our sins and made righteous so we are now sai...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Unforgiveness: Friend or Foe?
October 17th, 2016
Unforgiveness is an interesting guy. He asks to move in as soon as you get hurt, and he promises to leave as soon as you get even with the person who wronged you. Unforgiveness tells us that he will p...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Wednesday Night Recap - 09/21/16
September 22nd, 2016
In the first night of “The Greatest of These” series, Bob talked about the importance of love and the role of obedience in our relationship with God. One of the key takeaways of the message was that n...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 12: The Secret of Humility
June 13th, 2016
We’ve reached the end of Week 4 now on our deliberately steady march through Sorge’s devotional. Reaching this marker might suggest the “dog days are over” and you can skip today’s Scripture reading, ...  Read More
by Devon Radford