Posts with the tag “intimacy”

The Value in Slowing Down
September 29th, 2022
I have been dwelling on the idea of “hustle” for a while now. In our culture, especially at the University of Georgia, hustle is a word that brings people pride. ‘If you want to be successful, you hav...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Is It Worth It?
October 11th, 2021
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”John 17:3Across the countless religions, worldviews, and cultures found on planet earth, we a...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Jesus, My Love
November 9th, 2020
I can remember the conversation almost like it happened yesterday.  “God is our Father, right?” “Yes,” my youth pastor answered after a Sunday morning service, a little hurried. “He’s also our Friend,...  Read More
by Devon Radford
One Degree of Glory to Another
October 12th, 2020
One thing I am convinced of is that the process of transformation with Christ means getting back to the basics of humanity. The first description that is applied to humanity is that we are the “image ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Breakthrough Begins with Intimacy
October 7th, 2020
One of my favorite sayings that floats around Wesley is “prayer is simply talking to God.” I think about that phrase and the simplicity of it helps prayer become more freeing and less pressurized than...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Beauty in Transparency
July 27th, 2020
You know that deep feeling of being seen and loved when a friend knows exactly what is wrong before you even have to explain anything to them? It's like they can read your mind and know exactly what y...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Identify as the One Jesus Loves
April 2nd, 2020
“Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. The...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Miracles and the Heart of God
February 14th, 2020
m i r a c l e s :) wow. So much power in the word. And yet I think we also don’t realize the weight of it all.God does miracles. Today. In this time and in this place. And they are beautiful. They are...  Read More
by Devon Radford
December 16th, 2019
When I say that I want to take this break to rest, where does your mind initially go? Does it go to sleep? Does it go to sitting in bed watching  Netflix and Disney+ all day? Does it go to reading you...  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
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 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
My Protector, My Deliverer
March 27th, 2019
I’ve loved diving into the Lord’s Prayer in a deeper way. There are some very powerful things that we can learn from the things that Jesus said were important to ask God for. I want to expand upon Mat...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Prayer Trail
March 21st, 2019
Looking back at some of my earlier blogs, I stumbled upon this one written from two years ago on my birthday. It is funny how some of my desires and thoughts never change, but are instead enhanced by ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Significance of the Secret Place with God
March 18th, 2019
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God's Love Languages Part 2
September 30th, 2018
If you read my last blog post, you would see that it was all about intimacy and obedience. Well, I feel strongly that I’m supposed to revisit these two things and perhaps provide more of a framework a...  Read More
by Devon Radford
How Do We Trust Him?
September 18th, 2018
How do we trust Him? Well, to learn how we can trust in God we first need to know what trust is. Google says that trust is “a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
There is More | Intimacy with God
September 5th, 2018
Intimacy with God is removing the veil. If you’re like me, you may have heard pastors or evangelists frequently refer to “removing the veil” and never actually understood what it meant. Many will pray...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God's Love Languages
August 31st, 2018
Loving God is not possible without Jesus. For some of you that may be a blatantly obvious truth, but even if so I want you to consider that statement for a second.Loving God is not possible without Je...  Read More
by Devon Radford
There is More | Relationship with God
August 28th, 2018
College is a time for discovery. We ask a lot of questions— who am I? What was I made for? How do I do that? We also ask God a lot of questions—questions about who He is, what He is like, and why He d...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 25
July 10th, 2018
“Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfu...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love | Always Trusts and Hopes
March 26th, 2018
We were created by God to be in relationship with people - our friends and communities, our families and loved ones, and for many of us our dating relationships and marriage. And in all of these diffe...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 2: The Secret of the Shut Door
May 18th, 2016
If you’re trekking with us so far, we’ve determined that having a personal, consistent time with the Lord is important. Simple enough. Yet somehow most of us get caught up in distractions and apathy t...  Read More
by Devon Radford