Posts with the tag “obedience”

Choosing to Love
June 25th, 2021
“If you love me, keep my commands.” John 14:15Do you believe in soul mates? Please don’t hate me for this, but I don’t. I promise I don’t hate love. I promise.There are a few reasons why I am the way ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Perfection vs. Obedience
June 23rd, 2021
For most of my life, I followed all rules without question. If there weren’t clear expectations or guidelines in a certain area, I would construct them myself. Constant responsibility and obedience we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Called to Friendship
March 27th, 2020
Before spring break, the thing God was teaching me the most was about friendship, both with Jesus and the people around me. Not sending me out to make more friends or build more community, but really ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Do I Really Get to Live Without Fear?
February 24th, 2020
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline." - 2 Timothy 1:7 As a person living in the Spirit, do I really get to live without fear? Well, yes and ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Jehovah Jireh
September 30th, 2019
To me, the root of anxiety is the need for control. But we don’t always have control of things. Actually a lot of things we don’t have any control over at all. But we try to control it. We want contro...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Brighter and Clearer
June 27th, 2019
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in th...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
Same Past, New Life
February 19th, 2019
Whether you like to admit it or not, we all have pasts. We all used to be someone who we are not currently. Just for an example, in the not-so-distant past I was a nerd who did two things: played on N...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Callings: What if I get it wrong?
January 30th, 2019
I think the thing that most hinders our generation of Christians from chasing our dreams is the obsessive pursuit of “getting it right.” We have to be sure that what we are wanting is of God before we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Helmet of Salvation
October 18th, 2018
“...and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…” - Ephesians 6:17As we enter the middle of the semester, a fourth of our school year has been written into ...  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
Joy and Obedience
September 28th, 2018
Our joy in and after obedience is God. More of Him. A greater understanding of His presence or goodness. Experiential knowledge of His heart and the way He works in and through our lives. Every time G...  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
Love | Is Not Self-Seeking
March 20th, 2018
Putting others before myself is much easier said than done. I am much happier to help someone when it fits in perfectly with my schedule. I am much more motivated by self than by service. However, Jes...  Read More
by Devon Radford
When You Don''t Think You\'re Enough | 2 Kings 4:1-7
February 7th, 2018
If you are familiar with the many miracles performed by Jesus, you have probably heard the story of when he multiplied the 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish to feed a crowd of five thousand people, while s...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Exodus 6:28-29; 7:1-6
November 1st, 2017
In the end of Exodus 6, God instructs Moses to tell Pharaoh everything He was about to tell him. Moses argued with the Lord, with his first response asking God why Pharaoh would ever listen to him. Th...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Tips for Digging Into the Word
September 29th, 2017
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Corinthians 2:1-16
September 29th, 2017
Paul is explaining to the Corinthian church the way in which he is able to preach. He wants them to understand that, ultimately, human wisdom will always fall short when compared with wisdom that come...  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
Obedience - God's Love Language
September 13th, 2016
How do we “love God”? Or what do we think about when we tell people, “I love God”?Many times, for me, it is more of a profession of faith than it is an act or profession of love. It is almost as if we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 4: The Secret of Radical Obedience
May 23rd, 2016
Obedience. Everyone has different gut reaction when they hear this word; some people are filled with fear and anxiety because they do not want to miss God’s will, others become bitter because they do ...  Read More
by Devon Radford