Posts with the tag “prayer”

The Businessmen's Revival
February 14th, 2022
I have been told by many older Christians that the most influential thing we can research as young Christians is the history of Revival. I have meant to put that wisdom to use, but until writing this ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Lens of Eternity
April 19th, 2021
Psalm 30 verse 5 says, “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” The idea of pain in the night, but joy i...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
Living Hope
February 24th, 2021
For a few years I struggled with progressive, chronic pain. What started out as severe migraines led to me practically missing a semester of school, stepping down from some of the things that I loved,...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Spiraling out of Perfectionism
February 10th, 2021
I have always been an observer. I like to sit back and watch what is going on rather than be in the center of it all. When I take a step back and gain enough distance to observe the church as a body, ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Living a Legacy Without Needing a Legacy
January 29th, 2021
If I could begin life again, I might start First Grade with the deep appreciation of learning, which has taken me more than 20 years to cultivate. My most recent topics of interest: history & Christia...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Legacy: A Process
January 15th, 2021
There is something really special about this series. Thinking about my legacy – what really matters to me, what I want to be known for – feels so important in this season. So important, that maybe I f...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Heartbeat of Jesus
January 6th, 2021
This past year, despite all the hurt and disappointment, was a season marked by spiritual learning for me. As someone who genuinely loves learning and had just graduated college, I was thankful for an...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Election Week Prayer Guide
November 2nd, 2020
This week holds a lot of unknowns. I want to be committed to praying through the heaviness and the confusion.Monday: Let peace rule. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For a...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
A Season of Shifting
October 9th, 2020
When I think of authentic and deep intercessory prayer in any environment, it is my greatest desire for people to understand and experience the heart of God for other people. This encompasses His merc...  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
Infinite Ways to Communicate
October 5th, 2020
Prayer is simply communicating with God. And just like in any healthy relationship, it’s important to talk about the ways you are communicating. It’s also important (and fun!) to hear how other health...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love is Returning
September 21st, 2020
Every Tuesday morning, Wesley’s staff gathers to pray over what we feel like God is doing in the ministry, the campus, and the world at large. At our first 7:30 Prayer in August, the first one we’d ha...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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 Radford
The Least of These
July 9th, 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 Radford
Loving Others
May 28th, 2020
“If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing,” -1 Corinthians 13:3One of my good friends brought up this verse j...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Abounding Hope in Him
April 23rd, 2020
Hope /hōp/ (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstractly or concretely) or confidence:— faith, hope.I love that—anticipation with pleasure, a confidence—hope. I think that when we’r...  Read More
by Devon Radford
LEAD/Grow Testimony
March 31st, 2020
I consider LEAD/Grow to be the most significant commitment I’ve made in college. In high school, I really lacked a strong Christian community. I considered myself a follower of Christ, but my life did...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Living in Hope
February 14th, 2020
For a few years, I struggled with progressive, chronic pain. What started out as severe migraines led me to practically missing a semester of school, stepping down from some of the things that I loved...  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
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 Radford
He Speaks
February 9th, 2020
I learned I could hear the voice of God my freshmen year when God healed me of my depression. Great testimony of God but I think what has followed afterward speaks more to the character of God and how...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Aligned with Heaven
November 23rd, 2019
The other night I was praying with some of my girls while laying down, drinking in His peace. It was a sweet time, but I couldn't help but notice that my neck was bothering me quite a bit. The pain ha...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Healing & Heavenly Mindsets
October 9th, 2019
As I'm writing this post, I'm checking Instagram nonstop to hear updates. A man I've been praying for is dying. He got admitted to the hospital a month and a half ago. My prayers have increased in pas...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Rest in Every Season
September 9th, 2019
"The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures." -  Psalm 23:1-2 ESVClassic church stuff right here... I mean, I'm assuming. I didn't exactly grow up in church. Lif...  Read More
by Devon Radford
When You're Not Feeling It
September 7th, 2019
Do you ever have those seasons with God where you’re just not “feeling it”? Where it seems like in comparison to the past, you’re not as excited about spending time with Him or going to church or pray...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Retreat into His Presence
August 27th, 2019
Look up “seeking God” in the bible and you’ll get a list of infinite verses that don’t really clear any questions up on what it means to seek his face. These verses are important and will tell you tim...  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
Summer Intimacy.
June 22nd, 2019
Meditate on His word."Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 'I am the vine, you are the branches....  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide
June 14th, 2019
Summer is a special time. It’s my favorite season and it holds a special place in my heart. There’s a freedom and playfulness that doesn’t seem to be there in other seasons. The days are longer and I ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Finding Peace in Jesus
April 5th, 2019
4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplic...  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
Vulnerability in Prayer
March 25th, 2019
“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you as...  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
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
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 Radford
The Promise of Immanuel
December 7th, 2018
I remember the first time I really started talking to God. I was 14. I would get up super early each day. It would be before the sun even broke through the morning sky, and I would write down everythi...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Testimony | Thankfulness
November 23rd, 2018
This year has been a process with God for me. It has meant long nights of me just praying and asking God if there was any way to get to where I was going faster than I was going. It means I have had t...  Read More
by Devon Radford