Posts with the tag “prayer”

The Lens of Eternity
by Devon McCoy on 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 in the morning is something I have always related to in my life. We all know the feeling of being up late in your bed at night, thoughts racing, questioning, “God why me? Why am I like this? Why Don’t ...  Read More
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
Living Hope
by Devon McCoy on 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, visits to numerous doctors with the weirdest specialties, and having days where I couldn’t be touched at times because the pain in my body was so severe. I have never contended for something in praye...  Read More
Spiraling out of Perfectionism
by Devon McCoy on 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, or even just the UGA Wesley Foundation as a body, there are motifs which occur in my observations.I have seen a large portion of our body, myself included, struggling with anxiety. I have seen the fru...  Read More
Living a Legacy Without Needing a Legacy
by Devon McCoy on 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 & Christianity. Exploring the richness of the Christian tradition has been my driving intrigue since my spirit first came alive with this revelation:  "I think there's something about this 'Jesus' guy.“Standing...  Read More
Legacy: A Process
by Devon McCoy on 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 feel intimidated. As we lean into Legacy for the next few weeks, I wanted to provide some processing questions. Pace yourself as you go through these. Invite God into each question. There is no timetab...  Read More
The Heartbeat of Jesus
by Devon McCoy on 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 another source in my thirst for knowledge. Now, I wouldn’t say that I’m a teacher, or would ever really want to be a teacher, but in August while having quiet time a whole teaching/devotional came to me...  Read More
Election Week Prayer Guide
by Devon McCoy on 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 as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. (Colossians 3:15) I want peace to be my pacesetter for the week. I pray that a peaceful tone rings in my chest each day. ...  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
A Season of Shifting
by Devon McCoy on 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 mercy, His compassion, His vision, and His justice for the world while both knowing and believing that God can do the impossible and wants to answer prayers of people that believe in Him.I think this long...  Read More
Breakthrough Begins with Intimacy
by Devon McCoy on 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 I ever thought possible. A while ago I started to wonder how in the world I could let something that seems so easy become so convoluted and complicated. And to be perfectly honest I think those momen...  Read More
Infinite Ways to Communicate
by Devon McCoy on 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 healthy people communicate with the people they are in relationships with.So today, we’re going to talk about how we talk with God – aka, prayer. 😊 Prayer is our avenue to encounter God’s Father Heart, hear...  Read More
Love is Returning
by Devon McCoy on 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 had since March, I sat for a moment and asked God what His heart behind this year was, what He wanted to do. And I saw the phrase “love is returning” appear in my mind’s eye. Like a neon sign flashing o...  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