Posts with the tag “relationship”

October 26th, 2022
“We talk glibly about forgiving when we have never been injured; when we are injured, we know that it is not possible, apart from God’s grace, for one human being to forgive another.” - Oswald Chamber...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Known and Loved
July 20th, 2020
What is family?Family looks different for each of us. Some of us are blessed with wonderful, close-knit families, while others cannot depend on a shared bloodline to make a relationship. There is a wo...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Cultivating the Earth
June 3rd, 2020
“If the Holy Spirit is not only a preacher that convicts people of sin and grace, but also a gardener, an artist, and an investor in creation who renews the material world, it cannot be more spiritual...  Read More
by Devon Radford
In the Beginning, God Created the Heavens and the Earth
June 2nd, 2020
There was nothing in the beginning. There was only darkness and emptiness, and there was the Spirit of God floating, alone in existence.“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the...  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
Loving God
May 27th, 2020
Learning to love God is simultaneously the easiest and hardest journey that we choose to embark on when we begin following with God. Loving God is easy, because he first loved us. We see his love mark...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Relationship Renewals
May 20th, 2020
You know how they say marriage is like a magnifying glass for our selfishness and sin issues? Well, step aside holy matrimony, quarantine may have just taken your place. Many of us have never experien...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love + Friendship
November 7th, 2019
One of my favorite things I know about God is that He is love. It says it right in John 4:8. But Iknow the love of God because He has shown me His love over and over. He showed me His lovewhen He cont...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Jesus, My Good Shepherd
September 15th, 2019
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. - Psalm 23:4 NLT In verse 4 of Psalm 23, there are three...  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
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
The Way, The Truth, and the Life
July 15th, 2019
Think about the person you most trust in your life. It could be a friend, a parent, a sibling, it could be anyone. Why do you trust them? Is it because they’re loyal? Are they trustworthy and honest? ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Most Precious Claim
June 14th, 2019
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”Jesus released cultural whiplash with those two words.The Jewish leaders started looking for stones to throw at Him. To the...  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
A Life Proclaiming Redemption
April 24th, 2019
“and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,the oil of joy instead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.They will be ca...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Chosen by a Kind God
April 8th, 2019
“Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or raise his voice in public. He wil...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Trusting His Greatness
April 6th, 2019
If you want to experience chaos in your life, go a whole week without making a single decision. The only way this might be good is when you and your friends are trying to decide where to eat. If I cou...  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
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
Callings: What I'm not Confident?
February 2nd, 2019
When we are young, we create amazing ideas about what we want to do or be. We imagine ourselves as astronauts or popstars, lawyers or magicians. As children we have the freedom to imagine an idyllic w...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Let All the Earth Rejoice
December 17th, 2018
The Bible is a history book (and so many other things) about God's relationship with His people. It's a story of a Father, Friend, and Lover longing to reestablish connection with His beloved. When I ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God is Compassionate
November 26th, 2018
“The Lord, the Lord God, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”Exodus 34:6When God reveals Himself to Moses, the first thing God says is that He is ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
October 12th, 2018
What is rest and what does it look like?The original Greek word for “rest” means to: cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labor in order to recover and collect one’s strength.I’ll be hone...  Read More
by Devon Radford
In the Garden
October 3rd, 2018
In the beginning, God created the world. It was His masterpiece- His very good masterpiece. Of course, we know that sin would enter the world, perverting the perfect world God had created. But that’s ...  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
The Secret Place
September 13th, 2018
“One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek:That I may dwell in the house of the Lord in His presence all the days of my life,To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and meditate in His temp...  Read More
by Devon Radford
What is Prayer?
September 10th, 2018
Think about your relationships in life. Think about your closest friendships. How did you develop such a deep bond with them? How did you begin to trust someone who, at one time, you never knew at all...  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
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
There is More | Identity
August 27th, 2018
When you think of your identity, what comes to mind?You might think of activities you are a part of. Maybe you think of yourself as sporty, artistic or musical. Maybe you identify yourself based on in...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 51
June 13th, 2018
This is one of the most impactful sections of scripture that I have ever read through in my whole life. It honestly changed my life about four years ago on a Friday night when my discipler and I read ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love | Is Not Easily Angered
March 28th, 2018
Paul tells us that love from the Holy Spirit is patient; it is not focused on being "right" or even "justified."Every person has been frustrated with someone else at some point in their lives. When we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love | Does Not Envy or Boast
March 27th, 2018
For a lot of my life, I have struggled with envy. And I can say from experience it is one of the most life taking and relationship killing things.Growing up I always had a very specific idea of what I...  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
Love | Rejoices in Truth
March 21st, 2018
The way that we love others matters. This goes for every relationship we have with another person. Think about the times you have felt well loved by someone. What did it look like? What did it look wh...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Peter 2:1-10
December 1st, 2017
In this passage, Peter is defining what it looks like to live as new people of God. He starts off by listing things to stay away from, like deceit and hypocrisy, and he tells us what to pursue instead...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Exodus 18
November 8th, 2017
In this passage, Moses emphasizes the good that can come from taking advice from those wiser than us, relying on the support of our community, and ultimately placing our biggest burdens on the Lord. M...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 4
October 2nd, 2017
In 2 Corinthians 4, Paul uses the entire passage to encourage the Corinthians to persevere. Twice in this chapter Paul tells the Corinthians "not to lose heart" in their affliction. Paul reminds the C...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 3:7-18
September 29th, 2017
In this passage, Paul exclaims that the glory of the Holy Spirit, who came to be in fellowship with believers after Jesus ascended into Heaven, far surpasses the glory of the 10 Commandments.This is s...  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