Posts with the tag “rest”

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
by Devon McCoy on October 18th, 2021
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3That’s heavy. Right off the bat, Jesus just rips the band-aid off. The Message translation reads “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.”I RESONATE with this right now. Part of it is the season of life. It’s the middle of the semester. It’s the first ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy on June 9th, 2021
I would consider myself a homebody. I like to be home, I like to be by myself at home, I like to do things at home. Home is where I know I can feel comfortable regardless of the situation. But is being alone the same as solitude? I would like to say both yes and no. I’ve been alone in solitude and have felt perfectly comfortable hundreds of times, I personally just really like to spend time by mys...  Read More
by Devon McCoy on June 3rd, 2021
It is one of my favorite rhythms of life, not just for what it gives me but for what it reveals within me. Rest forces me to wrestle with my propensity to find my identity from my work and not my God. True Rest, the Sabbath Rest of Jesus (Hebrews 4), restores us back to what we were originally made for: a fullness of life in God. The curse, on the other hand, leads us to operate with the false ide...  Read More
by Devon McCoy on March 28th, 2021
I feel like our generation has been plagued by guilt. Guilt for not being productive enough, not being studious enough, not being interesting enough, not being friendly enough, not being ENOUGH. Every day I wake up and feel stress for each second “wasted,” then I feel guilty for letting time slip away as I do the things I really enjoy. Even if I am doing things I like, there is a clock ticking in ...  Read More
Be Still
by Devon McCoy on December 23rd, 2020
"Be still and know that I am God." This commandment from Psalm 46:10 is something I have been trying to grasp for most of my life. The grasping, I find, sometimes is even counter-productive to the very thing He is asking me to do. It's funny, because I hear this over and over again, and I think I know what it means. However, as I quiet my mind and focus on Him, it seems like every other thing is t...  Read More
Kingdom of Heaven
by Devon McCoy on October 26th, 2020
You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." - Luke 22:28-30Last winter the Lord gave me a vision – an image of what the Kingdom looks like.What I saw first was a large palace – very big, very story-tale typical - placed o...  Read More