Posts with the tag “sacrifice”

Simplicity through Sacred Rhythms
February 15th, 2023
Simplicity is a way of life into which I feel like Jesus is inviting our body. Given the name, you would think simplicity would be just that: simple. However, in the hurried chaos of our world, it can...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Serving with Our Whole Beings
January 17th, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls every third Monday in January. Every year, many eagerly await a day off from school to sleep in, watch tv, lounge around, and do nothing. But how does that honor Dr. K...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Desperate Longing
October 25th, 2021
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”- Matthew 5:6 ESVAs someone whose unofficial love language is to be fed when I’m hungry, any pieces of Scriptur...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Walking the Narrow Way
October 12th, 2021
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Genuine Expression of Worship
April 9th, 2020
“Then Jesus led them to Bethany, and lifting his hands to heaven, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. So they worshiped him and then returned to Jerus...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Into the Unknown
January 5th, 2020
At a very early age, I knew I was meant to live the atypical life. I was called to be different, set apart, and fully surrendered to something greater than my singular story. I could feel it the very ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Worthy Pursuit
November 11th, 2019
He wants your presence too.“And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.” - Exodus 33...  Read More
by Devon Radford
February 28th, 2019
For a very brief time my freshman year, I was an economics major. One of the mantras of the economist is “there is no such thing as a free lunch”, meaning that every decision has a cost. For everythin...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Marvelous and Miraculous Birth of Jesus
December 21st, 2018
"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." - Luke 2:7If you were a storyteller and tasked t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love fiercely. Love deeply. Love unconditionally.
November 15th, 2018
A father is gracious and kind. A father is willing and ready to help whenever is needed. A father is not reluctant to love. A father does not withhold good things from his children. And God is the gre...  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
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
Christmas Survival Guide | Serve Someone
January 4th, 2018
January 4th - In my family this is around the time that we begin putting away all of our Christmas decorations and we start counting down the days until next Christmas (it’s 354 in case you’re curious...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Jonathan & David | Christlike Friendship
November 11th, 2017
As we continue this series on community at Wesley, there are two characters in the Bible we can look to for a good example of what God intends friendship to be like.The two are David and Jonathan—God’...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Exodus 23-24
November 10th, 2017
In chapter 23, Moses explains the laws of justice and mercy, sets Sabbath laws and explains how God sent an angle to bring them to the place in which he has prepared.. We finish things off in chapter ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Agape Love
October 28th, 2017
In November, we are going to start a series about community called “#squadgoals.” The hope is that we would learn the best ways to love the people in our lives through this series. However, before we ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 25: The Secret of Self Denial
July 28th, 2016
What if self-denial was a vehicle to helping us become more intimate with Jesus?  If self-denial out of love for us is at the core who who Jesus is, one of the best ways for us to understand that love...  Read More
by Devon Radford