Posts with the tag “summer”
Choosing to Love
by Devon McCoy on June 25th, 2021
“If you love me, keep my commands.” John 14:15Do you believe in soul mates? Please don’t hate me for this, but I don’t. I promise I don’t hate love. I promise.There are a few reasons why I am the way that I am about this, but one of the biggest reasons is very simply because I believe it’s a choice to love. To love is to choose to love. Love is not just some bubbly feeling. It’s a choice. Whether ...
Perfection vs. Obedience
by Devon McCoy on June 23rd, 2021
For most of my life, I followed all rules without question. If there weren’t clear expectations or guidelines in a certain area, I would construct them myself. Constant responsibility and obedience were the only paths I knew that led to a sense of maintaining control and feeling loved. It was a wonder to me that you could have almost anything you wanted in this world by checking every box people wanted you to. Be quieter? Done. Ace every test? You got it. Keep a smile on my face? Easy. Don’t ever do X,Y and Z? I wouldn’t dream of it.
Delicately Crave Depth
by Devon McCoy on June 18th, 2021
Earlier this year, God gave me the phrase, “Delicately crave depth.” I thought it was beautiful, but didn’t know what the context was surrounding it or how to interpret it.These past six months have been sweet, but not short of sorrows, let-downs and confusion. I have the tendency to let emotions become all consuming. I think it’s really cool that God gave me a capacity to care so deeply, but some...
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...
Balance through Obedience
by Devon McCoy on June 4th, 2021
According to the dictionary, balance is (n) a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions or (v) offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another. But how can we apply that logic to the way we live our lives? According to those definitions, we spend a certain amount of time on each of the aspects in our lives that are important, like spending time with fami...
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...
Balance in Personal Responsibility
by Devon McCoy on June 2nd, 2021
To be completely real, this topic is hard for me to even begin to unpack because it’s a genuine struggle for me to find balance. While it is a daily fight for me to find balance, it’s also something I have found a lot of freedom in from advice given to me by others, but more importantly by the Lord. All it took was me finally turning to face Him, and saying something along the lines of “help…I’m k...