Posts with the tag “surrender”

A Life of Transformation
October 24th, 2022
For the past few months, God has been teaching me about the importance of the condition of our hearts. For most of my life, when I have noticed a sin or behavior I want out of my life, I have focused ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Freedom in Surrender
August 22nd, 2022
We live in an age where hope is scarce and fear is our dominant posture. I want us to get our hopes up again. What would it look like if we partnered with God and took 1 Peter 1:3-8 seriously, that Je...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Back to Abiding
December 2nd, 2020
We’ve made it to the Christmas season once again.  To me, this year feels like it was a blur and just flew by.  I can’t believe we’re at Christmas already.  It can be easy to slip into feelings of hop...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Wilderness
October 19th, 2020
About a week before I got the news that I would not be returning to school last semester, God told me that I was entering into a wilderness- unknown to me, but not to Him. Let me tell you, not getting...  Read More
by Devon Radford
One Degree of Glory to Another
October 12th, 2020
One thing I am convinced of is that the process of transformation with Christ means getting back to the basics of humanity. The first description that is applied to humanity is that we are the “image ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Splendor of His Holiness
September 28th, 2020
There is a deeply personal surrender that we are called to live out in response to our God’s holiness. He is worthy of our worship. Worship refers to the personal posture of our spirit before God. We ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Heavenly Places
August 27th, 2020
Just like everyone else, I struggled through quarantine. I was plagued by uncertainty and worry about the unknown. As ‘pandemic’ and ‘quarantine’ became common words in my vocabulary, I felt isolated ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Personal Revival
July 15th, 2020
Freshmen year of college looks different for everyone. For me particularly, I had very little expectations and came to Athens without a clue of what I was doing. I remember praying that I would make g...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Do I Really Get to Live Without Fear?
February 24th, 2020
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline." - 2 Timothy 1:7 As a person living in the Spirit, do I really get to live without fear? Well, yes and ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Prodigal Daughter
January 23rd, 2020
When I reflect upon the story of the prodigal son, God always brings me back to our prodigal story. Man... it’s a wild one. Literally and spiritually. I came to UGA as a lost freshman looking for anyw...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Dreaming with God
January 2nd, 2020
"Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. It’s not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us. God asks what it is He’s made us to love, what it is that captures o...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Aligned with Heaven
November 23rd, 2019
The other night I was praying with some of my girls while laying down, drinking in His peace. It was a sweet time, but I couldn't help but notice that my neck was bothering me quite a bit. The pain ha...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Grace to Surrender
November 23rd, 2019
Surrender is almost impossible unless you start first with knowing God and trusting Him. When we know that He is good, kind, and faithful to us we are able to give over our desires, fears, and lives t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Power of Peace
October 2nd, 2019
Combating or overcoming fear of the future can get exhausting. Hopelessness, confusion, changed plans, and lack of vision can all get in the way of “not worrying about tomorrow” like Jesus asked us to...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Called to More
September 7th, 2019
My years of undergrad are marked by a desire to do right in the eyes of God, but no capability of executing those desires. I relate to what Paul writes in Romans 7:18“For I do not do the good I want...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Time for Refreshing
August 27th, 2019
Acts 3: 19-20 - “19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for y...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Change in the Air
August 14th, 2019
I love being on the brink of new seasons. The first taste of fall’s crisp air after a long hot summer or the first bloom of spring after a barren winter, I’m always captivated by how the transition br...  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
Summer Intimacy.
June 22nd, 2019
Meditate on His word."Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 'I am the vine, you are the branches....  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
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
The Significance of Worship
October 2nd, 2018
As we enter the fourth week of the series Ups & Downs, we have talked about trust, obedience, and following God even when it is hard. Another topic that is very important even in the pruning and harve...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Overcoming Fear in Trust
September 20th, 2018
Our society, particularly younger generations, is centered around an underlying culture of fear. In fact, fear is such a fundamental piece of our society, that we have become numb to its presence. Hav...  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
Feature Article | Honoring God While You're Single
March 25th, 2018
Every year, Wesley does a series on dating, marriage, and romantic relationships. This year is no different! This series is called “When You Know, You Know”, and is a two-week series on the importance...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Feature Article | A "Child" of God
February 10th, 2018
Recently, I heard someone tell me the story of a missionary in Africa who takes in orphaned children and gives them a home.When this missionary first introduces a child to her home, she says, “everyth...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Surrender | 2 Kings 4:8-37
February 8th, 2018
When God makes us a promise, we begin a process of surrendering, believing, hoping, and trusting that He will deliver on the thing He has promised us. Once that thing comes to pass, we must not forget...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 5:11-21
October 4th, 2017
Paul is stating the importance of Jesus' righteousness being used to cover our sins. Additionally, he talks about why reconciliation is so important. Reconciliation is crucial because Jesus gives us t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Corinthians 4:14-21
September 5th, 2017
In previous verses, Paul had made the Corinthians aware of the divisions that were taking place among them. He was reminding them of his role as a spiritual father, asking them to imitate him in order...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Starting the Semester Well
January 17th, 2017
Many times, our breaks take us out of the rhythm of seeking God. We go home, maybe stay up late watching Netflix or searching through Facebook for something we can share with others, sleep in too late...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Wednesday Night Recap - 11/02/16
November 7th, 2016
One phrase I hear most often from college students is, “I am so tired”. In a stage of life when some say college students are more free than they ever will be post-grad, how is it possible for so many...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 4: The Secret of Radical Obedience
May 23rd, 2016
Obedience. Everyone has different gut reaction when they hear this word; some people are filled with fear and anxiety because they do not want to miss God’s will, others become bitter because they do ...  Read More
by Devon Radford