Posts with the tag “the-road-to-life”

More than Forgiveness
by Devon McCoy on October 26th, 2021
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” - Matthew 5:7 If I’m being honest, I don’t know how many times I’ve read the beatitudes over and over again without even stopping to think about what each one means. I know they are important because it’s part of the truth that Jesus shares to the people, but it was so easy for me to gloss over them because it’s something I’ve heard so many ...  Read More
A Desperate Longing
by Devon McCoy on 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 Scripture that have to do with being filled or satisfied always make me feel the love of God. A fear I often struggle with is that I won’t have enough or that I will be left lacking in some way, because I hav...  Read More
Beauty from Ashes
by Devon McCoy on October 19th, 2021
You can grieve and still be hopeful…"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." - Matthew 5:4 NIV"What delight comes to you when you wait upon the Lord! For you will find what you long for." - Matthew 5:4 TPTWhen someone is grieving, we never think of them as being blessed. Actually most people think quite the opposite, and even those in mourning commonly say “I don’t wish this even...  Read More
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
The Less-Traveled Road
by Devon McCoy on October 14th, 2021
Growing up in my parent’s old church, I always heard our pastor give a benediction at the end of his sermons that confused me. After he finished delivering his message he would stand at the front of the church reciting this prayer from St. Francis of Assisi:“May God bless you with discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deep from the heart.May...  Read More
Walking the Narrow Way
by Devon McCoy on 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 a few find it.” - Matthew 7:13-14This is a concept that you have probably heard about your whole life if you grew up in the church. It is something that is talked about in the context of how Christian...  Read More
Is It Worth It?
by Devon McCoy on October 11th, 2021
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”John 17:3Across the countless religions, worldviews, and cultures found on planet earth, we all have, at minimum, one common interest. We all desperately want to live. We can’t get enough of it. But have you ever thought about the distinction between living and being alive? They aren’t necess...  Read More