Posts with the tag “trust”

Sovereign and Faithful
by Devon McCoy on October 1st, 2021
When asked to write for this blog, I was given the task to write about a single encounter I had with God that revealed more of His character. At first glance, this should be a pretty easy and straightforward topic to communicate on paper. I mean, as Christians, we encounter God everyday in a variety of ways, but I think it’s a matter of choosing to notice whether it’s Him or not. So it’s not becau...  Read More
God Speaks in the Mundane
by Devon McCoy on September 27th, 2021
I recently had an encounter with God while tending to my houseplants.You see, I love my houseplants.I love taking care of them, watering them, tending to them, thinking of ways I want them to grow… yes, in many ways they are my very children in this time of my life.I was tending to one of my “old faithful” ones: my trusty philedron, dating back to as long as I can remember from my childhood and be...  Read More
Tell a Good Story
by Devon McCoy on September 26th, 2021
In loving memory of JMRSix years ago, the Lord wrecked my life in ways I never imagined. The person I looked up to most as an example of what true joy in Christ looked like tragically passed away. John Michael Ritchey was a teacher, a musician, an avid lover of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but above all he was a man that sought-after God’s heart. He often told us that if he could show just ...  Read More
He Is Proven as Trustworthy
by Devon McCoy on September 26th, 2021
Part of what being trustworthy means to me is that someone will only ask me to do something for them if they are also willing to do it for me. My roommates are great examples of this. If they ask me to pick up some food for them, then I know they will do the same for me later if I were to ask. If they ask me to clean the dishes, then I know they will clean them next time. The list could go on and ...  Read More
Confidence in the Covenant
by Devon McCoy on September 22nd, 2021
“‘Just as I swore in the time of Noah that I would never again let a flood cover the Earth, so now I swear that I will never again be angry and punish you. For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing with you will never be broken,’ says the Lord, who has mercy on you.” - Isaiah 54:9-10What does it mean to live in t...  Read More
A Consistent Faithfulness
by Devon McCoy on September 21st, 2021
Trust. This is a concept that I find to be intensely lacking in our culture. We live in such an individualistic culture where you have to do everything yourself and also where we just constantly expect people to not live up to their word. Everyone probably has at least one important (but probably several) events where the people we love and care about did not show up even though they said they wou...  Read More
In the Wild and the Waves
by Devon McCoy on January 8th, 2021
Peter is one of my favorite people mentioned in the New Testament.  If you’re not familiar with Peter, he’s the guy that Jesus refers to as “the Rock” in which the Church would be built on (Matthew 16:18 MSG). Coincidently, he’s also the guy who denies knowing Jesus three different times during Jesus’ trial and execution.  Peter’s story is one of redemption with his humanity on full display. And i...  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
The Outcome is Greater
by Devon McCoy on October 28th, 2020
To say 2020 has not been the year I was expecting is an understatement. Amidst a global pandemic and racial injustice I find myself questioning where God is in all of this. I would be lying if I said I haven’t gotten angry at God this year. I have felt more alone than ever and have been battling an eating disorder that seems to control me everyday. Last week when I was talking to God and trying to...  Read More
The Wilderness
by Devon McCoy on 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 to participate in my many organizations, going back to the whole family living in one house, and having my summer plans to go to portfolio school be wrecked was NOT what I thought God meant by a wild...  Read More
Infinite Ways to Communicate
by Devon McCoy on October 5th, 2020
Prayer is simply communicating with God. And just like in any healthy relationship, it’s important to talk about the ways you are communicating. It’s also important (and fun!) to hear how other healthy people communicate with the people they are in relationships with.So today, we’re going to talk about how we talk with God – aka, prayer. 😊 Prayer is our avenue to encounter God’s Father Heart, hear...  Read More