Posts with the tag “truth”

Loving Others: The Ideal vs What's Real
February 15th, 2023
We have all heard 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Likely, we’ve heard it in sermons, or quoted by a friend, or read on a coffee mug your grandma has from Cracker Barrel. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
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
Step Out of Shame
December 6th, 2020
Shame is a complex thing. If I could describe shame as a color, it would be neon yellow. If I could describe shame as a smell, it would be mildew. If I could describe shame as a taste, it would be spo...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Peace Out of Control
October 27th, 2020
“Never been so free caught in Your love for meNever felt more secure knowing Your heart, Lord”These lyrics from Housefires have been echoing in my ears as I have felt simultaneously broken and more wh...  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
He is Knocking
August 17th, 2020
Fear has gripped the lives of many. It destroys, it quenches, it blames, it persecutes. It causes panic that is unholy. It casts dreams, cares, desires, and holy hopes to the grave. The dead remain th...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Open Spaces
March 22nd, 2020
I’ve had a lot more time on my hands this week, so I’ve taken up walking. I especially love it when the sun is out reminding me that there is still so much warmth to be felt here in this season. There...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Beyond What Our Eyes Can See
March 18th, 2020
“Help me let you go; Help me give up control of the God I’ve made you when my fear has contained you*” Fear is a tricky thing. It can consume you. Shake you. It can keep you from good things and send ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
It's Not Supposed to be This Way
January 31st, 2020
Have you ever asked God, “where are you?” or “why haven’t you come back yet?” You have this longing inside of you for things to better, to live in perfect peace. Maybe you feel this when a close frien...  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
Look Up
October 1st, 2019
Have you ever been in a situation that seemed to go from bad to worse? You get to a point where you think, well at least nothing else can happen now… and then it does?! I had one of those moments this...  Read More
by Devon Radford
When You're Not Feeling It
September 7th, 2019
Do you ever have those seasons with God where you’re just not “feeling it”? Where it seems like in comparison to the past, you’re not as excited about spending time with Him or going to church or pray...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Building Trust
August 21st, 2019
When we think of trust, we think of a lot of things: friends, promises, maybe even the concept of a trust fund (I mean hey, I don’t understand money yet, but some of y’all do), but what exactly is tru...  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
He's Better than We Think
April 17th, 2019
Forgiveness. What is it? I’m sure we can all define what forgiveness is not, but can we define what it actually is? We all have our own definitions of forgiveness, but the bigger question is are we be...  Read More
by Devon Radford
February 20th, 2019
The concept of being a new creation sounds great, but in reality, it can be such a painful process. Stepping into your identity is a lifelong process, and it is one of the most important journeys of y...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Resolutions: Where are you hiding?
January 4th, 2019
I don’t typically love resolutions. I think a lot of my feelings towards them stem from knowing reality: will they stand against life? Most times, they don’t for me. I may get through a few months, bu...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Sword of the Spirit
October 18th, 2018
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Belt of Truth
October 11th, 2018
When I think about what it looks like to send people into battle, I envision really strong, really prepared men.  I imagine them clothed in the most magnificent armor and equipped with the sharpest sw...  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
Love | Rejoices in Truth
March 21st, 2018
The way that we love others matters. This goes for every relationship we have with another person. Think about the times you have felt well loved by someone. What did it look like? What did it look wh...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Elijah | 1 Kings 18:16-46
February 1st, 2018
In an essay published posthumously in 1970, C.S. Lewis used a visual analogy of “God in the dock” to describe the spiritual and intellectual climate of his era. The dock, where a defendant sat in a Br...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Peter 1:12-21
December 15th, 2017
Within this passage, Peter knows that his death is approaching and wants to remind them of what has already been written in the Scriptures. Peter’s goal is to remind them of the truth that they alread...  Read More
by Devon Radford
DL Foundation: Identity
November 1st, 2016
Do you ever have things come out of your mouth, and after hearing them think, “What does that even mean”? I guess it depends person to person, but I have a feeling we all say things like that. So, I’m...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 26: The Secret of Boredom
July 28th, 2016
Wanna know the secret to boredom? It happens. Can we all drop the façade that time with the Lord is always spectacularly amazing and admit that sometimes it’s annoyingly boring? I don’t know that ther...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 3: Create a summer reading plan
May 31st, 2016
Growing up in the church I heard again and again that having a quiet time was essential. So there I was, wanting to have a quiet time, but feeling so discouraged the moment I opened my Bible. I didn’t...  Read More
by Devon Radford