“I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write.”-Augustine
My name is perhaps obviously Devon Bailey. I have a Religion degree from Florida State University and a background with ministry to Middle School and High School students and sharing the word of God with as many people as he allows and hopefully helping people along with their own walks with Christ. I currently live in Austin,TX as the Director of Youth Ministries at the First United Methodist Church.
I find myself to be a very passionate person. These passions will come out here. Whether it be Dave Matthews Band, LOST, Lord of the Rings, and abso-freaking-lutely Jesus, I hope you can be inspired to share in the love that I shower towards these things.
What started as simply testimonies has turned into the sharing of the good news. Please know that I am not Jesus, my beliefs though they come from the Bible, are not without fault. I can make mistakes. Don’t take anything I say without truly analyzing it and researching it. Though I do trust myself and my beliefs and have many read things before I post them, I could be wrong. And though I hope and believe I am not, that is the truth of being human. I do wish at the very least that you see a certain side to things, one that I believe to be the truth. Listen to your head and heart, for that is where God speaks to clearest. Observe the information at hand and ask what God is revealing through it.
If you have any questions or would like me to elaborate on anything feel free (in fact I encourage it!) to leave a comment below the post and I will get back to it as soon as I see it.
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”