Intimacy with God

WHY LUNCH WITH SEVEN REFUGEES CHANGED MY LIFE

WHY LUNCH WITH SEVEN REFUGEES CHANGED MY LIFE

Have you gone through a tough challenge that led to you seek God as your strength? Run to Him for your REFUGE just as these refugees do.

GOOD NEWS

GOOD NEWS

Envision yourself receiving a celebrated award only to be told afterwards you’re not good enough. Rejoice today in knowing God freely gives His love.

STUCK?

STUCK?

Do you feel STUCK in the pain of your past? Do you find yourself focused on regrets? Take a look at how Paul and Peter redirect their focus towards Christ and away from their past…

GRACE: BELIEVING THE UNBELIEVABLE

GRACE: BELIEVING THE UNBELIEVABLE

Do you dislike taking exams? Would you find it difficult to BELIEVE if the teacher chose to take the test for you?

THE INFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE INFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Do you need a touch of God’s power? To experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit? God promised to fill His people if they humble themselves and ask.

THE DANGERS OF DIY

THE DANGERS OF DIY

Any "DIY'ers" out there? As Christians, we are broken. Sometimes we try to fix the small things here and there, when in reality, we need Christ to make ALL things new! Read how Christ wants to be the Master Builder for your life... 

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Much like the dark side of the moon, when we as Christian's walk through a dark time there is nothing magnificent or beautiful about it. But when the Son shines his light on our darkness, transformation begins and the beauty of our faith begins to shine once again!

HIDDEN MASTERPIECES

HIDDEN MASTERPIECES

Do you have hidden spiritual gifts just waiting to be discovered? Check out these tips for digging deep and using the treasure God gave you. He entrusted you with a gift to help you share the Holy Spirit. Let's put that given talent to work. 

THE SILENT CRESCENDO

THE SILENT CRESCENDO

There is nothing very captivating about simply putting one foot in front of the other. It is not running or soaring, but a simple steady pace. But when you think about it as our walk in faith, it can be viewed a little differently. 

ADVENT: WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

ADVENT: WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

It’s Advent. The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season has begun, but let's take a moment to slow down, pray, and prepare for the coming of Christ. Check out our guest post by Joshua Toepper reflecting on the meaning of the Advent season, which starts this Sunday.

RADICAL THANKSGIVING

RADICAL THANKSGIVING

It's easy to give thanks to the Lord when things are going well, but how often do we give that same thanks during rough times? Give thanks to the Lord, and pray without ceasing. 

TRUE FORGIVENESS

TRUE FORGIVENESS

A single mother in her thirties struggles to forgive her ex-husband but something happens when she attends an ILI Regional Conference. 

THE PERSON IN THE MIRROR

THE PERSON IN THE MIRROR

While we may not love what we see in the mirror, most of us would never leave home without first checking our appearance to make sure everything was in order. Paul also instructed the Corinthians to “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves" (II Cor. 13:5).

IT'S FINAL JUDGEMENT

IT'S FINAL JUDGEMENT

Relax! I know we often consider that day when history, as we know it, will come to an end and every human being that ever lived will stand before the throne of God, but this is not a post about that. The Bible says we will escape final judgment because of what Christ did for us, but His sacrifice does not exempt us from giving an account to God of how we lived out the faith which saved us.

THE RIGHT BASKET

THE RIGHT BASKET

People say "don't put all you eggs in one basket." Reality is, we as Christians need to put ALL of our eggs in Jesus' basket. The idea of not putting ALL of our resources, ALL of our trust, ALL of our hope in one place is probably really good advice. Good advice for all those who don’t know Jesus Christ.

HOW TO MAKE AN IMPACT FOR CHRIST

HOW TO MAKE AN IMPACT FOR CHRIST

Small groups in a local church are a win-win for everyone. Check out these seven benefits of being a big part of something small! 

CHAOS UNDER CONTROL

CHAOS UNDER CONTROL

We all have personal struggles we cannot always understand or control, but God is not overwhelmed by our chaos. Where are you at in your walk with God?

WALK IN THE LIGHT

WALK IN THE LIGHT

Overwhelmed by the darkness of this world, I began to live a life of sin. Through ILI training, I experienced Christ's love and turned my life around. 

THE POWER OF CONTENTMENT

THE POWER OF CONTENTMENT

Our neighbor’s house, spouse, servant or ox would be no temptation if we were truly and completely content in our circumstances and life situations. It is as though we could rephrase the tenth commandment by saying, “Be content.” 

PUTTING GOD FIRST

PUTTING GOD FIRST

After the end of a severely unhealthy relationship, Olga began to wonder why God even allowed that season in her life. When she was introduced to couple who kept God at the center of their marriage, it all became clear...