IF 2016 was exactly what I thought it would be this year.
God spoke to me about areas of my life that I need to break free from. Areas that I did not realize were an issue at the time.
HE spoke very clearly to me about being inclusive. About not keeping my friend group limited. About loving like Jesus loves.
This years theme verse was John 1:14
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Our IF question this year is:
“What IF we lived like Jesus”
The world around us feels like it is crumbling and almost nothing seems certain, until we look to Jesus and see that our Hope is very clear and certain. He didn’t just give us salvation—Jesus is our salvation and the example of what it means to live in the fullness of grace and truth. What the world needs is His redemption, the very redemption and hope that lives inside of us. Rather than shrink back, it is time to love like Jesus loved, serve like Jesus served, pray like Jesus prayed, and pursue holiness like Jesus pursued it.
I’ll be back later this week to share some of my notes and what Jesus specifically laid on my heart.
Until then I want to leave you with a link so you can stream the IF:gathering (for free) until the end of day today. I high recommend it.