Intimacy with Christ

As guest assistant editor for the Mar/Apr 2014 issue of Mission Frontiers I reported on how movements are emerging here in the U.S. (Request free copies of this issue of MF.)

Such movements can transform a community or culture by swiftly bringing many into a growing relationship with Jesus. Training and obedience are key to movements, but at the core they are rooted in intimacy with Christ rather than mere religious activity.

Preparation for this issue led me to understand that richer intimacy with Christ, through deeper rest in God’s love, leads to:

  • heightened sensitivity to the Holy Spirit,
  • greater authority in preaching and healing, and
  • increased fruitfulness in multi-generational movements.

A great new resource for cultivating intimacy and rest is this new book,
The Longest Bridge Across Water, by Jeremy Mangerchine,
subtitled “An Ordinary Man’s Encounters with an Unordinary God.”

Read the first chapter free on-line, then if you find God speaking to you, get the $.99 Kindle book to read on any computer, tablet or smart phone. (Kindle NOT necessary.):

(Disclaimer: This is an affiliate link, so our ministry will benefit from anything you buy from Amazon after clicking this link.)


Another good resource for similar insights is Father’s Hand ministries, run by my friends Neil and Dana Gamble.

Their site hosts a series of free, on-line videos, and their retreat center is a great place to learn through personal interaction.

Here is one of Neil’s teaching videos, Knowing God – Intimacy with God
from Radiant Light Broadcasting: