Subject: Journey On! • Fear, Faith, and Fire

Journey On! is a newsletter from Journey to the Heart, a ministry of the Institute in Basic Life Principles.

Journey On!

April-May 2010 • Volume 2, Number 4

Journey On! 

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen." Ephesians 3:17-21

Oh, the breadth, and length, and depth, and height of God's love!  

Trials to Triumphs: Overcoming the Fear of Man

Kelli's Testimony"At the first session, someone spoke about the sin of the fear of man. Fear of man has always been a problem for me, but I don’t remember ever hearing it classified as a sin! The next morning I was reading my Bible in the living room, and one other girl from my team was seated on the far side of the room doing the same thing. God suddenly laid on my heart that He wanted me to confess the sin of the fear of man—out loud.

"So I whispered a prayer of confession. 'Louder,' He said. I tried again, still in a whisper. 'Louder!' 'But she’ll hear me!' I answered. It was a struggle that lasted several minutes." 

Continue reading Kelli's story »

Life to Life: Hello, I am Fearful....

Dark Night"I’ll shoot straight with you: I’m ridiculously afraid of many things, and many of them are fairly small.  I don’t let my fear show, but it is so there.  Lame right, afraid of what people will think or do IF they found out I was afraid of anything.

"Anyways, lately, I’ve been stuck on I John 4:18. So, the verse says 'There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.'  Honestly, I usually just read the first part of the verse, but I wanna get to thinkin’ on the last part."

Read Nicole's application of I John 4:18 »

Lights for the Way

Ministering Melodies: Hear My Prayer

Hear My PrayerThis CD is a classic! One of the most peaceful albums you could imagine, especially if you like guitar supported by a full orchestra!

This collection has several songs that aren't very common such as: The Steps of a Good Man, Psalm 86, Holy Place, (and two of my absolute favorites) Make Me a Stranger, and I Could Not Do Without Thee. Along with these are some beautiful favorites like Be Thou My Vision, O Sacred Head Now Wounded, and As The Deer.

A calm and beautiful CD, "Hear My Prayer" may just become one of your favorites if you give it the chance.

Listen to some samples and view the entire list of songs on our web store »

Messages for Life: A Table in the Presence

A Table in The Presence  "Amidst the danger and chaos of the war in Iraq, the men of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment discovered what they least expected as the smoke cleared—the undeniable presence of God."

In this book you will read incredible and hair-raising stories of God's power and protection! Miraculous escapes from certain death and terrible injury, and awesome proofs of God's never ending care for His children!

With this book remind yourself of the might of our loving God!

View this item on our web store »

Stories to Enjoy: The Devil's Lighter

Billows of Smoke"People gazed at the spectacle open-mouthed realizing that they were totally helpless and unable to do anything about it. It was a giant column of flames shooting 700 feet in the air. It was coming from a ruptured gas well.

"An eye witness said of the fire’s blowout, 'The inferno gave a roar so deafening that it reached into the core of every man’s soul.' They knew of only one man who might be able to solve this crisis. So they appealed to him to come and help them.

"The heat was so intense that while he was still five hundred feet away from the blaze the wheels on his car caught fire. He surveyed the situation and designed a strategy to put out the fire, which many saw as a hopeless situation. If he failed, experts calculated that the fire would burn for over a hundred years... Finally the day came. On May 28, 1962, he put his plan into action and, to everyone’s amazement, the fire was extinguished. How did he do it?"

To find out how this terrifying blaze was put out and discover the incredible application it has for us in our Christian lives, read the story »

Updates and Exciting Happenings!

4 Days to FreedomFor your Dads!

Last Newsletter we highlighted the "Whatever It Takes" marriage conference done by Paul and Jenny Speed! Well this newsletter, we have another aspect of their amazing ministry!

Mr. Speed is starting "Four Days to Freedom" in order to give fathers an opportunity to break free from the bondage of sin! He has given his testimony many times, and his burden is to help other men find the same victory and power that God has mercifully given him!   

For more information on this chance for fathers go to the website at

Special Request: PICTURES!

Winter DayGuysFor all of you who have been on a Journey, we need pictures! The Journey office is working on several projects which require some good pictures, and we thought many of you might have some that you could send us! So if you have some good pictures from your Journey, we would love to get them! You can send them to If you have any questions just email us at the address listed, or LogGirlscall us at 630-323-9800 Ext 522

We're always looking for good pictures, but if we could get some before May 25th that would be wonderful!

Life-Changing Opportunities: S.T.E.P!

Step "Skills Training for Emergency Preparedness (STEP) is a four-week outdoor adventure program for young women ages 15 and older. This challenging program is designed to build confidence on individual and team levels, in preparation to respond to life’s emergencies, while learning to put their trust in the Lord. STEP will help enrich each young woman in spiritual and personal disciplines, physical fitness and emergency skills that will prepare them to fulfill the calling God has for their life."  To Find out more about S.T.E.P take a look at their blog!

The Next S.T.E.P course is coming up on May 31st!

So you know a little about what S.T.E.P is, but here is a story of how God used it in the lives of a girl who desperately needed to know how much she meant to her Heavenly Father!

 "One night nearing the end of STEP, tears streamed down my face as I poured out my heart before the LORD. Inwardly I reeled as vivid images flashed through my mind, like a preview of a slow-motion picture playing scenes from my childhood. It seemed I had often struggled with low self-esteem....I had come to camp with high hopes and bright expectations of doing well – of excelling in many of the activities. However, by this time in the third week of camp, my anticipations were faced with reality. I was not doing well...."

 This is truly a beautiful testimony of God's grace. Continue reading Kimberly's story »


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