Do you know that the Muslim religion is vast in Europe and the Middle East? You probably do but I want to make you really think about what that means. Once again in the year 2016 Christians are being martyred for what they believe in. Others before us believed that they could kill off those that believed in Jesus Christ and for centuries He has been proving them wrong.
Ishmael was Abraham's first son. He was loved by Abraham but when Isaac was born He was sent away with His mother. He believed in God just as Abraham did but He was angry and that anger has continued for thousands of years. Today, men and women in the Middle East are being called to love Christ. He is powerful and He is bringing them one by one and they will be persecuted for loving Jesus. So as I sit in my red chair writing this, I'm sad because I hope my faith in my God is that strong.
Recently, on Twitter there was a story about Najima. They used a fake name for a kings daughter that was under house arrest. She found Christ while away at school and when she began to profess the love she found through Him her brothers and father tried to electrocute her but they couldn't because the Bible on her lap she could touch and the power of Jesus was in that room. She's 16 years old, can you even fathom the courage of knowing our family had stripped us to electrocute us and we remained faithful to the God that had come before us. Jesus is one with God. We worship one God in a Holy Trinity but they think it's wrong to worship Jesus and yet, He saved us all from our sins. So I'm praying for her and for every single person like her. May the Word of God infiltrate a culture and a way of life so they may have the power of Christ.
On this National Day of Prayer in the US, I'm praying that we don't just pray for our country but that we pray for every country. It's not about politics or choices we will make. It's about people, people coming to know and love Jesus Christ. God gave us kings and presidents because we wanted to be led by man but all we ever needed was Him. May the God of Abraham who created Ishmael and Isaac protect His people and bring on more and more from the Middle East right to my back yard. Our children need to hear the call of Christ and be in awe that He gave His life for the sinner and it doesn't matter your color, race or nationality. He just wants you!
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Thank You Jesus for loving us that you come to man in dreams, visions, and light. Thank You that Your powerful enough to keep a woman from being electrocuted and thank You for guiding men and women all over the world to You. We need You and we are thankful for Your mighty presence in our lives. In Jesus name we pray all power and glory go to You! PS. Lord we pray for Najima wherever she is that Your will be done on her life and that her entire family is brought to You because of her great faith. She is a warrior who has seen a Savior! We lift her up and ask that You continue by her side and through the tremendous trial she now faces because she believes in You.