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Jul 19 2017

It’s GOOD news!

God named Ishmael ‘God hears’ before he was born. Years later, God heard Ishmael’s cry when he was perishing in the wilderness and opened his mother’s eyes to see a spring of water from which she gave him drink – and he lived! Islam claims Ishmael as a spiritual forefather. Today’s Muslims are in the wilderness perishing and crying out for living water. Let the Church pray to the Father to reveal the well of living water, Jesus, so they might live!
It’s GOOD news!

In her July 2 blog, Joy Loewen discusses Islamophobia from a personal (as opposed to societal) perspective. She defines phobia as irrational fear and offers practical tips for dealing with irrational fear of Islam. Tip #1 says, “Discipline how long I watch the news…” and #2 says, “Discipline my diet of reading materials. Are the books or websites I read creating an increasing dislike and extreme alarm or are they developing understanding and compassion?” Tip #3 is to befriend Muslims. (https://joyloewen.blogspot.ca)

I don’t watch TV news, but I get several daily news feeds that focus on Islam and other e-letters that analyze Islamic issues related to Israel. It could spend several hours daily if I were to read every link they supply, and I confess sometimes they do overwhelm me. But I balance them by subscribing to newsletters from ministries such as World Compassion, Elam, Bible Society of Egypt, Light for All Nations and so on that report on amazing exploits God is doing through His ambassadors around the world. And I attend events such as Horizons International’s Legacy Conference to be encouraged first-hand by people on the front lines.

Most importantly, I read the Bible and challenge myself to trust God’s eternal word. I have found:

  • The more I read scripture, the more confidence I have that God has a plan and that He is sovereign.
  • The more I exercise my faith in His word, the less influence the spirit of fear has over me.
  • The more I determine to see from God’s perspective instead of from the perspective of current events, the less I am shaken by the news.
  • The more I declare God’s word aloud, the less I experience anxiety about the future.

 The word gospel simply means good news. It comes from the Greek euangelion (eu ‘well’ + angelein ‘announce’). Islam generates an overflowing abundance of bad news. May I announce to you instead a brief sampling of what the Gospel is accomplishing?

  • Muslim refugees seeking Jesus are flooding European churches and revitalizing them.
  • Christian testimony is being showcased on Egyptian media and Muslims are openly asking for Bibles.
  • Seeds of the Gospel are being planted in the hearts of Canadian Muslims kids attending Christian camps.
  • In the past month I’ve met two young Canadian women, one a former Muslim, who are on fire for Jesus and determined to reach Muslims.

As the song says, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy….” Here are a couple of easy things to do while enjoying the summer. The first will strengthen you for difficult times ahead. The second will remind you of Jesus’ intentionality in coming to earth.

  1. Memorize Psalm 46. Declare it aloud over yourself, your family and the nation until you gain victory over alarm and dislike. Be convinced that you can “be still” (calm down, stop fighting, cease striving, let go of your concerns) and know that He will be exalted among the nations (v. 10).
  2. Befriend a Muslim. Choose the motive of love and ask God to fill you with His love. Be in prayer for this person to be set free from the chains and blinders of Islam in order to hear the Gospel in his/her heart and see Jesus in you.
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Leslie knows by faith and experience that our heavenly Father puts His prayers in our hearts and then listens to our hearts’ cry as we pray them back to Him. We hear God, and God hears us.
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