Don’t let others tell you that you’re “forcing” your beliefs on them. How quickly are those same people demonstrating their disbelief? After all, atheism and agnosticism are religions, too. Believers of those religions are placing their faith in themselves (or really, in Satan). I hear so many of them attribute what we would call “God winks” or experiences to the “universe” or the “cosmos” or even “karma.” This tells me that somewhere inside each of them, they acknowledge a higher being. God placed this knowledge of Him in each person so that no one is without excuse (Romans 1:19).
Because everyone has this knowledge, I believe that when we share Jesus with unbelievers and they get angry, they are really lashing out at the conviction, the conflict they’re feeling inside.
This month, Muslims all over the world will be participating in Ramadan, a month-long time of prayer and fasting. It’s one of the five pillars of their religion and even the less religious Muslims participate in this practice. It’s a time when Christians all over the world really focus prayers on the Muslims with the belief that while they (Muslims) are praying and fasting and have a more spiritual focus, they may be more receptive to hearing (and accepting) Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Several of us are praying specifically for the people of Morocco during this time. You can even sign up to commit to praying for them. The goal is to have someone in the world interceding on behalf of Morrocans, every minute of every day during their religious celebration. You can commit to praying one time for 15 minutes, or every day for however long you have available. Click here if you’re interested in more information or to sign up.
Likewise, if you know any Muslims, this would be an excellent time to share the gospel with them. Pray for opportunities and the words to say. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. Pray for boldness. Do not be ashamed of the gospel.
Bible Verse of the Day
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV
Father, we come before you to intercede on behalf of the millions of Muslims in the world. Soon they will be dedicating their days to fasting and praying. Open their eyes to Your glory, Lord. Give boldness to Your children to share the gospel. Please also give us the words to say. Soften the hearts and minds of those we witness to that they may be receptive to Your Word.
Father, please speak to the leaders of the world. Please guide them and give them wisdom. Father, please take care of the people of Ukraine. Encourage and lift up their leaders. We trust in Your sovereignty, Lord. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.