Lunch with seven Kurdish refugees, who escaped the violence in Syria with only their spouses and children, has forever changed my life.
None of them wanted to become refugees, and I sat with rapt attention as they described how evil people had sought to eradicate Christianity and all Christians from their nation. They called it the “catastrophe” in their homeland.
Their deep faith and love for God dominated the conversation. There was no complaining and no regrets, only brokenness for their native land and a dream that one day they can go back, bear witness to Christ, and be a light in the darkness for their Savior.
The Bible is True
As we were eating and talking, I asked God, "What do I need to learn from these brothers? I have never experienced persecution for my faith. No one has ever threatened the lives of my wife or children or parents or friends because we are Christians.”
At that moment, one of them said, “During this whole horrible experience, we learned the Bible is true. God is our refuge and strength.”
What is the biggest challenge you are facing in your life right now? Where do you need strength? Do you need refuge? Write me or leave a comment.
Dare to Ask God,
What happened when four men dared to ask God for a church and a pastor despite being the only believers in their village? Find out more..
Have you gone through a tough challenge that led to you seek God as your strength? Run to Him for your REFUGE just as these refugees do.
When was the last time you reflected on Christ’s sacrifice? Take time this week to ask God to remind you of His GREAT love.
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Do you need a touch of God’s power? To experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit? God promised to fill His people if they humble themselves and ask.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the USA, and I want to honor my wife, Joy, the mother of our two children and the person who has given her life to love, nurture, educate, disciple, and raise our children to adulthood.
Do you have the courage and strength to live wisely and obediently? Check out this week’s Dare to Ask God blog post!
Right now, Joy and I are with 92 leaders from 21 European nations and the USA in one of Europe’s greatest cities. God is moving. They are passionate and motivated, and they believe that God has raised them up for this hour. Ten and a half years ago, it was a vastly different picture.
The phone rang at 5am, and I knew immediately something was wrong. Norival stated simply, “John Lim is in heaven.” By 9am, I was on a flight from Atlanta to Singapore to be with John’s wife, children, goddaughters, and friends. Why would I drop everything and leave immediately? The answer is John Lim.
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