I often wonder how God looks at us whenever we get caught up scurrying around—collecting strategies and best practices and the top 10 ways to be effective evangelists, parents, Sunday school teachers, or pastors.
Strategies and best practices are essential for a healthy ministry. It’s important to learn about what tends to work.
And yet, God is so creative! He often works outside our boxes and shows up in the strangest ways and places.
Here are a few of the strange ways my team has seen our creative God at work in the lives of our Muslim friends on the field.
Layla is fiery and full of passion. And her steps of faith are directly connected to ballroom dancing! She made a friend in her dance class who loves Jesus and who shared the Gospel with her. God literally danced Layla into the Kingdom!
Another woman named Aisha wanted to read about Jesus Christ in the Word. But her husband told her he wanted her to have nothing to do with the Bible. His opposition increased her desire to learn more, and she eventually embraced Jesus Christ. This infuriated her parents, and her husband divorced her.
Even so, Aisha says that out of great loss, she has found her greatest treasure in the Saviour.
And then there’s our old bathtub with its slow-leaking drain. Recently, it was used to baptize our friend Halima, for whom we’d been praying for years. Halima was ready to follow Jesus Christ, even though she knew it meant sacrificing much for the Kingdom. So, we filled the leaky tub and celebrated as we welcomed our new sister into the family. What a moment!
We don’t always get to see the fruit of our prayers of faith and our labour in the harvest.
But when we catch a glimpse of God’s strange and creative ways—like bathtubs and ballroom dancing—we celebrate that more Muslim men and women are embracing Jesus Christ!
God is using miracles both big and small to draw Muslims into the Kingdom.
Day 20 Saturday 25th May Expectant Mums“But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out ...Read More
Day 19 Friday 24th May Children“People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the ki...Read More
Day 18 Thursday 23rd May Men“Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.” Psalm 112:1-2Jamshed pushes his cart to the market, ...Read More
Day 17 Wednesday 22nd May Women“They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the Lord—the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorro...Read More
Day 16 Tuesday 21st May The Urban Poor“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” (Isaiah 55:1)Alian’s cash is running out. Just before the st...Read More
Day 15 Monday 20th May Refugees and Internally-Displaced Persons“The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wic...Read More