DAY 21 – JUNE 26th, 2016
The Journey of Faith
The path taken by a Muslim to become a follower of Christ is not straight or easy. But researchers who talk to Muslim background believers reveal that there are signs that help point Muslim seekers all over the world in the direction of Christ.
One sign is the Qur’an. Many Muslims find it hard to understand the Qur’an as it is mainly written in Arabic. When Muslims read the Qur’an in their own language, many of them realize that it does not have answers to some of their questions, or assurance of their salvation. One South Asian who has led many others to faith explained that reading the Qur’an in his own language was the beginning of his search for salvation that ended with surrendering his life to Jesus.
Another sign is from stories about the prophet Muhammad. Muslims revere the prophet Muhammad, but those who diligently study the Qur’an and the Hadiths (stories taken from the life of Muhammad), find concerns and contradictions that encourage them to find another way of believing.
One final sign that many Muslim background believers recognize is the violence that has plagued Islam for 14 centuries. The idea that Islam is a religion of peace is shattered by Muslims who live with the reality of war and violence every day. When we see outbreaks of Islamic violence reported we must remember that most of the victims are Muslims themselves, and many of these Muslims are rejecting that violence today to follow the Prince of Peace.
How to Pray
- Pray for Muslims who are questioning their faith, that they will have the opportunity to meet with others who have walked that journey and found it led them to Christ.
- Pray for scholars and teachers to study Islam with honest seeking hearts and courage to question.
- Pray for those Muslims who decide to follow Jesus, that they will find fellowship and peace within their new faith.