Friday, October 16, 2015
Many Christians who try to evangelize Muslim friends experience frustration and dead ends. They find the cultural, social and religious mindset of Muslims to be totally different from what they are used to.
At times, some Christian witnesses may have confused harshness with spiritual power and used confrontational methods to denigrate Islam, its prophet and its followers.
As witnesses to the life-giving and life-changing Gospel, we need to educate ourselves in how to talk with Muslims. Yes, we need to be wise and sensitive in the way we proclaim to them the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Father, grant my desire to bring in a harvest of precious souls. Help me to share the Gospel message with my Muslim friends fearlessly, and yet with wisdom and sensitivity.
I realize I need wisdom from you, you who bestow divine wisdom, understanding and knowledge. May I be bold and wise, courageous and sensitive. Help me to lead Muslims to eternal life by the power of your Holy Spirit.
In the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, my Lord. Amen.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him (James 1:5, NIV).