The email’s subject line said, “YOU SHOULD BE OUTRAGED.” 1200 Christians have been killed in Nigeria. But to be honest, I wasn’t outraged. Anger did not fill me. Tears did not start streaming down my face. Even writing a post about it seemed more laborious than anything.
This is my fault, though. Jesus doesn’t kill our joy with religious tasks. He doesn’t demand works—“or else.” It’s me. Being legalistic. Again.
So now, I write to you: Please pray for those this blog is about and dedicated for. The families of the 1200 innocent Christians in Nigeria who were slaughtered, and the countless more that are in terrorist captivity.
And please pray for me, too, that I would be filled anew and afresh with love and passion for these people. That it wouldn’t be a chore, but an honor; A crime that makes me outraged.
On August 2nd, 2020, over 200 refugees coming back to their homes were snatched up by Boko Haram and now are held hostage by the terrorist group (source). Some are even feared to be dead.
They were excited and relieved to be home… but that was taken away from them, again.
Many thoughts flood my mind, but one important one is this: Jesus is fighting for His People. Anyone in this group of hostages is not only in a physical war wrought with bombs and guns, but even more so in a spiritual war.
Jesus Loves us and is fighting for those who love Him.
“The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9, NLT)
Why is He allowing this awful thing? We can’t try to find a reason… all we can do is rest on the promises of Jesus, that He will continue to fight for His kids in this horrific situation.
Please pray with me:
“Dear Jesus, You see and know every single person in captivity right now, and You know the terrorists too. We pray in Your Holy and Mighty Name that You would free these people soon and restore all they have lost. Please bring members of Boko Haram to know You as well. Thank You dear Jesus. In Your Name we pray, Amen.”
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus won the final victory on the cross at calvary, beating sin and death forever. Learn more about Him and what He has done for us, here.
It is with great joy that I report this: 602 Boko Haram members have renounced being apart of Boko Haram and have pledged an oath to the Federal Public of Nigeria. While only time can tell if this is genuine or not, it is a huge win for Nigeria and a huge step forward! You can read the entire report of what is happening here.
Please pray with me over this situation, that God would continue to bring down terrorism (especially Boko Haram) and would grant Nigeria more victory!:
“Dear Jesus, Thank You for this amazing turn of events! Please continue to cause victory over Boko Haram, and bring those men and women that are apart of Boko Haram to You so that they won’t be brought to shame. Thank You for all things, Lord Jesus! In Your Name we pray, Amen.”
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus is in the business of saving, changing, and transforming lives—and He is the Only Way, Truth, and Life (John 14:6). Learn more about Jesus here!
Whenever I feel the Lord leading me to write, He usually gives me the ideas through emails I receive from Google News Update emails. But tonight, looking at all the different emails, I have an idea: I am going to ask you all to pray for each headline in my email. Continue reading →
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