Daily Topic for October 22, 2013
Today we are praying for a ministry established by a man who once was not “timid” in his enthusiasm for Shi’ite Islam. His boldness was not tempered by the power of the Holy Spirit, the One who provides love and self-discipline. But now that he is an ambassador for Christ, he operates in a new boldness, one that is directed by the Holy Spirit. People in this part of the world will see the difference.
Pray for workers in the Persian bloc to be directed by the boldness, love, and self-discipline provided by the Holy Spirit.
Walking from a darkened room into the light has a couple of effects: Initially, you are blinded and a little unsure of your step. But then your sight adjusts, and you are able to move forward as the light guides your way.
This describes the spiritual journey and experience of Daniel Shayesteh who came from darkness into the light of the gospel. Prior to meeting Jesus, Daniel was an active Muslim militant in his homeland of Iran who supported Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power. Later Daniel fell out of favor with the new Shi’ite leaders, was forced into exile in Turkey, and there began a journey to faith in Christ.
In 2000 Daniel Shayesteh founded Exodus From Darkness as an apologetic ministry answering honest spiritual questions about Christianity. His desire is to help others understand Christ’s teachings. He also hopes to help Westerners better understand the issues Muslims have in regard to the person of Jesus Christ, and he wants to help Muslims see that Jesus is the true Savior. The Exodus From Darkness staff work as defenders of the faith for those who seek understanding and truth.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Thank God that Exodus From Darkness is bringing light where it is seriously needed! Pray that Exodus From Darkness workers will experience God’s favor in reaching those who have honest spiritual questions. Pray that their influence will expand. Pray that their work will be clearly heard and embraced throughout the Persian World.