I just finished reading this wonderful book and I can’t fathom the depth of its impact to me as follower of Christ. This book was written by two brave, faithful, zealous and on-fire Daughters of GOD. Their story, what they’ve been through is really remarkable and inspiring. Their heart and eagerness to share GOD’s love, grace and mercy to their fellow countrymen is really encouraging.
This book is the story of two Iranian women (Maryam and Marzieh), who both seek for the truth and both met and continue experiencing the TRUTH. Both were very determined to share the love that they found in GOD that their former belief never even tackled. Both have the heart to make a difference in the community they belong and share the new relationship they found in JESUS. They want to share this by meeting with their people, talking to them and sharing what they received has made a turn of their life. They gave away New Testament Bible to people they met discreetly. Little did they know they were being monitored and spied on by authorities. Later on, these authorities who are spying on them plot a scenario that put them in jail. And this was the turn of a grand design of GOD to their passion and heart. In the prison, they met different kind of women who are dealing with different issues in their life, mostly victims of the society and culture who have little regard with women. They were faced with different difficulties due to broken system that favors the power and who is in power. They took this opportunity to open and introduce their faith to their fellow prisoners. Prayer was a huge factor to penetrate even the hardest hardest broken hearts in their quest to honor and show GOD that they are partners with HIM. Almost all the prayers they lift up to GOD were answered that made these recipients all the more believed that Maryam and Marzieh’s GOD is alive and very caring. Through these answered prayers, these women felt loved, protected and for the first time, they felt that they were not ignored, that they are special.
Finishing the book made me think of my current partnership with Daddy GOD. It made me think a lot of ways how to be this on-fire for HIM. Talking behind the pulpit is not enough, serving is not enough, transporting brethren is not enough, reading and mastering the Bible is not enough…..it has to be something big, it has to be something extraordinary, it has to be something bold and scary and dangerous and bone wrenching act. I desire to be used in a way that I couldn’t imagine. I desire to be extraordinary for HIS Kingdom thinking that all HIS creation is important to HIM and should be with HIM…..for HIS glory, for HIM, through HIM and to HIM….one day!
Eversince, I met Jesus, it has been my desire to be _________! Paul was trained by Jesus for three (3) years in the wilderness (Galatians 1:11-24) and look how he have turned! It is taking ages for me but I believe it, in JESUS’ Name. Amen!