Today on Freedom Friday with Perry and Shawna we celebrate another wonder of God in the Muslim world. We get an invitation to let God do the heavy lifting for us. We explore some amazing words of hope from the bible. And we talk about how Jesus frees us from living life in the courtroom.
First, Boutros and Youssef felt compelled to share Jesus in a town in north Africa known for Islamic extremism. But once there Boutros got cold feet and wanted to leave. But then Youssef had a dream, and the next night fearful Boutros had the same dream: The Spirit said in their dreams: “Stay!” They found out why when a high ranking Islamic leader showed up at their door saying: “I’ve had a dream.”
Next Shawna admits: “I’m weary, I’ve got nothing left in the tank.” This week has been the perfect storm of work deadlines, the needs of family, getting ready for the holiday, not to mention the stress of the election and a pandemic. If you’ve felt that weight on your shoulders this week, you’re probably carrying, as Shawna admits herself, a burden that’s not meant for you. This is an invitation to “Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”
Then Perry and Shawna share their thoughts on the incredible words of God in Isaiah 61:1-3. Finally, maybe you’re living life in the courtroom. Trying to get the verdict that you’re a good person through your own efforts. But that’s religion, trying to get the verdict from our performance. We’ll never get it that way because we never fully live up to our highest standards. But Jesus can take you out of the courtroom and give you the verdict you’ve been striving for all your life.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.