Deep in his heart Imed, a devout follower of Islam knew that even if he prayed for a thousand years, he probably wouldn’t make it into paradise. Muslims are working hard to earn God’s approval, but we too as followers of Jesus can fall into trying to earn it. Then, just yesterday God brought to mind someone Shawna needed to forgive. It’s a conversation about what forgiving someone looks like. And what it doesn’t look like (it’s not letting someone off the hook). Next, Perry’s strategy for getting through March when most want winter to be OVER. Then, if you’ve ever felt terrified that you’ve committed an unforgiveable sin, find perfect love to drive out your fears. Finally, a Perry and Shawna Mornings listener, Corinne shares how a family member literally stole their home. Someone suggested that she forgive. Her response was, “Are you kidding me??”
Tyranny has raised its ugly head. Ukraine has been invaded by a man who wants to take over a free country. He wants it to increase his power. Clearly evil is in play. But we know God is working as well. Ivan is a Messianic Jew who’s a pastor and professor in Ukraine. And he helps us see what’s going on in Ukraine in real time. First, 30 to 40 year old Ukrainian soldiers are capturing 18-year-old Russian soldiers. Seeing their young faces keeps them from hating Russians. Then, Ukrainian believers have prayed that a supernatural fear would come over Russian soldiers, and it’s happened.
Next, an angelic cloud over Kiev in the first days of the war. Then the host of the Prayers of Rest podcast Asheritah Ciuciu whose parents are Romanian shares the deep pain she feels about the invasion of Ukraine and cries out in prayer for God’s help! Then Ivan shares how the story of David and Goliath is helping Jesus followers in Ukraine wrestle with whether they should take up arms. And finally, we’ll never be able to forgive those who’ve wounded us until we see the depth of our sin and the what it cost God to forgive us.
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.