“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” Romans 3:23-24
You might have heard that many Muslims come to faith through dreams and visions. Well, I'm one of them and want to share my story with you. When I was in my 20s, I decided to follow God. So I opened my Koran and started reading. The more I read, the more I realised that I was a sinner, and no matter what I did, I was short of God's glory. I felt a thought coming to me saying: "What about your heart? God wants your heart." So I closed the Koran and started questioning God. I tried hard to deny God and not listen to His prompting, but I couldn't.
After I moved to England, a friend invited me to church, and I accepted her invitation twice, but then I stopped myself from going because I felt a strong desire to become a Christian. One day I pushed through the hesitation and went with her. The atmosphere in the church was different; It was like a light was shining on people during the worship. I was crying, but I didn't know why. As my background is Muslim, my biggest fear was to change my religion, none the less I started seeking the truth. I wanted to know why there are many religions and which one was from God! So I asked God to show me the truth.
One day I had a dream of Jesus. He was wearing a white robe, and I heard a voice say: "Jesus is the Son of God." This dream was so real to me that I went on my knees and asked God to forgive me for my sins and for denying Jesus. At that moment, I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and for the first time, I experienced God's love and presence in my life. It was like I came from darkness into light.
I've been a Christian for 20 years now, and I can't imagine my life without Jesus. I always wanted to follow God because I was scared of death and hell as Islam talks a lot about hell. Jesus set me free from all my fears, and I want to follow Him because I love God. Jesus gives me hope and reassurance that He is with me.
This song describes my faith: In Christ Alone
Prayer: Father God, thank you for sending your son, Jesus Christ, to die for us and pay for our sins. Thank you for your unconditional love, for your grace and mercy! Thank You that you don't want anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. Thank you for your Spirit, who is at work and reveals the truth to anyone who asks!
Prayer request: Jesus said:"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. Please pray for those seeking the truth to know the real God.