Christians have you ever wondered why America is in Iraq? Why is God allowing our men and women to be in harms way? Why are so many of them being killed? I do not have the answer. But I do know that God does.
As I pondered these things the thought came to me that maybe this is God’s way of getting Christians into that country. Before the fall of Sadam Hussein the possibility of Christian missionaries getting into Iraq would have been impossible. Now there are thousands of Christian military personnel there.
As you pray for their safety pray also that God will use them for His glory. I am sure they have restrictions on them about sharing their beliefs, but they can live a life that would show the love of God. The love He has for everyone, including the Muslim. The people of that country will be able to see the lies, about Americans and Christians, are not true.
Paul told the Corinthians that some plant, some water, but God brings in the harvest. Pray that seed is being planted. Pray some seed is being watered and God would bring in a harvest in that country. Wouldn’t it be amazing if an evangelical outbreak swept that country?
There are some that will say that can not happen. There are those that do not want it to happen. There are those that say those people are lost and will always be lost. God has the answer. We do not know what he will do in that place with the Christians that are willing to be used by Him for His glory.
We know nothing is impossible with God. Although it almost seems improbable, the possibility exists.
So instead of despairing about the situation pray for God’s will to be done. Pray for the Christian soldiers that have the opportunity to show the love of God to the people of that nation. Pray for their well being both spiritually and physically. Pray that they would understand they are not only in the American Army but they are also in the Lord’s Army.
May God bring all of them home safe and sound. But until that time let them be about His business as they do their duty each day. Pray that God would use them to bring about the salvation of that nation. Pray that the people would open their heart to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Scripture tells us that one day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Let us pray it will be sooner than later in Iraq.