Yesterday, my friends in Malaysia told me that if they are caught sharing their faith in Jesus with a Muslim, they will go to jail.

In this tightly-controlled Muslim nation, the government requires any brochure inviting people to come to a Christian meeting to state “for non-Muslims only.” Regardless of what the government says, the Kingdom of God cannot be restrained. The Christians in Malaysia have grown to number ten percent of the population. Nothing can hold back the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ when God’s people pray and obey the voice of living God whom we serve!

I have been told first-hand this week of amazing miracles happening throughout the darkest places of Southeast Asia – a tumor falling off of a woman’s body whose husband was the main Muslim leader in the community, the blind eyes of a Muslim Imam being instantly and completely healed…. God is using many other miraculous signs and wonders to turn the hearts of Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ. We live in exciting times!

Do not be sidetracked by the bad news around us. Our world has become very shaky during these past few days with news of the stock market declining all over the world and the deep concern about the financial climate all around us. But this remains the best time for us as believers in Jesus. We are a part of a “kingdom that cannot be shaken, so let us be thankful, and worship God acceptably with reverence and awe…” (Hebrews 12:28). Let’s press in to know our God more intimately, be thankful for all he has given us, and focus on those things that count for eternity. May His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven in each of our lives this week!