As You Seek Allah This Ramadan

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My Muslim friends,

As you seek Allah this Ramadan. . .know that I will be praying for you.

May God bless you in amazing, unforgettable, indescribable, new ways.

May He reveal more of His glory than you can hold in your heart.

May the words of God touch your soul like never before.

May His love overwhelm you as you fast and pray.

May you dream His dreams and see His visions.

May you be a blessing to those who suffer.

May your family be healthy and happy.

May Isa be more real than ever.

May your prayers be heard.

I love you, my Muslim friends.

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33 thoughts on “As You Seek Allah This Ramadan

  1. Thank you Pastor Mark. I have had the pleasure of coming across you blog from time to time, and I have always appreciated it. In a world that is too often focused on our differences, we need more to focus on that which we have in common, and that which is right. Again, thank you for your kind words, and may the upcoming month give you much joy and prosperity.

    • Thank YOU, Yaqub!

      I truly love Muslims. Yes, we have so much in common to celebrate. The differences are real – who Jesus is, whether he died and rose from the dead or not, etc. But. . . even those differences can be talked about with respect and love (1 Peter 3:15).

      God bless you!

    • Hussain, such kind words! Shukran!

      You don’t know how much I would like to see you. You say, “Inshallah.”

      The Bible says something so beautifully similar:

      “What you ought to say is, ‘If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that'” (James 4:15).

    • Nedal, afwan!

      Miss seeing you, habibi. Keef halak? How is your family?

      Please check out my blog whenever you can: http://www.ilovemuslims.net/.

      God bless you!

      “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (King Dawud in the Zabur – the Psalms – chapter 136, verse 1).

    • Afwan! I hope you will continue to take a look at my blog and leave comments from time to time.

      “Honor the Lord with me! Celebrate his great name” (King Dawud in the Zabur – the Psalms – chapter 34, verse 3).

      Here is a great music from those words of Psalm 34: http://vimeo.com/42856645

    • Shukran!

      King Suleiman – Solomon – said in Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV):

      “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
      and lean not on your own understanding;
      in all your ways submit to him,
      and he will make your paths straight.”

    • Afwan. My pleasure!

      “. . .give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you. . . “ (from the Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – like always saying alhamdulillah!)

  2. Thank you.

    Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth declares the glory of Allah, the King, the Holy, the Mighty, the Wise. (Quran 62:1)

    He it is Who raised among the inhabitants of Mecca an Apostle from among themselves, who recites to them His communications and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and the Wisdom, although they were before certainly in clear error. (Quran 62:2)

    And others from among them who have not yet joined them; and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (Quran 62:3)

    That is Allah’s grace; He grants it to whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace. (Quran 62:4)

    • Musalmah, thanks for sharing the verses from the Qur’an with me. It is so good – and important – to share what we believe with each other in an attitude of humility and respect. That is what I try to do in my blog.

      “. . .Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (The Bible, 1 Peter 3:15).

    • El PrOff,

      Am I a Muslim? Great question! If by Muslim you mean “one who is submitted to God” I certainly hope I am. My preference would be to be called a “follower of Jesus.” But honestly, I am not a big believer in labels because we can call ourselves lots of things but it is the heart that really matters. God sees the heart and I am trying to love Him with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind, and all my strength (the Injil, Mark 12:30).

  3. Shukraan Mark

    All Praise and Gratitude to Allah and peace and Blessings be upon all prophet from Adam to Ibrahim to Isa and Muhammad

  4. If only there were more people like Mark Vanderput in this world, what a decent place it would be! Religious discourses should always be done with respect and be treated as an exchange of ideas, not an enforcement of one’s views…Mark, a majority of Muslims love Christians as we are asked by Allah to love all the people of the book as brethren…and it is refreshing to see that our respect for you is reciprocated, even if you are one in a million!

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