Do y'all know who Brother Yun is? Honestly I really didn't until a couple of weeks ago and if you haven't heard of him I definitely recommend researching and reading about his life. I will not do it any credit here but in brief he is a Chinese Pastor who was exiled, imprisoned, and then tortured for his faith. Despite all of this he continued his ministry in prison - challenging and encouraging those not only in China but across the world. Eventually he escaped from prison by literally walking out the front doors of the heavily guarded maximum security prison where no one had ever escaped before. He stated in his two books and in many of His speeches that He simply obeyed the Lord and followed his guidance. Absolutely a miracle.
Truly I yearn to know my precious God so well that I would be willing to follow Him anywhere ... even in front of hundreds of guards who would shoot me as I walked by... no matter where He leads...
There is no place safer than in the will of God.
I find it so encouraging to read of Christians who have not only "survived" their trials but thrived under their trials due to the Lord's grace and mercy. Last April I shared about one of my favorite books that has truly influenced my life, "Evidence Not Seen" by Darlene Diebler Rose. If you haven't read it I can not recommend the book enough. I probably read it at least five or six times a year. It always encourages my heart back to scripture and to the heart of God. If you want to read the review that I did about the book you can click HERE.
A couple of days ago a friend of mine posted this quote that Brother Yun said and it was such an encouragement to me during some difficult days that I wanted to share it with y'all today.
I hope that it encourages you! Happy Tuesday! Who are your heroes of the faith? I would love to know!