Daily Topic for August 13, 2006

1 Pet. 2:11
"Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul."

Do we see ourselves as “aliens and strangers” in the world today, or do we find, as another author observed, that “this world is too much with us”? “Earthly-mindedness” is a serious spiritual malady. An excellent antidote is to continually resubmit our lives to God’s eternal purpose to bring people from every nation to share in the marriage supper of the Lamb. Earthly attractions will have less allure for us when we are consumed by God’s own purposes and desires.

Lord Jesus, teach us to see ourselves as You see us-as aliens and strangers. Make us Kingdom people!

Mosuo (Mo-Sor) People of China

Among the Mosuo women, temporary “walk-in marriages” are encouraged. At night, the man either climbs in through her window or enters through the back door. He must leave his hat hanging outside the window to tell others there is a man inside. Men must visit the woman at night and must return to their mother’s home early the next morning before breakfast.

The Mosuo people adhere to the azhu system, which means all assets and property are transferred to the female side of the family, from mother to the youngest daughter. The family name is passed down from the mother instead of the father. Many times after a child is born the identity of the father is not known. Unfortunately, in the Mosuo language there is not a word equivalent to our word for “father.”

But God the Father is at work in Mosuo communities. Recently under supernatural circumstances, a Mosuo family came to salvation in Christ. They shared Christ with their friends, and now there are about 20 Mosuo Christians which meet regularly.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the 20 Mosuo believers that they will be bold and win more of their Mosuo friends to Jesus. Pray for more supernatural encounters that will cause more families to turn to Christ.-SL

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