Daily Topic for August 13, 2007

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!

Dolpo People of Nepal

Ankalal, a 16-year old boy, has never surfed the Internet. He’s never seen a computer, a car or a telephone. He lives in a remote village in northwest Nepal, near the border with China. His people are called the Dolpo.

At 12,000 to 15,000 feet above sea level, their rough stone houses are among the highest and most remote human dwellings in the world.

The Dolpos worship Buddha, but some also practice Bon, an ancient Tibetan religion. Lamas often perform rituals and ceremonies of both religions. Lamas are highly respected, and always consulted in cases of illness, marriage arrangements, travel, and when making other important decisions.

In the mid-1990s, a missionary group wrote, “This group is totally untouched with the gospel. They still have no written language or Christian materials. There are no known Dolpo believers. In order for a church to be established within this people group, there must be a movement starting with the village leaders and working down from there….” Since the 1990s, a few Dolpo people are known to have placed their faith in Jesus Christ.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Holy Spirit would place a burning desire within the believers’ hearts, and that they would spread the gospel to the leaders of the Dolpo people.-JWS

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