Daily Topic for February 19, 2009
How would we respond to an edict that forbade us to pray to anyone but the king? Would we be a “Daniel,” who no matter what the circumstances, or law of the land, we would remain steadfast and faithful to the Lord? Daniel was right in his decision to continue to pray to his God. Although we are normally obligated to obey the law of the land, we are to obey God alone when the civil law conflicts with God’s law. Missionaries and national Christian workers today often find themselves in difficult situations where the law of the land appears to conflict with the demands of Scripture.
Pray that the Father will give His messengers wisdom to discern when the conflict is real and unavoidable. Pray that they will have boldness to act with courage and conviction.
Storytelling, dancing, music, and even wrestling; the Lebou people really know how to start a party! Whenever there is a special event, the arts flow, and everyone gets excited.
The Lebou people have always lived close to the sea on Senegal’s coast near the capitol of Dakar. As long as anyone could remember, they have been fishermen, so expect fish on the menu if you go to one of their celebrations. However, living by the sea has had its hazards. Centuries ago slavers targeted many coastal people groups in Senegal, and the captives were sent to America to work on southern plantations.
Today slavery has been abolished in Senegal, but the Lebou people are captives in another way. They are enslaved to the false doctrines of Islam. Most Lebou don’t realize there is a Savior seeking to save their souls and put them in a right relationship with the Heavenly Father.
May this people group hear about the Savior of men who wants to save their souls and meet all of their needs.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Ask the Lord to use even dreams, visions and His Word to show the Lebou people that Jesus Christ is the true source of salvation. Thank God that a few members of this people group have been won to Jesus. Pray that they will be trained and empowered to take the gospel to their own people. May the Fishers of Men soon have a large catch among the Lebous of Senegal.-WK