Daily Topic for July 14, 2009
In this verse, Paul is telling Timothy what power actually does for a follower of Christ. In all religious systems, power leads to getting what you want from the spirit world. Paul’s statement sharply contrasts with this. Power leads to love and self-discipline, two things that God wants His children to have. Are the nations willing to embrace this kind of power?
Pray that the Dariganga people will seek the kind of power that God wants them to have; the power to love the Lord with all their hearts and their neighbors as they love themselves.
Bolormaa placed her hat on her head, adjusted the broken wristwatch on her aged wrist, picked up the heavy stick she used to give herself the illusion of protection, and walked out the door of her home. She was the only member of the family to attend the local Buddhist temple. The other family members put their faith in piles of sacred stones heaped on every rise where they thought the spirits live. She took the hand of her great-grandson and made her way down the path. Bolormaa hoped within her heart that this boy would some day become a Buddhist monk.
Bolormaa stopped to point out the wide view of the Gobi Desert, visible from the plateau where her 35,000 Dariganga people live around the city by the same name. She thought of how much easier life is for the city dwellers than the nomads among her people. “You young people have it easy,” Bolormaa commented. “I was 13 when I married and had eight children to care for in 10 years.”Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Dariganga nomads and city dwellers, plagued with rape and murder in their city, will embrace Jesus. There is the JESUS Film, radio broadcasts, and a New Testament available, but there are only a few known believers to share the good news with these resistant people. Pray for the protection and encouragement of these believers.-PE