Daily Topic for July 18, 2010
The Zaomin people live by what they can do. They only hope that good works can get them to heaven. They are weary and burdened. Most of them have never heard of Christ, their wonderful Savior, who loves them and only wants them to trust Him. Though what we do matters to God, we need to allow Him to take over our lives. Only then will we enjoy the rest that He has for us.
Pray that the Zaomin people will seek and find the rest God has for them.
“Lie down and rest. You are too ill to work so hard.” The older woman ignored the admonition from her younger sister, picked up an ax, and headed into the forest. Driven by her belief system, she only felt worthy when the pile of firewood outside her home reached a certain point.
About 46,000 Zaomin people live in rugged mountain country. They rely on their own works for their physical and spiritual well-being. Most Zaomin people practice a strange religious blend of Daoism, animist, and Buddhist customs. They sing and chant songs about questions regarding their moral conduct. They believe that one day their answers will determine whether their souls enter eternal rest or not. Most live with constant pressure, unaware that Jesus said, “Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28).
In recent years, several Zaomin people have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. These jubilant new believers are reaching out to others. Let’s support them in prayer. They have no Bible translated into their language, no Christian broadcasts and no support system.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Zaomin people will find purpose in their lives through Christ. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide them into spiritual rest. Pray that God will protect and strengthen the few Zaomin believers. Ask God to soon provide them access to His Word through the printed page, the JESUS Film, radio, and through gospel recordings.