Daily Topic for February 06, 2011
This proverb, quoted by Jesus, shows us one of the things that makes God’s Kingdom unique. In Christ’s way of doing things, the believer is required to show mercy, compassion and generosity, even to his enemies. What a revolutionary idea! Such generosity can potentially draw non-believers to Christ far better than words alone.
Pray that Fulbe believers will have a Holy Spirit-ignited love and generosity for those who persecute them, so that Christ will be glorified.
Souleymane, a Jalon Fulbe, was 16–years-old when his father turned his back on Islam to embrace Jesus as more than a prophet. He watched as other cattle herders in the village tried to avoid his father, and the women milking the herds distanced themselves from his mother. Even other children in his age-set (Fulbe children born during a three to four year interval) whom he worked with and was schooled with, didn’t know what to do with his family.
The Jalon Fulbes, like many small Islamic peoples, are very resistant to change. To date they have portions of the Bible in their language, but most efforts to establish a Jalon church have not been very successful. In order for a movement of Christ followers to emerge, youth like Souleymane will need to discover for themselves what it means to be fully dedicated to Christ and fully Fulbe at the same time. The issue of identity is difficult for any teenager, but it is a tremendous challenge for those seeking to follow Christ.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the handful of Jalon Fulbe believers will boldly share the gospel of Jesus Christ among their people. Pray for the salvation of key community leaders with the ability to influence entire families. Pray 2 Corinthians 10:4 on behalf of the Jalon people, remembering that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”