Daily Topic for August 13, 2008
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!
Life for the Agri people of India is full of fairs, feasts and festivals. They love to celebrate and dance, all for the favor of their Hindu gods. Their fairs are dedicated to the village goddess. Their Hindu feasts can last up to 31 days.
Even though they appear to live for the festivals, their livelihood is farming and fishing. They love the soil and working together for their homes and fields. For them the most important festival is the one that starts the fishing season. All the villagers come out to celebrate. They dance, sing, worship and pray for the favor of their gods as the fishermen go out to sea. All celebrations are done with the hope of destroying bad thoughts, enmity and anger, with the desire to encourage love and good thoughts.
Though they seem noble on the surface, they still need a relationship with Jesus Christ, God’s only Son. God’s word says true righteousness is impossible without faith and trust in the finished work of Christ. This South Asian people group of 394,000 is 100 percent Hindu. There are apparently none who have put their faith in Christ alone.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for sensitive Christian workers to go to the Agri people so that they can become part of God’s harvest of eternal souls. Pray that many Agri people will dedicate themselves to Christ and His Kingdom.-MH
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