Daily Topic for October 21, 2010

Luke 14:28-30
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish.”

Completion. That is what this verse is about. Those who begin a spiritual journey must be willing to follow through to the very end, or they will be disappointed and give up.

Pray for Kashmiri Muslims to seek true spirituality and remain committed to it until they find Jesus and cling to Him till the end of the journey.

Kashmiri Muslims

by PD

“The demand for Kashmir’s fruits, vegetables and grains has never been greater in Pakistan, India and beyond. I’ve come to let you know the Muzaffarabad Road is open. You need to deliver your produce now before it spoils.” Abdul, a Muslim businessman, was talking to a group of Kashmiri Muslim farmers. They were concerned that the Indian security force would again stop their trucks from going through the only major road that gives them passage into India with their crops.

There are about six million Muslims that live in the highly disputed region of Kashmir, on the northern tip of Pakistan and India. Violence has been continuous between Islamic militants and Hindus, each determined to gain full control of Kashmir. Kashmir is especially rich with natural water resources and fertile fields. The tragic consequences of the fighting, especially the blocking of the Muzaffarabad Road, is that it has suppressed the ability of the Kashmiri Muslims to advance economically. Recent negotiations have led to the road being opened most of the time. This has encouraged Muslim businessmen to consider investing more in Kashmir, which could lead to more jobs, development of infrastructure and tourism. However, the spiritual struggle is even greater in Kashmir. Muslims are very resistant to Christians of any kind.

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Pray that peace negotiations will open this area so Kashmiri Muslims will be in contact with Christ followers through business and tourism. Pray that they will hear and accept God’s Word and find true peace in His saving grace.

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