Daily Topic for February 29, 2012

Jeremiah 45:4, 5
…I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted… Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not.

God admonishes us, as He did Jeremiah’s scribe Baruch, to abandon selfish ambition which is not only futile, but is also irrelevant. Most people spend their lives pursuing either things or accomplishments. It is nothing less than tragic when believers chase personal aspirations to the ignorance or neglect of the clearly-revealed purposes of God. In light of what God is doing and wants to do among the nations, can we possibly justify seeking great things for ourselves? Seek them not.

Pray to yield your aspirations, ambitions, and dreams to His perfect will.

Lobi-Wala People

by TP

The Lobi-Wala girl thought, “We may be girls, but we work harder than anyone in West Africa. Not only do we help tend cattle like our brothers and fathers do, but we also care for younger children and help our mothers fix meals.”
The girl lives in a village settlement of scattered compounds and farming plots, much like other people in her part of Africa. When the time comes, she will marry and live with her husband’s people outside her area.
Life for the Walas, however, does not just consist of tending children and cattle, or agriculture and cooking. There are also festivals, rites of passage, and initiation into secret societies. There are crafts and entertainment. Indeed, Wala xylophone players are famous for their music.
Many Walas are Muslim, the result of Muslim migration, inter-marriage, and Muslim evangelism. Others are animists, who interact with dead ancestors, sacred objects, and the earth itself. Some mix animism and Islam. Few follow Christ, even though the New Testament and materials from Global Recordings Network are available to them. However, they do not have the audio Old Testament or the JESUS Film in their language at this time.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Holy Spirit will grant wisdom and favor to mission agencies that are focusing on the Lobi-Wala people. May God send more long-term missionaries, dreams and visions to reach the unreached, and to build up existing fellowships. Pray that the Old Testament and the JESUS Film be made available soon in their language.

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