Daily Topic for February 18, 2009
Daniel’s fourth chapter is a kind of “celebrity tract” in which the most powerful king of his day tells how God broke his pride and stubbornness and how in simple childlike surrender he came to acknowledge the Most High God as his Sovereign. Nebuchadnezzar said, “I raised my eyes toward heaven, and my reason returned to me and I blessed the Most High…” When we are tempted to believe that any individual or any nation is beyond the saving power of God, we should be reminded that “the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.”
Pray that God will give us the faith to trust Him for miracles in the hearts of men and nations.
“Come hear a story!” The Tukulor storyteller’s voice rose, and the drums played, announcing that it was time for a tale. He didn’t have to wait long for people to gather to hear about the glory days of the Tukulor Empire, and how fast it spread in West Africa. Then he told them how their people became the first black Africans to embrace Islam. After the collapse of the Tukulor Empire, Muslim missionaries won converts from all 12 Tukulor castes, and all are still practicing Islam. He did not tell, however, about the practice of black magic, which is forbidden in Islam. Nor did he tell them about the witchdoctors, who are still common among this people group.
Tukulor men often sit down to talk about philosophical questions, such as the nature of man, and the existence of an afterlife. The Tukulors have a deep sense of spiritual hunger that is not being met. Who will pray for them, and who will go to them?Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that someone will take the story of Jesus to the Tukulor people so that their spiritual hunger can be satisfied. Ask God to open the doors needed for missionaries to reach out to this people group. Pray for a strong, Holy Spirit filled Tukulor Church that will draw surrounding peoples to the only Savior.-WK
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