Daily Topic for February 26, 2009
Habakkuk eventually understood that God wanted all the peoples, all the nations, to see and understand His authority. God parted the sea, not because He was angry, but because He wanted those who didn’t know Him to see His salvation and turn to Him. His chastisement of Israel was partially intended to show the nations the awesome power with which He would later come to redeem her. No matter what the situation in the world may be today, our future is glorious! Our responsibility in this great drama of life is to willingly bear witness of His glory to every nation!
Pray that God will speed the day when the knowledge of the glory of the Lord covers the earth!
Music has been called the universal language. Despite language and culture barriers, anywhere we go, there will be music and it always speaks to the heart!
The Wassuli people of western Africa have always loved their musical expression. Their style, known as wass, is known internationally, and people of all ages enjoy listening to it. Wass is best known via the talents of singer Oumou Sangare, a Wassuli from Mali. Her sound has been celebrated since the release of her first album in 1990. She has been known as “The Songbird of Wassoulou.”
The Wassulis have lived in parts of Mali, Cote D’Ivoire and Guinea for centuries. They are very congenial and hospitable. Many of their dwelling areas are very remote and inaccessible by car during the rainy season. Most Wassulis are farmers who raise rice, peanuts and corn. Their primary export crop is cotton.
Islam was brought to the Wassulis in the late 1800s, but many Wassulis still follow more strongly their traditional African beliefs, creating their own form of folk Islam. There are very few known followers of Christ among the Wassuli people.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Lord would stir and move His servants to make their homes among the Wassulis so that they can share Christ with them. Pray for a spiritual breakthrough among the Wassulis that will lead them to faithful obedience and to use their musical talents to sing His praise among the nations.-JR
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