Daily Topic for February 05, 2017

Isaiah 42:8-10, NIV
I am the Lord; that is my Name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you. Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.

Pray that as Kojo speaks to others, the Holy Spirit will give them faith to throw away their false gods and put on the only God worthy of praise and worship.

The Work of Kojo Issaka

by KC

(This is based on actual events in Ghana.)
The young Ghanaian man stared at Kojo Issaka, who had just preached about having faith in the all-powerful God. Sensing that the man had faith, Kojo asked him, “My friend, what will you do now? Will you put your faith in the power of idols made of wood and stone? Or will you put your faith in the God who made everything you see around you?” The man glanced at the amulet he held in his hand, and thrust it towards Kojo. “Take it. I’ll give you all my idols. Burn them all! From now on, everyone in my household will follow the Lord.” Kojo was elated, but it wasn’t the first time he had seen such a reaction.
Kojo is a church planter who works in northern Ghana where most people follow a diluted form of Islam blended with idol worship. He often has to be away from his family, and sometimes has to go without enough food.

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Pray for the Lord to raise up many like Kojo Issaka who will give all for the sake of the gospel. Pray for them to be supported by African believers who are willing to sacrifice for God’s kingdom. Pray that Kojo’s work will result in a disciple-making movement that will transform people and communities in unreached parts of Ghana. Pray for divine protection for Kojo.

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